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Last Week in College Gym: November 19

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.

Temple Men Train Upgrades

The Temple men have been putting in work this offseason. Sophomore Taden Thurber is training upgrades on parallel bars while junior Toby Warren landed a new floor pass for the first time.

Sam Zakutney Works High Bar

Fresh off competing at worlds, Penn State junior Sam Zakutney is back to work in the gym. He is training new release combinations featuring four different Tkatchevs.

Sydney Johnson-Scharpf Trains Beam

Florida freshman Sydney Johnson-Scharpf showed a flawless back handspring to layout stepout on beam, giving us another look at how she could factor into lineups this season.

Megan Ruzicka Works Bars

North Carolina redshirt senior Megan Ruzicka showed a fabulous bar routine at the intrasquad on Sunday with a nice Gienger and lovely handstands. Ruzicka was on the 2015 Iowa team but never competed and has not been on an NCAA team since. This routine could finally give Ruzicka competition time and help the Tar Heel bar lineup that struggled with inconsistency last season.

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Madison Smith Trains 10.0 Vault

Cornell Sophomore Madison Smith showed an uncommon front handspring double full on vault at the most recent intrasquad. This vault, which starts from a 10.0, will be a welcome addition to the Big Red’s vault lineup if she competes it.

Tatum Bruden Works New Beam Combination

Boise State sophomore Tatum Bruden is training a sheep jump + beat jump + side somi combination on beam. Adding the side somi is a new element to the connection for the Bronco, who previously connected the two jumps together.

Article by the editors of College Gym News

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