The USA Gymnastics Development Program Level 10 Nationals are this weekend (along with the Men's DP Nationals) in Mesa, Arizona. Most of the future stars of the NCAA will be in action this weekend (Nearly all of the gymnasts on NCAA rosters reach Level 10 or higher; only the elites are not represented here, although newly qualified elites may still compete). We'll be reporting on the top 10 AAers plus event winners and their future schools. The main action takes places Saturday and Sunday. You can follow the action at myusagym.com and FlipNow.usagym.org (subscription required).
LSU's Aleah Finnegan placed 2nd AA at the Southeast Asia Games. Competing for the Philippines, the country of her mother's birth, she held lead the team to their first team Gold in 30 years. Despite suffering a fall on FX, she finished just behind AA winner Rifda Irfanaluthfi of Malaysia. Her sets included two NCAA 10.0 SV vaults (Yurchenko 1 1/2, Pike Omelianchik)
Clemson has named former USU Associate Head Coach Erik Lewis as their new Associate Head Coach. He worked in the same capacity with the new Clemson Head Coach, Amy Smith.
Georgia has signed JaFree Scott and transfer Josie Angeny of Kentucky for 2022-2023. Scott originally committed to Florida but did not sign in the fall. Scott is a senior international elite gymnast from GAGE and a 2018 US National Team member. Although she has been slowed by injury, last season she placed 13th AA at the American Classic.
Angeny is a three-time All SEC honoree who will start graduate studies at UGA. A BB standout and a regular for the Wildcats on UB, she has also competed in the AA.
UCLA has hired Janelle McDonald as their new Head Coach. She has been an assistant at Cal for the last four seasons. Prior to that she coached athletes through all levels up to elite during stints at WOGA, Legacy Elite and Desert Lights.
Grace Murray, Hill's, competed v/fx at regionals.
Emily Kobusky, Northeast Gymnastics Academy, competed beam at her state meet.
Corey Foster, A2 Gym and Cheer, placed 7th AA at regionals.
Minhty Ha, Perfection Gymnastics, placed 10th AA at her state meet and 6th AA at regionals.