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Hey Press Play: 2023 DEV Nationals- Juniors


Sixty champions (4 events and all around in 12 age groups) are awarded gold medals each year at DEV Nationals. The winning routines at nationals are almost always eye catching or jaw dropping routines that are well deserved of the recognition.

The top 10 athletes are awarded medals for their performances on each event and the all around but many of these performances don’t get the attention they deserve.

Oh and what about those routines that were really good just not top 10 worthy (from the judges view) on that day?

Well we have 11 routines that you will want to PRESS PLAY and watch from our juniors at the 2023 Level 10 DEV Nationals.

Autumn Garden, Gym Xtreme, Vault 9.725

The handspring front vaults are certainly making a comeback. Autumn’s handspring pike front 1/2 is very well executed and if she can find the landing with a bit more control this vault will be big score. This finished 4th in Junior F.

Avery Schlichting, Energym– Bars 9.7

It’s hard on bars to separate yourself as so many do the bar to bar release combos for bonus. Avery has a nice rhythm and dynamics to her swing and a nice 1/2 in 1/2 out dismount. This routine finished 5th in Junior B.

Katherine Shackelford, Cincinnati Bars 9.7

Kit has the only bar routine in this post that has a major release with a nice pike Jaeger. Her Pac Salto has nice amplitude though she catches this one a bit close. She unfortunately had to repeat the cast pirouette or this would have broken the top 10 for sure. She finished 11th in Junior F.

Bailee Norris, Flytz Floor 9.625

Bailee upgraded her first pass to a front double full for the championship portion of the season and it has served her well. She performs her routine with good extension and presentation and has pretty nice execution throughout the routine. This routine finished 10th in Junior D.

Railey Jackson, GymNasti Bars 9.75

Railey Jackson is a bit of an underrated bar worker even though she won bars at nationals last year. She added in the Maloney 1/2 (Van Leeuwen) for nationals and performed it well. She got hung up on her dismount a bit causing a bit of a fight for the landing. She finished 7th (one tenth more she would have been top 3) in Junior F.

Olivia Lang, Cincinnati Beam 9.575

Olivia’s beam is also very underrated. This routine which includes a absolutely beautiful triple flight series was super solid from start to finish. This routine finished 7th in Junior D just .125 away from taking home a national title.

Addie Sarisky, Olympic Dreams Bars 9.7

Addie’s bars are always one of my favorites to watch because she really flys and her swing is so dynamic. OH and her form!!! This routine unfortunately had an overcooked pirouette and dismount or it would have been one of the top routines in the age group. She has scored a 10 on this event. She finished 12th in Junior D (ironically the national champion did score a 10).

Quinn Harris, Cincinnati Bars 9.625

Quinn does one of my favorite skills on bars, the Weiler kip, in her HOPES routine, but plays it a bit safe in her level 10 routine. However this routine was very well performed going after all the handstands and rocking her double back dismount. This routine finished 6th in Junior A.

Sadie Goldberg, Gym Xtreme Floor 9.6

Sadie added a full in to her first pass for nationals and executed it well. She keeps her head up throughout her routine and you can tell she is in that elite transition phase. The 2 1/2 in her last pass was also very nicely performed. This routine finished 6th in Junior A.

Jasmine Hou, Legacy Elite Beam 9.5

Beam is where Jasmine usually shines the most as she is very consistent from meet to meet. She makes quick adjustments minimizing deductions. Though this wasn’t her best routine I have seen her do, she attacked and hit it to posed a solid counting score for Region 5. She finished 7th in Junior E.

Isabel Biro, Queen City Bars 9.7

Izzy’s also swings very nice bars and is one of her consistently highest scoring events. Though this wasn’t her best routine she did improve upon her finish from a year ago and break into the top 10 finishing 10th in Junior E.

Up Next: Seniors

2023 Dev Nationals: The All Star Session (Gallery)


What started out in 2022 as the Wild Card session has transformed into the All Star Session. What also started out as a competition of specialists and all-arounders from across the country competing against one another has turned into the Level 10 version of Level 9 Eastern/Westerns with these event specialists and All Star all-arounders competing only against those from the East (Regions 5,6,7,8) or the West (Regions 1,2,3,4), dividing the gym down the middle like the Mighty Mississippi divides the country. It was a very interesting event for all and we were there bringing you two fantastic galleries of the event to check out! 


Again a very special & huge THANK YOU to Victoria Shannon (Parent of Phenom Gymnast Jersey Shannon) for sharing her incredible photos with us from the All-Star Session. Check out her Gallery Below. Photos on our IG or FB provided by Victoria will be marked with a VS. 

2023 DEV Nationals: Travel, Training & The Opening Ceremonies (Gallery)


This past weekend the best of the best in the US met in OKC to vie for the SUPER TEAM Title and we were there…kind of-ish. Check out our multiple galleries from the weekend from Travel to Training, from the All-Star Session to the incredible Senior F session. A huge thank you to all the athletes, coaches, teammates, parents, friends & families who have shared videos, photos, clips & snapshots to help round out these galleries with things with might have missed. 


A special & huge THANK YOU to Victoria Shannon (Parent of Phenom Gymnast Jersey Shannon) for sharing her incredible photos with us on Training day. Check out her Gallery Below. 

Greever and Gantner take 2nd, Kaminski vaults to Gold- 2023 DEV All Star Recap


Results: All Stars East

The 2023 DEV Nationals All Star session (first known as the Wild Card session in 2022) had a bit of different format from its inaugural year in 2022. This years competition was the level 10 version of the Easterns and Westerns for level 9.

The competition was divided into the East (Regions 5,6,7,8) on one side of the gym and the West (Regions 1,2,3,4). So, I guess the DEV Nationals banner sign symbolized the Mississippi River.

Region 5 fared pretty well in the competition with Phenoms Ainsley Greever taking 2nd all around with a 36.975 only .025 from first. Her highest score of the evening was a 9.625 for this very nice layout Yurchenko. Ainsley will be headed to Arizona in the fall.

Josie Moylan from Agility upgraded her bars dismount to a full out and scored a 6th best 9.45 and grabbed 4th in the all around with a 36.475. Josie is the alternate for our Senior F team here before heading to Cornell this fall.

Region 5 had an All Star east vault champion, who vault a big Yurchenko full and rocked the landing. Paige Kaminski for Gym America score a 9.75 to share the title.

Elizabeth Gantner closed her club career with a 2nd place 9.725 on bars. Elizabeth will be headed to Utah in the fall.

At last years nationals, the competition didn’t end the way Ashley Szymanski wanted tearing her achilles in warm-up on floor. Ashley wasn’t able to get back in the all around for her senior year but she made the most of her efforts especially on her best event. In my opinion, this is one of the best executed bar routines of this competition and she will be putting up big scores for Ball State next year. Check out her 4th place 9.65 bars routine.

Two floor routines that are always ones to watch proved to be the story in this All Star session. Zoie Pelfrey from Cincinnati repeated her 3rd place finish on floor from 2022 with a very nice 9.5 routine. Her performance quality is always top notch and that help her fair well in Central Michigan’s floor line-ups next year.

Olivia Giunta’s floor is always one of my favorites and maybe its because of her awesome whip 1/2 Rudi. She nailed that pass on her way to a 9.475 and 4th place on floor. She also took home 5th on vault. This is Olivia 2nd year competing in the all star session on both events.

Region 5 did have a top 5 finish on beam as well with Ava Jordan (AJ) from DeVeaus taking 4th with a 9.375. She has a very nice kick over front to back handspring series and a fun gainer dismount.

Some other region 5 performances to mention:

Chloe DeJoy, Perfection 7th on floor 9.375

Ava Downie, Michigan Elite 8th on beam 9.175

Delanie Kelly, Legacy Elite 10th on vault 9.6

Reilan Garvey, UGA 16th on vault 9.55

Gabrielle Riley, Crystal Lake 21st on vault 9.425

Emma Brookins, Olympia 16th on floor 9.175

2023 Region 5 DEV Nationals Hype – Legends are MADE


Hype video from our Region 5 DEV Nationals Meeting. Check out all our competitors at this years 2023 DEV Level 10 Nationals.