Madeline Hanley, an elite at Parkettes in Pennsylvania, has committed to Minnesota according to her Facebook postings. In 2010, she competed at the Gymnix International Cup in Canada, placing 5th AA; 6th BB; 7th FX and 8th UB. She competed in the elite session of the Buckey Classic, finishing 14th AA and she placed 4th AA (1st UB and FX) at the 2010 PKI. In 2009 she competed at the Covergirl Classic and VISA Championships, finishing 27th AA and 25th AA respectively.
Boise State, as expected, announced the signing of Kelsey Morris, Erica Oswalt and Ciera Perkins. The commits of all three were covered in prior news items. "We are excited to be adding three extremely talented gymnasts," said Co-Head Coach TinaBird. SHe added, "With two national team members and two national title winners, this class is poised to make Boise State's quest to become a nationally competitive powerhouse a reality."
Link: Boise State Release
NU (M) has announced the signing of three athletes to letters of intent: Josh Ungar, Grant Perdue and Gabriel Jolly.
Ungar trains at the Tim Daggett Gold Medal Gymnastics. He placed 13th AA at the 2010 VISA Championships, Junior Men's 16-18 division. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Perdue trains at the Houston Gymnastics Academy. At the 2010 National Qualifier, he placed 14th AA, including a 3rd place finish on FX. He also finished 23rd AA at the 2010 JO Nationals, Jr Men 14-15.
Jolley trains at All American in Utah. He tied for 52nd AA in the prelims of the 2009 JO Nationals, Jr Men 14-15. Link: YouTube.com Video
Link: NU Release
Troester.com has published the GymInfo Preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion UCLA leads the poll, earning 32 first place votes. Alabama is 2nd, with three first place votes. Just behind in 3rd is Florida, with three first place votes. OU is ranked fourth, with two first place votes. Utah and Stanford each picked up a 1st place vote and rank 5th and 6th, respectively.
Erin Lewallen has committed to Iowa State for the 2012-13 season. Erin is a Level 10 at Houston Gymnastics in Texas. Her 2010 season was highlighted by a 3rd place AA finish at the WOGA Classic and a 5th place AA finish at the Texas State Qualifier and the Texas Prime meet. She ended her season at the NIT, finishing 6th on Bars, her only event in that meet.Personal web page
Michigan (M) has announced the signing of seven athlete's to letters of intent:
Adrian De Los Angeles: De Los Angeles trains at SCATS. At the 2010 VISA Championships, he finished 2nd AA and 1st on Rings in the Junior Men's 14-15 division. Links: FX Video and Parallel Bar Video and YouTube.com Channel
Stacey Ervin Jr.: Ervin trains at Mills Gymnastics. He placed 4th AA, 3rd on FX and 1st on VT at the 2010 VISA Championships, Junior Men's 14-15 division. Link: Interview Video
Taylor Harrower: Harrower trains at Integrity Gymnastics. He finished 104th AA in the preliminaries at the 2010 JO Nationals. Link: Video
Nicholas Hunter: Hunter's commit was covered in a prior news item.
Mark Panhorst: Panhorst trainst at Bartlett Gymnastics. He finished 105th AA in the preliminaries at the 2010 JO Nationals. Link: Video
Paul Rizkalla Jr.: Rizkalla trains at Surgent's Elite. He placed 38th AA in the preliminaries at the 2010 JO Nationals. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Michael Strathern: Strathern's commit was covered in a prior news item.
According to Head Coach Kurt Golder, "The class is made up of very talented individuals. I predict that a few are capable of making the Senior National Team in the future. I believe they'll all contribute and make a big difference for our team."
Link: UM Release
UC Davis has announced the signing of Kayla De Francesco,a L10 from SCEGA. At the 2010 L10 Regionals, she placed 11th AA and qualified to the JO NIT tournament. She finished 2nd AA and 7th AA at the 2009 Level 9 Western Nationals.
Link: UC Davis Release
Claire Torgerson, L10 at Byers in California, has signed with Sacramento State. Highlights of her 2010 season include a win (1st AA; 1st v/bb) at the Winter Invitational and several other individual event wins throughout the season. She finished 6th AA at regionals and 24th AA at National JOs.
Short preview capsules for the Top 25 teams (updated 12/2 to reflect the preseason Poll), are now available by choosing News from the menu at the top of each page, then Features, then Capsule Previews.
With advent of digital camcorders (Flip Cams) and online video sharing sites, a wide range of preseason and intrasquad videos are available. In the list below are links to a few of the latest training videos, from teams across the country.
Drew Moling has signed with Ohio State, according to his local newspaper. Moling trains at Hocking Valley Gymnastics. He finished 10th AA and 4th(t) on PH at the 2010 VISA Champonships (Jr. Men 16-18).
Link: Newspaper Article
Lauren Capone, a L10 at Spirit Gymnastics, has committed to compete for Temple next season, according to her family. She qualified to the 2010 Region VII L10 Regionals in the Senior A division. As a L9 in 2009, she was 12th AA, 3rd on VT and 3rd on FX at the Region VII L9 Regionals.
Link: YouTube.com Channel