Underrated Recruits in the Class of 2022 That Excel on Vault

Our second round of ratings was released a couple weeks ago with 19 5-star gymnasts in the class of 22 and 13 in the class of 23, as well as 231 total rated gymnasts. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, head on over to the landing page for a look.

However, because our rating system was based on scores and video review for all four events, gymnasts with only one standout apparatus were often rated lower overall. Of course, teams that are weaker on one event or those that are looking to fill a hole will turn to event specialists to solidify those lineups. Recruits who excel on a single event may not have ratings that reflect how valuable they can be to their teams, so we wanted to highlight them here.

Let’s take a look here at underrated vaulters in the class of 2022.

Addison Lawrence

College: Missouri

CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vault high scores: 9.775 (2021); 9.900 (2020)

Lawrence performs a gorgeous Yurchenko 1.5, which she often sticks cold. She and incoming freshmen Amari Celestine, Jocelyn Moore and Alonna Kratzer could revolutionize Missouri’s vault lineup.

Read more about Lawrence.

Sage Kellerman

College: Michigan State

CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vault high scores: 9.875 (2021); N/A (2020)

Together with Nikki Smith, Kellerman will bring another 10.0 start-value vault to East Lansing next year. Her front handspring front pike half lacks a bit of amplitude, but will score very well in college.

Read more about Kellerman.

Olivia Orlando

College: Southern Utah

CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vault high scores: 9.375 (2021); 9.800 (2020)

Orlando’s Yurchenko half can be a bit hit or miss, but when she sticks it, as in the video, it’s stunning. Her form in the air is excellent, and a good landing can be incredibly satisfying.

Read more about Orlando.

Ella Robins

College: Ohio State

CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vault high scores: 9.800 (2021); 9.725 (2020)

Robins’ Yurchenko full lacks some amplitude but can score very well thanks to her good form in the air and her ability to find the landing. She’s also training a Yurchenko 1.5.

Read more about Robins.

Tealise Moore

College: Uncommitted

CGN Rating: Not Rated

Vault high scores: 9.800 (2021); 9.850 (2020)

Any college looking for a solid vault should turn to Moore. Her Yurchenko half may have some minor form issues in the air, but it has tons of amplitude. Plus, she can be a stick machine; she scored a 9.800 twice in a row this year.

Read more about Moore.

Lori Brubach

College: Uncommitted

CGN Rating: Not Rated

Vault high scores: 9.575 (2021); 9.825 (2020)

Brubach’s Yurchenko full is not always perfect on landing, but her form in the air is as straight as a pencil. So pretty!

Read more about Brubach.

Seria Johnson

College: Minnesota

CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vault high scores: 9.850 (2021); 9.600 (2020)

Johnson performs a near perfect Yurchenko full, which can score over 9.900 in college. Unsurprisingly, she’s training a Yurchenko 1.5, though Minnesota will already be very happy with her full.

Read more about Johnson.

Lauren Williams

College: Arkansas

CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vault high scores: 9.600 (2021); 9.600 (2020)

Williams’ Yurchenko full is solid, though slightly piked on landing. Plus, she is consistent in it’s performance.

Read more about Williams.

Brooke Irwin

College: Uncommitted

CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Vault high scores: 9.775 (2021); 9.725 (2020)

Irwin’s Yurchenko half is beautiful in form, amplitude and landing. Any college looking for a solid vault should get in touch with her.

Read more about Irwin.

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Article by Talitha Ilacqua 

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