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.
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.
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.
Today is March 14th. It's also pi day (3.14 from your high school geometry classes) and it is the eighteenth birthday of the one and only, the fabulous and fantastics, the Simone "$eamoney" Biles, two time world all-around champion.