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Last Week in College Gym: October 30

There’s a lot that happens on the gymternet each week. So much so that it can be hard to keep track of it all. From training updates and COVID year announcements to recruiting rumors and coaching news, we don’t blame you for missing some important points here and there.

That’s where we come in. Last Week in College Gym is your one-stop shop for all the important headlines from the previous week in college gymnastics. No matter if you’re taking a social media break, went on vacation, or just don’t have the capacity to follow every single gymnast, team, and fan, we have you covered.

Newsworthy Items

  • Clemson freshman Delaney Fisher announced her medical retirement. 

Training Updates

  • Clemson junior Eve Jackson is working a full-twisting double back on floor.
  • Iowa’s Gianna Masella is training a new front gainer full beam dismount.
  • Illinois posted its full vault lineup, featuring new Yurchenko one and a halfs from Abby Mueller and Makayla Green, and a front handspring pike half from Kaitlyn Ewald that she has been working on for a few years. Freshman Mareli Muller has also maintained her Yurchenko one and a half.
  • Clemson sophomore Brie Clark brought her Biles I back to the resi landing on floor. 
  • Michigan State’s Gabrielle Stephen is training a Yurhcenko one and a half; it’s just as high and dynamic as her sometimes-perfect full.
  • North Carolina junior Julia Knower is training a realistic Yurchenko one and a half.
  • Towson freshman Reyna Auth is training a front tuck through to double tuck on floor.
  • Temple freshman Mariella Brueck is training a front toss on beam. 
  • Denver sophomore Kiley Rorich is training a full-twisting double layout dismount on bars and a punch front to back tuck combination on beam. Senior Rylie Mundell is training a Tkatchev to Pak salto combination on bars. Freshman Amanda Hargraves is training a tour jete quarter leap on beam.
  • West Virginia senior Kiana Lewis is training a Maloney to bail combination on bars after not competing that event since 2021. 
  • BYU junior Mina Margraf is training a front toss to back tuck combination on beam.
  • Iowa State senior Emilie Hong is training a back one-and-a-half to front layout pass on floor.
  • New Hampshire senior Kylie Gorgenyi is training a Yurchenko one and a half. 
  • Maryland freshman Lauren Brendlinger is training a tucked full in, looking to add to an already stacked floor team.
  • Kent State’s Nene Alvine is back on beam training her standing two layout stepouts after an Achilles tear kept her from competing in 2023.
  • Northern Illinois’ Keira O’Shea is training a punch front tuck beam mount.
  • Western Michigan freshman Emily Krzciok showed a side aerial to layout one and a half beam dismount at the team’s Pumpkins vs. Bats intrasquad. Teammate Donnakathryn Roy showed a new acro series, front toss to back tuck.
  • The MAC is on a mission to show the rest of the country that they’re a vault conference: Kent State’s Kyndall Gilbert, Northern Illinois’ Keira O’Shea, and Western Michigan’s Abby Singh all showed upgraded Yurchenko one and a halves in this past week’s intrasquads.

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Article by the editors of College Gym News

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