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Last Week in College Gym: August 26

During the offseason, it can be difficult to keep up with all the news and training updates happening across the country. 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, for example, someone training their same routine from the past season.

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.

Of course, even with eight editors scouring social media for clips, we’ll still miss updates from time to time. Let us know in the comments or on social media if we didn’t include a new skill, injury comeback or more from someone on your favorite team!

Dennis Works New Floor Pass

UCLA junior Nia Dennis posted a Snapchat Story of her working a new floor pass. Into the pit, Dennis tumbled a front handspring to a front layout stepout through to a double Arabian.

Vega Trains Bars Release

Georgia senior Vega was seen training a Gienger on bars. She has yet to compete the event in college, so her senior campaign could also mark her all around debut.

Glenn Returns to Vault

UCLA senior Anna Glenn posted a video of herself vaulting a Yurchenko full into the pit on her Instagram Story. Glenn did not vault last year after being a regular in the Bruins’ vault lineup in 2018.

Carly Woodard Training New Beam Combination

The Oklahoma junior posted a video to her Instagram Story of herself training a beat jump + ring jump on beam.

Ross Works Bars Upgrade

Rising UCLA senior Kyla Ross posted a video of herself training a Bhardwaj on bars on her Instagram Story. Ross previously competed the skill as an elite, but it has never made an appearance in any of her NCAA routines.

Anastasia Webb Continues Progressing New Floor Pass

The Oklahoma junior previously posted a video of her training a front two and a half to her Instagram Story. She recently posted an update that shows her landing it on a resi mat.

Alyssa Perez-Lugones Works Beam Mount

The Georgia sophomore was seen training a punch front mount on beam, which is rarely seen in NCAA. She has only competed floor for Georgia so far.

Milne Ready for Mersin World Cup

San Jose State shared footage of incoming freshman Emma Milne training a stalder half to straddled Jaeger. Milne will represent Canada in the World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey, later this month. 

UC Davis Gymnasts Train New Bar Releases

Junior Alyssa Ito shared video of her new Ray while her freshman teammate Kaya Madden is working on a straddled Jaeger.

Knapp Shows off Summer Progress

Alaska junior Louisa Maria Knapp—who’s documented her summer training via vlog—posted clips of various skills including a Tweddle, Gienger and Church on bars, Yurchenko full into the pit and a back handspring to Arabian on beam.

Article by the editors of College Gym News

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