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Superb Seniors - U.S. Women's Senior National Team

With the 2015 competition season looming on the horizon, the U.S. Women's Senior National Team anxiously awaits to perform on both the national and international stage. Each individual brings not only an impressive resume, but also a special element to Team USA. Here's your chance to get familiar with these "Superb Seniors." Alyssa Baumann Birthdate: 05/17/1998 Club: WOGA Hometown: Plano, TX Favorite Event: Beam & Floor Fun Fact: She will be attending the University of Florida in 2016 Major Accomplishments: 2014 P&G Championships, Pittsburgh, ...

Catching Up With Olympian Tasha Schwikert

From 2004 to 2008, Tasha Schwikert was a member of the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team. As a freshman, Schwikert won the NCAA National all-around title.  At the 2008 NCAA National Championships, she won her second all-around title and placed first on uneven bars, second on floor, and eighth on vault. Prior to UCLA, Schwikert was a member of the 2000 Olympic Team where she helped Team USA win bronze. She was also the 2004 Olympic Alternate for Team USA.  What have you been up to since graduating in 2009? I worked on Make It or Break It fo...

20 Things Every NCAA Gymnast Has Experienced

If you are or were a college gymnast, you can most likely relate to every single one of these posts. What are some other things all college gymnasts have experienced? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!     1. Wearing a face tattoo and a ribbon in your hair was as much a part of your competition attire as your leotard was. You didn’t feel complete or competition-ready until your tattoo and ribbon were on.   2. You had to plan your classes around practices, and that sometimes meant being in that dreaded 8am s...

Eight New Elements Approved by FIG

Eight New Skills in Women’s Gymnastics Pictured: Aliya Mustafina   The International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) has announced eight new elements that have been approved by the FIG Women’s Technical Committee and added to the Code of Points. One of these elements was awarded from the 2014 Youth Olympic Games and the other seven were from the 2014 World Championships. There is one new skill on bars, five on beam, and two on floor. The eight elements come from gymnasts from eight different countries. The skills range in value...

Friday Focus: The One And Only Laurie Hernandez

This week's Friday Focus features MG Elite's Laurie Hernandez. Get to know this bubbly gymnast in and out of the gym. Watch our latest Beyond the Routine that features Hernandez here. What is your favorite memory as a gymnast, so far? My favorite memory as a gymnast was competing at Japan as my first international competition.   Have you ever done anything embarrassing in competition? Once in a level 4 competition, I tried to jump to the low bar. The mat the I was standing was too far from the bar, and I face planted!   If you had a ...

Results: Central American and Caribbean Games Team and All-Around

Pictured: Jessica Lopez The Central American and Caribbean Games are being held Nov. 14-30 in Veracruz, Mexico and feature 36 sports including artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and trampoline. The team and all-around finals are complete and qualifying gymnasts will compete in event finals over the next two days. On the women's side, Mexico won the team competition followed by Cuba and Colombia. Venezuela’s Jessica Lopez won the individual all-around competition followed by Mexico’s Elsa Garcia and Cuba’s Yesenia Ferre...

Big Ten Conference Rankings

Big Ten Conference Rankings

Keri Monstrola

November 20, 2014, 10:00am

The Big Ten Conference will include ten teams this season with two new teams in Rutgers and Maryland. The Big Ten Conference has shown they can provide top 10 and top 25 teams within the NCAA. Who do you think will be the top team out of the Big Ten this year?  Image Via Michigan Gymnastics Facebook 1. Michigan The Michigan Wolverines will look to maintain their dominance in the Big Ten this season. They will have to do it without Joanna Sampson, Shelby Gies, Natalie Beilstein, Reema Zakharia, and Teresa Arthur. The Wolverines will l...

2014 Stuttgart World Cup Competitors

The 2014 Stuttgart FIG World Cup takes places Nov. 29 and 30, 2014 in Suttgart Germany. Below are the list of competitors as announced by DTB Pokal.    Women: Elsabeth Black - Canada Kim Bui - Germany Vanessa Ferrari - Italy Lisa Hill - Germany Larisa Iordache - Romania Jessica Lopez - Venezuela  Aliya Mustafina - Russia Anamaria Ocolisan - Romania Alla Sosnitskaya - Russia   Men: David Belyavskiy - Russia Fabian Hambuechen - Germany Nikolai Kuksenkov - Russia Yusuke Saito - Japan Sergio Sasaki - Brazil Yusuke Tanaka - Japa...

2014 Glasgow World Cup Roster Announced

Pictured: Larisa Iordache British Gymnastics announced the competitors for the Glasgow World Cup on Dec. 6, 2014 and there is an impressive lineup of top gymnasts from around the world. There will be 16 gymnasts total and the final male gymnast will be announced at a later date.   Headlining the women’s field is World silver medalist Larisa Iordache of Romania. Iordache won the all-around medal last year and will be looking to defend her title. Six of the eight gymnasts competed at the 2012 Olympics and seven of the eight gymnasts c...

Results: 37th Joaquin Blume Memorial

Pictured: Oleg Verniaiev The 37th Joaquin Blume Memorial competition was held in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 15, 2014. Roxana Popa of Spain captured the women's all-around title with a 57.1 and Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine claimed the men's all-around title with a 90.4. USA's Paul Ruggeri competed and scored the floor high of a 15.0.  This competition is held in memory and honor of Spanish gymnast Joaquin Blume who won four gold medals at the 1957 European Championships. Blume died tragically in an airplane crash in 1959. Women: Men:

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