2021 US and NCAA National Champion Brody Malone of Stanford leads the field at the US Olympic Trials. After Day 1, he leads Minnesota senior Shane Wiskus, former OU NCAA champ Yul Moldauer, and Olympian former NCAA champ Sam Mikulak (ex Michigan). Stanford's Brandon Briones is close behind in 5th, but just 1.05 points separates 5th to 10th.
Kira Sanchez, a L10 from Premier (CO), has committed to Long Island University for 2021-2022, according to her Instagram. At the 2021 Region 3 L10 Regionals, she placed 10th AA. She was also 10th at Regionals in 2019.
Linda Zivat, who originally attended MSU in 2019-2020 but did not compete due to injury, will transfer to Iowa for 2021-2022. In 2019, she tied for 1st on VT, 5th on FX and 6th AA at the L10 Nationals.
Shannon Farrell, Hayley Perkins and Maylen Pulliam have signed with Alaska. Farrell, an Australian native, is a transfer from SCSU. Perkins is a Canadian athlete. Pulliam is a Level 10 from Georgia Elite.
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a group of former athletes serving as plaintiffs in a case against the NCAA. The Court upheld a lower court ruling that the NCAA could not enforce limits on education-related expenses. This could include benefits like computers, graduate scholarships and others. It left in place restrictions on non-academic compensation. Individual conferences will be able to set their own limits.
With the terrific news of the new program at Clemson, the ACC will begin sponsoring a women's gymnastics conference championship beginning with the 2023-2024 year.
Utah has named former DU assistant Jimmy Pratt as an assistant coach. He replaces Garret Griffeth, who accepted a position at LSU. Pratt is a former club coach at All-American has has coached several former Utes in the past.