The Balance Beam Situation

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2023 Big Ten Depth Charts & Roster Moves

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MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS

Super Seniors

Abbie Nylin

BB
FX

  • #3 returning score on BB (9.805)

  • Competed 4 FX in 2021, avg 9.800

Maddie Quarles

VT
FX

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.860)

  • Competed 2 FXs in 2022, avg 9.925

Tiarre Sales

UB
BB

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.885)

  • Competed 5 BBs in 2022, avg 9.315

Ali Sonier

BB

  • Competed 6 BBs in 2022, avg 9.681

Seniors

Maya Albertin


  • Did not compete in 2022

  • Competed 1 VT in 2021 for 9.700

Kate Grotenhuis

VT

  • Competed 5 VTs in 2022, avg 9.785

Mallory Leneave

UB
FX

  • Competed 3 UBs (avg 9.750), 3 FXs (avg 9.708) in 2022

Halle Remlinger

VT
UB
FX

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.925)

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.815)

  • Competed 2 VTs in 2022, avg 9.650

Juniors

Gianna Gerdes

VT
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on BB (9.815)

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.885), VT (9.835)

Mya Hooten

VT
UB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.975), VT (9.930)

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.865)

Katie Horak

  • Did not compete in first 2 seasons

Emily Koch

VT
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.850)

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.865)

  • Competed 7 VTs in 2022, avg 9.798

Ella Sirjord

  • Did not compete in first 2 seasons

Sophomores

Marissa Jencks

VT
UB

  • Competed 4 VTs in 2022, avg 9.744

Lauren Pearl

VT
BB
FX

  • Competed 2 BBs in 2022, avg 9.550

First Years

Seria Johnson

VT
BB
FX

  • Gymnastix

  • 10th VT, 2022 L10 Nationals

Sarah Moraw

VT
BB
FX

  • Champion

  • 3rd AA, 1st VT, 2022 L 10 Nationals

Brooklyn Rowray

VT
BB
FX

  • Chow's

  • 4th BB, 2022 L10 Nationals

Megan Steensland

BB
FX

  • Legacy

  • 14th AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

LOSTGAINED
Ona Loper – VT, UB, BB, FXSarah Moraw
Lexy Ramler – VT, UB, BB, FXBrooklyn Rowray
Hannah Willmarth – UBSeria Johnson
Haley Tyson – (BB)Megan Steensland
Erin Fortman
Alissa Fuelling
Olivia Reed

There’s no question that expectations will be…more muted for Minnesota this season after last year’s 6th-place finish given the departures of Loper and Ramler. The total loss from last year’s nationals lineup amounts to 9 routines, but they were the 9 most important non-Mya-Hooten routines on the team. There is some help on the way. Sarah Moraw was one of the top L10 gymnasts of the last couple years and has a Y1.5 on vault, and Brooklyn Rowray seems like one of those Chow’s execution diamonds who will break out on college. Still, Minnesota is also going to need several returners to compete more consistently on events where they have the talent but have been in and out of the lineups over the previous years because of injury or all-the-falls.


MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

Super Seniors

Abby Heiskell

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.915), BB (9.905)

  • #5 returning score on FX (9.925), VT (9.920)

Natalie Wojcik

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.945), UB (9.945)

  • #3 returning score on VT (9.930)

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.935)

Seniors

Sierra Brooks

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on VT (9.955)

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.955)

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.905), BB (9.900)

Nicoletta Koulos

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Competed 1 UB (9.700), 1 FX (9.650) in 2022

Gabby Wilson

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.965)

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.905)

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.925), BB (9.890)

Juniors

Carly Bauman

UB
BB
FX

  • Missed 2022 season with Achilles injury

  • NQS of 9.894 on BB in 2021

Reyna Guggino

VT
BB
FX

  • #6 returning score on VT (9.910)

  • NQS of 9.825 on BB in 2022

  • Competed 6 FX in 2022, avg 9.746

Naomi Morrison

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.940)

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.940)

  • #5 returning score on BB (9.845)

  • #6 returning score on UB (9.860)

Jenna Mulligan

VT
FX

  • Competed 3 FXs (avg 9.833), 2 VTs (avg 9.788) in 2022

Sophomores


Ashley Lane

UB
BB
FX

  • Did not compete in first season

Abigael Vides


  • Did not compete in first season

Jacey Vore

VT
UB
BB

  • #5 returning score on UB (9.895)

  • NQS of 9.715 on BB

First Years

Lily Clapper

VT
UB
BB

  • Gym America

  • 8th AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

Farah Lipetz

UB
BB

  • Infiniti

  • 16th UB, 2021 L10 Nationals

Kaylen Morgan

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Everest

  • 6th AA, 2021 American Classic

Paige Thaxton

VT
UB
FX

  • Michigan Academy

  • 1st UB, 2021 L10 Nationals

LOSTGAINED
Abby Brenner – VT, UB, FXKaylen Morgan
Lily Clapper
Farah Lipetz
Paige Thaxton

The big deal for Michigan this season is that both Natalie Wojcik and Abby Heiskell return for a fifth year, which means that the core of the team remains almost entirely intact. With Wojcik, Heiskell, Brooks, Wilson, and Morrison, there’s not a lot more that’s needed, even before factoring in a healthier group of returning gymnasts (Vides, for instance, was expected to be a big VT/FX contributor at least, Vore’s best L10 event was vault, and Bauman was important for the beam lineup before her injury). With this first-year class, there are many lineup-possible routines peppered among the group that may simply end up adding to the team’s improved depth this season before becoming more important next season, but Kaylen Morgan’s bars does look like a frontrunner to replace Brenner there.


MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

Seniors

Jori Jackard

UB
BB

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.880)

  • Competed 1 BB in 2021 for 9.775

Tori Loomis

UB

  • Competed 6 UBs in 2022, avg 9.671

Nyah Smith

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.840)

  • #5 returning score on VT (9.775)

  • Competed 3 BBs in 2022, avg 9.758

  • NQS of 9.750 on UB in 2021

Juniors

Baleigh Garcia

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.910)

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.830)

  • #5 returning score on UB (9.735)

Naomi German

VT

  • Did not compete in 2022

  • Competed 2 VTs in 2021, avg 9.575

Delanie Harkness

VT
UB

BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.905)

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.905)

  • Competed 4 BBs (9.769 avg), 2 VTs (9.750 avg) in 2022

Sydney Hayashi

UB

  • Did not compete in 2022

  • Competed 1 UB in 2021 for 9.700

Giana Kalefe

BB

  • #3 returning score on BB (9.900)

Tara Walsh

VT

  • Transfer from Auburn

  • Competed 5 VTs in 2022, avg 9.795

Sophomores

Lauren Hsu

VT

  • #3 returning score on VT (9.845)

Genna Lebster


  • Did not compete in first season

Katie Sawyer

VT

  • Competed 1 VT in 2022 for 9.700

Skyla Schulte

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.915)

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.885), VT (9.850)

  • #3 returning score on BB (9.900)

Gabrielle Stephen

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.910), VT (9.895)

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.865)

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.800)

First Years

Elle Beaufait

FX

  • Olympia

  • 3rd AA, 2022 Region 5s

Sage Kellerman

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • All American Flames

  • 9th AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

Stephanie Lebster


  • Champion USA

  • 34th AA, 2021 L10 Nationals

Nikki Smith

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Eurostars

  • 1st AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

Olivia Zsarmani

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • KPAC

  • 2nd AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

LOSTGAINED
Lea Mitchell – UB, BB, FXNikki Smith
Ashley Hofelich – VT, FXOlivia Zsarmani
Alyssa Wiedeman – VT, BB (FX)Sage Kellerman
Sydney Ewing – FXElle Beaufait
Alaina Raybon – (UB)Stephanie Lebster
Tara Walsh

Somewhat similarly to Stanford in the Pac-12 roster preview, Michigan State is losing a fairly hefty number of critical routines from its major breakout season—but should also have the talent in this first-year class to make up for those losses if they’re ready from the get-go. Nikki Smith won her age session at nationals this year and is expected to compete the all-around on this team, and Zsarmani and Kellerman should both see plenty of lineups, all of which would combine to make up MSU’s best path to get those 9 routines back (or improve on them).


IOWA HAWKEYES

Seniors

JerQuavia Henderson

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.945), VT (9.890)

  • #2 returning score on BB (9.840)

  • NQS of 9.735 on UB in 2022

Ellie Rogers

UB

  • NQS of 9.710 on UB in 2022

Linda Zivat

VT
FX

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.870)

  • Competed 6 FXs in 2022, avg 9.858

Juniors

Ella Castellanos

UB
BB

  • Transfer from LIU

  • NQS of 9.780 BB, 9.775 UB in 2022

  • Competed 4 FXs, avg 9.519

Adeline Kenlin

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.910), UB (9.835)

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.725)

  • Competed 3 VTs in 2022, avg 9.825

Kendall Laplante

VT

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.780)

Kareena McSweeny

UB

  • Competed 3 UBs in 2022, avg 9.767

Aubrey Nick

BB

  • NQS of 9.750 on BB in 2022

Allison Zuhlke

VT
UB

  • #3 returning score on VT (9.830)

  • Competed 4 UBs in 2022, avg 9.813

Sophomores

Alex Bradford


  • Did not compete in first season

Alexa Ebeling

BB

  • Competed 2 BBs in 2022 for 9.700, 9.175

Marissa Rojas

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #3 returning score on BB (9.820)

  • NQS of 9.730 on FX in 2022

  • Competed 5 UBs (avg 9.665), 1 VT (9.675)

Haley Tyson

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Transfer from Minnesota

  • Competed 5 BBs in 2022, avg 9.465

First Years

Hanna Castillo

VT
FX

  • American Twisters

  • 4th AA, 2022 Region 8s

Avery Chambers

VT

  • BIG

  • 23rd AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

Emily Erb

BB

  • Arena

  • 2nd BB, 2022 Region 7s

Bailey Libby

  • Iowa Academy

  • 3rd FX, 2021 Region 4s

Gianna Masella

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Tampa Bay Turners

  • 9th AA, 2021 L10 Nationals

Karina Muñoz

VT
UB
BB

  • Head Over Heels

  • 12th AA, 2021 L10 Nationals

Kaia Vanney

UB
BB

  • The Rise

LOSTGAINED
Lauren Guerin – VT, FXHaley Tyson
Clair Kaji – BB, FX (UB)Ella Castellanos
Bridget Killian – VT, BB, FXGianna Masella
Alex Greenwald – UB, FX (VT)Karina Muñoz
Mackenzie Vance – BB (UB)Hanna Castillo
Allyson Steffensmeier – UBKaia Vanney
Carina Tolan – UBAvery Chambers
Allie Gilchrist – (BB, FX)Emily Erb
Caelen LansingBailey Libby
Kamryn Martinez

It’s going to be a deeply different Iowa this season. Many of the names we’ve come to know during Iowa’s rise to gymternet super-fan-dom are not on the team anymore, including half of the routines from last season’s regional final. It’s hard to see all of that replacement work coming from the first years, but Gianna Masella and Karina Muñoz should see a lot of time and Kaia Vanney could be one of those under-the-radar stars (and I’m not just saying that because her dad used to be all that and a bag of 90s). I’m also very interested to see what comes of Haley Tyson, who was supposed to be the next best thing to Lindsay Mable at Minnesota but barely saw competition last season and has now transferred to Iowa. 


ILLINOIS ILLINI

Super Seniors

Rachel Borden

UB
BB

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.840)

  • #5 returning score on BB (9.810)

Mallory Mizuki

UB
BB

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.840)

  • #6 returning score on BB (9.805)

Seniors

McKenzie Eddy

BB

  • Competed 2 BBs in 2022 for 9.800, 8.750

Olivia O'Donnell

VT
UB
FX

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.885)

  • #6 returning score on VT (9.800), FX (9.785)

Arayah Simons

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on VT (9.890)

  • Competed 5 UBs (avg 9.580), 3 BBs (avg 9.383) in 2022

  • Competed 2 FXs in 2021 for 9.950, 9.150

Mia Takekawa

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.935), UB (9.925)

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.865)

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.835)

Mia Townes

VT
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on BB (9.870)

  • #3 returning score on VT (9.855)

  • Competed 3 FXs in 2022, avg 9.900

Julia Waight

VT

  • Competed 3 VTs (avg 9.725), 2 FXs (avg 9.088) in 2022

Juniors

Kaitlyn Ewald

UB
BB
FX

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.860)

  • NQS of 9.710 on UB in 2022

  • Competed 3 BBs, avg 9.283

Amelia Knight

UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.890)

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.870), BB (9.845)

Allie Morgan

UB
BB

  • Competed 1 UB (8.875), 1 BB (8.625) in 2022

Abby Mueller

VT
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.875)

  • #4 returning score on BB (9.825), VT (9.815)

Sophomores

Olivia Bowsman

FX

  • Competed 1 FX in 2022 for 9.625

Kadyn Fitzgibbon


  • Did not compete in first season

Makayla Green

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Did not compete in first season

  • 2nd AA, 2021 L10 Nationals

Ruthuja Nataraj

VT
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.860)

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.860)

  • Competed 4 BBs, avg 9.269

First Years

Alea Byrne

VT
BB
FX

  • WOGA

  • 1st FX, 2022 L10 Nationals

Tali Joelson

VT

  • Cascade Elite

  • 5th VT, 2022 L10 Specialist Nationals

Arielle Ward

VT
UB
FX

  • Metroplex

  • 2nd AA, 2021 Region 3s

Emma White

VT

  • Elite Academy

  • 36th AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

LOSTGAINED
Lexi Powe – VTArielle Ward
Shaylah Scott – (VT, BB, FX)Alea Byrne
Ashley Resch – (VT)Tali Joelson
Katharine KlugmanEmma White
Mia Scott
Kiera Wai

Illinois drops very, very little from last season’s team. There’s a lineup vault from Lexi Powe, and while Shaylah Scott had previously been a major lineup contributor, she did not compete at all in 2022 as 23 of 24 of the regionals routines return. Illinois will hope to get a healthy season out of Makayla Green and contributions from first years Arielle Ward and Alea Byrne to step up the supply of options.


OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

Super Seniors

Claire Gagliardi

VT
FX

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.885)

  • NQS of 9.750 on VT in 2021

Sydney Jennings

VT
BB

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.860), BB (9.850)

  • Competed 3 BBs in 2021, avg 9.292

Colby Miller

VT
UB
BB

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.925)

  • Competed 4 BBs (avg 9.238), 3 VTs (avg 9.458) in 2022

Seniors

Elexis Edwards

VT
UB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.920), VT (9.870)

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.865)

  • #5 returning score on UB (9.775)

Alexis Hankins

UB
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.910)

  • #3 returing score on BB (9.845)

  • #5 returning score on UB (9.805)

Ella Hodges

BB
FX

  • Competed 2 BBs in 2022, avg 9.800

  • NQS of 9.838 on FX in 2021

Raina Malas

VT
FX

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.830)

Zoe Schweitzer

UB
BB

  • NQS of 9.770 UB, 9.750 BB in 2022

Juniors

Savannah Gonzalez

FX

  • #6 returning score on FX (9.810)

Hannah Oliveros

BB

  • #5 returning score on BB (9.810)

Emma Pritchard

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #4 returning score on BB (9.840)

  • Competed 3 VTs in 2022, avg 9.800

  • NQS of 9.819 on UB, 9.794 on FX in 2021

Nicole Riccardi

VT
UB

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.895)

  • #5 returning score on VT (9.815)

Jojo Warga

BB
FX

  • #5 returning score on FX (9.820)

  • NQS of 9.650 on BB in 2022

Sophomores

Stephanie Berger

VT
UB
BB

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.885)

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.840)

Kaitlyn Grimes

VT
UB
FX

  • NQS of 9.790 on VT in 2022

  • Competed 1 FX (9.800), 1 UB (9.000)

Jenna Hlavach

VT
UB
FX

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.895), VT (9.845)

  • NQS of 9.795 on UB in 2022

Maddy Pike

VT

  • Competed 2 VTs in 2022, avg 9.700

Tory Vetter

VT
UB
BB

FX

  • Competed 1 BB (9.900), 1 UB (9.800) in 2022

  • 4th AA, 2021 L10 Nationals

First Years

Mallory Gregory

VT
FX

  • Brandy Johnson's

  • 25th AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

Payton Harris

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • M&M

  • 3rd AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

Kaylyn Mintz

VT
UB
FX

  • SGA

  • 8th FX< 2022 L10 Nationals

LOSTGAINED
Miriam Perez – (FX)Payton Harris
Sarah Rowland – (VT, FX)Kaylyn Mintz
Mallory Gregory

Ohio State has the absolute least to manage in terms of transition because all 24 of last season’s final-lineup routines return for 2023. There is only adding, no subtracting. And there will be some adding because all three first-year gymnasts should have at least one event where they break into the lineup to provide an upgrade over last season.


MARYLAND TERRAPINS

Super Seniors

Alexsis Rubio

VT
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on VT (9.885)

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.785)

  • Competed 3 BBs in 2022, avg 9.075

Seniors

Austynn LaCasse


  • Did not compete in 2022 or 2021

  • Competed 1 UB in 2020

Sophia LeBlanc

UB
BB
FX

  • Competed 2 FXs in 2022, avt 9.700

  • NQS of 9.769 on UB in 2021

  • Competed 6 BBs  in 2021, avg 9.671

Reese McClure

VT
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.805)

  • #4 returning score on BB (9.795)

  • NQS of 9.863 on VT in 2021

Emma Silberman

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.830)

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.860), VT (9.850)

  • Competed 5 FXs in 2022, avg 9.540

Aleka Tsiknias

VT
UB

FX

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.890)

  • Competed 1 FX in 2022 for 8.950

Juniors

Elizabeth DeBarberie

VT
UB
BB

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.830)

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.835)

  • #5 returning score on VT (9.810)

Samantha Gilbert

VT

  • Competed 1 VT in 2022 for 9.750

Tayler Osterhout

UB
FX

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.795)

  • NQS of 9.781 on UB in 2021

Kristen Quick

  • Did not compete in first 2 seasons

Alexa Rothenbuescher

FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.865)

Olivia Weir

VT
UB
BB

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.820)

  • #5 returning score on BB (9.790)

  • N!S of 9.750 on UB in 2021

Sophomores

Lindsay Bacheler

VT
UB
FX

  • Did not compete in first season

  • 9th AA, 2021 L10s

Tasha Brozowski


  • Did not compete in first season

Athlyn Drage

UB

  • NQS of 9.440 on UB in 2022

Victoria Gatzendorfer

UB
BB

  • Transfer from Missouri

  • Competed 4 BBs (avg 9.819), 2 UBs (avg 9.788) in 2022

Josephine Kogler

VT
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.830)

  • #3 returning score on VT (9.835)

  • Competed 4 FXs in 2022, avg 9.725

Sierra Kondo

UB

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.850)

Rhea LeBlanc

UB
FX

  • NQS of 9.695 on FX in 2022

  • Competed 5 UBs in 2022, avg 9.700

First Years

Maddie Komoroski

VT
UB
BB

  • Pitt Northstars

  • 9th BB, 2022 L10 Nationals

Maia Lee

UB

  • Hill's

  • 1st UB, 2022 Region 7s

Taylor Rech

VT
BB
FX

  • BIO

  • 12th AA, 2021 L10 Nationals

Shani Sirota

VT

  • Hotshots

  • 43rd AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

LOSTGAINED
Audrey Barber – VT, UB, BB, FXVictoria Gatzendorfer
Sanya Glauber – (UB, FX)Taylor Rech
Leksana Andrews – (BB)Maddie Komorski
Annie SlatoffMaia Lee
Shani Sirota

Maryland’s losses this season don’t involve a lot of people but they do involve a lot of significance with Audrey Barber’s team-leading routines on every event no longer there. There is no single newcomer who seems like she is going to come in and be the all-arounder, so it will have to be a group effort among the first years, Missouri transfer Victoria Gatzendorfer, and potentially Lindsay Bacheler returning from injury as Maryland tries to challenge for the next tier in the conference.


NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

Seniors

Clara Colombo

UB
BB

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.885)

  • Competed 4 BBs in 2022, avg 9.750

Kylie Piringer

VT
UB
FX

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.820), VT (9.795)

  • NQS of 9.744 on UB in 2021

Kathryn Thaler

UB
BB

  • #2 returning score on BB (9.850)

  • #5 returning score on UB (9.770)

Juniors

Martina Comin

VT
FX

  • Competed 5 VTs in 2022, avg 9.795

  • Competed 1 FX in 2022 for 9.750

Kinsey Davis

VT
UB
BB

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.895), VT (9.865), BB (9.865)

Sophia McClelland

BB

  • Transfer from BYU

  • NQS of 9.865 on BB in 2022

Sophomores

Genesis Gibson

UB

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.775)

Ayzhia Hall

VT
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.800)

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.810)

  • NQS of 9.580 on BB in 2022

Katie Kuenemann

VT
FX

  • NQS of 9.695 on FX in 2022

  • Competed 1 VT for 9.700

Halle Rourke

FX

  • Competed 3 FXs in 2022, avg 9.433

Emma Simpton

UB

  • NQS of 9.715 on UB in 2022

Emma Spence

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.830)

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.840), BB (9.815)

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.790)

Savanah Warren

  • Did not compete in first season

First Years

Csenge Bacskay

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Hungarian elite

  • 3rd AA, 2021 Hungarian Nationals

Katelyn Barth

VT

  • American Gold

  • 3rd VT, 2022 Region 4s

Emalee Frost

UB
FX

  • Let It Shine

  • 1st UB, 2021 Region 8s

Lauren Homecillo

VT
FX

  • Omaha

  • 12th FX, 2022 L10 Nationals

Annie Worley

  • Olympia

  • 40th AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

LOSTGAINED
Kynsee Roby – UB, BB (VT, FX)Sophia McClelland
Makayla Curtis – VT, BB, FXCsenge Bacskay
Anika Dujakovich – (VT, FX)Lauren Homecillo
Kaitlyn Higgins – BB, FX (VT)Emalee Frost
Joanne De Jesus-CortesKatelyn Barth
Caroline WilliamsAnnie Worley

The trouble for Nebraska is that this team has some significant routines to replace (7 of 24 from the conference championship) just to get back to last year’s level—and getting back to last year’s level won’t be considered good enough because last year they did not advance to regionals. By far the most (potentially) significant development here is the introduction of Hungarian elite Csenge Bacskay and whether that challenge cup content can be effectively adapted to an execution-heavy college code. There’s also the Era of Emma Spence to consider. She had a solid first season and has only improved during her prolific gymnastics journey since last NCAA season through Commonwealth Games and worlds.


PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

Seniors

Amy Bladon

BB

  • NQS of 9.430 on BB in 2022

  • NQS of 9.744 VT, 9.706 FX in 2021

Bella Romagnano

UB
BB

  • NQS of 9.675 on BB in 2022

  • Competed 1 UB in 2022 for 9.750

Cassidy Rushlow

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.865)

  • #3 returning score on VT (9.800), FX (9.740)

  • Competed 3 BBs in 2022, avg 9.275

Juniors

Maggie Ayers

BB
FX

  • Competed 3 BBs in 2022, avg 9.433

  • NQS of 9.700 on FX in 2021

Sarah Duhe


  • Did not compete in 2022 following transfer from Alabama

Gabbie Gallentine

UB
BB

  • Transfer from Florida

  • Competed 1 UB in 2022 for 9.850

  • NQS of 9.831 on UB in 2021

Maddie Johnston

VT
UB
BB

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.830)

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.820)

  • NQS of 9.800 on VT in 2021

Maggie Mace

UB

  • Competed 1 UB in 2022 for 9.775

Sophomores

Nikki Beckwith

UB

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.800)

Grace Harrell


  • Did not compete in first season

Jessica Johanson

VT
UB
FX

  • #1 returning score on VT (9.840)

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.815)

  • NQS of 9.690 on FX in 2022

Isabella Salcedo

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.915)

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.810), BB (9.790)

Elina Vihrova

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.870)

  • Competed 6 VTs (avg 9.729), 5 BBs (avg 9.200), 2 UBs (avg 9.813) in 2022

Olivia Yarussi

  • Did not compete in first season

First Years

Haleigh Gibble

BB

  • Prestige

  • 11th BB, 2022 L10 Specialist Nationals

Amani Herring

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • North Stars

  • 3rd AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

Katie Leary

  • Parkettes

  • 4th AA, 2019 L10 Nationals

Ava Piedrahita

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Hill's

  • 5th AA, 2022 L10 Nationals

LOSTGAINED
Lauren Bridgens – VT, UB, BB, FXGabbie Gallentine
Alissa Bonsall – VT, UB, FXAva Piedrahita
Melissa Astarita – FX (BB)Amani Herring
Kourtney Chinnery – VTHaleigh Gibble
Jessie Bastardi – (BB)Katie Leary
Dymiana Cox – BB
Natalie Cross – (VT, UB, BB)
Donna Howell – (VT)
Anastasia Frank

Penn State must contend with major losses from last season, the class that carried the team through the beginning of the post-Thompson era. At the same time, this is one of the more encouraging crops of new athletes that we’ve seen from PSU in quite as while as both Ava Piedrahita and Amani Herring are L10 standouts who could realistically combine to contribute 6-8 lineup routines, and Gallentine will be one of the more fascinating transfers of this NCAA season. Gallentine definitely brings a proven bars routine that Penn State could use, but she should also have other events that can make a Penn State lineup that simply weren’t up to Florida level.


RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

Seniors

Kaitlyn Bertola

UB

  • NQS of 9.645 on UB in 2022

Hannah Joyner

VT
UB

BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.910), BB (9.905)

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.830), UB (9.810)

Jordyn Zieden-Weber

UB

  • #5 returning score on UB (9.725)

Juniors

Avery Balser

VT
UB
FX

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.830)

  • #5 returning score on FX (9.750)

  • NQS of 9.700 on VT in 2021

Myra Daniels

UB

  • Competed 2 UBs in 2022, avg 9.650

Emily Leese

VT
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on VT (9.855)

  • #6 returning score on FX (9.735)

  • Competed 1 BB in 2022 for 9.625

Calah Newman

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on BB (9.825)

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.765)

  • #4 returning score on VT (9.750), UB (9.730)

Gianna Ortiz

BB
FX

  • Competed 2 BBs (avg 9.638), 1 FX (9.150) in 2022

Jaidyn Raby

  • Did not compete in 2022

  • Competed 1 VT in 2021 for 9.175

Emily Wood

FX

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.860)

Stephanie Zannella

BB
FX

  • #3 returning score on BB (9.815)

  • Competed 1 FX in 2022 for 9.775

Sophomores

Elia Aird

UB

  • Competed 1 UB in 2022 for 9.150

Brayden Battavio

UB
BB

  • #4 returning score on BB (9.740)

  • Competed 1 UB in 2022 for 8.825

Emma David

  • Transfer from Yale

  • Competed 1 UB in 2022 for 8.775

Isabella Hughes

VT

  • #3 returning score on VT (9.775)

Maya Jones

UB

  • Competed 3 UBs in 2022, avg 8.850

Jackie Manifold

BB
FX

  • #5 returning score on BB (9.715)

Anna Pagliaro

VT
FX

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.755)

  • #5 returning score on VT (9.710)

Mya Pringle

UB
BB

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.790)

  • Competed 1 BB in 2022 for 8.525

First Years

Nailah Adams

VT
UB
FX

  • Pearland

  • 6th AA, 2021 L10 Nationals

Gabrielle Dildy

BB

  • Excalibur

  • 1st BB, 2022 Region 7s

Renee Figueroa

BB

  • ENA Paramus

  • 15th BB, 2022 L10 Specialist Nationals

Lainey Link

  • Infiniti

  • 1st FX, 2022 Region 6s

Valentina Lorente-Garcia

VT
UB
FX

  • Excalibur

  • 7th FX, 2022 L10 Nationals

Innocent Mensah

UB

  • Sportsplex

  • 9th UB, 2022 L10 Nationals

Rachael Riley

VT
BB
FX

  • Bluewater

  • 3rd VT, 2021 Elite Canada

Harmony Webster

FX

  • Georgia Elite

  • 13th AA, 2022 Region 8s

LOSTGAINED
Belle Huang – VT, BB, FXRachael Riley
Mia Betancourt – VTNailah Adams
Abigail Karolewski – (UB)Valentina Lorente-Garcia
Jordyn DuffieldInnocent Mensah
Jenna FergusonGabrielle Dildy
Kylie HaffnerRenee Figueroa
Rees HaglerHarmony Webster
Jordan HalcomLainey Link
Sage LittlejohnEmma David
Kieran Ross
Anna Yeakel

The chart of roster changes for Rutgers is big this year, but this is a case where it could be a lot of different without a lot of change since nearly all of the people dropped from the roster this season were not contributing routines. The Belle Huang graduation is the main devastation that has to be dealt with. Between Canadian favorite Rachael Riley and top L10 recruit Nailah Adams, Rutgers has a path to bolstering most of its lineups this season. 

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