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Last Week in College Gym: August 20

During the offseason, it can be difficult to keep up with all the news and training updates happening across the teams. So each week, we will provide a curation of the most exciting upgrades, as well as other important news happening in the college gym world. Note the majority of the training updates highlighted will feature new skills and not someone training their same routine from the past season, for example.

Finally, note we are only able to share links to updates posted on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and not Instagram Stories or Snapchat. However, we will try to note any clips of note that we see on those disappearing platforms.

Mary Jane Horth Gets Married

Illinois redshirt senior Mary Jane Horth got married over the weekend; her married name is Otto.

Shannon St. Jean Trains Double Layout

Michigan State transfer Shannon St. Jean continues to make a case for a spot in the Spartans’ bar lineup with a strong double layout dismount.

Sami Durante Seen in Sling

LSU sophomore Sami Durante, a solid and consistent lead-off for the Tigers on bars in 2018, has been seen in a sling this past week. The extent of her injury is uncertain.

Instagram Story and Snapchat Roundup

Melissa Astarita Reworks Bar Composition

Incoming Penn State freshman Melissa Astarita posted a bars first half to her Instagram Story. The Maloney + bail handstand she is training means she has the option to drop the deduction-heavy Deltchev she competed in J.O.

Lexy Ramler Upgrades Combination Pass

Minnesota’s Lexy Ramler posted a back one and a half through to a double twist to her Instagram Story. The pass would be an upgrade from the one and a half + front layout she competed during her freshman campaign.

Alana Fischer Plays with Beam Upgrade

SEMO sophomore Alana Fischer competed a cat leap + side aerial + full twist dismount in 2018; she posted the same series with a one and a half twist to her Instagram Story.

Evanni Roberson Adding Floor Difficulty

Junior Evanni Roberson from Washington posted an upgraded first tumbling pass to her Instagram Story, adding a punch front to her existing front double twist, landing it on a competition surface.

Bailey Ferrer Getting Ready for January

In recent Instagram Story updates, LSU freshman Bailey Ferrer has shown us many skills, as noted last week. Now she’s back at it training a high, clean tucked full-in to mat in the pit.

Gracie Day on the Comeback Trail

We’re not sure what kept her out of training, but Auburn junior Gracie Day recently posted a straddled jaeger to her Instagram Story, hinting in the caption that she was making a comeback.

Catelyn Orel Trains New Release

Nebraska redshirt junior Catelyn Orel posted a straddled Jaeger to her Instagram Story. She competed a Tkatchev in 2018.

Sabrina Vega Trains Bars

Georgia junior Sabrina Vega, a staple on vault, beam and floor in her first two seasons, is training bars this fall with the hope of competing in the all around in 2019.

Mikayla Magee Trains Triple Beam Series

Georgia’s massive freshman class is on campus and hard at work this fall in an effort to contribute to the Gymdogs’ lineups in 2019. The team posted a clip of Mikayla Magee nailing a back handspring + layout stepout + layout stepout on beam last week.

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