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Workout Wednesday – Gators

A light workout the day before heading to Alabama to defend their National title.

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Rhonda is interviewed on GymCastic episode 88.

Super 6 NCAA predictions

Anne at Gymnastike:

The 2014 NCAA Women’s Championships are just a couple days away and the competition is shaping up to be an all out battle. In my opinion, there are five teams with a legitimate shot at the 2014 Trophy: Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, and Utah. If OU or LSU accomplish the feat, it will go down in history as the first national title for their program.

But until the final dismount hits the mat in Saturday’s Super Six, all we can do is speculate. So, I’ve fielded my team of gymnastics experts to weigh in with their Super Six picks. …

Gymnastike predictions

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This year it’s very tough to predict with any confidence. LSU has momentum. Alabama has home court advantage. Florida is ranked #1. …

I fly to Birmingham today.

perfect 10s at NCAAs?

27 perfect 10s have been awarded at NCAA Championships.

Will there be more in 2014?

perfect 10s

NCAA – Perfect 10

walk-on Michael Squires NCAA Champ

You’ve got to understand, he was not recruited by anybody,” Oklahoma coach Mark Williams said. “He was from Edmond, Okla. One of my former gymnasts coached him for one or two years, and he begged me to come see him. …

… On Saturday night, Squires, now a junior, defended his still rings title at the NCAA NC Men’s Gymnastics Championships in Ann Arbor. His score of 15.800 bettered second-place C.J. Maestas of Illinois by .075 points. One night earlier, Squires also put up the top rings score of 15.700 in helping Oklahoma take second place in the team competition.

“This never happens,” Williams said. “I’ve been doing gymnastics for 25 years at the college level, and nobody has ever done this. Somebody that is totally unheard of at the [Junior Olympic] level, never did anything as a ringman, and to improve the way he did in a year and a half is a testament to how hard he worked and believing in a plan and executing it.” …

NCAA – From unwanted to NCAA champ

Oklahoma’s former walk-on Michael Squires defends his rings title

I can’t find his NCAA gold medal routine, so here’s a 6.9 start from 2014 Winter Cup Challenge Finals.

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Here are your 2014 Men’s NCAA champions:

Floor: Alec Robin, OU

PH: Ellis Mannon, Minn

Rings: Michael Squires, OU

Vault: Robin, OU

PB: Sam Mikulak, Michigan

HB: Jordan Valdez, Illinois

Sam Mikulak’s win tied him with two others for the most NCAA titles in history.

related – Syque Caesar goes from walk-on to three national championships:

Syque Caesar, a graduate student and co-captain of the gymnastics team, became the first Michigan athlete in 53 years to be part of three NCAA team titles (2010, 2013-14).

(via FIG)

Mikulak sticks triple, crowd goes nuts

He’s truly one of the NCAA Gymnastics greats of all time.

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2014 Men’s Gymnastics National Championship: Team Finals/All AroundFull Replay (3hr VIDEO)

Sam Mikulak’s legacy grows

The Michigan senior won his third all-around title in four years

Michigan, Mikulak defend NCAAs

The University of Michigan and U.S. national champion Sam Mikulak … won back-to-back titles tonight at the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships inside the Crisler Center on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. …


Michigan 445.05
Oklahoma 441.65
Stanford 436.30
Illinois 435.35
Ohio State 433.50
Penn State 429.80


1. Sam Mikulak 91.100
2. Akash Modi 89.200
3. Sean Melton 88.400


Sam Mikulak is the most decorated gymnast in school history.

The Lloimincia Hall Takeover

Very cool. A collection of selected tweets tell the story of Mincie’s blow up in the popular media.

Kelsey @kwinge3 Wingert:

It took one routine to turn Lloimincia Hall into a viral sensation. And to make it even better for LSU fans, it was her perfect 10 routine against rival Alabama.

The Lloimincia Hall Takeover

workout like a Gym Dog

Workout Wednesday takes us Athens, Georgia and the #6 Gym Dogs. This instrasquad was filmed just two days before UGA hosted the 2014 Athens Regional Championships where Georgia placed second and qualified to the NCAA National Championships.

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Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Stanford, Penn State, Illinois


6 teams moving on to tomorrow’s finals:

Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Stanford, Penn State, and Illinois

Full results.

Michigan Man Sam Mikulak Wins Nissen Emery Award.


Men’s NCAA Championships begins

Men’s NCAA is on PODIUM this year. :-)

Starts TODAY.

Michigan will attempt to repeat as national champions this weekend and is in prime position to do so as hosts. The three-day event kicks off with preliminary round competition Thursday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Crisler Center. The team championship portion will take place Friday at 7 p.m. with individual event finals Saturday at 7 p.m. …

Michigan men’s gymnastics team aims to defend national championship at home

This guy is excited.

Kirsten Beckett & Bianca Mann

Enjoying 15 minutes of fame, the 1,2 all-around gymnasts at African Championships are minor celebrities in South Africa now. :-)

Meanwhile LSU’s Lloimincia Hall is everywhere in advance of NCAA Championships. Featured on People magazine, for example.

Lloimincia Hall on Buzzfeed

Her crazy enthusiasm appeals to the masses.

College Gymnast Brings Down The House With A Perfect Routine

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Recall Minci was ranked #1 on FX last season — then did not qualify to the NCAA Floor final.

I’m really hoping she gets to Finals this year.

related – Lloiminicia Hall Teaches Us Her Signature Move – Gymnastike

NCAA Championships – locked & loaded

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex,

Birmingham, Alabama.

✓ flights
✓ rent-a-car
✓ accommodation

At Alabama, this one could sell out.

I’ll be there April 17-20 representing Cirque du Soleil casting. Contact me if you or your athlete wants to know more about jobs with Cirque.

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Doesn’t Get Better Than This, was shown at the Florida vs. Auburn meet held on February 14.

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