U.S. Men’s National Team

Following 2015 Winter Cup.

Paul Ruggeri
Donnell Whittenburg
Alex Naddour
Sam Mikulak
Jake Dalton
Danell Leyva
John Orozco
Steven Legendre
Marvin Kimble
Donathan Bailey
Akash Modi
Kevin Wolting
Allan Bower
Alec Yoder
Brandon Wynn

Stick it Media has a good wrap-up – Ruggeri Wins 1st Winter Cup Title; Sr. Nat’l Team Named

Who will be competing Worlds 2015?

Click PLAY or watch Marvin Kimble’s Rings on YouTube.

With strong Rings and Pommels, many feel Marvin’s got a great future with the Senior team.

via USAG

Kyla Ross to UCLA

She just announced. At a Bruin’s competition in Los Angeles.

Let’s not get too excited yet. If Kyla gets her Bars routine together, she could be back on the AA podium at Worlds 2015. :-)

Click PLAY or watch a POSSIBLE 2015 Bars set on YouTube.

Gymternet – Kyla Ross Commits to UCLA

Gabby Douglas training well

Hopefully we’ll see our Olympic Champion start her competitive comeback in Italy. :-)

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(via Craig Smith)

Hannah Whelan retires

She plans to coach.

Double-Olympian Hannah Whelan has announced her retirement from elite gymnastics bringing to an end an illustrious career that made her one of Britain’s greatest women’s artistic gymnasts.

Competing at both the Beijing and London Olympic Games, Hannah has been a consistent and committed member of the GBR gymnastics team playing a leading role in the increased success of the women’s squad …

British Gymnastics

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“Thanks to my fans”

Ruggeri, Legendre, Bailey

Prelim leaders Winter Cup 2015.

1. Paul Ruggeri 87.70
2. Steven Legendre 87.60
3. Donothan Bailey 87.50
4. Donnell Whittenburg 87.20
5. Marvin Kimble 86.30
6. Chris Brooks 85.850

full results (stick bonus 0.1 added to D-score)

USAG – Paul Ruggeri Posts Top Preliminary Scores At Winter Cup Challenge

Click PLAY or watch Paul’s Vault on YouTube.

But these are not the kind of scores that are going to worry China and Japan.

Akash Modi 84.250
CJ Maestas 84.050
Danell Leyva 84.000

It sounded a very rough meet.

Uncle Tim calls ‘em how he sees ‘em.

• Quick Hits: The 2015 Winter Cup – Session 1

• Quick Hits: The 2015 Winter Cup – Session 2

Gymnastics coach Natalia Laschenova

Do you remember Natalia?

She is an Olympic Gold medalist with the Soviet Team from Seoul 1988. Second AA at the 1989 Worlds.

Click PLAY or watch her Floor on YouTube.

Since 1999 Natasha’s been coaching in the USA, producing a number of College scholarship gymnasts. Those include her daughter Sasha Tsikhanovich.

But the family has had immigration problems in the States.

They would consider moving to Canada or elsewhere. She has letters of reference from Nellie Kim, Marta Karolyi, Kathy Kelly, Svetlana Boginskaya, Yevgeny Marchenko, Elena Piskun. And more.

If you are looking for a great coach, email sportsmen66 (a) gmail.com to get her details.

Marta on Kyla and Aly

Martha Karolyi talks about 2012 Olympic gold medalists Kyla Ross and Aly Raisman as they chase a second Olympic dream.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.