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For the past several seasons, we've made an attempt to rank the incoming recruiting classes for teams from across the nation. Some teams, in particular the perennial  superpowers, seem to appear in the rankings each season. But as for the others, you've probably noticed new teams appear as the tides of recruiting ebb and flow. With recruiting occuring earlier and earlier, predicting the progress of future recruits is becoming more and more difficult. Unexpected injuries, changes in training pattern and other personal events sometimes impact an athlete's ability to come in and contribute right away. So which school has scored the top incoming class? It was close, but read ahead to find our ranking.

Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:44

Note to recruitables

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It is time to update the recruitable databases and we appreciate any helpful input to ensure that the gymnast profiles are correct.  The most common error is an error in the graduation year. Unless we find a personal bio sheet, a recruiting video, or a news article that specifies the year of graduation, we are left to our "best guess" as to graduation year based on the age group in which the athlete competes.

If you are a recruitable athlete, coach or parent, please check the recruitables database for your name (or your athlete's name) by using the SEARCH box at the top of the front page of this web site or the search feature under the RECRUITS > RECRUITABLES DATABASES tab at the top of the front page.  If you find an error in the graduation year or any other information, please let us know. 

We are working to complete the databases for the high school classes of 2012 and 2013, but we are beginning to populate the 2014 list, too.  If your profile belongs on one of these lists and you don't see it, you may create a profile using the SUBMIT RECUITABLE link on the left side of the front page OR you may email us the information.  Be aware that when you are enter a profile, it goes to a queue for approval before it posts.  We check the website several times each day so we can approve the profiles as quickly as possible, but it may not show up immediately upon entry.

Note to L9 recruitables:  We don't activley research and post L9 profiles, but you are welcome to post your profile on this site.  Let us know if you have questions about this.

Thanks.

Saturday, 18 December 2010 06:51

2012-13 Pearsall to Iowa State

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Samantha Pearsall, L10 from the Illinois Gymnastics Institute in Illinois, has committed to ISU for the 2012-13 season.  Highlights of her 2010 season include winning bars and the Tampa Bay Turners and the Arena Classic meets and a 4th AA finish at the Chicago Style.  Her 7th place finish at regionals qualified her to JO Nationals, where she placed 37th AA and 7th on bars.

Gymnastike Video

Friday, 17 December 2010 13:28

2011-2012: Cammarata to Air Force (W)

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Elaina Cammarata has received an appointment with the Air Force Academy and will compete for them next season (Note:  all appointments receive scholarships, so an NLI is not signed).  She is a L10 at Trinity.  As a L9 last season at Crystal Lake, she finished 12th AA at the 2010 Region V L10 Regionals.   

Link:  Article

Friday, 17 December 2010 12:54

2012-2013: Jacobsen to Boise State

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Krystine Jacobsen has committed to Boise State for 2012-2013.  As a junior international elite in 2009, she placed 29th AA at the US Covergirl Classic. 

Links:  Recent Vids at Gymnastike.org  VT  UB  BB  FX  

Thursday, 16 December 2010 22:34

Updated: Check Out the Preseason Progress

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Be sure to checkout the article featuring links to preseason videos from some of your favorite teams.  Links that have been updated since the initial publication are noted!  Some of the latest updates include UCLA, Illinois and Penn.

Click Here

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 12:53

Illinois (M) Names Spring Head Coach

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Illinois has named Justin Spring Head Coach of it's men's program.  He had been serving as Associate Head Coach. 

Link:  Illinois Release

Wednesday, 15 December 2010 12:25

2011-2012: Centenary Adds Cullen

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Centenary has announced the addition of Lauren Cullen to the 2011-2012 squad.  The L10 from Bart Conner has accepted an offer of adminission.  As a L9 in 2010, she placed 16th AA, 3rd on FX and 4th(t) on BB at the L9 Western Nationals. 

Link:  Centenary Release and YouTube.com Channel

Monday, 13 December 2010 21:32

2012-2013: Atkinson to Auburn

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Caitlin Atkinson has reportedly committed to Auburn, according to a site submission.  The Cypress athlete qualified to the senior international elite division at the 2010 US Classic, where she placed 20th.  As a jr. international, she placed 26th AA at the 2008 VISA Championships.

Link:  Additional Video at YouTube.com and Gymnastike.org

Rutgers Head Coach Chrystal Nollet-Norton will retire at the end of the season, according to a school release.  This season will mark her 25th.  A national search will be conducted for her successor.

Link:  Rutgers Release

Sunday, 12 December 2010 23:13

Did You Know? Benefits of Membership/Logging In

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Did you know there are some special benefits of joining the site?  Users who sign in get special benefits not enjoyed by guests to the site.  These include:

  • New:  Ability to post and read comments on any news item and some feature articles
  • Chat and private messaging between users
  • Collaborating as part of the community:  user profile, load photos, link new videos, comment on walls, etc
  • Claiming ownership of a recruitable profile (subject to eligibility conditions)
  • Plus more! 

Some of these features won't appear until you actually login using your login credentials.

Sunday, 12 December 2010 13:57

Elite Canada: Lee Wins AA

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New UCLA signee Peng Peng Lee won the AA on the first day at Elite Canada.  Iowa commit Emily Bigras was 19th. 

Link:  Results and Interview with Lee

Friday, 10 December 2010 17:40

Live Link: Utah Preview Event Video 12/10 7 pm MST

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Utah's "Red Rocks Preview" event is being streamed live over the internet.  Check out the 2011 Utes at this link starting at 7:00 pm MST.  An update to Adobe flash may be required. 
Thursday, 09 December 2010 15:45

2012-13 Soto to Pitt

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Lisavette (Lisa) Soto has committed to Pitt for the 2012-13 season.  Soto started her 2009-10 season with 2nd place AA finishes at the Twin City Invite (1st v and ub) and the Tampa Bay Turners Invite (1st fx).  She picked up bars titles at both her state and regionals meets on her way to 2nd place AA finishes in each of those meets.  She qualified to nationals where she placed 7th on bars.  Soto is a level 10 and competes for Southeastern Gymnastics in North Carolina.

Video

Thursday, 09 December 2010 10:42

NLI: UIC (W) Signs Two

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UIC signed two gymnasts to letters of intent:  Chelsea Bailey and Alexandria "Lexi" Brown.

Bailey is a L10 who trains at IGI.  She placed 10th AA at the 2010 Region V L10 Regionals and qualified to the JO NIT meet.  In 2009, she placed 13th AA at the Regional meet.  Link:  YouTube.com Video

Brown is a teammate of Bailey at IGI.  The L10 placed 20th AA at the 2010 Region V L10 Regionals.  As a L9 in 2009, she placed 1st on FX, 3rd on UB and 5th AA at the 2009 L9 Eastern Nationals.  Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Link:  UIC Release

Wednesday, 08 December 2010 22:05

NLI: Alaska Signs Three

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The University of Alaska-Anchorage announced the signing of three athletes to letters of intent:  Chelsey Baker, Morgan Cook, and Paige Pirie.  The commits of Baker and Cook were covered in prior news items.

Pirie is a L10 who trains at Newnan in Georgia.  She qualified to Regionals in 2010, competing in two events.  In 2009, she placed 13th AA at the Region VIII L10 Regionals.  Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Link:  UAA Release

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