2022 U.S. Classic | WAG Senior Podium Training Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for the senior women’s podium training at the 2022 U.S. Classic, held in Salt Lake City, Utah!

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4:48 pm. Pretty much wrapped up here? Joscelyn Roberson is still playing around on floor, love this hard-working queen.

4:46 pm. Nola Matthews dance through…her leaps are all so great.

Ciena Alipio just tried a Memmel but completely crashed to the floor, she came up laughing hahaha.

4:45 pm. Strong Yurchenko 1.5 from Levi Jung-Ruivivar this time.

Nice dance-through from Ciena Alipio, Joscelyn Roberson busted out a 1.5 to front tuck right at the end.

4:42 pm. I feel like I missed everything Shilese Jones did on floor? She’s just kinda chillin on her phone right now hahaha. I got up for a second early in this rotation and apparently missed everything?

Did just catch Leanne Wong doing a double double though!

4:40 pm. Levi Jung-Ruivivar going for Yurchenko 1.5s but just sat one sadly!

4:38 pm. Biggest vault I’ve seen so far was a Yurchenko 1.5 from Brooke Pierson, just some knee stuff going on.

Nola Matthews working a switch ring to tour jeté half.

Good arabian double front from Joscelyn Roberson! DTY aside she has looked great today. Double pike with a step.

4:37 pm. Leanne Wong’s dance-through on floor…hop L turn through to switch ring was nice.

Nola Matthews casually busting out a triple full during Leanne’s dance.

4:32 pm. Okay, moving on to the final rotation. Laurie Hernandez has Chipotle and I’m incredibly jealous, the closest one is a solid four miles away.

4:27 pm. Very nice double pike off beam, think that was Marissa Neal.

Levi Jung-Ruivivar working switch rings on floor, all are gorgeous.

Nola Matthews with a wild wobble on a back handspring beam mount, ends up coming off. Also wobbled on the side aerial loso.

Leanne Wong back up, did the wolf jump full to split jump this time. Also a front aerial to straddle jump, side aerial, and side somi, pretty great on all.

4:26 pm. Been a little slow, just little things on beam and floor, but Joscelyn Roberson just nailed the layout stepout mount into a back handspring, and then a standing full! I NEED her to hit in competition, this is such a great routine.

4:22 pm. Leanne Wong dismounted beam with a gorgeous 2.5 just now!

Always enjoy a Levi Jung-Ruivivar performance on floor.

4:17 pm. More goodness from Shilese on beam! Great punch front, love her straddle jump to split jump too. Great double pike.

Tatiana Perskaia just walked by with a plate that had four cupcakes on it. Living her life!

4:13 pm. Nice wolf turn action from Ciena Alipio!

Beautiful switch to tour jeté half from Addison Fatta in her dance through.

4:11 pm. Leanne Wong on beam with a switch to wolf jump full, a little slow in the connection but love the wolf jump! Nailed the flight series. Hit everything else I saw except the side aerial which was wobbly, but she stayed on.

2.5 to front tuck from Lauren Little. Switch to tour jeté half.

4:10 pm. Katelyn Rosen dance through, had some good leaps in there.

Saw a little of Nola Matthews on beam, she looked mostly good.

4:08 pm. Dance through from Brooke Pierson, included a double pike and double tuck at the start.

4:07 pm. Shilese Jones on beam with a switch to switch half, straddle jump to sissone, cross split half with a wobble, and a high double tuck with a lunge back.

4:06 pm. Joscelyn Roberson working beam, super solid on the side aerial loso loso, a little deep on the double pike, but not bad.

4:02 pm. Charlotte Booth’s dance-through is very nice.

Addison Fatta just nailed the 2.5 to double tuck! Threw a double layout shortly after, a bit bouncy.

4:00 pm. On the third rotation now! I’m kinda far from both but will do what I can.

3:56 pm. Brooke Pierson’s legs have straightened up on her acro since she was first going up.

I think Levi Jung-Ruivivar with a big layout stepout mount. Trying it a couple of times.

3:51 pm. Shilese Jones did the stalder layout Tkachev! It looks so good. Dying for her to do it here…

Leanne Wong back up again, working the van Leeuwen, and the double layout, both great.

3:49 pm. Took a break for a few. Saw Leanne Wong on bars again but she kind of crashed her Bhardwaj into the low bar.

Someone on beam with a nice back handspring mount. Katelyn Rosen maybe? Super aggressive on the bhs loso loso series.

3:44 pm. Amelia Disidore gets the big Ray to Pak this time, bends her legs on a van Leeuwen

Some good work from Addison Fatta on beam.

Pretty solid set from Joscelyn Roberson on bars! Did the double layout this time, which was great.

3:42 pm. Marissa Neal with a van Leeuwen, clear hip, blind change to straddle Jaeger, good.

Nola Matthews with an inbar to inbar full to Chow to Ricna, nice, blind change to straddle Jaeger, lovely Pak, missed her feet on a toe-on so had to try it again, into a van Leeuwen, but missed the high bar.

3:40 pm. Joscelyn Roberson got her Maloney to Pak, toe shoot, rushed blind full, and a double tuck dismount, good hit, needs cleaning up but honestly if she can just hit this I’ll be happy.

3:38 pm. Katelyn Rosen working a bhs loso loso, had a wild landing but a great save. Side aerial, switch leap to split jump, switch half, double full with a step.

Hit bars from Ciena Alipio, just some little form things to clean up.

Big Ray from Amelia Disidore but a hard fall after slipping ofr. Does it again and is solid.

3:37 pm. Lovely switch half from Charlotte Booth on beam. Side aerial also excellent. Stumbled back on the dismount.

Big straddle Jaeger from Leanne Wong, toe full almost perfect to handstand, to Bhardwaj, some leg form, Maloney to Pak, some leg separation, van Leeuwen looked very strong, good double layout, just a hop.

3:35 pm. Shilese going up again on bars now, excellent pirouette before the Chow, toe full in PERFECT handstand, Downie to Pak, amazing, van Leeuwen, perfect handstand before the toe half to front giant to double front, super cowboyed but just a step.

Good flight series from Lauren Little on beam, front aerial, clean double full.

3:33 pm. Kind of a perfect pirouette from Leanne Wong on bars, also threw a Bhardwaj.

Nice release from Amelia Disidore on bars. I’m still trying to figure out the difference betwen her (taller, brown hair) and Marissa Neal (shorter, blonder hair) but from far away it’s hard.

3:32 pm. Just saw some acro from Brooke Pierson on beam, some ent legs in it but she looks solid.

Nola Matthews on bars, tried for something in L grip but then jumped off.

3:31 pm. Shilese Jones on bars now, working toe-ons and more toe-ons. Now stalders and more stalders! Into a huge Ricna. She won’t do the stalder layout Tkachev here but wants to do it for worlds.

3:29 pm. Moving on to the second event!

3:26 pm. So Leanne Wong apparently did a DTY, probably when I was still trying to figure out who people were. No timers I guess? Just went for it. “Timers are for nerds” – direct Leanne quote.

3:22 pm. Lovely double layouts from Lauren Little on bars.

Vault has been done forever and bars seems to be Little and Jung-Ruivivar going back and forth.

3:16 pm. Levi Jung-Ruivivar on bars now, Muscles a handstand before atraddle Jaeger, handstand before the stalder to Ricna to Pak was great as was that series!

Ooh, Yurchenko half-on front layout full from Joscelyn Roberson!

3:15 pm. Charlotte Booth working a Tkachev to mixed grip to Ezhova, really solid.

3:13 pm. Levi Jung-Ruivivar has also looked nice on bars.

Great full-twisting double layout from Addison Fatta.

Lauren Little with a really nice handstand before a stalder full to Chow to Pak, just little form things. Another great handstand that she holds forever.

3:11 pm. Just caught a Yurchenko 1.5 from one of the GAGE girls. Can’t tell who from here.

Great bars from Charlotte Booth just now. I saw a few nice elements from her earlier as well.

3:10 pm. Addison Fatta had a nice Ray and Pak.

Haven’t seen Leanne vault yet so the all-around could just be Shilese and everyone else lol. Apparently Leanne didn’t vault in yesterday’s training either.

Joscelyn Roberson warming up Yurchenko half-ons.

3:09 pm. Brooke Pierson had a very nice toe full to Maloney to Pak on bars, very promising! Van Leeuwen, stalder half to huge straddle jaeger, and a full-in with a step, nice.

3:08 pm. Ciena Alipio just sat a Yurchenko 1.5 on vault and then Joscelyn Roberson kinda threw one around after her but also crashed it. Saw a good DTY from Shilese Jones before that, and she’s up again, huge gorgeous double.

3:05 pm. Trying to put together groups…

VT– Ciena Alipio, Amelia Disidore, Shilese Jones, Nola Matthews, Marissa Neal, Joscelyn Roberson, Leanne Wong

UB– Charlotte Booth, Addison Fatta, Levi Jung-Ruivivar, Lauren Little, Brooke Pierson, Katelyn Rosen

3:00 pm. I don’t have start lists but there aren’t that many people here. I’m sure it’ll be FINE.

Only two rotation groups makes my life easier. One is on vault and the other on bars.

2:57 pm. Just about to move from general stretch to the structured warmup!

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