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Thursday, 07 October 2010 12:33

Commonwealth Games: UIC Frosh Wins Bronze

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At Day 1 of the Event Finals of the Commonwealth Games, UIC frosh Cynthia LeMieux-Guillemette won a Bronze on the UB.  

Link:  Results 

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 22:38

2011-2012: Stover to William and Mary

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Brandy Stover has committed to William and Mary for 2011-2012, according to a site submission.  She trains as a L10 at SIGS.  At the 2010 Region V L10 Regionals, she placed 5th on BB and 18th AA. 

Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 22:31

Commonwealth Games Update

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The Commonwealth Games are in full force, with Lauren Mitchell of Australia leading an Aussie sweep of the AA medal.  Australia also won the team title.  UIC frosh Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette placed 8th AA.   In the Men's competition, Ohio State commit Misha Koudinov of New Zealand placed 6th AA.  Link:   Results
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 22:20

US Names Squads for Worlds

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USA Gymnastics has named its Women's World Championships squad.  Florida signee Mackenzie Caquatto, UGA commit Chelsea Davis and UCLA recruit Mattie Larsen were named to the seven women roster.

The Men's team, named back in August, included Chris Brooks (former OU), Chris Cameron (Mich), Jonathan Horton (former OU), Steven Legendre (OU), and Brandon Wynn (Ohio St).

Link:  USA Gymnastics

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 22:18

Illinois Hires Santos to Coaching Staff

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Illinois has announced the hiring of Jay Santos as visiting assistant coach for 2011.  He most recently coached at Iowa State.

Link:  Illinois Release

Tuesday, 05 October 2010 20:31

Auburn announces the hiring of Jenny Rowland

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Auburn has hired Jenny Rowland as an Assistant Coach.  She coached at OU from 2001 through 2006 and she has served as a judge nationally and internationally.

Official Announcement

Tuesday, 05 October 2010 20:07

2012-13 Kmieciak to OU

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Keeley Kmieciak, L10 at Phenom Gymnastics in Illinois, has verbally committed to the University of Oklahoma.  Kmieciak has turned in two consecutive knock out seasons, winning nearly all of her meets in 2009, including a first place sweep at JO Nationals.  Highlights of a stellar 2010 season include a perfect 10 on vault at the Bravo Classic, a first place sweep at the Big Dream Classic, first place finishes on vault in all of her meets through regionals, and many other individual event wins.  She placed 16th AA at JO Nationals (7th V; 4th FX).

Video of her 10.0 vault

 

Monday, 04 October 2010 16:49

Lorenzen Named Associate Head Coach at ASU

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Mike Lorenzen has been named Associate Head Coach at ASU, according to a school release.  Previously, he was an assistant at Stanford for five years, and a Head Coach at Iowa. 

Link:  ASU Release

Sunday, 03 October 2010 20:03

2012-13 Divino to SUU

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Baylie Divino, L10 from Olympus Gymnastics in Utah, has committed to SUU for the 2012-13 season.  In 2010 she finished 1st AA (1st BB/FX; 2nd V/UB) at the Utah state meet and 16th AA (4th V) at regionals.  She finished 19th AA (8th UB) at the 2009 NIT.

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Saturday, 02 October 2010 11:20

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Saturday, 02 October 2010 09:51

2012-13 Musto to PSU

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Sammie Musto, L10 from Atlantic Coast Gymnastics in New Jersey, has committed to PSU according to a submission from her family.  Musto turned in first place AA finishes last season at the Rutgers Color Games (1st V/BB), the Maryland Classic (1st V/BB), the PKI (1st V/UB/BB), Gasparilla (1st V/UB/BB), and the Winter Bowl (swept all events).  She qualified to the Nastia Luikin Supergirl Cup where she finished 8th AA.  She placed 1st AA at her state meet, 1st AA (1st UB) at her regional meet and 3rd AA (1st BB) at JOs.

Video

Friday, 01 October 2010 18:03

2012-13 Holmes to MSU

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Brittany Holmes, L10 at Geddarts in Michigan, has accepted an offer from MSU according to a post on the Region 5 Facebook page.  Holmes turned in consistent top five finishes in most of her meets last season.  She finished the season with a 2nd AA (1st BB) finish at her state meet, a 1st place (1st BB) finish at her regional meet, and a 17th AA (7th BB) finish at JOs.

Videos

 

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.

Video

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).

Bio

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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.
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