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The USA Gymnastics Talent Opportunity Program is in its 10th year and going strong. More than 2,500 athletes from all over the country tested at the regional level in 2001. Check out . , the listing to see who made the 2001-2002 TOPs National Team!

CHAIR: Ron froehlich; PRESIDEIIT: Bob Coloro»i; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: TIm DoggeH; VICE CHAIR RHVTHMIC: Andreo Srhmid; VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Poul Porillo; SECRETARY: Gory Anderson; TREASURER: Bob Wood; fiG EXECUTIVE COMMITIEE: Joy Ashmore, Ron froehlich . fiG WOMEN'S TECHNICAL COMMITTEE: JO(kie fie; fiG MEN'S TECHNICAL COMMITTEE: George Becklleod; fiG TRAMPOLINE & TUMBLING TECHNICAL COMMITTEE: Pol Henderlon; AT lARGE MEMBERS: Peler Vidmor, SUlon True; ATHLETE DlREGORS: Chori Knighl·Hunler, John Roelhlilberger, Vonesso Vonder Pluym, Korl Heger; USOC ATHLETE DIREGOR: Dominick Minicucd.

FUTURE STARS The 2001 Men's Future Stars National Championships and Coaches Workshop were held November 15-18, at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Check out the results of the Championships to learn who made the Future Stars National Development Team.

USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR: Ron froehlich; PRESIDENT: Bob Colorolli; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Sundy Knopp, Mike Donohue; TREASURER: Bob Wood; PUBLIC SEGOR: Bill Hyb!, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION: Mike Sionner; AMERICAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION: Jerry Milon; AMERICAN TURNERS: Jerry JO(quin; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION·MEN: frondl Allen; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Of COLLEGIATE COACHES· WOMEN: Mike JO(ki; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION fOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Morilyn Sirowbndge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Of WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS JUDGES: Corole Ide; NATIONAL COlliGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION·MEN: Doug Von Everen; NATIONAL fEDERATION Of STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS: SUlon True; NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATION·MEN: Butch Zunich; NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: John Brinkworth; US. ASSOCIATION Of INDEPENDENT GYMNASTICS CLUBS: Poul Spudoro; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATION·MEN: fred Turol!; U.S. ELIfE COACHES ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: Dovid Holcumb, Tony Gehmon; U.S. MEN'S GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: More Yancey; US. RHVTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Suzie DITullio; YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Of THE USA: Cosey Koenig; NATIONAL COlliGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: Mone Robbinl; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DIREGORS MEN: Mike Burns, Abie Groslleld; RHVTHMIC: Andreo Srhmid, Michelle Lorson; WOMEN: Kelli Hill, KOlhy O~berg; TRAMPOLINE: Shoun Kemplon, Mo"ho Wei»; ATHlETE DIREGORS: Voneslo Vonder Pluym, choir; Lorillo fonloine, vice choir; Joir Lynch, secrelory; Dominick Minicucri, USOC Alhlele Rep.; Mihoi Bogiu, Brooke BUlhnell, Chon Knighl Hunler, Amondo Borden, Korl Heger, Christie Hoyes, John Roelhlilberger; ASSOCIATE DIREGORS: JEWISH COMMUNITY ([NTTRS, Lon Kotz; SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Kole fober·Hickie; U.S. COMPETITIVE AEROBICS fEDERATION, Howord Srhworlz; US. SPORTS ACROBATICS fEDERATION, Bonnie Dovidson. Unlesl exprellly identified to the conllOlY, all OIticles, stotementsond views prinled herein ore onribuled solely to

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS For the first time ever, the USA men and women both medaled in the team competition at the World Championships, held in Ghent, Belgium, Oct. 28-Nov. 4 - the men's team earned the silver medal and the women's team the bronze. In addition Sean Townsend won the gold medal on parallel bars and Katie Heenan earned the bronze on uneven bars.

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2001 USA World Championships teams! I'm so proud of our impressive accomplishments in Ghent. Our teams made a strong impression on the international community, earning an unprecedented silver medal for the men and a bronze for the women. National Champion Sean Townsend also earned the first men's gold medal since 1979 on parallel bars while Katie Heenan took home an uneven bars bronze. Thanks to the world team members and coaching staff for their hard work and determination. With the four medals eamed in Ghent and the three medals eamed at the Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships in men's double mini, men's tumbling and Lajeana Davis' silver in women's tumbling, the total medal count in 2001 for USA Gymnastics at world ch ampio nship competition is seven. Go USA!

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A perfect score of 50 (or 10's from all five judges) was earned by Miller's patriotic "God Bless the USA" beam routine, Schwikert's Michael Jackson medley on Roar, both Macready's "Baby" high bar routine and his patriotic medley on Roar exercise along with Roethlisberger's 'We Will Rock You" Roar routine.

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Thirteen-year-old Wang, who is coached by Lana Lashoff, finished »eighth all-around with a score of 75.875. She also took fifth in the ribbon event with a 19.950 and sixth in the ball event with a score or 19 .525. Kaye and Stacker, who are coached by Irina Vdovets and Nataliya " Klimouk , finished 1Oth and 11 th all -around, respectively. The threesome took third in the all -around team competition during competition I. The U.S. score was 222.425 , behind Brazil with a 24 1.800 and " Mexico with a 228 .200.

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For the first time ever, the USA men and women both medaled in the team competition at the World Championships. The men's team made history winning its first ever silver medal and only the second team medal in history. The last medal earned was a bronze in 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas. The women earned the bronze medal, its fourth team medal at a World

About 560 gymnasts representing 64 National Federations gathered in Ghent, Belgium, Oct. 28Nov. 4, to take part in the first post-Olympic World Championships in the quadrennium. This competition was a first in many categories-

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The u.s. men's team came into the World Championships with a mission to earn a team medal. Despite losing Blaine Wilson and Morgan Hamm to injuries, the dedicated team wanted nothing more than to hit their routines and bring home a medal. After the preliminary round of competition (the men competed in the sixth of 10 subdivisions), the U.s. found itself in second place behind Belarus. Paul Hamm summed it up best saying, "This places us in a good position, but it's all about hitting in the finals." And, hitting in the finals is exactly what the team did. The USA men earned 166.845 points, just behind gold medal winner Belarus with 169.622. Placing third was Ukraine with 165.483 points. Defending Olympic champion China placed fifth with 165.260 while defending Olympic silver medalist Russia placed seventh with a score of 160.921. The u.s. men's team included Rai Bhavsar (Houston, Texas/ Ohio State UniverSity), Paul Hamm (Waukesha, WIS. /Swiss Turners), Stephen McCain (Houston, Texas/USOTC), Brett McClure (Mill Creek, Wash. / USOTC), Sean Townsencl (Houston, Texas/Houston Gymnastics Academy) and Guarcl Young (Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma). The alternates were TocIcI Thondon from Houston Gymnastics Academy and Daniel Diaz Luong from the University of Michigan. Townsend and McCain both had World Championships experience and Hamm had Olympic experience. Young, Bhavsar and McClure were newcomers to a World Championships competition, but handled it like veterans. The coaching staff included Kevin Mazeika, Vitaly Marinitch and Miles Avery. National Champion Townsend was ranked third all-around after the preliminary round of competition and contributed four strong performances during team finals as well, scoring a 9.637 on parallel bars and a 9.512 on high bar. Townsend said, "We had

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nothing to lose here. We did really well under pressure. The adrenaline and excitement was flowing. We just did our job and had an awesome time out there." McCain was ranked 10th all-around after preliminaries and added strong routines on floor (9.387) and vault (9.400) during team finals to help the u.s. team earn the silver medal. McCain said, "We did it. This just feels great. It's been a long road here and this is so inspiring." Hamm, who was questionable to even compete at the World Championships due to an ankle injury, came through with shining colors ranking fourth all-around after the preliminary round of competition and competed five of the six events during team finals. "We just kept going and fighting and never gave up. It's been so long since we've won a medal. We've been trying so hard since Sydney to be strong at these World Championships, and it really paid off for us today." McClure hit all four events in which he competed during preliminaries and finals including pommel horse, vault, parallel bars, and high bar. "This is just awesome," said McClure. 'Tm just happy to be here and a medal is icing on the cake. This is such a great experience for all of us." "This feels absolutely great," said Bhavsar, who competed allaround during preliminaries and pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars during finals. "This has been a superb year for me,

winning NCAA's and then this. I love team meets. Just knowing that we made history here today is unbelievable. It hasn't even sunk in yet. Bring on the next one in 2003." Young, who competed floor and rings during preliminaries said, "I feel so lucky to be a part of all of this. I was here to support the guys however I could. The coaching staff was awesome, and this whole thing started a long time ago, not today, not a week ago. We wanted a fresh start after the Olympics and the USA team really came together. This is the result of hard work and dedication."

ALL-AROUND Harnm, Townsend and McCain qualified to the all-around finals for the USA. Harnm and Townsend were in the hunt for a medal throughout the first through fifth rounds of competition hitting five solid events. In fact, going into round six, Townsend was in first place and Hamm was in third. However, both gymnasts missed release moves on high bar during the final rotation and dropped in the rankings. Paul missed a Kolman and hit the bar while performing a Gienger later in his routine, which required two stitches in his lip. He finished seventh all-around with a score of 55.335. Sean missed his Kovacs and remounted to try the skill again but missed for the second time. He finished eighth with a 55.273. "This is a tough lesson, but not too many people can say they were contending to be world champion," said Kevin Mazeika, Townsend's coach. "I am very proud of Sean and he showed the world that he is knocking on the door." "This is still a positive experience for us," said Stacy Maloney, coach of Hamm. "The team won an unprecedented silver medal yesterday. Paul is coming back from a broken ankle and didn't really have time to properly prepare for this competition, so he did fantastic. The fact that he was in there to win going down to the last routine shows what kind of a gymnast he is. It's going to be a positive experience because he knows that he just needs to keep doing what he's doing and he is going to win eventually." The all-around title was claimed by 16-year-old Feng Jing, the youngest member of the Chinese team. In Feng's debut World Championships event he scored 56.211 just slightly edging out twotime World Champion from Belarus: Ivan Ivankov, who scored 56.124. Bulgaria's Jordan Jovtchev took third in the rankings scoring 56.085. McCain finished 28th. continued on page 24

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EVENT FINALS The highlight of event finals was Townsend's gold medal win on parallel bars, scoring 9.700--the first U.S. men's world gold medal since 1979 when Bart Conner won parallel bars and Kurt Thomas won floor exercise and high bar. "This is very exciting and it was so important for me to come back and hit my routine as well as I did," said Townsend. "Emotionally that was very important for me and this provides some redemption for not winning in the all-around. I wasn't nervous today. I was just anxious to come back and do something really good because I didn't want to go out like I did in the allaround." "We've been on an emotional roller coaster this whole trip," said Mazeika. "The silver medal in team was amazing and then the allaround was so heartbreaking, so to come back and win this parallel bars gold just brings us right back up. Sean's a great gymnast and he went out and proved it this evening. This is a great validation for all the hard work of the U.S. men's program."

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EVENT FINALS

The format of team finals was six gyrrmasts on each team, three gyrrmasts compete on each event and all three scores count. The u.s. team held tough throughout the competition and earned the bronze medal. The U.S. team scored 108.514 behind Romania and Russia who scored 110.209 and 109.023, respectively. USA Gynmastics National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi said, "1 think this is the first step on OUI climb to the top of world gyrrmastics. We became more unified and worked as a team in Begium. We had great team spirit, discipline and dedication to OUI cornmon goal." "Our team came together as one and that's why we won this medal tonight," said 2001 U.s. National Champion Schwikert. Schwikert's coach Cassie Rice said, "We didn't know where we stood going into the meet. We were excited to find that we were second after preliminary team competition and we were very happy to earn the bronze after finals." Yirn, who was ranked ninth all-around after the preliminary round of competition and competed beam and floor dUIing team finals, said, "Winning this medal is so exciting and all of OUI hard work has paid off. This is refreshing and very reassUIing." Bhardwaj was ranked 12th after the preliminary round of competition and added a 9.387 on vault dUIing team finals. She said, "This is my biggest medal in all my years of gyrrmastics. This just sums up my whole career. On top of all of the collegiate accomplishments, this is worth just as much, if not more." Tidd competed beam dUIing prelims, and vault and beam dUIing finals. She said, "This is amazing and just so exciting to think we won a medal at the World Championships. We are such a tight team and get along so well, so it's very fun to win together." "This means everything to me," said Miles, who competed vault, bars and floor dUIing preliminaries and finals. "This is what we work for, to get to this moment at a World Championships or at an Olympic level competition. It feels good for all my teammates to do this together. This is a great moment." Heenan was ranked 21st all-around after preliminaries and added a 9.0 on bars to the final team score. She said, "It's awesome, nobody expected this. We came out and proved everybody wrong. This is my first international competition and to come out and get a bronze at a World Championships is amazing."

The USA women made the top eight on every event finalBhardwaj and Miles on vault, Heenan on bars, Schwikert and Tidd on beam, and Yirn and Schwikert of floor. This is the first and biggest indicator of a "team" effort. The USA highlight of the women's event finals was Heenan's bronze medal finish on bars! Heenan scored 9.212 just behind Khorkina's 9.437 and Netherland's Renske Endel's 9.425. Heenan's bronze medal is the first individual medal earned by the U.S. at a World Championships since 1996. "1 am ecstatic," said Heenan. "This is the highest bars score I've received all year. I was thrilled just to qualify for tlle final. This was my first big international meet and to make it into the top eight, much less top three, on my favorite event is just so exciting. I was corning in here just to do my routine one more time as well as I could. This result is just amazing." Khorkina grabbed the vault title with a score of 9.412 while Bhardwaj and Miles finished seventh and eighth with scores of 9.037 and 8.768, respectively. Raducan won beam with a 9.662. Schwikert hit a solid set but was off the medal mark finishing fifth with a score of 9.350. Tidd took eighth with an 8.375. Raducan also won floor with a 9.550. Yirn took sixth scoring 9.187 and Schwikert finished eighth with an 8.90 after touching the floor on her last tumbling pass.

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ALL-AROUND Russia's Svetlana Khorkina, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, earned her second world all-around title at the 2001 World Championships with a score of 37.617. Her teammate Natalia Ziganshiva earned tlle silver with 37.305 while Romania's Andreea Raducan won bronze with 36.949. Americans Schwikert and Yirn had a very solid event, earning fifth and seventh place respectively with 36.881 and 36.680. Bhardwaj finished 18th with 35.036. "1 am so excited I got fifth place, but yet I looked at the scoreboard and was less than a tenth away from medaling," said Schwikert. "That's disappointing, but I'm still very pleased. It was so awesome to win the bronze medal as a team, too. This has been an amazing experience for all of us." "1 am really happy with where I finished," said Yirn. "1 wasn't really expecting anything so this is great. I didn't feel much pressUIe out there. I just wanted to hit fOUI for foUI and see what happened. I was pretty nervous the whole meet. Our motto is 'no excuses, no regrets', so I gave it my all and look what happened."


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Svetlana KHORKINA

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WOMEN

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Mohini BHARDWAJ

HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio RESIDENCE: Los Angeles, California BIRTH DATE: September 29, 1978 SCHOOL: UCLA (Senior) COACH: Steve Gerlach FAVORITE EVENT: Vault

ohini is the daughter of Kaushal and Indu and has one younger brother, Arun. Mohini attends UCLA and during her gymnastics career received numerous honors including the 2000-2001 Honda Award. Bhardwaj is an ll-time All-American and winner of the AAI American Award. At UCLA, she set school marks for the most lO's in a season (8), most career perfect lO's (8), and most lO's in a meet (3). Mohini is a history and sociology major and enjoys reading and rollerblading at the beach. She would like to go to law school and study sports and entertainment law.

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Senior Pan American Championships, Cancun, Mexico; 1st-Team, 2nd-AA, 5th-V

U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.; 3rd-AA, 1st-V, 6th-UB, 2nd-BB, 17th-FX NCAA Championships, Athens, Ga.; 1st-Team,lst-FX 1997 World Championships, Lausanne, Switzerland; 6th-Team, 5th-V "The World Championships was an experience like no other. /t's hard to believe that we won the bronze medal. It almost feels like it was all a dream ."

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Katie is the second of four children and the only daughter of John and Lisa Heenan. The 2001 World Championships event was only her second international event, and she won two bronze medals -team and uneven bars. Katie's future plans include theatre, drama, and / or acting. She maintains a straight" A" grade point average and math is her favorite subject. Katie loves country music and has a dog named Molly.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 3rd-Team, 3rd-UB Senior Pan American Championships, Cancun, Mexico; 1st-Team, 7th-AA, 2nd-UB U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.; 6th-AA, 1st-UB, 6th-BB (tie), 3rd-FX (tie) U.S. Classic, Pomona, Calif.; 4th-AA, 1st-UB, 5th-FX, 6th-BB 2000 John Hancock U.S. Championships, St. Louis, Mo.; 9thAA, 4th-UB, 7th-BB (Jr. Div.)

"It felt really good to win the team bronze medal because no one expected us to medal so it made it even more special. Winning the medal on bars was the ultimate gift for all my hard work and everything I've been through."

Ashley MILES HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: San Antonio, Texas BIRTH DATE: March 3, 1985 CLUB: Harris Unlimited Gymnastics COACH: Michael Q . Harris SCHOOL: Shekinah Radiance Academy (11 th grade) FAVORITE EVENT: Uneven Bars

FUN FACI'S Ashley is the second of four children born to Milton and Sherine. She has one sister Lauren and two brothers, Daniel and Joshua. Her favorite subject is science, and she is an "A" student. She would like to pursue a career as a sports photographer or physical therapiSt. She hopes to compete in the 2004 Olympic Games and become a collegiate gymnast. Her hobbies include collecting pins, shopping and hanging out with friends. Ashley'S web page can be found at www.ashleymiles.com COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 3rd-Team Pontiac American Team Cup, Honolulu, Hawaii; 1stTeam

U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.; 5th-AA, 2nd-V (tie),4th-UB (tie), 8th-BB, 12h-FX 2000 Pontiac Intemational Team Championships, Syracuse, NY; 1st-Team

1997 Monia Blanca Invitational, Guatemala, Calif.; 1st-AA, 1st-FX, 2nd-V, 2nd-BB, 2nd-UB

"I've waited my whole career to compete at World Championships, and to come home with a medal was incredible! The best part of the trip was hanging out with my u.s. teammates. Being at the World Championships together and having the success we did has definitely made us friends forever. All of them are so awesome." continued on page 34

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Tasha SCHWIKERT HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Las Vegas, Nevada BIRTH DATE: November 21, 1984 CLUB: Gymcats COACH: Cassie Rice SCHOOL: Centennial High School (11 th grade) FAVORITE EVENT: Floor exercise

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asha, the 2001 U.s. National Champion, was a member of the 2000 Olympic Team that placed fourth in Sydney. She is one of two daughters to Joy Schwikert and Shannon Warren, both craps dealers in Las Vegas casinos. Tasha comes from an athletic background. Her mom and aunt • played tennis profeSSionally, her dad played basketball and her sister, Jordan, is on the USA Junior National Gymnastics Team. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, listening to music and hanging out with friends.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 3rd-Team Senior Pan American Championships, Mexico; 1st-Team &AA&UB,2nd-V &BB &FX U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.; 1st-AA, 2nd-V (tie), 3rd-UB, 1st-BB, 2nd-FX 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney; 4th-Team Spieth Sogipa, Porto Alegre, Brazil; 1st-Team, 2nd-AA "The best part of trip was winning the team bronze medal. It was a great feeling to know that you're one of the top three teams in the world. Many didn 't think we could medal and it was great to be able to prove that we could. My next goal is to win a gold medal at the 2003 World Championships. ".

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Rachel TIDD HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: San Marcos, California BIRTH DATE: May 20, 1984 CLUB: Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy COACHES: Kathy Strate, Tim Garrison, Meredith Paulicivic SCHOOL: Calvary Christian (12th grade) FAVORITE EVENT: Uneven Bars

FUN FACI'S Rachel is the sixth of Mike and Susan Tidd's 10 children (four of the children do gymnastics). Rachel is an "A" student and in her free time she likes to go online, listen to music and play video games. She hopes to eventually become a gymnastics coach and choreographer. Her future goals in gymnastics include making the 2003 World Championships and 2004 OlympiC Games teams.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 3rd-Team U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.; 4th-AA, 6th-V; 5th-UB, 9th-BB, 3rd-FX (tie) 2000 Bluewater Intemational Invitational, Ontario, Canada; 6th-AA Olympic Team Trials, Boston; lOth-AA 1999 USA vs. France; 3rd-AA, 1st-team "It was great to win a medal at the World Championships! To be able to represent the u.s. at worlds and to win a team medal is such an honor. My favorite part of the trip was standing on the podium receiving the medal and the banquet held afterwards!" continued on page 36

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Tabitha YIM

HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Irvine, California BIRTH DATE: Nov. 2, 1985 CLUB: Charter Oaks Gliders COACHES: Steve and Beth Rybacki SCHOOL: Northwood High School (11 th grade) FAVORID EVENT: Floor Exercise

FUN FACI'S Tabitha won floor at the 2001 U.S. Championships and also earned the all-around silver medal. She is the daughter of Inja Yim and has one older brother, Jonathan. Tabitha is a competitive ice skater as well as a gymnast. She trains in the morning for ice skating and in the afternoon for gymnastics. She likes to collect Precious Moments statues, smf the net and play with her dogs, Wolfi and _ Sin)ba.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 3rd-Team U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.; 2nd-AA, 9th-V (tie), 2ndUB, 6th-BB (tie), Ist-FX Senior Pan American Championships, Cancun, Mexico; IstTeam, 3rd-AA, Ist-BB, 7th-FX USA-Belgium Dual Meet, Houston, Texas; 2nd-AA 1999 USA-Canada Dual Meet, Quebec, Canada; 2nd-team, 6th-AA "It was so exciting to compete at Worlds . You get so pumped up and nervous, too! We had a really good team and we were all really close and became good friends which was cool. Winning a medal was so great. I can't even explain the feeling . It was awesome!"

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HOMETOWN: Houston, Texas RESIDENCE: Columbus, Ohio BIRTH DAn: Sept. 7, 1980 CLUB/SCHOOL: Ohio State University (Junior) COACH: Miles Avery, Arnold Kvetenadze

FUN FACI'S Raj is the son of Joe and Sue Bhavsar. His older brother, Sujit, recently graduated from Texas A&M and works for Microsoft, Inc. Bhavsar enjoys anything that is science related and would like to pmsue a career in medicine, sports medicine or orthopedics. Raj's goal is to be a member of the 2004 OlympiC Team in Athens. He also hopes to have a skill named after him. Bhavsar is a member of the Ohio State 2001 NCAA Championship team.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 2nd-Team World University Games, Beijing, China; 8th-Team U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa; 4th-AA, 6th-SR (tie), 5th-PB (tie) World Stars Competition, Moscow, Russia; 4th-PH, 5th-SR, 2nd-PB 1999 Sr. Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Canada; 2nd-team "I feel like we've opened doors for the sport of gymnastics by winning a team medal at the World Championships . Both the men and women have now set a standard for gymnastics in this country. I know there are athletes out there who have worked endlessly to accomplish such a feat and this medal is for them and the future gymnasts who have aspirations for international gymnastics ." (ontinued on page 38

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PaulHAMM HOMETOWN & RESIDENCE: Waukesha, Wisconsin BIRTH DATE: September 24, 1982 CLUB: Swiss Turners COACHES: Stacy Maloney, Andrei Kan SCHOOL: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Freshman) FAVORITE EVENTS: All

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Paul is the son of Sandy and Cecily. He has a twin brother, Morgan, who is also on the US. Senior National Team. The brothers made US. history, as they became the first twins ever to compete in the same Olympic • Games gymnastics competition (2000). Older sister Betsy recently finished her collegiate gymnastics career at Iowa State University. Their father was an AllAmerican diver. Paul is interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy and • he also enjoys playing tennis.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 2nd-Team, 7th-AA Pontiac American Team Cup, Honolulu, Hawaii; 1st - Team 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia; 5th-Team Gymnastic Challenge, Mississauga, Canada; 2nd-AA, 4th-FX & SR, 3rd-PH, 2nd-PB, 5th-HB 1999 Pontiac Inti Team Championships, Richmond; 1st-Team, 1st-AA "It was a dream come true to win a team medal at the World Championships . If felt so good to win the medal after coming so close in ~~

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Steve, the second of Pat McCain's two children, was a member of the 2000 OlympiC Team and has been on four US. World Championship Teams. He aspires for a career in business. He writes a gymnastics publication with former national team member Jay Thornton called "American Gymnast Journal." The website is www.american-gymnast.com. He enjoys reading, listening to music and computers.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 2nd-Team, 28th-AA U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa; 3rd-AA, T4th-V, T3rd-PB Goodwill Games, Brisbane, Australia; lOth-AA 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, Australia; 5th-Team 1 999 World Championships, Tianjin, CHN; 5th - team Pan American Games, Winnipeg, CAN; 2nd team, 7th-AA, 4th-R 'We did it. We won a team medal at the World Championships . This iust feels great. It's been a long road here and this is so inspiring. "

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Brett is the son of Les and Judy and has two older brothers Les Jr. and Dusty. Brett was introduced to the sport of gymnastics in 1990, when the Goodwill Games were held in Seattle. Ironically, he won a bronze medal on pommel horse at the san1e event in 2001. He's enrolled in college and would like to pursue a degree in business. He also likes to deejay. Brett enjoys listening to music when he's not in the gym.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgiwn; 2nd-Team U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa; 2nd-AA, 1st-PH, 3rd-V, T3rd-PB, 5th-HB Goodwill Games, Brisbane, Australia; 6th-AA, 3rd-PH, 8th-FX, 4th-HB Pontiac American Team Cup, Honolulu, Hawaii; 1st - Team 1 999 Five Continents, St. Martin, Bolougne, France; 1st - FX & HB, T3rd-PH, 3rd-V, 2nd-PB, 1st AA "It gave me goose bumps. No words can describe how it felt to stand of the podium and see our flag being raised for the first time in 22 years. The next best thing was watching Sean win a gold on parallel bars."

Sean TOWNSEND HOMETOWN: Dallas, Texas RESIDENCE: Houston, Texas BIRTH DATE: Jan. 20, 1979 CLUB: Houston Gymnastics Academy COACH: Kevin Mazeika SCHOOL: San Jacinto College (Sophomore) FAVORITE EVENT: Parallel Bars

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Sean is the World Champion on parallel bars and the 2001 National All-Around Champion as well. He's also the floor, rings and parallel bars National Champion. A member of the 2000 Olympic Team, Sean became interested in gymnastics from watching the 1988 Olympic Games. Sean's father is Frost Townsend and he has an older sister, Tiffan y. Sean is interested in pursuing a business career and enjoys playing pool and going out with friends in his spare time. He is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS 2001 World Championships, Ghent, Belgiwn; 2nd-Tean1, 8th-AA, 1st-PB U.S. Championships, Philad elphia, Pa; 1st-AA, 1stFX, 1st-SR, 2nd-V, 1st-PB Goodwill Games, Brisbane, AUS; 8th-AA 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, AUS; 5th-Team Olympic Trials, Boston, Massachusetts; 3rd-AA 1999 World Championships, Tianjin, CHI; 6th-Team "It was great winning medals at the World Championships . We had high expectations coming into the meet so I wasn't surprised that we won a medal. We had a good team and we've been working very hard. My goal since the Olympics was to win an individual medal. It was nice to come back and win gold on parallel bars after my finish in the all-around. Parallel bars has been my strongest event for the last couple of years. " continued on page 40

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Guard YOUNG HOMETOWN: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma RESIDENCE: Norman, Oklahoma BIRTH DATE: June 3, 1977 CLUB: University of Oklahoma COACH: Mark Williams COLLEGE: Brigham Young University - Graduated in 2000 FAVORITE EVENT: Pommel horse

FUN FAcr5 Guard is the son of Wayne and Carol and has five • sisters and one brother. His father, Wayne, was on the 1976 Olympic Gymnastics Team and was the 1975 NCAA All-Around Ch ampion. Guard graduated with a broadcast journalism major from BYU and is now an • assistant coach to the men's gymnastics team at the University of Oklahoma. Guard enjoys roller hockey and playing guitar. He was married April 30, 1999, to Alisha Tolman.

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2nd-PB 1998 International Team Championships, Knoxville; 1stteam, 4th-PH, 5th-SR, T2nd-PB Gr. div.)

"It was the crowning achievement to all those who were involved to win a medal at the World Championships. That includes all of the gymnasts in the U.S., coaches, judges, and administrators. I want to continue to upgrade my difficulty with hopes of making the 2003 World Championships team."

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HOMOOWN & RESIDENCE: Colorodo Springs, Colorodo BIRtH DAn:: January 1, 1984 CWB: Colorado Aerials COACHES: Tem Forester, Luminito Miscenco SCHOOL: Cherry Creek High School (1 2th grode)

FUN FACTS Foley IS. the daughter of Steve and Cindy Foley. Her dad, Steve, played safety for the Denver Broncos for 13 seasons. Natalie became an elite gymnast in June 2001, and earned a spot on the 2001 World Championsh.ips team shortly after. She recently accepted a sdlOlarship offer at Stanford University beginning 2002-2003. 2001 Wortd Championships, Ghent, Belgium; 3rd-Team (a1temate to team) U.S. Championships, Philadelphia, Pa.; 7th-AA, 2nd-V, 8th-UB Senior Pan American Championships, Cancun, Mexico; 1st-Team (alternate to team)

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Anno Marie, 9, won the level 4 All-Around title otthe 2001 Magical Classic with a score of 36.42S_ She placed first on beam (9.62S), first on floor (9.32S), second on vauh (8.SS0) and sixth on bars (8.92S). Her level 4 team also fin~hed first. Anna Marie trains ot Brown's Gymnastics in Altamonte Springs and looks forward to competing in the Magical Classic 2002 as a level S.

BROWN'S CENTRAL GYMNASTICS • ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLORIDA Brown's Central won first place in the level 7 Florido State Meet. Two gir~ toak first place all-mound. They're coached by Paul McAloon, Vassili Mokhov, Carrie loeser, Rachel Wheeler, and Olga Mokhova. The team includes: Sarah Mackey, • Ashley O'Brien, Elizabeth Glavin, Heother Johnson, Kristin Verge, Ca~~n Dibble, Elysia Placencia, Kirsten Berthold, leigh Anne Stump, Casey Hurst, Kelly David, Mya Russi, and Brillney Hardimon.

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Mackenzie, 9, is on the level 8 Phillips 66 Gymnastics Team. Mackenzie has competed level 4, Sand 7. Each year she has been named to the Oklahoma All Stote Gymnastics team. She toaksecond otthe Oklahoma State Championships last year. She practices 20-25 hours each week.

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The U.S. team of seniors Kristal Uzelac and Dana Filetti and juniors Tia Orlando and Maria Scaffidi, gave outstanding performances in the DeHypotheekshop Top Gymnastics Competition, held in the Netherlands, Dec. 1-2. The oompetition included The Netherlands, USA, Hung3lY, Romania, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Russia had to scratch at the last minute due to injury. Uzelac, in her first competition as a senior athlete, captured the silver medal in the allaround. Verona Van De Leur of the Netherlands, who finished ninth all-around at the 2001 World Championships, won the gold. Uzelac, who trains at Part<ettes in Allentown, Pa., also earned second on beam and third on bars and floor. Rletti, who trains at Excalibur Gymnastics in Norfolk, Va., gave strong performances to finish sixth all-around. Orlando from Part<ettes and Scaffidi from LaReurs Academy of GymnastiCS both qualified in the top eight on vau~ in juniors and seniors to an exhibition on Dec. 2. Both gymnasts have a very high difficulty level and are powerful athletes. Orlando was fifth all-around and Scaffidi was seventh in the junior dMsion. The U.S. delegation also included Bill Strauss and Robin Netwall from Part<ettes, Excalibur's Dena Walker and LaReurs Greg LaFleur. Joan Gnat was the judge and delegation leader.

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The top thirty, 10 to 11-year-olds and the top twenty, 12-year-olds from the Future Stars Championships are named to the 2001-2002 National Development team. The top fifteen, 10 to 11 year-olds and the top ten, 12-year-olds will also be given the opportunity to attend a special Future Stars training camp which will be held in the summer of 2002. The Future Stars program is also unique in that the main focus of the Future Stars Championships is education and preparation for future success. In order to accomplish this, the Future Stars Championships is combined with the Men's National Coaches Workshop. The National Coaches Workshop features hands on and lecture sessions for any coach in the country who wishes to attend. By combining the Future Stars Championships and the Coaches Workshop, the program is able to provide an educational opportunity for coaches, athletes and parents. The workshop portion of the weekend exposes the participants to presentations from some of the best coaches in the country, specialists in the sports science field and even special guests from other sports such as Dave Nielsen. Mr. Nielsen, the head track and field coach at the University of Idaho who coached Stacy Dragila, the Olympic Gold Medalist in the Pole Vault, worked with our athletes and coaches on developing leg strength and power. This year's Future Stars Championships and Coaches Workshop was truly an outstanding competitive and learning experience. The quality of the performances in competition continues to increase every year and the number of participants in the Coaches Workshop also continues to grow. This year's competition was in memory of former Future Stars team member Ricky Deci.

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