Teams! Sr. and Jr. with comments
U.S. Senior National Team – Photo by John Cheng
Jana Bieger, Coconut Creek, Fla., Bieger International Gymnastics–good luck getting any assignments ever, Jana. I like you OK although I think your gymn has gone downhill, but Marta hates you.
Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics–going places. Probable for Worlds.
Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., Naperville Gymnastics Club–I like her gymn, although I cant see her exploding onto the International scene–she’s NCAA bound.
Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Precision Gymnastics–know nothing about this girl.
Olivia Courtney, Orlando, Fla., Orlando Metro Gymnastics–I like her a lot. She’s currently injured but I hope to see good things from her this coming year.
Ivana Hong, Lovejoy, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics–Possible for Worlds, although it depends on a lot of factors. Looking a lot better–and happier–since she left Pyscho!Coach and moved to WOGA.
Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., Hill’s Gymnastics-fucking amazing tumbling. LOVE her fx. If she can learn to stick, she is going to be a hell of a floor worker. Bars are def. not her strong point but she’s a Hill’s girl so she’s semi-decent on them, at least. VT is nice. BB is OK. but fx is really awesome. Learn to stick, Kytra, and you could be headed to Worlds.
Alaina Johnson, Tyler, Texas, Texas East Gymnastics–eh. Not super fond of her gymn. She’s OK.
Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, All-Olympia–broken. Love her gymn but she is pretty constantly broken so…not expecting much.
Anastasia Liukin, Parker, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics–BB looking all right but not great. Eager to see her new fx. Hope her bars begin getting to their 2008 state. Possible/probable for Worlds.
Chellsie Memmel, West Allis, Wis., M&M Gymnastics–NEVER count the Memmel out. She is amazing. Okay so right now she doesn’t look terrific, but its CHELLSIE MEMMEL. Girl could totally throw a beam routine while comatose.
Samantha Peszek, Indianapolis, Ind., Sharp’s Gymnastics–glad she moved to Sharp’s. Her BB is SO SOLID. I love it! I want her to to go to Worlds for beam. Also like her fx right now–she’s very powerful.
Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, All-Olympia–see Larson.
Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind., Sharp’s Gymnastics–My current favorite USAG girl. She is awesome. Rock solid, beautiful fx and ub, nice bb, decent vt. Good at sticking. Almost definite for Worlds. Love.
Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics–she’s ok but she’ll break soon. It’s MLT.
Kayla Williams, Nitro, W.V., Gym Nest Inc.–She does do a triple full side pass which I give her major props for, but it should really be cleaner. Generally her stuff should be cleaner. I still like her, though.
U.S. Junior National Team – Photo by John Cheng
Bridgette Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., Naperville Gymnastics Club–she’s pretty good. I like her, so far.
Briley Casanova, Dallas, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics–another WOGA girl!
Sophina DeJesus, Temecula, Calif., SCEGA Gymnastics–know nothing
Amanda Jetter, Milford, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics–I want to like her, but…its MLT.
Madison Kocian, Dallas, Texas, WOGA Gymnastics–she was looking pretty good.
Katelyn Ohashi, Independence, Mo., Great American Gymn. Express–She just moved to WOGA from the crazy GAGE folks, so her life should improve!
Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., Brestyan’s American Gymnastics–yay! Mini ASac! I like her. I want to see her do well because she’s mini ASac!
Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., Gym-Max Gymnastics–she is quite good, isn’t she? Jr nat’l champ…I don’t know anything about Gym-Max so I hope she doesn’t break.
Morgan Smith, Clearmont, Fla., Brandy Johnson’s Global GYM–know nothing
Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.Y., Dynamic Gymnastics–I like her a lot. She’s very elegant. Actually, she’s totally adorable.
Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., Gedderts Twistars USA–gonna break. I can feel it. 13 year olds have NO BUSINESS throwing Amanars.