#25 Washington Finishes Second In Wasatch Classic

#25 Washington Finishes Second In Wasatch Classic

WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – The Washington gymnastics team came out strong at the Wasatch Classic on Saturday to finish second in the opening session of the weekend quad meet.

UW finished the afternoon with a 196.550, dramatically improving on its week one score and demonstrating many strong finishes across the board.

#6 UCLA finished first with a score of 197.850. #19 Minnesota came in third with a 196.325, and Boise State finished the afternoon with a 195.050.

The GymDawgs started on the beam where they performed well, but struggled compared to the other three events, with the only beam under 49.

Brenna Brooks led the Huskies with a 9.800 on her beam routine, while Kennedi Davis scored a 9.825 to place fifth.

Washington dominated the floor exercise, with five of the six GymDawgs in the lineup scoring 9.800 or higher.

Lana Navarro led the way with a near-perfect 9.900 on floor, with first-year Emily Innes scoring a 9.875. Skylar Killough-Wilhelm and Hadley Roberts each finished with 9.825s on their routines.

Three 9.850 scores from Davis, Killough-Wilhelm and Cunningham helped the GymDawgs secure a team score of 49.125 on the vault in the third event of the afternoon.

Washington showed their best work in the fourth event. Killough-Wilhelm and freshman Olivia Oppegard crushed the uneven bars, each scoring a 9.875 to place first and third, respectively.

Brooks and Tubbs each scored a 9.850, helping the GymDawgs earn the high score of the afternoon on bars with a 49.275.

Coach Llewellyn’s thoughts

“I’m super proud of our performance this afternoon. I was proud that we were able to stay in what we like to call our ‘four walls.’ We were able to focus on us and focus on doing our job and we knew that the result would take care of itself. We got to see a lot of new faces – a lot of freshmen who had to do routines that they haven’t competed in yet, so getting to see them handle the pressure and gain experience today really helped test our depth.

“It’s always nice to get a win against a Big Ten school. Minnesota was at Nationals last year, so today was a big result for us and a big confidence boost — knowing we can compete against anybody in the country on any given night.”

GymDawgs by event:


Kennedy Davis – 9.850

Lana Navarro – 9.825

Skylar Killough-Wilhelm – 9.850

Amara Cunningham — 9.850


Skylar Killough-Wilhelm – 9,875

Olivia Oppegard – 9.875

Brenna Brooks – 9.850

Lilly Tubbs – 9.850


Brenna Brooks – 9.800

Kennedy Davis – 9.825


Skylar Killough-Wilhelm – 9.825

Emily Innes – 9.875

Lana Navarro – 9,900


Skylar Killough-Wilhelm – 39,300


Washington will welcome #6 UCLA to Alaska Airlines Arena for the first home opener of the season at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 21st.

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