Recruit Files: Jillian Procasky, Kentucky

Name: Jillian Procasky
Club: Capital Gymnastics
High School Graduation Year: 2021

NCAA Team: Kentucky
Commitment Announcement: Instagram
Social Handles: Twitter | Instagram

Personal Bests

Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise
9.875 9.550 9.675 9.625

Videos

Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise
2020 Nastia Liukin Cup 2020 Nastia Liukin Cup 2019 Texas Shootout Gymnastics Invite 2019 Region 3 Regionals

About Jillian

Procasky is a two-time J.O. national qualifier (2017 and 2019) and a 2020 Nastia Liukin Cup competitor. She is the 2019 J.O. national co-champion on beam (Senior A) and the 2019 Region 3 champion on vault. She was previously committed to Nebraska.

What She Brings to Kentucky

Vault

  • Skill: Yurchenko full/Yurchenko 1.5 
  • Results: first place at the 2019 Region 3 regionals (career high)
  • Margin of Improvement: She performs a solid Yurchenko full but pikes down a bit on the landing. Her Yurchenko 1.5 is also very good.
  • Impact on the Team: As a team on the rise, Kentucky will want to include as many 10.0 start-value vaults in the lineup as possible. Procasky’s Yurchenko 1.5 is a relatively new vault for her, which, if solid, will serve this purpose well. Her Yurchenko full could be an excellent lead-off too, though.

Uneven Bars

  • Skills: Maloney, shoot over, full pirouette to double tuck dismount
  • Results: third place at the 2019 Region 3 regionals
  • Margin of Improvement: Impressively, Procasky’s 2020 routine composition is mostly new. In 2019, she used to perform a Jaeger, a bail to handstand and a double tuck dismount. Because of the novelty of her set, it is still not polished. Nevertheless, she has potential and she has the time to perfect it before she gets to college.
  • Impact on the Team: If Procasky can improve her form, she will be in contention for a spot in the lineup.

Balance Beam

  • Skills: BHS + back tuck/LOSO, cat leap to front aerial, switch ring, switch leap to Gainer dismount/side aerial to full twist
  • Results: tied first place at the 2019 J.O. nationals (Senior A)
  • Margin of Improvement: Procasky’s lines are very good on beam, and in 2020 she showed off some impressive upgrades, including a switch ring and a side aerial to full twist dismount. The unique dismount that she performed until 2019 (switch leap to gainer), however, gave her routine a surprising final touch. In the summer of 2018, she was also training a gorgeous front aerial to scale. Procasky’s main problem here is that she is rather inconsistent. She will want to work on reliability.
  • Impact on the Team: Kentucky would not mind some help on beam in the years to come, and if she can show more consistency, Procasky could fulfil this role well.

Floor Exercise

  • Skills: double pike, front layout to front full, double tuck
  • Results: first place at the 2020 Yellow Rose Invitational
  • Margin of Improvement: Procasky has potential on floor. Her 2019 routine (Rudi, 1.5 twist, double tuck) was super solid. Her 2020 routine (double pike, front layout to front full, double tuck) is still a work in progress, but one more year of club gymnastics will help her improve her landings. In 2018, she was also training a double Arabian.
  • Impact on the Team: Procasky’s routine once polished would fit nicely into Kentucky’s first half of the lineup.

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Article by Talitha Ilacqua

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