Canadian Champ Zachary Clay

1. Zachary Clay BC 81.750
2. Jackson Payne AB 79.400
3. Sam Zakutney ON 78.900
4. René Cournoyer QC 77.800
5. Aaron Mah BC 77.350
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“This is the best feeling ever, no words can describe how I feel right now,” Clay said in a release. “I wasn’t expecting to come first, I was just aiming for the podium but everything just came together today. I was in the zone and focused on what I had to do to win and am happy with the results.”


Clay was 1st on Pommels with 5.80 / 14.650.

For Worlds Canada will most likely name one or two AA gymnasts as well as the top contenders to qualify for an apparatus final.

Chinese gymnast Xuon (James) Luo representing B.C. was first on Rings 6.10 / 14.500.

Olympian Scott Morgan, back from injury, was 4th on Floor, 2nd on Vault.

Kevin Lytwyn, back from surgery, won H Bar with 5.90 / 13.850. He’s training a much bigger routine, however.

All in all it was a thrilling competition with 42 seniors. I have to say it was more entertaining than the FIG women’s meet running concurrently. 🙂

Of the many NCAA gymnasts, past and present, the guy who hit best was Iowa’s Cory Paterson.

Charlie Tamayo to Georgia

“I am very excited to have Charlie join the Georgia Gymnastics’ coaching staff,” said Kupets Carter. “Not only does he bring a wealth of knowledge but he has a contagious energy that makes for a great atmosphere in the gym. His positive attitude and steadfast determination is exactly what this program needs. I cannot wait for the Gym Dog community to get to know him.”

Tamayo helped Navy (Men) finish 11th nationally in 2017, the best finish in the program’s history. …

Georgia Dogs

Great hire. Charlie is one of the most natural coaches I’ve every worked with. And he knows a LOT of people from his years at Woodward West. Everyone knows Charlie from his astonishing feats on YouTube.

NCAA team MVPs

Who helped their team most this past season?

1. Maddie Karr 590.625 DENVER
2. Chayse Capps 582.888 OKLAHOMA
3. Kelsey Campbell 578.550 BRIDGEPORT
4. Majesta Valentine 576.325 WEST CHESTER
5. Myia Hambrick 559.963 LSU
6. MyKayla Skinner 554.413 UTAH

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DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 18: Top gymnast Maddie Karr poses for a portrait at DU on January 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)