Tim McNeill has resigned as coach of Cal's Mens squad. He will undergo back surgery, and after recuperation, will return to elite coaching. The former standout was instrumental in getting the Men's program restored as a varsity program, and had recruited 13 frosh for this past season. Cal finished 7th at the NCAAs, having been edged out for the finals by just 0.1
Link: Cal Release
Allison Scates, L10 from Bannon's in Texas, Megan Frazzini, L10 from CGI in Colorado, and Hannah Dee Smith, L10 from Bama Bounders in Alabama, will join the Centenary team next fall.
Missouri has announced that Shannon Welker has been hired to helm their Women's program. Welker is currently an assistant at Michigan. He replaces Rob Drass, who resigned after the close of the current season. Prior to his five seasons at Michigan, Welker was an assistant at Bowling Green. Prior to that year, he spent nine years coaching at the St. Louis Gymnastics Center. He is a former All-American at UIC and a former men's assistant coach.
Link: Mizzou Announcement
Lily Hardman, L10 at CapitalGymnastics in Virginia, will join the Iowa State team this fall. Lily qualified to regionals last season. She competed on bars at her state mee this season.
Brittini Chappell, L10 at AGA Gymnastics in Michigan, has committed to Arizona State. This season Brittini won the Luau in Leos meet (1st V/FX) and she recently finished 4th AA at her regional meet.
Noelle Harada, L10 at Libertyville Gymnastics in Illinois, has announced her commitment to Towson. Noelle qualified to the NIT in 2011 and to JOs in 2012. This season she finished in the top five AA at most of her meets. She recently finished 5th AA at her regional meet.
Caitlyn Fillard, L10 at New Image in NY, has committed to North Carolina State. Caitlyn is a three time JO qualifier. She qualified this season from her 1st place finish at regionals (1st AA/Vault/FX).
Kendal Moss, L10 from Everest Gymnastics in N.C., has committed to Auburn. Kendal qualified to the 2012 NIT and finished 1st on bars. This season she won the Everest Classic (1st BB) and she also competed at the Liukin Cup.
In the Junior Elite finals, Akash Modi won the Senior (17-18) crown at the Men's Junior Olympic Nationals. Dmitri Belanovski was 2nd and Jacob Dastrup was third. Modi also won the PB while Belanovski the rings and Dastrup, the PH. Charles Eggleston won vault and floor while Yordan Aleksandrov won the HB.
In the Junior division, Marvin Kimble continued his domination, winning the overall crown and taking five of six event titles.
In addition, champions were crowned this year at Level 10.
Link: USA Gymnastics Release
Link: Level 10 Release