The 2018 U.S. Championships Leo Panel

The leo panel features four 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.

Your regular judges Lauren Hopkins of The Gymternet and Lauren Stevens of Chalk Warrior are joined by very special guests Sarah Korngold of Paramount Elite and Cale Robinson of Stanford Gymnastics and Airborne. The four of us took deductions from five categories (color, fabric, design, bling, and appearance on the gymnast, in order of how you’ll see them on our score sheets). Each category is worth two points. We then added the categories together to get each judge’s individual score, dropped the highest and lowest scores, and averaged the remaining to get the final score.

This edition of the Leo Panel looks at the leotards worn by the gymnasts during the 2018 U.S. Championships (leos also worn at the U.S. Classic were not included, but you can see how they ranked against the other leos worn at the U.S. Classic here).

Note: As “science-y” as we pretend to be, this is all just based on our opinions, our personal tastes, and our favorites. It is by no means a definitive list of the best and worst! What leo was your favorite?

1. First State – Day 1 | 9.550

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 9.6
Lauren S. 2.0 2.9 1.8 1.9 1.8 9.5
Sarah K. 2.0 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.7 9.4
Cale R. 2.0 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.0 9.9

Whoever designs the First State leos needs to help with national team leo designs.

Morgan WAS the red salsa girl emoji in this leo. Love.

2. Iowa GymNest – Day 1 | 9.400

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 9.3
Lauren S. 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.0 9.6
Sarah K. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 9.0
Cale R. 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 9.5

YES YES YES! Mature colors for a senior competition, but the rhinestones make it elegant and fun! Love it!!!

This one is pretty. Not usually a fan of the stone design, but I think it worked well on this leo.

3. World Champions – Day 2 | 9.375

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.8 1.8 9.2
Lauren S. 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.9 9.6
Sarah K. 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.8 9.3
Cale R. 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9 1.95 9.45

This stood out to me right away. I love the color combos and the femininity of it.

It’s pretty!

4T. MG Elite – Day 1 | 9.350

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.9 9.5
Lauren S. 1.9 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.9 9.3
Sarah K. 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.7 1.9 9.1
Cale R. 2.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 1.9 9.4

The “MG” on the hip was in different color rhinestones. So from far away only the darker stones stood out and it looked like random squiggles. Other than that – love this leo!

The only downside of this leo for me is that the design is a bit simple. But the cut, color, and stoning I thought was fantastic, classy, and backed up their clean gymnastics.

4T. ENA Paramus – Day 2 | 9.350

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 2.0 1.4 2.0 1.9 9.3
Lauren S. 2.0 1.9 1.7 2.0 1.8 9.4
Sarah K. 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.7 8.7
Cale R. 2.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 1.8 9.4

Another classic Olivia. She rocks it all.

6. World Champions – Day 1 | 9.300

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.9 9.5
Lauren S. 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.9 9.7
Sarah K. 1.5 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.8 8.7
Cale R. 1.6 2.0 1.7 2.0 1.8 9.1

I liked the geometric stone pattern.

This looked fantastic in person. It was the way to make a statement comeback.

7T. Paramount Elite – Day 1 | 9.100

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 9.5
Lauren S. 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.8 9.0
Sarah K. 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 8.7
Cale R. 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 9.2

A fantastic color, and it matched Levi’s elegance perfectly.

7T. Mavericks – Day 2 | 9.100

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.8 8.5
Lauren S. 1.7 1.9 1.6 1.9 2.0 9.1
Sarah K. 1.8 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.0 9.6
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.8 9.1

So many Queen Elsa and Frozen vibes here. I don’t love the bling design and the front mesh but it looked fantastic as a whole.

9. Revolution – Day 1 | 8.950

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.9 9.4
Lauren S. 1.9 2.0 1.6 1.7 1.7 8.9
Sarah K. 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.8 1.8 8.9
Cale R. 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.7 1.8 9.0

I LOVE the shade of teal on her body. However, this leo would be so much prettier if the ombre on the sleeves was reversed – with teal going from bottom to top.

I quite like this leo. The color is pretty, and I actually like the direction of the ombre from teal top to bottom. I feel like if it was white at the top she would look like she has shoulder pads on.

10T. MG Elite – Day 2 | 8.850

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 9.0
Lauren S. 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 8.7
Sarah K. 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.8 8.4
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 2.0 1.8 1.9 9.3

The MG girls always look fabulous.

I loved the back. So unique.

10T. UCLA – Day 2 | 8.850

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.8 9.5
Lauren S. 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 8.0
Sarah K. 1.7 2.0 1.5 1.7 1.7 8.6
Cale R. 1.5 2.0 1.8 1.9 1.8 9.1

One of my favorites. I didn’t think the color really worked at first glance, but goodness, it’s a fabulous look.

12T. Midwest – Day 2 | 8.800

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.6 1.8 1.4 1.8 1.8 8.4
Lauren S. 1.7 2.0 1.7 1.7 1.9 9.0
Sarah K. 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 8.8
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.8 8.8

At first I didn’t like it at all, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. Definitely better than day 1!

12T. Texas Dreams – Day 2 – Smith | 8.800

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 2.0 1.8 2.0 1.9 9.7
Lauren S. 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 8.6
Sarah K. 2.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 1.5 9.0
Cale R. 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.5 1.6 8.4

I’m torn – I love the color, bling and uniqueness. But then I think maybe it’s a little too unique?

Definitely much better than night one. All I can say.

This is it for me. I didn’t realize it until just now how badly I love this. Texas Dreams is so hit or miss, but this is a big win.

12T. Texas Dreams – Day 1 – Soza | 8.800

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.7 8.3
Lauren S. 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 8.6
Sarah K. 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 9.0
Cale R. 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.8 9.2

I don’t love the empire waist style Texas Dreams goes for in so many leos but the red is brilliant and Deanne rocks this.

15. Twin City Twisters – Day 2 – Juniors | 8.750

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.9 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.7 8.2
Lauren S. 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.9 8.8
Sarah K. 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.6 2.0 8.8
Cale R. 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 8.7

I love that the leo was like a blank canvas allowing the bling to be the star of the show.

16. Twin City Twisters – Day 1 | 8.700

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.8 1.7 8.5
Lauren S. 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 8.9
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.0 1.9 9.1
Cale R. 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.7 8.4

This one looked great from the stands. Super sparkly.

17T. Discover – Day 2 | 8.650

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.6 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.8 8.7
Lauren S. 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.9 9.1
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.8 8.6
Cale R. 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 8.6

This color blue is so fantastic, and totally matches Sophia’s personality.

17T. Gymcats – Day 2 | 8.650

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.4 1.8 1.4 1.6 1.7 7.9
Lauren S. 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.7 8.9
Sarah K. 2.0 2.0 1.7 1.8 1.7 9.2
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 8.4

I just wish it didn’t have the gray stripe on the back.

19. GAGE – Day 2 | 8.625

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.4 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.7 8.3
Lauren S. 1.5 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.7 8.5
Sarah K. 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.75 8.75
Cale R. 1.5 1.7 1.9 1.9 1.8 8.8

This looked better in person than in photos.

I don’t love it? But I also don’t hate it.

With a different, more regal color I think I would have really loved this leo.

20T. ENA Paramus – Day 1 | 8.600

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 9.1
Lauren S. 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.8 1.8 8.8
Sarah K. 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 8.4
Cale R. 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.8 1.7 8.3

Reminds me of a watercolor painting. I like it.

Pretty. Not sure the cutouts work.

20T. First State – Day 2 – Seniors | 8.600

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 2.0 1.6 1.8 1.8 9.2
Lauren S. 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 8.7
Sarah K. 2.0 1.5 1.4 2.0 1.6 8.5
Cale R. 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.6 1.7 8.5

Hard to judge the fabric as it’s impossible to see what’s below the fabric. Maybe they were trying to blind the judges?

I just really wanna see a regular retail price tag on this leo.

I wish there were no jewels below the geometric pattern on the top, then instead of lines down the arms it carried the pattern down the mesh. Also, this leo kind of lost it for me with the bra straps on the back.

22. Discover – Day 1 | 8.575

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 9.0
Lauren S. 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 8.6
Sarah K. 1.6 1.7 1.9 1.7 1.65 8.55
Cale R. 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.6 1.6 8.0

Not much that stands out about this leo to me. It’s there.

I love this leo for some reason. It looks simple but elegant and sporty without being too flashy. It’s not a standout but it’s what I’d want to wear if it was me out there competing.

23T. First State – Day 2 – Juniors | 8.400

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.8 1.7 8.6
Lauren S. 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 8.7
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 8.2
Cale R. 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.6 8.0

It just looks unfinished to me. I think a fully black leo would’ve been gorgeous, but the sleeves/top don’t work.

23T. Solid Rock – Day 1 | 8.400

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.7 8.3
Lauren S. 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8 8.6
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.6 8.2
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 8.5

Just plain good. Nothing fancy beyond that. But Jordan looks fab in it.

25T. Prestige – Day 2 | 8.350

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.6 8.2
Lauren S. 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.7 8.3
Sarah K. 2.0 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 8.6
Cale R. 2.0 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.7 8.4

I don’t love the leo, but Trinity looks great in everything.

Florida-themed.

25T. Buckeye – Day 2 | 8.350

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.6 1.8 1.2 1.8 1.8 8.2
Lauren S. 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.9 1.6 8.7
Sarah K. 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.5 8.5
Cale R. 1.6 1.8 1.2 1.8 1.7 8.1

I went back and forth on this one. Do I love it? Do I hate it? Conclusion: I like it.

27. Paramount Elite – Day 2 | 8.300

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 8.8
Lauren S. 1.5 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.8 8.4
Sarah K. 1.4 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 8.2
Cale R. 1.7 1.2 1.8 1.8 1.7 8.2

I wish the color had been a little more saturated.

Agree with the saturation – also maybe the color of the rhinestones? They appear black. Would love if they were a jade color or even just clear.

28T. Revolution – Day 2 | 8.250

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 8.4
Lauren S. 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.5 1.6 8.1
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 8.4
Cale R. 1.6 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.6 8.0

Perhaps a subtle yet perfect way to tell everyone where she wants to go to school.

28T. Hill’s – Day 2 | 8.250

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.8 1.2 1.4 1.6 7.5
Lauren S. 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.8 8.5
Sarah K. 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.7 8.0
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 8.8

I have no problems with it really, but it’s just a personal taste thing and not something I’m in love with.

28T. West Valley – Day 2 | 8.250

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.7 8.6
Lauren S. 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.7 8.1
Sarah K. 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 8.4
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.6 7.9

It’s cute! And the colors look great together. Normally I hate pinks and blues with black but the shades here go well together.

28T. Twin City Twisters – Day 2 | 8.250

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.8 1.2 1.2 1.5 7.2
Lauren S. 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.8 8.6
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.7 8.2
Cale R. 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.7 8.3

A more jazzed-up version of the junior leo. I like the junior one much better…this one is too busy for me.

32T. Arizona Sunrays- Day 2 | 8.200

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.8 8.8
Lauren S. 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 1.7 8.6
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.4 1.5 1.5 7.8
Cale R. 1.7 1.7 1.3 1.2 1.4 7.3

This looked good from the stands, but I wish they would stop accentuating her shoulders.

I again think the ombre arms should have been in a different direction. Also, not a fan of the random swirly stones.

32T. Texas Dreams – Day 2 – Soza | 8.200

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.7 8.3
Lauren S. 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7 8.4
Sarah K. 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 8.1
Cale R. 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.55 7.75

This is fine in pieces…I just don’t love the overall look.

32T. Future – Day 1 | 8.200

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 7.8
Lauren S. 1.7 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.7 8.6
Sarah K. 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.6 1.8 8.8
Cale R. 1.7 1.6 1.3 1.3 1.4 7.3

I love how the mesh really worked with this leotard. Like the mesh wasn’t slapped in – it was part of the design.

Again, just don’t love the random pattern down the diagonal. Is it supposed to resemble a feather?

35T. Iowa GymNest – Day 2 | 8.150

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.7 7.8
Lauren S. 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.8 9.0
Sarah K. 1.6 1.6 1.6 2.0 1.7 8.5
Cale R. 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.4 7.2

I again think there’s just too much happening. Would be way more elegant without the sleeve design.

35T. Metroplex – Day 1 | 8.150

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.6 1.7 8.3
Lauren S. 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 8.0
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 8.5
Cale R. 1.5 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.6 7.6

Jaylene makes everything look great.

37T. Metroplex – Day 2 | 8.100

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.8 1.6 8.4
Lauren S. 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.7 7.9
Sarah K. 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.7 8.3
Cale R. 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.6 7.9

Not something I’d personally choose but I think it looks adorable on her!

37T. Naydenov – Day 2 | 8.100

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 9.6
Lauren S. 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.8 1.1 7.6
Sarah K. 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 1.0 8.0
Cale R. 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.0 1.3 8.2

She went all in with it.

I’m not a fan of themed leos. I’m just not.

Not very many girls could pull this off but Jordan OWNED IT. That confidence and fierceness makes this a win for me.

39T. Head Over Heels – Day 2 | 8.050

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.5 7.2
Lauren S. 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.7 1.5 7.9
Sarah K. 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.6 8.3
Cale R. 1.7 1.8 1.5 1.6 1.6 8.2

It’s pretty, just one of those “not my thing” kind of leos. It’s somehow both too plain (in the leo itself) and too busy (with the rhinestones).

39T. Prestige – Day 1 | 8.050

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.7 7.9
Lauren S. 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.8 8.2
Sarah K. 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 7.5
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.8 8.9

This is one of those leos that I feel like looked better in movement. Standing still in a photo, it doesn’t look as good.

Trinity looks good in anything, but I thought this crisp white and subtle colors on the arms looked especially good and elegant on her.

41T. Cincinnati – Day 1 | 8.000

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.6 8.0
Lauren S. 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 8.0
Sarah K. 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 8.0
Cale R. 1.6 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.6 8.0

I love that we all ended up with an 8. I think that pretty much describes every feeling I could have about this leo. A solid 8, nothing less, nothing more.

41T. Future – Day 2 | 8.000

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.4 1.8 1.4 1.7 1.7 8.0
Lauren S. 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.7 1.6 8.1
Sarah K. 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.5 1.5 8.0
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.4 7.6

Cute but kind of too young for a senior I think.

43. Midwest – Day 1 | 7.950

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.6 1.2 1.5 1.5 7.6
Lauren S. 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.5 7.5
Sarah K. 1.8 1.75 1.75 1.75 1.75 8.8
Cale R. 1.8 1.9 1.6 1.3 1.7 8.3

I wish the little chest part was black? It looked good in person.

Agreed with the chest part being black.

Is the bottom part velvet? Bringing it back. I like.

44. Naydenov – Day 1 | 7.850

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.6 7.9
Lauren S. 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 7.3
Sarah K. 1.8 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.5 7.8
Cale R. 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.6 8.1

I like the monochromatic color scheme of this leo.

45. 5280 Gymnastics – Day 1 | 7.800

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.5 7.6
Lauren S. 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.7 8.0
Sarah K. 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.75 8.65
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.2 1.2 1.4 7.4

It’s fine. I don’t love the white but it’s not anything offensive.

46T. Cincinnati – Day 2 | 7.750

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 7.8
Lauren S. 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 7.7
Sarah K. 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 8.1
Cale R. 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5 7.3

The bodice color is so pretty, but the sleeves ruin it for me. They could’ve done a white or black ombre mesh to the same color as the bodice and I would’ve liked it 100x more.

I just really hate beautiful rich colors paired with black. Blue and black especially, they just don’t go!

46T. WOGA – Day 1 | 7.750

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.6 7.8
Lauren S. 1.4 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.6 7.7
Sarah K. 2.0 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.3 7.8
Cale R. 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.4 7.2

This just reminds me too much of Christmas.

I don’t understand the random swirls that grow out of the armpit.

48. UCLA – Day 1 | 7.700

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.6 1.8 1.2 1.8 1.6 8.0
Lauren S. 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 7.3
Sarah K. 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.7 1.5 8.2
Cale R. 1.8 1.6 1.0 1.5 1.5 7.4

I wish the nude part were white mesh. I feel like that would make it a bit better

The colors are amazing, but I’m not a huge fan of the slashes down the arm.

49. Precision – Day 2 | 7.500

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.8 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.6 7.9
Lauren S. 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4 7.5
Sarah K. 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 7.5
Cale R. 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.3 6.5

Another leo that just makes me go “meh.”

50. Hill’s – Day 1 | 7.475

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.2 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.4 7.1
Lauren S. 1.5 1.9 1.8 1.2 1.5 7.9
Sarah K. 1.5 1.8 1.75 1.3 1.5 7.85
Cale R. 1.2 1.7 1.6 1.2 1.4 7.1

If Justice made competition leotards, this would be on the cover of their catalogue. That being said, I don’t hate it, but it isn’t my cup of tea.

Not a fan of neon.

51. Head Over Heels – Day 1 | 7.450

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 7.5
Lauren S. 1.8 1.9 1.4 1.6 1.6 8.3
Sarah K. 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5 7.4
Cale R. 1.6 1.6 1.2 1.3 1.4 7.1

Don’t like the ombre on the arms, and think it would look way more elegant if there wasn’t the triangle pointing at her neck.

52. Gymcats – Day 1 | 7.300

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.2 1.5 1.2 1.6 1.5 7.0
Lauren S. 1.4 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.5 7.7
Sarah K. 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 7.5
Cale R. 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.4 7.1

Cute and sassy, just not my cup of tea.

53. Arizona Sunrays – Day 1 | 7.150

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.8 1.2 1.5 1.5 7.5
Lauren S. 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.7 7.8
Sarah K. 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.2 1.4 6.8
Cale R. 1.8 1.8 1.0 1.0 1.2 6.8

I love sporty, but this doesn’t have much more to it than a basic swimsuit. I think there could be some middle ground.

54. Precision – Day 1 | 7.000

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.2 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.4 6.8
Lauren S. 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.3 1.5 7.2
Sarah K. 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 7.4
Cale R. 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.2 1.3 6.5

There’s nothing really wrong with this…it just seems too much like a basic GK leo circa 2010 for me.

55. Texas Dreams – Day 1 – Smith | 6.900

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.2 1.7 1.0 1.2 1.4 6.5
Lauren S. 1.7 1.6 1.2 1.3 1.2 7.0
Sarah K. 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.3 7.5
Cale R. 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.2 1.3 6.8

While I liked certain aspects of this leo, I didn’t like it all together. It just really wasn’t that flattering for gymnastics.

Agree. Take one or two of the features out and it could have been great.

So much happening!

Like I said…hit or miss. The other leo Ragan wore was a hit, but this was a miss.

56. Buckeye – Day 1 | 6.800

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.2 1.6 1.0 1.4 1.3 6.5
Lauren S. 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.5 7.1
Sarah K. 1.4 1.7 1.0 1.8 1.4 7.3
Cale R. 1.0 1.7 1.0 1.0 1.1 5.8

Neon. Neon on black. Too many patterns. Patterns on patterns on patterns. It’s just too much to take in. One of those where like, you hope the gymnast was like “I want all of this!” and everyone was like “uhhh…” but gives it to her and she’s thrilled with it even though everyone else is wondering why. As long as she loves it and is confident in it, get it.

57. GAGE – Day 1 | 6.750

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.4 6.9
Lauren S. 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.4 1.4 7.4
Sarah K. 1.6 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.0 6.2
Cale R. 1.7 1.5 1.0 1.2 1.0 6.6

Is this mesh? Is this gold fabric? I’m confused.

At least this pose is FIERCE.

58. Texas Dreams – Day 1 – Barros | 5.800

Judge Color Fabric Design Bling The Look Total
Lauren H. 1.0 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.2 5.6
Lauren S. 1.1 1.6 1.0 1.1 1.4 6.2
Sarah K. 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.5 1.4 6.0
Cale R. 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.1 5.3

Well, they certainly took a lot of chances with this one. And truly went to town.

 

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15 thoughts on “The 2018 U.S. Championships Leo Panel

  1. I think you’ve got some of your pictures mixed up. Prestige day 2 (25T) has a picture of Shania Adams, not Trinity. Also Head over Heels day 2 (39T) and Future day 2 (41T) show the same picture.

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  2. Buckeye D1 makes me think of Italy/Germany leos, and that’s generally not a good thing, lol

    I think the nude mesh on Frazier’s right arm is central to the look and very intentional, and I really like it. Cutouts on the left are bad, though, yeah.

    I’d rank WOGA D1 much higher; I really like that pattern and look, even if it’s a bit odd.

    Ragan’s D2 was great except for the mesh sleeve, which wound up being very off color-wise and messed with the overall look too much.

    Love Riley’s D2; very pale pink is probably the only pink I actually like, instead of just tolerate

    LOVE Paramount’s D1 color!!!

    LOVE GymNest D1; that’s my fave from this whole set.

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