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(GYM) Gators Sweep Tri Meet w: #4 Denver, #18 Iowa State score 197.875 Second Highest Score of the season

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    No. 2 Florida Faces No. 4 Denver and No. 18 Iowa State Friday
    Mary Howard UF
    Friday's tri-meet in the O'Connell Center features No. 2 Florida, No. 4 Denver and No. 18 Iowa State.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three of the nation's top 20 gymnastics teams - No. 2 Florida, No. 4 Denver and No. 18 Iowa State – meet Friday. Action begins at 6:45 p.m. ET at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

    Denver at Florida is the nation's only top-10 matchup this weekend.
    About the Denver Pioneers:
    Denver is 9-1 in 2020 and Friday's meet is the Pioneers fourth multi-team meet of the season. The Pioneers only loss came Jan. 25 versus No. 1 Oklahoma (197.525 – 196.575) at the Metroplex Challenge. DU's Maddie Karr (39.620 average) and Lynnzee Brown (39.555) are No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, in the Feb. 3 Road to Nationals all-around standings. Brown was among the four-way tie for the 2019 NCAA floor exercise title, which included then Gator senior Alicia Boren.
    When Florida and Denver last met, DU won the NCAA Corvallis Regional and the Gators finish third and did not advance to the 2019 NCAA Championships. Denver is the second team Florida faces in regular-season action that advanced to the 2019 NCAA team final.
    The Pioneers are coached by Gator alumna Melissa Kutcher-Reinhart (1989-92). She was a member of Florida's 1989 SEC Championship team.

    About the Iowa State Cyclones:
    Iowa State posted its season high of 196.625 at Georgia on Jan. 20. Friday's meet is the fourth of a six-meet road stretch for the Cyclones. This is the first meeting between Florida and Iowa State since the 2009 season. Sophomore Ana Palacios competed as an all-arounder in the opening three meets and is the only Cyclone to compete all-around in 2020.
    No. 2 Florida Faces No. 4 Denver and No. 18 Iowa State Friday - Florida Gators
     
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    Denver U: Women's Gymnastics 2/5/2020 10:44:00 AM Brittany Evans
    No. 4 Denver Travels to No. 2 Florida for Top-Five Showdown
    DU set for second SEC trip of 2020, to be joined by Big 12 opponent No. 18 Iowa State
    DENVER – The No. 4-ranked University of Denver women's gymnastics team makes its second trip to the SEC this season when it travels to No. 2 Florida with No. 18 Iowa State on Friday, February 7. The meet is set for a 7:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. MT start.

    BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 HONORS
    For the second week in a row, at least one DU gymnast earned weekly recognition from the Big 12 Conference. Senior Maddie Karr (Stillwater, Minn.) was named the Gymnast of the Week for a second consecutive week following her all-around win and second-straight near-perfect 9.975 on bars on February 2.
    INTO THE RECORD BOOKS
    Denver began the month of February with some of the top scores in program history including the eighth-highest score ever (197.525). The Pioneers' 49.475 in the February 2 meet also tied the third-best mark on the event in program history.
    So far in 2020, three of the top-10 bars scores and two of the top-10 beam scores have been set. Four of those scores were accomplished at away meets. DU's performance in January was the strongest the program has ever seen. The team finished with an average score of 196.819, which was the highest through four weeks in school history by nearly five tenths.
    TOP-FIVE SHOWDOWNS
    Friday's competition will be Denver's second in three weeks featuring multiple teams ranked in the top five. DU enters this week ranked No. 4 while host Florida is ranked No. 2. Previously, Denver tied for second overall at the Metroplex Challenge, which featured No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Denver and No. 5 Alabama.
    POWER 5 COMPETITION
    All but one of Denver's meets so far in 2020 have featured opponents from Power 5 conferences. Florida and Iowa State will be the team's ninth and tenth Power 5 opponents.
    No. 4 Denver Travels to No. 2 Florida for Top-Five Showdown - University of Denver Athletics
     
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    Great great toughness on beam.
    First girl fell, and after last year that could have been a killer.
    The last 5 girls all hit, Trinity got another 10, and they closed with a 49.6.
    Just floor left.
     
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    Decent lead over Denver, who has also been pretty solid other than a couple of missed routines. Barring something crazy they should close out fine
     
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    Trinity en fuego tonight....UF cruises to easy win vs a very good Denver team
     
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    No. 18 Cyclones Earn Highest Score In Ronayne Era
    GAINESVILLE, Florida – The No. 18 Iowa State Cyclones (4-5, 1-2 Big 12) earn the best score in head coach Jay Ronayne's tenure with a 196.800, but ultimately fell to the No. 2 Florida Gators (197.875) and No. 4 Denver Pioneers (197.250). The Cyclones evening was led by a historic performance on bars with Natalia Ros Vaquer, matching the school record of 9.950.

    For the second meet this season, two Cyclones earned 9.950s. Andrea Maldonado brought the first highlight of the night with her second-career 9.950 on floor. On bars, the Cyclones were led by a school-record 9.950 from Ros Vaquer. The bars record pushed the Cyclones to a 49.375, which is tied for fifth in school history, and is the highest bars score by a Ronayne-led Iowa State team.
    "It was a fun atmosphere," Ronayne noted. "The team was ready to perform tonight. They got off the bus all ready to get the job done. I think they had a sour taste in their mouth from Oklahoma with a little bit to prove and they stood up to the challenge today. I was very pleased with the poise that they showed."

    Uneven Bars
    The Cyclones earned a 49.375 on bars, led by top performances from Natalia Ros Vaquer and Jade Vella-Wright. The scores marks the second-consecutive score above 49.300, the first time since 2004 when Iowa State had four-straight meets at or above 49.3. Ros Vaquer's 9.950 matched the school record for the 14th time and she becomes the sixth Cyclone to do so. Jade Vella-Wright scored a 9.900 for the third-straight meet, just the second Iowa State freshman to go 9.900 or higher in three straight meets (Erin Dethloff, 2003). Laura Burns tallied a 9.875 and Madelyn Langkamp matched her career-high 9.850. Casandra Diaz was the final scorer for the Cyclones at a 9.800.
    Junior Natalia Ros Vaquer
    "It felt so good. Before the competition, even though we had trouble getting here, I had pretty a pretty good feeling. This crowd helps a lot to show that the Cyclones are here and for us to show the best of us. We had confidence."

    Assistant Coach Nilson Medeiros
    "We have been so close the last three meets and this time we put the nail in the coffin. We left the best for last on uneven bars where we performed what we train every day in the gym. We found out about our team tonight with everything going against us before we got to Gainesville, because this team came out to fight tonight in Florida."
    Floor Exercise
    Andrea Maldonado led the floor team with her second 9.950 this season on floor, the team scoring a 49.225 on the apparatus. She is the first Cyclone since seven-time All-American Erin Dethloff in 2004 to have two 9.950s on floor in the same season. Sydney Converse remained solid with a 9.850 and Laura Cooke posted a 9.825 in her second-career floor routine. The Cyclones also got 9.800s from Casandra Diaz and Maddie Diab.
    No. 18 Cyclones Earn Highest Score In Ronayne Era - Iowa State University Athletics
     
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    Women's Gymnastics 2/7/2020 7:47:00 PM Brittany EvansDU
    No. 4 Denver Scores 197.250 on the Road on Friday
    Karr’s perfect 10.0 on vault helps DU to tie program’s fourth-highest away score
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 4-ranked University of Denver women's gymnastics team scored a 197.250 on the road at No. 2 Florida on Friday, matching the team's top away score of the season. It also ties the fourth-highest score at an away meet in program history.

    Senior Maddie Karr (Stillwater, Minn.) scored Denver's second perfect 10.0 of the season, doing so on vault. It is the second perfect score of her career and her first since doing so on vault as a freshman.
    Junior Lynnzee Brown (Kansas City, Mo.) had the Pioneers' top all-around score with a season-best 39.700, which matches the eighth-best score in DU history. She set a new personal best with a 9.975 on vault and tied her career high on beam with a 9.900.
    "They showed tremendous grit, determination and resiliency," head coach Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart said. "They had to adapt and make adjustments, and they showed toughness from the start to the end of the meet.

    She added, "This is a championship team. This is how champions finish."
    The Pioneers began the meet on bars where freshman AK Subject (Wayzata, Minn.) set a new career high with a 9.900 to earn a share of DU's top score. Junior Emily Glynn (Longmont, Colo.) also scored a 9.900, which matched her season high. Lynnzee Brown had a 9.875, and sophomore Alexandria Ruiz (Lake Mary, Fla.) added a 9.850. Sophomore Natalie Morton stepped into the lineup for her first collegiate routine and earned a 9.575.

    DU added a 49.400 on floor for the team's second-highest score of the season and tying the sixth-best road score in program history. Lynnzee Brown scored a season high-tying 9.950 for the third time this season to lead the Pioneers' scoring. Karr had Denver's next highest score with a 9.900, and Ruiz set a new season high with a 9.875. Both of the Pioneers' remaining counted scores were above the 9.800 mark with Lockhart's 9.850 and Glynn's 9.825.

    No. 4 Denver Scores 197.250 on the Road on Friday - University of Denver Athletics
     
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    Thanks as always JJ...

    These young women are a complete team this year. OU is also a great team, hope we continue to grow as a team, stay healthy, and gain more confidence
     
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    the do need to stay healthy, they also need to get consistent on the vault landing, do that and we will be in the final group at the end of the year, used to be the super 6 not sure what they changed ot to last season... the meet tonight was fun but the way it was run was a bummer
    They ran 3 events at the same time so of course I saw mostly UF and some of the DU routines, in a dual meet you see all the routines since they alternate, it could have been done that way tonight, those kids traveled a long way and deserved (as did the packed house) a chance to have the attention on them when they performed
     
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    Fascinating how the results are interpreted/presented. It would be like football—UF beats Podunk U 80-3, and Podunk U celebrates their field goal kicker
     
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    Florida takes down Denver and Iowa State in tri-meet
    Noah Ram Alligator Sports
    It is starting to become a tradition for the fans who trek to the O’Connell Center every other Friday night to watch the Florida gymnastics team.

    Seeing Florida star Trinity Thomas receive the most elusive score in gymnastics: The vaunted 10. Thomas’ 10 on the beam was the icing on the cake for the Gators in their win over Denver and Iowa State. In its first tri-meet since 2012, No. 2 Florida (197.875) ended up winning comfortably, defeating No. 4 Denver by over half a point (197.250) and No. 20 Iowa State by over a point (196.800).

    Thomas picked up her first career 10 two weeks ago in UF’s record-breaking win over LSU. This came after she had scored a 9.975, the best you can get outside a perfect score, 10 times.
    When asked if she felt like this exercise was better than others, her answer was very similar to what she said after the LSU meet. “I think in the end it’s always the judge’s decision,” the sophomore said. “I thought it was a good beam routine and it feels great to get a 10 again.”
    Florida takes down Denver and Iowa State in tri-meet
     
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