The qualifying round for the Men's World Championships was completed, with the US finishing in 2nd. Several US Men qualified for finals. Michigan's Fred Richard and Stanford's Asher Hong qualified for the AA final. Richard qualified 2nd on FX while Hong qualified on 6th PB. Stanford's Khoi Young qualified 2nd on PH and 6th on VT while Michigan's Paul Juda qualified for 5th on VT and 6th on HB. Former OU Sooner Yul Moldauer qualified 4th on PB.
The qualifying round served as a qualifying round for the Olympics. Previously, China, Japan and Great Britain qualified. The US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, the Netherlands and Ukraine all qualified. For the AA spots, Brazil, Korea and Belgium each earned a nominative AA spot by finishing in the next three positions. The top 8 AAers not on one of the 12 qualifying teams were also named. Additional spots will be earned in the event finals, the World Cup series, the Continental Championships (AA) and a place reserved for the host country, France (if they do not qualify in any other method) and a Universality place. Unofficially, three gymnasts have already qualified in individual events by placing ahead of those on qualifying team/AA spots. These three include Kevin Penev of Bulgaria, who competed for Michigan and is from New York.
Link: Full Men's Results
Michigan's Fred Richard placed 4th (83.764) and PSU's Josh Karnes placed 6th (82.664) at the Men's AA Finals of the 2021 World University Games in Chengdu. The competition was originally set for 2021. China's Boheng Zhang won the with an 86.733. Favorite Daiki Hashimoto had to withdraw after two events. PSU's Ian Raubal, competing for Switzerland, placed 12th (80.131).
Earlier, in the Men's team final, the US placed 4th. No US Women's team was sponsored.
Link: Recorded Video (Men's)
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Iowa State has announced a coaching change: Head Coach Jay Roynane will depart after 17 years. The Cyclones failed to make Regionals for only the 2nd time since 1996-1997 (excluding the abbreviated 2019-2020 season).
Session 1 winner Lindenwood (195.625) and Air Force (193.85) will join Session 2 winner TWU (195.475) and SEMO (194.3) in the Finals at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals. The Finals will be held Friday. Air Force's Velandra Brochi won the AA title, edging Lindenwood's Jaly Jones with a 39.125 to 39.1. SEMO's Lydia Webb was third.
ISU defeated UAA for the 2nd time in the weekend. The Cyclones swept all four events: Kaia Parker won VT, Madelyn Langkamp and Loganne Basuel tied on UB, Hannah Loyim won BB and Maddie Diab took the FX.
Link: ISU Release
Oklahoma retained its top spot in the Women's National Rankings for the week of January 16th, as compiled by RoadToNationals.com. Florida is 2nd and Michigan close behind in 3rd.
UW Eau Claire won the first session at the Chow's Winter Classic. Eau Claire was led by wins from Haiven Gipson on VT, Tia Ravara on UB and Liliana Shank on BB. For Simpson, Emma Tolbert won FX and Avery Ingram took the AA (36.25).