The Most Anticipated Incoming 2020 Freshmen in the All Around

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 closing it out looking at the top 10 gymnasts in the all around 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

10. Hannah Joyner, Rutgers (38.400 average)

Joyner’s standout events are bars and beam, but Rutgers will appreciate her all-around gymnastics. 

9. Chloe Widner, Stanford (38.421)

Widner made or was on the cusp of making most of the event top 10s. With clean and consistent gymnastics, she could factor in on any event. 

8. Hallie Thompson, North Carolina (38.494)

Thompson’s best events are vault and floor. Her Yurchenko one and a half should immediately make an impact for the Tar Heels, who will also appreciate having a strong all-around gymnast on the team. 

7. Kai Rivers, LSU (38.550)

Bars is her standout piece, but Rivers brings great gymnastics on just about every event. 

6. Raena Worley, Kentucky (38.560)

Worley’s clean gymnastics on each event translates into a well-scoring J.O. gymnast. She made or was an honorable mention on several lists and has the ability to make an impact on every event. 

5. Makarri Doggette, Alabama (38.684)

Doggette’s dynamic and finessed gymnastics makes her a joy to watch on every event. 

4. Jillian Hoffman, Utah (38.788)

Hoffman made three of the four event lists and consistently produced clean routines in J.O. She should be in the mix on each event. 

3. Sierra Brooks, Michigan (38.958)

Brooks’ clean, elegant gymnastics consistently produced good numbers in J.O. She, too, made every event list, so it’s no surprise she’s on this one too. 

2. Gabryel Wilson, Michigan (38.999)

Wilson brings a more powerful, muscular quality to her gymnastics. She’s the second Wolverine to make every list; don’t be surprised to see these two making an impact for Michigan. 

1. Kiya Johnson, LSU (39.049)

Johnson appeared in the top half of all of the event lists; with all-around clean gymnastics partnered with style and difficulty, it’s no wonder she came out on top. 

Honorable Mentions

Maile O’Keefe (Utah)

Aria Brusch (Auburn)

Helen Hu (Missouri)

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

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