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Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:55

Arkansas Hires Houlton as Assistant

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Arkansas has hired Don Houlton as an assistant coach.  Houlton was most recently an assistant at Cal, and was an assistant at Yale and owner/head coach at Nebraska Gold prior to that.

Link:  Arkansas Release

Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:23

2011-12 Shapiro to Stanford

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The LA Times has confirmed that International Elite Samantha Shapiro has committed to Stanford.  Over the past several seasons she has represented the US internationally at the Pacific Rim Championships, Pan Am, Gymnix, and World Cup.  This season she finished 4th on BB and FX at the Covergirl Classic and 7th AA (5th FX, 7th BB) at the Visa Championships.  She competes for All Olympia in Los Angeles.

Inside Gymnastics Interview


Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:13

2012-13 Landreth to Missouri

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Kelsy Landreth, L10 at Show-Me Gymnastics in Missouri, has committed to Missouri for the 2012-13 season.  She finished 2nd AA (1st V/UB/FX) at her 2010 state meet, 2nd AA (2nd V/FX) at her regional meet, and 21st AA at nationals.


Wednesday, 15 September 2010 05:16

USAF (M) hires Jeff Robinson as Ass't Coach

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USAF has announced that Jeff Robinson has joined the men's coaching staff.


Tuesday, 14 September 2010 07:10

2012-13 Spicer to UF

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Rachel Spicer, L10 at Metroplex, has committed to Florida according to a Facebook posting.  Spicer is the current JO national AA champ (5th V; 4th UB; 3rd BB and FX).  She also finished 1st AA at her state and regional meets.  She placed 4th AA at the 2009 JO Championships.

Personal Web Page (with video)

Gymnastike Interview

Monday, 13 September 2010 20:28

2011-2012: Bulls to SEMO

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Arielle Bulls has committed to Southeast Missouri, according to her family and her recruiting website.  She currently trains at Imagine Gymnastics.  In 2010, she qualified to the L10 Nationals, where she competed in the Sr. A division.  She also competed at the 2009 JO NIT meet. 

Link: Channel

Monday, 13 September 2010 17:18

2012-13 Wood to Arizona

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Christina Wood, a Level 10 gymnast with Desert Devils in Arizona, has committed to Arizona for the 2012-13 season.  Last season she placed 2nd AA (1st BB) at her state meet; 5th at Regionals and 27th AA at JOs.  She has been competing as a Level 10 since the 2007 season.


Monday, 13 September 2010 13:09

Cal (M) Name Colin Christ as an Assistant

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Colin Christ has been named the assistant men's coach at Cal, according to a school release.

Link:  Cal Release

Saturday, 11 September 2010 13:48

In Memorium: Mari-Rae Sopper

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Today we honor the heroes of September 11th, 2001, including those who lost their lives.  One of those people, Mari-Rae Sopper, closely touched the collegiate gymnastics community.  As you may know, Mari-Rae Sopper was Head Coach of the University of California, Santa Barbara's women's gymnastics team.  She was also a former standout collegiate gymnast and team captain for Iowa State.  Many of you knew her in the capacity of coach, teammate, competitor, colleague and friend.  In hours and days following 9/11, many of us suddenly realized the person we knew as "ISUFan", an enthusiastic supporter and contributor on the online college gymnastics forums, was actually Mari-Rae.


The college experience is, in many cases, the most important four years in the prospective student athlete’s life, as it will shape their future personal and professional direction. That being said, securing admission to a college or university that best match students’ desires, strengths, and aspirations is essential.

Wednesday, 08 September 2010 10:49

W&M adds Tim Rivera to Coaching Staff

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Tim Rivera has been named Assistant Coach for the William and Mary women's team.  Rivera has collegiate coaching experience from various NCAA programs.

W&M Announcement

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:12

2010-2011: Michigan (W) Adds Two More to Incoming Class

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Michigan has announced the addition of Rheema Zakharia and Kristin Nagle to the roster.  Zakharia was an earlier Michigan commit who was expected to sign last Fall but apparently did not sign in time for that release.  Nagle is a L10 Regional qualifier who trained at Farmington Gymnastics.  At the 2009 Region V L9 Regionals, she placed 1st on FX.   

Link:  UM Release

Link:  Nagle on Vault  Bars  Beam  Floor

Tuesday, 07 September 2010 20:09

NU (M) Hires Robinson as an Assistant Coach

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Nebraska has announced the hiring of former Husker athlete John Robinson as an assistant on the Men's team.  The 2010 NU grad replaces Phil Cahoy, Sr.

Link:  NU Release

Sunday, 05 September 2010 13:46

Pan Am EF Results

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Results from the Pan Am Championships Event Finals. 

Link to scores

Saturday, 04 September 2010 04:46

Pan Am AA Results

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Kayla Ross and Sabrina Vega of the US finished first and second in the All Around competition at the Pan Am Championships.  Former DU athlete Jessica Lopez finished third.  Stanford's incoming freshman Kristina Vaculik finished sixth.

International Gymnast Magazine article

USA Gymnastics has agreed to sanction the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association, providing a respected National Governing body for the fledgling sport derived from competitive cheer.  The NCATA intends to pursue "emerging sports" status with the NCAA next spring.  The lack of a governing association and a standard set of rules were among the evidence cited when a federal judged ruled against Quinnippiac's attempt to cut its women's volleyball squad, and the subsequent conversion of its existing cheer squad to a competitive team (to meet Title IX requirements). 

What do you think?  Voice your opinion in our Poll of the Week on the front page of the site. 

Link:  USA Gymnastics Announcement 

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