Sunday, 29 May 2011 15:39

2011 Canadian Championships: Men's HP

In the Men's Senior High Performance (elite) category at the 2011 Canadian Championships, Jackson Payne won the AA title.  PSU grad Casey Sandy was third.  In the event finals, Payne won the FX and PH while Sandy won the HB.  Scott Morgan won the Rings, while Hugh Smith won the VT.  Brandon O'Neill won the PB. 

Link:  AA and Event Finals and Gymnastics Examiner Coverage

The event finals in the senior and junior Women's High Performance categories concluded.  For the Seniors, 2012 recruitable Jessica Savona won BB and FX.  Another 2012 grad, Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto, won the UB.  Bianca Jordaan won VT. 

Link:  Jr. Women and Sr. Women Scores

Recruitable Jessica Dowling won the National Open 16+ division at the Canadian Championships, posting a big win with a 56.875 under the modified National Open rules.  She dominated, posting the top mark on everything but VT.  Dowling will be attempting to make the Dutch National Team this year, using her dual citizenship.  Iowa signee Emily Bigras was 8th AA and 4th on UB.  SUU signee Rochelle Bernier was 11th AA. 

Link:  Results and Gymnastics Examiner Coverage

Thursday, 26 May 2011 21:12

Canadian Championships: Gardiner Wins

Madeline Gardiner won the women's AA title at the 2011 Canadian Championships, in the Senior High Performance (eliite) category.  Recruitable Jessica Savona was 2nd after a two year recovery from injury, while another recruitable, Canadian World Team member Bianca Dancose-Giambattisto, was 3rd.  Former World VT finalist Brittany Rogers, another uncommitted recruit, was fourth in her return from injury.  Roughly 20 NCAA coaches were reportedly in attendance.  Arizona signee Kristin Klarenbach did not compete.   

Link:  Results and Gym Examiner Coverage

Thursday, 26 May 2011 21:08

Canadian Championships: National Open

At the 2011 Canadian Championships, Jessica Dowling placed 1st in the preliminaries in the 16 year old and up division.  SUU signee Rochelle Bernier was sixth while Iowa signee Emily Bigras was 12th. 

Link:  National Open Day 1 16+ and National Open Day 1 13-15

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 22:54

2011-2012: Stanford Adds Archer

Stanford has officially announced the addition of Alex Archer to their women's squad next fall.  At the 2011 L10 Junior Olympic Nationals, she finished 22nd AA in the Senior D division.  She tied for 10th AA and 2nd on UB at the 2010 Region I L10 Regionals. 

Link:  Stanford Release

Recruits and recruitables were in action today at the Canadian Championships.  The women's high performance (elite) seniors were in action, in qualification for the AA and Event finals.  Dominique Pegg posted the top mark on Day 1 with a 53.9.  Arizona signee Kristin Klarenbach was 2nd. 

Link:  Results and Gymnastics Examiner Quick Hits

A trio of OU Sooners (Jake Dalton, Steve Legendre and Alex Naddour) led the USA to 2nd place a the Stella Zharkarova Cup.  Naddour placed 3rd AA.

Link:  OU Release

RIC has officially announced that Women's Gymnastics has been reinstated for at least two years.  The program was cut in late March, but was reinstated through a tremendous effort of their team, in particular senior-to-be Sarah Chrane.     A search for a Head Coach is underway.

Link:  RIC Release

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 11:24

2011-2012: Buchanan to Join Arizona

Danielle Buchanan is among the athletes slated to join Arizona next season.  In a release noting the success of their signees, Arizona noted that Buchanan, a L10 from Gymnastics Olympica in Southern California, will join the team for next season.  At the 2011 Southern California L10 State meet, she placed 4th AA and 3rd on VT. 

Link:  Arizona Release and Buchanan on

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