Underrated Recruits in the Class of 2022 That Excel on Vault

Because our rating system was based on scores and video review for all four events, gymnasts with one standout event were often rated lower overall. Of course, teams that are weaker on one event, or are looking to fill a hole, will look to event specialists to solidify those lineups. Recruits who excel on a single event may not have ratings that reflect how valuable they can be to their teams, so we wanted to highlight some standouts.

Addison Lawrence

College: Missouri
CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Vault high scores: 9.900 (2020); 9.825 (2019)

Lawrence’s Yurchenko 1.5 is relatively new for her, but it’s arguably better than her Yurchenko full. She will make a difference for the Tigers.

Paige Prejean

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: Not Rated
Vault high scores: 9.900 (2019); 9.875 (2020)

There’s an uncommitted double-twisting Yurchenko in the wild. You read that right; she has even competed it. Plus, Prejean’s full is a thing of beauty that would score well in the NCAA. Keep an eye on this one.

Mila Brusch

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Vault high scores: 9.900 (2020); 9.900 (2019)

A stuck Yurchenko full with good form and a stuck landing is by far less risky than a shaky Yurchenko 1.5. When she hits it, Brusch’s vault is exceptional and could score a “perfect” 9.950 in college.

Karyssa Owens

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: Not Rated
Vault high scores: DNC in 2020; 9.725 (2019)

Here is another very pretty Yurchenko full. It may not be the flashiest, but it is clean. When stuck, it could score into the 9.9s.

Ella Robins

College: Ohio State
CGN Rating: Not Rated
Vault high scores: 9.725 (2020); 9.775 (2019)

Except for a slight pike down on the landing, Robins’ Yurchenko full is nearly perfect in the air. She is also training a Yurchenko 1.5, which looks strong and would be huge for the Buckeyes.

Sarah Moraw

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: Not Rated
Vault high scores: 9.575 (2020); 9.675 (2019)

Moraw struggles slightly to stick her vault, but the good news is that the landing is her only major area for improvement. Her Yurchenko full otherwise looks strong in the air and has pretty good distance from the table.

Meg Adler

College: N.C. State
CGN Rating: Not Rated
Vault high scores: 9.725 (2020); 9.750 (2019)

Adler’s Yurchenko full doesn’t get much distance from the table, but it’s elegant and quite well executed. She is also training a Yurchenko 1.5, though it’s still very much work in progress.

Brooke Irwin

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: Not Rated
Vault high scores: 9.725 (2020); 9.850 (2019)

Irwin’s Yurchenko half is such a satisfying vault to watch. Her body position in the air is good, she gets pretty good distance from the table and she can stick it. Very nice!

Emily Wisehart

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: Not Rated
Vault high scores: 9.725 (2020); DNC in 2019

Hello, 10.0 start-value alert! Wisehart competes a rare vault, a Yurchenko full-on pike off, which indeed starts from a 10.0 in college. As it often happens with such a complicated vault, it’s not the cleanest. But it looks good nevertheless, and she has plenty of time to perfect it.


Article by Emily Minehart and Talitha Ilacqua

Like what you see? Consider donating to support our efforts throughout the year!

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.