The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Illinois 2022

ILLINOIS ILLINI

Seniors

Rachel Borden

UB
BB

  • #3 returning score on BB (9.831)

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.831)

Mallory Mizuki

UB

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.863)

Shaylah Scott


  • Medical retirement

Juniors

McKenzie Eddy


  • Did not compete in first 2 seasons

Olivia O'Donnell

VT
UB

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.856)

  • NQS of 9.756 on VT in 2021

Lexi Powe

VT
UB

  • #2 returning score on VT (9.825)

  • Competed 9 UBs in 2020, NQS of 9.775

Arayah Simons

VT
UB
FX

  • #3 returning score on VT (9.819)

  • Competed 2 FXs in 2021 for 9.950, 9.150

  • NQS of 9.669 on UB

Mia Takekawa

VT
UB
BB

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.919)

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.819), VT (9.813)

Mia Townes

VT
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.894), VT (9.881)

  • #2 returning score on BB (9.844)

Julia Waight

VT

  • NQS of 9.744 on VT in 2021

Sophomores

Kaitlyn Ewald

UB
FX

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.881)

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.794)

Amelia Knight

UB
BB
FX

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.788)

  • Competed 3 UBs (avg 9.683), 1 BB (9.075)

Allie Morgan

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Did not compete in first season

Abby Mueller

VT
BB
FX

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.838)

  • NQS of 9.781 on VT

  • Competed 2 BBs in 2021, avg 9.750

Ashley Resch

  • Did not compete in first season

First Years

Olivia Bowsman

FX

  • Balance Institute

  • 46th AA, 2021 L10s

Kadyn Fitzgibbon


  • United

Makayla Green

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Bright Stars

  • 2nd AA, 2021 L10s

Katherine Klugman

UB
BB
FX

  • ENA Paramus

  • 2nd BB, 2021 L10s

Ruthuja Nataraj

VT
FX

  • Connecticut Academy

  • 12th FX, 2021 L10s

Mia Scott

UB
FX

  • South Durham

  • 14th AA, 2019 British Nationals

Kiera Wai

UB
BB

  • Manjak

  • 27th AA, 2021 Canadian Nationals

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