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Shannon Evans's 2020 Gymnastics Floor Routine

Piano Keys and Floor Creaks: This Gymnast's Sound-Effects Floor Routine Is Such a Cool Watch

Like all other NCAA gymnasts this year, Shannon Evans's 2020 season came to a close when college sports were cut short in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. For Evans, a senior at Brigham Young University, this meant her gymnastics career ended abruptly. She's had a successful one at that, with career highs in each event above 9.900. Not to mention, in 2018, she became the first BYU gymnast in 14 years to qualify for the NCAA National Gymnastics Championship.

Evans, also the team's first All-American since 2005, has a superstar presence on floor, and her performance from her last season at BYU (before it was cut short) is one that's particularly entertaining. It's equal parts powerful, with impressive tumbling like a high-flying double pike, and uniquely theatrical.

Evans dances and acts along to a slew of different sound effects — door-knocking, piano keys, floor creaks, etc. — which isn't a common theme, even in college gymnastics, where the floor music selection and choreography are fun and wide-ranging. There are odes to popular songs mixed in, too, such as "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" and Pitbull's "Hotel Room Service." It's such a cool compilation of sounds, radio hits, and personality. Watch Evans's full floor routine from the 2020 gymnastics season above for a real treat!

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