Oregon State University Athletics

Corvallis, Oregon. – A record 8,859 fans crammed into the Legendary Gill Coliseum on Saturday afternoon to watch Oregon State’s No. 13 gymnastics team record its second-highest score in program history with a 197.950 to defeat Utah’s 197.700 and clinch a share of the regular season Pac-12 2023 Championship.

The 197.950 is the highest score inside Gill Coliseum in program history.

“There aren’t enough words to describe how much I appreciate Beaver Nation,” said head coach Tanya Chaplin. “Michael and I have been doing this for 26 years now and today was one of the proudest days of my career. I have always said that our local fans were the seventh person to take part in the event. really pushed them to play at our best and I couldn’t be happier to get the win for them and our senior class who have meant so much to this program.”

Oregon State finishes a second straight season undefeated at home to wrap up a second straight share of the Pac-12 title.

Second year Jade Carey won the awards and now has 89 event titles in his career, while the first year Jennifer McMillan won her first event title, sharing the podium on bars with a 9.950.

The Beavs fielded a senior class with over 360 hit routines, like kayla bird, Madi Dagen, jena sunday And Christina Peterson ended their illustrious career atop the conference standings.

OSU tied its season jump score with a 49.300, led by Sydney Gonzales And Jade Carey surpassing the 9.900 mark with a 9.900 and 9.925 from the duo.

SKIP:
Garcia – 9,775
Letzsch – 9,800
Brions – 9,800
Gonzales – 9,900
Days – 9,875
Carey – 9.925
Chavez – 9.850 (ex.)

Spinning on the bars, the Beavs went their way, with the third best score in program history. Three freshmen posted career-high scores as the Beavs notched a season-high 49.550 to take a lead they won’t relinquish.

BARS:
Beeman – 9.825
Miller – 9,800
Weaver – career high 9.925
Cases – career high 9,900
McMillan – career high 9.950
Carey – 9,950
Bird – 9.700 (scale)

In their final routines on the beam at Gill, Peterson and Dagen tied their season highs of 9.875 and 9.925, to push the Beavs to 49.550, with Carey leading at 9.975.

BEAM:
Peterson – 9.875
Domingo – 9,825
Letzsch – 9,875
Gonzales – 9,900
Days – 9,925
Carey – 9.975
Youth – 9,950

In his final routine in front of the Beaver faithful, Dagen all but sealed the competition, tying his career-high 9.950 to lift the crowd of 8,859. Carey put the final seal on the program’s first win over Utah since 2017 with a 9.975 to end the afternoon.

FLOOR:
Miller – 9.875
Youth – 9,850
Letzsch – 9,875
Gonzales – 9,875
On the day – tied at 9,950, a career high
Carey – 9.975
Garcia – 9,800 (ex.)

FOLLOWING
OSU moves into the playoffs with the Pac-12 Championships in West Valley City, Utah on Saturday, March 18. Oregon State took third place at the 2022 Pac-12 Championships with their sixth 197 of the season, which was the first time any Beaver team has done so.

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