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Best Routine of Week 1 Poll

Poll time!

Each week, I’ll put up the top routines of the previous weekend and let you guys vote on which routine wins the award for best of the week. Deciding the nominees is up to me (mwahahahaha) and is based on 3) score, 2) overall quality, and 1) which ones are easily available online—aka, which ones have been uploaded by our dear NastiaFan101. Because, you know, we need to be able to see them in order to vote for them. So if you want to vote for Elizabeth Price…get those meets to start taking place in the present day. With color televisions. And the iron horse.

Feel free to use the comments for reasoning and/or write-in votes.

1. Kennedi Edney, LSU – Vault

2. Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma – Bars

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Denver 2017

Rachel Fielitz
  • Injured after first meet in 2016
  • Top VT, weekly BB, FX in 2015
  • 2015 RQS: VT 9.905, FX – 9.840, BB – 9.790
Leah Lomonte
  • Did not compete in 2016 because of injury
  • Weekly BB, backup UB in 2015
  • 2015 RQS: BB – 9.820
  • 2015 average: UB – 9.663
Julia Ross
  • Top UB, weekly VT, BB in 2016
  • 2016 RQS: UB – 9.880, BB – 9.860, VT – 9.820
Nikole Addison
  • #2 team FX routine in 2016
  • Weekly UB and occasional VT
  • 2016 RQS: FX – 9.870, UB – 9.800, VT – 9.785
Claire Hammen
  • Staple of BB and FX lineups in 2016
  • 2016 RQS: FX – 9.855, BB – 9.835
Grace Broadhurst
  • Did not compete in freshman year
Diana Chesnok
  • Weekly VT, UB, backup BB in 2016
  • Preseason ankle injury
  • 2016 RQS: UB – 9.860, VT – 9.830
  • 2016 average: BB – 9.556
Claire Kern
  • Competed leadoff UB in 2016
  • 2016 RQS: UB – 9.830
Kaitlyn Schou
  • Regular early-lineup on VT, BB, FX in 2016
  • 2016 RQS: FX – 9.840, BB – 9.815, VT – 9.755
Maddie Karr
  • Twin City
  • 2016 JO National AA, VT, UB, BB champion
Courtney Loper
  • Chow’s
  • 2015 JO Nationals AA 14th, FX 8th
Sam Ogden
  • WOGA
  • 2014 Classic, 9th AA

Recent History
2016 – 15th
2015 – 15th
2014 – 18th
2013 – 20th
2012 – 23rd
2011 – 17th
2010 – 15th

It’s difficult to escape the feeling that 2016 was the year for Denver: entering regionals ranked an unexpected 11th, facing a kind draw, and ultimately needing just a 49.0 on beam to get to nationals. Those opportunities don’t come around constantly, and it’s a shame that Denver’s final 15th place finish is just sort of normal for them and doesn’t reflect the accomplishments of the season.

Denver lost 11 routines from last year’s regionals slate, including best-on-each-piece sets from Nina McGee, which is tragic. Although, there’s still reason to be optimistic that Denver can replace the majority of these routines and return to a similar level, floating in and out of the better half of the teens. Top JO recruit Maddie Karr, former elite Sam Ogden, and the return of some previously injured seniors should combine to provide enough routines to fill the gaps on the majority of events. Continue reading Denver 2017

2017 Freshman Preview: Denver and Boise State

Oh, mountain time zone, we haven’t forgotten about you. Yet. (Give it a week.)

In Denver, the motto of the season is “Oh thank god Maddie Karr is here.”

Returning Routines – Denver
Fielitz – 9.850
Chesnok – 9.830
Ross – 9.820
Addison – 9.785
Schou – 9.755
Ross – 9.880
Chesnok – 9.860
Kern – 9.830
Addison – 9.800
Ross – 9.860
Hammen – 9.835
Schou – 9.815
Fielitz – 9.725
Chesnok – 9.556
Addison – 9.870
Hammen – 9.855
Schou – 9.840

Now that Nina McGee is gone, there is no joy in the world and all the flowers have wilted and died, but if you were worried about who’s going to be Denver’s star and get all the 9.9s to fill out the paltry routine-scape you see above, it’s Maddie Karr. No pressure or anything.

Karr won JO Nationals this year with the highest score of any gymnast in any session (the only one to break 39), and then also this vault.

Get in the anchor spot.

Vault is Karr’s jam, but she will be an all-arounder who’s expected to record among the top scores on the team on each piece. At JOs this year, Karr didn’t show huge floor tumbling, but she does have a piked full-in resting in her pocket as well, which should help restock that lineup’s supply of power. Her amplitude on dance elements is also a plus, helping her reach 180 on that split full and actually get it all the way around too. Continue reading 2017 Freshman Preview: Denver and Boise State