The most anticipated series is back! We looked at the data for each incoming level 10 freshman on each event to see which gymnasts are at the top of their class across the apparatuses and in the all around. This week we’re looking at the top 10 all around performers for 2022.
We’ve ranked every single level 10 gymnast from the Class of 2021 by a modified average score. To calculate this, we took scores from the last three level 10 seasons (beginning in November 2018), dropped the single highest score and any scores that are extremely low (like ones that you’d expect from balks or injuries mid-routine, not falls) and averaged the rest. We didn’t include athletes with fewer than six all around performances over the past three years.
The top 10 you’ll see in these lists are the top 10 in the country by modified average, no exceptions. The honorable mentions are a little more subjective: They’re usually athletes who ranked quite high, but they also have something a little special that makes them stand out.
If you’re wondering where Grace McCallum and Emily Lee are, don’t worry! We’ll be reprising our Most Anticipated Elite Freshmen series later in the summer.
- Mya Lauzon, California (38.1773 modified average, 38.875 high score)
With Cal’s depth and highly ranked incoming freshman class, it’s difficult to predict which lineups will come out of Berkeley this season. Lauzon seems like a near-certainty to make the vault lineup, and she’ll be a top contender on beam and floor as well.
- Jordyn Paradise, Alabama (38.2806 modified average, 39.125 high score)
Paradise was featured on our vault and bars lists, but she has a fun switch leap to punch front combination on beam and a powerful double Arabian on floor. However, her split positions are not quite fully horizontal, which may hold her back from competing in the all around right away.
- Jordan Bowers, Oklahoma (38.3062 modified average, 38.925 high score)
Bowers will be a star for Oklahoma, likely appearing in multiple lineups as a freshman. She competed a Yurchenko full in level 10, so we may not see her on vault right away, but she seems like a prime candidate to upgrade to a 10.0 start value during her college career.
- Lilly Hudson, Alabama (38.3688 modified average, 39.100 high score)
Hudson already made our beam and floor lists, but she competes a very solid Yurchenko full that would make an excellent leadoff on vault, and her bars routine is clean and college ready. She’s a prime candidate to make the all around early on in her Alabama career.
- Skyla Schulte, Michigan State (38.3765 modified average, 39.175 high score)
Schulte was consistently one of the top all arounders throughout her level 10 career, and that will be no different when she arrives in East Lansing. Bars is perhaps her weakest event, but she still has the handstands and form to score well in college. There are many collegiate all around titles in her future.
- Brenna Neault, Stanford (38.4075 modified average, 38.975 high score)
Neault did not compete in 2021 and we have no videos of her since 2019, so it is difficult to assess her readiness for college. However, her scores were extremely consistent throughout her level 10 career, so she will likely be a contributor on multiple events during her freshman year if healthy.
- Jacey Vore, Michigan (38.5063 modified average, 39.275 high score)
Vore had her senior season cut short due to injury, but she certainly would’ve been a top contender for an all around title at level 10 nationals. Michigan has depth on every event, so she won’t be needed right away, allowing her to return from her injury when she’s ready. However, she will likely be an all around star for the Wolverines for most of her career.
- Lali Dekanoidze, North Carolina (38.5139 modified average, 39.200 high score)
Dekanoidze may be UNC’s best recruit in program history and should make an immediate impact in all lineups. She was featured in our vault, bars and beam articles but very easily could’ve made the floor list as well with her clean and controlled tumbling.
- Amari Celestine, Missouri (38.5719 modified average, 39.025 high score)
Like Dekanoidze, Celestine should be able to make an immediate impact on all events during her freshman year in Columbia. Missouri’s weakest events in 2021 were vault and floor, which are perhaps Celestine’s best and most college-ready, but she’ll likely contribute on bars and beam as well.
- Sloane Blakely, Florida (38.6083 modified average, 39.600 high score)
With both of Florida’s incoming elites recovering from injuries, Blakely will likely be the most college-ready freshman of the incoming class. Her senior year performance was one of the best seasons in level 10 history, and despite the Gators’ depth, we should see her make immediate contributions on multiple events.
Alysen Fears, Arizona (38.1469 modified average, 38.775 high score)
Alex Theodorou, Arizona State (38.1276 modified average, 39.300 high score)
Haley Tyson, Minnesota (38.1196 modified average, 39.075 high score)
Tori Tatum, LSU (38.1083 modified average, 38.600 high score)
Lindsay Bacheler, Maryland (38.0482 modified average, 38.875 high score)
Tory Vetter, Ohio State (38.0297 modified average, 38.825 high score)
Leah Smith, Arkansas (38.0233 modified average, 39.375 high score)
Sage Thompson, Utah (37.950 modified average, 38.900 high score)
Lana Navarro, Washington (37.950 modified average, 38.500 high score)
Elia Aird, Rutgers (37.6650 modified average, 38.875 high score)
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Article by Jenna King
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