News

501-510 of 600 result(s)

Dana Duckworth Named Alabama Head Coach

Pictured: Dana Duckworth Two-time NCAA balance beam champion Dana Duckworth has been named head coach of the University of Alabama gymnastics team, Director of Athletics Bill Battle announced Tuesday.   “When it became evident that Sarah Patterson would be stepping down, we knew that the pieces were already in place to continue our championship tradition,” Battle said. “We are proud to announce that Dana Duckworth, one of the most successful gymnasts in our storied history, will lead us into the future.”   Aft...

Sarah Patterson Announces Retirement

Legendary Alabama gymnastics coach Sarah Patterson is stepping down as the Crimson Tide's head coach after 36 seasons, 1,006 wins and 43 postseason championships, she announced Tuesday morning.   "After much thought and prayer and after much consultation with Athletics Director Bill Battle and our President, Dr. Judy Bonner, I have decided to step down from the only job I have ever known since graduating from college," Patterson said. "This is something I have tried to postpone but, through ongoing consultation with my physicians, it...

Former Gymnast Serving As Commonwealth Games "Chieftain"

With the Commonwealth Games beginning in just ten days, the athlete village has officially opened its doors to athletes and officials arriving in Glasgow. The day was marked by official ceremonies and a performance of dance and theatre by the National Youth Theatre. Image via Glasgow 2014   The athlete village will have several “chieftains,” or local mayors, to oversee welcome ceremonies for the 71 competing teams, host VIP visits, and carry out tours of the village. One of these chieftains is retired Scottish gymnast Steve Fr...

Top 10 Favorite NCAA Floor Routines

Top 10 Favorite NCAA Floor Routines    Take a look at the top 10 favorite floor routines from this past NCAA season. The most exciting event in women’s college gymnastics tends to lead to some amazing skills, routines, choreography and performances. This event lets the gymnast perform, let loose and show off to the crowd. This event tends to be a crowd favorite as well!  Which floor routine was your favorite this year?   10. Kim Jacob (Alabama)                     &nbs...

Men's National Qualifier Competitors

Pictured: Brandon Wynn 2013 World bronze medalists John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors, and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Team Hilton HHonors, headline the field of the 2014 Men’s National Qualifier July 19-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The event is the last opportunity for men to qualify for the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa., in August, as well as an opportunity to tune-up for nationals.   Also competing are U.S. Senior National Team members Chris Brooks of ...

Incoming Freshmen: Georgia

As we continue to look at this coming year’s incoming freshmen class, we move on to the University of Georgia. The Gym Dogs have six impressive gymnasts joining their team to replace the three seniors they have lost.     Natalie Vaculik Natalie is a member of the Candaian national team and recently decided to join the Gym Dogs this fall. Natalie is a strong all-around gymnast and has competed internationally for Canada, most recently at the 2014 Cottbus World Cup. Watch an interview with Natalie at that meet here. Natalie place...

Caption This McKayla Maroney

Below are our favorite captions from this week's contest! Check back tomorrow for a new contest. 1. Coach: "So you're telling me that you stayed up until midnight watching Netflix?!?!" McKayla: "What?? I needed to catch up on Pretty Little Liars..." -alexaelsie on Instagram 2. "Ok if that vault didn't impress you I don't know what will" -bethaneejean on Instagram 3. "You wanna challenge me for the vault title? Come at me bro!" -ashhh64 Past Caption Contests: Kim Zmeskal and Bailie Key Whose Trophy? Utah's Dabritz Gator Macko  Dana's ...

Draw for 2014 World Championships Released

Draws for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN), the 33rd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir (TUR) and the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) are out.    Establishing the starting order of competition for the qualifying rounds as well as the order in which those advancing to finals will compete, the drawing of lots was held at the FIG headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on Tuesday. FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA) as well as FIG Technical Committee Presidents Steve Butcher (USA, M...

Gabby Douglas nominated for Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Gold medal winning gymnast, Gabby Douglas has been nominated for 2 Kids Choice Sports Awards! At the 2012 Olympics, Gabby won both gold in the Team Finals and All-Around Finals, making her the first American gymnasts to ever do so. Gabby is nominated for Queen of Swag and Best Female Athlete! Kids will get the final say in first-ever Kids' Choice Sports awards, which will be televised on Thursday, July 17 at 8pm on Nickelodeon. Kids will vote for their favorite athletes in 15 categories including King and Queen of Swag, Sickest Moves and Best ...

Downie and Regini-Moran To Represent GB at Youth Olympics

British junior national team members Ellie Downie and Giarnni Regini-Moran will represent British Gymnastics at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China on August 16th-28th. According to the BBC release, they will be part of a 33-member team which also includes two trampoline gymnasts.   Downie and Regini-Moran have both had a strong 2014 season and will look to build on these successes as they compete in Nanjing. Downie made history in May when she became the first British female artistic gymnast to win an all-around medal at the E...

Recent Activity