Elyse Wenner

Glow-ups in the Class of 2025 Recruit Ratings

Glow-ups in the Class of 2025 Recruit Ratings

Re-rating recruits is one of the most important facets of a recruit rating system, as it rewards young, developing gymnasts for the progress they make throughout their pre-college careers. Whether they add new skills, finesse their form, or demonstrate newfound confidence, gymnasts are always trying to up their games for college coaches. With another level 10 season behind us, it’s time to take a look at recruits from the class of 2025 who made some significant gains over the past year.

Sophie Schriever

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Washington 

Improvement: 48 to 74

Reason for improvement: Schriever showed a great deal of improvement on all four events, but what really boosted her to four stars were vault and beam. While she competed the same full-on pike vault as last season, Schriever really dialed in on the landings—and her scores are proof of that. She scored as high as a perfect 10 in 2024 and never went below 9.625. As for beam, consistency has been a huge factor in her glow-up. In 2023, Schriever scored in the 7s and 8s multiple times. The event even prevented her from qualifying to level 10 nationals. But in 2024, every score was above a 9.000. 

Where she can get even better: Just like she improved her beam consistency from 2023 to 2024, improving her bars consistency from 2024 to 2025 could give her the boost she needs to make it to five stars. If Schriever can get rid of the 8.8s and 9.1s on bars, a higher rating may be in her future. 

Arianna Ostrum

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Minnesota

Improvement: 48 to 69

Reason for improvement: A big reason for Ostrum’s new four-star rating is her vault. When watching her on the event from 2024 compared to 2023, it’s like you’re watching a completely different person. Her form, amplitude, and landings have greatly improved, giving her a well-deserved push to four stars. Ostrum has also made strides in her consistency on floor. She scored as high as 9.7 this season, meaning scores in the 8s are a thing of the past.

Where she can get even better: The only event that didn’t show huge improvement for Ostrum is bars. She fell multiple times during the 2024 season, but at times she’s shown huge potential here, notching as high as 9.750. If she can hit clean routines throughout 2025, she may inch toward five stars. 

Abigail Ryssman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Denver

Improvement: 49 to 72

Reason for improvement: A gym switch to Flips in Minnesota may have paid dividends for Ryssman as she had her best level 10 season yet, setting a career-high 38.975 in the all-around along with career bests on vault, bars, and floor. Not only did she clean up her Yurchenko full and regularly perform it with a high level of college readiness, she also improved her consistency across the board.

Where she can get even better: There’s still room for her to improve further on vault, bars, and floor. She could also continue to improve her consistency, especially on bars. Ryssman improved her floor in 2023 and has produced solid scores, but refining the little details to get those extra few tenths will benefit her. 

Bailey Stroud

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Utah

Improvement: 59 to 88

Reason for improvement: Stroud missed most of 2023, only competing in one meet. Her 2024 started out somewhat slow, but she crushed the end of the season with three straight scores of 39. Her vault saw the biggest improvement this season, including an upgrade to a Yurchenko one and a half

Where she can get even better: Building on the end of this season and continuing to put up strong numbers after being out in 2023 will help. There’s room for her to add difficulty on floor, as well as consistently compete the Yurchenko one and a half. 

Elyse Wenner

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: LSU

Improvement: 76 to 92 

Reason for improvement: Wenner’s gymnastics is incredibly clean; even last year it was evident she was on her way to becoming an excellent college gymnast. This season she absolutely knocked it out of the park, recording six all-around totals over 38.700. The LSU commit added difficulty on floor this season with a double layout and improved her consistency on bars and beam.

Where she can get even better: Even with the improvements this season, there’s still room for her to get better on bars and beam. She has the skills, and continuing to build on that consistency will help her improve even more. It’s hard to argue with her more than NCAA-ready Yurchenko full with numerous 9.900+ scores, but an upgrade there could also be on the table. 

Ella Murphy

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Oklahoma

Improvement: 67 to 85 

Reason for improvement: Dropping back to level 10 greatly benefited Murphy. Her clean, consistent gymnastics shone throughout the season. Her bars work in particular is lovely, highlighted by exceptional handstands and form throughout the routine, and she knows how to work a floor routine. 

Where she can get even better: Her bar routine needs a connection or upgraded dismount to be fully up to the level in college, but there’s plenty for her to work with in that regard. There’s also room for her to improve on vault, where she competed a solid Yurchenko full most of the year.

Shyla Bhatia

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Denver

Improvement: 56 to 74

Reason for improvement: Bhatia upgraded her already excellent floor routine with a front double full and continued to consistently produce high scores on the event. She also upgraded to a Yurchenko one and a half on vault and consistently performed it well. Bhatia improved her consistency on bars and beam; her form on bars also slightly improved. 

Where she can get even better: There’s still room for her to improve on bars and beam. Continuing to improve her consistency on both events, and her form specifically on bars, will bring her to the next level.

Alexandra Reddick

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Central Michigan

Improvement: 57 to 71

Reason for improvement: Reddick improved the most on vault, but it was a relatively steady rise across the four events.

Where she can get even better: Reddick’s dance skills and presence stand out, though she could stand to increase her difficulty, especially on vault and floor. If she accomplishes that and makes minor improvements on the other events, she could make her way toward an even better rating in the future.

Scarlett Sonnenberg

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: BYU

Improvement: 66 to 81

Reason for improvement: BYU’s first five-star recruit, Sonnenberg is consistently excellent on all four events, with her event point totals no more than three points apart from low to high with bars sitting ever so slightly ahead. However, her biggest jump came on beam, rising from 15 to 21 event points.

Where she can get even better: Sonnenberg’s five-star achievement comes thanks to improvements on vault and floor, but they still remain her weakest by a hair.

Emerson Fisk

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: N.C. State

Improvement: 64 to 81

Reason for improvement: Fisk had a standout season in 2024, improving across the board to reach five stars. Her standout event is vault, where she recently finished second at level 10 nationals, following it up with top eight finishes on bars, floor, and in the all around, too.

Where she can get even better: It’s kind of funny that despite her success on vault at nationals, Fisk’s lowest event point total is that event. If she can show the same success throughout the 2025 season that she had in Daytona, she’ll be primed to rise even higher before heading off to Raleigh for college.

Autumn Reingold

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Georgia

Improvement: NR to 70

Reason for improvement: Reingold is a recruit with one of the biggest year-over-year improvements, jumping from not having enough score points to be evaluated to 70 points in just a year’s time.

Where she can get even better: Despite being a four-star, the future Gymdog still has a lot of room for improvement on vault, where she has only 10 out of 25 event points, as well as beam, where she sits with 16. If she can get even just a little bit better on those during her senior season, she has a great chance of reaching five stars.

Kimarra Echols

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Missouri

Improvement: 69 to 88

Reason for improvement: Missouri is starting to turn into Oklahoma with how it’s been able to find gymnasts with untapped potential early on in their recruiting journeys then turn them into stars in college. Echols fits that bill. In last year’s ratings, while she debuted as a strong bars and floor worker, her vault and beam were a step behind. She clearly put in the work, though, jumping from 16 points to a massive 23 on vault and from 13 up to 19 points on beam. Talk about a glow-up!

Where she can get even better: How can someone with a perfect floor total and near-perfect vault improve? The options are limited. Sitting at “just” 19 points on beam is the obvious place, but the areas of weakness are limited. If Echols can simply continue what she started in 2023, she may be able to go even higher, eclipsing 90 points in her senior season.

Jayla Booker

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Rutgers

Improvement: 50 to 70

Reason for improvement: Booker made a massive jump of 20 points from just barely being three stars to sitting only eight away from being a five. The jump was made possible thanks to improvements across the board, but especially on beam, where she nearly doubled her point total.

Where she can get even better: Despite making a massive jump on beam, it’s still the event that lags behind. If she can continue that improvement into her senior year, as well as make marginal gains on the other three pieces, she has a strong chance at reaching five stars.

Maggie Ball

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: Uncommitted

Improvement: NR to 63

Reason for improvement: It will come as no surprise that Oklahoma head coach KJ Kindler’s daughter’s reason for jumping into the ratings this year is primarily because of beam, where she notched 20 out of 25 points on the event. Ball is especially strong on beam, but her vault and floor aren’t far behind.

Where she can get even better: Bars is where Ball struggles in comparison to her other events. She only has nine points on the event, but that also means there’s huge room for improvement. If she can get the event to the level of her others, she’s looking at a high four or even five-star rating heading into college.

Sydney Seabrooks

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

College commitment: North Carolina

Improvement: 63 to 78

Reason for improvement: We’re not going to pretend we don’t have a soft spot for our former intern. We always knew she had it in her to reach five stars thanks to her strong basics and stellar form across the events. All she needed to do was increase her consistency, which she did despite fighting through nagging injuries.

Where she can get even better: Seabrooks competes just a Yurchenko full right now—albeit an incredibly clean one—so if she can upgrade to a 10.0 college start, she would be even more of a threat. Continuing to increase her consistency on beam would help, too, as she remained at 16 points on that event from 2023 to 2024.

Note: We had three individuals who did not work closely with Sydney during her time at CGN evaluate her videos for this ratings update.

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Article by Emily Lockard, Tara Graeve, and Elizabeth Grimsley

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