Monday, February 21, 2011
2011 WOGA Classic
The 2011 WOGA Classic is in the books and with it, the early elite season is officially underway. Most of the girls competing this early are attempting to earn an international assignment in the early Spring. Ivana Hong did not compete as anticipated. It appears that Valeri is holding his senior elites out of competition until they are absolutely prepared to make a splash.
Katelyn Ohashi and Madison Kocian were the standout juniors. Both unveiled numerous upgrades with varying degrees of success. Jordyn Wieber competed and is noticeably taller than she was a year ago. While the growth spurt has not been disastrous by any means, she does appear to be in the process of making adjustments to all of her skills. Gymnastics looks just a tad more difficult for her now. Lizzy Leduc looks to be improving, but not at the same pace of Ohashi. That is what happens when you come from GAGE, as opposed to a gym that has shitty technique.
Marine Brevet of France captured the senior title and Katelyn Ohashi captured the junior title.
Katelyn Ohashi's beam routine is the BEST routine of 2011 thus far! She attempted an upgrade on floor (front layout+double front) but fell. She also missed her last pass on floor and still won based on the strength of her bar and beam routines. The girl is a star.
Mykayla Skinner continues to be one of the most horrific, rushed elites I've ever seen. Even Donna Strauss would likely advise the girl to slow down and learn a little form and technique.
Senior International Elite Results
Junior International Elite Results
An elite qualifier was also held, which Nica Hults competed at despite not having a great level of difficulty or a level 10 season under her belt.
Senior Elite Qualifier
Junior Elite Qualifier
Videos after the jump!