The 26th annual Atlanta Crown Invitational will be held this, weekend and FloGymnastics will be on-site providing live coverage. We will be streaming all level 9 and 10 sessions on Saturday, January 6.
The Atlanta Crown Invitational is one of the premier meets for level 9 and 10 gymnasts from around the country. Below, we've summarized some of the key level 10 gymnasts to watch out for this weekend.
Haleigh Bryant | Everest Gymnastics
Haleigh Bryant had a successful 2017 season, having won the all-around title in the Junior D group at J.O. Nationals, totaling a 38.55. Bryant took first place on both vault and floor at this competition, scoring a 9.85 and 9.675, respectively. On vault, she competes a powerful front pike half, which you can see in the video from J.O. Nationals below. Bryant has verbally committed to LSU and will join for the 2020-2021 season.
Lali Dekanoidze | Southeastern
Lali Dekanoidze is a talented all-around gymnast who finished second in the AA standings in the Junior B group at the 2017 J.O. Nationals, totaling a 38.250. Dekanoidze is particularly strong on bars, where she competes with excellent form. She scored a 9.6 on this event to tie for third at J.O. Nationals. Dekanoidze also competed at the 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup, where she placed third in the all-around in the junior division.
Sierra Brooks | Aspire
Sierra Brooks, a future Michigan Wolverine, has had an impressive J.O. career so far, placing in the top three in the all-around at J.O. Nationals for the past two years. At 2017 J.O. Nationals, she finished third in the Junior E group, and second on both vault (9.775) and beam (9.575). Brooks competes a Yurchenko 1.5 on vault, and is also super solid on beam.
Check out her beam routine below from the 2017 J.O. Nationals:
Video via USA Gymnastics
Natalie Wojcik | Stallone
Senior competitor Natalie Wojcik is entering her final season as a level 10 gymnast before she heads off to college at University of Michigan for the 2018-19 season. She finished seventh in the all-around at J.O. Nationals last year in the Senior D group. She placed first on vault with a 9.85 for her Yurchenko 1.5, second on beam with a 9.65, and fourth on floor with an impressive 9.7. Wojcik also competed at the Nastia Liukin Cup in early 2017, where she finished fourth in the all-around competition for the second year in a row.
Allie Stern | Perfect Balance
Allie Stern is another gymnast who is entering her final level 10 season. She’ll be joining the Oklahoma Sooners for the 2018-19 season. Last year was only her first season as a level 10 gymnast, and she managed to capture the vault championship in the Senior C group at J.O. Nationals, scoring a 9.85. The second vault she competed was a Yurchenko 1.5, and she is currently training a double, according to her website.
Julianne Fehring | LaFleurs Tampa
Julianne Fehring, another future Sooner, is a top all-around gymnast in the J.O. field. At last year’s nationals, she finished fourth in the AA competition and tied for fifth on bars with a 9.6. She also put up impressive numbers on vault (9.6) and floor (9.45).
Abby Heiskell | Southeastern
Abby Heiskell finished 10th in the all-around at last year’s J.O. Nationals in the Senior C group and tied for first place on vault with a 9.85, as well as tying for fourth on bars with a 9.6. Heiskell, who plans to attend University of Michigan, also competed at the 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup, where she finished fifth in the all-around.
Check out her bar routine below from the 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup:
Video via USA Gymnastics
Isabelle Schaefer | Everest
Farah Lipetz | Infiniti Elite
Alexandra Greenwald | American Twisters
Sydney Morris | First State
Naya Howard | Ocean Tumblers
Lily Harsch | Everest
Soraya Hawthorne | Gymstars
Abigail Johnston | American Twisters
Amaya Marshall | Southeastern