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2020 Missouri Tigers

2020 MISSOURI ROSTER
Seniors
Mary Nicholson
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX in 12 of 13 meets in 2019
  • #2 returning score on both (9.855 FX, 9.850 BB)
Morgan Porter
(redshirt)
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX in nearly every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.860)
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.855), VT (9.810)
  • Competed 6 BBs, 9.642 average
Aspen Tucker
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX in every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.890), VT (9.840)
  • Competed 6 BBs
  • NQS of 9.770 UB, 9.685 BB
Juniors
Chelsey Christensen
VT
UB
FX
  • Made final 2019 lineups on VT, UB
  • NQS of 9.780 UB, 9.725 VT
  • Showed 1 FX for 9.800
Lauren Clevenger
BB
  • Competed 6 BBs in 2019
  • NQS of 9.580, peak of 9.875
Gabrielle Gottula
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, BB each week in 2019
  • Made final FX lineup
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.855)
  • NQS of 9.845 FX, 9.785 VT
Sophomores
Hannah McCrary
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed 6 VTs, 2 FXs in 2019
  • Missed middle 2 months of 2019 season
  • Average 9.750 VT, 9.800 FX
Alisa Sheremeta UB
BB
FX
  • Transfer from UIC
  • Competed UB, BB, FX for UIC in 2019
  • NQS of 9.880 FX, 9.805 BB, 9.780 UB
Freshmen
Kambrie Brandt
VT
UB
FX
  • Mavericks
  • 15th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Helen Hu
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • IK
  • 2nd AA, 2019 & 2018 JO Nationals
  • 1st UB, BB both years
Adalayna Hufeindiek
 
  • Elevate
  • 22nd VT, 2018 JO Nationals
Grace Kaiding
 
  • Stars and Stripes
  • 23rd VT, 2019 JO Nationals
Anna McGee
UB
  • Georgia Elite
  • 6th AA, 2019 Region 8s
Hollyn Patrick
UB
  • Airborne
  • 10th UB, 2018 JO Nationals
Sienna Schreiber
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Infinity
  • 9th UB, 12th FX, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 8th AA, 2017 JO Nationals

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 17th
2018 – 20th
2017 – 17th
2016 – 19th
2015 – 21st
2014 – 41st
2013 – 43rd
2012 – 20th
2011 – 32nd
2010 – 12th

THE 2019 STORY
Missouri finished the 2019 regular season at 19th, and with its strong regional semifinal score of 196.625, moved up two spots to end the year as the top-ranked team that didn’t advance to the regional final. That equaled the best result of the Shannon Welker era—and the best result since that upset journey to nationals a decade ago.

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2020 Washington Huskies

2020 WASHINGTON ROSTER
Seniors
Madison Copiak
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed VT, UB, BB every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.910), VT (9.840)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.860)
Kristyn Hoffa
(redshirt)
VT
FX
  • Competed weekly FX in 2019
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.890)
  • Added VT in February, NQS of 9.790
Michaela
Nelson
UB
BB
FX
  • Made final 2019 lineups on UB, BB, FX
  • NQS of 9.815 UB, 9.765 BB
  • Competed 4 FXs, average 9.678
Evanni
Roberson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first 8 meets of 2019 before injury
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.870)
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.855)
  • NQS of 9.790 VT, 9.710 UB
Allie Smith
VT
FX
  • Transfer from Eastern Michigan
  • NQS of 9.830 VT, 9.735 FX in 2019
Maya
Washington
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed UB, BB, FX every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.885), BB (9.830)
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.830)
Juniors
Geneva Thompson
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.835), UB (9.835)
  • NQS of 9.810 FX
Sophomores
Brenna Brooks
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019
  • Showed 7 UBs, 7 FXs, 3 VTs
  • NQS of 9.805 BB, 9.730 FX, 9.625 UB
  • Peak of 9.775 VT, average 9.700
Talia Brovedani
 
  • Missed 2019 season with injury
Amara Cunningham
VT
FX
  • Competed VT, FX every week in 2019
  • NQS of 9.815 FX, 9.770 VT
Meaghan Ruttan
BB
  • Competed 2 BBs in 2019 for 9.775 & 9.225
Hannah Vandenkolk
 
  • Did not compete in first season
Freshmen
Morgan Bowles
UB
BB
  • Brown’s LV
  • 3rd BB, 2019 Region 1s
Isa Weiss
VT
  • Denali
  • Career-high 9.600 VT in 2019

FINAL SEASON RANKING
2019 – 19th
2018 – 11th
2017 – 8th
2016 – 18th
2015 – 34th
2014 – 26th
2013 – 19th
2012 – 18th
2011 – 18th
2010 – 23rd

THE 2019 STORY
In 2019, Washington took a semi-step backward from the Elise Ray Renaissance that had characterized the previous seasons, following two of the best finishes in program history with a 19th-place result that more typically reflects the historical expectations for this Washington team.

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2020 NCAA Roster Notes

I’ll have deep individual previews of the top schools coming in December, but for now, check out the team roster notes to aid with all your lineup prognostication needs. (Because I’m just assuming that you’re me and doing that.)

OKLAHOMA SOONERS
Seniors
Jade
DeGouveia
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, FX in every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.915)
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.945)
Maggie Nichols
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • 2-time defending national AA champion
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.975), UB (9.960)
  • Avg on VT (9.942), avg on FX (9.900)
  • Scored two 10.0s in 2019 (1 VT, 1 UB)
Brehanna Showers
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed in 5 meets in 2019 before season-ending injury
  • Competed each event at least 3 times, with peaks of 9.875 VT, 9.850 UB, 9.900 BB, 9.925 FX
Juniors
Jordan Draper
FX
  • Competed FX in 13 of 17 meets in 2019 for NQS of 9.880
  • Did not appear in national championships lineup on FX
Evy Schoepfer
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed 5 BBs, 4 FXs, 3 VTs in 2019
  • Avg of 9.792 VT, 9.688 FX, 9.660 BB
  • Competed 10 FXs in 2018 for 9.855 RQS
Karrie Thomas
UB
BB
  • Competed UB in 15 of 17 meets following transfer from Maryland
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.910)
  • Showed 1 BB in 2019 for 9.825
Anastasia Webb
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 15 of 17 meets in 2019
  • Competed UB, BB, FX in every meet
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.925)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.905), UB (9.900), FX (9.905)
Carly Woodard
BB
  • Competed BB in every meet in 2019, hitting 16 of 17
  • #3 returning score on BB (9.920)
Sophomores
Emma LaPinta
FX
  • Competed FX in 9 of 17 meets in 2019
  • Hit 6 of 9 routines for NQS of 9.825
Allie Stern
VT
FX
  • Competed VT in 9 of 17 meets in 2019 with all scores between 9.800 and 9.875
  • Competed 4 FXs with peak of 9.850 and avg of 9.569
Olivia Trautman
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, FX in 14 of 17 meets in 2019 and BB in 13
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.965)
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.910)
  • NQS of 9.870 on BB
  • Competed 1 UB in 2019 for 9.875
Freshmen
Vanessa Deniz
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Arena Gymnastics
  • 9th AA, 2018 JO Nationals (4th VT, UB, FX)
Jenna Dunn
BB
  • Bart Conner’s
  • BB champion, 2017 JO Nationals
Erin Hutchison
BB
  • WOGA
  • 8th AA, 2019 Region 3s
Ragan Smith
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Texas Dreams
  • 2017 US National champion
  • 2016 Olympic alternate
Brooke Weins
BB
  • 5280
  • 16th BB, 2018 JO Nationals

LSU TIGERS
Seniors
Kennedi
Edney
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.910), UB (9.905), FX (9.925)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.900)
  • Scored one 10.0 in 2019 (VT)
Ruby Harrold
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX in every meet in 2019
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.880), FX (9.865)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.870)
  • Hit 17 of 17 UB routines, 16 of 17 VT and FX routines
Juniors
Reagan Campbell
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.905)
  • Competed FX in 10 of 17 meets for 9.855 NQS
Bridget Dean
UB
BB
  • Debuted in lineups as sophomore in 2019
  • Competed BB every meet for 9.865 NQS
  • Competed backup UB as needed in 11 of 17 meets for 9.775 NQS
Christina Desiderio
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 2019 for 9.875 NQS (#3 returning score)
  • Competed FX in 13 of 17 meets for 9.845 NQS
Sami Durante
UB
BB
  • Competed 15 UBs and 14 BBs in 2019
  • #3 returning score on each (9.875 BB, 9.865 UB)
Sarah Edwards
VT
FX
  • Competed VT in 16 of 17 meets in 2019 for 9.875 (#2 returning score)
  • Provided 5 backup FXs as needed for 9.825 avg
Olivia Gunter
 
  • Did not compete in first 2 seasons
Sophomores
Rebecca D’Antonio
 
  • Did not compete in first season
Bailey Ferrer
VT
UB
FX
  • Made UB lineup upon joining the team with 9.845 NQS
  • Showed 2 VTs (1 hit) and 1 FX (9.550) in 2019
Freshmen
Courtney Goodrich
FX
  • Orlando Metro
  • 3rd FX, 2019 Region 8s
  • FX specialist
Kiya Johnson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Texas Dreams
  • 2018 & 2019 JO national champion
Lexie
Nibbs
 
  • Stars-Houston
  • 8th FX, 2019 Region 3s
Kai Rivers
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Gedderts
  • 2nd AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 2017 JO national champion & Nastia champion
Kamryn Ryan
VT
FX
  • Elmwood
  • 20th AA, 2019 JO Nationals (4th VT)
Alyona Shchennikova
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • 5280
  • 2017 US Classic champion
  • 9th AA, 2018 US Nationals
  • Currently recovered from Achilles tear, summer 2019
Caitlin Smith
UB
BB
  • Paramount
  • US junior elite 2013-2016
  • 34th AA, 2015 junior US Classic

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NCAA Gym Fix

We’ve still over a month away from the start of the season, but like, SIGH. So, here’s what has been happening in training over the last couple days.

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma’s latest update reminds us that Jade Degouveia on bars is in the running to be Oklahoma’s “LOL I DO THIS EVENT NOW SUCKAAAAS” routine of the season.

We also see Allie Stern working her 1.5 on vault that didn’t make the final lineup last season but will be more important in 2020 without Dowell and Lehrmann. Also there’s someone else doing something interesting on vault, but the camera work is too…artistic?…for me to tell what it was. Blond one, Yurchenko tucked 1.5? Something?

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Cottbus Live Blog – Finals Day 2

The final day of competition in Cottbus—and the final day of Olympic qualifying events until February of 2020—brings us the remaining five event finals.

Competition order:

Men’s VT: C Van Wicklen; Y Sharamkou; H Yonekura; I Radivilov; Tseng WS; Shin JH; A Nin Reyes; J Vega Lopez

BB: E Nedov; L Zimmerman; A Bachynska; S Scheder; U Ashikawa; D Varinska; A Sakaguchi; Li Q

PB: You H; B Bevan; F Arican; L Dauser; P Pakhniuk; A Likhovitskiy; V Poliashov; O Verniaiev

Women’s FX: A Radivilova; M Pihan-Kulesza; D Golgota; C Fragapane; L Mori; K Bui; A Bachynska; T Volleman

HB: C Van Wicklen; A Rostov; Hu X; Zhang C; R Leru; I Georgiou; A Nin Reyes; H Miyachi

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