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2016 Olympic Hopeful Norah Flatley Set for International Debut

In the past six years, I have traveled the globe covering gymnastics - everything from level 6 State to the Olympic Games. And every so often, I'll spot one special athlete who shows immense promise of being "the next big thing". I had a moment like this back in 2010. Amy Robertson and I were covering the event finals session of the Northern Lights Classic club meet in Minnesota. From across the gym, I spotted a tiny gymnast with pigtail buns waiting to warm up for beam. She was barely taller than the apparatus, and oh so cute. Then, she climb...

The Daredevil of Team USA

This week Team USA travels to Italy for their first international team battle of 2014 with an incredibly deep roster. The leader for Team USA is clearly 2012 Olympic Champion Kyla Ross and we expect Kyla to perform at her usual high level with flawless execution. However, Mykayla Skinner could be the surprise star in Jesolo. The 17-year-old from Desert Lights is the daredevil of USA Gymnastics. Skinner is not a household name but her huge skills and explosive gymnastics give her the “WOW” factor. In Jesolo, Skinner plans to compete...

Countdown: The 7 Standout Routines You Must See

The Gymnastike team was busy this past weekend with video coverage of the Cal Classic elite qualifier and level 10 competitions plus top NCAA meets around the country. There were plenty of noteworthy performances captured by the Gymnastike cameras, but here is our final countdown of the show stopping performances you must see before we move on to the competitions ahead! #7 Milliner's Perfect Vault and Priceless Reaction Reigning NCAA Co-Vault Champion Diandra Milliner launched a huge yurchenko 1.5 vault and stuck it cold to earn a perfect 10 i...

Performer of the Week: Maile O'Keefe

Rising star Maile O’Keefe had an outstanding performance this past weekend at the Cal Classic Elite Qualifier and has been named the Gymnastike Performer of the Week. She took second all-around with a 54.4 and qualified for junior elite. Watch her interview below from after the competition. Maile competes such poise and grace one would easily forget she’s only 12 years old! Gymnastics fans have been following Maile for years after her Salcianu coaches posted videos of her on YouTube. She also gained recognition last year after she ...

SAT Test Changes!

SAT Test Changes!

Jill Hicks

March 11, 2014, 10:52am

The spring of 2016 the new SAT test will be given.  Parents and gymnast need to be aware of the changes.   On Wednesday March 5, 2014 the College Board announced some fun­da­men­tal changes to the SAT. The president of the College Board decided to make some changes as he believed both the SAT and ACT had “become disconnected from the work of our high schools.” These changes will be extremely important to understand as you prepare for the SAT. Here are 7 of the key changes that will be made: 1.  Vocabu...

ICYMI: NCAA Weekend Wrap Up

Big scores fly as NCAA women's teams prepare for the post season. Here's our rundown of the top stories you may have overlooked from an exciting weekend of NCAA gymnastics. The post season is nearly upon us with Conference Championships just two weeks away.  LSU Still #1 LSU posted yet another big score at home (197.50) to defeat NC State. They'll hold on to their #1 ranking for the third straight week. With this, they tie their 2005 team for the most weeks at No. 1 in a season. The 2014 SEC Championships are shaping up to be an all out b...

Artistic Floor Performances 2013 - My Top Ten

As a former dancer, I have a firm belief in the importance of expressive, creative choreography in a gymnastics floor routine. Here is my list of top ten routines that put the artistry back in artistic gymnastics last year: 10: Carlotta Ferlito - Italy - Glasgow World Cup 2013 Ok, she fell on her last tumble, but I don't feel like this took away from the artistic quality of the performance. I love her new floor music, a Lady Gaga song from the Puss in Boots movie, and you could tell she really tried to enthuse the audience with her d...

Why You Should Root for Brenna Dowell at the 2014 AT&T American Cup

After her crushing demotion to alternate on the eve of the 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, USA Senior National team member Brenna Dowell will finally get her chance to shine on the international stage. And for anyone who likes to root for the underdog, Brenna's the girl for you. USA Gymnastics announced Sunday that Dowell will represent Team USA this Saturday at the 2014 AT&T American Cup, an FIG World Cup event. The quiet Missouri native will show up to Greensboro, NC with plenty to prove as she contends for the prestigious American Cup ...

Six Must-See Routines from Week 6

There were four perfect 10's awarded in NCAA Gymnastics during week six of the 2014 gymnastics season and all four amazing moments were captured by Gymnastike! Along with the Ten's, there are a few routines so spectacular that just we can not let you move on to week seven without enjoying them. #6 Kytra Hunter's PERFECT Vault Florida's Kytra Hunter extended her perfect streak to three in  row! After scoring 10's on floor in back-to-back meets, the 2012 NCAA Champion scored her first 10 on vault with a powerful yurchenko 1.5. Watch her per...

Celebrating Success at Every Level

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill  I absolutely love watching the NCAA and elite seasons come to life each spring, but to be completely honest, sometimes it makes a little sad. Sad? Yup, sad. I know that sounds strange, so let me explain myself. It’s not that I don’t like watching these fantastic athletes, but sometimes I feel a pang of disappointment on behalf of all the gymnasts who will never reach that level of competition—for the ones...

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2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships: My Favourite Moments

The 2013 P&G Championships women's competitions from the perspective of a 15-year-old British Gymnast The biggest national meet of the year for female elite gymnasts took place on August 15th and August 17th at the XL Center in Hartford. Competition was fierce as the athletes had to prove their consistency by hitting eight great routines rather than four, to earn the elusive accolade that is national champion.    The event got off to a disappointing start for me personally, and gymnasts alike, when Lexie Priessman of Cincinatti ...

Taking It To The Edge......It Is Education Not Failure

 "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."                                                         -- T.S. Elliot *********************************************************************************************************** At this competition she would unveil a signature skill on beam. She had worked tirelessly to learn the skill in practice and now it was time to add...

The Evolution of the Olympic Floor Routine

When watching the 2012 Olympics in London, one of the things that struck me was the insane difficulty scores that the gymnasts were posting, and how much more difficult the sport has become, even since the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It gave me an idea - compare the skills being competed then, to now.  I then had another thought. Why not take it even further! All the way back to 1968. I decided to look at floor routines specifically, in honour of it being exactly a year since Aly Raisman won floor gold in London. It was difficult to find fo...

My Favourite Routines - US Secret Classic 2013

On July 27th 2013, the USA's top female elite gymnasts filled the Sears Arena in Chicago for what was sure to be an exciting "warm up" competition before USA championships in a couple of weeks time. It was a chance for the gymnasts to try out new skills and size up their competition!   The junior meet showcased many elite debuts, most notably Norah Flatley of Chow's Gymnastics and Dance, who has since been dubbed "one to watch" after snatching the beam title from all around champ Bailie Key (2nd BB) and finishing 4th all around, just 3 ten...

Fall Then Get Back Up...(repeat)

Fall Then Get Back Up...(repeat)

Jill Fox

March 29, 2013, 11:49am

As gymnasts, we are taught at a very young age to get back up after a fall and keep going! As humans, it is natural to fall and get discouraged, and commonly, even to quit. Gymnastics is a tough sport. There is definitely a lot of room to fall on a daily basis. At practice, we are even taught how to fall properly. I remember while learning a Jaeger, getting yelled at over and over because I would put my elbows under me on the big cushy mat that would catch me. I was told to purposely not re-catch the bar and fall with my arms in front of me. I...

How to Make the Perfect Gymnastics Leotard

Do you want to be able to make the perfect leotard for gymnastics. The most perfect fitting gymnastics leotards for girls are made with several steps, and I am about to tell you how a perfect leotard is created and manufactured! Almost 30 years ago, Sue Fox, started making leotards, and I will guide you according to her master technique. Gymnasts who train competitively know that a leotard has to fit perfectly to outstand the 30-40 hours per week of training and competition. You want to be comfortable as you move, flip and twist in a leotard at...

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