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2014 Arthur Gander Memorial Results

Pictured: Oleg Verniaiev The 2014 Arthur Gander Memorial concluded last night in Chiasso, Switzerland. Russian gymnast Daria Spiridonova won the women’s competition and Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine won the men’s competition. Both Spiridonova and Verniaiev competed at the 2014 World Championships just a couple weeks before this competition.   The Gander Memorial competition has a unique competition format and gymnasts select specific events they want to compete. In the qualifications round, the women select two events to compete a...

Ragan Smith Added to Junior National Team

Ragan Smith has been added to the U.S. Junior National Team, as announced by USAG after the conclusion of the October National Team Training Camp. Smith trains at Texas Dreams in Coppell, Texas under coaches Kim Zmeskal-Burdette and Chris Burdette. Smith was first named to the National Team in March, 2014, at the conclusion of a National Team Training Camp. Smith was also selected for her first international assignment at that camp and she went on to respresent USA at the Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She ended up placing 9th all-around...

Nominative Roster for World Challenge Cup in Medellin

The 2014 Medellin World Challenge Cup will be held November 7-9 in Medellin, Colombia. Countries that will be represented include Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, and Venezuela. In this competition, gymnasts will be competing for individual event titles and there will be a qualification round and the event finals round.  Below is the list of gymnasts expected to compete and the events they are registered for, as released by FIG.

Catching Up With Cassidy McComb

Gymnastike recently caught up with former Georgia Gymdog, Cassidy McComb. She was a member of the Georgia Gymdogs from 2008-2011. See what McComb has been doing since graduating, along with her current role with the Gymdogs.    What have you been up to since graduating in 2011?  When I finished school I moved back home to Las Vegas and taught dance at my former club gym, Gymcats, for 8 months.  From there, I moved to Tuscaloosa, AL for cosmetology school.  After I completed that program I moved back to Athens where I w...

Safety Questioned After Girl Crashes Through Glass Window

Safety is crucial for gymnastics gyms and gymnasts, especially during parties or open gyms. This past weekend, a 10 year old girl landed in the hospital after a bad jump on the trampoline sent her flying through a glass window. The young girl was attending a Halloween Party at a local gym when this accident happened and she left the hospital with over 100 stitches, but luckily no broken bones. Read the entire story on ABC 7 here.   This freak accident highlights the dangers of not only the skills in gymnastics, but also equipment. In this...

Fall 2014 Commits

Fall 2014 Commits

Becca from Gymnastike

October 28, 2014, 1:58pm

Catch Up on the Latest NCAA Commits   A new college year has begun and future college gymnasts continue to commit to the schools of their dreams. Below are the most recent commitments from the nation's top recruits and the top 20 NCAA gymnastics programs. We will continue to update this page throughout the year.  Kami Shows to Nebraska 2015-2016 Shows is a level 10 from SCEGA in Temecula, California. She was originally committed to LSU but has changed her decision and plans to attend Nebraska in the fall of 2015.    Torri H...

Gymnast of the Week: National Team Member Amelia Hundley

Early Life On January 21, 1998, Amelia Hundley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the city where she would eventually train and excel in the sport of gymnastics.    Amelia’s mother, Sharon Hundley, owned a dance studio where she was a tumbling teacher, coaching Amelia during the week. Sharon’s two sons were taking gymnastics classes at the studio, and it wasn’t long before four-year old Amelia followed in their footsteps.    Hundley flew through the compulsory portion of USA Gymnastics, and by 2008, she was com...

Big Skills from Around the Web

With the World Championships over and club and college season not quite here, you might be yearning to watch more gymnastics. Do not fear, there is some incredible training going on and we’ve compiled some of the best, recent videos of gymnasts training for your viewing pleasure. Make sure to check back as we will continue to add to this list. --- Twin City Twisters' Maddie Karr performs a unique side aerial to onodi beam combo. Karr posted this video below to her instagram where she nails this original series.   💃🌅 A ...

Georgia Gym Dogs Hold Pumpkin Peek

The Georgia Gym Dogs held their first annual Pumpkin Peek at the Suzanne Yoculan Gymnastics Center on Saturday, October 25. Head coach Danne Durante wanted to get her 11 underclassman, along with upperclassman who haven't competed since April, in front of a crowd early before the official season begins in January. This showcase also gives fans a more intimate experience compared to attending a gymnastics meet along with thousands of other fans. "We want to give our fans an inside peek into what we are doing right now," Durante said. "...

10 Ways to Stay Calm in Competition

What is one of the most important characteristics a gymnast needs in practice and competition? Easy, confidence. You may be the strongest, most graceful, most powerful athlete in the gym, but if you’re not confident in yourself and your physical ability, you’ll have trouble reaching your goals. During competitions, if you feel like any external factors (the crowd, competitors, judges, etc.) make you nervous, you will always be at their mercy, not having any real control. You need to take the control back! If you work on your mental...

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