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US Classic Live Blog Senior Session

Time for the senior session of the US classic!

Again, refresh the page every so often to get the latest updates!


Everyone is just warming up so far...

Quad screen on the YouTube channel. The Olympic Channel isn't broadcasting till six (my time).

So watching the live feed on YouTube is suuuuper exciting right now... looks like they're trying to get set-up for the Olympic Channel broadcast.

A thought that I've been having, there's a gaggle of new seniors looking to make their mark. It's the first time in four years that "Simone Will Win" isn't a foregone conclusion. We literally don't know what to expect.  It's anyone's game. It's the wild, wild west there!

Before this gig officially starts - I have some updates.

These athletes are not competing in the all-around tonight. Their respective events are listed next to their names:

Ashton Locklear will only be doing beam
Ragan Smith is only doing bars and beam
Morgan Hurd will compete beam and floor. She was supposed to compete vault, but I guess is not... that's all I can say about that
Riley McCusker- just competing UB, BB and FX... maybe
Gabby Perea (junior in the seniors sesh) just competing bars
Marz Frazier  - just competing bars
Trinity Thomas - only competing bars and beam
Sydney Johnson Scharpf - maybe only competing vault... if she hasn't withdrawn. May have seen something on Twitter...
Sunisa Lee - bars and beam
Adeline Kenlin - bars and beam
Marissa Oakley -vault, bars and beam
Jade Carey - vault, beam and floor

So the Olympic Channel is broadcasting P&G Championships and worlds.

The YouTube stream is playing an ad for the American Cup that is literally a fluff piece.

Walkouts are beginning on YouTube.

Olympic Channel broadcast is finally starting.

Oh hey John Roethlisbeger, nice seeing (hearing) you here.

I can see the Lisa Frank store vomit leo peaking out from Ragan's warm-up.

Getting a good look at the Texas Dreams leos, and they definitely look like a Lisa Frank creation. You just need the kitschy unicorn and you're golden.

Abi Walker (she's shorter than Kim) vault - yurchenko 1/2 on full off 12.9

Abby Paulsen FX -  pike full in,  triple full,  sw ring sw 1/2, 2 1/2 + punch front,  tour jete,  1 1/2 + front full. Lovely. 13.25

Maile O'Keefe UB -  cohw + pak, shap, tkatchev, looses it on a handstand, pike jaeger,  double arabian dismount 13.75

Oh hi Valeri Liukin. John is fan-girling (guying over Valeri)

Sunisa Lee UB -  nabieva + pak, toe on + maloney, gienger,  stalder,  pike jaeger,  toe full, full in dismount.

Jade Carey VT -  Tsuk 2/1. Love this variety of vaults so far, she's doing an Amanar for her second vault -  takes some steps to the side.

Olivia Dunne UB -  toe on 1/1 + tkatchev, Pak, maloney + gienger,  jaeger,   short hs on her full,  full in dismount. 13.05

Riley McCusker UB -  stalder 1/1, maloney + tkatchev,  downie, tucks her legs, ricna,  L grip to full in dismount. 13.450

Oh hi Anna Li.

Jordan Chiles UB -  maloney 1/2,  giatn 1/2 + pike jaeger, tkatcehv + bail,  toe shoot to HB toe on full,  gienger, full in dismount, stuck. 13.6

Oh hi Chellsie Memmel.

These girls are beautiful, they all look like models.

Marz Frazier UB -  stalder full, shap 1/2, pike jaeger,  chruch + pak, her hand slipped, but she didn't fall, girl kept going,  huge tkachev, DLO, solid. She is gorgeous.

Standings so far -
1.T Alyonna Shchennikova 14.350
1 T Jade Carey 14.350
3. Deanna Soza, 13.900
4. Marz Frazier, 13.75
5T Jordan Chiles 13.600
5T Kalyany Steele 13.600
7. Riley McCusker 13.450
8. Emily Gaskins 13.30


Rotation 2

Laney Madsen VT -  Yurchenko 1/1 on back pike off. Not all the way around on the first part. thought it was half on 13.250

Sydney Johnson Scharpf VT - FTY, very clean, hop back. OMG, GIRL IF YOU HAVE PNEUMONIA DON'T COMPETE!!!!!!!!!  GO TO THE HOSPITAL!!!!! 13.2

Sunisa Lee BB -  side straddle mount to wolf turn, bleecch.  fro aerial + spl jump + spl,  BHS + BHS+ 2 ft layout,  sw  + sw 1/2,  side aerial + LOSO+ LOSO,  sw ring, + split ring, bhs + bhs + double back

Trinity Thomas UB - maloney, toe ful + tkatchev, pak, shap 1/2,  DLO distmount

Ragan Smith UB

Alyona Shchennikova UB -  in bar 1/1 + in bar  shap, ricna to pak, stadler, toe shoot, DLO dismount

Riley McCusker BB- wolf turn combo, fro aerial balance check,  spl + straddle jump,  BHS + LOSO,  sw + sw 1/2,  side aerial, small balance check,  sw ring,  BHS + BHS + double back, sits it down. 13

Ragan Smith UB -  inb ar 1/1 + jaeger,  downie, ricna + pak,  toe shoot to HB,  full in, small bounce back. 14.55

Jordan Chiles BB -  wolf turn, a little wonky out of it, side aerial,  BHS + LOSO, falls, fro aerial,  sdei aerial,  sw

Abi Walker UB - over shoots a HS,  pak,  stalder + toe shoot to HB,  giant 1/1, full in, big step out 12.400

Morgan Hurd BB -  side straddle mount,  tuck full, chest is down, hand touches beam,  BHS + LOSO,  fro aerial + spl + straddle,  front tuck,  1 1/ turn,  sw ring,  double pike dismount. small hop, but good landing overall,  13.650

Adeline Kenlin BB -  interesting mount, sw + sw 1/2, + back pike,  aerial + loso,  spl 1/4,  fro aerial + spl + sissone,  BHS + BHS + 2 ft layout,  BHS + BHS + double pike, chest a bit forward, but doesn't move her feet.

Standings after 2 rotations-
Alyona is still in the lead, as you can see.

Third rotation -

"as long as we have a strong junior team, we will have a strong senior team" ARE YOU LISTENING ROMANIA?

Olivia Dunne on floor with a pike full in, wolf turn,  punch front + double back,  sw ring, sw 1/2,  double pike,  1 /1 turn

Riley McCusker FX -  full in, chest a bit down maybe,  memmel turn,  fro 2/1 + front tuck, a bit squatty on the landing,  3/1 wolf turn,  double pike,  sw ring,  tour jete 1/2,  double back. 13.3

Alyona BB -  wolf turn 3/1, 2/1 wolf + spl + sissone,  BHS + LOSO + LOSO, slight balance check,  sw onodi,  side aerial,  side somi, aaand she sits down her double back dismount... 12.85

Abby Paulson UB -  toe on 1/1 + maloney + pak,  maloney 1.2, toe on 1/2 + pike jaeger, double front dismount

Morgan Hurd FX -  double double, HUGE AIR,  pike full in, very clean,  front layout + fron 2/1,  split ring jump,  double pike, a bit short, other wise a great routine. She can dance AND perform! 13.85

Ragan Smith BB - side straddle mount,  3 /1 wolf turn,  BHS + 2 ft layout, tuck full,  front pike, but maybe tucks her legs anticipating landing? fro aerial + spl jump, BHS + BHS + double pike, sticks it cold. 15.35

Maile O'Keefe FX -  double arabian, just at the edge,  1 1/2 + front 2/1,  2/1 turn,  3/1 wolf,  double back, sw ring, tour jete,  double pike,

Abi Walker BB - KIM ZMESKAL's MOUNT! YAYAYAY! wolf turn 3/1,  BHS + LOSO, take s step out, sw back pike,  side aerial, fro aerial + spl jump  straddle 3/4, big break,  2/1 dismount, step to the side. 13.15

Deanne Soza BB -  side split mount,  front tuck + straddle jump,  BHS + LOSO, perfect knees, toes,  side aerial, L turn to illusion, balance check, straddle 3/4,  sw + sissone,  BHS + BHS + double pike dismount, small step to the side. She is gorgeous.

Alyona FX -  pike full in,  1 1/2 + front full,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  double pike,  3/1 wolf turn,  to another wolf turn,  double back, solid landing. Good clean routine! 13.25

Jordan Chiles VT - Deep knee bend and step on her Amanar

Maile O'Keefe VT - DTY

Emily Gaskins UB -  endo endo 1/2 toe  1/2 + maloeny + pak,  chow,  jaeger, DLO dismount...12. 45

Husband keeps talking to me while this is on.  Doesn't he understand that this is more important?!

Gabby Perea UB - Cue the Jeopardy theme song while we wait for the judges to get Emily Gaskins' score...  in bar 1/1 + maloney, ricna,  pak,  to shap 1/2, single fly away dismount.

Ashton BB -  wolf turns,  BHS + LOSO,  sw 1/1,  front tuck + straddle jump,  side somi,  side aerial + sw + spl,  round off + double tuck, hands down,

Deanna Soza FX -  -  single layout,  fhs + fro 1/1 + fro tuck,  sw ring,  illusion turn,  double back,  sw 1/2,  double pike, I love her!!! <3 11.95="" p="">
Abby Paulson  BB - wolf turn,  love that little bit of sass,  side aerial + LOSO + LOSO,  sw + sw 1/2,  fro aerial + spl jump,  sw ring,  round off + 2 1/2 twist dismount 13.5

Alyona ends with a 54.950 and is the winner. BOOM. 
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<3 11.95="" p="">Final standings - 
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