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3:57pm - Obnoxious UCLA arena PUMP UP THE CROWD DUDE is here, and they're finally doing the camera flash test. The NCAA was so concerned about flash photography that this did not happen at all yesterday. Besides, the OU leotards provide thousands more flashes.
4:06 - Competition has begun, and Spicer hits beam for Florida - step on the gainer full dismount, bobble on the gainer layout stepout. Spears nails her fty for OU and we're off!
4:07 - Spicer goes 9.825 and Sloan mounts. She nails the bhs lso acro series, then follows it up with a nailed front aerial, back handspring. Covers a bobble on her aerial, and sticks the double full.
4:10 - and Ashanee Dickerson has a fall on beam - unhappy Gator chomp. 2 seconds earlier, the crowd gasped as DeJesus caught her Gienger insanely close, but still hung on. Dickerson goes hipster and ironically cold-sticks the double back dismount.
4:13 - Hunter is off on her acro series and already Florida is counting a fall - it's now anyone's Supah Six. Shocking.
4:15 - Hunter goes 9.35, Courtney nails her bars dismount for UCLA and goes 9.875, and Macko mounts beam for the now desperate Gators. She nails everything, and Zam is swinging bars and hitting every single handstand. Cold stick dismount for Zam, Caquatto goes clean, and there is now arena joy.
4:17 - Zam goes 9.925 as Couch's Superman music starts on fx for Georgia. Macko goes 9.85 as King nervously awaits mounting.
4:20 - HEY IT'S 4:20 ON 4/20!!! King must've vaporized something good (UCLA! Is! A! Smoke! Free! Campus!) because she hits beam and 2 judges flash 9.95, then a 9.9 and 9.85 for 9.925 total. Jay's routine starts with her huge open tucked full-in - she's the only competitor now. OOB on front double full front tuck.
4:22 - the Gators are trying to pump themselves up, but Sloan's 9.95 is little consolation - they're in last place. Everyone! March to your second event!
4;23 - All right, now we really need to toke up - and Xanax. UCLA on what Florida just made butter beam. Flashy crimson & glitter and one sleeve Bama of the Ala is on floor - don't get seizures from the sparkles flashing with the 10 cuts of music. LSU is out with PURPLE purple leos with a flashy gold V right where many of the ESPN male viewers wanted it.
4:30 - One touch is over, and Priess starts floor with a large lunge back on her opening double tuck. Baer mounts beam for UCLA as Davis nails an fty for Georgia. Slight wobble on Baer's side flip. Dismount acro series - hits, disguises step with a quick salute. Couch with a low fty with hop forward.
4:34 - Wong really hits beam for UCLA, slight hop forward on her 1.5 dismount for a 9.825. Rodgers has just stuck her 1.5y cold for Georgia and goes 9.875. DeJesus on beam nails her acro series, then her toss front changement. Cheek ruins a stick by leaning to the side on her fty. Is this enough action for you kittens?
4:38 - Cheek goes 9.85 as Bama start to build on floor with their fans cheering. Courtney now on beam for UCLA as DeJesus is awarded 9.875. Courtney is off on her series and touches the beam.
4:39 - And now Courtney has fallen on a front toss. And like Hunter & Dickerson, ironically sticks her double tuck dismount as I now must endure DeMeo on floor with a billion music cuts, because dancing is better when you only have 2 measures each! YEAH!
4:41 - Courtney goes 8.975 for UCLA, and now it's Zam time. Wobble on her Onodi, then hits her front aerial cold. Bhs lso hits cold. Slight hop on her dismount, but great way to get back on track.
4:43 - Zam goes 9.825 as Francis mounts. Covers a bobble on her jump series. Perfect but slow connection for front aerial, back handspring. She sticks the acro series dismount and the crowd goes wild as Millner mounts. Jacob got a 10.0 from at least one judge, so Bama may open going 49.5+...
4:46 - Francis goes 9.85 on beam, taking UCLA up to 49.175. Who will go 6 for 6 on beam tonight? I think Millner went 9.925, but the floor flasher seems uninterested in displaying the score for more than .5 seconds. MARCH KITTENS! orders the arena announcer.
4:51 - Commenter, there is a *slight* possibility we currently be in the same arena. Are you doing a rowdy Gator chomp in the middle of the Bruin section? I'm over by beam so I get a blow-by-blow of every team's hopes soaring then dying. Good times! Loving the LSU hella to the purple leos, would love it more without the gold "V for Victory - I Found the Boobland!" decoration.
4:54 - Shisler opens floor for the Gatorlandia and falls back on her double back. Sigh.
4:56 - Williams only goes 9.825 on her vault. I think Sledge just stuck her vault - the Bama fans in front of me were already on their feet when she landed.
4:57 - I saw a replay and yes, Sledge stuck the vault. Unfortunately Clark takes a step on her fty.
4:58 - Hey, Sloan is 2nd again, and again performing after a fall! Poor Rhonda. Clark is awarded a 9.8 on vault as Beers kinda sticks, kinda doesn't as Sloan powers through her first two passes. OU (Brewer I think?) sticks her bars dismount.
4:59 - Shisler went 9.075 on floor and now Dickerson is up and sticks her double Arabian COLD. She wants revenge for the beam fall and almost sticks her 2nd pass. Taylor goes 9.9 beam for LSU as Hall mounts.
5:02 - Olson kills her routine and sticks the dismount, and the Sooner Now And Laters are building momentum. Will LSU or OU be the first non-4 team to win a championship? Olson goes 9.9 as Spears mounts with a vengance and Courville powers through her beam routine and King rocks fx.
5:05 - Courville sticks the dismount, and the LSU fans go bananas as their team has officially rocked their first 5 routines. Hunter mounts with her huge double layout and the arena music goes full gay techno. Jordan is nailing her beam routine for LSU, but bobbles before a jump. Hunter has her huge double tuck, and Courville went 9.85 on beam.
5:07 - Jordan hops the dismount, ruining the momentum Courville set up for her - she goes 9.6. Bridgey Caquatto mounts solidly as Hunter is awarded 9.975! Legs crossed on the second pass but solid landing. Small step correction on landing of double pike, but Rhonda will take it after a disastrous start. The crazy high scoring tonight will be floor.
5:10 - Caquatto goes 9.95, and now the Gator floor score is insane. It's 49.725 - is that the highest Super Six floor score ever?!
5:15 - We're halfway, and holy cow is it close:
Riiiight? The one bad news is for Georgia - they hit the huge-score event tonight (floor) first, and haven't competed beam yet. Oklahoma is really hitting, and we'll know quickly if they'll contend. LSU has an excellent chance - they're only .425 behind and have their two strongest events coming up, including the jackpot scoring fx.
5:18 - TheJesus starts out on floor for UCLA - hits her opening double pike, as Kmieciak sticks her leadoff beam dismount cold. LSU and OU could really be the winners tonight, but it's amazing to have all 6 teams so close and in the hunt. TheJesus has an awkward last pass with possibly too large a lunge. Alexander on beam now for OU as Sloan sticks cold.
5:22 - Sloan goes 9.95, and Alexander sticks her OU beam dismount. King has a slight hop forward on her crazy Tsuk 1.5.
5:23 - TheJesus goes 9.75 as Smurf Knees Bynum mounts with a huge, high double pike. Alexander went 9.875 on beam as Clark mounts.
5:24 - Smurf Knees may get a slight deduction for a large lunge on her dismount double tuck but goes clean and now Zam is up with Waller on the podium giving her a pep talk. It's the last fx she'll ever compete in NCAA, and it's at home in Supah Six.
5:26 - Kmieciak & Alexander go 9.85 & 9.875 on beam, and now Clark goes 9.925 as Zam starts her Anchorman jazz flute routine. Get down, it's jazz flute on 4/20 in SoCal!
5:27 - I think Brewer went clean on beam - I was busy toking up virtually with Anchorman. Apparently she did - she goes 9.85 as Davis messes up her anchor spot with a short cast. Whoops, it's Pritchett time as she skies her giant tucked full-in. Mooring is on beam and hitting her series as the arena claps for Pritchett.
5:29 - Not sure why ESPN the Tres didn't show Zam's routine live - it's ending now as Pritchett ends her routine in real time - that should get an excellent score after Zam's 9.9.
5:31 - Individual judges flash 9.95 on both events, and both Mooring on fx & Pritchett go 9.925. Courtney starts with a stuck double Arabian as KJ gives Spears the beam crack and walks off.
5:32 - Disappointing - Spears has a bobble to mess up a connection as the arena freaks out for Courtney's huge ending double pike. Standing o, as Spears hops her gainer full series dismount.
5:34 - Now ESPN the TRES is showing Florida vault as Courtney's floor score of 9.90 is flashed. Waller now has the impossible - give Sawa ValCRACK to earn her scholarship as a fx anchor. Spears' 9.9 is flashed - wtf. That would've been 9.825 from me, tops.
5:36 - Sawa hits her first two passes and is now the only competitor - she's got to erase TheJesus 9.75 and will probably do it - hits the last pass as well as she can do it. Hey crowd, how do you spell UCLA? Oh, thanks for the reminder!
5:37 - Sawa goes 9.9, and it's time to March! March! March! Georgia starts staring down the beam waiting for one-touch - they're pretty much out of it, but they're back in Supah Six, so residual SuzanneCRACK is wafting in the air like chalk.
5:40 - Nooooooo - obnoxious UCLA ARENA GUY!!! is standing between the Bama of the Ala fans and cracked out Dawg fans.
5:43 - Apparently the SEC rivalries did not go away as Sledge nails her leadoff bars routine with a stuck double layout. Persinger is hitting her leadoff beam for as Dickson hits her floor routine.
5:45 - Persinger sticks her 1.5 dismount, but I think hopped between her front toss & actual jump. Dickson gets 9.85 for floor as Jordan starts.
5:46 - Jordan is hitting her tumbling as Persinger goes leadoff 9.825 on beam, and Couch mounts with a vengance. Pritchett has a rough fty and hops into a salute to make the best of a bad situation. Couch hits, with a tiny hop on her dismount.
5:48 - After nailing the vault rotation of their lives last night, UCLA is now out with 2 consecutive 9.75s. Mathis is on floor, and Couch goes 9.8 on beam.
5:50 - Cheek has a big bobble after her acro series, and Mathis incurs a small deduction on her middle pass hop, but nails a huge dismount double pike.
5:51 - Baer sticks her fty with a teeny foot movement, and Cheek hits the rest of her routine. Bama is now hitting bars, so far has a 39.45. Baer goes 9.875 on vault.
5:52 - 3 9.9s in a row for Bama on bars - DeMeo, Clark & Jacob, so with 5 routines they have 49.35. Priess hits her dismount, I think stuck as Savona hits her fiddle Michael Jackson routine. Rodgers sticks her dismount.
5:53 - Priess only goes 9.825. Zam shockingly falls on her vault, and goes 8.9. Courville mounts floor as UCLA's heart breaks.
5:54 - Rodgers goes 9.875 on beam and Courville hits the crap out of her floor - LSU is at 39.55 before her and hall as she sticks the dismount double pike. Worley on beam for Georgia.
5:56 - Worley nails her Kotchekova and shuffles her foot on the dismount.
5:57 - Llominicia Hall nails the opening double layout, and nearly hit the roof. The entire arena is watching her - Worley goes 9.9 as Earls mounts.
5:58 - Hall hops slightly on her double tuck dismount, but it will still get a great score. Earls makes a Supah Six side flip look easy, and takes a big step back on her double tuck dismount.
6pm - ROTATION SIX OF SUDDEN DEATH! UCLA and Georgia are done and done - it will be between the 4 teams left on the floor.
Commenter and other shy people in the arena - don't be shy. Come meet the Catty in the 108/109 aisle. You will know me by my laptop.
6:06pm - Hey kittens, log your championship predictions now! Mine is Oklahomaha - they look sharp and ready to hit the cracktastic floor judges.
6:08 - Millner is hitting the CattyCrap out of beam as Dickson hops her fty for LSU. Allbright nails her fx as Millner has a slight hop on her dismount.
6:10 - King slightly hops her double layout dismount for bars, and Millner goes 9.875 on beam. Clark is on beam now, in full SarahCrack mode and nails her acro series. Jordan steps her vault and LSU is out of it. Brewer is nailing her floor as King goes 9.875 on bars.
6:11 - Clark I think sticks her dismount, because Bama fans standing ovation yeah!!! Hunter goes 9.85 on bars and Clark goes 9.875 on beam. Williams mounts with cractastic vengeance.
6:13 - Sloan hops her double layout dismount and Williams is wobbling through her routine. Shocking. Where is the SarahCrack? No SarahCarbs for you Kayla. Dismount hop.
6:15 - Sloan gets the 9.9 and Macko of the Caquatti nails her routine - DeMeo mounts beam for Bama and Macko goes . Williams goes 9.625 and Macko goes 9.9. DEMEO FALLS.
6:17 - Johnson STICKS for Gators - it is now between Florida & OU. WE WILL HAVE A NEW CHAMPION KITTENS!!!
6:18 - Johnson goes 9.95, which takes the Gators to 197.575.
6:19 - Olson really, really hits her opening double pike. It's literally OUs to lose - they're already at 187.425 with a 9.9 from Mooring. They're trying to drop one of the 9.85s, but I think they'd have to do 9.975s to catch up. I'm ready to give it to the Gators now. I think I can hear AJ screaming across the country.
6:21 - Olson's made it close with a 9.925, Scaman is now on and rocks her double layout mount. Mathematically, OU cannot catch up. Congrats to the Gators!!!
6:22 - Scaman bounces her dismount just to prove to the Gators that they have one. Never give up chomper fans. Betcha Rhonda will have several margaritas to get over this crazy way to her first national title.
6:28 - I need to fan myself like an SEC fan after that. What a finish.
That's it from Pauley Pavilion. Congratulations Georgia Gym Durantes - you'll get your coach back next year! Congratulations LSU - you made floor a party. Congratulations UCLA - we already miss your S&M leos, and apparently your vault mojo does too. Congratulations Bama of the Ala - we'll send a search party for your beam mojo. Congratulations OU - literally, an amazing job that didn't capture the judge crack.
And congrats to the Gators - who would've thought that after last year, you had to lose beam to win the meet? Every single team went over 49 on every event except for Florida. Butter beam didn't phase your floor - congratulations!
To top it off, as Florida marched out to accept the national championships, the UCLA fans cheered, gave them a standing ovation, and gator-chomped. Good show everyone - this meet rocked.
Tune in tomorrow for the longest day - EVENT FINALS! For me and UCLA CROWD DUDE who actually wore a suit today, see you tomorrow!