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GymDawgs Ready To Take On Regionals
Release: 04/04/2014
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SEATTLE – The University of Washington is all ready to host the NCAA West Regional Championships Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. PT. Tickets are still on sale and can be bought on site or at gohuskies.com/tickets.

You can also follow along with the battle to get to nationals with the live stream here, live scoring here or the team’s Twitter (@UWGymnastics).

“Regionals is a new breath of life for us,” head coach Joanne Bowers said. “We’ve got nothing to loose and everything to gain on Saturday. We’re going to leave it all out on the floor and see where we get. We have so much talent on this team and we want the world to know that.”

The West Regional will feature the No. 1-seeded Alabama, No. 2 seed Nebraska, third-seeded Boise State as well as Denver and Brigham Young at No. 4 and No. 5. There will also be individual all-around and event specialist competitors from Alaska-Anchorage, Sacramento State and Seattle Pacific.

The top-two teams from each of the six regionals being held across the country Saturday will advance to the NCAA Championships that will be held in Birmingham, Ala. April 18-20.

The Huskies are hoping to build on the great performances they saw at Pac-12 Championships. After a couple of missteps in the first rotation on the floor exercise, UW picked it up and ended with a 9.950 for a vault championship from senior Aliza Vaccher, a 9.900 on bars for Jackie McCartin and two 9.900s on beam, one from McCartin and one from Allison Northey.

Those beam routines earned them both second-place honors on the event and clinched the GymDawgs Regionals berth.

The Dawgs are trying to break into the National meet for the first time since 1998. They have finished just out of qualifying position, at third-place, for three years in a row.

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Projected Line-Ups:

VAULT
1. Faith Morrison
2. Madison Podlucky
3. Alexandra Yacalis
4. Allison Northey
5. Aliza Vaccher
6. Jackie McCartin

BARS
1. Kaitlyn Duranczyk
2. Sheridan Metcalf
3. Allison Northey
4. Aliza Vaccher
5. Janae Janik
6. Jackie McCartin

BEAM
1. McKenzie Fechter
2. Allison Northey
3. Alexandra Yacalis
5. Aliza Vaccher
4. Janae Janik
6. Jackie McCartin

FLOOR
1. Jackie McCartin
2.­­ McKenzie Fechter
3. Allison Northey
4. Madison Podlucky
5. Alexandra Yacalis
6. Aliza Vaccher

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