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105th annual Gymnastics Exhibition

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Nearly 100 student gymnasts and dancers will participate in one of the oldest traditions on the Springfield College campus. The college will host its 105th Gymnastics Exhibition Show, “Motion and Film,” in two performances Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18th ..

Stephen Posner, men’s gymnastics coach at Springfield College, said those who see the show are in for a treat. …


Springfield College Gymnastics show upholds century-old tradition

Sean Senters – triple twisting Yurchenko

UCLA facility upgrade

The Bruins have launched a crowdsourced fund-raising campaign to raise their training equipment up on to platforms to simulate the podium used at NCAA Championships.

$150,000 in 30 days. That should be no problem with their rich & famous fan base. :-)

Hopefully injuries will be reduced, as well.

details here

Ariana Berlin – the movie

Ariana Berlin’s comeback story was made for Hollywood: Nearly-fatal car accident ends a young girl’s Olympic gymnastics aspirations. Girl turns to dance but does not give up her other dream of competing for the UCLA Gymnastics team. Girl gets an opportunity to make the team at UCLA and ends up becoming an All-American.

… art is now imitating life, as Berlin’s story is being turned into a movie called Full Out.

Learn more about Berlin’s story in the third installment of UCLA’s “I Am” series: “I Am … Full Out: The Ariana Berlin Movie”.


Ariana Berlin with Ana Golja, the actress who will play Ariana.


Watch a promo video on UCLA Bruins.

Brenna at Oklahoma

NCAA fans rejoice. :-)

via Nico on GymFever2012

Silvia Colussi-Pelaez OSU

Oregon State Gymnastics sophomore Silvia Colussi-Pelaez transferred from Florida to Oregon State University. A former international gymnast for Spain, check her Bars.

Silvia’s sister, who trains at Manjak’s in Toronto, will join OSU next season.

Illinois NCAA strength training

In 2012, former gymnast Jon Ham, after 10 years, returned to his old team and joined in with the guys on their general conditioning. Yes, it hurt. :-)

Click PLAY or watch part 1 on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch part 2 on YouTube.

Georgia fitness

A BIG part of College Gymnastics is arriving for day 1 in good physical condition.

Shake It Off – Pitt Athletics

Safe to declare the Pitt gymnasts the BEST dancers … in this video. :-)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

via @ArabianPF_blog

Mark Williams named Worlds Coach


… head coach of the US World Championship team in 2006 and was an assistant coach for the US Olympic squad at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. And with the bronze medal 2011 World Championships team in Tokyo. Williams believes the veteran 2014 team has a much better opportunity to medal than the young squad he led in 2006.

… The six members of the US World Championships team heading to China are OU-alum Jake Dalton, Sam Mikulak, John Orozco, Danell Leyva, Alex Naddour and Donnel Whittenburg. This team boasts four Olympians in Dalton, Mikulak, Orozco and Leyva and is determined to improve upon the fifth place finish the team managed the last time the US competed in a team competition at the 2012 London Olympics.

… Another exciting recent announcement for OU fans is Jake Dalton was selected as the team captain

Dalton Williams

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SC United v ASU

Scott Barclay’s ASU men’s gymnastics club, budget $120,000 per year, will travel to compete against the upstart Southern California Men’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Torrance, CA

Let’s support College Club Gymnastics more this season. :-)

Here’s SCU’s Event & Competition schedule.


Canada goes Jr Olympic

by site editor Rick McCharles

I’m thrilled Canada has finally wised-up and adopted the USA Junior Olympic rules for girls.

2012 comparison

I’ve been promoting the idea for years. Wearing an NCAA Gymnastics ballcap much of the time.

The J.O./NCAA competitive structure is the best in the world. Parents, gymnasts, coaches and judges will soon be far happier than we were in the bad old days.

As of September 2014 these Regional Sports Governing bodies are in: ON, BC, NS, NB, NL, PEI, YK. The rest are looking to start Sept 2015.

The biggest downside of J.O., as Marta Karolyi can tell you, is that some talented potential Elites will opt for the easier NCAA route.

I prefer the Canadian MAG and Trampoline structures over the American, by the way. USAG should be studying the Canadian rules.

Minnesota’s Meg Stephenson resigns

University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics head coach Meg Stephenson, who had been with the program for almost two decades, resigned on Thursday amid an investigation of sexual harassment within the program.

A University investigation in the spring found that the former coach had violated the school’s anti-retaliation policies following an investigation into her husband and former volunteer assistant coach Jim Stephenson’s behaviors with team members. Jim Stephenson resigned last fall. …

Jim Stephenson held the title of head coach for 17 years and soon after, Meg Stephenson joined as an assistant coach. From 1999-2009 the couple led the program as co-head coaches. …

The program’s two assistant coaches, Jenny Hansen and Louie Johnson, will keep their current positions as the athletic department conducts a coaching search, the University said in a release Thursday. …

Meg and Jim

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