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Commonwealth Games Preview

Pictured: Lauren Mitchell The XX Commonwealth Games have officially begun in Glasgow, with the artistic gymnastics competition set to kick off on Monday, July 28th! The competition schedule is as follows:   • Mon. July 28th – Tues. July 29th: Team Finals & Individual Qualifications (M/W) • Wed. July 30th: All-Around Final (M/W) • Thur. July 31st: Event Finals (M- FX, PH, SR) (W- VT, UB) • Fri. August 1st: Event Finals (M- VT, PB, HB) (W- BB, FX)   While the Games as a whole include athletes from 71 nations a...

Top 10 Favorite NCAA Bar Routines

Take a look at our favorite top 10 bar routines from this past NCAA season! Let us know whose routine was your favorite!    The uneven bars is an event that takes great strength and risk taking. This event shows high flying release moves, transitions from high bar to low bar, and spectacular dismounts. These gymnasts show great talent, strength and execution that comes with years of practice.  Which bar routine was your favorite?   10. Samantha Peszek (UCLA) Samantha Peszek is one of two gymnasts to score a perfect 10 on ba...

Sean Melton Medals at Pan Am Olympic Festival

Sean Melton of Colorado Springs, Colo./Ohio State University, won four medals at the 2014 Pan American Olympic Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico, this past weekend. Melton received the bronze medal on pommel horse (13.270), still rings (14.640) and parallel bars (14.540), as well as the silver on high bar (14.230).   The gymnastics competition, which runs from July 17-27, will continue July 25 with the trampoline competition while the rhythmic gymnastics meet will begin the following day. Dakota Earnest of Plains, Texas/Acrospirits (trampol...

Magnificent 7 celebrates 18 years!

             18 years ago today the Magnificent 7 won gold in Atlanta! This US team was the first team to win team gold for the United States. The 1996 gold medal winning team consisted of: Amanda Borden, Jaycie Phelps, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Dominique Dawes, Kerri Strug and Amy Chow. This team made history and put on a spectacular performance in their home country! Congratulations again to this magnificent team!  Watch some of our favorite routines from the 1996 Olympic Games!  Ker...

Key Withdraws From Classic

2013 Secret US Classic junior champion, Bailie Key has withdrawn from competing at this year's US Classic. Key. According to the Texas Dreams twitter account, Bailie had a minor arm procedure, and there was not enough time for her to recover before Classics. To best heal after a minor arm procedure, Bailie Key will bypass competing at the U.S.Classic. — texasdreams (@texasdreams) July 23, 2014 Key was the front-runner for this year's Classic and has been having an outstanding year. After winning the 2013 National title, Key went on to co...

LSU Breaks Ground on Training Facility

Image via LSU Sports The LSU Tigers broke ground on a brand new gymnastics training facility on Tuesday, July 22nd, on campus in Baton Rouge. The Tigers are coming off of their 3rd-place finish at NCAA Championships, the highest in school history, and spirits are high as they look forward to using the new space in future years. Head coach D-D Breaux was joined by the university president, athletic director, athletic foundation officials, and several past and current team members as they dug into the ceremonial dirt. According to an article in ...

Jessica Santos Named Eastern Michigan Assistant Coach

Eastern Michigan University Head Gymnastics Coach Jay Santos announced Monday, July 21, the hiring of Jessica Santos as the Eagles' new assistant coach. Santos comes to Ypsilanti after spending three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Illinois to go along with previous coaching stops at Iowa State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and West Virginia University.   "I am thrilled to have Jess officially on the staff," noted Head Coach Jay Santos. "She brings a wealth of knowledge with her not only as a former...

Watch Now: Full Texas Dreams Beyond the Routine Series

The full Texas Dreams Beyond the Routine series is now available for all Gymnastike Gold members. This epic four part series shows Texas Dreams from when is was a tiny idea in the back of Kim Zmeskal and Chris Burdette’s heads to now, years later, where they have the largest elite team in the country. Their four current national team members, Bailie Key, Peyton Ernst, Nica Hults, and Ragan Smith, are all featured in depth and we also show the other dream team members including Grace Quinn and Macy Toronjo.    Episode one i...

Next BTR: The Daredevil of Team USA

The next series in our highly acclaimed documentary Beyond the Routine will feature a senior national team member who is ready to shock the world. This gymnast is one of the most naturally talented gymnasts in the country and she throws skills you can’t even wrap your head around! We are excited to present Beyond the Routine with Mykayla Skinner.   Mykayla is known as a daredevil by everyone around her and she is fearless when it comes to learning new skills. Her new floor routine that she is looking to debut at the upcoming Se...

Top 10 Favorite NCAA Beam Routines

Are you missing college gymnastics? Watch our top 10 Favorite NCAA Beam Routines right now!    The balance beam, only 4 inches wide and 4 feet off the ground, is the make it or break it event of women’s gymnastics. Beam is easily the toughest event in women’s gymnastics, which makes these routines even more spectacular. To perform at a high level takes extreme talent, mental toughness, determination and great execution.    Which beam routine was your favorite? 10. Sam Peszek (UCLA)  Sam Peszek continues to ...

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