Entries Tagged 'NCAA' ↓

proud of Utah

Great school. Great program. Great tradition.

Best Ute team I’ve seen over 8 years of attending NCAA Championships.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Looking forward to 2015.

Florida Super 6 montage

Florida and Oklahoma tied to win the team competition at NCAA Championships 2014.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Most of the footage in the video came from the University of Florida Athletics channel on Youtube.

Let’s see if @gymnastike takes this one down.

Sarah Patterson & Suzanne Yoculan

A new documentary on the great rivalry between the Alabama and Georgia head coaches is scheduled to be released on ESPNU Apr 30th 7:00PM.

Sarah Suzanne

ESPN Films launched the Storied documentary series in September 2011, presenting fans the opportunity to explore the rich athletic history of the Southeastern Conference. From extraordinary athletes and coaches to defining games and moments, the Storied series features films from the SEC’s recent and more distant past.

details

(via College Gymnastics Board)

what is “Acrobatics & Tumbling”?

The National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association is to my mind the best of the many forms of what the general public might call cheerleading.

In a shocker, Azusa Pacific acrobatics and tumbling team recently defeated defending champion Oregon. That snapped the Ducks 31-meet winning streak stretching back over four seasons.

Oregon had been considered invincible, possibly due to Erika Schaefer’s gameday hairstyle. :-)

Erika Schaefer

AZUSA PACIFIC ATHLETICS in California hosts Nationals 2014 April 24-26th.

The Ducks will be highly motivated to repeat. Again.

Hawai`i Pacific Head Acrobatics & Tumbling Coach Keenyn Won introduces Sea Warrior fans (and us) to HPU’s newest sport.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Men’s NCAA Individual Finals

If you can’t watch the women’s finals you want, check out the men’s competition.

Michigan

2014 Men’s Gymnastics National Championship: Individual FinalsFull VIDEO Replay. Free. :-)

Scott Bregman, Director Of Content And Communications at USAG, was there. He felt it was one of the best Championships ever. On podium. Very impressive.

NCAA Championships on Gymnastike

There are two kinds of people.

Those who pay the Gymnastike Gold membership, most very happy with what they get. :-) And those ticked off with Gymnastike, a site beloved by one and all before adding their premium membership. :-(

Now that Gymnastike owns the rebroadcasting rights bought the “archive footage rights” for NCAA Championships, they are paying people to search for and take down the “illegal” routines online.

That’s the system we live with in 2014.

Personally I love Gymnastike. But have enough reservations about how they monetize NOT to join myself.

Best case scenario new companies will launch to compete. Companies like sports2visuals with their Hard Way to Success video series.

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Looks like Gymnastike has purchased the re-broadcast rights for the 2014 NCAA Championships.

Gymnastike Gold

I like that the link is branded with GOLD. That way new users aren’t confused as to whether that’s free content, or for paid subscribers only.

Their videos stream more slowly than YouTube. You need a fairly strong internet connection to watch them.

Gymnastike is not up front with the cost for Gymnastike Gold subscription. Last time I checked it was $19.99/mo. A yearly subscription $150/year ($12.50/mo.).

Bars – who do you love?

NCAA Final 2014.

Click PLAY or watch Bridget Sloan on YouTube. 9.9375 (1st)

I swear Bridget took a big form break on overshoot every turn except for that routine. Coaches should study her huge, late tap for dismount.

Click PLAY or watch Samantha Shapiro on YouTube. 9.925 (2nd) Dreamy Pak.

Click PLAY or watch Kristina Vaculik on YouTube. 9.900 (3rd)

Floor – who do you love?

NCAA Final 2014.

Click PLAY or watch Haley Scaman on YouTube. 9.950 (T-2nd)

Click PLAY or watch Joanna Sampson on YouTube. 9.950 (T-2nd) Last year’s FX Champion.

Click PLAY or watch Katherine Grable on YouTube. 9.9625 (1st)

Not much debate on this one. Grable definitely was the most popular routine.

Razorback Gymnast Katherine Grable Makes History; Takes Titles

Though done with College gym, I’ve heard Katherine is considering a try at elite. She’s certainly ripped enough. :-)

congratulations LSU coaches

LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux was named National Coach of the Year and Jay Clark and Bob Moore shared National Assistant Coach of the Year honors, the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) announced Monday.

It is the first time in Breaux’s distinguished career that she earned the National Coach of the Year Award. It is also the first national award for Moore. …

The awards were voted upon by the head coaches of all Division I women’s collegiate gymnastics teams. …

Breaux, Assistants Receive National Awards

LSU coaches

D-D also won “feistiest coach of the year” … for the 37th year in a row. :-)

Jordan Rae to Bowling Green

Bowling Green State University Gymnastics Coach Kerrie Turner has announced that Jordan Rae has signed her letter of intent to compete for BGSU Gymnastics beginning in the fall of 2014. …

She was selected to compete for the 2010 senior international New Zealand Pacific Rim Team and competed for New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games Team in Delhi, India. At the Commonwealth games, Rae placed fifth on vault and 12th in the all-around. Her ability took her to Rotterdam, the Netherlands for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2010 and to Tokyo, Japan for the same event in 2011. Rae was selected as a first reserve for the 2012 Olympic Games in Artistic Gymnastics. …

The Bowling Green Gymnastics program is coming off of its best season in 22 years …

Jordan Rae Signs Letter Of Intent For BGSU Gymnastics

Jordan

related – 2013 – New Zealand Gymnasts at the Victoria Championships

263 days?!

How depressing. :-(

263 days

Fans will have to keep watching 2014 Apparatus Finals for the rest of the year.

via @UKGymnastics

NCAA Apparatus Finals Champions

Vault
Grable and Courville

Bars
Sloan

Beam
Spears

Floor
Grable

Scott Bregman via email:

The University of Arkansas’ Katherine Grable grabbed two titles today at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships at the Birmingham (Ala.) Convention Complex Arena. Grable and Louisiana State University’s Rheagan Courville tied for the vault title, while 2008 Olympic silver medalist Bridget Sloan of the University of Florida won the uneven bars title. The University of Oklahoma’s Taylor Spears took top honors on the balance beam. Grable also won the floor title.

The routine of the night was Kat Grable’s FX. I don’t see it on YouTube yet. Here’s the set from Friday night.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

The winning Floor MUST be entertaining. This routine is. … Unfortunately it’s difficult to assess entertainment value on YouTube. You had to be there in person. :-)

related – Balance Beam Situation – Event Finals Live Blog

promoting NCAA Gymnastics

I love College gymnastics. Hell, I wear an NCAA Gymnastics baseball cap and promote the sport wherever I go.

Good news – Lloimincia Hall went viral over the past 2 weeks.

Lloimincia Hall

All sorts of people suddenly became aware of women’s gymnastics NOT in the Olympics.

Dvora Meyers in The Archipelago:

At the end of the Good Morning America segment, the anchor foolishly asked, “Will Hall ever go for the gold at the Olympics?”

Perfect 10 – There’s a lot more to women’s gymnastics than the Olympics

That’s a great article. Dvora tries to explain Gymnastics to the great unwashed.

Sadly, like last season, she did not qualify to the NCAA Floor Final today. Lloimincia nailed the double layout perfectly, but stumbled slightly on another landing in prelims. That’s enough to take you out under current College judging.

I’d love to see the #1 ranked routine get a bye into the apparatus final. :-)

Her fans should cheer teammate Jessica Savona, instead.