Boosters of Cal Men's Gymnastics have formed "Cal Gymnastics Forever Foundation" and will be meeting with the Chancellor on the 14th to present a business plan. They need your letters of support, and your donations. Thus far, they have raised pledges for over 25% of the operating budget and 200 letters of support. Click on the link to fill out an automatic letter generating tool.
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The Men's qualifier to the VISA (US) Championships were held this weekend, and 23 seniors and 9 junior advanced. A number of past, current and future collegians were in action. Jesse Silverstein won the senior division, while Daniel Potemski was the top junior.
Link: USA Gymnastics
Whitnee Johnson, L10 from Show Me Gymnastics in Missouri, has verballed to Kent State. She qualified to JOs from a 8th place finish at her state meet and a 6th place finish (1st V) at regionals. She finished 48th AA at JOs.
Our annual survey of women's gymnastics coaches regarding their scholarship availability is now in progress. You can view the early results at this link. The list will be updated as additional survey responses are received.
Note to Coaches: If you did not receive your survey last week, please contact the site.
Rheagan Courville, Elite from Gymnasiana in Louisiana, has committed to LSU, according to her interview with Gymnastike following the Elite Qualifier at the National Training Camp. She finished that qualifier 2nd AA with a score of 54.55 and she won vault, beam and floor. She also competed at the Qualifier in Florida in June, earning a score of 54.00 and a first place finish on beam.
The third elite qualifier was held at the famed Karoyli camp on Saturday. Several recruits like UK commit Kenzie Hedges, Bama commit Brooke Parker, Minnesota transfer Justine Cherwink and Michigan commit Morgan Steigerwalt competed. In addition, Arkansas grad Casey Jo Magee competed on three events.
Emily Turik, a L10 who trains at Trinity, has committed to Bridgeport. The late signee originally intended to go to Wisconsin-Whitewater before getting the scholarship offer. She missed the 2009 season with an injury before returning to place 15th AA at the 2010 Region V L10 Regionals, Sr. D. She also placed 2nd AA and 1st on UB at the 2010 NIT.