Lexy Ramler is AWESOME

Despite not having a team behind her, Lexy tied Kyla in the AA. Many at Championships (who don’t follow Minnesota) finally learned what all the hype was about.

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Lexy and repeat Champion Maggie Nichols are both from Minnesota.

straddle-on JUMP to handstand

For me this drill is essential. Kids are excited when they make their first one unspotted.

Within about 20 repetitions they make handstand without touching the feet — usually by accident.

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Once straddle cast handstand is consistent we still need this drill to ensure they continue to use as much hip flexion as possible. That’s easier. And cleaner.

UGLY is cast handstand somewhere in-between straight body & straddle.

Doha Finals day 1 results

Vault
1. Jade Carey USA 14.883
2. Maria Paseka RUS 14.766
3. Coline Devillard FRA 14.549

Bars
1. Nina Derwael BEL 15.033
2. Fan Yilin CHN 14.933
3. Anastasiia Iliankova RUS 14.700

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Floor
1. Alexander Shatilov ISR 14.633
2. Ray Zapata ESP 14.433
3. Carlo Yulo PHI 14.266

Pommels
1. Lee Chih-Kai TPE 15.400
2. Kohei Kameyama JPN 15.400
3. Kaito Imabayashi JPN 15.333

Rings
1. Lan Xingyu CHN 15.100
2. Artur Tovmasyan ARM 14.833
3. Vahagn Davtyan ARM 14.825

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Full results.