Welcome to the live blog for the second day of competition at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials! We’re here in San Jose at the SAP Center and will be posting all updates as they happen during today’s competition. Refresh your browser every 3-5 minutes and the most recent updates will appear on the top. Have a question? Tweet us @thegymterdotnet!
8:14 pm. Going back to do interviews! I loved to see Gabby crying happy tears. I think she knows she’s lucky she has Martha on her side right now. It was definitely still going to happen for her, but those mistakes coming in this last-minute have to get in your head and make you think “what if.” I never questioned if she was going, but you always still have to think like…how does one justify that? But Martha is Martha and doesn’t have to justify SHIIIIIZ.
8:10 pm. Sorry if you’re following on Twitter, Twitter literally died the second I went to tweet the team.
8:09 pm. 2016 Olympic team is Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman with alternates MyKayla Skinner, Ragan Smith, and Ashton Locklear!!!
8:04 pm. Okay, this stuff is done with and I THINK THE TEAM IS COMING.
8:02 pm. John Orozco just sang some opera because he’s like, super fantastic. Meanwhile I am on my seventh panic attack.
7:59 pm. Macready is interviewing the men. Sam Mikulak is super excited. The alternates are here too, which is nice.
7:58 pm. U.S. trampoline team is coming out, and now the men’s team is joining them. Actually super glad they decided to bring the trampoline kids out as well because they deserve the biggest full team celebration as well! Rhythmic is competing in Russia right now so they’re not here.
7:57 pm. Acro team is done performing! The committee is in the final stages of selecting the team, according to the announcer.
7:54 pm. I can’t take it anymore!!!! I’m screaming. Someone name this team immediately. Can we talk about MyKayla breaking 59 two days in a row and placing fourth at OLYMPIC TRIALS and going 8 for 8 and basically killing it? Most were starting to wind down this weekend, but MyKayla was on the up ramp all the way. Taking off and flying away. My heart will break for her if/when this doesn’t work out for her. But she will absolutely be an alternate.
7:51 pm. An acro team is performing “Uptown Girl” and I just watched Trainwreck on my flight here so I’m like giggle giggle.
7:47 pm. I’m casually freaking out and screaming here so don’t even worry about it. I’m so freaking nervous. I really think Gabby falling on three of her four beams could hurt her, as could placing seventh. Again, if she wasn’t Gabby Douglas, she wouldn’t be in the conversation. But I get why she is. I know the precedent she’s set. I know why they’d want her there. And I agree with their reasoning even if it isn’t what I personally would do.
7:43 pm. The gymnasts have just left the arena and will wait backstage for the team to be named. EEEEE.
7:41 pm. Final Standings
1. Simone Biles 123.25
2. Laurie Hernandez 121.15
3. Aly Raisman 119.75
4. MyKayla Skinner 118.6
5. Ragan Smith 117.75
6. Maggie Nichols 117.6
7. Gabby Douglas 117.45
8. Madison Kocian 117.05
9. Amelia Hundley 116.85
10. Brenna Dowell 116.6
11. Rachel Gowey 114.25
12. Christina Desiderio 112.15
13. Emily Schild 111.95
14. Ashton Locklear 59.05
7:40 pm. Crowd is chanting LAURIE, LAURIE, LAURIE. She is OWNING THIS MEET. Truly her coming out party. 15.7 on beam!!!!!!! 6.5 D, 9.2 E. I’m okay with that. Today’s AA is 60.3!
7:37 pm. Hernandez BB- Punch front pike, solid. Kills the bhs loso loso, much better than day one. Great punch front + wolf jump. Side aerial with the tiniest adjustment. Switch + switch half is good. Switch ring. Double pike with a hop. Hugest smile ever. Seal. That. DEAL.
Dowell’s AA today was 58.7! Locklear’s beam bumped up to 14.4.
Skinner FX 14.8 (6.6 D, 8.5 E, -0.3 penalties) – would’ve been 15.1 without the OOB. Amazing. 59.15 AA for today should keep her in fourth.
7:34 pm. Skinner FX- Her cheering section is right behind me and so here for this. Please kill it, girl. Nails double double layout which is great in the air but gets a small hop back and OOB. Kills the double double tuck landing. Full-in is great. 1.5 through to 2.5 with a little step. GET IT MYK. Omg she celebrates and dances her way off. HER ATTITUDE.
Raisman FX 15.05 (6.4 D, 8.95 E, -0.3 penalties) – AA for today is 59.8, slightly less than yesterday. Hernandez needs a 14.3 on beam to surpass her, which she should do pretty easily.
Dowell BB 14.15 (5.8 D, 8.35 E)
7:32 pm. Dowell BB- Crowd loves her mount again, though she stumbles on the front aerial. Crowd loves her Kochetkova, bhs loso is good. Hits switch to switch side. Supposed to be switch half but who even cares at this point? Just get it Brenna. Does a switch half on its own, side aerial, double pike with her chest slightly down. One of her better beams aside from the wobble and she comes off with a big smile.
7:29 pm. Raisman FX- I have never rooted for someone as hard in my life as I’ve rooted for Aly, dating back to the first time I saw her compete live at the 2010 American Cup. I can’t believe she is about to make her second Olympics happen. She is my hero. I am going to cry harder than her and her parents combined and I’m not even ashamed. 1.5 through to double arabian to front layout goes out-of-bounds which is a shame because she had literally six feet to spare in the warm-up. She’ll be mad at herself about that but she’s got this. Crowd claps before Dos Santos into stag which is excellent. Nails double layout, just a tiny bounce. Good work on her leaps. Double pike with small hop. BALLER.
Biles BB 14.75 BB (6.7 D, 8.05 E) – AA is 61.4, only half a point less than Friday despite the fall
7:26 pm. Biles BB- This is it. One more routine and she will secure her Olympic spot. Though she can afford to fall basically three times and still win this meet so I don’t think she should worry about that. PERFECT 2.5 wolf turn. She’s like that’s what you get from messing up on night one. Hits jumps, FALLS ON BARANI. I hope I didn’t jinx her. Whatever, she’s still got it. But I know she’ll be pissed about that. Nails bhs loso loso. Switch half + back pike is great. Front aerial + wolf jump. Full-in dismount with a slight hop back. Her face isn’t conveying anything really and she goes in for a hug from Aimee.
Kocian FX 14.7 (5.8 D, 8.9 E) – AA score is 58.45
7:24 pm. Kocian FX- Superb double arabian to stag. For a weak event, she’s actually pretty freaking fabulous here. 1.5 to front full is good. Has SO much control on her wolf turn and in her choreo before her third pass, shows a great command of the crowd. Double tuck with a little step. Double pike with a step back. Great work.
Locklear BB 14.3 (5.6 D, 8.7 E)
7:22 pm. Locklear BB- Nails bhs loso, nice punch front to sissone, slow and clean full L turn to opposite full pirouette, side somi with a little wobble but she fights and keeps it on, side aerial to split jump to wolf jump, so far so good. Hits switch half. Love the gold in her hair ribbon, which I just saw for the first time on the jumbo screen. Double tuck with a hop back.
7:21 pm. Seven gymnasts left, and then the Olympic team will be here. #Screams #Casually
7:19 pm. Some more AA scores from today…Nichols 59.35, Hundley 58.85, Gowey 57.85, Desiderio 55.5, Schild 56.55
Smith BB 15.3 (6.2, 9.1) – her AA today is 59.05! Amazing. Fabulous work.
7:17 pm. Smith BB- I missed the first skill because my internet was slow. Nails bhs layout series though, and then standing full as well. Crowd is losing it for her again. Punch front to sissone has a great connection. Front aerial + pike jump, sheep jump is stellar, double pike with her chest down and a small hop.
Hundley FX 14.6 (5.8 D, 8.8 E)
7:14 pm. Hundley FX- Nails double layout and piked full-in, 1.5 through to double tuck with a slight bounce back is great. Double pike is excellent. Amelia, the Queen of the Olympic Trials. Everyone loves her. Lots of love from Mary Lee, who just yelled YAAAAY.
Nichols BB 14.9 (5.9 D, 9.0 E)
7:12 pm. Nichols BB- 2.5 wolf, double wolf, front aerial + sissone + split jump, a little slow before the jumps. Side somi, punch front tuck is solid, switch ring, nice bhs loso, just some knee form stuff. Double pike with a step. Great day for her. Gonna be hard to likely leave her back.
Gowey FX 13.45 (5.5 D, 7.95 E)
7:11 pm. Gowey FX- Triple full with a bounce back. Double pike with a big bounce. Front double full is super low but she doesn’t fall out of it like she did on Friday. High double tuck with a little bounce.
Schild BB 14.15 (5.7 D, 8.45 E)
7:09 pm. Schild BB- Good bhs loso, side aerial, split jump, missed connection. Slow switch to switch half. Front aerial + pike jump. Double pike is good.
Douglas FX 14.55 (5.9 D, 8.65 E) – Douglas gets a 58.9 AA today which I think she’s gotten 900 times.
7:07 pm. Douglas FX- Double arabian to stag right into the corner. Tucked full-in to back tuck with a little pause between the two. Skids around the Memmel a little at the end. I can’t really see her leaps because the bars block them a bit but they looked like they hit 180. Double pike with a hop. Double tuck with a skid and her leg up.
Desiderio BB 14.65 (6.1 D, 8.55 E)
7:05 pm. Desiderio BB- Wobbled on her first skill which I didn’t see but she got it under control. Bhs bhs layout is great. Side aerial. Switch + switch half, nice amplitude. Perfect punch front. Double pike dismount a little low.
7:03 pm. After Rotation Seven
1. Simone Biles 108.5
2. Laurie Hernandez 105.45
3. Aly Raisman 104.7
4. MyKayla Skinner 103.8
5. Gabby Douglas 102.9
6. Maggie Nichols 102.7
7. Ragan Smith 102.45
— Brenna Dowell 102.45
9. Madison Kocian 102.35
10. Amelia Hundley 102.25
11. Rachel Gowey 100.8
12. Emily Schild 97.8
13. Christina Desiderio 97.5
14. Ashton Locklear 44.65
7:02 pm. Raisman BB 15.25 (6.2 D, 9.05 E) – definitely missed the layout series which is 0.2 off in D, and guessing the other 0.1 came from the turn series which was slow
Dowell UB 14.95 (6.5, 8.45)
6:59 pm. Dowell UB- Toe full to Maloney to Tkachev is great. Hop change to straddle Jaeger, Church to pak with slight leg separation, clean van Leeuwen, full-twisting double layout nearly stuck! SHE IS SO HAPPY. Waves to the crowd and gets a double high five and a hug from Armine. SO PROUD OF HER.
6:56 pm. Raisman BB- Split leap mount, punch front pike + wolf jump, great connection. Bhs layout is solid. Switch + back tuck is also solid. Split jump + pike jump, side aerial, switch half, punch front + split jump, full L turn + full pirouette, Patterson with a tiny hop. GOLDEN.
Biles UB 14.9 (6.1 D, 8.8 E)
6:54 pm. Biles UB- Weiler half to Maloney, toe full to Tkachev, short handstand before piked Tkachv to super clean pak, Ray to high, toe-on to full-in. She’s like whatever, that was great and I’m fabulous.
Kocian BB 13.85 (5. D, 7.95 E)
6:51 pm. Kocian BB- Off on standing arabian, so the Kocian haters will definitely rage about that if she makes the team. Switch ring, bhs loso is solid, front aerial + sheep jump, double pike with a little step. She’s not thrilled. But not in tears either.
Locklear UB 15.7 (6.5 D, 9.2 E)
Hundley BB 14.4 (5.7 D, 8.7 E)
6:50 pm. Locklear UB- Inbar full to Komova II to pak to Maloney to bail to Ray, great. nbar half to huge Jaeger, stuck full-in cold. OOF, so good. Big smile and lots of cheers.
Smith UB 14.5 (6.2 D, 8.3 E)
6:48 pm. Hundley BB- Front aerial + split jump, bhs loso loso, tiny wobble. Hits jumps, punch front tuck, side aerial, full turn, and nails double pike dismount. MLT is again losing her shiz. Their hugs are my life.
6:47 pm. Smith UB- She seriously is getting the loudest applause tonight. I think if Martha leaves her off the team there will be a mild riot. Toe on to inbar half to straddle Jaeger, nice positioning and feet. Stalder to Ricna, inbar full a little off balance to pak, Ray to high, short handstand before stalder full to full-in with a little hop.
6:46 pm. Gowey BB 14.7 (6.1 D, 8.6 E)
Nichols UB 14.6 (6.0 D, 8.6 E)
6:43 pm. Nichols UB- Toe full (ankle sep) to Maloney to pak (leg sep) to van Leeuwen (clean). Toe on to toe half to straddle Jaeger (flexed feet), stuck double layout COLD.
6:41 pm. Gowey BB- Nails bhs loso loso. Switch to switch half to back pike. Hits jump series. Connection is dubious on full L turn to full pirouette. Punch front pike is solid. 2.5 basically stuck with her feet together!!
Schild UB 14.15 (6.1 D, 8.05 E)
Douglas BB 14.1 (6.3 D, 7.8 E) – seems a little high given both the fall and the dismount
6:39 pm. Schild UB- Clean first handstand before inbar full which is a little messy. Komova II to pak (legs in a V), Maloney to bail (ankle sep) to toe shoot. Inbar half (leg sep) to nice straddle Jaeger, clean double layout with a step.
6:37 pm. Douglas BB- Crowd is chanting Gabby, Gabby, Gabby. Long wait for Skinner’s score, I guess because she has some dubious connections. She inquiried all of them yesterday and got an extra 0.4 in D after the inquiries.
K, Gabby’s ready now. Punch front pike to sissone is good. Absolutely solid bhs loso, standing full with a big wobble and a fall. Oy. Crowd is behind her though. Switch to switch half a tad short if you wanna be picky. Punch front tuck to wolf jump. Lovely full L turn. Switch ring with the tiniest lil stumble. Front aerial to split jump to pike jump. Double pike a little low, chest is down and she hops to the side.
Skinner BB 14.5 (6.3 D, 8.2 E)
Desiderio UB 13.5 (5.6 D, 7.9 E)
6:36 pm. Desiderio UB- Weiler half to Maloney (leg sep), toe full (ankle sep) to Tkachev, short handstand before toe-on to bail (major leg sep and arch) to toe shoot, full-in low and the crowd gasps but she hits. They gasp again in the replay because she truly gets no height. Bill Strauss is watching the screen like wtf and Al Fong is giggling LOL.
Hernandez UB 14.75 (6.1 D, 8.65 E)
6:32 pm. Skinner BB- Punch front mount, great. Back handspring tuck full with a little wobble. Side aerial to split jump, switch to switch half to back tuck, great and her splits are SO much better if not always perfect. Full L turn to full pirouette, great connection. Split to wolf jump, great split there. Full-in a little low with a step.
6:31 pm. Hernandez UB- Looks so nervous, lots of little deep breaths. Good handstand before stalder full to Chow, great handstand into Downie, Ricna to pak with slight ankle sep, Endo half is hit, into the Ray. Did she not do a release?! Full-in with a big hop. I think she skipped her first release?!
6:30 pm. Lots of falls in the bars warm-up including from Laurie, Christina, and Emily. Laurie at least always gets it together when she competes it. She needs that “jk” fall to start.
6:28 pm. After Rotation Six
1. Simone Biles 93.6
2. Laurie Hernandez 90.7
3. Aly Raisman 89.45
4. MyKayla Skinner 89.3
5. Gabby Douglas 88.8
6. Madison Kocian 88.5
7. Maggie Nichols 88.1
8. Ragan Smith 87.95
9. Amelia Hundley 87.85
10. Brenna Dowell 87.5
11. Rachel Gowey 86.1
12. Christina Desiderio 84.0
13. Emily Schild 83.65
14. Ashton Locklear 28.95
6:27 pm. Kocian UB 15.9 (6.7 D, 9.2 E) – not even gonna argue this, this routine seriously gave me chills. I’m sitting about 10 feet away and it literally killed me.
6:25 pm. Kocian UB- Inbar full to Komova II to pak to Chow half, all very clean. Great handstand before inbar half to straddle Jaeger and her feet are POINTED. Stalder to stalder full right ontop of the bar to stuck full-in. I’M CRYING. THAT WAS BLOODY BRILLIANT.
Hundley UB 14.75 (6.0 D, 8.75 E)
6:24 pm. Biles VT 16.2 (6.3 D, 9.9 E) – crowd goes wild at this. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A 10 IF SHE STUCK. #CRYING
6:23 pm. Biles VT- Amanar, super clean and with a tiny little hop forward. Just give her the 10, I literally don’t even care that she hopped. It was like the smallest hop ever.
6:22 pm. Hundley UB- Hop change to Weiler half (very clean) to Maloney. Ricna to pak is great, super clean van Leeuwen, toe on to giant full on the bar, stuck full-in. CRYING. MLT literally can’t contain herself and everyone is hugging her and losing it.
Smith VT 14.55 (5.8 D, 8.75 E)
Gowey UB 14.8 (6.3 D, 8.5 E)
6:21 pm. Smith VT- DTY, crowd LOVES her. Really high onto the table on her block and it looks like it could maybe be a little scary? But she covers well and lands it a little to the side with a tiny slide. Just slight leg sep when she leaves the table.
Nichols VT 15.1 (5.8 D, 9.3 E)
6:20 pm. Gowey UB- Hop change to Weiler half to toe full (ankle sep), short handstand before Maloney to giant full, Ricna to pak (leg sep), short handstand before van Leeuwen (ankle sep), double layout stuck cold!
6:19 pm. Nichols VT- DTY, stuck!!!! One of her best. Ever. Form-wise, it’s perfect up until the final twist, where her knee bends in anticipation of the landing.
6:16 pm. Douglas UB 15.25 (6.4 D, 8.85 E)
Schild VT 14.7 (5.8 D, 8.9 E)
6:15 pm. Schild VT- DTY, a little short with a hop forward.
6:13 pm. Douglas UB- Piked Tkachev to pak, great height on the Tkachev, inbar half to Endo half to stalder to clean Chow half, inbar and then a double layout stuck!!!!! THAT’S how you show them.
Skinner UB 14.4 (6.1 D, 8.3 E)
Desiderio VT 12.95 (5.3 D, 7.75 E, -0.1 penalty) – they only credited her for a 1.5 because it was THAT far over.
6:12 pm. Desidero VT- DTY, crashes it to the side. 😦
Hernandez VT 15.15 (5.8 D, 9.35 E) – okay but the judges did NOT listen to me about this one, lol.
6:11 pm. Hernandez VT- DTY, super close to the table and she twists early, but her landing was one of her better ones.
Raisman UB 14.3 (6.0 D, 8.3 E)
Skinner UB- Weiler half to Maloney to pak with leg sep. van Leeuwen with some leg form stuff, toe full is right on the bar to HUGE tkachev, Ray, great and high, STICKS FULL-IN. I’VE NEVER SEEN HER LOOK SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!! Raises her arms to the crowd like YAS.
6:10 pm. Raisman UB- Toe full (ankle sep) to Maloney to Tkachev, hop change to straddle Jaeger, toe-on to bail great form to full, Ray to high, toe half to double front with a tiny bounce. ALYYYYYY.
Dowell VT 15.1 (5.8 D, 9.3 E) – AGAIN the judges are TOTALLY listening to me and my rants. THIS is the score she deserves.
6:09 pm. Dowell VT- DTY, deep landing in the knees but STUCK. Right in the center and great form in the air.
6:02 pm. After Rotation Five
1. Simone Biles 77.4
2. Laurie Hernandez 75.55
3. Aly Raisman 75.15
4. MyKayla Skinner 74.9
5. Gabby Douglas 73.55
6. Ragan Smith 73.4
7. Amelia Hundley 73.1
8. Maggie Nichols 73.0
9. Madison Kocian 72.6
10. Brenna Dowell 72.4
11. Rachel Gowey 71.3
12. Christina Desiderio 71.05
13. Emily Schild 68.95
14. Ashton Locklear 28.95
Smith FX 14.7 (6.2 D, 8.5 E)
6:00 pm. Smith FX- Crowd clapping along to her music KILLS ME AND MAKES ME CRY. That’s exactly what they wanted. Nice double layout, small adjustment back on the landing. 1.5 through to triple is GREAT, just a small bounce. Double arabian to stag is A+. Legs just a little apart on the arabian. Double pike with her chest down on the landing but that aside it’s good. Crowd goes wild at the end. I have some tears.
Nichols FX 14.75 (6.2 D, 8.55 E)
Hundley VT 15.1 (5.8 D, 9.3 E) – YEAH THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. The judges probably heard me ranting about this from outer space.
5:59 pm. Hundley VT- DTY, nice pop off the table, mostly great form, tiny bounce back, right down the middle. She is fabulous.
5:57 pm. Nichols FX- Double double, a little low on the landing and she has to take a step back to steady it. Tucked full-in is a little deep in the landing and the leg form in the air is the same as always but her leaps are fab. Piked full-in stuck! Double tuck stuck! Feet apart on both but those last two passes were great. So impressed with how well she’s come back from her surgery.
Gowey VT 14.9 (5.8 D, 9.1 E)
Schild FX 13.55 (5.6 D, 8.05 E, -0.1 penalty)
5:56 pm. Gowey VT- DTY, not bad. Huge bounce back though…very nice in the air and she looked like she got a bit of a better block than usual.
5:54 pm. Schild FX- Really nice high full-in. Double arabian with a little stumble forward. 1.5 to 2.5 with a big stumble forward on the latter, and she goes out-of-bounds. Double tuck with two steps back.
Douglas VT 15.0 (5.8 D, 9.2 E)
5:53 pm. Douglas VT- Really early onto the table on her DTY, but the landing is her best basically all summer. Twists a little early but her form looked fabulous to me.
5:52 pm. Desiderio FX 14.4 (6.0 D, 8.4 E)
5:49 pm. Desiderio FX- Hit opening pass, 1.5 through to double tuck with a hop, STICKS double layout!!! YAS. Double pike, chest a little low and she bounces in place but that was a fabulous routine.
Hernandez FX 14.7 (6.1 D, 8.7 E, -0.1 penalty)
5:45 pm. Hernandez FX- Double layout with a little bounce back. Double arabian to stag, good. Front layout to front double full to punch front tuck looks like she stumbles a little, maybe out-of-bounds. Double tuck with a hop. Like Biles, I’d love to see her focus on her landings a bit more leading up to the Games.
Dowell FX 14.5 (6.1 D, 8.5 E, -0.1 penalty)
Skinner VT 15.45 (6.5 D, 9.05 E)
5:44 pm. Skinner VT- First vault is the Cheng, which comes early onto the table and the crowd gasps. They also gasp in the replays. But she hits it well, landing looked basically stuck. I don’t think she’s doing a second vault tonight!?!?!
5:42 pm. Dowell FX- Front layout into the double front which is STUCK!!!!! Holds the stick for like a tenth of a second before going into the stag to be like “yep I did that.” Dowell is really far forward and it looks like she’s gonna keep it in but I see the flag go up at the last second. 1.5 to front full, and then final pass is a 2.5 to punch front pike, both great.
Biles FX 15.55 (6.8 D, 8.85 E, -0.1 penalty which I didn’t see)
Raisman VT 15.2 (6.3 D, 9.0 E, -0.1 penalty)
5:41 pm. Raisman VT- Amanar, same as usual, a little off to the side with a step forward and OOB. Knees are as rough as always.
5:40 pm. Kocian VT 14.0 (5.0 D, 9.0 E)
5:38 pm. Biles FX- I can’t believe this is the last time I’ll see this in person. Full twisting double layout with a bounce back. Nice amplitude on her jump series before the Biles, which she hits with a big step forward. I really want her to just kill the landings someday. It would take her from amazing to unbelievably ridiculously amazing. Double double with a deep knee bend but her feet don’t move. Excellent leap before her final pass, which is the tucked full-in, tiny little bounce. Killer.
5:37 pm. Kocian VT- Big clean FTY with a little bounce back.
5:33 pm. Nice big doubles from Aly on vault!
5:31 pm. Here we goooooo!!! Warm-ups are starting. Madison, Aly, MyKayla, Gabby, Rachel, and Amelia start on vault, while Simone, Brenna, Laurie, Christina, Emily, Maggie, and Ragan start on floor.
5:25 pm. Gymnasts are marching out!
5:14 pm. Lights are going off! Just got clarification about naming of the alternates. They will NOT be named live with the team tonight. After the team is named and celebrated, Martha and co will deliberate about the alternates and they will be named shortly after. The team has basically been in place for months now, but the alternate decision will be based more on what happens this weekend so it’s going to take a little time for them to say who the three best who most fit the team are.
4:56 pm. Training is winding down. Aly just did a good Amanar (stepped over the line) while Gabby and Amelia did solid DTYs. Mary Lee clapped for Amelia’s.
4:46 pm. Everything going well so far. It’s pretty busy up here in the media zone but they’re on the final training rotation so we’re GETTING CLOSE!
4:27 pm. Sorry, slow ish internet. Groups are on beam and floor now. The second-to-last warmup rotation. Aly just did her first pass with literally six feet to spare going into the corner. She barely looked like she used any energy on that. BLESS.
4:19 pm. Okay, back. Laurie’s just finishing up bars. Catches Tkachev, Downie, and Ricna to pak all very well.
4:13 pm. I’ll be back in like five minutes. They’re about to change rotations so I’m gonna run off for a second!
4:12 pm. Warm-ups happening now! Everyone’s in red except for three I think in purple and pink. Laurie just fell on a release but she ALWAYS does this in warm-ups and then nails it during the meet.
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