Last weekend, the U.S. Championships gave us a look at the nation’s best gymnasts. At any event, the U.S. Championships or even an elite qualifier, it is both fun and interesting to analyze how the winner won. Was it mostly based off execution? Or her stacked difficulty? Or both?

Simone Biles on beam during day 2 of the U.S. Championships
Photo: John Cheng

We broke down the difficulty and execution score from both days of competition at the U.S. Championships. Below are the complete rankings of both difficulty and execution scores for gymnasts that competed all four events and both days of competition. For the difficulty score, the highest combined difficulty score – either from day 1 or day 2 – was chosen. As for the execution score, all 8 execution scores were added and then averaged.

Please note: gymnasts with an asterisk (*) next to their name are junior elite athletes. In addition, T=these complete difficulty scores are calculated with the U.S. vault values which are different than FIG vault values for some Yurchenko vaults. The U.S. stick bonus is also a part of the difficulty score.

Total Difficulty Score Rankings

1. Simone Biles (WCC) – 25.4

2. Sunisa Lee (Midwest) – 22.8 *

3. Morgan Hurd (First State) – 22.7

4T. Riley McCusker (MG Elite) – 22.5

4T. Alyona Shchennikova (5280) – 22.5

6T. Jade Carey (AZ Sunrays) – 22.3

6T. Ragan Smith (Texas Dreams) – 22.3

6T. Jordan Chiles (Naydenov) – 22.3

9T. Grace McCallum (TCT) – 22.2

9T. Kayla DiCello (Hill’s) – 22.2 *

11. Kara Eaker (GAGE) – 21.9

12. Leanne Wong (GAGE) – 21.8 *

13. Margzetta Frazier (UCLA) – 21.7

14T. Shilese Jones (Future) – 21.5

14T. Trinity Thomas (Prestige) – 21.5

14T. Skye Blakely (WOGA) – 21.5 *

17. Audrey Davis (WOGA) – 21.4

18. Konnor McClain (Revolution) – 21.0 *

19. Sophia Butler (Discover) – 20.9 *

20. Tori Tatum (TCT) – 20.6 *

21. Ciena Alipio (West Valley) – 20.4 *

22. Sydney Morris (First State) – 20.1 *

23T. Maddie Johnston (Hill’s) – 20.0

23T. Olivia Greaves (MG Elite) – 20.0 *

25T. Shania Adams (Buckeye) – 19.9

25T. Selena Harris (Gymcats) – 19.9 *

27T. Karis German (WCC) – 19.7 *

27T. Levi Jung-Ruivivar (Paramount Elite) – 19.7 *

27T. Claire Dean (Head Over Heels) – 19.7 *

30. Aleah Finnegan (GAGE) – 19.6 *

31T. Olivia Dunne (ENA Paramus) – 19.5

31T. Kailin Chio (Gymcats) – 19.5 *

33. Luisa Blanco (WOGA) – 19.3

34. Alexis Jeffrey (GAGE) – 19.2 *

35. Sloane Blakely (WOGA) – 19.0

36. Brenna Neault (Precision) – 18.9 *

37T. Katelyn Rosen (Mavericks) – 18.7 *

37T. Lilly Lippeatt (Cincinnati) – 18.7 *

39. Zoe Gravier (MG Elite) – 18.6 *

 

Average Execution Score Rankings

Score rounded to the nearest thousandth of a point

1. Simone Biles (WCC) – 8.731

2. Leanne Wong (GAGE) – 8.631 *

3. Riley McCusker (MG Elite) – 8.531

4. Morgan Hurd (First State) – 8.525

5. Trinity Thomas (Prestige) – 8.463

6. Grace McCallum (TCT) – 8.431

7T. Kayla DiCello (Hill’s) – 8.388 *

7T. Konnor McClain (Revolution) – 8.388 *

9. Shilese Jones (Future) – 8.369

10. Shania Adams (Buckeye) – 8.363

11. Skye Blakely (WOGA) – 8.300 *

12. Kara Eaker (GAGE) – 8.244

13. Olivia Greaves (MG Elite) – 8.231 *

14T. Sunisa Lee (Midwest) – 8.206 *

14T. Zoe Gravier (MG Elite) – 8.206 *

16T. Jade Carey (AZ Sunrays) – 8.188

16T. Alexis Jeffrey (GAGE) – 8.188 *

18. Kailin Chio (Gymcats) – 8.081 *

19. Aleah Finnegan (GAGE) – 8.056 *

20. Selena Harris (Gymcats) – 8.044 *

21T. Karis German (WCC) – 8.019 *

21T. Brenna Neault (Precision) – 8.019 *

23. Tori Tatum (TCT) – 8.006 *

24. Sloane Blakely (WOGA) – 7.975

25. Luisa Blanco (WOGA) – 7.963

26. Alyona Shchennikova (5280) – 7.925

27. Sydney Morris (First State) – 7.906 *

28. Jordan Chiles (Naydenov) – 7.881

29. Margzetta Frazier (UCLA) – 7.869

30. Ragan Smith (Texas Dreams) – 7.863

31. Maddie Johnston (Hill’s) – 7.856

32. Sophia Butler (Discover) – 7.838

33. Katelyn Rosen (Mavericks) – 7.813 *

34. Ciena Alipio (West Valley) – 7.800 *

35. Audrey Davis (WOGA) – 7.769

36. Levi Jung-Ruivivar (Paramount Elite) – 7.694 *

37. Claire Dean (Head Over Heels) – 7.663 *

38. Lilly Lippeatt (Cincinnati) – 7.644 *

39. Olivia Dunne (ENA Paramus) – 7.544

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