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Friday Focus Visits the Tigers: Senior Rheagan Courville

Formerly coached by LSU National Champion Susan Jackson, Rheagan Courville has made a name of her own in the elite world of gymnastics and at Louisiana State University. In the duration of her club career, Courville was a senior international elite gymnast, three-time qualifier to the Visa Championships, and secured a spot on the 2007 Junior National Team. Throughout her three seasons as a Tiger, Courville has etched her name among the greats. As a sophomore, she won the NCAA Vault National Title with a 9.9250, becoming the sixth gymnast in LS...

October National Team Training Camp Underway

Pictured: 2014 Junior National Champion Jazmyn Foberg The October U.S. National Team Training Camp begins today at the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. There are 28 gymnasts in attendance for the five day camp, lead by National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi. According to USAG, the goals of the camp are improving physical abilities, new skill acquisition, routine reconstruction for the 2015 season, all with an emphasis on dance training. There will also be informational sessions for athletes and coaching discussing trends in the Code of Po...

Getting to Know the 2014-2015 UCLA Freshmen

Image via UCLA Press Release In this edition of the NCAA Freshmen, we’re looking at the new UCLA Bruins. In the 2013-2014 season, UCLA took first in seven meets under long-time Head Coach Valorie Kondos Field. Historically, the Bruins have won 15 Pac-12 Conference Championships, 18 Regional Championships, and 6 NCAA Championships, the latest one being in 2010.  The seven new freshmen will be looking to contribute towards another NCAA title in 2015. What do you think of the Bruin's newest class? Let us know in the comment section bel...

2014 Swiss Cup Teams Announced

Pictured: Giulia Steingruber Just a few weeks after the 2014 World Championships, some of the world’s top gymnasts will be competing at the Swiss Cup in Zurich, Switzerland on November 2nd.   For this competition, gymnasts will compete in pairs with a teammate from their same country. There will be multiple rounds of competition including the pre-round, half-final, and final round. The two gymnasts in each pair will perform on one event, back to back, then combine their scores for their team score. In the final round, the teams scor...

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. --- Update: 10/24 Sam Mikulak with an impressive new tumbling pass. He posted this video of his front double full to double front on instgram and it is a must-see!   New tumbling pass, getting...

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 ...

Kentucky Adds Two and More Fall 2014 Commits

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.  Alaina Kwan to Kentucky 2016- 2017 Kwan is a level 10 from All-Olympia Gymnastics Center in California. Watch her bar routine from the 2014 SCEGA Cal Classic here. Molly Penner to Kentucky 2015-2016 Penner is a level 10 from...

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