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The Huskies came in 4th at the Pac 12 Invitational with a total team score of 369.8, 1.5 points higher than the last competition and the second highest team score of the season. Stanford won it all with a team score of 403.6, Cal second with a 395.15, and ASU 3rd with a 385.0.
The Dawgs started out strong on parallel bars with a team score of 62.95. Ben Bloom lead the Huskies with a 12.95, his highest score of the season! Michael Sibley was close behind with a 12.75. This was also Sibley’s highest score of the season.
Ben Bloom also lead the Huskies on the high bar with a 12.2. High bar has been one of Huskie’s weaker events this season. Having to count two falls, it made for the lowest high bar score this year.
The Huskies bounced back on the floor exercise scoring a team total of 65.3. Ben Bloom lead the pack again with his season high 13.7. Connor Petellin was close behind with a 13.6. This was Connor’s first competition due to his sickness at Airforce and missing line up for the Stanford open. Petellin’s floor routine only had .45 in deductions, a very clean routine.
Nathan Tsuji hit a very nice pommel horse routine leading the pack with a 12.65. Tsuji’s consistency has been crucial in giving the team the confidence they need on one of their weaker events. This was the second meet that there were no falls counted! The Dawgs ended up with a team score on the pommels of 58.85.
Nathan Tsuji also lead the Huskies on the rings with a 12.85. He was followed by Ben Bloom with a 12.15. All together the team’s difficulty on rings is not as high as the other three teams. A couple of uncharacteristic mistakes made for a season low 59.25.
All of the Dawgs stayed on their feet on their vault landings to score their highest event score of the meet and second highest of the season, a 66.3. Jacob Jarrett lead the pack with a huge 14.15, followed by Michael Sibley with a 13.2, and Kody Dominguez with a 13.1. Dominguez stuck his beautiful laid out Tsukahara, incurring only .2 in deductions! This was the cleanest performance of the entire competition.
The Huskies compete again next Saturday, February 24th in the Sundevil Classic against ASU, SoCal United, and Calgary.