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Last Week in College Gym: November 16

There’s a lot that happens on the gymternet each week. So much so that it can be hard to keep track of it all. From training updates and COVID news to recruiting rumors and coaching announcements, we don’t blame you for missing some important points here and there.

But that’s where we come in. Last Week in College Gym is your one-stop shop for all the important headlines from the previous week in college gymnastics. No matter if you’re taking a social media break, went on vacation or just don’t have the capacity to follow every single gymnast, team and fan, we have you covered.

Top Storylines

Signing Season Begins

Letter of intent signing for the 2021-2022 began on Nov. 11. For more information on the upcoming class, check out our tracking page

Temple Joins EAGL

Temple announced that they would be switching into the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) and out of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Alaska Cancels 2020-2021 Season

Alaska announced that its winter athletic teams would not compete in their upcoming season due to COVID-19. This was set to be the gymnastics team’s last season due to cuts, but the cancelation of the 2021 campaign puts an end to the program early, barring any last-ditch fundraising efforts

The Ivy League has called off all 2020-2021 meets 

All schools in the Ivy League made the decision to not have a winter season due to COVID-19. This means that there will not be a gymnastics season at Brown, Cornell, Penn and Yale.

Training Updates

  • Lauren Bridgens is training a double layout. The Penn State senior is no stranger to E passes: She competed a double Arabian as a level 10 and a front double full a handful of times in college.
  • Isabelle Fox, an Alaska transfer to Illinois State, is working a new Detlchev, via the Redbirds’ Instagram Story.
  • San Jose State freshman Maddy Kirsch competed a Yurchenko full in level 10, but unveiled a Yurchenko tucked one and a half–a 10.0 SV–on the Spartans’ Instagram. 
  • Also worth noting, Kirsch’s teammate Carli Orcutt was spotted training beam. Junior Orcutt was limited to competing bars only in 2020 but was a strong all arounder for San Jose State in her freshman season. 

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