Norah Flatley to UCLA

Many have been wondering about the fan favourite. Norah decided to retire from Elite to focus on preparation for College Gymnastics.

Lauren posted a career retrospective.

What an amazing journey it's been. I've been extremely blessed to have done elite gymnastics these past 5 years. I am truly grateful for USA gymnastics for giving me the opportunity to represent Team USA in international competitions. I definitely could not have reached the top level of this sport without an amazing support system behind me. My parents have been my number one fans through the ups and downs. They have sacrificed so much to give me the opportunity to achieve my goals. I love you both with all my heart❤️ And to Chow and Li, I can not put into words the gratitude I have for you both. They have been like second parents to me and shaped me into the person and gymnast I am today. Thank you for always believing in me and helping me achieve my dreams. Thank you for pushing me every single day to be the best I can be. Thank you for teaching me to always have high standards in everything I do. Even after all the injuries you both have stayed by my side and given me confidence that I can come back from any obstacle that is put in front of me. I am forever grateful for my coaches.❤️ I would love for everyone to know that I will be retiring from elite gymnastics. I can't wait to finish one more year as a level 10 with my amazing Chow's team! I am so excited to be joining the UCLA team next year to represent the most amazing school💙💛. Thank you all for the love and support through the years, I absolutely can't wait to see what the next chapter holds💗

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Tanya Ho new Seawolf Gymnastics Head Coach

ANCHORAGE – Interim athletic director Tim McDiffett announced Thursday that the University of Alaska Anchorage has hired Tanya Ho as the Seawolves’ new head gymnastics coach.

… Ho becomes just the second head coach in 34 years of Seawolf gymnastics history. …

Go Seawolves 

related – Sea Wolves are for real. I saw some on Vancouver Island.

Canadian FISU Team named

2017 Universiade (FISU) Games, Taipei City, TPE 19th – 30th August 2017

  • René Cournoyer, Repentigny, QC – CÉGEP régional de Lanaudière
  • Joel Gagnon, Saskatoon, SK – University of Minnesota
  • Justin Karstadt, Mississauga, ON – University of Minnesota
  • Aaron Mah, Vancouver, BC – University of California (Berkley)
  • Sam Zakutney, Ottawa, ON – Penn State


  • Tony Smith, Calgary, AB – National Team Director, GCG
  • Ellie Black, Halifax, NS – Dalhousie University
  • Jessica Dowling, Dundas, ON – University of Guelph
  • Denelle Pedrick, Wilcox, SK – Central Michigan University
  • Brittany Rogers, Calgary, AB – University of Georgia
  • Briannah Tsang, Burnaby, BC – Penn State


  • David Kikuchi, Halifax, NS
  • Dorina Stan, Vancouver, BC
  • Cindy Huh, Vancouver BC – University of Toronto
  • Kaedyn Lashley, Winnipeg MB – University of Winnipeg

Coach/Team Lead

  • Shari Hebert, Winnipeg MB

Gymnastics Canada Announces 2017 Summer Universiade (FISU) Games Team members

Amy Smith to Utah State

Amy Smith has been named the head gymnastics coach at Utah State University… Smith replaces Nadalie Walsh, who is the new gymnastics coach at Illinois.

“The combination of her experience and success, both as a student-athlete – winning a national championship at UCLA – and as a coach, whether it was at UCLA, Florida, Missouri or North Carolina, clearly in her progression as a coach, she is ready to take over a program of her own,” Hartwell said. …

Smith joins the Aggies after spending the past five seasons at North Carolina. She was promoted to associate head coach in 2014. In all, Smith brings 16 years of coaching experience with her to Utah State.

Amy Smith named Utah State head gymnastics coach

update on Carol Johnston

One of the gymnasts that inspired me most in my life, Carol Johnston, is under treatment for Alzheimer’s.

Her husband Scott D. Koniar posted her story in the Gianna Homes newsletter.

My wife Carol Johnston Koniar was born with one arm in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. …

Her parents encouraged her to not let her one arm be a handicap. Carol grew up enjoying both ice skating and gymnastics.

Carol … received a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton.

In 1979, Disney produced a documentary short on Carol entitled The Truly Exceptional: Carol Johnston.

The documentary was turned into a feature film Lefty, which premiered across the nation as part of Disney’s Wonderful World series.

read more (page 5)

Click PLAY or watch a Cal State Fullerton tribute on YouTube.

via Fans of Canadian Gymnastics

Temple’s Fred Turoff – retirement party

On Saturday, October 28th the retirement celebration for Fred will be held at the Hilton Hotel on City Line Ave. in Philadelphia …

The event will include dinner with a jazz duo, silent auction, and of course a roast of Fred.  But it is really a celebration and commemoration of a remarkable coaching career and an opportunity to join in the revelry of a dedicated and passionate coach, teacher, and mentor.  …

Temple Men’s Gymnastics 

This season Fred will be assisting former Temple gymnast and new Head Coach Jesse Kitzen-Abelson.