the official record say Mari-Rae Sopper, when last
seen, was headed toward her dream"
Sharples, former Head Coach, ISU
for July 20th
Aug. 02, 2009 update
2010-2011: Carisella to Bama
- Greg @ 10:47 am PST
Olivia Carisella has committed to Bama, according to a site submission. Carisella, a L10 at Elite (LA), finished 15th AA, 9th(t) FX and 10th(t) VT at the 2009 L10 Nationals (Senior D). She was also 30th AA at the 2008 L10 Nationals, Sr. B. Link: YouTube.com Channel
Jul. 30, 2009 update
Men's: Air Force Adds Seven Newcomers
- Greg @ 1:06 pm PST
The seven athletes are:
Tory Brown - Tigard, Ore.
Alex Jessop - Sylvania, Ohio
Travis Langham - Saugus, Calif.
James Okamoto - Yorba Linda, Calif.
Nicholas Owen - Graysen, Ga.
Carl Rossi - Sterling, Mass.
Thomas Wilkinson - Cedar Park, Texas
Link: USAF Release
Jul. 28, 2009 update
2010-2011: Case to Kent State
- Greg @ 12:44 pm PST
Marie Case, a L10 National Team member who trains at Lakette's, has reportedly committed to Kent State, according to a site submission. The 2009 L10 National Champ on FX at Senior B, she placed 4th AA and 9th(t) on the VT. She also placed 13th AA at the Region VII L10 Regionals in 2008. Link: Recruiting Website
2010-2011: Carpenter to West Virginia
- Greg @ 12:41 pm PST
Amanda Carpenter has reportedly committed to West Virginia, according to a site submission. Carpenter, a L10 at Prestige, placed 18th AA and 5th on UB at the 2009 Region VII L10 Regionals. She was the Region UB champion in 2008, placing 11th AA in the Jr. D division in Region VII. Link: Videos at YouTube.com
Jul. 25, 2009 update
Cover Girl (US) Classic
- Greg @ 11:52 pm PST
The Cover Girl Classic (formerly known as the US Classic) was won by Olivia Courtney. Cassie Whitcomb won UB and Ivana Hong won BB. Recent L10 move-up Kayla Williams won both VT and FX. A variety of other recruitables and committed athletes competed. Link: Results
Jul. 24, 2009 update
Bartgis Named Volunteer Assistant at Iowa State
- Greg @ 12:57 pm PST
Jessica Bartgis has been named an volunteer assistant Iowa State. She will also be the team director of the Cardinal Gymnastics Academy. She comes to the program after a three year stint at Pittsburg. The former WVU athlete was 2007 Northeast Region Co-Assistant Coach of the Year. Link: ISU Release
Phipps Named Grad Assistant at TWU
- Greg @ 12:53 pm PST
Teresa "Reese" Phipps has been named the graduate assistant at TWU. A Ball State grad, she transferred from UW-Oshkosh, where she was a NCGA National Champion on the UB.
Jul. 23, 2009 update
Megan Marsden Named Co-Head Coach at Utah
- Greg @ 9:50 am PST
Megan Marsden has been named as the co-head coach at Utah, joining husband Greg Marsden in the role. She had been the Associate Head Coach. As Megan McCunniff, she won two National AA titles and 12 All American awards at Utah. Link: Utah Release
Jul. 20, 2009 update
2010-2011: Moore to Kent State
- Greg @ 1:26 pm PST
Danielle "Nikki" Moore has committed to Kent State, according to her club. Moore, a L10 at Buckeye Gymnastics, placed 13th AA at the 2009 L10 Nationals, Senior B. She was also 21st AA at the 2007 Region 5 L10 Regionals. Link: YouTube.com Channel