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

Monday, April 6, 2015

Kristina Baskett from Utah to Hollywood

Former University of Utah gymnast, Kristina Baskett has found life after gymnastics in the bright lights of Hollywood, using her gymnastics training as a stunt woman.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

2015 NCAA Gymnastics Regionals- National Qualifiers, Triumphs, Upsets and Surprises

Regionals happened. Eight straight hours of gymnastics from two o'clock in the afternoon till about ten at night.

There were tears, screaming, punching and hitting things. So were my predictions head on? Should I go take my special skills to Vegas or should I keep my day job?

Saturday, April 4, 2015

All About Regionals

Today, the top 36 NCAA Gymnastics teams will go head to head for a spot at the NCAA National Championships April 17-19.

The teams have been seeded into "regionals" (not so much based on their region, but based on their rankings) based on their regional qualifying score or RQS. The top two qualifiers from each of the six regionals will go onto NCAA's in Dallas.

So much gymnastics, this is what Spencer at the Balance Beam Situation is calling Gymnastics Christmas.

I've gone through and to the best of my abilities,  I have picked my selections for the teams who will qualify out of their regional.  I have no real scientific analysis of who will win, so don't use my guesses to win money in Vegas... if they actually bet on gymnastics in Vegas.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Maggie Nichols Responds to Haters with Class

US Gymnast, Maggie Nichols has rose to a prominent position on the US scene.  Maggie has had a fantastic year.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Aly Raisman's Floor Routine At Jesolo

Aly Raisman competed in her first competition back since she won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics on floor exercise.

Aly and team USA competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy and as usual, dominated.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Princess Catherine Lyons' New Floor Routine at English Championships

Prominent British Junior, Catherine Lyons, also known as "Princess Catherine of Europa" debuted a glorious new floor routine at the English championships.

The 2014 Junior European floor champion  and team silver medalist does not disappoint.

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