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DAVIS WINS 1996 MIC Ie :: i ENGE

Hometown: Sal Birth Date: Aprt Club: Gymmarin Coach: Jan Exner Began RSG: 1987 School: Drake High Grade: 12th

1995 National defended her title, winning the Challenge by a point and a half-73.175 to Lauri Illy's 71.575. The event took place in Downers Grove, III., Feb. 16-17, at the Elite Sports Complex. Davis, from Son Anselmo, Coli!., trains at Gymmarin Pacific and is coached by Jon Exner. Davis said, "I'm happy with my performance at the Rhythmic Challenge, espe· cially since it's the beginning of the season." She added, "It's the first step towards the "0" word." Davis was referring to the Olympic Games and said that in her house no one mentions the word Olympics for fear of jinxing Davis' chance of representing the u.S. Although Davis is clearly the Rhythmic Challenge champion she will have to com· pete well at the Rhythmic National

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And that may be tough with competitors such as Illy, who took second, and Natalie Lacuesta, who took third, right on her tail. The Rhythmic Challenge was Illy and Lacuesta's first event as seniors. In 1995 Lacuesta was the Junior National Champion and Illy was second in the Junior Division. Both Illy and Lacuesta train with the Rhythmic Gems in Glenview, III., and are coached by Lana Lashoff. Lacuesta is from Wilmette, III., and Illy is from Virginia Beach, Va. "I'm really excited with my finish," said Illy. "1didn't know what would happen coming into the event because the seniors are very tough. I was hoping for a top three finish." Lacuesta said, "1was disappointed with my performance on the first day of compe-

especially with my ribbon routine. I know I can do better. But the second day I was happy. I was also hoping for a top three finish." Another top finisher, Uriel Higa, is from Los Angeles, Calif., and trains at California Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics. She finished fourth allaround and said, "1was happy with my performance and thrilled with my finish because now Iwill get to travel and represent the u.s." Higa finished eighth at lost year's RhythmiC Challenge and sixth at the 1995 Rhythmic National Championships. She attributes her success to her coach Olga Morozova. Unfortunately, Morozova could not make the Rhythmic Challenge because she was eight months pregnant. Higa called her coach each night with the news of her performance.

The Junior Division was won by 13-yeorold Kassy Scharringhausen from Duluth, Go. Scharringhausen trains at Atlanta International Rhythmic Gymnastics and is coached by Morino Davidovich. She was followed by 12-year-old Kate Jeffress from Rockville, Md. Jeffress trains at Rhythmflex and is coached by Catherine Yakhimovich. Thirteen-year·old Tara McCargo from International Rhythmic Gymnastics in Jacksonville, Flo., earned third all·around. McCargo is coached by Mila Marinova and Efrossina Anguelova. On Sunday, Feb. 18, the top U.S. National Team Members and the U.S. Notional Group Team joined the top Belarus Notional Team Members, including World Championships medalists Larissa Lukanyenko and Tatyana Ogryzka and the Belarus National Group Team for two pubic exhibi· tions. It was a great success! MARC H / AP Rll1 996


By Kris Parker and Luan Peszek

Above: Jair Lynch Below: Mark Sohn

DesPite the freezing temperatures in Colorado Springs, Colo., the Men's Winter Cup Challenge heated things up with some spec-

After compulsories, only six hundredths of a point separated Jair Lynch's lead from John Macready's close second. Solid six-for-six performances from both gymnasts set the standards for the next day's optional competition. "TIus means we're only halfway through," said Lynch. "Rankings at this point are bogus. There are six more events and anyone can win:' USA

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Although Lynch had some struggles in optionals, he did manage to maintain his first place standing and win the Winter Cup Challenge. He was unhappy with his pommel horse performance and felt that it was "inexMacready also had some problems to third while his teammate, Garrywasn't aware of my standings," said Denk. 'lUI I knew was that I had to hit six for six and I'd end up where I'd end up:' Well, that's exactly what Denk did and he moved up three positions to finish second. Macready commented, ''I'm glad to see the OTC (Olympic Training Center Team) finally standing up to where they should be, with everyone placing in the top 14 ~ MARCH / APRllI9 9 6


P.IIlfiiY""'-:ii.i:f.ll.." """". A must for gy mnasti cs fan s, thi s live ly biography describes Shann on's s truggle to stay on top despite burno ut , an aging body, a frightening stalker in c ident , and conflict between pare nts and coaches. T he book touching features personal sto ries shared for the first tim e by Shannon, her family , and coach Steve N unno.

The WInter Cup Challenge was a very important competition for the U.S. men because it not only re-ranked the team but also served as the trials for the 1996 World Championships, based on optional scores only.

The team consists of Denk, who had the top score in the optional competition with a 55.60 j Chainey Umphrey, who had the second highest optional score of 54.75 j Steve McCain, who had the third highest optional score of 54.675 j pommel horse champion Mark Sohn (9.55Ji rings champion Chris LaMorte (9.85)j and Bill Roth, who tied for first on high bar with Macready (9.70). The head coach of the team is Ron Brant from the U.S. Olympic Training Center and the assistant coach is Art Shurlock from UCLA. The individual event World Championships are April 15-21 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The top 14 in the all-around from the compulsory and optional rounds of competition make up Team '96. Using optional scores only, the top seven (ages 18 and under) and the top five (ages 19 and over) make up Team 2000.

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Above: John Mocreody Below left: Gorry Denk Below right: (hainey Umphrey

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some effort, and it's easy to shrug off "just a little soreness," but the payoff is an injury-free body that's ready to go back to working out in a few days. No one wants to spend six or eight weeks recovering from a sprain or strain when a little care could avoid it! Everyone who works out regularly should keep some ice on hand. When these minor aches appear, put some crushed ice in a plastic bag or hot water bottle, drape the

hurting part with a towel or dishcloth, and put the ice over it for 1530 minutes, or until the area is numb and partially blanched. Be careful-if you don't cover your skin with a cloth, you can give yourself frostbite. While the ice is on, prop up the area so that it is higher than your heart, and leave it up until you take the ice off. Repeat the process every

which has advantage of molding to your body but the disadvantage of not being as cold as ice, therefore not working as well. The last part of this recipe is rest. Using the injured part even a little can greatly reduce healing and increase recovery time. Remember that it can take three to five days just for the healing to get started. Don' t get in your own way. Stay off the injury. Ice is great for the early, acute stages of a minor injury, but what then? Knowing when to ease back into training is a judgment call. If there's any doubt ask a local sports medicine physician or athletic

at least 15 before a workout, and stretch slowly and thoroughly afterwards. You have to hold a stretch for at least 30 seconds just to maintain your current flexibility. And remember, while it takes three or four weeks of steady workouts to get in shape, it only takes 10-12 days to get out of shape again. If you have had to take time off to heal an injury, you may have to return to training as though you were starting from scratch. Many athletes reinjure themselves because they rush the process. A little pain is a warning sign. A little attention to those warnings can add some fun to your life. MARCH / APRllI996

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Jaycie Phelps won the 1996 American Classic Gymnastics Competition, held at the Mabee Center on the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., February 9-10. The American Classic was the trials competition for the Individual Event World Championships to be held April 15-21 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Jaycie Phelps captured the all-around title by performing solid and elegant routines on all eight events.

Members of the World Championships team include: Dominique Dawes, Jaycie Phelps, Amy Chow and Dominique Moceanu. The World Championships Team was selected by using optional scores only. Dawes won the optional only all-around competition followed by Phelps and Chow. Moceanu did not compete in the American Classic but was named to the team due to her silver medal finish at the 1995 World Championships. The junior division was won by Vanessa Atler from Canyon Country, Calif. Atler was followed by Kinsey Rowe and Alexis Brion. Thanks to meet director Linda Bradshaw and husband state director Wayne Bradshaw for outstanding meet organization.

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After being sidelined with an injury prior to the 1995 World Championships, Amy Chow demonstrated her readiness and secured a spot on the 1996 World Championships Team.

Kristy Powell, completely recovered from an injury that prevented her from competing at the Coca-Cola National Championships, regained her senior international team ranking.

Dominique Dawes returned to competition stronger than ever and debuted a new mount on floor- a spectacular double layout.


FAVORITES t age 24, Jair Lynch is once again taking the gymnastics world by storm. He did so in 1992, when he narrowly missed the bronze medal on parallel bars at the Olympic Gomes. He's did it again by winning the 1996 Winter Cup Challenge. "This event was very important to me," said Lynch. "I tried some new skills and routines and it was on important step leading toward the Olympic Gomes." Lynch counted a couple of falls in the optional competition and, although he won the Winter Cup Challenge, he did not earn a spot on the World Championships team since only the optional scores were considered. Although he was disappointed, he will still work toward his goal-to medal at the 1996 Olympic Gomes in Atlanta. Lynch certainly knows what it tokes! After all, he's a veteran of Olympic and World Championships competition. When asked to compare the World Championships to the Olympic Gomes, Lynch said, "There are more people, teams and sessions at the World Championships. You also have to wait a long time between your sessions. One thing I liked about the 1995 World Championships was that the USA men competed together as a team during compulsories. We were split up at

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the 1992 Olympic Gomes and it was hard to gain momentum." Lynch is a graduate of Stanford University and has a degree in civil engineering and urban design. He has a full time job at Silicon Graphics Inc., a computer systems company leading the industry in visual processing. "My company created the computers used to produce the graphics for Jurrasic Park, Congo, Terminator 2, and other movies. I do development and construction. I'm helping with building a new campus for the company. It's growing so large with 5,000 employees that there are many new projects coming up." When asked how he is able to train, travel to notional and international competitions, and still hold down a job, he said, "My company is incredibly loyal to me. We discussed the issue up front and they're very supportive. I think they realize that I have a lot of energy and dedication and that after the Olympic Games in 1996 I will dedicate all those energies to them. I also bring a computer wherever I go and still work a liHle while on the road." Lynch works from 8:00 a.m.-l :00 p.m. at his job and trains from 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the gym. This veteran is puHing a great deal of effort into making the 1996 Olympic Team and doing well in Atlanta.

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Portland, Oregon received its first major snowfall of the year on Jan uary 27, the day of the Reese's International Gym nastics Cup. But, a little snowfall did n't stop the action in the Portland Rose Garden. Although a few of the staff and officials were snowed out of Portland, you know the old saying, "the show must go on!" The show did proceed as planned, with an amazing crowd of 5,500 considering the circumstances, and was a great success.

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Former medalists from the World Championships, Olympic Games, Pan American Games and Goodwill Games, choreographed routines to music and wore costumes in hopes of earning prize money totaling $66,000 at the event. Kristie Phillips and Dmitri Bilozerchev were the big winners of the event becoming the 1996 Reese's International Gymnastics Cup Champions.

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John Roethlisberger's rings routine drama of cowboys and indians gets an A+ for creativity. He comes out to the music of gunfire. John plays a cowboy when he's in an upright position and appears as an indian while in a handstand. Confused? Check out the photo ... he has an indian head tied between his legs so when he goes up in a handstand he's an indian. Pretty clever huh! John earned 39.60 for third place.

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Chris Waller demonstrated a dramatic love story floor routine. Chris and a beautiful woman (played by wife Cindy Waller) sitting on a park bench around the floor mat. Chris tries to impress this beautiful woman by showing off his gymnastics repertoire. Although he may have won many hearts of those in the audience, his beautiful woman left with Scott !iIi.......~~="K;;\j~kk when he gave her a kiss on the cheek. Poor Chris ... beHer luck next time. The judges gave Chris' droma a 39.40 for fifth place.

Bill Roth portrayed Batman's nemesis, the Riddler on floor. His costume and tumbling were great as well as his special effects of green sprinkles thrown in the air and silly string sprayed at the judges. Bill earned 39.85 for second place.

Wendy Bruce's peanut buHer cup circus beam routine scored 39.85 for second place. Wendy played Pinky the clown, threw candy to the crowd, and pretended the beam was her high wire act in the circus. She even had a safety net underneath.

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Brandy Johnson-Scharpf's half man, half woman floor exercise routine (Senor and Senorita Johnson) earned 39.70 for second place.

Valentin Moguilny on rings wore a black top hat, bow tie, suspenders with no shirt and gray pants. He scored a 39.25. Scott Keswick came out of the audience to begin his Chaplin routine. He hied to bribe the He gave a rose to Zmeskal, a Reese's Cup to Kurt Thomas, his hat to Brian Pahick and his heart to Johnson. He get up on the so he used the side to jump up. He scored a to tie for fourth place.

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Hope Spivey-Sheeley's Frankenstein drama on floor scored a 40, the third perfect score of the Reese's International Gymnastics Cup. Frankenstein (played by Hope's husbond) kills Hope and lays her on the floor exercise mat. Hope comes to life mounting with a front through to double bock. WOW!

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Other Highlights: Paul O'Neill's "Duck" routine on floor to the music "Disco Duck." Great costume and great standing full while in a full head mask! Brandy Johnson-Scharpf's grand entrance on bars-from the ceiling of the Portland Rose Garden . (Brandy's husband Bill was orchestrating the stunt from the ceilingtalk about trust!)

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Dmitri Bilozerchev's version of Swan Lake on floor. He wore a black cape, a big swan beak, and wore white tights and a pink tutu underneath. He took off the cape and beak and did a great man/woman floor routine. John Roethlisberger .. . and friend ... The Mask ... on floor. John brought back this routine for the second year in a row and won with a 39.90. Kristie Phillips' great choreography on every event including her "1 Dream of Jeannie" theme on floor and her army theme on beam. Brandy's costumes on each event including Casper on beam, Senorita and Senor on floor and the space theme on bars. Chris Waller's Riddler routine on high bar. He came out of the audience, climbed around on the bars, put a hat on Kathy Johnson's head, mounted the apparatus, did a routine, dismounted the apparatus, remounted the apparatus, dismounted again, and climbed back up in the audience-all within the designated time frame.

The 1996 Reese's International Gymnastics Cup was organized locally by Razor Sharp Productions, an affiliate of the Portland Trail Blazers and Oregon Arena Corporation, and was sponsored by Hershey Chocolate USA. A perfect score on each event was 40 pOints. Below are the results:

WOMEN Uneven Bars

1. 2. 3. 4.

Svetlana Boguinskaia Kristie Phillips Brandy Johnson-Scharpf Missy Marlowe

Bill Roth's Superman routine on high bar. He came out reading a paper, wearing a suit coat, pants and glasses. Then ripped off his clothes to reveal his Superman apparel and went into his high bar routine. John Roethlisberger's hair during his high bar Michael Jackson impersonation.

Floor Exercise

1988 Olympian and 1991 Pan American Games Gold Medalist Chelle Stack was scheduled to compete but injured her ankle while training on bars and came to Portland with a cast on her foot. How did the injury occur? Stack was doing a western theme on bars and stepped off the mat while wearing cowboy boots. 1991 World Champion and 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist Kim Zmeskal was also scheduled to compete but had a nasty bout with the flu and was not 100% by the date of the event. Vanessa Vander Pluym and Brooke Bushnell did great exhibition rhythmic routines during the show.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Hope Spivey-Sheeley Brandy Johnson-Scharpf Missy Marlowe Kristie Phillips

39.85 39.65 39.15 39.00 38.95

1. Paul O'Neill 2. Dmitri Bilozerchev 3. John Roethlisberger 4. Chris Waller 5. Valentin Moguilni 6. Vitaly Marinich 7. Scott Keswick

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39.70 39.65 39.25

1. Chris Waller 2. Vitaly Marinich 3. John Roethlisberger 4. Dmitri Bilozerchev 4. Bill Roth 4. Scott Keswick 7. Valentin Mogullm

40.00

All-Around 1. Kristie Phillips

118.80 2. Brandy Johnson-Scharpf 117.95 3. Missy Marlowe 117.65

39.90 39.85 39.80 39.50 39.40 39.35

39.95 39.90 39.60 39.30 39.25 39.15 39.10

40.00 39.90 39.80 39.70 39.70 39.70 39.25

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1. Kristie Phillips 2. Wendy Bruce 3. Svetlana Boguinskaia 4. Brandy Johnson-Scharpf 5. Missy Marlowe 6. Hope Spivey-Sheeley

Interesting Notes:

39.65 39.55 39.10 39.00

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AMERICAN CLASSIC TULSA. OKLA. FEBRUARY 9·11 WOMEN'S SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM

(COMPULSORIES WEIGHTED 60%OF THE TOTAL SCORE, OPTIONALS WEIGHTED 40%OF THE TOTAL SCORE) RANK/NAME 1. Joyeie Phelps 2. Dominique Dawes 3. Amy Chow 4. Krisly Powell 5. Jennie Thompson 6. Andree Pickens 7. Theresa Kulikowski B. Aledo Ingrom 9. Mohini Bhardwai 10. Krislin Moloney 11. Monica Aammer 12. Roegan Tomasek 13. Elizobelh Reid 14. Deidro Groham 15. Shannon Bowles 16. Brilnee Penman 17. Amy Young lB. Kolie TeM 19. Kellee Oavis

HOMETOWN Greenfield, Ind. Silver Spring, Md. Son Jose, Calif. River Foresl, III. Wiehilo Falls.!exas Houslon, Texas Colorado Springs, Colo. Knoxville, Tenn. Cineinnoli, Ohio Allenlown, Po. Lecanlo, Ao. Maslie Beach, N.Y. Burke, Va. 5011 Lake Cily, Ulah Lee, N.H. 5011 Lake Cily, Ulah Diamond Bar, Calif. Grand Rapids, Mich. Cambria Heighls, N.Y.

CLUB Cindnnali Gymnaslies Hill's Angels Wesl Volley Gym. Colorado Aerials Dynamo Gymnaslies Cypress Academy Colorado Aerials Dynamo Gymnaslies Brown's Gymnaslies Porkenes Cypress Academy Hill's Angels Karons Olympus Ailianlie Gymnaslies Olympus Scals Greal Lakes Gym. American Twislers

SCORE 77.BBO 77.740 77.020 75.9BO 75.600 75.070 74.740 74.630 73.930 73.7BO 73.640 73.3BO 72.650 72.320 71.240 70.0BO 69.710 44.910 43.020

CANBERRA CUP JUNIOR

RANK/NAME I.Vanessa Aller 2. Kinsey Rowe 3. Alexis Brion 4. Jamie Danllseher 5. Robin Phelps 5. Krislen Slueky 7. Carri Nogle B. Lecondro Willis 9. Alexa Martinez 10. Elise Roy 11. Kelly Parkinson 11. Melinda Baimbridge 13. Kailie Dyson 14. Kalie McFarland 15. Jeanene Anlonlin 16. Kalie Taylor 17. Jennifer Carow lB. Becky Meldrum 19. Kendall Beck 19. Breanne RUlherford 21. Karissa Chock 22. Marissa Medal 23. Cary Frillinger 24. Chrisline Manlilia 25. Lenna Doolan 26. Nicole Biogiovanni 27. Nicale Kilpalriek 2B. Nekia Demry 29. Emily Chell 30. Careen Murphy 31. Audro Sieinbrook 32. Leah Mueller 33. Rochel Glasmire 34. Krislin Jensen

CLUB Gliders Cypress Gymslroda Gliders Cindnnali Gymnoslies Sollo Gym. Parkenes Pugel Sound Capilol Gymnaslies Hill's Angels Cypress Academy Cypress Academy Cypress Academy Gymslroda Scals Kenlwood 50110 Parkenes Cypress Academy New England Gym. Rohnert Park American Twislers Gymslroda Arena Karon

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INTERNATIONAL COMPEI'ITION

SCORE 3B.600 37.725 37.425 37.350 37.050 37.050 36.B25 36.775 36.725 36.600 36.500 36.500 36.475 36.375 36.325 36.300 36.200 36.200 36.150 36.150 36.125 35.900 35.B25 35.750 35.525 35.375 35.175 35.150 34.950 34.B25 34.575 34.350 33.B25 29.500

WINTER CUP CHALLENGE COLORADO SPRINGS. COLO. FEBRUARY 2-3. 1996 The top 14 in the all-around from the compulsory and optional round of competition make up Team '96. Using optional scores only, the top seven (ages 18 and under) and the top five (ages 19 and over) make up Team 2000. MEN'S TEAM RANKING

'96 FINAL

(COMPULSORIES WEiGHTEO 60%OF THE TOTAL SCORE, OPTIONALS WEIGHTED 40%OF THE TOTAL SCORE) 110.52 1. Jair Lynch Sianfard 110.4B 2. Garry Denk USOTC 110.22 3. John Mocready USOTC 110.10 4. Sieve McCoin UCLA 109.74 5. Chainey Umphrey UCLA 109.65 Gold Cup 6. Mihoi Bagiu 109.34 7. Josh Siein Sianiard 109.04 Temple Universily B. Bill Rolh 10B.54 9. Dennis Harrison USOTC 10B.26 Ohio Siole 10. Drew Durbin Daggen Gold Medal Gym. 107.4B 11. Jeff Lavallee 106.B6 12. Lou Dalillio USOTC 106.66 Univ. 01 Oklahoma 13. Jarrod Honks Broadway Gymnaslies 106.40 14. David 51. Pierre

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Macey's Gymnaslies Ohio Siole Allonla School of Gym. Ohio Siale Parkenes Syrocuse Arizona Flairs Penn Siole

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CANBERRA. AUSTRALIA DECEMBER 19-20. 1995

1. 2. 2. 4. 5.

Dynamo's Mina Kim, coached by Peggy Liddick, made the trip to Canberra, Australia, Dec. 19-20, for the 1995 Chunichi Cup. Kim finished second allaround, second on bars and Roar, and third on beam.

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Univ. of Nebroska Univ. 01 Calil.-Berkeley Univ. 01 Coil. . Berkeley Univ. 01 Iowa Univ. of Iowa

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1. 8i Win Jing 2. MillO Kim 3. Kui Yuonyuan

CHN USA CHN

3B.775 37.712 37.612

CHN JPN JPN

9.525 9.400 9.262

CHN USA AUS

9.750 9.700 9.600

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l.8i Wen Jing 2. Eri Okumola 3. Akika Kowai UNIVIN BAR.

l.8i Win Jing 2. Mino Kim 3. Melisso low! BALANCI

1. 8i Wen Jing 2. Kui Yuonyuan 3. Mina Kim

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AND KAWASAKI CUP NAGOYA AND KAWASAKI CITY. JPN DECEMBER 16-19. 1995 By Steve Butcher The Chunichi Cup featured an all-around competition and individual event finals on December 16-17 in the city of Nagoya, Japan. The Kawasaki Cup featured only individual event finals on December 19 in Kawasaki City, Japan . Many of the world's best gymnasts participated in these two competitions, including reigning men's world champion Li Xiaoshuang (CHN) and world bronze medalist Evgeni Chabaev (RUS). Every gymnast competing in these two events also participated in the 1995 World Championship in Sabae, Japan. The Chunichi Cup all-around champion, Xiaoshuang earned a 57.650, closely pursued by Chabaev who finished second with a 57.625 . Third was Hikaru Tanaka (JPN) with a 57. 150. John Roethlisberger, four-time U.S. National Champion and 1 992 Olympian, placed sixth in the all-around with a 55.525 . John Macready from the U .S. Oly mpic Tra ining Center finished ninth .

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7. Yoshioki Holok,do H.John Morr,ody 9. Houng-Eui Kong

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1. E'g,ni Choboev 2. UXiooshuong 3. Dmilri Vasil,nko 4. Yoshioki Holok,do 5. John Roelhlisberger 6. Hikeru Tonoko 7. John Morreody 8. Houng·Eui Kong

• Li Xiaoshuang of China demonstrated a new skill on vault: Handspring with full twist and pike saito forward. • The U.S. athletes were successful in an exceptionally competitive field. The determination of our athletes earned them six medals. • The U.S. delegation traveled the farthest of all the other countries and only had 1'/2 days to adjust to Japan time before competition.

CHUNICHI RESULTS ALL·AROUND

1. UXiooshuong 2. E'g,ni Choboev 3. Hikeru Tonoko 4. Yoshioki Holok,do 5. Dmilri Vasil,nko 6. John Roelhlisberger 7. Ok-Ryul Yoo 8. Houng-Eui Kong 9. John Morready

CHN RUS JPN JPN RUS USA KOR KOR USA

57.650 57.625 57.150 56.850 56.075 55.525 54.900 53.300 52.950

CHN JPN RUS KDR RUS USA

9.700 9.450 9.425 9.350 9.300 9.300

FLOOR

1. UXiooshuong 2. Hikeru Tanaka 3. Dmilri Vosil,nko 4. Ok·Ryul Yoo 5. E'g,ni Choboev 5. John Roelhlisberger

JPN USA KOR

9.250 9.050 9.000

KAWASAKI RESULTS FLOOR

RUS CHN RUS JPN USA JPN USA KOR

9.700 9.600 9.575 9.500 9.350 9.300 9.100 8.000

1. UXiaoshuong 2. John RO'lhlisb,rg,r 3. E'g,ni Choboev 3. Hikeru Tonoko 5. John Mccready 6. Ok·Ryul Yoo 7. Dmilri Vasil,nko 8. Yoshioki Holok,do 9. Houng-Eui Kong

CHN RUS RUS USA JPN KOR KOR USA

9.675 9.650 9.600 9.600 9.600 9.500 9.050 8.900

POMMEL

1. UXiooshuong 2. E'g,ni Choboev 3. Ok-Ryul Yoo 4. Hikeru Tonoko 5. John Mccready 6. Yoshioki Holok,do 7. John Roelhlisberger

CHN RUS KOR JPN USA JPN USA

9.625 9.550 9.362 9.275 9.200 9.150 9.000

PARALLEL

BARS

!.E'g,ni Choboev 2. Omilri Vasil,nko 3. UXiaoshuong 3. Hikeru Tanaka 5. Yoshioki Holok,do 6. John Roelhlisberger 7. John Morready

RUS RUS CHN JPN JPN USA USA

9.750 9.700 9.675 9.675 9.450 9.400 9.000

CHN JPN USA RUS RUS USA

9.825 9.825 9.650 9.500 9.050 8.500

RINGS

1. UXiooshuong 2. Dmilri Vasil,nko 3. E'g,ni Choboev 3. John Roelhlisberger 3. Hikeru Tanaka 6. Ok-Ryul Yoo 7. Houng-Eui Kong 8. John Morready VAU LT

HIGH

BAR

1. UXiooshuong 1. Yoshioki Holok,do 3. John Ro'lhlisberger 4. Dmilri Vosil,nko 5. E'geni Choboev 6. John Morready

The highlight of the trip came during both individual event finals. Roethlisberger tied for third on rings and placed third on high bar in the Chunichi Cup. He bettered these results in the Kawasaki Cup by placing second on Aocr exercise, second on high bar, and third on rings. Macready received his first senior international medal by earning a bronze on high bar at the Kawasaki Cup. Li Xiaoshuang and Evgeni Chabaev displayed their dominance by winning most of the event final top awards.

CHN USA RUS JPN USA KOR RUS JPN KOR

9.750 9.575 9.500 9.500 9.400 9.350 9.250 9.200 8.750

HORSE

1. Yoshioki Holok,do 2. E'g,ni Choboev 3. Omilri Vosil,nko 4. UXiaoshuong 5. Hikeru Tanaka 6. John Roelhlisberger 7. Houng-Eui Kong 8. John Morready 9. Ok-Ryul Yoo

JPN RUS RUS CHN JPN USA KOR USA KOR

9.800 9.725 9.675 9.625 9.600 9.400 8.800 8.750 8.550

CHN JPN USA RUS RUS KOR KOR USA JPN

9.700 9.700 9.625 9.550 9.525 9.500 8.950 8.950 8.850

!.E'g,ni Choboev 2. UXiaoshuong 3. Ok-Ryul Yoo 4. Hikeru Tanaka 5. John Roelhlisberger 6. John Mccreody 7. Houng-Eui Kong 8. Dmilri Vosil,nko

RUS CHN KOR JPN USA USA KOR RUS

9.625 9.512 9.525 9.450 9.100 9.075 8.750 8.150

PARALLEL

BARS

1. E'g,ni Choboev 2. UXiooshuong 3. Yoshioki Holok,do 4. Hikeru Tanaka 5. Boung·Eui Kong 6. John Roelhlisberger 7. John Morready 8. Dmilri Vosil,nko 9. Ok-Ryul Yoo

RUS CHN JPN JPN KOR USA USA RUS KOR

9.800 9.700 9.600 9.525 9.450 9.400 9.200 H.700 8.550

CHN USA USA RUS JPN JPN KOR RUS KOR

9.675 9.600 9.500 9.450 9.450 9.200 H.950 8100 H.OOO

RINGS

1. UXiooshuong 1. Hikeru Tanaka 3. John Roelhlisberger 4. E'g,ni Choboev 5. Dmilri Vosil,nko 6. Ok-Ryul Yoo 7. Houng-Eui Kong 7. John Mccready 9. Yoshioki HOlokedo VAULT

HIGH BAR 1. U Xiaoshuong

2. John Roelhlisberger 3. John Mccready 4. E'g,ni Choboev 4. Yoshioki Holok,do 6. Hikeru Tonoko 7. Ok-Ryul Yoo 8. Dmilri Vosil,nko 9. Houng·Eui Kong

Above (from 110 r): Dove Jusmyk, John Mocreody, John Roelhlisberger, and SIeve Bul(her.

MARCH /A PRIL 1996

USA

GYMNASTle:sm


ASI AeriolWorks

2. louren Kondikoff 3. Ro(hel Monis

37.525 37.100

VAU LT

I.louren Kondikoff 2. Aiesho Johnson 2. Meredilh Bouer

ASI HUGS Brown's

9.200 9.100 9.100

NW Gym. ASI HUGS

9.750 9.675 9.650

Houslon GA HUGS Brown's

9.600 9.450 9.350

ASI NW Gym. HUGS

9.575 9.550 9.525

BARS

1. Mimi Nguyen 2. louren Kondikoff 3. Aiesho Johnson BEAM

1. Opol VOllono 2. Aiesho Johnson 3. Meredilh Bouer

HONEYWELL INVITATION INTERNATIONAL

FLOOR

BRACKNElL, UK OCTOBER 1995 TEAM

1. louren Kondikoff 2. Mimi Nguyen 3. Aiesho Johnlon

EVENT

1. U.s. Sel"l 2. HeolhrowGC 3.GBI 4. KTG Germony 5. Cily of liverpool 6. Germon Notionol Junior Squod INDIVIDUAL

LEVEL 5 SMALL MAN TEAM

147.700 141.175 141.050 138.500 137.525 136.900

TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Front row I-r: Megan Browning, Amanda Turner, Rachel Hale, Trod Beard, Amber Scott. Back row I-r: Jill Davis, Elyssa Lee, Taylor Abney, Christina Chitty, Kendall Hawkins, Kim Novak.

EVENT

1. Kolie Teh 2. N. Ziehfreund 3. Krisli li(hey 4. J. Cuff 5. Robin Phelps 6. A. A(klom

U.S. Sel"l KTG U.S. Sel"l Heolhrow u.s. Sel"l Comberley

38.525 36.900 36.450 36.325 36.125 36.000

P.V.l.A.C DIVISION A CHAMPIONSHIPS

LEVEL 5 LARGE MAN TEAM

3. Kerry Sco"

Amhersl

7.600

(hicopee (omp Soulh Hodley Amhersl

9.100 8.700 8.600

1. Amondo Solocinski 2. Jill Roo(h 3. Kerry 5(0" I. Amondo Solocinski 2. Joon luu 3. Soroh Nochbouer

(hicopee (omp Wohconoh Pittsfield

8.950 8.B50 8.650

1. Minn"houg 2. Soulh Hodley 3. Pitlsfield 4. COlhedrol 1. Kirslen (oller 2. Trislen Kendoll 3. Amondo Holl 4. Jill Roo(h

Minnechaug Gymnastics high school varsity team won the P.V.I.A.C. Division I title as well as the M.I.A.A. Western Massachusetts State title. Four of it's seven gymnasts won these titles again, making it their third consecutive undefeated season. Alter these three seasons their record stands at an unblemished 52-0.

Minn"houg (olhedrol Minn"houg Soulh Hodley

VAU LT

1. Kirslen (osler 2. Jill Roo(h 2. Melisso Robolli 3. Amondo Holl

Minn"houg Soulh Hodley Minn"houg Minn"houg

7-8 YEAR OLOS 1. (hristin080co 2. TIffony Tolnoy 2. Melisso Sleodmon 2. Shonnon Mit(hell

1. Amondo Holl 2. lindsoy tHeureux 3. Trislen Kendoll

Minn"houg Minn"houg (olhedrol

1. Kirslen (osler 2. Trislen Kendoll 3. Soroh Nochbouer

I. Megon Browning 2. Megon Von Rump 3. Melisso Melton

Minn"houg (olhedrol Pittsfield

37.350 37.000 37.000 37.000

Dono's University Trevino's

9.300 9.200 9.050

North TX Sunbelt Sunbelt NIl. Elile TAAG

9.675 9.625 9.600 9.600 9.600

Brown's (opilol Sunbelt TX Sior North TX

9.350 9.275 9.250 9.250 9.250

BARS

M.l.A.A. WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS STATE MEET

I. Toylor Moseley 2. (hristino Bom 3. TIffony Tolnoy 3. MelissoSleodmon 3. Shonnon Mil(hell

CHICOPEE, MASS. NOVEMBER 17, 1995

BEAM

I.louren Helmon 2. Keli linehon 3. (hrislino Bom 3. Donieo leimone 3.lo"e Throilkill

TEAM

1. Minn"houg 2. Wohconoh 3. Agowom

124.500 124.450 121.975

1. Amondo Solocinski 2. Melonie Demoslrie 3. Kerry Scott

(hicoppee (omp 34.985 Agowom 33.030 Amhersl 32.750

1. Amondo Solocinski 2. Trislen Kendoll 3. Kirslen (osler

(hicopee (omp COlhedrol Minn"houg

8.600 8.550 8.450

Dono's Dono's Sunbell

9.700 9.675 9.475

TAAG (opilol HUGS

37.575 37.200 36.725

9 YEAR OLOS 1. Annie Pril(hord 2. Morcelo flores 3. Melisso Hortmon

I. Amondo Solocinski 2. Melonie Demoslrie

(hicopee (omp Agowom

B.325 7.750

GYM NASTICS

1. Toryn Brooks 2. Toryn Tully

TAAG (opilol (opilol

9.400 9.325 9.300

(opilol TAAG HUGS Sunbelt TX Sior World Olym.

9.500 9.400 9.350 9.350 9.350 9.350

9.725 9.675

ALL.AROUND

I. Jill Svolek 2. louren Delo Torre 3. Jordono Wolff

Brown's

SEGA Bill Austin

38.050 37.675 37.625

VAU LT

I. Jordono Wolff 2. Eri(ko Kukelwski 3. Ro(hel Riley

(opilol (opilol

9.675 9.450 9.425

SEGA Bill Austin (opilol

9.700 9.650 9.650

Bill Auslin Regis ASI

9.550 9.500 9.450

Brown's SEGA Dono's

9.650 9.625 9.575

Dana's Brown's HUGS

38.400 37.975 37.650

Brown's

VAULT

1. AlicioWongponi(h 2. Kelly Bollord 3. Mi(helle Anderson

flippers Bonnon's Brown's

9.450 9.350 9.325

Dono's Bonnon's TX Sior

9.700 9.675 9.650

Dono's Browns HUGS

9.650 9.600 9.525

Dono's TX Sior HUGS

9.800 9.650 9.600

BARS

I. Amondo Turner 2. Kelly Bollord 3. Emily Kennedy BEAM

1. AmondoTurner 2. Mi(helle Anderson 3. NOlosho Noel 1. AmondoTurner 2. Emily Kennedy 3. NOlosho Noel

9.350 9.150

ALL·AROUND

I. Aiesho Johnson

CLASS 1 AA Greoler Kolomozoo 39.600

CLASS 2 Dove Komoromi Mi(hoel Cline Jomie Hertzo Jerome lomberl Jomie Hertzo Jomie Hertzo Jomie Herlzo

fX PH SR V PB HB AA

Sporton Gymonsli(l 8.400 Greoler Kolomozoo 8.300 6.600 Blokes 9.150 Blokes 8.600 Blokes 6.800 Blokes 46.750 Blokes

(orey 8urch (orey Burch Josh Oleson (ore y Burch (orey Burch (orey Burch (orey Burch

fX PH SR V PB HB AA

Sporlon Gymnosli(s 7.900 Sporton Gymnosli(s 6.600 Sporton GymnoSli(s 6.700 Sporton Gymnosli(s 7.900 Sporton Gymnolli(s 7.000 Sporton Gymnosli(s 7.000 Sporton Gymonsli(l 43.BOO

10.11

YEAR

OLDS

Jordon Georhorl Johir Johnson Polryk Kilinski Neil Muxlow Jordon Georhorl Jordon Georhorl Jordon Georhort

fX PH SR V PB HB AA

12

OLDS

YEAR

(ory Holtz Andrew Brown Andrew Brown Andrew Brown (ory Holtz (ory Holtz Andrew Brown 1 3.1 5

fX PH SR V PB HB AA fX PH SR V PB HB AA

6.600 6.700 7.1 00 6.950 6.400 5.600 37.350

Sporlon GymnoSli(s 7.200 Sunrise 6.900 Sunrise 7.000 Sunrise 7.200 Sporton Gymnosli(s 5.400 Sporton Gymnosli(s 6.500 Sunrise 38.850

YEAR

Jomeslnnes Bryon Drewyor Jomeslnnes Bryon Drewyor (hrislion Hyun (hrislion Hyun Bryon Drewyor 16 AN D

GT( (Iossi(s Sunrise Blokes GT( (lolli(1 GT( (Iolli(l GT( (Iossi(s GT( (lolli(1

OLDS

Blokes Sunrise Blokes Sunrise (onrods (on rods Sunrise

6.100 6.500 6.800 7.200 5.700 5.600 36.200

UP

Brondon Ulewiu

AA Blokes

21.950

TEAM RESULTS

12 & UP

Brown's Bill Auslin

ROCHESTER HILLS, MICHIGAN JANUARY 13-14, 1996

CLASS 4

11 YEAR OLDS I. Amondo Turner 2. Mi(helle Anderson 3. NOlosho Noel

2ND ANNUAL BOY'S WINTER CLASSIC

CLASS :I

FLOOR

I. Jill Svolek 2. Koty Ri(hordson 3. Elysso lee

187.925 187.825 186.425 186.425 186.225 185.650 184.725 182.425 182.400 181.350

1. Dono's 2. Browns 3. (opilol 3. HUGS 5.5EGA 6. TAAG 7. TX Sior 8. (yprels 9. Bonnon's 10. Korolyi's

liom Bruno

10 YEAR OLDS

FLOOR

VAU LT

BARS

IIIUSA

1. Megon Browning 2. Ro(hel Hole 3. TIffony Tolnoy ALL·AROUND

VAU LT

9.725

ALL·AROUND

FLOOR

ALL·AROUND

TAAG Sun bell TAAG

BEAM

Sunbell 5unbell Nil. Elile TAAG

VAU LT

FLOOR

1. Morcelo flores 2. Annie Pril(hord 3. Melisso Hortmon 3. Kori Sue Alkinson 3. Brittony Reogon 3. Moggie King

2. Jordono Wolff 2. Romy Byrd

ALL·AROUND

BEAM

1. Annie Pril(hord 2. Ashtyn Konelzky 3. Morcelo flores

BARS 1. Koly Ri(hordson

DALLAS, TEXAS DECEMBER 9-10, 1995

(olhedrol Minn"houg Minn"houg Soulh Hodley

1. Trislen Kendoll 2. Kirslen (osler 3. Melisso Robo"i 3. Jill Roo(h

I. Annie Pril(hord I. Kori Sue Alkinson 3. Allison Britt

1. Jill Svolek 2. Ashley Bego 3. KOlhorine Dovis

TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

BARS

9.050

FLOOR

WILBRAHAM, MASSACHUSETTS

ALL·AROUND

TAAG

BEAM

MINNECHAUG GYMNASTICS

TEAM

3. Annie Pril(hord BARS

BEAM

FLOOR

SOUTH HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS NOVEMBER 9, 1995

110.925 110.700 110.300 109.675 107.425 107.400

1.Sunbelt 2. Bill Auslin's 3. ASI 4. Nolionol Elile 5. All Americon 6. Regis

HUGS

37.725

1. Blokes 2. Sunrise Gymnosli(s MARCH/APR IL

111.50

1996


EVE N , SCHEDULE 3. GT( (lOIli(l 4. Greoter Kolomozoo CLASS 5 8-9

YEAR

OLDS

Don Roil Shown (homberl Kolemm Wieringo Don Roil Don Roil Don Roil

FX PH V PB HB AA

'0

OLDS

YEAR

(onrodl 6.600 Greoter Kolomozoo 6.500 Kentwood 6.400 (onrodl 6.300 (onrodl 5.200 (onrodl 36.300

RJ. Wolterl Brod Sullon Brod Sullon RJ. Wolterl Brod Sullon JeffO'lIeili Brod Sullon

FX PH SR V PB HB AA

"

OLDS

YEAR

Luke BOllke Luke BOllke (hril O,WOIt Luke BOllke Luke BOllke Alon Frolt Luke BOllke

FX PH SR V PB HB AA

'2-YEARS

ROIl Veldheer Brondon Moore Brondon Moore Mothew Montgomery Jeffrey Mognulon ROIl Veldheer ROIl Veldheer

High Flyerl GT( (Iolli(l GT( (Iolli(l High Flyerl GTC (Iolli(l GTC (lolli(l GT( (Iolli(l

Gym Jelterl 6.BDO Gym Jelterl 6.500 Sporton Gymnolti(l 6.100 Gym Jelterl 6.200 Gym Jelterl 5.BOO (onrodl 5.1DO Gym Jelterl 36.000

AND

FX PH SR V PB HB AA

6.400 6.900 6.300 6.300 6.300 5.300 35.900

OVER

Kentwood GT( (Iolli(l GT( (Iolli(l (onrodl Kentwood Kentwood Kentwood

TEAM RESULTS 1. GT( (Iolli(l 2. Kentwood 3. (onrodl 4. Greoter Kolomozoo 5. Sperton 6. High Flyerl 7. MichigonAcodemy

6.600 6.BDO 6.300 6.500 5.400 5.200 35.100 10B.000

7-8

YEAR

9

YEAR

OLDS

FX PH SR V PB HB AA

GT( (Iolli(l GT( (Iolli(l GT( (Iolli(l GT( (Iolli(l Wolverine GT( (Iolli(l GT( (Iolli(l

5.200 5.900 5.900 5.400 4.700 5.200 31.700

OLDS

Michoel Alsenmocher Michoel Alsenmocher Kyle Hoon MichoelAlsenmocher MichoelAlsenmocher MichoelAlsenmocher MichoelAlsenmocher

FX PH SR V PB HB AA

'0

OLDS

YEAR

Brondon Reill Donold Hickey

SR V PB HB AA

"

OLDS

Michigon Acodemy Mlchigon Acodemy Bronch Michigon Acodemy Michigon Acodemy Michigon Acodemy Mlchigon Acodemy

FX GT( (Iolli(l PH Sunrise

5.300 5.BOO 5.700 5.100 4.900 4.600 31.000 5.600 5.500

YEAR

GT( (Iolli(l Sunrise Sunrise GT( (Iolli(l Sunrise

Joel Bierlein Joel Bierlein Joel Bierlein Joel Bierlein Michoel Nolte Michoel (ooke Joel Bierlein

FX PH SR V PB HB AA

'2

OLDS

YEAR

Andrew Bierlein Jocob McDonold Andy Strotman AndrewBierlein Joe (hmielewski Andy Strotman Andy Strotman

FX PH SR V PB HB AA

5_BOO 5.200 4.900 5.300 31.300

Greoter Kolomozoo 5.200 Greoter Kolomozoo 5.100 Greoter Kolomozoo 5.300 Greoter Kolomozoo 5.200 GT( (IOIli(l 4.500 Wolverine 4.900 Greoter Kalamozoo 2B.900 Greoter Kalamozoo 5.400 Greoter Kalamozoo 5.700 Bronch 5.000 Greoter Kalamozoo 5.200 GymJesterl 4.900 Bronch 5.700 Bronch 30.200

TEAM RESULTS 1. GT( (lolli(l 2. Kentwood 3. (onrodl 4. Greoter Kalomozoo 5. Sportan 6. High Flyerl 7. Michigan Acodemy

107.20

6-7

YEAR

Julion Word Ryan Arnold Ryan Arnold Ryan Arnold Johnothon Adler Ryan Adler Ryan Adler YEAR

JOlh Work JOlh Work Nick OiDia Beniomin Szilagy Brondon Suroweic JOlh Work JOlh Work

OLDS

FX Blokes 3.500 PH (onradl 3.BOO SR (onrodl 4.300 V (onrodl 3.300 PB Greoter Kolomozoo 4.000 HB (onrodl 3.600 AA (onrodl 20.900 OLDS

FX Gym Jesterl PH Gym Jesterl SR (onrodl V (onrodl PB (onrodl HB Gym Jesterl AA Gym Jesterl

3.BOO 4.400 4.300 3.900 3.900 3.BOO 22.300

'OANDUP

Dovid Benvenuto Dovid Benvenuto Greg Sounderl Greg Sounderl Greg Sounderl JOlh Work Dovid Benvenuto TEAM

FX PH SR V PB HB AA

(Dates & Events Subject to Change or Cancellation)

MARCH 15-17 28

Grand Prix Tournament (M/W) World Star-96 (M/W)

Cottbus, GER Moscow, RUS

APRIL 4-7 6 13 13 13-14 15-21 18-20 20-21 25-27 26-27 27 -28 21

International Cup 1996 (M/W) Budget Rent a Cor Gymn. Invit. (M/W) NCAA Regional Meets (W) NCAA Regional Meets (M) level 10 Regionals (W) World Championships - I. E. F. (M/W) USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (M/W) J.O. Championships (R) NCAA Notional Championships (W) Univ. of Al NCAA Notional Championships (M) Elite Regionals (W) USA Gymnastics Nat'llnvitational Tournament (W)

Porto Alegre, BRA Miami, Fl Various Sites Various Sites Various Sites Son Juan, PUR Seattle Pacific Univ Maryland Tuscaloosa, Al Stanford, CA Various Sites Cape Girardeau, MO

J.O. Nationals JR & SR (W) Romanian International Gymn. Tourn. (M/W) USA Gymnastics Executive Committe Meeting Eastern Open (R) USA Gymnastics Board of Directors Meeting J.O. Championships (M) Western Open (R) J.O. National Competitive Prog. Workshop(M) U.S. Classic Nationals (W) National Gymnastics Festival (W) USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Nat'l Championships (R)

Duluth, GA Ploiesti, ROM Indianapolis, IN Macon, GA Indianapolis, IN Tulsa, OK Seattle, WA Tulsa, OK Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs, CO Athens, GA

Coca-Colo Nat'l Championships (M/W) Elite Qualifiers (M) Rhythmic World Championships (R) U.S. Olympic Trials (R) U.S. Olympic Trials (M/W) USA Gymnastics Notional Congress

Knoxville, TN Various Sites Budapest, HUN Boston, MA Boston, MA Boston, MA

MAY

CLASS 7

8-9

CLASS &

Somer EI路Awod Somer EI-Awod Somer EI-Awod Brell Shoder TIm Burnl Somer EI-Awod Somer EI-Awod

Brod LeFevre Donold Hickey Donold Hickey BrodLeFevre Donold Hickey

Blokes 4.000 4.500 Blokes Greoter Kolomozoo 4.000 Greoter Kolomozoo 4.400 Greoter Kolomozoo 3.300 Gym Jesterl 3.BOO Blokes 21.800

2-5 3-5 3-5 4-5 4-5 10-12 11-12 12-14 17-19 17-19 31- June 2

JUNE 5-8 18-19 21-23 25-26 27-30 27-30

RESULTS

1. Greoter Kolamozoo 2. (onradl 3. Blakes 4. Downriver 5_Formington 6. Wolverine

64.100

GYMNASTICS ON TV! McDonald's International Gymnastics Championships March 23-2:00 10 3:30 pm NBC Sports

CLASS 4 BOY'S TEAM left to right: Jordan Gearhart, Jamison Marchetti, Neil Muxlow, George Gastaris

Reese's International Gymnastics Cup MEET DIRECTORSSend official results and photos from your competitions to USA Gymnastics, Rising Stars, Pan American Plaza, 201 S. Capitol Avenue, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46225. We'll publish high school, collegiate, local, state, regional and invitational competitions. Sorry we are not able to return photographs. MA R C H / A PRtL 1996

March 30-2:00 to 3:30 pm CBS Sports

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路=Tllllatlve Spedal EVlnts Director -Jeff Oilen


GYMNAST USED IN PHOTO IS JR. NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER ZACH ROBERTS (AGE 12)

Stev. Butch.r South Cal GyIIIna.'lc. Ian DI•••, CalHornla

TO GET STARTED CONDITIONING You must be physically strong enough to perform this skill safely. The most important muscles that will be used are the abdominals and legs (upper and lower). Special attention should be given to the strengthening of these two areas prior to attempting this skill.

PROGRESSIONS 1. Practice punch to stretch jumps on the floor 2. Practice stick drills by jumping off stacked mats (progress to the height of the vaulting horse)

IMPORTANT FACTORS

COACHES: '1....

1. Strong and consistent run 2. Punch on balls of feet with feet in front, arms overhead, and eyes forward 3. Aggressive arm throw Recommended: the overarm throw technique for beginners (as opposed to the Russian lih & underarm reach). The overarm throw technique is less complicated and also a natural progression to front handspring front skills. 4. TIght tuck 5. Controlled landing-flex the knees to absorb the force of the landing

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SPOTTING The spotter places one hand (palm facing up) in front of the punching gymnast. The other hand is placed on the gymnast's back in order to help the rotation.

FIRST DO FRONT TUCK Using a springboard into a solid or loose foam training pit or onto a shock-absorbent mat. Once you've mastered this drill then punch from the floor into a solid or loose foam training pit or onto a shock-absorbent mat or use a spot.


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Kim Zemskal and Dominique Moceanu.

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BELA'S MASTER LECTURE PRESENTATION followed by question-answer session regarding your favorite topics. (OnIV coaches with students enrolled can attend camp and master lectures. With fewer than 7a students enrolled, coaches attendence fee is $225.)

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Dear Friends at USA Gymnastics, This is a picture of my kitten, Hannah. She loves to get in the basket where I keep some of my USA Gymnastics magazines. Hannah is a great gymnast too, as she loves to flip and jump to retrieve her toys. I'm 14 and currently a Level 10 at Coastal Gymnastics Academy in Jacksonville, N.C. Erin Johnson Jacksonville, N.C.

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Minutes" about how Bela Karolyi verbally abuses his gymnasts to make them do

I'm 8 years old and a Level 6 gymnast. I'm hoping to be in the Olympics eventually. My favorite event is beam. I'm a big fan of yours. My aunt gave me an autographed picture of you for Christmas. It was one of my favorite presents. How many autographed pictures do you give away each yea r?

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My hands are all torn up from bars. When I quit gymnastics will my hands heal? Have your hands healed? If my hands don't heal naturally is there something I could put on them? Kelly Alexanders Morristown. New Jersey

Dear Rab, 1participated in a lot of sports when 1was growing up including baseball, track and field, diving and gymnastics. When 1became a junior in high school my '?~e for gymnastics made my deCISIon easy as to which sport 1would pursue. I'm really glad 1made that decision because the rewards of competing in gymnastics are immeasurable.

Dear Justin, 1think the most important thing in gymnastics is to perlect your basics, then start working on developing more strength and flexibility. This will enable you to learn bigger skills and become a great gymnast. Setting goals is also very importantl


Dear Help, IID3EE:;;A:RRKK"ikIM::;--Z~M:;E:::S::-K-:AL:------"--"::=-- Hitting good, straight-body handI have several handst~nds . stands is the most important part bar routine Evety t.

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I'm 8 Ye ZMESKAL ars old ' gYmnast and soon . I will mo" a Level 6 as I ve up beam get my f/' to Level 8 and a ' Ip flop as Your gia giant. H Series 0 a nt? I'v. Ow did n nd landed e already You get Co on m" peeled urtney Po ' oJ shoUld once Warrenv'/f r1ess I e, lIlinois

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01 your bar routine. By doing straight handstands you'll put less pressure on your back and I J J eliminate ueuuctions in your bar routine. Doing more upper body conditioning and having a coach spot you on casts will help you improve.

Dear Cour,ney, . . 'ricks is a par' Unfor,u~a'ely, mist:; e your shoulders of 'ea,r,nl~\:h~ie路arne! giants on a are a fig路 .. h路 in a fran' single high ~a!, flR~Sfi~~~. Then I had a suppor' pOSI'lon a in un,ill was coach spa' ,~e upsw !wn. Good luck. ready do I' on my

I'm 12 years old and a Level 5 gymnast. When I go to the gym I wor k my hardest, but I just can 't seem to get very fa r on the tricks I'm worki ng on. Did you ever have this problem or did evetything always come easy to you?

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Shayna Padova no Sudbury, Massachusetts

DEAR JARROD HANKS, What has inspired you, in the past and present, to stay in gymnastics? Nick Skinner and Nick

DEAR JOHN ROETHLISBERGER, I am 10 years old and I go to Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy. In all your hard days of work, why do you still love gymnastics?

Chalk Talk InalUt:lee ,\ue5tlons aoverln(:l men's, women'5 and rhythmla (,IYmna5tla5. Send your ,\ue5tlons to superetare like Mary Lou and Kim Zme5kal, or to any of your other favorite (,IYmna5t5. You aan al50 5end us photo5 of yourself or drawln(:ls you've made. Rememl1er, we aan't return pictures or artwork. Send your ,\uestlon5 to: USA Gymna5tlas, Chalk Talk, Pan Amerlaan Plaza, 201 S. Capitol Avenue, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46225.

Dustin Radloff Norman, Oklahoma

Dear Dusf."In, s/tillove because / g!mnaslics cltallen enJoy lite and all~:eo~ litde sporl Iltal . . ali work IS reqUITed l L on lite . a lie Tit It nallonalleam e ardworki . aClually one I S lti"It~..L a lite :I' 19ffls lor me.

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