Maggie Nichols wins the Honda

It’s got nothing to do with the Heisman. The Honda is better. 😀

Maggie is absolutely one of the greatest College gymnasts all time.

Oklahoma junior and 2019 NCAA team, vault and all-around champion Maggie Nichols was named the Honda Sport Award winner for Gymnastics, the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) announced Tuesday. …

“It is such an honor and truly a blessing to receive this award,” Nichols said. “Being one of the three athletes in OU history to ever receive this award is truly incredible. I also want to congratulate Brenna Dowell, Sarah Finnegan and Kyla Ross on being nominated this year as they are all incredible athletes.

Nichols was chosen by a vote of administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. …

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BIG news for Utah

Garrett Griffeth

Courtney McCool

Sam Cerio rehabs to walk down the aisle

Sam Cerio is walking down the aisle at her wedding this summer.

That’s the plan, anyway. …

“It’s definitely not something that I’m going to let define me,” she said.

“I don’t want people to remember me as the girl that got injured, because that’s not what I’ve done here. I’ve done so much more, and I feel like I’ve done so much more, at Auburn. …

Sam Cerio set to graduate, refusing to let adversity define her

Click PLAY or watch career highlights on YouTube.

Jeff Robinson to Cirque du Soleil

Air Force men’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Robinson has announced that he is retiring from coaching, effective May 31.

Robinson, who has spent the past nine seasons with the Falcons’ program, including the last four as the team’s head coach, will transition into a new, untitled project with Cirque du Soleil. …

A national search to find his successor will begin immediately

Air Force

Jade Carey interview

Inside Gymnastics:

Jade: I chose to pursue an individual route because I felt it was my best way to achieve my goal of going to the Olympics. I wanted to leave every avenue open to reach my goal.

Jade: Some reasons I chose Oregon State are the coaches and the beautiful campus. The coaches are amazing and so helpful, and I can’t wait to have them help me grow in college.

Jade: The plan is to start in the fall of 2020.

Inside: What is it like to compete alongside Russian Olympian Maria Paseka in vault finals?

Jade: It’s definitely challenging and competitive. She’s a really good vaulter, so it definitely adds the pressure, but I just focus on what I need to do to [perform] my best vaults.

JADE CAREY ON 2020, OSU, AND THE WORLD CUP SERIES

Diab, Nedoroscik to FISU for USA

Both were chosen to represent the USA following their performances at the recent NCAA National Collegiate Men’s Championships. This summer’s Games mark the event’s 30th edition, which has 18 sports. …

Participation in men’s gymnastics at the World University Games is a joint effort between the College Gymnastics Association, USA Gymnastics and the NCAA member institutions.

The World University Games is a multisport event held every two years.

Participants must be born between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 2001; have taken at least one three-credit course towards a degree or diploma within the last year before the games; and the athlete must be “progressing towards a degree.”

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Kakeru defends his All Japan Men’s AA title

1. Kakeru Tanigawa 170.265
2. Kazuma Kaya 169.328
3. Kazuyuki Takeda 169.197
4. Shogo Nonomura 168.763
5. Wataru Tanigawa 168.430

Kenzo Shirai placed 30th with 161.463.

Kohei didn’t qualify to the AA final. He didn’t finish some routines in prelims.

Kakeru Tanigawa, Wataru Tanigawa and Kazuma Kaya have been named as Japan’s Universiade team.

Kakeru Tanigawa

Temple 3rd 2019 USAG Collegiate Nationals

Congratulation to Temple for the BIG jump this season. They went from 4 competitors at Nationals last season to 9 this year.

1. Arizona State
2. University of Washington
3. Temple

Though now a non-scholarship school, they are looking for new recruits.

Jesse Kitzen-Abelson was awarded collegiate coach of the year.

Click PLAY or watch an interview with Jesse on Facebook.

related – 2019 USAG Collegiate Championships recap