Pac-12 All-Century Gymnastics Team

From 2005 to 2008, Schwikert was a member of the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team.

As a freshman, Schwikert won the NCAA National all-around title. At the 2008 NCAA National Championships, she won her second all-around title and placed first on uneven bars, second on floor, and eighth on vault.

… In all, Schwikert is a two-time NCAA all-around champion (2005, 2008), 2008 NCAA bars champion and a 12-time All-American (2005 all-around, vault, bars, beam, floor; 2007 all-around, vault, bars; 2008 all-around, vault, bars, floor).

In 2008, she became the first UCLA gymnast and only the seventh woman ever to win multiple NCAA all-around titles. …

Pac-12

Click through to see the rest of the all-stars: Moneymaker, Bhardwaj, Richardson, Zamarripa, etc.

Miss Val named Coach of the Century.

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Oklahoma intro video 2016

Very cool.

What’s wrong with being confident? The official 2016 OU women’s gymnastics intro video.

Click PLAY or watch it on Sooner Sports.

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coming up today Jan 30th – Metroplex Challenge vs LSU, Missouri, Stanford, Washington

related – K.J. Kindler profile – CHOREOGRAPHING A CULTURE

Sabrina Thomas reflects on her career

A great read.

player_Sabrina ThomasI never went to prom, I never went on spring break, I never went to Friday night football games, and I never had the summer off for family vacations. Gymnastics is a year-round sport, and the offseason was exponentially worse than season. But man did I love it. …

Why in the world did we do it?

Insanity? Love? The things we do for the ones we love, that’s what gymnasts do for the sport. It gave me some of the best moments of my life. I traveled to really cool places, I met my best friends, I learned what love is, I learned how to persevere through unbearable adversity and when people thought I would quit, I kept going. My coaches throughout the years became my gym parents, and were there every step of the way. I made it through to the very end. …

I still give back.

I coached for years, and now I find myself donating money to EMU Gymnastics. …

Identity Crisis

Thanks Hal.

Utah’s Kari Lee out with Achilles

Lee’s injury is a huge loss for the seventh-ranked Utes (3-0, 1-0), who are off until they host No. 20 Arizona on Monday at 6 p.m.

Lee is the only Utah gymnast competing in the all-around this year and was expected to be one of the team leaders after her breakout freshman season. …

Lee suffered the injury on the floor as she pushed off to start a tumbling pass. The Utes had no warning that the Achilles’ tendon might be ready to tear, Marsden said.

The Utes have had a rash of the injuries, with Corrie Lothrop tearing her Achilles in 2013, Kassandra Lopez tearing her’s in 2014 and Tory Wilson tearing her’s in 2015. Each one was similar to Lee’s with the gymnasts going from healthy one second to being done for the season the next. …

LYA WODRASKA

Kari

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Katelyn Ohashi is tough

A do-over was allowed after Katelyn’s foot knocked out the Beam end cap.

UCLA freshman Katelyn Ohashi stood tiptoe on the balance beam in Arizona’s McKale Center. With one more dismount, her debut as an all-around competitor in college gymnastics would be complete. …

“The end of the beam came off,” said coach Valorie Kondos Field. “Her foot stepped on that, and (she) had a very scary fall, landing on her neck.” …

Ohashi, though, was quick to stand on her feet again and Kondos Field said afterward that the freshman was uninjured.

The judge panel ruled that the failed dismount was caused by an equipment malfunction and, to ensure fairness of play, Ohashi was allowed another go on the beam.

“I was definitely not expecting that at all,” Ohashi said. “But they asked me if I wanted to do it again. And I was like, yeah, of course.” …

Kondos Field was not enthusiastic about pushing the freshman to the front line. She told Ohashi that she didn’t have to go and that she could also do an easier dismount. But Ohashi refused both offers, insisting on completing a full routine. …

The judges gave Ohashi a 9.825 – a new career best for the freshman. The beam score was added into the individual total of 39.375 that won Ohashi the all-around meet.

Gymnast doesn’t let fall throw game off balance, leads UCLA to win

Click PLAY or watch the second routine on YouTube.

The NCAA is super cautious when it comes to medical issues. I’m surprised medical let her back on the Beam so quickly.

Florida, Oklahoma, Michigan … UCLA

If you’ve not yet been following NCAA Gymnastics, catch up here:

Balance Beam Situation – Week 3 Rankings + Notes

Gymternet – NCAA Week Three Rankings

Is this the year Boise will qualify for Championships?

@GWGymnastics is kicking butt. 🙂 Though they cancelled their last meet due to blizzard, these ladies are currently ranked 11th in the nation.

GW

1 Florida SEC 197.192
2 Oklahoma Big 12 197.094
3 Michigan Big Ten 196.938
4 UCLA Pac 12 196.758
5 Alabama SEC 196.688
6 LSU SEC 196.450
7 Utah Pac 12 196.342
8 Arkansas SEC 196.113
9 Auburn SEC 196.106
10 Boise State MRGC 196.063
11 George Washington EAGL 195.800
12 Stanford Pac 12 195.783

Temple got stuck in snow on the way to that same competition.

Ashleigh Gnat 10.0 Vault

OK. You could deduct this vault. But I’m happy to see the only DTY in the NCAA rewarded. Congratulations Ashleigh.

Click PLAY or watch it on Instagram.

How about this ? by @ash_gnat13?! ?#Perfection #HolyCow ??

A video posted by LSU Gymnastics (@lsugym) on Jan 22, 2016 at 9:09pm PST

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