Recruiting Roundup: May 2018

While the biggest news in J.O. gymnastics this month was undoubtedly the national championships, we also had many more gymnasts slip in under the radar and announce their college choices. Rosters are still rapidly growing for next season and many young stars who were most certainly highly recruited after their performances throughout the 2018 season have announced where we can expect to see them compete in the future.

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Gymnast NCAA Team Former NCAA team Recent Results Video Social Media
Tiara Wright Maryland West Virginia Missed last season due to injury

Competed consistently on 3 events in 2016 and 2017

Career highs — UB: 9.9 BB: 9.85 FX: 9.8

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Alexa Al-Hameed Georgia (previously Oklahoma) Triad Gymnastics 2018 Nastia Liukin Cup qualifier

2018 JO Nationals: 14th AA

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Bailey Ferrer LSU (joining early) Gym USA 2017 J.O. Nationals: 3rd AA

2018 J.O. Nationals: 30th AA

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Ashlyn Johnson Denver Sun Country Gymnastics 2018 States: 5th AA

2018 Regionals: 11th AA

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Mackenzie Kennedy Ithaca GMS Gymnastics 2018 States: 3rd AA

2018 Regionals: 23rd AA

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Devon Kiehne UC Davis WOGA 2018 States: 13th AA

2018 Regionals: 8th AA

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Emma LaPinta Oklahoma (previously SEMO) Kurt Thomas Gymnastics 2018 States: 7th AA

2018 Regionals: 5th AA

2018 J.O. Nationals: 20th AA

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Katelyn Sarkovics Ithaca Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center Level 9 gymnast

2016 Regionals: 15th AA

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Sari Thaler Ball State Aim High Gymnastics 2018 Regionals: 6th AA

2018 J.O. Nationals: 38th AA

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Lauren Volpe Ball State Libertyville Gymnastics 2018 State: 7th AA

2018 Regionals: 11th AA, 1st UB

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Jenna Wicker Michigan State WOGA 2018 States: 6th AA

2018 Regionals: 7th AA

2018 J.O. Nationals: 42nd AA

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2019-2020

Gymnast NCAA Team Club Gym Recent Results Video Social Media
Madison Brooks UIC Sun Country Gymnastics 2017 J.O. Nationals: 37th AA

2018 States: 8th AA

2018 Regionals: 16th AA

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Rose Debarberie Penn AJS Pancott 2018 States: 7th AA

2018 Regionals: 7th AA

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Sania Mitchell Alabama JamJev Gymnastics 2018 States: 3rd AA

2018 Regionals: 15th AA

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Libby Orman Arizona Classic Gymnastics 2017 J.O. Nationals: 52nd AA

2018 J.O. Nationals: Competed 3 events

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Emily Shepard NC State Diamond Gymnastics 2018 States: 1st AA

2018 Regionals: 2nd AA

2018 J.O. Nationals: 14th AA

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2020-2021

Gymnast NCAA Team Club Gym Recent Results Video Social Media
Ashlyn LaClair Kentucky Arena Gymnastics 2017 J.O. Nationals: 36th AA

2018 Regionals: 10th AA

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Hannah Oliveros Ohio State IGI 2017 J.O. Nationals: 23rd AA, 3rd FX

2018 States: 1st AA

2018 Regionals: 6th AA

2018 J.O. Nationals: 5th AA, 2nd BB, 3rd UB

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Zoe Simmons Pittsburgh (year unclear) The Academy British Senior Elite

Commonwealth alternate for Wales

2018 British Championships: 10th AA

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2022-2023

Gymnast NCAA Team Club Gym Recent Results Video Social Media
Farah Lipetz Michigan Infiniti Elite 2017 J.O. Nationals: 8th AA, 3rd BB

2018: Regionals: 3rd AA, 1st UB, 2nd BB

2018 J.O. Nationals: 7th AA

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Article by Luci Lantos

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