Name: AnnMarie Gonzalez
Club: Airborne Gymnastics Training Center
High School Graduation Year: 2022
|Vault||Uneven Bars||Balance Beam||Floor Exercise||All Around|
|Vault||Uneven Bars||Balance Beam||Floor Exercise|
|2019 Region 1 Regionals||2019 Region 1 Regionals||2019 Region 1 Regionals||2019 NorCal State Meet|
|Vault||Uneven Bars||Balance Beam||Floor Exercise||All Around||Rating|
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Gonzalez is a 3-star recruit with tons of potential for the future. Her form is exceptional on all four pieces, and if she can increase her difficulty on vault and consistency on floor, she will easily become a 4-star recruit next year. Gonzalez began competing as a level 10 in early 2018. That year she won silver on bars and floor at the NorCal state meet. In 2019 she defended her silver medal on bars at the state meet and won bronze on beam at Region 1 regionals.
What She Brings to UC Davis
- Skill: Yurchenko layout
- Results: seventh place at the 2018 NorCal state meet
- Margin of Improvement: As her rating reveals, this is Gonzalez’s weakest apparatus. Her form is very good, but her start value would only be a 9.750 in college. To be more competitive on this event, she will want to work on increasing her difficulty and on improving her distance from the table.
- Impact on the Team: UC Davis did not perform any 10.0 start-value vaults in 2020, but this will change next season thanks to the recruitment of a great vaulter in Emma Otsu. To challenge for a lineup spot, Gonzalez will want upgrade to a Yurchenko half or a Yurchenko full. She has the potential to do so.
- Skills: Maloney to Pak salto, double tuck dismount
- Results: second place at the 2018 and 2019 NorCal state meet
- Margin of Improvement: Gonzalez’s form is gorgeous here and her toe-point stands out in particular. She will need to upgrade her dismount to be awarded a 10.0 start value in college, though.
- Impact on the Team: The Aggies’ season bests here were two 9.875s, and with the help of the new recruits, they will hope to break into the 9.9s next year. Gonzalez will be expected to put up big scores from the start, too, once she joins the team in two years.
- Skills: full turn, BHS + LOSO, front aerial, leap jump to beat jump, split leap to split leap half, BHS + BH + double twist dismount
- Results: third place at 2019 Region 1 regionals
- Margin of Improvement: As her rating reveals, this is the apparatus on which, at this stage, Gonzalez is most ready for college. Her form is stunning on all elements, but the dismount still needs a little work. Her leaps could also be a tad more extended.
- Impact on the Team: This was UC Davis’ best apparatus in 2020: Three gymnasts scored 9.900 or above, and Alyssa Ito and Camille Johnson impressed with two 9.925. Gonzalez has the potential to score just as high once she arrives in Davis.
- Skills: double pike, double tuck, 1.5 twist to front pike
- Results: second place at the 2018 NorCal state meet
- Margin of Improvement: Gonzalez does not perform a very difficult routine yet and could still work on her landings, but her form is overall good. She is an elegant and polished dancer.
- Impact on the Team: Gabby Landes and Kelley Herbert scored a pair of 9.900s this season, but they will both have graduated once Gonzalez gets to college. Her routine may not score 9.9s, but it could challenge for a lineup spot.
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