Centenary has added Leviticus Knighten for 2011-2012. Knighten trains as a L10 at Coast Elite in Florida. At the recent Region VIII L10 Regionals, she placed 6th AA and 3rd on FX in the Senior D group, earning a trip to the JO Nationals. As a L9 in 2010, she won the BB and placed 9th AA at the Level 9 Eastern Nationals.
Here are the final Men's National Rankings, courtesy of Troester GymInfo:
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Here are the final Women's National Rankings from Troester.com, based on National finish or National Qualifying Score (RQS plus Regional score):
Link: Full List
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Allison Northey has committed to Washington for 2012-2013, according to her club's web site. Northey recently claimed the VT, UB and AA titles at the 2011 Region II L10 Regionals. In 2010, she placed 27th AA at the L10 Nationals, Jr. D division. The prior year, she tied for 5th on BB and placed 36th AA.
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Kailie Ponto is headed to Oregon State next fall, according to her club. Ponto competed just two events at Regionals this past weekend, after missing most of the season. She was 33rd AA at the 2010 L10 Nationals, Senior B. In 2009, she won the L10 National title on BB and placed 24th AA.
The 2011 season is over, and NCAA Champions have been crowned. Bama won the team title with a spectacular effort, defeating defending champion UCLA. Michigan's Kylee Botterman won the AA title and the AAI American Award. Here's the full list of winners:
Stanford won the 2011 Men's NCAA team title. Congratulations to all of the 2011 Champions. Here's the full recap on the winners.
On Vault, Marissa King stuck her Tsukahara Layout 1 1/2 twist to secure the win. Her second vault of a layout Tsuk full had a small hop. OU's Madison Mooring used a Yurchenko Layout 1/2 and a Yurchenko Layout Full to take second. Erin Davis of NU landed a Yurchenko Layout 1 1/2 but stepped to the side. She followed that up with a big Layout Yurchenko full. Only four event finalists attempted two 10.0 start value vaults.
On UB, Kat Ding of Georgia went early and hit her dismount for the win. Despite what she described as perhaps not her top effort of the year, the consistent Ding nailed her set when it mattered. Oregon State's Jen Kesler was 2nd. A trio of athletes tied in third: Sarah Demeo of Bama, Makayla Stambaugh of Oregon State, and Monique DeLaTorre of UCLA. Just the smallest of hops separated the top placers, while some favorites took steps on their dismount, and only one fell.
Sam Peszek of UCLA used the event finals as a chance to throw a standing full twisting back tuck into her set. Her set was packed with difficulty and she was rewarded accordingly. Bama's Kayla Hoffman and UCLA's Aisha Gerber tied for 2nd. There were no falls in the final, and just small details separated the top finalists, with exception of Peszek's finals-worthy upgrade.
Geralen Stack-Eaton, who was one bobble away from the AA title, won the individual National title on FX to cap off a great weekend for the Bama faithful. She hit her double Arabian mount and a double pike dismount to close. Florida's Maranda Smith tied with Michigan's Kylee Botterman and UCLA's Brittani McCullough for 2nd. Smith and Botterman both opened with pike full-ins, while McCullough did hers in tuck. Super high tumbling was evidenced in the finals, with only two finalists not throwing FIG E skills (but both did Ds in combination). Landing control and dance execution separated the finalists.
Some of the nation's top up and coming club gymnasts competed at the L10 Regionals this past weekend. Here's how your favorite incoming recruits and future commits did this weekend. Check back later for links to videos. As always, check our Results / Club Results section for links to club meets from across the nation. All of the Regional results are now available.