Jr. Elite Eliana Lazzari has committed to UF. She trains at GymNasti Gymnastics in Illinois. In the 2016 season she competed at the American Classic and the Secret Classic. This season she competed three events at the Chicago Style.
Most states have held their state meets. Not all of them have posted scores, so this list may be incomplete, but here's a little salute to the incoming freshies who won their state meets.
Arizona: Payton Bellows 37.7
Auburn: Ashley Smith 38.125 and Drew Watson 38.35
BYU: Haley Pitou 38.1
Cal: Nina Schank 38.575
UCLA: Nia Dennis 38.75 and Savannh Kooyman 37.9
CMU: Kennedy Rae Johnson 38.225
Denver: Lynnzee Brown 38.175
Illinois: Nicole Biondi 37.75 and Kasey Meeks 36.55
Maryland Audrey Barber 37.775
MSU: Anne Maxim 38.125
Minnesota: Ona Loper 37.75
Ohio State: Brooke Chesney 37.45 and Jenna Swartzentruber 37.875
Oregon State: Kaitlin Yanish 38.475
PSU: Kourtney Chinnery 37.725 and Lauren Bridgens 38.325 and Alissa Bonsall 38.25
Stanford: Rachael Flam 38.7 and Lauren Navarro 39.025
Utah State: Leighton Varnadore 37.525
Jane Poniewaz, L10 at Gymcats in Nevada, has announed her commitment to Oregon State. This season she placed 1st on bars at the Lady Luck meet and she placed 1st AA and on vault at the Brestyans Las Vegas meet.
L10 competitor Brenna Brooks from WOGA has announced her commitment to Washington. She recently placed 1st AA and 1st on beam and floor at the Texas State Championships.
L10 Chelsey Christensen from Spearfish Gymnastics in South Dakota was added to the Missouri incoming group. She won the Spearfish Invite and the Rushmore Invite this season and has placed in the top 10 AA at her 2017 meets.
Natalie Hamp of Gedderts Twistars has committed to NIU. Last season she competed at Level 9 and ended the season as the Eastern Championships bars champ (2nd AA). In her first season at Level 10, she picked up a bars title at the Breastyans Las Vegas meet and she placed 1st AA/UB/BB at the JPAC Showdown.
Maddie Mullenbach is moving on to UW-Stout next season. News article
Jenna Zakala has announced that she will compete for SCSU next season. She trains at Valley Gymnastics Training Center in New York. Last season she competed at Level 9, She swept the titles at regionals and finished 1st on floor at regionals. She went on to a 12th place finish at L9 Easterns. In her first season at Level 10, she has four top 10 finishes at her meets, including a 1st AA/BB/FX at the Leatherstocking meet.
Junior elite Lauren Letzsch has committed to Utah. She trains at Tigar in Colorado. Last season she captured the Colorado state AA and Beam titles. She finished 1st on FX and 2nd AA at Regionals and 13th AA at JOs. She went on to compete at the Secret Classic and the P&G Championships.
Sr. AA and FX wins go to Kai Rivers (LSU). Raechel Lukacs (UGA) won Vault. Andrea Li (Cal) won Beam and tied with Abby Brenner (Michigan) on Bars. Senior Results
Jr. AA, Vault, and Bars wins go to Carly Bauman (Michigan), Uncommitted Lillian Lippeatt won the Beam and tied with Colby Flori (UCLA) on FX. Junior Results