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Sunday, 30 June 2024 21:46

Women's Olympic Squad Named

Simone Biles, aka the GOAT, captured the automatic spot on the 2024 US Women's Olympic Team on Sunday by winning the two day trial event.  Joining her on the team are Oregon State's Jade Carey, UCLA's Jordan Chiles, former AU star and Olympic Champ Suni Lee and first year senior Hezly Rivera.

The two travelling alternates are Arkansas frosh Joscelyn Roberson and Florida's Leanne Wong. 

Link:  Results and Recap Videos

Saturday, 29 June 2024 18:25

US Men's Olympic Squad Named

Michigan's Fred Richard leads the US Men's Olympic Squad after winning the Olympic Trials this Saturday.  He secured an automatic spot on the team by not only finishing 1st in the AA, but by placing in the top 3 on 3 events. He will be joined by runnerup Brody Malone, a former NCAA champ and Olympian from Stanford who is also the current US Champion.  Michigan's Paul Juda, Stanford's  Asher Hong and former PSU standout and 2021 Pommel Horse World Champion Stephen Nedoroscik.  Stanford's Khoi Young, a two-time World silver medalist and former Gopher standout Shane Wiskus were named traveling alternates.  Wiskus finished third in the AA at the Trials but the former Olympian missed out on a spot on the main spot because he was not part of one of the highest scoring men's teams, when results were compiled from both the US Championships and Trials.  In the selection criteria, the top 5 potential team scores (including Richard) counting averages of all four scores from the four meets, and the top 5 team scoring combination using the best 3 of 4 were compared.  This calculation produced a high team score containing the same five athletes, under both criteria.  Per the rules, this team was automatically selected, and any more subjective criteria was not used.  Several gymnasts came very close to making the team, as the differences ended up being very small.  

Link:  USA Gymnastics

Simone Biles leads the field after Day 1 of the US Olympic Trials.  Clubmate Jordan Chiles of UCLA was 2nd while Olympic champ Suni Lee was 3rd.  Not far behind is Oregon State's Jade Carey in 4th while Arkansas signee Jocelyn Roberson in 5th.  The Trials have been marred by injury.  Gator signee Skye Blakely, who was a strong 3rd at the US Championships, was injured this.  Then on VT, Shilese Jones was injured in warmups and Gator Kayla DiCello was hurt on her first VT.  Jones managed to do UB but DiCello had to withdraw.  All three were leading candidates for the Olympic Squad.  

Link:  USA Gym and Videos from NBCSports

Thursday, 27 June 2024 21:08

US Olympic Trials: Day 1, Men's

Fred Richard of Michigan ended up at the top of the leaderboard after night one of two, at the USA Men's Olympic Trials.  This is key because the top AAer after the two days of competition will be automatically named to the Olympic Team, as long as he finishes in the top 3 of at least 3 events.  He had the top marks on FX and HB.  National Champ Brody Malone, formerly of Stanford, was 2nd, at 0.5 back, and within reach of the automatic slot.  Former Gopher standout Shane Wiskus was 3rd while Michigan's Paul Juda was 4th, further strengthening his bid.  Stanford's Asher Hong recovered from a poor showing at the US Championships to finish tied with former OU star Yul Moldauer, in the fifth highest scoring position.  Khoi Young of Stanford, who looked to be well set for one of the five spots available after finishing 3rd at the Championships, was just 12th AA today, with problems on, PH, a key event for the US.  He reportedly has been battling tendonitis in his knees, however, his high mark of the day came on VT.  Several specialists are in the mix, particularly on PH, due to the lower scores on that event from the top AAers.  

The Men's Olympic Team selection uses an established criteria, documented here:  LINK   Basically, the average or top 3 of 4 scores from the two days of the US Championships and Olympic Trials are used.  The highest combinations of team scores using the 5-4-3 and 5-3-3 formats are calculated.  If the Trials winner places in the top three of at least three individual event, they are placed automatically and the combinations are narrowed to just those containing the athlete.  Then a complicated series of rules based on those scores are used to narrow down the team.  However, the rules provide for additional qualitative and quantitative criteria to help separate out the potential teams, including past success on the international scene.    

Link:  USA Gym

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 23:38

2026-2027: Sarisky to Bama

We have our first commit of the graduiating class of 2026!  Addie Sarisky, a L10 from Olympic Dreams, has committed to a full scholarship offer from Bama, starting in 2026-2027.  In 2024, she won the UB title and placed 9th AA at the Women's Development Program (WDP) L10 Nationals.  She also finished 4th on the FX.  She also finished 10th AA at the 2023 WDPs. 

Link:  Insta

Sophia Diaz, a L10 from Hill's, will graduate early and start at Michigan for the 2024-2025 season.   Diaz has won the last two AA titles at the Women's Development Program L10 Nationals.   

Link:  Insta
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Sunday, 23 June 2024 15:29

2025-2026: Thomas to Temple

Brooklyn Thomas, a L10 at Hill's, has committed to a full scholarship offer at Temple, starting in 2025-2026.  In 2024, she placed 10th AA and 3rd on VT at the Region 7 Level 10 Regionals.  She was also 11th AA at Regionals in 2023. 

Link:  Insta

Sunday, 23 June 2024 15:26

2025-2026: Garner to GWU

Emma Garner, a L10 from Orlando Metro, has committed to a full scholarship offer from GWU, starting in 2025-2026.  She qualified as an Individual Event Specialist on UB at the 2024 Women's Development Program (WDP) L10 Nationals.  She also tied for 39th AA at the 2023 WDPs. 

Link:  Insta

Sunday, 23 June 2024 15:23

2025-2026: Cafall to Boise State

Lexi Caffall, a L10 from Desert Devils, has committed to a full scholarship offer from Boise State, starting in 2025-2026.  She qualified as a wildcard to the 2024 Women's Development Program (WDP) L10 Nationals, placing 9th on VT and tying for 2nd on FX.  She won the Region 1 Regional VT title.  She also tied for 30th AA at the 2023 WDP L10 Nationals. 

Link:  Insta

Sunday, 23 June 2024 15:19

Transfer: Damhorst to Penn

Makenna Damhorst will transfer to Penn for her sophomore season.  She spent her frosh year at UCLA, where she trained with the club team.  As a L10 in 2023, she placed 3rd AA, tied for 2nd on BB and placed 3rd on UB at the SoCal Level 10 State meet. 

Link:  Insta

Sunday, 23 June 2024 15:17

Transfer: Kossuth to SEMO

Jaiden Kossuth will transfer from Lindenwood to SEMO for her sophomore season.  She competed on up to three events for the Lions, but primarily on BB. 

Link:  Insta

Sunday, 23 June 2024 15:15

Transfer: Murphy to TWU

Maddy Murphy will transfer to TWU for her sophomore season.  She competed primarily on VT and FX.

Link: Insta

Sunday, 23 June 2024 15:12

Transfer: Benson to Fisk

Madison Benson, who recently graduated from NC State, will transfer to Fisk for next season.  Although she did not compete this past season, she contributed on up to three events in the past. 

Link:  Insta

Monday, 17 June 2024 21:03

2026 Recruit Ratings

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Our ratings of the top recruits in the Class of 2026 (for frosh that will enter in the 2025-2026 seasons) are now available.  Continue to read below to find out more.  The ratings were done by applying a predominantly non-subjective and quantitative rating system that is explained in this article:  LINK

Sunday, 16 June 2024 00:20

2025-2026: Biro to MSU

Isabel "Izzy" Biro, a L10 at Queen City, has committed to continue her academic and athletic career at MSU, starting in 2025-2026.  At the 2024 Women's Development Program Level 10 Nationals, she placed 9th AA.  She also tied for 10th on UB and 27th AA in 2023. 

Link:  Insta

Sunday, 09 June 2024 18:22

2025 Recruit Ratings

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Our ratings of the top recruits in the Class of 2025 (for entry in the 2024-2025) are now available.  Continue to read below to find out more.  The ratings were done by applying a predominantly objective and quantitative rating system that is explained in this article:  LINK

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