The Most Anticipated Incoming 2020 Freshmen on Floor

The most anticipated series is back! We looked at the data for each incoming J.O. freshman on each event to see which gymnasts are at the top of their class on each event and in the all around. This week we’re looking at the top 10 floor routines for 2020. 

Also, for fairness, gymnasts with fewer than three scores on an event were not included to prevent skewed results in one direction or the other. Elites/former elites who haven’t competed level 10 this season were not included as their scores are not directly comparable.

The Top 10

  1. Amanda Cashman, Georgia (9.642 average)

While it was difficult to find recent video, this set shows the potential to be a great college routine with good J.O. scores to back it up. She opens with a piked full-in and maintains similar quality throughout. 

  1. Chloe Bellmore, Michigan State (9.658)

Bellmore’s routine should be an asset for the Spartans, featuring a full-twisting double tuck and precise, extended leaps. 

  1. Hallie Thompson, North Carolina (9.659)

Thompson gets into the character of the routine well, which only enhances her set. She showcases her power and difficulty by opening with a back triple twist. 

  1. Makarri Doggette, Alabama (9.669)

Doggette’s set features a big and powerful piked full-in. She not only shows her power, but her leaps are executed beautifully as well. 

  1. Linda Zivat, Michigan State (9.681)

Zivat’s routine showcases both grace and power. She opens with a big double layout, though it does have some form issues. She’s the second Spartan on this list; watch for Michigan State on floor in 2020. 

  1. Sierra Brooks, Michigan (9.703)

Brooks opens with a good tucked full-in and shows relatively good form throughout. Her leaps are also nice and extended. 

  1. Raena Worley, Kentucky (9.718)

Another routine with a tucked full-in, Worley’s is dynamic and fun choreography-wise as well.  

  1. Gabryel Wilson, Michigan (9.745)

Wilson’s set stands out due to her open tucked full-in. She completes her skills with ease and has a nice calm and confident demeanor.

  1. Jillian Hoffman, Utah (9.775)

She opens with a solid double layout with a little bit of leg form. Hoffman’s splits are good and she is clean and comfortable on floor overall. 

  1. Kiya Johnson, LSU (9.800)

Johnson has great performance quality and opens with a dynamic double layout, which she does with ease. 

Honorable Mentions

Karlie Franz (Kent State): clean double Arabian, fun routine

Jane Poniewaz (Oregon State): standard routine construction, but pretty clean and consistent

Soraya Hawthorne (Georgia): clean and powerful

Article by Tara Graeve; additional reporting from Emily Howell-Forbes and Mary Emma Burton. 

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