Fifteen elite gymnasts who are committed to nine different colleges will compete at the American Classic this weekend, the first of three competitions leading up to the Olympic Trials in June.
The class of 2021 will feature Utah signees Kara Eaker and Grace McCallum, Florida signee Leanne Wong, Auburn signee Sunisa Lee and Missouri signee Alonna Kratzer.
Representing the class of 2022 are Florida commits Kayla DiCello and JaFree Scott, Oklahoma commits Ava Siegfeldt and Faith Torrez, UCLA commit Ciena Alipio, California commit eMjae Frazier, Michigan commit Kaylen Morgan and Alabama commit Karis German.
Two gymnasts in the class of 2023 are also already committed: Skylar Draser has verbaled with Florida and Katelyn Rosen with UCLA.
Also competing in the senior competition are Skye Blakely, Addison Fatta, Hailey Klein, Temple Landry, Anya Pilgrim, Jamison Sears and Mya Witte in the class of 2023; and Ella Mueller and Lexi Zeiss in the class of 2024.
The junior competition will feature Paityn Walker, Kailin Chio, Katelyn Jong and Kaliya Lincoln in the class of 2024; Nola Matthews, Autumn Reingold, Paloma Spiridonova, Tiana Sumanasekera, Azaraya Ra-Akbar, Gabriella Van Frayen, Lucy Tobia, Avery King, Ella Murphy and Michelle Pineda in the class of 2025; Izzy Stassi and Madray Johnson in the class of 2026; and Sage Bradford in the class of 2027.
The day prior to the American Classic will feature the Hopes Classic, which will take place on April 23. 11- to 12-year-old gymnasts and select 13 to 14 year olds will compete at 2:45 p.m. EST, while all remaining 13- to 14-year-old competitors will compete at 6:30 p.m. EST. The American Classic will take place on April 24. The juniors will compete at 10:15 a.m. EST and the seniors at 2:15 p.m. EST. Both events will be broadcasted by FloGymnastics.
Article by Talitha Ilacqua
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