Gym: CLOSER LOOK
North Central Region
Coach: Greg Marsden (813-140-5, 30 seasons)
Ranking: No. 1
Dual meet record: 12-2
Season best: 197.85 on March 11
Of note: Utah goes into the postseason ranked No. 1 for the first time since 1993. . . . Utah has three of the top 10 all-arounders in the nation. Ashley Postell is fourth (39.535 RQS), Nicolle Ford is sixth (39.53), Annabeth Eberle is seventh (39.495). . . . Postell has won the balance beam event in the last six meets.
Coach: Brad Cattermole (221-244-1, 17 seasons)
Ranking: No. 13
Dual meet record: 10-6
Season best: 196.825 on March 26
Of note: Jaime Mabray is the Cougars' top all-arounder with a regional qualifying score of 39.5. . . . The Cougars haven't qualified for nationals since 2000, when they finished 11th. . . . Season best came at home against Utah. . . . Dayna Smart is tied for ninth on the balance beam.
Coach: Scott Bauman (100-130, 13 seasons)
Ranking: No. 22
Dual meet record: 9-8
Season best: 196.175 on Feb. 11
Of note: Finished second at the Western Gymnastics Conference championships behind Utah State. . . . Leah Sakhitab is the top all-arounder with a RQS of 39.3. . . . Carly Geronimo finished third on beam at the WGC championships.
Coach: Tanya Chaplin (130-95-1, 8 seasons)
Ranking: No. 12
Dual meet record: 17-8
Season best: 195.975 on Feb. 11
Of note: The Beavers are one of the top teams in the country, but interestingly, don't have any all-arounders in the regional rankings, using mostly specialists. . . . Picked 13th in the preseason poll, OSU has been ranked as high as eighth. . . . Lindsay Nelson hasn't missed an uneven bars routine this year.
Co-coaches: Jim and Meg Stephenson (119-95-1, 8 seasons)
Ranking: No. 20
Dual meet record: 11-11
Season best: 195.775 on Feb. 26
Of note: Laura Johnson is the team's top all-arounder with an RQS of 39.225. . . . The Stephensons are former Utah assistants. . . . The Gophers lost to Utah 195.275-194.45 in the regular season.
Coach: Larissa Libby (9-18, one season)
Dual meet record: 9-18
Season best: 195.25 on Feb. 26
Of note: Liz Grajewski is the top all-arounder with an RQS of 39.075.
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