Name: Bryce Wilson
Club: Pearland Elite, TX
High School Graduation Year: 2022
|Vault||Uneven Bars||Balance Beam||Floor Exercise||All Around|
|Vault||Uneven Bars||Balance Beam||Floor Exercise|
|2021 Biles Invitational||2021 Biles Invitational||2021 Biles Invitational||2021 Biles Invitational|
Wilson is a 2018 L10 nationals and 2021 Nastia Liukin Cup qualifier. She was third on vault and fifth in the all around at nationals in 2018 in the Junior B division. She is also the 2019 Texas state all around champion. Wilson struggled with consistency in 2020 but came back very strong this year, scoring a career high 39.050 at the Biles Invitational. She tried to qualify elite both in 2018 and in 2019.
What She Brings to LSU
- Skill: Yurchenko full
- Results: third place at 2018 L10 nationals (junior B)
- Margin of Improvement: Wilson’s vault has amazing amplitude and great form in the air. When she sticks it, there are hardly any deductions at all.
- Impact on the Team: LSU usually likes starting off its vault rotation with a strong Yurchenko full, and Wilson could fulfill that role perfectly.
- Skills: Church, bail to handstand, full-in dismount
- Results: third place at the 2019 Texas state meet
- Margin of Improvement: Wilson’s form on her release skills is really good, and her full-in dismount is sky-high. She can still work on perfecting her handstands.
- Impact on the Team: LSU will have a lot of talented bar workers in 2023, but Wilson has the talent and the skills to challenge for a lineup spot.
- Skills: side aerial, BHS + LOSO, switch leap to switch leap half, straddle jump half on the side of the beam, front aerial, full turn, BHS + BH + double twist dismount
- Results: second place at the 2019 Texas state meet
- Margin of Improvement: Wilson struggled with consistency on beam in 2020 but came back strong in 2021, scoring also a career high 9.625. Her form is good, except for some soft knees on her acrobatic series. Her switch leap, though, is exceptional, and so is the amplitude of her dismount.
- Impact on the Team: In 2023 LSU will have some depth on beam but will not mind some extra help. If Wilson can keep her nerves at bay, she has the potential to score into the 9.9s.
- Skills: full-twisting double pike, front handspring to front layout to front double twist, switch ring to tour jete 1/1, back 1.5 twist to front layout
- Results: 2018 Texas state co-champion
- Margin of Improvement: Wilson is incredibly powerful on floor. Her only problem is to control her power so as not to incur landing deductions. The full-twisting double pike is not usually a pretty skill, but Wilson’s is gorgeous, as she keeps her legs together in the air and performs it in an almost laid-out position. Her switch ring is also beautiful, revealing Wilson’s excellent combination of power and flexibility.
- Impact on the Team: With Kiya Johnson, Haleigh Bryant, Tori Tatum and Aleah Finnegan, LSU’s floor lineup will look exceptional in 2023. Wilson is as good as her future teammates, though, and will be expected to contribute to the lineup from the start.
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