2019 Chalk Warrior Gymnast of the Year Selection Criteria

October 13, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The staff at Chalk Warrior are excited to announce our third annual Gymnast of the Year Award! Our goal is to select the best female Junior Olympic (JO), Xcel, Hopes, and Elite gymnasts in the United States based on their […]

Execution rankings: 2019 Hopes Classic

June 23, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The 2019 Hopes Classic took place on Friday, June 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah with 56 gymnasts competing in two age divisions. We have calculated the average execution score for each gymnast who competed all four events at the […]

Difficulty rankings: 2019 Hopes Classic

June 22, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The 2019 Hopes Classic took place on Friday, June 21 in Salt Lake City, Utah with 56 gymnasts competing in two age divisions. We have calculated the total difficulty scores from each gymnast who competed all four events at the […]

Next generation vying for titles at 2019 Hopes Classic

June 19, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

This Friday, June 21, gymnasts ages 10-13 will compete in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Hopes Classic held in conjunction with the American Classic. 63 Hopes gymnasts in two age divisions, 10-11 and 12-13, are expected to compete in […]

Meet the new elite: Charlotte Booth

June 8, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

She may have begun gymnastics just six years ago, but Charlotte Booth of Brandy Johnson’s Gymnastics is already climbing her way to the top. At the KPAC Cup National Elite Qualifier in March of this year, Charlotte earned her Hopes […]

Roster: 2019 Parkettes National Elite Qualifier

May 30, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The second to last National Elite Qualifier of the season will take place this weekend, May 31-June 2 in Allentown, PA. Gymnasts competing in this qualifier will have the chance to earn their compulsory and/or optional scores to qualify to […]

Meet the new elite: Mya Witte

May 29, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

She may be standing at just 4 feet 3 inches tall, but 13 year old Mya Witte packs a punch. Known for her beam skills, Witte earned a 15.000 for her beam routine at the Biles National Elite Qualifier. Witte […]

Developmental Camp wraps up in Crossville

May 25, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The May 2019 Developmental Camp wrapped up on Friday, May 24, in Crossville, Tennessee. The camp was lead by Elite Development Coordinator Dan Baker. High Performance Coordinator Tom Forster was also present to watch, coach, provide advice, and host coaches […]

Level 10 gymnasts shine on first day of JO National Championships

May 18, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

On Saturday, May 18, six out of the twelve age groups competing at the JO National Championships completed. The JO National Championships features the top level 10 gymnasts in the nation, and the gymnasts competing had to qualify from their […]

Top scores from level 9 Regional Championships

April 15, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Hundreds of level 9 gymnasts from across the nation competed at Regional Championships throughout the United States at eight different regionals. Below are the top ten scores on each event and in the all around from all eight regionals combined. […]

Top scores from level 10 Regional Championships

April 15, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Hundreds of gymnasts from across the nation competed at Regional Championships throughout the United States at eight different regionals. Below are the top ten scores on each event and in the all around from all eight regionals combined. Disclaimer: Comparing […]

2019 Level 9 Eastern Championship Qualifiers

April 11, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Eight regional championships hosting level 9 and 10 athletes across the United States took place during the weekend of April 11-14. These level 9 and 10 athletes came in with the goal to qualify to the prestigious Eastern/Western Level 9 […]

2019 Level 9 Western Championship Qualifiers

April 11, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Eight regional championships hosting level 9 and 10 athletes across the United States took place during the weekend of April 11-14. These level 9 and 10 athletes came in with the goal to qualify to the prestigious Eastern/Western Level 9 […]

2019 JO National Championships Qualifiers

April 11, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Eight regional championships hosting level 9 and 10 athletes across the United States took place during the weekend of April 11-14. These level 9 and 10 athletes came in with the goal to qualify to the prestigious Eastern/Western Level 9 […]

36 gymnasts set to compete at 10th annual Nastia Liukin Cup

February 28, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

This Friday, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex will host 36 level 10 gymnasts as they compete in the 10th annual Nastia Liukin Cup. Since the beginning of the year up until now, level 10 gymnasts competed in Nastia Liukin Cup qualifying […]

Fan and Ferrari return in Melbourne with World Cup wins on bars, floor

February 24, 2019 by Elise Ng

The Melbourne World Cup event finals saw both veterans and newcomers make a splash on the international scene, as Vanessa Ferrari returned to competition and Fan Yilin and Oksana Chusovitina began their Tokyo 2020 Olympic journeys. Yeo Seo-Jeong of South […]

Baumann sister showdown heats up Florida-Georgia rivalry

February 21, 2019 by Jess Stephans

The seventh-ranked Georgia Bulldogs head to face number three Florida on Friday for one of the most highly-anticipated meets of the season, a meet that has an even more special meaning than just the storied rivalry this year. Marking the […]

Ana Padurariu, Ellie Black go 1-2 in Elite Canada all-around final

February 3, 2019 by Elise Ng

Elite Canada, the first competition of the 2019 elite season, took place in Gatineau, Quebec on Friday with the senior women’s all-around final. Competition saw three members of Canada’s 2018 World Championships team return to the floor. Ana Padurariu competed […]

Buckeye Classic Elite Compulsory qualifiers

February 2, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The Buckeye Classic Elite Compulsory Qualifier took place on Thursday, January 31. Below are the gymnasts who achived their compulsory score for Hopes or Elite. The qualification scores for elite compulsory are: Hopes 10-11: 32.00, Hopes 12-13: 33.00, Jr. & […]

Roster: January National Team Camp

January 22, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The first women’s National Team Camp of the year will take place from January 24-27 in Sarasota, Florida at Evo Athletics. Below is the roster provided by USA Gymnastics. Seniors Shania Adams – Future Simone Biles – WCC Sloane Blakely […]

UCLA takes another win against Pac-12 opponent Arizona State

January 21, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The UCLA Bruins took another win against Arizona State on Sunday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins had a team score of 197.775 and Arizona State scored a 196.125. UCLA started on vault with sophomore Pauline Tratz leading off with […]

Zoe Miller, Carina Jordan qualify to Nastia Liukin Cup

January 19, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Zoe Miller and Carina Jordan, both from World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas qualified to the Nastia Liukin Cup from the Lady Luck Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend. Miller, the junior qualifier, posted the highest all around score […]

CGA Coaches Spectacular elite compulsory qualifiers

January 19, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Gymnasts competed at the Cincinnati Gymnastics Coaches Spectacular elite compulsory qualifier on Friday, January 18. Below are the gymnasts who earned their Hopes or Elite compulsory scores.   Junior Elite Ava Wellmeier – Buckeye   Hopes 12-13 Annabelle Behrhorst – […]

Utah takes another meet in away meet against Oregon State

January 19, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The Utah Utes took another win against Oregon State at the Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon with a 197.150. Oregon State, just their second meet of the season, scored a 195.450. The competition started with Oregon State on vault and […]

Florida takes the win against LSU in nail-biting competition

January 18, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

It was another close SEC matchup on Saturday. LSU and Florida competed in a heated competition at the Maravich Center in Baton Rouge, LA. In the end, Florida came out on top with a 197.500, just 0.75 ahead of LSU. […]

Alabama edges out Georgia in close rivalry matchup

January 18, 2019 by Jess Stephans

The long-time rivalry between Alabama and Georgia did not disappoint, as the two met in Athens for  one of the most highly-anticipate dual meets of the season so far. The crowd in Georgia was completely sold out, making for a […]

Kentucky, Korth win in meet against Arkansas

January 18, 2019 by Elise Ng

The Kentucky Wildcats scored a win at home today over the Arkansas Razorbacks, scoring a 195.275 to their 193.875. However, we didn’t see either team at their full potential, as they both had to count a fall and deal with […]

University of Michigan victorious in meet against Michigan State

January 18, 2019 by Elise Ng

The Michigan Wolverines won their home meet today against the Michigan State Spartans (195.975 – 194.050). Natalie Wojcik and Olivia Karas had strong all around performances, placing first and second with a 39.325 and a 39.250 respectively. Michigan State also […]

23 earn compulsory scores at Palm Springs Cup

January 18, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

23 gymnasts earned their hopes or elite compulsory scores at the Palm Springs Gymnastics Cup in Palm Springs, CA on January 18. The next step for these gymnasts will be to earn their optional scores in order to qualify to […]

Top scores from the 2019 California Grand Invitational

January 13, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

During the weekend of January 11-13, 2019, over 1700 gymnasts traveled to Anaheim, CA to compete at the 2nd annual California Grand Invitational. The competition saw top routines, and some amazing scores to go with. Below are the top three […]

UCLA dominates California Grand quad meet

January 12, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

On a beautiful evening in Anaheim, CA the UCLA Bruins, California Berkeley Bears, UC Davis Mustangs, and the Michigan State Spartans met up for a quad meet at the California Grand Invitational. The Bruins had a fantastic meet, winning with […]

Minnesota comes out on top by over ten points at quad meet

January 12, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The Minnesota Gophers won the quad meet against Hamline, Winona State, and Gustavus Adolphus Saturday evening at home. The Gopshers had a fantastic meet, winning the competition by over ten points. Minnesota started on vault where they posted three scored […]

Utah Utes secure 22nd straight victory against BYU Cougars

January 11, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

The annual competition between the BYU Cougars and Utah Utes took place on January 11. The Utes have defeated BYU in the last 21 match up against the two teams, with their goal of tonight being their 22nd. The night […]

Chalk Warrior’s 2018 Programs of the Year Nominees

January 9, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Over the past few months, we at Chalk Warrior have been analyzing stats to bring you the programs of the year nominees. This year, Chalk Warrior will be awarding programs in four different categories: TOPs, Hopes, JO, and Elite. Below […]

Future stars take part in first Developmental Camp of the year

January 7, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

32 gymnasts from across the United States gathered in Crossville, Tennessee on Monday, January 7, to begin the first Developmental Camp of the year. Developmental Camp is somewhat like a pre-National Team Camp, where athletes range from as young as […]

Stanford wins the 2019 NorCal Classic

January 6, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

It was a race between four Northern California teams – Sacramento State, San Jose State, Stanford, and UC Davis –  at the 2019 NorCal Classic hosted by Sacramento State. As the season between four teams, Stanford came on top with a […]

2019 Qualified Elites

January 5, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

Below are lists of all gymnasts qualified to the 2019 Hopes or U.S. Classic. Gymnasts in blue have qualified to the U.S. Championships or Hopes Championships. Gymnasts with an asterisk (*) are qualified, but unlikely to compete. Elite & Hopes […]

No. 1 UCLA defeats No. 6 Nebraska in season opener

January 4, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

It was a fairytale 2018 season for UCLA. Many fans expected Oklahoma to take home their third championship in a row. However, thanks to great performances and two perfect 10.0s from now-graduated Peng Peng Lee, the Bruins went on to […]

Ten Level 10s to watch in 2019

January 2, 2019 by Lauren Stevens

It’s the beginning of the 2019 JO season which means hundreds of amazing level 10s across the nation will be competing to conclude their season as JO National champions. Here are some of the top level 10s that you will […]

2018 Cottbus World Cup Roster and Preview

November 21, 2018 by Thomas Cluck

With last month’s World Championships in Doha in the rearview mirror and the 2019 season fast approaching, the final World Cup event of the 2018 season is here, also serving as the first World Cup competition with Tokyo 2020 Olympic […]

The final thoughts from the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

November 13, 2018 by Jess Stephans

After an intriguing, thrilling, and sometimes surprising World Championships in Doha, Qatar, there were plenty of notable results and storylines coming out of the biggest team competition of the new quadrennium so far. With some time to digest all the […]

2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Women’s Event Finals Results

November 4, 2018 by Thomas Cluck

The most thrilling and surprising part of any World Championships took place Friday and Saturday in Doha, Qatar with event finals closing out an incredibly suspenseful and competitive World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. The best women’s gymnasts in the world competed across […]

U.S. Women’s World Championships team named

October 13, 2018 by Elise Ng

This week saw the U.S. Women’s National Team gather in Sarasota, Florida at EVO Athletics, the temporary USA Gymnastics national training center, for the U.S. Worlds Team Selection Camp, which included a one-day verification competition. Reigning Rio 2016 Olympic all-around […]

Ellie Black and French stars dominate medals at Paris World Cup

October 4, 2018 by Elise Ng

The 2018 World Challenge Cup series concluded this past weekend in Paris, where defending World silver all-around medalist Ellie Black of Canada picked up a medal on each apparatus, living legend Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan continued to impress with her longevity, and France’s top […]

Regions represented at the 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships

August 16, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

This weekend, 46 gymnasts representing several clubs will compete in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Not only are gymnasts representing their clubs, but they are also representing their club’s respective regions. Check out which gymnasts will be representing which regions at championships.* […]

How to follow the 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships

August 15, 2018 by Thomas Cluck

One of the biggest gymnastics competitions of the season, the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, are here, with this two-day competition set to determine the national champions for the top US junior and senior elites. With nearly all the top names in […]

2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Master Preview

August 14, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

After a long and grueling spring elite season, several elite qualifiers, the American and US Classics, and plenty of hard work and preparation, the US Gymnastics Championships is finally here to crown a national champion in Boston. With last month’s […]

2018 Hopes Championships difficulty & execution rankings

August 12, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

The 2018 Hopes season has come to a close, but the focus on this year’s crop of Hopes gymnasts isn’t over yet! We went back and looked at the results from the Hopes Championships and combined both the Hopes 10-11 and […]

2018 GK U.S. Classic difficulty & execution rankings

August 12, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

While the GK U.S. Classic came to a conclusion two weeks ago and we are now looking forward to U.S. Championships, it’s fun to look back on the competition and break it down. Below are the complete rankings in both […]

2018 TOPs National Testing Qualifiers

August 10, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

This summer, over one thousand gymnasts ages eight to ten participated in TOPs State Testing with the hopes of qualifying to National Testing. Seven year olds also participated in TOPs State Testing, but instead of taking the extra trip to National Testing, […]

2018 TOPs National Diamond Team

August 10, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

This summer, over one thousand gymnasts ages seven to ten participated in TOPs State Testing. Gymnasts ages eight and up must take an extra trip to National Testing in order to make a TOPs National Team, but the seven year […]

New elites impress at the GK U.S. Classic

August 9, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

The US Classic is a critical meet for newly qualified elites, especially those still needing a score to advance to nationals. The junior meet is always full of new faces, with 24 of the 43 juniors competing being new elites. […]

What we learned at the 2018 GK U.S. Classic

August 9, 2018 by Elise Ng

This year’s US Classic gave us the opportunity to see many of the top American gymnasts compete in the all-around as they prepare for the national and world championships. At nationals, Ragan Smith will get a chance to defend her title. However, […]

New elites impress at the GK U.S. Classic

August 9, 2018 by Mary Fay Carr

1. Jade Carey – Vault While the US Classic was Jade Carey’s all-around debut as an elite gymnast, the two-time World silver medalist still stood out for her impressive vaulting. Carey competed two vaults, a Yurchenko double full and a […]

2018 Chalk Warrior National All Star Teams

August 2, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

The 2017-2018 JO season has come to a close, and there were many fantastic gymnasts! After the season, Chalk Warrior looked at the top gymnasts in each of the JO levels 3-10, created an average score on each event and […]

Roster: 2018 U.S. Championships

August 2, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

The 2018 U.S. Championships will take place August 16-19 in Boston, MA. The U.S. Championships serves as the final meet of the U.S. elite season prior to the fall international season such as the Pan American Games and World Championships. […]

VanderToolen and Zhou impress for GK Hopes Championships titles

July 27, 2018 by Thomas Cluck

After a long season full of hard work and competitions for the next up-and-coming stars of American gymnastics, the Hopes gymnasts shined with their impressive, talented routines on display at the GK Hopes Championships Friday in Columbus. After qualifying Hopes […]

Juniors ready to take the stage at the 2018 GK US Classic

July 22, 2018 by Ashlee Buhler

Dozens of the nation’s best gymnasts will meet in Columbus, Ohio to take part in the GK U.S. Classic on July 28. For some, the competition will be used as a warm up in preparation for the U.S. National Championships […]

Roster: 2018 Hopes Championships

July 16, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

The best of the best in the Hopes program will compete on Friday, July 27, in Columbus, Ohio at the 2018 Hopes Championships. Gymnasts qualified to the Hopes Championships through the Hopes Classic, which took place in early July. The […]

Roster: 2018 GK US Classic

July 16, 2018 by Lauren Stevens

On Saturday, July 28, junior and senior elites will be competing in the GK US Classic. Gymnasts qualified to the US Classic through qualifying elite this season, or already being a qualified elite. The US Classic serves as the major […]

The Best Meets for 2018

June 8, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

If you are a coach, you are probably beginning to create a schedule for your team’s 2018 season. Below are Chalk Warrior’s opinion on the best meets in the US for next season. The best meets are selected upon their […]

Developmental Camp: The Place to be for Rising Elites

May 30, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

Ever since Valeri Liukin took over the program after the 2012 Olympics, Developmental Camp located at the National Team Training Center in Huntsville, TX, has become the best place for aspiring elite gymnasts and new elites to get a used […]

Jazmyn Foberg: The Next Chapter

May 15, 2017 by Katie Regan

We recently caught up with 2014 junior national champion and two-time USA national team member Jazmyn Foberg of MG Elite. As she prepares to begin her freshman year at the University of Florida this fall, she reflects back on her […]

Get On a Grip For When It’s Time For Grips!

May 11, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

Grips… It is a rite of passage for all gymnasts. It is the time when gymnasts begin to feel like the “big girls” and when they get to start learning the “big tricks”. So when is it the right time […]

Top Level 10s Competing at the JO National Championships

May 6, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

Region 5 Insider The best level 10s in the nation will be competing at the 2017 JO National Championships beginning Saturday, May 6 and will continue through the 7th. Over 650 gymnasts across the nation will be competing this weekend. […]

How to Get Nominated for the 2017 JO Gymnast of the Year Award

April 23, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

The 2017 Gymnast of the Year Awards and Banquet will be hosted by Chalk Warrior and will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational. The JO Gymnast of the Year Award is a prestigious award with […]

Kaliya Lincoln: Vaulting Into the Spotlight

April 16, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

From level 7 to 2017 Region 1 Level 9 All Around Champion in one year, ten year old Kaliya Lincoln is getting ready to take on the elite world. She started competing in the fall of 2013 as a level […]

2017 JO Nationals Qualifiers By Region

April 14, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

The 2017 JO National Championships will take place on the weekend of May 6-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gymnasts qualify to JO Nationals at the regional championships this weekend by placing in the top 7 in their age group and must score […]

Ryan Fuller: Future Star

April 12, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

At just 11 years old, Ryan Fuller of San Mateo Gymnastics is tumbling into the spotlight! She began gymnastics at Little Gym and at just four years old, her coach noticed that she was very strong. Ryan began competing with […]

Team USA Sends 12 to City of Jesolo Trophy

March 26, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

USA Gymnastics will be competing at the City of Jesolo Trophy on April 1-2 in Jesolo, Italy. Team USA has selected five juniors and seven seniors to compete in Jesolo. The gymnasts will compete in a team and all-around competition […]

Stella DePaola: Featured Chalk Warrior

March 23, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

It all began when the then dancer, Stella DePaola, taught herself how to do a back handspring. At almost 8 years old, Stella began recreational gymnastics at Gold Medal Gymnastics Center. After just one week in recreational classes, the head […]

Alex Downing: Featured Chalk Warrior

March 17, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

You would have never guessed, but 11 year old level 8 gymnast, Alex Downing of Buckeye Gymnastics had a “late” start to gymnastics. Before gymnastics, Alex participated in dance and all star cheerleading. Alex got her start in gymnastics at […]

Morgan Hurd to Compete at Stuttgart World Cup

March 16, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

First year senior, Morgan Hurd will be competing this Saturday, March 18, at the Stuttgart World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. Hurd is the only gymnast that the US sent to compete in Stuttgart and will be her senior and international debut. […]

Team USA Clean Sweep at 2017 International Gymnix

March 13, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

Team USA sent its top four juniors to the 2017 International Gymnix in Montreal, Canada this past weekend. The four juniors the US sent were 2016 P&G Championships AA Champion, Maile O’Keefe, Sunisa Lee, Emma Malabuyo, and Gabby Perea. It […]

Young Stars Emerge From the 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup

March 5, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

The eighth annual Nastia Liukin Cup took place on Friday, March 3rd at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The Nastia Cup features the top level 10s throughout the country, ranging from youngsters on the elite path, to high school […]