Boise State began their season on home turf in a dominating fashion, finishing with a 196.400 and beating both San Jose State and Air Force. This score set a new record for the highest opening score of the season for the Broncos program, setting Boise State up well for 2019. The Broncos also swept the individual event titles as well as the all-around title, making this an exciting meet for the home team.
The Broncos started off strong on the vault, with four gymnasts scoring a 9.800 or higher. Sarah Means earned a 9.825, winning the event. Courtney McGregor, Shani Remme, and Sami Smith tied for second, all scoring a 9.800. After the first rotation, McGregor and Remme went on to complete their all-around performances. Remme finished first in the all-around, scoring a 39.500.
On the uneven bars in the second rotation, the Broncos put up some big scores to finish with a 49.250. With a strong leadoff routine by Tatum Bruden, scoring a 9.850, and an impressive anchor routine by Emily Muhlenhaupt, scoring a 9.875, Boise State continued to distance themselves from the Falcons and Spartans.
The momentum kept building for the Broncos, who scored a 49.225 on the balance beam. The scores continued to build throughout the lineup, highlighted by Remme’s 9.950. Sarah Means and Alex Esmerian also performed well, both scoring a 9.875.
The seniors brought it all together on floor, finishing with three scores above 9.800. Remme finished her competition with a strong performance on floor, scoring a 9.900 and finishing first on the event. Means finished second with a 9.850, and Esmerian finished third with a 9.800. This team will be one to watch this season, as experienced upperclassmen and a strong freshman class work together to keep Boise State among the top 15 programs as they continue to rise.Tags: Air Force, Air Force Falcons, Alex Esmerian, Boise State, Boise State Broncos, Courtney McGregor, Emily Muhlenhaupt, NCAA Gymnastics, Sami Smith, San Jose State, San Jose State Spartans, Sarah Means, Shani Remme, Tatum Bruden