BOISE, Idaho - The No. 15-ranked Boise State gymnastics team opened their 2011 home season with a bang on Friday (Feb. 4) night defeating Cal State Fullerton 196.175-189.175 in Taco Bell Arena. The score marks the 13th-best team total in Boise State gymnastics history. The teams participated in the ninth annual Beauty and the Beast competition which was held side-by-side with the Bronco wrestling team who defeated Utah Valley 32-6.
Overall the Broncos won all four events as a team, scoring season-bests of 49.025 on vault, 49.150 on bars, 48.925 on beam and 49.075 on floor. The Titans scored a 48.025 on vault, 46.725 on bars, 46.325 on beam and 48.10 on floor.
"We were strong from the top of our lineup to the bottom tonight," said co-head coach Tina Bird. "Each Bronco stepped up and had a great performance. Hannah Redmon had a stellar night, as did Amy Glass. It was great to add Hailey Gaspar back in the lineup, she had a great night as well."
Boise State's Amy Glass and Hannah Redmon wrote a brilliant story for the Broncos teaming up to win all four event wins, as well as the all-around in record fashion. Glass set a new career-best 39.40 in the all-around to win the event, while also setting a career-best on beam of 9.925 to win the event. Redmon captured three event titles, winning the floor exercise after tying her career-best of 9.925, winning the uneven bars by tying her career-best of 9.90 and winning the vault with a season-best 9.875 score.
Redmon improved to 17 career wins on vault, eight on bars and 18 on floor, as well as collecting her first win on vault this season, second on bars and second on floor. Redmon's 18th career win on floor sets the new Boise State all-time career floor wins record, surpassing Julie Wagner, who she was tied with at 17 wins prior to Friday's meet. Her 17th win on vault ties her for No. 2 all-time in career vault wins, while her eighth win on bars is good for a tie for the No. 6 all-time career bars wins spot. Redmon's 9.90 on bars ties her for the No. 22-best score in school history on the event, while also tying the No. 18 spot on floor with her 9.925 score.
Glass improves to nine career all-around wins, good for No. 5 on Boise State all-around career wins list, while also improving to five career beam wins, tying her for No. 9. She has tallied three beam wins this season, putting her in a tie for No. 10 in a season at Boise State, while also earning four all-around wins this season, tying her for fifth in all-time season wins. Her all-around score tied her for No. 19 in Boise State's record books, while her beam mark ties her for No. 14 all-time.
With Redmon winning vault, Glass came in close behind, tying with teammate Hailey Gaspar who participated in her first meet of the season. The duo tied for second, scoring 9.850 each. Amanda Otuafi helped a first through fourth-place sweep, picking up a tie for fourth with a 9.750. Kelsey Black placed seventh on vault with a 9.70, while Brittany Potvin-Green scored a 9.675 to place eighth.
Scoring their highest event total of the night, the Broncos were led by Redmon on bars. Potvin-Green scored a new career-best of 9.850 to place second, while Glass claimed third with a 9.825. Katie Tuller tied a career-best of 9.80 to place fourth, Lindsay Kazandjian scored a 9.775 to place fifth and Black scored a 9.650 to place sixth for a Bronco sweep in the event.
Glass led the way on beam, while Kelsey Lang placed second with a 9.825. Bekah Gher and Gaspar each scored a 9.750 to tie for third, while Mallory Dziawura scored a 9.675 to place sixth. Kazandjian rounded out the Bronco line-up with her eighth-place finish and 9.30 score.
In the final event, the Broncos brought big energy and high flying tumbling. Redmon won the event, while Black placed second with a career-best 9.825. Glass with CSUF's Alaina Baker for third, scoring a 9.80. Lang placed fifth with a 9.775, while Kazandjian earned a sixth-place finish (9.750) and Potvin-Green tied for seventh (9.675).
Glass captured the all-around title, while CSUF's Baker placed second with a 38.850. The Titan's Shelly Cooper was the only other all-around competitor, scoring a 38.025 for a third-place finish.
Boise State improves to 31-18 over Cal State Fullerton, including a nine-meeting win streak. The Broncos also improve to 3-3 on the season.
The Broncos continue their season in one week when they head to San Jose, California to take on the host Spartans, UC Davis and Seattle Pacific. The meet is slated for an 8:00 p.m. (Mountain) start on Fri., Feb. 11.