Boise, Idaho – The No. 16 Bronco Gymnastics team took down San Jose State and Air Force at their annual Pink Meet on Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 1,132. The Broncos honor cancer survivors every season with the Pink Meet by wearing pink leotards and handing out t-shirts to fans in attendance.
Boise State finished with a final score of 196.400. This score tops the school record for highest season-opener score.
With this victory, co-head coaches Tina Bird and Neil Resnick now have 200 career wins under their belts.
The Blue and Orange swept the event titles. Shani Remme took the top spot in the all-around (39.500), and garnered an individual title on both floor (9.900) and balance beam (9.950). Throughout the meet, the Broncos never fell below first place.
Remme's 39.500 is the highest all-around score in a season-opener in school history. In addition, her 9.95 on beam is a career-high for the senior. Fellow senior Sarah Means earned the victory on vault with a score of 9.85, with Remme, junior Courtney McGregor and freshman Samantha Smith tying for second place (9.800).
In the second rotation, the Broncos were on the uneven bars. McGregor and sophomore Emily Muhlenhaupt tied for first and recorded scores of 9.875, while Remme and sophomore Tatum Bruden tied at 9.850.
Boise State took the top three spots on beam for the third rotation. Remme's career-high performance put her on top and Means tied with teammate Alex Esmerian (9.875).
The meet concluded for Boise State on floor. Once again, the Broncos went 1, 2, 3 in the event, with seniors Remme, Means, and Esmerian leading the way.
"For meets, we want to have the girls do what they do in practice," Bird said. "That's what they did. It was awesome."
Other notable performances included Isabella Amado's 9.800 on beam and Gabby Bouza's 9.800 on bars.
Three freshmen made their college debuts Sunday. Hope Masiado was first in the vault lineup and posted a 9.725, while teammate Samantha Smith was slotted third, earning a 9.800. Alexis Stokes made an appearance on bars, recording a score of 9.775.
"I was somewhat surprised with how stable the freshmen were," Resnick said. "Typically, you know, they're freshmen, and they need to learn what a college meet feels like. They acted a lot more like they were in their second or third year instead of their first."
The Broncos will have a quick turnaround this week. They travel to Cedar City to take on Southern Utah on Friday, Jan 17 at 7 p.m.