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Saturday, 27 April 2024 20:30

American Classic: Carey Takes First

Oregon State's Jade Carey posted a strong 55.0 to win the American Classic.  In 2nd was Michigan commit Myli Lew (53.9) and 3rd was Auburn signee Marissa Neal (53.05).   Former AU star and Sunisa Lee placed 1st on BB.  Illinois signee Chloe Cho placed 10th AA (51.05) and qualified to the US Champioonships (the results have not fully been updated with her score).  Other recruits competing AA include Clemson commit Kelise Woolford in 13th (50.2) and AU commit Brynn Torry in 17th (49.4). 

Link:  Results

What a wild and exciting finish to the NCAA gymnastics season!.  We have a new first time Women's Champion and a five in a row Men's team champion.  Let's do a quick rewind and visit some of our wishes for next season.

Saturday, 27 April 2024 14:12

Pacific Rim: Moldauer Wins AA

Former OU Sooner Yul Mdaueir, an Olympian, world medalist and former US and NCAA Champion, won the gold in the AA at the Pacific Rim Championships.  Former Michigan standout Cameron Bock took the silver.  Moldauer posted an 84.6 to hold off Bock's 84.15.  Several US gymnasts qualified to event finals.  Moldauer qualified on FX, R, PB and HB while Bock qualified on PH, R, PB and HB  Stanford signee Kai Uemura qualified on FX while NU signee Caden Clinton qualified on PH.  Former PSU standout Sam Zakutney of Canada qualified first on HB and also qualified on FX and PB.  Zakutney was 5th AA and Clinton 6th.   

Link: USA Gym

 

Friday, 26 April 2024 23:09

2024-2025: Elkins to West Chester

Hannah Elkins, a L10 at Coastal Realm, has committed to West Chester, starting in 2024-2025.  She recently placed 8th AA at the Region 2 L10 Regionals.  She also tied for 44th AA at the 2023 Women's Development Program Level 10 Nationals. 

Link:  Insta

Friday, 26 April 2024 23:05

2025-2026: Pebenito to SJSU

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Genesis Pebenito, a L10 from Academy of Gymnastics/Salcianu, has committed to a full scholarship offer from San Jose State, starting in 2025-2026.  She recently placed 6th AA and tied for 3rd on BB at the Region 3 L10 Regionals.  She was 16th AA at Regionals in 2023.

Link:  Insta

In a much anticipated announcement, UGA named Cecile Canqueteau-Landi and Ryan Roberts as co-Head Coaches of the program.  Roberts has been an assistant at Alabama and Georgia.   Canqueteau-Landi is of course, along with her husband Laurent, the personal coaches of Simone Biles and head coaches at World Champion Centre in Texas.   Canqueteau-Landi also stated on her X account that Laurent will remain back in Texas for a year while their daughter finishes her final year in high school.  She will also remain at WCC through the Paris Olympics, per a release from WCC.  

Link:  UGA Release  

Wednesday, 24 April 2024 22:03

2025-2026: Fisk to NC State

Emerson Fisk, a L10 from Golden City, has committed to full ride scholarship offer from NC State, starting in 2025-2026.  She recently placed 2nd AA, 1st on UB and 3rd(t) on VT at the Region 8 L10 Regionals.  She competed on only three events for the latter part of last season. 

Link:  Insta

Wednesday, 24 April 2024 22:00

2024-2025: Cashion Switches to Kentucky

Anna Flynn Cashion, a L10 from Everest who was previously committed to Auburn, has committed to a full scholarship at Kentucky.  Cashion recently finished 3rd AA at the Region 8 L10 Regionals, with a big score of 38.875.  She also placed 2nd on VT and tied for 3rd on UB at the Regional. 

Link:  Insta

The 2024 Honda Award finalists for Gymnastics are Jordan Bowers of OU, Haleigh Bryant of LSU, jade Carey of Oregon State and Leanne Wong of Florida.  

Link: LSU Release

Monday, 22 April 2024 09:23

Transfer: Kraus to Nebraska

Nya Kraus, a standout sophomore at Lindenwood, will continue her career at Nebraska.  She competed on up to four events for the Lions, and was a qualifier on BB to the NCAA Regionals.  

Link:  NU Release

Stanford blasted through the final to win their fifth National Team Championship in a row.  Entering the final, Stanford had qualified in third position behind OU and Michigan.  But with a big 425.324 team tally, the Cardinal easily outdistanced Michigan's 419.689.  OU finished back at 412.956, just ahead of NU's 412.427.  Illinois was 5th at 411.659 and the host Buckeyes tallied a 399.122.  Stanford was led by AA champ Khoi Young and teammate Asher Hong, who won R, VT and PB.  Young posted a big 86.098 to outpace Michigan's Fred Richard's 83.999 and OU';s Fuzzy Benas (83.864).  Michigan's Paul Juda won the FX while Air Force's Patrick Hoopes took the PH with a big 15.3.  Illini Tate Costa won the tiebreaker on HB.  Earlier in the week, Stanford's Colt Walker won the Nissin-Emery Award. 

Link:  Results and Stanford Release

Saturday, 20 April 2024 14:55

LSU Wins the 2024 NCAA Championships (W)

LSU becomes just the 8th team to win the NCAA Team title. Coming from behind on BB, they posted a school record 49.7625 to tally a 198.225. Cal was 2nd at 197.85, Utah a 197.8 and Florida a 197.4375. This is LSU's first NCAA Team title in Gymnastics.  Utah had a slight lead heading into the final round, but had problems on their first two vaults.  Cal also suffered a mistake on their first routine as well.  Things began to get dramatic when LSU counted a fall on their BB routine, but all their next four gymnasts went 9.95 or higher to secure the title in dramatic fashion.  Utah finished strong, but Cal posted a 49.5 on UB to surpass them in the final round. 

Link:  Results

OU edged Michigan 418.957 to 418.954, thanks to a 1.0 neutral deduction to the team score.  Both teams easily advanced to the Final.  Ohio State posted a 408.725 to secure the final spot, defeating PSU (405.423), Air Force (398.089) and Springfield (382.19).  OU was led by Emre Dodanli, who posted the top mark of the day on FX, and teammate Max Bereznev, who posted the top mark on VT.  Michigan got first place finishes from Javier Alfonso on R, Evgeny Siminiuc on PB and Fred Richard on HB.  Air Force's Patrick Hoopes posted the top mark of the day on PH, a 15.266.   PSU's Josh Karnes posted an 83.531 to lead the AAers.

Link:  Results and Michigan Release

 

Stanford posted a 417.389 to win the first session of the qualifying day at the Men's NCAA Championships.  Nebraska was 2nd at 413.523 and Illinois 3rd at 410.461.  Cal was 4th at 407.158, Navy 5th at 396.29 and Greenville 5th at 389.157.   Stanford was led by Asher Hong, who posted the top mark of the day on R and PB.  For the Illini, Connor McCool had the top mark on FX while teammate Brandon Dang swung to a 15.0 on PH.  Illini Ryan Vanichtheeranont had the top mark on HB.  Cal's Khalen Curry had the top mark on VT.  

Link:  Results and Stanford Release

Courtney Kupets-Carter will not return next season, after seven years at the helm of the program.  A national search will commence immediately, with ripple effect repercussions on coaching staffs and recruiting.   

Link:  UGA Release

Stanford signee Levi Jung-Ruivivar, competing for the Philippines, won a silver medal on UB at the Doha World Cup.  In doing so, she has secured a spot at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Link:  Insta

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