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USA Athletes Shine in Athens at Olympic Test Event

A u.s. delegation of men, women, rhythmic and trampoline athletes and coaches traveled to Athens for the Olympic Test Event. Courtney McCool earned the all-around gold medal plus two individual event medals as welL Samantha Sheehan won silver on bars and Alexander Artemev took bronze medals in both parallel bars and high bar.

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Women's NCAA Championships

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UCLA won its fifth title at the Women's NCAA Championships held on the Bruins' home turf. Jeana Rice of Alabama won the all-around title while Elise Ray grabbed the bars title, Ashley Kelly was the top finisher on beam and Ashley Miles won vault and tied for the top honors on floor with Courtney Bumpers.

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14 Men's NCAA Championships Penn State grabs the win at the Men's NCAA Championships, held at the University of Illinois' Assembly HalL Penn State's Luis Vargas won the all-around title and teammate Kevin Tan earned top honors on still rings. California' s Graham Ackerman earned two event titles on floor and vault, while pommel horse went to Illinois' Bob Rogers, parallel bars was awarded to William and Mary's Ramon Jackson and high bar honors went to Illinois' Justin Springs.

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Courtney McCool is HOT in Greece Courtney McCool not only finished second at the 2004 Visa American Cup but also won the all-around title at the Olympic Test Event in Greece. National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi said, "The event in Greece was a big competition with Russians, Romanians and Chinese gymnasts and Courtney came out on top. She' s a very high level international athlete."

42 Allyse Ishino Wins Pacific Alliance Championships Sixteen-year-old Allyse Ishino just won her first major gymnastics title at the Pacific Alliance Championships. Read about Allyse's experience at the competition and plans for the future.

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McCool, from Great American Gymnastics Express in Blue Springs, Mo., captured the gold medal in the all-around. McCool, who turned 16 on April 1, also qualified for all four event finals where she went on to earn the silver medal on vault and

Artemev said, "It felt great because this was my second international assignment and I felt like I gained a lot of experience." Regarding the venue, Artemev said, "The venue was really nice and big. At first it was a little intimidating because of how big it was, but once I started competing I didn't even notice." Teammate Jason Gatson, of Team Chevron-USOTC, withdrew prior to the start of competition with a stomach ailment.

Samantha Sheehan, 17, from Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, took sixth all-around and second on bars in her first major competition Team USA's trampolinist Jennifer Parilla, 23, of Huntington Beach, since the 2003 World Selection Camp. She said, "It feels great to Calif. and Elite Performance, finished ninth in the trampoline be healthy again. Just to be back on the floor competing is what I love. It was so much fun competing and winning a medal. I ' qualification to narrowly miss qualifying for the event final. knew I wanted to be up on that podium - I didn't want to go Mary Sanders, 18, of Ritrnika finished ninth in the rhythmic allhome empty handed." around. During prelims Sanders was the fifth-best score in clubs, and sixth-best in hoop. She said, "It was my first international Team Chevron-5280's Alexander Artemev, from Lakewood, competition of the year so I'm happy it went well." Colo., finished fifth in the men's all-around, after qualifying to I

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WI III By Eli Karon, UCLA Sports Information All year long, the UCLA women's gymnastics team has lived by the motto ''Drive for Five," referring to the team's quest for a fifth NCAA Championship. On April 17th, the vehicle carrying the Bruins parked comfortably on the top tier of the podium in Pauley Pavilion. Like a high-performance automobile, UCLA left the competition in the dust to win the 2004 NCAA Women's Gymnastics National Championship, scoring a championship meet record 198.125 in the process. Head Coach Valorie Kondos Field said, "This Championship win holds so many wonderful feelings. First of all it wasn't easy this year. We had to come out and work hard all season. We knew we were going to have to nurture our seniors and hold back in their training because of injuries. But we did everything right. We had never won a Championship at home; that was important to us. We also set an NCAA record at home. This is what the magic at Pauley (Pavilion) brings."

The SEC vs. Pac-10 conference showdown would heat up in round two,asAlabamaand Stanford did battle. The Crimson Tide hung around with the help of 2004 AllAround Champion Jeana Rice's 9.9 on bars, bringing her team's two-rotation total to 98.425. The Cardinals put in a very strong showing on floor for a 49.325, including 9.9s from Caroline Fluhrer and Lise Leveille, to bring the tworotation total to 98.575, barely ahead of Alabama.

For the first time in history, the NCAA Championships took place on a podium which is usually reserved for international competitions but made this event even more special. For the six teams involved in this year's competition, solid starts proved extremely important. Alabama, Georgia, Utah, UCLA, Stanford, and Florida would each have to come out strong, looking to set the tone for the rest of the evening.

Unfortunately for Alabama and Stanford, UCLA and Georgia each seemed to have thoughts of turning the affair into a dualmeet competition. At the end of two rotations, UCLA used a nearly flawless 9.95 Kristen Maloney vault and an even better 9.975 Jeanette Antolin vault to bring their team total to 99.1.

UCLA got its strong start on floor and proved early on that it was a force to be reckoned with. The Bruins high scores on this event included Kristen Maloney's 9.925 and Kate Richardson's 9.95.

Georgia, meanwhile, followed its first round score of 49.45 on floor-capped by Chelsa Byrd's crowd-pleasing 9.95 - with another solid outing on vault, accumulating a 49.425 team total. Byrd and Marline Stephens each hit huge vaults, earning 9.95's en route to the Gym Dogs' two-round total of 98.875.

For Utah, one of only four teams (along with Alabama, Georgia, and UCLA) to ever win an NCAA women's gymnastics title, the start proved difficult to overcome. The Utes were hurt by falls on the uneven bars, saddling the team with an opening roundlow of 48.325. After just one round, the meet was clearly a four-way race between UCLA, Alabama, Georgia, and Stanford.

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UCLA executed all of its bars routines to score a 49.425. Bolstered by Jamie Dantzscher's 9.95 routine that brought the home-crowd to its feet, the Bruins could smell victory after accumulating a three-round total of 148.525. The rotation that UCLA drew before the meet would have them heading to beam as their last event before ending the meet on a bye, generally considered the least desirable draw in gymnastics.


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All the Bruins did was mathematically eliminate every other team in the field following their meet-high 49.6 team total on beam. During the final rotation, Antolin and Richardson had 9.95's, before Maloney closed the door on the competition with a 9.925. Georgia finished second with a 197.2, while Stanford and Alabama tied for third with a 197.125. While it was Stanford's highest finish ever at the NCAA Championships, the victory was nothing new for UCLA. The Bruins have won four of the last five titles, and captured consecutive championships for the second time in school history.

In the all-around competition, former U.S. National Team Members Jeana Rice of Alabama won the title scoring 39.650. Another former National Team Member Jeanette Antolin of UCLA and LSU's April Burkholder tied for second, with a 39.600. During event finals, Alabama's Ashley Miles, who is a former National Team Member, won vault with a 9.9438 and tied for first on floor with North Carolina's Courtney Bumpers, both scoring 9.9375. 2000 Olympian Elise Ray grabbed the top honors on bars scoring 9.9750, while beam was awarded to the top scoring athlete Ashley Kelly of Arizona State University with a score of 9.950.

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tdiilStllonjm!rfonrumce on ault, the final event, to the national title £or the first time since 2000, and they got What they needed, scoring a 37.200 and beating second-place and two-time defending champion Oklahoma. Oklahoma was trying to become the first school to win three straight NCAA titles since Nebraska won five in a row from 197983. The Sooners went into the final rotation with a 0.175 lead, but they finished on the parallel bars while Penn State was on vault, which was a higher-scoring event. '4 ••• • l' • • • • r , C. MAY / J U N E 2 0 0 "


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By Luan Peszek

The beautiful destination of Honolulu, Hawaii, was the site of the Pacific Alliance Championships, where Team USA won 44 medals over the three-day competition in men's, women's and rhythmic gymnastics. The Pacific Alliance Championships, presented by Outrigger Hotels, was formed in 1981 by the Pacific Alliance of National Gymnastics Federations. It was created to develop the sport of gymnastics among the member nations that are contiguous to the Pacific Ocean. Fourteen countries participated in this year's event.

SENIOR WOMEN Team USA won the gold medal scoring 112.580 over Australia's 109.530 and China's 108.763. The team included Allyse Ishino, Carly Patterson, Alicia Sacramone and Katie Heenan. I s hino and Patterson, both 16, had a one-two finish in the all-around

women's teams L10 R: Ausrralla. USA and China. Top three all-around from L10 R: Carly PaHerson, AIlyse Ishino, and A1lana Slater.

scoring 37.782 and 37.716, while Alicia Sacramone competed vault, beam and floor and Katie Heenan on bars. Ishino, who is from Charter Oak Gliders Gymnastics in Covina, Calif., said, "It feels great for our team to win." Regarding her all-around win, she added, "This is the biggest meet I've ever won. I've been working routine, after routine, after routine. I just wanted to hit all four and I'm glad I did." Coach Steve Rybacki said, "Allyse recently took first on bars and second on floor at an international competition in Brazil and that boosted her confidence coming into the training camp where she was selected for this team. Allyse has always done great in the gym in training and it's finally coming out in competition. This win will definitely help her confidence." MAY/JUNE

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Patterson said, "I felt pretty good with what I did today. Bars wasn' t the greatest. I'm hoping to peak at the u.s. Championships, Olympic Trials and Olympic Games."


The U.S. women dominated event finals with the powerful Sacramone winning vault, scoring 9.418 for her Yurchenko double full and a beautiful front handspring front pike open half. Sacramone, 16, said, "This boosts my rankings in the U.S. I was pretty confident for vault. I try to keep my cool and not show my nerves. I was a little nervous inside but I knew I could do it." Sacramone trains at Brestyan's American Gymnastics in Ashland, Md.

Team USA won the men's title scoring 169.895 over Japan's 164.945 and China's 163.962. The U.S. team included Paul Hamm, Jason Gatson, Stephen McCain and Morgan Hamrn. 2003 World All-Around Champion Paul Hamrn, who was the only u.s. gymnast to compete all six events, reaffirmed his title winning the all-around with a score of 57.265. Regarding the team win Paul said, "Placing first in this team meet and hitting all but one routine shows us where we are at this time. It was a great meet for us."

2001 World Championships medalist Heenan showed that she truly is world class on bars, scoring 9.712. She said, "It's amazing standing in first place. This helped to prove to myself that I can do it." Heenan, who is signed with the University of Georgia for the fall of 2004, trains at Capital Gymnastics in Burke, Va. 2003 World AllAround Silver Medalist Patterson showed off her consistency, grabbing both beam and floor titles with scores of 9.787 and 9.725, respectively. Patterson trains at World Olympic

Regarding his allaround win, Paul said, "It's a great feeling winning this important competition. I'm looking forward to building up to the U.S. Championships, Olympic Trials and Olympic Games." Paul was followed by China's Lu Bo in second all-around with a score of 55.482 while Canada's David Kikuchi was third with a 55.149. (see photo above)

Gymnastics Academy in Plano, Texas. Ishino earned the silver medal on floor with a score of 9.437 and was fourth on bars and beam.

During event finals, Paul Hamrn from Team ChevronOhio State, won gold on vault (9.612) and high bar (9.737), silver on floor (9.725), and bronze on pommel horse (9 .587) and parallel bars ÂŤ9.575). He earned a medal in all five events in which he competed. Brother Morgan, also of Team Chevron-Ohio State, topped Paul for gold on floor, performing an incredible routine which scored a 9.750. Morgan and Paul tied for bronze on pommel horse, sharing the first medal ever in their careers. Jason Gatson, of Team Chevron-USOTC, added a silver on rings for the men with a score of 9.637.


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USA Jr. Team L to R: Shayla Woney, Ashley Priess. Nastia Liukin and Jana Bieger.

Paul Hamm said, "I was really happy with my performance today. 1 felt 1 was a lot better today than during the all-around -a nd team finals," Hamm said. "I feel like I'm in good shape right now and I'm in a good position to make the Olympic Team. This whole trip was a good experience." Morgan said, "I was really happy 1 didn't miss a routine the entire time at the Pacific Alliance Championships." Regarding his gold medal on floor, Morgan said, "That's one of the best routines I've ever done. 1 was so excited . For me, that routine right there, I'd love to do that at the Olympic Games. If 1 could repeat that performance, 1 could come away with the gold ."

McCain, who turned 30 in January, said, "It's been a long comeback road for me but 1 can't think of a better place to do it then Hawaii. I have to rely on experience since 1 can't do as many numbers of routines as these guys (Hamms and Gatson). McCain trains at USOTC Gattaca in Houston, Texas.

The u.s. junior women ran away with the Pac i f i c A II ian c e Championships winning the team title with a score of 112.495 to China's 107.180 and Australia' s 106.179. In addition, the U.S. gymnasts grabbed one through four in the all-around. 2003 Junior National Champion Nastia Liukin, of WOGA in Plano, Texas, claimed the title with a score of 37.382. Nastia, 14, was followed closely by newcomer Jana Bieger, from American Twisters in Pompano Beach, Fla., with a score of 37.365 less than a toe point away from the title. Jana, 14, was named to the U.S. National Team after her great showing at a training camp. Third all-around went to Cincirmati Gymnastics' Ashley Priess, 14, with a sc.o re of 37.014. The youngest of the group, 13-yearold Shayla Worley, of Orlando Metro, finished fourth with a score of 36.832. Plus, the U.S. had another standout gymnast, Kassi Price of Orlando Metro, waiting in the wings as alternate. During event finals, Liukin earned three gold medals on bars, beam and floor scoring 9.662, 9.750, and 9.55, respectively. "This was a good way to wrap up the meet. I hit all my routines, one at a time, that's what 1 was trying to do," Liukin said. "I'm definitely going to go back and work on my vault before U.S. Championships, and make it more consistent, in order to become a stronger all-arounder. "


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Bieger, who is coached b y Tim and Toni Rand and her mom Andrea, tied for first on vault with her Yurchenko one-and-a-half twist, scoring a 9.387 and was s econd on beam with a 9.575. Bieger's mom, Andrea, is a three-time Olympic gymnast from West Germany and said, "I started Jana with flexibility and conditioning when she was 2 years old. Our main goal is for her to have fun." Priess earned the silver medal on bars with a score of 9.450. Ironically, Worley was in the top eight on all four events but did not advance to finals since there are only two gymnasts allowed in the finals per country and she was not in the top two for the U.s.

Other team members included 16-year-old Bryan Del Castillo of South Coast Gymnastics, 18-year-old Derek Helsby of Houston Gymnastics Academy GymMasters and 16-year-old Kyson Bunthuwong of Golden Bears Gymnastics. China's Tu Jing and Guo Weiyang finished second and third allaround with scores of 54.465 and 54.331. Junior Men's all-around champion Taqiy Abdullah scored a 9.562 on floor exercise to win the gold medal in his first event. But his run of event finals was cut short on vault, where Abdullah sustained a proneal nerve injury to his left leg and was forced to withdraw from his remaining event finals. The injury, sometimes called a stinger, is not considered serious. Teammate Derek Helsby added a silver medal on the still rings, scoring 8.825.

JUNIORMEN Team USA earned second behind China 162.928 to 160.426, while Japan was third with a score of 157.394. Taqiy Abdullah from Team Gattica-Houston Gymnastics Academy, led the U.S. team and won the all-around with a score of 55.198. Abdullah, 18, said, "It feels pretty good to win the all-around. Our goal was to win as a team but we took

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The U.s. senior team included 18-year-old Mary Sanders, 17-yearold Olga Karmansky, 15year-old Lisa Wang and 17-year-old Brenann Stacker. Sanders went on to claim her second consecutive Pacific Alliance All-Around title, winning the gold medal with a score of 95.450 over Russia's Svetlana Poutintseva who scored 91.250 . Canada's Alexandra Orlando was third with an all-around total of 90.950. "I'm happy I was able to maintain my title," said Sanders. "It was great competing with the gymnasts from Russia, too. "

SENIOR RHYTHMIC The USA swept both the junior and senior all-around titles and ail of the individual event titles as well during the Pacific Alliance Championships. The World Champions from Russia grabbed the senior team title over the U.S. scoring 131.775 to 130.275 while Canada finished third with a 111.250.

Karmansky from Isadora Rhythmics in New York was sixth and Wang from Rhythmic Gems in lllinois was eighth in the all-around competition.

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finals, Sanders made a clean sweep picking up gold in the hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon events. Sanders commented on the heat in the arena saying, "I was nervous for my ball routine because my hands were so sweaty and it was hard to hold on to it. Everyone has the same conditions so it comes down to who can deal with the situation that's competition.'路 When asked about her preparation for the upcoming events including Rhythmic National Championships and Olympic Trials Mary said, "I plan to change my ball music and routine and work hard to stay consistent."


NIOR RHYTHMIC junior competition, Russia was the winner scoring 225.175 over the U.s. score of 209.775 and Canada's 194.525. The u.s. junior team included 12year-old Rachel Marmer, Rebecca Wallen s tein , Kristian Brooks and Tracy Agyeman . Not to be outdone by Sanders, Rachel Marmer swept the all-around title scoring 78.500 plus the rope, ball, clubs and ribbon titles.

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ARI MC EWING MAPLE GLEN, PENNSYLVANIA Ari, 9, competes as a Closs VII lor American Gymnastics in Montgomeryville, Po., with coach George Valdez. H~ outstanding achievements th~ year included two perfe<t 1O's on parallel bars and pommel horse at Temple University's compemion in February. He also ploced first during the State Championships in March, earning five gold medals and one silver with on all·around score of 5B.40.

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SOUTH CAROLINA Coysie, 9, ~ a level 5 from Aiken Gymnostics and coached by Rodek, Draha and Sabino Kr~ovo. She competed in the State Championships at Charlston, South Carolina where she placed first on beam (9.40), first on bars (9.40), first on vauh (9.20), and fifth on floor (9.0). She won the all-around with a 37.00.

MIAMI, FLORIDA Hol~, 12, and Brenna, 9, are level 4 gymnasts from Octoviano's Gymnostics. Holly and Brenna travel one hour from the Aorida Keys to train for the sport. Both took first place all·araund honors at the 2004 Sportsworld Mardi Gras Meet in Stuart, Aa.

EMILY COLSON ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA Erni~ competed th~ season as a l-year-ald level 5 gymnost. She finished the season as the South Carolina State Beam Chomp and tied for first on floor. She placed third on bars and third in the all-around at the State Meet on March 7. She's currently training level 6at Electric Crty Gymnastics and is cooched by Stephanie long and Shown and Anno Smolen.

KYRA CHAMBERS Kyra, ~ a 6·year·ald level 4 gymnast at the Idaho Folk Gymnastics Training Center. She receives hugs and congratulations from her teammates and fami~ at the Idaho State meet held March 20, 2004, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA for receiving her state's first ever perfect score of 10.0 (in any event) Angelo, 17 in th~ photo, qualified for the 2003 USA level for her vauh. On top of that, Kyra fin~ed with JOSIE QUAILE 9 Regionak in Birmingham, Alabama, and to the AAU on overall score of 3B.775, leading her level 4 SEWELl., NEW JERSEY Junior Olympics in Detroit, Michigan. She achieved fifth Josie, 11, recent~ placed second place on bar finak at the Junior O~mpics in Michigan. lindsay Word performs a sheep jump on beam at Bo~e State University's "Beauty &the team to a State Championship. on balance beam at the level 6 Angelo is from Stars and Stripes Gymnastics in Aorida and Beost" gymnostics and wrestling combined meet Jon. 30, 2004. The Boise State gymnasts New Jersey State is coached by Jennifer Rainsburger. defeated Utah State 195.7·194.1 and the Boise State wrestlers shut out Oregon 42·0 in front competition on of 2,62B fans. January 1B, 2004. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE What makes this PETER VELIKANOV INCLUDED IN somewhat unique is BROWN DEER, WISCONSIN FACES I" THE GYM? Josie previous~ won Peter, B, ~ a Class VII gymnost at Send 0 photo ond 0 poragraph of informofton to: the balance beam WISConsin Gymnastics Academy. He's USA Gymnastics, Pan Americon PIOIO, championship for coached by Vassil Vassilev and Willy 201 S. Copitol Ave., Suite 300, Indionopolis, IN 46225 level 5 and level 4. Von Dole. In Peter's first four meets or emoil to She almost hod the of the season he placed first in the publicotions@uso-gymnostics.org hat trick, missing nby all-around three times and third all· Sorry, photos cannot be returned. .05 points this year. around one time. H~ highest all· We'll select a few entries for publication in the mogazine Josie trains at around score was a 56.50. each issue. Hurry and sendyour entry today. Rainbow Gymnastics. We're all waiting to meet you!

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By Luan Peszek ourtney McCool turned 16 on April 1 - an April Fool's Kid. But, there's no fooling with the success she's experiencing in 2004. She came into the Visa American Cup as the underdog and left as the talk of the town, taking second allaround to Carly Patterson. More recently she traveled to Greece for the Olympic Test event and made her mark there, too, winning the all-around gold, a silver on vault and a bronze on bars. "It was so cool going there and seeing everything," said McCool. "It makes me very confident to know that I can do it. It will be just as hard in August (during the Games), but now I have a little more confidence."

When asked how it felt to win the meet, she said, "Winning was so great. Plus I got to compete in finals, too. The experience was like no other. This was by far my best experience in gymnastics! My confidence is up and I'm hoping I can do the same thing (at U.S. Championships and Olympic Trials) so that I can make the Olympic Team." The Visa American Cup in late February was Courtney's first experience at the senior level. She said, "It was the first time I had competed witl, such a big audience. Plus the format was a little different than what I was used to so it was a good learning experience for me." McCool said that she relies on her coaches to help her deal with the pressure at competitions. "Both AI and Armine (Fang) were with me at the Visa American Cup and that helped a lot. Al tells me that he's right there and that I should do my routines just like in practice. Armine tells me to take it one step at a time and she helps me calm down. Once I'm out there competing it's so exciting and my nerves calm down." McCool h'ains at Great American Gynmastics Express in Blue Spring, Missouri, with her coaches AI and Armine (pronounced Ar men a) Fang as well as two other top elites TeriJ, Humphrey and Saral, Shire. The gymnasts are a close knit group and not only push one another but also support one another, too . When asked what makes the three of them so successful, Shire said,

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In her spare time Courtney likes to go to the movies or shopping

with friends. Her favorite stores are Abercrombie and Weather Vane and she likes to shop for jeans and T-shirts. She also likes to visit her grandma and play cards. Courtney has a passion for animals and has a rabbit, named BG, a hamster named Buddie, and a dog named Hamlet! ''1' d like to be a vet in the future because 1 love animals," said Courtney. Courtney summed it all up by saying, "It's just amazing to have this talent and be able to have a shot at making the OlympiC Team. It's a dream come true. This is what I've been working towards for a long time and 1 really want to make this year a good one!

"All three of us in the gym together pushing each other is great. We're all really supportive of one another. "1 have three viable candidates for the Olympic Team (Shire, McCool and Humphrey)," said Al Fong. "We have a microcosm of the national team. They're all three very competitive, want to make the OlympiC Team and are training side by side. It's an environment that you can only dream of. It didn't happen by accident. We found these three gymnasts early on and trained them together for several years. They've had the goal of making the Olympic Team from day one. We've designed our entire program around it!"

Al talked about Courtney saying, "She's a rare gymnast because she's very powerful and explosive yet is as graceful as a New York ballerina. Armine is the one who has developed all the choreography for all three girls. All of their positions are by design. 1 feel that Armine is the best choreographer in the world - and there are many that would agree with me."

The elites at Great American Gymnastics Express train from 1:007:00 p.m. each day as well as practice on Saturday. McCool said, "I go to Lee's Summit North High School from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. then grab lunch and head to the gym. Courtney was quick to point out that she'll soon be driving herself to practice! In fact, when she returned from her successful trip in Greece, her family greeted her with a congratulations present and an early birthday gilt. "My sister handed me this little box and inside the box was a Greece Olympic Games keychain along with a key to my new Toyota Corolla," said McCool. "It was great." McCool's family consists of parents Mike and Linda and an older brother Michael, 19, and younger sister Morgan, 13, who is a dancer. She said her family is very supportive of her gymnastics endeavors. When asked what her parents say to her before meets Courtney said, "We always pray - we're big Christians. My dad tells me to give all my glory for God. He tells me that 1 have a lot of talent. My mom can't really watch me during meets because she gets so nervous but she's always behind me. My mom said 1 have a great attitude and 1 need to just work hard and keep it up."

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The spring season was full of international gymnastics competitions. The USA athletes claimed numerous medals. Below is a recap of the events! For more details on these events go to: www.usa-gymnastics.org

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Olympian Jermifer Parilla and Derrick Aldrich took home gold in trampoline at the U. S. Elite Challenge, March 5-6. Tumbling gold medals went to Lindsey Blundell and Kalon Ludvigson, while double minitrampoline was won by David Ford and Shelley Klochan. First place in women's synchronized trampoline was a tie between the team of Anya PetrovalMontse Garcia and Ashley Taylor I Sonia Formosa, Munster. Aldrich and Peter Dodd were men's synchro winners.

The 2004 Sports Acrobatics World Team Trials were held March 2428 at the Texas Sports Ranch in Crosby, Texas. The World Team Trials served as the selection competition for the World Championships and International Age Group teams. The 19th Sports Acrobatics World Championships will take place in Lievin, France, May 17-24. The 3rd International Age Group Competition will be held just prior to the World Championships in France, May 15-21. The USA is set to send a strong delegation at all age levels. Reigning Mixed Pair World Champions, Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth, will again represent the USA at the Sports Acrobatics

The U. S. Elite Challenge is an annual event in which the Junior and Senior Elite athletes compete together. More than 100 elite athletes were joined by Level 10 athletes at the competition, held in Birmingham, Alabama's Lakeshore Foundation Gym.

USA TAKES DOUBLE GOLD AT GRENZLAND CUP Jennifer Parilla and Michael Devine took first place in trampoline competition in Aachen, Germany. The Grenzland Cup has both Senior and Junior events, with the Juniors divided by age group. In the Senior Women's event, Parilla won with a score of 100.70. Devine won the 15-17 Men's Junior division are: Front Devine, scoring 104.10. Elyssa Lagorgue. Back - Daniel Owens, Jennifer Parilla, Michael Devine.

Daniel Owens took second place behind teammate Devine. In the 14 & under Jr. division, Philip Devine took second place, while Elyssa Lagorgue was third. Other USA trampolinists placing in the top 10 were Derrick Aldrich, fourth, Senior Men; Kevin Strickland, seventh, Senior Men; Taylor Strickland, sixth, Junior Women, 14 & under.

World Championships, and have the opportunity to defend their title. Also joining Arthur & Shenea on the World team is the Women's Trio of Samantha Schabow, Danielle Heider, and Jennifer daSilva. Samantha and Danielle were part of the trio that won a silver medal at the 2002 World Age Group Games in the 12-18 division. Complete team selections are listed below:

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International Age Group Team (12-19 age group) Men's Pair: Tmg-TIen Wee, Lukas Martincik Mixed Pair: Kris DW1can, Clare BrW1Son Mixed Pair: Andre Solodar, Xiau-Ling Wee Women's Trio: Mariah Henninger, Kelly Topp, Angela Hatch Women's Trio: Alanna Weisberg, Lindsey Zupancic, Tamara Annonson International Age Group Team (11-16 age group) Women's Pair: Rochelle Belloir, Megan Clemons Women's Pair: Alyssa Walsh, Kari Blankenship Women's Trio: Jordan Seto, Jamie Gobright, Heather Vachon Women's Trio: Nicole Sununers, Melissa Sununers, Karilynn Rockhill Complete event results are available online at WINW.usa-gymnastics.org/acro.

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The US delegation had a great showing at the 2004 Flanders International Aero Cup held in Puurs, Belgium. The USA was represented by a Mixed Pair (Michael Rodrigues, Linay Mitchell) and a Trio (Carley Faucheux, Julie DuPree, Amanda Richard) in the senior division and by three Trios (Kelly Topp, Angela Hatch, Mariah Henninger / Alanna Weisberg, Tarni Annonson, Lindsey Zupancic/ Kelsey May, Devin Shackelford, Ravenne Eschette) in the junior

The USA Sr. mixed pair did an excellent job hitting all four of the routines they competed. Michael and Linay claimed the bronze medal in finals competition. Carley, Julie, and Amanda qualified to finals and finished a strong fourth in the Sr. Women's Trios competition. The Jr. Women's Trios was the largest competition category with over 30 trios competing. All three of the USA's trios did a wonderful job. They all hit each of their exercises and qualified to finals and finished fourth, fifth, and eighth.

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Townsend finished second on vault, second on high bar and third on rings while Taqiy Abdullah finished second on floor.

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On the women's side, Nicole Harris placed second on beam and

tied for second on bars, while Katie Heenan was third on beam, fourth on bars and sixth on floor. The U.S. women did not send a full team to this competition.

Sarah Shire, Melanie Sinclair, Raj Bhavsar, Steve McCain and Sean Townsend represented the U.S. against a world-class field at the World Cup event in Cottbus, Germany, March 2-8. Shire won silver on vault, plus fourth on beam and fifth on bars. Sinclair won bronze on vault and beam, and finished fourth on bars. On the men's side, McCain finished sixth on pommel horse and Bhavsar took eighth on rings.

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Women's Gymnastics SIEGFRIED FISCHER TRoPHY WORLD CUP SERIES The U.S. delegation to the Siegfried Fischer Trophy - World Cup Series event included Allyse Ishino, Alicia Sacramone, Steve Rybacki, Mihai Brestyan and Judy Schalk. Both Allyse and Alicia made finals in the three events they chose to enter. Allyse competed bars, beam and floor. Alicia competed vault, beam, and floor. Allyse won bars and took second on floor while Alicia placed second on vault.

AMERICANS DOMINATE IN LUXEMBOURG The trio of Americans dominated the team and all-around competition in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Marcia Newby won the FL Gym Open, scoring a 37.725, followed by teammate Liz Tricase in second with a 37.150 and Nina Kim in third with a 36.525. Team USA won the event followed by Ukraine and Canada. Tricase tied the gold on vault, Kim tied for the gold on bars, and Newby grabbed the gold on floor. The U.s. gymnasts won three of the four event finals. Newby was second on vault and beam and Tricase was third on bars and beam. - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - -

Men's Gymnastics JlnRJlSSIC C1J\sSIC The U.S . men's delegation to the Jurassic Classic in Calgary, Alberta, March 9-14, included David Durante, Brett McClure, Sho Nakamori, Todd Thornton, Thorn Glielrni, Brian Meeker and Doug McClure took second allaround and won floor, parallel bars and tied for first on pommel horse. Durante was fifth all-around, tied for first on pommel horse and won rings, while Thornton was fourth allaround and won high bar.

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I'm a 10th grader. My school lets me have a flexible schedule. Science is my favorite subject. I'd like to go to Stanford University and become an orthopedic doctor. Being around gymnastics and injuries, I find this area very interesting . I'd like to work with athletes, too.

We talked to Allyse about her experience at the Pacific Alliance and her future goals.

Q : How was the Pacific Alliance?

A:It was a lot of fun competing with the whole team and winning the gold medal. It was my first major international competition and I was really excited to win the all-around.

Q : What is your best event?

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Bars is probably my strongest event. I like bars the best, too. I work on all the events equally but I usually do best on bars .

Q : How d id you get involved with gymnastics?

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I started gymnastics because my sister was in gymnastics, too, and it was convenient for my mom . I started progressing and one thing led to another.

Q : Tell me about your family?

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My parents are Glenn and Arlene. I have a sister, Genine, who used to compete for Cal-Berkeley in gymnastics . I have an older brother, Gian, (pronounced John) who used to do gymnastics but now wrestles in college, and I have a younger brother, Glen, who is a Class III gymnast.

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Q: How would your coaches (Beth and Steve Rybacki) describe you?

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Tabitha (Yim) and Ashley (Jenkins) . It's good working with Tabitha and Ashley. When one of us is having trouble we help each other through it. It's a good support system .

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HARPETH SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS is now hiring a GIRLS COMPETITIVE TEAM COACH lor compulsory and optional levels. Up to $20 per hour with benefits. Located in beautiful, historic Franklin, Tennessee just 17 miles south of Nashville. please moil resume to Harpeth School of Gymnastics, 2204 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37069 or call 615-790-7825 or email resume to : joshnamywebster@ool.com

ED POSITION AVAILABLE GYMNASTIC DIREGOR AND INSTRUGORS. Summer in Moine. June 16 to August 13. Outstanding gin's residential camp. Exceptional Iocilities. Teach beginner ta advanced levels. Knowledge of weight training and aerobics is essential. Room/board. Travel allowance. Tripp Lake Camp lor Gins: 1-800-997-4347. www.tripplakecamp.com to apply on line.

NOW HIRING GIRLS & BOYS GYMNASTICS TEAM COACHES. Houston Gym is seeking individuals that have learn coaching experience and are motivated, professional & high energy with a positive attitude. Full or port-time. Preschool & School-age gymnastics coaches needed . Cheeneading coaches & Tumbling coaches needed lor expanding programs. All employees (part-time & full-time) receive a free membership to our awesome Health Club. Excellent pay with benefits. Great place to work!!! Contact: Tommy Ingersoll, Fox 281-480-8342 email address Lobogym@EV1.net or coli 281 -480-5626. Our beautiful newly renovated state-of-the-art facility is located at 2500 Falcon Pass Houston, Texas 77062 near Johnson Space Center.

MANAGER/ GYMNASTICS INSTRUGORS. Great Career opportunities in our NYC and Westchester location with full time and port time positions available. Weekdays and/ or weekends. If you love kids, love gymnastics, and love to leach in 0 fun, sofe, positive and coring environment, give us a call. Positions available lor baby, toddler, preschool, after school program, and birthday porties. Excellent solary. Only highly motivoted, enthusiastic learn players that wont to make a positive difference with kids need apply. Call Jodi's Gym at 914-244-8833, or e-mail jodgym@aol.com

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IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR CLASS AND TEAM COACHES. Join one of the Iostest growing gyms in the Northeast. Jonas Gymnastics Academy is looking lor experienced, highly motivated coaches lor our closs and/or USAG programs. Our ideal candidate is 0 learn player, mature, career-minded and has a high-energy personality. Ideal applicants should have proven experience with the USAG program, knowledge of skill progressions, desire to work in a professional atmosphere, and be willing to contribute significantly to both our learn and recreational programs. High level spotting (fulls, giants) is a major plus. Full-time and Port-time positions available. Paid Vocation, Sick/Personal Time, Compony Paid Certifications, Bonuses, Paid Get-Away Trips and Medical Benefits available. Jonas Gymnastics Academy is located in central NJ in a 15,000 sq. ft. fully air-conditioned gym with a full line of men's and women's elite equipment. To find out more about our offerings, feel free to visit our web site at www.JonasGymnastics.com . Interested applicants may appl y by sending a resume v ia email: Inlo@JonasGymnastics.com, by fox: 732-360-0911 or by phoning Melanie @ 732-536-0030 x 201 . INSTRUGORS/ COACHES. Paragon Gymnastics of Norwood (Bergen County!, NJ is looking lor Instructors and Coaches, P/T-F / T Weekdays/weekends/ evenings. Requirements: Positive attitude, responsible, reliable, love of children. Pre-school through intermediate level instruction. Competitive Team Coach Levels 4-10. Compony sponsored certifications (Sofety, CPR, First Aid). Full benefits/ poid vocation & sick days, campony matched retirement plan. Will train . Solary commensurate with experience. NEW Iocility, state-of-the-art, approx. 11 ,000 sq. ft. Located in the NY/ NJ metropolitan area, easily accessible from all major highways. Contact Dot: 201-767-6921 or fox resume to 201-767-6693 or e-mail: dot@poragongym.com. 49 Walnut Street, Suite 4 , Norwood , NJ 07648 . www.poragongym.com. REC PROGRAM DIREGOR, COACHES and CHEERLEADING DIREGOR WANTED to grow our rec gymnastics, All-Star Cheeneading, and cheer tumbling programs .. .Pump up our open gym and birthday porty programs ... Develop and lead our show (exhibition) learn ... Coach porent & me classes thru level 2-6 learn. Experience in a medium to large gym (more than 400 students) is required. If you have a proven track record of success in the above areas, high energy, and are a cooperative team player, then NAME YOUR PRICE! Gymnastics Wond of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Florida, Bruce Cuningham. (561}845-0053 phone/fox; gymnasticswondpb.com (call first then fox or email).

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EDUCATION Laurel Springs School is a wond-renowned independent study program lor grades preK-12. We provide elite athletes the education they deserve by offering Aexible schedules, learning styles profiles, state-of-the-art online and text-based courses, customization options and custom curriculum. We have exceptionalleacher services, college prep and honors classes, transcripts, diploma, even a yearbook, prom & graduation ceremony available, so your child won't sacrifice one of life's major milestones. Laurel Springs is accredited by WASC as well as NISAC. Our college prep courses are articulated lor the NCAA and UC System. Enroll any time by colling 800-377-5890 or go to www.laurelsprings.com

SUMMER CAMP WOGA SUMMER CAMP 2004. Come train with the best, alongside Wond Champions!! Wond Olympic Gymnastics Academy will host a Competitive Team Camp open to all gins: Level 4-Elite. Monday, June 28, 2004 - Friday, July 2, 2004. 9:00 a .m.-3:00 p.m. (Lunch provided) $400.00 + $10 Reg fee or $475 + $10 Registration fee with Housing Provided. Please see our website lor all details www. Woga.net or Email us at wogaplanoŠaol.com or call WOGA @ (972)985-9292.

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8!lte;pla(elJamlfi'ii'us_ . The USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships took place April 10-11 in Denton, Texas at Texas Woman' s University. On the women's side, Centenary earned the 2004 title, taking it away from seven-time champion Texas Woman's University who finished second. UC Davis was third and Temple rounded out the team finalists, finishing fourth. Centenary freshman Kristina Menne, took the all-around title, followed by Jessa Leigl of the Air Force Academy and another &eshman standout, Dominique Ingram of the University of Alaska, in third. Centenary Team

Alaska's Dominique Ingram was a dual event winner, claiming victory on the vault and floor, while Liegl placed first on beam. Cochampions were named on the bars as Nicole Doherty of CaliforniaDavis and Jennifer Jackson of Centenary tied for the title.

On the men's side, The College of William and Mary won its fourth straight title, followed by U.s. Naval Academy in second and the U.S. Air Force Academy in third. Arizona State was also a repeat winner in the collegiate club division, with Washington in second and Vermont in third. U.S. Air Force's Greg Stine won the aJl-around varsity division, followed by William and Mary's Jamie Northrup and USAF's Jeff Anderson in third. Israel Alatriste from Univsity of CaIiforiaSanta Barbara was the top scoring gymnast in the club division. During event finals, William & Mary sophomore Ramon Jackson was the only repeat winner as he once again claimed the parallel bars title. Jackson also won high bar, and teammate Jamie & Mary Team Northrup won floor. Other men's champions include Greg Stine of the Air Force Academy on pommel horse; Eric LaMorte of Suffolk Community College on rings; and Springfield College senior Tim Goetz on the vault.

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