During the offseason, it can be difficult to keep up with all the news and training updates happening across the teams. So each week, we will provide a curation of the most exciting upgrades, as well as other important news happening in the college gym world. Note the majority of the training updates highlighted will feature new skills and not someone training their same routine from the past season, for example.
Finally, note we are only able to share links to updates posted on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and not Instagram Stories or Snapchat. However, we will try to note any clips of note that we see on those disappearing platforms.
MyKayla Skinner Training Old Elite Skills
Always on the top of NCAA difficulty, Utah junior MyKayla Skinner is training her Moors again. It’s not quite NCAA-clean yet, but if anyone can pull the pass off, it’s her! We’ve also seen her pull out her Ray again in the past week, even hinting she may get a new bar routine next season.
Jovannah East Plays With Double-Twisting Yurchenko
The Bowling Green junior is working her way up to a double-twisting Yurchenko this summer. Whether it’s a summer fantasy or a realistic prospect for 2019, even the idea of Bowling Green having one of the most difficult vaults in the NCAA is an exciting one.
Rebekah Bean Trains Floor Upgrades
Instagram Story and Snapchat Roundup
Erin McLachlan Back on Bars
Rutgers junior Erin McLachlan, who competed only beam in 2018, is back training bars; she posted a big Tkatchev to her Instagram Story. McLachlan scored as high as 9.800 on the event in 2017 and would be a welcome option there for the Scarlet Knights.
Alexsis Rubio trains Yurchenko Double
Incoming Maryland freshman Alexsis Rubio posted a double-twisting Yurchenko to her Instagram Story. She’s working to a soft landing for now, but the rotation is there. It would be exciting to see another double in NCAA, especially from an up and coming team like Maryland!
Lexy Ramler trains the Ramler
Minnesota sophomore Lexy Ramler posted a video on her Instagram Story last week of her training her named skill from J.O. (a full-twisting Shaposh), along with a poll asking whether her followers thought she should bring it back in NCAA (we vote, YES!).
Article by the editors of College Gym News