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 want to look out for this season!
1. Andrea Li
Legacy Elite’s Andrea Li has been on top of the level 10 stage for a few years now, and we expect to see her on top this season as well! Future Cal Berkely Bear, Li won the bars, floor, and all around titles at the 2018 JO National Championships and scored above a 39.00 in the all around twice last season.
2. Haleigh Bryant
Future LSU Tiger, Haleigh Bryant of Everest Gymnastics is ready to take on the 2019 season. Last season, Bryant went undefeated in the all around, including the Nastia Liukin Cup, up until the JO National Championships where she came in third. Bryant is stellar on all four events and could definitely come out on top at the end of the 2019 season.
3. Makarri Doggette
After sweeping all four events and the all around at the 2018 JO National Championships, Buckeye’s Makarri Doggette is sure to have a fantastic 2019 season – her last before heading to the University of Alabama in the fall of 2019. Doggette is extremely solid on all four events, but stands out on vault and floor. Doggette won both the 2017 and 2018 JO National all around titles. Will 2019 be a three-peat?
4. Gabryel Wilson
Future Michigan Wolverine Gabryel Wilson of Olympia Gymnastics as two JO National AA titles under her belt, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see her win a third during her last JO season. Wilson is an extremely powerful gymnast with a huge Yurchenko full on vault and a full-in on floor.
5. Helen Hu
Exquisite balance beam worker, Helen Hu of IK Gymnastics ended her 2018 season as the JO National bars and beam champion and floor and all around silver medalist. Hu has been on the rise ever since she began competing level 10 in 2015. This will be Hu’s last season as a level 10 before she joins the University of Missouri gymnastics team in the fall. Perhaps this will be her year to bring home the all around gold at JO Nationals!
6. Faith Torrez
Fifth year level 10, Faith Torrez of Legacy Elite bursted on to the top of the level 10 stage last season after going undefeated in all competitions, except the Nastia Liukin Cup where she finished third. Torrez is a younger level 10, a part of the class of 2022, but will head to the University of Oklahoma in the fall of 2020. Torrez is another gymnast that’s solid on all four events which allows her to consistently be a top all arounder.
7. Carly Bauman
Two-time JO National all around champion, Carly Bauman of Chow’s has two more seasons as a level 10 before she heads off to the University of Michigan, but could definitely bring home two more JO National titles. Bauman is an extremely solid gymnast on all four events, but is truly a standout on bars and beam.
8. Kiya Johnson
Texas Dreams’ Kiya Johnson came back on to the JO stage for the first time after the 2015 season, and it was like she never left. Johnson will be heading to LSU after this season, and is sure to have a fantastic final level 10 season before she graduates. Johnson flies high on the uneven bars and will be one to watch for the 2019 JO National bars and all around titles.
9. Jaedyn Rucker
Future Utah Ute, Jaedyn Rucker of Desert Devils is sure to make quite a few vault podiums this season with her sky high Yurchenko 1.5. In addition to finishing in the top 2 on vault at every competition she competed in during the 2018 season, Jadeyn also scored a 10.00 on vault at one of her competitions and finished with a 39.075 at the Arizona State Championships. Rucker finished second to Andrea Li at JO Nationals last season, but could definitely be a contender for the 2019 title.
10. Lali Dekanoidze
After winning the North Carolina, Region 8, and JO National all around title in 2018, Southeastern’s Lali Dekanoidze has accomplished it all. However, the future University of North Carolina gymnast has three more years as a level 10 with lots of success to come.
Stay tuned for our JO coverage throughout the season as we cover the top level 10s in the country.Tags: Andrea Li, Carly Bauman, Faith Torrez, Gabryel Wilson, Haleigh Bryant, Helen Hu, Jaedyn Rucker, Kiya Johnson, Makarri Doggette