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Europeans to Watch For

The European Gymnastics Championships took place recently from April 13-19 in Montpellier, France. The competition included both men’s and women’s gymnastics, with an all-around final and individual event finals taking place. With World Championships coming up in October, we decided to highlight some of the stand-out performers from Euros on the women's side - those who have a shot at vying for medals in Glasgow. This year’s European Championships were missing some of the top gymnasts on the continent, including Larisa Iordach...

Sugiyama Named Michigan Female Athlete Of The Year

Congratulations to senior, Sachi Sugiyama on being named Michigan Female Athlete of the Year, by the Detroit Athletic Club. The University of Michigan gymnasts had her best season yet, helping her team win a Big Ten Championship and qualify to NCAA Nationals. Sugiyama qualified as individual to event finals on floor where she finished seventh with a score of 9.90.  Release via: mgoblue.com  DETROIT, Mich. -- On Monday (May 4), Dylan Bosch of the University of Michigan men's swimming and diving team and Sachi Sugiyama of the women's gy...

Results: Men Event Winners Named At The 2015 Brazil World Challenge Cup

The Brazil World Challenge Cup has concluded and event finals winners were crowned. Enrique Sepulveda of Chile won floor, Ruoteng Xiao of China won pommel horse, Arthur Zanetti of Brazil won rings, Angelo Dias de Assumpcao of Brazil won vault, Lukas Dauser of Germany won parallel bars, and Ruoteng Xiao won high bar.  Results below via the official meet site: FLOOR POMMEL HORSE RINGS VAULT PARALLEL BARS HIGH BAR Related: Women's Results

Results: Women Event Winners Named At The 2015 Brazil World Challenge Cup

The Brazil World Challenge Cup ended today and event finals winners were crowned. Yalan Deng of china won vault, Chunsong Shang of China won bars and beam, and Flavia Saraiva of Brazil won floor.  Deng earned a 14.975 on vault one and a 14.95 on vault two to give her a 14.962. Rebeca Andrade of Brazil came in second with a 14.7 final score and Franchesca Santi of Chile came in third with a 14.162. On bars, Shang took gold with a 15.025 and a 6.7 difficulty score. Sophie Scheder of Germany took silver with a 14.875 and a 6.4 difficulty scor...

Utah Tops Attendance Rankings Again

To no one’s surprise the Utah Utes are ranked 1st in the country in attendance for the 2015 NCAA Gymnastics season. The Utes had an average attendance of 14,858 this season. Alabama came in 2nd with an average of 12,086 and Georgia 3rd with 9,381. Utah set a new record in attendance this season in a meet against Michigan with an impressive 16,019. Recently retired head coach, Greg Marsden, was a huge part of the attendance success at the University of Utah. Although he will no longer be the head coach, no one is questioning the change in ...

Understanding the E-score in Elite Gymnastics: Vault

Recently, we did a series on understanding the D-score in elite gymnastics, explaining how all the elements add up in a gymnast’s routine to calculate her difficulty level. Now, we’re taking a look at the other half of a gymnast’s score - the E-score, accounting for execution. The E-score is made up of both execution and artistry/choreography deductions, subtracted from 10.0. E-score deductions are always measured in four categories: small, medium, large, and very large. The nature of each of these categories will differ depen...

Kytra Hunter Wins Honda Sports Award

Congratulations to Florida's Kytra Hunter on winning the 2015 Honda Sports Award. This is the second time Hunter has been awarded the Honda Sports Award in her career (2015, 2012). Hunter becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2015 Honda Cup, which will be presented on June 29th in a live nationally televised broadcast on CBS Sports Network at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET from Los Angeles, California. Georgia Dabritz, Sam Peszek and Lindsay Mable were also nominated for this award.  Press release via&nb...

Gymnasts Look To Shine In Sao Paolo World Challenge Cup

The 2015 Brazil World Challenge Cup will take place this weekend in Sao Paolo, Brazil. This competition is the fourth FIG World Challenge Cup of the season and will feature qualifications and individual event finals.  Akash Modi and John Orozco will represent USA in this competition, looking to earn individual medals.  This competition will be important to the Brazilian team as they prepare for the 2016 Olympics in their home country. Gymnasts to look out for from Brazil include first year senior Flavia Saraiva who won the 2014 Youth...

Friday Focus: Megan Skaggs

.post-content img { padding: 10px; } This week's Friday Focus features senior national team member Megan Skaggs of Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta. Skaggs was named to the national team in March just before competing at the 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy where she placed eighth all-around. She has competed at the U.S. elite national championships the past three years and in 2014 she placed ninth all-around. Watch Skaggs' routines from Jesolo here (Gold): Vault - Bars - Beam - Floor. What is your favorite memory as a gymnast, so far? I have...

April National Team Training Camp Underway

The April women's national team training camp has begun at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. The five day camp runs from April 29 to May 3 and is lead by national team coordinator Martha Karolyi.  Gymnasts will be tested on physical abilities and will also show new skills and sequences for the 2015 competitive season, according to a USAG press release. There will also be a focus on artistry and improving dance. Upcoming competitions include the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, the Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago and the P&G Gym...

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