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NCAA NATIONALS!!!!

So I am attending NCAA Nationals for free.  Be jealous now.

Nationals are taking place in my backyard, and for the first time in 5 years, the title will go to someone other than Georgia.  I think that between UCLA, Florida, and Oklahoma– the title will go to one of those schools.  I feel as though UCLA will win, but I strongly believe that we (Florida) have the best opportunity to beat them with the homecourt advantage.  Either way, I get to see a great competition unfold.

Things I am looking forward to the most;

Anna Li‘s Takatchev (which is the highest I have ever seen- it looks like she hovers over the bar without moving for a sec)

Hollie Vise‘s routines.

-Hopefully I will see Courtney McCool in the beam and floor finals (I am only attending the Team and Event Finals)

I am trying not to think about Melanie Sinclair.  I wonder what SHE”S thinking though.  She was 3rd in the AA last year- this would have been her senior year- she is HUGE for our bars lineup-and to host finals.  Tsk, tsk.  All over some guy and some guns.  It’s a shame.  But wouldn’t it be all the more spectacular if we were to win without her?

I promise my life will be back to blogging.  I will definitely write about Euros and the Pacific Rim next week.

GO GATORS!!!!

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GATOR GYMNASTICS! NCAA Nationals Day One

The Gator Gymnastics team competed today at the NCAA National Prelims. They tied for third with Standford, both teams earning 196.900. Georgia is looking for their fourth consecutive team title and used the home court advantage to qualify first with a 197.625. In second place Utah scored a 196.950, just a half tenth in front Florida and Stanford.

Melanie Sinclair tied for 3rd in the All-Around with a score of 39.525. Go Melanie. 2000 Olympian Tasha Schwikert of UCLA won the title with a 39.600, a half tenth in front the the favorite to win, Utah’s Ashley Postell, also the 2002 Wold Balance Beam Champion.

The gators gave up some tenths with steps on vault, as well as dismounts from bars and beam. They sored quite well on floor. In my opinion, Georgia is going to have to count a fall for any team to beat them.

GO GATORS!

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