The Balance Beam Situation

Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

Penn State 2022

PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

Super Seniors

Alissa Bonsall

VT
UB
FX

  • #1 returning score on UB (9.894)

  • #2 returning score on FX (9.863), VT (9.838)

Lauren Bridgens

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Missed 2021 season with injury

  • NQS of 9.880 FX, 9.865 UB, 9.820 VT, 9.810 BB in 2020

Kourtney Chinnery

VT

  • Did not compete in 2021

  • NQS of 9.810 on VT in 2020

Seniors

Melissa Astarita

BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on FX (9.894)

  • #5 returning score on BB (9.750)

Jessie Bastardi

  • Did not compete in 2021

  • NQS of 9.770 on BB in 2020

Dymiana Cox

  • Did not compete in first 3 seasons

Donna Howell

VT

  • NQS of 9.638 on VT in 2021

Juniors

Amy Bladon

VT
BB
FX

  • #4 returning score on FX (9.706)

  • #5 returning score on VT (9.744)

  • Competed 3 BBs in 2021, avg 9.350

Bella Romagnano

UB
BB

  • #4 returning score on BB (9.819)

  • #5 returning score on UB (9.781)

Cassidy Rushlow

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #1 returning score on BB (9.888), VT (9.850)

  • #2 returning score on UB (9.888)

  • #3 returning score on FX (9.850)

Sophomores

Maggie Ayers

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #5 returning score on FX (9.700)

  • Competed 4 VTs (avg 9.681), 4 BBs (avg 9.094), 2 UBs (avg 9.675) in 2021

Natalie Cross

VT
UB
BB

  • #2 returning score on BB (9.856)

  • #3 returning score on UB (9.825), VT (9.806)

Sarah Duhe


  • Transfer from Alabama

  • Did not compete in first season

Maddie Johnston

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • #3 returning score on BB (9.844)

  • #4 returning score on UB (9.819), VT (9.800)

  • Competed 3 FX in 2021, avg 9.625

Maggie Mace


  • Did not compete in 2021

First Years

Nikki Beckwith

UB

  • Buckeye

  • 4th UB, 2021 Regionals

Anastasia Frank


  • Centre Elite

Grace Harrell


  • Cincinnati

  • 42nd AA, 2021 L10s

Jessica Johanson

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Gymnastics Express Too

  • 12th AA, 2021 L10s

Isabella Salcedo

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Texas Dreams

  • 8th AA, 2019 L10s

Elina Vihrova

VT
UB
BB
FX

  • Latvian Elite

  • 23rd AA, 2021 European Championships

  • 2020 European VT, UB, BB Finalist

Olivia Yarussi

  • X-Cel

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