Ashley Peckett – hits 40 of 41 for UCLA

ap.jpegTalk about consistency!

Former Canadian World Championships competitor Ashley Peckett (Gymnastics Mississauga) is in her final season in the NCAA.

… one of the most consistent gymnasts in UCLA history, hitting 99 of her last 101 routines without a fall, including 40 of 41 this season. She has become a valuable all-around contributor this year, averaging 39.075 in five meets, with a high of 39.35 set in the win over previously unbeaten Georgia on Mar. 4.

But how’s she doing at school?

Peckett, who boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.75 in Physiological Science, earns her third career Pac-10 academic award.

Six Bruins Selected To Pac-10 All-Academic Gymnastics Team :: Peckett receives first-team acclaim


(via Gymbrooke)

Cirque du Soleil – looking for dancers

With more than 700 artists from some 40 countries, Cirque du Soleil is an exciting place to express artistic talent within a challenging environment.

Dancers are not only an essential element of our productions; the nature of our shows means that we need more and more of them! Technical precision, stage presence and versatility are the overall qualities we expect from our dancers.

We are looking for dancers with the following abilities:

* Modern, contemporary and/or jazz dance;
* Classical dance;
* World and ethnic dance;
* Acrobatic rock’n’ roll;
* Acrobatic abilities an asset (trampoline, tumbling, etc.);
* Improvisational skills;
* Unique and diverse styles;
* Sensuality.


* Sex: male or female;
* Age: 18 and over;
* Very good stage presence;
* Multi-talented an asset.

Cirque du Soleil official website – Casting

(via L.A. Daily News)

what to do with the OLD vault horses

FIG adopted the “vault table” — and tens of thousands of the old style vault horses became superfluous. (Jan 1, 2003 the table became mandatory for Levels 5-10 in the USA.)

What did you do with your old horse?

Here’s one idea I saw in Australia.


It’s used for vault drills jumping from tramp, landing in the pit.

confirmed – NCCA Women’s Championships

Editor of this site, Rick McCharles, will be attending all sessions. Email me if you want to meet up there to talk gymnastics coaching.

Hosted by the University of Utah
Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, April 26-28

Championships 2007 – University of Utah