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24 Mohini Bhardwaj comes from a unique background. Her mother is from Russia and her father is from India. Mohini trains at Brown's Gymnastics in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


25 Rob and his twin brother Rick started gymnastics when they were 9 years old. Rob trains in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Gold Cup Gymnastics. Left: Jessica Davis


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The USA gymnasts won 28 medals at the 1995 Pan American Games . The USA men, women and rhythmic teams won the team gold medal; Shannon Miller, Amanda Borden and Amy Chow swept the all-around medals; John Roethlisberger and Tamara Levinson took second all-around; and the USA Rhythmic Group also won the silver medal. In addition, many individual medals were earned at the competition.

AMY CHOW ............................... 8 Amy Chow is climbing to the top of the gymnastics ranks. She took third all-around at the 1995 Pan American Games.

McDoNALD'S AMERICAN CUP .. ............. .............. 21 Kristy Powell and John Roethlisberger won the 1995 McDonald's American Cup. The win is Powell's and Roethlisberger's first international all-around victory.

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INTERNATIONAL MIXED PAIRS .... ... ................... .................................... 24 Ana Maria Bican from Romania and Marcello Barbieri &'om Italy won the International Mixed Pairs competition. USA's Mohini Bhardwaj and Rob Kieffer won the bronze medal.

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By Kathy Scanlan

March was a busy and very successful USA gymnastics month. TheMcDonald' s American Cup and the International Mixed Pairs took place at the beginning of March and the Pan American Games took place throughout the month. Kristy Powell and John Roethlisberger won the McDonald's American Cup, Mohini Bhardwaj and Rob Kieffer earned the bronze medal at the International Mixed Pairs, and the USA gymnasts won 28 medals at the Pan American Games, including the men, women and rhythmic team golds. Congratulations to all the gymnasts and coaches involved in this tremendous effort! In this issue you'll read a feature on John Roethlisberger who just won the McDonald's American Cup and took second in the all-around at the Pan American Games. In addition, you'll read about Amy Chow who took third all-around at the Pan American Games and won the gold medal on vault. We'Ve featured both of these athletes so that you can learn a little bit more about their lives inside and outside the gym . We also talked with Mohini Bhardwai and Rob Kieffer about their backgrounds. We've included a readership survey in this issue. Please take a few minutes to let us know what you like and don' t like about the magazine and return it to us as soon as possible. This is your magazine and we'd like to make it better for you!

Many of you have probably already heard about the tragedy that occurred to one of the members of our "gymnastics family." Stormy Eaton, owner and coach of Desert Devils GymnastiCS in Scottsdale, Ariz., was killed in an airplane crash. Although it's such a tragedy to his family and all those who knew him, I'm sure Stormy would want us all to continue to train hard and above all else enjoy gymnastics, school, friends and the love of our families, just as he did! Beginning with the September /October 1995 issue of USA Gymnastics we' ll include a new section in the magazine called IIRising Stars." This section will list results from high school, collegiate, local, state, regional, and invitational competitions. We're asking all meet directors to send official results and photos from your meet to USA Gymnastics and we'll publish them in our new section. Another new column beginning with the July/August issue, will be the IIRoad to Atlanta.'1 Each issue we'll have some information on the 1996 Olympic Games. Next issue, we explain how one can make the 7-member Olympic Team in men's and women' s artistic gymnastics. If you need more information on the Games in Atlanta call the Atlan ta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) at 404-224-1996. Hope you enjoy the magazine and please, don't forget, send back your readership surveys. THANKS! MAY/JUNE 1995





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Not every gymnast can be ranked os high as fourth in the country, get straight A's in school, and be on accomplished pianist. But if you're Amy Chow, it just comes naturally! Chow will be 17 years old on May 15. She just returned from the Pan American Gomes where she and her teammates won the gold medal and Amy took third all-around, won vault, and took second on bars. My goal was to hit all my routines and Idid that. My only problem was during the 011around competition when Ihod a wobble on my lost event, beam." little did Chow know that she was leading the all路around competition going into the lost event, and her wobble cost her a silver or possibly a gold medal. She scored a 9.225 on beam and missed the all-around gold medal by only .212. ln other words, if she would have scored higher than a 9.437 on beam, she would have won the 011around title. Although disappointing to be so close, winning the bronze medal at the Pan American Gomes behind Shannon Miller and Amanda /I

Borden is on outstand路 ing accomplishment. In faet, Chow was the top finisher for the USA after the optional team competition. Amy began gymnastics sort of by default. Her mother, Susan, tried to enroll her 3year -old daughter in ballet closs but the school turned her down because she was too young. When asked if she wished she would have started ballet, Amy said, "Not really. I've tried ballet classes and they're not all that exciting for me." Amy is known more in the gymnastics community as a trickster than a ballet dancer. Her difficulty level is incredible. She does difficult elements on each event including a double twisting double bock dismount on bars, astanding pike full twist on beam, two different vaults from two different families, and a triple twist dismount from beam. When asked if she ever gets scored, Amy said, "Once I learn a skill it's usually not scary anymore. I do a lot of progressions leading up to the skill and my coaches tell me when I'mready to do it. I trust them."

Amy's mom is from Hong Kong and her dod, Nelson, is from Chino. Both moved to the USA to attend college at Son Jose State and met each other while going to school. "Iwould like to go to Hong Kong and Chino sometime to see where they lived," said Amy. Amy's 15-year-old brother, Kevin, is also on Astudent, a notionally-ranked gymnast at Top Flight Gymnastics, and on accomplished violinist. Coach Dione Amos attributes Amy's success to her family. "The Chows have been loyal and very supportive of Amy's dreams." Coach Mark Young attributes Amy's success to her quickness. "You could tell she was different from the very start," said Young. "I separated her into a special program when she was 5." Whatever the reason for Amy's success, hopefully she will keep winning medals and have fun in the process. Oh, by the way, there is one thing Amy hasn't mastered-driving. Amy just turned 17 and still doesn't have her driver's license. But that doesn't bother her. "I just don't have time," said Amy.

Send your queslions 10: USA Gymnaslics, Ask Mary lou, Pan American Plaza, 201 S. Capilol Avenue, Suile 300, Indianapolis, IN 46225.

advice on how to find a coach and even if I should pursue it. I won't ruin her dream if there is a chance. People are in awe of her and I just don' t know if I should push it. We'd love to show someone a tape or even let her tryout but I don't know how to go about it. Carol Kll utson Fort Dodge, Iowa

Dear Mary Lou, I' m 11 years old anda LevelS gymnast. I'm worried about my height (4'7") and weight (72 pounds). Is that average? How much did you weigh and how tall were you when you were 11 years old? Valerie Mazess Madison , Wisconsin

Dear Valerie, I believe there is no average height or weight for a gymnast. Every individual is different. I have always been very small for my age. You can't do anything about how tall you are, however, you can control your weight to an extent. Proper exercise and nutrition will help you maintain your ideal weight. (Check out Body Balance in each issue of USA Gymnastics.) Dear Mary Lou, When and how did you get involved with Special Olympics? What are you doing with Special Olympics now? Are you and Shannon still married? Susa n Clark Quee1!s, New York

Dear Susan, I got involved with the Special Olympics many years ago. It's a great organization. For the last five years Ihave devoted much of my time to the Children's Miracle Network, a charity which helps young kids who need hospitalization and medical care. And, yes, Shannon and I are still

happily married (4 years) and we're expecting our first child in April. (If fact by the time you read this we've probably already had our baby.)

your stomach tight, shoulders open, head straight and drive your heels hard on the pre-flight. Also, concentrate on keeping your legs straight.

Dear Mary Lou, I'm eight years old and a Level S gymnast. The vault is the event that is keeping me from advancing to Level 6. I'm 4 feet tall . I'm having trouble keeping my legs straight when I vault. I run fas t and count steps, but vault with "frog legs." Can you give me some advise? Kelly Reingardt Ft . Collins, Colorado

Dear Mary Lou, I would like some advice. I have a 7year-old daughter. She's been waiting to compete and finally got to compete in Davenport. She qualified for sta te her first meet. In her second meet she did even better and her highest score was a 9.2Son beam. I look at this magazine and wonder if she' ll ever get anyw here staying in it. I drive her one hour and 10 minutes one way, three times a week. She loves it so much. She practices everyday at home when she doesn' t have gym. She begs me to get her to a gym in the morning so she can get to the Olympics. Can you give me

Dear Kelly, You sound like me when I was your age. The vaulting horse is probably taller than you are. That only means that you need to work extra hard to do well on vault. Make sure your run is aggressive and fast. Keep


Dear Carol, You seem very interested and concerned about your daughter's future in the sport. And that's great, however, she's only 7. The only thing gymnastics should be right now is FUN. If your daughter has Olympic aspirations and world class talent, her ability will come through in a few years. That is when a change may be needed. Dear Mary Lou, How old were you when you started going to gymnastics camps? Did you ever get homesick? If you did, how did you deal with it? Stephanie England Cocoa Beach, Florida

Dear Stephanie, I was prabably 11 or 12 when I first went to a gymnastics camp away from home. My older sister Shari was a gymnast also and she was always with me. So I never felt homesick while away at camp. I did get very homesick when I moved away from my family when I was 14 years old to train with Bela Karolyi in Houston. What helped me get through that very difficult time was lots of phone calls and lots of letters.

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Many athletes used to think that protein was the most important part of the diet for building strength and endurance. Athletes are now becoming more educated about nutrition, and they know the importance of a high carbohydrate, low fat diet for excellent athletic performance. Where protein was once thought of as the ultimate food, it is now ignored by some athletes who are always thinking about carbohydrates and fat. Protein is still important to the overall dietary picture, and it should not be ignored, especially by gymnasts. We get protein from a variety of foods. Those foods that are in protein include beef, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products. Whole grains and vegetables also contain protein, but not in great amounts. When one thinks of a balanced and healthy diet, items that may be included on that list are fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, grains, cereals, low fat dairy products, and lean meats such as chicken, turkey and fish. Mention beef or lean red meat and you may get strange looks. Lean red meat can certainly be included as part of a healthy diet. Even though lean red meat is slightly higher in fat than poultry and fish, it's acceptable to eat on occasion. Lean red meat has been treated as a dirty word among those who are looking more closely at their diet, but it can o~fer some essential nutrients to young growmg athletes without dishing up too much fat. Lean red meat is a good source of protein. Protein is needed for the young athlete to rebuild and repair tissues and for making enzymes (which speed up reactions in the body) and hormones (which help other reactions in the body to take place). Young athletes who don't eat enough protein will not be able to rebuild muscle tissue that is broken down during training. Lean red meat is also a great source of iron. Iron is essential for young growing athletes to make red blood cells (which transport oxygen throughout the body).


Lean red meat is not only an excellent source 01 protein and iron but also 01 zinc, magne¡ sium, and creatine. All 01 these are important lor gymnastics m u c h prot e in performance!

Too little iron may result in poor athletic performance. Many young athletes, especially young gymnasts, do not get enough iron in their diet. The type of iron that you eat may be the cause of this problem.

may cause problems for gymnasts. By eating a lot of protein, you will most likely eat less carbohydrates, the essential muscle fuel needed for those quick spurts of energy that are demanded of gymnasts. Another reason is that protein foods (especially animal proteins like meat) do contain fat. If you increase your protein past your requirements, you are probably increasing your fat intake as well. Lastly, the body cannot use extra protein. The body must get rid of this extra protein, which could put a strain on the kidneys .

Iron found in animal proteins such as red meats, poultry and fish (called heme iron) tends to be absorbed more eaSily than the iron found in grains and cereals (known as non-heme iron). If you don' t eat enough protein from lean meats, poultry and fish, you may not be getting enough heme iron. Eating lean red meat is the best way to get that iron, and it can be done without getting too much fat (see Table 1). If you're not much of a meat eater, make sure to eat foods such as enriched breads and grains, dried beans, peas, spinach, and raisins to get your iron. You can increase your absorption of iron from these non-heme sources by also eating foods high in vitamin C such as citrus fruits, strawberries, potatoes, and melon. Try to stay away from beverages that may lower your iron absorption such as tea and coffee, and avoid eating too many high fiber foods.

The goal is to make sure you are eating enough of the high quality protein to meet your body's protein needs while still eating a high carbohydrate, low fat diet. Remember, this is the protein you need from meat sources. Meat sources are poultry, fish, lean red meat, and eggs. You also get protein from other foods, such as breads, grains, milk, vegetables, and beans. This makes up the rest of your total protein intake.

References: Nuller, Jun. Seasonal changes in female athletes' diets. International Journal of Sports Nutrition, 1991; 1:395-401. Ersoy, Gulgun. Dietary status and anthropometric assessment of child gymnasts. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 1991; 31:4:511-580. Pennington, Jean, A.I. Bowes and church food values of portions commonly used, 15th ed. 1991, lB. lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA. Sports Nutrition: A guide for the professional working with active people_ Ed. by Dan Benordot. 1993: printed by the American Dietetic Association, Chicago, IL.

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Towle scored perfect scores on Class 6 rings at the 1992 North Carolina Boys' State Championships, was ranked first on the 1992 North Carolina State Skills Testing Team and was the 1993 Class 6 Peachtree Classic All-Around Champion in the 7-9 year old age group. He represented North Carolina at the 1994 Region 8 Championships as an 11-year-old Class 1988 Olympian in rhylhmic gymnaslics Diane Simpson 5, and was to be one of the favorites for the allwas married in June 1994 10 Hollisler Bundy. The couple • around title at this year's Regionals. In addireside in Norlh Carolina. tion to his exceptional gymnastics abilities, he was a straight A student and even tutored third grad ers in their math studies. Brodie was coached for the past year by 1984 Olympic Diane grodualed from Norlhwestern University in Evanslon, squad member Chris Riegel. 111., in 1993 wilh a double major in journalism and polilical



science. She is now working as a broadcasl journalisl for "Brodie possessed the total package that, as we in the gymnastics community are well Jefferson Pilol Sporls and coaching gymnaslics. Hollisler • aware of, is such a rare find," said Riegel. "Extreme intelligence, extraordinary athletic altends Duke Law School. • ability and the burning desire to su cceed. We will all deeply miss him. "


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The USA w ill sen d Club Name Localion Leader m ore th a n Fallbrook Gymnaslics Club Fallbrook, Calif. Dean and Debbie CapeloHi 300 p articiScot Depol, W.Va. Barbara Taylor Maverick Gymnastics Club Inc. pa nts to the McKeon School of Dance and Gym. Wrentham, Mass. Peler and Trish Caccia paglia 1995 Worl d Gymnaestrada in Milwaukee Turners Milwaukee, Wis. Jim Radke Beriin, Germa n y, Rhythmic Edge Carmel, Ind. Paula Hilliker July 9-15. The 10th World Gymnaestrada is a showcase Sokol Karel Havlicek Borovsky Lillian Laznovsky Ennis, Texas for general gymnastics. The event provides a wide range of sports activities for allage groups. Gymnaestrada is performance gymnastics and does not involve Each club will perform two IS-minute perfor- • judging. mances of their own specially choreographed rou- • tines. These performances are conducted in 10 • "This is the first year that the USA has been involved witll the halls, six hours per day, fo r six days. The perfor- : World Gymnaestrada and our delegation has been working exmances will fea ture a variety of movements in- • tremely hard to make their premiere event a memorable one," said cluding ballet, tap, artistic and rhythmic gymnas- • ...... Steve Whitlock, director of safety and education for USA Gymnastics, tumbling, lyrical jazz and clogging. : tics, the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics.





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bad form on casts are probably the most obvious deductions. Working tons of straight body handstands on the floor and developing better upper body strength will improve your casts. Also, doing sets of connected casts with and without a spotter are very useful.

Dear Kim, I'm eight years old and a LevelS gymnast. When you were eight, what level were you at? Did you ever wear beam shoes? Kn tie Jmll1a rone Pomptoll Lakes, New Jersey

Dear Katie, I didn't start competing until I was 9 years old. At that time, there were no levels of competition. Instead, one was a Class 11/, Class II or Class Igymnast. I was a Class II gymnast, which is about the equivalent of a LevelB. During my lirst two years of competition, I wore beam shoes. Dear Kim, I'm 10 and a Level 6 gymnast.! hurt my knee doing a front tuck. I have a crack in my kneecap . It's called jumpers knee. Have you ever had this? Kntie Dorinsky Westerville, Ohio

Dear Katie, I have never had jumper's knee (knock on wood) but Ihave knee problems. In June of 19941 tore the anterior cruciate ligament in my right knee. Injuries are never pleasant but you can work through them. My leg is almost back to 100%. Don't give up. Dear Kim, We were happy to hear that you were making a comeback for the '96 Olym-

Dear Erica, Igot braces in March of 1994. By this time next year I should get them off. Yeah! Ido personally answer letters mailed to Karolyi's gym. Unfortunately, I'm way behind in my replies. I apologize to those of you who have not yet received anything back from me.

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Dear Abbie and Katelyn, Thanks for your support in my return to competitive gymnastics. Shannon and I are friends but we've never had the chance to become very close. Since we train at different gyms (Shannon in Oklahoma and me in Texas) the only time we ever get to see each other is at meets.

Dear Kim, I' m 11 years old and a Level 6 gymnast. In order to move up to Level 8, I have to improve my bars. The one move I need to work on most is my cast handstand. Do you have any pOinters? Kntie Bastien Okemos, Michigan

Dear Kim, Did you recently get braces? Also, do you answer personal letters sent to your gym? Erica McAnally Sail Marcos, California

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Mohini Bhardwaj began gymnastics when she was four years old in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. liMy mom said that I just came up with the idea to start gymnastics on my own." Mohini moved from "'U. OIOIII'nati to Altamonte Fla., in 1993 to Brown's Gymna made the move her mother and while her father mclinl:C!liillS their home in Cincinn4~fI; Bhardwaj enjoys training at Brown's because she said she likes her coaches-Ray and Joan Gnat and Rita Brown. She and national team member Jenni Beathard are also ~ friends. She admits that ..... elMS miss her dad and best friend in Cincinnati.

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one that Bhardwaj looks up to. Bruce came out of retirement in 1994 a nd made the 1994-95 USA National Team. "I see what Wendy has done so far in the sport and I know that if she can do that well and stay in the sport so long, then 1hope to also. 1think she's a really good gymnast." Bhardwaj's goals in th e sport are to get a high er ranking on the national team, hopefully make the Olympic Team, and earn a college scholarship. Her short term goal is to dowell in the China Cup, May 24-29, in Chengdu Sichuan Province, China.


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Austin, Texas, N.M., in 1994 to Cup Gymnastics. When why he made the move, Rob said, lilt's a better training facility here because there are other elite athletes like Chris (Waller), Mihai (Bagiu), and Trent (Dimas). In Austin' was the only elite training there. II Kieffer said that his coach, Ed Burch, is a really good coach and knows how to prepare gymnasts for a meet. lilt's a different environment, and I'm a lot more motivated," said Kieffer. Kieffer's goals are to make the 1995 World Championships team and the 1996 Olympic Team.

seems to alwa,. ,.t " ltI{1W'('Ji,i,',': fore the Wint.r Cup Chall••,. and the U.S. Championship •• "Hopefull, this ,ear he'll be health, for championships," said Rob. When asked what it's like to grow up with a twin in th...... sport, Rob said, "That's hard to answ.r because that's lu.t the

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9.450 9.350 9.300 9.275 9.100 9.050 8.725 8.625

SIIII Ring. 1. Damian Merino 2. John Roelhlisberger 3. Erick Lopez 4. Alon Nolel 5. lergio AI,orino 5. Diego lizardi 7. Chris Woller 8. Isidro Iborrondo


9.725 9.550 9.500 9.325 9.275 9.275 9.075 B.B75

Vault I. Victor lolorzono 2. Lazaro Lomelas 3. Krislan Burley 4. 11m McCain 5. p.lerlchmid 6. John Roelhlisberger 7. Diego lizardi 8. Eduardo Horo


9.593 9.462 9.450 9.387 9.275 9.087 9.037 8.8B7

Parall,l Ba .. I. Erick Lopez 2. Lazaro Lomelas 3. Isidro Ibarrondo 4. Alon Nolel 5. Krislan Burley 6. Eduardo Haro 7. Bill Rolh 8. John Roelhlisberger


9.425 9.275 9.250 9.125 9.025 9.000 8.900 B.425

Horbanlal Bar 1. John Roelhlisberger 2. Bill Rolh 2. Vidor Colon 4. Lozaro Lamelas 5. felix Aguilera 6. Diego lizordi 7. Jason Papp 8. P, lerlchmid


9.275 9.200 9.200 9.175 9.110 9.100 9.025 B.825

Pom ...1Hone I. Erick Lopez 2. Mihoi Bogiu 3. Richord 4. John Ra.lhlisberger 5. Joson Hardabura 6. Gabri.1 Ch"er. 7. Ab.1 Driggs 8. Higiniod.lo 80rrero

TEAM Men's Ttam Members: (from Ito rl Chris Waller Mt. Prospect, III Steve McCain Houston, Texas Mihai Bagiu Albuquerque, N.M.

Chain.y UMphr.y Albuquerque, N.M. Bill Roth Mohegan 1.1*" N.Y. Kip SI_ns Blooms'*., Pa. lohl ROIthisber.... MillltafHlDs, Minn.

(o••lry I. UIA IA IB

Fl PH SR V PI HI 46.S00 45.700 45.100 47.600 46.500 44.300 46.650 45.350 45.650 45.900 45.900 46.000

TOTAl 275.700 275.450 551.150


45.750 45.650 47.025 46.350 47.100 44.750 45.900 45.750 46.725 45.450 45.900 44.550

276.625 27(275 550.900


45.700 44.550 45.300 47.100 44.950 46.000 45.600 45.300 44.750 46.000 44.950 45.900

273.600 272.500 546.100


44.900 42.550 44.950 45.110 43.700 40.150 44.600 43.200 45.400 44.250 43.550 42.150

261.400 263.150 524.550


44.650 42.500 43.650 46.900 43.250 39.600 44.950 42.500 42.850 45.200 43.650 41.900

260.550 261.050 521.600


43.500 43.000 41.550 46.450 39.150 40.550 44.150 42.550 42.700 44.500 41.400 42.600

254.200 257.900 512.100


44.150 41.150 40.800 44.650 39.250 40.450 43.150 42.800 41.700 44.600 42.900 41.550

250.450 256.700 507.150



Aboye: John RoethHsberger pictured at 1994 McDonald's American Cup

America's top gymnasts dominated the 1995 Pan American Games winning gold medals in the men's, women' s and rhythmic team competitions. On their way to the gold, the U.S. women broke the Pan American Games record for total team points which was set by the U.S. women in 1987. The Games took place in Mar del Plata, Argentina, March 9-26. The men's team gold medal was the first medal won at the 1995 Pan American Games, as the men's team title was decided prior to opening ceremonies, and the rhythmic team' s gold medal was the first Pan American team gold for rhythmic gymnastics. The U.S. women went on to sweep the all-around competition and all four individual event finals. This had not been done since the 1963 Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Both the men and the rhythmic gymnasts also performed well in the individual competitions, taking silver in the men's all-around and silver and bronze in the rhythmic allaround competition. The Rhythmic Group Squad captured the silver medal in their only competition.

ALL-AROUND I. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


No.. Erick Lopez Roelhlisberger Lozaro Lam.las

Damian Merino lrislll1lurloy

r... 5ch00i4



(o•• lry CUB UIA CUB CUB


FX 9.350 9.400 9.150 9.300 9.450 9.050 9.175 1.600 1.900 1.510 ' .050 1.775

PH 9.550 9.300 9.075 9.150 B.BOO 8.675 1.425 9.300 1.300 1.100 •.025 7.975





1.57S • .100 1.125 1.150 1.700 1.215 1.975 '.000 1.650 1.175 0.000

1.950 1.175 1.775 1.450 7.350 7.175 7.000 6.450 7.250 9.100 9.000


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9.425 9.450 9.100 9.700 9.050 8.975 9.050 B.925 9.050 8.700 9.000 B.950 8.700 8.750 1.700 8.700 8.350 B.m 8.125 B.675 7.925 1.000 7.325 8.700

V 9.500 9.225 9.450 9.300 9.450 9.425 9.521 9.175 9.325 9.175 9.250 9.125 8.875 9.075 9.075 9.025 9.200 9.025 9.100 9.025 9.125 9.000 8.300 8.050

PI 9.300 8.B50 9.221 B.775 9.000 B.975 8.725 B.750 8.B25 9.025 8.BOO 9.000 8.675 8.675 8.750 8.300 8.175 8.750 B.425 8.300 8.650 8.000 7.700 7.850

HI 9.250 9.500 9.400 9.125 9.175 9.350 9.400 9.400 8.975 8.975 8.675 8.975 8.800 8.625 8.825 8.275 8.350 8.450 9.150 8.200 8.975 8.625 8.550 B.050

loA 56.375 55.725 55.400 55.350 54.925 54.450 54.300 54.150 53.375 53.175 52.800 52.800 52.750 52.650 52.625 51.800 51.375 51.100 50.950 50.175 50.125 49.525 49.150 41.650

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Alto..: CIbo's Erick Lopez

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•• ••• •

Katie Jelt Grand Rapids, Mich. ShannOil MUler Edmond, Okla.

Mary Beth Arnold Sparks, Nev.

• • ••

• • • ••• • The U.S. women wen. on sweep .he all-around competition and all four individual even. finals. This had no. been done silce .he 1963 Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Lelt: Shawnon Miller pktured at 1995 McDonald's American (up

round. Men's Head Coach Ed Burch commented, "We were 1.85 points away from the title going into the last two events. That's a lot. I told the guys we were only tenths away from the title. I wanted them to work hard and hit every routine, and they did. We didn't miss one routine in the last two events- high bar and floor. The Cubans started watching us and they started worrying about us. They lost focus and fell apart. It was great winning the team title!" John Roethlisberger was the top medal-winner for the men, taking home four medals- gold in team and high bar and silver in allaround and still rings. His father Fred won the allaround competition in 1967, (continued on page 28)


Below: AIICIIda ..... pktured at 1994 NatioIISIIIIk


INDIVIDUAL EVENT FINALS V.. II 1. Amy(how 2. ShannonMiller 3. Annio Portuondo 4. ShanynMaceachern S. Arazoy, Java 6. Ana Deslefano 7. Soroya (arval ho 8. Romina Plolaroti





5. Romina MOZloni


7. Lena Oegl", 8. Ana Oeslofano


Balance Beam 1. Amanda 80rden 2. Annia Portuondo 3. Leyonel Gonzolez 4. Kalie Teh 5. Sorayo (orvalho

9.812 9.125 9.650 ' .517 '.312 ' .312 •.117 1.117


mar €v,.r;;. l Fla-ta~ 0ri"'t.:.rt-ti..rta c-try 1. lISA


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47.325 44.375 44.825 46.250 48.225 46.750 45.125 46.250

182.775 186.350 369.125

46.875 45.500 45.725 45.175 46.775 46.550 45.125 46.725

183.275 185.175 368.450

46.125 42.200 43.700 44.675 46.125 45.075 43.275 45.700

176.700 110.175 356.875

46.350 45.600 46.000 45.150 36.575 45.375 36.850 36.050

183.1 00 154.150 337.950

33.825 27.250 33.600 40.125 43.325 37.750 38.275 38.675 292.825

134.100 151.025


floor hercis.

1. Shannon Miller 2. Amanda Borden 3. L. yanel Gonzalez 4. Jennifer u ahalion 5. Annia Portuand. 6. Romina Plata,.ti 7. Ana Dlstllana I. Salaya C..afho

Amanda Borden Cindnnoti, O~io

V UI II FX TOTAL 48.350 48.600 47.850 48.675 193.475 48.875 49.025 48.075 49.025 195.00 388.475

6. Jennifer Exohodan WI 7. Morleen Lavaie WI

8. Romina Plolaroli

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4. 1mi1


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Uneven Bars

1. Shannon Miller 2. Amy (how 3. Annia Portuondo 4. Eileen Oioz 5. Soroho (arvolho

W(§)m:.¢ ·J\' 8

9.111 9.706

9.443 9.311 '.325 9.193 1.150

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9.112 9.717 '.317 9.375 9.187 1.150 I.m 1.725

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(au." U5A USA Amy (how USA Anni. p.rtuond. CUB Ionioo PIiiiiiIoli ARG JMfw EuIi. <i.n CAN 50nyI ~h. BRA IIoooyo ~'hern CAN ll00oioo lluiuni ARG All DIstel... ARG meen DiD! PUR ,.,.., Gonz.lez CU8 Marfoon n. CAN ylKlisy .....dez CUB ....... Gonc. I'" BRA lado S.I. z., GUA Ad,i.n. SiI.mi 8iA Yoriluylll1oo PUR V. .... IIotu'.n. 80L J.... Hnd. 80L Vera Moturona BOL 0Ii,i. 8. g.,in PAR

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2. 3. 4. 5.


1. I. 9. 10. 11. 12. Il. 14. IS. Ii. 17. 11. I •.

20. 21. 22.

yV 9.687 9.600 9.750 9.775 9.425 9.150 9.162 9.475 9.237 9.187 9.125 9.625 9.325 9.500 8.887 8.812 9.225 8.700 8.800 8.800 8.825 7.725

UI 9.875 9.825 9.825 8.900 9.400 9.300 9.475 9.350 9.400 9.425 9.500 9.225 9.000 8.250 8.900 7.600 8.575 8.650 8.000 8.000 5.950 0.000


9.400 9.425 9.225 9.200 9.575 9.325 9.400 8.921 9.100 8.925 8.975 8.425 8.950 8.875 8.850 9.150 7.725 7.900 7.700 7.700 8.250 5.750

FX 9.625 9.725 9.575 9.725 9.050 9.500 9.175 9.400 9.275 9.450 9.275 9.375 9.075 9.225 8.800 8.800 8.800 8.425 7.100 7.100 5.950 5.750


38.587 38.m 38.375 31.600 37.450 37.275 31.212 37.150 37.012 36.987 36.875 36.650 36.350 35.850 35.437 34.362 34.325 33.675 31.600 31.600 28.975 19.225


DId you bow the first Paa Amerkaa GameS were held In R.ytWc Ttall!

Met.IMrs: (frOtllllo r) Tamara Levinson SHver Spring, Md. Jessica Davis San Anselmo, Calil. Rhylhmic Group Squad Members: (from 110 r) Becky Turner Allonla, Go. Nicole Seagslock Alis, Wis. (alienate)

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TEAM loll 17.800 8.900 8.900

Club. 17.950 8.950 9.000

2. (UbD Yordonio Corrales YDmile IDIDIDngD Kirenio Rutz

17.600 8.850

17.800 9.000 8.800

17.800 9.000 8.800

17.500 8.950 8.510


3. ArgenlinD ("iliDlchlulmDn Luciano Eslavo AlejDndro UnlDin

17.210 8.600 8.650

18.000 8.900


17.400 8.900 8.500


4. (DnDdD (ornila Ferezin DDYDne D. lilvD LuciDnD Barich.ID


17.600 8.350


Jessica Davis

18.000 9.100 8.900


8.700 9.050

17.150 8.450 8.100

17.450 8.600 8.510


ALL-AROUND Naill. 1. Y"dDniD (DrrDles 2. Tamaro Levinson 3. Jessico Davis 4. ("iliDlchlulmDn 5. GrelchenMcLennDn 6. LuciDnD£SIDvD 7. Erin Burk." 8. YDmile IDIDIDngD


Total 71.250


8.410 8.450


Rop. 9.121 9.100 8.900 9.025 8.700 8.900 8.600 8.610

lall 9.210 9.000 9.050 8.900 9.010 8.000 8.600 8.200

C1oIo • 9.200 9.010 9.000 8.150 8.800 8.925 8.700 8.175

..... 9.100 9.050 8.900 8.150 9.050 8.850 8.675 1.710

AI. 36.675 36.200 31.110 35.62 35.600 34.615 34.575 34.475


Meta's T.-l Gold; W-*lT.-l _ 1 SIver; W_ •

1. YardaniD (DrrDles 2. KireniD Rui,

CUB CUB 3. Tamaro Levinson UIA 4. Gretchen Mc(l.nnDn CAN I. (,ciliD IthlulmDn ARG 6. luciDno £SloVD ARG UIA 7. J"sico Dnis CAN I. Erin 8urke"


9.266 9.066 9.033 9.000 8.949 8.932 8.866 8.816


9.233 9.110 9.100 9.033 9.033 9.033 B.800 8.566

1. Y"dania (Drroles 2. JessieD DDvis 3. Tamara Levinson 4. Grelchen McLennan II.YDmil.IDIDIDngD Il.lutianD £SlovD 7. A1ejandra UnlDin I. Erin Burke"


9.233 9.116 9.082 9.049 9.016 9.016 8.982 8.916

1. Tomaro Levinson 2. Jessica Davis 3. urianD £SIDVD 4. (ecilia IchlulmDn S. Yordanio (DrrDles 6. YDmil.lolDlongo 7. Erin Burk.I! I. Grolchen McLennon


9.166 9.100 9.082 8.932 8.799 8.783 8.683 8.500

2. (eciliDlthlu1mDn 3. Tamara Levin50n 4t.Jessl<a Davis 41. Grelchen McLennDn 41.Yardania (Drrales 7. (amila Fere,in I. Yamile 10iDIongo


Rope 17.500 8.800 8.700

Tomaro Levinson


DoWllers Grove, II. 1. A1ejandra Unsain


(ounl,y 1. UIA


Men's AII·Around:

Arlllll: 1 Geld, 1 Siver, 1 Ir..z.; Meta's

FIHr: 1 SIver; . .' s POIIIIIIII Horse: 1 Silver; . .' s Rings: 1 SIver; MWs HIP IIr. 1 Gold, 1 SHyer; W_'s vlllllii Gold,


GROUP FINALS Ca.nt,yCo.. posltianExecuti.n 1. CU8 9.566 9.133 2. UIA 9.166 9.033 3. BRA 9.S00 9.000 4. CAN 9.300 8.700 S. ARG 8.966 8.133

Tatal 18.699 18.599 18.S00 18.000 17.099

(contin lled from pnge 27)

1951 In Buenos Aires, Argentina, cmd II R08bheim, Men's Technical Co mlttee II8IIIber for the Int8l1lClflonai GymaastIcs Federation, w the ........ Now,44yecn ...., the aveat we.t back la oaceagaia,the Argealina USA dId,.eat winning the ta. title ad earamg the men's allnuad siver III8daL

and Roethlisberger was especially proud to have the opportuni ty to add to the family's Pan Am medals. Roethlisberger explained, "I wanted to do well for myself, but also for my dad. He was a great gymnast. This (a11around) medal means a lot to me; my father was the best. It means a lot to have him be a part of what I'm doing." For the women, Shannon Miller earned the most medals with five-gold in team, all-around, bars and floor and silver on vault. On the all-around competition she commented, "It was great to win, especially since I can take it home to the U.S. I'm very happy the U.S. went 1-2-3." Tamara Levinson, a native of Argentina, was the big medalwinner in rhythmic gymnastics, earning six medals-gold in team and ribbon; silver in all-around; and bronze in rope, ball and clubs. After winning the team competition in her native country, Levinson exclaimed, "I love this country (Argentina), but I'm very proud to represent the USA! I had a great time tonight." Only Levinson's immediate family lives with her in the United States, so she very rarely gets the opportunity to see other family members. But several members of her family from Buenos Aires, Argentina, were able to attend the competition. The Rhythmic Group Squad performed a near flawless routine to take the silver medal. Group Member Mandy Jamescommen ted, "We did great tonight! I don't think we could have done any better. Even though the Cubans beat us, I still think we're winners."

1 SIver; W_'s . .s: 1 Gold, 1 SIver; Women's Beam: 1 Gold; w..'s Floor: 1 Geld, 1 Silver; Rhythmic Team: ~Id;

R.ytWc Gr..,: 1 Sdver; All-Aroultd: 1 Silver, 1 lroaz.; R~ 1IIIon: 1 Gold, 1 Sdver; Rhylhmlc


lnue: RIIytItItk ~llfoIz.; Rllva!!ntic Oulls: I Silver; 1



RighI: Amy Chaw pidured al 1994 Team World Championships MAY/JUNE 1995

Above: Stormy Eoton ond Pam Murphy

Mark "Stormy" Eaton, 45, who owned and operated Desert Devils Gymnastics School in Scottsdale, Ariz., was killed Wednesday, March 15, in a plane crash west of Winslow, Ariz. Pilot David Ellis, 55, also died. A third passenger, Eaton's fiance, Pamela Murphy, 35, was taken to Winslow Hospital where she was listed in stable condition with multiple fractures and lacerations . Murphy is improving daily and wants to get back to her normal active lifestyle. The three were returning from Lake Powell after working to repair a boat. Eaton had taught Ellis' and Murphy's daughters gymnastics. Ellis was flying low over a friend's home when the plane became caught in electrical wires and crashed, Sheriff's Sgt. Kathy Paleski said. Roe Kreutzer, a past Olympic assistant coach and longtime member of the USA Gymnastics National Team Coaching Staff, said Eaton's credentials were among the best: "It's a tragedy. I still can't believe it. He's well-known and loved not just nationally but internationally. It'sa very big loss. He's such a charismatic person. He touched gymnastics in every way - as a coach, athlete, performer and owner. He aIways sold happiness. The gym should be fun." she said. Some of Eaton's top National Team gymnasts includeSandyWoolsey, who is now at the University of Utah, and Elisabeth Crandall and Juliet Bangerter, who are now at Brigham Young University. MAY/JUNE 1995


EATc)N DIES IN PLANE CRASH •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Murphy's daughter, Coreen, • • 12, is one of the current elite gymnasts at Eaton's gym. • Eaton was the 1971 NCAA • floor exercise champion, sil- • • ver medalist at the 1974 World • Championships in trampoline, • and participated in marathons, ironman triathlons, scuba div• ing and sky diving. His coachingbrought him many distinc- • tions including being named • Elite Coach of the Year in 1989 • • by USA Gymnastics and he • • served as the assistant coach • to the World Championships Team in Stuttgart, Germany. • • In 1991, he was chosen as one • • ofthe coaches for the USA Jun- • • ior National Team. He accom- • • panied the team to meets in • • Holland and Japan. Eaton ' most recently served as the • announcer at many USA Gymnastics events.


Jon Aitken, Stormy's busi- • former teammate at the University of New Mexico said, ness partner and best friend, "Stormy's greatest asset was said, "Stormy had a personalhis motivation. He had a way ity that everybody loved a lot. of motivating kids to get the He had a positive outlook. His best out of them." Burch was idea of being a successful coach was not, who won the most • also Stormy's son Geoff's gymnastics coach. meets, but who could produce girls who love the sport and A Memorial has been estabwould come back one day and • lished in Stormy's name enthank him and tell him they titled, "The Stormy Eaton had a great time." Scholarship Fund." The fund will pay for underprivileged He is survived by a son, children to take gymnastics Geoff, and daughter Jessica. lessons. Donations can be sent Ed Burch, coach at Gold Cup to: M & I Thunderbird Bank, Gymnastics and Stormy's • 9333 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Account#18703855. Below: 1991 USA World Championships delegation Below right: Stormy and his gymnasts Sandy Waolsey and Juliet Bangerter




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The American Classic was held in Oakland, Calif., February 16-17. The meet was a "who's who" of gymnastics including gymnasts representing three countries and 28 states. The event had a dual purpose. Not only was it a great warm-up for the '95 season but it also served as the trials for the Pan American Games. World Champion Shannon Miller was leading after compulsories, but the current Junior National Champion Dominique Moceanu was close on her heels. Amanda Borden finished right behind them with only a .570 difference separating the three leaders. In Oakland, Miller showed exactly why she's the current World Champion. She won the meet and performed several new elements, including a floor routine. Moceanu and Borden tied for second with consistent performances. Moceanu was impressive considering this was her first big meet as a senior. "I have been working very hard in the gym, but I could have done a lot better. Now I need to go back and learn some new optional skills." Amanda demonstrated the poise of a mature competitor. Amy Chow finished a strong fourth with the home crowd behind her. "I really enjoyed having the crowd behind me," said Chow. "It didn't make me nervous until I realized my mom was in the stands." Katie Teft was consistent for fifth and seemed to have no problems making the transition from junior to senior. Colorado Aerials' Doni Thompson and Kristy Powell, both known for their artistic ability, finished sixth and seventh, respectively. In the junior division, a virtual unknown pulled an upset. Gail Kachura from Capitol Gymnastics quietly moved into first with consistent performances on every event. Gymstrada's little trickster, Alexis Brion, finished second with a fall. Kinsey Rowe from Cypress Academy was third, just behind the Glider girls, Vanessa Alter and Jamie Dantzscher, who were fourth and fifth, respectively. The fans were treated to a spectacular display of gymnastics. They were able to see their established favorites, as well as some of the promising young juniors coming up.

Shannon Miller

Club Dynamo

Amondo Borden


39.075 39.400

9.850 9.750

9.650 9.850

9.700 9.900


9.575 9.675

9.600 9.600

9.600 9.850

9.825 9.B75

38.600 39.000

Dominique Moceonu


9.BOO 9.950

9.525 9.275

9.700 9.700

9.875 9.625

3B.900 3B.550

Amy Chow

West Volley

9.650 9.900

9.725 9.825

8.350 9.600

9.675 9.750

37.400 39.075

Katie Teft

Greotlokes 9.325 9.700

9.475 9.700

9.325 9.600

9.475 9.700

37.600 38.700

Doni Thompson

Colo. Aerials 9.425 9.800

9.050 9.675

9.125 9.175

9.550 9.600

37.150 38.250

Kristy Powell

Colo. Aerials 9.475 9.850

8.625 9.575

9.325 9.075

9.700 9.775

37.125 38.275

Jaycie Phelps


9.300 9.725

9.475 9.725

9.075 9.700

9.475 8.700

37.325 37.850

Mary Beth Arnold


9.450 9.850

9.125 9.725

9.000 9.325

9.250 9.650

36.825 38.550

10. Mahini Bhardwaj


9.425 9.650

9.050 9.700

9.325 9.400

8.850 9.450

36.650 38.200

10. Mina Kim


9.400 9.550

8.450 9.600

9.425 9.625

9.525 9.200

36.800 37.975

Kellee Davis

Am. Twisters 9.675 9.600

9.200 9.325

9.025 8.800

9.300 9.650

37.200 37.375

Heather Brink


9.500 9.950

8.700 9.550

8.625 9.400

9.150 9.525

35.975 38.425

13. Theresa Kulikowski

Colo. Aerials 8.575 8.800

9.425 9.700

9.425 9.050

9.500 9.450

36.925 37.000

15. Marianna Webster


9.375 9.525

8.550 9.400

9.300 9.000

9.325 9.400

36.550 37.325

16. Sarah Coin

Grand Islond 9.525 9.775

8.550 9.325

9.050 9.200

9.275 9.200

36.400 37.500

17. Alecia Ingram


8.950 9.175

9.325 9.375

8.975 9.300

9.225 9.425

36.475 37.275

18. Saroh Balogach


9.150 9.700

9.050 9.275

8.950 8.675

9.400 9.275

36.550 36.925

19. Korin Uchey


9.275 9.750

9.150 9.000

8.825 9.100

8.925 9.425

36.175 37.275

19. Soni Meduna


8.650 9.400

9.200 9.500

9.225 8.975

9.200 9.250

36.275 37.125

21. Monico Flammer


9.300 9.075

9.075 9.525

8.825 9.025

9.125 9.125

36.325 36.750

46.890 31.520 78.410 46.320 31.200 77.520 46.680 30.B40 77.520 44.880 31.260 76.140 45.120 30.960 76.080 44.580 30.600 75.180 44.550 30.620 75.170 44.790 30.280 75.070 44.190 30.840 75.030 43.980 30.560 74.540 44.160 30.380 74.540 44.640 29.900 74.540 43.170 30.740 73.910 44.310 29.600 73.910 43.860 29.860 73.720 43.680 30.000 73.680 43.770 29.820 73.590 43.860 29.540 73.400 43.410 29.820 73.230 43.530 29.700 73.230

Cossidy Vreeke

Rocky MI.

9.225 9.275

9.075 8.975

7.400 9.000

Mario Toylor

Atlonto School 9.350 9.200

8.250 8.375

8.275 7.800

45. 8eth Amelkovich

Illinois Gym. 8.325 9.325

8.7 50 9.175

8.050 8.500


8.050 9.500

7.700 8.675

8.700 8.750


9.150 0.000

9.000 9.350

8.300 8.000

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9.300 9.500 0.000 0.000

9.075 9.100 8.525 9.100

9.350 7.900 7.550 0.000

Tomi Toylor 47. Amy Shelton

Jenni Bethord


9.125 8.975

9.275 9.700

B.800 9.525

Amy Murokomi


9.250 9.500

9.150 9.250

8.600 8.900

Kristen Moloney


9.175 9.550

8.175 9.150

8.750 9.475

25. Rochel Rochelli


9.350 9.450

9.225 9.325

8.7 50 8.325

26. Jessico Rielond


9.350 9.550

9.000 9.275

8.500 8.675

27. Deidre Grohom


9.050 9.325

9.300 8.550

8.850 9.150

Roegon Tomosek


9.250 9.700

8.650 8.700

8.525 9.025

Kristy lichey


9.325 9.650

8.825 9.200

8.900 8.350

30. Jomie Martini


9.025 9.375

8.700 8.800

9.100 9.025

31. Elizabeth Reid


8.825 9.275

9.050 9.400

8.875 8.700

Kotie Fitzpatrick

Queen City

9.300 9.350

8.950 9.000

8.650 8.850

Lonno Apisukh


9.000 9.500

9.075 9.050

8.275 8.700

Ariz. Sunroys 9.100 9.700

7.650 8.950

7.850 9.275


8.750 9.275

8.675 9.350

7.600 8.675

36. Kristin Jensen


8.975 9.450

8.7 50 9.300

8.250 8.050

37. Deboroh Mink


9.250 9.625

8.975 9.200

8.150 9.025


8.950 8.925

9.150 8.875

8.325 8.550

39. 8rooke Anderson

Atlonto School 8.550 9.425

8.000 9.050

7.650 9.250

40. Heidi Horrimon


8.625 9.675

8.500 8.750

7.850 9.375

41. Morisso Medol

Am. Twisters 8.300 9.300

8.950 9.300

8.050 9.000

42. Rebecco Whitehurst


7.850 8.875

7.950 8.550

34. Heidi Hornbeek Abby Burns

Brillony Penman

8.525 9.425

8.750 9.050

35.950 37.250

43.140 29.800 72.940 8.975 35.975 43.170 9.400 37.050 29.640 72.810 9.350 35.450 42.540 9.575 37.750 30.200 72.740 8.775 36.100 43.320 9.325 36.425 29.140 72.460 9.175 36.025 43.230 8.875 36.375 29.100 72.330 8.875 36.075 43.290 8.900 35.925 28.740 72.030 8.925 35.350 42.420 9.575 37.000 29.600 72.020 8.950 36.000 43.200 8.725 35.925 28.740 71.940 8.800 35.625 42.750 9.075 36.275 29.020 71.770 8.35035.10042.120 9.200 36.575 29.260 71.380 8.775 35.675 42.810 8.250 35.450 28.360 71.170 8.925 35.275 42.330 8.000 35.250 28.200 70.530 9.400 34.000 40.800 9.000 36.925 29.540 70.340 8.900 33.925 40.710 9.500 36.800 29.440 70.150 8.825 34.800 41.760 8.600 35.400 28.320 70.080 7.800 34.175 41.010 7.950 35.800 28.840 69.650 8.10034.52541.430 8.700 35.050 28.040 69.470 8.700 32.900 39.480 9.500 37.225 29.780 69.260 8.750 33.725 40.470 8.150 35.950 28.760 69.230 8.000 33.300 39.960 8.875 36.475 29.180 69.140 9.100 33.425 40.110 9.225 36.075 28.860 68.970

8.750 34.450 6.950 34.200

41.340 27.360 68.700 8.650 34.525 41.430 8.625 34.000 27.200 68.630 8.400 33.525 40.230 8.35035.35028.280 68.510 8.475 32.925 39.510 8.900 35.825 28.660 68.170 9.125 35.575 42.690 7.825 25.175 20.140 62.830 9.250 36.975 44.370 9.225 35.725 42.870 8.775 24.850 29.820 0.000 9.100 7.280 37.100

JUNIOR INTERNATIONALS # Name 1. Goil Kochuro 2. Alexis Brion 3. Kinsey Rowe 4. Vanessa Atler 5. Jomie Dontzscher 6. Melindo Boimbridge 7. Breanne Rutherford 8. KristenStucky 9. Leondra Willis 10. Jeonelle Antolin 11 . Alexo Mortinez 11 . Audro Stein brook 13. Careen Murphy 14. Nekio Demery 15. April Burkholder 16. Kotie McForiond 17. Kendoll Beck 18. Amy Young 19. Jennifer Corow 20. Anno Gordino 20. Michiko lshikowo 22. Tolyo Vexler 23. Koty Herbert 24. Anno Gingrich 25. Toryn Apgood 26. Jane Mcintosh 27. Kotie Toylor 28. Elise Roy 29. Hidemi Eno 30. Louren Koplon 31. Leoh Mueller 32. lisa Geckle

Club Copitol Gym. Gymstrodo Cypress Gliders Gliders Cypress NEGX Salta Puget Sound Scots Copitol Kroft Acod. Desert Devils Kroft Acod. Korolyi Gymstrodo Copitol Scots Salta Buckeye Dynomo Cots 5torfires Copitol Olympus Greot Lokes Kentwood Docksiders Gliders Desert Devils Sp. of Amer. Cots

VT 9.650 9.500 9.375 9.400 8.800 9.500 9.175 9.500 9.450 9.050 9.150 8.850 9.475 9.525 9.050 9.500 9.4 25 9.075 9.125 9.125 9.075 8.850 8.775 9.350 8.500 8.800 9.325 9.075 9.425 8.950 9.275 9.400

UB 8.800 8.675 8.900 9.000 9.025 8.750 9.025 9.075 9.375 8.650 8.375 9.275 9.025 8.250 9.075 8.325 8.025 8.725 8.925 7.775 8.850 8.375 8.800 8.000 9.275 8.450 9.150 8.875 8.000 8.200 7.275 6.950

The top eight gymnasts from the Junior International division were added to the Junior National Team.

BB 9.525 9.500 9.575 9.175 9.400 9.175 9.125 8.825 8.725 9.300 8.900 8.650 8.350 8.925 9.250 8.450 8.625 8.775 8.825 8.925 8.175 9.025 8.675 8.600 8.900 8.750 8.100 7.650 8.300 7.900 8.300 8.250



9.475 9.475 9.400 9.525 9.700 9.475 9.400 9.225 8.600 8.975 9.275 8.925 8.800 8.925 8.175 9.225 9.250 8.650 8.325 9.150 8.875 8.625 8.600 8.825 8.075 8.700 8.100 8.950 8.700 8.325 8.075 7.350

37.450 37.400 37.250 37.100 36.925 36.900 36.725 36.625 36.150 35.975 35.700 35.700 35.650 35.625 35.550 35.500 35.325 35.225 35.200 34.975 34.975 34.875 34.850 34.775 34.750 34.700 34.675 34.550 34.425 33.375 32.925 31.950

Left to right: Tim Doggett, Mike Moran, Jenni Beathard, Rita Brown and Ray Gnat.

SUMMER OLYMPIC FESTIVAL USA PAIR TAKES THE GOLD Jenni Beathard and Mike Moran won the gold medal for the USA in the Mixed Pairs competition at the 1995 Summer Olympic Festival held February 6-10 in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. Beathard trains at Brown's Gymnastics with Rita Brown and Ray Gnat. Moran trains at Daggett's Gold Medal Gymnastics with 1984 Olympian Tim Daggett. Beathard took first on bars and floor, while Moran took first on high bar and second on floor to capture the championships title. Brazil's Soraya Carvalho and Vatchagan Termelikesetian took second and Argentina's Joana Juarez and Ariel Freiria took third.

IAIS RHYTHMIC COMPETITION Junior Natalie lacuesta, 13, from Skokie, III., took 12th all·around out of 58 competitors at the Thiais Rhythmic International Competition in Thiais, France. lacuesta trains at Rhythmic Gems and is coached by lana lashoff and Galina Grib. She scored an 8.500 on rope, 8.250 on hoop, and an 8.550 on clubs and ribbon. lauri Illy, 13, took 27th all·around. She scored a 7.950 on rope, 7.850 on hoop, 8.450 on clubs and 7.90 on her ribbon routine. Illy, also a junior, trains at Rhythmic Gems in Illinois.

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ATHLETE SELECTION A. The 1995 Coca·Cola National Championships will serve as the first round of the 1995 World Championship Team selection. 1. Thirty six (36) athletes will campete in the Team '96 Division. Ninteen (191 athletes in Team '96 Division will quali~ by rank order weighted all·around score, 60% compulsory and 40% optional, from USAG cer· tified quali~ing competitions to the 1995 Coca·Cola National Championships. AII·around scores from the qualification competi· tions will utilize the 1996 Olympic Compulsory routines and Optional routines with the Men's Pro· gram Commiffee Approved Special Requirements. NationalTeam Members in rank order numbers 117 from the 1995 Winter Cup Challenge National Team Ranking will be automatically qualified for the 1995 Coca·Cola National Championships. All other athletes competing in the 1995 Coca·Cola National Championships must quali~ to the meet through an approved qualifying compefifion. No automatically qualified athletes will be replaced for any reason. Petitions to the Coca·Cola National Championships will be considered, but must meet the following criteria in that an athlete must be a current or previous (within last 12 months) National Team Member and have competed in one of the immediate past fwo national events-Winter Cup or National Championships. Petitions must be received prior to the approved quali~ing competitions or within 24 hours of the conclusion of the approved quali~ing competition in the event of an injury which occurs at that competition. No pefifion which is sub miffed late or in an incomplete form will be considered. All petitions are subject to Men's Program Commiffee approval. Petitioned athletes will campete in addition to the qualified athletes. 2. All National Team ran kings from the 1995 Coca·Cola National Champianships will be based on the all· around score which will be weighted 60%compulsory and 40% optional. The top 14 athletes, plus USAG funded athletes in good standing, in rank order using weighted all·around scores will comprise the U.S. Notional Team. B. The 1995 World Championships Trials, to be held Septem· ber 8 and 9, will serve as the second selection procedure for the 1995 World Championships Team. 1. The U.S. National Team, using the weighted all· around scores, from the 1995 Coca·Cola National Championships, will be invited to participate at the 1995 World Championships Team Trials. Weighted all·around scores from the 1995 Coca·Cola National Championships will count 40% and the weighted all· around scores from the 1995 World Championships Team Trials will count 60% in the final World Cham· pionship Team ranking. 2. Petitions to the 1995 World Championships Team

Trials will be considered, but must meet the following criteria in that an athlete must be a current or previous (within last 12 months) National Team Member. Petitions must be received prior to the National Championships or within 24 hours of the conclusion of the National Championships in the event of an injury which occurs at that competition. No petition which is submiffed in an incomplete form will be considered. Any athlete petitioned into the World Championships Team Trials will have his World Championships Trials all·around score count as 100% of his ranking. Apetitioned athlete's oll·around score must be ranked above both the eighth place gymnast's 100%World Championships Trials score and his 40% plus 60%U.S. Championships and World Champion· ship Trials combined all·around score in order to be placed on the World Championships Team. All peti· tions are subject to Men's Program Commiffee ap· proval. Petitioned athletes will compete in addition to the qualified athletes. 3. Based on the total weighted all·around scores (40% U.S. Championships and 60%World Championships Trials), gymnasts in rank order numbers one through six from the 1995 World Championships Team Trials will be members of the 1995 World Championships Team. The gymnasts ranked numbers seven and eight will be invited to the World Championships Camp which will be held in Japan just prior to the start of the World Championships. The final selection of the seventh athlete will be made by the World Champion· ships Head Coach, USAG Men's Program Director and USAG Men'sTechnical Coordinator at the conclusion of the training camp based on the following: 1. The ability to contribute to a maximum team score. 2. Demonstrated ability to perform full optional and compulsory routines. 4. There will be no petitions to the World Champi· onships Team Camp.


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COACHING STAFF DUTIES A. Head Coach: 1. The training plan for the World Championships team will be developed by the Men's Technical Coordinator and World Championships Head Coach through con· sultation with the personal coaches of the National Team, and is subject to review by the Men's Program Commiffee.The Head Coach has the responsibility for modi~ing the training plan as needed alter consulta' tion with the personal coaches of the World Champi· onships team members and the Men's Technical Coordinator. 2. Work with the personal coaches and the Men's Tech· nical Coordinator and establish the 1995World Cham· pionships Team lineup. In the event that agreement cannot be reached then the USAG Men's Technical Coordinator will make the final judgment. 3. Be responsible for following all USOC, FIG, USAG, and MPC guidelines regarding all areas of the World Championships Team including, but not limited to, schedules, behavior, establishing goals and policies, and public relations. B. Assistant Coach 1. It is the duty of the Assistant Coach to provide logistical and communication support in all areas to the Head Coach.



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QUALIFICATION A. Qualification to the U.S. Championships is through the Elite Regional Meets and the American Classic and the U.S. Classic. L The American Classic is scheduled for February 17-18, 1995, in Oakland, CA 2. The U.S. Classic is tentatively scheduled for July 21-23, 1995, site TBA B. The 1994 World Team Championships Team Members are automatically qualified into the 1995 U.S. Championships. The 1995 U.S. Championships are scheduled for e. August 16-19, 1995, in New Orleans, LA. D. The All-Around score for the American Classic, the U.S. Classic, U.S. Championships and the World Championships Trials will be determined by combining Elite Compulsory Exercise (60%) and Optional Exercises (40%) to arrive ot aTotal All-Around Score (100%). Competition III Rules will be used for the All-Around Competition, with the exception of the Vaulting event, which will use Competition Ib Rules as listed in the Elite Program Committee Minutes of February 1995. E. Based on the Total All-Around results from the 1995 U.S. Championships {combined compulsory (60%) and optional (40% n, the top sixteen (16) gymnasts will qualify into the Final World Championships Trials.Ties for 16th place will not be broken. Petitions will be in addition to the 16. F. Injury petitions to the U.S. Championships will be accepted for consideration by the Elite Technical Committee for 1994/ 95 National Team Members only according to the procedures as listed on page 85 in the Women's Rules and Policies. FINAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS A. The Final World Championships Trials are scheduled for September 8-9, 1995. B. Petitions to the Final World Championships Trials will be accepted for consideration by the Elite Technical Committee; injury, illness, or unusual circumstances constitute proper support for such a petition. e. If the total number of competing athletes (1-16 plus petitions) at the Final Trials drops below 16 athletes, replacements will be made in rank


order from U.S. Championships 10 maintain a field of 16 athletes.

III. TEAM SELECTION THIS IS AFULL TEAM SELECTION. RANKING AMONG THE TEAM MEMBERS WILL BE DETERMINED FROM THE RESULTS OF THE COMPETITION AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. ANY REFERENCE TO "RANKING" IN THIS DOCUMENT IS MERELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLARIFICATION OF THE NECESSARY SCORE REQUIREMENTS. A. The All-Around scores from the 1995 U.S. Championships will count 30%and the World Championships Trials will count 70%in determining the 1995 World Championships Team. In order for on athlete to win the competition, she MUST compete in both U.S_Championships and the Final World Team Trials. B. If a gymnast is injured after the U.S. Championships, her injury is verified by a neutral doctor approved by the National Governing Body, and the petition is then accepted, her U.S. Championships score will be multiplied by (10/ 10). This score is entered into the All-Around results prior to the start of the World Championships Trials. e. If a gymnast does not compete in the U.S. Championships, her injury is verified by a neutrol doctor approved by the National Governing Body, and her petition is then accepted, herscore obtained in the World Championships Trials (multiplied by 10/10) will permit the gymnast to be ranked in the final selection of the 1995 World Championships Team_ D. In either case, a gymnast that competes in either U.S. Championships or the World Championships Trials, but not both, MUST be in the top five (5) in the All-Around Rank of the meet in which she competed as well as her All-Around score placing her in the top five (5) of the Combined Final Ranking. If the above occurs, a tie for fifth place will not be broken. The tied gymnasts will fill the 5th and 6th places on the Team. In either of the cases, before her placement on the team is official, the injured/ill athlete must be cleared by a neutral doctor approved by the National Governing Body (USAG). E. According to the FIG Technical Reglement and the USA Gymnastics policy, seven athletes will constitute the official team. There are no petitions onto the Team. Alternates will be selected in rank order pending the athlete(s) acceptance of the alternate status (i.e. remaining in competitive condition). F. Ties for seventh place will be broken according to the following procedure: 1. Highest All-Around compulsory score 2. If still tied, highest three event compulsory score 3. If still tied, highest three event optional score THE ABOVE PROCEDURES ARE PENDING APPROVAL OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.







Now is the time to begin thinking about the Talent Opportunity Program testing for the 1995 season. Regional testings are conducted from June 1-31 of each year. 1994 proved to be a fantastic year for TOPs and this year will be even better. Listed below are Regional TOP Testing dates and the contact persons in your area. Goals of the TOP program are threefold. 1) To identify young athletes between the ages of six and 11 years old that are not currently training at an elite level. 2) To identify deficiencies in fitness and skill factors that can be determined by testing and interaction with regional and national staff coaches. These deficiencies will be communicated to both the athlete and coach. 3) To enhance the information flow and educational opportunities to the athletes, their parents and their coaches to improve training.

1995 NATIONAL TOP CALENDAR June I-July 31 Regional TOP Testing at various sites: Region I June 17 Phoenix, AZ-Sunroys Region II June 17 Puyollup, WA-Puget Sound Gymnastics Region III Oates and Times to be determined Region VI June 2 Cable, WI-lake Owen Gymnastics Camp June 10 Milwaukee, WI-Salta Gymnastics June 10 lincoln, NE-Capitol City Gymnastics June 17 St. louis, MO- Team Central Gymnastics June 2~ long lake, MN- North"Sllore tymnastics - July 15 Fargo, NO-Dakota Flyers Gymnastics Region V June 3 Cincinnati, OH-Queen City Gymnastics June 16 Warrenville, Il-Midwest Gymnastics Acad. Region VI June 16 Cheshire a-CATS Region VII July 15 Rockville, MD-Marvateens Region VIII July 2 Birmingham, Al-Mountain Brook Gymnastics II you are interested in hosting a Regional T.O.P. Testing, contact either your Elite Program Chairman or your Regional TOP Coordinator. (see list)

October 19-22 December 7-10

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Dominique Dawes, along with football standout Chris Zorich, won the second annual Henry P.lba Citizen Athlete Award.The award is presented to two outstanding athletes who have demonstrated good citizenship by significantly helping others through personal involvement in the community, state and notion. The Rotary Club of Tulsa and the Tulsa World are sponsors of the award. Dawes will receive a$5,000 grant to the charity of her choice. lost year's female award winner was Shannon Miller.

• •• •• • • •• • ••••••••••••••• •• Judges' Certification Coordinator • • Varina French, who has served • many years in various positions in • the gymnastics world, was in a se- • rious automobile accident Septem- • • ber 7, 1994. She has extensive • brain damage plus other injuries. • • After spending more than two • months in a coma, two months in a • subacute rehabilitation center, and • six weeks in another rehabilitation • • center, she is gradually recovering . • The accident was caused by a • • drunk driver, driving without a



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Two top gymnasts, Dominique Dawes and Shannon Miller, were finalists for the 1994 Sullivan Award, honoring the notion's most outstanding amateur athlete.It was the nrsllime since 1984, when Bart Conner and Mary lou ReHon were nominees, that gymnastics hod two finalists. Don Jansen won the award but it was quite on honor for both Dawes and Miller to be nominoted alongside wrestling'sBruce Baumgartner, track & field's leroy Burrell and Michael Johnson, figure skating's Nancy Kerrigan, skiing's Tommy Moe, basketball's Glenn Robinson and golf's Tiger Woods. The award is presented annually by the Amateur Athletic Union based on the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship, and the ideals of amateurism. Congratulations to both Dawes and Miller!

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March Madness? Isn't that in basketball? John Roethlisberger just experienced March Gymnastics Madness! He won the 1995 McDonald's American Cup and defeated 1992 Olympic bronze medalist Valeri Belenki (ranked fourth all-around at the '94 Worlds, and the 1992 Olympic Games All-Around Bronze Medalist). Roethlisberger also took second all-around at the 1995 Pan American Games, won high bar, and contributed to the USA team gold medal. Roethlisberger has been in the sport of gymnastics since 1978 and is the only USA gymnast in history to win three USA Gymnastics National All-Around titles and three NCAA National Championships All-Around litles. He's been a member of three World Championships teams, an Olympic Gomes team, a Pan American Games team and a Goodwill Gomes team. And, he's still going strong. Alter Roethlisberger's return from the Pan American Games in Argentina, USA Gymnastics had the opportunity to talk to him and learn more about his goals and aspirations. USA Gymnastics: First of all. what were the Pan American Games like? Roethlisberger: It was amazing. I've never hod to compete under such hostile conditions in my life. We got booed many times, especially when we won the team gold medal. During event finals on high bar, Cuba's delegation all stood just outside the high bar ropes and chanted and mode tons of noise. At one point I flinched during my high bar routine and they all cheered and yelled louder. It was a great feeling to hit my routine and stick that dismount. Ithrew my

fists in the air. It was also a great feeling when Bill (Roth) and Iwere standing on the awards stand collecting our gold and silver medals for high bar. USA Gymnastics: What is your best memory in the sport of gymnastics thus far? Roethlisberger: I have two memories that stick out in my mind. The first is participating in the Olympic Gomes and being a port of the Olympic experience. Also, competing as port of a collegiate team and winning the Big 10 Championships and the team (Minnesota) being the runner up at the NCAA Championships. USA Gymnastics: What has been the highest score you've received on an event in gymnastics? Roethlisberger: My highest score has been a 9.90 on pommel horse and floor. USA Gymnastics: Is it your goal to earn a 1O.00? Roethlisberger: Getling a 10.00 now, with the new rules, would be very hard. But, I'm always striving to achieve a 10.00. Sure I'd love to get one. USA Gymnastics: What has been your worst memory in the sport of gymnastics thus far. Roethlisberger: Missing the 1991 World Championships Team. (John qualified as the alternate.) It was really disappointing for me, but as Ilook bock now, it was agood learning experience. I hod won championships the year before and was feeling a lot of pressure. Not making the World Championships competitive team kind of took the pressure off me. It reminded me what it

USA Gymnastics: How do you see the USA Men progressing toward 1996? Roethlisberger: The lost few months have been very positive. Winning the team gold medal at the Pan American Gomes was a big boost. I think we could win a medal at the Olympic Gomes. We need to toke a look at the possibilities real closely and dedicate the next year to the Olympics. We need to keep focused and, most importantly, train hard. USA Gymnastics: How important is the 1995 World Championships? Roethlisberger: It's very important that we show the other countries and judges that we're athreat. We need to be within striking distance. I don't think we necessarily have to medal at the 1995 World Championships to be in medal contention for the Olympic Gomes, but it would be nice. USA Gymnastics: How is the progress now. compared to the progress in 1992? Roethlisberger: I think we're in beller shope now than going into the 1992 Olympic Gomes. The difference between the top teams and the USA is smaller now, butthere are a lot of teams all otthe some level. It's very tight. USA Gymnastics: What are your goals for 1996 and beyond? Roethlisberger: Well, first Iwould like to compete at the 1996 Olympic Gomes. Afterwords, I hope I'll be able to do exhibitions and competitions after the games to make some money. I wont to have a career in business and stay involved with gymnastics-maybe through judging. I would consider coaching, but the money's not great. Plus I don't wont to have to worry how many students I have enrolled in my dubs or if my college team's going to be dropped. Business really intrigues me. I'm looking forward to that.

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POSITION AVAILABLE 50 Gymnastics Instructors/Coaches needed at prestigious children's summer camps in New York, PA and New England. Top notch programs, superior environments, meet wonderful people. Be available 6/18-8/18. Free room, board, food, travel, salary. All levels of gymnastics expertise needed. Management positions available for suitable candidates. Choose from over 35 camps. Call Arlene now! 1-800-443-6428; (516) 433-8125. IMMEDIATE OPENING: Experienced, responsible and enthusiastic coach needed for growing team Levels 5-1 O. Choreography and Elite Compulsory knowledge a plus. Additional duties will include some Level 1-5 and Recreational dasses. Fully equipped 11,000 square foot facility located 30 miles north of NY City. Salary commensurate with experience and benefits available. FAX resume to Mary Anne (914) 238-3568. World Cup Gymnastics (914) 238-4967, 170 Hunts Lone, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Rapidly growing gymnastics facility seeks parttime and full-time instructors and coaches. 10,000 sq. ft. gym, 1,200 plus students. Head Coach needed for team levels 4-8 girls and boys levels 5-6. Positions available immediately and for September 1995. Competitive salary and benefits available. Please contact lissette Rios, 515

FLORIDA GULF COAST is seeking a coach to instruct all levels, from preschool to Level 7. Gymnasts are young and talented but need on enthusiastic coach to make them the best they can be in the gymnastics world. We believe in positive teaching methods and require strong communication skills. Willing to sell port of the business. We have a 5,000 square foot facility on main street. The program is two years old. In a fast growing community. Please send resume and your salary needs to Carousel Gymnastics, 204-B N. Tyndall Pkwy., Panama City, FL32404. Boys Team Coach. Full-time, great facility, medical insurance, salary negotiable. Starting Summer '95. Call Gymnastics Plus in Maryland (41 0) 381 -0766 or fax (809) 494-0258. TEAM MEMBERS NEEDED for fast growing gym in sunny Florida. Must be able to work with strong team of excellent coaches and have strong upper level spotting skills. Call Sun Country Gymnastics today at (904) 378-8711 or send resume to: 4010 NW 27th Lone, Gainesville, FL 32606.





PRESCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED. Experience in children's movement/gymnastics a must. CPR & safety certified a plus. Great potential for management advancement. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Location is the New Hampshire Academy of Artistic Gymnastics. One hour from Boston, MA and one hour from White Mountains. Person should be Willing to travel. Send resume to: 67 Winnicut Rd., No. Hampton, NH 03862. TRIPP LAKE CAMP. Outstanding girls residential camp in Poland, Moine, is searching for GYMNASTICS INSTRuaORS for our summer program. Dependable individuals with experience teaching gymnastics til beginner through advanced students. Knowledge of weight training and aerobics is essential. Position includes salary plus travel allowance, uniform, linens, room and board. For application, information and interview, call: 1-800-580-6999 or 1-800-997 -4347. WORK WITH THE BEST! Level 5-1 0coach needed for one of the top clubs in Massachusetts. Experience is a must. Position opening for June 26 or September 1. Also must enjoy working with preschool and school age children. You choosework for free or earn a great salary! We've got a great friendly stoff and you can be one of them. Please send your resume to: Giguere Gymnastics, 148 Main St., Cherry Volley, MA 01611, otten: "I wont a job." MAY/JUNE 1995



DEVELOPMENTAL GYMNASTICS DIREGOR. Looking for a high-energy, self-starter to re-develop a fast growing developmental gymnastics program. Ability to begin a boys program, a plus. Salary negotioble. Send resume to: Electric City Gymnastics, Inc, 100 Construction Way, Anderson, SC 29625 or call Shown ot (803) 226-6115. COME GROW WITH US! You have to see us to believe us. One of the finest equipped teaching facilities in the MIDWEST. 11,500 square foot gym offers Preschool to Level 10. Congeniol coaching staff and management. Employee kitchen and lounge. We are looking for a few permanent and part-time coaches to work ALL LEVElS. 1,200 students enrolled now. Good salaries and benefits offered to FULL-TIME slaff. Positions avai)able immediotely. Call Wendy at (708) 393-6693, or write: MIDWEST ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS, 29Wll0 8utterfield Rood, Warrenville, IL 60555. Atlanta 80YS AND GIRLS TEAM COACHING POSITION AVAILABLE. We are located in Fayetteville, Georgia, just south of Atlonta. Coach must have experience with upper level gymnasts as well as the ability to oversee progressive classes. We have a comprehensive gymnastics program which needs an enthusiastic coach who can work well with boys and girls classes. Also looking for QUALIFIED CLASS COACHES. The salary is negotiable based on experience. Please send your resume to: Gym South of Gymnastics, 119 N. 85 Parkway, Fayetteville, GA 30214. (404) 461 5528 or fax at (404) 461-0955. GYMNASTICS INSTRUaORS NEEDED. Full and part time positions available in beautiful North Carolina. New "state-of-the-art" gym with over 800 students, all levels. Great opportunity for career move. Call for details. Bill or Colleen Briggs, Gymnastics World, (704) 552-7179 or (704) 864-1164. 1811 Dixon Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. HEAD COACH COMBINATION GYM MANAGER. Design the program and gym of your dreams from the ground up. Layout the gym, hire the staff, with ownership contract in five years. Your positive attitude, coaching skills of beginners to Level 8 optionals is your investment. Rising Star Gymnastics is located in a resort area of Southern New Mexico. Your program must be based on positive reinforcement. Salary, benefits, bonuses commensurate with ability. Send resume to: P.O. Box 1120, Elephant Butte, NM B7935. Anonprofit organization. we care about kids. Experienced, enthusiastic, responsible coach with positive attitude, to join well-established club, Levels 5-10. Choreography, compulsory knowledge, and safety certification a plus. Additional duties include preschool and recreational classes. Begin July/Aug. '95. Salary dependent on experience. Send resume/ references to: REBOUNDERS GYMNASTICS CENTERS, 7 Foxtail Rd., Timonium, MD 21093, or call (410) 252-3374. FULl/PART-TIME GYMNASTICS POSITIONS. Seeking energetic, responsible, reliable and highly motivated individuals who are eager to join a well-established program. Must have experience with upper level gymnasts as well as the ability to MAY/JUNE 1995

oversee progressive classes. Position offersmany opportunities for personal success. Competitive salary and benefits based on experience. Send resume and photo to: Arising Stars Gymnastics, 6109 Arabian Lane, SUoseph, MO 64506, contact: Robin Weidmaier (816) 232-7502. COACHES NEEDED IMMEDIATElY. Flipper Gymnastics, Inc, in Garland, Texas, is needing Boys and Girls team coaches. Seeking experienced and enthusiastic coaches for upper levels. Special need for a male coach with strong background in Bars, Vault and Tumbling skills. Send resume or call: Flipper Gymnastics, 1127 N. First St., Garland, Texas 75040, (214) 276-9000, attention to Cindy Greer Gambill. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS. Colorado Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy is seeking qualified coach/ director for beginners thru Levell O. This is a great opportunity to become involved in a new facility to be built this summer with two floors and 40 It. ceiling height. This facility will be for exclusive rhythmic use and will not be shared with artistic gymnasts. Send resume to: LR.G.A., 19035 Greenbrier Ln., Monument, CO 80132. Excellent opportunity to be part of a National Level Program in Buffalo Grove, Il. Full-time/ part-time coaching positions available. Baby Gym, Pre-School, Recreational Boys& Girls, Girl's Competitive Levels 5 thru 10 and Boys Competitive Levels IV thru I. Contact Gregg Didech or Kelly Crumley at (708) 459-8842. Send resume to: Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center, 1362 Barclay Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. Gymnastics Team Coach/ Instructor. Established club in beautiful Greensboro, NC, seeks a girls team and class coach. 22,000 square foot facility includes karate, dance, indoor rock wall climbing, cheerleading and competitive tumbling and tramp team. Full-time position includes full benefits, paid vacations, and paid holidays. Must be able to coach pre-school through Levell O. Current program instructs over 2,000 students. Fun environment. Great working conditions. Send resume and references to: Tumblebees Gymnastics, 6904 Downwind Road, Greensboro, NC 27409, or call (910) 665-0662. Salary negotiable depending upon education and/or experience. BOYS TEAM DIREGOR/ COACH. Full-time teaching/ coaching. Benefits and vacation. Begin June 1. Saito Gymnastics has two gyms with over 27,000 square feet and 1,400 students. Send resume to: Saito, 1275 North Barker Road, Brookfield, WI 53045, attn: Ralph Druecke, or call (414) 782-3430. COACHES NEEDED FULl/PART-TIME POSITIONS. Work in an atmosphere where your input is valued and needed. Growing program in its first year seeks detail minded coaches with the ability to TEACH solid foundation skills as well as train optional gymnasts. Must work with classes as well as team. Ability to choreograph, teach Cheernastics, or develop boys program, definite plusses! Possible partnership opportunity for career minded, hardworking, innovative individual. Call Steve at (219) 362-4419 or (219) 324-9706, or send resume to l.CG.C, 2454 N. St. Rd. 39, LaPorte, IN 46350.

Head girls team coach position available IMMEDIATELY! Looking for an enthusiastic coach with a commitment to a fast growing gymnastics facility. We have a strang girls program (700 students) and are moving to a 15,000 square foot facility in the fall of 1995. The position is full-time with benefits. Must have experience thru Level 9 girls program. Please send resume and call: Charlotte Gymnastics International, 6612-C East Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28215, (704) 535-5867, and ask for Janet Garvey. FULL-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE. Wanted .. . energetic, enthusiastic, responsible, reliable and highly motivated recreational and team coach to add to our current profeSSional coaching staff. We believe in positive teaching methods and require strong communication skills. This is an exceptional opportunity in a relatively new and fast-growing gymnastics facility. 8,000 square foot gymnasium. Send resume, picture and salary requirements to: P.O. Box 5002, Port Huron, Michigan 48061-5002. COACH: BOY'SFULL-TIME. Fantastic! Excellent! THE position. Career opportunity as a gymnastics coach! Excellent salary with paid vacations, major medical with dental. Extras. Teach boys classes through Team. Must have a B.S. in Physical Education, Education, or similar field. Beautiful New Hampshire location. Call Judy Shenk at (603) 889-8092 or send resume to: Gymnastics Village, 13 Caldwell Drive, Amherst, NH 03031. GIRLS COACH-CHOREOGRAPH ER-INSTRUaOR. Come and join our talented group of staff members. Work with gymnasts from class to team and specialize in beam and floor. We are located in southern New Hampshire just an hour outside of Boston. Applicant must have a B.S. in Physical Education, Education, or related field. Excellent salary with paid vacations, and medical with dental insurance. Call Judy Shenk at (603) 8898092 or send resume to: Gymnastics Village, 13 Caldwell Drive, Amherst, NH 03031. Team Cypress is hiring a female head coach with 8&9experience. Primary responsibilities will be head coach but all coaches assume some responsibilities to teach classes. Our 30,000 square foot facility is located in Northwest Houston. To complement our professional staff, only energetic, enthusiastic and highly motivated persons need apply. Send a resume to 11707-B Huffmeister, Houston, Texas 77065-attention Mary Ann Basham, or call (713) 469-4599. Join the fine team of coaches at Northern lights Gymnastics. This club is located in the heart of ski country and provides a wonderful lifestyle. Positions available for fall 1995 include: (l) girls' team coach for levels 5-9; (2) director and coach for girls and boys preteam and recreational classes programs; and (3) preschool and recreational teacher and program coordinator. Send resume to: Dorothy Ogden, 17 Olcott Dr., White River Junction, VT 05001. (802) 295-2070. POSITION AVAILABLE IN MINNESOTA. We have hot summer days and snow for Christmas. (St. Paul &Minneapolis suburb.) Team Level 5&up. The club is 8,400 sq. It. of modern equipment.

Fun, family atmosphere that produces quality gymnasts. Full-time coaching hours. Please send resume to: Flyaways Gymnastics, 280 S.W.15th Street, Forest Lake, MN 55025, attention: Judy, or call (612) 464-8648. Kid's Fitness Unlimited and the Kona Aerials Gymnastics Team of Kona, Hawaii, are looking for a fun, enthusiastic person to join their staff. Must be highly motivated, have strong spotting abilities, and have experience with boys and girls, competitive and recreational programs. This is a ground floor opportunity that can offer a great future for the right person. Please send resume and letters of reference to: Kid's Fitness Unlimited, 76-6279 Kololia St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. For more information on opportunity possibilities, call (808) 329-0400. Immediate opening for full-time Girls Competition Coach. Will be expected to coach Levels 510, and be Co-Acro Coach. 16,000 square foot facility in friendly Midwestern community. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Send resume to: Gym Dandys, P.O. Box 2147, Minot, ND 58702 ONLY THE BESLAre you the ABSOLUTE BEST developmental/preschool coach you know? Are your waiting lists the longest in the gym? Do you like the kids even more than the gymnastics? Three "Yes's" and we want to meet you! Thriving, non-competitive program with 850 children ages 2-9expanding. Multiple Houston locations. Seeking experienced coach with sound technique; strong supervisory skills; consistent, animated enthusiasm; friendly, cooperative disposition; ambitious personal goals. Four years coaching required. Non-smoker. Salary (commensurate with experience and reputation) + Insurance Allowance + Generous Commission. Fax resume to: Thompson Tumblers (713) 373-5157. POSITIONS AVAILABLE: For full and part-time men and women coaches. We're located in Clear Lake area by the Johnson Space Center. Rapidly expanding new gym seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated, experienced individuals who can work with accelerated preschool classes through competitive team. Immediate openings for both positions. Send resume to: Lobo Gymnastics, 2500 Falcon Pass, Houston, TX 77062, or fax (713) 486-0930, attn: Tami Richardson Jaso. GOLD CUP GYMNASTICS SCHOOl. We are looking for a motivated individual or individuals to administer, clinics and camps, coach, teach, educate instructors and students at the recreational level in our new 9,000 sq. It. facility. Base salary, medical, and instructors pay based on student enrollment. Send resume to Ed Burch, 6009 Carmel Ave., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, (505) 821-8417, fax (505) 821 -8507.

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Have your gymnast do a handstand. Stand or kneel at their side and place one hand at the bose of the neck/upper bock and one hand on the boHom of the rib cage. Apply pressure with both hands moving the gymnast in the diredion of proper alignment. This provides a solid bose for the handstand and leaves only one major area needing verbal corredion--the low back/hips. Instrud the gymnast to open the hips and stretch toll if they are piked or tighten their stomach musdes if on arch is the problem.

This spot helps your gymnast find and experience what a straight handstand feels like. To help them achieve this on their own, have your gymnasts do the necessary flexibility (shoulders)/ strength exercises (ribs, stomach). See illustrations below.

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