2022 NCAA Regionals March 30-April 2, 2022

Auburn Regional (Auburn University, host)

Teams

  • Florida
  • *Auburn
  • Kentucky
  • Denver
  • Ohio State
  • Georgia
  • Southern Utah
  • Iowa State
  • Western Michigan
    Iowa State vs Western Michigan for play in

All-Around Competitors

  • Hannah Demers, Central Michigan
  • Payton Murphy, Western Michigan
  • Rachel Decavitch, Kent State

Individual Event Specialists

  • Vault – Makayla Maxwell, Iowa State
  • Vault – Kylie Gorgenyi, New Hampshire
  • Vault – Katie Kowalski, Central Michigan
  • Vault – Emilie Hong, Iowa State
  • Vault – Sarah Moravansky, Western Michigan
  • Uneven Bars – Mara Titarsolej, LIU
  • Uneven Bars – Mei Li Costa, Brown
  • Uneven Bars – Sarah Haxton, Kent State
  • Uneven Bars – Kylie Gorgenyi, New Hampshire
  • Balance Beam – Hailey Lui, New Hampshire
  • Balance Beam – Alyssa Worthington, New Hampshire
  • Balance Beam – Amanda Gruber, Western Michigan
  • Floor Exercise – Maddie Diab, Iowa State
  • Floor Exercise – Sierra Demarinis, Central Michigan
  • Floor Exercise – Karlie Franz, Kent State
  • Floor Exercise – Alyssa Guns, Kent State

Norman Regional (University of Oklahoma, host)

Teams

  • *Oklahoma
  • Minnesota
  • California
  • Arizona State
  • Arkansas
  • Boise State
  • Utah State
  • West Virginia
  • Arizona
    West Virginia vs Arizona for play in

All-Around Competitors

  • Angelica Labat, Illinois State
  • Malia Hargrove, Arizona

Individual Event Specialists

  • Vault – Suki Pfister, Ball State
  • Vault – Alana Laster, Illinois State
  • Vault – Gayla Griswold, Lindenwood
  • Uneven Bars – Alissa Bonsall, Penn State
  • Uneven Bars – Alysen Fears, Arizona
  • Uneven Bars – Lauren Bridgens, Penn State
  • Uneven Bars – Cassidy Rushlow, Penn State
  • Balance Beam – Sirena Linton, Arizona
  • Balance Beam – McCaleigh Marr, Penn
  • Balance Beam – Ella Chemotti, Eastern Michigan
  • Balance Beam – Abbie Pierson, West Virginia
  • Floor Exercise – Bella Salcedo, Penn State
  • Floor Exercise – Kendra Combs, West Virginia
  • Floor Exercise – Jaye Mack, Illinois State
  • Floor Exercise – Caroline Herry, Arizona
  • Floor Exercise – Abbie Pierson, West Virginia

Raleigh Regional (North Carolina State University, host)

Teams

  • Michigan
  • LSU
  • Missouri
  • UCLA
  • Maryland
  • Iowa
  • *North Carolina State
  • Towson
  • North Carolina
    Towson vs North Carolina play in

All-Around Competitors

  • Hannah Joyner, Rutgers
  • Deja Chambliss, George Washington
  • Julia Knower, North Carolina

Individual Event Specialists

  • Vault – Julianna Roland, Temple
  • Vault – Emily Leese, Rutgers
  • Vault – Lali Dekanoidze, North Carolina
  • Uneven Bars – Katie Chamberlain, Pittsburgh
  • Uneven Bars – Elizabeth Culton, North Carolina
  • Uneven Bars – Kathryn Doran, Bridgeport
  • Uneven Bars – Hallie Copperwheat, Pittsburgh
  • Balance Beam – Elizabeth Culton, North Carolina
  • Balance Beam – Belle Huang, Rutgers
  • Balance Beam – Hallie Copperwheat, Pittsburgh
  • Balance Beam – Jenna Weitz, Towson
  • Floor Exercise – Belle Huang, Rutgers
  • Floor Exercise – Brooke Donabedian, Temple
  • Floor Exercise – Kendall Whitman, George Washington

Seattle Regional (University of Washington, host)

Teams

  • Utah
  • Alabama
  • Michigan State
  • Oregon State
  • Illinois
  • BYU
  • *Washington
  • Stanford
  • San Jose State
    Stanford vs San Jose State play in

All-Around Competitors

  • Kyla Bryant, Stanford
  • Jada Mazury, San Jose State
  • Kyla Kessler, UC Davis
  • Lauren Macpherson, San Jose State

Individual Event Specialists

  • Vault – Madison Kirsch, San Jose State
  • Vault – Emma Morgenthaler, Sacramento State
  • Vault – Kinsey Davis, Nebraska
  • Vault – Anapaula Guiterrez, Stanford
  • Vault – Keanna Abraham, UC Davis
  • Vault – Anapaula Guiterrez, Stanford
  • Uneven Bars – Natalie Hamp, Northern Illinois
  • Uneven Bars – Kinsey Davis, Nebraska
  • Uneven Bars – Clara Colombo, Nebraska
  • Uneven Bars – Jolie Miller, SEMO
  • Balance Beam – Emma Milne, San Jose State
  • Balance Beam – Amber Koeth, Sacramento State
  • Balance Beam – Brenna Neault, Stanford
  • Balance Beam – Anna Kaziska, SEMO
  • Balance Beam – Kinsey Davis, Nebraska
  • Floor Exercise – Tara Kofmehl, Northern Illinois
  • Floor Exercise – Anna Kaziska, SEMO
  • Floor Exercise – Megan Ray, UC Davis
  • Floor Exercise – Taylor Lawson, Stanford

So North Carolina State (30th) got hosed last year and had to compete the play in but this year should have been in the play in and gets a pass to the regional round.
Iowa State (28th) has to compete in the play in.

At this point, regional distribution makes zero sense. Just seed the teams according to rankings. 29-36 are automatically play in teams.

Especially because, unlike basketball or football, a lot gymnastics programs are either clustered like in one area like So Cal/the southeast, or super far from other schools with gymnastics programs.

I would love to have someone in charge of the draw explain why they put Boise St in the Norman regional, cause it’s 3x the distance there vs Seattle from Boise.

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Because it has changed through the years and I have zero brain capacity (major trauma happening in my life right now) to remember, how do Regionals work in regards to who competes when? Like I want to go to Raleigh but who would compete Friday and Saturday? The first night is the ‘play in’ but there are 4 times listed so I am confused. Talk to me like I’m 5. :face_exhaling:

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There are 9 teams in each region. Technically(because the NCAA makes weird decisions on who is in the play-in), the 2 lowest seeded teams have a dual meet on Wed with the winner advancing to one of the two regional semifinal quad meets. The top two teams from the early and evening quad meet sessions advance to the regional final quad meet. The top 2 from the quad final advance to nationals.

So the times you see:

  1. Play-in dual meet
  2. Early quad semi-final
  3. Late quad semi-final
  4. Quad final

So when do they announce who is in which semi final? The Raleigh regional ticket page makes it look like they’re two separate days which is why I was (am) confused. There are tickets listed for Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat.!

NM…I see my brain really is full. One is Thurs. afternoon and one is Thurs. night.

Here is the bracket:

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Thank you! I kept looking on the NCAA website and couldn’t find anything. And I have to say, I’ve been MIA for a while and wish I could read/reply more. I miss everyone. I joined wwgym in like 06. One day life will get a little easier.

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I feel reasonably confident that the national title will go to either Florida, Oklahoma or Michigan. I don’t see any other team coming close. Assuming these teams hit 24 of 24 routines. Of course, if one of them stumbles in a regional, the parity is there to get shut out. Should be an exciting regional weekend. I think the easiest (relatively) is the Auburn regional, it would be tough to see a depleted Denver doing much and while Kentucky has had a solid season, just don’t see them threatening Florida or Auburn much. The Raleigh seems the hardest with LSU, Missouri and UCLA fighting for the 2nd spot. Seattle could get interesting since we don’t know the injury status around Alabama between Makari and now Luisa and they have to travel across the country and 3 time zones.

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big hug.

Hi how is the kiddo?

I have Missouri sneaking past injured and inconsistent LSU.
UCLA is weak on vault and that will hurt them IMO

It is Florida or Michigan to win, although Oklahoma did have 6 10.0 starts at Big 12. However, OU is ranked #1 due to the constant overscoring of the team, especially at home. Several 10.000 that should have been 9.900 and lots of 9.950 that should have been 9.850.

Utah also has a good chance to win the whole thing. 24 for 24 last year and they lost 1 of those championships routines but have so much more depth with the freshman.

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REGIONALS
Wednesday, March 30
3:00pm ET/12:00pm PT
NC State Play-in:
[33] Towson v [35] North Carolina
ESPN+

4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT
Auburn Play-in:
[28] Iowa State v [36] Western Michigan
Scores

ESPN+

4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT
Oklahoma Play-in:
[31] West Virginia v [32] Arizona
Scores

ESPN+

6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT
Washington Play-in:
[29] Stanford v [34] San Jose State
ESPN+

Thursday, March 31
1:00pm ET/10:00am PT

NC State Semifinal 1:
[6] LSU
[11] Missouri
[22] Iowa
[30] NC State
ESPN+

2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Auburn Semifinal 1:
[7] Auburn
[10] Kentucky
[23] Georgia
[27] Southern Utah
Scores

ESPN+

2:00pm ET/11:00am PT

Oklahoma Semifinal 1:
[8] Minnesota
[9] Cal
[24] Boise State
[25] Utah State
Scores

ESPN+

4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT

Washington Semifinal 1:
[5] Alabama
[12] Michigan State
[21] BYU
[25] Washington
ESPN+

7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

NC State Semifinal 2:
[3] Michigan
[14] UCLA
[20] Maryland
Towson/North Carolina
ESPN+

8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT

Auburn Semifinal 2:
[2] Florida
[15] Denver
[17] Ohio State
Iowa State/Western Michigan
Scores

ESPN+

8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT

Oklahoma Semifinal 2:
[1] Oklahoma
[16] Arizona State
[18] Arkansas
West Virginia/Arizona
Scores

ESPN+

10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT

Washington Semifinal 2:
[4] Utah
[13] Oregon State
[19] Illinois
Stanford/San Jose State
ESPN+

Saturday, April 2
5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT

NC State Regional Final:
Teams TBD
ESPN+

6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT

Auburn Regional Final:

Teams TBD
Scores

ESPN+

6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT

Oklahoma Regional Final:
Teams TBD
Scores

ESPN+

8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT

Washington Regional Final:
Teams TBD
ESPN+

Spencer did an analysis of which potential individual qualifiers might qualify (Only top two teams in Regional Final advance)

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Sucks that it’s all only on ESPN+.

Things are neck and neck between Towson/UNC at halfway point. I’m impressed how well UNC has done despite losing AA star Dekanoidze and Thompson to injury. I figured their season would end with them just barely missing regionals again. Judging seems fine through two, a couple routines I would’ve had scoring lower here and there but I think they’re trying to rank the athletes properly which is nice to see.

Here is my bracket. I might be heavy on the upsets in play in and also regional semi finals.
I have Illinois besting Oregon State, Maryland having a great day to pass inconsistencies from UCLA, and Ohio State knocking out Denver.
My regional semi final upset is Missouri over LSU and Michigan State over Alabama (with no Luisa Blanco).

Arizona defeats West Virginia to advance.
North Carolina defeats Towson to advance.
Iowa State will advance as Western Michigan counted three falls on bars for 47.450 in the first rotation.
Stanford vs San Jose State is later on tonight.

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With the level of talent across a wide range of teams in NCAA increasing, it’s a shame there’s only 1 AA/event specialist qualifier per regional. They took away event finals, is it too much to ask for a second aa/event qualifier?

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It’s because there are only 8 teams at Nationals so 1 AA is with one team x4 then the EF specialists are spread across the rest. So each of the 4 remaining teams have an “AA” slot but they are for specialists.

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