This weekend the top Level 10 gymnasts in the country gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana to compete at the 2019 Level JO Nationals. The gymnasts that compete at nationals each qualified at their Regional Championships competitions and represented their respective regions in competition this weekend.
On Sunday, three sessions of competition were held at the Indiana Convention Center. The day began with the Junior D and Senior D age divisions. In the Junior D division, Faith Torrez of Legacy Elite posted a 38.725 to secure the all-around title. Torrez, an Oklahoma Gymnastics commit, impressed on all four events, however she especially stood out on balance beam, where she posted a 9.875 for first place, and floor exercise, where a 9.700 allowed her to place third.
Tied for second place all-around was Claire Dean of Head Over Heels and Brenna Neault of Precision. Both Dean and Neault scored a 38.400. Dean secured second place on beam, fourth place on uneven bars, and fifth place on vault, while Neault placed fourth on both beam and floor. As for team results, Region 1 took first place, Region 5 took second, and Region 7 took third.
The Senior D division saw Sierra Brooks clench the national title with a huge 39.350. Brooks, who is attending Michigan in the fall, also placed first on vault with a 9.950, beam with a 9.700, and floor with a 9.825 and second on bars with a 9.875. Andrea Li, committed to Cal, placed second in the all-around with a 39.025. Li tied Brooks for second on bars with her 9.875, while taking third on beam with a 9.600, third on floor with a 9.750, and fourth on vault with a 9.800. Behind Li was Hannah DeMers with a 38.725. DeMers, who will be competing at Central Michigan next season, also placed fourth on bars with a 9.850.
The second session of the day included the Junior E and Senior E age divisions. Jacey Vore of JPAC placed first in the division with a 38.550. Vore also placed third on bars with a 9.725 and beam with a 9.500, while finishing fourth on floor with a 9.600 and fifth on vault with a 9.725.
Tori Tatum of Twin City Twisters, a former elite US Junior National Team member and LSU commit, placed second in the all-around with a 38.500. Tatum finished first on beam and floor with scores of 9.550 and 9.675 respectively, and second on vault with a 9.775. Taking third with a 38.425 was Alani Sabado of SCEGA. Sabado posted a 9.725 on beam and vault to tie Vore for third place and fifth place on each event.
Gabryel Wilson, who will be competing for Michigan with Brooks next season, took the national all-around title in the Senior E age division with a 38.925. Wilson placed first on floor with a 9.700, second on bars with a 9.775, and fourth on both vault with a 9.800 and beam with a 9.650.
For the second consecutive year, Helen Hu placed second to Wilson in the all-around. Hu, who will be attending Missouri, totaled a 38.725 and placed first on both bars and beam with scores of 9.825 and 9.700, respectively. Raena Worley, who will compete for Kentucky next season, tied Hu in the all-around with a 38.725. Worley also placed fourth on vault with a 9.800 and third on beam with a 9.675.
The final session of competition included the Junior F and Senior F age divisions. In the Junior F division, Ellie Lazzari of Legacy Elite claimed the national all-around title with a 38.950. Lazzari, who is committed to Florida, also secured national titles on beam with a 9.775 and floor with a 9.725, while placing second on bars with a 9.700 and fourth on vault with a 9.750.
Behind Lazzari was Mya Lauzon of Metropolitan with a 38.600. Lauzon places first on vault with a 9.775, third on beam with a 9.625, and fourth on bars with a 9.650. Securing third place with a 38.400 was Ella Cesario of Legacy Elite. Cesario, a future Cal Golden Bear, also placed first on bars with a 9.725 and fifth on floor with a 9.600.
Texas Dreams‘ Chloe Widner, a Stanford commit, impressed in the Senior F age division with a huge 39.125 to clinch the JO Nationals all-around title. Besides the fact this was the third highest all-around score across all sessions, Widner also placed first on beam with a 9.675 and floor with a 9.850, second on vault with a 9.900, and fourth on bars with a 9.700.
Kai Rivers, who will compete for LSU, followed Widner in the rankings with a 38.900. Rivers placed first on bars with a 9.925, and fourth on both vault and floor with a 9.850 and 9.625, respectively.
Alabama commit Makarri Doggette, one of the undeniable favorites in this session, placed third with a 38.750. Doggette secured second place on bars with a 9.900, third on vault with a 9.875, and fourth on beam with a 9.600 to round out the national champions at this year’s Level 10 JO Nationals in Indianapolis.Tags: 2019 Level 10 JO Nationals, Alabama, Alani Sabado, Andrea Li, Brenna Neault, Cal, Central Michigan, Chloe Widner, Claire Dean, Ella Cesario, Ellie Lazzari, Faith Torrez, Florida, Gabryel Wilson, Gymnastics, Hannah DeMers, Head over Heels, Helen Hu, Jacey Vore, JO Nationals, JPAC, Kai Rivers, Kentucky, Legacy Elite, Level 10, Level 10 JO Nationals, LSU, Makarri Doggette, Metropolitan, Michigan, Missouri, Mya Lauzon, Oklahoma, Precision, Raena Worley, Region 1, Region 5, Region 7, SCEGA, Sierra Brooks, Stanford, Texas Dreams, Tori Tatum, Twin City Twisters, US, USA Gymnastics, women's gymnastics