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11:03 pm. Day One Standings
1. Simone Biles 62.9
2. Aly Raisman 60.45
— Laurie Hernandez 60.45
4. Gabby Douglas 58.9
5. Madison Kocian 58.15
6. Amelia Hundley 57.85
7. MyKayla Skinner 57.55
8. Alyssa Baumann 56.95
9. Ragan Smith 56.85
10. Rachel Gowey 56.6
11. Brenna Dowell 56.2
12. Christina Desiderio 56.1
13. Emily Schild 55.5
14. Marz Frazier 55.4
15. Lexy Ramler 55.1
16. Olivia Trautman 54.85
17. Maggie Musselman 54.1
18. Abby Paulson 53.85
19. Emily Gaskins 53.75
20. Lauren Navarro 53.1
21. Kaitlin DeGuzman 52.45
22. Ashton Locklear 30.05
23. Maggie Nichols 28.5
24. Nia Dennis 14.5
10:57 pm. Laurie gets a 15.3 on beam to tie Aly with a 60.45! Madison gets a 14.5 on floor with a 58.15 AA. Alyssa 14.5 on floor for 56.95 AA.
10:51 pm. Hernandez BB- Punch front pike, great. Front aerial + sissone + split jump, lovely. Bhs + loso + loso is solid, the literal tiniest adjustment ever. Full turn. Sheep jump. Punch front tuck + wolf jump. Side aerial. She is an expert. Switch + switch half is her only issue, a little short. Switch ring. NBC has her in the picture for bars and floor but if anything, Hernandez will make the team for her beam routine 100%. Double pike with a slight step. AWESOME.
10:48 pm. Biles UB- Weiler half + Maloney, good handstand work. Toe full + Tkachev, good, piked Tkachev + pak is great but Tim is grunting for some reason. Ray to high. Good handstand before toe on + full-in, stuck. BAMF.
Dowell gets 13.25 on beam for a 56.2 AA. Schild 55.5. Frazier 55.4.
10:45 pm. Gabby gets a 14.8 on floor to finish with 58.9, Aly gets a 14.15 to finish with 60.45 which I *think* might be her best score since her comeback?! Someone fact check that. But yeah, this was a freaking FABULOUS day for Miss Aly. DAT CONFIDENCE.
Amelia Hundley finishes with 57.85 after a 14.8 on her DTY, MyKayla gets a 13.45 on bars for a 57.55, Gowey gets 56.6, Desiderio gets 56.1, Musselman gets 55.1, Trautman gets 54.85, Paulson gets 53.85, Navarro gets 53.1, DeGuzman gets 52.45.
10:43 pm. Raisman UB- Toe full is late, Maloney with leg sep + Tkachev with flexed feet, Jaeger, toe-on + bail + stalder full + Ray, lots of nervous moments but she’s getting there. Toe half to double front with a tiny hop. FINE. What a day.
Smith gets a 14.3 on beam to finish with a 56.85.
10:41 pm. Douglas FX- Skinner just caught a Tkachev in the background. Double arabian + stag and she looks pissed off. CHANGE YOUR FACE. This is a fun routine! Full-in + back tuck is good! Some sass in her face after that which is AWESOME. Get it subtle sassmonster. Sticks double pike and nearly sticks double tuck. Compared to her others, this was pretty damn solid.
10:38 pm. Smith BB- Lovely double wolf turn, switch to straddle jump, bhs + layout, has to break at the hips to hold on. Standing full with a big wobble. Step forward on punch front. Front aerial + pike jump. Sheep jump. NICE Patterson with a small hop back.
10:37 pm. Apparently Simone got a 15.95 on her Cheng!
10:36 pm. Locklear UB- Inbar full + Komova II + pak + Maloney + bail + Ray, all very nice. Toe half + Jaeger is lovely. Short handstand before dismount, full-in with a little step.
10:28 pm. Rotation Three
1. Simone Biles 47.8
2. Aly Raisman 46.3
3. Laurie Hernandez 45.15
4. MyKayla Skinner 44.1
— Gabby Douglas 44.1
6. Madison Kocian 43.65
7. Amelia Hundley 43.05
8. Brenna Dowell 42.95
9. Rachel Gowey 42.65
10. Ragan Smith 42.55
11. Alyssa Baumann 42.45
12. Christina Desiderio 41.65
— Marz Frazier 41.65
14. Emily Schild 41.5
— Emily Gaskins 41.5
— Lexy Ramler 41.5
17. Maggie Musselman 40.7
18. Olivia Trautman 40.25
19. Abby Paulson 40.2
20. Kaitlin DeGuzman 39.25
21. Lauren Navarro 38.9
22. Maggie Nichols 28.5
23. Nia Dennis 14.5
24. Ashton Locklear 14.45
10:26 pm. Laurie gets a 15.3 on bars, and Alyssa somehow gets a 15.0 on beam?!
10:25 pm. Baumann BB- Standing arabian with a wobble. Front aerial + sissone. Bhs + loso + loso, great. Switch + switch half, the latter is SO off and she bobbles the landing. Full turn. Switch ring with a wobble. Side aerial. Double pike with her chest down. She’s not thrilled.
10:22 pm. Hernandez UB- I missed everything up to the Tkachev, but it was all hit, Downie, Ricna + pak, all so good. Endo half + Ray, short on handstand before full-in which is stuck. WHO NEEDS A BARS SPECIALIST when you can have an extra all-arounder?
“Nastia, why are we challenged on the uneven bars?” “I’m not sure.” GREAT BANTER.
Brenna got a 14.05 on bars. 😦
10:20 pm. Some scores…14.2 for Gabby’s beam, 14.3 for Amelia’s floor aka she’s showing some TRUE ALTERNATE POTENTIAL HERE, 14.9 for Rachel’s bars which is fabulous, 14.8 for Ragan’s bars which is also quite fab, 14.2 for Christina’s beam, 14.65 for Emily Schild’s DTY, 14.5 for Emily Gaskins’ DTY, 13.7 for Lexy’s bars, 14.3 for Olivia’s floor, 13.05 for Kaitlin’s floor.
10:19 pm. Biles VT- Cheng is GREAT and her chest is SO UP. WOWSERS. HAI OLYMPIC VAULT GOLD. 16.0 for her Amanar, by the way.
10:18 pm. Biles VT- Huge Amanar, with a hop forward. YAS. Aly got a 15.35 for her Amanar, btw, which seems pretty fair.
10:15 pm. Douglas BB- Good punch front, nails bhs + loso. Standing full with the tiniest little step. Wobble on her full turn, front aerial to jump series is good. I missed a couple of things in there but no problems. Double pike a little close to the beam and with a deep landing but she made it through.
10:14 pm. Raisman VT- Amanar, same knee bend in the air, and a step to the side with one foot out-of-bounds. For her, that’s great though. First twist is good at least.
10:13 pm. Smith UB- Jaeger is good. Stalder + Ricna, nice pak, Ray to high, short before stalder full into full-in, good distance but no height…still hits it, though.
10:10 pm. Skinner VT- She gets a 15.2 for the Amanar. Now it’s time for the Cheng. Much better than her Amanar. Clean in the air, great landing.
HOW did Ashton outscore Madison on beam?! No way, Jose. Madison gets a 14.4, by the way.
10:08 pm. Skinner VT- She’s had a good day so far. Amanar, good rotation but she’s leaning a little bit backwards on the landing, and has to step out. Yeah, in slo-mo the rotation actually isn’t that good, and she doesn’t open up soon enough at all. She’s still facing sideways when she should be opening up.
10:06 pm. Kocian BB- Awesome work on her standing arabian. Bobble on switch ring. Bhs + loso with a sliiiight adjustment. Front aerial + sheep, shouldn’t be credited as a connection. Side aerial. She is WORKING her toe point. Sissone + split jump. Little check on full turn. They’re discussing Madison’s fragile bird bones. She can literally only compete like 8 weeks total for the entire year, every year. Switch leap. Nails double pike, tiny hop. Some tiny errors but overall that’s one of her better routines. Probably her best of the season, since WOGA was wobbly and she fell at Classics.
10:05 pm. So Gabby hasn’t done a second release in her routine all quad so I don’t know what Timmy D is so upset about but since Timmy usually watches the training really closely and has a great memory for that stuff, it’s possible she worked one into her routine in training! Either that or everyone is on drugs.
10:03 pm. Right now my team is for sure 900% Simone, Aly, Gabby, and Laurie. A bars specialist could go in the last spot, but honestly anyone could go there and they’d be pretty much fine. I would prefer Maggie if she’s healthy in that last spot, but would also be happy with Madison.
9:59 pm. Rotation Two
1. Simone Biles 31.8
2. Aly Raisman 30.95
3. Gabby Douglas 29.9
4. Laurie Hernandez 29.85
5. Madison Kocian 29.25
6. Brenna Dowell 28.9
— MyKayla Skinner 28.9
8. Amelia Hundley 28.75
9. Maggie Nichols 28.5
10. Marz Frazier 28.2
11. Lexy Ramler 27.8
12. Ragan Smith 27.75
— Rachel Gowey 27.75
14. Alyssa Baumann 27.45
— Christina Desiderio 27.45
16. Emily Gaskins 27.0
17. Maggie Musselman 26.9
18. Emily Schild 26.85
19. Abby Paulson 26.25
20. Kaitlin DeGuzman 26.2
21. Olivia Trautman 25.95
22. Lauren Navarro 25.8
23. Nia Dennis 14.5
24. Ashton Locklear 14.45
9:58 pm. Maggie gets a 13.9 on beam. 13.65 for Marz Frazier on bars. 13.25 for Christina Desiderio on bars.
9:57 pm. In the slow motion her hand doesn’t touch the beam 100% so that’s good!
9:55 pm. Nichols BB- 2.5 wolf turn is shaky and I think she touches but I don’t think judges always see when a gymnast grabs the beam on a wolf turn. Whoops. A tiny bit shaky after the turn, wobble on side aerial, solid bhs + loso though. Switch leap. Nearly stuck double pike with her chest down. Not a great routine but she wouldn’t be used there primarily anyway. Glad to see she no longer has two wolf turns in there.
9:54 pm. Gabby gets a 15.1 with the mistakes and missed skill, Kaitlin DeGuzman gets a 12.0 on beam, and a huge 15.6 for Aly on floor!!
9:53 pm. Raisman FX- 1.5 + double arabian + layout is GOLDEN. Double L turn, dos Santos to stag with great control, I love this leo on her. Double layout, HUGE. Slight bounce back. Double pike with a slight hop. Ugh ALY you are KILLING ME. ❤
Ooh, MyKayla Skinner got a 14.7 on floor! Her best of the year by a lot…she’s been slacking there. Can’t wait for video of that.
9:52 pm. Douglas UB- Toe full is late, misses connection to piked Tkachev to pak, inbar half + Endo half + Chow half, toe-on, double layout stuck. Didn’t do her second release but probably just wanted to play it safe so she wouldn’t screw up further after what happened at the beginning.
9:50 pm. I mean, I guess compared to her 15.7 or whatever at Classics, that score was about on par with how the bars judges tend to be, aka…crazy. But…no.
9:47 pm. 14.05 for Lexy Ramler on vault (Yurchenko 1.5 I think), Brenna Dowell does a DTY and gets a 14.75, 14.5 for Rachel Gowey’s DTY, 13.85 for Emily Gaskins on floor, 13.55 for Olivia Trautman on beam, and Madison somehow gets a 15.45 on bars. Hahahaha.
9:45 pm. Kocian UB- Inbar full, misses connection to rest of series, Komova II + pak caught close + Chow half, inbar half + Jaeger, late on half pirouette before stalder + stalder full + full-in STUCK. Definitely not the best.
9:44 pm. Simone gets a 16.1 on floor! Amelia Hundley gets 14.05 on beam, 14.65 for Ragan’s vault, 12.75 for Alyssa’s bars, 12.25 for Abby Paulson’s beam.
9:43 pm. Smith VT- DTY is a little short, not great but passable. This leo is CRAZY and I love it. It’s SO Addams Family and fits the them of her floor super well. They’re great at presentation.
9:42 pm. “I forgot my dance!” – 10x world champion Simone Biles
9:41 pm. Biles FX- Full-twisting double layout is great. Biles is awesome. Sticks double double COLD. Sticks full-in cold. This is gonna be a 16.
9:39 pm. Laurie gets a 15.05. Aly’s beam score bumped up to 15.35 and D from 6.3 to 6.5 so she definitely didn’t get the E credit for the layout until an inquiry. Well, she and 99% of the others who do it won’t get credit at the Olympics, so might as well just pretend she got a 15.15 and a 6.3 D.
9:38 pm. Baumann UB- Chow + pak, toe full with leg sep + Maloney + bail (leg sep) + Ray is short and she taps her hands on the bar but doesn’t catch. Fall. Jaeger, late pirouette, double layout with her chest forward and a step.
9:37 pm. Hernandez VT- DTY, great, right down the middle and with a solid landing. Form in the air still isn’t the cleanest but that’s being nit picky…leg sep on pre-flight, legs come apart a little near the end.
9:30 pm. Rotation One
1. Simone Biles 15.7
2. Aly Raisman 15.15
3. Gabby Douglas 14.8
— Laurie Hernandez 14.8
5. Alyssa Baumann 14.7
— Amelia Hundley 14.7
7. Maggie Nichols 14.6
8. Marz Frazier 14.55
9. Ashton Locklear 14.45
10. Kaitlin DeGuzman 14.2
— Christina Desiderio 14.2
— MyKayla Skinner 14.2
13. Brenna Dowell 14.15
14. Abby Paulson 14.0
15. Emily Schild 13.95
16. Madison Kocian 13.8
17. Lexy Ramler 13.75
18. Maggie Musselman 13.6
19. Rachel Gowey 13.25
20. Emily Gaskins 13.15
21. Ragan Smith 13.1
22. Olivia Trautman 12.4
23. Lauren Navarro 12.2
24. Nia Dennis 0.0
9:29 pm. Maggie closes out the rotation with a 14.6 on bars.
9:28 pm. Aly gets a 15.15!! MyKayla Skinner hits beam for a 14.2. Rachel Gowey gets a 13.25 on floor.
9:27 pm. Nichols UB- Toe full + Maloney + pak + van Leeuwen, very clean. Short handstand before toe-on + toe half + straddle Jaeger (slight flex in her feet), stuck double layout. YAS.
9:25 pm. Raisman BB- Punch front pike + wolf jump, nicely connected. Knees in pike could be cleaner. Bhs + layout is very clean though. Switch + back tuck, sissone + pike jump, clean side aerial. Her confidence is through the roof. Switch half. Punch front tuck + split jump, full L turn + full pirouette, Patterson, STUCK!!!!! ALYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
9:24 pm. Only a 13.1 for Ragan on floor. 😦 Laurie’s floor, meanwhile, is raised from 14.7 to 14.8.
9:22 pm. Ragan Smith apparently only did a 1.5 to roundoff on floor…and didn’t go into the triple! I’m sure our friends at USA Gym will upload that routine soon so we can see what went wrong. 😦
9:21 pm. Gabby gets a 14.8 on vault, Ashton gets a 14.45 on beam which is pretty generous. Emily Gaskins 13.15 on beam. Olivia Trautman 12.4 on bars.
9:20 pm. Douglas VT- Excellent DTY in the air but the landing has a big bounce back. But she’s almost dead center. Christian’s thrilled.
9:18 pm. Locklear BB- Wobbly on double wolf turn. Bhs + loso with her typically awkward knees. Punch front + split jump. L turn + opposite direction full pirouette, side somi, side aerial + split jump + wolf jump, switch + switch side + back tuck, wobble and leg up. Double tuck with a step.
9:17 pm. Laurie gets a 14.7, Madison gets a 13.8 so because they take off three tenths for seniors as an FTY penalty in the U.S. at domestic meets, that’s really like a 14.1 internationally.
9:16 pm. Kocian VT- FTY here because she’s getting back from injury, but she’ll do the DTY at Trials. Clean vault with a fantastic landing. Her leo reminds me of the French national team leo!
9:15 pm. 15.7 for Simone on beam! 14.15 for Brenna on floor. 13.95 for Emily Schild on beam.
9:12 pm. Hernandez FX- Double layout with a little hop back. This is definitely my least favorite of her music I think, and some of the recycled choreo doesn’t fit. Double arabian to stag is great. Front lay + front double full + front tuck is good. I do love that little part where she blows a kiss. Double tuck with a hop back but keeps it in. Great work from her, as usual!
14.7 for Amelia Hundley on bars! Also 14.7 for Alyssa Baumann on vault.
9:10 pm. Biles BB- I also loooooove THIS leo. 2.5 wolf turn, control isn’t the greatest but not bad either. Hits jump series easily. Barani with a slight check at her hips. Nails bhs + loso + loso. Punch front + sissone is steady. Switch + switch half + back pike, zero hesitation. Front aerial + wolf jump. We are watching brilliance yo. Full-in with a hop back. And then a smile like “yep.”
9:06 pm. Dowell FX- LOVE this leo. New music! I love it. Front layout to double front with a hop. Double L turn. Dowell to stag, yas! 1.5 to front full with a slight stumble right into the corner. Front double full, rotation a little off. Some issues with landings but a good start. Armine is like “seriously?”
9:00 pm. The seniors are starting any second now! Stay tuned!
Article by Lauren Hopkins