Cal goes 196.825

HEART this on Instagram.

BEARS. WIN. Cal tallies the SECOND-HIGHEST score in PROGRAM HISTORY with a 196.825! #Strive

A photo posted by Cal Women's Gymnastics (@calwgym) on Feb 8, 2016 at 8:55pm PST


Sylvie Seilnacht won Vault. We can argue whether or not this should be a 10.0 start. Personally I’m happy to see anything different than Y 1/1.

Click PLAY or watch it on Instagram.

Career-high 9.90 AND the vault title? YES @sylvie_seilnacht! ??

A video posted by Cal Women's Gymnastics (@calwgym) on Feb 8, 2016 at 8:10pm PST


USAG promoting NCAA

And coordinates their competition calendar to help support College Championships.

The NCAA and USA Gymnastics have joined forces to showcase some of the nation’s top gymnastics talent in mid-April. The NCAA hosts its 35th National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championship, April 15-16, at the Fort Worth Convention Center while USA Gymnastics holds its Region 3, Level 8 Championships at nearby Texas Christian University, April 14-16.

The NCAA’s 73rd National Collegiate Men’s Gymnastics Championship is slated for April 15-16, in Columbus, Ohio at St. John Arena, at the same time as USA Gymnastics Region 5 Men’s Junior Olympic Championship at The Ohio State University. …

NCAA Partners with USA Gymnastics to Promote NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championship


Georgia over Florida

The top-ranked Florida gymnastics team inexplicably frayed under pressure, falling flat in the meet’s final rotation and dropping a scintillating tilt on the road to the No. 11 Georgia Bulldogs on Friday by a final score of 196.400-196.350. …

The usually consistent Sloan pulled up lame on her final tumbling pass, stumbling on the landing with an upper thigh cramp. …

Florida gymnastics comes undone, loses thriller to Georgia

Georgia had 4 consecutive career highs on Floor in the comeback win.

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. …


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

Miss Val named Coach of the Century.


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. …



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