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The prestigious Visa American Cup competition kicked off the Olympic Year in New York City's Madison Square Garden, site of the very first Visa American Cup in 1976. Jason Gatson won his first and Carly Patterson won her second consecutive Visa American Cup title.

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WINTER CUP CHALLENGE The 2004 Winter Cup Challenge was held in Las Vegas, Feb. 6-7, and showcased much talent and depth within the men's program. Veteran of the Men's Senior National Team, Blaine Wilson, 29, won the competition with Sean Townsend finishing second.



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32 SANDERS SWEEPS RHYTHMIC CHALLENGE The U.S. Rhythmic Challenge kicked off the Olympic year for rhythmic gymnastics, Feb. 1, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Rhythmic sensation Mary Sanders dominated the competition, showing four brand new and upgraded routines. Thirteen-year-old Julie Zetlin won the junior division.

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The event was very well attended with more than 12,500 spectators and 120 credentialed media covering the event. The Mayor of New York visited the arena on Friday to meet with the athletes prior to training and wished them continued success in the Olympic year. New York and Madison Square Garden were great partners for this event. A special thank you goes to the efforts of Executive Committee members Paul Spadaro and Dominick Minicucci for their assistance at the Visa American Cup.

The T.J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions will be bigger and better in 2004 with performances in more than 30 cities across the nation. The post-Olympic Tour will feature athletes of U.S. Olympic Team and select National Team members delivering world-class gymnastics to all parts of the country in an entertaining and creative format. Tickets are on sale now for the Tour in each of the 32 cities, a complete tour schedule is listed on page 46. Additional cities will be added over the course of the next few weeks. Log on to for announcements of new tour stops. We hope that club owners, coaches, judges, gymnasts, parents and fans will all come out and support the T.J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions. USA Gymnastics continues to utilize technology to deliver increased benefits to our members by launching an on-line safety certification program on April 1. The on-line certification will allow you 24 hour access to the program, as well as audio and animation to complement the course. A pilot group of 40 individuals was enlisted to test the safety course and all reports have been very positive. Please refer to www. usa for complete information.

On February 6 USA Gymnastics made history by web casting the Winter Cup in Las Vegas. A live video stream to the USA Gymnastics website allowed paying viewers to watch the entire competition. On Februruy 28, USA Gymnastics took the next step by web casting the women's Podium Meet in New York. The meets are archived on the USA Gymnastics website and can be viewed by paying viewers at any time. Please refer to www. for upcoming events. In preparation for the summer Olympic Games, U.s. athletes and delegation members will be traveling to Athens in March for the test event. This is a great opportunity for our athletes to experience the environment and competition expected this summer in Athens. Athletes to compete in the event will include: Jason Gatson, Alexander Artemev, Samantha Sheehan, Courtney McCool, Mary Sanders, and Jermifer Parilla.

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....... Sean Townsend, from Team Gattaca-HGA, returned from an injury-plagued 2003 to finish second all-around, medal in four events, and re-gain his National Team berth. 'This was my chance to make a statement, that I'm back," Townsend said. 'This is the most depth we've had in the U.S. National Team program since 1984, and to see the level of all the competitors here in Vegas has everyone excited about our chances in 2004." Townsend, the 2001 World Champion on parallel bars, won gold on high bar and vault. and bronze on parallel bars during Wmter Cup finals. Townsend sat out most of 2003 due to injuries. His perfonnance showed he's back in top fonn and prepared for the busy year ahead. Gatson, 23, showed strong perfonnances finishing third all-around, winning floor and finishing second on parallel bars. Gatson, who trains at Team Chevron-USOTC, finished eighth all-around at the 2003 World Championships and helped lead his team to the silver medal. Finishing in fourth and fifth were David Durante and Steve McCain. Durante, 23, trains for Team Gattaca - Palo Alto and was a member of the bronze medal team at the 2003 Sr. Pan American Games where he also finished second allaround. McCain, who turned 30 in January, represents USOTC-Team Gattaca. McCain, who is a 2000 Olympian and four-time World Championships team member, tied for second on floor at the Wmter Cup Challenge. Alexander Artemev, 18, rounded out the top six. Alexander, nicknamed Sasha, was the alternate to the 2003 World Championships team and is one to watch as the Olympic year progresses. He's from Lakewood, Colo., and trains at Team Chevron-5280 where he's coached by his father, Vladimir. In addition to Townsend, five other gymnasts were added to the 2004 U.S. National Team. They include David Durante, Steve McCain, Dan Gill, Oay Strother and Todd Thornton. The men's program is riding high following one of the USA's most successful seasons in 2003. Paul Hamm won the U.So's first-ever men's all-around gold medal at the 2003 World Championships, plus a floor exercise gold. The men's team also captured its second consecutive team silver, highlighted by Gatson's eighth-place all-around finish, and event finals appearances by Gatson and Wtlson. From watching the Wmter Cup Challenge it appears the U.S. men are highly motivated, but realize there is more work to be done between now and the Olympic Games. They appear to be looking forward to the challenge!

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Mi ke Naddour July 12-16 Over night Mcamp Camp Xtreme at Mingus Springs 15821 N. 79th Street, Suite 3 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: (480) 596-3543 Fax: (480)596-1310 July 18-24; July 25-31 W- Levels 4-Elite - Overnight Southwest Gymnastics FunToFlip Summer Camp 4930 S Ash Avenue, Suite 105 Tempe, AZ 85282 Phone: (480)730-8911 Fax: (480)730-9398 Email: www. Kathy Colli ns June 14-18; July 12-16 Day camp for boys and girts 6-14 yrs

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,...In the first article in this series we looked at how the principles . of intention, awareness, belief, being present, and discipline can be easily implemented in the gym to become an Athlete Warrior. This second part will look at the last five principles of the Athlete Warrior and ways to build these qualities in yourself.

The move toward Eastern philosophy has been fueled by our "-. Western desire to be more. As we strive to increase difficulty, increase consistency, and increase our joy in gymnastics, we look to new philosophies to fuel our old ways of thinking. The ,teachings of eastern and martial arts philosophy give us new ,/ glasses to look at old ways. They answer questions like, "How can I compete my best?", "How can I train my mind as well as my body?" and most importantly, "What is my big picture purpose ... as I do gymnastics everyday?" Teaching yourself the principles • of the Athlete Warrior helps you know how to live as well as how / to succeed in gymnastics. Isn't that why you do this anyway?


Principle Number One: Trust Trust is one of the most important elements in gymnastics. A gymnast must trust their training, trust their coach, and most importantly, trust themselves to get the job done. When you are ready for a new skill, you must trust your body. When you compete, you must trust the numbers that have been put in during training. Ultimately, trusting life is the most important lesson of the Athlete Warrior. The Athlete Warrior believes that everything is evolving exactly as it should be. Sometimes life is hard to understand. It is full of curveballs, questions, and situations that appear as setbacks. The trusting warrior is not a victim. They see the gift in adversity and face challenges aggreSSively. Trust is a difficult skill. Many of us question and· doubt training, decisions, and ultimately, the course of life. Look at your life. Everything that has ever happened to you has brought you to this moment. Even the seemingly "bad" events have taught you valuable lessons and have made you stronger. · Every occurrence in life has a lesson. Everything is your teacher. The Athlete Warrior sees the value of each situation. They find the gift amidst the pain and disappointment and use it to fuel them toward the future



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Practice seeing the gifts amidst adversity. Do your numbers and then trust your numbers. Trust the decisions and requests of your coach. Say trusting statements to yourself. Say things like "I know I can do this," "I trust my training", and "If my coach says that I'm ready then I'm ready".

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confronting can both be forms of compassion. Sometimes a teammate needs a pat on the back and sometinles a teammate needs a kick in the butt. A superior gymnast has the wisdom to know when each is needed, and has the ability to confront with . skill and kindness. The Athlete Warrior is compassionate yet disciplined with themselves. They understand the difference between motivation and deflation. They are patient, yet disciplined, with themselves and others. They don't take things personally and hold grudges. They don't label and judge, but rather understand human nature and the ways we all struggle in the world.

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The best performances come when a gymnast is having fun. Being frustrated, or feeling burned out at times is a normal experience for any high level gymnast. The Athlete Warrior knows that burnout is temporary. He or she focuses on what's good in his or her sport and keeps a positive attitude even during difficult periods. Think about the beginners in gymnastics. They are lost and entranced simply with the experience of doing it. Be it the feeling of flying through the air, or flipping upside down, the beginners love to do gymnastics because they love the feeling of doing gymnastics. Most of the . time, the magic is lost when you focus too much on outcome. __ Scores, awards, placements, take away from the sheer joy of the sport. Focusing too much on future goals also takes some of the ~ . joy away from simply being in the moment. This moment is so precious. There will never be another like it. You will never again be in this day of practice, with these people. Don't miss the moment by forgetting the beauty and joy of it. Remember, joy is not just about goofing around. The most joy in sport can come from times when the athlete is working his or her hardest.

Training tips for Principle Two: • Don't forget to have fun in the gym. Especially during the height of the competitive season. /" • Keep in mind that this is the only day you have. Take advantage of every workout. • Don't freak out over bad days. Work with it, get what you can out of it, and move on. • Encouraging others is a good way to enjoy your workout. Remember, you make yourself better when your teammates are better.

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beating you down. Notice when you are being motivational to yourself, or when you are simply beating yourself up. Be compassionate to your teammates. Don't judge others or participate in gossip. Help your teammates be the best they can be. Encourage them and be happy when they succeed. Don't be a jealous teammate. Model kindness with other gyms, ex-athletes, or ex-coaches. Do random acts of kindness for your parents, teachers, coaches, and others who support you day in, day out!


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The only guarantee in life is that everything changes. Especially in the world of sports. The Athlete Warrior is ready for change '. and adapts in ways that fuel performance. Life is full of ups and downs. It is rarely steady. The Athlete Warrior handles the ups and downs of life gracefully, without getting frustrated, angry, or"' _! discouraged. How can you use turbulent times as motivation to take you to the next level? Being able to adapt and use frustration . as fuel divides the mentally weak from the mentally strong. Albert Einstein said, "In the middle of difficulty, lies _:'. _ opportunity." Every moment of training and competition is an opportunity. The power to seize that opportunity lies within every athlete. What if you believed that nothing "bad" ever .~ happened to you. That everything that happened in your life .j was simply an opportunity for growth as a gymnast and a person. Using everything as fuel means seeing and acting on the opportwuty presented in every situation. Seeing each situation j _: in the best possible light. Finding the positive amidst the negative. Searching for the gift inside the gloom .



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Training tips for Principle Four: • Understand and know that change is normal. • Use adversity as fueL Even an injury can help you become stronger! • Stay positive during hard times. Keep doing whatever you can to be a better athlete and person. • Remember: during the difficult times is when you grow. Search for the gift in every situation.

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Principle Number Five: Purpose When you know your purpose, everything seems to make more sense. Why do you do gymnastics? What is your gift to give? We all are involved in this sport because we love it, that is for sure. But what's the bigger picture? Why do you sacrifice so much day in and day out? Everything you do should have a purpose. Every day in the gym, even down to every turn you take. Having purpose brings you full circle in this article. All the way back to Principle number One: Intention. When you have purpose, your intention is clear. When your intention is clear, you make your dreams happen. Think of not having purpose in a workout. You would simply not have any direction! Take the time to decide what you want to do with each turn and make it happen.



Purpose is also about why you do gymnastics. Is it JUST to get a college scholarship or hang out with friends? You do it because it is teaching you about life. All the lessons you learn in the gym are life lessons. How do you handle adversity? How do you deal with gossip and meanness towards a teammate? How do you handle the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat"? Everything in gymnastics will come back around in your life after the sport. The way you deal with training hard and then not making it to Regionals is the same as working hard and not getting the job promotion you want. Use gymnastics as your teacher to help you handle later life experiences. The deepest of the three levels is your purpose in life. Why did you come here? What are you supposed to do? What are you supposed to give? How can you make a difference? Your purpose in life is independent of place, time, money, or circumstance. It is something you can do in any state, any job, or any situation. Think about something you have always done well. Something you have felt "born to do". Your purpose is something that comes very easy to you. It is your special gift that has been with you possibly all your life. Maybe you inspire athers. Or have the ability to connect with children or animals like no other. Maybe you are here to teach. Or help others see their own greatness. Whatever it is, finding your purpose helps your entire life flow no matter what obstacles come your way.

Training tips for Principle Five: • Decide on your purpose every day in training. Take advantage of every turn. • Give your gifts. Be a team leader, motivator, and role model. • Remember: gymnastics is about life lessons. Gymnastics teaches you about overcoming obstacles, leadership, pushing through fears, staying positive, compassion, and determination.



Living the life of the Athlete Warrior means living a life awake, open, with purpose, and with no regrets. These principles will help you live fearlessly, and more JOYfully. Not to mention, taking your gymnastics to a whole new level. Try it. Become the Jedi Master of your gym!


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The U.S. Rhythmic Challenge kicked off the Olympic year for rhythmic gymnastics. The event served as a beginning to a long road ahead, culminating with one U.S. gymnast earning the right to compete in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Mary Sanders

Rhythmic sensation Mary Sanders dominated the U.s. Rhythmic Challenge held in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 1. Mary showed four brand new and upgraded routines en route to her all-around victory with a score of 103.600. Mary also won all four event titles scoring 25.70 in hoop, 25.95 for ball, 26.30 for clubs, and 25.65 for ribbon. Regarding her finish Mary said, "I was very happy because it was the first competition of the season and I had four new routines with more difficulty than last year. It was a good check for my coach and I to see where I'm at. My coach was pleased I was able to pull off the new routines this early in the season." Mary, 18, is coached by Mimi Masleva and lives in Toronto, Canada, where she trains at Ritmika. Mary is the 2002 and 2003 U.S. National Champion. In 2003, Mary made history by becoming the first American to qualify to two individual event finals at a World Championships. It was also at the 2003 World Championships where Mary's placement of 10th all-around qualified a spot for one rhythmic gymnast from the U.S. to compete in the 2004 Olympic Games.




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Fifteen-year-old Lisa Wang finished second at the Rhythmic Challenge with a score of 91.00. Lisa trains at Rhythmic Gems in Glenview, lli., and is coached by Lana Lashoff. Lisa lives in Buffalo Grove and attends Daniel Wright Jr. High where she is in the 9th grade. Lisa competed for the u.s. at the 2003 World Championships where she gained invaluable experience competing at a major international competition. Olga Karmansky, 17, finished third all-around with a score of 88.425. She trains in Brooklyn, N .Y. at Nova Athletics and is coached by Lucy Kerznerman. Olga not only gained valuable experience competing at the 2003 Rhythmic World Championships, but she's also the 2003 Pan American Games all-around silver medalist and the runner-up at both the 2002 and 2<XB Rhythmic National Championships. Rounding out the top eight in the seniors were Brenann Stacker, Julie Itkina, Aline Bakchajian, Alexandra Licona and Shayna Javornicky.

Upcoming Rhythmic Events Sanders will travel to Lake Placid, N.Y., on March 1 to prepare for the Pre-Olympic event to be held March 4-6 in Athens. She will head to the International of Thiais competition in France, March 27-28, and the Pacific Alliance event in Honolulu, April 17-18. U.s. teammates Wang, Karmansky and Stacker will join Sanders in Hawaii for the Pacific Alliance. Sanders is then scheduled to return to France for the Corbeil-Essones event May 8-9. Julie Zetlin

Regarding the hectic schedule, Sanders said, "It's exciting. It's an Olympic year so I just want to do the best I can and have consistent routines."

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u.s. Gymnastics Training Centers Camp Site: Hadley MA. P.O. Box 4088 Tequesta FL 33469 Phone toll free: (888)345-8550 Fax: (561)745-4800 Mike & Susan Jacobson August 8-14; Aug ust 15-21 Boys, girl (Ages 7 and up) artistic gymnastics and coaches MICHIGAN 2004 Wolverine Boy's Gymnastics Camp Newt Loken Gymnastics Training Center University of Michigan 1000 S. State St. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 Mike Bu rns or Kurt Golder Phone: 734-764-5318 Fax: 734-764-3221 Email: burns@ mgob July 4-8 Ages 8-18; Only boys 10 years old and older can be residents; younger than 10, must be comm uter. Midwestern Gymnastics Camp 393 N. Helmer Rd. Phone: (269)963-4770 Fax: (269)963-2225 Email: Al or Cindy Scharns Ju ly 5-9 and July 12-16 Boys and Girls: Rec through Level 10 and Class I University of Michigan Girl's Gymnastics Camp Ann Arbor, Michigan Scott Sherman Phone: (734) 764-5328 Fax: (734) 615-9623 Emai l: June 20-24 June 27-J uly 1

MINNESOTA Hamline Gymnastics Camp Hamline University Gymnastics Camp 1536 Hewitt Ave. MS 1795 St. Paul, MN 55104 Phone: (651)523-2383 Fax: (651)523-3075 Email: dbyrnes@ ham li Doug Byrnes June 14-18, June 21-25 Wday & overnight, (boys are welcome, but day only), beginners t hru adva nced, ages first grade-HS

Hastings Gymnastics Center,Inc. 2628 Millard Ave. Hasti ngs, MN 55033 Phone: (651)437-8883 Emai l: hgcgymnasticsh@msn .com Lawrence Belk June 14-18, 2004 M&W Minnesota Flyers Camp PO Box 1232 Detroit Lakes, MN . 56502 Phone: (218) 847-3637 Fax: (218)847-3637 Email: Kyle Fondrick June 28 - Ju ly 1 Wartistic day camp The Great Escape 14934 Mi nnetonka Industrial Rd Minnetonka, MN 55345 Phone: (952)933-2452 Fax: (952)933-9807 Day Camp ages 3 ? - 12

MISSOURI Dragon Camp 2004 Great American Gymnastic Express 1001 NW Jefferson Blue Springs, Mo. 64015 Phone: (816) 229-7775 Email: Al Fong and Armine BarutyanFong June 28 - July 2 Girls Only

NEW JERSEY Art of Gymnastics & Cheer Summer Camp P.O. Box 821 Rio Gra nde, NJ 08242 Phone: (609)886-7200 Fax: (609)522-8098 Email: artofgymnasticsa ndcheer m artofgymnasticsa July and August Ca mps (plus weekly summer classes) Rec.. choreography, ballet, jazz, rhythmic, aero, trampoline and tumbli ng, day camps Gymnastics Unlimited 2 Lilac Drive Flemington, NJ 08822 Phone: (908)782-8887 Fax: (908)782-1846 Email: gym1@att. net www.G Jea nne Terrizzi Two week sessions starting J une 21-Aug. 20 W, Preschool and Cheerleading.

Jonas Gymnastics Academy & Cheer Center 202 Commercial Ct. Morganville, NJ 07751 Phone: (732)536-0030 Fax: (732)360-0911 Email: Info@JonasGym Jennifer Kowaleski Gymnastic Day Camps: Dates: July 5- August 27 (M/W programs) Cheer Camps: July 5-9, Ju ly 12-16, August 9-13

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Gymcarolina Gymnastics Academy Competitive Ca mp 9321 Leesville Rd. Raleigh, NC 27613 Phone: (919) 848-7988 Fax: (919) 848-7797 Email: m Beth Tessier July 12-16 W Gymnastics

World Class Gymnastics 630 Columbia st. Ext. Latham, NY 12110 Phone: (518) 785-3481 Dory Bishop Boys and Girls 6-13 all levels. Weekly sessions begin June 28-Aug. 27 .

NORTH CAROLINA Fantastic Gymnastics Camp 92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128 Phone: (212)415-5710 Fax: (212)415-5719 Email: Maria Ross June 28- August 20 Wand Martistic day camp Gymnastics Unlimited 70 Weiss Ave. W. Seneca, NY 14224 Phone: (716)677-0338 Fax: (716)677-9338 Emai l: gymnastics-unlimited. net Aug. 23-25 (Advanced/Team Ca mp) Women 3 sessions offered during summer. Boys and Girls Recreational. Island Gymnastics Camp Southampton University Long Island, NY PO Box 610 Coram, NY 11727-610 July 11-16; July 18-23 Women's & Men's Gymnastics, Women's Cheerleading Overnight & Day ca mp

OHIO Bowling Green State University Su mmer Gymnastics Camp BGSU Summer Sports Camps Athletic Department Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 43403 Matt Leardini Phone: (419) 372-7354 Fax: (419) 372-6969 gsucamps@bgnet.bgsu .edu camps/bgu-camps.html. June 17-21. Women: beginner-level 10 Day camp and resident camp.

Rockland Gymnastics Day Camp 134 West Nyack Rd Na nuet, NY 10954 Pho ne: (845)624-4056 Fax: (845)624-6546Email: Edgar Hatch M, W, trampoline, and cheerleadi ng - Day Cam p

Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy 3635 Woodridge Blvd. Fairfield, Ohio 45014 Phone: (513)860-3082 Fax: (513)870-3832 ci nci nnati gym nastics. com Email: CGA's Firecracker Gym nastics Cam p June 14 - 18 Ju ly 19 - 23 Girls Gymnastics Day Ca mp Camp Director: Sharon MacDona ld

The Gymnastics Training Center of Rochester 2051 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd Penfield, NY 14526 Phone: 585-388-8686 Fax: 585-388-0018 Email: gtc@fro ntiernet. net Sarah Jane Clifford

FLYTZ Summer of Flight 2900 State Rd, Akro n, OH 44223 Phone: (330) 926-2900 Emai l: flytzguy@aol Co ntact: Bob Anderson July 26-30 W Overnig ht

Sunflower Gymnastics Camp 1071 County Road 24 Marengo, Ohio 43334 Tricia Biancone Phone: (740)747-2843 Toll Free: 877-SUN-CAMP Fax: (740)747-2969 Email: July 18- 23; July 25- 30; August 1-6; August 8-13 Girls Gymnastics Overnight Camps Camp Available for Private groups (Boys, Girls or Cheer) July 11-16 and August 15-20. Overnight Cheer: July 7-9. Full service residentia l gym/ cheer camp

OREGON High Mountain Summer Camp 63255 Jamison Rd. Bend, OR 97701 Phone: (541) 388-5555 Fax: (541) 318-0329 Email: Rich Gustafson, Karen Manley J une 21-25 W (Tentatively Men)

PENNSYLVANIA 2004 Parkettes National Gymnastics Camp 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Allentown, PA 18102 Cecilia McDonell or John & Jea nne Holman Phone: (610) 433-0011 July 11-16; July 18-21; July 25-30 Mand W Aerials Gymnastic Camp Rick Palumbo, Eileen Wilson The Shop pes at Valley Forge 238 Schuylki ll Road, Route 23 Phoenixville, PA 19460 Phone: (610)983-9044 Fax: (610)983-9046 Email: info@Aerialsgym m June 28 to July 2 Gym nastics camp for Pre team athletes and USAG girls levels 3 to Elite. Resident (sleep over) or day ca mp

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Berks Gymnastic Camp 325 Morgantown Rd. Reading, PA 19611 Camp Site: Blue Mountain Academy Hamburg, PA Phone: (610)372-8454 Fax: (610)372-3433 Email: July 11-16 and July 18-23 Girls, all levels. Resident (sleep over) or day camp.

Kehler's Kids Fun Day Camp Kehler's Gymnastics Ctrs. Inc. 680 Parkway Blvd. Broomall PA 19008 Phone: (610)359-9999 Email: June 21-September 3 Boys and girls rec. gym. camp. Other activities as well.

Flair Summer Team Camp Erie Gymnastics Center 4725 Park Harbor Dr. Erie, PA 16511 Phone: (814)898-2936 Fax: (814)899-7780 Email: Douglas Pershun W Levels 4-10 Day/ Overnight June 2-25, June 28-July 2 International Gymnastics Camp 2004 9020 Bartonsville Woods Rd. Stroudsburg, PA 18360-8137 Phone: (570)629-0244 Fax: (570)620-0616 June 20-26; June 27-July 3; July 4-10; July 11-17; July 18-24; July 25-31; Aug. 1-7; Aug. 8-14; Aug. 1521; Aug. 22-28 Girls and Boys ages 8-17

Reach for your Stars Camp Miller's Gym Stars Gymnastics & Cheer School 420 Eden Park Blvd. McKeesport, PA 15132 John Miller Phone: (412) 751-4100 Fax: (412) 896-5561 July and August W Day Camp Woodward Gymnastics Camp 134 Sports Camp Drive P.O. Box 93 Woodward, PA 16882 Phone: (814)349-5633 Fax: (814)349-5643 June 6-12; June 13-19; June 20-26; June 27-July 3; July 4-10; July 11-17; July 18-24; July 25-31; Aug. 1- 7; Aug. 8- 14; Aug. 15- 21 Overnight only; M&W, T&T, Cheer Gym, Team Cheer Stunt

SOUTH CAROLINA Great Adventure Gymn. Camp Foothills Gymnastics & Dance Center 198 Couch Lane Easley, SC 29642 Phone: (864)855-9660 Email: Ages 5 and up Cheer Camp- 3 day camp from beginner to advanced Tumble Camp - 1 day camps from beginner to advanced

Brown's GymnasticsHouston,TX All Sports Summer Day Camp for Boys and Girls 10416-G Old Katy Road Houston , Texas 77043 Phone: (713)464-1996 Fax: (713)464-2099 Email: www.brownsgym. com/eve nts/ summer_day_camp.htm Dates: May through August; Ages: 3 to 14


Brown's Gymnastics San Antonio All Sports" Summer Day Camp for Boys and Girls 21750 Hardy Oak Blvd. San Antonio, Texas 78258 Phone: (210)601-5095 Email: summer_day_camp.htm Dates: May through August; Ages: 3 to 14

John Macready's Flipfest Site Address: Pre mer Gymnastics & Tumbling 5331 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921 Mailing Address: Flipfest. 1335 N. La Brea #2119 Hollywood, CA 90028 Contact Name: Lacy Macready Phone: (800)390-0821 Email: July 18-23 and July 25-30 Men's & Women's gymnastics

Karolyi's World Gymnastics Camp 454 FS 200 Huntsville, Texas 77340 Phone: (936)291-0007 Fax: (936)291-8637 June 8-13; June 15-20; June 22-27; June 29-July 4;

July 6-11; July 13-18; July 20-25 Girls age 7 and up Kim Zmeskal's own Texas Dreams Summer Camp 200 Fitness Ct. Coppell, TX 75019 Phone: (972)471-2345 Fax: (972)471.2344 TexasDreamsCamp@ao l. co m Cindy Nehring June 28- July 2 W Overnight Camp for Preschool, Rec. , and Compo Texas Woman's University Gymnastics Instructional Camp PO Box 425349 Denton, TX 76204 Frank Kudlac, TWU Gymnastics Coach Phone: (940) 898-2384 Fax: (940) 898-2372 June 20-24 For girls 8 and older at the USAG Level 4-10. Day or Overnight camp


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UTAH 2004 Extreme Camp P.O. Box 982436 Park City, Utah 84098 Camp Address: 6400 North Pace Frontage Rd. In the Wasatch Mountains Park City, UT 84098 Phone: (435)615-1800 Fax: (435) 615-1833 Email: or

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VERMONT Dunkley's Gymnastics Winter: 22 Ayers Drive Jericho, VT 05465 Phone: (802)899-3479 Summer: 35 Kibbe Farm Rd. So Hero, VT 05486 Phone: (802)372-8898 June 20-July 2 (girls of all ages) July 4-16 (girls of all ages) July 18-30 (boys and girls) August 1-13 (girls of all ages) Residential and day camp

VIRGINIA Youth Sports Summer Camps 14023 Noblewood Plaza Dr. Woodbridge, VA 22193 Phone: (703)590-8400 Fax: (703)590-5055 Email: JBCCOACH@AOL.COM Mindy Thompson or Paul Feciura April 5-9; June 21-25; June 28-July 2 July 5-9; July 12-16; July 19-23 July 26-30; August 2-6; August 9-13 August 16-20; August 23-27 Preschool-Advanced, M, W, R, SA, Tumbling Day Camp Overnight Camp May 15



Puget Sound Gymnastics Summer Camp Address of Camp: 1217-13th St SE Puyallup, WA 98372 Phone: (253) 845-0910 Fax: (253) 845-3021 Email: Brad Loan or Carlene Stanke July 12-16, July 19-23, August 16-20, August 23-27 Women Gymnastics, Cheer, Preschool and Rec. Day camps.

Lake Owen Gymnastics Camp 46445 Krafts Point Road Cable, WI 54821 Phone: (715)798-3785 Fax: (715) 798-3898 Email: Session 1: June 6-12; Session 2: June 13-19; Session 3: June 20-26; Session 4: June 27-July 3; Session 5: July 4-10; Session 6: July 11-17; Session 7: July 18-24; Session 8: July 25-31; Session 9: Aug. 1-7; Session 10: Aug. 8-14 Boys and girls ages 7-17 (Boy's Gym. Sessions 3, 4, 5, 6,7,10)

WEST VIRGINIA WVU Summer Gymnastics Camp PO Box 1877 Morgantown, WV 26507 Phone: (304) 293-3294 Fax: (304) 293-2525 Joanna Parrett cfm ?section=1301 June 21-25 and June 27-July 1 Overnight Camp is for girls Ages 8-18 Day Camp is for girls 6-18

Wisconsin Porter Gymnastics Camp Located on Chippewa Ranch Camp Grounds Contact: Patrick Okopinski 808 Walsh Rd. Madison, WI 53714 Phone: (608) 245-9565 Fax: (608) 245-9566 Emai l: patrickokopinski@hot mai l. com August 15-21; August 21-27

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The 13th annual Jason Whitfield Invitational was held in Ann Arbor, Mich., at the University of Michigan January 16-18. Four $3,000 scholarships were awarded to the following gymnasts: David Durante (Stanford, Calif.); Sho Nakamori (Colorado Springs, Colo.); David Sender (Buffalo Grove, m.) and Scott Vetere (Ann Arbor, Mich.). At right, is a photo of Vetere holding the Whitfield trophy, which was presented by Jim and Cathy Whitfield. The Whitfield Foundation has awarded a total of $96,500 to 39 male gymnasts from across the country. The Jason Whitfield Foundation is pleased to financially assist other male gymnasts in memory of Jason Whitfield, who was unable to finish his own Olympic dream. (continued on page 47)

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leh to right Roche!, Megan and Kekey of Christian Gymnastic Athletics (formerly Moonbeam) competed althe State Games of America in Hartford, Connecticut, August 2003. Megan placed first on vault (9.6), first on bars (9.05) and third all·mound (34.75) in the level 4age 12 and up division. Kekey and Rochel competed at level 8.

Sami, 11, placed first althe levelS Zone Championships with a 36.625 all·around score. Her top individual score of 9.425 was on her favorite event, beam, and earned her the title of Beam Champion. Sami trains aI Rohnen Park Gymnastics and is coached by Eileen Corley, Maureen Koehler and Marc Counney.


GRAND JUNCTION, The level 10 Team from Dynamo Gymnastics - Edmond, COLORADO kicked off the holiday season with stellor performances at the gym's first annual Christmas Classic. Front row Ito r: Hailee lippmin, Jordan Huff, Clare Costello, Taylor Jones and Caitlyn Turner. Bock row Ito r: Chelsea Vanover and Katie Maschino. The girls are coached by Dedra Case and More HoHenstein, head coach and owner.

Kayla, 8, won the 2003 level 5 Colorado State Champion all· oround title with a score of 37.15. She also set the state record with a high event score of 9.9 on uneven bors! She is coached by her mother Kerri, who was the state bar champion in 1987, and her father, Brian, at Grand Junction Gymnastics Academy at KidzPlex.

MADISON O'BRIEN· SHULMAN VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA Madison O'Brien-Shulman won the 2003 level 5 Southern California State Gymnastics AII·Around Championships. Madison competed in the State Championships in Poway, Calif., on-November 9;-2003 and had an all-around score of 36.75, winning first place all around. She trains at Gymnastics Olyrnpica USA in Van Nuys, Colif.



Victoria, 10, and Keora, 10, of Oklahoma City were invited, along-with their coach Deana lee, to aHend the TOPs training camp at Karolyi's Ranch the Women's National Training Center. The two girls had a wonderful experience and can't wait to go back!

HOUSTON, TEXAS Michael, who is a 6 foot tall, 13 yeor old, was the 2003 Class VI State Champion in the all·around (54.95), High bar (9.4), Rings, Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, and he also ploced second on Parallel Bars. Michael trains aI GYMTEX Gymnastics in Stafford, Texas. He proves that gymnastics is a good spon for tall kids, too!"

ROBYN MAGEE MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Robyn, 7, competed os a levelS gymnast and won third place in the 2003 Tennessee Stole Championships with an all-around score of 35.30. She's a gymnast aI River City Gymnastics of Memph~, Tenn., and ~ cooched by Sue Dorsey and Kolie Shannon. She's looking forward to competing allevel 6 next season.

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Meili, 6, won the level 4Tennessee State meet in December 2003 with an all·around score of 37.325. She placed first on beam (9.25), first on bors (9.225), second on floor (9.225) and third on vault (9.625). Meili trains at Excel Spons Training Center and is cooched by Natalia Grosso.

SPRING, TEXAS Justin Basel exemplifies "NO FEAR" as he performs a handstand on the edge of Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park with a beautiful view of "Half Dome" in the background. Justin and his family visited the pork aher competing in Trampoline and Tumbling Nationals in Sacramento last July. Justin, competing for Basel's AII·Star Gymnastics, placed third in level 7 tumbling in the 10·11 age group.




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Bela and Martha Karolyi, coaches of the 19841988-1992-1996 USA Olympic Teams, invite you to be part of an action-packed and ]unfilled summer. They will help you to have the most unique gymnastics experience of your lifetime.

Welcome to Karolyi's World Camps, home of several Olympic and World Champions. For beginner, advanced and competitive gymnasts. Girls-minimum age: 7 years old.

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Dominique Dawes is one of the most decorated gymnasts in U.S. history, winning more National Championship medals throughout her career I ~4-See than any other athlete (19). In I 25-Sep 26-See addition, she won four World 30-See Championships medals and three Olympic medals. As a . l-Oct 2-Oct three-time Olympian, Dawes 3-Oet made history in '96 by . 7-Oct becoming the first African-American to win an individual i 8-Oct gymnastics medal with her bronze on floor. Dawes had only one 9-Oct coach throughout her 17-year career, KeIli Hill, of Hill's 10-0ct Gymnastics in Silver Spring, Md. 12-Oct Dawes attended the University of Maryland, College Park, and graduated with a degree in Communications. She's gained broadcasting experience at several gymnastics events in the last few years and served as a spokesperson for several organizations and campaigns. Now, Dawes, 27, has a new assignment. She's been named President Elect of the Women's Sports Foundation, beginning January 2004. Congratulations to Dominique and hopefully she can use her experience as a gymnast to guide the Women's Sports Foundation to achieve its goals!



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