Top 10 Routines From The 2018 US Classic That You Didn't See On TV

The 2018 GK U.S. Classic took place on Saturday with both a junior and senior competition. The senior competition was broadcast on the Olympic Channel with commentary, focusing on several of the top athletes — most notably Simone Biles, which is more than understandable.

As with every TV broadcast, they are unable to show every athlete, and the junior competition was not shown on TV at all. Fortunately, USA Gymnastics has uploaded every routine on to their YouTube channel, and we’ve got you covered on top routines to watch that weren’t shown on TV. 

All routines via USA Gymnastics

1. Sloane Blakely on Beam

WOGA’s Sloane Blakely finished seventh in the all-around during this competition, and beam was her highest scoring event. She finished fourth on the event with a 14.4, and also had the fourth-highest E-score on the event for both juniors and seniors. Blakely shows off great amplitude in her routine, both in her leaps and jumps and in her acrobatics. 

She competes a beautiful front handspring to front tuck and is facing completely upright at the end, with no deep knee bend. 

Check out her routine below:


2. Leanne Wong on Floor

On the junior side, GAGE’s Leanne Wong captured the all-around title with a 55.350. It’s hard to pick just one event to showcase, but we loved her floor routine from this competition, which she got the highest score on in the junior competition, scoring a 13.400. Wong has the classic GAGE execution, with great form in the air on her tumbling and dance skills. We were particularly impressed with some of her landings in this routine. 

Check it out below: 


3. Audrey Davis on Bars

Another WOGA gymnast makes our list with Audrey Davis, who had the fourth-highest score on bars for the seniors with a 14.000. Davis is an up-and-comer, and she had a great Classics competition, placing sixth in the all-around. 

Not many gymnasts in the U.S. perform high difficulty pirouetting skills, and we haven’t seen many include these skills in their routines since the days of Nastia Liukin, but Davis performs her Healy (an E skill) very well and connects it into a piked Jaeger. In addition, she also has an impressive combination of Maloney connected to Ricna just beforehand. She will be one to watch on this event. 

Here's her routine:


4. Jordan Bowers on Beam

Jordan Bowers is one of the top junior elites at the moment. Although floor is normally her strongest event, her beam routine is also one of the most exciting to watch. In this competition, Bowers had the second highest beam score with a 13.75 with a 5.8 D-score. Her routine includes both a back handspring to two layout step-outs and a front handspring to front tuck, so she’s got some big tumbling. 


5. Shilese Jones on Floor

Senior Shilese Jones was unfortunately missed on the broadcast, despite placing fourth in the all-around. Although it was not one of her higher scoring events, we loved her floor routine at Classics because of the impressive tumbling, which she seems to perform with ease. Her music goes perfectly with her big acrobatic skills, which include a double double, double Arabian, full-in, and high double tuck to finish.


6. Kayla DiCello on Bars

Kayla DiCello is another top junior competitor who took the silver medal in the all-around at Classics. DiCello is great on all four, but her bar routine at Classics was particularly impressive and she scored the highest for the juniors with a 14.3. She also had the third highest E-score out of both juniors and seniors. Our favorite combo is her opening toe-on full to Maloney to Pak. 

Check it out below: 


7. Sunisa Lee on Beam 

Sunisa Lee from Midwest Gymnastics finished fifth in the all-around on the junior side. She also had the highest score on beam, even without competing a dismount. Her routine includes some lovely combinations, including two back handsprings to back layout to split jump, sissone jump, and another series of aerial cartwheel to two layout step-outs. In addition, she has beautiful form, especially on her leaps. 

Check out her routine below: 


8. Madelyn Williams on Bars

Senior Madelyn Williams from San Mateo has one of the more difficult bar routines with a 5.7 D-score. She had the fifth-highest scoring routine at Classics. Her routine includes a big opening combination — an inbar 1/1 to Maloney to Pak to stalder to Van Leeuwen. She also competes a high-flying piked Jaeger. 

See her routine below:


9. Aleah Finnegan on Beam

Junior Aleah Finnegan carries the family trait of beautiful beam work. Although she does not compete one of the most difficult routines, her routine at Classics was nearly flawless. She performed a solid back handspring to two layout step-outs, in addition to a unique aerial cartwheel to back handspring. 


10. Deanne Soza on Bars

Texas Dreams’ Deanne Soza is a great bar swinger, and she has some exciting combinations in her routine, including her free hip half to Ezhova, and she dismounts with an impressive full twisting double layout dismount. 

Check out her routine below:


5 NCAA Gymnasts To Watch At Elevate The Stage Toledo

With the conclusion of World Championships and the start of NCAA preseason exhibitions, it's almost time for the collegiate gymnastics season to begin. FloGymnastics will be providing coverage of several NCAA meets, including the NCAA meets at Elevate the Stage Toledo. Competing at Elevate the Stage gives collegiate teams the valuable opportunity to compete on podium, the same raised setup used at NCAA Championships. 

Jade Carey To Represent USA At 2018 Turnier der Meister World Cup

Jade Carey, Trevor Howard, and Marvin Kimble have been selected to represent the U.S. at the Turnier der Meister World Cup in Cottbus, Germany, Nov. 22-25, 2018.

5 Gymnasts Who Impressed At The 2018 World Championships But Went Unnoticed

At major international meets like the World Championships, it's easy for medalists and gymnasts from top countries to be noticed. Those are the gymnasts who receive the most coverage and attention. However, there are several gymnasts that go relatively unnoticed despite having a good meet, especially those who compete only in qualifications. Here are five gymnasts who did well in Doha but were under the radar.

Simone Biles Leads D-Scores At 2018 Gymnastics World All-Around Final

Simone Biles won the 2018 women's all-around title at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, despite mistakes on three events, hurting her execution scores. What helped her finish the meet on top even with two falls was her difficulty score, which leads the entire women's all-around field by nearly three points. 

Help Change A Coach's Life: Vote Now For The 2018 Hometown Hero Award!

Hometown Heroes — an award to recognize the finest coaches in the country who make an impact in the community by changing high school-age athletes' lives for the better. You have from now until Friday, November 16, to vote for the 2018 Hometown Heroes Award. The winner to take home $25,000!

Highs And Lows Of The 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Relive some of the most exciting and the most heartbreaking moments of the 2018 artistic gymnastics World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

USA Gymnastics Response Statement To USOC's De-Recognition Letter

Quote and letter via USA Gymnastics:

“The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) issued a letter today to USA Gymnastics initiating actions pursuant to Article 8 of its bylaws, which could ultimately result in the de-recognition of USA Gymnastics as a National Governing Body (NGB). This action is in accordance with their bylaws, which grant the USOC the power to review all matters relating to the continued recognition of an NGB. USA Gymnastics is carefully reviewing the contents of this letter and is evaluating the best path forward for our athletes, professional members, the organization and staff."USA Gymnastics’ board was seated in June 2018 and inherited an organization in crisis with significant challenges that were years in the making. In the four months since, the Board has done everything it could to move this organization towards a better future. We immediately took steps to change the leadership and are currently conducting a search to find a CEO who can rebuild the organization and, most importantly, regain the trust of the gymnastics community. Substantial work remains — in particular, working with the plaintiffs and USA Gymnastics’ insurers to resolve the ongoing litigation as quickly as possible. We will continue to prioritize our athletes’ health and safety and focus on acting in the best interests of the greater gymnastics community.”

USOC Takes Action To Revoke USA Gymnastics' National Governing Body Status

Press release by UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE | NOV. 05, 2018, 5:08 P.M. (ET)

Veterans Biles, Hurd Lead The Way For Team USA Youngsters At Worlds

When the United States Gymnastics team landed in Doha, Qatar, two weeks ago, they had one thought on their minds: The women’s team had won the last four World Championship team titles, and they didn’t want to be the squad that broke the streak.

Biles Completes Worlds Medal Haul, Mikulak Medals On Final Day In Qatar

Though Saturday marked the conclusion of the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, the final day of competition was nothing short of exciting. After winning bronze and gold medals on balance beam and floor exercise, respectively, Simone Biles increased her World medal count to 20, making her the most decorated female gymnast in World Championships history. She advanced to and medaled on every final possible, completing her Qatar medal haul with four golds, one silver, and one bronze.