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2021 California Golden Bears

2021 CAL ROSTER
Seniors
Kyana George
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 8 of 10 meets in 2020
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.895), VT (9.890), BB (9.885)
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.865)
Alma Kuc
UB
BB
  • Competed 4 UBs in 2020, avg 9.819
Victoria Salem
UB
BB
  • Has not competed a scored routine
  • Showed exhibition in 2020 season
Nina Schank
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed 7 UB, 6 VT, 2 BB, 2 FX in 2020
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.865)
  • #4 returning score on VT (9.820)
  • Avg 9.850 FX, 9.838 BB
Emi Watterson
UB
BB
  • Competed 10 UB, 9 BB in 2020 season
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.890)
  • #5 returning score on BB (9.810)
Juniors
Maya Bordas
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 9 of 10 meets in 2020
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.910)
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.865), BB (9.855)
  • #5 returning score on VT (9.810)
Milan Clausi
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, BB, FX every meet in 2020
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.885), FX (9.885)
  • #4 returning score on BB (9.840)
Talitha Jones
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed 8 BB, 4 UB, 3 VT before injury
  • NQS of 9.795 BB
  • Avg of 9.800 UB, 9.742 VT
Grace Quinn
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed FX in every meet in 2020, NQS 9.835
  • Showed 4 VT, 2 BB, 1 UB (9.775)
  • Avg 9.756 VT, 9.537 BB
Abi Solari
VT
FX
  • Did not compete in 2020
  • Competed in only the first meet in 2019
Sophomores
Nevaeh DeSouza
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every meet in 2020
  • #2 returning routine on BB (9.865)
  • #3 returning routine on VT (9.855)
  • #5 returning routine on UB (9.845), FX (9.830)
Maya Green
UB
  • Competed 5 UB in 2020, hit 4 of 5, peak of 9.875
Natalie Sadighi
VT
  • Competed 1 VT in 2020 for 9.650
Ashton Woodbury
VT
FX
  • Competed 1 FX in 2020 for 8.500
Freshmen
Elise Byun
VT
BB
FX
  • Airborne
  • 45th AA, 2018 JO Nationals
Cosette Carranza
BB
FX
  • Texas Dreams
  • 2nd AA, 2016 JO Nationals
Blake Gozashti
BB
FX
  • Gymnastics Zone
Andi Li
VT
UB
BB

FX
  • Legacy Elite
  • 1st AA, 2018 JO Nationals
  • 3rd AA, 2020 Nastia Cup
Gabby Perea
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Legacy Elite
  • 3rd AA, 2016 junior P&G Championships
  • 6th AA, 2020 Nastia Cup
Kennedy Quay
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • SCEGA
  • 6th AA, 2018 JO Nationals

RANKING HISTORY
2020 – 9th
2019 – 11th
2018 – 9th
2017 – 16th
2016 – 7th
2015 – 18th
2014 – 16th
2013 – 28th
2012 – 49th
2011 – 50th

THE 2020 STORY
Cal will be ultimately quite comfortable with a 2020 final ranking that tied for the 3rd-best result in program history. The team managed to gain tenths even after the departure of the Toni-Ann Williams class and, after a slow start in those first couple meets, went on to rack up five 197s and position itself as a solid spoiler to get to nationals—if not one of the main picks—contending with the likes of Alabama and Denver.

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2021 LSU Tigers

2021 LSU ROSTER
Seniors
Reagan Campbell
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX every meet in 2020
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.930)
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.875)
Bridget Dean
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 2020
  • Competed UB in 9 of 11, FX in 7 of 11
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.815)
  • #4 returning score on BB (9.840)
Christina Desiderio
BB
FX
  • Competed 8 BBs, 5 FXs in 2020
  • #5 returning score on BB (9.830)
  • Avg 9.785 on FX
Sami Durante
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed UB, BB every meet in 2020
  • Competed VT in final 6 meets
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.890)
  • #3 returning score on BB (9.860)
  • #4 returning score on VT (9.755)
Sarah Edwards
VT
FX
  • Competed VT, FX in first 4 meets of 2020 before injury
  • Avg of 9.888 on VT
  • Avg of 9.783 for hit FX (also received a 2.000 for injury routine)
Olivia Gunter
FX
  • Competed first routines in 2020
  • Showed 6 FX for NQS of 9.705
Juniors
Rebecca D’Antonio
VT
  • Competed first routines in 2020
  • Showed 2 VTs, avg of 9.713
Sophomores
Kiya Johnson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 9 of 11 meets in 2020
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.960), VT (9.925)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.895), UB (9.875)
  • Finished season ranked #6 AA, #2 FX
Lexie
Nibbs
VT
  • Competed 4 VTs for LSU in 2020, avg 9.744
Maddie Rau
VT
FX
  • Competed 10 VTs in 2020 after joining in Jan.
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.785)
  • Showed 1 FX in final meet for 9.775
Kai Rivers
 
  • Out with injury
  • Competed VT, UB in 10 of 11 meets in 2020
  • Competed 3 BBs, avg 9.883
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.850), UB (9.840)
Kamryn Ryan
VT
  • Did not compete in first season
Alyona Shchennikova
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Competed 8 UB, 2 BB in 2020
  • #5 returning score on UB (9.835)
  • Hit 1 for 2 on BB
Caitlin Smith
 
  • Did not compete in first season
Freshmen
Elena Arenas
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Georgia Elite
  • 8th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 9th AA, 2017 P&G Championships
Sierra Ballard
VT
BB
FX
  • North Shore
  • 8th VT, 2019 JO Nationals
Chase Brock
VT
UB
FX
  • Gymnastix
  • 6th UB, 8th VT, 2018 JO Nationals
Haleigh Bryant
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Everest
  • 1st AA, 2020 Nastia Cup
  • 2nd AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Olivia Dunne
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • ENA Paramus
  • 9th AA, 2017 junior P&G Championships
  • 11th AA, 2020 Nastia Cup

RANKING HISTORY
2020 – 6th
2019 – 2nd
2018 – 4th
2017 – 2nd
2016 – 2nd
2015 – 10th
2014 – 3rd
2013 – 5th
2012 – 9th
2011 – 20th
2010 – 9th

THE 2020 STORY
LSU won’t have been particularly pleased with how 2020 was going. Some critical graduations coupled with a rash of key injuries left holes in lineups that had to be filled with [gasp] 9.7s—a shape of number that LSU wouldn’t typically be forced to look at. Things began to improve after a slow start, but even late February saw a streak of low 197s that left LSU looking like a juicy upset prospect in a regional final.

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2021 Denver Pioneers

2021 DENVER ROSTER
Seniors
Lynnzee Brown
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in first 7 meets before injury
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.920), UB (9.895), VT (9.870)
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.895)
  • Finished ranked #7 AA for second straight year
Emily Glynn
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX every meet in 2020
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.890), VT (9.810)
  • #4 returning score on FX (9.825)
Mia Sundstrom
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed in first 5 meets of 2020 before injury
  • Avg of 9.830 VT, 9.825 UB, 9.575 BB
Juniors
Natalie Morton
UB
  • Competed 4 UBs in 2020, avg 9.444
Alexandra Ruiz
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 8 of 10 meets in 2020
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.835), VT (9.800)
  • #4 returning score on UB (9.860), BB (9.820)
Alexis Vasquez
BB
  • Competed BB in every meet in 2020
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.960)
  • Competed 1 VT for 9.725
Sophomores
Victoria Fitts
VT
  • Competed 2 VTs in 2020, hit 1 of 2 for 9.825
Amoree Lockhart
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX every meet in 2020
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.845)
  • #4 returning score on BB (9.820)
  • Showed 4 UBs (avg 9.306), 1 VT (9.525)
Callie Schlottman
BB
  • Competed 3 BB in 2020, hitting 2 of 3
AK Subject VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB every meet in 2020
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.870)
  • #4 returning score on VT (9.760)
  • Competed FX in 8 of 10 meets, NQS 9.685
Freshmen
Rose Casali
VT
UB
FX
  • Southeastern
  • 6th AA, 5th UB, 2019 JO Nationals
Jessica Hutchinson
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Silvia’s
  • 10th FX, 2019 JO Nationals
Isabel Mabanta
VT
BB
FX
  • Denton
  • Former senior elite
  • 19th AA, 2018 US Classic
Rylie Mundell
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • CGI
  • 4th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 7th AA, 2020 Nastia Cup
Abbie Thompson
VT
BB
FX
  • Orlando Metro
  • 6th AA, 4th FX, 2019 JO Nationals

RANKING HISTORY
2020 – 7th
2019 – 4th
2018 – 15th
2017 – 9th
2016 – 15th
2015 – 15th
2014 – 18th
2013 – 20th
2012 – 23rd
2011 – 17th

THE 2020 STORY
The 2020 season (as it were) may have seen a drop for Denver in the rankings compared to 2019’s finish, but that was pretty much always going to happen. A very specific confluence of events allowed Denver to finish 4th in 2019, and being able to retain a spot in the top 8 during the 2020 season with competitive scores throughout the year—even when Lynnzee Brown was missing with injury, on top of not having Sundstrom—proved that 2019 wasn’t a fluke and that 2020 should be chalked up as a victory.

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2021 Florida Gators

2021 FLORIDA ROSTER
Seniors
Alyssa Baumann
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed BB, FX all 9 meets in 2020
  • #2 returning score on both (9.935 FX, 9.930 BB)
  • Showed 6 VTs, avg 9.704
Jazmyn Foberg VT
UB
  • Returned from missing 2019 to show 3 VTs in 2020, avg 9.825
  • Made final 2018 lineups on VT (9.850), UB (9.840)
Megan Skaggs
VT
UB
BB
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.870)
  • #4 returning score on VT (9.850)
  • Competed BB each week in 2019
Juniors
Leah Clapper
BB
FX
  • #4 returning score on BB (9.810)
  • Competed exhibition FX in 2019
Sydney Johnson-Scharpf
BB
FX
  • Competed 7 FX, 5 BB in 2020
  • #3 returning score on FX (9.845)
  • BB avg 9.750
Nya Reed
VT
FX
  • Competed 5 FX, 4 VT in 2020 (missed 1 month with injury)
  • Avg 9.860 FX, 9.762 VT
  • 2019 NQS of 9.920 FX, 9.862 FX
Savannah Schoenherr
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB every meet in 2020
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.910)
  • #3 returning score on VT 9.865
  • Showed 1 FX for 9.925
Halley Taylor
FX
  • Competed 1 FX in 2020 for 9.750
Trinity Thomas
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Ranked #2 nationally in AA in 2020
  • #1 returning score on all four events
  • NQS of 9.965 FX, 9.965 BB, 9.945 UB, 9.900 VT
Sophomore
Payton Richards
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA in 5 of 9 meets in 2020
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.885)
  • #3 returning score on BB (9.895)
  • NQS of 9.835 UB, avg 9.830 FX
Freshmen
Chloi Clark
VT
FX
  • Gymtegrity
  • 4th VT, 2019 JO Nationals
Gabrielle Gallentine
VT
UB
FX
  • Everest
  • Junior elite, 2017-18
  • 29th AA, 2018 US Jr Classic
Ellie Lazzari
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Legacy Elite
  • 1st AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Alex Magee
UB
BB
  • Orlando Metro
  • 9th UB, 2019 region 8s

RANKING HISTORY
2020 – 2nd
2019 – 10th
2018 – 3rd
2017 – 3rd
2016 – 4th
2015 – 1st
2014 – 1st
2013 – 1st
2012 – 2nd
2011 – 7th

THE 2020 STORY
Florida will have been largely pleased with how the 2020 season was progressing. The team had scored at least 197.800 in seven consecutive meets prior to the shutdown and was setting itself up as the most compelling challenger to Oklahoma’s reign at the never-nationals. Coming off the disappointment of the previous year’s regionals elimination, Florida was in full Renata Klein mode.

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2021 UCLA Bruins

2021 UCLA ROSTER
Seniors
Nia Dennis
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed VT, FX each meet in 2020
  • #1 returning score on both (9.915 FX, 9.875 VT)
  • Competed 2 BBs (hit 1 of 2)
  • Competed UB in 2019, avg 9.814
Savannah Kooyman
UB
  • Competed UB each week in 2020
  • NQS of 9.805
Kendal Poston
VT
BB
  • Competed 9 VTs, 5 BBs in 2020
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.820)
  • Avg of 9.675 on BB
Nicki Shapiro
(redshirt)
UB
BB
  • Returned to roster to compete 5 BB, 1 UB
  • Hit 4 of 5 on BB (avg 9.690)
  • Scored 9.775 in single UB routine
Pauline Tratz
VT
FX
  • Competed 4 VT, 4 FX in 2020
  • Avg 9.800 VT, 9.638 FX
  • 2019 NQS of 9.900 FX, 9.850 VT
Lilia Waller
 
  • Returns to roster for 2021
  • Last on roster in 2018, did not compete
Juniors
Norah Flatley
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Competed UB, BB in 9 of 10 meets in 2020
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.885)
  • #2 returning score on UB (9.845)
  • Competed 6 FX, hitting 5 of 6
Margzetta Frazier
VT
UB

BB
FX
  • Competed AA first 3 meets of 2020
  • Then limited to UB due to injury
  • #1 returning score on UB (9.915)
  • Avg 9.925 FX, 9.817 VT, 9.800 BB
Samantha Sakti
BB
  • Competed BB in 8 meets in 2020
  • #2 returning score on BB (9.830)
Sara Taubman
 
  • Did not compete in first 2 seasons
Sekai Wright
VT
  • Missed most of 2020 season
  • Competed 2 VT, avg 9.750
  • NQS of 9.855 in 2019
Sophomores
Emma Andres
VT
FX
  • Competed 3 FX, 1 VT (9.750) in 2020
  • Avg 9.817 FX
Paige Hogan
 
  • Did not compete in 2020
Chloe Lashbrooke
VT
FX
  • Competed 6 FX, 2 VT in 2020
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.860)
  • Avg 9.775 VT
Kalyany Steele VT
UB
FX
  • Competed 6 UB in 2020
  • Hit 5 of 6, NQS of 9.660
Freshmen
Chae Campbell
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Metroplex
  • 3rd AA, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 9th AA, 2020 Nastia Cup
Frida Esparza
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Head Over Heels
  • 2018 Mexican AA champion
  • 32nd AA, 2018 World Championships
Sara Ulias
UB
  • Paramount
  • 3rd UB, 2019 Region 1

RANKING HISTORY
2020 – 3rd
2019 – 3rd
2018 – 1st
2017 – 4th
2016 – 5th
2015 – 11th
2014 – 8th
2013 – 4th
2012 – 3rd
2011 – 2nd

THE 2020 STORY
UCLA held its own through 2020, recording plenty of strong scores and setting itself up as a compelling pick to make the team final and one of the more convincing options to score a championship upset, if an upset was to be had. Though, in the final year of the Ross/Kocian class, UCLA would have entertained hopes of an actual national title, hopes that were not able to play to a conclusion because of the abbreviated season.

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2021 Michigan Wolverines

2021 MICHIGAN ROSTER
Seniors
Anna Dayton
 
  • Joined team as sophomore
  • Did not compete in 2019 or 2020
Lauren Farley
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed BB every meet in 20202
  • #3 returning score on BB (9.825)
  • Showed 1 UB, 1 FX, both for 9.775
Anne Maxim
VT
UB
  • Did not compete in 2020 due to injury
  • 2019 NQS of 9.815 UB, 9.810 VT
Juniors
Abby Brenner
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, FX every meet in 2020, UB in 7 of 9
  • #1 returning score on VT (9.910)
  • #4 returning score on FX (9.870), UB (9.850)
Abby Heiskell
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed 8 UB, 5 FX and BB, 1 FX in 2020
  • #3 returning score on UB (9.855)
  • Avg 9.850 VT, 9.645 BB. Score of 9.550 FX
Maddie Mariani
VT
UB
BB
  • Competed 7 UB, 6 BB, 5 VT in 2020
  • #4 returning score on BB (9.800)
  • #6 returning score on UB (9.835)
  • Avg 9.815 VT
Natalie Wojcik
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every meet in 2020
  • #1 returning score on BB (9.915), UB (9.895)
  • #2 returning score on FX (9.895)
  • #4 returning score on VT (9.870)
Sophomores
Sierra Brooks
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Competed AA every meet in 2020
  • #2 returning score on VT (9.895), FX (9.895), BB (9.890), and UB (9.880)
Abbie Gaies
 
  • Did not compete in 2020
Nicoletta Koulos
VT
BB
FX
  • Competed 8 VT, FX in 2020
  • NQS of 9.790 on both
Gabby Wilson
VT
UB
FX
  • Competed VT, UB, FX every meet in 2020
  • #1 returning score on FX (9.905)
  • #3 returning score on VT (9.880)
  • #4 returning score on UB (9.850)
Freshmen
Carly Bauman
VT
UB
BB
FX
  • Chow’s
  • 2nd BB, 4th UB, 2019 JO Nationals
  • 1st AA, 2018 JO Nationals
Reyna Guggino
BB
FX
  • Tampa Bay Turners
  • 4th VT, 2019 Region 8s
Naomi Morrison
VT
UB
FX
  • Arizona Dynamics
  • 5th AA, 2019 JO Nationals
Jenna Mulligan
VT
FX
  • Gymnastics Unlimited
  • 5th FX, 8th BB, 2018 JO Nationals

RANKING HISTORY
2020 – 5th
2019 – 5th
2018 – 13th
2017 – 10th
2016 – 13th
2015 – 7th
2014 – 10th
2013 – 7th
2012 – 13th
2011 – 6th

THE 2020 STORY
Over the last couple seasons, Michigan has enjoyed a sharp evolution from being a team that was talented but also probably going to miss on beam at a crucial moment to one that is increasingly dangerous against the very top schools. That continued in 2020 with another 5th-place finish (Michigan hasn’t done better than 5th in any season since Elise Ray was a freshman), which would have put Michigan right in contention to snatch a spot in the team final, at least if the semifinal draw turned out better than it did the year before.

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