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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 13:17

Jason Bauer named Assistant Coach at BGSU

Written by Irene

Bauer brings both club and collegiate coaching experience.

Official Announcement

Sunday, 24 August 2014 16:58

P&G Championships: Men's AA Final

Written by Greg

Three time NCAA champ and former Michigan star Sam Mikulak came from behind and captured the Men's AA title at the P&G Championships.  The defending champion overtook John Orozco (2nd) and ex-OU star Jake Dalton (3rd).  Donnell Whittenburg was 4th while Danell Leyva was 5th.  Former OU star Alex Naddour was sixth. 

Those six were named to the World Championships team, along with alternate Paul Ruggeri (ex Illinois, 7th AA). 

Another ex OU star, Jonathan Horton, finished 8th, rebounding from a tough Day 1.  Ex Ohio State star Brandon Wynn placed 9th AA while current Illini CJ Maestas was 10th.  Horton, Wynn and Maestas will be joined by Marvin Kimble (Michigan), Sean Melton (Ohio State), and Eddie Penev (ex Stanford) on the Pan Am Games team.  Stanford's Akash Modi will be the alternate. 

Link:  Release

Saturday, 23 August 2014 19:39

P&G Championships: Women's AA Final

Written by Greg

UCLA commit Simone Biles won her 2nd consecutive US title this evening, capturing the AA over Kyla Ross.  The World Champion was dominant throughout the competition, posting the top total on FX and VT.  Ross had a strong 2nd evening, posting over a 60 after troubles on Day 1.  She had the highest mark on BB.  Ashton Locklear, a Florida commit, had the highest two day total on UB.

OU commit Maggie Nichols was third, while Florida commit Alyssa Baumann was fouth.  Utah commit McKayla Skinner was fifth, ahead of Florida commit Amelia Hundley in sixth.  

UCLA commit Macy Toronjo competed four events, while future teammate Felicia Hano was the only competitor to do three events.  Right behind, leading the two event competitors, was future Bruin Madison Kocian.  Another future UCLA gymnasts, Nica Hults, was 12th while OU frosh Brenna Dowell competed just one event.  

Link:  USA Gymnastics     

Saturday, 23 August 2014 18:58

2014-15 Robbins to SEMO

Written by Irene

Emily Robbins, L10 at Crenshaw Athletic Club in Texas, has committed to SEMO.  She qualified to regionals in 2014.

Personal Website

Saturday, 23 August 2014 16:25

2017-18 George to Cal

Written by Irene

Kyana George, L10 from Metroplex in Texas, has committed to Cal.  Last season she placed 3rd AA at her state meet, 1st on vault and floor at regionals and 3rd AA at JOs.

Personal Website

Saturday, 23 August 2014 13:43

2017-18 Pearson to Cal

Written by Irene

Maleah Pearson, L10 from Twin City Twisters in Minnesota, has committed to Cal.  Last season she finished 2nd AA at regionals and 19th AA at JOs.


Friday, 22 August 2014 23:36

WVU Adds Three More for 2014-2015

Written by Greg

WVU has added three gymnasts for 2014-2015:  Brittney Harris, Audrey Tolbert and Jordan Gillette.  Harris is a fifth year senior who competed for Pitt but has a season of eligibility remaining.  Tolbert transfers to WVU from Ohio State.  Gillette is a frosh, whose commitment was covered at the site last December.

Link:  WVU Release

Friday, 22 August 2014 23:21

P&G Championships: Men's Day 1

Written by Administrator

John Orozco took the lead after Day 1 at the P&G (US) Championahips.  Former OU star Jake Dalton is close behind in 2nd, with Danell Leyva in 3rd.  NCAA champ and ex Michigan standout (and current undergraduate assistant) Sam Mikulak had a few problems to stand in fourth.  Former Sooner Alex Naddour is fifth.  Former Ohio State standout Brandon Wynn posted the top ring score to place 7th, while current Buckeye Sean Melton was 8th.  Former Illini Paul Ruggeri was 9th while Illinois' CJ Maestas and Stanford's Akash Modi are tied for 10th.  Under the new rules that place a greater emphasis on specialists, the much deeper men's field has a number of gymnasts pursuing spots on the National and World Championship teams. 

In the Junior Men's 17-18 division, Illinois frosh Bobby Baker is in first, ahead of OU frosh Hunter Justus in 2nd.  Kiwan Watts is third.   In the Junior Men's 15-16 division, Michigan frosh Marty Strech is in first. 

Link:  USA Gymnastics

Thursday, 21 August 2014 23:16

P&G Championships: Women's Day 1

Written by Greg

World Champion and UCLA commit Simone Biles took a bit early lead after Day 1 of the P&G (US) Championships. OU commit Maggie Nichols was 2nd and Florida commit Alyssa Baumann was third.  Kyla Ross was fourth while Utah commit Makayla Skinner was fifth. 

Only 8 gymnastics competed AA and 13 gymnasts competed overall.  

Link:  USA Gymnastics

Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:38

2017-18 Kuc to Cal

Written by Irene

Alma Kuc from All Olympia in California has committed to Cal.  Alma qualified to JOs in 2012 and to the NIT in 2013.   She competed in the European Championships in 2014 as well as the Gymnastics Legends International meet.


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