2021 U.S. Championships | Junior Women’s Day 2 Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for the second day of junior men’s competition at the 2021 U.S. Championships, held in Fort Worth, Texas!

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2:21 pm. Junior All-Around Standings

1. Katelyn Jong 107.400
2. Madray Johnson 105.150
3. Kaliya Lincoln 104.650
4. Joscelyn Roberson 104.400
5. Kailin Chio 104.100
6. Charlotte Booth 102.600
7. Avery King 102.200
— Gabriella Van Frayen 102.200
— Ella Kate Parker 102.200
10. Azaraya Ra-Akbar 101.150
11. Izzy Stassi 101.000
12. Ella Murphy 100.150
13. Nola Matthews 99.350

2:10 pm. Kailin Chio FX: Great opening pass, looked like a full-in instead of full-out though? I couldn’t tell. Switch ring to switch full. Excellent triple full! Great rotation and landing. 2.5 to front pike with a hop. Great double pike to finish, small hop back with her heels on the line.

2:06 pm. Nola Matthews FX: Triple full with a hop to the side. Huge 1.5 to front full, big step forward. Clean leaps. Wild double wolf turn, fell back out of it and put her hand down. Switch half. Hopped back her double tuck, then looked like she kind of slipped and sat it. Nooooo! 10.550 (4.5, 6.450)

2:03 pm. Gabriella Van Frayen FX: Good double pike. Front double full went a bit wild on the landing….rough there but she stood it up. 1.5 to front layout was lovely. Full L turn. Clean double tuck to finish. 12.100 (4.3, 7.800)

2:00 pm. Ella Kate Parker FX: Piked full-in, leg s apart and a hop to the side. Double full with a hop back. Switch ring to tour jeté half. Hit the next pass into a punch front, I didn’t see what it was, a back twist of some sort I assume. Slow rotating double pike, low landing with steps forward. 12.200 (4.9, 7.600, -0.3)

Charlotte Booth VT: Yurchenko 1.5, maybe a little loose in her form, big lunge forward. 13.700 (5.0, 8.700)

1:59 pm. Madray Johnson VT: FTY with a hop back, very clean! 13.800 (4.6, 9.200)

1:58 pm. Kaliya Lincoln VT: Yurchenko 1.5, hop forward. Legs could’ve been a little tighter but she got some nice air on that. 14.150 (5.0, 9.150)

1:57 pm. Joscelyn Roberson FX: Step back on the double layout, and then a stuck arabian double front! Double tuck with a tiny step. 1.5 through to double pike, baby step back. She is a GODDESS! 13.100 (5.3, 7.900, -0.1)

Ella Murphy VT: Really clean FTY, small step back. 13.650 (4.6, 9.050)

1:56 pm. Azaraya Ra-Akbar VT: Big FTY! Hop on the landing. 13.450 (4.6, 8.850)

1:53 pm. Avery King VT: Clean FTY with a step back. 13.500 (4.6, 8.900)

Izzy Stassi FX: Love her “He Had It Coming” Chicago routine. Dobule tuck with a small hop back. Hit her second pass, the 1.5 to front full, very clean there. 2.5 to front tuck, some ankle form in the twists. Full L turn to full pirouette. Double pike with a hop. Good work! 12.700 (4.7, 8.000)

Katelyn Jong VT: DTY, some leg form in the air, step back out of it, but that was big and solid! 14.300 (5.5, 8.800)

1:46 pm. Rotation 7 Standings

1. Katelyn Jong 93.100
2. Joscelyn Roberson 91.300
3. Madray Johnson 91.250
4. Kailin Chio 90.950
5. Kaliya Lincoln 90.500
6. Gabriella Van Frayen 90.100
7. Ella Kate Parker 90.000
8. Charlotte Booth 88.900

1:44 pm. Madray Johnson FX: Step back on the tucked full-in. Love the way she gets into position for her double wolf turn. Switch ring to tour jeté half. Super solid 1.5 to front full. Lunge back on the double pike to finish.

1:41 pm. Kaliya Lincoln FX: Double layout, flexes her feet a little too soon, but a solid landing. Front tuck through to double tuck, hop back. Clean triple wolf turn. Then repositions herself for a double wolf turn. Switch full. Tucked full-in, some leg form in the air, but lands it well, excellent routine yet again! 13.600 (5.3, 8.300)

1:39 pm. Nola Matthews BB: Lovely triple wolf turn, then goes a little wild on the double but still finishes well. Side aerial loso, maybe her back knee is a little bent before landing. Good jump series to back handspring. Wobbled on something after that. Double full, crossed her ankles, but a great landing. 13.200 (5.3, 7.900)

1:35 pm. Gabriella Van Frayen BB: Front aerial with a wobble, leg up, split jump to straddle jump is nice. Solid bhs loso. Switch to switch half was a little short. Hit the double full dismount. 12.450 (4.7, 7.750)

Ella Murphy FX: Full-in to start, hit the landing. 2.5 to front tuck with a hop forward. Switch ring to switch full. Double tuck with a hop. Clean double full. 12.850 (4.9, 7.950)

1:34 pm. Azaraya Ra-Akbar FX: 1.5 through to double tuck, hop to the side. 2.5 to front tuck was clean. Switch ring to switch half. Tour jeté half. Stuck the double pike. Love her choreo going down to the floor, into her ending pose. Beautiful! 13.150 (5.0, 8.150)

1:33 pm. Ella Kate Parker BB: Side aerial loso, little check. Front aerial to straddle jump to split jump, nice. Switch to switch half. Transverse split jump half, a little short, double full dismount. Good! 13.400 (5.3, 8.100)

1:30 pm. Joscelyn Roberson BB: Layout stepout mount, and solid Onodi right after. Great! Front aerial to jump series, a little short, switch leap, transverse straight jump full, excellent side aerial loso loso. Dobule tuck, nailed the landing. GIRL! 13.550 (5.6, 7.950)

Katelyn Jong FX: Double double, solid landing. Tiny hop on the full-in after. Tour jeté half. Great 1.5 to front full. Solid double pike to finish. 13.650 (5.6, 8.050)

1:25 pm. Izzy Stassi BB: Candle mount half, didn’t hold it as well as she can. Front aerial, clean side aerial, full turn, switch leap, wolf jump to straddle jump, transverse split jump half wasn’t at 180, solid bhs loso, clean and solid double tuck dismount. 12.350 (4.6, 7.750)

Avery King FX: Clean full-in, step back. Solid leap series. Wolf turn got a little sketchy at one point. 1.5 to front full. Good double tuck. 12.750 (4.7, 8.050)

1:22 pm. Kailin Chio BB: Good bhs loso loso, switch ring, off on the side aerial, ugh, hit a transverse jump and switch to switch half to Korbut, good double full dismount. 12.500 (5.5, 7.000)

Charlotte Booth FX: Double layout, legs a little apart and she put her hands down, got the full-In after. Hit the double tuck, and had a front full to finish. 11.650 (4.9, 6.750)

1:17 pm. Rotation 6 Standings

1. Katelyn Jong 79.450
2. Madray Johnson 78.750
3. Kailin Chio 78.450
4. Joscelyn Roberson 77.750
5. Gabriella Van Frayen 77.650
6. Charlotte Booth 77.250
7. Kaliya Lincoln 76.900
8. Ella Kate Parker 76.600

1:14 pm. Kaliya Lincoln BB: Triple wolf turn, steady, just a little flex in her foot, solid bhs loso, switch leap has a wobble, goes to arabesque to save it, switch half, slow into a back tuck. Front aerial, some foot form and a wobble, split jump to straddle jump, just the feet again really, transverse split jump half, feet, clean double tuck with a hop. 12.100 (4.9, 7.300)

1:11 pm. Ella Murphy BB: Clean switch to switch half, bhs loso loso, super solid! Lovely front aerial to split jump to wolf jump. Split ring jump wasn’t there at all but I’ll forgive her. Side aerial, ugh, hips are way off and she falls. Full turn, double full with a tiny hop. 12.450 (5.0, 7.450)

Gabriella Van Frayen UB: Toe full is late, Maloney to Pak, toe shoot, toe half to straddle Jaeger, small step on the full-in. 12.350 (4.7, 7.650)

1:10 pm. Ella Kate Parker UB: Ray, Pak, really late stalder full, probably finished in horizontal, toe shoot caught close, blind change to front giant half, and a clean and stuck double layout! 12.250 (4.4, 7.850)

1:08 pm. Azaraya Ra-Akbar BB: I caught it from the transverse split jump half, switch leap to switch half, didn’t hit 180 on the latter, front aerial to split jump to back tuck, leg up and a wobble, good split there though. Side aerial with a wobble but fights. Full turn, small adjustment. Hop back on the double full. 12.450 (5.0, 7.450)

1:07 pm. Joscelyn Roberson UB: Clear hip full was a little iffy, to Maloney to clear hip to Ray, YES!!! Clear hip half, some ankle separation, to Ezhova, toe shoot, stuck the double layout!!!! That was a YEEEEEES!!!!! 12.150 (4.9, 7.250)

1:06 pm. Katelyn Jong BB: Hit the wolf turn at the beginning. Then just a little wobble on her standing full. Punch front with a tiny hop back. Layout stepout to back pike, noooooo, looks like she has it and then falls. WHY. Switch to pike jump, little bobble. Double pike, small hop. 12.050 (5.1, 6.950)

1:05 pm. Izzy Stassi UB: Blind change to big straddle Jaeger, maybe caught a little close, nice Pak, toe-on to Maloney to clear hip to Ray, awesome! Great handstand after that, blind full was a tiny bit late, and a low but hit full-twisting double layout. 12.650 (4.9, 7.750)

1:02 pm. Avery King BB: Clean side aerial, solid bhs loso, maybe a little hip adjustment that I could see, switch to sissone, front aerial to split jump, Onodi, tiny bobble, full turn, transverse split jump half, little bobble, double full with a step back. 12.900 (5.0, 7.900)

1:00 pm. Charlotte Booth BB: Hit her flight series, switch leap to split leap, front aerial, side aerial, and a clean double full dismount. Great routine! 13.000 (4.8, 8.200)

Kailin Chio UB: Stalder full to Maloney to clear hip to Ray, some leg form, but good catch, bail to toe shoot, great handstand before a stalder half, ugh, can’t get it to handstand and hops off. Back on for the stalder half to Khorkina, a little short on the full-in dismount, big step forward. I’m SO sad about the fall. 10.950 (4.9, 6.050)

12:57 pm. Nola Matthews UB: Toe full to Chow to stalder to a Ricna, but fell on it. Gets the straddle Jaeger, Pak, arched in the toe-on before the toe shoot, and a clean stuck double layout. 11.900 (5.0, 6.900)

Madray Johnson BB: Candle mount, bhs loso, good. Full turn, Onodi, nice leaps, front aerial, working this REALLY well so far. Double tuck with a step back. 13.200 (4.9, 8.300)

12:55 pm. Katelyn Jong’s UB score just got bumped from a 13.2 to a 13.3, got an extra tenth in D so it’s now a 5.6, AA is a 67.400.

12:50 pm. Rotation 5 Standings

1. Kailin Chio 67.500
2. Katelyn Jong 67.300
3. Joscelyn Roberson 65.600
4. Madray Johnson 65.550
5. Gabriella Van Frayen 65.300
6. Kaliya Lincoln 64.800
7. Ella Kate Parker 64.350
8. Charlotte Booth 64.250

12:48 pm. Ella Murphy UB: Inbar to Tkachev, toe-on to toe full to Pak, great handstand, stalder to toe shoot, blind change to front giant half, high clean double tuck with a tiny step. Yay! Toe point queen. 12.400 (4.7, 7.700)

12:45 pm. Azaraya Ra-Akbar UB: Toe-on to big Tkachev to Pak, nice! Stalder full, stalder to toe shoot, really close catch there, muscles up to handstand, arched out of it, muscled through her blind half to front giant half, good fight here, then a little bounce on her double tuck. 12.250 (4.5, 7.750)

12:42 pm. Katelyn Jong UB: Stalder full, a little late, to Chow to Pak, some leg form there. Arched over a handstand before her toe shoot, a little close, inbar to inbar half to piked Jaeger, good reach on that, stalder to full-out stuck. Lots of little things in there will add up but another really solid routine from her. 13.200 (5.5, 7.700)

12:41 pm. Avery King UB: Tkachev, toe-on to Pak, arched over a little in the handstand after, toe shoot, blind change to front giant half, blind full, and a high stuck double tuck. She had a few little body shape things going on in her swings but a nice solid routine. 11.600 (4.2, 7.400)

12:39 pm. Charlotte Booth UB: Toe full, Maloney to Tkachev, straddle Jaeger, all very nice so far. Pak, some flexed feet, nice handstand after, clean van Leeuwen, just little feet things again, double tuck went really high and didn’t get much distance, came pretty close to the high bar, but snuck it around. 12.800 (5.2, 7.600)

Ella Kate Parker VT: FTY, clean, pikes a little at the end, tiny bounce in place. 13.450 (4.6, 8.850)

12:37 pm. Izzy Stassi VT: Decent FTY, not a ton of amplitude. 13.350 (4.6, 8.750)

Joscelyn Roberson VT: DTY, the best she’s done in competition so far! Minor form things in there but good landing, just a step back. 14.200 (5.4, 8.800)

12:36 pm. Madray Johnson UB: Toe full is pretty late, Maloney to Pak, some leg separation, nice handstand before the van Leeuwen, stalder half to straddle Jaeger, nice toe point there, high stuck double tuck. 13.000 (4.9, 8.100)

12:35 pm. Kailin Chio VT: THE most gorgeous Yurchenko 1.5!!!! Oh WOW WOW WOW. Stuck. 14.500 (5.0, 9.500) – WELL deserved, an NCAA 10

12:34 pm. Kaliya Lincoln UB: Clean handstand before the toe full (some ankle form), Maloney to stalder to Ray to Pak, excellent. Ray back up to the high bar, maybe a little close, blind change to front giant half, tiny step on the full-in. 12.150 (4.7, 7.450)

Nola Matthews VT: FTY with a small hop. 13.400 (4.6, 8.800)

12:33 pm. Gabriella Van Frayen VT: FTY, clean in the air, little bounce on the landing. 13.550 (4.6, 8.950)

12:32 pm. Any second now!!

12:26 pm. The touch warm-up just started on vault and bars!

Article by Lauren Hopkins

One thought on “2021 U.S. Championships | Junior Women’s Day 2 Live Blog

  1. Are junior worlds not happening this year? It was at the end of June two years ago, so if they stuck with that the team would be selected around now. I know that COVID may have caused it to be cancelled or postponed, but haven’t heard anything.


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