Recapping The Action: Price Shines For Stanford, Kocian Returns

Catch up on all of the week three action as the Oklahoma Sooners took on Georgia and then Iowa State and Texas Women’s University in two meets. LSU and Alabama battled in SEC action, while UCLA welcomed back Madison Kocian in a road win against Arizona. Elizabeth Price posted another excellent all-around meet and Minnesota freshman Lexy Ramler has been stellar on beam for the Gophers.

Oklahoma Takes Over The Top Spot

The Sooners competed twice in week three — a season-opening win on the road against Georgia and a home opener against Iowa State and Texas Women’s University. Both scores for the defending national champions were over 197.500.

Oklahoma debuted five vaults starting out of 10.0 at the home opener — an Omelianchik from freshman Anastasia Webb and Yurchenko one and a halfs from Jade Degouveia, Brenna Dowell, AJ Jackson, and Maggie Nichols. For the second straight meet, Dowell stuck her vault. Nichols vaulted for the first time this season.

LSU Floats To Top Uneven Bars Score

The Tigers put up the top score in the country against SEC rival Alabama with a 49.625. LSU was led by Sarah Finnegan’s near-perfect 9.975. Myia Hambrick and Kennedi Edney posted matching 9.925s and Sami Durante, Lexi Priessman, and Ruby Harrold all posted 9.900s. The Tigers’ stick crown was making some frequent appearances throughout LSU’s second rotation.

Kocian’s Return For UCLA

Madison Kocian made her return for UCLA this weekend as the Bruins defeated Arizona 197.300 to 195.750. The two-time Olympic medalist had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum in August and it was unclear whether the sophomore would make an appearance for the Bruins this season. Kocian scored just a 9.225 after a fall, but could figure into the Bruins’ plans the rest of the season.

The 197.300 was the top score for UCLA this season. Katelyn Ohashi and Felicia Hano each competed in the all-around with Hano making her collegiate debut on uneven bars despite a fall, and Ohashi vaulting for the first time since UCLA traveled to Arizona in 2016.

Price Posts Top All-Around Score 

Stanford senior Elizabeth Price posted the top all-around total in the country this weekend with a massive 39.775. For the second week in a row, Price posted a perfect 9.95 for her Yurchenko full. She posted 9.950s on both uneven bars and balance beam and a 9.925 on floor exercise at Arizona State. 

Price has had a phenomenal start to her final collegiate season for the Cardinal, competing in the all-around for all three meets. She has not scored below a 9.900 on bars or floor all season.

Gophers Take On Spartans

Minnesota edged Michigan State on Saturday afternoon 196.075 to 194.925. The Gophers were led by freshman standout Lexy Ramler in the all-around with a 39.450. Ramler leads the country on balance beam with a 9.938 average across two meets. She scored a season-best 9.950 against the Spartans. 

Ona Loper earned event titles on vault and floor with a pair of 9.900s while Ivy Lu grabbed a 9.900 to win the uneven bars title. Hailee Westney and Michelina Lupinetti led the Spartans on beam with 9.825s.

USA Gymnastics Names Biles, Hurd & 4 More To 2018 World Championships Team

Interview: Riley McCusker - Day 2, 2018 US Championships

The 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships are less than two weeks away from starting in Doha, Qatar, and USA Gymnastics has just announced the six gymnasts who will be representing the red, white, and blue in the year's biggest international competition. A seventh alternate gymnast will be named in Qatar.

Simone Biles Spearheads The Women's Worlds Event Finals Contenders

Although Doha 2018 marks the first world championships of the quad with a team competition, this year's event finals will still be one to watch, especially with the return of reigning Olympic all-around, vault, and floor champion Simone Biles.

Roster: U.S. Women's 2018 World Team Selection Camp

Following the 2018 World Championships nominative roster release by the International Gymnastics Federation, USA Gymnastics posted the gymnasts who will attend the 2018 U.S. Women’s World Team Selection Camp.

USA's Nominative Team For The 2018 World Championships

The nominative registrations are in for the 2018 World Championships, and the USA's team consists of Simone Biles, Morgan Hurd, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum, and Kara Eaker, with Shilese Jones as the alternate.

Great Britain Names 2018 World Championships Team

Press release via British Gymnastics:

Ellie Downie, Becky Downie, Kelly Simm, Georgia-Mae Fenton and Alice Kinsella will be the Great Britain women’s team for the forthcoming artistic gymnastics World Championships.

Corinne Bunagan To Represent Philippines At Worlds

Interview: Philippine Senior Elite Corinne Bunagan, ENA Gymnastics

For the first time in three years, the Philippines will be represented in the biggest gymnastics competition of the year. New Jersey native Corinne Bunagan of ENA Paramus will compete at the 2018 World Championships in Doha next month. She received the opportunity after proving herself to be a reliable competitor at the 2018 Asian Games.

U.S. Men's Team Announced For 2018 World Gymnastics Championships

USA Gymnastics has announced the men's team for the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Sam Mikulak, Akash Modi, Yul Moldauer, Colin Van Wicklen, and Alec Yoder make up the five person team with Allan Bower as the traveling alternate.

Led By Hunter Dula, Utah Adds Top JO Talent For 2019 NCAA Gymnastics Season

Now that first official practices are underway at many schools, we’re continuing our series on the new additions to NCAA gymnastics team rosters, highlighting the Utah Utes today. Similar to LSU, the team have only lost two key competitors to graduations, Tiffani Lewis and Maddy Stover. Lewis was an important competitor for the team on vault, bars, and floor, while Stover was one of the team’s top beam workers. 

Valorie Kondos Field To Retire As UCLA Gymnastics Coach After 2019 Season

Longtime UCLA gymnastics head coach Valorie Kondos Field, better known as Miss Val, announced this morning that she will retire from her position after the 2019 NCAA season. While this is news for most, the fan-favorite coach made the decision years ago.

LSU Looking To McKenna Kelley & Bailey Ferrer For New 1-2 Punch

Now that first official practices are underway at many schools, we’re continuing our series on the new additions to NCAA gymnastics team rosters, highlighting the LSU Tigers today.