Recruiting Breakdown: Lynnzee Brown Highlights Incoming DU Freshmen

Recruiting Breakdown: Lynnzee Brown Highlights Incoming DU Freshmen
Photo: Denver Gymnastics Twitter
​​The 2018 NCAA gymnastics season is still months away, but it's never too early to get to know the incoming freshman class for each team. Here's a breakdown of the new additions Denver has made for next year.

With a stellar class coming in, the Denver Pioneers are looking to continue building on their 2017 success after advancing to the NCAA championships for the first time in nearly a decade. A year ago, the Pioneers were led by talented freshman and former JO standout Maddie Karr and senior Julia Ross. The pair finished the regular season ranked in the top 15 in the all-around.

​Outgoing​Rachel Fielitz, Julia Ross
The Pioneers are losing up to six routines from the three seniors. Ross competed in all four events and Fielitz on vault and occasionally on beam. Fielitz brought in solid scores in her routines. Ross brought in strong scores on all four events -- but especially on beam where she posted 12 scores of 9.800 or better. The Pioneers won't lose Leah Lomonte​ after she was granted a fifth year of eligibility and will return for her final season in 2018. 

​Incoming​Lynnzee Brown, Emily Glynn, Mia Sundstrom

Lynnzee Brown

Raytown, Missouri
Trains at Great American Gymnastics Express
Coached by Al Fong, Armine Barutyan Fong, and Tiffany Davenport

Brown has had a successful level 10 career. She competed yearly at JO nationals beginning in 2012 and ending with a phenomenal performance in 2017 where she placed second in the all-around, tied for second on both uneven bars and floor exercise, and tied for third on vault. She earned second on the all-around, on vault, and on floor at the Region 4 championships while also taking fourth on uneven bars and sixth on balance beam. She competed at the 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup where she finished eighth in the all-around, third on vault, and sixth on floor. Brown is a three-time Missouri state all-around champion and won event titles on vault (2015-17), uneven bars (2014-16), balance beam (2014-17), and floor exercise (2014-17). She is also a three-time Region 4 champion where she won multiple event titles.

​Video courtesy of USA Gymnastics

​Impact event: All-around

Emily Glynn

Longmont, Colorado
Trains at Airborne Gymnastics
Coached by Melissa Luedtke and Alex Bala

Glynn is a three-time JO national championship qualifier. She finished 22nd in the all-around in 2013 and tied for 17th on vault in 2014. At the Region 3 championships in 2017, she placed fifth on vault and eighth on uneven bars. She finished eighth in the all-around, fourth on balance beam, fifth on vault, and tied for eighth on uneven bars at the Colorado state championships. Glynn's best finishes at both state and regional championships came in 2015. She was the 2015 Colorado state champion on all-around, balance beam, and floor exercise, and she also finished second on uneven bars and fourth on vault. She took third in the all-around at the Region 3 championships and was the regional champion on uneven bars. She finished third on floor, tied for fourth on beam, and eighth on vault.

​Video courtesy of Alexandra Martin

​Impact events: Vault and uneven bars

Mia Sundstrom

Boulder, Colorado
Trains at Airborne Gymnastics
Coached by Melissa Luedtke and Alex Bala

Sundstrom advanced to the JO national championships in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Her best finish came in 2013, when she tied for fifth in the all-around, fourth on uneven bars, and sixth on vault. She earned seventh on vault at the Region 3 championships. She was the state all-around and vault champion in 2013 and 2015. She also earned state titles on floor (2013) and uneven bars (2015). She took third on uneven bars and seventh on balance beam at state championships in 2013 and eighth on beam and floor in 2015. She tied for 12th on balance beam and 11th on vault at the 2015 and 2017 JO national championships, respectively. 

​Impact event: Vault
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