2018 In Review|My 10 Favourite Beam Routines

Among a huge number of fantastic beam routines in 2018, here are my 10 favourite ones!


10. Polina Shchennikova (Michigan) – Michigan State @ Michigan

I’m probably influenced by the fact that we’ll never see Polina compete again, but this routine is painfully beautiful – look at her flexibility and pointed toes!


9. Missy Reinstadtler (Utah) – Regionals

Missy has unique poise on beam, which increasingly convinces me that she should be Utah’s anchor on this apparatus.


8. Lexy Ramler (Minnesota) – Michigan State @ Minnesota

Probably my favourite freshman of the 2018 season, Lexy was born to perform on beam. I wouldn’t be surprised if she scored a perfect 10.0 soon this upcoming season.


7. Sabrina Vega (Georgia) – Nationals Semifinals

Sabrina hit this routine for her team when it counted the most – a true Gymdog hero!


6. Sarah Finnegan (LSU) – Arizona @ LSU

If there is someone who is a natural beam worker, that’s Sarah. And here, for once, the judges seemed to agree with me!


5. Alyssa Baumann (Florida) – SEC Championships

Alyssa got emotional at the end of this routine, and so did I – so fulfilling to see this young lady hitting her super hard beam set and becoming the SEC beam champion!


4. Ivy Lu (Minnesota) – GymQuarter Mardi Gras Invite

When thinking of beam difficulty, everyone thinks of Peng Peng Lee. But Ivy’s routine is equally hard and well-performed – a gem!


3. Sophia Carter (Arkansas) – Georgia @ Arkansas

The Arkansas freshman is a real beamer. I can foresee a perfect 10.0 waiting for her round the corner!


2. Casey Lauter (New Hampshire) – Carolina @ New Hampshire

I fell in love with Casey’s beam work watching this routine early this year, and I was delighted to read that she scored a perfect 10.0 later in the season, although there doesn’t seem to be footage of it.


1. Christine Peng-Peng Lee (UCLA) – Super Six Finals

Peng scored five perfect 10.0s on beam this season and were all well-deserved. This routine is difficult, complex and super solid – and won Peng an individual and a team national title!


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