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Friday, 02 September 2011 05:07

2012-13 Tolman to DU

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Morgan Tolman, L10 at Waller's GymJam in California, will walk on at Denver according to her club's web site.  She started last season with an all around win at the OC Classic (1st AA/1st FX) and finished in the top 10 at her regular season meets and qualified to the SoCal state meet.


Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:31

2012-13 Elswick to Arkansas

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Heather Elswick, L10 at Capital Gymnastics in Texas, has committed to Arkansas per her post on her personal web page.  Last season she won floor at the Pikes Peak and WOGA meets.  She finished 4th AA at her regional meet and 16th AA at JOs.

Personal website

Tuesday, 30 August 2011 20:29

2012-13 Glasenapp to ISU

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Annie Glasenapp, L10 at Flips Gymnastics in Minnesota, has committed to Iowa State.  Last season she finished 10th AA at her state meet and 2nd AA (1st FX) at regionals.  She qualified to JO nationals, where she competed only on bars.


Tuesday, 30 August 2011 09:48

Fain Named Head Coach at Centenary

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Jackie Fain has been named the new Head Coach at Centenary, according to a school release.  She had been an assistant at TWU, and has experience as a coach, judge and former UK competitor.

Link:  Centenary Release

Sunday, 28 August 2011 20:30

2013-14 Daum to Alabama

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Rachel Daum, L10 from Stars Gymnastics in Texas, has committed to Alabama according to, which maintains her web page.  Daum finished 2nd AA (1st V/FX) at both her state and regional meets last season and finished 1st on V and FX at JO Nationals.

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Sunday, 28 August 2011 13:17

Kristina Vaculik earns a spot on Canadian World team

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Vaculik is taking a year off from Stanford to prepare for upcoming international competitions.  So far she has earned a spot at Worlds.  Others named to the team are UCLA recruit Peng Peng Lee, Dominique Pegg, Talia Chiarelli, Mikaela Gerber, Coralie Leblond-Chartrand, and Madeline Gardiner.

GYMCAN Announcement

Saturday, 27 August 2011 12:15

2012-2013: Bellingham to San Jose State

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Allison Bellingham, a L10 from South Coast in Irvine, has committed to San Jose State, according to her recruiting service.  She placed 19th AA at the 2011 Region I L10 Regionals, Senior A.  She was 10th AA in 2010. 

Link: Channel

Thursday, 25 August 2011 11:26

TeShawne Jackson joins the USU staff

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USU announces that TeShawne Jackson has been named Assistant Coach.  Jackson has previously coached at Iowa State, Ball State and William and Mary.

Official Announcement

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 19:46

2013-14 Oliva to LSU

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Shonacee Oliva, L10 at Brandy Johnson's in Florida, has reportedly committed to LSU.  Last season Oliva finished 5th AA (1st FX) at her state meet, 3rd AA at regionals and 29th AA at JOs.

Personal website

Former Missouri standout Sarah Shire returns to the program in a staff position.  Shire is pursuing a Masters in Sports Psychology.

Official Announcement

Monday, 22 August 2011 20:31

San Jose St Adds Major as Assistant

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San Jose State has announced the addition of Liz Major as an assistant.  After graduation from San Jose State, she received her masters from DU and coached at Aurora.

Link:  SJSU Release

Monday, 22 August 2011 16:06

Mo Mitchell and Nicole Curler join MSU coaching staff

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MSU has announced its new assistant coaches:   Mo Mitchell, former head coach at Kentucky, and Nicole Curler, a former MSU gymnast.

Official Announcement

Sunday, 21 August 2011 20:31

2013-14 Lambert to LSU

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Ashley Lambert has committed to LSU according to, which maintains her personal web page.  Lambert, an L10 at World Class Gymnastics in Virginia, finished 1st AA (1st BB/FX) at her 2011 state meet and 3rd AA (1st FX) at regionals.  An injury prevented her from competing at nationals.

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Sunday, 21 August 2011 09:27

Men's World and Pan Am Games Teams

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USA Gymnastics announced the men's squads for the World Championships and Pan Am Games.  Several past and present NCAAers are on  the rosters:

2011 Men's World Championships Team
Jake Dalton, OU
Jonathan Horton, Team Hilton HHonors (former OU)
Steven Legendre, Team Hilton Honors (former OU)
Danell Leyva, Team Hilton HHonors
Alexander Naddour, OU
John Orozco, U.S. Olympic Training Center
Alternate: Chris Brooks, Team Hilton HHonors (former OU))
Head coach: Kevin Mazeika, Houston

2011 Men's Pan American Games Team
Donothan Bailey, California - Berkeley
Glen Ishino, California – Berkeley
C.J. Maestas, University of Illinois
Sho Nakamori, former Stanford
Paul Ruggeri, University of Illinois
Brandon Wynn, Team Hilton HHonors (former Ohio State)
Alternate: Tyler Mizoguchi, University of Illinois

Sunday, 21 August 2011 08:59

VISA Championships: Women's

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Jordyn Wieber won the AA title at the 2011 VISA (US) Championships, posting a big second day tally of 61.45 to widen the gap over 2nd place McKayla Maroney.  Florida commit Alexandra Raisman was third, and current Gator Mackenzie Caquatto was fourth.  Wieber won the national titles on UB and FX, while Maroney was the VT champion.  Former Brown star Alicia Sacramone won the BB.  The Senior Women's National Team was also named:

Rebecca Bross, WOGA
Bridgette Caquatto, Legacy Elite (Florida commit)
Mackenzie Caquatto, Legacy Elite (Florida)
Gabrielle Douglas, Chow's
Shawn Johnson, Chow’s Gymnastics
McKayla Maroney, All-Olympia
Chellsie Memmel, M&M Gymnastics
Alexandra Raisman, Brestyan’s American Gymnastics (Florida commit)
Alicia Sacramone, Brestyan’s American Gymnastics (ex Brown)
Sabrina Vega, Dynamic
Jordyn Wieber, Gedderts’ Twistars USA

Bross (dislocated kneecap) and Memmel (dislocated shoulder) were both injured during the competition. 

Katelyn Ohashi of WOGA won the Junior title easily, capturing the UB, BB and FX in the process.  She is not age-eligible for the 2012 Olympics, but her total of 120.95 would have placed her 2nd in the Senior competition.  Junior runnerup Kyla Ross of Gym Max, who is age eligible for the 2012 Olympics, also outpointed the Senior runnerup.  Lexie Priessman of CGA won the VT. 

Link: USA Gymnastics Story, Results, Video

Sunday, 21 August 2011 04:37

2011-12 Jeanette Conrad to Alaska

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Jeanette Conrad, L10 at Coastal Elite in Florida, has accepted a scholarship to Alaska according to a news article.  Conrad finished 7th AA at her 2011 state meet, 4th AA at regionals and 41st AA at JOs.


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