The Leo Panel: 2014 Secret U.S. Classic

The Leo Panel features six judges ranking every leo worn in a competition from our most to least favorite using our very scientific and very awesome Leotard Code of Points.

We take deductions from five categories (color, fabric, design, rhinestones, and appearance on the gymnast, in order of how you’ll see them on our scoresheets). Each category is worth two points. We add the categories together to get each judge’s individual score, drop the highest and lowest scores of the six, and average the remaining four together to get the final score.

The first ever Leo Panel looks at the 37 leotards worn by the gymnasts at the 2014 Secret U.S. Classic. Note- as “science-y” as we pretend to be, this is all just based on opinion – i.e. our personal tastes and favorites. It is by no means a definitive list of the best and worst! What leo was your favorite?

1. First State – 9.125

 

Bekah: 1.5 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 1.7 = 9.2
Jackie: 2 / 2 / 1.6 / 1.5 / 1.7 =  8.8
Joe: 1.5 / 2 / 1.5 / 2 / 2 = 9.0
Lauren: 2 / 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.6 / 2 = 9.1
Sarah: 1.7 /2 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.9 = 9.2
Spanny: 1.9 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.9 = 9.2

 

“Clean and simple. It looks great on her.”

“Classic. Elegant. Purple. Recipe for success.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Arete – 8.925

 

Bekah: 1.5 / 2 / 1.3 / 1.8 / 2 = 8.6
Jackie: 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.6 / 1.5 / 1.6 = 7.7
Joe: 2 / 2 / 2 / 1.75 / 2 = 9.75
Lauren: 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 2 /1.8 = 9.2
Sarah:1.7 / 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.9 =  9.3
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.8 = 8.6

 

“My second favorite leotard of all. The colors complement the gymnast and work well with each other.”

“The color combo isn’t my favorite but it’s sporty and she looks awesome.”

 

 

 

 

 

3. Stars – 8.9

Bekah: 1.7 / 2 / 1.9 / 2 / 1.8 = 9.4
Jackie: 1.5 / 2 / 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.8 = 8.6
Joe: 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 = 10.0
Lauren: 1.8 / 1.6 / 1.9 / 2 / 1.7 = 9.0
Sarah: 1.9/1.8/1.5/2/1.7= 8.6
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.4 / 1.8 / 1.8 = 8.4

 

“I would really enjoy this if it weren’t for the swirlies. Good effort.”

“So elegant. She can do gymnastics at a wedding if she wore this.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Georgia Elite – 8.862

 

Bekah: 2 / 2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.7 = 8.4
Jackie: 2 / 1.7 / 2 / 1.6 / 1.7 = 9.0
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1.75 / 1 / 2 = 8.75
Lauren: 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 2 / 2 = 9.4
Sarah: 1.9 / 2 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.9 = 9.3
Spanny: 1.4 / 1.7 / 0.5 / 1.9 / 1.4 = 6.9

 

“I want to love the design, but it reminds me of an octopus. A+ colors, though.”

“She is from Georgia. Mini GymDog, perhaps?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Cincinnati – 8.825

 

Bekah: 2 / 2 / 1.8 / 2 / 1.5 = 9.3
Jackie: 2 / 2 / 1.3 / 2 / 1.5 = 8.8
Joe: 1.5 / 2 / 2 / 1.5 / 2 = 9.0
Lauren: 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.1 / 2 / 1.5 = 8.1
Sarah: 1.5 / 2 / 1.3 / 1.9 / 1.7 = 8.4
Spanny: 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 1.9 = 9.1

 

“This one looked nice on Emily but I don’t think it flattered Amelia.”

“This fabric is really killing it, I think…and the rhinestones are gorgeous.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Buckeye – 8.813

 

Bekah: 1.6 / 2 / 1.6 / 2 / 1.8 = 9.0
Jackie: 1.3 / 1.5 / 2 / 2 / 1.6 = 8.4
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 2 = 9.0
Lauren: 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 2 / 1.8 = 9.2
Sarah: 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.75 = 8.75
Spanny: 1.9 / 1.6 / 1.4 / 1.7 / 1.9 = 8.5

 

“Love the blue, dislike the swirlies. ALWAYS WITH THE SWIRLIES.”

“So many of the swirlies are starting to look like sea creatures and bugs. But this color combo is killer.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. WOGA – 8.8

 

Bekah: 2 / 1.5 / 1.4 / 1.9 / 2 = 8.8
Jackie: 1.8 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2 / 2 = 9.2
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1 / 1 / 1 = 7.0
Lauren: 1.8 / 2 / 1.8 / 2 / 1.8 = 9.4
Sarah: 1.8 / 1.9 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.6 = 8.1
Spanny: 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 1.8 / 1.9 = 9.1

 

“I love the colors and concept of this leotard, but I could do without the white mesh dropping so low.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Gym Academy of Atlanta – 8.775

 

Bekah: 2 / 1.6 / 1.6 / 2 / 1.9 = 9.1
Jackie: 2 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.6 = 8.6
Joe: 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 2 / 1 = 7.5
Lauren: 2 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 2 / 2 = 9.6
Sarah: 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 2 / 2 = 9.4
Spanny: 1.6 / 1.6 / 1.2 / 1.9 / 1.7 = 8.0

 

“This leotard is a little bit busy but I love the colors and aesthetic.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Chow’s – 8.725

 

Bekah: 2 / 1.8 / 1.3 / 2 / 1.7 = 8.8
Jackie: 1.9 / 2 / 1.8 / 1.5 / 2 = 9.2
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 8.5
Lauren:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.6 / 2 / 2 = 9.1
Sarah: 1.2 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.6 = 7.6
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.8 = 8.5

 

“I don’t think I could tell you the difference between this red leo and the million others like it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. World Champions Centre – 8.638

 

Bekah: 1.9 / 1.4 / 2 / 2 / 1.7 = 9.0
Jackie: 1.5 / 2 / 1.5 / 2 / 1.8 = 8.8
Joe: 1.5 / 2 / 1.75 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 8.25
Lauren: 1.6 / 2 / 1.6 / 2 / 1.9  = 9.1
Sarah: 1.3 / 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.8 = 8.2
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 1.5 = 8.5

 

“I really like the concept of this leo, and we haven’t seen the lace up the sides thing yet. But something about it makes Simone’s shoulders look positively massive. Though that isn’t altogether a bad thing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Gliders – 8.6

 

Bekah: 1.5 / 1.2 / 1.9 / 2 / 1.9 = 8.5
Jackie: 1.0 / 0.7 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.5 = 6.8
Joe: 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 1.5= 9.5
Lauren: 1.8 / 1.9 / 1.7 / 2 / 2 = 9.4
Sarah: 1 / 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 1.7 = 8.1
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.7 = 8.4

 

“I get what they’re going for, but in the end it’s just too monochromatic for me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Auburn – 8.55

 

Bekah: 1.5 / 2 / 1.7 / 2 / 1.6 = 8.8
Jackie: 1.3 / 1.8 / 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 7.3
Joe: 1.5 / 1 / 2 / 2 / 2 = 8.5
Lauren: 1.4 / 1.8 / 1.4 / 2 / 1.7 = 8.4
Sarah: 1.4 / 1.9 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.8 = 8.5
Spanny: 1.8 / 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.8 / 1.8 = 9.2

 

“Love the rhinestones. Love the mesh. If only that stripe wasn’t green.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Gym-Max – 8.45

 

Bekah: 2 / 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.9 / 2 = 9.2
Jackie: 1.3 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 2 / 1.7 = 7.8
Joe: 2 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 2 / 1.5 = 8.5
Lauren: 2 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2 / 2 = 9.4
Sarah: 1.2 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.7 / 1.3 = 6.8
Spanny: 1.6 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.7 = 8.3

 

“LOVE the shade of purple. Not so much into combining it with black.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Everest – 8.425

 

Bekah: 1.7 / 2 / 2 / 1.9 / 2 = 9.6
Jackie: 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.3 / 1.5 = 7.7
Joe: 1 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 1.5 = 8.5
Lauren: 1.8 / 2 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 2 = 9.0
Sarah: 1.5 / 2 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 = 7.7
Spanny: 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 = 8.5

 

“The deep magenta actually looks really good on her. Not so much into the weird cuffs, but I really like the way the rhinestone clusters spread out down the arms and body.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

15T. Phenom – 8.3

 

Bekah: 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.8 = 8.7
Jackie: 0.7 / 1.7 / 1.3 / 1.8 / 1.5 = 7.0
Joe: 2 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 2 / 2 = 9.0
Lauren: 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.9 / 1.8 = 8.5
Sarah: 1 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 1.4 / 1.6 = 6.7
Spanny: 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.8 / 1.9 = 9.4

 

“I’m sure it wasn’t on purpose, but this leo reminds me of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials leotard.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15T. Gym Nest – 8.3

 

Bekah: 1.8 / 2 / 1.6 / 1.3 / 1.9 = 8.6
Jackie: 1.6 / 1.5 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.6 = 7.5
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1.5 / 1 / 2 = 8.5
Lauren: 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.4 / 2 / 1.8 = 8.7
Sarah: 1.3 / 1.7 / 1.4 / 1.4 / 1.4 = 6.9
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.7 = 8.6

 

“The design doesn’t really make much sense. It offers no cohesion, and just seems random.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. Desert Lights – 8.275

 

Bekah: 2 / 1.1 / 2 / 1.8 / 2 = 8.9
Jackie: 1.6 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.6 / 2 = 8.5
Joe: 1.5 / 2 / 1.5 / 1 / 2 = 8.0
Lauren: 2 / 1.8 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 2 = 9.2
Sarah: 1.2/1.5/1.2/1.2/1.2= 6.3
Spanny: 1.6/1.7/1.0/1.8/1.6= 7.7

 

“LET IT GO, LET IT GO, CAN’T HOLD IT BACK ANYMORE.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. MG Elite – 8.25

 

Bekah: 1.7 / 2 / 1.6 / 2 / 1.7 = 9.0
Jackie: 1.7 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 2 / 1.5 = 7.8
Joe: 1.5 / 2 / 1 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 7.5
Lauren: 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.8 = 8.6
Sarah: 1.2 / 1.9 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 1.7 = 8.5
Spanny: 1.6 / 1.6 / 1.4 / 1.7 / 1.8 = 8.1

 

“I like this leotard pretty well. I liked it even more when Sandra Izbasa wore it four years ago.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. Cypress – 8.225

 

Bekah: 2 / 1.5 / 1.9 / 1.8 / 1.8 = 9.0
Jackie: 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.4 / 1.3 / 1.7 = 7.7
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 8.0
Lauren: 2 / 1.7 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 2 = 8.5
Sarah: 1.8 / 1.9 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.7 = 8.6
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.6 = 7.8

 

“I wish the rhinestone design on the body of the leotard was different, but otherwise it’s beautiful.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20T. Orlando Metro – 8.2

 

Bekah: 2 / 2 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 2 = 9.3
Jackie: 2 / 1.6 / 1 / 1.8 / 1 = 7.4
Joe: 1.75 / 2 / 1 / 1.75 / 1.5 = 8.0
Lauren: 2 / 1.8 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 2 = 9.1
Sarah: 1.5 / 2 / 1 / 1.5 / 1.7 = 7.7
Spanny: 1.8 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.6 = 8.0

 

“I just really love purple.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20T. Rebound – 8.2

 

Bekah: 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.5 / 1.7 = 8.0
Jackie: 2 / 1.6 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.7 = 8.3
Joe: 1.75 / 1 / 1 / 2 / 1.5 = 7.25
Lauren: 2 / 1.9 / 2 / 1.6 / 2 = 9.5
Sarah: 1.5 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.7 = 8.4
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.8 = 8.1

 

“I would like it better if the purple was a darker shade and if the swirls on the arms and shoulders didn’t exist.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

20T. Paramount – 8.2

 

Bekah: 1/6 / 1.7 / 1.2 / 2 / 1.9 = 8.4
Jackie: 1 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.3 = 6.9
Joe: 2 / 1.5 / 2 / 1 / 2 = 8.5
Lauren: 1.7 / 1.9 / 1.5 / 2 / 1.8 = 8.9
Sarah: 1 / 1.8 / 1.3 / 1.3 / 1.6 = 7.0
Spanny: 1.9 / 1.6 / 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.8 = 9.1

 

“Too white, too boring.”

“I like that it’s simple and classic, and think she looks lovely in it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

23. Parkettes – 8.188

 

Bekah: 1.8 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 2 = 9.1
Jackie: 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.8 = 8.6
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.25 / 2 = 8.75
Lauren: 1 / 1.8 / 1.6 / 2 / 1.5 = 7.9
Sarah: 1.5 / 2 / 1.25 / 1.25 / 1.5 = 7.5
Spanny: 1.2 / 1.5 / 0.5 / 1.9 / 1.5 = 6.6

 

“Ooh, a McDonalds advertisement! A pretty extreme jump for a gym that traditionally wears white to show off their abs.”

“It’s different, though. Loud and sassy and fun.”

 

 

 

 

 

24T. Salcianu – 8.125

 

Bekah: 2 / 2 / 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.8 = 8.7
Jackie: 1.2 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.4 / 1.7 = 7.8
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 8.0
Lauren: 1.5 / 1.7 / 1.2 / 2 / 1.6 = 8.0
Sarah: 1.8 / 2 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.7 = 8.7
Spanny: 1.3 / 1.8 / 0.5 / 1.7 / 1.6 = 6.9

 

“The white and gold sort of blend together and almost make it appear too busy, but the rhinestones help balance it nicely.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

24T. GAGE – 8.125

 

Bekah: 2 / 2 / 1.4 / 0.7 / 1.8 = 7.9
Jackie: 1.8 / 1.6 / 1.2 / 1 / 1.5 = 7.1
Joe: 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 1 = 9.0
Lauren: 2 / 1.8 / 1.4 / 1.2 / 1.8 = 8.2
Sarah: 1.7 / 1.6 / 1.6 / 1 / 1.5 = 7.4
Spanny: 1 / 1.9 / 1.9 / 1.6 / 1.9 = 9.3

 

“I like the simplicity of the design but the rhinestones on the bodice ruin it for me.”

“Subtract a point for using the same leo two years in a row!”

 

 

 

 

 

26. Girls Co-Op – 7.975

 

Bekah: 1.6 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.3 / 1.9 = 8.3
Jackie: 1.8 / 1.5 / 1.3 / 1.3 / 1.4 = 7.3
Joe: 2 / 1 / 1 / 2 / 1.5 = 7.5
Lauren: 1.8 / 1.8 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 2 = 8.9
Sarah: 1.8 / 2 / 1.5 / 1 / 1.5 = 7.8
Spanny: 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.5 = 8.3

“There’s nothing about this leo that I like. But there’s nothing I really dislike either.”

“That means it’s too boring to talk about.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27. First in Flight – 7.825

 

Bekah: 2 / 1.6 / 1.4 / 2 / 2 = 9.0
Jackie: 1 / 1.3 / 1.3 / 1.6 / 1.6 = 6.8
Joe: 1 / 1 / 2 / 2 / 1 = 7.0
Lauren: 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.6 = 7.9
Sarah: 1.2 / 1.9 / 1.7 / 1.3 / 1.8 = 7.9
Spanny: 1.8 / 1.7 / 1.4 / 1.8 / 1.8 = 8.5

 

“A potentially stunning silver leotard ruined by what looks like a pink swimsuit on top.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28. Hill’s – 7.8

 

Bekah: 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.3 / 2 / 1.8 = 8.1
Jackie: 1 / 1.5 / 1.3 / 1.7 / 1.5 = 7.0
Joe: 1 / 2 / 1.5 / 1 / 2 = 7.5
Lauren: 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.7 = 8.1
Sarah: 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 7.5
Spanny: 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 = 8.7

“I think it might work better in a different color.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29. Naydenov – 7.7

 

Bekah: 1.8 / 2 / 1.3 / 1.7 / 2 = 8.8
Jackie: 1.5 / 1.4 / 1.4 / 1 / 1.7 = 7.0
Joe: 2 / 2 / 1.5 / 1 / 2 = 8.5
Lauren: 1.5 / 2 / 1.3 / 1.3 / 2 = 8.1
Sarah: 1 / 1.5 / 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.8 = 7.0
Spanny: 1.8 / 1.5 / 1 / 1 / 1.9 = 7.2

“The trillions of sparkles make the shiny leo look like it’s being sanded down. I had to do that to a desk once so I could paint it. When I saw this leo, I thought about my college desk, but I also thought about how divine Jordan looks.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

30. Geddert’s Twistars – 7.65

 

Bekah: 1.4 / 1.3 / 1.7 / 1.7 / 2 = 8.2
Jackie: 1.5 / 1.5 / 1 / 2 / 1.5 = 7.5
Joe: 1.5 / 2 / 1.5 / 1 / 1.75 = 6.75
Lauren: 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.2 / 2 / 1.8 = 8
Sarah: 1 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.6 / 1.7 = 7.4
Spanny: 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.7 = 7.7

 

“The rest of the leotard has some nice rhinestones and swirls working for it, but the color is just not my favorite.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

31. Twin City Twisters – 7.575

 

Bekah: 1.7 / 2 / 1.1 / 1.5 / 1.8 = 8.1
Jackie: 1 / 2 / 1 / 1.3 / 1.7 = 7.0
Joe: 1.6 / 1.9 / 2 / 1.6 / 2 = 8.0
Lauren: 1.6 / 1.9 / 2 / 1.6 / 2 = 9.1
Sarah: 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.2 / 1.6 = 7.2
Spanny: 1.2 / 1.5 / 1.1 / 0.5 / 1.8 = 6.1

 

“Not loving the pink, but the design is gorgeous.”

“Wow, we were pretty divisive on this…I don’t think Spanny and Lauren can be friends anymore.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

32. TIGAR – 7.375

 

Bekah: 0.8 / 1.6 / 2 / 2 / 1.4 = 7.8
Jackie: 1 / 1 / 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 6.7
Joe: 1 / 1 / 2 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 7.0
Lauren: 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.6 / 1.8 /2 = 8.8
Sarah: 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.5 / 1 / 1.3 = 6.8
Spanny: 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.7 = 7.9

 

“I hate the dark pink/reddish color. Pink and red don’t go together. Ever. It also doesn’t help that her leotard is half a size too big.”

“Pink and red don’t go together? Have you never heard of Valentine’s Day?”

 

 

 

 

33. Brandy Johnson’s – 7.275

 

Bekah: 2 / 1.5 / 2 / 2 / 1 = 8.5
Jackie: 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.3 / 1.7 / 1.3 = 6.8
Joe: 1.5 / 1.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 1 = 6.5
Lauren: 1.9 / 1.6 / 1.4 / 2 / 1.8 = 8.7
Sarah: 0.75 / 1 / 1 / 1.6 / 1 = 5.35
Spanny: 1.8 / 1.6 / 0.5 / 1.7 / 1.7 = 7.3

 

“I cannot.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34. KidSport – 6.9

 

Bekah: 0.9 / 1.5 / 1.4 / 2 / 1.4 = 7.2
Jackie: 1 / 1.7 / 1.2 / 2 / 1.5 = 7.4
Joe: 0.5 / 2 / 2 / 1 / 1 = 6.5
Lauren: 1 / 1.8 / 1.2 / 2 / 1.5 = 7.5
Sarah: 0.5 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.2 = 5.9
Spanny: 0.2 / 1.7 / 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.5 = 6.4

 

“Nope, nope, nope. Watermelon leos are so 2009.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35. ENA Paramus – 6.875

 

Bekah: 1 / 2 / 0.6 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 6.6
Jackie: 1.3 / 1.8 / 1 / 1.2 / 1.3 = 6.6
Joe: 1 / 1.5 / 1 / 1 / 1.5 = 6.0
Lauren: 1.3 / 1.5 / 1.5 / 2 / 2 = 8.3
Sarah: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1.5 / 1 = 5.5
Spanny: 1.7 / 1.5 / 1.9 / 2 / 2 = 9.1

 

“It reminds me of a quilt my grandmother has.”

“I thought it was adorable! It looks like the one Texas Dreams had in 2009 or 2010. I like it.”

 

 

 

 

 


36. Texas Dreams – 6.825

 

Bekah: 1.4 / 2 / 1.2 / 2 / 1.6 = 8.3
Jackie: 0.5 / 1.7 / 0.5 / 2 / 1.5 = 6.2
Joe: 1 / 1.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 = 7.0
Lauren: 1.2 / 1.4 / 1 / 1.6 / 1.6 = 6.8
Sarah: 0.75 / 0.75 / 0.5 / 1 / 1.2 = 4.2
Spanny: 1.4 / 1.9 / 0.5 / 1.6 / 1.9 = 7.3

 

“The rhinestones look like smoke rising from the flames, and the white mesh sleeves make it look even worse!”

“I agree…if the sleeves were the same material as the white bodice I would have rated this one higher.”

 

 

 

 

37. IGI – 6.325

Bekah: 0.9 / 0.9 / 1.8 / 2 / 1.4 = 7.0
Jackie: 1 / 1.2 / 1 / 1.5 / 1.5 = 6.2
Joe: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 2 = 6.0
Lauren: 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.5 / 2 / 1.6 = 8.1
Sarah: 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 1.3 / 1 = 5.3
Spanny: 0.5 / 1.2 / 1 / 1.9 / 1.5 = 6.1

 

“Too many pinks. Not many sparkles, though, so there’s that.”

“I like it, minus the coral sleeves. Too orangey and it really clashes, especially with the darker pink/red.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Bekah Harbison for the collecting the data, finding the images, and doing the math!

Contributors include Sarah Chrane, Bekah Harbison, Lauren Hopkins, Jackie Klein, Joe Rinaldi, and Spanny Tampson

All photos thanks to USA Gymnastics!

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16 thoughts on “The Leo Panel: 2014 Secret U.S. Classic

    • Yup! I actually preferred the black/purple/silver, but that’s just because I love purple. What’s funny is that 1 and 14 are the same leo in different colors…we seemed to like Morgan’s rhinestone use better (Ashton’s wrist cuffs did it for most of us), and I guess we all thought it suited Morgan better? Just funny because they’re basically the same leo a few colors apart and one was a winner while other was almost halfway through the list.

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  1. Orlando Metro’s purple was one of my faves
    I love that purple is coming back. I liked all the white this year,Jordan Chiles’s,Biles white leo and Gliders. Ashton Locklear’s berry leo was so pretty but might not look good on everyone..

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  2. Texas Dreams was one of my favorites!
    KidSport’s randomly reminded me of the Romania leo from the qualification round in Beijing.

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    • It’s funny, on GymCastic last night someone said “I’m the only one who didn’t like the TD leo!” and I was like “NO I HATED IT” but apparently a TON of people LOVED it. I think Bekah loved it, IIRC. It’s a very divisive leo where you either love it or hate it, no in between.

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  3. I can’t decide which comment makes me laugh more: “I cannot.” on SJS’s leo or the Let It Go lyrics on Skinner’s (I wonder who made that comment. 😛 )

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      • The mix of actual serious comments, sarcasm, and insanity works. Also, Let it Go played on my Broadway Pandora station today and I couldn’t not think of your edit.

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  4. I thought the Texas Dreams leo looked nice in action and from afar, but now that I see it up close, it just looks… weird. Have to say, though, that Morgan Hurd’s leo was absolutely fabulous.

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    • I totally agree! I’m watching some junior vids now and on Grace on beam it looks great?! It looks more peachy and pretty. The only thing that really bothers me is that the white bodice and white sleeves are different fabrics when I watch in a video. But the photo definitely makes me not like it.

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