Analysis of Start Values and possible scores of the US World Team

Wondering how the world team lines up in terms of Difficulty  scores? Here is an analysis of all the girls start values, scores from nationals and how it stacks up against last years worlds. This is assuming Sabrina is the alternate. You have to take into consideration that International scores tend to be lower. But this is encouraging!


  • McKayla Maroney: 6.5; Scored at 16 at Nationals
  • Jordyn Weiber: 6.5; Scored at 15.95 at Nationals
  • Alicia Sacramone: 6.3; Scored a 15.8 at Nationals
  • Aly Raisman: 5.8 but has the potential to be 6.5; Scored a 15.1 at Nationals. Interestingly enough, she scored a 15.1 when she did the amanar at Classics, but it was a hot mess.
  • Gabrielle Douglas: 5.8; Scored a 14.75 at Nationals
  • Sabrina Vega: 5.8; Scored a 14.35 at Nationals
  • Anna Li- Doesn’t Vault
Finals Score based on our top 3 scores: 47.75
2010 Russia Finals: 45.76    2010 US Finals: 45.66     2010 China Finals: 44.66


  • Jordyn Weiber: 6.5; Scored at 15.2 at Nationals
  • Anna Li- Rumors are that she has raised her start value to a 6.7 or 6.8. 6.5 at Nationals. Scored a 15.050 on her hit routine.
  • Gabrielle Douglas: 6.4; Scored a 14.9 at Nationals
  • McKayla Maroney: 5.4; Scored at 14.1 at Nationals
  • Aly Raisman: 5.7 ; Scored a 13.95 at Nationals.
  • Sabrina Vega: 5.9; Scored a 13.8 at Nationals 
  • Alicia Sacramone: Doesn’t Do Bars.
Finals Score based on our top 3 scores: 45.15
2010 Russia Finals: 41.89      2010 US Finals: 44.065        2010 China Finals: 44.316


  • Jordyn Weiber: 6.1; Scored at 15.3 at Nationals
  • Alicia Sacramone: 6.0; 14.9 (scored 15.2 in prelims) at Nationals
  • Aly Raisman: 6.3 ; Scored a 14.7 at Nationals (ok, that was in prelims, but seriously… you cant count her uncharacteristic mess on beam after Rebecca’s injury).
  • McKayla Maroney: 5.7; Scored at 14.25 at Nationals
  • Sabrina Vega: 5.8; Scored a 14.15 at Nationals
  • Anna Li- 5.3;  Scored a 12.8 at Nationals.
  • Gabrielle Douglas: 6.2; Scored a 13.1 at Nationals
Finals Score based on our top 3 scores: 44.9
2010 Russia Finals: 43.733       2010 US Finals: 43.799        2010 China Finals: 42.566
  • Jordyn Weiber: 6.0; Scored at 15.0 at Nationals
  • Alicia Sacramone: 5.7; 14.55 at Nationals
  • Aly Raisman: 6.1 ; Scored a 14.35 (scored a14.8 in prelims) at Nationals.
  • Sabrina Vega: 5.7; Scored a 14.5 at Nationals
  • McKayla Maroney: 6.1; Scored at 14.5 at Nationals
  • Gabrielle Douglas: 5.9; Scored a 14.15 at Nationals
  • Anna Li- Doesn’t do Floor
Finals Score based on our top 3 scores: 43.9
2010 Russia Finals: 43.999    2010 US Finals: 41.666       2010 China Finals: 43.233

Team Score:

2011 Visa Championships Scores US totals: 181.70
2010 Russia Finals: 175.397       2010 US Finals: 175.196            2010 China Finals:  174.78

Getting Started

Gymnastics has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I was a gymnast until I was 15 and then turned coach. I loved coaching gymnastics far more than I loved doing it myself. I left the world of gymnastics for my other passion- helping students and faculty discover a relationship with Christ. But I think after 10 years I still miss gymnastics as much as the day I walked out the door. Facebook has allowed me to stay connected to my former gymnasts… watching them grow up is such a joy. The internet lets me obsessively view start values, look at team line ups, and stay connected to elite gymnastics.

I dont have many people in my life currently who love gymnastics. I get to sit and listen for hours about football. So when I was waiting for the World Team announcement this last week, reading so many blogs and tweeting with others who love gymnastics was so refreshing. So I  decided to jump in to the conversation by starting my own blog. I have never wanted to blog… so we will see where this takes me!