College Gym News photographer Emily Howell-Forbes and editor in chief Elizabeth Grimsley have already shot a couple dozen meets between the two of them. This season, we take a walk down memory lane and share some of their favorite photographs from the last few years. For our final photo essay of the season, we’re looking at some trademark team poses and some other fun rituals teams have during meets.
Florida’s Sydney Johnson-Scharpf does the Gator chomp during her floor routine. (Photo/Elizabeth Grimsley)
Washington freshman Lauren Thomas flashes the W during beam. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Kennedi Edney, former LSU gymnast, ends her floor routine with tiger claws. For many years now, every floor music also ends with a tiger roar. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Michigan’s Natalie Wojcik shows the M, along with her entire team behind her, during the 2019 Big Five championship. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Hope Nelson and Lou Marie Knapp from Alaska make wolves with their hands during their beam routines. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
The tradition of the moonwalk on beam at UGA started with Nikki Childs in 2005 and has been passed down ever since. Pictured is Sabrina Vega performing the move in 2019. (Photo/Elizabeth Grimsley)
Utah’s Adrienne Randall flashes the U during her floor routine. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
Former Arizona State gymnast Justine Callis shows the “Fork em Devils” hand sign during her beam routine. (Photo/Elizabeth Grimsley)
A few teams also started to have fun with stick objects during their meets. Kent State went with a full suit jacket to celebrate, as pictured here during the 2019 MAC championship. (Photo/Elizabeth Grimsley)
LSU picked a “stick crown,” given to each gymnast after a stuck landing or hit routine. (Photo/Emily Howell-Forbes)
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Photos by Emily Howell-Forbes and Elizabeth Grimsley; captions by Christina Marmet
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