Simpson College has hired Emily Barrett-Payne as their new women's head coach and Colin Payne as their men's head coach. A former DU athlete, she's been coaching at Thrive Gymnastics while he has been an assistant at Army. The pair are married.
On September 11th, 2001, Mari-Rae Sopper was on her way to California, ready to start her job as Head Coach of the women's team at UC Santa Barbara. Sopper, a former standout at Iowa State, was known as "ISUFan" on the fromer College Gymnastics Board. She had given up her job as a Navy JAG Corp lawyer to pursue her dream, and to help save the program at UCSB. She lost her life during the events of that fateful day as the plane she was on was deliberately crashed into the Pentagon. We pause to remember her spirit and dedication to the sport, and her inspiring effort to pursue her dreams, as well as the others who lost their lives that fateful day.
Simpson College has announced the addition of both Men's and Women's Gymnastics for 2022-2023. They will be competing in Division III.
PSU has hired former Washington assistant and interim Head Coach Ralph Rosso as an assistant.
Joy in the host country and the young Japanese Daiki Hashimoto won the Gold in the AA. He turns 20 in just a few weeks. China's Xiao Ruteng won the silver with Nikita Nagornyy won the bronze. Stanford's Brody Malone of the US placed 10th, with former Michigan star Sam MIkulak in 12th.
With the terrific news of the new program at Clemson, the ACC will begin sponsoring a women's gymnastics conference championship beginning with the 2023-2024 year.
Michigan's Paul Juda won the silver medal and earned the US another spot at this summer's Olympic Games. Stanford's Riley Loos was 4th, OU's Vitaly Guimaraes was fifth, and Michigan's Cameron Bock was 6th. Brazil won the team competition, with the US second.
Here are the L10 Regional Results for the Senior divisions in Region 1, and their future college, where known. Only the top seven finishers are shown, along with any event winners. This article will be updated with additional results as sessions are completed (Monday).
Here are the L10 Regional Results for the Senior divisions in Region 1, and their future college, where known. Only the top seven finishers are shown, along with any event winners.
In a thirilling session, OU triumphed in Semi-Final 2 at the Women's NCAA Championships, posting the highest score of the day, a 198.0875. Utah posted a 197.6 to eek ahead of Bama's 197.575 and LSU's 197.5625. This perhaps was the closest NCAA finish of all time, in terms of eight teams finishing so close to each other.
Link: OU Release