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Gymnast Turned Crossfitter

Gymnast Turned Crossfitter

Jessica Macay

August 20, 2014, 4:20pm

Photo Source: Michael P. Murphy Maureen Grady is one of the many gymnasts who felt the athletic itch after quitting.  As a level 10 gymnast, she trained with great success at Richmond Olympiad. Rating 23rd nationally by USA Gymnastics, Maureen moved on to train with the Ohio State team. Unfortunately, getting sick her Freshman year lead to her retirement.  But as many ex-gymnasts know, it’s not easy to stop something that has been part of your life for so many years.  Maureen desired a new sport that would challe...

Meet the Athletes of the 2014 YOG: Part 3

We’ve looked at some of the strongest female competitors for the Youth Olympics, so it’s time to switch gears and focus on the men of the Games. Pictured: Alec Yoder   Alec Yoder—USA   Alec will serve as the lone representative for Team USA in artistic gymnastics, unlike many countries that send both a male and female competitor. He is coming off of a successful spring filled with several international assignments. He will be in the hunt for medals in Nanjing, especially on pommel horse where he has won both nationa...

Meet the Athletes of the 2014 YOG: Part 2

As the Youth Olympic Games draw closer each day, let’s continue our look at some of the top athletes competing in Nanjing. Pictured: Ellie Downie Elissa “Ellie” Downie—Great Britain We’ve seen quite a bit of excellent gymnastics from both Ellie and her older sister Becky in the past year, especially at the 2014 European Championships in Sofia. Ellie was part of the historic silver-winning junior team and made history again with her bronze in the individual all-around, which was the first ever for a Briti...

Meet the Athletes of the 2014 YOG: Part 1

With the 2014 Youth Olympic Games starting this week and artistic gymnastics beginning on Sunday, August 17th, we will be taking some time to get to know the athletes competing in the Games. Each country is eligible to send one female and one male gymnast between the ages of 15 and 18 years, though some have chosen to send only one athlete. Team USA will not be represented on the women’s side because the Youth Olympic Games conflict with the P&G National Championships; however, Alec Yoder will represent the USA on the men’s side. W...

John Geddert's Next Star

John Geddert's Next Star

Lauren Stevens

August 11, 2014, 4:00am

After being off the elite coaching scene for one year, John Geddert, coach of Olympic and World Champion, Jordyn Wieber, has a new elite coming on to the big scene. She is 12 years old, and her name is Delanie Harkness. Although this is only Delanie’s first year as an elite, she has gained a small fan base ever since the Beyond the Routine with John Geddert and Jordyn Wieber aired, starring Delanie in the episode: Geddert Finds His Next Elites. Geddert has many incredible upcoming level 9s and 10s but he says he definitely sees something...

Calling All 8th Graders

Calling All 8th Graders

Jill Hicks

August 4, 2014, 12:07pm

Now is the time to start thinking about the recruiting process. I know your thinking 8th grade......No way! With recruiting happening earlier then ever before it is important to become informed and begin your daughters recruiting journey. Most gymnast will not be making a decision about college until her high school years, but there is a lot you can do to lay a foundation that helps prepare her for what is ahead.  The key to the recruiting process is to plan ahead and start early. Each year of high school, beginning with freshman year, is ...

2014 Secret US Classic Highlights Part 2 - THE SENIORS

Known for featuring many elite debuts and breakout performances, the Secret US Classic acts as an exciting prelude to what is the biggest national meet of the year; US Championships. This weekend gymnastics fans flocked to the Sears Arena in Illinois to watch the competition unfold - and it was quite a spectacle.   THE SENIORS   Simone Biles of World Champion Gymnastics, who dominated the competition from start to finish, posted the highest score on vault. She performed two vaults; first, an Amanar where she displayed excellent form ...

2014 Secret US Classic Highlights Part 1 - THE JUNIORS

  Known for featuring many elite debuts and breakout performances, the Secret US Classic acts as an exciting prelude to what is the biggest national meet of the year; US Championships. This weekend gymnastics fans flocked to the Sears Arena in Illinois to watch the competition unfold - and it was quite a spectacle.   THE JUNIORS   The absence of reigning national champ Bailie Key left the junior title wide open.   On vault, Jordan Chiles from Naydenov achieved great amplitude on her double twisting yurchenko to score 14.900...

Beams, Dreams, & Circus Themes

Cirque Du Soleil originated in 1984 with a small group of street performers in the small town of Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada. The group included Guy Laliberté, the founder of the company. Laliberté has now built an empire with close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from nearly 50 countries! Cirque Du Soleil has held productions in over forty countries and 300 cities on a total of six continents, and we currently have six shows touring under the Big Top, four shows touring in arenas, and nine residential ...

Back To the Basics

Back To the Basics

Jessica Macay

July 30, 2014, 10:16pm

Perfecting the gymnastics basics is vital to high-level gymnastics.  The trained eye can tell the difference between a competitive gymnast and a beginner gymnast, just by looking at their cartwheel.  Tight muscles and pointed toes are the key to making any skill look graceful and easy. There are a few basic skills that are the building blocks to more advanced skills.  Handstands, back handsprings, front handsprings, round offs, and kips, are the most important. One of my coaches would always say, “The girl with the best ha...

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Tissot Touch

Tissot Touch

WuMengjie Jane

August 4, 2012, 4:35am

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July 30, 2012, 8:45pm

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If Day 1 of Nationals was Team Finals.

For the best score, the combination of Wieber, Douglas, Raisman, Ross, and Maroney. V: Maroney, Wieber, Raisman (47.225) UB: Ross, Douglas, Wieber (46.000) BB: Raisman, Ross, Douglas (45.1) FX: Raisman, Wieber, Douglas (45.75) Overall score: 184.075 A team with Finnegan (replacing Douglas on beam) instead of Maroney (who Douglas would take place of) would have scored .25 lower.

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My Olympic team after the 2012 Secret US Classic

Based on this competition my 5 for London are: Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Nastia Liukin, Kyla Ross. Vault: Wieber, Raisman, Ross/Douglas Uneven Bars: Liukin, Douglas, Wieber/Ross Balance Beam: Raisman, Wieber, Liukin Floor: Raisman, Wieber, Douglas/Ross Kyla Ross can be replaced by: Anna Li (UB) or McKayla Maroney (V, FX?) If my original team goes through, the alternates would be Finnegan, Maroney, and Price. CAN'T WAIT FOR VISAS! What are your teams looking like?

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