Simone Biles won two more gold medals to bring her career total to 19 as the World Championships concluded. Her 25 overall medals are the most by any gymnast, male of female. AU commit Sunisa Lee won the silver on FX. Utah commit Kara Eaker was 4th on BB while UCLA commit Brooklyn Moors was 7th on FX. On the Men's side, former NCAA Champ (Michigan) Sam Mikulak was fifth on HB. Former Illini All-American Tyson Bull of Australia was 7th.
Simone Biles hit a nearly perfect Amanar to win her 22nd World Championship medal and her third Gold of the championships. Oregon State commit Jade Carey won the silver. On UB, AU commit Sunisa Lee won the broze. Belgium's Nina Derwael won the Gold.
Russia's Nikita Nagornyy won the 2019 Men's World AA title in Stuttgart today. Teammate Artur Dalaloyan was 2nd, while the Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev was 3rd. Former NCAA champ and Michigan star Sam Mikulak was leading by a small marging at the midway point but fell off the PH to finish 7th. Former NCAA champ and OU star Yul Moldauer was 16th.
Simone Biles of the US, as expected, won the AA gold (her fifth AA gold) with a 58.99. She posted the highest scores of the day on VT, BB and FX, and the 3rd highest on UB. China's Tang Xijing was 2nd and Russia's Angelina Melnikova was 3rd. AU commit Sunisa Lee was 8th after problems on UB and ULCA commit Brooklyn Moors was 14th.
Russia outpaced China to win the Men's World Team Title. Japan was third. The US was greatly improved from their struggles in prelims, posting fourth with a quintet of former and current NCAAers (Trevor Howard - ex PSU, Sam Mikulak - ex Michigan, Yul Moldauer - ex OU, Akash Modi - ex Stanford, Shane Wiskus, Minnesota).
Led by Simone Biles' 59.766, the US women overcame two major mistakes to win the gold medal by 5.801 points over Russia. Italy scored a historic bronze, counting just one fall. The US squad features Oregon State commit Jade Carey, AU commit Sunisa Lee and Utah commits Kara Eaker and Grace McCallum. Canada, featuring Bama star Shallon Olsen and UCLA commit Brooklyn Moors, finished 7th.
Russian was the top qualifier as the Men's Qualification ends in Stuttgart. The US, after a shaky competition, qualified to the 2020 Olympics. They also made the Team Final. Former OU star Yul Moldaeur and former Michigan star Sam Mikulak both made the AA final. Mikulak had a rough day, and appears to have won the tie-breaker for the last spot in finals. He also qualified to the HB final.
Isabella DeCroo has committed to Illinois State for 2020-2021, according to a site submission. The L10 from Chantilly Academy tied for 4th on VT and placed 37th AA at the 2019 Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals. She's a three-time JO National qualifier.
Simone Biles qualified to four event finals and placed 1st AA to lead the US to the top spot in qualifying. AU commit Sunisa Lee is 2nd, and qualified on to AA, UB and FX finals. Oregon State commit Jade Carey edged Biles for the top qualifying spot on VT. Bama star Shallon Olsen also qualified to the VT finals for Canada. UCLA commit Brooklyn Moors of Canada is the first reserve on FX, after an inquiry took down her score by 0.1. Utah commit Kara Eaker is the first reserve on BB, after an inquiry took down her start value by 0.4 points, and dropped her out of qualifying.
Abigael Vides, a senior international elite from World Champions Centre, has committed to Michigan for 2021-2022. At the 2019 Level 10 Junior Olympic Championships, she placed 5th AA, 6th(t) on UB, 7th on FX and 8th(t) on VT. She then qualified on to the US Classic on three events.
Towson has hired Ashley Sauer as an assistant. She's coached at Docksiders and Harford, and competed for Maryland (as Ashley LeVine). She's also a former Sport Information Director for the EAGL gymanstics conference.