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.
Arizona State Men Announce 2018-2019 Roster
In its most recent newsletter, the Arizona State men’s team announced it will have a total of 57 team members for the upcoming 2019 season. The team includes 25 freshmen who hail from 13 different states.
Gracie Kramer Works on Floor Choreography
UCLA junior Gracie Kramer looks like she will bring Pauley down this coming season with a new floor routine. We are so ready to see the whole thing already!
Utah Practice Broadcast on Pac-12 Network
The Utes had the Pac-12 Network come in for one of their practices for about 10 minutes. You can view the full replay here, and get a first glimpse at some of the freshmen on vault and uneven bars.
Cairo Leonard-Baker Working on her Double Layout
ASU sophomore and 2018 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Cairo Leonard-Baker has not missed a beat since last season. Her double layout looks as good as ever.
BYU Ups the Difficulty
BYU head coach Guard Young posted two exciting upgrades to his Instagram, junior Shannon Hortman Evans landing a full-twisting double layout dismount on bars and sophomore Abbey Miner training a full-twisting double layout, this time on floor.
Ally Bell Works Punch Front Beam Mount
SEMO’s lone senior Ally Bell is working a huge beam mount: a punch front! Bell competed beam consistently in her sophomore campaign and twice in 2018.
Georgia Tumbling Into Preseason
The Gymdogs are working hard on their upgrades in this preseason. Rachel Dickson is working to upgrade her bar dismount to a full-twisting double layout and is also working a Rudi to layout step-out tumbling pass. Mikayla Magee is landing her piked full-in to resi.
Alex Hyland Upgrades Her Vault
Kentucky senior Alex Hyland has been known to play around with all kinds of upgrades, but this Yurchenko one and a half might actually be viable. This is the second time we’ve seen her training it, and it looks like she’s getting better every week. Will we actually see it in 2019?
Auburn Adds Another 10.0 SV Vault
Tiger freshman Derrian Gobourne is showing she’s lineup-ready with this gorgeous Yurchenko one and a half to pit mat. This will give Auburn a total of four 10.0 vaults: Gracie Day, Drew Watson, Jada Glenn and now Gobourne—the most it’s had since the devaluation of the full.
Instagram Story and Snapchat Roundup
Southern Utah Putting in Work
The Thunderbirds have been active on their Instagram Story this week, giving us a glimpse into many gymnasts’ progress. Freshmen Rachel Smith, Shylen Murakami and Emma Wissman were shown on beam, performing a round-off + layout step-out, Onodi + back handspring + layout step-out + layout step-out and front aerial + back handspring + layout stepout, respectively. Kamryn Bayer was also shown doing a Rudi to what appeared to be a back tuck timer. The senior did not compete floor in 2018 but appears to have something exciting in the works.
Anna Glenn Training a New Beam Series
UCLA redshirt sophomore Anna Glenn is working a back handspring + layout two-foot on beam. Known for cleanliness over difficulty, Glenn’s upgrade is certainly exciting.
Gabrielle Hubbard Upgrades Bars Dismount
BYU freshman Gabrielle Hubbard is upping her bars dismount with a full-twisting double tuck. It’s high, clean and she’s already landing it onto a soft landing mat.
Alex Marks Upping Her Bars Game
Oklahoma senior Alex Marks has been working hard on bars this offseason, coming off offseason surgery. The most recent development is a full-twisting double tuck dismount.
More Georgia Upgrades
Unfortunately, not all of Georgia’s updates made it to a permanent form of social media this week, but we couldn’t forget to recount some of their highlights. Rachael Lukacs is training her Yurchenko double full, and Emily Schild was training a fun combination pass: a back one and a half twist + layout half + split jump + front tuck. This kind of pass has really come into fashion in the last few years, and with her lovely twisting form, she’s the perfect Gymdog to do it.
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