The USA Gymnastics Open held an elite qualifier this past weekend. Senior age level competitors needed to hit qualifying scores in order to advance to the Classics (if they have already received their compulsary score): 53.0 as an AAer, 40.5 on three events, or 27.5 on two events. AU commit Caitlin Atkinson placed 3rd in her session but did get a qualifying mark. Bama commit Lauren Beers was 4th in the same session and has previously qualified. The next qualifier is in July.
Per Gymn.ca, Ti Liu is reportedly headed to UCLA as a walk-on. The sr. high performance (elite) from Canada's Gymnix club recently placed 4th on BB and 7th on UB at the 2011 Canadian Championships. At the 2010 Canadian Championships, she placed 2nd AA, 2nd on UB and 4th on BB in the National Open 16+ division.
In the Men's Senior High Performance (elite) category at the 2011 Canadian Championships, Jackson Payne won the AA title. PSU grad Casey Sandy was third. In the event finals, Payne won the FX and PH while Sandy won the HB. Scott Morgan won the Rings, while Hugh Smith won the VT. Brandon O'Neill won the PB.
Recruitable Jessica Dowling won the National Open 16+ division at the Canadian Championships, posting a big win with a 56.875 under the modified National Open rules. She dominated, posting the top mark on everything but VT. Dowling will be attempting to make the Dutch National Team this year, using her dual citizenship. Iowa signee Emily Bigras was 8th AA and 4th on UB. SUU signee Rochelle Bernier was 11th AA.
Madeline Gardiner won the women's AA title at the 2011 Canadian Championships, in the Senior High Performance (eliite) category. Recruitable Jessica Savona was 2nd after a two year recovery from injury, while another recruitable, Canadian World Team member Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto, was 3rd. Former World VT finalist Brittany Rogers, another uncommitted recruit, was fourth in her return from injury. Roughly 20 NCAA coaches were reportedly in attendance. Arizona signee Kristin Klarenbach did not compete.
Stanford has officially announced the addition of Alex Archer to their women's squad next fall. At the 2011 L10 Junior Olympic Nationals, she finished 22nd AA in the Senior D division. She tied for 10th AA and 2nd on UB at the 2010 Region I L10 Regionals.
Link: Stanford Release
Recruits and recruitables were in action today at the Canadian Championships. The women's high performance (elite) seniors were in action, in qualification for the AA and Event finals. Dominique Pegg posted the top mark on Day 1 with a 53.9. Arizona signee Kristin Klarenbach was 2nd.
A trio of OU Sooners (Jake Dalton, Steve Legendre and Alex Naddour) led the USA to 2nd place a the Stella Zharkarova Cup. Naddour placed 3rd AA.
Link: OU Release