2017 NCAA Championships Field Set

Dinah Jean Whistler
The field is set for the NCAA Gymnastics Championships, which will take place in St. Louis on April 14-15. The semifinal sessions will be on Friday. Performances at the semifinals will determine the NCAA all-around and event champions. The top six teams--three from each semifinal session--will compete in the Super Six finals.

The top two teams and the top two all-around finishers on non-qualifying teams from each regional advanced to the national championships. Event champions at each regional (including ties) also clinched a spot.

Advances to Semifinal #1:


Teams:
Oklahoma
Utah
UCLA
Denver
Oregon State
Washington

Advances to Semifinal #2:


Teams:
LSU
Florida
Alabama
Michigan
Georgia
Nebraska

Individuals:

All-around: Katie Becker (Auburn), Jessica Yamzon (Arkansas), Mollie Korth (Kentucky), Alex Hyland (Kentucky), Angel Metcalf (Iowa), Alexis Mattern (Ohio State), Haylee Young (Iowa State), Shanni Remme (Boise State), Briannah Tsang (Penn State), Sabrina Garcia (Penn State), Zaakira Muhammad (West Virginia), Cami Drouin-Allaire (George Washington)

Event finalists: Denelle Pedrick (Central Michigan, vault), Braie Speed (Arkansas, vault), Samantha Cerio (Auburn, uneven bars), Katy Clements (Central Michigan, balance beam), Desiree Palomares (California, balance beam), Elizabeth Price (Stanford, uneven bars), Clair Kaji (Iowa, balance beam), Chelsea Ranieri (George Washington, vault)

Full regionals results:

Gainesville (Florida & Georgia advance)
Morgantown (Michigan & Alabama advance)
Champaign (UCLA & Oregon State advance)
Lincoln (LSU & Nebraska advance)
Fayetteville (Utah & Denver advance)
Seattle (Oklahoma & Washington advance)

Regionals 2017 Event Hub

USA Gymnastics Seats New Board

Press release below via USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS, June 21, 2018 – At its June 20 meeting, the USA Gymnastics Interim Board of Directors confirmed the election of the new Board of Directors that was seated at the conclusion of the Interim Board’s meeting. Additionally, each of the five competitive disciplines has chosen its two representatives to serve on the newly created Programs Council. “We want to thank the Interim Board for their commitment to completing the necessary tasks of streamlining and reconstituting our Board of Directors in a short window of time,” said Kerry Perry, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics. “We look forward to working with the new Board to transform our organization to keep athlete safety and well-being as our priority and to promote a positive and empowered environment for our athletes and members to thrive and follow their dreams.” USA Gymnastics Board of Directors, as of June 20, 2018NOTE: Terms are staggered and indicated for each director.

USA & Canada Lead On Difficulty & Execution At The 2018 Junior Pan Ams

The 2018 Junior Pan American Games concluded last week in Buenos Aires, with Team USA taking home the team gold medal, in addition to multiple individual medals for Jordan Bowers, Leanne Wong, and Tori Tatum. Team Canada also took home multiple medals, including the team silver and individual medals for Zoe Allaire-Bourgie and Imogen Paterson. 

Event Finals Qualifiers - 2018 Junior Pan American Championships

Christy Ann Linder

Below are the gymnasts who qualified for the individual event finals at the 2018 Junior Pan American Championships, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The finals will be held Friday, June 15. The top eight gymnasts on each event, with a maximum of two gymnasts per country, qualify for event finals. 

USA, Bowers Strike Gold At 2018 Junior Pan Am Championships

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2019 Nastia Liukin Cup Series Qualifying Meets Announced

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Wong, Bowers Lead Top USA Junior Women In The 2018 Pan American Champs

Christy Ann Linder

The 2018 Junior Pan American Championships takes place this week, with competition starting on June 13 and concluding on June 15 in Buenos Aires. The event includes a team final, all-around final, and event finals for both the men and women. Team USA is sending top juniors Jordan Bowers, JaFree Scott, Tori Tatum, and Leanne Wong. 

Team USA Set For Junior Pan American Championships

Team USA is set to compete at the Junior Pan American Championships this week in Buenos Aires. The men's and women's competition will be held June 13-15 and consists of a team competition as well as individual all-around and event competitions.

A New Mentality For Kyla Ross In UCLA's Title-Winning Season

Kyla Ross has competed on some of the biggest stages in elite gymnastics—the Olympic Games in London, the World Championships in Belgium and China. She was a two-time world all-around medalist and was the silver medalist at back-to-back national championships.

Opinion: The Engaged, Strategic Leadership That USA Gymnastics Needs

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For over a year now, USA Gymnastics has been operating in a state of turmoil from the backlash of Larry Nassar’s horrific crimes. What started as the largest sex abuse scandal in sports history has evolved to show major flaws in the way that the national governing body for gymnastics is run. They have been through a wave of resignations at the highest levels: the president of USAG, the national team coordinator, and the senior vice president of the Women’s Program, to name a few. 

Utah To Host 2018 American Classic And Hopes Classic

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