Underrated Recruits in the Class of 2022 That Excel on Floor

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.

Deana Sheremeta

College: George Washington
CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Floor high scores: 9.775 (2019); 9.800 (2020)

You should already be familiar with the name Sheremeta; this is Alisa’s sister, and she has the same toe point you’ve come to know and love. The younger Sheremeta also competes a front double full and has strong leaps and flexibility.

McKenna Little

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Floor high scores: 9.710 (2020); 9.800 (2019)

A punch front double full, a well-executed L turn and strong straddle positions; there’s a lot here to like. Little has a calmness about her on floor that’s very appealing, and she’s training some big skills. She’s a college floor standout in the making.

Emily Innes 

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: NR
Floor high scores: 9.625 (2020); 9.800 (2019)

It’s not often we find ourselves describing a front double full as graceful, but Innes’ is. Her great twisting coupled with a strong leap pass and controlled landings make for a floor worker who will excel in college.

Annie Beard 

College: LSU
CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Floor high scores: 9.800 (2020); DNC in 2019

We have come to expect a lot from Texas Dreams gymnasts on floor: creativity, amplitude and excellent performance. It’s a high bar, but Beard lives up to it. Imagine this routine in the PMAC; it’s going to shine.

Emily Wisehart 

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: NR
Floor high scores: 9.700 (2020); DNC in 2019

Level 10 floor sets often lack the energy and focus on performance that makes college routines so special; that’s not the case for Wisehart, who radiates joy throughout her routine. Plus, she’s already competing a set that would garner college bonus for ending with a double salto pass, not to mention her fun front full to front full and opening punch double front.

Sarah Coghlan 

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: NR
Floor high scores: 9.675 in 2020; 9.675 (2019)

Coghlan’s combo pass is a thing of beauty: whip to one and a half to front layout. We love to see that creativity. With her front double full and performance quality, she has the pieces of a great college routine.

Joy Ziegenfelder 

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: NR
Floor high scores: 9.625 (2020); 9.600 (2019)

We love to see a high double layout that lands chest up; that’s a sneaky deduction that can be a problem, but Ziegenfelder has a great handle on her landings.

Jordan Schultz 

College: Uncommitted
CGN Rating: NR
Floor high scores: 9.550 (2020); DNC in 2019

A front double full to punch front plus a Rudi to back full! This routine is full of creativity. Schultz will have a lot of pieces to bring to college.

Article by Emily Minehart and Talitha Ilacqua

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