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Monday, 23 August 2010 12:29

Bob Starkell Resigns as Illinois Head Coach

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Illinois has announced the resignatin of Bob Starkell, who has worked on the Illinois coaching staff for 17 years.  Starkell was named National Head Coach of the Year in '09 and he was recently made Director of Gymnastics, overseeing both the men's and women's programs.  Kim Landrus, the team's Associate Coach, has been named to replace him as interim head coach this season.

Illinois Announcement

Saturday, 21 August 2010 15:10

2012-13 Hardin to Arkansas

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Lily Hardin, a sr. elite competing for WOGA, has committed to Arkansas for the 2012-13 season. She competed two to three events in her meets last season.  In 2009, she was 4th on beam at the American Classic, 3rd on vault at the 2009 WOGA Classic, and 3rd AA at the 2009 Metroplex Challenge elite qualifier. 




Thursday, 19 August 2010 08:28

Kinder Hired as Assistant at SEMO

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SEMO has announced the hiring of Jessie Kinder as an assistant at SEMO.  The former Sooner athlete spent last season as a graduate assistant at OU.

Link:  OU Release

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 10:52

Tom Farden Named Assistant Coach at Utah

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Utah has announced the hiring of Tom Farden as Assistant Coach.  He replaces Jeff Graba, who was recently named Head Coach at Auburn.  Farden makes the move to Utah from Arkansas, where he was named Assistant Coach in 2009.  Prior to that, he was the head coach at SEMO for six years.

Official Announcement

Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:09

Kirsten Browder Named Head Coach at Wilson College

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Kirsten Browder has been promoted to Head Coach, replacing Amy Martelli.  Browder has been the team's Assistant Coach for seven seasons.  As a college athlete, she competed for Pitt.


Monday, 16 August 2010 05:10

2012-13 Bridgy Caquatto to UF

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Bridgette Caquatto tells Gymnastike that she has verbally committed to UF.  She will graduate from high school in 2012 and join her sister Mackenzie at Florida in the fall.  As an elite gymnast, Bridgey has competed at Nationals the past three seasons and she represented the US at the 2009 Jr. Pam Am games (4th AA; 2nd V).  She has been working through an injury this season, but recently competed bars at the US Nationals.

Personal Web Site

Gymnastike Interview

Saturday, 14 August 2010 20:30

VISA Championships: Women's Finals

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Rebecca Bross won the AA title Saturday night at the VISA (US) Championships.  UCLA signee Mattie Larson was 2nd, with Alexandra Raisman in 3rd.  UF signee Kytra Hunter was 4th, with future teammate Mackenzie Caquatto in a tie for fifth with UGA commit Chelsea Davis.  UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa dropped to 8th after problems on VT and BB. 

Link:  AA and Event Results

Friday, 13 August 2010 20:46

VISA Championships: Men's Finals

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Former OU star Jonathan Horton defended his AA title Friday night, successfully winning the VISA Championships.  In 2nd was Danell Leyva, who also captured the PB title while holding off Ohio State's Brandon Wynn, who also won Rings.  OU grad Chris Brooks was 4th and 1st on HB while Cal's Glen Ishino was fifth.   NCAAers excelled in the event finals, with Josh Dixson of Stanford taking the FX title and Daniel Ribiero of Illinois taking the PH title.  OU's Steven Legendre won the VT title, breaking 17 with a 17.05 for the 2nd time in a row.  

Link:  AA Results and Event Results

Friday, 13 August 2010 10:04

Preslee Harrald Commits to CMU

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As recently reported, ASU withdrew its scholarship offer to Preslee Harrald in order to reserve a scholarship for one of their redshirt athletes.  Preslee has now committed to CMU for the 2011-12 season, where she'll join her long time friend and former teammate, Rachel York.  Preslee's family tells that they appreciate the amazing outpouring of support from fans and coaches who were aware of Preslee's situation and that she is excited for this opportunity.

Preslee won her state meet last season and finished 1st AA at the NIT.

Thursday, 12 August 2010 21:04

UIC Names Nelson as Men's Head Coach

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Charley Nelson, the assistant men's coach at UIC, has been named Head Coach.  He replaces CJ Johnson, who retires at the end of the month after 36 years.  

Link:  UIC Release

Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:25

Bross Takes Lead at Day 1 of VISA Championships

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WOGA's Rebecca Bross took the lead after Day 1 of the VISA (US) Championships Senior Women's division.  UCLA signee Mattie Larsen was 2nd, while Alexandra Raisman was 3rd.  UGA commit Chelsea Davis is fourth, while UF signee Kytra Hunter was tied for fifth with future teammate Mackenzie Caquatto.  UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa was 7th, while posting the 2nd highest senior score of the day (15.6) with a stick on her "Cheng" vault (roundoff 1/2 on to front layout with 1 1/2 twists off).  The highest senior score of the day (15.65) was posted by ex-Brown athlete Alicia Sacramone.  

Link:  Full Results

Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:09

Charley Nelson Named Mens Coach at UIC

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UIC has announced that Charley Nelson will step in as head coach of its men's program, replacing recently retired CJ Johnson.  Nelson competed for UIC during college, and then he was named Assistant Coach soon after he graduated. 


Thursday, 12 August 2010 12:16

VISA Championships: Follow the Action Online

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The VISA (US) Championships are this week, and you can follow the action online in a number of places.  On Friday night, the men's take the floor to battle out for the title.

Senior Men (7 pm EST):  Video and Quick Hits

Link:  Results Page


Daily Schedule

Date Time Event
Friday, Aug. 13 7:00 p.m. Sr. Men Competition - Day 2
Saturday, Aug. 14 1:00 p.m. Jr. Women Competition - Day 2
7:30 p.m. Sr. Women Competition - Day 2
Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:02

SJSU Adds Julia Greer

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Julia Greer, L10 at Mission Valley YMCA, will compete for SJSU according to a recent news article.  Greer is coming off of a strong competive season, including an AA win at the GP Last Chance Meet (1st V/BB/FX) and a win on beam at the California Classic.  She placed 3rd at states, 6th at regionals and 32nd at JOs.


Wednesday, 11 August 2010 21:10

VISA Championships: Men's Day 1 Results

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Former OU star Jonathan Horton leads the field in the senior division at the VISA (US) Championships. Danell Leyva is in 2nd while Ohio State star Brandon Wynn is third while topping the field on Rings.  Cal's Bryan del Castillo is in fourth, while OU's Jake Dalton is fifth.  Current and former collegians posted the top scores on the individual events:  Stanford's Josh Dixon on FX; Illinois' Daniel Ribiero on PH; OU's Steve Legendre on VT with a meet-high 17.05; former OU star Chris Brooks on PB and HB.  Current and former NCAAers also dominate the senior standings.

In the Junior Men's division, Michigan bound Sam Mikulak took the AA title and won three individual events (PH, HB and share of PB title).  Jacoby Rubin was 2nd while Wyatt Aycock (NU signee) was third. 

Link:  USA Gymnastics and Junior Results

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 20:08

2011-12 Dabritz to Utah

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Elite gymnast Georgia Dabritz has committed to Utah, according to her recent interview with Gymnastike.  Dabritz picked up a number of event wins in her meets last season and recently placed 21st AA at the Covergirl Classic.  She competes for Ace Gymnastics in Massachusetts.

Additional information on her club's web site here.

Gymnastike Interview

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