Russell Mills – 1964 Pommels

This is the winning routine in the 1964 AAU Nationals (the precursor to the USGF and USA gymnastics). Mills also won the NCAA Championships in 1963 and 1964, coached by Don Tonry and . competing for Yale University. When Mills hit his routines, he was unbeatable in the US and probably by anyone in the world at that time. There was no international competition for specialists during the period. The mount here is a back Moore, caught a bit late by the camera.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Damien Cachia – Pommels

Interesting routine construction. He spends half his time moving into and out of handstand.

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Damien has had some excellent results in his last two international competitions. #PacRim2016 and the Canadian friendly at University of Calgary. Many are wondering why he wasn’t named to Canada’s Rio Test Meet team.

top NCAA Men’s gymnasts (so far)

FX
1. Zach Liebler (Minnesota)
2. Akash Modi (Stanford).
3. Colin Van Wicklen (Oklahoma)

PH
1. Brandon Ngai (Illinois)
2. Timmy Wang (Air Force)
3. Alec Yoder (Ohio State)

Click PLAY or watch Alec’s Pommels on YouTube. Team USA could use this routine.

SR
1. Sean Melton (Ohio State)
2. Alex Diab (Illinois)
3. Thao Hoang (Oklahoma)

Click PLAY or watch Sean’s Rings on YouTube.

VT
1. Anthony McCallum (Michigan)
2. Yaro Pochinka (Minnesota)
3. Taylor Seaton (Stanford)

PB
1. Yul Moldauer (Oklahoma)
2. Sean Melton (Ohio State)
3. Dennis Zaremski (Stanford)

Click PLAY or watch Yul’s P Bars on YouTube.

HB
1. Chase Cannon (Air Force)
2. Jesse Glenn (Army)
3. Andrew Rickly (Ohio State)

AA
1. Akash Modi (Stanford)
2. Allan Bower (Oklahoma)
3. Kevin Wolting (Cal)

Allan’s had a great season. Click PLAY or watch his Vault on YouTube.

full men’s rankings

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1910 Pommel Horse for sale

At west end salvage in Des Moines.

The oldest description of gymnastics on an artificial horse is over 600 years old. It was written by a Renatus Vegetius, who, in his four volume “Overview of the Roman Army”, describes soldiers using a wooden horse for practice. …

In the early 19th century, when Jahn, regarded as the father of gymnastics, was alive, there were three different kinds of horses on the Hasenheide in Berlin …

History of Pommel horse

(via NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS ALUMNI)

University of Calgary International Cup RESULTS

The annual international “friendly” in Canada was better than ever this year. Canada’s top guys vs very strong teams from China and USA in a 6-5-4 format.

The top 2 international stars for Canada were out of the team. Scott Morgan competed only Rings, protecting a “lower body” injury. Kevin Lytwin (knee ligament injury) did LIVE colour commentary.

When Team USA had ZERO falls starting on Pommels, I got the feeling they’d win this event. They did.

1. USA 346.75
2. CHINA 341.75
3 CANADA 340.90

1. Yixin Du CHN 86.250
2. Baisen Gu CHN 85.750
3. Paul Ruggeri USA 84.250

Floor
1T Eddie Penev USA 6.70 15.500
1T Jile Mu 6.60 15.500
3. Paul Ruggeri USA 6.70 15.050

Click PLAY or watch Eddie’s Floor on YouTube.

Pommel
1. Marvin Kimble USA 6.70 14.800
2. CJ Maestas USA 6.10 14.650
3. Jackson Payne CAN 6.40 14.500

Click PLAY or watch Jackson’s Pommels on YouTube.

Rings
1. CJ Maestas USA 6.70 15.300
2. Yixin Du CHN 6.50 14.500
3. Damien Cachia CAN 6.00 14.450

* Scott Morgan CAN 6.50 15.450 (competing as an individual)

Click PLAY or watch CJ’s Rings on YouTube.

Vault (one Vault)
1. Eddie Penev USA 5.80 15.100
2. Damien Cachia CAN 5.60 14.800
3. Baisen Gu CHN 5.20 14.600 3

Click PLAY or watch Eddie’s Vault on YouTube.

P Bars
1. Yixin Du CHN 6.70 15.700
2T Paul Ruggeri USA 6.30 15.050
2T Jackson Payne CAN 6.30 15.050

H Bar
1. Huanzhang Jin CHN 6.50 14.700
2. Marvin Kimble USA 6.50 14.550
3. Yixin Du CHN 5.90 14.450

FULL RESULTS

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