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Anna Gamelo won the National Open title in the Women's 16+ division at the Canadian Championships.  She posted a score of 57.45 under the Canadian system.  In second was Marisa Dick, with Rachel Pantano in third.  UGA signee Vivi Babalis was fourth.  Former CMU athlete Tenishia Tomlinson was 7th.

Link:  Natonal Open Results

In the Senior Men's competition, Robert Watson won the title.  Simon Porter was 2nd and Rene Cournoyer was third.  Some of the top men only competed select individual events.

Link:  Senior Results

Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:53

ASU Hires Hunt as an Assistant

Written by Greg

ASU has hired Jeff Hunt as an assistant.  He's been an assistant at SUU.  He's been an assistant for eight years, the last three as a full time assistant coach, the first five as a volunteer. 

Link:  ASU Release

Thursday, 29 May 2014 20:52

WVU Hires Millick as an Assistant

Written by Greg

WVU has hired former WVU gymnast Kaylyn Millick as an assistant.

Link:  WVU Release

Thursday, 29 May 2014 19:58

Canadian Championships: Women's AA

Written by Greg

The 2014 Canadian Championships continued with the Women's AA finals today in the Senior High Performance divison.  Ellie Black won her 2nd consecutive AA title with an impressive 58.025, followed by Isabella Onyshko at 56.1.  Black had the top mark on BB while Onyshko had the top mark on UB.  Victoria Moors was third, with the top spot on UB.  Ohio State signee Stefanie Merkle was fourth, with future teammate Victoria-Kayen Woo in fifth.  UGA commit Natalie Vaculik was sixth but bolstered her chances at a Commonwealth Games and World Championships berth with a 2nd place on UB (one of Canada's weak events).  

Maryland commit Kirsten Peterman was 7th AA while PSU commit Briannah Tsang had the top mark on vault, bolstering her chances with a Yurchenko Double Full.  She was 8th AA.  UF commit Maeghan Chant was 9th, while Washington commit Madison Copiak was 10th.  UGA commit Jordyn Pedersen was just behind in 11th.

Link: Senior Results  

Also held were the prelims of the National Open (approximately L10) division of the Canadian Championships.  Anna Gamelo led the qualifiers in the 16+ age division, with UGA signee Vivi Babalis in 2nd.  Marissa Dick, who also competes for Trinidad and Tobago, was 3rd.  Former CMU athlete Tenishia Tomlinson was 4th, tied with Rachel Pantano. 

Link:  National Open 16+ Prelim Results

In the Junior High Performance division, Rose-Kaying Woo won with an even better AA tally:  a 59.05.  (A bonus system was in place)  Shallon Olsen was 2nd, with Megan Roberts third. 

Link:  Junior Results

Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:53

2017-18 Graber to Alabama

Written by Irene

Lexi Graber, L10 at Coast Elite in Florida, committed to Alabama.  She is a four-time JO qualifier.  In the 2014 season, she won the vault, beam and floor titles at her state meet.  She placed 1st AA and 1st on bars at regionals and 2nd AA at JOs.


Wednesday, 28 May 2014 14:05

2015-16 Arduino to Towson

Written by Irene

Mary Elle Arduino, L10 at World Class in New York, has accepted a scholarship offer from Towson.  She finished 3rd AA and 1st on beam this season at her state meet.  Her 4th place finish at regionals qualified her to JOs.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014 17:00

Canadian Championships: Women's Prelims

Written by Greg

The Women's qualification round for the Senior High Performance (elite) division at the 2014 Canadian Championships were held today in Ontario, Canada.  Ellie Black led the qualifiers, followed by new seniors Aleeza Yu and Isabela Onyshko.

Ohio State incoming frosh Stefanie Merkle was fifth AA, with Maryland commit Kirsten Peterman 6th and UGA commit Jordyn Pederson in 7th.  In 8th was Ohio State commit Victoria Kayen-Woo while Florida commit Maeghan Chant was back in 10th.  They were followed by UGA commit Natalie Vaculik and PSU incoming frosh Briannah Tsang in 11th and 12th, respectively.  Washington commit Madison Copiak was 14th.  MSU signee Ella Douglas and Ohio State signee Casey Carvalho competed as specialists.   

Link:  Results

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 09:40

2014-2015: Ohio State Signs Hofland

Written by Greg

Ohio State has signed Canadian Kaitlyn Hofland for 2014-2015.  The elite gymnast from East York originally committed to Utah and was intending to defer.  A member of Canada's 2013 World Championship team, she place 5th AA and 1st on UB at the 2013 Canadian Championships.  She also earned a silver on UB at a World Cup event.

Link:  Ohio State Release

According to (via GymnasticsCoaching), Temple's men's gymnastics program has raised enough money to continue on as a club sport.  They will continue to seek full reinstatement and are raising funds to their eventual goal ($2.5M).  A Temple trustee and comic/actor Bill Cosby have stepped forward with large donations.  Link:  Article

Go to the link to find out how to donate to the cause:   Link


Friday, 23 May 2014 19:08

2014-15 Hershman to UW-Stout

Written by Irene

Alyssa Hershman, L9 from SIGS in Indiana, will join the Wisconsin-Stout team next season.  She is the 2014 Indiana L9 vault champ.  She finished 5th AA at regionals and qualified to the Eastern Championships.


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