1st annual Grand Prix Gymnastics series

The U.S. hasn’t been on the podium since the team last won bronze in 2014, but they also haven’t fallen below fifth place at a single world championships or Olympic Games since …

In an effort to incentivize adding difficulty, the men’s program introduced a bonus system for domestic competitions, which allows the athletes to try out new, harder skills without risking their spots on the national team if they end up falling. It was a good start …

… The collapse of the USOPTC training program shortly after worlds last year came as a shock, but ultimately made sense as the relocation of most of the athletes to EVO Gymnastics in Sarasota, Florida came with massive benefits.

Under the leadership of three-time U.S. Olympic head coach Kevin Mazeika, along with former FIG executive Steve Butcher overseeing operations via the Powers Gymnastics Group, EVO is privately funded by investors and donors, and offers salaries and performance-based bonuses for select senior elite athletes to train full-time as professional gymnasts. …

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Javier Rojo, Colin Van Wicklen, Shane Wiskus, Alex Diab, and Stephen Nedoroscik

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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