2023 Regionals (March 29-April 2)


Denver Regional (University of Denver, host)


North Carolina
Oregon State

All-Around Competitors

Deja Chambliss, George Washington
Julia Knower, North Carolina

Individual Event Specialists

Vault – Malia Hargrove, Arizona
Vault – Lali Dekanoidze, North Carolina
Vault – Chloe Negrete, North Carolina
Uneven Bars – Alysen Fears, Arizona
Uneven Bars – Lali Dekanoidze, North Carolina
Uneven Bars – Alyssa Al-Ashari, Northern Illinois
Uneven Bars – Natalie Hamp, Northern Illinois
Balance Beam – Jessica Castles, Arizona
Balance Beam – Malia Hargrove, Arizona
Balance Beam – Sirena Linton, Arizona
Balance Beam – Alyssa Al-Ashari, Northern Illinois
Floor Exercise – Malia Hargrove, Arizona
Floor Exercise – Kendall Whitman, George Washington
Floor Exercise – Maddie Diab, Iowa State
Floor Exercise – Emmalise Nock, Northern Illinois

Norman Regional (University of Oklahoma, host)


Ball State
NC State
Ohio State

All-Around Competitors

Hannah Ruthberg, Ball State
Rachel Decavitch, Kent State
Emily Shepard, NC State
Hannah Joyner, Rutgers

Individual Event Specialists

Vault – Victoria Henry, Ball State
Vault – Suki Pfister, Ball State
Vault – Alana Laster, Illinois State
Vault – Chloe Negrete, NC State
Vault – Emily Leese, Rutgers
Uneven Bars – Megan Teter, Ball State
Uneven Bars – Kylie Gorgenyi, New Hampshire
Balance Beam – Grace Sumner, Ball State
Balance Beam – Alyssa Worthington, New Hampshire
Balance Beam – Chloe Negrete, NC State
Balance Beam – Robyn Kelley, New Hampshire
Balance Beam – Stephanie Zannella, Rutgers
Floor Exercise – Megan Teter, Ball State
Floor Exercise – Jaye Mack, Illinois State
Floor Exercise – Karlie Franz, Kent State
Floor Exercise – Alyssa Guns, Kent State
Floor Exercise – Chloe Negrete, NC State

Los Angeles Regional (UCLA, host)


Boise State
Brigham Young
Southern Utah

All-Around Competitors

Hannah Demers, Central Michigan
Syd Morris, Long Island University
Lauren Macpherson, San Jose State

Individual Event Specialists

Vault – Emily Lopez, Boise State
Vault – Sydney Benson, Brigham Young
Vault – Kylie Eaquinto, Brigham Young
Vault – Jaudai Lopes, San Jose State
Uneven Bars – Courtney Blackson, Boise State
Uneven Bars – Emily Lopez, Boise State
Uneven Bars –Anyssa Alvarado, Brigham Young
Uneven Bars – Mara Titarsolej, Long Island University
Uneven Bars – Emma Milne, San Jose State
Balance Beam – Elease Rollins Brigham Young
Balance Beam – Ilka Juk, Long Island University
Balance Beam – Amber Koeth, Sacramento State
Balance Beam – Emma Milne – San Jose State
Floor Exercise – Courtney Blackson, Boise State
Floor Exercise – Taylor Pitchell, Central Michigan
Floor Exercise – Jada Mazury, San Jose State

Pittsburgh Regional (University of Pittsburgh, host)


Arizona State
Michigan State
Penn State
West Virginia
Western Michigan

All-Around Competitors

Ava Piedrahita, Penn State
Maddie Johnston, Penn State
Hallie Copperwheat, Pittsburgh

Individual Event Specialists

Vault – Katrina Mendez Abolnik, Bowling Green
Vault – Polina Belanovski, Towson
Vault – Keanna Abraham, UC Davis
Vault – Megan Ray, UC Davis
Uneven Bars – Cassidy Rushlow, Penn State
Uneven Bars – Natalia Pawlak, Pittsburgh
Uneven Bars – Isabella Minervini, Towson
Uneven Bars – Grace Vaillancourt, Towson
Uneven Bars – Brianna Brooks, Utah State
Balance Beam – Ella Chemotti, Eastern Michigan
Balance Beam – Reyna Garvey, Pittsburgh
Balance Beam – Sofi Sullivan, Utah State
Floor Exercise – Brooke Donabedian, Temple
Floor Exercise – Renee Schugman, Temple
Floor Exercise – Keanna Abraham, UC Davis
Floor Exercise – Megan Ray, UC Davis

** Denotes regional host*

The top two teams from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships. In addition, the top all-around competitor and top event specialist from round two at each regional (who is not on a team advancing to nationals) will advance to the national championships. Event specialist qualifiers will only compete in the events they qualified.;

Download and print your bracket here: https://www.ncaa.com/_flysystem/public-s3/files/2023_WGYM_Bracket_Finals.pdf

NOTE: The individuals listed above also include individuals from play in teams, when one team does not advance, those individuals listed will compete in the regional semi-finals for a chance to make nationals as an individual. So if Arizona is eliminated the Arizona gymnasts who have NQS to qualify as an individual will continue the next day, either in AA or individual event.

We won’t know who qualifies to nationals as individuals because it is the top AA, and one on each event, from teams that do not qualify. So you could be leading that event after day 2 but after the regional final, you are out because now a team did not qualify.

Like in 2019 when Florida fell apart at regionals and Denver and Oregon State passed Florida.
Florida then swept the individual competitors due to their dominating performance in regional semi-finals.
Boren qualified for the AA
Thomas qualified for UB and FX
Baumann qualified for BB
Schoenherr qualified for VT

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I hate this new nationals format for this reason.

I really want to see Michigan State qualify to Nationals this year, but it’s going to be a tall order against Florida and Cal.


I could see Denver making it to nationals or getting bumped out of finals by Minnesota. That seems like the toughest final along with LA. I think at the end of a long season they have a bit of advantage being habituated to the altitude in Denver, I can see endurance being a potential issue in that regional.

Pittsburgh should be the most straightforward I think. I’m excited to see Trinity live before she retires. Sad to not have individuals from LIU and UNC there but very glad to have Cal and MSU.

My wildest prediction is UGA knocking Oregon St out in the semis. Elsewhere, Oklahoma night session has the biggest chance for an upset imo. Auburn is lucky to draw SUU and UW instead of Stanford. They’ll have more room to be average in that semi I think.

I enjoyed Bama at SECs after being put off by their homescoring all season. I’m looking forward to them vs UK.

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That’s not quite how it works unless it has changed? If you are leading the event after day 2 (as in top score), you’re going to win that event no matter what happens after that. I don’t think the final score count towards event or AA winners. At least this method means any event specialist from each event qualifies. It used to be that you had to outright win the event and have a certain score or above. Now it’s the top score from a non-qualifying team.

You can be in the lead on that event after day 2 because the other teams are in the final…but then a team does not qualify and boom you are out because a team expected to go gets bumped and now someone who scored higher than you is in.

That is what happened in 2019 with Florida. Multiple athletes were assumed to be going to nationals because no one was ahead of them other than Florida, then Florida had a disaster and was shockingly out.

It’s like the play in teams. Individual qualifiers can come from a team eliminated, but also individual qualifiers can be checked off due to the team qualifying forward.

You can be the expected top qualifier after day two and not make it because of an upset, but if you are the top score (the event winner), it doesn’t matter what teams qualified or don’t because the event winner goes. The event winner doesn’t change based on who qualifies as a team. The event qualifier does.
In the Florida example, Trinity was going for bars and floor whether or not Florida qualified as she won those events. If Florida qualified it would have gone to the next highest.

In the past, if Florida had qualified, no one would have gone as an individual because a qualifying team member won all the individual events. Now, at least if that happens, the next highest goes, which means more individual gymnast get to go to nationals. (To be clear, I’m still not sure I’m sold on the “four on the floor” rather than the six, but I do like taking the highest qualifier from a non-advancing team for each event)

Sorry that my original post was unclear and confused you.

The point is we don’t know who goes as individuals until after the final day, where as in the past individuals knew right away because it was always the top 2 teams advancing and then whoever was highest ranked in the all around and events was taken to nationals.

I shouldn’t have used “winner”…as technically you could be 13th ranked on an event and go to nationals, so long as the 12 ahead of you are from the two advancing teams.

But also, you could have technically won the event but not get to to nationals, if you happened to be a co-winner, it goes into tie-break procedures.
IIRC, we haven’t had that situation happen with the new format, but this is just the 4th year using the system.

I also agree with your last statement and believe nationals should be a bigger event with 16 teams qualifying from regionals to nationals. This would allow far more specialists and all-arounders from non power schools to qualify as individuals.

I would have it be one day of regionals with 2 teams qualifying to nationals from semi-finals. Then have a national semi-final round of 4 quad meets with the winner of each quad meet going to finals. It is like for finals and then THE final.

I just think that there are so many contenders these days that it sucks to go down to just 8 teams.
It is going to to be devastating that two of UCLA, Utah, Auburn, and Missouri don’t make nationals. Same with Florida, ASU, MSU, and Cal.
On any given day Cal and MSU could be contenders for the national title. Cal specifically can challenge the top group and MSU beat Michigan head to head (with UM errors).

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Spencer has previews

Oklahoma regional: https://balancebeamsituation.com/2023/03/23/oklahoma-regional-preview/

UCLA Regional: https://balancebeamsituation.com/2023/03/24/ucla-regional-preview/

Pittsburgh Regional: https://balancebeamsituation.com/2023/03/26/pitt-regional-preview/

Denver Regional: https://balancebeamsituation.com/2023/03/27/denver-regional-preview/

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Any tips for watching this outside the US?

There aren’t any. It is being streamed by ESPN+ so you need to have the app in order to watch.

PAC 12 International YouTube might have the UCLA regional, but I doubt it since ESPN owns the rights to regionals.

Hopefully #1GymFan on YouTube will upload.

Yeah she is my only hope :pray: this sucks

Get a VPN and buy a subscription

You can’t get a VPN and still access ESPN+ you need to subscribe.

Yes, that’s what I said. Get a subscription. But you can only subscribe from within certain countries

If I access via a UK VPN, this is the subscription option I get. £9.99, cancel after one month seems a good deal to Watch regionals

OH! Sorry I didn’t realize you needed a VPN as well…I thought the subscription was good for anyone.

Well, it possibly is good for nearly anyone. But unlikely Russia

Mine too.
I am sure it’ll all be posted to YouTube. I won’t have the time the next few days and this weekend to watch so I’ll check live results and then YouTube after…still trying to finish up with conference meets!

I’m not 100% sure I’m right on this, but as far as I know, ESPN+ is only available in the US. Most countries have access to ESPN Player, but that won’t be showing regionals. A couple people on Reddit bought ESPN Player only to realize this afterwards.