Friday, May 24, 2013

UTRS: 2013 Rings Scores

Last year, The All Around created some handy dandy rankings, leading up to the Olympics. This year, not so much. So, I've decided to create the UTRS (Uncle Tim Ranking System), which, for those who care, is pronounced "uterus." Think of my ranking system as a surrogate until The All Around steps in and takes over.

As per usual, take these rankings with a grain of salt. (Pro Tip: Never bet your life savings based on my numbers–or my predictions for that matter.) Judging varies from meet to meet, and as you can see, I've culled these scores from several meets. I've included the competition names so that you can decide how much crack the judges smoked before handing out the scores.

More than anything, you should think of these tables like this: New quad, new Code of Points. What the H is a good score nowadays? Well, let me show you…

(Updated: May 26, 2013)

Men's Rings Rankings: Best D Scores

Name Country D-Score Meet
1. Eleftherios Petrounias Greece 7.0 European Championships
2. Brandon Wynn USA 6.9 Cottbus
2. Aleksandr Balandin Russia 6.9 French International
2. Lambertus van Gelder Netherlands 6.9 Cottbus
5. Samir Ait Said France 6.8 European Championships
5. Ri Se Gwang North Korea 6.8 Doha
7. Igor Radivilov Ukraine 6.7 European Championships
7. Denis Ablyazin Russia 6.7 European Championships
7. Matteo Morandi Italy 6.7 European Championships
7. Danny Pinheiro-Rodrigues France 6.7 European Championships
7. Arthur Nabarette Brazil 6.7 Doha
7. Liao Qiuhua China 6.7 Doha
7. Henrique Medina Brazil 6.7 Doha
7. Kim Jin Hyok North Korea 6.7 Doha
7. Liu Yang China 6.7 Cottbus
7. Tommy Ramos Puerto Rico 6.7 Cottbus
7. You Hao China 6.7 Cottbus
7. Federico Molinari Argentina 6.7 French International

Men's Rings Rankings: Best E Scores

Name Country E-Score Meet
1. Marcel Nguyen Germany 9.250 German Nationals
2. Eleftherios Petrounias Greece 9.150 Cottbus
2. Hugh Smith Canada 9.150 Canadian Nationals
4. Arthur Nabarrete Brazil 9.100 Doha
4. Denis Ablyazin Russia 9.100 French International
4. Fabian Hambuechen Germany 9.100 German Nationals
7. Lambertus van Gelder Netherlands 9.075 Cottbus
8. Liu Yang China 9.050 Cottbus
8. Tomi Tuuha Finland 9.050 Doha
10. Jake Dalton USA 8.966 American Cup
11. Matteo Morandi Italy 8.925 Cottbus
12. Davtyan Vahagn Armenia 8.900 Doha
12. Artur Tovmasyan Armenia 8.900 Doha
12. Nikita Ignatyev Russia 8.900 Cottbus
12. Devy Dyson Canada 8.900 Canadian Nationals

Men's Rings Rankings: Best Scores

Name Country Final Score Meet
1. Eleftherios Petrounias Greece 16.150 Cottbus
2. Denis Ablyazin Russia 15.875 Russian Nationals
3. Arthur Nabarrete Brazil 15.800 French International
4. Yan Mingyong* China 15.767 Chinese Nationals
5. Liu Yang China 15.750 Cottbus
6. Lambertus van Gelder Netherlands 15.675 Cottbus
7. Matteo Morandi Italy 15.625 Cottbus
8. Brandon Wynn USA 15.600 Cottbus
9. Igor Radivilov Ukraine 15.583 European Championships
10. Tommy Ramos Puerto Rico 15.525 Cottbus
11. Davtyan Vahagn Armenia 15.500 Doha
11. Artur Tovmasyan Armenia 15.500 Doha
11. Federico Molinari Argentina 15.500 French International
11. Liao Junlin* China 15.500 Chinese Nationals
15. Luo Xuan* China 15.467 Chinese Nationals

*I do not have E and D scores for the male gymnasts at the Chinese Nationals. If anyone knows where they are, please leave a comment.


What does a 7.0 routine look like?

Here's Eleftherios Petrounias's 7.0 routine from Cottbus. This particular routine scored a 15.850. His 16.150 routine occurred during qualifications at that meet, and I have yet to find a video of that routine.

Obviously, if you watched the Pro Gymnastics Challenge, you know that Eleftherios Petrounias is a sexy beast on rings, but he also proves my point: You should not swear by these numbers. (If you do, you deserve to crotch every beam you walk upon.) Heading into the European Championships, Petrounias had posted the highest score on rings, which might lead you to believe, "OMG! OMG! OMG! Petrounias is going to win. Like, duh!" (Again, go crotch a beam–Who thinks like that?) But in event finals, he tied for fifth.

Instead, Samir Ait Said of France and Igor Radivilov of Ukraine won the event, scoring a 15.466. Here are their routines:

Please note: It is a holiday weekend in the United States, and I plan on taking advantage of it. So, these lists will resume on Monday or Tuesday, starting with the men's vault. See you then!

Related Links:

2013 Men's UTRS: Updated July 1
2013 Men's and Women's All-Around Scores
2013 Men's Floor Scores
2013 Women's Vault Scores
2013 Men's Pommel Horse Scores
2013 Women's Uneven Bar Scores
2013 Men's Vault Scores
2013 Women's Beam Scores 
2013 Men's P-Bar Scores 
2013 Women's Floor Scores  
2013 Men's High Bar Scores 


  1. Well, but why don't you put Dennis Ablazin's 6.7 D-score into this club of 6.7-owners?

  2. Hey Uncle Tim...did you by any chance see the Progymnastics challenge that happened earlier in may? I would love to hear your thoughts on it :)