Utah’s Tom Farden

Born in Incheon, South Korea, in 1974, on a specific day nobody knows, he was left in a basket at the steps of the city hall. A note pinned to his diapers said, “This is my son, Man-Ki Park. I can no longer take care of him.”

There was no documentation or address …

When he was (approximately) a year old, Farden was selected from an adoption catalog by Gordon and Marilyn Farden, of Dayton, Minnesota. …


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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.

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NAIGC Nationals 2016

Sacramento CA. April 14th – 16th.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs (NAIGC) is expecting its 28th annual National Championships to be the largest one yet. This year’s event will showcase over 1,100 male and female gymnasts from almost 90 clubs throughout the nation. …

Club membership in the NAIGC is open to any collegiate and/or adult gymnastics club in the United States.

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Lindenwood defends WCNGC title

The Collegiate Final sponsored by USA Gymnastics.

1. Lindenwood University 195.875
2. University of Bridgeport 195.800
3. Seattle Pacific University 194.875
4. Brown University 194.500

… The Lady Lions set a school record as they won in front of a large home crowd at Hyland Arena.

The … event was tight throughout, as all four teams were within 0.325 of each other halfway through the competition. Lindenwood moved into first place on the third rotation, but led Bridgeport by just 0.05, and the Purple Knights were going into their strongest rotation, the floor, in the final set. …



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walk-on gymnasts at UCLA

UCLA, Valorie Kondos-Field:

“It’s always a thrill to be back. We get to go to the big dance. YAY. We love the Texas fanbase because they love gymnastics.

Shoutout to my staff and my team…the last years have been difficult personally so to keep plugging through and not miss a beat is remarkable. This is the most exciting and fun team I have ever coached. They’re not as talented as teams I’ve had in the past but they’re extremely inspiring.

We haven’t had our whole team healthy, we’re hoping it’ll come together this weekend, but our non-scholarship athlete have stepped up BIG this season. 80% of our routines have been competed by non-scholarship athletes so it’s been fun to empty our bench on the competition floor and see them compete like Bruins

2016 NCAA Coaches Conference Live Blog


Lindenwood hosts Collegiate National Championships

… April 8-10 at Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

The teams that earned a spot in the nationals were Bridgeport, Lindenwood, Brown, Seattle Pacific, Cornell, Texas Woman’s, Yale, and Air Force. Individuals from Pennsylvania, West Chester, Southern Connecticut, and Centenary will also be in action throughout the weekend. …

The first session will include Bridgeport, Seattle Pacific, Cornell, and Air Force, and the evening session has Lindenwood, Brown, Texas Woman’s, and Yale. The top two teams in each session will advance to Saturday’s team finals. …

Bridgeport enters the competition as the top seed …

2016 USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate National Championships


George Washington’s best ever Regionals

What a season!

The No. 27 George Washington gymnastics team posted its highest-ever postseason team score with a 195.55 to place fifth at the NCAA Athens Regional on Saturday …

GW’s team score is the best-ever mark in 12 appearances at NCAA Regionals and nearly a full point higher than the previous best, which was 194.675 at the 2001 Southeast Regional. …

Head Coach Margie Foster-Cunningham was honored as the NCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. …

GW Sports