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FloGymnastics is live-streaming the level 9 and level 10 sessions of the famous Parkettes Invitational this weekend in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The level 9 gymnasts will be competing this Friday, February 2, followed by the level 10 gymnasts on Saturday, February 3.
This competition is the 44th annual Parkettes Invitational and features some of the top club gymnasts from the Northeast and beyond. We’ve highlighted a few of the top gymnasts to watch for at this competition below.
1. Margzetta Frazier | Parkettes
Margzetta Frazier is an elite gymnast who had an incredible 2017 as her second year as a senior. At last year’s P&G Championships, Frazier placed fifth in the all-around and on uneven bars, scoring a high 14.1 on bars on both days of competition.
Earlier that year, she also tied for fourth on bars at the U.S. Classic. Frazier is currently a member of the U.S. national team and participated in the 2017 worlds team selection camp. She is a strong all-around competitor, but is known for her work on bars.
Check out her routine below from last year’s nationals, where she competed with a 5.9 D-score.
Video via USA Gymnastics
2. Zoe Gravier | MG Elite
Zoe Gravier is a level 10 gymnast from MG Elite. She finished second in the all-around in her group at J.O. nationals last year, totaling a 37.9. She tied for third on balance beam with a 9.45, and scored even higher on bars with a 9.55.
Gravier has gorgeous form, and you can see this from her bars routine, where she never loses her toe point.
Check out her routine from last year’s J.O. nationals below.
Video via USA Gymnastics
3. Kaylee Quinn | North Stars
North Stars’ Kaylee Quinn is a top level 10 gymnast and future Nebraska Husker, due to join the team next season. Quinn tied for 10th in the all-around at last year’s J.O. nationals, but totaled a high 37.9.
She is a powerful gymnast who is great on vault and floor. She got the top score in her group on floor at J.O. nationals last year, scoring an impressive 9.7. Her routine includes a big piked full-in for her first pass, and she finishes with a beautiful double pike.
Check out her most recent performance at the 2018 Tampa Bay Turner’s Invitational.
4. Corinne Bunagan | ENA
Corinne Bunagan from ENA has committed to Alabama for the 2021-22 season. She had a second-place all-around finish in her group at J.O. nationals last year, scoring a 37.875. She tied for first place on beam with a 9.575, and tied for seventh on bars with a 9.475. Her beam routine is beautiful, complete with a unique mount, gorgeous leaps, and solid acrobatics.
Bunagan is also great on floor, and she debuted a routine this year that includes a triple twist for her opening pass.
Check out her routine below for the recent 2018 Tampa Bay Turner’s Invitational.
5. Rachael Lukacs | North Stars
Rachael Lukacs has already qualified for the Nastia Liukin Cup this year, and she’s no stranger to that competition. She won the competition in 2016, and this year’s meet will be her fifth consecutive Nastia Liukin Cup. It will also be her last to round out her J.O. season, and she’ll be heading to University of Georgia next year.
Lukacs qualified to this year’s cup based on her performance at the Tampa Bay Turner’s Invitational, where she scored a huge 38.95 in the all-around. It’s hard to pick just one event in which Lukacs excels. She competes a sky-high Yurchenko double for her vault, opens with a double layout in her floor routine, finishes her beam routine with a difficult double tuck dismount, and is solid on uneven bars.
We love her floor routine in particular — check it out below from the Turner’s Invitational.