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Coaching Changes Continue at Minnesota

University of Minnesota women’s gymnastics program has hired Geralen Stack-Eaton and Richard Stenger as the new assistant coaches. This change is one of many that have happened at Minnesota since the conclusion of last season. Meg Stephenson stepped down back in August following a sexual harassment and retaliation scandal involving herself and her husband.  Pictured: Interim head coach, Jenny Hansen, image via Minnesota Gymnastics' Twitter Jenny Hansen a former assistant coach at Minnesota was appointed interim head coach earlier th...

GBR's Becky Downie Discusses Experience at World Championships

Rebecca Downie was a competitor for Great Britain at the recent 2014 World Championships, where she contributed very solid routines on bars and beam, helping her team qualify to the team final in fourth place- the highest qualification placing that the women of Great Britain have had at a World Championship. Individually, Downie secured a position in the uneven bars final, an event that she is a true master of. Downie expressed to Gymnastike her World Championship insight and experience, giving exclusive information on her time in Nanning...

Beth Tweddle Inducted Into British Gymnastics Hall Of Fame

Beth Tweddle is the most successful British Gymnast to date, being the first British female to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympics. She has competed in three Olympics, and has won multiple accolades at five separate World Championships. Tweddle retired from gymnastics in August of 2013.  Photo By British Gymnastics    Below is the official Press Release of British Gymnastics concerning Beth Tweddle’s induction:    18/10/14: Beth Tweddle MBE has been announced as the first ...

Top 10 Ways to Conquer Fears in the Gym

As a gymnast, have you ever been fearful in practice? Ever had to practice that one skill, or routine, that exponentially raised anxiety levels just thinking about it? Fear is an inevitable part of life, and can be found in gymnastics everyday, even in every turn a gymnast takes. It’s a powerful emotion that can override all other thoughts and priorities, which is why this is a particularly devastating feeling for gymnasts, who put themselves at risk every day. In order to reach their full potential, athletically and mentally, a gymnast ...

Fall 2014 Commits

Fall 2014 Commits

Becca from Gymnastike

October 20, 2014, 4:58pm

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.  --- Molly Penner to Kentucky 2015-2016 Penner is a level 10 from Nebraska School of Gymnastics. She competed in her first year of level 10 last season and qualified to regionals. In 2013, she competed at level 9 Western Cham...

Junior Elites Gaskins and Johnson-Scharpf Commit to Florida

In the most recent stream of college commits, Junior U.S. National Team member Emily Gaskins and junior international elite Sydney Johnson-Scharpf have committed to the University of Florida.  Gaskins announced her commitment on instagram after visiting the University of Florida. Gaskins is originally from Florida but currently lives in Cincinnati where she trains under Mary Lee Tracy at CGA.    Loading I'm am proud to announce that I am officially going to be a GATOR!! ðÂÂÂ...

Gymnast of the Week: Gator Bridget Sloan

Early Life   On June 23, 1992 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a future World Champion was born. Bridget Sloan began gymnastics at the early age of four, attending Sharp’s Gymnastics Academy in Indianapolis, and her athletic career has skyrocketed since.  2007 was her breakout year as a Senior competitor, placing fifth in the all-around at the US National Championships, and claiming bronze at the Good Luck Beijing Olympic Test event.    An Olympic Year   In 2008, as the Beijing Olympics approached, Sloan tore her meniscus wh...

Lovely Leos from Team USA at the 2014 Nanning World Championships

The 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China saw a whole week of competition with a full range of beautiful, elegant, and dazzling leotards from countries all around the world. Below are some of our favorites from Team USA's collection throughout the championships. Vote for your favorite in our poll at the bottom of the article. Poll closes on Sunday, Oct 26th at midnight CT, so get your vote in before then! All photos by Thomas Schreyer.    5. Pretty in Pink Team USA went for their regular choice of bright pink during their fi...

UCLA Looks to Train on Podium

In an effort to bring UCLA gymnastics another championship, they are looking to renovate their practice gym. This renovation will put all of their equipment on a podium for training. With the NCAA National Championships held on a podium, they believe this will give them a competitive edge.    This change to the Bruins training has brought much debate. Although the NCAA National Championships are held on a podium, and sometimes even the regionals, none of the 11-13 regular season meets are held on podium. The Bruins feel that podium b...

Highs and Lows of 2014 World Championships

After a great 2014 World Championships behind us, let's take a look at the highs and lows of the Championships.  Highs  1. Simone Biles sets a new gold medal record for World Championships Biles won 4 gold’s and 1 silver at this year’s World Championships. Biles has a total of six world gold medals, the most by any US gymnast. Biles is now tied with Shannon Miller and Nastia Liukin for nine career World Championships medals. Only Alicia Sacramone has more with 10 total. Biles won gold in the team competition, all-aro...

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