The USA Gymnastics Developmental Program Level 10 Regionals are this weekend (Thursday through Sunday). This is where the vast majority of the next crop of NCAA gymnasts are competing head-to-head. The 2022 grads (frosh in the 2022-2023) are mostly competing in the Senior F, E and D age groups. The 2023 grads are in the Senior A, B and C age groups (exceptions are noted) The Top 7 in each Regional automatically qualify to DP L10 Nationals as long as they hit a minimum AA score of 35.0. Here's the Top 7 results for the senior age groups (plus junior F if they include 2023 commits) for all eight Regions (qualifying scores only):
Shris Waller has resigned as Head Coach at UCLA, effective immediately. He's been Head Coach at the program the last three seasons and on the staff for the last twenty.
Four Gymnastics finalists for the Honda Award have been named: Oregon State's Jade Carey, Auburns Sunisa Lee, Minnesota's Lexy Ramler and Florida's Trinity Thomas. The winner will be announced later this week, after voting from over 1,000 administrators.
Stanford continued their dominance of Men's NCAA Gymnastics with a victory in Saturday's finals. They posted a 423.628, down from the qualifying after a few mistakes but still enough to easily distance the field. OU edged Michigan for 2nd, 414.555 to 414.49. Nebraska was 4th at 406.453, Ohio State 5th at 399.326 and Illinois was 6th at 398.523.
Michigan's Paul Juda upset two-time NCAA Champ Brody Malone to win the AA title with an 85.298. Juda posted the top mark on VT. Malone won HB and tied for the PH title with PSU's Chase Clingman but could only manage a 12.8 on PB. Stanford's Bryan Perla won FX while teammate Riley Loos won Rings. Cardinal Curran Phillips won PB.
This is Stanford's eight title overall.
Link: Stanford Release
Overcoming a slow start on FX with two scores at or below 9.7375 (and none above 9.9), OU roared back with a 49.625 on VT, a 49.725 on UB and a 49.625 on BB to seal the win. Their 198.2 was good enough to hold off Florida's 198.0875 and capture the Sooner's fifth championship in eight years. Florida started on VT, and a few hops/steps back on their Yurchenko 1 1/2s left them with a 49.35. A final 49.7125 on FX was not enough to catch the Sooners, after 49.525 on UB and 49.5 on BB. Utah was the early leader with 49.5125 on BB and 49.4625 on FX, but they also managed just a 49.225 on VT after a fall and steps/hops. AU ended with a 197.35 with a strong performance overall. In the end, OU's big tallies VT, UB and BB were enough, but the number of sticks on dismounts and on 10.0 SV VTs was truly decisive.
Link: OU Release
Michigan posted a 412.89 to win the second qualifying session at the Men's NCAA Nationals. Ohio St was 2nd at 407.956 while the OU Sooners took the third and final qualifying spot at 407.29. Navy was 4th at 399.023, Air Force 5th at 384.822 and Army 6th at 376.691.
Garrett Braunton of Air Force was the top AAer, followed by Navy's Isaiah Drake and Army's Matthew Davis. The trio will advance to the Final as well. (Note: AAers from the qualifying teams will also compete; they often rest the first day).
Stanford posted a season-high 426.325 to win the afternoon session during qualifying at the Men's NCAAs. Nebraska was 2nd at 411.388 and Illinois was 3rd at 406.691. Cardinal senior Curran Phillips posted the top score on PB and HB to lead his squad. PSU (397.889), Cal (394.824) and Springfield (380.523) completed the field.
PSU's Michael Jaroh, Cal's Noah Newfield and Springfield's Dominic Ramalho advanced to the final as AA individuals (not on a qualifying team).
Link: Stanford Release
OU's Emma LaPinta repeated as the Elite 90 Winner at the Women's Gymnastics Championships. It is an award given to the athlete with at least two years of schooling who holds the highest GPA. LaPinta has a 4.0 with a major in Communications.
Stanford senior Brody Malone was named the 2022 Nissen-Emery Award winner, the award given to the most outstanding senior in Men's gymnastics. The two-time NCAA Champ, US Champion, World Medalist and Olympian looks to lead his squad to their third straight title.
Teammate Curran Phillips was named Specialist of the Year while OU's Fuzzy Benas was named Newcomer of the Year. W&M's Alek Kuzmenchuk won the Elite 90 Award for the highest GPA (3.98) at the NCAA Championships.
Posting a 10 on her final event, FX, Trinity Thomas secured the NCAA title with a 39.8125. She also won the UB with a 9.975. She was followed by AU's Sunisa Lee in 2nd at 39.675, with fellow Gator not far behind at 39.6625 in third.
Lee posted a 9.9625 to win the BB. Competing in the first session, Utah's Jaedyn Rucker won the NCAA title on VT.
Florida overcame Auburn with a 49.75 in their final rotation to slip past the Tigers and win the evening session at the NCAAs. Auburn went lights out from their first event, BB, posting a 49.475 en route to a huge 197.8375. Florida suffered some landing errors on their first event and then the squad suffered a long delay on UB while a mechanical failure was addressed. Missouri overcame a slow start on UB to finish strongly with a 197.2. Defending Champion Michigan struggled, counting misses on UB and BB, to finish fourth at 196.2875, their lowest mark of the season.