Recruit Files: Lindsay Ockler, SEMO

Name: Lindsay Ockler
Club: Mismo Gymnastics
High School Graduation Year: 2021

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Personal Bests 

Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise
9.450 9.725 9.250 9.575


Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise
2020 Metroplex Challenge 2020 Metroplex Challenge 2020 Metroplex Challenge 2020 Metroplex Challenge

About Lindsay

Ockler is a two-time level 10 nationals qualifier (2018 and 2019). In 2019, she tied for 13th place on bars (junior F). She is the 2018 and 2019 Montana state champion in the all around and the 2019 Region 2 all around bronze medalist. Ockler is her gym’s first gymnast to commit to a division 1 school on a full-ride scholarship.

What She Brings to SEMO


  • Skill: Yurchenko full
  • Results: 2018 Montana state champion
  • Margin of Improvement: This is a new vault for Ockler, as she competed a Yurchenko layout before. It is still a bit piked on landing but shows a lot of potential.
  • Impact on the Team: By increasing her vault’s difficulty, Ockler made herself much more competitive on this event. She will challenge for a spot on the lineup, which will have just lost Gabrielle Adams, one of SEMO’s best vaulters, to graduation.

Uneven Bars

  • Skills: Maloney to Pak salto, blind full to double tuck dismount
  • Results: 2019 Montana state champion
  • Margin of Improvement: Ockler has beautiful lines on bars. The only big deduction comes from a leg separation on her Maloney.
  • Impact on the Team: SEMO did very well in 2020. Ockler is expected to make the lineup from the start, joining an already dynamic trio formed by Jolie Miller, Jordan Jones and Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso. All three will still be competing once Ockler gets to college.

Balance Beam

  • Skills: BHS + LOSO, straddle jump half on the side of the beam, side aerial, split leap to leap jump to back tuck somersault, BHS + BHS + 1.5 twist dismount
  • Results: second place at the 2019 Montana state meet
  • Margin of Improvement: Ockler’s lines are good on beam, despite a knee bend on her acrobatic series. She will want to work on consistency, though.
  • Impact on the Team: SEMO had some flashes of greatness in 2020, with Solorzano-Caruso scoring a 9.900. Overall, however, the lineup would benefit from a few more solid beam workers. Ockler could be one of them if she can improve her consistency.

Floor Exercise

  • Skills: double pike, front double twist, 1.5 twist to front pike
  • Results: third place at 2018 Region 2 regionals
  • Margin of Improvement: Ockler’s form is pretty good on floor. She can still improve her landings a bit.
  • Impact on the Team: Anna Kaziska impressed for the Redhawks in 2020, but the rest of the lineup failed to score higher than a 9.825. Ockler’s routine could contribute here too, scoring in the mid 9.8s or even higher on a good day.

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Article by Talitha Ilacqua

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