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Tuesday, 28 September 2010 14:35

Cal Cuts Men's and Women's Gymnastics

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In a sad day for collegiate gymnastics, Cal has announced it has cut it's men's and women's gymnastics programs, in an announcement made this afternoon.  The cuts come despite over 100K raised on behalf of the men's program, and a pledge of support from USA Gymnastics.  Baseball, women's lacrosse and men's rugby were also cut.  118 male athletes, including 19 in gymnastics, will be affected.  45 women are impacted, 15 in gymnastics.   Men's rugby has been singled out for special treatment, retaining special status as a varsity club support. 

More information to come, after the chancellor's press conference at 2:30 pm PDT.

Link:  SF Chronicle and Cal Statement

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:56

2012-13 Farley to PSU

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Shealyn Farley, L10 from Prestige Gymnastics in Pa., has committed to PSU according to a site submission.  She has an outstanding 2010 season, placing 1st AA at The Blackeyed Susan (1st UB/FX), The Chicago Style (1st place sweep), The Buckeye Classic (1st V/BB), and her state meet.  She placed 3rd AA at regionals and 2nd AA (1st BB) at JOs.


Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:45

2012-13 Sheppard to Michigan

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Austin Sheppard, L10 from Golden Grip in Texas, has committed to Michigan for the 2012-13 season.  She produced a string of top five AA finishes at her meets throughout the regular season in 2010, including a near sweep (1st AA; 1st V/UB/FX) at the Rose City Classic.  At her state meet, she finished 3rd AA, but picked up wins on vault (9.8) and beam.  She placed 5th AA (1st FX) at regionals and 7th AA at JOs (2nd FX; 3rd V).



Tuesday, 28 September 2010 04:34

2012-13 Beers to Bama

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Lauren Beers, Sr. Elite from Southern Tier Gymnastics in New York, has committed to Alabama according to a post on her web site.  Her 2010 meet results include a 1st AA finish (1st BB/FX) at the Sand Dollar and 1st AA (1st BB) at the Sand Dollar Elite Qualifier; a AA (BB/FX at the Buckeye Classic (L10) and a 3rd place finish (1st V) at the Buckeye Elite session; a 12th AA finish at the Covergirl Classic; and a 15th AA at US Nationals.
Official Web Page
Monday, 27 September 2010 17:36

2011-2012: Straub to Towson

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A L10 at Galaxy in New York, Diona Straub, has committed to Towson for 2011-2012.  Straub placed 9th AA at the 2010 Region VI L10 Regionals.  She also placed 9th AA at the 2008 Level 9 Eastern Nationals. 

Link: Channel

Monday, 27 September 2010 17:31

2012-2013: Alotta to PSU

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Parkette L10 Taylor Alotta has reportedly committed to Penn State, according to a site submission.  Alotta placed 3rd AA in her division at the JO National Invitational Turnament, after a 10th place AA finish at Regionals.  She also placed 10th at Regionals in 2009.
Monday, 27 September 2010 17:26

2012-2013: Demers to Auburn

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Lexus Demers has committed to Auburn for 2012-2013, according to her club.  The L10 at Midwest Gymnastics (MN) won the FX title at the 2010 L10 Nationals, Junior D division. She also placed 14th in the AA.  In 2009, competing in the Junior C division, she tied for 21st AA and tied for 7th on BB. 

Link: Channel

Tuesday, 21 September 2010 04:29

2011-12 Guyer to SJSU

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Cami Guyer, L10 from Gymnastics East in Washington has committed to San Jose State University. Cami’s 2010 season consisted of a 2nd place AA at Sand Dollar meet in Orlando, 4th place AA at the Boise State Open, 2nd place AA at Washington State meet, 2nd place AA at Regionals, and 22nd AA at JO Nationals.


Sunday, 19 September 2010 09:12

2011-12 Witt to PSU

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Alexandra Witt, L10 from LaFleurs Tampa Gymnastics in Florida has committed to PSU.  Witt turned in top 10 finishes in all of her meets throughout the 2010 season, including a 1st place sweep at her state meet, a 5th place finish at regionals and an 8th place finish at JO Nationals (4th UB, 7th FX).


Saturday, 18 September 2010 05:20

2011-12 Lundeen to William and Mary

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Maggie Lundeen, L10 from Palmer's Gymnastics in Illinois, has committed to William and Mary according to a post on the Region 5 Facebook page.  Lundeen had good results last season, including a 1st place finish (1st UB) at Circle of the Stars and a 3rd place AA (1st UB) at the Chicago Style meet.  She qualified to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup, finishing 24th AA.  She placed 9th AA (1st FX) at her state meet, 7th AA at her regional meet, and 25th AA at JO Nationals.

Recruiting video

Friday, 17 September 2010 10:48

2011-2012: Moraw to CMU

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Halle Moraw has committed to CMU for 2011-2012, according to a site submission.  She's a L10 at the Gymnastics Training Center in Michigan.  At the 2010 Region V L10 Regionals, she placed 9th AA, advacing on to the JO NIT tournament. 

Link: Channel

Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:55

Arkansas Hires Houlton as Assistant

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Arkansas has hired Don Houlton as an assistant coach.  Houlton was most recently an assistant at Cal, and was an assistant at Yale and owner/head coach at Nebraska Gold prior to that.

Link:  Arkansas Release

Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:23

2011-12 Shapiro to Stanford

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The LA Times has confirmed that International Elite Samantha Shapiro has committed to Stanford.  Over the past several seasons she has represented the US internationally at the Pacific Rim Championships, Pan Am, Gymnix, and World Cup.  This season she finished 4th on BB and FX at the Covergirl Classic and 7th AA (5th FX, 7th BB) at the Visa Championships.  She competes for All Olympia in Los Angeles.

Inside Gymnastics Interview


Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:13

2012-13 Landreth to Missouri

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Kelsy Landreth, L10 at Show-Me Gymnastics in Missouri, has committed to Missouri for the 2012-13 season.  She finished 2nd AA (1st V/UB/FX) at her 2010 state meet, 2nd AA (2nd V/FX) at her regional meet, and 21st AA at nationals.


Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:16

USAF (M) hires Jeff Robinson as Ass't Coach

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USAF has announced that Jeff Robinson has joined the men's coaching staff.


Tuesday, 14 September 2010 07:10

2012-13 Spicer to UF

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Rachel Spicer, L10 at Metroplex, has committed to Florida according to a Facebook posting.  Spicer is the current JO national AA champ (5th V; 4th UB; 3rd BB and FX).  She also finished 1st AA at her state and regional meets.  She placed 4th AA at the 2009 JO Championships.

Personal Web Page (with video)

Gymnastike Interview

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