November 19, 2015 The team held its annual Orange & Black intrasquad Thursday night. The team is looking close to being ready for the season in the highlight video. For more in-depth coverage of the event, check out our Storifyhere.
5. Alabama- Wynter Childers, Maddie Desch, Shea Mahoney
Desch headlines Alabama’s class. She’ll bring the GAGE class and international experience to the Tide’s storied program. Childers, a native of South Dakota (how many times do you see that?), finished first in the all around, vault and beam at 2015 J.O. nationals, and Mahoney finished in the top four five times at nationals, including second on vault and third on floor in 2015. So, you know, the rest of the class isn’t too shabby.
6. Michigan – Lexi Funk, Maggie O’Hara, Maddy Osman, Polina Shchennikova
Shchennikova competed elite since 2011 and has consistently placed well on bars, but she has had back problems. Like the Glenn twins, O’Hara comes to Michigan from Southeastern and has nice form on all four events, even though she doesn’t have elite-caliber skills. O’Hara placed 6th Nastia Liukin Cup in 2015. Osman and Funk are top level 10s and both have finished in the top seven at J.O. nationals the last two years.