Sunday, August 18, 2013

Men's UTRS: The Best Scores of 2013 Updated August 18

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…


  • Bold Face: An update since the last iteration of the UTRS.
  • An asterisk (*): Usually denotes a routine for which I have a final score without a D score.
  • A parentheses ( ): Marks scores from the U.S. Qualifier and the P&G Championships (U.S. Nationals). I'm marking them because U.S. men had an execution bonus system in place during their Nationals, which may mean that some final scores are inflated. (See details at the bottom of this post.)
  • Links, when available, are provided for the top 5 routines.
  • These rankings do not include scores from the Russian Cup.

Men's All-Around Rankings: Best Scores
1. Kohei Uchimura
Japan91.850Japanese Nationals
2. Sam MikulakUSA(91.650)U.S. Nationals
3. Max WhitlockGreat Britain90.650British Championships
4. Alex NaddourUSA(90.600)U.S. Nationals
5. Oleg Verniaiev
(Олег Верняєв)
Ukraine90.500University Games
6. John OrozcoUSA(90.400)U.S. Nationals
7. Ryohei Kato
Japan90.250University Games
8. Oleg StepkoUkraine90.050University Games
9. Nikolai KuksenkovRussia89.950University Games
10. Fabian HambuechenGermany89.850University Games
11. David Belyavskiy
(Давид Белявский)
Russia89.799European Championships
12. Jake DaltonUSA89.398American Cup
13. Daniel PurvisGreat Britain89.250Tokyo World Cup
14. Liu RongbingChina89.134Chinese Nationals
15. Kazuhito TanakaJapan89.100NHK Cup

Men's Floor Rankings: Best D Scores

1. Shirai Kenzo
Japan7.3Japanese Nationals
2. Denis Ablyazin
(Аблязин Денис)
Russia7.1University Games
3. Flavius KocziRomania7.0European Championships
4. Steven LegendreUSA6.9U.S. Nationals
5. Ryohei Kato
Japan6.8Tokyo World Cup
5. Eddie PenevUSA6.8U.S. Nationals
5. Jake DaltonUSA6.8U.S. Nationals
8. Oleg Verniaiev
(Олег Верняєв)
Ukraine6.7Tokyo World Cup
8. Sergio SasakiBrazil6.7Tokyo World Cup
8. Kohei Uchimura
Japan6.7Japanese Nationals
8. Diego HypólitoBrazil6.7Pan Ams
8. Stacey ErvinUSA6.7U.S. Nationals
8. Paul RuggeriUSA6.7U.S. Nationals
14. Max WhitlockGreat Britain6.6European Championships
14. Matthias FahrigGermany6.6European Championships
14. Jeffrey WammesNetherlands6.6European Championships
14. Jossimar Calvo MorenoColombia6.6Pan Ams

Men's Floor Rankings: Best Scores

NameCountryFinal ScoreMeet
1. Jake DaltonUSA(16.100)U.S. Nationals
2. Shirai Kenzo
Japan15.900All-Japan Championships
2. Steven LegendreUSA(15.900)U.S. Nationals
4. Kohei Uchimura
Japan15.800NHK Cup
4. Eddie PenevUSA(15.800)U.S. Nationals
4. Paul RuggeriUSA(15.800)U.S. Nationals
7. Stacey ErvinUSA(15.750)U.S. Nationals
8. Diego HypólitoUSA15.700Pan Ams
9. Adrian de los AngelesUSA15.650Winter Cup
9. Denis AblyazinRussia15.650University Games
11. Manrique LarduetCuba15.525Pan Ams
12. Max WhitlockGreat Britain15.500European Championships
12. Ryohei Kato
Japan15.500University Games
12. Sam MikulakUSA(15.500)U.S. Nationals
15. David Belyavskiy
(Давид Белявский)
Russia15.433European Championships

Men's Pommel Rankings: Best D Scores

1. Max WhitlockGreat Britain7.3Anadia
2. Prashanth SellathuraiAustralia6.9Doha
3. Alex NaddourUSA6.8U.S. Nationals
4. Oleg Verniaiev
(Олег Верняєв)
Ukraine6.7American Cup
4. Oleg StepkoUkraine6.7European Championships
4. Matvei Petrov
(Матвей Петров)
Russia6.7European Championships
4. Krisztian BerkiHungary6.7European Championships
4. Daniel KeatingsGreat Britain6.7European Championships
4. Alberto BusnariItaly6.7European Championships
4. Filip UdeCroatia6.7University Games
4. Jossimar Calvo MorenoColombia6.7Pan Ams
12. Zoltan KallaiHungary6.6Ljubljana
12. Luke StannardUSA6.6Winter Cup
12. Flavius KocziRomania6.6European Championships
12. Donna Donny TruyensBelgium6.6European Championships
12. Ryohei KatoJapan6.6University Games
12. John OrozcoUSA6.6U.S. Qualifier
12. Naoya TsukaharaAustralia6.6Australian Nationals

Men's Pommel Rankings: Best Scores

NameCountryFinal ScoreMeet
1. Max WhitlockGreat Britain15.967English Championships
2. Krisztian BerkiHungary15.966French International
3. Daniel KeatingsGreat Britain15.800British Championships
3. Zhang Hongtao*
China15.800Chinese Nationals
5. Luke StannardUSA(15.700)U.S. Nationals
6. Matvei Petrov
(Матвей Петров)
Russia15.675Russian Championships
7. Oleg Verniaiev
(Олег Верняєв)
Ukraine15.650University Games
8. Alex NaddourUSA(15.600)U.S. Nationals
9. Ty EchardUSA15.550Winter Cup
10. Michael NewburgerUSA15.500Winter Cup
10. Oleg StepkoUkraine15.500University Games
12. Saso BertonceljSlovenia15.475Ljubljana
13. Filip UdeCroatia15.450European Championships
14. Alberto BusnariItaly15.433European Championships
15. David Belyavskiy
(Давид Белявский)
Russia15.400Russian Nationals
15. Kohei KameyamaJapan15.400NHK Cup

Men's Rings Rankings: Best D Scores

1. Eleftherios Petrounias
(Ελευθέριος Πετρουνιας)
Greece7.0European Championships
2. Brandon WynnUSA6.9Cottbus
2. Aleksandr Balandin
(Александр Баландин)
Russia6.9French International
2. Lambertus van GelderNetherlands6.9Cottbus
5. Samir Ait SaidFrance6.8European Championships
5. Ri Se GwangNorth Korea6.8Doha
5. Arthur ZanettiBrazil6.8Anadia
5. Yan MingyongChina6.8Anadia
9. Igor Radivilov
(Ігор Радівілов)
Ukraine6.7European Championships
9. Denis Ablyazin
(Аблязин Денис)
Russia6.7European Championships
9. Matteo MorandiItaly6.7European Championships
9. Danny Pinheiro-RodriguesFrance6.7European Championships
9. Liao QiuhuaChina6.7Doha
9. Henrique MedinaBrazil6.7Doha
9. Kim Jin HyokNorth Korea6.7Doha
9. Liu YangChina6.7Cottbus
9. Tommy RamosPuerto Rico6.7Cottbus
9. You HaoChina6.7Cottbus
9. Federico MolinariArgentina6.7French International
9. Liao JunlinChina6.7Anadia
9. Chen Chih YuTaipei6.7University Games
9. Juan Raffo de la JaraChile6.7Pan Ams
9. Steven LacombeUSA6.7U.S. Nationals

Men's Rings Rankings: Best Scores

NameCountryFinal ScoreMeet
1. Eleftherios Petrounias
(Ελευθέριος Πετρουνιας)
2. Arthur ZanettiBrazil15.900University Games
3. Denis Ablyazin
(Аблязин Денис)
Russia15.875Russian Nationals
4. Yan MingyongChina15.767Chinese Nationals
5. Liu YangChina15.750Cottbus
5. Brandon WynnUSA(15.750)U.S. Nationals
7. Lambertus van GelderNetherlands15.675Cottbus
8. Igor Radivilov
(Ігор Радівілов)
9. Matteo MorandiItaly15.625Cottbus
10. Alex NaddourUSA(15.600)U.S. Nationals
11. Henrique MedinaBrazil15.575Pan Ams
12. Chen Chih YuTaipei15.550University Games
12. Federico MolinariArgentina15.550Anadia
14. Tommy RamosPuerto Rico15.525Cottbus
15. Davtyan VahagnArmenia15.500Doha
15. Artur TovmasyanArmenia15.500Doha
15. Liao JunlinChina15.500Chinese Nationals

Men's Vault Rankings: Best D Score Averages
In other words, who has the most scoring potential? 

NameCountryD 1D 2D Avg.Meet
1. Ri Se GwangNorth Korea6.46.46.4Doha
2. Yang Hak Seon
South Korea6.46.06.2Universiades
3. Denis Ablyazin
(Аблязин Денис)
4. Liao QiuhuaChina6.06.06.0Doha
4. Theo SeagerGreat Britain6.06.06.0Europeans
4. Igor Radivilov
(Ігор Радівілов)
4. Oleg Verniaiev
(Олег Верняєв)
4. Steven Legendre*USA6.06.06.0U.S. Nationals
4. Manrique LarduetCuba6.06.06.0Pan Ams
10. Stanislav ValiyevKazakhstan6.05.65.8Ljubljana
10. Yusuke SaitoJapan6.05.65.8Doha
10. Shek Wai HungHong Kong6.05.65.8Doha
10. Ali Saadi Al-TameemiIraq6.05.65.8Doha
10. Jake DaltonUSA6.05.65.8Cottbus
10. Pavel BulauskiBelarus5.66.05.8Cottbus
10. Nguyen Ha ThanhVietnam6.05.65.8French International
10. Kristian ThomasGreat Britain6.05.65.8French International
10. Enrique Tomas GonzalezChile6.05.65.8French International
10. Oleg StepkoUkraine5.66.05.8Europeans
10. Matthias FahrigGermany6.05.65.8Europeans
10. Flavius KocziRomania6.05.65.8Europeans
10. Andrey MedvedevIsrael5.66.05.8Europeans
10. Kim Hee HoonSouth Korea5.66.05.8Universiades
10. Viktor KocherinKazakhstan6.05.65.8Universiades

*USA Gymnastics did not release scores for the men's second vaults. As a result, I do not have final scores for Steven Legendre.

Men's Vault Rankings: Best Avg. Scores

NameCountryFinal ScoreMeet
1. Yang Hak Seon
South Korea15.787University Games
2. Ri Se GwangNorth Korea15.550Doha
3. Denis Ablyazin
(Аблязин Денис)
4. Manrique LarduetCuba15.400Pan Ams
5. Igor Radivilov
(Ігор Радівілов)
Ukraine15.300University Games
6. Jake DaltonUSA15.187Cottbus
7. Theo SeagerGreat Britain15.150British Championships
8. Diego HypolitoBrazil15.112Pan Ams
9. Le Thanh PhuongVietnam15.062Doha
10. Flavius KocziRomania15.054Europeans
11. Yusuke SaitoJapan15.050Doha
12. Enrique Tomás GonzálezChile15.025Anadia
13. Matthais FahrigGermany15.000German Nationals
14. Oleg Verniaiev
(Олег Верняєв)
15. Cuong HoangVietnam14.975Doha

Men's P-Bar Rankings: Best D Scores

1. Oleg Verniaiev
(Олег Верняєв)
Ukraine7.2ishUkrainian Nationals
2. Zhou Shixiong
China7.0Chinese Nationals
3. Jossimar Calvo MorenoColombia6.9Anadia
3. You HaoChina6.9Chinese Nationals
3. John OrozcoUSA6.9U.S. Nationals
6. Phuoc Hung PhamVietnam6.8Ljubljana
6. Marcel NguyenGermany6.8European Championships
6. Kim Jin HyokNorth Korea6.8Doha
6. Deng ShudiChina6.8Chinese Nationals
10. Ryohei Kato
10. Koji UematsuJapan6.7Cottbus
10. Danell LeyvaUSA6.7French International
10. Daniel KeatingsGreat Britain6.7British Championships
10. Liu RongbingChina6.7Chinese Nationals
10. David Belyavskiy
(Давид Белявский)
Russia6.7University Games
10. Ernesto Vila SarriaCuba6.7Pan Ams
10. Manrique LarduetCuba6.7Pan Ams

Men's P-Bar Rankings: Best Scores

NameCountryFinal ScoreMeet
1. Oleg Stepko*
(Олег Степко)
Ukraine16.050University Games
2. Oleg Verniaiev
(Олег Верняєв)
Ukraine16.000University Games
3. Zhou Shixiong
China15.967Chinese Nationals
4. Emin GaribovRussia15.875University Games
5. Vasileios TsolakidisGreece15.800French International
6. Anton FokinUzbekistan15.750Anadia
7. Manrique LarduetCuba15.725Pan Ams
8. Phuoc Hung PhamVietnam15.700Ljubljana
8. David Belyavskiy
(Давид Белявский)
Russia15.700University Games
10. Andrei Vasile MunteanRomania15.666European Championships
11. Danell LeyvaUSA(15.650)U.S. Nationals
11. Yusuke TanakaJapan15.650University Games
13. Lucas FischerSwitzerland15.633European Championships
14. Ryohei Kato
Japan15.600French International
15. Daniel KeatingsGreat Britain15.600British Championships

Men's High Bar Rankings: Best D Scores

1. Koji UematsuJapan7.5All-Japan Championships
2. Emin GaribovRussia7.3University Games
3. Danell LeyvaUSA7.2Winter Cup
3. Jossimar Calvo MorenoColombia7.2Pan Ams
5. Kohei Uchimura
Japan7.0Japanese Nationals
5. Umit SamilogluTurkey7.0Doha
5. Zhou ShixiongChina7.0Chinese Nationals
5. Sam MikulakUSA7.0U.S. Nationals
9. Liu RongbingChina6.9Chinese Nationals
9. Lin ChaopanChina6.9Chinese Nationals
9. Yusuke TanakaJapan6.9University Games
9. Paul RuggeriUSA6.9U.S. Nationals
12. Christopher JurschGermany6.8German Nationals
12. Andreas BretschneiderGermany6.8Cottbus
12. Fabian HambuechenGermany6.8University Games
12. Fabian GonzálezSpain6.8Spanish Nationals

Men's High Bar Rankings: Best Scores

NameCountryFinal ScoreMeet
1. Koji UematsuJapan16.050All-Japan Championships
2. Emin GaribovRussia16.025University Games
3. Kohei Uchimura
Japan15.900Japanese Nationals
4. Danell LeyvaUSA(15.850)U.S. Qualifier
5. Yusuke TanakaJapan15.800Japanese Nationals
6. Sam MikulakUSA(15.750)U.S. Nationals
7. Zhou Shixiong
China15.700Chinese Nationals
7. Fabian Hambuechen*Germany15.700University Games
7. John OrozcoUSA(15.700)U.S. Nationals
10. Yuya Saito*Japan15.600NHK Cup
11. Deng ShudiChina15.567Chinese Nationals
11. Liu RongbingChina15.567Chinese Nationals
13. Jossimar Calvo MorenoColombia15.550Pan Ams
14. Lin ChaopanChina15.534Chinese Nationals
15. Kazuhito Tanaka*Japan15.500Japanese Nationals
15. Fabian GonzálezSpain15.500Spanish Nationals

U.S. Bonus System

Unfortunately, I don't have time to re-watch each routine from U.S. Nationals and recalculate the E scores for the U.S. men. But if anyone wants to do the gymternet a "huge solid" (as Tim Daggett would say), here are the rules.

Related Links:

2013 Women's UTRS: Updated August 18
2013 Men's UTRS: Updated July 28


  1. At Dutch Nationals (15th of june) Bart Deurloo scored 15.500 at PH (6.2 D-score) (I'm not sure if this is the right video, it might also be from event finals where he scored 15.300)

  2. at Osijek, Busnari scored 16.1 ( D 7.1) and Donna-Donny Truyens was second with 15.700 (D 6.6)

  3. bucher hasn't done 6.7 at europeans
    he had 6.1 difficulty