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Coaching Spotlight- Bev Plocki

Gymnastike recently sat down with head coach of the University of Michigan Women’s Gymnastics Team, Bev Plocki.  Bev Plocki was born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania.  Plocki started in gymnastics at the age of 8 when she joined her first team, The Armstrong Evergreens.  She graduated high school and received a scholarship from the University of Alabama.  In her freshman year, Plocki was an All-American on the balance beam.  Plocki realized during her time at Alabama that she wasn’t a “Southern Bell...

Meet Recap: #10 Georgia Defeats Kentucky 196.975-194.225

.post-content img { padding: 10px; } In front of their home crowd in Stegman Coliseum, the No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs triumphed over the No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats 196.975-194.225. The Gymdogs move to 2-0 in SEC competition, while tonight's loss now forces The Wildcats to 0-2 in the league this season. In a peculiar happenstance, there were no all-around competitors from either team, but the Bulldogs swept the top three places on each of the other four events. Sophomore Ashlynn Broussard and junior Brandie Jay shared a piece of the vault title with...

Meet Recap: #4 Utah Defeats #8 UCLA 196.725-194.725

With a two-point decision, the #4 Utah Utes defeated Pac-12 rival #8 UCLA 196.725 to 194.725. Leading the way for the Red Rocks was senior Georgia Dabritz who captured the vault title with a 9.95 as well as the floor title with a 9.925. Another senior Ute, Corrie Lothrop, tied with UCLA's  Peng Peng Lee and Samantha Peszek for a share of the uneven bar title. Peszek also walked away with the balance beam and all-around titles with a 39.625. The #4 Utah Red Rocks will hit the competition floor on the road at Arizona next Saturday, January ...

Meet Recap: #3 LSU Dominates Mizzou 197.350 to 192.725

In a battle between Tigers in the SEC, the No. 3 LSU Tigers dominated the University of Missouri Tigers 197.350 to 192.725. A solid showing with few mistakes, LSU improved on their highest team total this season by two-tenths.  The LSU Tigers swept up the top three spots on every event including the all-around. Senior Rheagan Courville captured the vault, uneven bars and her first all-around title so far this season. Seniors Jessie Jordan and Lloimincia Hall rounded out the event champions on the balance beam and floor, respectively. The ...

Meet Recap: #1 Oklahoma Wins with 197.850

The No. 1-ranked Oklahoma Sooners were in fine form this evening as they decisively defeated Southeast Missouri and Texas Woman's University at home 197.850 to 192.850-190.350, respectively. Despite a few mishaps on floor, the Sooners excelled in tonight's competition earning the highest team score in the NCAA so far this season by exactly two-tenths. Helping to propel the Sooners to a victory was not one, but two perfect 10s. Junior Haley Scaman delivered her first 10.0 of the season on vault and freshman phenom, Brenna Dowell earne...

Maroney Tumbles And Tosses Onto Topps Baseball Card

Forget the Wheaties box, McKayla Maroney will be featured on her very own baseball card! The Olympic medalist will be one of a 15-card “First Pitch” subset of ceremonial first pitches as a part of the 2015 Topps baseball card set due out February 6. In a manner more appropriate for the gym than a baseball diamond, Maroney tumbled down the pitcher's mound before tossing the ball to the awaiting catcher at the Chicago White Sox game last August. Watch her unconventional pitching skills below! Video by YouTubeNow Other stars in the fi...

This Weekend In NCAA Gymnastics - Week 4

NCAA gymnastics is in full swing and teams are settling in, looking more confident each week. This week reigning NCAA Co-Champions Florida and Oklahoma are tied for first as a team and following right behind is LSU. Utah’s Georgia Dabritz is ranked first in all-around. See the full rankings here.   There are some exciting match-ups this weekend and below is a full schedule of the meets.   Friday January, 23 7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Central Michigan @ Ball State - Live Video 7:00 ET/4:00 PT – Western Michigan @ Kent State -...

Live Updates: NCAA Week 4

Live Updates: NCAA Week 4

Becca Pang

January 23, 2015, 11:04am

Follow LIVE updates from Gymnastike in Week 4 of the 2015 NCAA Gymnastics Season. Friday January 23 8:00 ET/5:00 PT – UCLA @ Utah: The #8 Bruins take on the #4 Utes. Check back here for all the action LIVE!

#13 Penn State takes on Big 10 Opponent #39 Maryland at Home

This weekend brings an intriguing Big 10 matchup to Penn State’s Recreation Hall between #13 ranked Penn State and #39 ranked Maryland. Both teams are coming off great Big 10 performances from last weekend with Penn State having competed with Nebraska and Maryland competing against Minnesota. Penn State is coming off of a fantastic road score of 196.025 last weekend against Nebraska. The Nittany Lions are led by senior All-Arounders Krystal Welsh and Sidney Sanabria-Robles in addition to several amazing freshman. In the first rotation Pen...

January National Team Training Camp Underway

Image via USAG's Facebook The first National Team Training Camp of 2015 is underway at the Karolyi Ranch in Hunstville, TX. These camps are lead by National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi.  2012 Olympians Kyla Ross from Gym-Max and Aly Raisman from Brestyans are in attendance. Noticably missing is Olympic all-around champioon Gabby Douglas and USAG posted that she is currently sick. 2014 World Championship team members Simone Biles, Ashton Locklear, Madison Desch, Alyssa Baumann, and Mykayla Skinner are also at the camp.  ...

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