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PUBLISHER: THIS EDITION: We are a bit bushed in trying to get all the copy layed out for this issue and get it to press before leaving for the Olympic Games later today. It is now Sam and I have been working all night to finish up all the little things that tie an issue together . . . so if you run across a few rough spots be patient with ye 01 publisher. We are in between artists again and I have been burning the midnight oil at drafting table to get it out(as you may have guessed by the sharp graphics, Ken Sakoda pitched in for a couple of editions this summer) . This issue may not be as pretty as when Ken does it, but we have jam packed it full of material and are catching up on our schedule. We were disapppointed in the lack of HS results received at our office for this our annual HS report, but there is always next year.


USA OLYMPIC TEAMS: From last reports before leaving the country we heard the us Women ' s Team was in great shape, but our men were having a few problems. Seems as though Sakamoto injured his biceps and it is doubtful if he will be able to compete, Hug had an injury flare up, but should be able to fight it through, Lindner had some problems and Ivicek was brought in as the alternate. However, by the time you read this you should have more complete answers from the TV and press from Munich. As for Munich we have made up some stickers and T-Shirts for the games so the GYMNAST should be well publicized among the Gymnasts of the World. Speaking of publicity that recent SI story on Cathy is making a few waves . . .ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CATHY, But . .. Tosay the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED story and photo of Cathy Rigby was most revealing, would be putting it mild. Our All American girl next door gymnast has suddenly grown up, got engaged to a Pro football player (Tommy Mason of the Washington Redskins) and posed for a more beautiful and artistic gymnastic photo than we would dare take, let alone publish. Once past the more unexpected than shocking effect of ·the "FREE the Girl Gymnast . . . Ban the Leotard " photo by Jerry Cooke and on into the article, one becomes absorbed with the indepth pull no punches reporting by Anita Verschoth . Her probing into the life and background of this young champion and the gymnastic community she is a part of, with all the challenges, triumphs and pettiness brought out before you. We may not agree on the merit of this type of photo journalism for gymnastics, but we have to admit it is another big publicity boost for Cathy who is by now one of the most famous sport figures in the World. With the LIFE magazine cover and photo story, TRUE magazine feature, world newspaper articles TV specials along with numerable appearances on Panel and top talk shows( Carson, Cavet, etc.), little Cathy has become a big celebrity. In spite of all the glamor, excitment, responsibilities, heartaches and taunts(hateful letters from sick or jealous people as mentioned in the SI article), Cathy is alive and happy in Munich.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Volume XIV / Number 8 & 9/ Aug.-Sept. 1972

4 NOTES FROM THE PUBLISHER, Glenn Sundby 6 NAMES iN' NEWS 8 VIEWPOINTS, Dick Criley 9 ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL REPORT 19 OVER THE TOP 20 USSR CUP, Jan Barosh 22 GYMNASTICS IN EAST GERMANY, Jan Barosh and Werner Tuerke 24 CENTER PHOTO: Jim Ivicek-USA Olympic Team alternate 26 GYMNAST RESEARCH COLUMN,Dr. Jack Biesterfeldt CANADIAN REPORT, Bajin & Brooker 28 PICTORAL PROGRESSION FOR ADVANCED GYMNASTICS, Rea Anders 30 SEQUENCE BY SCHULTZ, Dieter Schultz 34 NEWS iN' NOTES, Renee P. Hendershott 36 INTERVIEW: Bud Marquette, Dick Flood 38 MODERN GYMNASTICS REPORT, Dr. Andrea B. Schmid 39 It-:lSTRUCTIONAL, Renee P. Hendershott 40 INDEX, A. B. Frederick

On the cover is the Los Angeles City Schools AA champion, Ronald Bell of Westchester. He finished with a good score of 47.00 total points.

pubiisher: Glenn Sundby Associate Editors: Renee Hendershott and Dick Criley Contributors: A.B. Frederick, Gerald George, Don Tonry, Jerry Wright, Helen Sjursen, Rea Anders, Dr. Jack Biesterfeldt, and Dieter Schultz.


Cathy's story of hard work, self-discipline, calluses and bruises along with endless hours of practicing could be written over and over again about all our girls on the Olympic team(and a lot more that didn't make it), but the public wants an image, an individual, a "one in a million ", for the photographers and reporters to push to the skies. Right now Cathy seems to fill the bill. Who can say, maybe Cathy will become the Sonja Heini of Gymnastics(and we older folks remember what she did for Ice Skating) ... Keep shining Cathy, we hope all the other gymnastic stars of today and the future will shine as bright, will weather the petty preasures as you have done so well and continue to glow with the Joy of Gymnastics, the beautiful Sport, with beautiful people. EVERYBODY ... HAVE A HAPPY HANDSTAND. G.S.


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NAMES & NEWS: USA Trampoline Team Trials June 10, 1972 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

59.1; 6. Bonnie Ekstrom (Springfield) (Rockford) 58.9; 7. Leigh Hennessy (Lafayette) 58.9; 8. JulieJohnson (Rockford) 58.45 ; 9. Shelly Grant (Springfield) 57.55; 10. Renee Ransom (Memphis) 54.00.

Women's Synchronized Finals Marilynn Steig (Rockford) and Bobbie Grant (Springfield) Scores from the men and women's individuals were a result from the combination of preliminary and final results.

"Seeing Double"


MESSAGE FROM THE -NHSGCA PRESIDENT To All : We are anxiously awaiting the Olympics. The inspiration that they give should really charge all of us high school coaches up this year. The caliber of gymnasts coming out of our high schools is improving each year as is evidenced by the increasing number of college gymriasts scoring well . Gymnastics publicity is being helped on the nation~1 scene somewhat, but we need to get

busy on the "grass roots" level. If it is to win acclaim as the great sport it is, we are going to have to push the right publicity at the local and state levels. During this opportune time of an Olympic year, let's take advantage of TV and other news media coverage by relating it to your own situation . Gymnastics is a great athletic endeavor and all things considered, is the best sportll . . . Do you think so? Larry Ali e n , Pr es ident NHSGCA 113 Ruth Clovi s, N ew Mexico 88101

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The USA trampoline championship trials were held June 10, 1972 at the Crisler Arena. The competition wa s quite good with man y terrific performances. The top three place winners will go on to London for more competition, then on to Stuttgart, West Germany on September 22nd for the Seventh World Trampoline Championships. The USA has dominated the past six meets and hopes the 1972 team will have just as much success .

Results of Individual Men 1. Gary Smith (Lafayette) 65.3; 2. Chris Eilertsen (Memphis) 65.25; 3. George Huntzicker (Michigan) 64.25; 4. Mason Kauffman (Michigan) 64.15; 5. John Kauffman (Memphis) 63.05; 6. Dale Hardt (Chicago) 62.35; 7. Ronnie Merriott (Rockford) 61.90; 8. Chris Deane (Michigan) 61.70; 9. Charles Watkins (Houston) 58.65; 10. Don Waters (Lafayette) 55.45.

Men's Synchronized Finals Don Waters (USL) and Gary Smith (Lafayette)

Women's Individual Finals 1. Alexandria Nicholson (Rockford) 62.6; 2. Merilyn Steig (Rockford) 62.1; 3. Joy Umenhofer (Rockford) 59.25; 4. Mary McDonald (Lafayette) 59.2; 5. Bobbie Grant

By Jack Rosenthal Jefferson HS, Council Bluffs, la. Spectators and judges at gymnastics matches around omaha, Nebraska, this season have probably come away with the feeling that they have developed a case of double vision. It must have seemed to them that certain gymnasts were repeating routines in several events. The fact is that there were now fewer than three sets of twins competing in this year's Metropolitan High School Conference. The Metro Conference, made up of the largest high schools from Omaha, Bellevue, and Boys Town, Nebraska and neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa, has fourteen member schools. And three of these count a set of twins among their top gymnasts. From Omaha South, there were Gary and Gerry Duff. Boys Town countered with Andy and Danny Sokol. And representing the Thomas Jefferson of Council Bluffs were Dan and Dave Eppert. These look-a likes led their respective teams to lofty positions in the league's standings. I n fact, the teams from South and Thomas Jefferson were eventual champions of the league's tow divisions, with South claiming the league championship. Nowhere was the confusion greater than in the Conference Tournament. To the chagrin of

the judges, all six of the twins advanced to the finals in at least one event. Gary Duff placed 3rd in High Bar, 2nd in Parallel Bars, and 8th in the Still Rings. Brother Gerry was 2nd in the Rings. The Sokol twins were among the finalists in Floor Exercise and Tumbling, with Andy taking 12th place in Floor Exercise and 4th in Tumbling. Dan Eppert finished 2nd in Floor Exercise, 5th in Parallel Bars, 12th in Rings and 9th in Tumbling. His brother Dave was 4th in Floor Exercise, 6th in Side Horse, 10th in High Bar, 6th in Parallel Bars, 13th in Rings, 12th in Tumbling, and 4th in the All around. To further complicate matters, Creighton Prep had a brother act in the Still Rings event, with junior Kurt Mackie winning the title held last year by his brother Gene, with sophomore Mark also qualifying for the finals . Now that th e season has ended for this year, the judges can relax, knowing that the three sets of twins have all completed their senior year, and confident that their " double vision " will be cured by next season .

LEARNING A COMPULSORY EXERCISE by Do~Tonry Gymnastics Coach, Yale University

1972 Philippine National Open and Palarong Pilipino Invitational Gymnastics Championships by Fred Dennis a UP coach Excitement over gymnastics is being generated here as evidence by the fact that Spectator seats are no longer easy to find at gymnastics competitions. Since no school fielded a complete mens team this year; their competition was individual with Florante Vera the all -around champion scoring 45.60 followed by the next 5 performers all in the low 40's. The most outstanding event was the floor exercise in whi ch 14 year old Romeo Cruz surprised everyone with a beautiful full twisting saito to splits. All performers in this event were i n_t he-8's. Womens competition centered on two teams : the University of the 路 East and the . University of the Philippines. Crowd rivalty was strong and the battle excitingl Although the men averaged 1 point per event lower than last year due to no longer having a training program, the women were greatly improved I The younger UP high school girls yielded most of the medals to Adelia Decena and Evangeline Pamoceno of UE but their almost 100% consistency kept them slightly ahead after 3 events. The UE college team, somewhat unnerved by the performance of their younger peers cracked under the pressure. UP won 127.35 to 123.00. Outstanding performers were Millah Montes of UP who used aerial combinations, good back tumbling and graceful expression to win the floor exercise with a well deserved 8.9, and Pamoceno of UE who was very smooth on the beam with a walkover combinations, a handspring and a layout back saito dismount earning an 8.75. The crowd favorite was Ann Veneracion who, while onlya 6th grader at UP placed 6th in all-around and was only .35 away from first on the unevens. Pamoceno won the all-around with 30.10, a Philippine record performancel One month later the athletes chalked up for the 1st Palarong Pilipino invitational championships, and combed down, for this was the first time a Philippine gymnastics competition was ever televised. Rolando Albuera, a standout last year who was ill during the National Open easily won all-around by consistantly winning silver medals. Jose Macarai~ 42.35 qualified him for the most

Migagros Montes improved gymnast 01 the year, especially due to his 7.8 side horse performance after o.nly seeing a horse 14 months agol Evangeline Pamoceno of UE again looked good but was closely followed by 16 year old Montes throughout the first three events. As the chalked settled the score board showed the perenial all-around champion had lost by .3 and a new queen was to be crowned : Millah Montes. Her all -around score was 30.45, another recordl The most improved Filipina was 16 year old Concepcion Verzosa of UPwho only scored 27.1 but who has made giant strides in the past few months and who was sacrificing score for difficulty, and nursing a swollen ankle. During the closing ceremonies of the week long Palarong games the UP gymnastics team performed a special number for the audience, television and Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, after which Albuera, Decena, Pamoceno and Montes performed routines. College coaches take note Verzosa, Montes, and Macaraig express strong desires to expand their gymnastics ability and education abroad. The girls are very good students and Macaraig is average. This writer feels these three are excellent national caliber prospects. Jose is available now and the girls will finish high school this year. If interested please write me. Fred Dennis P.O . Box 2272 Manila, Philippines

Most levels of competition, these days, require compulsory exercises as a means of qualifying to perform optional exercises or as an inclusive part of the entire eompetition . These routines are often treated as if they were the lowest form of gymnastics training. Compulsories are required , the movements are dictated by someone else, the sequences are often unfamiliar, the rhythms are elusive and the ' skills are often quite difficult to perform well - all very irritating to the undisciplined gymnast. The usual rationale is that the optional routine is the one that really shows the best gymnast because a performer can demonstrate difficulty above that of his or her competitors and thus demonstrate superior gymnastic achievement. The obvious failure in this logic is that we are looking for the best all around performer on a particular event - not just the individual that has managed to become competent in special skill categories. Compulsory exercises are not more important than optional exercises in terms of total scoring; but, if the compulsory is decidedly weak when compared with one's optional - the total score is lower or vice versa . The compulsory exercise is, in effect, the mirror image of the optional - not some isolated routine that has no bearing on an individuals competence on an event. Imagination, rhythm, amplitude and personal expression may be clearly demonstrated as an extension of one's ability. The required routine can show ability that can not be measured by the optional .-fou_tine standards. It rewesents th ~gxmnast's chance to have his or .her ability measured in ver close comparison with peers. After basi c compulsory movements have been learned; the performer should sit back and attempt to " feel " the sequence. Slow down (even slow .motion) and speed up various sequences; mentally manipulate arm.leg-body relationships in accordance with .the pattern; visualize the epitome of execution of each movement and consider the possible relationships between changes of elevation . Work the exercise with an open mind so new possibilities may be introduced as training progresses (often new feelings develop as a result of repetition etc.). The completed routines should be graced with personal expression. The gymnast's best physical attributes and individual manner of performance highlight perfect technical execution . Individual skills, combinations and complete routines must constantly be practiced. Failure to work the parts and the whole will result in a laxitude of performance in some phases of the routine . Repetition will produce a high degree of consistency and promote confidence; however, repetition should always be for improvement rather than for simply marking time. Compulsory routine training will tend tei improve optional work through the learning of new skills, and rhythms, as well as through an emphasis on technical execution. Learning a new compulsory exercise should teach the coach and the gymnast a little more about gymnastics than he or she knew before.


VIEWpoints by Dick Criley

In this, our seventh year of putting out a special high school championship edition (to give these gymnasts a place in the spotlight and to compare state programs), we had received 18 usable reports by mid-summer. As the little table accompanying this column shows, there is a possibility of 29 state reports plus a few important city or regional reports. We also welcome back the girls' championships in various states. As happens from time to time a few reports missed the deadline (or, if my suspicions are correct, got lost in the editor's desk), but many of the o nes we received were complete and well done. It took "only" 7Vz hours to extract the top 3 scores on each event in each meet and re-type them for our typesetter. In this year's results , I think it is most interesting to compare the winning routines in the various states. Gymnastics would seem to be approaching a fairly consistent level of talent, nationwide, if these routines are representative. Impressive, also, were the number of states using compulsory exercises of one sort or another. Eventually, the NHSGCA will come up with a graded set of routines to establish an even broader basis on which to compare and judge gymnastic competence in the various regions . Apparently quite a few states are moving into the sort of rules and meet structure advocated by the National Federation of State High School Associations. A report on the 1972-73 edition of the rule book is given elsewhere in this issue under the NHSGCA report . The talk around the international circuit indicates greater interest in trampolining as an Olympic sport, perhaps as soon as 1976, but more likely in 1980. (Note: an attempt was made by the Germans to get it in this year, but irregularities in the German procedures caused the 10C to reject the petition .) Many states are keeping alive in the high schools where the NCAA has abondoned it. We should remember, however, that bUilding a trampolinist calls for years of training and maturity beyond the average high school competitor. The U.S. Trampoline Association has its work cut out if they hppe to keep the U.S. at the top of international competition . Britain, Australia and Germany are all expected to place trampolinists high in the World Trampolin e Championships this September in Stuttgart, Germany. Russia will send observers, if not competitors. Incidentally, the USTA has its own n ewsletter to keep members abreast of what's happening, of when competitions are scheduled, and of important rule changes by the FIT. Write to Ron Munn, 5056 Brewster Dr. , Columbus, Ohio, 43227 . The subscription fee is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for st'Jdents. As long as I am on the publications kick, I ought to list a few others which GYMNAST readers can devour while waiting for our own issues to arrive. Actually, most of these have been boosted at one time or another in MG, MLLE G, or the GYMNAST, but it does seem appropriate to mention them at this time of peak gymnastics interest, what with the Olympics and all that.


The USGF Newsletter ($5) carries some mighty detailed reports about our international efforts, analyses of technical points in judging, and national competitions. The format and content are much improved although the fewquency of publication depends on how much the USGF has to write about. Order from the USGF Office, P.O. Box 4699, Tucson, Ariz., 85717. You can also get the FIG newsletter through the USGF . Tom Maloney, administrator for gymnastics in the AAU, writes that the AAU Gymnastic News is financed by subscriptions only (no financial support from the AAU). The gymnastics activities of the AAU, including competition results, technical analyses, and international news are cover-ed. The subscription fee of $5.00 is payable to the AAU Gymnastics Fund, c/o Tom Maloney, 2626 Cardinal Place, Sarasota, Florida , 33579. Although it is limited in distribution to YMCA instructors and physical directors, the National YMCA Gymnastics News, edited by Bill Buffa, has a distinct orientation to the grassroots. While everyone else has been worrying over the international gymnast, the YMCA's have been active in their own local programs. Bill tries to provide a focal point for information to be collected and disseminated to all interested y's. If you are not on his mailing list, a letter on your local y's. letterhead from your physical director can put you on line. Write to Bill at 53 Sky路 Meadow Place, Elmsford, N.Y. 10523. Our Canadian readers must be aware of the Canadian Gymnastics Federation and theirCGF National Magazine. This bulletin provides Canadian subscribers with the news of progress and competitions in the various provinces and territories, with research articles, trampolining news, and international results, and technical interpretations. A yearly subscription is $3 (Canadian) payable to the CGF, c/o Mr. L.R. Waller, Secretary, CGF, 357 Duke of Kent Ave., Pointe Clare, Quebec. There are many local gymnastics newsletters in the various parts of the U .S. Many of these are mentioned in the regional news section of the GYMNAST. A glance at back issues (and in the MG and MLLE G) will put you in touch with local associations and their publications.

BOYS GYMNASTICS RULES BOOK .... _-. .. ..--.....-. _t __ ........ __


Is your high school gymnastic program governered by the National Federation Boys' Gymnastics Rul es? Chances are it is, for at least twenty two states out of twenty seven surveyed are now using the National Federation Rules. What a"Contrast to four years ago when no two states had the same set of rules for secondary level competition . In an effort to evaluate and revise the high school boys' gymnastic ru les for 1972-73 the National Federa tion committee of high school representatives from throughout the nation met this past April. To assist the committee with it's work questionnaires had been forwarded to

all states with high school gymnastic programs. The committee was pleased with the number of returns and found the suggestions and comments offered, as well as the answers to the twenty four questions, most interesting and helpful. Of particular importance to the committee this year were the rece nt rule changes that had occurred on the international level. Specifically, we are referring to the adoption by the . FIG of the Complement to the Code of Points. Item by item the committee went through the Complement, always mindful of what would be best for our high school gymnasts. Most basic provisions of the Complement were accepted and integrated into the hig h school rules. However one major exception was made and that was to leave the number of C skills required at one and to require only four B skills. In other words the requirements to earn the 3.4 points for difficulty are the same as this year. Some additional rule changes and points of interest of the reader are : 1. For all events, the judge shall award scores on the basis of 10.00 for a perfect routine. The exercise may earn 6.00 points (3.4 for difficulty and 2.6 for combination) and 4.0 points for correct form and technically correct execution. 2. Combination is made up of material and spiritual expression. 3. Most deducations that were expressed as from 0.1 to 1.3 points are now stated " up to 1.3 points " to allow for further subdivisions of a deduction to occur. 4. Unsportsmanlike behavior on the part of a gymnast may result in a deduction of 0.3 -1.0 against the team score may be ilssessed by the head judge. 5. A fall from the equipment will now result in a deduction of from.4 to 1.0 depending upon the difficulty of the skill being attempted when the fall occurred . 6. There will be no deduction for team members or coaches holding down equipment. 7. When vaulting a Reuther Board Pad must be provided and zones are still present. 8. By January 1973 all schools must have available for use in meets a 4" landing mat. But the total accumlation of mats cannot exceed 6" without a deduction. 9. Both the mount and dismount are to be commensurate with the routine or an appropriate deduction will be made. 10. The length of all held moves was reduced by one second. 11 . Th e requirements and related deductions for side horse were spelled out more throughly. 12. There will no longer be a strength requirement on parallel bars . 13. The ring frame specs. remains th e same while minor adjustments were made in the side horse specs. The short side horse body is now legal. 14. Several adjustments relative to the difficulty reatings were made and one should consult the new Complement for the. This summary presents the 1972-73 rule changes in a capsule. For further analysis, consideration, and use you will find possession of the National Federatio n Boys' Gymnastic Rule book a definite asset. To obtain this booklet write to : NA TJONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS, 400 Leslie Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120.

Richard Drulva-<:onn. AA champ

9 1972 HIGH SCHOOL REPORT I Alabama Arizona California

47th Annual Los Angeles City High School Gymnastic Championships Friday, May 19, 1972 California State University at Northridge, Cal. Report by Les Sasvary Only individual athletes were in the spotlights for the 47th Annual All-City High School Gymnastic Championship since the team championship was already decided three

days before. Venice High School has won the honor by defeating Chatsworth High School 148.34 to 137.83. To the surprise of no one Venice and Chatsworth led in most qualifiers, with 10 and 8 respectively followed by University with seven, then Monroe (last year's city team champions) with 5 for the of 66 fine competitors. Those who saw the all around battle between Hector Neff (Taft) and Brad Horowitz (Monroe)


last year, knew that this years newcomers, Ron Bell (Westchester), Richard Hancock (Chatsworth), and Ron Reznick (University) would provide them with exciting gymnastrcs for the evening. Ron Bell finally emerged as the all around champion with the fine score of 47.00 for six events. He averaged 7.83 per event. Richard Hancock and Ron Reznick coming in second and third respecitively. The quality of competition was again so high that it was tremendously difficult for returning place winners from the 1971 all city meet to repeat in the top six. Since 1971 was the last year for Rope Climb and Tumbling for L.A . City Schools, the possibility was even greater for anyone to repeat since practically all last years tumblers entered the Floor Exercise and the previous RopeClimbers, the Ring competition. Among many others, Ron Reznick (University), Alvaro Miranda and Raul Rodas of Lincoln, Gary Ina (Venice) and Richard Jimenez (Van Nuys) were the most prominent returnees from 1971 . AA: Ron Bell (W) 47.00; Richard Hancock (C) 42.85; Ron Reznick (U) 42.80. V: Ron Reznick (U) 9.1 ; Raul Rodas (L) 8.85; Richard Jimenez (VN) 8.75 . FX: Bill Turner (C) 8.65; John Sukhov (B) and Raul Rodas (L) 8.50. PH: Richard Smith (C) 8.60; Shawn Mikyake (V) 8.40; David Unzueta (V) 8.00. HB: Gary Gibbs (V) 8.55; Ron Bell (W) 8.45; Jim Diaz (N) 8.25 . PB: Ron Bell (W) 8.45; Robin Hastings (C) 8.30; Steve Harris (GH) 7.75. R: Charles Martin Sherwood (V) 8.80; Gary Ino (V) and Art Camarillo (M) 8.75 . It has been a long time coming but the top three place winners on each event plus all around had earned the right to compete against the ClF winners in a "first ever confrontation" between the L.A. City Schools and Southern Section High School winners. Team representatives were the team winners from each league, Venice High School and South Hills High School. This City-CiF meet is be an annual affair and it will be reported every year. Judges forthecompetition wereall members of the SCGJA namely: John Muri, Bob Diamond, Phil Lozano, Ken Barber, Jim Jennings, Frank Endo, Fred Bellmar, Jack Hollen, and Don Faber. John Magginetti presided as Superior Judge. I would like to give them recognition at this time for their fine job which was apprecia ted by all. WINNING ROUTINES V: Ron Reznick (University) Yamashita from the neck. FX: Bill Turner (Chatsworth) No routine received . PH: Richard Smith (Chatsworth) No routine received. Second place winners routine is substituted. Shawn Miyake (Venice) Moore mount, moore, travel down, rear in, scissor break, circles, moore immediate moore, travel down, loop, Olympic dismount. HB: Gary Gibbs (Venice) Pull cast, giant, reach under, vault catch, underbar hop, giant, stoop, dislocate eagle, hop, undergrip stalter, pirouette change, reverse stalter, double flyaway dismount. PB: Ronald Bell (Westchester) Glide straddle to handstand, 1j.j turn in, stutz handstand, front pirouette, cast to straddle cut-catch "L", hollowback to handstand, diamidov to stutz laywaway, front uprise, front off with V2 twist. R: Charles Sherwood (Venice) Cast, backrise handstand, giant shoot to handstand, lower


down front lever, back kip " L", hollowback handstand, lower down to Iron "L" , cross, dislocate double flyaway . CIF CITY GYMNASTICS MEET Pauley Pavillion Team: South Hills 144.35; Venice 144.10. Individual AA: Tom Beach (ST) 8.35; Ron Bell (W) 7.92. V: Raul Rodas(L) 8.65; Ron Reznick (U) 8.55; Richard Jimenez (VN) and Dean Carrico (SH) 8.4. FX: Tom Beach (ST) 8.65; Raul Rodas (Ll 8.60; Kim Porrazzo (LKWD) 8.55. PH: John Herried (LKWD) 8.5; Jim Martin (LKWD) 7.65; David Unzueta (V) 7.45 . HB: Tom Beach (ST) 8.9; Gary Gibbs (V) 8.75; Ron Bell (W) 8.55 . PB: Tom Beach (ST) 8.75; Ron Bell (W) 8.45 and Ed Swan (LKWD) 8.45. R: Gary Ino (V) 8.85; Art Camarillo (M) 8.65; Charles Sherwood (V) 8.55.




Team: Fountain Valley (FV) 113.71; Verdugo Hills (VH) 109.23; Westminster (W) 103.00; Sonora (S) 93.33; EI Camino 93.05; Newport Harbor (NH) 82.04; North Hollywood (NHw) 77.58; Royal High (R) 77.50; Clairmont San Diego (C) 77.43; Blair (B) 75.25 AA: Karen Atkins (Bell) 33.35 ; Donna Freyer (W) II 27.13; Judy Koningh (La Canada) 26.55. V: Atkins 8.75; Sue Park (Palos Verdes) 7.50; Shannon Danels (FV) 7.35. UPB: Atkins 8.4; Danels 7.30; Joanne Colpitte (EC) 6.56. BB: Lisa Speir (FV) 8.05; Dori Baum (EC) 7.70; Atkins 7.65. FX: Atkins 8.55; Koningh 8.20; Freyer 8.05 .

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN MEET by Linda Regnani The Yreka High School gymnastics team capped their finest season by capturing the Northen California opens for the seventh straight year. Yreka had one ot its tinest seasons ever, when they captured 14 meets during the past season while losing two. Yreka High School team walked away with the point total honors by scoring 108.80 against the combined score of all opponents of 87.70 in the six regular Olympic events in the Northern California Open . During the past season, the only two meets they lost were by one point each . A few of their victories for the past season included : Encina-Sacramento, two times; Berkeley High, De Anza-Richmond, Klamath Falls-Oregon, three times; Eureka, and others. Yreka has always had one of the toughest schedules of the West Coast High School Teams. They meet the best teams they can find for the toughest competition. They have no problem in filling their dates,as many teams are always trying to get on their schedule. With added rope climb, tumbling and trampoline, Yreka chalked up a total of 151.95 points against the total of 133.40 of other participants in the opens. Gymnasts of high school and college level participated in the events as well as individuals including the entire team from Eureka High School, and South Oregon College, former Yreka High gymnasts, and former gymnasts from Eureka, Del Norte High School, College of Redwoods and the College of the Siskiyous .. FX: Mike Adams (Yreka) , tie between John Robinson (Y) and Bruce Meek (Y). PH: Bill Bruce Meek

Christeson (Y) , Ron Thom (Y) , Chris Dooley (Y). V: Robinson , Adams, John Hasemeyer (Y). PB: Christeson, Hasemeyer, Mike Sousa (Encina). R: Jerry Clark (Y), Don Clark (Y), Jim Lawson(Eureka). HB: Walt Easl ey, (COS), Craig Groman (Y) , Randy Pack (Eureka). TU: Adams, Robinson , M eek. TR: Robinson , Hasemeyer, Jeff Holcomb (Eureka) . ROPE: John Tufts, (Eureka) Lawson, Pack.

Northern California Invitational HS Gymnastics Championships May 26-27, 1972 Encina High School, Sacramento, Calif. Report by Ray Goldbar, Meet Director In order for the scores to be meaningful a brief exp lanation of our co mpetition is necessary. Compulsories were use d this year for the first tim e, as an integral part of our championship meets. In orderto qualify for the Nor Cal Championships each individual and each team was required to perform both optional and compulsory routines, in section and division meets. In the team competition each team is allowed to enter five men per event, two of these men must be a ll arounds. Team scores are arrived at by adding the best two all arounds averages to the score for six events. This method of scoring was also used for the compu lsories. Judging was FIG in all events except vaulting where NCAA procedures were used . Results of Team Competition:

CONNECTICUT STATE HS GYMNASTICS MEET March 11,1972 Waterford , Conn . Hamden 's Ri c ha rd Drufva became the al l around champion at the sixth Connecticut State Ind ividual a nd Team Championships held at Waterford on March 11 , 1972. Rich , a senior at Hamden High School has been involved with gymnast ics for only three years. In dual meets this year, he was undefeated on the high bar and lost only once in long horse vaulting. Darien High School captured the team titl e for thei third year in a row with a score of 203.50. Waterford High School was second with 135.20. Handen was in third place with 130.20.

Team: Darien (D) 203.50; Waterford (W) 135.20; Hamden (H) 130.20; East Lyme (EI) 58.40; Greenwich (G) 57.70; Stamford (5) 20.30; Hartford Public 12.95. AA: Ric h Drufva (H) 45.00; Tyce Shelburn (W) 44.30; Hank Ober (D) 43.25. FX: Ober 14.55; Shelburn 13.90; Drufva 13.30. HB: Drufva 13.25; Mickey Vitti (D) 12.60; John Krysko (H) 12.45. PH: Doug Hannum (D) 12.35; Ed Skewes (W) 11.35; Mike Delahunt (EI) 11 .35. R: Greg Goldberth (G) 15.20; Vitti 14.75; Shelburn 13.70. V: Phil Barnhill (D) 16.15; Drufva 16.00; Tom Castle (D) 15.85. PB: Pete Kluck (H) 14.25; Ben Carbone (W) 13.35; Shelburn 12.40.

PH: Frank Powellson (Coral Park) Drehflanke, direct tramlot, side lift down, sc hwabenf lanke, side lift up, side lift down , tramlot,back scissors, 2 front sc issors, side lift down, loop off with '12 turn . HB: Dale Fralicker (Norland) Flank vault, kip, free hip to handstand , giant, blind change, full change, giant, hop to hip circle, drop kip, cast to giant cross change, reverse grip giant, double front flyaway dismount. PB: Kurt Thomas (Miami Central) Peach, glide kip to L, straight arm press, reverse pirouette, peach to upper arm, front uprise, swing front pirouette to handstand, back toss, stutz, cast, back upri se to handstand, back sa ito with '12 twist dismount. V: Jack Heacock (Miami Killian) Yamashita. R: Steve Kennedy (Norland) Pull to front lever, inlocate to back lever, dislocate to front uprise to L, straight arm press to handstand , lower to back ro ll , dislocate, shoot to handstand, lower to cross, dislocate, dislocate, flyaway.

Georgia GEORGIA STATE HS GYMNASTIC MEET March 25, 1972 Tu cker High School

Scores reflect prelim plus finals total. Team . scores f rom pre I路Immary event tota Is p Ius AA average. Team: Sequoyah (5) 114.43; Woodward (W) 114.32; Jefferson (J) 114.28; Briarcliff (B) 112.85; Lakeside (Lj 105.90; Columbia (C) 104.93. AA: Ygnacio Valley of Concord ended Encina's six Bobby Seale (5) 35.00; Burr Bachler (W) 33.70; year winning streak in Northern California Ron Greiner (B) 33 .00. V: Bachler 17.65; Brad team competition by comp ilin g a score of 314.5 Becker (Chamblee) 16.75; John Scott (St. to Encina's 311.9. Third place went to Hillsdale Mountain) 15.95 . FX: Seale 15.95; Dave of San Mateo with a score of 291.9 and fourth McKelvey (L) 15.65; Bachler 15.55. PH: Mark place to Carlmont of San Mateo with 280.0 GREATER MIAMI ATHLETIC CONFERE路NCE Keegan (Tucker) 11.30; Bill Russell (Chamblee) ~p:-:-o=in-=ts=路~_ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ __ _ -"GO-'Y-'iM"-,N,",,A ~ ST~I~ C;";S..::M'i.E~E~T_ __ __ _29,,.7,l 5; Tom Smith (W) 9.55. HB: Rob Rog,,,,li,-;n_ _ Summary Febrary 25-26, 1972 (Henderson) 11.60; Mark Hadaway (Walker) Compulsory Optional South Miami Sr. HS 10.65; Keegan 10.50. PB: Rogl in 14.55; Steve Report by Don Gutzle r, President, SGFCA Cowan (C) 13.15; Jeff Morrison (L) 12.80. R: Ygnacio Valley 140.1 174.4 Randall Cooper (J) 13.40; Kenny Fields (B) Encina 141.4 170.5 12.00; Dean Stringer (J) 11.95. Tr: Bennie The battle for the all around highlighted this Hillsdale 158.4 LaCoste (C) 13.65; Charles Edwards (Cross Keys) 133.5 year's equivalent of the state championship as 13.35 ; Rodney Terrell (5) 13.00. Carlmont 123.5 157.3 Miami Killian took the team trophy. Showing


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Results of Individual Competition: The outstanding individual competitor was Tom Weeden of Carlmont. Weeden has excellent tec hnique on all events and deomonstrated this by leading in all events afte r compulsory competition. After opt ionals Weeden had won all but two events. Tom is probably one of the best gymnasts to come out of this area of the state. AA: Weeden (Carl mont) 103.40; Jo hn Cameron (Hillsdale) 97.7; Matt Holm (Homestead) 95.60. FX: Weeden 17.90; John Peterson (Berkeley) 17.45; Dave Pirkle (YV) 17.25. HB: Weeden 17.65; Pirkle 16.80; Holm 16.35. V: Weeden 17.90; Andy Pohlman (DeAnza) 17.40; Kevin Maydahl (YV) 17.30. PB: Holm 16.70; Ish mal Cain (Castlemont) 16.55; Weeden 16.10. PH: Bou Wilson (Hillsdale) 16.35; Weeden 16.30; Cameron 15.50. R: Weeden 17.55; Tim Chapman (Encina) 17.05; Peterson 17.00.

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depth in all events, Killian out-distanced a field of 14 teams and placed 13 gymnasts in the fina ls. The lead for all around changed hands at the end of each of the 6 Olympic events with Kurt Thomas eventual ly taking top honors. Thomas, a sophomore at Miami Central, was the gold medal winner in FX and PB and took the silver on the PH. Dale Fralicker of Norland and Jack Heacock of Killian , the other top co ntenders for AA, won the H B and V, respectively. Team: Miami Killian (MK) 106.52; Coral Park 路 (CP) 103.81 ; Norland (N) 102.73; Miami Springs (MS) 90.36; Miami Central (MC) 90.33. FX: Kurt Thomas (MC) 6.85; Jack Heacock (MK) 6.20; Kurt Deringer (MS) 7.15. PH: Frank Powellson (CP) 7.60; Thomas 4.70; Tom Munson (MK) 4.10. HB: Fralicker (N) 6.10; Norman Barfus (CP) 5.90; Robert Weissinger (CP) 5.80. PB: Thomas 7.65; David Arthur (Miami Palmetto) 7.05; Richard Kram (MK) 7.00. V: Heacock 8.45. Julius Neals (Miami Jackson) 8.20. R: Steve Kennedy (N) 7.00; Fralicker 6.85; Barfus 6.65 . WINNING ROUTINES FX: Kurt Thomas (Miami Central) RO, ff, full , '12 turn to swedish fall, turn to straddle stand, straight arm press; handspring, front somie; pirouette turn , forward roll , ff to handstand , RO, ff, arabian to straddle jump, back roll to handstand, pirouette, RO, ff, pike back.

Hawaii HAWAII STATE GYMNASTICS MEET March 3-4, 1972 University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI Meet Director, Dr. Richard Criley The second State Championship was sponsored by the Hawa ii Gymnastics Association for girls and boys in three age divisions, 8th grade and under, 9-12 grades, and a senior division . Modified USGF-DGWS and USGF Age Group exercises were used as compulsories. There was no team competition. Scores below are for compu lsory plus optional except senior men who competed in optionals only. GYrTmasts representing 5 schools and 3 clubs took part. The girls competition showed greater development of that division with stiff competition in all 3 age brackets. Outstanding exercises were turned in by Punahou's Keri Baird and Gigi Vivas and Kokokahi 's Cathy Lahti in the youngest age bracket. In the high school competitions, three girls from Kamehameha swept the AA positions : Dorothy Meartens, Petra Lau, and Nenette Thomas. There were only limited entries in the girls senior division , mostly from the University of Hawaii. 11

In the junior boys division , Mark Ross of Kokokahi easily out-kistanced Kam twins, Jay and Dean Kauka while Punahou 's gymnasts dominated the high school division . A particularly good performance on floor exercise was turned in by Eric Harada who also won the PB and PH in add ition to the AA. In senior divisiok, University of Hawaii freshman Gene Carranza won the H Band PB as well as the AA title. Ooys Jr. Div: AA: Mark Ross (KGT) 60.20; Jay Kauka (Kam) 55.25; Dean Kau ka (Kam) 55.05. FX: Matt Walker (Central YMCA ) 11 .60; Clark Bennet (Pun) 11 .15; Jay Kauka (Kam) 10.85. HO: Mark Ross (KGT) 8.90; Jay Kauka 8.10; Jim Alexander (Pun) 8.05. R: Ross 9.95; Dean Kauka 9.65; Jay Kauka 8.90. PO: Ross 11.05; Jay Kauka 10.70; Dean Kauka 10.60. V: Ross 11.90; Darrell Wong (Kam) 10.15; Jon Allen (KGT) 10.10. PH: Ross 8.20; Dean Kauka 7.40; Jay Kauka 7.10. Ooys Sr. High: AA: Eric Harada (Pun ) 64.75; Gary Leong (Pun) 63.20; Pat Gannon (Pun) 62.95. FX: Harada 12.90; Eric-Vogt (Pun) 11.20; Gannon 10.90. HO: Gannon 10.55 ; Le ong 9.65; Harada 9.45. R: Gannon 11.65; Robin Uyeshiro (Io lani) 11 .15; Leong 10.85. PO: Harad a 12.10; Leong 11.35; Vogt 11.30. V: Leong 10.80; Gannon 10.75; Uyeshiro 10.55 . PH: Harada 10.25; Paul Kosasa (Io lani) 9.95 ; Leong 9.75. Senior Men: AA: Gene Carranza 37.90; tie between Brad Cooper (UH) and Kelley Phillips (Central YMCA) . 36.70. FX: Phillips 8.30; Cooper 7.85; Carran za 7.65. HO: Carra nza 5.95 ; Phillips 5.82; Cooper 5.35. R: Steve Bradley (UH) 6.15; Taoward Lee (Kokokahi ) 6.05 ; Phillips 5.30 . PO: Carranza 6.55; Le e 6.48; Cooper 6.45. V: Phillips 8.05 ; Carranza 7.90; Dave Marold (Central YMCA) 7.55. PH: Glenn Watanabe (UH) 4.90; Carranza and Cooper 4.75. Girls: Jr. High: AA: Keri Baird (Pun) 62.566; Cathy Lahti (Kokokahi) 52.366; Gigi Vivas (Pun) 52.083 . FX: Baird 15.116; Lisa Strandtman (KGT) 13.966; Robin Lung (DGT) 13 .250. UPO: Baird 15.800; Laht i 13.550; Bonnie Wong (Pun ) 12.50. 00: Baird 14.783; Vivas 14.033 ; Lahti 13.800. V: Lahti 17.483; Baird 16.867; Strandtman 15.833. Girls: Sr. High: AA: Dorothy M e artens (Kamehameha) 57.899; Petra Lau (Kam) 55.866; Nanette Thomas (Kam) 51.850. FX: Tie between Petra Lau and Ja c kie Schnack (Pun ) 14.333; Meartens 13.950. UPB: MaryBeth Wong (Pun) 16.900; Thomas 15.00; Lau 14.50. BB: Judy McKaughan (Pun) 12.833; Meartens 12.216; Lau 10.733. V: Meartens 17.533 ; Lau 16.300; Cynthia Char (Kam) 14.700. Sr. Women: FX: Linda Stanley (UH) 15.500. UPVB: Mariorf Lyman (UH) 13.817. B:B: Stanley 14.050. V: Sidney Loomis (UH) 12.850.

Idaho Illinois Indiana INDIANA STATE HS GYMNASTICS MEET March 4, 1972 Warren Central H.S. Reports from Jim Everroad, Presid e nt IHSGCA and Gary Bernloehr, Pike Township In the 6th annual In diana High School Gymnastics Championships, Columbus High School grabbed their 5title by accumlat ing 79 points, 3 individual c hampionships, including


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PH, PB, and R. Columbus soc red in eve ry event except the trampoline. In second place was Pike Township, a stead il y improving team, lead this year by defending a ll -around champion, Ed Taylo r. Pike overcame severa l of thei r dual m e et season problems, and the charges of coac h Tom Hadley were e xceptional in the state finals . Three defending champions repeated their 1971 victories. Rob Fitzpatrick of Columbus performed one of the day' s outstanding routines in winning the PH . Jim Tuerk of North Central won his second straight trampolin e championship. Ed Taylor again captured the AA title. The total of 448 stat e meet points seemed to be divided more eveniy than ever before, showing an advance in the quality of many of Indi ana 's programs. The only sweep by a team was on the PH where Fitzpatrick and teammate Greg Foster placed one-two. Members of 5 different teams won individual firsts and 15 different teams scored in the finals . Team: Columbus (C) 79; Pike (P) 58; Condord (Cd) 44; Crown Point (CP) 41; North Central (NC) 40; Warren Centra l (WC) 30; Madison Heights (MH) 26; Elkhart (E) 23; Jeffersonvikle 28; Wabash 路 28; Be nn Davis 21; Jimtown 14; Dekalb 12; South Bend Adams 8; Heritage 6. AA: Ed Taylor (P) 7.1 7 ave .; Bob Briggs (CP) 6.88 ave .; Mike Payne (WC) 6.53 ave. V: Richard Craig (P) 8.9; Jim Tuerk (NC) 8.85; Clay Hall (NC) 8.35. FX: Steve Grogg (Dekalb) 7.9; Chris Dolson (BD) 7.9; Jerry Winslow (BD) 7.65. PH: Rob Fitzpatrick (C) 8.45 ; Greg Foster (C) 7.95; Mike Howe (CP) 7.65. HB: Briggs 8.4; Taylor 7.7; David Vanzandt (M H) 7.15. PB: John Kahlenbeck (C) i85; Bert VanEyk (Cd) 7.35 . Tr Jim Tuerk (NC) 8.35 ; Mike Payne (WC) 7.8; Marty Krallman (Cd) 7.4

WINNING ROUTINES V: Rich Craig (Pike) Handspringfrom the neck. FX: Steve Grogg (Dekalb) Standing back somie, run, front somie, headspring; press to high V seat, snap down ; streu li ?, Turn , RO, ff , back to splits; single leg cut through to handstand ; roll cradle, kip with V2 twist, stoop through, back straight legged roll ; RO, ff, pike ba c k. PH: Rob Fitzpatrick (Columbus) Circ le on end, loop, uphill side lift, russian moor e, circle, downhill side lift, kehre in, cut into 2 reverse scissors, circ le, downshill side lift, walkaround , loop with Vi turn off. HB: Bob Briggs (Crown Point) Stem rise, undergrip giant, 3,1., undergrip to sta ll , V2 tgiant, rol l L hand, 3 eagles, hop to undergrip giant, 3,1., undergrip to sta ll V2 turn vault, hop change under bar to undergrip, kip, cast, undergrip g iant, pirouette, overgrip giant, corss change, giant, giant, hecht dismount. PB: John Kahlenbeck (Columbus) Peach , glide kip V2 twist, reverse cast, double leg cut L, hollowback press, lower down to g iant roll, back uprise double leg cut. lay away, front uprise, swing pirouette, handstand , back off. R: Gary Mize (Columbus) Dislocate, shoot to handstand, straight arm giant, reverse &iant, lower back hip circle to L cross, inlocate straight body, back uprise to L, hollowback press to handstand, giant, double . Tr: Jim Tuerk (North Central) Barani out, half in-h alf out, double back, rudolph, double full, double back, rudo lph, 13,1., piked front to piked front bailo ut.


This years meet turned out to be a spectacular two and three ring circus with events running simultaneously. Performances were considerably better than past years. Team: Washington (W) 109; Kennedy (K) and Emphasis was on well constructed routines Jefferson of Cedar Rapids (JCR) 60; Urbandale cleanly performed. 'The " Big Trick" concept (U) 35 ; Jefferson of Council Bluffs (JCB) 10; has disappeared. lincoln 9; Marshalltown (M) 6; linn Mar (LM) Taylor J.F. Kennedy won the champ ionship 4; West Waterloo (WW) 3. AA: AI Kittrell (K) for the third straight year scoring 128.15. North 39.00; Terry John (JCR) 35 .20; Scott Evans (U) Farmington was second with 117.30 with Allen 23.60. FX: Evans 7.9; Dave Epper (JCB) 7.55; Park and Livonia Clarenceville tieing for third Johnson 7.0. PH: Kris Kelly (K) 5.65; tie between with 113.05 . Rick McConnel (W) and Mark Felter (W) 5.0. The all around competitors had to be HB: Johnson 7.1; Kittrell 6.65; Mike Doty (JCR) consistent on the five all around events. Senior, 6.15. PB: Johnson 8.1; John Swinton (W) 7.75; Don Chapman of North Farmington, won Kittrell 7.0. V: McConnell 8.45; Evans 8.2; followed by juniors Jack Watersonte of Johnson 8.1 . R: Randy Davison (W) 66.65; Clarenceville, Mar O 'Malley of Taylor Kittrell 6.5; Johnson 5.95. Tr: Doug Buchheister Kennedy, sophmore Harley Danner of Ann (W)6.65; Mike Hoffa (K) 6.3; Doug Walkup (W) Arbor Huron and Junior Archie Varady of Allen 6.05. Par,. Based on the number of juniors in the top ten placings, the 1972-73 State championship should be fantastic. Team: Taylor J.F. Kennedy (K) 128.15; North 117.30; tie between Farmington (NF) Clarenceville (C) and Allen Park (AP) 113.00; Alpena (A) 85.65; Farmington (F) 84.65. AA: Don Chapman F) 26 .15; Jack Watersone (C) 25.85 ; Mark ' O ' Malley (K) 24.6. HB:_ James Mitchell (K) 7.20; Doug Domurat (AP) 6.9; Bob Malicki (K) 5.4. FX: O 'Malley 8.00; AI Burchi (NF) 7.7; Terry Mills (K) 7.45 . R: Joe Neuenswander (NF) 8.65; Kurt Golder (A) 8.05; Sandy Gurian (C) 7.95. PB: Steve Rimar (K) 7.75; Neal Carrell (AP) 7.70; Waterstone 7.30. PH: ElKS FRAMINGHAM NORTH GYMNASTICS Tom Gonda (K) 6.95; John Matagne (C) 6.80; INVITATIONAL Nat Durham (F ) 6.45 . Tu: Mills 7.35; Larry Beno December 18, 1971 (NF) 6.7; O 'Malley 6.6. Tr: Ken Thompson (C) 7.65 ; Jon liken (Ap) 7.60; Beno 6.25 . Framingh am, Massa chusetts Report by Frederick Steeves, Meet Director WINNING ROUTINES In a unique approach to gymnastics HB: James Mitchell (Kennedy) Jame, eagles, competition,TneEI Ksof-rne EasrCentrdl DisrFtcr -eagles-;-hop- change, front-giant;-mix ed- gripof Massachusetts sponsored an invitational stall, vault, kip, front roll, front giant, full cross change, front giant, front giant, double touch gymnastics meet with the proceeds to be donated to the Olympic Fund . It was held as a stoop over. statewide aftair for all secondary schoo l FX: Mark O'Malie (Kennedy) RO, ff, full, ba ck ex tension stoop thru to splits; stiff-stiff press, gymnasts. About 50 gymnasts took part in the 3 sessions : morning compulsories, afternoon handstand, front roll , straddle stand, pancak e, optionals, and evening finals. The forward roll straddled press, handstand , compulsories were modified down from the pirouette step down to ba ck walkover, RO, ft, 1971 Pan Am compulsories. arabian , front roll ~ to back ff to straddle cut catch, RO, ff, somle. AA: Wayne Chandler (Marblehead), Scott Howell (Marblehead), Mike Meyers R: Joe Neuenswander (North Farminton) Dislocate, straight arm shoot to handstand , (Framingham South) . FX: Howell, Peter Korman (Braintree) , Keith McNamara (Natick). straight arm front giant, power down to cross, straight body back roll to l support; PH: Allen Herrick )Braintree), Chandler, Rich Prutzanni (Framingham North) . HB: Chandler, hollowback press, handstand, inverted cross; Howell, Jim Doherty (Holyoke). PB: Doherty, giant dislocate, double back. Herri ck, John Brandon (Framingham South) . V: PB: Steve Rimar (Kennedy) n routine received . Herrick, Korman , Joe Arsenault (Burlington). R: Alan Blades (Framingham North), Robert PH: Tom Gonda (Kennedy) Moore mount, Hadge (B urlin gton), Paul Maduri (Braintree). travel down, loop, travel up, travel down, khere in, double circles, single leg cut, reverse scissor, cut, regular scissors, travel down, loop with Y2 twist off. Tu: Terry Mills (Kennedy) 1. Ro, ft, ff, full, ft, full. 2. Russian front somie step out to front MICHIGAN STATE HS GYMNASTIC MEET handspring, front somie, headspring; RO, ff, back. 3. RO, ff with wakout to RO, ff, ft, full. March 11 , 1972 Tr: Ken Thompson (Clarenceville) Double Ann Arbor Pioneer School, Ann Arbor, Mich. back, double full, rudolph , back, full , H'4 back, Michael Milidonis, Meet Director cody, back, full, back, triple full. IOWA STATE HS GYMNASTC MEET November 6, 1971 J.F. Kennedy H.S., Cedar Rapids, la.


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The 1971-72 Michigan High School State Athletic Association State Gymnastic Meet was held at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School on March 11. Nineteen school s were entered, with an average of Sixty-eight competitors in each event.


MINNESOTA STATE HS GYMNASTIC MEET March 18, 1972 Robbinsdale Senior High School , Robbinsdale, Minnesota Report by Dan Cragg Forty-nine schools qualified entries through 8 regions into the 1972 Minnesota State Gymnastics Meet held at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Over ,5,000 spectators watched as the Robbinsdale school district, a northern suburb of Minneapolis, swept to the top 3 positions, just as they had done in 1971 . Armstrong High School, ranked Number 1 for the majority of the year, emerged as team champions with 68.5 points, 20 of which were gotten by their three excellent all around men State champion Jeff Stockwell (35.7), runner-up Gary Larson (33.7), and fourth place finisher Greg Johnson (32.15) . Johnson also finished first on parallel bars and still rings, Armstrong was follwed by sister school and defending champions, Cooper High School with 33.5 points led by Curt Adams, first in tumbling and tied for first with teammate Rany DeBru yn in floor exercise. Robbinsdale, the third school from the district, was third for the second straight year just one point behind Cooper with 32.5 points. The " Robins" were paced by a one-two finish on the horizontal bar by Art Olson and Jeff Johannson. Other top competitors were Scott Johnson (Frid ley) first on side horse; Greg Johnson (Edina), first on trampoline, and Bob Valley (White Bear Lake) third oin the all around . The state meet was run on the point system for th e last time thi s year and will be replaced by the raw score system , presently used on the coll~ge level,next year. . . - Mlnnesot a-Is-Ifl the-second_yeaL ol requu:mg_ _ each team to have an al l around gymnast and the quality has improved greatly. The winner's score from the 1971 state meet would have only been good for the seventh place thiS year. The vault ing horse is not used in Minnesota competition, but is replaced with tumbling. Also, the trampoline has been retained and used in all meets. This past year, the judges formed an organization of its own, separate f h h ' . . Th I' f rom t e coac es aSSOCiation. e qua Ity 0 judging has improved greatly as evidenced by over 50 judges who took the national test of which 14 emerged with national cards. Team: Armstrong (A) 68.5; Cooper (C) 33.5; Robbinsdale (R) 32.5; White Bear lake (WBl) 15.5; Edina (E) 14; JF Kennedy (K) 13; Austin 12.5; Fridley 12.5; Fairmont 11 ; St. Louis Park 10. AA: Jeff Stockwell (A) 35.7; Gary Larson (A) 33.7; Bob Valley (WBl). FX: Curt Adams (C) 8.45 ; Randy DeBruyn (C) 8.45; GregJihnson (A) 8.05. R: Johnson 8.45; Mike Wilbur (Anoka) 8.15; Paul Kocur (R) 7.95. PH: Scot Johnson (Fridley 7.85; Dan Jarosch (Alexander Ramsey) 7.80; Joel Nissen (Edi na) 7.60 HB: Art Olson (R) 8.20; Jeff Johannsen (R) 8.00; Ed Bulfer (Fairmont) 7.75 . PU: Johnson (A) 8.50; John Blatzheim (R) 8.30; Steve Buchendod (Jefferson) 8.25. Tu: Curt Adams (C) 8.75; Dave loeding (Austin) 8.05; Jed Dixon (Coon Rapld ~l. '_ 8.15 . Tr: Johnson Edian 8.3; Paul Zakariasen '(St!!f' â&#x20AC;˘. : louis Park) 8.25; Scott Erdman 8.25. ' WINNING ROUTINES FX: Curt Adams (Cooper) RO, ff, double twist, turn to swedish fall, splits, stiff-stiff press to handstand; tinsi ca, headspring, Rq, ft, back layout with V2 tw ist step-out to front


handspring, front roll , back dive to hand stand, forward roll , swedish fall, pinwheel, valdez, RO, ff, full. R: Greg Johnson (Armstrong) Fast pull-up with straight arms to L support; straight body press to handstand, giant swing forward, back roll, L cross, inlocate rear uprise, felge backward to handstand,e handstand, back roll , dislo cate, full twist dismount. PH: Scott Johnson (Fridley) Schwabenflank mount, circle, uphill travel, downhill travel wo i.e., kehre in, circle, moore (Czehkehre), flare out, single leg circle, reverse scissor, front scissors (2) , single leg circle, circle, travel down to schwabenflanke dismount. HB: Art Olson (Robbinsdale) Cast, reverse kip, Czechstemme, cast, rear uprise, free hip pop backward, giant (back) cross-hand pirouette, giant (back). reverse pirouette, stall to reach under vault, under bar hop , kip, giant (front) pirouette, 2 back giants, full twisting flyaway . PB: Greg Johnson (Armstrong) Cast-catch, double leg cut to Lsupport, straight body press, cast, rear uprise, double leg cut, shoulder roll , rear uprise to handstand, layaway, front uprise, hop pirouette, cast-catch, layaway, front uprise, front somie w Y2 twist. TU: Curt Adams (Cooper) RO , ff, back, ff, back, ff, back, back, back,. 2. Front somie step-out RO, ff, layout with Y2 twist, front handspring, front somie. 3. Front somie step-out, RO , ff, ff, bac k with double twist. Tr: Greg Johnson (Edina) Barani in fliffis , back, double, back, barani, full, rudolph, full , double full , rudolph, back, J/4 back, cody, back, randolph . Art Olson, Minnesota HB Champ.

Mississippi Missouri Montana MONTANA STATE H.S. GYMNASTICS MEET March 3-4, 1972 Great Falls H.S., Great Falls, Montana Meet Director : Gary Davis For some 4 years, Billings West has dominated the gymnastics sce ne in Montana . This year, while holding onto the boys title, their girls team was upset by the Great Falls girls team. Individual winners were John Commings (Kalispell) and Lori Thon (Kalispell) and Marsha Gullings (Great Falls) who tied for the girls AA Title. Both compulsory and optional exercises were used; the DGWS high intermediate routines (girls) and the USGF Group II routines (boys). Scores reflect preliminary C + plus a final optional except AA and Team which reflect just preliminary C + total. Boys: Team: Billings West (BW) 253.80; Billings Senior (BS) 248.00; Ka lispell (K) 233.15; Missoula Sentinal (MS) 170.15; Missoula Hellgate (MH) 154.55. AA: John Cummings (K) 90.75; Rocky Selleck (BW) 90 .25; Lee Lorentzin (Charles M . Russell HS) 87.40. R: Cummings 22.45; Pat Neilson (K) 21.75; Ken Rux (BW) 21 .60. FX: Lorentzin 23.95; Selleck 22.65; Cummings 21.40. PB: Selleck 22.25; Cummings 22.05; Lorentzin 21.00. PH: Cummings 24.75; Dave Stang (MH) 20.50; Selleck 19.00. Y: Rob White (BW) 25.05; Tim Cranston (BS) 24.90; Selleck 24.85. HB: Cummings 22.10; Lorentzin 21.90; White 20.95. Girls: Team: Great Falls (GF) 138.40; Kalispell (K) 132.20; Billings West (BW) 131 .05; Missoula Sentinal (MS) 77.75; Charles M . Russell (CMR) 73.00 AA: Lori Thon (K) 49.20; M. Gullings (GF) 49.20; Jan Model (BW) 49 .10. BB: Thon 19.65; Pam Royer (BW) 17.90; Gullings 17.35. FX: Meg Ikeda (GF) 22.85; T. Schneider (GF) 22.20; Niki Swarthout (GF) 21.95 . V: Sue McMahon (BW) 21.20; C. Brinkerhoff (BH) 20.30; Model 20.15. UPB: Thon 22.50; Gullings 21.25 ; Model 20.05.

Nebraska NEBRASKA STATE HS GYMNASTIC MEET November 19-20, 1971 East H.S., Lincoln, Nebraska Report by Tom Sitzman of Omaha North The first day of the meet found the top two teams from each of the three districts competing for the team title. Lincoln Southeast, coached by Jim Hessen , won the team title. The AA championship was also determined as a result of the first day with Joe Rayer of Omaha South emerging with the AA Title. In the second day of competition, the top 10 from the preliminaries competed for the individual event medals. The scores reported are the total of the two exercises. The best routine of the meet was the smooth side horse routine of Steve Dickey (Lincoln NE). The unusual stunt had to be the one arm giant on the high bar by Tom Stanley of Lincoln High . Team: Lincoln Southeast (LSE) 138.83; Omaha South (OS) 129.04; Grand Island (GI) 126.30;


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Lincoln High (L) 123.12; North Platte (NP) 120.87; Omaha Creighton Prep (OCP) 113.15. AA: Joe Rayer (OS) 33 .85; Kurt Mackie (OCP) 27.90; Larry Gerard (LSE) 27 .80. PB: Rayer16.20; Gary Duff (OS) 15.40; Bruce Bunn (LNE) 14.35. FX: Dave Contreras (OS) 15.65; Duane West (LNE) 14.50; Garland Miles (NP) 13.40. HB: Bill Marshall (LSE) 15.90; Tim Wood (GI) 15.65; Bloom 14.95. PH: Steve Dickey (LNE) 16.55; Jim Grant (LSE) 13.15; Rex Baker (GI) 13.10. Tu: West 15.60; Scott Roth (LSE) 14.40; Mike Ash (LSE) 14.35. Tr: Ron Rassmussen (NP) 16.40; West 14.85; Brian Kimball (LSE) 14.15. WINNING ROUTINES FX: Dave Contreras (Omaha South) RO , ff, full; back extension, stoop thru to splits; straight arm press to handstand ; stoop down , handspring front somie to headspring; v. turn , RO, ff, layout walkout, jump Y2 turn to Swedish fall, straddle c ut; back ex tension, RO, FF, pike back . R: Kurt Mackie (Creighton Prep) From hand, dislocate, shoot to handstand , giant, handstand, lower to cross (hold), L cross, back out to back lever (hold), dislocate, L support, hollowback press to handstand (Hold), giant to straddle cut off. HB: Bill Marshall (Lincoln Southeast) Bar vault, straddle cut, flying underbar turn, flying kip (straight arm-straight leg), . reverse giant, pirouette turn, regular giant, inlocate giant, inlocate giant, regular giant, straddle sole circle, regular giant, layout flyaway. PH: Steve Dickey (Lincol,n Northeast) Jump in-to Y2 double on end into Russian moore, front in, immediate back out back in, front break into 1 reverse scissor, 2 front scissors, break into 1 double, moore, immediate tramlot down, immediate walkaround , loop Russian spin off. Tu: Duane West (Lincoln Northeast) 1. Ro, ff, back, ff, back, back, back, 2. Front somie step out, Ro, ff. arabian walkout, handspring, front somie . 3. Ro, ff, double back. Ron Rassmussen (North Platte) Barani out fliffis, double back, double back, full twist, rudolph, double twist, back, rudolph, full , 1314 back double cody. PB: Joe Rayer (Omaha South) On the end : jump to straddle cut, 3 circles, peach glide, moore, l, hollowback press, stutz, cast to upper arm, straddle cut, layaway, front uprise, front off.

Nevada Maryland New Hampshire New Jersey 3rd ANNUAL FALCON'S CLASSIC REPORT Bernie Dheere, Monmouth Regional HS, NJ "The 1971-72 gymnastics season got started with a bang at the Jersey Shore. The 3rd Annual Falcon 's Classic, an invitational High School gymnastics meet for Shore Conference High Schools proved to be another outstanding success," according to Bernie Dheere, meet director and gymnastics instructor at Monmouth Regional High School. The meet was hosted by Monmouth Regional. The date was Dec. 18. Andrew (Angie) Robinson of Henry Hudson Regional High School, a parennial power house, stole the show. Angie, a solid college prospect for next year, was invited to enter the all around competition . copped 5 of the possible 6 first place trophies in Tumbling (8.93), Horizontal Bar (8.10), Long Horse (8.40), Parallel Bars (7.33), and Still Rings (6.67). Don Skrypski's routine on side horse (5.77), was the only fly in the ointment for Angie's perfect day. Don, a senior from Monmouth Regional, looks like another good college prospect. A total of 77 entries competed from Monmouth Regional, Henry Hudson Regional, Long Branch, Rumson-Fair-Haven Regional, and Middletown Township. No team scores were kept. ---+--NEW~JER-SE짜-STAn-HS-G짜MNASIIC-MEE~

March 18, 1972 Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ The meet featured the three top place winners from the northern, central and southern district individual tournaments held the Saturday before (March 11). East Brunswick HS won its fourth consecutive State Championship under the coaching of Don Wieder. East Brunswick gymnasts won the PB, PH, and Tumbling events. For the seventh consecutive year a Henry Hudson gymnast won the AA Title. Angie Robinson, coached by Hahn Bird, also won the HB, R, and V events. AA: Angie Robinson (Henry Hudson) 45.65; Kent Naveschuk (East Brunswick) 45.10; Howie Lansbury (EB) 41.50. Tu: Iro Stalzer (EB) 9.5; Angie Robinson ; Dancampbell (Cherry Hill East). PB: Albert Kwiatowski (EB) 7.80; Rich Heh (Middletown); Tom Genetta (Haddon). PH: Tony Sgroi (EB) 8.40; Chas Zacharchuk (CHE); Naveschuk. HB: Angie Robinson 9.05; Naveschuk, Bob Clark (CHW). V: Robinson 9.20; Sgroi; Naveschuk. R: Robinson 8.45; Dave Harrison (CHE); Pierce Wagner (Riverside). WINNING ROUTINES Tu: Ira Stalzer (East Brunswick) 1. RO,H, full , fI, fI, full. 2. Front handspring, front somi, step-out, front handspring, front somi, step-out, front handspring, front somi. 3. RO, If, back with V2 twist, step-out, RO, fI, full. PH: Tony Sgroi (East Brunswick) Dreyhe flank, loop, uphill travel, downhill travel, loop, walkaround kehre in, circle, Czech, scissor


break, front scissors, reverse scissors, circle, downhill travel , high front dismount . HB: Angie Robinson (Henry Hudson) Free hip circle, immediate hop to reverse grip, forward giant circle, stall out, mix grip bault catch, kip to back giant circle, straddle toe on-toe off, back giant, direct change (blind change) to forward giant, V2 turn , 2 back giants to double flyaway dismount. PB: AI Kwiatowski (East Brunswick) Jump to support, cast to catch, straddle cut, L seat, hollowback press to handstand, pirouette, drop basket catch, front uprise , swing to handstand, stutz cast, back uprise stradel cut and catch, layaway, front uprise, front off dismount. V: Angie Robinson (Henry Hudson) Piked handspring from the neck . R: Angie Robinson (Henry Hudson) High doubble dislocate, shoot handstand, backward giant swing to handstand , lower to cross, cast inlocate backuprise, immediate back kip L-seat, press handstand , lower dislocate to full twisting flyaway.

New Mexico NEW MEXICO STATE HS GYMNASTICS MEET February 25-26, 1972 Clovis, New Mexico New Mexico has found gymnastics growing to the extent that distr ict meets have been instituted to qualify gymnasts into the State meet. The top 3 gymnasts in each event and the top 2 teams qualified from the district. At the State meet, gymnasts were required to place in the top 6 in the preliminaries to qualify for the finals . Steve Ortiz of Albqueque won the boys AA title while Katrina Childers of Carlsbad won the girsl AA title. Eldorado H.S. of Albuquerque won the boys team title while the Carsbad Cavegirls won the girls team titl e. Boys: Team: Eldorado (EI) 122.25; Carlsbad Cavemen (CC) 100.60; Lovington (L) 99.35. AA: Steve Ortiz (EI) 36.85; Jerry Horton (EI) 32.05; Joel Childers (CC) 31.35. V: Tie between Childers and Ortiz; Mike Curl (EI). FX: Ortiz; Curl; Horton . HB: Barry Woodward (EL); Ortiz; tie between Horton and Russel Frost. PB: Tim Hickey (EI) ; Billy Briggs (CC) ; tie between Ortiz and Ralph Castillo. R: Woodward; Mike Jennings (Roswell); Curl. PH: Rick Grammier (R); Larry Tillery (CC); tie between Mike Richardson and Richard Gallegos. Tr: TreyCurl (EI); Randy Seyier (L); Woodward . Girls: Team: Carlsbad Cavegirls (CC) 72.60; Los Alamos (LA) 57.60. AA: Katrina Childers (CC) 23.05 ; Susan Donaldson (CC) 20.15 ; Pa tti Pool (CC) 19.70. V: Childers; Renne Janiel (EI); Kerry Allen (Santa Fe) . UPB: Childers; Sandy Allen (Hobbs); Donaldson. BB: Allen; Childers; Karen Anderson. FX: Shelby Stockton (R) ; Kelly Graves (R) ; Childers.

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York State Inter ~ ectional Gymnastics Championships May 10-11 , 1972 Liv e rpool High School

Team: Section 11 , 51; Section 3,36; Section 8, 23. AA: Larry Chico (11) 44.90; George Sobotka (3) 41.50; Rick Carlson (11) 38 .60. HB: Rick Carlson (11) 8.45; Rick Boccia (11) 8.05; Dave Nardi (1) 7.55. FX: Darryl Clarke (4) 7.60; Richard Herrog (9) 7.35; Donny Evine (1) 7.35.


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PH: Gary Kulich (11) 9.10; Pat Denero (3) 9.10; Phil De Ross (3) 7.85. PB: Bob Farb (8) 8.00; George Sobotka (3) 7.95; Bill Kology (8) 7.75. V: Mark Ce leste (11) 8.60; Tom Kovic (8) 8.50; Bob Gibbons (6) 8.15. SR: Vic Randazzo (8) 8.55; Mike Lizz io (3) 8.55; Larry Chico (11) 8.45. TR: Scott Handler (1) 5.50; Brian Sheegan (3) 4.75; John Riddell (5) 4.70. TU: Dennis Tenney (6) 7.40; Darryl Clarke (4) 6.60 ; John Billington (3) 5.80.

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belonged to Ann Olson of Sheldon and Cindy Wacker of the Dalles. The Scot lassies piled up 88.88 points while South Eugene finshed second and Wilson third in Friday' s comp e tition at Portland state. Miss Olson won two individual events-the balance beam and uneven bars-plus the all around title while Miss Wacker claimed first in the vault and floor exercise . She was defending champion in the later event. Finals in the boys competition will begin tonight at 7 :30 at University of Oregon's McArthur Court. AA: Ann Olson (Sheldon) 7.40; Cindy Wacker (The Dalles) 7.28; Gayle Hamilton (David Douglas) 7.22. UPB: Ann Olson (S) 7.675; Nancy Helberg (Beaverton) 7.55; Debbie Brewer (Will ina) 7.125. BB: Ann Olson (S) 7.425; Cindy Wacker (D) 7.35; Nancy Helberg (B) 7.325 . V: Cindy Wacker (D) 7.625; Lynne Aken (South Eugene) 7.40; Sharon Smith (South Eugene), Ann Olson (S) and Nancy Helburg (B) 7.175. FX: Cindy Wacker (D) 7.95; Gayle Hamilton (DO) 7.475 ; Ann Olson (S) 7.425. Team: David Douglas (DO) 88.88; South Eugene (SE) 83.95; Wilson (W) 75.25; Corvalis (C) 74.34; Ashland 65.91 .




March 4, 1972 Butler Sr. H.S., Butler, Pa . Report by H. White , State College Pa.

Julie Scholtz-Ohio State Champion 1972

Oklahoma Oregon OREGON GIRLS STATE GYMNASTICS REPORT David Douglas successfully defended its state high school girls gymnastcs team championship, but the individual show

In a meet which demonstrated the ever-increasing interest and performan ce levels of high school gymnastics within the Keystone State, the western regional champs squared off against the winners in the eastern region. Qualifiers for the individual titles included 3 AA men and 3 specialists from each region in each event. There was no team championship. Highlighting the meet was the AA battle between the western 1971 AA state champ, senior Lance Garret from Monaca and the East 's junior standout, Kurt Pflieger from Henderson. Pflieger, an e xtremely well-poised and smooth performer, pulled out to an early lead of .25 after 3 events. The lead changed hands as

Pflieger faltered slightly in vaulting. Garrett, up before Pflieger on the HB, put all the pressure upon the Henderson junior with a well-done routine climaxed with a near-perfect double flayway to net an 8.85. Pflieger, needing an 8.65 to win the AA, performed well , but fell short by .15. Garrett won the HB and cinched his second straight State AA title. Third place went to senior Gary Vinciguerra from Rochester who might 路have made the AA contest even more exciting except for a 4.25 on PH. The vaulting was quite close and several ties had to be broken by averaging 4 scores. Jay Cooper of State College took second in this manner to lose a place forthe third time in State and sectional competition . In general, the level of competition showed an increase over past years. Each event had several quality routines and the East vs. West aspect of the meet was quite even . Underclassmen made signigicant contributions to the caliber of the meet with many place winners good bets to return next year. In addition to Garrett and Pflieger, outstanding performances were turned in by Vinciguerra in AA, R, and PB; junior Jim Hunsinger from Pennsbury who won his specialty, PH, by a full point with an 8.4; and junior John Pescatore from Council Rock on the R. In a breif meeting prior to the meet, there was unanimous approval for mevement towards a statewide compulsory requirement. It was felt that other states such as Illinois have benefitted great l y from increased coordination . Hopefully such organization will be forthcoming w ithin the exist ing scholastics sports governing body, the PIAA. Congratulations to all those involved in the success of this meet, especially to the Butler Area School District, Edward Hepe, Ath letics Director, and Paul Uram, Meet Director. AA: Lance Garrett (Monaca) 49.15; Kurt Pflieger (Henderson) 49.05; Gary Vinciguerra (Rochester) 43.50. FX: Pflieger 8.8; Bob Desidero (Penncrest) 8.4; Garrett 8.30. PH: Jim Hunsinger (Pennsbury) 8.40; Pflieger 7.45; Garrett 7.4. R: John Pescatore (Council Rock) 8.30; Tony Barranti (Peters Township) 8.25; Vinciguerra 8.2. V: Garrett 8.9; Jay Cooper (State College) 8.9; John Stahura (Butler) 8.8. PB: Pflieger 8.55; Larry Byerly (Butler) 8.40; Vinciguerra 8.15. HB: Garrett 8.85; Pflieger 8.50; Vinciguerra 8.15. Lance Garrett

WINNING ROUTINES FX: Kurt Pflieger (Henderson) Front somie step-out, front handspring, front somie, headspring to stand; prone fall, straddle cut, turn; RO, ff, arabian step-out; dive back handspring to split; stiff-stiff press; lunge turn; cartwheel, pike side, no hand roll , 11.! turn to back walkover ; RO, ff, full. PH: Jim Hunsinger (Pennsbury) Back moore, immediate side lift out, half circle, kehre in, 2 front scissors, left leg cut in front, 2 back scissors, circle , double moore, immediate side lift out, loop, Chaguinian. R: John Pescatore (Council Rock) Straight body pull to inverted hang, high inlocate, back uprise, handstand, lower straight arm-straight body to olympic cross, back kip to L; hollowback press handstand ; lower straight arm-straight body to cross , pu II through back lever, back uprise, pi ke back off. V: Lance Garrett (Monaca) Yamashita PB: Kurt Pflieger (Henderson) Glide kip, cut catch, cast to support, cut-catch, L, stiff-stiff press; stutz layaway, front uprise, swing pirouette, cast, back uprise cut, front uprise, pike front off. HB: Lance Garrett (Monaca) High start, 3/4 giant, Y2 turn , vault, underswing, Y2 turn , straight arm kip, giant, stalder, pirouette, 2 giants, double flyaway .

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"execution of the routines was evidence of the tremendous growth of girls gymnastics in the state of Washington . Team: Inglemoor (I) 127.98; Sehome (S) 115.70; Bellevu e (B) 113.95; Shadle Park (SP) 98.68; AA: Laurie Bremer (SP) 31.50; Linda Chulos (Richlands) 28.80; Pat Korbein (I) 28.55. V: Bremer 15.65; Lisa McEuen (Auburn) 13.75; Sue Stamey (S) 13.55. UPB: Bremer 16.55 Lynn Thorlakson (B) 14.10; Chulos 13.70. BB: Bremer 15.40; Teri Zick (I) 14.60; Easter Fong (Renton) 13.45 FX: tie between Sandy Ragsdale (I) and Korbein 16.90. Bremer " 16.55. Tu: Ragsdale 15.40; McEuen 15 .20; Debbie Miller (B) 14.70. Tr: Gerty Fortmann (Lake Washington) 15.50; Laurie Christomos (Centralia) 15.05; Sue Robinson (Bothell) 14.40.

West Virginia Wisconsin PEPPERMINT INVITATIONAL January 15, 1972 Horlick HS Racine, WI Robert E. Auer, Coach The first Peppermint Invitational was held by Horlick High School of Racine, Wisconsin, to give a bigger and better exposure in the mid-Wisconsin area . Gymnasts represening 19 schools took part. Two of the outstanding competitors were Jeff LaFleur of Greenfield and Alex Vojvodich of Bay View who are both capable of 43+ scores in the AA event. Team: Greenfield (G) 116.0; Milwaukee Marshall (M) 109.0; Milw. Bay View (BV) 107.5; Racine Horlick (H) 87.0; Milw. Juneau (J) 83.5; Ken. Tremper (KT) 77.0; Milw. Pulaski (P) 64.0; Milw. Hami lton (MH) 63.5; Milw. Boys Tech. (BT) 63.0; Racine Park (RP) 63.0; Green Bay Preble (GBP) 60.0. V: LaFleur (G) 8.20; Taylor (1) 7.90; Vojvod ich (BV) 7.85. FX: LaFleur (G) 8.15; Kalkhoff (M) 7.65; Vojvodich 6.50. PH: VanWie (W) 6.90; Parneu (P) 6.65; Strowig (MH) 6.55. HB: LaFleur 7.80; Vojvodich 7.30; Locander (M) 7.00. PB : LaFleur 7.50; VanWie 7.30; Magruder (RP) 6.35 . R: Burker (MH) Maloney (Appleton East) 7.00, Vojvodich 6.95.

Vermont Virginia Washington WASHINGTON STATE HS GIRLS GYMNASTICS MEET February 25-26,1972 Lewis & Clark U., Spokane, Wash. Reported by Karen Patoile, Inglemoor High, Bothell Wash. Over 200 girls from 65 high schools participated in the meet qualifying from 8 regional meets. Compulsory exercises from the advanced USGF-DGWS co mpulsories were used. The top 25% of the girls in any region advanced to the State finals. Tumbling and trampoline are included in the team totals but not in the all around. The quality of routines performed was much improved over past years. The difficulty and

WINCONSIN STATE HS GYMNASTIC MEET March 11, 1972 " Waukesha HS Reports by Rick Vaca and Bob Hennecke Greenfield H.S. led by the LaFleur brothers Jeff and Tim, squeezed by Milwaukee Marshall to win the WIAA's 10th annual State Gymnastics Championship. Greenfield needed' at least a


4th place in the final event, rings, to nab 1st and Tim LaFleur got exactly that to give his team the edge. A total of 20 teams earned team points and 32 of the 41 teams in the state were represented at the State Meet after going through qualifying meets in 3 sections. Jeff LaFleur, a senior, won 3 events for the second year in a row. He repeated as AA champ and also scored victories in FX, and PB. Mike Felski, co -captain w ith Jeff won the PH to give Greenfield 4 individual · champs. Other event winners were Dennis Sadowski of Washington who tied Jeff for 1st in FX, Jay Jelnick of Juneau on V, AI Locander of Marsha ll in HB, and Mike Maloney of App leton East in R. The real class of the meet were the AA competitors (see scores below). 2100 spectators viewed the finals in which 105 gymnasts took part. Team: Greenfield (G) · 66.5; Milwaukee Marshall (MM) 66.0; Milwaukee Washington (W) 39.0; Milwaukee Madison (MMd) 29.0; Waukesha (W) 21.0; Green Bay Preble (GBP) 20.0; Milwauke Bay View (MBVQ) 20.0. AA: Jeff LaFleur (G) 43.25; Bernie VanW ie (MM) 42.05; Tim LaFl eu r (G) 41.95. V: Jay Jelnick (Juneau) 8.40; tie between Don Vogel (MM) and Steve O ates (MMd) 8.00. FX: J. LaFl eur and Dennis Sadowski (W) 8.00; T. LaFleur 7.75. PH: Mike Felski (G) 6.65; T. Hogan (W) 7.10; Gary Strowig (Hamilton) 7.00. HO: AI Locand er (MM) 7.45; Alex Vojvodich (MBV) 7.40; Ron Pionki (MMd) and VanWie 7.15. PO: J. LaFleur 8.25; VanWie and T. LaFleur 8.25. R: Mike Maloney (Appleton East) 7.50; Doug Schraeder (W hitnal l) 7.25; Prince Riley (W) 7.20. WINNING ROUTINES V: Jay Jelnick (Milwaukee Juneau) Yamashita from the neck. FX: Jeff LaFleur (Greenfield) RO, ft, double twist, turn to swed ish fal l, double leg ci rcles to splits, straight arm press to handstand ; step down, front somie, front handspring, front som ie; handstand pirouette; hea ly twirl ; RO, ff, p ike back. PH: Mike Felski (G) Circ les on end, loop, loop, trave l up, scissors, reverse scissors, moore, moore, circle travel, ci rcle, loop with Y2 turn off. HO: AI Locander (Milwaukee Marshall) Cast, vau lt, reverse kip, german giant, Y2 turn out, st raight arm cast, giant, endo shoot, p irouette, above bar flyaway. po: Jeff LaFleur (Greenfield) Drop kip cast to upper arm, cut, catch to L, straight arm press, one arm handstand ; reverse pirouette, back toss, stutz, droR kip cast to upper arm, back uprise cut catc h, swing handstand, pirouette, somie w ith Y2 tw ist. R: Mike Maloney (Appleton East) Inverted hang: dislocate, shoot handstand, back giant, lower to back kip to L, press handstand, lower to cross, pull to inverte d hang, dislocate, fu ll tw isting flyaway.

Wyoming LATE H.S. REPORTS : NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GIRLS GYMNASTIC MEET Report by Ann Mori The Northern California Gymnastics Program for High Schoo l Girls is organ ized and administered by a group of 20 dedicated women phyiscal ed ucators in secondary schools throughout Northern Californ ia.


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This year the program sponsored 10 clin ics throughout Northern California during the month s of October and November 1971 that taught the new compu lsory rout in es to ove r 1,600 girls and teachers. The clin ics were put on by members of the Burlingame Gymnastics Club. Over 1,000 gi rl s from approximately 100 high school competed in a series of four elimination meets (Area Compulsory , Sectional Compulsroy, Sectional Optional and Elite Meet). Th e Northern Ca lifornia Elite Meet brought together the 20 best all around gymnasts from each skill level (Novice, Beginner, and Intermed iate - Schoo l Divis ion; Intermediate and Advanced - Open Division). All the girls competed their compu lsory and optiona l routines at the one day meet held at Luther Burbank High School (Meet D irector Miss Eve lyn Dorsch) in Sacramento on March 18, 1972. Resu lts - Top 3 al l around at each sk ill leve l : School Division : Novice: Tammy White, (Menlo Atherton High School) 44.65; Gail Bru schke (Newark High School) 43.00; Jackie Earp (Placer-Colfax Hi gh Schoo l) 40.53. Oeginner: Sharon Bright (Tamalpias High School) 48.55; Laura Fredericks (Aca lances High School) 48.45; Karen Germo (Los Altos High School) 48.20. Intermediate-School: Cynthia West (Kennedy Hi gh Schoo l) 56.30; Terry Eubanks (Acalances High School) 51.10; Pam Means (Skyline High School) 49.30.

Open Division: Interm ediate-Open : Quin Coursey (Alahambra High School) 55.10; Candy Sher (San Ramon Hi gn School) 54.00; Diane Welch (Hi llsdale High School) 53.35. Advanced: Joanne Rackham (San Carlos High School) 61.78; Charlene Thomas (Ygnacio Va lley High Schoo l) 59.63; Sue Pau l (Mills Hi gh Schoo l) 57.25. (Rules governing the Northern California Program for High School Girls may be obta ined for .50 from Ann Mori , Burl ingame Hi gh Schoo l, Burl in game, Ca lif. 94010.

There were a lot of H.S. State Championship Reports missing this year •.. If yours IS among the missing, make some waves to make sure we get it in time for our '73 HS REPORL and don't forget some good action photos of the top AA winner.

OVER the TOP Over the top goes sophom ore Tim Nelson as he clears the hurdle for med by eleven (count them)of his teammates at Baldwin H.S., Baldwin, N.Y.


Olga Korbut - Layout back to stomach

USSR CUP Photos by Mitchell Barosh

Trials for Olympic Games Report by Jan Barosh

Olaa Korbut - Persollillinformiltion Born - May 16, 1955, Grodna (Minsk), Bilo Russia Ase - 17 years old Heisht - 4 feet 10Vz inches WeiSht - 83'h pounds Family - 3 sisters (ages 19.23, 25) all are good volleyball and basketball players. Futurel'lilns-Will study in Minsk to bea sport trainer. Besan GymRilStlcs - 1965 Team - Armed Forces Coach - Renalt Ivanovitsch Kenesh Gymllilstlc Development - 1969 became popular during international competition in Moscow. First gymnast in the world to perform difficult back saito on the balance beam. Champion of USSR in her division. 1970: Champion of Volkerspartakiade (Peoples Games) 1971: Champion in Competition with East Germany 1972: Champion of USSR Cup. Champion of Competition with West Germany and Canada . Has competed in .Yugoslavia, Japan, Norway, Czechoslovakia, West Germany, and East Germany. At this time is the Olympic favorite. Korbut upon winning the USSR Cup - " I never though I'd win. Even when Turischeva failed on the btIIrw'.e beam. Of course, I wanted to perform as well as possible.,'m very happy and I hope "II do my best at the Olympics. " Asked if she though she would be the Champion in Munich - " My trainer (coach) thinks that I can."


As luck would have it we arrived in Moscow as they were holding their final Olympic Trials. The trials for men an d women ran six nights. Competitors in the proliminaries numbered 32 women and 36 men . The physical layout of the gymnasium was the same as in the Mexico Olympics with all apparatus on a platform. They exceeded the 1968 Olympics in their ceremony and efficiency in running the meet. Men 's Competition Unfortunately we were only able to see the men 's optional preliminaries. We were very unimpressed in the beginning and wondered if we'd misunderstood and walked into a local competition rather than the Olympic Trials. However all the ceremony told us that it was the trials. Due to the fact that I was not up on which men to watch for; all gymnasts wore white and had the same haircut; the program was in Russian; and the competition was held on si x events at the sam e tim e; itwas difficult to know which gymnasts to watch. All men warm ed up in the manner typical of the Japanese with stretched arms and shoulders but very bent and separated legs, brok en form on the giants on the high bar, and very few tried to stick a landing. Unfortunately much of this poor form carri ed over into the competition . I n general the routines seemed pretty basic with not much originality or risque. Almost everyone threw a big exciting dismount most of which were low with th e knees very bent and separated and th e body leaning forward on the

.landings. There were some that hit good landings but hardly more than a handful. The entire competition gave the impression of a lot of up and coming champions who were not quite there yet. The most impressive factor was the ceremony and efficiency with which the competition was run. There was absolutely no wasted time between war up and competition, between competitors, and between events. Almost as soon as a routine was finished the score was flashed on a revolving electronic sign at each apparatus. About halfway through competition we started picking out skills such as Voronin ' s one-arm handstand on the parallel bars and on the floor. and Klimenko' s very high tumblingabou t 2' above his head. This told us there were champions in the meet and even then , these champions made errors as if they were not peaked up to this competition. The scores all seemed very high . Hardly anything below 9.0 and many 9.5s and 9.6s. Evidently the judges were more impressed than we. Results AA: Nikolai Andrian ov 112.95 ; Viktor Klimenko 111.95; Mikhail 111 .925 ; Edvard Mikaelian 111 .25; Vladimir Shu kin 111 .075 ; Sergei Diamidov 109.975. PB: Viktor Klimenko 18.875; Nikolai Andrianov 18.675; Edvard M ikaelian 18.625. R: Mikhail Voro nin 18.75; Nikolai Andrianov 18.725; Vyacheslav Boiko 18.70. PH: Viktor Klimenko 18.775; Nikolai Andrianov 18.85; Vitalaii Chochlov 18.725. V: Viktor Klimenko 18.775; Nikolai Andrian ov 18.75; Al exander Katkov 18.725. FX: Nikolai Andrian ov 19.10; Edvard Mikaelian 18.825; Vladimir Shukin 18.80. HB: Kikolai Andrianov 19.10; Edvard Milaelian 19.025; Viktor Kl imenko 18.95.

Women's Competition The women 's competition was run with the same ceremony and precision as the mens and not one second of time was wasted any place. Contrary to the men ' s competition, the whole attitude and carriage of the women gymnasts said right away that it wasan important meet. In warm ups ther wwas some broken form but it was the exception rather than the rule. The field had been narrowed down to 16 gymnasts for the final all around competition. Two squads of eight women each competed on two events at a time alternating routines so the audience didn't miss a thing. Everything moved right along and the com petition was completed in two hours. Ludmila Tur ischeva, current USSR, Europe, and World Champion, was expected to win the competition. Turischeva had led through two nights of preliminaries and it looked like a sure thing, and then - oh yes, that 4" beam 路ca n make them or break them - Turischeva's fall unnerved her causing her to play it sa fe. Then the battle was on. Seventeen year old Olga Korbut perform ed a beautiful routine including a layout back to her stomach and a back saito, front aerial dismount with no hesitation either before or after the back saito. With a score of 9.7 Korbut moved into the lead. Turisch eva executed a beautiful floor exercise scoring a 9.8 to Korbuts' 9.6 but still not enough to regain her titl e. Eight women competed in each event of the individual finals w ith the awards being given after each event. The vaulting of the Russ ian women has improved trem endously since the 1968 Olympics. There were many Vam i's with high post flight. Lazakovitch achieved fantastic height on her twisting vault. Ka raseva's twist was very clean but low. Many new and exciting moves were seen on the bars. More were see n in the warm ups but even though th ey were hit time after time very successfully, m any chose to play it safe and not execute them in competition. Th e same was true on beam and floor . The tension of the co mpetition was evident in the routines.

Combinations which were executed absolutely without flaw in warm up were slightly forced in competition . Lazakovitch and Znosenko executed beautiful free hip circles to perfrect vertical handstands with seemingly no effort. In competition both gymnasts had to arch and press a bit to reach the handstand. Turischeva warmed up with a double pirouette, hitting it successfully each time, but did not use it in competition. Korbut left her somi between the bars out of co mpetition. It almost appeared to be two classes of gymnasts competing on bars. One group who performed pretty stock routines, ni cely done but lacking in originality and excitement. The other group showing some very difficult and exciting moves and combinations. Pirouettes were very in with almost all of the finalists throwing a 1V2 pirouette from a sole circle underswing. Turischeva 's pirouette combination was (facing in from the back) sole circle underswing on high bar, 1'12 pirouette, stomach beat on low bar, straddle over low bar, kip to high bar, sole circie underswing on high bar, 1V2 pirouette left, stomach beat on low bar, single pirouette right, drop glide kip. The entire combination was very clean and precise as was her full twist hecht dismount. Bogdanova had a very unique front flip above the low bar executed from a handstand on the high bar, V2 turn, stomach beat on low bar, front somi to regrasp high bar. Korbut began with a kip catch, straddle over, kip to high bar mount, proceeded with a seemingly simple routine with no pirouettes and her one big trick - sole circle on high bar to a back layout and catch the high bar - a breathtaking and well executed move. The balance beam appears to be the downfall of the Russian gymnasts. With few exceptions their routines were lacki ng in sureness, con tinuity, and excitement. During the competition there were several falls, including Turi scheva's and Vornonia's, and many near falls. I don 't rem em ber seeing anyone who really looked at ease. Only two gymnast performed single aerial fronts and neither

came close to Kyle Gayner's performance in the US trials. There were no aerial cartwheels. Koschel performed a beautiful tour jete during war up but played it safe and stuck close to the beam in competition . Most impressing was the tremendou s spring in their back handsprings. They hit the beam with the hands flat on top and their hands just popped off the beam. Also impressive were Turischeva 's successive no hand forward rolls (with no hesitation between them) and Korbut's layout back aerial to stomach and back saito to to immediate front saito dismount beside the beam. Ther was absolutely no hesitation before or after the back saito and it was a real eyecatcher. The Russian women do not have the very supple arm movements on the balance beam or floor exercise as do the U.S. women. This I think gives the U.S. gymnasts a more feminine appearance. However the Kussian's have more controlled body movements and keep the hips rotated under to prevent the swaybacked look of the American gymnasts. Most noticable imporovement in floor exercise since 1968 is the tumbling. Most of them are getting tremendous height on their aerials with the twists fast and clean , and yes, many combined tumbling passes such as Bogdanova with roundoff, back handspring, full, two back handsprings, full. There is also a lot of floow work with the legs squeezed tightly together. Many floor routines are very dramatic, the most dramatic being performed by Saadi who won this event. Lazakovitch had tremendous variation of rhythm. Korbut executed the same back layout to stomach on floor exercise as she did on the beam. On the beam it was landed as a light as a fea ther. On the floor she threw too straight up and had to break form to turn in time. Impressions of Gymnasts Tamara Lazakovitch did not impress us at all during the all around finals but during the individual finals she looked very good and gave excellent performances in all events. Zinaida Voroniana looked as if she had lost her last friend . Pretty and petite as ever, she






July 17, 1972 General Secretary - Deutscher Turnverband der DDR (Official Internation Sports Organization For East Germany) by Jan Barosh

Zinada Voronina walked with her hea-d slightly lowered as if she'd lost all enthusiasm for competition and was only going through the motions. Even during warm up she hied back as if watching the other gymnasts and realizing there was little hope. She had a bad night during the all around finals with quite a few major errors. She was back looking much better the next even ing to compete in bars, beam , and floor. Even though her execution was clean it seemed the other gymnasts did everything higher and better. Elvira Saadi is one to watch. She executed some very good Yami 's. Her bar work was a bit rough but had some good combinations which really moved. She is exciting to watch on beam and floor because of her style. Ludmila Turischeva looked very good with the exception of her beam problems. She lost the all around title because of her own error but it appeared the judges had cost her the floor exercise title when they awarded her an 8.7 for the sa me beautifully executed routine on which she had scored 98 the evening before. Olga Korbut , 17 17 year old dynamo from Grodna, is a real go getter. H er forte seems to be risky moves. During compeitition she is all business. Results AA: Olga Korbut 76.275 ; Ludmila Tur ischeva 76.125; Tamara Lazakovitch 75 .90; Ljubov Burda 75.62; Elvira Saadi 75.350; Antonia Koschel 74.975. (no scores turned in for events, on ly places) V: Ludmila Turischeva; Ljubov Burda; Tamara Lazakovitch. BB: Elvira Saadi; Olga Korbut ; Tamara Lazakovitch. UPB: Ludmila Turischeva; Olga Korbut; Tamara Lazakovitch. FX: Elvira Saadi; Ljubov Burda; Ljubov Bogdanova.


Barosh: Is the Deutscher Turnverband the only organization representing Gymnastics in the DDR or are there other organ izations? Dobbertin: Yes, it is the only organ izat ion, much li ke the USGF in the USA . The DTV represents al l sports, not on ly gymnastics. Barosh: How is it determined which gymnasts will represent the DDR in the Olympic Games? Dobbertin: The National Championships were held last April and the highest scores . wi ll compete in the Olympic Games. Barosh: Will there be any competit ion before the Olympic Games? Dobberti": The Swiss have requested a meet with the men , which will take place in Switzerland the weekend of July 21, but the women have not had any compet iti on since April and will not have any before the Games. As a rule there is no compeititon in the summer. Once in a while there will be someth in g but not every summer. Everyone goes on vacation in the summer. Barosh: Do the gymnasts still practice during the summer? Dobberti": Yes, but when they vacat ion, they vacation. Barosh: In the USA we have many camps during the summer. Do you have camps here? Dobberti": Yes, but mostly for the younger gymnasts. Barosh: How young do the gymnasts start competing? Dobberti": This varies great ly but perhpas 11 or 12 years o ld . We don ' t feel there is any need to start compet iti on before this age. Barosh: How young do the gymnasts begin training?


Dobbertin: From the time theyare born. Karen Janz is a good example of this . Her father was a gymnast also. Befor Karen could talk she could do gymnastics. Barosh: What is your competit ive season. Dobberti": From October until April or May. Barosh: We just came from Moscow where we saw the USSR Olympic Trials. Dobberti": How did the Russians do? Barosh: We felt the wowen have improved tremendously on vau lt and tumbling. Their bars were good also. The beam is their weakest event. There were severa l fa ll s and many major errors. Dobberti": (His face lit up) The beam is our strongest event. Barosh: And Erika Zuchold and Karen Janz will be competing in Munich? Dobberti": Yes, of course. Barosh: Will the Olympic gymnasts train as a team before the Games? Dobberti": No. Between the National Championships (April) and the Olympic Games, each gymnast returns to their own town and trains under their own coach . They will come together for a short time just before the Olympics but this time is to get outfitted and make final arrangements and not really for training purposes. Barosh: How then is the coach for the Olympic Team chosen? Dobbertin: The Olympic Coach, chosen by the DTV, is the coach who has had the most success with their team. Since it must be a women for the women's team, this already eliminates many coaches as they are men.

phases 01 lirst place winner in the beam competition in World Games, Erika Zuchold

IN EAST GERMANY The strong showing made by the East Ge rman women , Erika Zuchold, Karin janz, and Christine Schmitt, at the 1970 World Games and the expected strength of the team at the 20th Olympi c Games are based on years of hard training. The Gymnastics Association of th e German Democratic Republic (GDR) was admitted to the FIG in 1957 and took part in the world championships for the first time in 1958. It is th e second largest sports association in the GDR ranking just behind the football asso c iation. Apart from bringing forth outstanding results in international gymnastics, the GDR Gymnastics Association has the task of persuading many children, young people and adults to ta ke part in the many-sided program . The Association caters to three kinds of related gymnastic activities: gymnastics on implements ranging from the simplest forms of training to the top-class performers, gymnasti cs as a m ass sport for women in their free time after working hours, and acrobatics including the gymwheel and trampoline. Mu c h of the training is done in local clubs and factory-sponsored gymnasiums. Most participants do it for the joy of physical exercises and occasional contests at mass sports festivals. A training program is fi xed for several years at a time. There are about 2000 sections in local and factory sports clubs plus school sports clubs which take part in this schedule. A classification system based on meeting minimum requirements in th e compulsories permits gymnasts to advance to ihe next higher class as his skills mature. The highest ranks the Master Class. The competitions are carried out ~ithin districts and counties in the various classes. Various organizations such as the labor unions, youth groups, and other mass organizations also sponsor Cup competitions all the way up to the national level. A particularly effective syste m has been the Spartaciad movement. The movement seeks to attract youngsters at an early age to regular sports activity to develop in them a habit of

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doing sports even as they grow older. Quite a number of the gymnasts on the GDR national team started their careers in the Spartaciad movement. Besides Zuchold , janz and Schmitt, may be mentioned Angelicka Hellmann, Ricarda Schmeisser, and Marianne Noack. About 78,000 young people and adults go in for gymnastics on the implements with another 75,000 or so who take part in the mass gymnastics program . The group which includes the acrobats has about 2800 devotees. All of these programs involve a large number of instructors--between 4000 and 5000--who must keep active and up-to-date in their fields and prepare for the every day training and competition schemes. The philosophy of the GDR Gymnastics Associ'a tion is strongly influenced by the State; " In the seventies the importance of gymnastic grows for the further development of socialist physical culture in the German Democratic Republic. In our socialist system, gymnastics is one of the most popular sports and renders a valuable contribution to developing socialist personalities in people of all ages, to imporiving public health and physical fitness, to purposeful cultural free-time activities and the development of the socialist community." (Editor's note : The foregoing was adapted from an article 'by Werner Tuerke which appeared in january 1971 issue of SPORTS IN THE GDR.)


GYMNAST RESEARCH COLUMN Our new research editor, Dr. H. J. (Jack) Biesterfeldt, Jr., is Associate Professor of Mathematics and Assistant Gymnastics Coach at Southern Illinois University. He has worked in Physics, Acoustics, Logic and Topology, first at Penn State and later at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Universities. He is a certified international gymnastics judge. His first column is a brief statement of what he hopes the research column will contain.

The Gymnast research column is intended to bring to the gymnast a nd to the coac h readab le information potentially of direct value to him . It is not intended as a vehicle for primary publication with full details regard ing methods. Such accounts are of interes t only to fellow research workers. Let me suggest some things that could prove to be of interest. Many of us coach with little idea of the mechanism of orientation, and assume that through repitition the performer will gain a feeling of position, th at he will learn orientation . In prepara tio n for the the space flights , tremendous amounts of research were done by NASA people working on such things. The technical reporis a re of very little use to a coach. Yet I have trouble believing that there is not material of immense value hidden away in these studies. Perhaps we can find someone who is familiar with these studies and is willing to write about some of the results. The use of mental practice sessions of various sorts is of proven value in some athletics activities. Research into optima l methods of this sort, and into what manner of things can best be reinforced in this way, would help . Even partial results would deserve brief mention, with the hope of stimulating further study. A few other areas seem appropriate 1) Cardiovascular conditioning for Gymnastics 2) Kinesiology 3) Psychological profiles and optimal coaching techniques 4) Strength and conditioning for the prevention of injuries 5) Choice of technique, and its effect on the probability of injury 6) Corrective e xe rcises and healing of injuries 7) Small group sociology and Gymnastics as a team sport 8) Effect of various drugs on performance 9) The objective evaluation of the performance of judges 10) History of Gymnastics and of trends in the sport If any reader is familiar with work of potential interest, I would appreciate his writing me about the work, or asking the author of the work to write me. Papers need not be submitted in final form. I encourage potential writers to submit either c~pies of the material on which the article is to be based, or preliminary drafts of the papers. Then we can cooperate in preparing the final paper, and in obtaining any required illustrations. Papers submitted to me will be returned if return is requested . Some readers surely have questions that cannot be answered off hand, and some of the questions could provide significant research 26

problems . I would appreciate a ny questions of this nature. When I ca nnot find answe rs and publication may lead someone to work on the questions, we will publish the questions. In summary, I intend that this column be a place in which three things are done 1) Pote ntial Research Problems are pose d 2) Names of people working on various problems are published alog with titles for studies in progress 3) Outstanding Expositions of Res ults of Important Resea rc h are published All correspondence co ncerning this section should be addressed as follows: Dr. H.J. Biesterfeldt, Jr. "Gymnast" Research Editor Athletics Department-SIU SIU Arena Carbondale, Illinois, 62901, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS GYMNAST MAGAZINE needs expository papers concerning recen t resea rc h that is directly applicable to gymnastiCS. Psychological, techn ica l, and conditioning studies are a ppropri ate. The final papers will be in English, but manuscr ipts may be submitted in other languages. We will ass ist in translation and preparatio n of the fin a l ve rsions. BEITRAGE GESUCHT GYMNAST MAGAZINE sucht Aufsatze zur neueren Forschung, die sich unmitte lbar auf das Gerateturnen bezieht. Untersuchungen z ur Psychologie, Tec hnik, und zum Training sind angebracht. Die endgultigen Fassungen erscheinen in eng lischer Sprache, doch konnen Manuskripte in anderen Sprachen eingesandt werden. 1m le tztere n Fa ll ubernimmt die Re dktion die Ubersetzung und hilft be i der Zusammenstellung des Artikels fur den Dru ck . AVIS Le "GYMNAST MAGAZINE " a beso in des articlesex poses, relatifs a la recherche recente qui peut etre appliquee directe ment a la Gymnastique. Des etud es de nature psychologique, technique, et d entrainement seraient bi e n appropriees. Quoi aue les articles seront publies e n Anglais, les manuscrits peuvent etre rediges en d autre langu es. Nous pre nd e rons Ie soin de les traduire en Anglais et de les mettre en form e finale de publication. 'I'PEi,;.Yi:路'l'CH C'l'A'J'Lil n:MHAC'l' :.:Ar/;'~ : Ji( -!,:!aKyJ1 LT YPHbli1 xypllan)

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Analysis of a Piked front Saito with Half-Twist Dismount from Horizontal Bar." by: Boris Bajin MPE , Jugoslav National Women's Coach, Novi Sad ' University Barry Brooke r MPE , Canadian Olympic M en's Coach, Queen 's University

Among the dismounts performed at the world c hampion ships - 1970 in Ljubliana many fly aways with 1/ 1 twist , doubl e saltos and hechts or hec hts with 1/ 1 twist were perform e d . One dismount performed with outstanding technique was a pike front saito with 112 twist shown by T. Hayata . The outstanding performance should act as a model of the technique to be used . The dismount is performed from an undergrip giant. During the last giant swing the shoulders are advanced ove r the bar before the desce nt. During the descent, th e shoulders are rapidly extended, accelerating the feet in preparation for the dismount. FRAME 1 - A slight pike of the hips is initiated. This pike is in preparation for the beat swing of th e legs und e r the bar. FRAME 5 - The hip flexion reach es a ma ximum . The maximum pik e is reached before the vertical, permitting a higher speed of the gymnast around the ba r, (angular velocity). FRAME 8 - The gymnast ha s begun extension of the hips. This exte nsion of the hips (beat swing) accelerates the feet such that between F5 and F 18, the gymnast's feet pass through 73掳. Thus the legs lead during this phase in preparation for the thru st of th e hips upward . FRAME 22 - The gymnast 's head is in a normal upward position. The arch of the body decreases. The decrease of the body arch indicates the upward thrust of the hips. Presumably the bar is being thrust downward during the same time. FRAME 26 - At this point the body is approximately horizontal. The head is brought down toward th e chest and the bar is released . The thrust of the hips upwards from an arch into a pike has begun before the release although the body at th e point of release is straight. FRAME 40 - The hips reac h a maximum pike of 56掳 in the upward flight as the hands come forward to the ankles. This pike speeds up the rotation allowing the gymnast to complete the som mersault. FRAME 50 - With hands held overhead the gymnast begins body extension and twist. FRAME 66 - Body extension is almost complete while the gymnast is much higher than the bar level, while most of the twist especially of the upper body is also already accomplished . OTHER POSSIBILITIES 1. If the gymnast is capable of completing the dismount high above the bar, an additional back saito after the V2 twist can be added. 2. Or t-he same dismount with 1112 twists.


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Rea Anders, new Head Gymnastics Coach at San Jose State will be doing a series of progression articles related to advanced skills in gymnastics. Anders was the assistant coach of Cal State Fullerton (1972NCAA Champion College Division gymnastics team). Anders is a graduate of Sacramento State where he competed in gymnastics, diving and football. In 1970 Rea, was appointed full-time instructor at Washington State during Bob Peavy's sabbatical. He has also coached or instructed gymnastics and diving for the YMCA and various recreation programs.

PREPARATION FOR ... THE CAST by rea anders This article is th e first in a series of articles designed to illustrate pictorial progression s relating to advance move ments in gymnastics.


Frames 1-5: Using the back of the- hands, the gymnast drives with straight arms backward (arrow) while kipping forward. Frames 6-10: The arms swing forward vigorously while attempting to slap the mat (arrow) before the heels or seat mak e contact with the ground .

Frames 1-10: The bars are set so that the gymnast only jumps a few inches off the ground. Jumping up so that the shoulders and hips are behind the hands (arrow), the gymnast tries to pull his feet to his hands and round his shoulders to create a "scoo ping" effect. At the base of the swing, the gymnast pulls his seat fo rward while opening his hips to create a "pumping" action .

Frames 1-10: Drape a mat across the end of the bars so that the gymnast can isolate the landing. Applying progressions I and II , stress the quick hand contact (arrow) before the heels strike the mat (Frame 9).

Frames 1-10: After removing the mat, the gymnast should be able to swing freely. The quick hand contact allows for early extention of swing before the feet pass through the bars. All manuevers were performed by Larry Castle at Cal-State Fullerton .

Progression II can be simulated on the horizontal bar by having a gymnast cast into a flying drop-kip from a support position.

The straight-arm cast should be pre-empted by; a cast to bent-arm support on the parallel bars, a peache (support or layaway) on the parallel bars, a high-start on the horizontal bar, and a flanche to handstand on the horizontal bar. Featured on the side horse below is Lenard Caling of Cal-State Fullerton performing a moore immediate travel-down . This transition is unique and not that difficult to master providing the individual has strong support in the moore position .


SEQUENCES BYSCHULTZ Photos by Diete Shultz

Gaby Kreue, Godesberger Turnvereine Germany, Champion of Rheinland "Handstand to "V" seat on DB"


Lay-a-way to drop kip-straddle "L" coach (and photograph) Dieter Schultz


MORE SEQUENCES BY SCHULTZ Linda Metheny, Champaign III., cartwheel J;4 turn, front somie dismount. Ed Hembd, So. III., Backwards travel over the Pommel Horse.




Renee Hendershott Women's Coordinating editor

INTERVIEW WITH MEMBERS OF OUR 1972 USA WOMEN'S OLYMPIC TEAM by Renee P. Hendershott When it was apparent that our team had crystallized, I wrote to all of our Olympic-bound gals for some facts about their training, background, interests, and future aspirations. Four members hijve found opportunity to write back. Their comments have been organized .into an interview type article for you. HENDERSHOTT: What is your age, weight, height? Metheny: I am 24, weigh 106 pounds, and am 5' 2'12" tall. Pierce: I am 17, weight 115, and am 5' 5" tall. Theis: I am 15, weigh 104 and am 5' 2" tall. Moore: I am 18, weigh 105, and am 5'3" tall. HENDERSHOTT: Where a re you from, what school do you attend, what year, and if going to college where will you attend? Metheny: I graduated from University of Illinois in 1969, and have a BA and MA in Fine and Applied Arts. Pierce: I attend Einstein H.S . 5 hours a day and am allowed to miss countless days when competing and touring with the American team . (Miss Pierce graduated with honors) I will enter University of Maryland in the fall of 1972 and am interested in becoming an occupational therapist. Theis: I attend Urbana Jr. High School where I have just completed 9th grade . Although college is still in the future , at present, I plan to major in dance there. Moore: I was supppose to graduate from Philadelphia H.S. for Girls this June. However, after the 1971 USGF Championships, with the trip to Russia coming as well, my counselors at Girl 's High made it possibl e for me to split the last half of Pierce


my Senior year so that I had only half a normal schedule. When I went to Russi;!, to Georgia, and to Long Beach, I had only 3 courses to make up. My school has been wonderful to me . The girls are always so excited about anything I do, and the teachers have been so great. The Athletic Association even spent three months raising money with cake sales, pin sales, silk screening T-shirts, etc. They divided the money they raised and gave half to my club and half to the club of a schoolmate of mine who was trying out for the Olympic Track team to help pay for our expenses for final trails. Instead of going back to high school in the fall , I will enter Temple University and finish my. credits there, while taking freshman courses as well. I'm planning to major in physical education. HENDERSHOTT: Tell us about your coach, your team , facilities etc. Metheny and Thies: Both members of the Mckinley Y Team in Urbana Illinois, they are coached by Dick Mulvihill, 11071f2 W. Oregon #8, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Neither one of these gals find it necessary to have extra equipment at hom e. In the gym they have no problems with lack of equipment. They have 7 sets of bars and 11 beams! Pierce: Member of the Marva teens, Miss Pierce is coached by Ruth Ann McBride, 901 Van Gogh Court, Potomac, Maryland 20854. We work out 30 hours per week. Our back yard in suburban Kensington now has a balance beam and parallel bars to supplant the trees where I got my start swinging and balancing. (According to latest reports,the Marvateens are mo ving into a huge new facility where equipment will be growing on trees) Moore: Originally Bill Coco was my only coach. In 1963 he married Ginny who has since been responsible for our floor exercise and balance beam composition and dance training. Bill is men 's gymnastics coach at Temple University, and brings the Mannettes over to Temple for workouts. We have 4 or 5 beams set up, 2 sets of bars and a single low bar, a good floor ex mat and a vaulting lan e at the edge of the gym . Our team works in 5 squads (4-5 girls per squad), one squad on each event, and the extra squad at flexibility train'ing and tumbling. We work out 5 days a week for at least 3 hours. Metheny


During the school months, Wednesday night is reserved for A, B, and B2 squads only, to give special time to the higher level girls. In the summer, everyone comes in every day, and our younger kids get more attention. The most advanced girls get extra help on Saturday and Sunday at Montgomery County Community College where our assistant coach , Don Covington, teaches. I have no apparatus at home. The address for this team is: Marvateens, 8009 Rugby St. Philadelphia, Pennsyl va nia 19150. HENDERSHOTT: How long ha ve you been in gymnastics and what is your dance background? Metheny: I' ve been in gymnastics for 10-11 years. I' ve had almost no ballet, but lots of Modern Dance. Pierce: I started tumbling 8 years ago ' in '64 and gymnastics in '66. Thies: I have taken gymnastics 6 years. I've had very little formal dance training, but wish to major in dance in college. Moore: I ha ve spent 11 years in the gym. We receive our dance training from our co-coach, Ginny Coco. HENDERSHOTT: What have been your major achievements in gymnastics? Metheny: 1964, 1968 Olympic team ; 1st all around champion AAU National, 1971 and 1972; USGF Elite <III around champion; 1968 Olympic team finalist Thies

on beam; 1971 US Pan-Am Team, 2nd a ll around; 1st a ll a round Pan-Am Games; 4th US National-4th flo o r ex 14th on beam, 1st va ul t, tie 1st bars, 4th a ll aro und AAU Nat iona ls. Thies: 1972 National Team ; 4th bars, 3rd vau lt US Nationals. Moore: HENDERSHOTT: What do yo u do in your spare time? Metheny: Photogr ap hy and sew in g. Pierce: Tennis, sewing, need lewo rk , crossword pu zz les a nd a rt. Thies: Swimming, water skiing, co lori ng . HENDERSHOTT: What have been your major achi evements in gymnastics? Metheny: 1964, 1968 Olympic team; 1st a ll aro und AAU Nat ion als, 1971 and 1972; USGF Elite all aro und c hamp ion; 1968 Olympic team fi na li st on beam ; 1971 Pan-Am Team , 2nd all around. Pierce: 1st a ll a rou nd Pan-Am Games; 4th US National - 4th floor ex 14th beam, ti e 1st va ul t, tie 1st bars, 4th all around AAU Nationals. Thies: 1972 Nation a l Team ; 4th bars, 3rd vau lt US Nationa ls. Moore: 1970 World Games Team; tie 1st vault, 3rd bars; 2nd a ll aro und US vs Japa n. HENDERSHOTT: Words of Wisdom a nd Extra Tidbits. Metheny: Linda is keeping a comp lete diary of the ent ire trip . We hope to hear more. Pierce: Adv ice fro m Ro xa nn e 's parents to parents of potential gymnasts whose offspring show promise in gym nast ics is not to exert pressure! Th ey feel the family shou ld give e n co urage ment, but th e drive from an o utstand路ing competito r must come from se lf, not others. Roxa nn e 's most outstanding t ra it is her thoughtfulness o f others - every trip she has taken has provided momentoes for he r fellow M arvatee ns - posters from Cali, Japanese lith og rap hs and kimonos, Ru ss ia n do ll s. Their appreciation was w itn essed in past w h e n t hey p rese nt ed her with a tennis racket to pursue her latest hobby. Thies: Nancy tells us a little about the trai nin g camp: " We work o ut 6-7 hours a day . We work a ll around eve ry day, of co urs e. The camp is a lot of hard work, but w he n yo u ' re working for a medal, that what one must do! Moore: " I can ' t begin to tell yo u how much gymnast ics has added to my life . I' ve traveled al l ove r the wo rld and I've met so many wonderful people. I' m lu cky also that my coaches believe that our c lub sho uld never go to a competitio n and spe nd 24 hours a day in the gym. They always plan speica l thin gs for us, usually afte r the meet e nd s, so that we ca n see th e place we' re in and learn somet h ing about the world. I love gy mn ast ics, and I believe the sport h as given me so many chances th at I co uld neve r have had o th e rwi se. Still, I have to admit that it has taken a lo t of work. Even if you' re 17 yea rs o ld , if you have spent 11 yea rs in a gym , yo u have liv ed through a lot of strains, sp ra in s and m aybe a broken bone or two. You ca n' t le t you rs e lf be di sco ura ged by littl e (or eve n big) pains if yo u wa nt to get to th e top leve l. You ca n't let yourself be throw n by failures. Everyone has a th ing they wanted and mi ssed . My worst o ne was no t making the Pan-Am Team. I really wanted it, and everyone said I would m ake it, but I didn 't. It was very, ve ry disappointing, but I felt that the on ly th in g to do was wo rk ha rd er for th e next big meet. Th at was th e 1971 USGF Championships, and I tied with Linda for the All Around C hamp io nship for the USA. Gymnastics is a sport w hi c h always asks fo r more than yo u can rea ll y do . If yo u can meet the chall e ng es, yo u' ll make it to the top. It takes work and sacr ifice, but the fee lin g that you did mo re than you thought yo u cou ld do is a lways a very specia l reward . I love it.

Editor's note: 'Nell, people, we are really lu cky to have been ab le to hear from these four yo ung ladi es. Th ey did not get my request lett er un til they were a lready on th e ir way to camp! I hope to hear more abo ut Kim , Cathy, and Debbie later o n. Hopef ull y a ll of ou r team will kee p interesting diaries of the w h o le trip . PUBLICITY MEDIA ... HOW TO USE IT Nancy Simler of Ke nsington , Mary land Nancy is in charge of pub li city for the Marvateens and is ve ry aware of how one should go about gett in g gym nasticsgymnastics to the public. Here are a few brief comme nts abou t he r expert methods. Hop e I ca n b e of . a li ttle help if you are thinking of public relat ions in rega rd to gymnastics. I was a comp lete novice until a year an d a half ago, but maybe some t houghts would be useful for publicity-type parents o r coaches. 1. Fa it h in the product is vita l. Gymnastics is underesti mated by almost a ll non-trad e publi cati o ns a nd sports wr iters in general ; generally req uires explanat ion and e xplicit and patient d e tai l. 2. Of great va lu e is a pub li cation by the United Givers Fund (at least we have it in the Washington Area) t itl ed "Yo ur Media Factbook" , which li sts newspapers, television and radio stations in t he area . It g ives deadlines, phones and addresses, information on public service copy, which is the way we started. By now we have co ntacts with most of the sports writers, and go directly to the m , but when spo nsoring a meet, public service will often take it. Also ca le nd ar listi ngs by week. 3. HELP by the parents orga ni zat ion s in follow-up ph one ca ll s on releases and monitoring w h ich papers or stat ions actually use the copy. I made a list a nd ass igned parents to evaluate by listening or subscr ib ing. 4. Th ank you letters and complimentary tickets are necessary when the above respond. We have a lso fo und w hat I am sure yo u are aware of, that a good picture will make it a lm osteve ry time , even if the rest of the copy does not. 5. In non-m etropo litan a reas w he re UGF o r some simil a r organization does no publish a handbook it ca n be done by using the yellow pages listings of papers and stations. All of the above may be superf lu o us to yo u, but from the vantage point of watc hin g recognition for gymnastics grow in the Washington area , it may help some ot hers. THE WRITING ON THE WALL Th e two words "information" and " com muni ca ti o n " are o ft en us ed interchangeab ley, but they signify quite different thin gs. Info rm a ti on is GIVING OUT; co mmuni cation is GETTING THROUGH! Sydney J. Harris, Publish e rs- Ha ll Syndicater You can judge yo ur age by the amount of pain you feel w he n you come in contact w ith a new idea. Jo hn Nuveen , quoted in Forbes Magazine

Gymnast would li ke to hear some of th e quotes that seem to hit YOU the right way. If yo u have something or igin a l yo u have written about gymnasts or gym na sti cs, like a short poem, quip, anecdote e tc. , se nd it to: Re nee P. He nd e rshott, 17605 Fries Avenue, Lakewoo d, Ohio 44107.

AN APOLOGY " Disciplin e Is the Name of th e Game", an article written by Joa n G. Clark of Dallas Texas, appeared in the April-May issue of the Gymnast Magazi n e. This was a we ll writte n, inspirational article abo ut a littl e up-and-co ming gymnast, Deeana Gilli am . Credit was n ot given to the a uth o r. It sho uld be. Renee P. He nd ers hott Associate Edito r, Gymnast Magaz in e A LETTER " ... Since we would li ke to start co mp eting as a team, we need to set up a schedule gett ing everyo ne involved a nd usin g the ti me w ise ly. We would apprec iate it if yo u could tellus h ow much time yo ur girls spe nd on eac h event for co mpul sory rout in es, optional routines, p arts of rout ines, st retc hing and exercisin g, etc. Any suggestions o n o rganiz ing a tea m and setting up daily work o uts would h e lp us greatly." Maribe th Steinlen Tampa , Florid a This question is a good one, and co uld be answered , perhaps 拢 IN A NUMBER OF WAYS . It would depend upon how much time you have in the gym , how man y of each piece of appartus you have available, and how many are o n your team. I would li ke to see so me of the more successful coaches, o r gymnasts o n teams of these coac hes, send us a copy of yo ur ow n workout sc h ed ul es, indi ca tin g amo unt of eq uipm e nt ava il ab le, numbe r of gymnasts o n tea m and tim e avai lable .. . PLEASE??? CALENDAR Mrs. De le ne Darst wi ll cond uct the following wo men's ju dg in g co urses. She is Chairman of Jud ge 's Tra inin g for th e USGF Women 's Committee. Sept. 15-17: Chattanooga, Tennessee .. .Contact Mr. L. Scott Johnson, Central Branch YMCA, 301West 6th St. , Chattanooga, Tenn. 37402. Sept. 22-24: Pittsburgh, Pe nn sy lv a ni a ... Contact Mrs. Wilma Warbutton , Uni ve rsity of Pittsburg h, Pittsburgh PA. Oct. 1: Minn eapo lis, Minnesota ... Contact Mr. Pat Crowley, 2000 East Cottage Ave. , St. Paul, Minn. 55119 Oklahoma C ity, Nov. 10-11 (Tent): Okla ho me ...Contact Mrs. Mary Ann Wagner 2114 West Third, Stillwater, Oklahoma 741 74 Nov. 17-19: USGF Congress Denver Hilton Hote l, USGF Box 4699 Tu cso n Arizona 85717. INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OPEN

In April 1973, a seco nd internation gymnastic contest for Co ll eges w ill be held at the College for Physi cal Edu cat ion at Tilburg, Ho ll an d. All the Coll eges and I nstitutes from West and East Ge rm any, Belg ium, Aus tria, Switzerland , U.S.A., Denmark, England, France, Lu xemburg and the Neth erlands wi ll be invited. There wi ll be a competiti on for teams both of ladi es and gentlemen. A detailed programme and a defin ite date w ill be sent in due time . We sho ul d li ke to know if you are interested in parti cipatio n, and if so, cou ld you se nd us ad resses of Un iversiti es and Colleges . Thank in g you in ant icipation. Yours sin cerely,

v. Ho lten , Secretary of the Comm ittee for Internation Gymnast Co ntest vor Co ll eges, Ti lb urg, Holland . 35

INTERVIEW with Bud MAROUmE (COACH OF THE LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA "SCATS") INTERVIEW Richard Flood with Bud Marquette Bud, what coaching experience have you had on the international levell " It's hard to defin e a n inte rn atio nal ex pe rie nce. It dates back to the 1956 Ol ympics at Me lbo rn e, Austra lia, th e n Helsinki, num erous ove rseas com pe titi o n the n of cou rse the most recent bei ng th e Worl d Ga mes in Ljubja na, Yu gos lav ia a nd the Ru ssia n In vitatio nal in 1971." What was your offical rank with those teamsl " Usua ll y it's manager o f th e U. S. tea ms." You're not allowed to have a girl' s coach is that truel " Yes unfo rtun ate ly th at's tru e. I don't thi n k ma ny peop le a re awa re o f this but gymnasti cs is the o nly spo rt in th e Ol ym pi c ga mes whe re a ma n coac h is not a ll owed. Eve ry ot her spo rt that wo me n participate in is all owed to have ma le coac hes. " What is the reason for such a rulel " It ste ms back to over a hund red years ago in the Ol ympic stru ctu re an d th ey never changed it. All wo me n's teams have me n coaches except th e sport of gy mn astics." Can the male manager of the team be used as a spotter in the women's meell " Th e ma n ca n't eve n be o n th e floor, not eve n o n t he so ca ll ed sid e lin es, sea ts or a nyw he re ; he has to be in th e b leache rs." Isn' t there a safety factor to consid e r? " I pe rso na ll y th in k it's w ro ng because of the safety factor and th is factor a lo ne is becoming mo re a nd mo re im portant. Th e gi rl s are do ing mo re haza rdo us a nd d ema ndin g tricks and I feel a ma le is t he only person p hys ica ll y capab le of spottin g such moves. " Do you feel such a rule will be changedl "We ll I mi ght no t see it in my li fe time but hopefull y so me o f the yo un ge r coaches w il l. " Bud, you have had success with Cath y your number one gymnast, you are successful as a team coach, your SCATS are an exhibition tea m that is known throughout the country and Europe-considering all these factors you still manage to stay at the top. Just what do you sincerely believe is the main contributing factorl " Regimen tatio n." You mean you' re a dictator or strict disciplinarian e xercising complete control. " Rig ht." " You don't give or take at all! uN o way." I find that hard to believe, I have seen you coach so much that I think there is more to it than what you say. " We ll, you of course have to love t he spo rt as a ny coach in his own pa rt ic ul a r sport does, and yo u have to be ab le to get alo ng w ith kids." Let's go back to your belief in regimentationjust what is ill " We ll we d o a lot of o ld tim e stuff whi ch goes back to my own bac kg ro und. We d rill alot, we ma rc h a lot, we do alo t of gro up wo rk, things in uni son li ke two o n th e ba rs, bea ms etc. " Do you do this for training purposes or exhibitions. " We do it prim ar il y for tra inin g pur poses b ut naturall y we utili ze it in ex hi b iti qns. W hen each 36

girl kn o ws she has to do th e sa me t hin g toget he r agai n a nd again - the n w he n they are o n th e equipm e nt th ey a re me th od ica l, just lik e a machin e - t hat's a ll th e re is to it. Beca use a gi rl 's refl exes a nd t he mo me nt of in sta nt cove r up a re not like a man's th is is necessa ry." Do you feel girls are easier or more difficult to coach than boysl " Girl s a re m uc h more di ff icult. Th e ir e nd u ran ce factor is low a nd thei r me ntal react io n is no t as fas t. Yo u have to co nvin ce th e m to chan ge, "t he re is mo re a psycho lo gi ca l a pp roac h ne cessa ry with gi rl s as co mpa red with boys." What about the physical attributes that are so necessary in learning moves. Do women learn faster than men 1 " Girl s will lea rn fast if th ey' re dedicated but it's mu ch mo re d iffi c ul t from a psyc ho log ica l sta nd po int beca use a girl isn't no rma ll y a co mpetiti ve type o f ind ivid ua l. Man is bo rn to make a liv in g, it' s hi s nat ure , w hereas a g irl is always pro tected. Th e girl w ho is a natural co mpe titor w ill have a tre men d o us ju mp on he r team mate who does not have that sa me drive." Bud I remember when the SCATs were beginning over eleven years ago and at that time you had several youngsters who showed promise. You made the statement tha t they all misht make a future Olympic team. Cathy is the only one still with the SCATS. " We ill think a girl 's backgrou nd or hered ita ry bala nce is th e si ng le most im po rta nt p hysical facto r. Howeve r, thi s is so mething t hat o ne does not always know at the time. A boy ca n deve lo p a fin e phys iq ue b ut a g irl is more limited by he red ita ry character isti cs. Take Cat hy I do n't know her gran d pare nts bu t he r mo th e r is definit e ly ve ry sma ll a nd eve n at th e age she is today she is sti ll abo ut nin e ty po und s. Ot he r gi rl s go to 118 o r 120 etc. th at's too mu ch." Do you weigh your SCA TSl " We weigh o nce a week, that is t he o lde r tea m. We do n't we ig h the yo ung o nes beca use of the grow in g factor ." What happens if your older girls are over weight by a few poundsl " I ask the m to lose it. I neve r make it mandato ry fo r the m to lose weig ht but I as k th e m to ge t back to thei r co mpetiti ve weigh t. I never pu sh it. If they lose th e n th ey know they've do ne th e jo b I've ask ed th e m. If th ey do n't of co urse they' re th e o nes th at suffe r." " If they don't come down will you still compete them? " Oh yes, I mig ht be ha rd nosed but not that hard ." Bud, you're an individualist. It seems with you you're either loved or hated there is no middle ground. I realize when one is a winner this is bound to cause some friction, but nonetheless, in your case such feelings are very strong. " Oh I do n't kn ow if a lo t of peop le hate and a lot of peo ple love "me. " You're definitely a very controversial coach. " Yes, t hat I a m, th e main reaso n I thin k aga in is my ow n bac kg rou nd, be ing bro ught up in a

ve ry st ri ct Ge rma n society. In th e o ld days of t he Ge rm a n Turn verein th e re was no in betwee n yo u e ither did w hat you we re to ld o r suffe red th e co nsequ e nces; it's ju st a facto r I've bee n raised wi th a nd I ca n't ge t away fro m it. What factor? " DiSC iplin e- I've li ved my life that way; I always hav e a nd I' m too o ld to c hange ." I can remember when your team traveled a couple hundred miles to a meet. One of your girls was performing on the beam, the scores were flashed and you hit the roof I Because you felt in your own mind the scores were much too low, you didn't like the judging so you pulled the entire team out of the meet and left immediately. Do you believe this is good for the sport of gymnastics? " We ll I've do ne it mo re th a n o nce. I've trave led tho usa nd s o f mil es a nd have d o ne the sam e thin g in nat io nal co mpet itio n . M y reaso n was I fe lt we mu st take th e bull by the ho rn s, ma nyof the peo ple in t he spo rt a re new , th ey mea n we ll bu t I we ll have to say thi s, wo me n a re wo me n th ey ju st wo n't ta ke a directi ve a nd th ey' ll sti ck by t he ir gun s as a wo ma n rat he r th an face th e tru e facts." The true facts being what1 " We ll t he t ru e facts be in g they do n't know what th ey' re do in g. You' re saying women judges are incompetent. " Yea rs ago, yes. Howeve r, it has imp roved t he last three yea rs. Th e re a re two ma in fa ults with wo me n judg in g. Th ey just ca nn o t judge vaul tin g a nd ba rs. On ce aga in I believe a wo man ju dge does no t have th e visual re fl exes and th e q ui c kn ess th at is necessa ry to jud ge those two eve nts. Some day I ho pe it wi ll be li ke it used to be. Wo men wi ll jud ge fl oo r exe rcises a nd bea m and me n w ill judge ba rs a nd va ul tin g. " You feel this is the answer to judging women's gymnastics? " It has to be." Since women judging has improved am I to assume that you haven't pulled any members of your team off the floor lately? " O h I'd say it's been fo ur o rfi ve yea rs si nce I've do ne a nythin g lik e that. " When you did such a thing what was the reaction of the girls? " I neve r sa id we' re leavin g or th ey have to stay. I let them vote on it. You let them vote on ot! Yes, I te ll t he m bot h sides of th e sto ry, what happe ns, th e possible consequ ences, th e tho usa nds of ho urs they've practiced, the tho usands of m il es they've trave led, the th ousand s of do ll a rs the cl ub has spent, then we p ut it to a vote; they cast a sec ret ba ll ot a nd th e major it y rul es. What is the reason that the men have not had the success on the international level that the women seem to have had or isn' t that a true statement. " I thin k in the last few yea rs it's tru e p rim aril y beca use t he wo me n have p rog ressed more rap idl y du e to increased in te rest. I wo ul d ve nture to say the re must be a bo ut te n to twe lve tho usand mo re g irl gy mn asts in t he co untry today tha n th ere are me n gy mnasts. The me n have to re ly most ly on th e hi gh school to geed the co ll eges a nd uni ve rsit ies. And whe n a sc hoo l is not ava ilab le to a boy there is a c hance th at's it. Th ere a re just no t e no ug h clu bs ava il ab le fo r me n's o r boy's progra ms. I say thi s mos t e mp hati ca ll y-I t is impossibl e to be a to p fli ght inte rn at io nal gy mn ast a nd still go to sc hoo l. "

How many hours a day does Cathy spend training? "Well we say six or seven but it's more like nine hours a day. Does she work every piece of apparatus? "No we have a regular training schedule for all the girls including Cathy. We work-three events a dar" drop one and then pick one up the next day. How many routines would that be per event? "On balance beam it's twenty four routines [ncluding an emphasis on the compulsory routines p lus an additional twenty mounts and dismounts. On parallel bars it's a bit different because of the hand factor. We have a system wher on different days we do so many routines, then sequences then parts and then routines but in no one day do we do more than six complete bar routines." On the days that you do routines on the bars do you also do sequences. uNo,"

Are you saying that when you do a routine on the bars and there is a weakness or a part of sequence that needs to be changed you do not isolate it and work it alone? " In that respect we do but we never work the sequences etc. the same da y as the routines ." Do you work more on compulsories or optionals? " We work about sixty perce nt compu lsories and forty percent optionals. If you can' t score any bette r than a~erage on com pulsories tRiere is no use do ing an optional a nd that's just what it amounts to." How do you work floor exercise? "We do dance work in floor exercise about four times a week and we tumble thre e times, and only twice a week in between that do we fit it all together. " When doing floor exercise how do you use your music? Do you select the music first or do you fit the routine to the music? "Well on that subject there is a considerab le amount of debate. There a lways has been some who get the music first and some who get the routine first. I get the musi c first and then set the routine to it. A good example is Cathy. This time out we changed Cathy's music and it's increased her scores three to four tenths in floor exercise. I feel you definitely have to fit the music to the gymnast for the music has to portray them. " Using Cathy as an example how does music portray her? " Well Cathy in my book or anyone elses is just a little pixie and her music has to be vibrant to correspond to what she is. Her music could not be a deep Tchaikovsky or a Beethoven type music, lik e a ballerin a with long legs, she just doesn 't have it. For instance, now her music is a Beer Barrel Polka and Singing in the Rain . It's a strange comb in ation but it sure works. Bud, about Cathy, frequently you stated she is so coachable is that all? " Cathy's main factor and I've said this again a nd again but people don 't write it up that way and that is her fear factor is absolute ly minimul which makes her so great. " . What you're saying is that she will try anything you ask her to no matter what the move, stunt, sequence etc. may be. "Exact ly, if I were to ask her to throw a double back, you better be ready to ca tch her. " Bud are your girls totally committed? "Yes they are." What do you use for discipline? "Do you mean punishment?"

Cathy Rigby

No, how do you keep them committed, there must be some controlling factor. " I really don 't know . O ver the years I've had thousands of girls, I've been luck y as I've sa id before so man y t imes-I 'm a hard nosed o ld man I treat them rough, I brow beat th em but th ey sti ll come bac k for more. But there some place, I don 't know where, but I' m a big ole softie even big hearted in some respects and I'll do my damnd est to see that they are all treated fairly. You know . I've been a musician for umteen years I play the vio lin . I know music; I read music. I' ve done a lot of singing. This sounds awkward but it's the same feeling I have towards musi c that I fe e l towards my girls. It's a deep love, a sensitiveness, a care." Your discipline. " My big girls in particular are extre mely disciplined. They're under control twenty four hours a day. In fact it 's 9:30 P.M. now and in another half hour I'l l make some phone ca ll s to see'if they're home ." If you're checking on them then maybe they're not under such control. " Well the fact is that I' m going to ca ll them and they know it. It's not that I don 't trust them , it's that I do care about th e m. Have you ever found someone not at home? " Oh yes." Then what? " I keep them off the team a week, the second time another week. It's never happened a third time well just once. I call because I want them all to do so well in fact I chewed them out tonight because I felt they could all be doing better.

Bud your club, the SCATS-do the parents have any function? "Yes they do but only to raise money and they know it. As I tell them in the meetings-I love you all but it takes money to send th e kids places I' ll do the coaching you do the money raising. Our principl e money raiser is doing shows. Again I think it's good training and we li ke to do it. And I have to say this . We are the only team in the U.S. if not the world that works like we, to raise fifty thousand dollars a year and still compete on th e national level." Do you mean that other teams don't rai se money? " No others may raise more money but they do it for indi vidua ls; we raise money as a team and all the kids benefit. I have kids who have been with me for eleven years, who have never won a medal but they' re good team members, they can swing clubs, they can do hand balancing. Are there many gymnasts who come to you and want to join the team? " Yes, but we take very few . .. it would depend on the circ umstances." How does one become a SCAn " Three weeks out of the year we have a tryout period. If one makes it they're put on probation." Have you ever cut anybody? "Well as a grumpy old man I've never cut anybody. I guess the bark is worse than the bite. " Bud, good luck to you and the SCA TS and we all hope to see Cathy with an Olympic Medal in Munich.




By Dr. Andrea B. Schmid Kiel is a facinating city, well w'o rth a visit! It lies right on the Baltic on a narrow peninsula with a population of some 300,000. It is a holiday centre - mile upon mile of white sandy beaches. It is the host city for the yachting contests of th e XXth Olympiad at the new Olympic Centre at Schilksee. Kiel is also a University town since 1665, with museums, art galleries, theatres, concert, and sport halls. Every year, in June, during the world famous " Kiel Week" international yachting regattas are held along with sport, gymnastics, musical and dramatic preseutations.The aim of the Kiel Week is to brong together people from the East and West so they can better understand each others culture. The Internationa l Academy for Moderne Gymnastics, Rhythm and Dance was organized by the Ellen - Cleve Gymnastic School for physi ca l education teachers. Mrs. Ellen - CleveKreis and her husband Mr. Meyer - Bothling organized the best gymnastic academy I have


PHOTOS: (by Ute Boeters) 1) A student from the Ellen-Cleve-School, Kiel with the hoop. 2) Mrs Eva Kovacs Fulop - teaching a basic body building class for Modern Gymnastics. 3)Gymnastic group MTV Aalen demonstration with the hoop. 4) BulgarianVioleta Elenska - individual exercise with the ball demonstration. 5) Left to right - Dr. Andrea Schmid, Ellen-Cleve-Kreis and Eva Kovacs Fulop Discussion after class. 6) The Bulgarian girls demonstration with balls and ribbons. 7) A German Turnvereine group demonstration with the hoop. 8) Mrs Lilia Mirtschewa (in the middle), the Bulgarian girls at the front - warm-up exercises for Modern Gymnastics. '



ever attended. Th ere we re lessons from 8:00am -1 :OOpm and again in the afternoon 3:00pm-5:00pm eve ryday in the week. Teachers who gave the instructions were from a ll over Europe and one of the best modern gymnastics teache rs. Mrs. Eva Kovacs Fulop from Budapest, Hu ngary, coach of the wel l known Hun garian Moderne gymnast Maria Patocska, gave 2 hou rs of instruction everyday. Mrs. Lilia Mirtscheva, from Sofia, Bulgaria, the coac h of the " queen" of the modern gymnastic sport Maria Gigova , gave inst ru ctions in modern gymnastics w ith the whole Bulgarian team together, so a lm ost eve rybody h ad a teacher to learn the handling of the different ha ndapparat u s. Mrs. Elena Stoykova another Bulgarian teacher, gave morning ballet lessions to illustrate the basic trainings of the Bulgarian girls. There were also exce ll ent teachers here from Finland, Belgium, Holland, and Germany all illustrating their natural methods of tra ining modern gymnastics and rhythm . The other three evenings there were gymnastics demonstrations in concert o r sport ha'iis. Here you could see the end result of a good modern gymnast ic train in g program. There were gro ups from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Bulgaria and from Germa ny. The best group performances were the Ellen C leve School in Rhythm, the gymnastic group MTV Aa len with rope, a nd the Bulgraian team with balls . The best individ ual exercises in my opinion were done by the Bulgaria n girls Despa Kateliewa and Vio leta Elenska . These two girls had perfect coordination of the movements of the arms, the lets, trunk and handapparatus. They showed good leg technique, mastery of balance, total body movement, beautiful stat ic and dynamic elements whith wit h amp litud e . Th e ir movements expressed the senti me nt a nd sty le of the musical accompaniment and showed joy playing with the ba ll , rope or hoop. Mrs. Mildred Prc ha l, USGF modern gymnastic chairma n tries 0 begin a modern gym nastic program in the USA . Teachers shou ld h e lp her in this effort -- attend clin ics and teach modern gymnast ics to girls. I wi ll do my best to further this area of gymnas tics in America. Th e impo rta nt thing is to BEGIN . Even if we make mistakes at the beginnings, and is impossible not to, the essential is to begi n . Tsc hu ss Kiel! (Good-bye) See yo u next yea r at th e Ki e ll nternational Academy for Mod e rn e Gymn astic, Rhythm, and Dan ce.


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THAT ALL IMPORTANT FOOT WORK Renee P. Hendershott It is the very rare gymnast who is blessed with good foot work to start with . This is an all important detail which is so often absolutely neglected in the early training of the gymnast. There are many times when a slight turn out (lateral rotation at the hip joint) of the leg or a foot atched at an unexpected moment would improve the aesthetic appearance of the gymnast's exercise. In this article I shall present to you the one drill that I consider to be so important that it cannot go unsaid! First, a word about drills of this type: These drills should really be done when the student has had several weeks of ballet barre and is beginning to understand the basic barre and placement. If she is not blessed with this ideal situation, the drills will help anyway. These are done with all students in a large circle. The teacher stands as part of the circle and can easily observe every student as she does the drills. Every child is encouraged to work with the same foot as the teacher. This makes it easier for the teacher to check the student, and it gets the student used to following directions for Rand l sides of the body. The student who is going thru these drills must apply the fundamentals she has learned at the ballet barre to every movement. When she bends her knees she must apply her knowl edge of the plie (knees back over toes, hips even, hips tight, straight) a knee bending exercise. When she points a foot forward she must think of the Battement tendu (a foot arching exercise), and placement when the leg is extended forward. (hips even etc.) .


Applying our Basic Drill to dance steps often used ... to do a simple step-hop : Our gymnast should use figs 1 - 2 - 3 - and 4. This will put her correctly into position A above (arms optional). Fro'm A ... she then pushes off strongly from l foot (remembering that now that she is in the air---weight off l leg ... to ~oint left foot!) .






Basic Center Drill The" gymnast learns the proper leg and foot positions that she must pass thru in moving forward and backward. There are two very important principles to learn from this drill. 1. Whenever the gymnast moves in any direction , leading with one or the other foot, she must arch the foot as soon as it moves out from under her. When she plac~s the foot on the floor in a step or after any springing movement, she must place the foot on the floor ... TOE .... BAll. ... HEEL! This is so路terribly important. Many gymnasts run into every move with the heels leading to the floor with each step, and it looks very U Ngracefu I! 2. In moving from one foot to another, the foot which is relieved of its weight must immediately arch (fig 4 and fig 8). Description 1. Stand with feet together and legs turned out. 2. Point the L toe forward of the floor. Fig 1. a. Both legs remain turned out. b. Be very su re that the right hip does not go forward when the leg does . Keep it back and even with the left hip. c. No sway back ... tuck hips under slightly ... pull the spine straight. .. be careful not to arch the rib cage when stretching the back straight. .. keep abdominals pulled in ... hips



The "Pas Chasse" or "Slide"





pulled tightly together in back ... thighs pulled tight ... shoulders down. 3. Lower the l heel to the floor (V. the wgt. on l foot) fig 2. a. Legs turned out. b. Hips even . c. Keep back straight! 4. Bend L knee and transfer weight to lleg in a lunge. Figs 3 and 4. a. l. leg remains turned out (as does the R). b. Hips even . c. Don 't let back sway. 5, Point R foot (since you just took the weight off of it) Fig 4. 6. Straighten l leg with weight completely on it. Fig 5. a. Simultaneously arch the R foot the rest of the way . b. Maintain turn out. the back leg. 7. Put R heel down (transferring V. the wgt to it) . Fig 6. a. Hips even. b. Still maintain the straight back. 8. Bend legs and ,transfer weight to R leg. Fig 7 and 8. 9. Straighten R leg. Fig 9. a. Weight goes to R foot. b. Simultaneously arch l foot as weight goes to R foot.



Going from position C above to positions 3 and 4 of the Basic Drill will put the gymnast in the proper position for push off in the Pas-Chasse (Again ... arms optional or as prescribed in a compulsory .) As she lands and her R leg moves forward away from her center of gravity ... weight off foot...POINT!



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LET'S OIL THE HINGES - THE BODY WAVE Renee P. Hendershott Seemingly such an easy movement for those who have had modern dance background, the supple body movements used today in feminine gymnastics are very poorly performed by many young gymnasts. There are a number of different kinds of body waves and each one has its own technique. The movements pictured below (?) are just a beginning in the progression to learning the proper "feel" for a body wave. The key is relaxation in these movements one fully relaxes and just drops down (as in fig. 1 thru 6) The head and arms are limp. The vertebrae follow each other down - one by one from the bottom one to the last one in the neck---then the head. The action is "whiplike". On the way up again the lower vertebrae lead the way, followed unit by unit by the uppers, and finally by the head. Body waves contain many of the elements seen in this exercise; however, the gymnast must refine the movement to suit the gymnastic style. See example at right:


Refining the basic body wave observed in Figures 1 thru 17, pir model does a waltz forward (in a manner similar to the one in the beginning level DGWS/USGF beam compulsory) into a step hop. The torso goes





thru most of the steps 1 thru 17.... BUT in a.much less exhaggerated form. The arms are more stylized but go thru similar positions.



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Mademoiselle Gymnast or " Mille. G." as a good many of us will remember her is now a part of literature of sport history. This final index is both of useful guide and a tribute to those who helped kiip her going. It is also a tribute to the vision of Publisher Glenn Sundby who undoubtedly has received many notes of sympathy for the passing of something people throughout the world described as " bea utiful. " Individual numbers of the last volume carry the following dates: 1 - Sept.-Oct., 1970 2 - Nov.-Dec. , 1970 3 - Jan.-Feb ., 1971 4 - Marc h-April , 1971 5 - May-June, 1971 6 - Sept.-Oct. , 1971 An index to the subject matter and authors of major articles appears below in appropriate sections. SUBJECT MATTER . ART (Med paintings and other forms of art.) Beam 1, pp. 16-17 Ball Work 2, 1. 19 Unevens (Photo) "Gymnastic Geometries" 4, p. 5 Exercising "String" Figures (Groller) 4 p. 24 Unevens 5, p . t BEAM Fip-flap on the 4 Inch Beam (Freid rich) 2, pp. 22-23 BOOK REVIEWS Women's Gymnastics Correspondence Course by Sjursen 2, p. 28 Women's S. & M. Book by Sjursen 2, p. 28 Basic Movement Education for Children by Gillom 4, p.28 Gymnastics foe Elementary School Children by O ' Quinn 4, p. 29 .A Try At Tumbling by French 6, p. 28 CLUB Mademoiselle Gym Club (Carter) 6, p .20 COACHING Why Not? (Leso) 4, p. 25 Some Observations on the Russian Women's Training Performance 5, pp. 9-11 Russian Gymnastic Training (Criley) 5, pp. 12-13 COMPULSORIES Compulsory Exercises with Ribbion - World ' Gymnastic Modern Championships - 1971 (Prchal) 4, pp.18-19 GYMNASTICS MODERN (Gymnastique Moderne) The First Gymnastic Modern School (Dowsing) 1, p. 18 Creative Gymnastics Modern - Balls (Dowsing) 4, p. 20 Creative Gymnastics M odern - Hoops (Dowsing) 5, p. 26 Creative Gymnastics Mod ern - Ribbons (Dowsing) 6, p . 28 HISTORY A Visit to the Past (Frederick) 4, pp. 14-1 5 Hi sto ric Performance - Rigby Wins Silver (Frederick) 5, pp. 14-15 INDEX Mille. G. - Volumes I-IV (Frederick and Leu) 3, pp. 27-28

INTERNATIONAL U.S. World Games Trials (Marquette) 1 pp. 6-8 New Zealand Gym'n ast ic Trip (Flansaas) 1, p. 21 FIG Judging Course 1, p . 22 Mexico International High School Girls' Gymnastic Championships (Speraw) 1, p. 25 World University Games Results 1, p. 26 World Games Preview Report 2, pp. 7-9 Hith e r a nd Yon wit h t he U.S. Team (Ma rqu ette) 2, pp. 10-12 World University Games - Turin, Italy (Darst) 2, pp. 13-15 World Games Report (Pa ulin e and Ji m Prestige) 3, pp. 6-7 World Games Report (Edwa rds) 3 p. 8 Summary - FIG Technical Assembly - Ljublja n a 3, pp. 21-22 USA - USSR Competition Report (Massimo) 4, pp. 7-9 Report from Ljubljana (Covy) 4, pp. 10-12 Report on the 1971 Wo rld Cup (Davis) 5, pp. 6-7 Intern at ional Gymnastic Meet - Riga , latvia (Chalmers) 5, p.8 International All Aro und Rankings for Women (Go hler) 6, p. 8 Pan Am e ri can Games (Trieber) 6, pp. 10-12 Priming for Pan -Am Games (Darwick) 6, pp. 14-15 M ade moiselles from De nmark 6, pp. 16-17 M exico Internationa l Gymnasti c C hamp ionships (Heckart) 6, p. 18 Alaska Report (Sh irl ey) 6, p. 19

NATIONAL 1970-71 Coachi ng Staff 1, pp. 9-10 Nat io na l Team 1, pp. 11-19 Nat iona l All Around RankingS (Wright) 1, p. 26 Notes from the USGF Coaches' Congress 3, p . 23 New Orga nizat ion to Protect Women Athletes and Regulate Competition 5, p . 22 USGF Nationa l Seni o r Womens' Cha mpi ons hi p 5, p. 22 Third DGWS Nat ional Inte rcollegiate Ch amp io nship 6, p. 9 European Gymnastic Tour (Mass imo) 6, p. 13

PERSONALITIES Rigby Wins Si Iver Medal in I nternational Com petitio n 2, p. 5 Caslavska and Daughter 2, p. 6 Good Adv ice from Vera Caslavska 4, p. 13

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Mat Drill s for Physical Education Classes (Tonry) 6, pp. 22-23

POETRY AND PROSE Gratification (Tronto) 2, p. 21 Happiness Is 2, p . 26

TRAINING Upper Back Flexibility . . . How it can be Developed (He nde rshott) 6, pp. 26-27

UNEVEN BARS Having Trouble with a M ill Circle? (Sjursen) 1, p. 28 Having Tro u b le Staying On After a Cast Wrap? (Sjursen) 2, p. 26 Try the " Th row Back " (Sjursen) 6, p. 24

Edwards, Vannie World Games Report 3, p. 8 Flansaas, Da le New Zea land Gymnastic Trip 1, p. 21 Fle ming, Tim Gymnastic Geometrics 4, p. 5 Frederick, A.B. A Visit to the Past 4, pp . 14-15 Hi sto ri c Performance - Rigby 5, pp. 14-15 Friedrich, Karl-Heinz Flip-Flap o n the 4 Inc h Beam 2, pp. 22 Gohler, Jos. Women's Internation All Around Rankings 6, p. 8 Groller, Gwen Exercising " String" Fig ures 4, p. 24 Hecka rt, Patty Mexico I nternational Juvenil e Gy mnast ic Ch a mpi onshi ps 6, p. 18 Hendershott, Renee Upper Back Flexibility - How ItCan be Developed 6, pp. 26-27 leso, Ami Why Not? 4, p . 25 Marquette, Bud U.S. World Games Gym nas tic Trials 1, pp. 6-8 Hither and Yon w ith the U.S. Team 1, pp. 10-12 Massimo, Joseph . USA - USSR Competitio n Repo rt 4, pp. 7-9 So me Observations o n the Russian Women's Trai nin g and Performance S, pp. 9-11 . European Gymnastic Tour - Summer 1971 6, p. 13 Prc h al, Mi ld red Compulsory Exe rcise with Ribbon - World's Gymnastics Modern Championships 4, pp. 18-19 Prestige, Jim and Pauline World Games Report 3, pp. 6-7 Shirley, Dale Alaska Report 6, p. 19 Sjursen, Helen ("He len's Corner") Having Trouble With a Mill Circle? 1, p. 28 Havin g Trouble Staying On After a Cast Wrap? 2, p . 26 Try the " Throw Back " 6, p. 24 Speraw, Dan Mex ico In te rn ationa l Girls' Gymnastic Championships 1, p. 25 Tonry, Don M at Drills for Phys ica l Edu cation Gy mnastic Classes 6, pp. 22-23 Treibe r, Margit Pan -Am Games 6, pp. 10-12 Tronto, Ma rilise Gratification 2, p. 21 Uphues, Jackie USGF Report 4, pp. 21-22 USGF Report 5, pp. 20-21 Wright, Je rry . National All Around Rankings 1, p . 26





USGF Report (Uphues and Bryan) 4, pp. 21-22 U5GF Repo rt (Uphues) 5, pp . 20-21

VAULTING Techniqu e and Met h od of Teaching layout Vau lts: Squa t, Straddle Stoop (Ba jin ) 5, pp. 18-19

AUTHORS Bajin , Bori s Technique and Method of Teaching layout Vaul ts 5, pp . 18-19 Bryan, Shi rley USGF Re port 4, pp. 21-22 Carter, Maral ice Mademoiselle Gym C lub 6, p. 20 C ha lm ers, Gordon International Gymnastic Meet - Riga , latvia 5, p. 8 Cobb, lindsay Repo rt fro m lj ub lj ana 4, p. 10-12 Criley, Dick Russian Gymnastic Training 5, pp. 12-13 Darst, De lene University Games 1, pp. 13-15 Da rwick, Ju dy Priming for the Pan-Am Games 6, pp. 14-15 Davies, Bruce Report on th e 1971 World Cup 5, pp . 6-7 Dowsing, Gretchen "The First Gymnastic Modern School 2, p. 18 Creat ive Gymnast ics Modern - Ba ll s 4, p. 20 Creative Gymnast ics Modern - Hoops 5, p . 26 Creative Gymnast ics Modern - Ribbons 6, p . 28

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