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MyKayla Skinner is an elite gymnast from Gilbert, Arizona, who trains at Desert Lights Gymnastics.

  1. MyKayla Skinner Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Lingering Effects Of COVID-19

    MyKayla Skinner Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Lingering Effects Of COVID-19

    Jan 5, 2021

    MyKayla Skinner is hospitalized with pneumonia after suffering some lingering effects of COVID-19. Skinner posted the news on her Instagram story. The two-time World Champion and NCAA Champion is competing for a spot on the 2021 US Olympic Women's Artistic Gymnastics team.

  2. Worlds Watch: Gymnasts Bring Power & Performance On Floor

    Worlds Watch: Gymnasts Bring Power & Performance On Floor

    Oct 3, 2019

    The 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are about to begin, and we're previewing the competition on each women's apparatus. Last, but most definitely not least, is floor, where Simone Biles is setting the bar even higher.

  3. Pac-12 Gymnastics Preview: Individuals To Watch

    Pac-12 Gymnastics Preview: Individuals To Watch

    Jan 3, 2019

    UCLA and Utah may be the top teams of the Pac-12, but each team has talented gymnasts that can excel individually. With the NCAA Championships format changing beginning this season, only eight schools advance to the national postseason. Therefore, some teams that have advanced in the past may have to rely on individuals to represented their schools at NCAAs. With this in mind, the competition for individual gymnasts, from all-arounders to event specialists, will be more competitive than ever before.

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

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

    Sep 24, 2018

    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. 

  5. Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Vault Edition

    Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Vault Edition

    May 29, 2018

    In our fourth and final installment on the most difficulty in the 2018 NCAA Super Six, we are taking a look at vault. Specifically, we're analyzing which teams had the most 10.0 start value vaults. In 2016, the Yurchenko full was devalued to a 9.95 start value, and many teams since then have reacted by upping the difficulty of the vaults their gymnasts compete. We have seen more Yurchenko 1.5s and even Yurchenko doubles. 

  6. Most Difficulty In The 2018 Super Six: Floor Edition

    Most Difficulty In The 2018 Super Six: Floor Edition

    May 22, 2018

    For the third installment in our series on the most difficulty in the 2018 NCAA Super Six, we're taking a look at floor exercise. Floor scores are calculated similarly to bars and beam scores: Gymnasts start from a 9.5 and add in difficulty value and connection value in order to get to a 10.0 start value. Gymnasts can add difficulty by performing "E" skills (worth 0.20) and "D" skills (worth 0.10). 

  7. Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Beam Edition

    Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Beam Edition

    May 20, 2018

    Today, we are taking another look at which teams had the most difficulty in their lineups at the Super Six championships, focusing this time on balance beam. As we mentioned in our previous look at the uneven bars, gymnasts start from a 9.5 difficulty level on bars, beam, and floor, and they are required to add bonus points to get to a 10.0 start value.

  8. Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Uneven Bars Edition

    Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Uneven Bars Edition

    May 11, 2018

    In NCAA gymnastics, execution is paramount to an athlete’s success on the floor, thanks in large part to the use of the 10.0 system. Gymnasts strive for perfection and look to minimize form deductions as much as possible, and difficulty often takes a back seat as a result.

  9. No Sophomore Slump For Utah's MyKayla Skinner

    No Sophomore Slump For Utah's MyKayla Skinner

    Apr 20, 2018

    After an incredible freshman campaign, MyKayla Skinner kept the momentum going during her sophomore season. She has been a standout for Utah this season and finished the regular season ranked second in the all-around behind Maggie Nichols. 

  10. Podcast: MyKayla Skinner, MaKenna Merrell-Giles, Tiffani Lewis - NCAA Ready

    Podcast: MyKayla Skinner, MaKenna Merrell-Giles, Tiffani Lewis - NCAA Ready

    Apr 6, 2018

    In this episode, FloGymnastics talks on the phone with Utah gymnasts MyKayla Skinner, MaKenna Merrell-Giles, and Tiffani Lewis about Pac-12s, senior leadership, team goals, and more!

  11. Podcast: Utah Coach Megan Marsden Talks Silver Lining Of Pac-12 Finish

    Podcast: Utah Coach Megan Marsden Talks Silver Lining Of Pac-12 Finish

    Apr 5, 2018

    In this episode, FloGymnastics talks on the phone with Utah coach Megan Marsden to chat about recovering from Pac-12s, heading to regionals as the No. 1 seed, and the Utes' attack plan for NCAAs. 

  12. Recapping The Action: Oklahoma Sooners, UCLA Bruins Hit 198

    Recapping The Action: Oklahoma Sooners, UCLA Bruins Hit 198

    Feb 26, 2018

    Oklahoma hit its fourth score of 198 or better after topping West Virginia 198.025 to 195.750. It was a much better performance for the Sooners on balance beam with a 49.600 — the best team total for OU during the meet. 

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

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

    Feb 19, 2018

    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.

  14. UCLA And Florida Earn Big Wins, Elizabeth Price Nearly Perfect Again

    UCLA And Florida Earn Big Wins, Elizabeth Price Nearly Perfect Again

    Jan 29, 2018

    When one of the opposing coaches walked up to Miss Val after the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday night in Fort Worth, Texas, and congratulated her, she didn't quite know what to say.

  15. From MyKayla Skinner To Kaitlyn Schou, 5 Stellar Week Three Routines

    From MyKayla Skinner To Kaitlyn Schou, 5 Stellar Week Three Routines

    Jan 18, 2018

    The third week of the NCAA season kicks off on Friday with a heavy schedule as Denver and Boise State clash in a quad meet. Meanwhile, SEC and Pac-12 action continues with a young Kentucky squad taking on an experienced Florida team, and Oregon State travels to Utah. On Saturday the action continues as Arizona State meets Stanford in a battle of two programs in the midst of rebuilding after a disappointing 2017 season.