Ella Zirbes from Flips Gymnastics has announced her commitment to Utah. She competed in the 2018 Hopes Classic, placing 3rd AA. She placed 1st on floor at the US Classic. She earned her qualifying score to Jr. Elite earier this season, qualifying her to the US Classic.
Stanford has announced the retirement of Associate Head Coach Chris Swircek. He has been with the program for 15 years, and was a two-time Regional NCAA Assistant Coach of the Year. The former San Jose State Spartan athlete will continue on as a volunteer assistant and camp director.
Link: Stanford Release
UCLA has made it official and has elevated Associate Head Coach Chris Waller to Head Coach. He's been on the coaching staff for 17 years. The former Bruin athlete was an NCAA champion, US Champion and Olympian.
Link: UCLA Release.
UIC's standout Alisa Sheremeta will transfer to Missouri for her sophomore season. She was a USA Gymnastics All-American on FX in her first season. The UIC program has been discontinued and some team members are continuing their competitive careers by transferring.
2019 NCAA team, vault and AA champ Maggie Nichols was named the 2019 Honda Award winner for gymnastics. In total, she is a six time champion, including the back-to-back AA champ.
Auburn has announced the addition of Morgan Leigh Oldham, Elise Panzer and Anna Sumner for 2019-2020. We covered the commits of Panzer and Sumner previously, buy Oldham was previously committed to Arkansas. She's a L10 fron Sonshine Gymnastics and a 2015 and 2017 JO National qualifier.
Link: AU Release
Utah has announced the hiring of Garrett Griffeth as an assistant coach. His wife, Courtney McCool Griffeth, will be a volunteer assistant and choreographer. They join the Utes from Arkansas, where they spent the last year. Prior to that they were at TWU.
The couple replaces Robert Ladanyi, the former assistant, and BJ Das, the former volunteer choreographer, who left to pursue other opportunities. Previously, Carly Dockendorf was named the other assistant.
Elizabeth Gantner, a junior international elite from JPAC, has committed to UGA for 2023-2024. She qualified to the US Classic last season, after tying for 18th AA and 9th on UB at the Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals. She qualified for the Nastia Cup in 2017.
Kiley Rorich has committed to Denver for 2022-2023, according to a site submission. The L10 from Southeastern recently won the VT and AA at the Region 8 Level 10 Regionals, Junior B division. In 2018, she placed 31st at the JO Nationals after tying for the Regional AA title.
Skylar Draser of Infiniti Elite has committed to UF. She placed 2nd AA at the 2018 Hope Championships. This season she she placed 1st on vault at the Parkettes elite qualifier, the Brestyan's Inivational and the Buckeye elite qualifier.