Lindenwood USAG

The USAG Dismount: Week 8

What did you miss in Week 8 with USAG? Grab your coffee, grab your blanket, it was a WEEK. The Ivy Classic kept everyone on their toes, Lindenwod debuted a new leotard, and records were tied and smashed. With only a handful of weeks before these teams head off to conference championships, everyone is polishing and refining.


Raegan Walker

Raegan Walker is having herself a season! She once again tied the program record (one she set herself), and her efforts were rewarded with a 9.950, with one judge going for that 10.0. 

Meet Fits

We’re loving meet day vibes and let us tell you, we’re loving the purple coach squad. Unrelated, where do we get a pair of sequin pants? 

Debut of the Week

As a senior, Mallory Desch made her official bar lineup debut in the anchor spot, sporting a strong Jaeger and a unique stalder to double back dismount combination.  

Top Meet of the Week

The Ivy Classic

Why Should You (Re)Watch? Brown upset Penn for the win, and each of the Ivy teams flashed their muscle as a warning warm up before they meet again at the GEC Championships, including a very competitive Yale bar lineup (Hello, Raegan Walker) and Brown’s floor squad (Hi, Julia Bedell). This meet proves it doesn’t matter how the season has gone, it’s about what you put on the mat today. 

Are These Teams Trending Up or Down? Cornell? Third meet going 193.400 or better. Brown? Best score of the season, and second best in program history. It was neither Penn nor Yale’s best meet of the season, but it was far from the worst. Cornell and Brown continue to rise but Penn and Yale have some work to do to fix their trajectories. 

Underrated Meet of the Week

Southern Connecticut, Illinois State and Pittsburgh at New Hampshire

Why Should You (Re)Watch? Southern Connecticut has been pushing the boundaries, inching closer and closer to its program record. In fact, the team has had multiple top-five performances in the last few weeks. Abby Royer was a standout performer for the team this week. Illinois State posted its second highest team score of the season, while UNH posted a season high of its own in its victory. 

Are These Teams Trending Up or Down? SCSU is definitely on the rise and not losing steam any time soon. Currently the Owls are on the bubble of a team qualification to USAGs, so keep an eye on them in the coming weeks. 

Editors’ Choice Meet of the Week

Brockport, Rhode Island, West Chester at Bridgeport

Why Should You (Re)Watch? Anytime you can have sem-neighboring teams meet across divisions and conferences, you’re in for a treat. With a spread across different styles of gymnastics and routines, this meet goes a little too quickly but even good things must come to an end. Oh, and Rhode Island’s Kelsey Gates took first on floor with a program record 9.900. And all of the first place finishes were a 9.775 or better. 

Are These Teams Trending Up or Down? This may not have been a dream meet for any of these teams, but no one had any major obstacles. West Chester sits in seventh in the USAG rankings, but the Golden Rams face a tough field in the MIC and MPSF ahead of them. Bridgeport continues to build on last season so while things may not fully develop by conference championships, no team should let their guard down. 

Overall Standings

2Air Force194.195
4Texas Woman’s194.130
7West Chester193.270
9Southern Connecticut191.765

Top Scores

Raegan WalkerYaleBars9.950
Julia BedellBrownFloor9.925
Gayla GriswoldLindenwoodFloor9.900
Sydney LopezLindenwoodFloor9.900
Gayla GriswoldLindenwoodVault9.875
Jaly JonesLindenwoodBars9.875
Nyah ReaderSEMOBeam9.875
Julia BedellBrownVault9.850
Velandra BrochiAir ForceBeam9.850
Jordan ColemanWest ChesterBars9.850
Maddie GriffithTexas Woman’sBars9.850
Mara JohnsonTexas Woman’sFloor9.850
Steelie KingTexas Woman’s Vault9.850
Ayla McKeanAir ForceBeam9.850
Hannah MoonLindenwoodBars9.850
Alix PierceTexas Woman’s Beam9.850
Daisy WoodringTexas Woman’sVault9.850
Sydney BeersCornellVault9.825
Amber BollAir ForceBeam9.825
Velandra Brochi Air ForceBars9.825
Velandra BrochiAir ForceFloor9.825
Abby ContelloBrownBars9.825
Abby ContelloBrownVault9.825
Riley DanielsLindenwoodBars9.825
Kylee GreeneAir ForceBeam 9.825
Kylee GreeneAir ForceFloor9.825
Liza MarcusBrownBeam9.825
Ciana RiosSouthern ConnecticutFloor9.825
Gigi SabatiniYaleVault9.825
Emily SixTexas Woman’s Beam9.825
Leilani ZanderAir ForceBars9.825
Mikayla BurtonCornellBeam9.800
Madeline GoseTexas Woman’sFloor9.800
Taylor IngleSEMOBeam9.800
Kiah JohnsonWest ChesterVault9.800
Jaly JonesLindenwoodFloor9.800
Ayla McKeanAir ForceFloor9.800
Kyla PodgesTexas Woman’sBeam9.800
Kristina RodriguezWest ChesterFloor9.800
Abby RoyerSouthern ConnecticutBeam9.800
Abby RoyerSouthern ConnecticutFloor9.800
Alexandra QuianaCornellFloor9.800
Carolanne Van ZandtBrownFloor9.800
Sarah WilsonYaleBars9.800
Daisy WoodringTexas Woman’s Beam9.800
Kami ZarlengoTexas Woman’sVault9.800
Hanna ZebdiSouthern ConnecticutFloor9.800


Click and expand the events below to see results from each meet, as well as individual career highs and team program records.

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Around the Gymternet

Interested in how all the teams around the country performed this week? Check out our recaps of the top matchups in our other various Dismounts.

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