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Thursday, 18 February 2010 04:16

2011-12 Preslee Harrald to ASU

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Preslee Harrald, L10 at Krafft Academy in Oklahoma, has committed to ASU for the 2011-12 season. Preslee tied for 1st in the Junior D Division of the 2009 NIT, and was the 2009 Junior D Level 10 Oklahoma State All Around Champion.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2010 14:58

2010-11 Langston to Centenary

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Centenary has announced that Christine Langston has accepted an offer for the 2010-11 season.  She competes for Champion in Kentucky as a Level 10.  Last season she won the L9 floor competition at her state meet and qualified to regionals.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2010 09:52

Men's Natonal Rankings for the Week of February 15th

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Illinois takes over the top spot in this week's Troester GymInfo national men's rankings.  OU's Jake Dalton takes over the top AA slot from Illini Paul Ruggeri.  He also leads on the VT.  Teammate Steven Legendre FX, while PSU's Alex Naddour leads Pommels.  Ohio State's Brandon Wynn is the top Ring man and Cal's Kyle Bunthuwong leads on PB.  Finally, Michigan's Thomas Kelly is the leader on HB.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010 06:12

Keeping up with the recruits

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➽  The results speak for themselves.  Brianna GUY is one of the hottest college bound L10s out there so far this season.  She squeezes as many competitions as she reasonably can into her schedule and she wins, wins, wins.  Always a strong competitor (1st AA ‘08 JO, Jr. B; 4th AA ‘09 JO, Jr. C), she’s on a tear this season.  After finishing 2nd at the COTC (1st V/UB/BB) in December, she went on to win the World Class meet, the Brestyan’s meet and the Metroplex Challange.  The high school junior has a lot of competitions ahead of her before she sets foot on the Auburn campus, but the Auburn coaches must doing a few flips of their own over this 2011-12 commit.  Take a look at her Metroplex Challenge floor routine.

Guy isn’t the only one sizzling this season.  Her Docksiders teammate, Krystal WELSH (PSU 2011-12 commit), has competed in all the same meets with about the same results.  Sometimes they’ve compete in different sessions, each earning the win.  Sometimes they’ve competed head to head, exchanging 1st and 2nd place finishes.  Welsh recently placed first in her session of the Metroplex Challenge.  Earlier this season she won the COTC (1st FX)and the World Class (1st UB/FX).  She placed 2nd at the Brestyan’s meet.

The only scoring drop off, if you can call it that, for these two so far this season came last weekend in the Classic Rock meet. Guy finished 3rd (1st V/UB) and Welsh finished 4th.

➽  Collegegymfans is about college gymnastics, and the L10/elite meet results give a glimpse at the talent that is in the pipeline.  At this point in the season, it’s fun to cull through the accumulating results to find groups of athletes that, when considered together, look to form strong foundations for their future college teams.  Here's a quick glance at a few of the most active recruiting classes.  Watch for  highlights on other recruiting classes as the season progresses.

Team

2010-11 Signees

2011-12 Commits

Alabama

Sarah DE MEO
Chows : 1st AA  (1st UB/BB/FX)
Metroplex Challenge: 3rd AA
Chicago Style (1st FX)

Kimberley JACOB
Sand Dollar: 1st AA
Diandra MILLINER
Williams Center Invite: 1st AA (1st V/FX)
New Yr. Invite: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX) 10.0 vault!
Cereal City: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB)
WOGA: 2nd AA (1st V/UB)

Brooke PARKER
Sand Dollar (E) 2nd AA

Arkansas

Bailey ZUMWALDE
Peppermint Twist 1st AA
Gopher Classic 2nd AA
Winter Challenge 3rd AA
Chicago Style: 8th AA

Katherine GRABLE
Winter Luau  2nd AA (1st V/FX)
Sand Dollar 4th AA (1st BB)
Blizzard Invite 1st AA (1st V)

Shelby SALMON competed 3 events at the Fiesta Bowl.
Stephani CANIZARO
FlipFest 1st AA (1st UB/FX) qualified to  Liukin Cup

Sammy KOLBAS
United Gym Classic: 10th AA
Twistars 5th AA
Sand Dollar 1st (1st UB/BB/FX)

Victoria HARRISON
New Years Inv -competed two events, 1st BB
Cereal City 3rd AA
Fiesta Bowl 3rd AA (1st FX)

Auburn

Abbey HABICHT
TBT Inv: 1st AA (1st UB/BB/FX)
Sand Dollar: 12th AA
Daytona Beach: 2nd AA (1st UB)
Chicago Style: 5th AA

Sasha TSIKHANOVICH
Battle of Champions: 7th AA
Rock and Roll Classic: 2nd AA (1st FX)
Integrity Inv: 1st AA; (1st UB/BB/FX)

Breanna GUY
COTC: 2nd AA (1st V/UB/BB)
World Class: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX)
Brestyans: 1st AA (1st UB/BB/FX)
Metroplex: 1st AA
Classic Rock Inv: 3rd AA (1st V/UB)

Megan WALKER
Graffiti Inv: 2nd AA
Sand Dollar (L10) 2nd AA
Sand Dollar (E Qualifier) 6th place; score 46.050
I Love NY Cup: 2nd AA

Florida

Kytra HUNTER
Md Classic: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB/FX) 9.975 V
PKI: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB)
All Olympia Inv: 1st AA (1st V/UB)

Brittany NOBLE
Tampa Bay Turners Inv:  3rd AA (1st FX)
Sand Dollar: 2nd AA (1st V/FX)
Daytona Beach:  1st AA (1st FX)
Chicago Style:  6th AA (1st V)

Mackenzie CAQUATTO
Chicago Style: 1st AA

Erica SMITH
Chow’s: 1st AA (1st V/UB)
Kiersten WANG
Denver Winterfest: 1st AA (1st V/UB/FX)
Metroplex Challenge: 1st AA
All Olympia Inv: 2nd AA (1st BB)

Georgia

Kaylan EARLS
United Gym Classic - competed 2 events
Twistars: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX)
Sand Dollar: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB/FX)

Cathrine Hires
Tampa Bay Classic: 1st AA (1st V/UB)
Daytona Beach: 1st AA (1st BB/FX)
Sand Dollar:  3rd AA (1st UB)
Chicago Style: 2nd AA (1st UB)
Chelsea DAVIS
Metroplex Challenge - competed two events, 1st UB

Sarah PERSINGER won the.
Twin City Invitational: 1st AA (1st UB/BB)

 

Illinois

Amber SEE
Peppermint Twist - competed 1 event (1st BB)
Tampa Bay Turners Invite: 1st AA (1st V/FX)
San Diego Classic: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX)

Sarah FIELDER won the L10 division of the.
Make A Wish: 1st AA
United Gym Classic: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB/FX)

Elizabeth McNABB
Cancun Classic - competed one event
Reg. 5 Cup: 2nd AA (1st V)

 

Kaitlyn COOPER
Chicago Sportsfest: 1st AA (1st UB/BB/FX)
Tampa Bay Turners Invite: 1st AA (1st BB/FX)
King Arthur Invite: 1st AA (1st V)
Chicago Style: 7th AA

Jordan NALEWAY
St. Nick Invite: 6th AA (1st UB)
Bravo Classic: 1st AA (1st FX)
Daytona Beach: 5th AA
Chicago Style: 4th AA

Nicole MCGAREL
United Gym Classic: 4th AA
Bravo Classic 13th AA
Metroplex Challenge 8th AA

Kelsi EBERLY
Black Eyed Susan: 2nd AA

Utah

Lia DEL PRIORE
COTC:  9th AA
Maryland Classic: 1st AA (1st FX)
PKI: 2nd AA
Magical Classic: 3rd AA (1st V/FX)

Mary Beth LOFGREN
Crystal Cup - competed three events; 1st BB
Vegas Cup - competed three events; 1st BB

Victoria SHANLEY,
Metroplex Challenge - competed one event
All Olympia Inv- competed two events

Hailee HANSEN
Crystal Cup - competed two events
Lady Luck Inv: 4th AA
Classic Rock: 12th AA
Becky TUTKA
COTC: 6th AA
Maryland Classic: 2nd AA (1st UB)
PKI: 7th AA (1st BB)
Magical Classic: 1st AA (1st FX)

Kassandra LOPEZ
Crystal Cup: 5th AA
Fiesta Bowl:1st AA (1st V/BB) -qualified to Liukin Cup
Classic Rock: 2nd AA (1st UB/FX)

 

➽ KUDOS!  Just a few more accomplishments to acknowledge in addition to those mentioned above:
.  Alexis Carroll, PSU commit: 1st place sweep at the All Olympia Invite
.  Alex DeLuca, Ohio State signee: 1st place sweep at the Sand Dollar
.  Stephanie Giameo, Maryland commit: 1st AA (1st BB/FX) at the Chicago Style
.  Milan Ivory, ISU signee: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX) at the Winter Blast
.  Maliah Mathis, LSU signee: 1st AA (1st V/UB) at the WOGA Classic - qualified to the Nastia Lukin Cup
.  Sarrie Morrison, LSU signee:  1st AA (1st UB) at the WOGA Classic
.  Joanna Sampson, Michigan signee: 1st AA (1st V) at the Classic Rock Invite
.  Alexis Schmidt, Ohio State commit: 1st AA (1st V/UB/FX) at the St. Valentines Classic
.  Amanda Schulberg, Oregon State signee: 1st AA at the Vegas Cup
.  Michelle Shealy, ISU signee: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX) at the Atlanta Crown Invite
.  Kassidy Stauder, PSU signee: 1st AA (1st BB/FX) at the Yurchenko Invite
.  Rachel Updike, Missouri commit: 1st AA (1st V/FX) at the Chicago Style
.  Aliza Vaccher, UW signee, 1st AA (1st V/BB) at the Fiesta Bowl AND 1st AA (1st UB/BB) at the Classic Rock Invite.  Her performance at the Fiesta Bowl qualified her for the Liukin Cup, but she declined due to a scheduling conflict.


➽  College bound qualifiers to the Nastia Liukin Cup

Marie Case (Kent State signee)                      Diandra Milliner (unconfirmed Bama commit)
Stephani Canizaro (Arkansas commit)           Alexis Carroll (PSU commit)
Alexa Davis (Towson signee)                         Kassandra Lopez (Utah commit)
Malia Mathis (LSU signee)                            

Most of the results from the last two weeks haven't been posted yet.  We'll catch up on them in the next update.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010 00:53

SUU 195.075 at USU 186.675

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SUU defeated USU on Monday night, led by Elise Wheeler's 39.425 in the AA.  Wheeler also picked up a win on the BB, plus ties on the UB with teammate Jenna Vogt and FX with teammate Shannon Coughlin.  Melissa Johnson of SUU won VT.

Link: SUU Release

Sunday, 14 February 2010 23:02

Women's National Rankings for the Week of Feb 15th

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Alabama edges out Oklahoma to take back the #1 ranking this week.  Oregon State is in third.  LSU's Susan Jackson retains her lead in the AA, but was overtaken by Brandi Personett of PSU on the VT.  On UB, Oregon State's Leslie Mak is now tied with UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa.  Bama's Ashley Preiss is the leader on BB, while UGA's Courtney McCool takes over the top spot on FX.

Sunday, 14 February 2010 18:30

Stanford 195.975 at UCLA 195.625

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UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa BB, FX and AA (39.5) while teammate Anna Li posted a near-perfect 9.975 on UB.  But those efforts, along with Brittani McCullough's winning Yurchenko 1 1/2 on VT, were not enough to overcome the Cardinal's balanced  attack.  Stanford used a big FX rotation and solid BB to take over UCLA's early lead.

Link:  UCLA Release

Sunday, 14 February 2010 18:27

Michigan State 195.5 at Illinois 195.6

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Illinois' Sarah Schmidt sealed a comeback win for Illinois, winning FX with a 9.925.  Schmidt also tied for the UB title with teammate Melissa Fernandez.  Fernandez tied for 1st on VT with teammate Jackly Kantecki.  Illini Allison Buckley won the AA with a 39.2.  MSU's Kelsey Morley and Nicole Cowart tied for the BB title.

Link:  Illinois Release

Sunday, 14 February 2010 16:33

Missouri 195 at Centenary 189.8

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Missouri posted a 195 to win at Centenary, led by Sarah Shire's 15th win in the AA (39.35).  She also took titles on the BB and FX.  Teammates Alex Gold and Becky Scholle took VT and UB, respectively.

Link: Mizzou Release

Sunday, 14 February 2010 16:27

Bridgeport 190.225, Penn 183.975 at Brown 188.55

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Bridgeport posted a 190.225 to best Penn, Brown and the URI club team.  Lorraine Galow led Bridgeport, winning the VT and taking the AA.  Teammates Carissa Huggins and Emily Repko won UB and BB, respectively.  Brown's Katie Goddard picked up the win on FX.

Link:  Brown Release

Sunday, 14 February 2010 16:21

Maryland 194.15 at UNC 193.8

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Maryland defeated hosts UNC, using a balanced overall effort.  UNC swept the individual events, led by Christine Nguyen, who won the BB, FX and AA (38.925).  Kara Writh, her teammate, pitched in a win on VT and a tie on UB with teammate Elizabeth Durkac. 
Link:  UNC Release

Sunday, 14 February 2010 16:16

GWU 190.275 at NC State 194.325

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NC State posted a 194.325 to win at GWU.  NC State's Taylor Seaman posted a win in the AA at 39.15, picking up wins on the UB and the FX.  Teammates Brooke Barr won VT and Jess Panza won BB.

Link:  NC State Release

Sunday, 14 February 2010 16:13

Ball State 190.475 at Bowling Green 191.575

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Bowling Green posted an away victory, led by Breanne Guy's 38.375 AA win.  Guy also won the BB with a 9.8.  Teammate Danielle Wishart tied with Ball State's Morgan Coslow on VT.  For  Ball State, Bibiana Rodriguez won UB and Brittney Emmons won FX.

Link:  Ball State Release

Sunday, 14 February 2010 12:45

2011-12 Milliner to Bama

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Milliner's commitment to Alabama is confirmed in a news article.  The L10 from Folgers in Kansas has place 1st AA in all of her meets so far this season and she scored a perfect 10 on vault at the New Years Invitational in January.

2010 meet results:

Williams Center Invite: 1st AA (1st V/FX)
New Yr. Invite: 1st AA (1st V/BB/FX)
Cereal City: 1st AA (1st V/UB/BB)

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Sunday, 14 February 2010 10:33

DU Announces the Departure of Nilson Savage

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DU has announced the departure of Nilson Savage.  Volunteer coach Huneth Lor (formerly a Michigan gymnast) will take over for the balance of the season.

Link:  DU Release

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