Our new batch of ratings was released a couple of weeks ago with updates to the class of 2024 and first-time ratings for the class of 2025. 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 floor workers in the classes of 2024 and 2025.
Class of 2024
Floor High Scores: N/A (2023), 9.650 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: Dennis is a powerhouse tumbler with energy to spare on her lovely tucked full-in. Her 2023 season was cut short, but with her power, it’s no surprise she’s working a front through double tuck and training E passes in the gym.
Floor High Scores: 9.525 (2023), 9.700 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: Boyle’s combination of tidy twisting, difficult dance skills, and unexpected choreography landed her in the top 10 at last year’s national championship. Unfortunately, her 2023 season came to an end in February, but we hope to see her back in top form in 2024.
College: Boise State
Floor High Scores: 9.825 (2023), 9.650 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: From her opening full-twisting double tuck to her tour jete half-to-Popa, Kemp goes above and beyond the difficulty requirements, but it’s her impeccable execution that really shines.
Class of 2025
Floor High Scores: 9.825 (2023), 9.850 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: It’s tempting to view choreography as just the filler between tumbling passes and leaps (and let’s be honest, that’s frequently what it ends up being). From the moment Walters steps onto the competition floor, though, she is performing: Every single movement is intentional, necessary, and absolutely captivating.
Floor High Scores: 9.850 (2023), 9.750 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: Bhatia is incredibly consistent on this event. She only scored below a 9.600 one time this season! Her choreography is the definition of sharp, and she starts her routine out with a great front double twist.
Floor High Scores: 9.725 (2023), 9.725 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: Curtis is an absolute bundle of energy. She doesn’t have the most difficulty, but she executes all of her skills to perfection with amplitude to spare.
Floor High Scores: 9.725 (2023), 9.650 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: Omilabu really is the full package on floor! She gets jaw-dropping height on her front double twist and displays gorgeous flexibility in her leaps. But her stellar execution doesn’t stop at tumbling and leaps, Omilabu truly performs every bit of her choreography.
Floor High Scores: 9.775 (2023), 9.775 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: Brinkman grabs your attention right off the bat with a piked full in. She obviously has some stellar tumbling, but she also has outstanding leaps that go way above 180 degrees.
Floor High Scores: 9.825 (2023), 9.800 (2022)
Why She Stands Out: Burton is a very powerful tumbler. She does a front double full to a front pike and has power to spare! The Texas state floor champion also has incredible leaps that show off her killer flexibility.
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Article by Claire Billman, Emily Lockard
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