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(GYM) Gators No. 3 on NACGC Preseason Poll

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    Gators No. 3 on NACGC Preseason Poll

    The 2019 season promises to be challenging as the Gators face half of the teams ranked in the preseason top six and five top-10 teams.

    Mary Howard UF Athletics

    The top five 2019 preseason poll positions mirror the 2018 NCAA Super Six team final results – No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Florida, No. 4 Louisiana State and No. 5 Utah.

    The first eight Florida opponents rank among the preseason top 20, including home dates versus No. 7 Georgia (Feb. 22), No. 10 Kentucky (Jan. 25) and No. 14 Auburn (Feb. 8). The Gators face half of the top six preseason teams on the road – No. 2 Oklahoma (Feb. 1), No. 4 LSU (Jan. 18) and No. 6 Alabama (Feb. 15). Other preseason ranked Gator opponents include at No. 12 Arkansas (March 1) and the 2019 season opens Jan. 11 with a home meet versus No. 19 Missouri.

    Joining the Gators are six freshmen, including current U.S. Senior National Team member Trinity Thomas. Leah Clapper and Sydney Johnson-Scharpf also competed at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, with Johnson-Scharpf earning a spot on 2015-16 U.S. Senior National Team. Nya Reed, Savannah Schoenherr and Halley Taylor all competed at the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships. Schoenherr finished her J.O. career by winning the 2018 J.O. uneven bars title.

    Gators No. 3 on NACGC Preseason Poll - Florida Gators
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  2. oragator1

    oragator1 Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Anyone know what happened with Hurd and Mccusker?
  3. gatornharlem

    gatornharlem Recruit

    Dec 16, 2018
    They have deferred in order to try out for the 2020 Olympic team.
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  4. gatornharlem

    gatornharlem Recruit

    Dec 16, 2018
    Any reason why we have only 9 meets this year? The season kicks off January 4th but our 1st meet is the following weekend. We’ve had 10+ meets and SECs since I can remember. I know it’s a long season and a toll on the bodies but it would seem beneficial to have more meets in order to build up RQS? At least the normal 10? Maybe we don’t have as much depth this year?