Posted by Karen on 4/9/2012, 5:46 pm, in reply to "Re: Congrats!"
Thanks for filling in the details, RM! I am really bummed that we missed watching what sounds like the best video streaming all season - but the concert we went to was also a long awaited one (Trans Siberian Orchestra)! (bought the tickets at Christmas time!) Anyway, am making plans to make sure my schedule is CLEAR for Nationals! I know that there will be a small crowd of you there to cheer our girls on so CHEER LOUD! |
OOOOOOOOO ESSSSSSSSSS UUUUUUUUUU!
: Yes, talk about keeping you at the edge of
: your seat! I was in Palm Springs watching
: online in my hotel room. I was having
: Internet problems and was stressing to get
: it working but I finally got it working 30
: or 40 minutes later. I missed Kelsis routine
: but was thrilled that Auburn showed every
: routine! That's pure genius! Catering to the
: fans so you could watch any routine! All
: schools take note!
: Floor was a good start we will need a great
: start at Nationals. Brittney was solid and I
: think she will be a crowd pleaser at the
: National stage. Olivia had hops on all her
: passes she'll be sure to come back strong at
: Nationals. No punch front out of her 2 1/2
: and added two front tucks to get the credit
: she needs on floor. Lesli short on her
: double pike to go 9.75 and Melanie continued
: to impress with a routine once again 9.9!
: Awesome! Makayla added another beautiful
: set, her first pass is soooo clean! I love
: it! Only 9.85 I thought it would go higher,
: she is so mesmerizing out on the floor.
: Beavers did 49.1 something (I'm typing by
: memory as I didn't take any notes) trailing
: Georgia and Michigan who had tremendous 49.3
: Beavers went to vault where we had just one
: of six sticks, this will make a huge
: differrence come Nationals! Melanie step
: back but her full is huge! can't wait for
: that perfect stick! It looks awesome!
: Chelsie our lone nailed vault, fantastic! I
: noticed one judge threw out a 9.9! I think
: she went 9.8 Leslie with no doubt one of her
: all time best jet a small hop on an awesome
: yurchenko full, 9.85, Makayla, Brittnay and
: Kelsi all with small hops to go 9.825, 9.8
: and 9.85. Those sticks will make a huge
: difference in Auburn, we can do it!
: Beavers still trailed Georgia and Michigan
: away from first by only two tenths! It's
: anyone's game and we went to bars in the
: fifth rotation. OMG what a spectacular
: rotation for our Beavers on our best event!
: Hannah continued to impress, awesome ginger
: and nailed her double tuck! I let out a
: first of many yells in this rotation! 9.8
: Melanie solid set awesome double layout and
: a hop back. Another 9.8. How about Brittany
: on bars she has the most awesome handstands
: and drilled her double pike! Spectacular!
: 9.85! One judge throwing out a 9.9! Makayla
: went 9.85 as well with a small hop out of
: her full in dismount. Enter Olivia Vivian!
: This routine was perfection! I don't know
: what the judges want but everything here was
: incredible! Her handstands perfect! A sky
: high pikes jeager and she drilled her
: doublebfront! What else could she do? It was
: perfection! But the judges onl went 9.9!
: Stingy! Leslie anchored again and hit her
: routine to go 9.9 she had troubles on her
: full pak in the last few months but she hit
: it perfectly Saturday! Nailed full in and
: the Lesli we remember on bars was back!
: Awesome! Beavers nail a 49.3 and finish with
: a comfortable four tenths lead over Michigan
: for that coveted second slot. Georgia rocked
: floor and vault to solidify a top two
: finish, leaving Michigan and Oregon State
: battling it out for second place in the
: final rotation.
: Talk about nerve wracking. Beam. Makayla
: missed her connection and had a few checks
: to go 9.6. Half the judges gave her the
: connection bonus while the other two did
: not. We needed to go big on the next five to
: assure our Nationals berth. Kelsi who has
: been so solid, you could see it as soon as
: she finished her first backhandspring that
: she was crooked and she went off the beam!
: Ouch! Beavers have not had to count a fall
: since an early season meet so we know our
: Beavers can focus to hit our next four sets,
: but boy does that keep you on the edge!
: Meanwhile over on floor Michigan is nailing
: floor hitting nothing less than 9.8! Judges
: begin to conference on Kelsis beam score to
: what seemed like an eternity, Brittany is
: ready to go but has to wait forvthe green
: light, she leaves the beam to wait then
: returns, it's killing me! Finally Brittnay
: is given the green light. Wow! Talk about
: handling the pressure. She had a solid set
: with just a hop in her backhandspring one
: handed backhandspring to full dismount to go
: 9.7, we will take it, just three more to go!
: Melanie cool as can be, hit her punch front
: and sticks her backhandspring layout step
: out full dismount! Yes! 9.85! Ties the beam
: high with our two seniors left to close out
: the meet. This could be the end of there
: careers or they can put experience ahead of
: them and do what we all know they can do.
: Olivia front layout to backhandspring
: awesome! Pikes side arial! Nailed and
: finished with a stuck double twist! Woohoo!
: One more to go! By now Michigan has finished
: and Leslie needs 9.825 to solidify second
: place. So here we go the number one gymnast
: in the country to decide your teams fate!
: Could we ask for anything more? Even still
: I'm glued to the monitor watching every move
: and every move was nothing less than
: spectacular! Last skill, full off to the
: side, stuck! Yes! They can't deny us, it has
: to go 9.825! It goes 9.925 and Beavers are
: headed to Georgia!
: Woohoo! all Beaver fans proud of our team!
: We will be super in Duluth! Super six that
: Go Beavs!
: --Previous Message--
: Congratulations to our Beaver gals .... it
: a nail biter for sure! LA and I were
: following through her phone updates on
: scores only as we were having dinner out
: before the concert. I was so nervous for
: the team, esp. as we only knew scores and
: not a lot of what was happening. Man, my
: stomach was upset throughout the whole
: concert but we were so relieved to know that
: the girls came through! What amazing clutch
: performances for Mel, Olivia and Leslie!
: Well done to those three and to the rest as
: well for hanging in there, not losing sight
: of their goal, and staying in that Beaver
: bubble they always talk about. What a
: fantastic senior year for Olivia and Leslie!
: The icing on the cake for them will be
: getting to Super Six. Come on girls, YOU
: CAN DO IT!!!!