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Jennifer Parilla earned the u.s. a spot in the 2004 Olympic Games in Trampoline! The Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships took place in Hannover, Germany, October 17-19 and the u.s. athletes brought home two silver medals and a bronze.

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USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR: Ron hoehlich; PRESIDENT: Bob CololOssi; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Sondy Knopp, Mike Donohue; TREASURER: Bob Wood; SECRETARY: GOI)' Ande""n; PUBUC SEGOR: Bill Hybl, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLfTlC UNION: Mike Stonn,,; AMERICAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION: J"I)' Milon; AMERICAN TURNERS: Beny Heppnee; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATlON·MEN: FlOncis Allen; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLlEGIATE COACHES·WOMEN: Mike Jocki; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GIRlS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Morilyn StlOwbridge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS JUDGES: COlOle Ide; NATIONAL COllEGIATE ATHLfTlC ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Lau BUlkel; NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS: Suson True; NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATION·MEN: Butch Zunich; NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Todd Vesely; U.S. ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT GYMNAS1ICS CLUBS: Poul SpodolO; U.s. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Stocy Moloney; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: Oovid Holcumb, Steve Rybocki; U.s. MEN'S GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: MOl( Yoncey; U.S. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATIDN: Suzie ~iTullio; YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE USA: COlOY Koenig; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: Sondy Thiel,; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP OIREGORS MEN: Mike Bums, Abie GlOssfeld; RHYTHMIC: Andleo I<hmid, Michelle La~on; WOMEN: Kelli Hill, Kathy Dstbelg; TRAMPOUNl Shoun Kempton, MOMo Weiss; SPORTS ACRO: Bonnie Oovidson, Joy Binder, ATHLm DlREGORS: VonelSO Vond" ~uym, choil; Lorisso Fontoine, vice choil; Joir Lynch, se"etol)'; Dominick Minicucd, USOC Athlete Rep.; Joy Thomton, BlOoke Bushnell, Kim Zmeskol·BuldeHe, Mohini Bholdwoi Kod Hegee, Chlistie Hoyes, John Roethlisb"g"; ASSOCIATE OIREGORS: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS, Lori Kotz; SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Kate Fobee·Hickie; U.S. COMPETITIVE AEROBICS FEDERATION, HowOld S!hwmtz.

RHYTHMIC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Mary Sanders secured the U.S. a spot in the 2004 Olympic Games by her placement in the allaround at the Rhythmic World Championships, plus made two event finals. In addition, Team USA finished 10th, the highest position earned by the U.S. in the history of rhythmic gymnastics.

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USA GYMNASTICS USA GYMNASTICS EXECUTIVE COMMlnEE CHAIR: Ron FlOehlich; PRESIDENT: Bob CoIOlOSli; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoichi Tomito; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andleo I<hmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOlINl Poul POlillo; VICE CHAIR & FIG lHHNICAL COMMITTEE SPORTS ACRO: Tonyo COlO·PoH"son; SECRETARY: GOI)' Ande""n; TREASURER: Bob Wood; FIG EXECUTIVE COMMlTTEl Joy AshmOle, Ron FlOehlich. FIG MEN'S lHHNICAL COMMITTEE: Geolge Bedc~eod; FIG TRAMPOLINE AND TUMBLING TECHNICAL COMMITTEE: Pot Hende""n; FIG WOMEN'S TECHNICAL COMMITTEE: Jockie Fie; AT lARGE MEMBERS: Steve Butch", Poul SpodolO; ATHLm OIREGORS: Lalisso Fontoine, John Roethlisbeeger, Vonesso Vondee ~uym, Korl Heger, USOC ATHLm OIREGOR: Dominick Minicuco.

TRAMPOLINE AND TUMBLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

T.J. MAXX 2003 TOUR OF GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONS The T.J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions lives up to its tagline - Extraordinary Gymnastics Like Never Seen Before. The tour swept through nine cities in October including Bridgeport, Conn; Philadelphia, Pa.; Norfolk, Va.; Chicago, TIL; Green Bay, Wis.; St. Paul, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; Dallas and Houston, Texas. Read what others say about the tour!

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PAUL HAMM: THE MAN BEHIND THE MEDAL World Champion Paul Hamm's second chance was golden at the 2003 World Championships where he won the all-around title and helped his team earn the silver medal.

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CHEu.5IE MEMMEL: BORN TOUGH Chellsie has all the ingredients. She's flexible, strong, quick, innovative and has a mind of steel. Coming in as the alternate on the World Championships team she led her team to gold, winning the first team title in history at a World Championships and sharing the gold on bars with her teammate Hollie Vise.

42 NATIONAL GYMNASTICS DAY: FLIPPING FOR A GREAT CAUSE The fifth annual National Gymnastics Day celebration took place on August 2. USA Gymnastics Clubs and Mrs. Smith's Flip-A-Thon raised $134,333 for the Children's Miracle Network, a record amount! Congratulations to gymnast Amy Al-Ashari of Grand Ledge, Mich., who was the single largest fundraiser, and to Gymnastics World of Broadview Heights, Ohio, who raised the most among the clubs.

43 ADOPT A COUNTRY BANNER CON'IEST Gymnastics clubs from all over the country participated in a banner contest held in conjunction with National Gymnastics Day. The winner of the Adopt A Country Banner Contest was Triad Gymnastics from Ankeny, Iowa. Check out some of the great banners shown in this issue.

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The 2003 Rhythmic World Championships and 2003 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships have just concluded and Mary Sanders and Jennifer Parilla qualified the U.S. to participate in the 2004 Olympic Games. This means the U.S. will now have at least one representative in each of the four gymnastics disciplines including men's artistic, women's artistic, rhythmic and trampoline. The athletes in all four disciplines will go through a selection process during the summer of 2004 at the U.S. Championships in Nashville, Tenn., and the Olympic Trials in Anaheim, Calif., to determine who will represent the United States in Athens next summer.

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In addition to qualifying a spot for the Olympic Games, Sanders qualified into two event finals at the Rhythmic World Championships, a first for a U.S. athlete. Sanders and her teammates Olga Karmansky and Lisa Wang also finished 10th as a team, the highest finish ever for the U.S. Success was also achieved at the Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships where Shelley Klochan won the bronze medal in women's double mini--the only USA individual medal. Additionally, both the men's and women's double mini teams earned the silver medals. The men's team included Keith Douglas, Josh Vance and Casey Finley while the women's team included Drew Rentfro, Klochan and Whitney Kusak. Jamar Young and Megan Dacy were the fourth members of the teams. In addition to the World Championships competition taking place this fall, the T.J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions was entertaining audiences in nine cities throughout October. Plans are already underway for the 2004 Tour of Gymnastics Champions which will involve more than 30 cities and feature members of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. I would especially like to thank T.J. Maxx for its support of both the 2003 and 2004 Tours. Everyone involved in this Tour believes it is one of the most entertaining they have ever seen. It is with great pleasure that I announce the addition of an Introductory Membership

for Women's Levels, I, 2, and 3, and Prep Optional, Trampoline and Tumbling and Sports Acrobatics Levels I, 2, and 3, and Group Gymnastics. The men's program will be adding this option by 2005. This cost of the new membership is $15 and includes insurance coverage in a sanctioned event. This membership is available online, 24 hours per day, and membership cards can be obtained within 24 hours. This is a great way to increase enrollment, get kids competing earlier and keep them in the sport. Members have asked for this new membership and we're pleased to make it available. Of course, this group of athletes can also obtain a full status athlete membership with all the benefits if they wish. This new membership is a choice especially designed for first-time athlete members.

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2000 Olympian Jennifer Parilla finished 16th in a field of 68 in women's trampoline at the 2003 Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships in Hannover, Germany, to give the u.s. a place in the 2004 Olympic Games. Her score of 65.00 in preliminary competition was good enough to put the USA in the 12th slot out of 16 available to participate in Athens. Senior Program Director Ann Sims said, "Jennifer has looked strong all week in training, in spite of a sore ankle from a sprain she suffered just a couple of weeks ago. We're very proud of her performance!" USA's Jaime Strandmark also finished in the top one-third of women's trampoline, taking 20th place with a score of 64.30. Parilla's accomplishment means the U.S. will now have at least one representative in each of the four gymnastics disciplines following the medal performances of the U.s. Men's and Women's Artistic World Championships Teams, and the qualifying effort of rhythmiC gymnast Mary Sanders at the Rhythmic Worlds Championships. In men's action, the USA fell short of qualifying to the Olympics. Ryan Weston led the team with a score of 64.50, placing 45th in a field of 93. The men's team finished 10th overall out of 19 teams. A country must have at least 3 competitors to be considered a team.

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DOUble miDi Teams Win DOUble SilVer medalS &KlOChan arinlS Home aBronze The USA men's and women's double mini teams shared similar success winning silver medals at the World Championships. Men's team members Keith Douglas, Josh Vance and Casey Finley h ad a combined score of 95.50 in the team final, while the women's team of Drew Rentfro, Shelley Klochan and Whitney Kusak scored 93.40. Jamar Young and Megan Dacy are the fourth members of the teams. Shelley Klochan nabbed a bronze in women's double mini for the only USA individual medal in the 2003 World Championships. Her score of 61.60 was just enough to place her ahead of Galina Gontcharenko of Russia who finished fourth at 61.50. In other individual finals, Klochan's teammate in double mini, Drew Rentfro, had a costly error on her second pass and finished in sixth place (51.80) . Keith Douglas finished seventh in men's double mini (62.60) . In men's tumbling, the U.S. experienced trouble early in the event when Chris Ford sustained a torn ACL while landing a pass in a training session and was unable to compete. Stepping into the position was alternate Daniel Walker. The USA narrowly missed a bronze medal when they tied for third with Russia in the team final, but lost the tie-breaker and finished in fourth place. Jamar Young, Casey Finley and Walker scored a combined 110.70 in the final. In third place following prelims, Young qualified for individual finals and finished sixth with a score of 68.80. Ryan Weston and David Ford finished fifth in men's synchronized trampoline, scoring 47.60 in finals. In women's tumbling, Krista Mahoney placed 12th, scoring 65.10, while Leanne Seitzinger finished 13th with a score of 64.80. Trampolinist Chris Estrada was named captain of the 2003 World Championships team by his teammates. Estrada is a first-time member of the World Championships Team!


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ri'"i"l ary Sander made history, qualifying to two individual event finals (hoop UlJ and clubs) at the Rhythmic World Championships, a first for a U.S. athlete. "It feels great," said Sanders. "I'm so relieved it's finally over and that the competition went well. My goal was to do consistent routines. I knew with consistent routines I'll have good results. 1 wanted to make the top 19 so that I had the chance to go to the Olympics. So I'm really happy 1 accomplished my goal."

Mary finished an impressive eighth in the preliminary competition, securing the U.S. a position at the 2004 Olympic Games in rhythmic gymnastics. "I feel so happy to qualify a spot for the U.S. in the Olympics. It makes me very proud." Mary, 18, will have to maintain her lead position in the sport at the 2004 U.s. Rhythmic Championships and Olympic Trials to earn the spot to compete in the Olympics. "My whole life I've dreamed of going to the Olympics. It was my father's dream and my whole family's dream, too. Hopefully I will continue to improve and be able to represent the U.S. at the Games." Mary's father, who passed away 10 years ago, was the person who first introduced her to the sport of gymnastics and she strives to make her father, who was a trampolinist, proud. When asked what the best part of the Rhythmic World Championships was, Mary laughed saying, "My last routine on Saturday. If was a big relief to be finished. I've been waiting all year for the World Championships." She added, "The audience was also great. It was overall a very good experience." Senior Rhythmic Program Director Jan Exner was asked to comment on Mary's performance and said, "Mary did exceptionally well at the World Championships. We were very optimistic of her chances to finish high in the all-around and secure the U.S. a spot in the Olympic Games. However, earning a spot in two event finals was icing on the cake. It was beyond our expectations and we're thrilled that she did so well."

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Rhythmic World Championships The u.s. team at the Rhythmic World Championships included Sanders as well as Olga Karmansky and Lisa Wang. The threesome helped bring the u.S. to a new level in the sport of rhythmic gymnastics with their 10th place finish which was the highest earned by the u.S. in the history of rhythmic gymnastics. The competition took place in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 24-29.

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Russia regained its World Team title at the 2003 Rhythmic World Championships. With a comfortable lead after day one, the Russian team held strong during day two of competition. Ukraine, the former World ChampiOns, could only achieve second place despite the great Anna Bessonova who tallied a 26.700 for the Oubs event and a 26.275 for Ribbon. Unfortunately for Ukraine, Tamara Yerofeeva had some mistakes. The fight for the bronze and the Olympic qualifications was tight. Belarus finally managed a bronze medal thanks to a 24.500 by Zhukova in the Ribbon event Greece achieved a solid fourth place. Bulgaria saved its full Olympic qualification thanks to Elizabeth Paysevia, while Spain. who finished sixth. will be allowed to send only one gymnast next year to Athens. Rounding out the top 10 were Italy, 0Una. Kazakhstan, and the U.s. USA Scores on each event from Competition I All-Around Team

Lisa Wang Olga Karmansky Mary Sanders

Hoop 19.950 20.050 23.750

Ball 19.250 20.850 23.475

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II\ a controverSial firiish in the alI..al'CJUrtd f!Ompetition; Russia's Alina Kabayeva won the title With a score of 106.475. Ukt'eirie's Anna 8essonova trailed slightly with a 106.150 to earn the silver medal. Bessrinova was clearly the crowd favorite. Russia's Irina Tchachina earned bronze with a score of 105.775.

During event finals, Bessonova earned two gold medals for her hoop and clubs routines, 26.375 and 27.225, respectively. Kabaeva earned gold in the other two events, ball and ribbon with scores of 26.675 and 26.525, respectively. Sanders finished seventh in hoop with a score of 23.475 and seventh in clubs with a score of 23.775, becoming the first American rhythmic gymnast to qualify to event finals at a World Championships. She also placed 10th in the all-around finals.


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Chellsie wasn't 100 percent going into the U.S. Championships due to an injury, but she gave it her best shot and finished 10th all-around. She earned a spot on the Pan American Games team where she and her teammates won the gold medal. Chellsie went on to win three more medals at this event including the all-around gold. While at the Pan Am Games, she was selected as the alternate to the World Championships team. Later, when adversity struck team USA, Chellsie was placed into the lineup. This 15-year-old took full advantage of her opportunity by leading her team to its first ever World Championships gold, achieving the highest all-around score during team finals. She finished in a tie for eighth during the all-around finals and won bars along with her teammate Hollie Vise. It was an amazing turn of events and one that Chellsie's family was able to share with her. Chellsie's mom, said, "My husband and I were in Anaheim watching for the first day of competition and when we learned Chellsie made finals, we flew the rest of the family out to meet us." It's no wonder that Chellsie is a great gymnast since she comes from a gymnastics family. Her mom and dad, Andrew and Jeanelle, were All-American collegiate gymnasts and the family owns a gym in Wisconsin called M&M Gymnastics. Chellsie's younger sisters Mara and Skyler are both gymnasts, too. Chellsie excelled early in the sport and by age 7, Chellsie began training at Salto Gymnastics with her coach Jim Chudy.

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I. When and how did you find out you were going to compete at the World Championships?

'L They told me to be ready when Ashley (Postell) got sick. just in case. After a few days. Martha told me I was in the lineup.

'LI was a little nervous but when we walked into the arena a lot of my nerves went away. I knew everyone in the arena was behind us.

I. What did you and your teammates do in the hotel when you were in between training or competition and where did you eat?

'L We hung out and rested. We played cards and went online a lot. We ate in a banquet room at the hotel aIL together every meal

I. What was it like winning the team gold and the uneven bars gold? 'LIt was amazing. Before the meet it seemed like everything was against us. After the injuries and illness no one thought we could pull out the gold so it was really amazing to be standing on the top. It was really cool to win bars. too. After the aIL-around finals I was a little mad at myself since I didn't do as well as I wanted to do. I wanted to show I could do a good routine like during team competition. It was cool to share the gold medal with Hollie.

I.How is Martha Karolyi as the National Team Coordinator? 'LI think she's doing a really good job. The U.s. hasn't lost a team competition since she's been the National Team Coordinator. Everyone gets along and hangs out as a team. Coming together at camp is great because we aIL get to know each other.

I. Did you get to do anything at Worlds beside train and compete?

'LYes.

The day after the competition we did the Today Show from the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim then we went to the beach. Later that night we went to California Adventure and Disney. We only did a few rides but it was fun.

I. What was it like coming back from the World Championships? 'LWhen I got to the airport there were around 100 people waiting for me, plus ATV station. The next day, my gym had a reception at a hotel for all the gyms in the area. The city of West Allis gave me an awai'd.

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'L Mat h has always been my favorite sUbject. In school when I was given a worksheet with 100 problems on it, I could always pass those tests very easily and quickly with time left over.

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I'm just finishing up geometry now and it's different. I like math with numbers better.

I. Do you have any pets? '1.1 have a dog named

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I. What do you think of the u.S. chances in Greece?

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really good if we have a healthy team. I think it will be hard to make the Olympic team but it's really good we have such a strong team. It showed in Anaheim how strong our team truly is.

I. Why did you name the dog Tasha?

I. What is you r sched ule for a typical day? '1.1get up around 7:30 and go to gym at 8:30. I work out until 11:00, then I come home and do school work. I go back to the gym at 3:30 and stay until around 7:00. Then I watch TV or do whatever.

i. What's it like home schooling instead of going to school? 'LHome Schooling is going pretty good. I do a lot of my school work myself or my parents help. It's all thro ug h books. I do the assignments, take tests, and mail them in. I'm a sophomore in school. I do miss havi ng a teacher or having someone right there to ask a qu estion.

'LWell I was begging my mom to let me have a dog . We were going to a Classic meet and my mom said if I won the meet she would get me a dog . After the first day of competition I was in fo urth, but after the second day I moved into first and won the meet, just ahead of Tasha Schwikert. We went home and did a lot of research and figured out what dog we wanted. Then we got the dog about a week after the meet. I na med her Tasha in honor of this meet.

I. Does Tasha know this story? 'I.Yes, (laughing) she knows about it.

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Are you excited about the T.J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions? Very excited. It's something different . You can play to the audience and I like to do that.

Here's Chellsie at the 2000 U.S. Championships

Age Birthday Hometown Club Coach Began Gymnastics Favorite Event Years on National Team TOPs National Team Fun Things to Do Future Ambitions

15 June 23, 1988 West Allis, Wisconsin Salto Gymnastics Jim Chudy 1989 All 5 years 4 years Shop, read, bike Coach Gymnastics

Best of the Best • 2003 WorLd Championships, Anaheim, CA; 1st-Team, 1st-UB, 6th-BB, 8th-AA • 2003 Pan American Games, Santo Domingo, DaM; 1st-Team, 1st AA, 1st-UB, 3rd-BB • 2003 Pacific Challenge (USA/CAN/AUS) , Fullerton, CA; 1st-Team, 1st-UB • 2002 USA-BeLgium DuaL Meet, Houston, TX; 1st-Team, 1st-AA, 1st UB & FX, 2nd-BB, 3rd-V • 2000 Copa Puerto Rico, Internacional de Gimnasia; 1st-AA, 2nd-UB, 1st-BB, 1st-FX • 1999 American ChaLLenge, Pomona, Calif.; 1st-AA, 1st-V, 1st-UB, 1st-BB, 2nd-FX


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AMY GARDNER EASTON, MARYLAND Amy Gardner trains at Clark's Gymnastics in Easton, Maryland, and is coeched by Don Clark. She competed 01 the 2003 Maryland State meet as a Level 4 and was AII·Around Champion in the 8 year·old age group with a score of 37.625. She aka earned the highest all· around score of all level 4 gymnosts and wos aworded first position on the honorary Maryland Sto1e Teem. Amy ~ now competing level 6.

NATASHA NOVIKOV MOBILE, ALABAMA Natasha is the Alabama State Champion on Trampoline for level 1 and at the age of 3, she may aka be the youngest State Champion ever! She has the advantage of good genes, as her fo1her is Olympic gold medalist, Vladimir Novikov, and she ploys at her dod's gym, Planet Gymnastics in Mobile, Alabama.

NICOLE GILBERT BRIGANTINE, NEW JERSEY Nicole, 8, competed level 4 during the 2002·2003 season. During sectionals she placed second on floor and beam, third on vault, and fihh on bars for a total of 34.75 which was third piece. This season she will compete as a levelS.

COURTNEY PAIGE KUHNEN GLENCOE, ILLINOIS Courtney, 12, trains at Illinois Rhythmic Gymnastics. At the Region III Championships Courtney coptured the all·around in level 6 Junior compemion with a total score of 32.90. in the 2003 Classic Rhythmic Championships Courtney placed third. in the JO team compemion she finished 12th overall.

HUNTLEY UNLIMITED GYMNASTICS SCHOOL HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS Front Row Ito r: Jenny Sanchez, 11 , and Kayla Nowak, 11 and Bock Row Ito r: Sora Hussoin, 14 and Kayleigh Kremer, 14, all become inaugural members of the "37" Club at Huntley Unlimtled Gymnastics Schoo,1and coached by Dennis Breit and Kristina Torisky. Jenny and Kayla competed Level 7while Sora and Kayleigh were Level 8's.

MADDIE PRESTON LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Maddie, 11, won the Level 4 Kentucky Sto1e Meet in Feb. 2003 wtlh a score of FACES IH THE GVM? 38.25. She placed first in all Send a photo ond aporagraph of information to: four events: vault 9.55, bars USA Gymnastics, Pan Americon Plazo, 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN46225 9.50, beam 9.70, and floor ·or email to 9.50. Maddie porticipo1es in the publications@usa-gymnastics.org TOPs program. She's cooched Sarry, phatos cannot be returned. by Terri Mansker and lee We'll se/eet a fewentries farpublication in the magazine Worner of Rip Ctly Gymnastics.

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COURTNEY VONBRAUNSBERG WEST ISLIP, NEW YORK Courtney, 8, competed as a levelS gymnast and won the 2003 New York State Champion ttlle with a score of 38.15. She placed first all· mound out of 253 compettlors in all age groups. Courtney trains at New image Gymnastics Acodemy and will start competing level 7 in the fall.

THOMAS GYMNASTICS ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA This is many of the gymnasts from Thomas Gymnastics Competitive Team, level 5·9, during worm ups before the annual Spring show. The gymnasts performed every day during the third week of May to a large crowd of parents, grandparents and friends. The gymnasts ore coached by Bobby Bain, lora Jarrell and owner Solly Thomas.

JIMMY WALSH HORSHAM, PENNSYLVANIA Jimmy, 12 yeors old, ~ a Closs Vi gymnast. He trains 01 Americon Gymnastics with Mr. Vand Elvin. His favorite event is vault. He pieced first on vault 01 the 2003 Arnold Challenge in Ohio.

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Jennifer Parilla, Lake Forest, Calif., took fourth at the Trampoline World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 4-5. Her score of 38.30 in the final round put her just .4 out of medal contention, behind Karen Cockburn of Canada, who had a 38.70. National Team Coordinator Joy Umenhofer said, "Jennifer was just awesome at this meet. She did everything we asked of her." Also representing the U.s. at the World Cup were Ryan Weston, Pocatello, Idaho, who finished 29th and Jaime Strand mark, Houston, Texas, who finished 27th. There were 41 women and 59 men in the World Cup event, the third in a series of 2003-2004 competitions leading up to the World Cup final.

In the Trampoline Olympic Hopefuls competition, held in conjunction with the World Cup in Prague, Michael Devine, . Winnebago, m., and Kevin Strickland, Tinton Falls, N.J., gave the USA two medals, taking gold and silver, respectively. Umenhofer praised their efforts, "Michael and Kevin did a great job and made us very proud to see the u.s. flag being raised!" Devine dominated the meet, scoring a 38.40 in finals to seal the victory. Strickland also performed well, with a score in finals of 37.20. In women's action, Jenny Wescott, who had placed fourth in the women's junior event in Belgium, was interrupted on her second skill and finished in 12th place. Michael Devine

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The Volkov Cup, a Sports Acrobatics competition, was held in Veliki Novgorod, Russia, August 26-30. Reigning World and U.S. Mixed Pair Champions Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth, recovered from a mistake in their first mixed pair routine to finish second in balance finals, tempo finals, and all-around. The U.s. trio of Saman tha Sch abow, Danielle Heider, and Jennifer d a Silva, 2003 U.s . Womens Trio Cham pions, fi nished with silver medals for balance finals, tempo finals, and allaround. The Women's Pair of Nicolette Bohnert and Jessica Gardner, also 2003 U.S. National Champions, finished with a silver medal for tem po finals and allaround, and a bronze medal for balance finals. In ad d ition to the Volkov Cup, award s were also given to competitors for the Open Championships of the Common wealth of Independent States. This award counted a total of five scores: balance preliminary and fin al exercises, tempo preliminary and final exercises, and combined exercise. Davis and Booth won a bronze med al as did the trio of Schabow, Heider and DaSilva. For full results log on to www.usa-gymnastics.org and click on Sports Acrobatics.

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Title of Publication: USA Gymnastics, Publication No.: 0748-6006 Date of filing: October 1, 2003. Frecuency of issue: bimonthly Number of issues annual: 6. Annual subscription price: $19.95 Complete mailing address of known office of publication: 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 300, Indianapolis, Ind. 46225. Complete mailing address of headquarters of the general business offices of the publisher: 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 300, Indianapolis, Ind. 46225. Publisher: Bob Colarossi, 201 S. Capitol Ave. , Suite 300, Indianapolis, Ind. 46225. Editor: Luan Peszek, 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 300, Indianapolis, Ind. 46225. Owner: USA Gymnastics, 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 300, Indianapolis, Ind. 46225. Extent and Nature of Circulation Total No. of copies Paid and/or requested circulation: Paid circulation: Mail subscription Paid In-County Subscriptions Sales through dealers or carriers Other Classes Mailed thru USPS Total paid and/or requested circulation Free distribution by mail Outside County In County Other Classes Mailed thru USPS Free Distribution outside the mail Total Free Distribution Total Distribution Copies not distributed Total Sum Percent Paid and/or Recuested Circulation

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Many gymnasts across the country celebrated the fifth annual National Gymnastics Day on August 2 by FLIPPING. USA Gymnastics Clubs and Mrs. Smith's Flip-A-Thon raised $134,333 for the Children's Miracle Network, and the donations continue to roll in. The single-year donation tota l of $134,333 surpasses the total of the first three years of the fund raising event, and more than doubles last year's then-record donation of $65,774. "National Gymnastics Day is about celebrating gymnastics and children in our country," said Bob Colarossi, president of USA Gymnastics. "Having a company such as Mrs. Smith's on board serves as a perfect example of a corporation pitching in to support and aide our nation's youth. Through the generosity of Mrs. Smith's and our member clubs, we have far exceeded our 2003 goal and can look forward to making a positive impact on the lives of children nationwide."

National Gymnastics Day brings together millions of young gymnasts to celebrate the sport and promote physical fitness. "Mrs. Smith's is proud to have been part of such a worthwhile cause," said Gene Lewis, director of marketing for Mrs. Smith's. "The Mrs. Smith's Flip-A-Thon paired active, vibrant kids with children in need of specialized healthcare and helped generate significant donations for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. We sincerely appreciate the dedication of all the young gymnasts who participated." Amy AI-Ashari

Gymnast Amy Al-Ashari of Grand Ledge, Mich., a 9-year-old gymnast at Geddert's Twistars, is the single largest fundraiser, having collected $2,867 for CMN. Gymnastics World of Broadview Heights, Ohio, raised the most among the clubs with a total donation of $16,194.24. Al-Ashari and Gymnastics World will be featured on the 2004 National Gymnastics Day poster. In addition, Gymnastics World wins an all-expense paid visit from a national clinician of its choice. USA Gymnastics is celebrating its third year of partnership with the Children's Miracle Network, and to date has raised more than $249,000 for local children's hospitals. Thanks to all of you for making National Gymnastics Day 2003 a huge success. The 2004 National Gymnastics Day is slated for Aug. 7, one week prior to the start of competition at the 2004 Olympic Games. For a list of clubs that participated in Mrs. Smith's Aip-A-Thons and other Children's Miracle Network fundraisers, visit http://www.usagymnastics.org/events/2003/ngd/flipathonlist.html

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Canada hosted a junior men's competition, featuring Canada, Germany and the USA, October 4. The U.S. team consisted of Junior Elite National Team members Tagiy Abdullah, Derek Helsby and Tyler Yamauchi of Houston Gymnastics Academy, Bryan Del Castillo of South Coast Gymnastics, Ralph Rosso of Surgent's Elite Gymnastics and Cole Storer of World Olympic Gymnastics. Also accompanying the group were coaches Don Osborn of Buffalo Grove Gymnastics, Rustam Sharipov of Houston Gymnastics Academy and Matt Stevenson of Surgent's Elite as well as judges Mark Sherman and Richard Ellis.

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JOIN THE FASTEST GROWING TEAM IN MASSACHUSETTS. Massachusetts Gymnas~cs Center has exci~ng career apportuni~es available. MGC aperates four "state af the art" gymnas~cs focili~es in the Greater Boston area with programs ranging from Tumble-tot to Na~onal Level J.O. girls and boys teams. We are looking for "The Best" instructors and coaches in the industry. We offer a compe~~ve compensa~on pockoge and fontastic growth potentiol. We have immediate full and port-~me openings for the following posi~ons: USAG girls coach, USAG boys coach, Cheerleading coaches, Recreational Program Director, Pre-school and Class Instructors. Interested candidates should forward their resumes to: Mike Colarassi, MGC, PO Box 856, Stow, MA 01775. Phone: 978-5625292. Fax: 978-562-5541 . mikec@massgymnas~cs.com COACHES NEEDED. Eastern National Academy of Gymnas~cs in Pompton Plains and Poramus are looking for qualified coaches and directors in the following areas: Team Coaches (comp and op~onali, general and pre-school teachers, General and Pre-school directors, cheerleading program director and coaches. Experience is necessary and resume required. Salary's are above the industry norm. Gyms are located in the metropoliton New York/New Jersey area. Please call Rich at 973-492-9337, fox resume to 973-835-6225, or email ena@enagym.com FEEUNG UNAPPRECIATED? GOOD COACHES NEEDED a talented girls op~onol coach with Aoor and beam choreography experience, a strong boys compe~~ve coach, an ambi~ous cheerleading director, and some vibrant preschool gymnas~cs coaches - to complete an already excep~ona"y tolented, energe~c and well-appreciated staff. Join us at our brand new focility in sunny Scottsdale, AZ with great pay and growth poten~al. Video resumes welcome. please call Rick at 480-235-1376, fax resumes to 480-945-3842, or e-mail us at americanelitegymnastics.hotmoil.com ONE STOP FUN is a 20,000 sq. ft. air-condi~oned mul~颅 purpose focility featuring gymnas~cs, dance, pool, indoor playground and more! OSF is perfectly located in Westford, MA (20 mins. Outside of Boston). OSF seeks individuals who are: "Mo~vated and enthusiasnc. "Who have a strong desire and ability to be a key player in a large team. "Wellrounded teachers/coaches. Ability to teach everything from preschool to upper level team. "Well-organized and able to Mul~-task. Compensa~on: Salary is commensurate with experience, prior achievements and cemfic~ons. Insurance and vacation are available. please contact Rich at 978692-9907 or e-mail resumetoUSAGRich@aol.com. Check us out OneStopFun.com

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u.s. gymnasts Jonathon Horton and David Sender racked up six medals during the 2003 International Jr. Gymnastics Competition in Nagoya, Japan, Sept. 12-16. Horton, who turns 18 on Dec. 31, finished with the silver medal in the all-around, plus a bronze on the high bar. Horton, who won the u.s.Junior all-around national title at the 2003 U.S. Championships, trains at Cypress Academy with coach Tom Meadows.

David Sender

Sender, 18, took third behind Horton in the all-around, and posted gold medal-winning marks on rings and vault and earned the bronze medal on pommel horse. Sender trains at Buffalo Grove Gymnastics under Don Osborn and Kelly Crumley.

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