2016 Cancun Classic

8:18 PM

Women's NCAA Gymnastics competition season is underway after the University of Iowa, University of Arkansas and University of Michigan opened their seasons at the Cancun Classic in Cancun, Mexico. Michigan won the meet by 1.825 points over the University of Arkansas with Iowa finishing third. Congratulations to all the Freshmen who made their collegiate debuts - Michigan's Emma McLean and Olivia Karas, Arkansas' Makenzie Anderson and Sydney McGlone and Iowa's Maria Ortiz and Rose Piorkowski. Michigan Sophomore Lauren Marinez and Arkansas Sophomore Braie Speed who both sat out their Freshman years with injury made their debuts as did Iowa Sophomores Lanie Snyder (who did not see action last year) and Nikki Youd who returns after suffering a mid season injury last year. Junior Savannah Borman competed with the Iowa team for the first time after transferring from Arizona State University.

Michigan Junior Nicole Artz had a stellar meet, earning the All Around title as well as the honors on the Uneven Bars (9.900) and the Floor Exercise where she earned a MASSIVE 9.950! Karas had an outstanding debut earning the titles on the Vault (9.925) and Balance Beam (9.900) as well as finishing second in the All Around standings and on Floor Exercise (9.900). Arkansas Junior Amanda Wellick (9.900) and McGlone (9.875) rounded out the top three placings on the Vault, with Wellick finishing third in the All Around. Wellick, Michigan Senior Briley Casanova and Arkansas Sophomore Paige Zaziski all scored 9.850 on the Uneven Bars to tie for second, whilst on the Balance Beam Arkansas Senior Sydnie Dillard and Michigan's Artz and fellow Junior Talia Chiarelli all tied for second scoring 9.875. Chiarelli, Casanova and Wellick all tied for third on the Floor Exercise (9.850). Standout performers for Iowa were Maria Ortiz, Junior Mollie Drenth, Redshirted Senior Johanny Sotillo and Sophomore Melissa Zurawski.

Arkansas has a break until the 15th when they host the University of Georgia at home, backing up with another home on the 17th against the University of Oklahoma. The University of Iowa is set to host Northern Illinois University at home on the 9th in their home opener whilst the University of Michigan will also mark their home opener on the 9th against Georgia

  1. University of Michigan (49.225, 49.125, 49.225, 49.400) 196.975
  2. University of Arkansas (49.200, 49.100, 48.225, 48.625) 195.150
  3. University of Iowa (48.950, 47.425, 47.250, 48.725) 192.350
  1. Nicole Artz (Michigan) 39.525
  2. Olivia Karas (Michigan) 39.475
  3. Amanda Wellick (Arkansas) 39.300
  4. Briley Casanova (Michigan) 38.700
  5. Mollie Drenth (Iowa) 38.550
  6. Angel Metcalf (Iowa) 38.275
  1. Olivia Karas (Michigan) 9.925
  2. Amanda Wellick (Arkansas) 9.900
  3. Sydney McGlone (Arkansas) 9.875
  4. Maria Ortiz (Iowa); Talia Chiarelli (Michigan); Austin Sheppard (Michigan) 9.850

  5. Mollie Drenth (Iowa); Leah MacMoyle (Arkansas); Paige Zaziski (Arkansas) 9.825

  6. Briley Casanova (Michigan); Nicole Artz (Michigan) 9.800

  7. Alie Glover (Iowa); Emma McLean (Michigan); Braie Speed (Arkansas) 9.775

  8. Angel Metcalf (Iowa); Rose Piorkowski (Iowa) 9.750

  9. Ashley Fischer (Iowa) 9.675
  1. Nicole Artz (Michigan) 9.900
  2. Briley Casanova (Michigan); Amanda Wellick (Arkansas); Paige Zaziski (Arkansas) 9.850

  3. Mollie Drenth (Iowa); Brianna Brown (Michigan); Stephani Canizaro (Arkansas) 9.825

  4. Lindsay Williams (Michigan); Braie Speed (Arkansas) 9.800

  5. Keara Glover (Arkansas); Erin Freier (Arkansas); Angel Metcalf (Iowa) 9.775

  6. Olivia Karas (Michigan); Lanie Snyder (Iowa) 9.750

  7. Nichelle Christopherson (Michigan) 9.100
  8. Melissa Zurawski (Iowa) 9.075
  9. Lexi Mura (Iowa) 9.000
  10. Johanny Sotillo (Iowa) 8.950
  1. Olivia Karas (Michigan) 9.900
  2. Nicole Artz (Michigan); Talia Chiarelli (Michigan); Sydnie Dillard (Arkansas) 9.875

  3. Brianna  Brown (Michigan) 9.825
  4. Lauren Marinez (Michigan); Paige Zaziski (Arkansas); Johanny Sotillo (Iowa) 9.750

  5. Samantha Nelson (Arkansas); Amanda Wellick (Arkansas) 9.700

  6. Nikki Youd (Iowa) 9.600
  7. Lexi Mura (Iowa) 9.525
  8. Mollie Drenth (Iowa) 9.250
  9. Briley Casanova (Michigan); Makenzie Anderson (Arkansas) 9.200

  10. Erin Freier (Arkansas) 9.150
  11. Alie Glover (Iowa) 9.125
  12. Angel Metcalf (Iowa) 9.075
  1. Nicole Artz (Michigan) 9.950
  2. Olivia Karas (Michigan) 9.900
  3. Talia Chiarelli (Michigan); Emma McLean (Michigan); Briley Casanova (Michigan); Amanda Wellick (Arkansas) 9.850

  4. Melissa Zurawski (Iowa); Samantha Nelson (Arkansas); Sydney McGlone (Arkansas) 9.825

  5. Alie Glover (Iowa) 9.800
  6. Savannah Borman (Iowa); Sydnie Dillard (Arkansas) 9.775

  7. Angel Metcalf (Iowa) 9.675
  8. Mollie Drenth (Iowa) 9.650
  9. Ashley Fischer (Iowa) 9.600
  10. Lindsay Williams (Michigan) 9.575
  11. Stephani Canizaro (Arkansas) 9.350
  12. Makenzie Anderson (Arkansas) 9.325

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