2022 U.S. Classic | WAG Junior Session 1 Live Blog

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8:50 pm. Day 1 Standings

1. Hezly Rivera 52.450
2. Kieryn Finnell 51.050
3. Annalisa Milton 50.400
– Izzy Stassi 50.400
5. Claire Pease 49.950
6. Malea Milton 49.800
7. Eveylynn Lowe 48.950
8. Avery King 47.950
9. Christiane Popovich 47.450
10. Finley Weldon 47.000
11. Paige Wills 46.450
12. Madary Johnson 39.350
13. Gabrielle Hardie 36.750

8:46 pm. Christiane Popovich FX: Double pike, good landing. Double tuck, a bit slow in rotation, landing is a tiny bit wild but no fall. Front layout front full was fine, and she finishes with a 2.5, feet are too far in front of her hips on the landing and she sits it. 11.200

8:42 pm. Eveylynn Lowe FX: 2.5 to front tuck with a bounce. Switch ring to switch side. Switch ring half, ring wasn’t quite there. Double tuck with a small hop back. Double full with a big hop back. 11.950

8:37 pm. Kieryn Finnell FX: “My Favorite Things” routine with actual cutesy Sound of Music choreo, queen. Piked full-in. Memmel turn. Double tuck with a step back. 1.5 to front layout. Deep landing on the double pike, lunge forward. 12.300

8:34 pm. Paige Wills FX: I caught it from the 1.5 to front pike. Double pike at the end was good! 11.850

Hezly Rivera VT: DTY, really big considering how small she is! Lunge back on the landing but she had a great day aside from the bars fall. Came back brilliantly on beam and floor. 13.700

8:33 pm. Finley Weldon VT: FTY, some form in the air and a step back. 12.800

8:32 pm. Madray Johnson VT: Yurchenko 1.5 with a step forward, good! 14.000, that seems REALLY high for that, a 9.400 E…I mean, it was pretty huge off the table and clean but idk.

8:31 pm. Annalisa Milton FX: Piked arabian double front, good landing! Double layout came in a little low but she got it around without any problems. Double tuck with a hop back to finish. Think she also had a third pass that I saw she hit but didn’t see what. 13.250

8:30 pm. Avery King VT: Yurchenko 1.5, not bad! 13.500

Izzy Stassi VT: FTY, hit it well. 12.900

Did a second vault, Yurchenko 1.5, also landed really well. 13.550 for this, and it looks like this will count toward her AA? Christiane Popovich’s second vault also scored higher and is counting for her AA at the moment.

8:26 pm. Malea Milton FX: Double layout, got pretty floaty but just not rotated quickly enough, bounce on the landing with her leg flying up in the back. Good double pike, step back. 2.5 to front layout, and a double tuck to finish, good! 12.700

Claire Pease VT: Yurchenko double, stuck it! Some form in the air and she doesn’t have the biggest air but she got that around really well. 13.600

8:19 pm. Rotation 3 Standings

1. Hezly Rivera 38.750
– Kieryn Finnell 38.750
3. Malea Milton 37.300
4. Annalisa Milton 37.150
5. Eveylynn Lowe 37.000

8:17 pm. Eveylynn Lowe BB: Side aerial loso is good. Front aerial to split jump to Korbut, love it. The rest was good, double full dismount.

8:15 pm. I wasn’t aware that Madray Johnson wasn’t doing floor – news flash, she’s not! She is vaulting, though.

8:13 pm. Kieryn Finnell BB: Bhs loso loso, good! Leg just up at the very end. Switch leap, doesn’t connect to wolf jump to sissone. Front aerial, doesn’t connect to split jump to back handspring. Lovely side aerial! Switch side. Double pike, maybe a little low, lunge back, but this was very good! 12.550

8:10 pm. Izzy Stassi FX: Full-in with a hop forward. She is SO TALL compared to last year. Hop L turn to tour jeté half. Good on the 2.5 landing. 1.5 to front full, good landing. Ugh, loses steam on the double tuck and bounces forward onto her hands. 11.800

Paige Wills BB: Hit the full turn, off on the front aerial. Good bhs loso. Switch to switch half, not really connected. Cross jump half, couldn’t see if it was a split or straddle, had a little bobble. Double full with a deep landing. 10.850

8:05 pm. Avery King FX: Sat her full-in OOB. Double pike with a step back. Wobbly in her wolf turn. 1.5 to front full with a step forward. Hit the last pass. 10.650

Annalisa Milton BB: Wobble on the front pike mount. Front aerial. Bhs loso, solid. Break at the hips on something that faced sideways, double full with a big hop back. 11.800

8:00 pm. Claire Pease FX: 1.5 to front double full, awesome! OOB I think. Full-in with a step back, OOB. Lovely 2.5, sailed down like a dart. Split jump full. Double pike, stuck with her feet apart. 12.700

Malea Milton BB: Punch front mount, maybe a little low. Front aerial, short on the bhs loso loso and wobbles but saves it. Chest a bit low on the side aerial. Split jump to straddle jump, a little short. Chest forward on the side somi but another good save. Double full dismount, little steps. 11.950

7:58 pm. Christiane Popovich BB: Wild finish to her double wolf turn. Solid flight series. Switch leap to switch half, a little iffy in the latter. Side aerial, low chest on the landing, adjusts. Had a jump to a back tuck that was nicely connected. Double full dismount, good! 12.150

Hezly Rivera FX: Huge double layout, big step back. Full-in with a bounce back. Great leap series. Front tuck through to super clean double tuck. Hit the last pass, I couldn’t tell what it was but the landing looked good! 13.150

7:55 pm. Finley Weldon FX: Hit her first pass. Switch to split ring leap. 1.5 to front…layout I think? Kind of biffed the landing. I don’t think she fell? Hard to see from where I am. Good 2.5 with a step forward. 11.550

Gabrielle Hardie BB: Off on her back handspring mount. Double wolf turn. Big wobble on her flight series, but a good save. Front aerial. Hit her jump series and a side aerial. 1.5 dismount. 11.050

7:53 pm. Rotation 2 Standings

1. Kieryn Finnell 26.200
2. Gabrielle Hardie 25.700
3. Hezly Rivera 25.600
4. Annalisa Milton 25.350
– Malea Milton 25.350
– Madray Johnson 25.350

7:46 pm. Claire Pease BB: Excellent bhs loso loso! Front aerial to straddle jump to back handspring, side aerial, switch to split jump, double tuck, runs back out of it, but that was beautiful! 12.600

7:43 pm. Hezly Rivera BB: Side aerial, bhs loso is solid, hit everything else very well, 2.5 dismount was a bit messy and off-center, big step over as well but she’s gorgeous. 13.650

Paige Wills UB: I lost what I had typed in a separate window but was very excited about her Endo half! Unfortunately had a form break in the middle of a toe full and had to come off. 10.750

7:42 pm. Annalisa Milton UB: Toe full (some form breaks) to Maloney, missed it a little there and couldn’t connect, Tkachev (actually a Rica IIRC), Pak, toe shoot, toe half to straddle Jaeger, nice air there. High double layout, still a little forward on the landing, but not too bad! 11.700

7:40 pm. Sorry, lost internet for a second.

Malea Milton UB: Hit routine. 11.800

Finley Weldon BB: Hit everything I saw but I missed the beginning. 12.200

7:35 pm. Christiane Popovich UB: Short handstand before a shaposh to Pak (leg separation), short before the toe-on to Maloney to ooh, I literally don’t even know what that was, tucked Gienger? It was a little messy and rushed. Had a fall on a straddle Jaeger, unfortunately, and a big lunge on the full-twisting double layout dismount. 10.300

Madray Johnson BB: I was focused on bars so didn’t see a ton of this, but saw she grabbed the beam at one point and then had a big wobble on an aerial. I think the beam grab was on the bhs loso loso series. 12.100

7:33 pm. Gabrielle Hardie UB: Hit everything at the beginning, I started typing at the straddle Jaeger, got that, double layout with a step back. Good! 12.650

7:31 pm. Izzy Stassi BB: Candle mount, front aerial, full turn, tour jeté half, little bobble but love that, great side aerial loso! Switch half was a bit short in the split, doesn’t connect to the wolf jump, punch front with a little hop, 2.5 dismount with a hop. This was great! 12.500

7:29 pm. Eveylynn Lowe UB: Stalder to blind change to straddle Jaeger, some little form things in her arms and legs in the first two. Pak, toe full almost vertical, nice handstand before the toe shoot, and a double tuck with a hop. 11.250

7:28 pm. Avery King BB: I looked over right as she was falling on something. Front aerial to jumps, not quite there with her jumps either in the air or on the landings. Switch leap to sissone, loved the sissone! Double full was a bit underrotated and short. 11.950

7:27 pm. Kieryn Finnell UB: Toe-on to Maloney to Pak to stalder to van Leeuwen, some leg form. Blind change to straddle Jaeger, some feet, blind full, and a full-in with a hop. 13.250

7:23 pm. Rotation 1 Standings

1. Christiane Popovich 13.800
2. Annalisa Milton 13.650
3. Malea Milton 13.550
4. Madray Johnson 13.250
5. Gabrielle Hardie 13.050

7:19 pm. Finley Weldon UB: Blind half to straddle Jaeger, comes in too low to be able to hang on, drops down to the mat. Pak comes in a bit too far and her legs are apart, toe shoot, blind full, and a double tuck with a step.

7:17 pm. Madray Johnson UB: Stalder full handstand is great, to Maloney to Pak to toe-on to van Leeuwen, great so far, toe half to straddle Jaeger, could have a bit more height there, great half pirouette to handstand, and a full-in, comes up a bit short and lands with her chest at her knees and a step. 13.250

7:13 pm. Izzy Stassi UB: Maloney to clear hip to Tkachev, van Leeuwen, some leg separation, double layout came off a little low but she gets it there, just a hop on the landing.

Malea Milton VT: Yurchenko 1.5 with a hop/lunge forward. 13.550

7:12 pm. Christiane Popovich VT: Yurchenko 1.5, really solid! Just a step back. 13.450

She did a Yurchenko double right after and it was pretty good! Just a lunge back. 13.800

7:11 pm. Avery King UB: Toe full, break at the hips, toe on to Maloney to stalder to Tkachev, some form on both, to Pak, some form there too. Van Leeuwen, looked like she had kind of a dead hang after? Nothing severe. Blind change to front half, high stuck double tuck. 11.850

7:10 pm. Gabrielle Hardie VT: FTY, again not tons of power, but well-performed. Step back. Similar to the last two. 13.050

7:09 pm. Eveylynn Lowe VT: FTY, not bad! Little bounce in place. 12.900

7:08 pm. Claire Pease UB: Toe-on to Maloney to stalder to huge Tkachev, blind change to straddle Jaeger, hands graze the bar but she falls. Back on for an inbar to huge Pak, toe shoot, clean stuck double pike. 11.050

Kieryn Finnel VT: Solid FTY, just not a ton of power. 12.950

7:07 pm. Scores are REALLY hard to see across the arena and they’re not coming up on MyUSAGym so I’m going to skip them until the live scores start working again.

7:06 pm. Paige Wills VT: FTY, a little loose in some of her form, landed it well. 13.000

7:04 pm. Hezly Rivera UB: Toe full, toe on to Maloney to stalder to Ricna, slips off, very sad about this. Back on for a piked Jaeger, Pak, back up to the high bar for the giants to the full-in, a little low with a big step to the side. 11.950

Annalisa Milton VT: Yurchenko 1.5, very good! 13.650

7:02 pm. Only two events at a time feels so wild but also makes me happy because I am TIRED, I don’t think my brain could handle all four.

6:57 pm. Touch beginning!

6:56 pm. National anthem is happening now, so the touch should begin shortly!

In this session we have Annalisa Milton, Paige Wills, Kieryn Finnell, Eveylynn Lowe, Gabrielle Hardie, Christiane Popovich, and Malea Milton starting on vault, and on bars, it’ll be Hezly Rivera, Claire Pease, Avery King, Izzy Stassi, Madray Johnson, and Finley Weldon (all WOGA except Izzy in that group).

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