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Friday, 05 August 2011 11:36

2011-12 Navarro to Centenary

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Christina Navarro, L9 at Texas Dreams Gymnastics, will join Centenary's team according to her club's recent tweet.  Navarro won her 2011 regional meet (1st AA; 1st UB/FX) and placed 8th AA (1st FX) at Westerns.


Thursday, 04 August 2011 21:08

2012-2013: Barrett to Denver

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Emily Barrett, a L10 at Bart Connor Gymnastics in Norman, Oklahoma, has committed to Denver.  At the 2011 L10 Junior Olympic Nationals, she placed 37th AA.  She finished 28th AA at Nationals in 2010.

Link: Channel

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:21

2011-2012: Lutz Signs with Towson

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Towson announced another signing during the late period:  Samantha Lutz, a L10 from Elite Energy in Tennessee, has signed with the Tigers.  In her first season as a L10, she qualified all the way through to the L10 Nationals, where she tied for 48th AA.  In 2010, as a L9, she placed 1st AA, UB, and FX at the Level 9 Eastern Nationals. 

Link:  Towson Release

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:18

Nilson Named Assistant at TWU

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Josh Nilson has been named an assistant at TWU.  He comes to the Pioneers from USU, where he speant three years as an assistant.

Link:  USU Release

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 11:01

2012-2013: Chuang to Stanford

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Melissa Chuang has committed to Stanford, according to her club.  She trains at Airborne Gymnastics in nearby Santa Clara.  She tied for 15th AA and 10th on BB at the 2011 L10 JO Nationals, Sr. B.  She was 47th AA in 2010 and 35th AA in 2009.   

Link:  Airborne Web Site and Channel

Sunday, 31 July 2011 18:43

2011-12 Steigerwalt to ASU

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Morgan Steigerwalt has reportedly accepted a spot on the ASU team this fall.  She had previously committed to Michigan.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011 12:56

2012-13 Ables to Air Force

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Ali Ables, L10 at Gwinnett Gymnastics in Georgia, has committed to Air Force.  In 2010, Ables won her session at the Cancun Classic and Atlanta Crown.


Tuesday, 26 July 2011 20:38

2012-13 Buis to WMU

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Jessica Buis, L10 at Champions Gymnastics USA in Michigan, has committed to WMU.  Buis picked up two balance beam wins last season, one at Gymnastics on the Grand and the other at the Tulip City meet.  She finished 7th AA at the NIT.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 09:50

Annual Scholarship Survey in Progress

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Our annual survey of college coaches is in progress.  The survey takes a snapshot of the available scholarships for the next two recruiting years.  Results will be posted in the "Commits" summary for each year:  2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

Coaches:  Check your inbox for our survey or submit your responses directly by email, phone or FAX.

Monday, 25 July 2011 18:23

Five walkons to join WVU team this fall

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WVU has announced that five walkon athletes will join Dayah Haley, Lia Salzano and Maci Sump this fall.  The walkons, all L10s, are Erica Smith, Missouri; Parker and Reilly Beattie, Virginia; Beth Deal, West Virginia and Jamie Judge, West Virginia. 


Monday, 25 July 2011 10:14

Iowa State Hires Two Assistants

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Iowa State has announced the hiring of Kristen Maloney and Katie Minasola as assistants.  Olympian and former UCLA star Maloney was an assistant coach at UNH last season.  Katie (nee Teft) Minasola has been asssistant at Michigan State.

Link:  Iowa State Release

Sunday, 24 July 2011 16:59

2012-13 Wossner to Boise State

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Marissa Wossner, L10 from IGI in Illinois, has committed to walk on at Boise State.  In her first year at level 10, Wossner competed three events in most of her meets, winning beam and floor at the Sand Dollar meet.


Saturday, 23 July 2011 20:49

Raisman Wins CoverGirl Classic

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Alexandra Raisman of Brestyan's won the AA title at the CoverGirl Classic on Saturday night.  Chellsie Memmel of M&M was 2nd AA. Earlier in the day, Kyla Ross of Gym Max won the junior title. 

UCLA grad Anna Li competed on UB, hitting her new skills but coming off on the low bar as she prepped for her stalder hecht.  Casey Jo Magee, the ex-Arkansas star, competed extremely well but just missed qualifying to the Championships on all four events (she previously qualified in three).  Florida sophomore MacKenzie Caquatto hit her UB and BB routines well, scoring over 14 points on each.  NU incoming frosh did well on three events, qualifying for the VISA Championships on three events.  However, UW incoming  frosh Jaclyn McCartin was injured on VT and was carried off the floor. 

Link:  USA Gymnastics

Saturday, 23 July 2011 10:23

2012-13 Kelly to USAF

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Shannen Kelly, L10 at Desert Devils, will compete for Air Force according to her club's Facebook announcement.  Kelly placed 3rd AA at her 2011 state meet and 11th AA at regionals.

Personal website

Friday, 22 July 2011 14:23

Live Links: CoverGirl Classic

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The CoverGirl Classic is this weekend, with competition on Saturday for the Juniors and Seniors.  The meet serves as the final qualifier for the VISA (US) Championships.  Several well known gymnasts will be competing this weekend for the practice, while others still will be trying to get qualifying scores for the Championships.  Former NCAA competitors competing include Anna Li (UCLA), Casey Jo Magee (Arkansas) and Alicia Sacramone (Brown).  Current NCAAers expected to compete include rising sophomore Mackenzie Caquatto of Florida and new frosh Jessie DeZiel of Nebraska and Jacyln McCartin of Washington.  A number of future commits and unsigned athletes will also be competing.

The senior competition will be webcast live for free at 7 pm Central on Saturday. 


Webcast (Universal Sports)

Live Results Podium Training (with Video)

Gymnastics Examiner Podium Training (with Video) and Senior Quick Hits

Thursday, 21 July 2011 19:53

Tom Ward joins ASU coaching staff

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Tom Ward makes the move from Kent State to Assistant Coach at Arizona State.

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