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PROGRAM Begin.-Interm.-Adv. Interm.-Elite MONDAY - FRIDAY Problem solving Cocktail Party Master lessons by Olympians and national champions 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Routine construction and evaluation Sessions on all phases of dance as related to floor Dinner exercise and beam 5:00 P.M. Sessions on mechanical analysis Methods of traininq Introduction of Elite Staff Special sessions on strength, flexibility and balance 7:00 P.M. Special sessions on judging Question and answer sessions c(( nducted by our First Session Elite Staff 8:30 P.M. International report and films Social College and University counseling 9:30 P.M. National 'Age Group compulsory Routines For Information-M ike Jacobson, The Villa, Tuxedo Park, N. Y. 10987 Sunday Registration 3:00P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Volume XVII / Number 4 / April 1975 FROM THE PUBLISHER, Glenn Sundby RUBY GYMNAST MEMORABILIA, Tom Wakeling 10. WHAT'S HAPPENING 11. NEW FACES, Tom Wakeling 12. NCAA HOST, INDIANA STATE, Ed McKee 13. PHILADELPHIA '75, Frit z Reiter 14. MARDI GRAS, Arm a ndo Vega 16. WORLD'S BEST WOMEN. Dr. Joseph Gohler 18. WORLD'S BEST MEN, Dr. Joseph Gohl e r 20. 1965 GYMNAESTRADA, REVISITED, Jac k Bec kner 24. CENTERFOLD, Milan Med 29. DANCE, Noree n Conne ll 30. ClUB CORNER 31. CATHY IN SEQUENCE 32. INSTRUCTION: How To Turn Around Without Falling Down, Jon Aitk e n 35. HOW TO LEARN A TSUKAHARA IN 30 MINUTES, David M a rtin 36. RESEARCH: A Cinematographic Analysis of a Back Uprise to a Handstand on The Parallel Bars, Lar ry Sv ihlik 37. RESEARCH: A Comparative Analysis of a Back Overbar Somersault, Daniel E. Connelly Jr. 38. NEWS 'N NOTES, Re nee Hendershott 39. HELEN'S CORNER, Helen Sj ursen 40. LETTERS 43. SUMMER CAMP DII<KTORY 44. CALENDAR 5. 9. 9.

Cover: Nancy Thies, past Olympian , placed 3 rd AA at 1st National Elit e Qualification meet in Phil ade lphi a , Feb. 21-22. Editor/Pubiliher: Glenn Sundby Associate Editors: Dick Criley Research Editor: H.J. Bieslerfcldt. Jr . International Editor: Dr. Joseph Gohler Layout DeSign: 1 eri Johllsoll GYMNAST mlsulne II publl.h.d by Sundby Publlcltlon., 410 Bloldway, Slnll Monicl, Ca. 90401. Second Cia .. Po.IIS' paid AI Sanll Monica, Ca. Publl.hed monlhly. Price $1.00 I .Inll. copy. Sub.crlpllon corre.pondence, GYMNAST· P.O. Box 110, Sanll Monica. CI 'J04D1>. CopYII,hI197S" 1IIIIShil I••• /W.d by SUNDBY PUBLICA liONS, 410 BIOldwIY. Sanll Monlcl,CI. All Pholol Ind mlnu.crlpl •• ubmIU.d become Ih. PI0r.trIY of ~~~~~~~T unl ... 1.luln lequ ••1 Ind pOI lie lIe


The world's largest selling magazine devoted exclusively to Gymnastics. 'Featuring news, photos, and 1nstruction of national and international happenings ... O il-Year $10.00 (12 issues) tJ 2-Years $18.00 (24 issues) o I-Year FOREIGN - !tIn.oo (Includes Canada and Mexico) Send to: GYMNAST Magazine P.O. Box 110 Santa Monica, Ca. 90406

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NOTES FROM THE EDITOR/PUBLISHER WHAT'S A GYMNAESTRADA? We have mentioned in our ca lendar and elsewhere in GYMNAST the Gymnaestrada to be held in Berlin , Germany the first week of July '75. Man y of our read ers have written to ask " What is a Gymnaestrada? " A Gymnaestrada is a gathering of thousands of gymnasts, coac hes and physical educators from allover th e world to share id eas in group gymnastics, modern rhythmic gymnastics and to witness an ex hibition by the world ' s top artistic (Olympic) gy mnasts. The Gymnaestradas are intended to be held eve ry four yea rs but they got off sc hedule when the 1973 host co untry backe d down. If this yea rs event is anything like the past gatherings it will be an exciting " smorgasbord or Disneyland " of gymnastics ... something for everyone . We attended and reported the 1961 Gymnaestrada in Germany and the 1965 event in Vienna. (In order to give our new read ers a look at a Gymnaestrada we have reprinted a condensed report from our September/ October 1965 Modern Gymnast magazine) . Although we were unable to att end th e 1969 Gymnaestrada held in Switzerland we did have our ed ucation al ed itor A . Bruce Frederick give us a fine report for our late Mademoiselle Gymnast maga zin e. . " ... The 1969 Gymnaestrada pointed out one important fact to USA Gymnastics as the SCATS of Long Beac h, California (coached by Bud M arq uette and featuring Cathy Rigby as "just one of the girls" ) sent their WHOLE team to tak e part in this event. The . friendly no co mpetition atmosphere developed many lasti ng world pen pals for the SCAT team members . Although all gymnastic groups must be approved by their own Gymnastic Federation to be able to ex hibit at th e Gymnaestrada, each co untry ca n send several different groups. But the beauty of the even t is that your whole team ca n participate in an I nternational Gymnastic event. For example, the SCATS spent two years raising the necessary funds and developing routines for their exhibition part in the 1969 Swiss Gymnaestrada as a team. Here is a big difference between a club and coach working years hopefully to get ONE girl on an Olympi c or World Games team ... a thought to ponder. .. "







USA GYMNAESTRADA: We at GYMNAST magaz ine feel the USA should hold a National Gymnaestrada with teams from schools and clubs all over America (including Canada and Mexico) taking part, maybe inviting a co uple of guest groups from Europe. We would like to hear from all you coaches, teachers and club directors who like the idea and would like to take part or consider hosting such an event with the full promotional and publicity support of GYMNAST magazine. If the Boy Scouts can hold National Jamborees every year ... just think how much more exciting a USA GYMNAESTRADA could be with thousands of gymnastic clubs, schools, academies, and gymnasts sharing their talents at one big friendly gatheri ng. I LIKE IT! I LIKE IT! (I hope you like it!) . GYMNAST CENTER POSTER: In keeping with the Gymnaestrada nostalgia of '65 we have included as a ce nter poster in this edition a reproduction of a painting by our friend the' famous Czechoslovakian Artist, Milan Med, depicting a vault by Czech Olympian and multi Interna tional Gold Medal winner Vera Caslavska . Speaking of Czec hoslvia , on Jun e 28129 (the week prior to the Gymnaestrada in Berlin , Germany) the y will be holding their SPARTAKIADE, a mass display of gymnastics, plus many Czechoslovakian cultural events and activities . Since this event only happens every five years anyone planning to attend the Gymnaestrada co uld well co nsider adding this event to their tr ave l plans . STATE REPRESENTATIVES FOR GYMNAST: Although it is our intent to report gymnastics from all over the USA and the WORLD we come up lacking in many areas. We just do not have a large enough staff to do the job. Therefore, we have come up with a plan that could help us more efficiently report local, state and regional happenings by having GYMNAST State representatives with a local assistant. if you would lik e to know how you could qualify to become a GYMNAST State representative or a local assistant to help publicize gymnastics in your area, and augment your income a bit in the process, drop a line to our business manager Dr. Raymond S. Bach and he will send you the details and an application. HAVE A HAPPY HANDSTAND, and ATTEND THE GYMNASTIC CAMP OF YOUR CHOICE THIS SUMMER .


"Gymnastics Country Style" 10 one week sessions June 22nd thru August 31st

Camp Director - Ed Isa,IJelle Staff Members John,Culbertson, Tom Dunn, Ann Vexler, Toby Towson, Chick Johnson, Barb Knoth, Ann Weaber, Heidi Armstrong, Cheryl Diamond. All aspects of competition will be covered during the ten weeks of ca mp ... But, during the last two weeks the emphasis will be on the New 1975 Age Group compulsories .. . There will also be a special staff to teach scoring, routine composition and execution of tricks.

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Located on the north shore of Long Island, 50 miles from New York City, the 77 acre campus of the Stony Brook School for boy~ and girb in an ' ideal selling for the begtnning as well as the advanced gymnast to improve his skill~ .

9 one week sessions June 22nd - August 24th

fACILITIES AND PROGRAMS Two gymnasiums (worko uts rain or shine) Outdoor gymnastICs area - four complete sets of men 's and women 's apparatus, induding four trampolines and numerous crash pads - Complete salety system (belt~, pulley~ , etc.) - Video tape system - Lecture demomtldtiQn5 - Large indoor swimming pool - Lite ~aving and water safety . instruction - Complete ' Red Cross certification Jlrogram - Instruction in photography,

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For camp brochure or further registration information on any of our 10 weeks of camp sessions write: P.O. Box 1464 Covina, Ca. 91722


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GYMNAST LIBRARIAN REPORTS Gymnast Photos & Statistics File GYMNAST f il es co nt ai n arti c les and ph o tos w hi ch ca nn ot be re tu rned to co nt ri but o rs beca use t hey are no t id entifiab le. A ll m ate ri als se n t to us a se lf -add ressed, sho u ld i nc lu de stamp ed e nve lo p e if yo u w ant th em return ed . Pe rtin e nt d ata sho uld be taped to th e bac ks of phot os : eve nt, d ate, su bjec t , ph o tog raph er, o r we m ay n o t cons id e r th em for pu b li ca ti o n. U nso li cit ed m ate ri als w ill be rev iewed for co nsi de rati o n by o ne of o ur ed ito rs if tim e p ermit s. We are es tabl is hin g a fil e o f th e to p 25 U.S. m e n and w om en gymn as ts. I n o rde r to be co nsid ered , yo u mu st se nd us th e publi shed m ee t res ult s o f h ig h ca li be r regio nal and nati o nal co m petiti o ns (jud ge d b y a C erti fied Reg io nal o r Na ti o nal lud ge) . A lso in c lud e in yo ur d ata , th e d ate and th e loca ti o n . Se nd ph o to s and b io gra phi ca l d ata. Regard t he i nstr uctio ns to con tr ib utors in suppl y in g p e rtin e nt d ata . I nc lud e yo ur ad dress. A fil e o f to p fo re ign m e n and wome n gymnas ts w ill also be com p il ed fro m o ur ow n resou rces.

If you have any questions please write: GYMNAST Librarian Terri Kan P.O. Box 110 Santa Monica, CA 90406

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD 1975 The Na ti o nal Hi gh Schoo l GYmn asti c Coac hes Association hono rs its coac hes-o fthe-yea r for the first tim e in 1975. The re are many o utsta ndin g coac hes in th e nat io n w ho reco gniti on for th ei r effo rt s d ese rve co ntribut ing to th e growth of hi gh schoo l gy m nasti cs. Th e m eth od s o f qualify in g fo r thi s ho nor are as fo llows : 1. Th e nomi na ti o n mu st be ma d e by a state coa ches associati o n or its equiva le nt. 2. Th e indiv idual mu st be a cu rr ent member o f th e NHSGCA. 3. The no mi nee mu st be a curren t gymnastic coach of an acc redit ed hi gh school. Th e fo ll ow in g infor mati o n mu st be subm itted w it h th e nomi nati o n. 1. A bri ef resum e of th e n omin ee' s back gro un d i n high sc ho ol gymn asti c co ac hin g. 2. A statement ex plainin g the m ethod o f se lectio n by t he no minat ing associati o n. 3. A pi cture o f the n ominee. Please sub mit this info rm ati on pri or to th e dead line of Ju ne 1. 1975 to :

Mike Milidonis Pres. NHSGCA 1476 Kirtland Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103


S'O KOL WOODLANDS SOKOL WOODLANDS, located in the sceni c Catskill Mountains of southern New York State, is a facility acquired and developed specifi cally to provide the finest gymnastic program available anywhere. The SOKOL WOODLANDS GYMNASTIC SCHOOL has been serving the gymnastic community with an eight-week summer program for twelve consecutive Years. Its leadership and dicection si,nce its inception have remained constant, insurill_g a. continuously improving and refined program of gymnastic instruction for students at all levels. If you are looking for a first-rate , professional , timetested gymnastic program in a beautiful physical environment - THIS IS THE PLACE!


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The huge, well-illuminated Field House, pictured above, provides more than 14,000 sq. ft. of gymnasium space . This all-weather gym enables workouts to be conducted regardless of weather conditions. The expansive area of the Field House eliminates crowding of apparatus, insuring a safe working area for each piece of equipment. There is a separate ballet and dance area . For Broc hure and furth e r info rmation con ce rning th e e ight w ee k summer program write to : Sokol Woodlands 276 Prospect Street, P.O. Box 189 East Orange, N.J. 07019 Phone (201) 676-0280

GYMNAST Apr. '75

Dear Readers; Lately, our staff has been having fun with demographics. You know, th a t's the new study of people's habits to learn how many are doing what, how often, why, and where. The collecting and collating of such information is made possible by computers like our own Jim Nast. According to Jim , the four states which have the most GYMNAST subscribers are California, 2,673; New York, 1,631 ; Pennsylvania, 1,206; and Illinois, 867. Now, that isn 't surprising, because those are the most populous states, so we can assume where there are more people there are likely to be more gymnasts, and probably, more GYMNAST subscribers. We might be tempted to assume that large numbers of subscribers in certain geographic locations indicates the degree of enthusiasm for gymnastics, or the amount of and quality of gymnastic activity taking place there. But assumptions are risky. For example, dare we assume there is as much gymnastic interest or proficiency in the State of Illinois as there is in the entire Dominion of C anada just because they have nearly the same number of GYMNAST subscribers? We know the Illini are good, but the Canadians are in there swinging, too. Dare we ass ume there is less enthusiasm in gymnastic circles in Nevada than there is in Arizona, because there are three times as many subscribers in Arizona?

We know the tremendous enthusiasm which emanates from LSU gymnasts, yet there are 30 states which have more GYMNAST subscribers than Louisiana. Does the fact tiny New Jersey has nearly twice the subscribers as great big Texas mean gymnastics is bigger in New Jersey? What significance is there in the fact the GYMNAST " f amily " of subscribers appear in nearly equal numbers in the North Central states, but thin out in the south? Massachusetts barely noses out Ohio for sixth place, Maryland takes seventh with Michigan and Wisconsin hot on her heels, but Missouri barely hangs in 19th

place due in part to a hardy cluster or gymnasts in the Ozark area. The smallest state, Rhode Island, has more than double the number of subscribers as the largest sta te, Alaska. On the other hand, in Alaska, where it gets cold enough to freeze a gymnast 's muscles in mid-flight, there are nearly as many subscribers as in Hawaii which has a year-around workout clim a te. Does that denote a lack of interest among the


Islanders? Our associate editor Dick Criley says "no ," and reports their activities to prove it. From this little study and the questions it raises, we 've come up with an IDEA. Let 's have a GYMNAST Reporter-atLarge in each state. In that way, we can find out if gymnasts in Utah are as active as those in Kansas, for example. We know there are star gymnasts in the making in every state, but we don't find out about all of them. So, HEAR OUR CALL, all you wonderful readers out there! If you're a good reporter and / or photographer, and you would like to become an official GYMNAST reporter for your state, let me know. As an official GYMNAST STATE REPORTER. we can offer you ways to - augment your income, help you become _ better known in gymnastic circles, and we can give better coverage of gymnasts and gymnastic events in your state. You can even assist your state to move up our demographic scale. Just write to me, and we will send you more information and necessary qualifications (mostly enthusiastic time) to become a GYMNAST State Reporter (or assistant). Meanwhile, may your dreams be filled with " C " moves, and 9.99 routines (nobody's perfect).

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And for the technicall y minded th ere is so m ething for yo u as w ell. Many edition s . incorporat e such items as t ra ining th eori es and OKDEKNOW! con cept s, sp ec ial ized techniqu es for coa ching with th eir res ults, resea rc h essays on biomechani cs , psyc ho logy and SOCi o log y all of ORDER FORM whi ch ca n b e foll o w ed b y many more exa mpl es . List ed are ex amples o f titl es ~f'lease send the special "GYMNAST GOLDEN HUN[)RED" for just $29.95 to ge th er, with th eir autho rs, w hich should (includes postage) reveal th eir co ntent and th e auth o rity, kn owl edge and ex peri ence b ehind it. " Th e Name ___________________________ W arm Up " , Brown and Ritt er; " Pra cti ce and Trainin g for the All-Aro und Gymnast ", To nry; Address ______________________ " Ph ysi ca l Fitn ess Through Gymnasti cs " , Faria , " Twelv e Selected Items Co nce rnin g th e City _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Deve lopment of a Co ll ege Leve l Gymn ast " , Bosco ; " Summer Trainin g fo r th e Hi gh School gymnast ", Dallu ge; " Pro gression List s for High State _________________ Zip ------School Gymn asts", Murrary; " Sco rin g Club/Camp _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Behav io r of Gymn asti c Judges", St ertin g and W ebb; " Lea rning a Compul sory Routine " , GYMNAST Golden Hundred Tonry; " Wh at Res earc h Tells th e Coach About P.O. Box 110 Gymnastics". Santa Monica, Ca. 90406 Let your cl ub, team members and campers be aw are. If your interes t in gymnasti cs is sin ce re and true, this offer is made for you.



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Winter Games team from Quebec, along w ith one of the two alternates, hail from t he Gymnix team. MINNESOTA FIRST Fred Roethlisberger, technical cha irm an for the USGF men 's competitio n in Minnesota, has developed plans for hold in g the first USGF State boys c hampi o nshi ps on Saturday, Jun e 14 at Ironda le Senior High Schoo l with Tim G laros, coac h at Ironda le serv in g as meet manager.

GYMNASTICS G Y M N A S T I C S CHINA This is a cover of a sports magazine received from the Peoples Republic of China, at the GYMNAST office every month. Thi s m agaz in e features Physical Fitness, Sports and Gymnastics in each issu e.

is fo r a great sport, (a grand one too!) is yes we love it, we really trul y do. is for moving gracefu ll y aro un d, is now land ing, without making a sound. is for ask in g someone to spot, is for showing you can do a lot. is for trying w ith all your might, is for ignoring yesterdays fright. is for counting on t he goa l yo u set, is for the sport, the greatest one yet!

This poem was sent to us by Kiki Bollinger from Madison, Wisconsin.

OXYGEN RESEARCHERS CONCLUDE IT MAY ALL BE IN YOUR HEAD The University of Utah found in a study that the breathing of oxygen-enriched air ,"a pparently had no effect on muscular performance." "We may be dealing with psychology rath e r than physiology," sa id Dr. Robert Ruhling, director of the Human Performance Resea rch Laboratory, where th e closely-monitored tests were conducted. Dr. James R. Timmer's docto ral thesis, recommends a follow-up survey " that should includ e more int ense and lo nger exerc ise periods." Th e study also noted that both m ale and female subjects showed slight decreases in heart rate, blood pressu r e and minute ventilation 'w hen breathing oxygen gas.

On February 21 , Newt Loken, Gymnastics Coach at the University of Michigan, received th e fo ll owi ng te legram from the President of the United States. " Congratulations 'on yo ur two hundredth dual meet v ictory. I was most impressed by the letter I received from your team members. Your record cer tainl y attests to yo ur coac hing ab ility, b u t their ve ry obvio u s respect fo r yo u speaks hi ghly of th e wa rmth and affectio n yo u inspire as their leade r. Best w ishes to yo u for cont inu ing success Gerald R. Ford " MARGIT TREIBER






I'rofessor N. Hadjiev, President of th e Bulgarian Gymnastic Federation has extended an invitation to the Canadian Gymnastics Federation to parti cipate in the 1975 "Cup of the Golden Sands Competition", and th e invitation has be en accepted. In Montreal, Quebec the Gymnix girls gymnastics t ea m has proven they're th e best. Five of the six gym nasts select ed for th e Canada


Olga Korbut was the cove r g irl and special feature in the February iss u e of "Seventeen Magazine." Olga and the ot her gi rl s rece ived a beauty treatment while they were in New York. Seve nt een gave Olga a very nice w rite up an d they mention ed GYMNAST mag azine for further information on gymnastics and Olga TShirts. As a result we 've received almost 2,000 inquiri es abo ut Olga and Gymnastics!


I n the Sunday Feb. 2 iss ue of the Indianapolis "Star Magazine" they ran an article on Margit Treiber " Th e Tiger of Gym nastics " . According to the Star, Mrs. Treiber, th e women's gymnast ics coac h a t Indiana State Univ. in Terre H au te, " demands discipline from her gi rl s." " She is soft-spoken, yet a perfectionist who in sists h er girls be goo d sc hol ars as w e ll as lea n , we ll-cond iti oned ath letes." They go on to tell of her success in forming the ISU team back in 1967 and how she's done it w ith littl e f ina ncial support from the U ni vers ity. It's exciting that magazines & newspapers are sta rtin g to do more articles on gymnastics personalities, especially when th e person is such a su ccessf ul , hard work in g, and dedicated coach.

NAMES AND NEWS Geoff Stoner from the University of Texas mens gymnastics team wrote us about their new coac h. Sin ce comi ng to th e Un ivers it y o f Texas Larry Allen has worked hard wi th the team and help ed th em co nsiderab ly. In the three months he 's been coac hin g there the team sco re has ra ised from a 140-150 to an average of 181.90. He 's put a spa rk of life into the team and th e members are grateful for hi s devoted time ahd se rvice. In Japan, Shigeru Kasamatsu (Wo rld Champion) and Kazue Hanyu (Mexico and Munich O lympic competitor and one of the top women gymnasts from Japan) got married recently , and GYMNAST wo uld lik e to congratu late th em. GYMNAST Apr. '75

Debbie FiKe. 1st AA

"New Faces" were see n at th e Thi rd Annu al Far West In vi tati o nal hos ted by th e Fres no Gymnastics Club o n February 23, 1975. Hi gh sco re r was Les li e Wolfsberger, with 9.65 o n un eve ns. All-a round was won by favo rit e De bbie Fike. Seen Lippert


incl. gymnastics studying program West Germany






TOUR INCLUDES: -Air Transportation New York-Amsterdam-Dusseldorfj Cologne-Berlin-Amsterdam-N.Y. (No Charter Flight> -Arrival TrCIlIlsfers airport-to-hotel in Cologne, Berlin, Amsterdam ~aily hotel accommodations with breakfast -city sightseeing tour in Cologne and West Berlin; boatride in Amsterdam -gymnastics studying and visiting program in and around Cologne (June 26-29), including for example visits at High Schools, Universities, world famous German college of physical education, different types of gymnastic clubs with the possibility to contact the gymnasts and coaches (arranged by German Univ. coaches) -participation at the "Gymnaestrada 1975 in West Berlin" from July 1-5, the biggest gym festival in the world (more than 20,000 participants from all over the world)-tickets for opening and closing ceremony and free entry to all of the daily performances.

Information and Reservation:

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Hav in g lost seve n se ni o rs from last yea r, number four finisher at th e NCAA champion sh ips at Penn State including three All Am erica ns and o ne National C hampion (Ri ck Danley on hi gh bar), this year's NCAA host ca m e up with an excell ent recruiting season. To go with ve ts Paul Smith (a ll arounder from Sykesville, Maryland) , and Bob Mellin (a floor ex and va ulting speciali st from Palatin e, Illinois), Counsil added freshmen sensations Kurt Thom as of Miami, Florid a, all around er, and U.S . Naval Academy transfer Doug Griffith of Franklin , Ohio, also an all arounder. Along with Mellin and the most ca p ab le all around trio have been hi g h bar and vaulting standout Darrel Cribbs o f Hurst, Texas and Od essa Junior College; Chicago area pomm el ho rse co ntributo rs Joe Childs of Northbrook (and Miami Dade N o rth) , John Golbeck of Arlington H eights, and Ed Paul of Des Plaines; senior specialist Rand y Nelson of Westmin ster,

Rated first in the country for better than a month.

Phot o by Jack Griggs

Kurt Thomas of Indiana State


by Ed McKee

Indiana State University's "gymnastics gym dandies" host 's this years NCAA Championships. Forapreviewof how they hope to do, read on ...


Wheth er or not I ndian a State University's " well Counsiled " gymnastics tear 1 co mpetes in the 33rd NCAA GymnasticsC hampion ships, it' s been so m e kind of yea r for the Sycamores. Th e Terre Haute sc hool , which was 13-2 l nder the tutilage of 11th-yea r mentor Roge r Counsil (w hose la st name is a h ead line writers delight), started the 1974-7 5 campa ign as an unknown quantity (a nd quality) - - eve n to Counsil - - but has provided thrills that Indi ana State fans n eve r dreamed would be theirs this year.

Colorado, an d Gary Rafaloski of W est Mifflin, Pennsylvani a; sop h ringsmen Larry Brown of Columbus, I ndiana, and Ja c k Fischer o f Hin sda le, Illinois; and freshman Noel Gaertner and AI Kwiatkowsk i, both of East Brunswick, N ew Jersey. Among reg ul ar season v ictim s of th e Syca mores ha ve been Michigan and Iowa , Illinoi s and Indiana, Arizona State and New M ex ico, Oklaho ma and Oregon, and even Pen n State. Thin gs got to th e point last month that Counsil 's " gymnasties" (as he sometimes affec tionat ely refers to th em) were o bje cts of a fea ture arti cle ("they're gym d an di es") pen ned b y Dou g Loon ey for Th e National Ob se rve r (wee k ending M arch 15), a weekly publication of Dow Jon es and Company, Inc. Rated first in the co untry for bett er than a month (by sco res reported to th e National Association of College Gym na stics Coaches), th e Sycamores slipped from th e top spot (219.4) in late Febru ar y - - ye t took a mighty co nsistent average score of 216 .11-15 dual m ee ts to th e NCAA Eastern Regional March 14-15 at Carbondal e, Illinois. In addition to ath leti c co n sistency, the Terre H aute Terro rs also hold their own in the classroom. Last se me ste r . more than two thirds of the squad (14 of 20) ca rried a " B" average or better in va ri ed academic co urses of study . Counsil, whose crew had d efeated possibl e NCAA entries Mi chigan, Oregon, and Arizona State, and lost to another pair, Louisi ana State and Southe rn California, by a grand total of 1.1 points, sees a fi erce ly co mpetiti ve battle b efore and at th e nationa ls. Oth er schools vy ing for b erth s at Terre Haute's beautiful and spaciou s (10,020 sea ts) Hulman Center are defending champion Io wa State, Nebraska, California, Air Fo rce, CalFullerton, Navy and Templ e. In short , the NCAA GYmnastics Ch ampion ships' return to th e Midwes t looks to be o ne of the most well-balanced fi elds in years. In any case , w e' ll soo n find out.

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by Fritz Reiter The first National Elite Qualification was held at the Vall ey Fo rge Military A cade my in Philad elphia. Bi ll and Ginni Coco of th e Mann eties (Philadelphia Gymnastics Center) did a ve ry fin e job in organiz in g th e mee t even though man y of th e coac hes felt that th e chosen format of the co mpetition was not a favorable on e. Th e gymnasts had to com pete Frida y after noon in Compul so ries Vau lting and Bea m and Friday evening Vau lting and Beam Optionals. Th en on Saturda y afternoon they competed on Uneven Bars an d FX Compulsories w ith th e op tional s on th e sa m e events in th e eve ning. Bill and Ginni fe lt thi s would attract a greater number of sp ec tators. Bill and Ginni li ve in th e Ph i ladelphi a area and th ey wo uld probabl y kn ow bes t. It d oes however m ake se nse that gymna sts whose strong events are Vau ltin g and Beam cou ld ha ve had an advantage going into th e seco nd da y com petiti on w ith a relati ve higher " A ll-Around" sco re (4 eve nt s) than those who are strong er on UB & FX. It is m y opinion (and most coa ch es agree) that the United States should tak e a firm leadersh ip as far as Uneven Bars are co nce rned. Th e officially app ro ved dim ensions of th e bars pro ve to be too narrow fo r too man y of thi s co untries gymnasts ev en if the hi b ar is raised o ne notch . These taller gymnasts have to put up with the inad equacies by res tin g lower, swing ing less o r takin g a c han ce o f over rotating , o r even worse, of hurting th em se lves in or around th e abdominal area. It is also apparent th at most European gymnasts are co nsiderabl y shorter than th e average Am eri ca n. But m aybe we have to co nform to the narrow set of bars to make sure that none of o ur taller gymnasts ca n make th e U.S. team so we won't have any probl ems wh en w e go abroad. Exe mptin g the usual tendency in judging, to overscore th e b etter known gym nas ts, I felt th e judging w as ext remel y good. As much as i didn 't like th e low sco res my ow n two gymnasts received , on th eir Beam and FX compulsories, I couid see th e inad equacies. We will improve on ly if we are required to; on ly if th e judgin g system doesn 't leave u s suspend ed in an illu sion. This tim e cred it n eeds to be given to th e women who undertook th e task to judge th e brand new set of co mpul so ri es. A slight slip occurred however in the judgin g of the optiona l va ultin g when Tri cia Reed perfo rmed a ve ry excell ent ro und-off back flip and at first rece ived a 9.10 and wh en ve ry ve r y mediocre Yamas hita Yi turn s receive d

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eq ual or higher sco res. (Later her sco re was rai se d to a 9.40.) Bes ides Tricia Reeds va ult I was most impressed with Kolleen Casey's Vau lt in g tec hniqu e. Koll een toge th er w ith Sharon Shap iro appea res to have grasped th e n ew techn iqu e in va ulting. Bot h do n ot co mpl etely master th em at thi s point but promise to be among the best in th e future. Ko ll ee n was do ing an incred ibl y we ll p erform ed handsprin g w ith a full twi st but co uld not con trol her lan ding yet. Sharon Shapiro ' s Yamashita is o ne of th e ve ry few I have seen th at show actu al ve rti ca l li ft (RE PULS ION ), however she still lacks th e powe r in h er run to give her more di stance. Bein g o nl y 13 we ca n expect th at she w ill accompl ish thi s part of her gymnastics. Dian e Dunbar ce rt ainl y was the most co nsistant performer o f the m ee t and deserved to win. She also appeared to be more precise in the compu lso ries. The strai n of a lo n g season co uld easil y be detected, howeve r, and it mi gh t have b ee n mo re in th e i nte res t of th e U.S. team had she taken a rest from this meet. Ro xa nne Pierce surprised me w ith a st ro ng co meback and looks better than eve r, even tho ugh her all -aro un d sco re may not in d icate it. Co le D owa liby rece ived a special award for the most exc iting Free Exercise - a rout in e once aga in masterfull y designed by Muriel Grossfe ld and excitin gly p erform ed by Co le. Debbi e Wi lcox exce ll ed w it h h er co mpul so ry o n th e U neven Bars for w hic h she rece ived a we ll deserved 9.5. Debbi is coach ed by Ron Crescentini . Les li e W o lfberge r from th e SCA TS is p erhap s th e most d isc iplined gymn as t th at we ha ve and he r te chniq u e on th e Ba rs as we ll as in mos t of her gymnastics - whi ch incl udes a magnificent doubl e twi sting layo ut on th e floor - is precise and clea n. As in the case of Co le Do wa li by ' s free ex award which was awarded to her by the judges for her p erformance an d not because sh e won 1st pla ce or had th e hi ghest sco re it was remarkabl e to witness th e hi gh leve l o f co mpetency o ur judges have arri ved at wh en th ey awarded the most crea ti ve Bar ro utin e to D enise Cheshi re despite a ' brea k and th e landing on her d ismount that ultimate ly forced her to sc ratc h on FX. Her routine included a somersa ult from the low bar t o the hi bar with a 1/ 1 twi st, a mo st impress ive hand stand p i rouette o n the high ba r (s he ac tu all y arrives in a handstand before desce ndin g), to a stoma ch wh ip immedi ately bouncing to a h an dstand

pirou et te on th e low ba r to a st raddl e circ le Yi turn and o n to h er f in ish. Gymnast ics of that level co uld need more un ifo rm bars w h ere the timin g of each m o ti o n ca n be m o re lik e the o ne the .gy mna st practices in h er ow n gym . A ll in all no t too man y n ew fa ces but thos e w ho d id tr yo ut for th e first tim e proved that - at least tec hnica lly - thi s cou ntri es top coac hes are doing a grea t job. We need, h owever more and bett er com munica ti on and g rea ter disciplin e in our co mpul so ry ro utine s. Th e coac hes sy mposium that fo ll owed the m eet and see m ed to b e co-c haired between Murie l Grossfeld and Jack ie Fie was an inva lu ab le experience -as both did an outstanding job c hec kin g on th e compu lsory routin es. Mrs. Fi e's ma stery of the Ge rm an language as we ll as the help o( Mrs . Erna W acht el ce rt ainl y has brought about a better and mo re acc urate und erstan din g of the se routines. To top the intern ati ona lit y of this m ee tin g, Sh aron Va ll ey was o n hand to co mp are it with th e French tex t. Gymnastics in the United States is getting bett er with every m ee t and we ha ve all th e re aso n in th e wo rld to bel ieve in o ur own gymna sts. RESULTS All-Around 1. Diane Dunbar 2. Roxanne Pi erce 3. Na ncy Thi es 4. Co le Dowaliby 5. Ca rri e Eng lert 6. D eni se Wa lk er Les li e Wolfsberger 8. Kelly M un cey 9. Trishi a Reed 10. D ebbie Wi lcox 11. Do nna Payto n

73.35 71.35 71.10 71.00 70.95 70.90 70.90 70.65 70.50 70.40 70.30

Denise Cheshires in handstand pirouette to straddle


Sieve Hug


SOUTH GAINS PROMINENCE By Armando Vega Coach louisiana State University Th e bi ggest m ee t to b e held in th e So uth , th e 2nd annual M ardi Gras In vitati o n al, wa s att ended by n ea rl y 10,000, th e largest audi en ce eve r fo r a purely Am eri ca n m eet. Th e to p six ma le co mpetito rs we re D o ug Fit zjarre l, Gene Wh e lan, Brent Simm ons, Mi ke Cart er, Marshal Ave ner and St eve Hu g (1 st AA ). Th e six elite w o men were Gay le W ycko ff, Leslie W o lfsbe rge r, Barb ie M ys lak, Roxa nn e Pi erce, Jan ett e And erso n and Kyle Gayn o r (1st AA). Thi s was th e first appearance fo r w o m en in thi s mee t. Mi ke Cart er was sufferi ng from an ankl e injury and did no t co mpete in FX but he to taled 9.00 o r b ett er in three eve nt s. In va ulting, Barbi e M ys lak w as probabl Y th e 1st A m eri can w o man to d o a d o ubl e fro nt somi e.

Photos by Iva n Packe r



Hug Ave ne r Whe la n Simm o ns Fit zja rre l Carte r

-56.00 54.80 53.95 52.90 52.20 44.50

FX: Fi tz ja rre l 9.35; Hu g 9.25; Simmons 9.15; Avener 9.1 ; Wh e la n 8.95. PH: Hug 9.4; Ave ne r 8.95; Ca rt e r 8.3; Simm ons 8.15 ; Whe la n 8.15; Fit zjarre l 5.85. SR: Hu g 9.45; Whe lan 9.2 ; Ave ne r 9.15; Ca rt er 9.0; Fitzja rre l 9.0; Simm on s 8.4. V: Ave ner 9.45; Fi tzjarre I9.25; Hu g 9.2 ; Ca rte r 9.05; Sim mo ns 8.9; Whe la n 8.9. PB: Whe la n 9.5; Fit zja rre l 9.35; Carter 9.3; Hu g 9.3; Ave ne r 8.8; Si mmo ns 8.8. HB : Simm ons 9.5; Hu g 9.4; Fit zjarre I9.4; Ave ne r 9.3; Whe la n 9.25; Ca rt er 8.85. Women AA:

Gay no r 37.10 Mys la k 36.60 Ande rso n 36.45 Pie rce 36.30 Wo lfsbe rge r 35.10 Wyc koff 34.95 V: Anderson 9.3; Mys lak 9.25; Pi e rce 9.25; Gayno r 9.15; Wyckoff 9.15; Wolfsberge r 9.1. UPB : Mys lak 9.3; Ga ynor 9.2 ; Pierce 9.2 ; Ande rson 9.0; Wo lfs berge r 9.0; Wyckoff 8.9. BB: Gay nor 9.45; Anderson 9.1; My slak 9.05; Pierce 8.85; Wyckoff 8.15; Wo lfsbe rge r 8.0. FX: Gay nor 9.3; Ande rson 9.05 ; Mysla k 9.05; Pie rce 9.0 ; Wolfsberger 9.0; Wyckoff 8.75.

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Mike Carter

Marshal Avener


A RANKING OF THE WORLDS 50 BEST WOMEN GYMNASTS IN 1974 Dr. Joseph Gohler GYMNAST International Editor Attempt at a ranking In my files I carry statistics of more than 500 women gymnasts from allover the world , and on the grounds of my information sources, of which the most important is the " Ol ympic Artistic Gymna sti cs ", which can receive results from competitions. 1974 was the year of great increase in achievement, it was the greatest year of the Soviet Russian gymnast, but also the year in which The Peoples Republic of China, and likewise quite distinctly, North Korea, announced their claim for higher places for future Olympic Games and World Competitions. H ere is the result of my inquiri es. For most of the women gymnasts it is the average of the three best res ults - often selected from 8 to 10 resu Its - that was used as the basis of evaluation. Where there were only two results, the placement was therefore not as certai n as for the others, as it was noted in parenthesis, just as for those women gym nasts for whom only one result is known. Unfortunately one hears and reads only fittle about the USSR, of The Peoples Republic of China, of North Korea and South Korea (t hat weaker, but not weak in co mparison to the very improved women gymnasts of the northern Peoples Republic. One will therefore not overlook the good results of women gymnasts, who appea red on ly o nce, if one does not want to fool one se lf. Likewise these are co nsiderable hazy scores for th e Chinese, Korean and for the USSR , I fear. The 50 world best can be found out wit h some certainty , more correct ly sa id: The women with the 50 best average results of the year 1974.


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Turishcheva - USSR Korbut - USSR Siharulidze '- USSR Kim - USSR Saadi - USSR Hellmann - OOR Zinke - OOR Gorsdova - USSR Oronova - USSR Coma ned - Romania Goreac - Romania Chiang Shao-yi - PR China Gorbik - USSR Schafer - OOR Medvedsky - Hungary Rice-Moore - USA Ning Hsiao-ling - PR China 18. Bogdanova - USSR 19. Csaszar - Hungary 20. Schmeisser - OOR 21. Matsuhisa - lapan Roehrich - OOR 23. Zo loon Hi - Nor. Korea 24. Dunbar - USA 25. Escher - OOR 26. Primak - USSR 27. Grigoras - Romania 28. Anderson - USA 29. Hsin Kuei-Chiu - PR China 30. Charika - USSR Ungureanu - Romania Oornakova - TCH 33. Koschel - USSR 34. Kudinova - USSR 35. Gerisch - OOR 36. Savina - USSR Glevova - USSR Koleschnikova - USSR 39. Kische - OOR 40. Bitschukina - USSR 41. Gersc hau - OOR Oobre -' Romania Egervari - Hungary 44. Wang Kuei-ping - PR China Thies - USA 46. Parschinzeva - USSy Ostanina - USSR 48. Banfai - Hungary Hanke - OOR 50,' Carr - USA Hayashida - lapan

Niilg Hsian-lin, China

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By majority the optio nal competit ions we re evaluated, since not all of th em were permitted to do the Olympi c eight co mpetition in th eir countries. Reason: Sti ll too young. But one should not be delusive about the ability of a few 13 and 14 year o lds. According to m y m eth od of judgement, among the worlds 100 best, the foll ow ing women gy mnasts are still co unted (sin ce there are also A II -Arou nds at the. optionals considered , it might distort the picture a little : Howard , fike , Gayno r, Pierce, Carr, Yokum , Myslak, Reed ; one can see, these are the most successfu l eight eve nt women of the yea r 1974, exce pt th e Hill student, Trish Reed from Denver, who distinguished herself at the Europe Tourn am ent. Exce llent closeness in ach ieveme nt: USA before DDR . If one takes the 200 best as a basis of a judgement, wh ich th en first of al l refers to the closeness of achievement and to the basis of the pyramid in ach ievement, so it shows a brighter an d encouraging picture for the USA .

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15.

WORLDS 200 BEST USSR - 39 USA - 30 DDR (E. Germany - 26 Hungary -' 18 Japan - 17 Romania - 13 Peoples Republic of China - 12 ~Czechoslovakia -- 12 Nor. Korea - 9 BR Deutsc hland (W. Germ.) - 7 Bulagia - 5 Canada - 4 Netherlands - 4 Switzerland - 2 Italy - J France - 1

Rice-Moore, USA

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A ll the other Gymnast Nations are left empty handed by a 200 b es t li st. Th e Countries from ranking 11th on , co uld not show any women gymnasts, who o n e ma y count to the 100 wo rld best for the pa st year. A more co rrect pi cture in achievement for th e stren gth in competition at Olympi c Games results in the cons ideration of th e 100 best, w here the pi cture has the following o utlook: WORLDS 100 BEST 1. USSR - 26 2. DDR - 14 3. USA - 12 4. Hungary - 8 Romania - 8 Czec hoslovakia - 8 PR China - 8 Japan - 8 9. Nor. Korea - 5 10. West Germany

Anderson, USA Ibi~,


World co mpetitions and Olympic Games, decides t he quality o f the absolute top an d there we have th e USSR wi th a list of the 50 wo rl d bests as one ca n see at the presented ran king li st, show ing a superior ity (19) over the DDR (10) Rom ania (5) the USA th e Peoples Republi c of Chin a and Hun ga ry, all with four gymnasts (whereby the USA were to remark, that at a se ri ous co mpetition , that means at the Olympi c all around co mpetition , Nancy Thies wo uld not com e out as we ll as Debbi e Fike or H oward and Gaynor, b ut the next pre-Olympic year 1975 may prove that.

Andrianov, USSR


Young, USA

100 BEST

GYMNASTICS IN 1974 Dr. Joseph Gohler GYMNAST International Editor

Japan gets competition The gymnastic yea r of 1974 stood under the sign of the world co mpetitions and th ese again stood co mpletely und er the sign of the japanese, who dominated an unlucky competitive Russ ian team. Anyone who looked close ly in Varna had to observe, that th e Ru ssians entered a few younger talents, from whom one ca n expect a great dea l in th e near future . Th ese yo ung gymnasts , Shamugj an , Martschenko, Mikaeljan, to these o ne has to add also Safronov, Nedbalski, Malejew and Bojko, ha ve the courage to show th e ri sk and th e o rigin alit y that will be paying off one day. The question is, if the rising generation of japan, led by Horid e, Fujimoto, Yoshido, Nishikii and Kum e are ab le to provide the co nnection to the ma ste r quartet Kajiyama, Kasa matsu, Kenmotsu , Tsukahara. Fumio Honm a is the crit erium; w ho surpasses him, c lea rly has it made. In East Germany one always teaches after a scientifi c method and from fund amental basics up, that means, one promotes good talent in time. Of course Klaus Koeste will have to be replaced . The young team from Hungary will also be talked about, in 1975. But the USA and West Germany probably have the greatest reserves . This is shown when on e takes the worlds 100 best under examination. This Yields th e following ranking:


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Japan - 28 USSR - 19 W. Germany - 9 E. Germany - 7 Peoples Republic of China - 6 Switzerland - 6 USA - 5 Hungary - 4 Romania - 3 N. Korea - 3 11. Czechoslovakia , Polend - 2 13. S. Korea - 1 France - 1 Italy - 1 Cuba - 1 Finland - 1 Israel - 1

The picture would probablY look better with North Korea and the Peoples Republic of China, if one had better information from these countries. japans great foundation of the pyramid of achievement is eq uivil ent to th e women gymnasts of th e USSR. East Germany comes off bad by this cons ideratiQf) , yet,that is c hangin g when one tak es the 200 best list as a foundation . It proves,' that in East German y the you ng comi ng generation is prepared, to ente r the success ion of Koeste and Brehme. At th e Germ an Gymnastic club (Turner Bund) one is not ve ry satisfied with the coming generation. Th ose have ranking and are known, train exclusively at the Frankfurt Bundesleistungszentrum (Federal achievement center). Astonishingly the young Swiss, gratifying the great number

WORLDS 50 BEST MEN 1. Kajiyama - Japan 2. Kasamatsu - Japan 3. Andria nov - USSR 4. Kenmotsu - Japan 5. Tsukahara - Japan 6. Szajna - Poland 7. Horide - Japan .8. Thune - DDR (East Germany) 9. Marchenko - USSR 10. Gienger - W. Germany Tsai Huan-tsung - PR China 12. Klimenko - USSR 13. Milaelian - USSR 14. Schamugia - USSR 15. Honma - Japan 16. Molnar - Hungary 17. Kato - japan 18. Fujimoto - japan Okamura - Japan 20. Salronov - USSR 21. Koeste - E. Germany 22. jaeger - E. Germany 23. Hanschke - E. Germany 24. Maleje v - USSR Mobinge r - W. Germany 26. Pan Chen-lei - PR China 27. Hug - USA Young - USA 29. Yoshida - Japan 30. Gushiken - japan 31 . jorek - W. Germany 32. Grecu - Romania 33. Magyar - Hungarv 34. Klotz - E. Ge rma nv Bojko - USSR 36. Yang Ming-ming - PR China Bretscher - Switzerland Rohner - Switzerland Mack - E. Ge rman y 40. Kawaguchi - japan Netusil - Czechoslovakia 42. Tschao Tschia-wei - PR China Tannenberger - TCH Wu Ping-yu - PR China 45. Kim Sun Dun - N. Korea Loschkin - USSR Nedbalski - USSR Mikami - japan Kim Son II - N. Korea 50. Bachmann - Schwe iz

Kasamatsu, japan

Gienger, W. Germany

with ab i lity at t he uni versity t ea ms of th e USA. A pity, t hat so many ha ve to qu it, shortl y b efore th eir ac tual maturit y, b eca use of studi es . Note w orth y th e ri se o f France. So uth Kor ea bro ught it se lf to recog nitio n at th e Asian Ga mes in Teheran, in opti o nals, it was less impress ive in Varn a, where th ey failed at th e compul sorie s. Finl and ca n pla ce o nl y two in th e 200 wo rld best gymn as ts. A trag ic downfall , if on e co nsid ers th at Finl and in1 948 w as Ol ympi c w inn er ahead of Swit ze rl and . Hun gary, Rom ani a and Czec hos lovaki a are alm ost o n th e sa m e lev el , but t h e mo st h ope ful tal ents are with Sa ndor U rva ri , Hun ga ries dy namic head coach. Thi s ranki ng li st substantialy is built o n each thr ee o ption als results of th e yea r 1974. Onl y to take th e o lympi c all aro und fo r an exa mple, w o ul d have mea nt th e to tal ab se nce of th e Chin ese, No rth and So uth Ko rea ns and it wo uld have resulted in a co mpletely fa lse pi ct ure. H ere is th e rankin g li st o f th e nati o n s o n th e bas is of th e 200 bes t: GYMNAST Apr. '75

200 BEST 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 11 .

14. 15. 16.


Japan - 48 USSR - 30 E. Germany - 19 USA - 14 W. Ge rmany - 11 Peoples Republic 01 China - 11 Switzerland - 9 N. Korea - 7 Hungary - 6 France - 6 Czechoslovakia S. Korea - 5 Romania - 5 Cuba - 4 Pola nd - 3 Italy - 2 Finland - 2 Bulgaria - 2 De nmark - 2 Israel - 1 Yugoslavia - 1



1965.3lJrnnastrada Ed. Note: We 're reprinting our review of the 1965 Gymnaestrada (from GYMNAST Vol . VII, No. 7, Sept.-Oct. 1965). It was an exciting report and since the issue is no longer available, we thought we would share it with you now, in 1975, another "Year of the Gymnaestrada".

TURNEN DER WEL TBESTEN (The World's Best Gymnasts) by Jack Beckner This exhibition was one of many high points of th e Gymnaestrada, which took place in Vienna, Austria thi s past summ er. It was held Thursd ay, July 22 at 7 P.M. in what is billed as the most modern multi-purpose indoor stadium in Europe tod ay. The main hall , where we eventually found our seats holds a capac it y crowd of 11 ,621 which includes stand in g room for 2,092 persons (although the newspaper reported 15,000). It should be noted here that contests are excluded from the Gymnaestrada program, hen ce, no compe titi o n took place. Th e purpose of the Gymnaestrada is to populari ze the id ea of phYsical cu lture and also to promote friendly relations between gymnasts, organizations and nations. The hall was comp lete ly packed when the program began with the entrance of the gymnasts. Th e performers were: Vera Caslavska (Czec h.), Olympic Womens ' All-Around Champ., Polina Astachova (U.S.S.R.) , OlYmpic Uneven Bars Champ. , Lari ssa Latyn ina (U.S.S.R.), OlympiC Free Exercise Champ., Katalin Makray (Hungary), Olympic 2nd Place winner in Free Exercise, andD ucza Aniko Janosi (Hungary), Olympic 3rd Place winner in Free Exercise. For th e men were: Yukio Endo, (Japan), Olympic All-Aro und Champ., Haruhiro Yamashita (Japan), Olympic Long Horse Champ., Bori s Schaklin (U.S.S.R.), Ol ympic Horizo ntal Bar champ., Yuri Titov (U.S.S.R.), Olympic 2nd Place winner Horizo ntal Bar, Miroslav Cerar (Yugoslavia), Olympic Side Horse Champ.



ReDisited FLOOR EXERCISES Yamashita began on floor exercises - forward so m ersa ult, handsp rin g, fall , press ; then diagonally, roundoff, flip flop , full twisting layout. The routine was much the same as before and conta in ed the in verted cross handstand. Titov was next and performed the routine he ha s used for a number of years, w ith the addition this time of the front hand sp ring, front somersau lt. His exercise starts - roundoff la yo ut with half twist stepout, roundoff layout, (in competition this second la yout is normally a full twist) , turn and fall. Where man y lesser routines seem to die after o ne or two o utstanding sequences. Yuri ' s co ntinues and always flows. Near th e end of the routin e' he performs hi s outstanding car twh ee l sid e somi, cartwheel sid e som i with beautiful rhythm, height and contro l which has come to be hi s hallmark. Cerar was next and did an especially good job. H e started - roundoff flip f lop, fulltwisting layout. Other highlights of his routin e were high double leg circles and a wellperformed front somi stepo ut, cartw heel side. Schaklin was excused from this event due to an injury and this put Endo up next and last. Endo 's routine was well done and was a se ries of high points all executed to their ultimate. The routin e was th e same as he used in the 1964 Olympics - flip flop , back jackn ife to front leanin g support, roundoff flip flop full twist, one-arm lever press handstand, front handspring, front som i, inverted cross handstand, roundoff flip flop , jacknife som i dismoullt. It is imp oss ibl e here to describe the minor connecting sequences which are an important part in making this one of th e most outstanding exercises.

Comments: The good form of the performers wa s impress iv e as was their mechanical technique, for examp le: flips were high and twis te rs exhibited height, easy landin gs and control. The routines were well thought o ut , dramatizing difficult and unique parts and were presented in an aesthetic manner. This reflects a good ground ing in fundamentals , good coaching , and a great deal of training on the part of the perform"ers.

SIDE HORSE Titov was th e first p erform er on the side horse. H e mounted with - circ les on the end, turn in and Czech on the body of the horse, (not using pommels), all emand , (ca ll ed " Germ an " or "end around " ), reversed stockli to sadd le, break into scisso rs and hop scissor travel with half turn. H e did one to two more moves and came off due to an insecurely fastened horse. Yamashit a set down a very good routine, th e high points being - Czech hop around o n the end of the horse and the Russian Czech. Scha klin started his routine with - loop on the end, Czech , kehre in , scissors, Russian Czech, tramlot, kehre out, and ended wit h loops to hop Cz ech without use of the pommel s. He did not howeve r, work quite up to par o n this event. Endo passed up the side horse so Cerar was next. H e accomplished a very nice routin e but had a form break on his dismount. Hf' started - CZf'ch on the croup, Russian Czech on th e end of the horse, allemand , side lift to saddle ... etc. just as in the 1964 OlYmpics and with the triple Ru ss ian Czech in the sadd le as th e high spot of the routine. GYMNAST Apr. '75




Comments: Since the new rules were introduced at Tokyo the routines are longer than previously. Without except ion, a ll performers worked once on the body of the horse, (some twice), all started on the end, avoiding the more traditional mounts. That mount is probabl Y used b ecause it takes a little more energy to loop the end and do a tough sequence halfway through the routine and aga in at the dismount. Scissors work was exce ll ent, with the performers really moving their hips out and getting their legs up. RINGS Each p e rformer on the rings did a fine job and used a routine which met the F.I.G . requirements; they all used three handstands and forward or back g iant swings. I thought Cerar's mount was 'the most ' impressive strength move and mount.. . pull to cross (ho ld), then press up to " L" support. Other mounts incJuded.,', _ !J:t.Y..,e rted_ pull to. _hands!and b~ YamaSllTia , ... cross ri se by Enao, L pull to front lever (hold), inlocate, kip and swing to handstand by Schak lin, and ... dis locate, shoot to handstand by Titov. I believe all the 路 dismol!nts werefull twlstingJayouts except for Schaklin 's which was a hip circle straddle with half twist. Comments: There were no exceptional strength moves such as ba c k lever pull to cross, but each man met the requirements of the rules adequate lY. Their shoots and giants to handstand demonstrated c omplete mastery of the swing technique. GYMNAST Apr. '75

PARAllEL BARS Titov started first on parallel bars - peach to handstand , stue li , back somi, stutz, drop peach basket with straddle cut, then developed alittle trouble and finally ended with a frontal turn off (Wende). Yamashita was next. He just could not seem to hit his moves in his norma l manner. His stutz was not to handstand alld his back somersault which ,fol lowed was very low because of it. However, he redeemed himself by performing a more than adequate back somersault with a full twist for the dismount. Schaklin performed next with approximately the sam'e routine he has used for the last several Years. His routine performed quite wel l as ususal, but his stutz coming out of his back somi was only horizontal and his back somi dismount, although high enough, lacked the twist or genera ll y the difficulty common with. the parallel bar champs of today. "Comm'i!n't5:Ce'rar-and Endo performed their same routines as in, Tokyo, (note Endo's routine in the March issue of the M.G.), h oweve r, Cerar had a slight form break, barely missing his back somersau lt'to handstand position . Cerar, of course, with his unique routine and Endo with his fault less execution must both be ranked as two of the greatest ever on the parallel bars.


Both these men will be put to a real test when they come up against a young Russian gymnast new to the internationa l scene, who we had the pleasure of watching perform at the Russian exhibition. This fe ll ow's routine was - peach, front rise , swinging pirouette, fu ll spin on one arm to handstand , (we call this stunt a Diamidov), back som i, st utz to handstand ... double back som i dismount.

HORIZONTAL BAR The last event was the horizontal bar and it was most disappointing. Everyone except the OlYmpic Champ missed o r fell off. Schaklin did a very find e job on what was apparent ly a very poor high bar. His routine - double rear, German giant, disengage legs, kip, hip circle forwards, .f()i.lYa~d giant, half turn, str<l,..ddl~leg sole c ircle, shoot to back g iant, cross change to forward giant with left hand in dislocate grip, (cubiotal), full spin aro un d left arm to rear vault, kip to handstand, change right hand to reversed grip (pa lmary), J/4 giant forward to straddled single leg rear, disengage legs, turn, and with reversed grip (pa l mary), kip, two giants forward to high straddle dismount.


Comments: It should be n o ted that th e men who fell from the bar did so on ly because they were attempting to p erform their stunts to the ultimat e, for exam pl e: Stalder shoo t to handstand, so le circle . to handstand , etc. Even the simplest of mov es were performed to the ultimate. Using prope r mechanics the performers gain a great deal of control and ca n co nserve th eir everg y for a longer or more difficult routine. Two of th e biggest disappointments w e re: 1) th at th ere was no lo ng h o rse va ultin g even though Yama shita, the Ol ymp ic c hamp and p robab lY th e greatest va ulter o f all tim e was there, and 2) the fact that Menichelli, Ol ym pi c Fl oo r Exercise Champ and pl ace winner on many of the even ts was not in attendance. The womens ' eve nts were alternated w ith the mens ' events which gave each group an opportunity to res t betwee n eve nts. In ge neral , the wom en performed better than the men and of co urse pl ease d th e audi ence very mu ch. Caslavaska was th e o utstanding p erform er of "the- exhibi ti on, men not withstanding. The new papers dubbed h er " The Uncrowned Qu ee n of th e Gymnaestrada. " PhYsicall y sh e does not show th e lean trim lines from hard trainin g o f many women champions, however, w h en sh e wo rk s she ex hibits extraordin ary se nse o f rh yt hm and timin g. The floor exe rcises were 'performed quite well although the gi rls did work with the handi ca p of ta ped mu sic ove r th e P.A. sYstem which ca nno t slow or speed up according to the p articul ar performance. Astakova delighted th e audience b y performin g her exe rc ise to th e musi c of Strauss' " Wi ener Blut. " Latynina did a wonderful routine but unfortunately without her music which she had left at home. I liked Casalavska's routin e th e b est.

Th e uneve n bars were the hi ghlight of th e evening with Asta kova dupli ca ting her Ol ympic routine, (see th e M.G., March 1965 issu e) . H er full pirouette ca tch o n th e high b ar with the immed iate drop to the stradd led glide kip on the low bar ce rtainl y rank s as he most dazz lin g st unt, alth o ugh it may not be th e mo st difficult o r haza rd o us t o perform. Th e balan ce beam was th e la st event, and by the very natur e of the work don e here it was so m ew hat anti-climatic for th e audeince. For those who were gy mna sts or fo ll owers of gymnastics, (abo ut 60 perce nt of the audience), it was equal to th e other events. The tw o Hun garian gi rl s p erfo rm ed fir st, doing fine exe rcises, but both we re a littl e shaky d urin g ce rtain sequ ences . Astakova set down a good exe rcise ending wit h - straight arm str aight leg press to handsta nd, arc h over with what appea red t9 b e a full turn. Lat ynin a and Caslavska also did fin e exerc ises. The dismounts we re layo uts backwards and one bran dy.

During th e week ' s time of the GYMNAESTRADA I was ex trem ely fortunate in being able to view a grea t many exhibitions of man y of th e parti cipating co untries. Some of these exhibitions were put on by particular c lubs but most were o rgani zed on a national bas is. Th e small group represe nting the A.A.U. of th e U.S. put on a fine program that was w~1I rece ived by the audien ce. Mu ch of the credit . for o rgani zat ion goes to Muriel Grossfeld, who did an outstanding job on short noti ce, putting to gether th e m en 's and women's groups into an ex hibition which included some tumbling , a team drill and a run-through of most of the events with one performer on each . It is int eres ting to note that ac tiviti es such as hand bal ancing, tumblin g and rhythmic gymnastics have a d efinite place in th e gymnasti c programs of man y countries, and are enjoyed by parti c ipant ~ of b o th sexes. Th e Ru ssia ns have a specia l acro bati c organization , (not conn ec ted with circus o r professional actitities) in which they have co mpetiti o n on all leve ls including internat ional. As a matter of fact they plan to parti cipate in the World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships nex t year. I'm sure they will pose a threa t to our supremacy in th e Tumbling. Th ey do all th e stunts i n tumblin g and o ne of their boys eve n 路perform ed a double side som ersault on the the mat s. I might ha za rd a guess that not b efore too lon g, the Russians will dominate 路this world event as th ey ha ve Gymnasti cs so su ccessfully since 1952. I might also guess that thi s event... (W o rld Championships) ma y so m eday soo n inc lude m any o f the other acro bati c events common to co mpetiti on in th e Blo ck Nations. It is very diffi cult to say which ex hibition was the be'st beca u se eac h one was differ ent. For example, Czechoslovakia prese nted ' 12 completely different exhibitions,.from a do ze n each boys & girls doing ac robatic e~e r c i ses to 54 m en doing exe rcises on th e horse. The diversity and e normit y of the Czec h program was typical of 8 to 10 ot her co untri es. A fte r such a wonderful ex p erien ceJ which also afford ed me the pleasur e o f ren ewing old fri endships, I came away somewhat adden ed by th e existing sta te of gymna sti c affa irs in our country. It is quite apparent to me that w ithout all interested parties working together in harmon y through democrati c processes and towa rds th e sam e goals, we will continue to remain a seco nd-rate gymnastic power. It seems to me that we have made tremendous . prog ress in man y areas, however a lack 'of coo rdinati o n and an tion al purpose are ev id ent when co mpared with so m e of th ese small european co untries. It sho uld be apparent to all that o ur great country ca nnot be se rved adequately by th e type of program we have had for the last 15 years o r even a slight modification of improvement thereof.

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by Noreen Connell Focus 01 thi s artic le wil l be on th e "judged" qua lity of the participant in women' ~ gymna sic co mpetition , however, the inherent f luid ity of dance appli ed to execution of gymnast ics makes it meaningful to any performer. The benefit of thi s ear ly art form makes dan ce training a mo st important fa ctor in the developm ent of th e competit ive gymnast. The gymnast must demonstrate control, isolat ion , techniqu e, strength , and differences in dynamics . Wh ere else but in th e atmosphere of dance trainin g are th ese attributes to be learned and perfec ted? Despite th e bes t of intenti ons, the " average" gy mn as ti cs coach is most often und erqualifi ed to teach or demonstrate the difference between a correct or incorrect rond e de jambe . Th e effect on performance sco re can be the d etermining factor in compet iti on and yet both th e gymnas t and the judge must be aware of th e sub sta nces of dan ce techniqu e. Ballet is basi c; va riation s from th e regim en can be modified to the "cu te" style of an Olga Korbut , to the " c la ss ic" qualit y of a Joa n Moore Ri ce . Styl e must be adapted to th e phYsi ca l conf iguration and comfort of th e gy mn as t but good techniqu e must always be ev ident in execution. Adapt ions can b e developed in th e major forms of dance arts be it ethnic, modern , folk , character, jazz , ball et or creative movem ent. Ea ch technique ha s its own bib liograph Y of development and its own perfection and its own application . Performan'ce ca n be, sho uld be, and must eve ntually be judged o n the qualit y and m erit of the form se lect ed b y th e gymnast. Origin alit y can ben e fit or p enali ze the performer if the judge recog ni zes co nsi stency in style. Semanti cs in gy mna sti c co mpul so ry routine descriptions needs unifo rmity , a piqu e turn

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endehor is eith er that ". o r it 's th e p erform ance described in Adva nced Compul so ry Fl oo r Exe rcise, paragraph II. Th e r eve rse app ea rs in the sam e routin e, where " omi ss ion of jump w ith rond e de jambe " is li sted as a pena lty d'eduction but n o such term i s id entifi ed in th e description of the routin e. Dance and sports world s are m erged in wome n' s gy mn as ti cs, knowl edge, term in o logy and mutu al recognit ion are in ev itab le. It mu st be the function of the coac h to produce th e stellar gymn as t and of th e judge to recogni ze, apprai se and cla ss ify th eir e ffort s. Noreen E. Connel is a D ance m ajor gradua te of th e Boston Conservatory of Mu sic, State Competit ion Cha irman of U.S .G .F., a m ember of the D ance Teac hers Club of Bo ston , and Dance Chairman of M assac hu se tt s Girls Gymnasti cs Associatio n. She is a member of the executive committ ee of the New En gland Gymnastics Clini c, Inc. , Dance and Gymnast ics Director for th e Ha yden Recrea ti o n Center, Lex ingt on , Ma ss .; own e r of th e Noree n Conne ll Floor Exercise and Dan ce Studi o ; a Nationa l rated USGF jud ge and form er coach of the championship Merr imack Val ley Leagu e gymnastics team , North Rea ding High Schoo l.



___________ _ TID BITS By Pat Fro m sunn y South ern Ca lifo rni a, Mr .. & Mrs. Lloyd Hand owners of Leslie's Academy of Dance and Gymna stics w rote to tell us th ey held their ann ual Gym M eet in Feb. More th an 1,000 peopl e watc hed 200 entrant s compete in va ri o us eve nt s. Canoga Park sco red 88.50 point s to defea t th e Simi Valley Team w ith a to tal of 80. 77 po int s. During intermi ss ion th e Tin y To t classes, boys and girls 3 through 5 yea rs, staged an ex hibiti o n of tumblin g and va ultin g. We 've got news from Ohio thi s month . Two new privat e c lubs have ope ned up there, they are: Queen City Gymnastics Center in Cin cinnati, in structors are Delene Darst and Jeff Metzger . A lso the Youngstown Gymnastic Center, in Youngstown, run by Barbara and Brian Gallagher. W e want to w ish both of these clubs the best of luck l

Thi s m o nth we heard from Chic Johnson of Springfield, Missouri, w ho sen t us a cO p y of the Ozark Gymnastics Empire pr ogra m (it ' s sort of a tea m year book). Chick along with his wife Gloria run the Ozark Gymnastics Empire Club and coach th e Southwest Missouri State University women's tea ms (the program is about both tea m s). Chi c was eve n ni ce enough to put an ad for GYMNAST in the program.

THE GYM / NEW YORK The gymnasti cs team from THE GYM in NEW YORK participat ed in their first competition on February 22nd . They had been working very hard since th e beginning of Febru ary ge tting their routines toge ther for the met. Th ey competed against th e AERIAL GYM CLUB in Allendale, New Jersey.

Mini-Hops Gymnastic ' Club of Minnetonka- Hopkins, Minnesota. ST. PAUL WINTER CARNIVAL Th e Mini-Hops Gymn as tic club of Minnetonka - Hopkins, Minnesota won the 1975 SI. Pa ul Winter Carn iva l Team Trophey. On Feb. 1st, the eight team members co mp eted with 125 gy mn asts from fi ve sta tes and Canada . The meet was optional ro utines only. 3()

The Mini-H o ps are coac hed b y Gabor and Katica Deli who are form er Hun ga ri an Ol ympi c tea m members . They have b ee nin this co untry less th an thre e years. Mrs. D eli also coaches the Univers ity of Minnesota wome n s tea m .

We recei ved thi s p icture of Lisa Mattson of the "Pink Panther" Gymnastic Clu b fro m Pioneer Central School i n Yorkshire, New York, from her coac h Robert Baker. H e tell s us th e club ha s b een competi ng for two yea rs now without a defeat and Li sa h as bee n Al l-Around Champion in eve ry mee t she h as competed in for th e Pink Panth ers .

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by Jon Aitken Special thanks for our performers: Dianne Grayson - SIU; Beth Sheppard - SIU; Lisa IrwinTumble Town. It's ano th er day o f workout and Bertha But z is going through her bars routin e. Halfway throu gh is her hands tand pirouette. Here comes th e hard part, front hip circle, (coac hes eyes are gla rin g!) cast to handstand (coac h clinch es fi sts) she's alm ost there, - - she 's wavering, - - alm ost - - th en barely sho rt Berth a plops d o wn to suppo rt. Get Up There and Don 't Come Dow n Til l Yo u Make It O ver Butz! The sa m e story happ ens every da y in every gym around th e co untrY, and I've seen 28,816 routin es bl ow n on th e sa me trick . So with summer co min g lets look at the o ld routine wrecker and teach th e gy mn as ts a very important basi c that will all ow our best girl s a whole new co ncept o n top bar comb in ati o ns. It is generall y agreed th at any p art perfo rm ed co rrectl y f ini shes in such a way that o th er parts ca n b e perform ed immediately co nn ecting . Try to ima gin e all th e part s that ca n b e d o ne f ro m a good glide kip! The Great Banana Switch A fe w yea rs back the Japane se men bega n to perform with straigh t b od ies and opened the eyes of th e gymn ast ic wo rld w ith new and impre ss ive parts. Most eve ryo ne jumped on th e bandwagon and for yea rs now I've been seeing some prett y straight ha nd stand s. The girl gymn ast will say th at it 's ea sier to hold w h en you 're straight o n top of it. (U nl ess yo u want a build like a male ring perfo rm er) A straight handstand not o nl y lo o ks good, but it is the easiest and mo st e ffi cient po sition to swin g and turn in . (Eve r try to ro ll a banana down th e table?) So we are back to Bertha But z, class 1 gymna st, w ho does a strai ght handstand o n beam, on the f loor an d h as fairl y straight position on her h and spring va ult. Bertha's Bar Break Berth a can n o t ho ld a hand stand on th e low bar. Sh e ca n 't even ge t up to th e h and stand most of th e tim e, and w hen she does she is banan a b acked and feels in d anger o f crumpling d ow n and smun ch in g her nose flat. The coach says: 1. You ' re 5 pounds too fat. 2. Berth a is not str o ng enough to cas t up th ere. 3. Sh e hasn ' t learned h ow Yet or 4. Girlies can ' t do th ose thin gs. Wh il e I do worry w h en I see a blimp o n bars (new rails are ex pensive) I usuall y tend to think that th e girl hasn ' t sp en t proper training tim e o n thi s "Adva nce d Skill. " Let 's loo k at 2 "easy" skill s and see how much tim e and how many attempt s are mad e before th e skill is p erform ed consistently technically correct. Both skills require so me strength and good coo rdination o f timing and direction. A comp lete beginner tries 15 glid e kips a day for 6 months usually and about th e sa m e number of flip flops. A m o re difficu lt sk ill shou ld req uire more attempts, but Bertha on ly does hand stand s twice a week fo r the last 3 months.






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From the Side (Sequence A & BJ Comparin g sequel'Le A and B we ca n see what happen s during thewhole pirou ett e from th e side view. Our demo nstrator was as ked to perform an arched pirou ette fi ni shing lat e in a fa ll. W e w ill note simil ar positions of th e , seq uences . #1 & 14 Th e initial handstand - Both are reasonably straight , at this point either o ne co uld finish square o n top . #2 & 15 Shiftin g the we ight. #2 app ea rs unturn ed beca use th e we ight is shifted to th e side and remain s direc tl y over th e bar . #15 is the reason most pirouettes don ' t fini sh co rrec tl y. Turning before shifting th e we ight sideways w ill ca use th e pIrouette to fini Sh crook ed. Allowing th e ba ck to arch at this point ca uses th e weight to start falling into th e downswing. #4 & 18 In #4 th e feet still rema in in the same position directly o n to p o f th e bar. #18 is the result, no t th e ca use . On ce the feet bow into an arch (#15) it is extremely hard to straighten out the bod y, and imposs ible to finish anywhere but in th e downsw in g.




From the Front (Sequences C & OJ #6 Shows th e initial starting p osition , the hand stand is straight and as tall as possibl e. #7 Subtl e, but the weight is shifted co mpletelY o n to the pirouett e hand . M y persona l thoughts at this moment are - pu sh hard direct ly to the side without turning , a definite piked fe elin g. (A fee lin g of straight here usuall y results in an arch! ) This m.ust be don e while in the hand stand, no t whi le falling. #8 St aying w ell over th e pirou ett e hand , kee p th e bod y straig ht and tight. At this point I st ill try to pike and push down with m y pirouette hand. #9 & 20 The weight in both cas es had been shifted well , but #20 is falling because there is littl e or no pu sh with the pirouette arm. Constant press ure now is c riti ca l to keep the bod y as tall above th e bar as possible. Do not change th at hand Ye t, kee p pushing yo urself ove r to the finish hand as in #10. #11 & 22 Both pirouett es fini sh squa rely, but #22 has o nly o ne possibl e co nn ecti ve fro m this position! GYMNAST Apr. '75

swing her all the way to a hand stand. Doesn ' t a good pirouette rea lly start with a good cas t ? Now co m es th e good part. Afterworking a few years with girl s, I began to expe rim ent with tri cks that are perform ed in both men and wo mens gymnastics . The most o bvious difference is the mu sc le st rength men can u se. Ne xt thing to do then is determine the minimum amoun t of strengt h necessarY, and whi c h muscle gro ups are important. A cast to hand sta nd invo lves a good d ea l o f exp losive st rength w h en performed just by itself. What mu scle groups are most important? Coaches please exa mine #41 and #42 where All of t he initial power is created. The act ion o f exp loding from ti ght p ike to an ex ten sio n is co mm on ly ca lled Kip . Th e muscl e gro ups used are the back o f the thighs , g lutea ls and lower back . Th is action is identical to every kip on back as we ll as hechts, eag les, fal se eag les, fu ll twi st catc h. Development of thi s exp losi ve opening power is about the best thing you teach a gi rl on bars. Ju st as a flip flo p is much easier from a roundoff than f rom a stand, likew ise a k ip cast is easie r than a support cast. If I want to make girls strong on flip flop s I make t hem work rows of sta nding flip flops. Casting fro m a support wil l also make a girl wo rk hard eno ught 0 show signifi cant results in just a few weeks. Sequence E shows a drill that is fun for g irls, and develops the fo ll owin g areas. 1. Casting power and d irection . 2. Tim e in a handstand position. 3. Control li ng a downswi ng ( a very usefu l adva nced sk ill ). W e omi tt ed o ne photo just after #44. The hand stand sho ul d ba lance momen t aril y then fall aga inst th e top bar. Bring down one foot to stabi li ze and th en try to hold th e second han dsta nd 5 seconds befo re dropp in g. When assisti ng with thi s drill, control th e sho uld ers with one hand and add to the exp los ive opening with the ot her hand . H elp yo ur girl down th e first few tim es until she becomes fa mil ia r w it h th e sho ulder position o n the drop.



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Starting Position Th e re' s not a lot to be sa id h ere, eve ryo ne ag rees that straight and tall is a good way to start. The main p rob lem is ev idenced by #301 . We had thi s subj ect come up from a minimum cas t to crea te t he effect of a " muscled handstand " . Any girl can find her se lf in ex actly this bad starting position if her cast d oes not

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#303 is obvio usly a con tinuati on of 301 . We co mm o n ly see a hop perform ed here whe n th e gy mna st has fa llen co mplete ly over without an y weight shift. H alfway thro u gh th-e pirouette it is importa nt to push very hard with the pirouette arm . Sagging at this point is co mmon , and if the piro uett e started wi th reg ular overg rip it req uire s effort to stay stret ched tall. Keeping th e body straight during th e turn will be fe lt b y most people as a sli ght lY pik ed turn . Sequ ence F is a fun way to spen d so m et im e practi cing the middle of the p ir o uette. Bo uncing from the mini tramp puts th e gymnast in a fas t







handstand, then slow motion pirouettes stressin g th e weight sh ift and body position are co ntro lled by the spotter. The re is a mat on top the trampo line to finis h thi s dril l with a straight bo dy swi ng down , the hea d remains in a neutral position. Most girl s have a fun tim e with this drill , and soon can practi ce alone. Continued on next page





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Finally, G, a drill which req uires a good piroue tte a nd com es out of a support cast. Back in the USA While our top 10 girls advance in their world a ll around scores, USA bars are typically a weak









o ur coac hes shou ld spend more time in these weak sports. 1 . Better low to high bar connectives. 2. Higher imp ressive dismounts. 3. Better balance between tricks on low and hi g h bar. Most USA girls bore judges w ith imp ressiv e event. Though ou r g irl s are super performers,


top bar sequences such as hip c ircle handst a nd pi rou ette, wrap. Now is a good time to wo rk all the mini-bar stars on the one tri c k that will a llo w more spectacular top bar comb in ations, when mastered. It's the same part eve ryone is fa llin g on now, just stra ig ht ened out a bit.

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By David Martin, Coach Town North YMCA Twisters Dallas, Texas

All you need is a deep pool, a vau lt and a hard-wo rkin g gym nast who can swim . Many gymnasts are afraid of landing on a crash pad for fear of landin g o n th e ir head. Let t hem land o n their head - into a pool of water. Think about it. Wouldn't you try a double back off a set of rings suspended ov e r a poo l of wate r? If yo u missed badly you'd just splash. If you mi ssed onto a crash pad you co uld possibly get hurt. The same goes for vaulting. If you blew the va ult a ll yo u cou ld do is splas h into the wate r - not sp lat on a c rash pad. I'm one of those coac hes who can teac h ce rta in moves but has never tried them. Mark Spitz's swimming coach cou ldn ' t swim! What we did was p ut a va ult and a set of uneven parallel bars by the edge of the deep end of a friend 's pool. " Tuff-Sk in " on the vault and on the hands (eve n wet) is a necessity. I also make my gymnasts diagram exact ly w hat va ult they are doing with stick figures so I know that they understand w hat they are doing. We had a splash. After five tries at a Tsukahara , I had it well enough to try onto a c rash pad . My oldest gymnast, Billy Booth, and I had a blast trying handspring 1Y2' s, hecht fronts a nd even came close to a hecht back. We did Rigby's off the high bar of the un evens. The reason we did it better in to a pool was the fact that we knew we wou ldn 't get hurt. We gave it a ll we had and didn ' t worry about our land ing. GYMNAST Apr. ' 75

Su re, we hit wrong and splashed a lot of water, but we wouldn't have gotten up if we had landed li ke that onto a crash pad. We learned more in one after noon than we had in weeks. The reason was no fear of our la路n ding. The wonderful thing about th is method is that t he gymnast does ALL the work and the coach just coaches. When the gymnast gets the move down wel l enough into the water, he can go to the equipment with little or no need of a spotte r. Just think of the possibilities of worki ng doub le backs off of a high bar placed into a pool or learning hechts from the top bar of the unevens in to a pool - unspotted! This procedure is not all fun and games. It 's hard but very rewarding work. I have designed layo uts and am building eq u ipment for working hi gh bar, uneven bars, va ulting and rin gs over or int o a poo l and would be glad to send them to you or answer any questions you may have. There are two drawbacks to this kind of techn iq ue . Fi rst, the gymnast must dry off after every move and second, the gymnast must be ab le to swim. Good luck to you and if you need any help just write me. David Martin Coach, Town North YMCA Twisters 6529 Lafayette Way Dallas, Texas 75230

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A Cinematographic Analysis of a Back Uprise to a Handstand on the Parallel Bars Comments on the ABSTRA CT by Larry Svihlik: The study does not purport to give a thorough .analysis of the movement, in how small part due to unavailability of adeq uate computer analysis facilities. It is the view of this editor that as a rule, studies that do not include total linear and angular momentum calcu l ations as a rule give too little information to do us much good. Without these, we do not discover the ACTUAL effects of various body actions, but instead the apparent effects on body position .


larrv W. Svihlik M.A. in Physical Education, 1973. 36 p.

Mankato State College, Mankato, Minnesota This study was undertaken to analyze a back uprise to a handstand on the parallel bars. Motion pictures were taken of the skill. Measurements were made from enlargements of the exposed film from which the data were gathered. The subject showed partial but rapid hip extension prior to the hip-flick action that started nine degrees past the vertical on the downswing. Following the hip-flick action, the body was. moved into a slight arch. The ankles of the subject were raised upward in a rotary manner during the backswing of the skill. The elbows and shoulders generated high angular velocities by extension and flexion as the body swung to a handstand position.

The abov e study was completed in order to illustrate bod Y " act ions " to the neophyte gymnast o r gymnast ic coach . Comparison of execution techniques were not attempted in this st ud y. A lso no attempt was made by the author to mea sure kineti c energy, potential energy stored in the parallel bars or u pward or horizontal momentum . Only angular ve locities of bodY segments and center of gravity ca lculations were record e d for this study. Below is the table of ·angu lar velocities of th e performer's body seg ments during the execution of thi s skill. Positive angu lar Jb




5-6 9-10 13-14 17-18

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57-58 61-62 65-66

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+126.58 +126.58 +189.87 + 63.29


00.00 -443 .03 +632.91

-189 .87 +632 .91 -506.32

00.00 - 63.29 - 63.29

+379.74 +253.16 +506 . 32

+506.32 +253.16 +506.32

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velocities in dicate tha t subject was in the process of extending the body segments about that joint. A negative an gular ve locity indicate a flexing action about that joint. . During the execut ion of thi s ski ll , it was observed that the performer' s bodY segments exhibited unpatterned ang ular veloc iti es. The performer was co nstantly compensating for rapid extension of one body segment by a slower extension o r flexion of another joint. Thi s was done to maintain balance throughout the performance of the skill. In the illustration, frame 33-34, the hip joint exhibited flexion. This flex ion of the hip joint shortened the radius of rotation thereby increasing angu lar ve locity. (The bodY moved faster in a rotary manner.) Eight frames later, frames 41-42, the hip explosive ly extended at a high angular velocity. This " hip-flick " aCtion, frames 33-42, helped to initi ate addit ional momentum of the body which enabled it to swing to a handstand. The mom entum ·o f this " hip-flick" action caused the body to assume a slightly arched pos iti on . also flexion of the knee joint occurred- for .2686 of a second. The knee joint flex ion and slight arch of the body shortened th e rad iu s of rotat ion and added to the body' s upward swing.




Recommendations 1. A blurring of b ody segments in certain portions of the sk ill was ob se rved. A ca mera speed of 128 frames per second (instead of 64) could help alleviate this problem. 2. More subjects o f different body types could be used for a study of thi s type. 3. A co mparat ive study of execution techniques of this skill cou ld b e undertaken . 4. Computor program analysis cou ld be used in o rd er to gather more data on this skill. 5. Cinematographic studies on parallel bars involving a ba ck uprise as a main component of the sk ill co uld be resea rched. By doing so, a back uprise may be resea rched more thoroughlY.

CORRECTION I n setting the type for a recent research article, we accidentally failed to include the second author. Article appeared on p . 44 of the October 1974 issue, and correct title and authors are as follows: COMPARISON OF THE BODY DIMENSIONS OF JAPANESE, HUNGARIAN AND AMERICAN GYMNASTS by Richard C. Nelson and Brian W. Bergemann Biomechanics Laboratory, Penn State University, University Park, Penna.

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ABSTRACT: A Comparative Analysis of a Back Overbar Somersault

Comments on the ABSTRACT by Daniel E. Connelly, Jr.: As with the other paper, the study is not very complete. Here is what is studied is the the recatch position as it relates to holding the handstand after a back salto on bars. Please note that the author speaks of backward lean, but his photo illustrations show what most of us would probably call a forward lean . Apparently, no effort was made to determine how thrust before release could be us~d to reduce angular momentum. As a consequence, what we have is a photographic illustration of the fact that in order to stop rotation after the release, one must land in a position for which one can apply a torque through a considerable range of movement on the way to the final position . Clearly, mechanical changes that allow release with less angular momentum will also allow recatch in more vertical position. Since analyses were done of essentially just one execution, the study really reveals about' what must be. Rather, it tells us about what this particular performer put together and how in his execution the various actions interrelated. H.J.B.

Note: The abstract is of a Master's Thesis done in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Physical Education Dept. at Calif. St. University at L.A. under the direction of Dr. AI Marino.

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The author was filmed while performing both a back overbar somersau It catch to suppo rt and back overbar somersault catch to handstand. The purpose of the study was to compare the two skills and determine the factors which contribute to completion of the back overbar somersau lt in a handstand position as opposed to a support. It was hYpothesized that in order to regrasp the back overbar somersault in a handstand position the shou lder joint must lean fifteen degrees backwards of a perpendicular drawn through the base of support. It was also hypothesized that the foot ang le at the point of release for execution of the back overbar somersau lt catch to handstand is greater than that for regrasp in the support position. All angles measured in degrees were recorded in two tables for compar ison. The hypothesis regarding the backward shoulder lean for regrasp in a handstand ,was accepted and that for the foot angle was rejected. The most important factors found to influ ence regrasp in a handstand included minimal shoulder lean and forward head position at the release point in order to create slow rotation and sufficient height to allo w time for regrasp in the handstand position.

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news 'n notes NEW APPROVAL PROCEDURES FOR MEETS AND CLINICS Judy H all, Vice Chairman, USGF- WC ALL approva l requ ests should go to the perso ns indi ca ted fo r th e res pec ti ve program s. This mu st be don e a month in advance of th e event. Form s may be ob tai ned from Re gio nal Chairm en, Judgin g Chairma n, Teacher Edu catio n Chairma n, and Mode rn Rh yt hmi c Gymn as tic Cha irman. Meet Approval Request: c/ o Respective Reg ional Ch airman judgesTraining Approval Request: Delene Darst, 7678 Cath edral Hill D'ive, Cincinn ati , Ohio 45244 Send Copy to RC Teacher Education Approval Request to : Sa nd y Thi elz, 304 Pri ce St., West chester, Pa. 45244 Send copy to RC Modern Gymnastics (meets and clinics) Approval Request to: Norma Za bka , 6600 Blvd . E. West Blvd. E, West New York , New Jersey 07093. Send copy to RC Upo n receipt of fee and appropriate fo rm, a Certifica te of Approval and report in g forms wi ll be se nt by th e above, to perso n requ esting approva l. Reports f o r eve nt s listed shall go to t h e follo wi ng: Gymn as ti c mee ts - Kespec tive Reg ion al Chairm an Ju dges Training - Delene Darst and respect ive Regiona l Chairman Teacher Train ing - Sandy The il z an d respecti ve Reg ional Chairman Modern Gymnastics - Norma Zabka and respecti ve Reg ional Chairma n NOTE FROM ED: If yo u are ho ldin g a clini c o r eve nt such as a meet , I think it wo ul d also be a good id ea to not ify you r State Chairman imm ediately upon se ndin g yo ur request. By th e tim e yo ur Regio nal Chairman has a chan ce to info rm yo ur SC it cou ld be too late for her to inc lud e it in her USGF State Newslett er.

* USGF, AAU, . YMCA PROGRAMS - 1975 USGF Junior Olympics Chairman: Audrey Schweyer, 1850 S.W. 17th St., All entwo n, PA 18103 The USGF Jr. O lympics w il l pro vid e outstanding o pp o rtuni t ies, at th e regiona l and nati o nal leve l, for th e developme nt and recogniti o n of ta lented and p ro mi sing yo un g gymnasts, our future Olympians.


I. ELIGIBIL ITY and po ten tial future Ol ympi ans. A. C lass I (ad va nced Compulsory) Jr. and Sr. a. This highl Y speciali zed training ca mp wil l Divi sions 12-14 and 15 and over. be staffed by so m e o f th eve ry best coaches and B. The USG F Class I State meet w ill se rve as technicians in the co untry. th e first ph ase o f th e Jr. Ol ympics. Entry into th e b. Note - Gymnasts from other programs USGF Jr. Olympics program mu st be initi ated at throug hout the co untry will be invited to the C lass I state m ee t. attend thi s d evelo pm ental training camp. II. QUALI FYING PROIFDURES FOR These addi tional gymnasts wil l b e cho se n by RE G IONAL JR . OLYMPIC COMPETITORS the Foreign Relations Committe e. . A. Th e first, seco nd , third , and fourth place _ . c. Onl y th e USGF Jr. Olymptc champions AA (co mp. and opt.) winners in each age group wrl l be assured. an In~ ltatlon to thiS highly div ision of th e state meet wi ll b e al lowed to speCia li zed training facrl lty . advance into th e Regio nal Jr. Ol ympi c Champion ship me et. 1. Thi s wi ll crea te a r egiona l championship with 8 gy mn asts rep resenting eac h stat e. 2. In th e event that a gymnast is unabl e to co mpete in the Reg io nal meet du e to illness or

REGIONAL JR . OL YMPIC CHAIRMEN I. Patty 'Heckart~ '2311 E. Artesia Blvd ., Long Beach, CA 90805. II. Pat Hatmaker, 7049-223 S.E. Issa quak, Wash . 90827. III. Nancy Bagby, 314 College, Norman, OK 73069. IV. Sonia McCunniff, c/ o Black Hawk GYm Club, 950 Sheerer, Waterlou , Iowa 50701 . V. Mrs. Rita Nugent, RD #3 Box 296, Highwa y 57, Evan sv ille, Ind. injurY, the gym nast wi th the next high est AA 47711. VI. Dorothy Niechwadewicz, 137 Oak St. Apt. sco re (ex. fifth p lace) from th e state meet wil l 14, Ashland, Ma ss. 01721. VII. Pat Pyle, 5431 Heron, be gi ve n th e opportunit y to enter th e Region al Centerville, VA 22020. VIII. Dennis Davis, 1011 Ci ta del Championsh ips. Dr., Altamonte Sprin gs, Fl orida 32701. B. A gymnast w ho has qualified~ for the , . Reg iona l m ee t w ill -· compe't e_ :in ..'-'ct hatc.:. •. __ PJJT IES OF- REGIONAL CHA IRMEN championship in the age group division ' 1: Be responSible for the direction of. and determined by h er age in th e state meet. enco ura ge participation In the program within III. REG IO NAL USGF JR . OLYMPIC the region. ' CHAMPIONSHIPS 2. Appoint the director for the regional Jr. A. Regional meet may b e h eld anytime OlYmpic compet ition. following the Class I Jr. and Sr. n ationals. 3. Distribute info concerning the program thnJ B. It w ill be th e responsibility of the Regional all available channels of commun ications (SCs, Jr . Ol ympic Chairman to organize the region al newsletters, etc.) co mpetit io n. 1. Th e SC will arran ge to se nd the names of the states entri es int o the Regional Jr. Olympic meet, to her Jr. Olymp ic chairman immediately following the state meet. 2. The ·Jr. Ol ympi c chairm an for each regi o n w ill fo rwa rd all p ertinent info concerning the regio na l champ ion ship to the coaches of qualified gy mn as ts. If po ss ible, thi s information sho urd b e avai labl e for distribution at th e state meet. C. Entry fees are i n o rd er since the meet must be finan c ial ly se lf-suffici ent. D . Appropriate awa rd s wi ll be provided for the AA win ners by the USG F AAU JUNIOR OLYMPICS An AAU Junior Olympic Supp lement has been pub li shed and is effective as of January 1, 1975. This supplement to t he AAU Junior Olympic Gymnastic program supersedes the present Juni or OlYmpi c gymnastic program as li sted in the AAU Official handbook Jr. Olympics, 1974, and in the AAU Offi cial Gymnastic Handbook, 1973-74. Mr. Jerry Duhamell , AA U Junior Ol ympic Adm ini strator is now preparing th e new supplement which in addition to th e n ew regulat ions will also carry the new 1975 Boys compu lsories with sti ckI V. USGF IR.OLYMPIC NAT IONAL figures. Th ese may be obtained b y writing to CHAMPIONSH IP A . Th e 1st pla ce AA gy mn ast from each ag e him at AAU House, 3400 W . 86th St., Indi anapo li s, Indiana 46268 . divis io n in th e reg ion al m ee t, wi ll be invited to Th e m ai n c han ge fo r girls is that the age enter the national m ee t and co mp ete for th e grouping now co incid e with those of th e USGF Na tional USGF Jr. Ol ympi c champion ship . Age Group Prog ram with th e exception that 1. There wi ll be 16 gymnas ts (2 from each the AAU sti ll does not ha ve competition for the reg ion ) in th e nation al compe tition. nine and und er age group. The other groups B. D ate of th e 1975 meet wi ll be Jun e 28 - site are 10-11 , 12-14, and 15-18. The girls will do the undetermin ed. same co mpulsories as in 1974. Th ere sti ll is no V. AWARDS AND HO NORS FO R NAT IONAL provi sion for the va rious abi lity groupings JR. OL YMP IC CHAMPIONS within th e different age groups. Girls 11 and A . The 1st and 2nd pla ce AA gymn as ts from und er will continue to do th e USGF / DGWS each division wi ll be offered th e followin g Beginner Level Compulsories with the 9 an,d oppor tuniti es. 1. The 4 Jr . Olympic champi o ns w ill be sent und er group doing compu lsories only. The girl s 12 and over still do the USGF/ DGWS as honored g ues ts of the USGF to th e final trial for th e Pan-American games. Intermediate Lev el co mpulsories and both age 2. The 4 Jr. Olympic champ ion s will th en gro ups will d o o pti ona ls. In addition, the AAU has set sco re levels that parti cipate in a speci al USGF Jr. Ol Ympi c on e week tra inin g ca mp for exceptional gymnasts the gymnasts must m eet in order to be able to GYMNAST Apr. '75

compete in th eir Di stri ct A ssociation Championship me ets. In order to qualify for a District Assoc iation meet , a gi rl must post th e following all -around sco res in (a) preliminarY assoc iation meet, o r (b) a recogni ze d gymnasti c organization meet: 9 and under - None ; 10-11 , 20 points AA ; 12-14,24 points AA; 15-18, 24 points AA. Th e required All-Around sco res ma y b e obtain ed by using optiona l scores or compulsory scores from beginning , intermediate, or advanced AAU-DGWS Jr. Olympic compulsory exercises. The age determin i ng date is the age of the participant on th e first day of th e A ssoc iat ion Championship meet of that year. She will compete in this age division the entire year. She may not jump up or down an ag e division. Th ere are many things yo u shou ld know about if you compete in AAU Jr. Ol y mpi cs. For examp le, if you are an Elite gymnast, you are automatically disqualified from compet iti o n in these meets. order your Supplement today .

Wom en 's compulsories for YMCA National s will be th e USGF / DGWS Advan ced Level exercises. The Sept ember issu e o f th e YMCA ex pl ains th e new YMCA Ag e Group Compet iti ve Program. The groupings presc rib ed co in cid e with tho se recommend ed by th e USGF and also adopted by the USGF. . Th e YMCA ha s go ne a g iant step farther th an AAU , beca use, in addition, ab ili ty levels begi nner, interm ediate, and adva n ced ... are tak en into account within each age group. Currently used compu lsory exercises are recomm en ded fo r use in th ese co mpetitive leve ls. H owever, it will be up to YMCA's at the loca l level to implement t h ese program s. This yea r yo ung wome n who wish to compete in YMCA Nationals must qualify through area , state, and / o r regional YMCA meets which should h o ld a National qualifying event using th e Adva nced Leve l USGF / DGWS compulsories plu s optional s. A gymnast must score 48 al l- around to qualify for YMCA Nationals. Specialists who earn 15.00 or high er in th e events for w hich they wish to qualifY, will also qualify for entrY.


CONTACTS Anyone wish in g to b ecom e in vo lved w ith gymnastics in hi s o r her own state, or who has qu est ion s co ncerning th e USGF, AAU o r YMCA Programs should contact one of these people in the area in vo lve d: -

YMCA PROGRAM For those of you who are competing within the YMCA sYstem , refer to the September YMCA News for changes in yo ur program. Since yo u all get this free, there is no point in going deeply into explanation s. for interest's sake, we will cover this program briefly for compar isons .

USGF WOMEN' COMMITTEE Li st of the USGF State chairmen ca n be found in last months GYMNAST Mar. 1975, page 47. NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AAU OFFICIALS AAU Gymnastics Administrator: Mr. Thomas Maloney, 2626 Cardinal Place, Saraso ta, Florida 33579. PH 813-958-4910.

Chairman of Women's Gymnastics: Don Wild e ro te r, 1933 Ever itt St., Va ll ey Stream, LI , NY 11580. PH 516285-6180. lunior Olympic Administrator: Je rr y Duh ame ll , 3400 W. 86th St. , AAU Hou se, Indianapolis, Indi ana 46268 .. Technical Chairlady: Erna Wachtel, 2258 N. Kimball Ave. , Chicago, Illin o is 60647. PH 312-SU7-7494 National Ir. Olympic chairlady: Jeanette Hawkins, 1500 Fe rn , McAllen, Texas 78501 . PH 512-686-8265 Regional Gymnastic Coordinators: Region I Sandy Sheedy, 2 W. M o ntgom e ry t., Johstown , NY 12095; II Ed Knepper, 235 Pin e hurst Rd. , Fia rfa x. Wilmington , Del. 19803; IIIChariesDuBois, Rt. #3, Box 64, Kingston , Tenn. 37763; IV Bruce Davis, 1075 N.W. 151 st St. , Miami , Fla. 33169; V no nominations (Hawaii); VI Erna Wachtel, 2258 N. Kimball Ave. , Chicago, III. 60647 ; VII lack Bond, 529 Bre ntwood , Wate rloo, Iowa 50701 ; VIII Clara Hopkins, 3751 West 44th, Tulsa, Okla . 74107 ; IX Gerald Bartosch, 2029 Gaylord , GAS, Houston, Tex. 77024; X Bill Parise, 202 S. Sunset, Roswell , NM 88201; XI No nominations; XII Carolyn Holmes, 13050 S. 10th, Seatt le , Was h. 98168 ; XIII Florence Palas, 7823 Stewart & Gra y, Downey, Ca lifornia 96241 ; XIV Ron Hilderbrand, 2227 E. 88th , Anchorage, Alaska 99502. YMCA Steve Speth, Phys. Dir. , 709 1st Ave. SW, Roch ester,

Minnesota 55901 ; Bill Stein, Davenport YMCA,606 W. 2nd St., Dave nport, Iowa 52801 ; Robert I. Budnick, Gymnast ic coach, N. Suburban YMCA , 2705 Techny Rd ., Northbrook, III . 60062 ; Ron Ashworth, Rumbord Community Cntr. , 50 CONGRESS St. , Rumbo rd , Maine 04276; lim Bower, North sid e Family YMCA, 5210 M a nhattan Rd. , Jac kson , Miss. 39206; Linda Bowker, ontclair YMCA, 25 Pa rk St. , Montclair, NI 07042; Bob Martin, Jersey City YMCA, 654 Bergen Ave. , lersey City , NI 07304 ; Mrs. M. Nelson, Centra l Queens YMCA, 89-25 Pa rsons Blvd , lamaica , NY 11432; Mrs. Linda Chencinski, N.E. Region YMCA, 377 Randa ll Ave., Elm o nt , NY 11003 ; Mr. Steve Yancovich, Charlotte YMCA , (N.&S. Car. YMCA Gym Coor.) Charlotte , NC 28202; Doug Lewis, Cambridge YMCA, 703 N. 77th St. , Cambridge , OH 43725; Bob Fortune, Elyria YMCA, 256 Washington Ave., Elyria , OH 44035; Lloyd Capwell, YMCA of Great e r Scranton , 706 N. Ela kely St., Dunmore, PA 18512; Mr. W. Wortman, Lee Circle Br. YMCA, (Abiline YMCA, 3250 State St ., Abilene , Texas 79604) .




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lETS bE diffERENT Most girl s are p e rforming the " hecht" dismount with hip contact to the bar. Wh y not co mbin e a " free hip circl e" right into the hecht dismount, th e seq uence of which is shown by the figu res. If thi s " free hip hecht di smount " is perform ed off the low bar, I person all y wou ld

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not question that it w ould be ca ll ed a superioJ . dismount , since th e free hip circl e is involved and also because o f th e free hip and hecht co mbin ation . If this " free hip hecht dismount" is p er formed off th e high bar, th ere would be no qu estion that it would b e cal led a " superior " sin ce the pl ain hec ht off th e high bar is alre ady rated a superior di smount.





Last fall we formed a club, which is called Team Two. Our coach is Mrs. Sandi Miller. Our club is located in Prospect heights. We work out at MacArther Jr. High school. Last month she wrote this following poem about the girls in our club. We were really pleased with what she said and I would like to share it with you and your readers. Karen Kurp Arlington , heights , Illinois Oh, here 's a newsletter To tell you what 's new About your daughters gymnastic clubThe club name - Team Two. We've got 8 real cu te girls Not too many, not too few Just about the right number To devote enough time to. Starting with our youngest, we 've got MARY JOBURKE. At n ew and difficult skills she doesn 't shirt. She 's only 9 - but watch this one zoom. Move over Olga, You 'd better make room. Next is our red head with freckles a nd such. LORI BERMAN's her name - she 's already learned much. She 's so enthused and responsive - what a treat Don't miss this kid when she's old enough to compete. LA URIE BIRCH is another new gymnast, it's true, But she 's got many skills that she can show you . She's working on beam and vaulting right now Given a bit more time - one word: Wow. DEBBIE CHASE is also a member of the team. This girl can do tumbling, vaulting, bars and

beam. She's got lots of potential - an a ll around for sure Her future in competition holds a very high score. KELSEY WILLIAMS is practicing hard and doing quite well. She 's only a 6th grader but time will tell. She 's bright, cheerful and smiling and works very hard For this kid, I have a high regard. LISA GERHARDT is a freshman at Wheeling For gymnastics this girl has a natural feeling. She's working on optionals - mostly on beam. She's a great addition to anyone's team. LORI KA UNZINGER 's a student at Hersey, as a matter of fact, a frosh. A better girl to work with, you couldn't ask for by gosh. She's got the right attitude, and that's half of it This girl keeps on working and she'll never quit. KAREN KURP attends Prospect, this is her first year. She 's an all around gymnast, her name in the future you'll hear. She 's working on beam and really likes floor ex She 's always willing to do more than what one expects. So there they are - THE FABULOUS EIGHT. I hope that in time they 'll all be just great. Gymnastics takes time - years and years to be good. I hope they stick with it - with your help they should. So goodbye for now, I'm sure that you're tired Of reading these poems on which I worked(?) so hard. I love all the girls and must complement you parents too On what an outstanding job you've cared enough to do. Sandi Miller




We really enjoy your magazine , but please put in more write ups on our Americans. I think I we should be just as proud of the our gymnasts and have them get the same publicity as the Russians and European countries. maybe more American people would become aware and support their own gymnasts! Lori Schneider Cypress, California

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Apr. 3-5 NCAA Championships Indi ana Sta te Uni vers ity Apr. 3-5 AIAW Nationals, Ca lifo rni a State Un iversit y, Haywa rd , Cali fornia Apr. 5 or 6 Eastern States Team Championships hoste d by New Yo rk Sta te Apr. 11-12 USGF Regional Meets _ April 12, Pasadena National tnvitational (PNI), Pasad e na C ity Co ll ege, 8 p .m . Apr. 18-19 YMCA Nationals at Wright State U., Day ton , O hi o. W rite : M r. Woody Egg lesto n, Ph ys. Dir. , Ke tte ring YMCA. 4545 Mars ha ll Rd. , Kette ring, Ohi o 45429 Apr. 25-26 Second USGF National Elite Qualilication Meet at t he Universi ty of Neva da in Ren o . May 1-3 AAU Jr. Nationals, at Eugene oregon. Me et Directo r : linda Meth e ny a nd Dic k Mulvihill , 12th a nd O live , Euge ne , O rego n 97401 . Ph 5031747-1963. Wome n 's USGF / DGWS Ad v. l ev . Co mpul so ri es; Me n, NEW 1975 AAU-YMCA-US GF Co mpo May 3-4 Women' s European Championships, Ski e n, No rwa y May 8-10 USGF Jr. Nationals at Geo rge Maso n U. Fa irfa x, VA hoste d by Ma rva Teens. MD : Ruth Ann Mc Brid e, 5636 Rando lph Rd. , Rockv ill e , M aryla na 20852 May 10 Third National Modern Rhythmic Gymnastic Competition, Sa n Franc isco State U. , Co m pul so ri es ava ila bl e at USG F May 15-17 AAU Sr. Nationals at Ke nn e d y Sr. H.S. , Ced ar Ra pi ds Iowa. Hosts: Iowa Assoc. AAU a nd Nisse n Co rp . M D : G. N issen , 930 27th Ave ., SW, Ced ar Ra pid s, Iowa 52406. 3191365-7561. Me n a nd Wo men 1976 Ol ympi c Compul sor ies re quire d . May 22-24 USGF Sr. Nationals at South Eugen e HS in Euge ne , O rego n hosted by Nati o nal Acad e my of Artisti c Gymn ast ics M D : Dic k M ul vih ill , 148 W. 12th , Euge ne, Orego n 97401 May 31-June1 Men' s European Championships, Be rne Switzerl and June 7 Sr. Olympics, l os Ange les City Coll ege June 12-14 or 19-21 USGF Elite National Championships June 28-29 Czechoslovak Spartakiade Prag ue, Czecho slova kia , Spo rts Cele bra ti on 0 1 30th A nni versary o f N ati o nal Libe r ati o n

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July 1-5 Berlin - 6th Gymnaestrada Mid. Aug. National AAU Jr. Olympics, U 01 Cornell, It h ica, New Yo rk. MD : Gy mnastic Coach, U. 01 Co rn e ll. Age Gro ups 12-14 , 15-18 lo r bo ys and girls. Girls d o IntI. l eve l USGF I DGWS Co mpulsori es. BoYs, NEW 1975 AA U- USGF Jr. Ol ympic co mpul sori es. Writ e to Jerry Duna me ll , AA U Jr. Ol ympic Admini st ra tor , 3400 W. 86t h SI. , Indi anap o li s, Ind . 46268 PH 317路 297-2900 (mu st qualify thru distri ct a nd Reg io na l co mpe ti tion) Aug. Pan-Am Trials Oct. 12-26 Pan American Games, M ex ico City Oct. World Cup, Madrid, Spa in MIDWEST CALENDAR April 26 Elite National Age Group Tumbling Championships ... no sit e ... no MD ye t. June 14-15 Turner Camp Invitational Ro ll Helmk e PH : 264-9493 at Turn e r Ca mp .

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Previous experience is not necessary. You can start your gymnastic training at the AGC. Your progress will be amazingly rapid and most self rewarding . Short lines and small' groups are the rule for practice and instruction. There 'are no long lines or waiting periods for using apparatus. Eight to ten sets of apparatus will be available for continuous use atAGC. Recreational facilities include swimming and boating at the clear, beautiful, spring-fed Oquaga Lake - tennis - tetherball - softball - water skiing shuffleboard - canoeing - golf .. .Smorgasbord every Wednesday night ... Six hours of gymnastics is scheduled every day .. . Our staff is always willing and ready to help anyone with specific problems or requests ... Showboat rides around the Lake on Tuesday or Thursday evenings . Parents may spend a wonderful vacation right along with their daughter at beautiful Scott's Oquaga Lake House. As a mountain vacation resort, Scott's is unmatchable. Enjoy a vacation of your own and watch your daughter progress in gymnastic ability. Gymnastic apparel and equipment will be available for purchase . Included are leotards , warm-up suits, sweat shirts, hand-grips, gymnastic shoes , etc . Our leotards and warm-ups are fashioned by GYMIS, the finest quality 100% stretch nylon gymnastic-wear made any place in the world. Participation in the voluntary all-camp Olympic style gymnastic competition.

AMERICAN TEACHER-PUPIL RA TIO , A teacher to camper ratio of between 1:5 and 1:6 is maintained for most effective teaching and learning. FACILITIES Our new building (60' x 125') completed for the 1974 season gives us a great inside working area . This new building is fully equipped with apparatus and a 40' x 40' free exercise mat. Two additional large indoor areas (40' x 80') and (35' x 90') are also fully equipped to provide outstanding indoor working conditions . Outside areas are spacious. EQUIPMENT Eight to ten sets of apparatus will be available for continuous use atAGC . Each girl will receive individual and small group instruction corresponding to her ability.


For the seventh successive year, Dr. Frederic M. Pierce will head the staff of the American Gymnastic Camp in 1975. Dr. Pierce brings an outstanding background in education and women's gymnastics. As an educator, Dr. Pierce has taught physical education for 18 years from elementary school students to college seniors. He also served as the Director of Athletics at Johnson City Senior High School for 3 years. In 1966, Dr. Pierce was selected as one of four Outstanding Young Educators in the United States. In Women's Gymnastics, Dr . Pierce was formerly the Vice-Chairman of Women's Gymnastics in Northeastern Region of the AAU, Director of the Triple Cities and Scranton "Stars" girls gymnastic centers , whose membership numbers over 500.



Includes: Marilyn Schnaars. Schnaars Gymnastic Center. Farmingdale, Long Island ... Minnie Daub. Triple Cities 'Stars' Girls :Gymnastic Club ... Kitty O路Brien. Ohio State University .. ,Jeri Julian . Island Trees High School, Long Island, New York ... James Pedro . Triple Cities 'Stars' .. Jo Anne Michael. UnionEndicott Girls Gymnastic Team .. .Linda Berry. Dance instructor, graduate of Harpur College School of Dance ... Dave Black. Southern Illinois University .. . Terry Heath. Scranton 'Stars' School of Gymnastics .. . Gretchen Dowsing. Cornell University ... Dave Ashmann. United States Naval Academy ... Steve Shephard and Kevin Tolliver. Southern Illinois University ... Vern Detrich. Geneva, Ohio ... Chrystal Chollet. Somerville, New Jersey .. .Carol Pietruszewski. Lombard, Illinois ... Barbara Overtoom. Towson State University .. .Karen Weinaug . St. Bonaventure University.


Beginning our seventh year as the finest ALL-GIRL gymnastic camp in Eastern United States.


$150 weekly session (6 days) $295 two week session (13 days) $440 three week session (20 days) $585 four week session (27 days) FEE INCLUDES : Lodging (complete linen and bedding provided), excellent meals . a small group instruction program, use of all resort recreational facilities . full insurance coverage . Leotard for girls attending two weeks, leotard and warm-up for girls attending four weeks. DEPOSIT $30.00 deposit to accompany registration with balance due on registration day. Deposits refundable up to June 1,1975 . SpeclallP'oup ralel eveDable upon requell.

r--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. Name ........ ........ ............ . .... .... ..... .......... ........ .. .. . ..... Age ...... . Address ............ ..... ... .... ...................... City .. ........... .. .......... . State .. .... ........... ... .. ........ .. .Zip ......... Phone # .. .... .. .. . . .. ......... . School Attending ..................... Gymnastic Club ....... ............ ..... . I shall attend: . Dates . ...... ...... .. .... ........ . . ( ) 1st Week-June 22 to June 28 ( ) 6th Week-July 27 to Aug. 2 ( ) 2nd Week-June 29 to July 5 ( ) 7th Week-Aug. 3 to Aug. 9 ( ) 3rd Week-July 6 to July 12 ( ) 8th Week-Aug . 10 to Aug. 16 ( ) 4th Week-July 13 to July 19 ( ) More than one week: ( ) 5th Week-July 20 to July 26 No postponement . cancallation. or refund of deposit unless camp is notified by June 1. 1975. No deposil ls ever losl but credit will be made for future sessions for applicant or girl she designates wllh approval of managemenl within one year. Sessions begin on a GYMNASTIC CAMP Sunday and end on a Salurday of every wBek


Make Checks payable to

Box 6, Johnson City, N. Y. 13790 Telephone: (607) 797-1226



Dates: June 22-26, 1975

One of the most inexpensive camps anywhere. $ 4 0.00 for one week. We feature an outstanding staff of Olympians, Canadian and American gymnastic Coaches. Group ratio guaranteed 8 -I. Don't get lo st in those large

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' Write: Dr. H.j. Bieste~feldt, Jr. SIU Arena Carbondale, lIIin9is 62901


The best of facilities and staff at a reasonable cost


1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) STAFF-Our staff Includes Olympic and National gymnasts . . . Director Rick Tucker, Assistant Director Lee Roberts, Grace Ann Tucker, Toby Towson, Karen Schuchman, Rich Tobin, Debbie Tobin, plus many other nationally ranked gymnasts, coaches and guest lecturers.

dance classes at all levels tumbling classes at all levels training in the Olympic events for women training in the Olympic events for men lecture-demonstrations small student-instructor ratio instructors who are carefuliy chosen for their teaching experiences and ability in order to provide the highest quality of instruction 8) upon request-evaluation of gymnasts attending two or more sessions



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R.turn to: LEE j\OBERTS, International Gymnaatlc. Camp, Inc., 257 Eaot Broad Str.. t. Ea.t Stroud.burg. Pa. 18301 (telephon. 717-421·8557) ACCIDENT INSURANCE IS INCLUDED Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Ag.. . . . .. Sex .. . ... . • .. . on.....Ion ... .... .. : .. . .. .. $110.00 Addre.. .... .. . ... ..... ...................... .... ..... ............ . City ..... .- .. .. .. . .. ...... .. '.. • .. ...

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Our rotating Staff includes Olympic and National gymnasts Director Bruno Klaus- gymnast and coach for the past twenty·ftve years, NCAA champion-high bar and vaulting, member 1962 U.s. World Championship squad, assistant professor and gymnastic coach, East Strouds-

burg State College. lob Rice, Ab. Gronfeld . Joon Rice , Bruno Klaus , Fred Ro el hli sberger

Joan Moore Rice-u.S. Olympian 1972, world games team member 1970 and 1974.

The International Gymnastics Camp has indoor and outdoor facilities, One of these is a newly constructed 50' x 120' gymnasium for the ultimate in European-style training, A licensed pqysician is on call at all times,


Abe Grossfeld- u .s. Olympic coach, 'Member of U.S. Olympic, World and Pan American teams.

Barbara Galleher Tonry-Gymnastic coach at Yale University, nIne times National Tumbling champIon, World Tumbling champion,

Don TonrY-1958, 1962, 1966 USA World Championship team member, 1960 Olympic team member, author arad international gymnastic judge.

Fred OriofskY - Former u .s . Olympian and NCAA champion, international judge, coach Western Michigan.

Noreen Connell-Dance and Competition Chairman for the U.S.G.F., U.S.G.F. gymnastics Judge. John Crosby- u .s . Olympian, Gold Medal winner In Riga, U.S.S.R. Fred Roethlisberger- u.s. Olympian, member USA World and Pan Am er ican teams.

Bob RiCe-National and All-American gymnast. Outstanding staff members also Incl ude : Ken and Missy Allen, Judy Alperin, Richard Aronson, Chris Brooks, Sandy Caldwell, Bob Cargill. LInda Castner, Jim Culhane (Olympian ), Len DePue, Dr. Jerry George, Tom GIbbs, Pam Gustavson, P eter Langnickel (Unive rsity Coach, West Ge nnany ), Tom Lindner (NCAA champion-winner of Nissen Award), ConnIe Maloney, Rich· ard l\Iurahata, l\lary Jane O~le rl e, P egIY Petera, Jean Bathfon, Debbie Roe. Dennis Spencer, Steve Whitlock.

Joon Moore Rice



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Return to: BRUNO KLAUS, Director, International Gymnastics Camp, Inc. R.D. 3, Box 518, Stroudsburg, Pa. 18360 (telephone 717-629-02(4) Circle the Jen ion or sellion s thol you whh to allend . As enrollment will be limited. those attend ing one se ni on pleo n indicotl a second choicl. JUnl 22 -Junl 21 J Unl 29- July 4 July 6 - July 11 J",\y 21-Aug . 1 Aug. l-A"'g . • • A"'g . lo-A"'g . IS·

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Roommate Requests ................... . ...... . . ... . .. . . . ....... .. ....... .. .... . .... . ..... .. .... . . , . . ........... ... '.. (mUll a ccom pany application) P1.0JI accompan y 'hit applica tion with a $ 25 .00 per sUlion deposit payable 10 Inle rnot ionol Gymnastic Camp. Applicolion will be a ccep ted on a lint coml bo ,is OJ we can accep t a limited numb er of I tudenh. Depollt refundo bll 30 dO YI p rio r to, JI" lon . We will occe pl children under 8 wi th parental odvi lemenl. NOTE : COlQplele directionl , recommende d clothing lilt, orr iva i time, co," p reg u·

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one session .............................. $115 te n sessions . ........ $100 t wo, three or {our sess ions $110 Commuters .................... $ 70 five sessions.. . ..................... $105 Deposit . . ...... '$ 25 SPECIAL TEAM· RATES (6 or more members) UPON REQUEST TEAM APPLICATIONS MUST ARRIVE TOG€THfR

GYMNASTICS CAMP BRUNO KLAUS , director R.D. 3, Box 518 Stroudsburg , Pa . 18360

Profile for USA Gymnastics

Gymnast Magazine - April 1975  

Gymnast Magazine - April 1975