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Monday, 25 April 2011 05:20

2012-13 Amor to SUU

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Arlyn Amor, L10 at Geddert's Twistars in Michigan, has committed to Southern Utah University according to her club's website.  Amor's 2011 season highlights include a 2nd AA (1st UB) finish at the Tampa Bay Turners meet, 6th AA at the Chicago Style, 7th AA at WOGA and 1st AA (1st UB/FX) at the Arena Classic.  She recently finished 3rd AA at Regionals.
Sunday, 24 April 2011 18:30

2012-2013: Webb to SUU

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Stacie Webb has committed to Southern Utah, according to a site submission. At the recent 2011 Region 1 L10 Regionals, she placed 11th AA, 2nd on VT and 2nd on BB in the Senior A division.  At the 2010 L10 Nationals, she tied for 38th AA and 4th on BB.  The prior year, she placed 2nd AA at the Level 8 Regional meet.

Link:  Webb's YouTube.com Channel

Saturday, 23 April 2011 04:45

2012-13 Chappel to Kentucky

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Jillian Chappel, L10 at Ace in Florida, has committed to Kentucky for the 2012-13 season.  This season she finished 4th AA at her State Meet and 4th AA at Regionals.

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Saturday, 23 April 2011 04:18

SPU Adds Four for 2011-12

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SPU has rounded out its roster for next season.  Joining McKenna Page, who we announced previously, are:

Sydney Clark, NAAG in Oregon, Level 10 - finished 4th AA at the 2011 Oregon State Meet and 5th AA at Regionals.   Video

Shannon Escarra, Newnan School of Gymnastics in Georgia, Level 10 - competed this season in the Atlanta Crown (8th AA), the Metroplex Challenge (12th AA) and the Tiger Paw (6th AA).  Video

Cara Lord, Berks East Gymnastics in Pennsylvania, Level 10 - finished 6th AA at the 2011 Pa. State Meet and 16th AA at Regionals.

Amanda Willingham, Ruidoso Gymnastics in New Mexico, Level 9 -finished 4th AA at the New Mexico State Meet and 13th AA at Regionals.  Video
Thursday, 21 April 2011 04:22

2012-13 Parenteau to SUU

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KikiParenteau, L10 at Flips in Minnesota, has verbally committed to Southern Utah according to her club's website.  Highlights of her 2011 season include a 3rd place AA finish at the Rising Stars meet, 4th AA at the Winter Challenge and 6th AA at the Lady Luck meet.  She recently finished 7th AA at her state meet and 6th AA at regionals.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 20:12

Arizona Adds Klarenbach

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Arizona has announced that it has signed Canadian National Team Member Kristin Klarenbach for the 2011-12 season. Klarenbach, who competes for Champions Gymnastics in Edmonton, brings national and international experience in World Cup events, the Commonwealth Games and Canadian Championships.  She recently finished 13th AA (2nd V; 4th BB; 5th FX) at the Wild Rose.

Arizona announcement

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 08:56

Kent State Sweeps National Coaching Awards

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Kent State Head Coach Brice Biggin was named Coach of the Year and assistants Sharon Sabin and Tom Ward were named Assistants of the Year by the NACGC/W.

Link:  Kent St Release

Monday, 18 April 2011 12:15

2011-2012: Washington Adds Two

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Washington has announced the addition of two walkons for 2011-2012:  Madison Kratzke and Doris Lynk.  Both reportedly turned down scholarships to walk on to the Huskies.

Kratzke is a L10 from Seattle Gymnastics Academy.  At the 2011 Region II L10 Regionals held this past weekend, she placed 3rd AA, 1st on BB and 2nd on VT in the Senior C division.  She placed 12th AA and 4th(t) on VT at Regionals in 2010 and 5th AA, 2nd(t) on UB and 1st on VT in 2009.

Lynk, a L10 from Desert Lights, tied for 18th AA at the 2011 Region I L10 Regionals, after finished 3rd AA at her State meet.  She was also 18th AA in 2010.  

Links:  UW Release and

Kratzke 9.775 UB at Alamo  and Vault

Lynk's YouTube.com Channel

Monday, 18 April 2011 09:03

2011-2012: Centenary Adds Knighten

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Centenary has added Leviticus Knighten for 2011-2012.  Knighten trains as a L10 at Coast Elite in Florida.  At the recent Region VIII L10 Regionals, she placed 6th AA and 3rd on FX in the Senior D group, earning a trip to the JO Nationals.  As a L9 in 2010, she won the BB and placed 9th AA at the Level 9 Eastern Nationals.

Link:  Centenary Release and YouTube.com Channel

Monday, 18 April 2011 08:56

Men's National Rankings: Final 2011

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Here are the final Men's National Rankings, courtesy of Troester GymInfo:

Rank Team Name NCAA Final NCAA Qualifier
1 Stanford 363.450 366.100
2 Oklahoma 361.600 363.500
3 Illinois 360.150 356.000
4 California 358.700 361.800
5 Michigan 356.200 360.650
6 Penn State 355.700 356.000
7 Ohio State 353.750
8 Iowa 348.950
9 Minnesota 346.850
10 Nebraska 345.450

Link:  Troester.com GymInfo

Monday, 18 April 2011 08:54

Women's National Rankings: Final 2011

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Here are the final Women's National Rankings from Troester.com, based on National finish or National Qualifying Score (RQS plus Regional score):

Link:  Full List

Rank Team Name NCAA Final NCAA Prelim NQS
1 Alabama 197.650 197.050 394.395
2 UCLA 197.375 196.500 394.110
3 Oklahoma 197.250 196.775 394.045
4 Nebraska 196.725 196.850 392.825
5 Utah 196.500 196.200 393.045
6 Michigan 196.425 196.700 393.575
7 Florida 196.125 393.615
8 Oregon State 196.100 393.795
9 Georgia 195.450 393.285
10 Arkansas 195.450 392.610
11 Illinois-Champaign 195.100 391.850
12 Kent State 195.000 390.695
13 Boise State 392.395
14 Penn State 392.060
15 Stanford 391.940
16 Ohio State 391.150
17 Denver 391.060
18 Washington 391.000
19 Auburn 390.905
20 L.S.U. 390.880
21 Arizona 390.830
22 Minnesota 390.480
23 Central Michigan 390.265
24 Iowa State 390.125
25 Kentucky 390.120
Sunday, 17 April 2011 16:18

2012-2013: Northey to Washington

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Allison Northey has committed to Washington for 2012-2013, according to her club's web site.  Northey recently claimed the VT, UB and AA titles at the 2011 Region II L10 Regionals.  In 2010, she placed 27th AA at the L10 Nationals, Jr. D division.  The prior year, she tied for 5th on BB and placed 36th AA. 

Link:  YouTube.com Playlist

Sunday, 17 April 2011 16:10

2011-2012: Ponto to Oregon State

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Kailie Ponto is headed to Oregon State next fall, according to her club.  Ponto competed just two events at Regionals this past weekend, after missing most of the season.  She was 33rd AA at the 2010 L10 Nationals, Senior B.  In 2009, she won the L10 National title on BB and placed 24th AA.   

Link:  LEGA Boosters and YouTube.com Channel

Sunday, 17 April 2011 16:05

2011-2012: Li to Yale

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Joyce Li has committed to attend Yale, according to her club website.  Li is a L10 at Airborne.  She recently placed 12th AA at the 2011 Region I L10 Regionals, Sr. C.  She tied for 13th AA in 2010.

Link:  Airborne Site and Video Channel

The 2011 season is over, and NCAA Champions have been crowned.  Bama won the team title with a spectacular effort, defeating defending champion UCLA.  Michigan's Kylee Botterman won the AA title and the AAI American Award.  Here's the full list of winners:

Stanford won the 2011 Men's NCAA team title.  Congratulations to all of the 2011 Champions.  Here's the full recap on the winners.

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