Jazmyn Foberg of MG Elite blast on to the junior scene by winning the Junior National All-Around title in her first year competing at the national championships. Consistency and calm were the key, as Foberg hit routine after routine over the two day competition. Eight for eight is the mantra every gymnast repeats, but Foberg was the only junior gymnast on the podium able to actually do it. Foberg also took top honors on uneven bars, her favorite event.
Nia Dennis managed to grab the silver medal despite two falls on her first day of competition and a fall on the second day. Dennis came into the meet as the favorite to win. She brings the most difficulty, and has been the highest scoring junior of those competing at nationals in earlier international competitions this year. However, it seems that she just succumbed to nerves this go round.
Norah Flatley rounded out the podium with the bronze medal. Flatley, who could easily compete in a senior level world championship beam final right now shocked everyone with a fall on beam BOTH days. However, he was still able to find a spot on the podium with her beautiful, clean gymnastics.
Jordan Chiles came in most recently winning the 2014 Secret U.S. Classics two weeks ago. She had an incredibly rough first day, but was able to come back the second day and put in a great performance. As she still has a lot of time left in her gymnastics career, the experience of coming back and performing well is a great thing.
The top six gymnasts automatically qualified to the junior national team. Bailie Key was injured and did not compete at nationals, but was added to the team as well due to her phenomenal success over the past year. As three of the seven will be seniors next year, it is likely that more juniors will be added at a later time.
U.S. Junior Women’s National Team
Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash./Naydenov Gymnastics, Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio/Buckeye Gymnastics, Norah Flatley, Cumming, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics, Jazmyn Foberg, Morganville, N.J./MG Elite, Emily Gaskins, Fairfield, Ohio/Cincinnati Gymnastics, Bailie Key, Montgomery, Texas/Texas Dreams, and Alexis Vasquez, West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow’s Gymnastics.
All-around results and even medalists are as follows:
- Jazmyn Foberg, Bayville, N.J., 114.950
- Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio, 114.500
- Norah Flatley, Cumming, Iowa, 112.550
- Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash., 111.600
- Alexis Vasquez, West Des Moines, Iowa, 111.150
- Emily Gaskins, Coral Springs, Fla., 110.800
- Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio, 30.000
- Olivia Trautman, Champlin, Minn., 29.700
- Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash., 29.650
- Jazmyn Foberg, Bayville, N.J., 28.850
- Norah Flatley, Cumming, Iowa, 28.400
- Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio, 28.150
- Alexis Vasquez, West Des Moines, Iowa, 29.400
- Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas, 29.000
- Lauren Navarro, La Verne, Calif., 28.700
- Nia Dennis, Westerville, Ohio, 29.600
- Ragan Smith, Lewisville, Texas, 29.150
- Jordan Chiles, Vancouver, Wash. and Victoria Nguyen, West Des Moines, Iowa, 28.750