narrow Yurchenko hand mat

I’m a big fan of narrow hand mats for beginners. They should place their hands as much as possible like tumbling for as long as possible.

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Eventually – when strong and fast enough – they will (most likely) “overturn” their hands which requires the FIG width hand mat.

That’s one piece of the Shannon Miller Collection.

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

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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

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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)

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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

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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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related – USAG – U.S. men compete in University of Calgary International Cup this weekend

NCAA Power Rankings Week 9

# 1 The Rankings Shakeups
# 2 Greg Mardsen throwing shade at SEC scoring
# 3 Will the real Stanford please stand-up?
# 4 Lindsay Mable
# 5 Beam Fails
# 6 Jessie Peszek

MCSMaria

Stanford tied or set season bests in each event to earn a season-best 197.400 and the victory Sunday against No. 7 UCLA and No. 10 Georgia. …

Go Stanford

Brittany Rogers 10.0 Vault

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I recall her doing pretty much exactly the same Vault at NCAA Championships one year … and getting 9.85. 😦 The WRONGEST score I saw at the meet.

I felt Brittany’s DTY was as good as any at Worlds 2015.

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NCAA related – Gym Digest – Decoding The New Vault Code