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.
Georgia Holds Intrasquad
Georgia’s first intrasquad showcased some great progress from returners and newcomers alike. Rachael Lukacs continues to make her compelling case for a position in the vault lineup with a solid Yurchenko double full. It also showed the beginnings of some floor choreography from Mikayla Magee and Megan Roberts; Roberts showcased a dynamic leap series and a one and a half to punch front combo as well.
Mary Jane Otto Reworks Bar Composition
Illinois sixth year Mary Jane Otto has a revamped bar set for her swan song, featuring a Maloney to Pak combination and a van Leeuwen. She has also shown routines on all four and is a possible all arounder this season.
Karen Howell Upgrades Bar Dismount
Senior Karen Howell has added a double front dismount to her bar set; the Illini competed a double tuck last year.
Utah State Holds Vault Intrasquad
The Aggies recently held their first vault intrasquad in which Autumn DeHarde, Caitlin Gray, Leighton Varnadore, Grace Rojas and Madison Ward-Sessions showed vaults.
Southern Utah Shows Six E Passes
The Thunderbirds are upping their floor game, showcasing six E passes. Madison McBride, Caitlin Kho and Karley McClain all showed tucked full-ins, Shylen Murakami showed a front double full, Molly Jozwiakowski connected a front double full to a punch front and Autumn Jorgensen showed a double layout.
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Taylor Houchin Trains Piked Full-in
Nebraska junior Taylor Houchin is training a piked full-in. She has previously competed a double pike.
Adnerys De Jesus Adds Double Arabian on Bars
Husker Adnerys De Jesus is training a double Arabian bar dismount. The freshman has been heavily featured in Nebraska bars training videos and seems to be a lineup contender.
Katie Jennings Upgrades Vault
Western Michigan senior Katie Jennings is working a tucked Tsuk one and a half. She had previously competed a Yurchenko full.
Morgan Porter Trains 10.0 Vault
Missouri redshirt junior Morgan Porter continues to develop her Yurchenko one and a half after performing a solid full last season.
Article by the editors of College Gym News
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