Thursday, July 17, 2014

Because Real Men Do Beam

Who says guys can't do beam?

If you're Dom Palange, a coach at UCLA coach Chris Waller's gym, Gym Jam, you occasionally pass the time by learning to throw skills on the balance beam (mostly on the low beam).

Former NCAA Gymnast Kacy Cantanzaro Becomes First Woman to Qualify to ANW Finals; More Proof Gymnasts Are Bad Asses

Former NCAA gymnast Kacy Catanzaro proved once again how gymnasts are bad asses when she became the first woman to qualify for the American Ninja Warrior final Tuesday in Dallas.

Simone Biles, Kyla Ross and Brenna Dowell Featured on Secret Classic Roster

Elite season is full force in the US, with the upcoming Secret Classic and the P&G Championships.

USA Gymnastics has released the roster for the athletes competing at the upcoming Secret Classic, which  serves as the final qualifier for the P&G National Championships (Aug. 21-24), which will determine the national team and serve as a qualifying step to USA's worlds team.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gabby Leaves Chow's Gym... Again...

After short lived reunion and one national team camp, it appears 2012 Olympic Champion, Gabby Douglas has left her coach Liang Chow's gym yet again.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sarah Patterson Steps Down As Alabama's Head Coach

It's the end of an era.

After 36 years as head coach, the legendary Sarah Patterson is stepping down as the University of Alabama's head coach of women's gymnastics.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Simone Biles' Stuck Full In Off Beam

Simone Biles' senior debut was marked with a national championship win and an all-around world championship title.

The following GIF from last year's P&G Championships shows Simone's dismount off the beam. Simone's full in dismount is so clean that she is in line with the beam from the start of the series to the end.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Alicia Sacramone and New Hubby Brady Quinn as Newlyweds

Just a few months after Alicia Sacramone's wedding to quarterback, Brady Quinn, a photo of the couple in newly-wedded bliss has surfaced.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Aliya Mustafina Keeps the German Doctors In Business

The gymternet nearly fainted this week when Aliya Mustafina posted a picture of her ankle in a boot on her Instagram account.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lexie's New Gym

Last week, news broke that Lexie Priessman had left Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy via Mary Lee's Facebook page.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Photographic Evidence of Gabby at Camp

Just in case you thought Gabby's return to camp was akin to sightings of mythical unicorns in the woods, here is photographic proof of her return.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Favorite Routines: Claudia Fragapane; Floor Exercise 2014 Euros

It's official. I'm hooked on this routine.

Claudia Fragapane's floor routine is definitely a huge favorite of this year so far. Claudia goes just as hard on her dance as she does her tumbling. This is the type of routine the new floor rules were made for.

Favorite Routines At the Movies

Summertime, that time of year to sit by the pool or the beach sip margaritas (if you're old enough to drink) and go see the latest summer blockbuster.

Feeling inspired by the slew of summer movies I'm dying to see, for this edition of Favorite Routines, I'm rounding up some past floor routines featuring movie themes for their floor music. The young lady in the below screen shot performed to a very familiar movie theme very recently.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mary Lee the Sequel - Emily: Mary Lee's Piece de Resistance

To recap the last episodes of the Mary Lee sequel series, we learned about Lexie's gross toe injury and Amelia's bionic foot. We also learned that Mary Lee wants to make Amelia world class and Lexie has a crush on a Pete Wentz wannabe in way-to-tight-skinny-jeans.

This week, it was Emily Gaskins' story.  It's very obvious that Emily is Mary Lee's favorite, because from the very start, she can't stop talking about how she has the "world class look." Mary Lee also likes her the best because she hasn't grown old enough to roll her eyes and whine and talk back. Emily's gymnastics is absolutely beautiful and she has lines to die for.  Plus, she's as perky as a cheerleader and as cute as a button.
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