Kyla Ross retires from Elite

2012 Olympic team champion Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max, who in the last three years has won five World medals, has announced her retirement from elite gymnastics and the U.S. Women’s National Team.

The youngest member of the Fierce Five that won the team title at the 2012 Olympic Games, Ross continued to compete after the Games and garnered five World, five Pac Rim and six U.S. national medals from 2013-15. …

USAG via email

With World and Olympic golds, Ross ready to follow her heart to UCLA
 

Read an elite career recap. Thanks Cordelia.

NCAA Regional Qualifying Scores

Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) is based on a team’s 6 best regular-season-meet scores, 3 of which must be away. Here are the top 12, so far.

1 Oklahoma 197.595
2 Florida 197.355
3 Alabama 197.195
4 Michigan 196.920
5 Utah 196.850
6 UCLA 196.810
7 LSU 196.750
8 Auburn 196.495
9 Arkansas 196.315
10 Georgia 196.310
11 Boise State 196.185
12 Stanford 196.045

full rankings

Road to Nationals is updating a chart on which teams are most likely to qualify to Regionals.

Regionals will all be hosted April 2, 2016 at these sites:

Athens, Georgia
Jon M. Huntsman Center / Salt Lake City, UT
Crisler Arena / Ann Arbor, MI
Carver-Hawkeye Arena / Iowa City, IA
Sports Pavilion / Minneapolis, MN

GYMWNR

Championships go again (for the 2nd year) at Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, Texas on April 15-17, 2016.

in praise of UCLA Floor

The Gym Digest put together a greatest hits list – some of Miss Val’s best routines.

For example, Stella Umeh.

She won NCAA floor titles in 1995 and 1998 and was a member of the team that won UCLA’s first team championship in 1997. Her 1998 routine seen here won a perfect 10, the first of her career.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Of the many great routines selected, my own favourite is probably Brittani McCullough (2010). This routine was shocking LIVE. Much more so than on YouTube.

See the whole list – COLLEGE: UCLA’S FANTASTIC FLOOR.

week 6 NCAA highlights

MCSMaria put up a post titled NCAA Week 6 Power Rankings.

In it is a list of BIG “stories” from College Gymnastics:

# 1 Sophina DeJesus
# 2 Judges tightening scores
# 3 Boise State
# 4 Line-up changes
# 5 Sidney Dukes proving Eric Cartman wrong. Gingers DO have souls.
# 6 Elizabeth “Ebee” Price
# 7 Allison Northey and the entire Washington team.

Heart Ebee on Instagram.

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A photo posted by Elizabeth 'Ebee' Price (@eberjeebers) on Jan 28, 2016 at 10:57am PST

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Men’s NCAA Gymnastics update

Stick It Media:

The weekend before Winter Cup is usually a relatively quiet one for college men’s gymnastics. The schedule is light, stars are usually resting up and lineups look a little different.

Ohio State (444.50), despite not being at full strength, exploded to the nation’s sixth highest score of the season in their resounding home victory over Penn State (433.25). …

Only two more weekends of 6 up/5 count. The remainder of the season will be 5 up/5 count!

440 Club Welcomes Ohio State (444.50); Stanford Surges Late to Win

Journey to the Games – Episode 1: Madison Kocian

Inside Gymnastics magazine is pleased to announce the launch of its new weekly video series, Inside Look: Journey to the Games! Featuring hopefuls for the 2016 Olympic Games …

In Episode 1, 2015 World Champion Madison Kocian talks about her training in gymnastics, the impact of her gym’s focus on fundamentals and her outlook in the sport. …

Inside Gymnastics

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.