Examiner was there:
Eight 2012 Olympians, including European vault champion Giulia Steingruber and two-time Olympic finalist Tomas Gonzalez, won the team title at the Tournoi de Schilteigheim Saturday afternoon near Strasbourg, France.
It was the first time the Schiltigheim tournament, organized by the Alsace club of the same name, has held a team competition. The program was inspired by the Pro Gymnastics Challenge held in Pennsylvania earlier this year, with gymnasts from each team facing off rotuine-for-routine on each event.
For example, the competition began with Russia’s Anna Pavlova, representing the blue team, and Greece’s Vasiliki Millousi, representing the red team, facing off on floor. Each performed their routine, but Millousi’s score was the higher of the two, so the red team earned a point. …
… what was most notable about this tournament was the exceptional goodwill and camaraderie between the two teams, who openly supported each other during every routine and gleefully clowned around when not on the apparatus. …
Both teams gladly posed for photos with young gymnasts from the Alsace region before heading off to a banquet dinner followed by a soiree in a Strasbourg nightclub.
Yep, that’s Ruggeri. Blythe notes he’s “recently moved to train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center under Vitaly Marinitch”.