2022 U.S. Championships | Junior WAG Day 2 Live Blog

Welcome to the live blog for the second day of junior women’s competition at the 2022 U.S. Championships, held in Tampa, Florida!

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1:48 pm. Gabrielle Hardie UB: Maloney (some leg separation) to Pak, toe-on, tried to connect to a van Leeuwen, but misses her feet on the bar, tries it again and gets the connection but doesn’t catch the van Leeuwen, slips off. I think the people editing on the fly for the stream thought that was her dismount because they went to the next routine lol? Okay, we’re back. Stalder on the high bar, arches over, blind full, double layout, buckled with a hop.

This has been a ROUGH bars group today and it’s some of my favorite junior U.S. bar workers??? Simone Rose only went 11.850.

1:47 pm. Nicole Desmond FX: Lunge back on the tucked full-in. Popa was strong. Double layout with some leg separation and a hop. Switch full. Switch ring to tour jeté half with a little bobble. Front tuck through to double tuck with a step back, toes maybe went OOB? Good work!

1:46 pm. Myli Lew UB: Stalder full was lovely, I think she had a rough routine night one? Maloney to Pak was so pretty, toe point! Chow to Gienger was nice, good handstand before the toe half to piked Jaeger, ugh falls over in the wrong direction out of handstand. Casts back before her giants, and then comes off short on the double layout and puts her hands down. 11.700

1:44 pm. Zoey Molomo BB: Front aerial, 2.5 with a hop to the side, that’s all we got on the stream. 12.700

1:42 pm. Payton Chandler BB: Hit a clean flight series, side aerial, lovely jump series to back tuck, good double tuck dismount. 13.050

Kelise Woolford FX: Saw it from the front layout to front pike, really nice switch ring to switch half, I think she did that right to a Popa maybe? 1.5 at the end had some leg form issues in the air and was a little short on the landing. 12.550

1:41 pm. Madray Johnson VT: Yurchenko 1.5, looked really sharp in the air! Big step over, though. OOB. 13.600

Before her…

Avery King VT: Yurchenko 1.5, 13.200

Ella Murphy VT: Yurchenko full, 13.100

Hezly Rivera VT: Went for the Yurchenko double today, 13.750

Claire Pease VT: Yurchenko double, 13.350

1:40 pm. Audrey Snyder FX: Wasn’t typing during this but she hit everything I saw. 12.500

Lacie Saltzmann BB: Saw the side aerial, she then ran forward for her dismount and balked the roundoff, went back and did it a second time, double back. 12.750

1:38 pm. Kieryn Finnell UB: Toe-on to Maloney, ugh, pings off. Back on and gets the toe-on to Maloney to Pak to stalder, arches over and comes off again. Back on for stalder to van Leeuwen, blind change to straddle Jaeger, hit the dismount. Sad about this not going as well as she’s capable of doing it! 10.500

1:37 pm. Izzy Stassi UB: Weiler half, Maloney to clear hip toe Ray to Pak, nice, some leg form on some elements, van Leeuwen, bigger leg separation there, blind full, double layout with leg separation and a hop. 12.750

1:35 pm. Christiane Popovich FX: Double pike with a lunge back. Double L turn. Switch ring. Front layout front full with a hop forward. I think I saw but didn’t write down her second pass and therefore it is lost to my brain. Finishes with a 2.5 with a step forward. 12.100

1:33 pm. Or maybe not. Still a big crowd at vault but that always takes the longest for everyone to get their ish together.

1:32 pm. Okay, should be heading into competition stuff now!

1:28 pm. WOGA will start on vault here, on bars it’s Van Frayen, Stassi, Finnell, Rose, Lew, Hardie, and Hang, beam is Chandler, Saltzmann, Molomo, Christian, Sumanasekera, Caylor, and Pineda, and on floor it’s Popovich, Snyder, Woolford, Desmond, Zhou, and Milton.

1:25 pm. National anthem just wrapped up, so we should be heading to the touch any moment now!