Michigan W Gymnastics repeats as B1G Regular Season Champions

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 18th, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Lost in the shuffle and amazingness of Jordan Poole saving our season was yet another B1G Championship won by Michigan Women's Gymnastics.

Michigan entered yesterday with little hope. Having lost to Nebraska earlier in the season, Michigan had to root for Nebraska to lose in their Big Five Meet at East Lansing against MSU, Illinois, OSU and Maryland.

Thankfully, that happened. Undefeated Nebraska had an absolute meltdown yesterday and picked up THREE losses, finishing in 4th in their Big Five Meet behind Illinois, OSU and Maryland. 

The door went from cracked open to blown wide open for #7 Michigan to capture their 2nd straight B1G Regular Season Championship.

And that's exactly what happened. Michigan dominated their Big Five Meet from start to finish. Michigan faced #22 Minnesota, #25 Penn State, Iowa and host team Rutgers.

Michigan won 3 of 4 team events, posting 49+ scores in all 4 events. Brianna Brown won the Beam title (9.950) and the Wolverine duo of Lexi Funk and Emma McLean tied for the Floor title with identical scores of 9.900.

Michigan posted a 197.225 team score, defeating all four teams in the meet. Iowa (195.275) finished in second followed by Minnesota (195.150), Penn State (194.375) and Rutgers (193.725).

Michigan goes back-to-back as B1G Regular Season Champions. The title was created in 2013 and Michigan has won 4 of the 6 regular season dual meet crowns. 

Here are the final B1G standings

Place Team Rec.
1. #7 Michigan 8-1
2. Illinois 7-2
3. Iowa 6-3
  #11 Nebraska 6-3
5. #22 Minnesota 5-4
  Maryland 5-4
  #24 Ohio State 5-4
8. #25 Penn State 2-7
9. Michigan State 1-8
10. Rutgers 0-9

 

This was great but the real B1G Champion is crowned next weekend in Champaign at the B1G Championships. Michigan will look to 5peat as B1G Champions and win their 24th B1G Championship overall.

Michigan will compete in the evening session and get the home draw being the top team in the Big Five meets. Their rotation will be Vault-Bye-Bars-Beam-Bye-Floor. 

Comments

tlo2485

March 18th, 2018 at 1:45 PM ^

Add that to Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men's Soccer, Women's Swimming & Diving (and our Men's Basketball Tourney Champ & Field Hockey Tourney Champ)

5/14 B1G Regular Season Championships are in Ann Arbor so far this school year.

4: OSU (Women's Soccer, Football, Men's Indoor Track, Women's Basketball)

1: Penn State (Wrestling), Indiana (Men's Swimming & Diving), Minnesota (Women's Indoor Track), Michigan State (Men's Basketball), Notre Dame (Men's Hockey)

 

(Penn State won Women's Soccer Tourney, Wisconsin Men's Soccer Tourney, Ohio State Women's Basketball Tourney)