Jessie Sisler, L10 from Technique Gymnastics in California, has committed to Arizona. She placed in the top 4 AA in all of her regular seasons meets last season, including a 1st place finish at the Aloha GymFest and the Battle in Seattle (1st V/FX). Moving toward nationals, she finished 3rd AA (1st V) at the NorCal state meet and 8th AA at Regionals. She finished off the season at JO Nationals where she placed 30th AA
Lisa Bowerman has been promoted from Assistant Coach to Associate Head Coach for the upcoming season. She will take over as Head Coach in May when Frank Kudlac retires
On the Women's side, Ana Porgras won the BB while American Rebecca Bross earned a tie for silver. Ex-Brown athlete Alicia Sacramone was 5th. On FX, Aussie Lauren Mitchell won Gold. American Alexandra Raisman finished just outside of the medals in fourth.
In the Men's competition, France's Thomas Bouhail won VT, while Feng Zhe of China won PB. On HB, China's Zhang Chenglong won, while Americans Danell Leyva and Chris Brooks (ex-OU) finished 5th and 6th, respectively.
Link: Men's VT, PB and HB
Link: Women's BB and FX
Stephanie Comini, L10 from Oakland Gymnastics in Michigan, has committed to Kent State. In 2010, she finished 11th AA at her state meet, 2nd AA at regionals and qualified to JO Nationals.Video
Alicia Sacramone of the US (ex-Brown) won the World title on the VT, after capping a successful comeback from retirement. She defeated the World AA champ, Aliya Mustafina, when Mustafina's 2nd vault was downgraded for not showing the intended position. Veterans and post-college age athletes dominated in the AA final, with only Men's FX winner Eleftherios Kosmidis at 19 the only winner younger than 22. OU's Steven Legendre placed 8th in the FX final after some problems. The USA's Rebecca Bross finished third on UB, behind winner Beth Tweddle, after defending champion He Kexin fell. In fourth was former World AA champ Bridget Sloan of the US.
Links: Women's Results
Links: Men's Results
Hollie Blanske, L10 at Twin City Twisters in Minnesota, has committed to Nebraska. She finished 1st or 2nd AA in all of her 2010 meets, placed 1st on bars in every meet through the state meet, and claimed many other event titles throughout the season. She finished 2nd AA at regionals (2nd V/UB/FX) and JO Nationals (3rd UB, 4th BB).
Hanna Nordquist, L10 from Twin City Twisters, has committed to Minnesota. She fhinished in the top 10 in all of her 2010 meets through regionals, where she finished 3rd AA; 1st V/FX; 4th UB. She finished 19th AA at JO Nationals.
OU grad Jonathan Horton won a bronze medal in the AA, finishing behind Japan's two-time champion Kohei Uchimura and Germany's Philipp Boy.
In the Women's competition, Russia's Aliya Mustafina won. Rebecca Bross was third for the US, after a fall on BB. Jiang Yuyan of China was just ahead of Bross in 2nd. DU grad Jessica Lopez placed 10th AA.
Link Men's Results
Russia won, led by Aliya Mustafina while the US finished 2nd in an error-plagued but very close Women's team final at the 2010 World Gymnastics Championships. The US contingent included ex-Brown athlete Alicia Sacramone, who led the squad with a 15.6 on VT. UF Gator frosh-to-be Mackenzie Caquatto excelled on her two events, while UCLA signee Mattie Larsen struggled again on FX.
The US qualified in third place to the Men's Team Final at the World Championships. OU grad Jonathan Horton advanced to the AA final, while current Sooner Stephen Legendre qualified on FX. A third ex Sooner, Chris Brooks, qualified on the HB. Ohio State's Brandon Wynn is a reserve on Rings.
Link: USA Gymnastics Release
Amanda Stepp, L10 from All American Flames Gymnastix in Michigan, has committed to NIU for the 2011-12 season. Amanda was the 2010 state and regional vault champ. She also placed 3rd on floor at regionals. At the NIT she tied for 2nd on vault and finished 7th in the AA.
TWU has two more commits for the 2011-12 season: Kayla Jones, L10 from International Gymnastics in North Carolina and Stephanie Repp, L10 from Gold Cup in New Mexico. Jones finished 47th AA at JO Nationals in 2009. Repp finished 2nd AA and 1st BB at her 2010 state meet; 10th AA at regionals; and 11th AA at the 2010 NIT meet.
The US is in third after the Qualification round, just behind Russia and China. Several future/former collegians contribute to the US effort: Florida's MacKenzie Caquatto and UCLA signee Mattie Larsen both competed all around, while former Brown athlete Alicia Sacramone made two event finals. DU grad Jessica Lopez also did well, placing 15th in the AA. Stanford's Kristina Vaculik led Canada to a 13th place finish, and is the 2nd reserve for the AA final while teammate Nicole Pechanec led the Czech squad with team-high scores on two events.
Link: Results from Team