2018 Alamo Classic: 5 Gymnasts To Watch


The Alamo Classic is held this weekend in San Antonio, Texas, and FloGymnastics will be on-site providing live coverage.

The competition brings some of the top gymnasts in Texas together, and this year has plenty of talent on the competition floor. Here are five Level 10 gymnasts whose performances you won’t want to miss.

1. Maya Bordas – Capital Gymnastics

Bordas won the Senior A title at the 2017 Alamo Classic with a score of 38.300. She also earned event titles on uneven bars with a 9.800 and floor exercise with a 9.775. Bordas tied for the all-around title at the 2017 J.O. National Championships in the Senior C division. She finished in the top two in the all-around at the Texas state championships (second), the Texas Shootout (first), the Lady Luck Invitational (second) the WOGA Classic (second), and the Metroplex Challenge (first). 

Bordas has great lines on uneven bars and a beautiful, high double pike on floor. She will compete at Cal during the 2018-2019 school year.

2. Amanda Elswick – Capital Gymnastics

Elswick finished second in the Senior A division in session at the 2017 Alamo Classic with an all-around total of 37.900. She had the top scores on vault (9.850) and balance beam (9.650) in her session. She was third at 2017 J.O. nationals on vault in the Senior B division. Elswick earned Texas state titles in the all-around, on beam, and on vault, where she scored a 9.975. She won three other vault titles during 2017, including a perfect 10 at the WOGA Classic. 

Elswick has a dynamic Yurchenko one and a half, which she’ll be taking to Arkansas during the 2018-2019 school year.

Amanda Elswick - Vault (9.925, 1st), Capital - 2017 Lady Luck Invitational

3. Mia Townes – Crenshaw’s

Townes finished second at the 2017 Alamo Classic in the Jr. B division with 36.125 AA, boasted the top score on floor (9.425), and earned second on vault (9.350). She finished 13th in the all-around at the J.O. national championships in the Junior E division, including a seventh-place finish on vault with a 9.675. She finished third on vault at the Texas Shootout with a 9.800 and swept all four events and the AA at the Hilton Head Island Invitational. 

Townes has a fun floor routine with a high double tuck to open her routine. She is currently verbally committed to Illinois for the 2019-2020 school year.

4. Adela Stonecipher – Flips Texas

Stonecipher won the Jr. B title at the 2017 Alamo Classic with a 38.100 in the all-around and swept all four event titles. Her strongest performances came on floor (9.800) and vault (9.600). Stonecipher was fourth in the all-around at J.O. nationals, where she tied for first on floor (9.675) in Senior A division. She finished second at the Texas state championships and was the state champ on floor (9.700) and vault (9.775). Stonecipher won all-around titles at Purple Gold PMAC and Kurt Thomas Invitational. 

She opens on floor with a huge, open full-in and has an excellent double tuck dismount on beam.

5. Glory Yoakum – Pearland Elite

Yoakum won the Senior A title with an all-around total of 37.075 and also earned titles on vault, bars, and beam at the 2017 Alamo Classic. Yoakum tied for 11th on uneven bars at the 2017 J.O. National Championships and was fourth at the Texas state championships and finished second on vault with a 9.700. She earned the uneven bars title at the Metroplex Challenge with a 9.550. 

Yoakum has lovely lines on bars with great toe point and a clean double tuck dismount.

More Gymnasts To Watch

Mia Viola - RGA

Quinn Smith - Arizona Sunrays

Cassie Stevens - Arizona Sunrays

Nevaeh DeSouza - Dream Xtreme

Amoree Lockhart - Empire

Morgan Hoang - HGC

Madison Benson - Metroplex Gymnastics 

Jazmine Neely - Metroplex Gymnastics 

Shaylah Scott - Metroplex Gymnastics

Hannah Seder - Metroplex Gymnastics

Emma Simpton - Metroplex Gymnastics

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