By Emily Minehart
There were superstars on each team that qualified to nationals this year—MyKayla Skinner, Maggie Nichols, Alex McMurtry, Ashleigh Gnat. No doubt they are incredible gymnasts and contribute largely to their team’s success. But each team also has two- and three-event specialists who consistently put up the solid scores without which no team can be successful. We take a look at some of the gymnasts who don’t always get the glory but who were indispensable to their nationals-bound teams in 2017.
By Luci Lantos
While there might be a lull in competitive gymnastics during the month of June, there’s never a break for NCAA recruiting. Find out where over 20 of your favorite J.O. and elite gymnasts will be heading in the months and years to come.
By Elizabeth Grimsley, Christina Marmet and Caroline Medley
Continuing with the throwback leotard theme, this week we’re taking a look back at the fashion at the 2012 national championship event finals. While the designs were similar to what we see today, there were a LOT fewer sparkles. Thanks to Allie for suggesting the meet!
The criteria is the same as during the season. But to refresh your memory: up to three points for design; two points for fabric, sparkle, etc.; and two points for school spirit; three points for overall appearance. But we want to know your thoughts too! Make sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the page.
By Jess Stephans
While there were many many amazing routines that we got to see week in and week out during the 2017 season, there were a few routines that we really wish we could have seen more often. Whether it was injury-related or a routine that didn’t quite crack the lineup, these are 7 routines we wish we could have seen more of during the 2017 season.
By Caroline Medley and Elizabeth Grimsley
While we love seeing former elites like Kyla Ross, Maggie Nichols and Bridget Sloan continue their careers in the NCAA, that hasn’t always been the case. Some of our favorites from past quads (or even those still competing) have either chosen not to set their sights on college or are ineligible due to turning pro. But that doesn’t mean we can’t wonder what could have been.
Days until the 2017 National Championships