Saturday, 09 June 2012 17:52

15 Men Advance to the Olympic Trials

Of the 15 men advancing to the Olympic Trials, 13 have NCAA ties.  The members of the men's Senior National Team are: Chris Brooks (ex OU)Alex Buscaglia (ex Stanford)Jake Dalton (OU)Josh Dixon (ex Stanford)Jonathan Horton (ex OU)Glen Ishino (Cal)Steven Legendre (ex OU)Danell LeyvaCJ Maestas (Illinois)Sam Mikulak (Michigan)Alex Naddour (ex OU)John…
Saturday, 09 June 2012 14:32

VISA Championships: Orozco Wins Title

John Orozco used a big 15.5 on Floor in his final event to edge past Danell Leyva and claim the US Men's AA title.  Michigan's Sam Mikulak was third.  Former OU star Jonathan Horton was 4th, while another former Sooner, Chris Brooks, tied current Sooner Jake Dalton for fifth.  Former…
Friday, 08 June 2012 22:26

VISA Championships: Women's Day 1

Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas are tied for the AA lead after the first day of the VISA Championships.  The senior women are chasing one of eight spots in the Olympic Trials, or are trying to impress the selection committee enough in order to gain an invitation.  Aly Raisman is…
Thursday, 07 June 2012 21:51

2012 L10 JO Nationals: All Results and Videos

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The 2012 Women's Junior Olympic Nationals were held in May 2012 in Virginia, showcasing some of the nation's top future gymnasts.  The vast plurality of college gymnasts competed at the Level 10 ranks.  In our experience, a Top 5 finish at the JO National meet usually translates into a high…
Thursday, 07 June 2012 20:34

VISA Championships: Day 1

Past, current and future NCAAers will be in action this week at the VISA (US) Championships.  The final steps in the road to London will travel through St Louis, as various contenders jockey for spots on the final Olympic squad.  On the first night, the Senior Men competed, with Danell…
Thursday, 31 May 2012 20:02

Denver Welcomes Seven for 2012-2013

Denver will welcome seven athletes for 2012-2013:  Emily Barrett, Rachel Feeken, Madison Kilchrist, Maggie Laughlin, Katie Menhinick, Emily Novotny and Morgan Tolman. The commits of all but Feeken were covered in prior news items. Feeken, a L10 at LaFleur's Tampa, placed 2nd on UB and 51st AA at the 2012…
New UGA Head Coach has named Jay Hogue and Philip Ogletree as Assistants.  Hogue has spent the last two years as an assistant at Denver, and coached at the club level at Orlando Metro and Broadway Gymnastics in Florida.  Hogue was the 2012 co-assistant of the year in the North…
By placing 11th AA at the European Championships, PSU's Felix Aronovich has surpassed the criteria set by his country's (Israel) Olympic Committee.  He now qualifies to the 2012 Olympics, after having earned a spot at the Olympics at the Test Event in January. Link:  PSU Release
Graduating Oregon State star Olivia Vivian was the surprise winner of the uneven bars at the 2012 Australian Championships this past weekend.  She posted a 14.5 with a 5.6 start value in the finals.   Link:  Interview at the Couch Gymnast
Saturday, 26 May 2012 23:41

Canadian Championships: Event Finals

The Canadian Championships concluded with the event finals, made all the more important through the use of a point system to determine the Canadian Olympic squad.  Stanford's Kristina Vaculik had an exceptional day, winning bars and beam, placing 2nd on floor and 4th on beam.  UGA incoming frosh Brittany Rogers…
At the finals of the National Open division of the Canadian Championships, Lory-Jing Robert won the AA title with ease, posting a 55.35, winning beam, while placing 2nd on floor, 4th on bars and 4th(t) on vault.  MSU signee Nicola Deans was 2nd, including 1st on floor, 2nd on vault,…
Saturday, 26 May 2012 18:54

US Classic: Raisman Wins

Aly Raisman won the title at the US Classic on Saturday afternoon, posting a 60.35 to win the title.  UGA signee Brandie Jay posted a 55.0 to claim 6th.  Former UCLA star Anna Li posted a 53.5 for eigth, with a fall on uneven bars, her key event.  Bama commit…
Stanford's Kristina Vaculik won her third Canadian AA title last night, solidifying her run for an Olympic team position.  Close behind in a second place tie were rising star Victoria Moors and Dominique Pegg.  Pegg struggled in preliminaries but came back strongly.  LSU signee Jessica Savona was 4th, and UGA…
Lory-Jing Robert was the top AA finisher at the preliminaries of the National Open division at the Canadian Championships.  MSU signee Nicola Deans was 6th AA. Link:  Results
Stanford's Kristina Vaculik led the AA qualifications at the 2012 Canadian Championships.  She posted a 56.35 to outdistance rising newcomers Victoria Moors and Ellie Black.  LSU signee Jessica Savona was 4th, showing her successful comeback from injury.  UCLA commit Mikaela Gerber was 5th.  UGA signee Anysia Unick was 7th, just…
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