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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

read more on Minnesota Daily

Courtney Kupets to Le Reve

The two-time Olympic medalist who retired from gymnastics in 2009 will begin rehearsals … for Le Reve, a water show featuring acrobatics, synchronized swimming and dancing. …

“I figure while I’m still there I can still do it, and if I wait any longer I probably won’t be able to,” said Kupets, 28, who on Friday was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in one of the ancillary events surrounding the P&G Gymnastics Championships …

Her husband, Chris Carter, a former acrobatic gymnast for the British national team, is already part of the show, as is Kupets’ sister, Ashley. …

Team USA

Courtney Kupets

Utah highest team GPA

new – Southern California United MAG

Good luck to Studio West Gymnastics’ Head Coach Heinz Schulmeister. His mission is to put together a College Men’s Club team.

Earlier this summer, Schulmeister formed Southern California United (SCU); a new team bringing gymnasts enrolled at any southern California college or university together.

“There are over 50 colleges with potential gymnasts for this team. Any male gymnast attending college in Southern California can be part of the team and compete under NCAA competition rules to continue achieving their dreams in gymnastics while in college” states Schulmeister.

Men’s gymnastics has not been available at the collegiate level in Southern California since 1994, when UCLA dismissed their legendary men’s gymnastics program. …

The current status:

Schulmeister: Four gymnasts have already committed to the team; three students from UCLA and one student from LBCC. …

read more – Team Feature: Restablishing Men’s College Gymnastics in Southern California


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Help Save Temple Gymnastics

College GymnasticsHelp Save Temple University’s Men’s Gymnastics Team! All proceeds from the sale of these College Gymnastics Forever (Temple Edition) Banners will be donated to the Temple Men’s Gymnastics Team. A check will be presented at the team’s fundraising event (hosted by Bill Cosby) on the evening of August 14th. …


There are t-shirts available, as well.

via Jay Thornton

indiegogo – Men’s Gymnastics movie

Larry Cruz proposes to make a movie promoting men’s gymnastics, motivated by the need to SAVE Men’s NCAA Gymnastics.

His fundraising goal is $500,000.


The story of ten gymnast ranging from intermediate to collegiate levels give all they have physically and mentally to stand on top of the podium every competition.

We are saving the dreams of our gymnastic kids, while saving men’s gymnastics in the NCAA.

Details via that link.

Great cause. Personally I feel the budget is too high. And Larry’s promo video does not fill me with confidence that he’s the right guy to put together an inspirational movie.

(via Gymnast Crossing)

Lexie Priessman tribute

Fans were really upset when Lexie had the bad luck to get injured during the warm-ups of the Secret Classic. :-)

Her surgery was successful. We’ll have to wait and see how long it takes her to come back.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Lexie will one day compete for LSU.

Sam Mikulak news feature

Sam Mikulak is one of many who just might be able to catch Uchimura. Someday.

He was 6th AA at 2013 Worlds. With one fall.

Click PLAY to watch quite a good feature.

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(via Liukin)