Thursday, July 2, 2015

Backhandspring + Onodi + Forward Aerial Combination on Beam

The Chinese are known for their talent on bars and beam. 

US Names Pan Ams Team

After enduring a grueling training camp in the middle of a hot Texas summer, USA Gymnastics has named the athletes headed to Toronto to compete in the Pan American Games.
Image per USA Gymnastics

Aly Raisman in ESPN Magazine's Body Issue

Aly Raisman is following in the footsteps of fellow team USA gymnasts and is baring it all for ESPN Magazine's Body Issue.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

European Games and the Return of Viktoria Komova

The first European Games are commencing this week in Baku, Azerbaijan and the biggest story heading into the Games is the return of 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, Viktoria Komova.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lexie Priessman to Attend LSU in the Fall

Former junior national champion and US national team member, Lexie Priessman has decided to forgo the elite world for her education.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Nastia Liukin Is Engaged

She may not have won the mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars, but Nastia's longtime boyfriend, Matt Lombardi has given her a much more meaningful gift.

The 2008 Olympic All-Around champion shared this photo on her Twitter account with a special announcement:

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Victoria Moors Announces Her Retirement

After much speculation as to the state of her gymnastics career, Canadian gymnast, Victoria Moors has announced her retirement.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Clarification on the Four Person Olympic Team Structure from the FIG

Recently, as discussed at length, the FIG approved a new ruling at an annual meeting in Melbourne, Australia, that would reduce the number of gymnasts in the team final from five gymnasts per team to four for the 2020 Olympic Cycle.

 In response to much of the backlash they've received after the news of this ruling, the FIG has released a detailed Q & A to clarify some burning questions.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

FIG Reduces Olympic Team Size From Five to Four

The International Gymnastics Federation or FIG has revamped the Olympics qualification process and has officially reduced the team sizes from five to four going into the 2020 Olympics Cycle.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Peng Peng Training New Skills on Beam

Peng Peng is ready to get "on the road again."

After two years of dealing with an ACL tear that required two surgeries and two years away from competition, the glory that is Christine "Peng Peng" Lee, was finally able to grace us with her presence during this past NCAA season, wowing on bars and beam with beautiful, rarely seen skills for both elite and NCAA.
Photo by Owen Emerson via dailybruin.com


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Jenny Rowland to Become the new Gators' Head Coach

In the span of about two weeks, the Florida Gators have lost a coach and gained a new head coach. Auburn associate head coach, Jenny Rowland has accepted the title of head Gator wrangler, or head coach of the Florida Gators gymnastics team.
via gatorzone.com


Friday, May 8, 2015

Polina Shchennikova Commits to Michigan

Fellow Colorado and Mile High City girl, Polina Shchennikova has decided to forgo the beautiful Rocky Mountains and has chosen to attend the University of Michigan for her college gymnastics career.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tabitha Yim to Become Head Coach at Arizona

Former USA National team member Tabitha Yim has accepted a head coaching position at the University of Arizona Gymnastics team.

She is replacing current head coach, Bill Ryden who is retiring after 17 years at the helm of Arizona Gymnastics. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hollie Vise and Norah Flatley: A Comparison

Hollie Vise was a talented athlete on the US National team in the 2001-2004 quadrennium. She trained at the legendary World Olympic Gymnastics Academy or "WOGA" in Dallas, Texas alongside 2004 Olympic Champion, Carly Patterson under the tutelage of Evgeny Marchenko.

She was a world champion with the US team and on the uneven bars in 2003. She was known for her classic, WOGA style, long lines, elegant fluidity and her glorious toe point.

Hollie has been compared with junior, Norah Flatley, a beam savant who trains with legendary coach, Liang Chow, who coached 2012 Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas and 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist and beam gold medalist, Shawn Johnson.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Full Out Trailer Released

The trailer for the new movie, Full Out premiered on YouTube yesterday.

The movie, staring Jennifer Beals as the legendary UCLA coach, Valorie Kondos-Field, aka "Miss Val", is the story of UCLA gymnast Ariana Berlin.

Ariana has a pretty amazing story...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

NCAA Coaching Shake Ups: Greg Marsden and Rhonda Faehn Step Down

The week after the NCAA National Championships, there have been some major coaching shake-ups in NCAA gymnastics.

Utah head coach, Greg Marsden announced his retirement and University of Florida head coach Rhonda Faehn has stepped down to accept a position with USA Gymnastics.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

NCAA Nationals - Semi Finals

Day one of NCAA Gymnastics Nationals - what an exciting, but bittersweet day.  There were some surprises but there were also some upsets.

So who qualified to Super Six tonight?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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