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Saturday, 24 October 2009 07:11

Whitcomb to UCLA

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CGA elite Cassie Whitcomb has committed to UCLA, according to her club website.  She is set to graduate in 2011.  At the 2009 VISA (US) Championships, she placed 8th AA, 2nd on the UB and 5th on FX in the senior international division.  The US National Team member also placed 3rd AA, 2nd on UB and 7th on FX as a junior last year.

Links:

CGA Web site

Personal Web Site

More Videos:  UB FX VT

Saturday, 24 October 2009 04:26

2011-2012: Kinal to Washington

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Brittany Kinal has committed to Washington for 2011-2012, according to her club website.  The L10 trains at Carter's Gymnastics.  She qualified to the 2009 L10 Nationals after a 6th place finish at Regionals.  In 2008, she placed 10th(t) AA, 4th(t) UB and 5th(t) on BB at the Region I L10 Regionals, Jr. B.

Link:  Club Web Site

Thursday, 22 October 2009 15:07

2010-2011: Sloanhoffer to WVU

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Hope Sloanhoffer has committed to West Virginia, according to a site submission.  Sloanhoffer finished 8th AA, 1st on FX and 3rd on VT at the 2009 Region VI L10 Regionals, Senior A.  At the 2008 L10 Nationals, competing as a Junior C, she placed 25th in the AA.

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Thursday, 22 October 2009 05:19

Stanford Tops Men's Preseason Poll

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Defending Men's National Champion Stanford tops the Men's Preseason Coaches' Poll, with eight first place votes.  Cross-Bay Area rival Cal is second with four votes, while the ever-strong OU men are third.  Michigan, ranked fourth, earned the other first place vote.

Monday, 19 October 2009 15:53

SEMO Names Ewasko as Acting Head Coach

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Kristi Ewasko  has been named as the acting Head Coach at Southeast Missouri, replacing Tom Farden, who resigned to take an assistant's position at Arkansas.  She had been serving as an assistant coach.  As Kristi Boyte, she competed for Auburn.

Link:  Release

Monday, 19 October 2009 13:21

2010-2011: Harrison to San Jose State

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Cassandra Harrison has committed to San Jose State, according to a site submission.  The Canadian competed this past season as a National Open competitor, while training at the Capital City Gymnastics Centre in Alberta.  At the 2009 Canadian Championships, she placed 1st on FX, 3rd on VT, and 5th AA in the National Open 16+ division.

Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Sunday, 18 October 2009 15:37

2011-2012: Welsh to Penn State

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Krystal Welsh has committed to Penn State, according to a site submission.  The L10 trains at Docksiders and is expected to join Penn State for the 2011-2012 season.  At the 2009 L10 Nationals, she placed 2nd(t) on FX and 9th(t) AA.  She competed one event at Regionals in 2008 and placed 41st AA at Nationals in 2007.

Video at Club Site

Sunday, 18 October 2009 10:46

World Championships: Event Finals Day 2

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Winners at the event finals of the World Championships, Day 2:

Women's BB: Deng Lin Lin of China won the Gold.  American Ivana Hong was third.

Women's FX:  Britain's Beth Twiddle claimed the gold.  US's Rebecca Bross tied for third.

Men's VT:  Marian Dragulescu won his second gold.

Men's PB:  Wang Guanyin of China took the gold.

Men's HB:  Zou Kai of China took the gold.  Danell Leyva of the US was 4th, and teammate Jonathan Horton finished 8th.

Link:  Results from the FIG

Sunday, 18 October 2009 04:10

2010-1011 Borschel to Temple

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Sylvie Borschel has reportedly committed to Temple.  Borschel, a level 10 gymnast at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center in Virginia, placed placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively on fx, beam and vault and 3rd place AA at '09 state meet and 7th on floor at regionals.

http://gymfantastic.com/sylvieborschel/biography.html

Sunday, 18 October 2009 03:03

World Championships: Event Finals Day 1

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Kayla Williams of the US, who was competing L10 earier this year, won the World title on vault, becoming the first american to do so.

He Kexin of China won the UB gold, with Rebecca Bross of the US tying for the bronze.  Bridget Sloan was 6th.

For the men, Romanian Marian Dragulescu won the FX title, with OU's Steven Legendre in 8th.

Zhang Hongtao of China won the PH title with an amazing 16.2 score, with former Cal star Tim McNeill in fifth.  China's Yan Mingyong won the Rings.

Link:  USA Gymnastics Story

Saturday, 17 October 2009 00:48

World Championships: Women's AA

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Bridget Sloan edged Rebecca Bross for the 2009 World title, as Bross slipped on her last pass on FX, in a dramatic finish.

Link:  USA Gymnastics Release

Friday, 16 October 2009 01:12

Kupets Named Sportswoman of the Year

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UGA's Courtney Kupets has been named the Sportswoman of the Year for individual sports at the Women's Sports Foundation's 30th Annual Salute to Women in Sports dinner.

Link: UGA Release

Friday, 16 October 2009 01:02

McNeill 7th at World Championships

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Former Cal athlete Tim McNeill placed 7th in the AA at the World Championships.  Kohei Uchimura of Japan won the world title.

Link: USA Gymnastics Story

Thursday, 15 October 2009 14:09

2010-2011: Cochefski Twins Commit to TWU

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Courtney and Tori Cochefski have committed to TWU for 2010-2011.  The sisters both train as L10s at Phenom.  Both twins qualified to the 2009 Region V L10 Regionals, competing in the Senior A division.  Tori finished 22nd AA while Courtney completed two events.

Thursday, 15 October 2009 13:55

2010-2011: Swanson to Bowling Green

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Gabriela Swanson, a L10 from Twisters Gymnastics in Florida, has committed to Bowling Green, according to a site submission.  At the 2009 Region VIII L10 Regionals, she placed 13th (t) AA and 5th on VT in the Senior B division.

Link:  YouTube.com Channel

Thursday, 15 October 2009 13:14

Bross Leads Qualifying at Worlds

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Rebecca Bross of WOGA won the qualifying session of the World Championships.  She and Bridget Sloan qualified to the AA final.  Bross also qualified for the final on UB and FX.  Sloan qualified on the UB while Ivana Hong qualified on the BB.  Kayla Williams lead the qualifications for VT.

Link:  USA Gymnastics Release

Also competing at the World Championships were DU's Simona Castro Lopez, who finished 68th.  Former DU athlete Jessica Lopez placed 37th.

Link: DU Release

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