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.




Sam Mikulak Leads All-Around After Day 1, 2018 US Gymnastics Championships

Interview: Sam Mikulak - Day 1, 2018 US Championships

Sam Mikulak of the USOTC leads the senior men's all-around standings with an 85.15 after the first night of competition at the 2018 US Gymnastics Championships, in Boston, MA. Akash Modi of Stanford posted the second highest all-around score with an 84.1 and Allan Bower of Oklahoma followed in third with an 83.85.

Biles, Mikulak, & GAGE: Top 5 Storylines At The US Gymnastics Championships

Simone Biles - Interview - 2018 GK US Classic

Simone Biles. Sam Mikulak. Competition for a worlds national team. 

Travel Preparation With Betsy Bootcamp: Eating Healthy On The Go

In the past three months, I've visited 16 gyms and have about eight more to go. Needless to say, I've almost literally be living in airports and hotels.

Top Difficulty & Execution Scores At The 2018 European Championships

The 2018 European Championships took place this past weekend in Glasgow, Scotland, with medalists from a variety of countries, including Russia, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Belgium, to name a few. We saw very high difficulty on all the events, from Boglarka Devai’s 6.0 vault to Nina Derwael’s 6.3 bars routine. We also saw some impressive execution, with gymnasts scoring in the mid- to high-8.0s on bars, beam and floor, and into the 9.0s on vault. 

World, Olympic Medalists Highlight 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Field

Simone Biles - Interview - 2018 GK US Classic

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European Crowns For Devai, Derwael, Wevers, de Jesus dos Santos

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Day 2: 2018 UEG Artistic Gymnastics European Championships, Full Event Replay

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Junior European Gold For D'Amato, Klimenko, Villa, Stanciulescu

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Day 2: 2018 UEG Artistic Gymnastics European Championships, Full Event Replay

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Russia Defends European Gymnastics Team Title

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Double Victory For Italy On First Day Of Europeans

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Women's Teams, Individuals To Watch For At 2018 Euros

Pauline Schafer (GER) On Beam - Training Day 3, 2017 World Championships

Over 130 gymnasts from 35 countries are set to compete in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 2018 European Championships. The women's competition begins on August 2 and concludes August 12. FloGymnastics will be streaming starting August 4, the senior team finals August 4, and the junior and senior event finals August 5, as well as portions of the men's competition on August 9-10 and 12.