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Included in the Collegiate Corner is a lis ting of men's and women' s colleges that offer gymnastics programs. There is also a listing of collegiate scholastic gymnastics champions, important collegiate COlTtpetition dates and much, much more.

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s this very successful year comes to a close we want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, who made it possible for USA Gynmastics to thrive and for our teams to succeed. TIle sponsors have certainly earned a 10.00 in our book because, without sponsor support, we could not have accomplished our goals. Below is a look at what took place in 1996.

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Thanks to the support of McDonald's, we were able to conduct the McDonald's American Cup and the McDonald's Interna tional Gy mnas tiCS Championships. The U.S. athletes selected for the event have the opportunity to compete against athletes from 15 or more countries which helps the u.s. program internationally. Olympians Kerri Strug and John Roethlisberger were this yea r 's McDonald's American Cup champions. Hershey is a proud supporter of the Reese's International Gymnas tics Cup. This event has more of a fun and entertaining type structure. The athletes wear costumes and put their ro utines or skits to music. This type of event brings the sport to a new level of audience appea l. Budget Rent a Car allows the U.S. to compete with other countries around the world . In 19<)6 the Budget Rent a Car Gymnastics Invitational was a men's and women's dual event between the U.S. and France, w hich the U.s. won . Coca-Cola sponsored the national championships entitled, The Coca-Cola

National Gymnastics Championships. This event selected the U.s . Junior and Senior National Teams that have and will represent the U.S. in 1996-97. This event also names the prestigious all-around winners in the U.s. Shannon Miller and Blaine Wilson w ere this year's National Champions.

John Hancock is the title sponsor of the post-Olympic tour. The John Hancock Tour of World GymnastiCS Champions has ga thered many of the gymnas tics Olympians together to showcase their extraordinary talents to audiences in 34 cities across the nation. Reebok, along with its par tner Alpha Factor, has made it possible for our athletes and coaches to look their best both on and off the competition floor. In addi tion, Reebok is the sponsor of the Club Gymnas tics Mall Tour that hit 11 malls th rougho ut the country in 1996 and 20 malls in 1995. The goal is to promote the sport of gymnastics throughou t the country.

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Here's a complete listing of colleges in the U.S. that have a WOI11en'S gymnastics team.

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Chari Knight-Hunter poses with husband, Rand y

A NEW TREND My name is Chari Knight-Hunter and I was a member of the National Team in 1989 and 1990. I then went to Oregon State University and had a wonderful opportunity to compete as a collegiate gymnast. I even managed to meet the man that I was to marry two years ago. His name is Randy Hunter and he was a baseball player for Oregon State. After all that, you'd think that I would be ready to hang up my grips and "get on with the rest of my life," right? Well, I am! And "the rest of my Ii£e" at this point, still includes gynmastics. I am currently working part-time for the Oregon State University Athletic Department and my husband holds a full-time position with Hewlett-Packard. Thankfully, my job provides me with the time I need for adequate workouts. This year, I competed again for the fi rst time in two years. Thanks to the help of Dan Alch at the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics in Eugene, Ore., I was able to get ready for and compete in JO Regionals and Nationals. At Nationals, I tied for first on beam and in the all-around. This meant a lot to me as these were my first national titles ever! So at the age of 23, I have managed to accomplish something new! I guess I'm not so old after all! And, I'm glad to see tha t I'm not alone. I think it has been great to see many other 'older ' gymnasts still sticking with it as well. Maybe we can all start a trend! GYMNA S TI C S

Division I Bowling Green Stote Univ. Brown Univ. Cornell Univ. Kent Stote Univ. Univ. of Mossochusetts Univ. of New Hompshire Northeostern Univ. Ohio Stote Univ. Pennsylvanio Stote Univ. Univ. of Pennsylvonio Univ. of Pittsburgh Univ. of Rhode Islond Rutgers University Temple Univ. Univ. of Vermont Yole University

Bowling Green, OH Providence, RI Ithoco, NY Kent, OH Amherst, MA Durhom, NH Boston, MA Columbus, OH University Pork, PA Philodelphio, PA Pittsburgh, PA Kingston, RI New Brunswick, NJ Philodelphio, PA Burlington, VT New Hoven, a

Division II Univ. of Bridgeport Indiono Univ. of PA Southern Conneeti'"t SI. Univ. West Chester Univ.

Bridgeport, a Indiono, PA New Hoven, a WestChester, PA

Division III Wilson College SUNY College ot Brockport SUNY College ot Cortlond Ithoco College Moss. Institute of Technology Rhode Islond College Springfield College Ursinus College

Chombersburg, PA Brockport, NY Cortlond, NY Ithoco, NY Cambridge, MA Providence, RI Springfield, MA Collegeville, PA

CENTRAL Division I University of A1obomo Auburn University Boll Stote University Centenory College Centrol Michigon University Eostern Michigon University Illinois Stote University University of Illinois University of Illinois lowo Stote University Lousiono Stote University Michigon Stote University University of Michigon Univ. of Minnesoto·Twin University of Missouri Northern Illinois University Southeost Missouri Stote Univ. Western Michigon University

Tuscolooso, AL Auburn Univ., AL Muncie, IN Shreveport, LA Mount Pleosont, Mt Ypsilonti, Mt Normol, IL Chompoign,I L Chicogo, IL Ames, IA Boton Rouge, LA EostLonsing, MI Ann Arbor, MI Minneopolis, MN Columbio, MO DeKolb, IL Cope Girordeou, MO KolomOloo, MI

Division II Winono Stote University

Winono, MN

Division III Gustovus Adolphus College Homline University

SI. Peter, MN St. Poul, MN fo uCloire,WI La Crosse, WI Oshkosh, WI River falls, WI Menomonie, WI Whitewoter, WI

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Univ. Wisconsin·Lo Crosse University of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin·Stout University of Wisconsin

SOUTHEAST Division f University of florido George Woshington University University of Georgio Jomes Modison University University of Ke ntucky University of Morylond

Goinesville, fL Woshington, DC Athens, GA Horrisonburg, VA lexington, KY College Pork, MD

University of North Corolino North Corolino Stote University Rodford University Towson Stote University West Virginio University College of Williom& Mory

Chopel Hill, NC Roleigh, NC Rodford, VA Towson, MD Morgontown, WV Williomsburg, VA

MIDWEST Division I Arizono Stote University University of Arizono Brighom Young University Universityof Denver University of Nebrosko University of Oklohomo Southern Utoh University Utoh Itote University University of Utoh

Tempe, AZ Tucson, AZ Provo, UT Denver, CO lincoln, IIE Normon, OK Cedor City, UT Lo~on, UT So tLoke City, UT

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Denton, TX USAf Acodemy, CO

WEST Division I Boise Stote University University of Colifornio Univ. of Colifornio·Davis University of Colifornio Univ. Colifornio·Sonto Borboro Colif. Stote University-fullerton Colif. Stote Univ.-Socromento Oregon Stote University Son Jose Stote University Stonford University University of Woshington

Boise, 10 Berkeley, CA Dovis, CA Los Angeles, CA Sonto Borboro, CA fullerton, CA Socromento, CA COIVollis, OR Son Jose, CA Stonford, CA Seottle, WA

Division II University of Alosko-Anchoroge Anchoroge, AK Seottle Pocific University Seottle, WA

1996 NATIONAL WOMEN'S COACHES OF THE Val Kondos, UCLA (Div. I) Frank Kudlac, Texas Woman's (Div. II) Dick Stapleton, RI. College (Div. III)

1 996 Women's Regional Coach of the Year No rtheas t: Brice Boggin, Kent State Southeas t: Leah Little, Ken tucky Central: Kathie Klages, Michigan State Midwest: John Spini, Arizona State West: Jim Turpin, Oregon and Sam Sandmire, Boise State

1 996 Women's Regional Assistant Coach of the Year N orth east: Steve Craig, Pittsburgh Sou theast: Tom Meyers, Kentucky

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Central: Tim Rivera, Michigan State Midwest: Rob Drass, Nebraska West: Mark Cook, UCLA and Dick Foxal, Oregon

1997 Important Dates: Ap ril 17-19

Women's NCAA National Championships at the University of Florida

April 10-12

USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (W1M) at Seattle Pacific University

April 12

USA Gymnastics National Invitational Tournament at the University of Iowa

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1996 TOP 50 SCHOLASTIC RANKINGS & SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICAN AWARDS Scholastic All-American Teams I. B,II 11,le Universily 2. Weslern Mi(hig,n Universily 3. I,ulhern UI,h Universily 4. George WashingIan Univ. 5. Universily , I Mi(higan 6. Universily 01 lIebrosko 7. Universily 01 Denver B. Y,le Universily 9. Texas Women's Universily 10. Universilyol Bridgeporl II . Cenlrol Mi(higon University 12. Iowa Iiole Universily 13. Universily 01 Pennsylvani, 14. Universily 01 Georgi, IS. Jo mesM,dison Universily 16. Cornell Universily 17. Universily 01low, lB. C,I Iiole fullerlon 19. Uloh Iiole Universily 20. Louisiana 11,le Universily 21. Univ. of Norlh Corolina·Ch'pel Hill 22. Universily of Alobom' 23. Universily of Alaska Anchorage 24. Oregon Iiole Universily 25. Universily of Washing Ion 26. TOl'/son Iiole Universily 27. loulheosl Missouri 11,le Univ. 2B. Universily 01Minnesol, 29. Brown Universily 30. Universily of Iliinois·Chompoign 31. Universily of California·Berkeley 32. Boise Iiale Univerlily 33. College of William and Mar y 34. Univ. of Colifornia·lonlo Borbora 35. Universily of Pillsburgh 36. Son Jose Sioie 37. Universily of Vermonl 37. Wesl Virginia Universily 39. Penn Iiole Universily 40. Kenl Iiale Universily 41 . Univ. of Coli forni' 01 Los Angeles 42. Universily of lIew Hampshire 43. Mi(higon Iiale Universily 44. Ohio Iiale Universily 44. Universilyol lllinois·Chicogo 46. Universily of florida 47. California 1101, Univ.·locro m,nlo 4B. Universilyol Rhod, Island 49. Norlheoslern Universily SO. Universily of K, nl u(ky

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(Due to space constraints only individuals with a 3.900 and up are listed) Melind, Blondis Kimberly Dehaan

Uoll·Chicogo U01 lIeb.·lincoln JomesM,dison Keri Erozmus Louro H,mbly BolIll,le Weslern Mi(higan Dono Henkel Univ. 01 Georgi, lisa KUr< TOWlon 11,le lori Lehmuskollio WeslVirgini, Univ. Adrian, Monogo Amy Meyerson Univ. of florida Jessico Nonnemocher Wesl Virginia Univ. Krislin Ouockenbush Wesl Virgini, Univ. Emily Iwonk Uloh Iiole Univ. luson T,lbol Bowling Green IIole Joy T,ylor Uof IleUincoln Texas Women's Univ. Monique T,ylor Orego n Iiole Anne Morie Vassallo l,dieWorren Texas Women's Univ. Boise 11,le Heolher Werner Univ. 01 Alob,m, MeredilhWiliord Megan M(Nuily George Washinglan KOlhryn luller Uof Missouri·Columbio loulhern W, h Univ. Julie T,lbol liege of Willi,m and Mory Lynn Dameron lIorlheollern Univ. Heolher Ozoroski Elizobelh (luxlon Universily of Kenlu(ky low, 11,le Universily Kim MOllO Bowling Green Iiole Alice Kruk Molly Norl hrop Universily of Uloh lirinda linchoroen Uof California· Berkeley Kelly M(Kinnie Uof Missouri·Columbio Krillie Gockenheimer George Washinglan Univ. Amber Galkill Cenlrol Mi(higan Univ. Meeno Lakd,walo George Woshinglan KimPurcaro Univ. of New Hampshire Melonielanford Yale Univ. Weslern Mi(higan Moria Venlura Boll Iiole Universily Trocy Owens Uof lIebrolk, ·lincoln Ihelly Borllell Ohio Iiale Univ. BellY Cousins Emily M(Kee Uof Iliinois·Chicogo Theresolh,w Univ. 01 Kenlu(ky

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Boll State University Women's Gymnasti(s Team

LOUISIAlfA STATE UNIVERSITY'S KRISTY SAVOI HONORED Fifty-one state-level wiImers of the NCAA Woman of the Year Award were aIm ounced. Louisiana State University's Kristy Savoi was the only gynmast of the 51 wumers. The award honors outstandiI,g female student-athletes who have exceUed in academics, athletics an d community leadership.

Congratula tio1ts Kristy!

MEN'S COLLEGIATE GYMNASTICS HONORS 1996 Coach of th e Year: Pete r Kormam" Ohio State University Assistan t Coach of th e Year: Miles Avery, Ohio State University Eastern R egional Co ach of th e Year: Cliff Gauthier, Wi ll iam & Mary Western R egional Coach of the Year: Barry Weiner, Univ. of Califo rnia-Berkeley

NCAA

M id- West Coach of th e Year: Francis Allen, University of Nebraska M id- Ea st Coach of the Year: Peter Kormann, Ohio State University Rick Atkinson. Michigan State University CJ Johnson, University of Jllinois-Chicago

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Championships for 1997 April 5

Eastern Regionals U.S. Military Academy

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Western Regionals Univ. of New Mexico

NCAA Championships University of Iowa

Dick Aronson USA Gymnastics Collegiate Liaison

Colleges that offer Men's Collegiate Gym nas tics Programs Brigham Young University College of William and Mary James Madison University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Michigan State University Penn State University San Jose State University Southern Connecticut State University Springfield College

University of Iowa University of Michigan University of Nebraska University of New Mexico University of Oklahoma University of Vermont

Temple University The Ohio State University Stanford University Syracuse University U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. Military Academy U.S. Naval Academy University of CaliforniaBerkeley University of Illinois University of Illinois· Chicago University of Massachusetts University of Minnesota University of California·Santa Barbara

No te: Scholarships al1d/or other silllilar gra nts may be available at the above schools. Prospective stllden t-a thletes are encou raged to CO I1 tact the il1 stitutiol1 of thei r choice.

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BLAINE WILSON Back as a Buckeye Blaine Wilson, 22, has decided to go for his second NCAA all-around title. L-------IW,W;;;ils;;;on:,~who finished 10th all-around and seventh on rings at the Olympic Gomes, hod to make a very important decision after the Gomes, whether to retain his NCAA eligibility at Ohio State or eam money for tour and other appearances. Wilson chose to retain his eligibility. Here's what he hod to soy about school and his experience at the Gomes: ''I'm a senior at Ohio State majoring in psychology. I'll compete this year for OSu. I decided to finish my eligibility at OSU because I want to graduate in 1998 and I want to try to make the 2000 Olympic Team. I want to be able to learn new skills and it's hard to learn skills while yo u are on a 34-city tom. I also couldn' t s tand being away from my dog BJ, w ho is h alf German Sheperd and half lab." "The best part of the Olympics was the day of compulsory competition because we were all pumped up and ready to go. We were focused and prepared. Being in the 1996 Olympics motivated me to go for the 2000 Games. It was an. awesome experience and I want to go back. The worst part was the whole process of training camp and waiting for the Games to begin. The anticipation." Since he h as returned from the Games, Blaine has played a lot of golf and has gone on a couple of the tom stops with his Olympic teammates.

Good luck to Blaine at OSU!

STATUS OF MEN'S COLLEGIATE GYMNASTICS PROGRAMS By Dick Aronson

The 1997 NCAA Convention will be held January 11-16 in ashvi lle, Tenn. At the Convention there will be a vo te to protect the s tatus and continue all men's and wo men's NCAA Championships of O lympic sports . Currently, the CAA Men's GYl1m astics Championships is in place through 1999, but questionable after that time period due to the low number of schools that have gymnastics programs. USA GYl1mastics will let yo u kno w the ou tcome of the vote. If yo u'd like to help, infor m your congressperson, senator and state government officials to contact Mr. Ced ric Dempsey,* Executi ve Director, NCAA, and / or your local university president, athle tic director, or faculty representative, that yo u are in support of CAA legislation #2-131 (to create a protected status to continue all men's and women's NCAA Championships in O lympic sports) that will be vo ted on during the 1997 NCAA Convention, January 11-16, 1997, in Nashville, Tenn.

Hopefull y those vo ting will realize the high visibility of the s port, the positi ve image of gymnasts, and the high gradua tion rate and service to the community attained by gymnasts. Wi th the success in the 1996 Olympic Games (U.s. men taking fifth and Jair Lynch winning a silve r medal on parallel bars), it is impo rtan t that sports such as men's gymnas tics be given an opportunity to continue at the collegiate level. ' Mr. Cedric Dempsey, Executive Director, NCAA, 6201 College Blvd., Overland Pork, KS 66211 -2422

Left: MIT Men's Varsity Gymnastics Team

Ben Nordby Andre Zimmerman Casey Bryan Kyle Quigley Joe Roemer Darin Gerla[h For the second time in tiu'ee Chad Finefro[k years, ti1e Massachusetts Institute James Abbatiello of Teclu1010gy has been declared Marshall Nelson ti1e national academic team chamJason Newman Forty-eight individual gym- Brigham YOLU1g University was Brad Panozzo pion for men's gyl1mastics by ti1e nasts were honored as 1996 all- among ti1e six gynu1asts with per- Gareth Robinson College GYl1mastics Association. America scholar-athletes for fec t 4.0 grade point averages. The Arlen J. Hanle The College Gymnastics earning at least a 3.50 grad e complete list of honorees fo llows: Blaz Pulii[ Association's academic top 15 point average while attaining a Garon Rowland Jonathan P. Cor bill Illinois 4.00 with their corresponding GPA minimum NCAA scoring aver- Darren Elg Dan Fink BYU 4.00 Steve Pryor (4.0 scale): age of 8.5 during the 1996 sea- Jeremy Killen Oklahoma 4.00 Mike Plourde son. Navy's Arlen H anle, New Peter lombard 1. MIT 3.543 Navy 4.00 Greg Gebhardl 2. BYU 3.399 Mexico's Blaz Puljic and Santa Peter Masu[ci Iowa 4.00 Mallhel'l M. Hole[ko II 3. Oklahoma 3.237 Illinois 4.00 Barbara's Andre Zimmerman Chris M[Gone Scoll W. M[Call 4. Air For[e 3.215 BYU 3. 97 have been declared academic all- Rob Rimpini Greg M[Glaun 5. UC路Berkeley 3.151 Syracuse 3.96 Americas for the fourth straight Ofri Poral Stephen P. Dvoranchik 6. William & Mary 3.132 Jay Thornton Iowa 3.96 Carllmhauser year. NCAA rings champion Scott 7. Iowa 3.090 Iowa 3.94 Jon Randall Frederi[k McCall of William and Mary, Sean Juguilon 3.018 B. Syracuse Neil A. Niemi Ohio State 3.93 Chad A. Silva 9. Ohio State 3.007 NCAA vaulting champion Jay Theodore Harris Nebraska 3. 92 Elhan Sierk 10. Navy 2.997 Thornton of Iowa and NCAA Andy Fulmer Massa[husells 3.90 Aaron Coller 11. Vermont 2.967 high bar champion Carl Imhauser David Schrack Temple 3.90 Tim Gerg en 12. Nebraska 2.924 of Temple earned academic all- Scoll Hrna[k Syracuse 3.90 James Koziol 13. Santa Barbara 2.91 6 America designation. issen Geoffrey M. Jensen Air For[e 3.90 14. New Mexico Gray Wetzler 2.8B5 Awa rd w ilU1er Darren Elg of Kenneth Sykes 15. Temple 2.869 Temple 3.89 Paul G. Davee

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SCOTT KESWICK

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NOVEMBER Kuala Lumpur, MAS Lahti, FIN

Pacific Alliance Championships (M/W) FIG Intercontinental Judges' Course (R)

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DECEMBER Guatemala City, GUA Guatemala City, GUA Tulsa, OK Anaheim, CA Seattle, WAf USA

PAGU Jr. Championships (M/W/R) PAGU Congress (M/W/ R) National TOP Training Camp (W) Gym Fest (GG) FIG Intercontinental Judges' Course (M) Israel/s Open Gymnastics Championships (Peace Tourn) (M/W) OTB Pokal (M/W)

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JANUARY 1997 Albuquerque, NM Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Anaheim, CA

FIG Continental Judges' Course (M) FIG Continental Judges' Course (W) USA Gymnastics Brevet Judges' Course (W) Reese/s International Gymnastics Cup (M/W/R)

2-5 8-12 15-19 25

FEBRUARY Colorado Springs, CO Battle Creek, MI Ft. Worth, TX

Rhythmic Challenge ( R) 8-9 USA Gymnastics Winter Cup Challenge (M) 14-1 5 27-Mar 1 McOonald/s American Cup (M/W)

MARCH International Competition ( R) Int/13-on-3 Gymnastics Championships (M/W/R) American Classic (W) International Team Championships Jr./Sr. (M/W) Level 10 Stole Meets (W)

1 2 14-16 21-22 22-23

TBO Ft. Worth, TX THO Cincinnati, OH Various Sites

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Inlernolionol Teom Chompionships USA vs. Chino vs. Russio Cincinnoli Riverfronl Coliseum Cincinnoli, Ohio Coco-Colo 1I0lionoi Gymnoslics Chompionships McNichols Areno Denver, Colorodo

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107 GYMNASTS FROM 15 STATES COMPETED IN MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN MEN'S TEAM COMPETITION

Eogle Brighl Roven Homburg

36.000 35.700 35.600

LEVEL 7 TEAM 1. GTC 1. NOlolie liplhulz 2. Shelly Gebhardl 3. Slephonie So 芦0

GTC GTC GTC

36.300 36.250 36.000

LEVEL 712+ 1. Anno Marlin 2. Bridgel Connolly 3. Genevieve DiPaolo

GTC GTC GTC

36.200 35.B50 35.600

LEVEL 8 TEAM 140.350 139.525 133.225

MEN'S ALL-AROUND 1. John Cox, TX 2. Andy Howard, TX 3. Tim Dehr, Il 4. JoredWhile\, TX 5. Tim Mongan, VA 6. NOlhon Telmer, WI 7. Marui" Merrill, NY B. Garfield Hall, NY

M&M M&M M&M

3325 30.B5 30.45

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Narlh Shore Olhkolh Gym. Norlh Shore

34.30 33.75 33.70

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33.70 33.60 33.00

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32.05 30.70 2B.90

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35.950 34.900 34.B75

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35.350 35.000 34.675

1. Tiffany Marlin 2. lyndsey Royfield 3. Kodi Belhony

10 YEARS OLD 1. Brillney Hoselline 2. Kelly Biwer 3. Courlney Geyer

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31.75 3l.25 30.05

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32.95 32.65 32.10

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147.200

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1. STGA 2. GymCily 3. Auburn

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SESSION 2

1. Amondo Rolh 2. Soroh MOllulo 3. Amy Urbonk

1. Noelle Moore 2. AIYllo Helling 3. Tro(y FiIChler

WOMEN'S TEAM COMPETITION

loke\ Area Sollo Gym Kidl

33.15 32.35 31.10

1.M&M 2. North Shore 3. Sollo

105.60 105.50 105.25

LEVEL 6 SESSION 4 10 & UNDER 1.lexie Hein 2. Kelde Chillo 3. Hillary WiIon

Gym Kidl Allhe Molinee WIA(odemy

33.75 32.75 31.70

1 1 - 1 2 YEARS OLD 1. Andrea Rowi(ki 2. Courlney Folger 3. Slephonie lovik

Gym Kidl Gym Kidl Al lhe Molinee

34.75 33.75 31.BO

Gym Kidl Gym Kidl Gym Kidl

32.00 31.55 30.90

13 & UP 1. Andrea Lloyd 2. Julie Oplohl 3. Mi(helle Berth

LEVEL 6 SESSION 5 10 & UNDER 1.louren Nowok 2. Chrilly ChmieleWlki 3. Heolher Johnlon

Alliul Alliul ScompI

31.95 31.B5 31.45

1 1 - 1 2 YEARS OLD 1. Je\lico Helzer 2. Sonny Koboch 3. Dono Wolenlo

Norlh Shore Norlh Shore Norlh Shore

35.25 35.00 33.5S

LEVEL 9/ 10 TEAM 1. GTC 2. We\llide 3. EOlllide

142.525 140.150 139.300

LEVEL 9 8-11 YEAR OLDS

WOMEN'S ALL-AROUND 1. Mi(helle HUllon, Il 2. Sydney Faller, a 3. Amondo Solocinlki, MA 4. EricoSmilh, a 5. Jennifer lillie, NH 6. Rochel TIChouner, NE 7. Rochoel Ciorlonle, MA B. Rondi Gille\pie, IIV

1. Gino Rinoldi 2. Jennie Pielro 3. Jill Bowman

GTC We\llide We\llide

35.525 34.525 34.075

EOlllide GTC We\llide

35.525 34.900 34.650

LEVEL 912+ 1. Krillen Guenlher 2. Krillyn DeMarco 3. Donin Squire

LEVEL 10 8-11 AGE GROUP

10TH ANNIVERSARY LILAC INVITATIONAL HOSTED BY EASTSIDE GYMNASTiCS ROCHESTER, NY 350 GYMNASTS FROM20 TEAMS COMPETED 177.450 176.150 176.000

LEVEL 5 7-8 YEAR OLDS Buffolo GTC STGA

1. Belhony Ni(koloff 2. Heolher Moore

GTC Gym Cily

35.350 34.750

LEVEL 10 12+ AGE GROUP 1. Sarah Yo(kel 2. Paige Ozarolki 3. Donielle Pawliw

WWIU CNY We\llide

36.600 35.675 34.725

ALTIUS GYMNASTICS ACADEMY 8TH ANNUAL HARVEST CLASSIC SEPT. 14-15, 1996

LEVEL 5 TEAM

35.650 35.450 34.900

LEVEL 5-SESSION I 8 & UNDER 1. lyndlie Boone 2. Kori Filzmouri" 3. Amy Reidy

5(ompI 34.40 5compI 31.65 Midwe\l Twill", 30.65

LEVEL 5 9-11 YEAR OLDS

9 YEARS OLD

1. Chrillino Milke 2. Krillen Bourne 3. Kelly Roneri

GTC GTC Gym Cily

35.550 35.500 35.250

l.Jelli(o Ulilirop 2. Je\lico S(hullz 3. Megon Yoll

Eogle Brighl Raven Eogle

37.000 35.700 35.500

1. Taro Wogner 2. Brillney Rivero 3. Kolie Colombe

M&M ScompI ScompI

34.7 5 34.55 34.40

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37.400 37.200 37.200

LEVEL 8 8-11 YEAR OLDS

1. Texol 2. lIIinoil

1. Iiololie Kirilill 2. Jellico Webb 3. Mi(helle Sioul

OIY GTC GTC

LEVEL 6 12+ 37.275 37.1 75 37.150 37.150 37.100

1 1 YEARS OLD

11 YEARS OLD 1. Jenno Diemer 2. Koylo Boudhin 3. Kolie Connon

177.750 176.450 176.350

1. Meg Beochom 2. lauren Fuquo 3. Kolelyn S(henkel

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. Gym Cily 2. GTC 3. Brighl Roven

1. Elmira 2. Brighl Roven 3.CNY

LEVEL 6 8-11 YEAR OLDS

14B.600 147.300 145.900 GEM ALB GI GI VEN

LEVEL 6 TEAM

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35.50 34.90 34.25

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Scamps Narlh Shore Scamps

33.50 33.30 32.70

TOP l TEAMS 1. Norlh Shore 2. Gym Kids 3. Allius

104.90 102.95 101.25

MISS AMERICA PERFORMERS Twenty-one members of the Double 'D' GYI1mastics Team from Media, Pelmsylvania, participated in the 1996 Miss America Pageant. The gymnasts ages 6-19, performed in the "Spirit of '76" segment of the pageant focusing on Americas' future stars. First row I-r: lexi Mincer, Paul Farnschlader, Nicholas Jaep, Carrisa Katz, Julia Beamsterfer, Samantha Downer, Danielle Jophet_ Second row I-r: Nora Gibbons, Jessica Salvey, Ashley McNicholas, Mall Gibbons, Katie Dilullo, Colleen O'Connor, Dave Devine, Andrew Nebhut, Colleen Ryan, Casey Devine, Amanda Parroll, Cheryl livzzi, Alexandra McNicholas_ Missing from photo: Anne Donnord_


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3. BRAINS (b).

(Reprint permission for "The World's Toughest Sport" Men's Fitness, Mallh '96, Page lOS)

The mental toughness and intelligence needed, as well as the complexity of the sport.

Deciding which sport is the world's toughest is difficult. It requires knowledge and research. Time and patience. Science and the kind of math skills rarely seen outside a ninth-grade algebra class. Well. we have all of that. and we did our homework. We logged hours playing in the field. We interviewed elite athletes from former Soviet-bloc nations. We spent countless hours watching ESPN2. Eventually, we developed an exclusive formula-the formula-to determine the planet" s toughest sport. Now, on to the chalkboard. First, we ranked 40 sports in seven categories on a scale of one to 10 (10 is the highest possible score, with the "contact" category ranked from one to five). The categories are:

I. FITN ESS (f). The level of physical fitness you must have to participate.

2. SKILLS (s). The complexity of the athletic skills necessary to compete.

4. PAIN (p). Injury rate, p lus or minus the potential for death.

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The chances of getting smacked by other participants (takes into account padding worn, too).

6. VENUE (v). Where you play it. Climbing up a sheer rock face is tougher than playing table tennis in a rec room.

7. INTANGIBLES (i). The little things. For instance, bull riders

Male gymnasts may wear tights. but they score perfect m's for fitness and athletic skills. and near-perfect marks for injury potential. mental toughness .and difficult conditions. have no idea what the bull's temperament is that day. Or, the measure of how scared your significant other gets w hen you say you're going to playa particular sport. Finally, we plugged the numbers into our special formula (see above), which gives each category its own level of importance. From there, we dusted off our

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So, they made history when they won the Olympic Gold Medal in Atlanta. What are the members of the women's Olympic gymnastics team doing now? How have things changed? What's in their future? We talked with them recently and a few things were unanimous-they're getting lots of mail, they're being asked for their autographs wherever they go, and they love the excitement!

HERE'S A LOOK' AT WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH WHAT HAS WINNING THE GOLD MEDAL MEANT 10 YOU? Shannon Miller: It's meant that all of my hard work finally paid off. Amanda Borden: It proves to me that hard work pays off. Jaycie Phelps: It has made all the long days in the gym and the ups and downs all worth it. Amy Chow: It means that I have accomplished my dream. Dominique Moceanu: It's a great a((omplishment and I'mvery happy. Kerri Strug: It was an accomplish路 ment of a lifetime goal and the fulfillment of a dream. DOlllinique Dawes: The gold medal has meant so much to me, but even without it, I would still be proud and satisfied with my Olympic Games experience. mUSA

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PART OF WINNING THE GOLD MEDAL?

Shannon Miller: Being port of history. Also hearing the notional anthem being played. Amanda Borden: All the great opportunities. Jaycie Phelps: Getting to meet all the famous people like Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, the President, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Jamie lee Curtis, the Dream Team, and doing all the things you never dreamed of doing. Amy Chow: My own satisfaction and feeling of pride.

Dominique Moceanu: The best port of winning is feeling proud for your country. Kerri Strug: All the opportunities - - - - - - - . . . . that have come from our team victory! MY HIGH SCHOOL HONORED ME AT A pEP RALLY AND NAMED Dominique Dawes: Being THE ROAD LEADING TO THE part of history and knowing the SCHOOL (~AY(IE PHELPS DRIVE!" 13-year journey brought me to a I WAS ALSO NAMED "ATHLETE memorable destination. OF THE WEEK."

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#4-WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING YOU HAVE DONE SINCE THE GAMES? I PARTI(IPATED IN THE JOHN HAN(O(K' TOUR OF WORLD (HAMPIONS EXHI~ITION. HERE IS A PICTURE OF ME DURING THE SMOK'EY JOE'S ROUTINE.

#5 WHO IS THE MOST EXCITING PERSON

Shannon Miller: Participating in the John Hancock Tour of World Champions exhibition, and being a guest on talk shows such as the Conan O'Brien show and the David Letterman show. Also, I was selected for the Rose Bowl Parade Grand Marshall with Carl Lewis. Amanda Borden: Went on a vacation to the Cayman Islands! Jaycie Phelps: Going to the Celine Dion concert in Cincinnati. Celine brought us (Amanda Borden and I) up on stage and sang "The Power of the Dream" to us. Amy Chow: Touring the country in the John Hancock World of Gymnostics Champions show. Dominique Moceanu: Being on the Sally Jesse Raphael show and the Letterman show. Kerri Strug: It's hard to pick just one thing. It was an honor to be invited to the President's 50th birthday party. I enjoyed appearing on television shows. I had a great time going to professional football games, and I'mlooking forward to starting college. Dominique Dawes: I have been able to spend time with my family and friends without having to always watch the clock to go to gym. Also the John Hancock tour, which is a new experience for me.

YOU'VE MET SINCE THE GAMES?

Shannon Miller: I've met so many I couldn't say. Amanda Borden: Celine Oion Jaycie Phelps: Celine Dion, Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley. Amy Chow: The President Dominique Moceanu: Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Dream Team Kerri Strug: Tom Hanks, President Clinton, and the cast of 90210. Dominique Dawes: I have met a lot of celebrities since the Games but the most exciting people are definitely the young fans.

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Shannon Miller: Very exciting and a little overwhelming. Amanda Borden: It's weird, but neat! Jaycie Phelps: It's great to know that I'm a role model to young kids now. Amy Chow: Surprising Dominique Moceanu: It's exciting to know that I've accomplished all this and all the hard work paid off. Kerri Strug: It's strange to see my face every路 where. It's a real honor to be on the Wheaties box. Dominique Dawes: It feels golden. Something I know we've all earned. NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

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Shannon Miller: Professional competitions, John Hancock Tour Amanda Borden: The John Hancock Tour and then I want to spend time with my family. , Jaycie Phelps: John Hancock Tour, school and relax. Amy Chow: John Hancock Tour, answering fan mail, correspondence classes, maybe going to Hong Kong. Dominique Moceanu: John Hancock Tour, going to school full time, and being with my friends. Kerri Strug: I'm attending classes at UCLA during the week. On weekends I'm participating as a guest star with the Ice Capades and I'm traveling with the 1996 World Gold Gymnastics Tour. I'm working to finish my chil路 dren's book, "Heart of Gold." THE (ITY OF CAMP~ELL AND THE (ITY OF SAN Dominique Dawes: I'm doing the John Hancock JOSE HELD A PRESS (ONFEREN(E TO HONOR Tour, professional competitions, and maybe a career change. MY OLYMPI( A((OMPLISHMENTS. I ALSO PARTiCIPATED IN A FUNDRAISER AUCTION DINNER FOR THE (HINESE HISTORICAL SO(IETY. (continued on poge 30) USA

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Olympic medalist who dismOlmted from the rings with a broken leg.

I DONATED MY LEOTARD TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN WASHINGmN, DC..

2. IR[]NMAN TRIATHL[]N

Shannon Miller: Too much to count. Amanda Borden: Tons! I always read them. It takes me a while to write them back though. Jaycie Phelps: I receive at least five letters a day and Iwill answer everyone of them. It may take me a little while though. Amy Chow: Alot- hundreds. Dominique Moceanu: Alot! More than 10,000 letters. Kerri Strug: About 100 letters a week or more. Dominique Dawes: So much that I haven't had a chance to respond to them yet.

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Shannon Miller: College and professional competitions. The year 2000 is a little far off to say. Amanda Borden: I'm going to do the tours and professional competitions for as long as I'm having fun and then I'll go to college. Jaycie Phelps: Yes, I plan to compete and 2000 is always a possibility. Amy Chow: I will do professional competitions for a year and then I'll go to Stanford in the fall of 1997. Dominique Moceanu: Maybe to continue training and competing. 2000 is a possibility so we'll see. Kerri Strug: Iwill perform professionally and help the UCLA Women's Gymnastics Team as an assistant volunteer coach. 2000 is a long time from now. I'm definitely not going to rule it out. Dominique Dawes: My future plans are to 1) go back to school; 2) career change; 3) stay in good shape and; 4) keep myself happy. Only professional competitions are in my future. I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing four years from now.

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4. ICE H[]CKEY Why? A good player has speed, finesse, power, fitness, stamina, quickness and guile. And he's got to display them all while 230-pound defensemen try to crush him into the boards. Probably the sport most likely to knock your teeth out.

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SHANNON MILLER P.O. Box 5103, Edmond, OK 73083-5103 DOMINIQUE MOCEANU P.O. Box 90908, Houston, TX 772900908 JAYCIE PHELPS c/o Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy 3330 Port Union Rd., Fairfield, OH 45014

The early favorite loses points in the brains and skills categories.

KERRI STRUG P.O. Box 34-B, Balboa Island, CA 92662

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Dear USA GYMNASTICS I watched the women's g;mnastics on television and while I applaud the present group of young ladies, I wonder why no mention is ever made of the outstanding performance of those involved in the last Olympics. Specifically whatever happened to Kim Zmeskal? She ~?ar Martin Schuller, . was outstanding and 1m l,ves in Houston Shannon Miller was her involved with th ,ex,as, and is still understudy. Now Shannon is e sport a gym t' ' nos ICS. In lact, #1, but never any mention of she s a participant in the j World Gymnastics Ch . ohn Hancoclc Tour 01 Zmeskal. Is she still in gymcities between Sept a'bplons that visited 34 nastics? Could you advise?

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A MOMENT OF SILENCE She's strong and courageous

~~tj;}jigI;U She gives it her best With a pain in her ankle she thinks of the rest The team is all hushed as she says a quick prayer She flies down the runway just a second later She winces in pain as she soars over the vault She lands on the mat and comes to a halt The look on her face as she sticks to that mat :.;::,~,::,;:,;';:;j Sends terrible feelings to the millions that sat ~m,m~!Hii~~ 1 She hops on one foot as she saluted the judge She falls on her knees and she just couldn't budge ;<;":;;;路~;:""'.'I Her coach carried her off and they bandaged her up

;::::<::::;;":,:;1 She was crying by now but had not given up She was in horrible pain but she couldn't depart :;:;:~m:-;;;i~~!1 She needed to get what she'd earned from the start

"""'_::''''', Her coach was carrying her now and said. "Wave your hand" And the crowd cheered until the team was up on the stand ;f.~~Njfm;i:1 They collected their medals They held their heads high ;f;ll.~i!搂;:!;j As they sang the anthem and watched the flag fly high , They had won the gold for the first time in history

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Gymnast: Jesse Nevin

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RISING ABOVE THE RINGS: 1) Roll down incline to hollow wide orm bock extension roll to on extended body position on stomoch. (tight) 2) Do some drill with spot from bosic swing obove. Build to no spot with shoulders ot top of rings. Note: to get the best rise the swing must accelerate in the second holf going into the dislocote.

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1) Boil from hondstond on low rings to mot, land on tight body 011 ports simultoneously. 2) Con olso corry through slowly on medium height rings. 3) lift through hollow bock extension with orms parallel. COACHES: Please 4) Can also do extension from roll on submit your floor with palms bock on low rings. conditioning ideas to 5) Can also do bock drop to extension the Reebok Coaching on tramp. Corner, c/o USA Gymnastics, Pan American Plaza, 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46225. USA

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JUNIOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL CAMP The Junior National Developmental Team Camp was held July 7-14 at the u.s. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. This camp was made up of the top 25 from the 50-member Junior National Developmental Team. The athletes qualified to the camp through their results at the 1995 Olympic Developmental Program Nancy Spielkamp, a dance consuitant ond member of the Junior National Coaching Staff, Regional Evaluations for lOprovides instruction to members of the Junior Notional Developmental Team. 11 year aids. The camp covered development skills needed to succeed in optional competition as well as a strong review of basic skills. The seven day camp was also attended by 11 personal coaches and camp staff, under the supervision of camp director and Junior National Coaching Staff member, Gene Watson .

1996 Junior Notional Developmental Camp participants

USA GYMNASTICS / YMCA OF AMERICA GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP The YMCA of America, co-sponsored by USA Gymnastics, was awarded a U.S. Olympic Committee grant for the development of grassroats boy's gymnastics programs. The grant was provided to allow up to 30 YMCA programs in the U.S. to start new bois gymnastics programs. The first step in this pro/'ect was to host a workshop on how to estab ish and develop boy's programs for representatives of the start up YMC!\s. The YMC!\s were chosen from six areas of the country where they could be "partnered" with an existing NCAA men's gymnastics program. The coaching staff from these NCAA programs will provide follow-up clinics and support for the new YMCA programs. The NCAA institutions identified for this pilot project were Miami Dade Communily College, Ohio State Universily, Springfield College, the Universily of Minnesota, Temple Universily and the Universily of California, Berkeley. The initial Grassroots Development Workshop was held August 23-26 at the Olympic Training Center. There were 26 participating YMCA program representatives hosted by Dick Jones, Associate Director of Program Services, and the USA Gymnastics men's staff. The workshop featured three days of lectures and skill development demonstrations ~resent­ ed by the USA Gymnastics men's staff, collegiate coaches, Junior National Coaching Staff members, Junior National Team Coaches and club owners. The YMCA participants were extremely motivated and enthusiastic and left Colorado with a wealth of information to aid them in starting their boy's programs.

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"Rules are rules, but is anyone else troubled by the dilemma some of the best U.S. female Olympians face because of NCAA regulations on amateurism? First, the gold-medal winning women's gymnastics team had to kiss college competition goodbye or pass up a lucrative postOlympic tour. Now, young swimmers face the same decision with bonuses the U.S. Olympic

Committee is paying to medal winners from the A~anta Games. There's a big difference between these athletes and those in foaiball and men's basketball. For the men, big bucks await when they get out of college. For these women, time will run out quickly in their sports, and there's no proleague waiting. Take a poll, and we probably would discover most Americans think our Olympians should be rewarded, not punished. So how about an Olympic waiver?" Reprinted from NCAA News, Sept. 16, 1996

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MEN'S JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM CAMP The first Junior National Team Camp under the 1997-2000 National Team Program was held August 20-28 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The camp was attended by 22 U.S. Junior National Team members along with 26 coaches and guest staff. Special guest staff attending the camp were Arnold Kvetenadze, Valeri Liukin and Vitaly Marinitch. The camp centered on developing a National Training plan through 2000 for the Junior National Team Program as well as establishing training goals for the individual team members. In addition, the development of key skills for the next four years was covered. The camp featured an unbelievable amount of energy and hard work by all the staff and athletes. Guest stall member Valeri Liukin works with members of the Junior Notional Team on vault_

CORRECTION In the September/October issue of USA Gymnastics we listed the names of gymnastics Olympians who participated in the Olympic Torch run. We failed to include 1988 Olympian Kelly Garrison on that list. Sorry for the misprint!

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• OLYMPIC RECAP The 1996 U.S. Olympic Team, all 667 members, won a total of 101 medals, more than any other country in Atlanta. For 17 days in July and August the U.S. flag was raised more times in Olympic medal ceremonies than any other among the competing nations, including recognition of 44 gold-medal performances. Gymnasts from the U.S. earned five medalstwo gold, two silver and one bronze.

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TOP 10 MEET ACCESSORIES FOR PARENTS By Jeff Gothard 1

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If you're planning a gymnastics camp in 1997, don't miss the FREE ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP DIREGORY which will be published in the Marchi April issue of USA Gymnastics magazine. Simply send your infonnation 10 USA Gymnastics, Summer Camp Directory, Pan American Plaza, 201 S. Capilol Ave., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46225, by January 16, 1997, and we'll be sure 10 include your camp in the directory. Here's the information 10 include:

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Join me for nine exciting days of training at the world famous MOSCOW OLYMPIC CENTER. Work with some of Russia's finest coaches and experience Moscow 'from the inside' . Serious training sessions each day with highly-skilled Russian gymnasts , and fantastic cultural outings in the evenings.

**** "Nobody works harder than Natasha. She gives 100% to each and every gymnast , and has helped our club in many different ways. Natasha really loves her work, and so do we!" Jenny Cox & John Mc Donald -- DYNAMO, OH

Helping good clubs produce good gymnasts at ALL levels

• APR 1997 - Spring Break • J U N 1997 - Early Summer • AUG 1997 - Late Summer • DEC 1997 - New Years!!! Gymnasts & Coaches - work closely

You're in for a pleasant surprise.

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SOVIET 1987-1991 NATIONAL TEAM CHOREOGRAPHER/COACH Yes, I've helped train some of the world's best, but I enjoy working with all gymnasts who train hard and are dedicated to their goals.

with your Russian counterparts. Learn new methods. Make new friends! Team Parents - we will gladly arrange sightseeing and shopping excursions to match your interests. Enjoy!

RUSSIAN 1978-1987 REPUBLIC SPORT COLLEGE TEACHER /INSTRUCTOR For g years, I taught Theory and Methods to Russian choreographers and coaches-in-training. I'm as much a teacher as a choreographer. I really do know the technical aspects of my profession and I teach them well.

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PERSONALIZED CLINICS: Develop the Flexibility, Body Alignment, and Strength demanded by all 4 women's events and all 6 men's events . Individual 1-hour sessions for groups from 1 to 8 gymnasts (girls or boys). Schedule as many sessions as you need. Cover only the topics you want. I TEACH THESE CLINICS YEAR ROUND. FLOOR ROUTINES: 5 hours of composition (in 2 separate fidence , higher scores and routine that really fits each

focused , one-to-one sessions). Real conan exciting , technical individual gymnast!

BEAM ROUTINES: 3 hours (in 2 separate sessions) . A precise routine that keeps her on that beam , and will either correct or hide whatever problems she was having. The Beam Without the Scream

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POSITION AVAIWLE Brown's Gymnastics seeking full-time and port-time experienced coaches for our recreational and team programs at Brown's Gymnastics of Houston and Brown's Gymnastics of Altamonte Springs. Brown's Gymnastics offers the largest and best equipped facilities in the USA. Administrative positions also available. Send resume to: Brown's Gymnastics, 740 Oronge Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. GYMNASTICS INSTRUaORS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY. Energetic, organized, and positive teachers needed to teach preschool through Elite. Full time and port time positions available at all three locotions in northern Virginia. Several positions available. Special need for mole coach. Please send resume to Milan Stanovich, 5581 Guinea Rood, Fairfax, VA 22032. Call for more information: (7031323-0088. ATlANTA IS THE PLACE TO BE IN 1996-1997! We are looking for qualified coaches to help oversee our expanding programs. We have a comprehensive gymnastics program which needs on enthusiastic coach who can work well with boys, girls, cheerleading, tumbling, and preschool classes. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Please send your resume to: Gym South Gymnastics, 119 N. 85 Pkwy., Fayetteville, GA 30214. (770) 461-5528 or fox at (770) 461-5528. HEAD COACH WANTED. New program (one and one-half years old) in southern New Hampshire. Experienced MALE COACH needed to spot/ troin/ coach Levels 8/ 9/ 10 gymnasts. Agreat opportunity for anyone interested. Call Tim Madore at New

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England Gymnasti(s Training Center, home of the 1996 LevelS & 6 State Champions and 1996 Niagara Cup Level 5 & 6 Champions. Position needs to be filled ASAP. Call: (603) 880· 8482. Fax: (603) 880·1800. Email: NEGTC@AOL.COM or send resume to: NEGTC, One Wall St., Hudson, NH 03051. TEAM COACH. Coastal Gymnasti(s Academy is looking for an addi· tional full·time girls team coach with experience at Levels 5 thru 10. Ex(ellent/ new 26,000 sq. It. training facility with all new equipment and large all·event training pit system. Also, looking for a 80YS TEAM COACH to take over the boys team responsibility. We are located 10 minutes from the "beach." Send resume to: David W. Maltbie, Coostal Gymnastics Academy, P.O. 80x 12271 , Jacksonville, NC 28546, or call David at (910) 938·2213. POSITION AVAILA8LE/PRESCHOOL PROGRAM DIRECTOR. Full· time position with teaching and administrative duties. Degree in Elementary P.E., Movement Edu(ation or the equivalent. GYM· NASTICS TEACHERS. Full and part·time positions available for our recreational and preschool classes with over 1,000 students. Salary commensurate with experience and benefits. Send resume to Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, Inc., 5870 N. Hix Rd., Westland, M148185, attention: Douglas Rowe. Phone (313) 721·4001, or fax (313) 721·6445. COACHES/INSTRuaORS needed in New Orleans. Looking for motivated professional gymnastics personnel for all types of instruction from preschool to team. Need strong spotting skills and good work ethic. Currently have strong artistic, acro and tumbling programs but need someone to grow with us. Send resume to: Elmwood Gymnastics Academy, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan, LA 70123. ADVANCED TUMBLING INSTRUaORS. Ex(ellent full/part·time positions available for motivated, enthusiastic and professional individuals for immediate employment in our cheerleading gyms in Atlanta. Previous cheerleading experience is a plus but NOT A REQUIREMENT. In addition to our former gymnasts tumbling at the intermediate and advanced level, many of our 700+ students are 12 to 14 years old and are at the entry level. Please (onsid·

er the physical demands of our core age group prior to respond· ing. Our atmosphere is dynamic, upbeat and very positive. Individuals will possess a POSITIVE teaching approach with strong technical skills and a desire for career growth. Please send resume with salary history to: AIIStar Youth Sports, Inc., 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rood, S. 240, Roswell, GA 30075, or contact Joe Johnson at 1·800·830·8666. Champion Gymnastics in SE Florida is seeking experienced, motivated ond very enthusiastic coaches for their upper level competitive girls team and all levels of competitive boys teams. Must be a USAG memo ber and safety certified. Meet director a plus. Salary based on certi· fication, experience and educational background. Please send resume to: Champion Gymnastics & Sports Center, Inc., 8030 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs, FL 33056 or fax to (561) 479·0191. Immediate opening for Coach/ Choreographer. Minimum 20 hrs/week. Level 5·10. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Send resume to: Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, 5870 N. Hix Rd., Westland, MI 48185. Fox: (313) 721·6445 or call (313) 721·4001. HEAD GIRLS OPTIONAL TEAM COACH. Seeking enthusiastic and ded· icated individual to coach well· established, high level optional team. Primary responsibility with Level 8·10, but some work with devel· opmental team may be required. Experien(e in directing meets a plus. 12,500 sq. It. facility, in beautiful Colorado Springs with friendly family·oriented atmosphere. Medical benefits available. This is a full·time position with salary based upon (ertification, expe· rience and educational background. Send resume and salary requirements to: Stars Gymnasti(s, 3870 Mallow Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80907, attention Susie. Phone (719) 598·6863. GIRLS AND BOYS TEAM COACHING POSITIONS AVAILA8LE. We are located in beautiful suburban New Jersey, 40 minutes from New York City and 40 minutes from the Pocono Mountains. We are looking for on individual to coach recreational classes through competitive teams. We have a very strong girls team that competes Levels 5·10. Our boys team is two years old and in need of a head

coach. Knowledge of girls and/ or boys USAG programs a must. We believe in a structured program developed around a positive, moti· voting and enthusiastic atmosphere. Send your resume to: David J. Rettig, c/ oRettig's Gymnasti(s Training Center, 19 E. Frederick PI., Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927, or email Jymratl @aoLcom. Phone (201) 267·5611 or fax (201) 267·8969. IMMEDIATE GYMNASTICS POSITION (full or part·time available for experience competition and recreational level coach(es). Well established club, finest private training facility in northern New England. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Call (802) 295·5092 or send resume to Northern lights Gymnastics, Inc. 17 Olcott Or., W.R.J., VT 05001.

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