University of Houston Gymnastics Club

GoFundMe campaign:

We are a brand new club at the University of Houston that is looking to grow our team and its funding! We are the only collegiate team in the area and want to be able to expand our club to reach all areas of Houston. We are currently funding everything on our own or through fundraising: attire, practice facility, team apparel, meet entry fees, hotel fees. etc.

We would love for you to help us make this club a place for gymnasts; from beginner to advanced, current to retired, and young to old make a difference in the Houston area gymnastics community!

U of Houston

LIKE their Facebook page.

(via College Gymnastics Board)

College Gymnastics novel – ‘Perfect 16.0’

J is considering writing a novel based on College Gymnastics. The working title is ‘Perfect 16.0’.

Cailee Hilton is an 18-year old Level 10 gymnast and recent high school graduate. After a turbulent start to life; being raised under single mom, Amanda, Cailee has finally found the errors of her rebellious ways and has realized her dream: doing college gymnastics at a Division I school. …

After being ranked #1 in the Nation in the Preseason Coaches Poll, the team have a lot of pressure to remain consistent through the regular season and eventually, go on to try and capture the program’s first ever NCAA National Championship! Battling through several injuries and problems throughout the season, the Tigers team are nowhere near their original prowess come Nationals. After squeezing into the Super Six in sixth place, the Tigers are almost certainly ruled out of contention for the title. …

Perfect 16

Perfect 16

You could have input shaping the rest of the novel. If interested, click over to a survey page.

Bama’s 1st practice

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

No Excuses: Aimee Walker-Pond

No-Excuses-Front-homepageNo Excuses: The Story of Elite Gymnast Aimee Walker-Pond traces the gymnastics career of a girl born deaf and blind in one eye. Despite challenge after challenge and setback after setback, Aimee rose in the gymnastics world to compete for UCLA and BYU and at the level of International Elite — a feat no athlete with comparable disabilities has accomplished in the history of the sport.

This biography describes how Aimee overcame her health struggles, learned American Sign Language, succeeded in gymnastics, enjoyed social activities, acted in movies, traveled to Hawaii and Russia, worked hard in school, competed in college, and found romance.

Bruno Grandi, President of the International Gymnastics Federation, said, “Aimee has filled our hearts with the fire of warmth and love and inspired us all to become better.” Valorie Kondos Field, head women’s gymnastics coach at UCLA and winner of six NCAA National Championships, said, “Aimee’s not deaf. She just can’t hear. Why would she need two eyes, when she has one? She has no excuses.”

Impact Publishing $16.95

related – No Excuses: The story of elite gymnast Aimee Walker-Pond

2016 NCAA Championships LIVE TV

LIKE Greg Marsden’s post on Facebook.

April 15-17, 2016 – Fort Worth Convention Center Arena / Fort Worth, TX hosted by Texas Woman’s University

April 14-16, 2017 – Chaifetz Arena / St. Louis, MO hosted by Missouri and the St. Louis Sports Commission

April 20-22, 2018 – Chaifetz Arena / St. Louis, MO hosted by Missouri and the St. Louis Sports Commission

UCLA Gymnastics 2015 Intro Video

I’m very much looking forward to the coming NCAA season. UCLA in particular.

Click PLAY or watch one of last year’s promo videos on YouTube.

Thanks Vinh.

related – 10 Freshman to Watch for This Season

LSU conditioning

With an exciting Freshman class – but no Rheagan Courville – LSU should still be one of big contenders for a National Championships title.

Click PLAY or watch early season workout on YouTube.