NCAA Top Routines: Peng Peng Lee, Nikole Addison, & More

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After a huge week of gymnastics that saw Peng-Peng Lee score a perfect 10 and OU and LSU reach ridiculously high scores, the NCAA has another show-stopping weekend on hand. Here are the top routines we're following this week in college gymnastics.

1. Arkansas | Sarah Shaffer | Floor

Friday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 PM ET vs Alabama  



Schaffer scored a career-best 9.900 in week four action against Georgia to clinch the meet for the Razorbacks. Her first two passes — a high double pike and a clean double tuck — both had solid landings. Her all-around total of 39.350 was also a career-high for the freshman. 

Schaffer has competed in the all-around in all four meets so far for No. 8 Arkansas. Floor has been a weakness for Arkansas this season, but Schaffer has scored a 9.800 or better three of four meets. The Razorbacks will face another big test this week when they take on Alabama.

2. Kentucky | Ella Warren | Floor

Friday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 PM ET vs LSU



Warren has been a stellar addition to a young Kentucky team. Like teammate Mollie Korth, Warren graduated early to come to Lexington. She has been fun to watch, especially on floor through the early part of the season. She has scored a 9.800 or better in all three floor routines this morning. The Wildcats are current ranked fifth in the country on floor exercise. They'll have a tall order taking on the second-ranked LSU Tigers on the road this week.

3. Stanford | Rachael Flam | Vault

Friday, Feb. 2 at 10 PM ET vs San Jose State, Seattle Pacific, and UC Davis



Flam was a J.O. star on vault, but that hadn’t translated to the college level through the first several meets. But Flam hit her stride on vault last week against Oregon State. She scored a season best 9.850 in week four action. Flam does an Omelianchik, which starts out at a 10.0. 

Vault has not been one the team’s strengths this season, but the Cardinal posted its second-highest mark of the season with a 49.050 against the Beavers. Look for Flam and Stanford to continue to improve in this weekend’s non-conference quad meet.

4. Denver | Nikole Addison | Floor

Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 PM ET vs Ball State, Bowling Green, and BYU 



Addison posted a 9.925 to win a share of the floor exercise title in Denver’s last meet against Utah State to tie her season high. Addison has a gorgeous, floating double layout to open her routine. She closes with a pretty double pike and had excellent landings on all three of her passes. The Pioneers are ranked eighth on floor exercise and posted their top floor score of the season with a 49.475.

5. UCLA | Peng Peng Lee | Beam

Sunday, Feb. 4 at 4 PM ET vs Oklahoma



Lee scored her first perfect 10 of the season at the Metroplex meet last weekend, when UCLA came out on top in Fort Worth. The sixth-year senior has a gorgeous beam routine with a unique composition. Her Homma flares mount always draws cheers from the crowd, regardless of where UCLA competes, and a double turn that she makes look far too easy. 

Lee’s score at the end of the lineup tends to draw a big number. She has scored a 9.900 or better three of four beam routines this season. This weekend UCLA goes head-to-head with defending champion Oklahoma. The Bruins are ranked second on balance beam — right behind the Sooners.

2018 NCAA Elevate The Stage Toledo Promises Close Competition

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This Friday, February 23, FloGymnastics will be on-site and live-streaming the 2018 Elevate the Stage NCAA competition in Toledo, Ohio. The quad meet will play host to several close battles between No. 6 Michigan, No. 12 Denver, No. 37 Utah State and No. 38 Bowling Green. The meet serves as a great opportunity for the gymnasts to practice competing on podium before postseason. 

Brielle Nguyen Embraces Her Dream In Transition From Illinois To UCLA

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Less than a month after officially joining the UCLA women’s gymnastics team, Brielle Nguyen had a feeling she would be making her debut as a Bruin at the Reno Elevate the Stage meet on January 14. 

USA Gymnastics To Hold April Verification At World Champions Centre

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Press release below via USA Gymnastics:

LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: February 23-25

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Here's what to watch for this weekend on FloGymnastics, February 23-25.

Recapping the Action: Utah Edges UCLA, LSU Hits 198 Twice

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In a battle between the top two teams in the Pac-12, it came down to the final rotation. UCLA had the edge early on vault and maintained the lead through the second rotation after some uncharacteristic mistakes from both squads. But Utah cut down the lead in the third rotation, bolstered by MyKayla Skinner’s 9.975 on floor exercise to tie the meet, and earned the win in the final rotation 197.550 to 197.425.

U.S. Gymnasts Set To Compete At 2018 City of Jesolo Trophy

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Eight U.S. elite gymnasts are set to compete at the 2018 City of Jesolo Trophy competition April 14-15 in Jesolo, Italy. USA Gymnastics will not be sending a team to the competition, but individual gymnasts have still opted to compete in the prestigious competition as individuals representing their club teams.

USA Gymnastics Names 2018 U.S. Men’s National Team Following Winter Cup

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Following the conclusion of the 2018 Winter Cup Challenge, the U.S. Men’s Team was named for 2018 through the 2018 U.S. Championships in Boston, Mass., Aug. 16-19.

Roster: USA Gymnastics February National Team Verification Event

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USA Gymnastics has released more details for the upcoming February verification competition to be held at LSU's training facility in Baton Rouge, LA. 

USA Gymnastics Announces 14 On Interim Board Of Directors

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Press release below via USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS — The interim Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics, which replaces the Board that resigned last month, will reflect the makeup of the 21-member Board that is identified in the current USA Gymnastics Bylaws, as outlined below.

Seven Stacked Teams Head To NCAA GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational

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The 2018 GymQuarters NCAA Mardi Gras Invitational takes place in two sessions with a total of seven teams competing Friday in St. Charles, Missouri. Both sessions are streaming LIVE on FloGymnastics. It is the second time this season that No. 4 LSU will face SEC foes Arkansas and Missouri.