TWU won its 11th USA Gymnastics Collegiate National title, posting a record score of 196.525. Lindenwood posted a 195.8 for 2nd, just ahead of Air Force's 195.675. Cornell was 4th at 193.65. TWU was led by newly crowned AA champion (on Friday) Schyler Jones, who posted a 39.425 AA and the top night's top marks on VT and FX.
Link: TWU Release
Here are the Top 7 finishers (qualifiers to JO Nationals) from Regional meets throughout the country, in the Senior Age Group, with their schools. Only gymnasts with scores over 35.0 are shown. The list will be updated throughout the weekend.
The final field is set for the USA Collegiate Gymnastics Championships, with four teams advancing to finals on Saturday. Air Force, Lindenwood, TWU and Cornell will battle it out for the team title. TWU's Schyler Jones won the AA with a record 39.6.
Illinois State has signed Charlise Doctor to an NLI for 2018-2019. A L10 at Excalibur, she qualified to the 2017 L10 Junior Olympic Nationals. Most recently, she won VT and placed 3rd AA at the Virginia L10 State Championships.
The USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals are this weekend, hosted by TWU in Denton, TX
TWU has signed Natalie Payne for 2018-2019. A L10 from Gymnastics USA (FL), she placed 2nd FX and 11th AA at the 2017 Region VIII L10 Regionals. She recently tied for 1st on BB and placed 2nd on FX at the L10 Florida State championships.
Ohio State has signed Luke Smigliani for 2018-2019. He trains at the Ellis School of Gymnastics in Massachusetts. He recently placed 4th AA at the Region 6 Regionals. In 2017, he placed 12th AA in his age division at the JO Nationals.
Link: Ohio St Release
Rachel Baumann, a L10 and formmer jr. International elite from WOGA, has signed with Georgia for 2018-2019. She originally was set to join the Gymdogs in 2019-2020, but will graduate a year early. She was the BB champion and AA runnerup at the 2017 L10 Junior Olympic Nationals. She also placed 6th on FX at the meet. In 2016, she tied for the AA title at the JO Nationals, while placing 2nd on VT and tying for 2nd on BB.
GWU has signed Olivia Zona for 2018-2019. She's the fifth signee to the GWU for next season. A L10 at 10.0 Gymnastics Academy, she tied for 28th AA at the 2017 L10 Junior Oympic Nationals. Most recently, she placed fifth AA and tied for the FX title at the MA L10 State Championships.