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GK US Classic Live Blog - Junior Session

It's been a while, but I'm back, live blogging the GK US Classic.

Right now, it's the junior session - featuring up and comers for 2020 such as Jordan Bowers, JaFree Scott, Sunisa Lee, Kayla DiCello & LeAnne Wong and so on.

Refresh the page every five to ten-ish minutes or so.

Warm-ups underway now.

First rotation - Part 1

Tori Tatum VT -  clean DTY, some shuffling of the feet, but solid. 14.4

Konnor McClain just dismounted on uneven bars and stuck her landing. 13.8

Someone's on beam, but I'm not sure who - ok it's Kaliya Lincoln.

Jordan Bowers VT - DTY chest down a bit, and took big step back. 13.95

Elizabeth Gatner VT - FTY, hop back

Alexis Jeffrey BB -  single wolf turn, maybe small wobble, leap series, but they're just showing us feet. Front tuck + wolf jump + back tuck, sw side + straddle jump, solid,  round off + double full dismount, hop to the side, some feet and legs 12.8

Sunisa Lee FX -  just does a layout -sw ring + tour jete 1/2, lovely split positions,  double L easiliy to a double turn,  3/1 wolf to another wolf turn, dismounts with a double back 12.150

Trista Goodman BB -  Myia Hambrick esque back scale, front tuck,  front aerial + spl jump

Katelyn Rosen FX - big full in, step out,  tour jete + sw 1/2,  front tuck + 3/1 twist,  double L turn, maybe fell out of it,  clean double pike.  nice popa,  dbl back 12.7

Lilian Lewis BB - nice dbl back dismount, hop on the landing. 12.55

Abigail Scanlon FX -  nice DLO to open, maybe some soft knees, sw + sw 1/2,  lands double back a bit short,  tour jete,  nice dbl pike,  dbl wolf turn but fell out of it a bit,  wolf jump,  a front twisting pass that I missed.

Mallory Marcheli BB front aerial, big wobble,  1 arm BHS + LOSO, solid,  sw + spl,  side aerial + spl jump + back tuck,  spl 3/4 jump, nice, round off

Lauren Pearl FX -  DBL arabian, went oob,  1 1/2 + front full,  L turn full,  sw + tour jete 1/2,  dlb back, big bounce out,  maybe landed slightly short, sw side,  dbl back, chest a bit down on landing 11.95

1st Rotation - Part 2 -

Lauren Little VT - Big DTY, but lands off to the side and takes a step back.

Hannah Hagle UB KCHS to eon , tkatchev, falls on a pak,  KCHS 1/2 , toe shoot to HB, DLO

Ava Siegfeldt FX - TRiple full to end

Why aren't they showing me Marz Frazier's little sister? I'm offended.


Sydney Morris VT - FTY, small hop

Aleah Finnegan dismounted with a beautiful  triple full and I am complete. 13.3

Kaytlyn Johnson BB beautiful press hHS planche mount, sw 1/2, + back turn,  slides off on a side aerial,  sw + back tuck, off again,  BHS + LOSO, chest way down, almost off but stays on, dismounts with dbl back

lovely bars set  from Maeve Hahn,  nice stalder full, dismounts with stuck fill in.

Leanne Wong BB -  side spl mount,  sw + straddle jump beautiful,  BHS + LOSO + LOSO, beautiful,  L turn full,  bhs + straddle 3/4 jump,  side aerial,  side somi, slight bobble,  front aerial, + spl jump,  round off + 3/1 twist, small hop to the side.

Sorry, stepped away for  sec to get food. I'm a hungry pregnant lady, food is everything.

Rotation 2 to commence shortly.

Here are the standings:
1. Tori Tatum 14.40
2. Kayla DiCello 14.3
3. Jordan Bowers 13.95
4. Lauren Little 13.9
5. Konnor McClain 13.8
6. Leanne Wong 13.7
7. Breanna Nault 13.5
8. Sophia Butler 13.450
9. Karis German 13.4
10T Amari Drayton 13.3
10T Aleah Finnegan 13.3

Rotation 2A -

Someone on VT FTY, step back on landing - Title cards please USAG.

Trista Goodman finished a Beauty and the Beast floor routine

Lauren Pearl VT - good powerful DTY.

Think this is Love Birt on beam - Sw 1/2,  nice side aerial, small wobble, spl jump, round off + triple full - NM it wasn't Love Birt

Gabby Gallentine UB pak,  stalder 1/2 +jeager,  giant 1/2,  full twisting DLO, small step, maybe  a bit close to the HB

Now USAG has dropped the use of name cards and I don't know who anyone is... UGH

Oliiva Greaves BB

eMjae Frazier FX -  triple wolf turn,  clean, high double pike. I love her, she's a mini Marz.

Aleah Finnegan started her floor routine with a beautiful double arabian to stag leap.

Time for rotation 2b - they're warming up for that.

Even my baby is offended by the lack of Finnegan and Frazier on the feed. He's moving around a lot in there.

Kailin Chio VT -  stuck an FTY. Very nice.

Kaytlyn Johnson FX - big stuck DLO,  dbl arabian, tiny bit short, hops back, l turn full, she has Larisa Iordache's floor music, le sigh,  triple full, nice,  sw 1/2,  double back,

Skye Blakely VT - turns over a nice DTY, small step back on landing. Nice and high

Sophia Butler UB - Pak, toe shoot to HB,  DLO, a bit piked on 2nd flip

Leanne Wong FX - dbl arabian _ stag leap + tuck jump full,  beautiful triple ful,  sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  clean double pike, L hop full,  double L turn + full turn,  2 1/2 to end.

Think Sunisa Lee did a DTY on vault

Levi Young UB- KCHS in bar + in bar 1/2 + pike jaeger, misses it,  good HS giant 1/2 + pka, some leg spes,  stadler + shap 1/2,  full in, small step back.

Kaliya Lincoln FX -  dbl arabian,  full in, small hop back,  sw ring  tour jete full,  wolf turn 2/1, popa,  1 1/2 step out to dbl back.

Jeffrey FX -  dbl arabian, wolf tunr 2/1,  dbl pike,  L hop full,  popa + spl 1/1,  dbl back, stuck, chest down a bit maybe,  triple full + spl jump.

Time for rotation 3A -

1. Jordan Bowers - 28.15
2. Tori Tatum - 27.9
3. Skye Blakely - 27.25
4. Leanne Wong - 27.1
5. Sophia Butler - 26.8
6. Sydney Morris - 26.7
7. Gabbie Gallentine - 26.55
8. Kayla DiCello - 26.35
9. Aleah Finnegan - 26.15

Mallory Marcheli VT  -  DTY, good, solid landing.

Pearl UB -  KCHS<  g 1/2, looks like she was going for a release and then bailed, pike jaeger, clear hip + pak, toe shoot to HB,  clean DBL back to finish.

Finnegan VT -  beautiful DTY, great form in the air, hop on the landing.

Brenna Neault BB -  BHS + LOSO + LOSO,  front tuck + spl jump,  front aerial + spl ring jump, round off + dbl back, leans back and takes a step on landing

Wong VT -  DTY,  clean and stuck and beautiful.

Chio UB giant 1/2 = pike jaeger,  stalder + bail,  toe shoot to HB,  giant full,  DLO, stuck.

Hannah  Hagle lands dbl pike on her knees on FX, nice leap series, didn't quite catch it, wolf turn 2/1, 1 1/2 + 2/1 , crash lands dbl back on her knees.

Ciena Alipio UB -  stalder 1/2, got confused and came off the bar,  shap + pak,  nice,  shap 1/2, very nice, toe on + toe 1/2 + pike jaeger, falls and her wrists take a beating.

Claire Dean FX - DBL L turn,   2 1/2 + front lay,  sw 1/2 + popa,  1 1/2 + front full,  tour jete full,  dbl pike, chest a bit down on landing,

Syke Blakely UB -  KCHS, in bar + in bar 1/2 + tkatchev pak, stalls, shap giant 1/2 giant 1/2 + stalder 1/2 + full in.

I think Karis German is on floor and she looks like a young Simone Biles/Ebee Price

Kayla DiCello FX -  DLO, some leg seps, but very powerful,  and clean landing,  FHS + front 2/1,  tour jete 1/2,  wolf turn,  2/1 + wolf 1/1,  1 1/2 + 2/1 front,  stuck her dbl back.

Rotation 3B-

Hahn FX - missed her fist pass, spl jump full, nice,  sw ring, sw 1/2,  dbl pike, chest down onlanding,  tour jete 1/1

Goodman VT -  FTY,  hop forward, chest a bit down.

Sydney Barros = shap + pak,  stalder 1/1 + toe on + shap in bar 1/2, some messy legs, pike jaeger,

Missed Tori Tatum on beam, I was stuffing my face again...

McClain FX -  dbl pike, OOB,  nice flexibility, a bit of attitude, 11/2 + front full,  I love it,  wolf turn ful,  2 1/1 + front tuck,  sw ring + sw 1/2, nice split positions,  triple full dismount.

Bowers BB -  sw ring chest down,  bhs + bhs + dbl pike, chest a bit down on landing. step foward.

Zoey Gravier FX - wolf turn 2/1, dbl back,  sw ring  +s w 1/2. 3/1 twist, bounces out.,

Addison Fatta FX -  dbl pike,  1 1/2 + rudi,  sw ring + sw 1/2,  front full + front lay,  tour jete 1/1,  3/1 twist

Rotation 4A to commence soon

1. Jordan Bowers- 41.9
2. Leanne Wong- 41.75
3. Tori Tatum- 40.95
4. Aleah Finnegan- 40.5
5. Skye Blakely- 40.0
6. Sydney Morris- 39.7
7. Sophia Butler- 39.45
8. Kayla DiCello- 39.4
9. Sunisa Lee- 39.25
10. Karis German- 39.15

Time for rotation 4A

Hagle VT -  r ound off 1/2 on  front tuck off...

No Finnegan on bars... REALLY?

German VT - Big DTY, hop to the side.

Amari Drayton FX -  full in, small hop, chest a bit down on landing, but lots of power, 1 1/2 + front full,  sw ring + sw 1/2, dlb back,  double L turn 2 1/2 dismount.

Wong UB stalder + chow + pak, lovely, toe on, shap 1/2 toe 1/2, stalder 1/2 + pike jaeger, DLO, deep landing but stuck it. Lovely,

I'm rioting over the lack of Aleah Finnegan on this feed. BRB

Young Ruivivar FX -  2 1/2 + front tuck.

Tatum FX -  full in, steps out, and just to the line, but not OOB,  1 1/2 +front pike,  spl jump full , sw ring + tour jete 1/2,  fro hs + fro 1/1, I missed her last pass

Rotation 4B

 to commence shortly

Bowers FX -  beautiful DLO, steps out, but doesn't put heel down to go OOB,  fhs + front dbl tuck, deep knee bend, lovely leap series, triple turn, lands full in on her knees :( NOOOOOOOOOO!  double wolf turn and I'm not offended by it,  FHS + front 2/1. The looks she gives, she seriously looks like a McKayla Maroney clone.

Fatta VT - BIG DTY, small adjustment

Nice HS positions for Lillian Lewis on bars

Cally Swaney VT  - FTY, some soft knees.

Elizabeth Gatner FX - dbl pike,  dbl back, small hop back,  sw + tour jete 1/2,  1 1/2 + front lay,  double L turn,  1 1/2.

Gabbie Gallentine FX -  full in, hop back on landing,  wolf turn double full,  dbl pike, chest a bit down,  popa,  sw + tour jete 1/1,  front tuck + front full,  sw 1/2,  2 1/2 twist

Abigail Scanlon dismounting with a triple full on beam.

Love Birt FX -  front lay + front full,  spl jump full,  dbl back, big bounce back and goes OOB,  tour jete 1/2,  sw ring  + sw 1/2,  wolf turn 1/1,  dlb pike, big bounce out.

Nault FX - double pike,  dbl back,  sw ring  + tour jete 1/2.  1 1/2 + front full,  double L turn + L turn full,  rudi - interesting floor music, it was "Bare Necessities" from the Jungle Book but with a dramatic interpretation and arrangement.

Ok that concludes the juniors

Here are the final standings:

1. Leanne Wong- 55.35
2. Kayla DiCello- 54.0
3. Jordan Bowers- 53.85
4. Tori Tatum- 53.8
5. Sunisa Lee- 53.25
6. Skye Blakely- 53.2
7T. Aleah Finnegan- 52.8
7T. Karis German- 52.8
9T. Olivia Greaves- 52.5
9T. Sophia Butler- 52.5

That's all for me for now, come back at 6 p.m. Mountain time for the seniors! See you then for all the fun.


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