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    Gymnastics Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Mary Howard
    Chloi Clark to Join 2021 Gator Gymnastics Team
    Chloi Clark brings the number of freshmen for the 2021 season to four. Other incoming freshman include Gabrielle Gallentine, Ellie Lazzari and Riley McCusker.
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida's 2021 gymnastics class adds another - Chloi Clark of Denver, Colo. Clark received notification last Friday that she's among those admitted to the University of Florida. She plans to add student-athlete to her UF dossier by joining the Gator gymnastics team.
    Clark graduates from St. Mary's Academy this spring and is coached by Tatianna Kondratova and Yury Kastev at Gymtegrity Gymnastics in Denver, Colo.

    "We are thankful Chloi made the decision to be a Gator. Chloi not only brings three strong events to the upcoming Gator team, but also a charismatic attitude of determination and grit plus a burning desire to help make this team even better. Her solid, clean and classic style of gymnastics will make an impression in the NCAA, especially on vault, bars and floor," Florida Head Coach Jenny Rowland said. "Chloi is sure to win the hearts of Gator Nation and make an impactful statement starting day one."

    Chloi Clark – Denver, Colo. @chloiclark
    Chloi Clark to Join 2021 Gator Gymnastics Team - Florida Gators
     
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    Four Gators Earn WCGA All-America honors
    Four Gators – Alyssa Baumann, Rachel Gowey, Savannah Schoenherr and Trinity Thomas - are among the 2020 Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) regular-season All-America list.
    By Mary Howard UF
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Four Gators – Alyssa Baumann, Rachel Gowey, Savannah Schoenherr and Trinity Thomas - are among the 2020 Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) regular-season All-America list. This is the eighth year the WCGA has recognized regular-season All-Americans.
    Final national qualifying scores (NQS) in the Road to Nationals rankings determines the WCGA All-Americans. The top eight gymnasts on each event and the all-around receive first-team honors and gymnasts Nos. 9-16 receive second-team honors with all ties included.
    Four Gators claimed nine WCGA All-America honors – the No. 2 total among the nation's programs.
    Four Gators Earn WCGA All-America honors - Florida Gators
     
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    A very good addition to the Team coming from Colorado.
     
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    Looking ahead to 2021 after being screwed out of a chance to compete for a national championship in 2020 by the Wuhan China Virus, aka coronavirus:

    2021 Roster Returning:

    Alyssa Baumann - SR
    Trinity Thomas - JR
    Payton Richards - SO
    Savannah Schoenherr - JR
    Megan Skaggs - SR
    Sydney Johnson-Scharpf - JR
    Nya Reed - JR
    Leah Clapper - JR
    Halley Taylor - JR
    Jazmyn Foberg - SR

    2020 Roster Graduating:

    Sierra Alexander - SR
    Maegan Chant - SR
    Rachel Gowey - SR
    Amelia Hundley - SR

    2020 New Enrollees:

    Riley McCusker - FR
    Ellie Lazzari - FR
    Gabrielle Gallentine - FR
    Chloi Clark - FR

    The two big losses from the 2020 roster are Rachel Gowey who developed into a fine gymnast in her time with Florida and Amelia Hundley who just almost always was consistent between 9.75 and 9.90 depending on the event.

    The top two of the 2020 incoming class are Riley McCusker, the crown jewel of the class, and Ellie Lazzari. Gallentine and Clark likely will need time for development.

    The 2021 roster looks to me to be a bit better than 2020 because of Riley McCusker. However, Riley has recently had her coach suspended from gymnastics so she is training now in Arizona along with world champion Jade Cary at Jade's father's gym. In a recent interview on YouTube after the move, Riley said she was prepared to make a move to 2021 Olympics happen if it became necessary:



    The concern is that she committed to enroll in Florida in 2020. There are two ways she can make her attempt to go to Tokyo happen:

    1. Join Trinity Thomas as a member of the Florida Gators and then go to the Olympic trials to try to obtain a slot on the US Olympic team. I'm almost certain this will again be Trinity's plan.

    2. Stay in Arizona and concentrate solely on training for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics which have now been rescheduled for the same time period commencing in mid July in 2021.

    Riley's decision looms large for Florida as it will leave the 2021 roster short a top quality gymnast if she decides to forego Florida for another year.

    JMO, Jenny Rowland would be wise to ascertain what the plans of Riley McCusker are. There may be a top gymnast wanting to find a home with the Gators if Riley decides she can't follow the model Trinity Thomas is using.

    It's no big deal, just a chance to compete for and win the 2021 national championship. I have no issue with Riley deciding she'd rather come in the fall of 2021, but I do think she needs to let Jenny Rowland know what her plans are so another roster plan can be considered for 2021 if it necessary.
     
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    please comment, all i see is the blue bird. thanks.
     
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    The WCGA is the coaches association and the advocate for women’s collegiate gymnastics
     
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    Uh Oh, I see a Trin & Simone match up in our future

     
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