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Talent Opportunity Program The TOPs program, which stands for Talent Opportunity Program, is now in its 13th year and going strong. The Program was developed by USA Gyrrmastics in 1992 as a way of finding talented young gyrrmasts in order to identify them early and provide education to the gyrrmast and her coach. The program is definitely working with so many former TOPs gyrrmasts making the National Team.

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Future Stars & National Coaches Work.hop for Men The 2004 Future Stars Championships was held at the United States Olympic Training Center November 19. The Future Stars Championships features the best 10, 11 and 12 year olds in the United States performing special Future Stars competitive routines.

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20 Body Balance: How to Eat Well Eat well. Believe it or not, that's what most active people need to learn to do. Eat for performance. Eat for health. I am surrounded by athletes who do not know how to eat well.

USA GYMNASTICS USA GYMNASTICS EXECUTIVE COMMlnEE CHAIR: Ron Froehli(h; PRESIDENT: Bob Colorossi; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEl!: Yoi(hi Tomilo; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andrea Schmid, VICE CHAIR TRAM· POlllIE: Paul Parillo; VICE CHAIR SPORTS·ACRO: Tanya Case; SECRETARY: Gary Anderson; TREASURER: Bob Wood; FIG REPS: Bob Colorossi (Execulive CommiNee), Ron Froehli(h (Audilorl and Tanya Case (SpM, Auo Techni,,1 CommiNeel. AT lARGE MEMBERS: Sieve Bul(her, Paul Spadaro; ATHLETE DIRECTORS: Lorisso Fonloine, John Roelhli,berger, Vanesso Vander Pluym, Korl Heger; USOC ATHLETE DIRECTOR: Domi· nick Minicu«i.

USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR: Ron Froehli(h; PRESIDENT: Bob Colorossi; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Sandy Knopp, Mike Donohue; TREASURER: Bob Wood; SECRETARY: Gory Anderson; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoi(hi Tomilo; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andrea Schmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Paul Parillo; VICE CHAIR SPORTS·ACRO: Tanya Case; PUBLIC SECTOR: Bill Hybl, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNIOII: Ron ferri,; AMERI· CAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION: Jerry Milan; AMERICAN TURN· ERS: BeNy Heppner; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION· MEN: Fronti, Allen; NATIOIIAL ASSOCIATlOIl OF COLLEGIATE COACHES·WOMEN: Mork Cook; NATIONAL ASSOCIATlOIl fOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Morilyn Slrowbridge; NATION· AL ASSOCIATION Of WOMEN'S GYMIlASTICS JUDGES: Carole Ide; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC A\SOCIATlOII·MEN: Lau Burkel; NATIONAL fEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATlOIIS: Cynlhio Doyle Perkins; NATIONAL GYMNAS· TICS JUDGES ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Bul(h Zuni(h; NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GYMIIASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Todd V",ly; U.S. ASSOCIATION Of INDEPENDENT GYMNASTICS ClUBS: Mike JO(ki; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Thom Glielmi; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: David Holtomb, Sieve RybO(ki; U.S. MEN'S GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATIDN: nm Klempnauer; U.S. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Suzie DITullio; YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAII ASSOCIATIDN OF THE USA: Cosey Koenig; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION·WOMEN: Meg Slephenson; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORS MEN: Mike Burns, Abie Grossfeld; RHYTHMIC: Andrea Schmid, Mi· (helle Lorson; WOMEN: Kelli Hill, Tom Forrter; TRAMPOllNl Shoun Kemplon, Dr. George Drew; SPORTS·ACRO: linda Por· ler, Joy Binder; ATHLETES COUIICI~ Vanes" Vander Pluym, Coroline Hunl, Larissa Fontaine, Shannon Miller, Kim Zmeskol·BurdeNe, Jamie Sirondmork, Korl Heger, Joy Thornlon, USOC Alhlele Rep.; Domini(k Miniw((i, Exewlive Boord Member John Roelhli,berger. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: JEWISH COMMUNITY CElITERS, Lori Kolz; SPECIAL OLYMPICS, Kale Fober·Hi(kie; U.S. COMPETITIVE AEROBICS fEDERATION, Howord S(hwo~z.

25 trampoline & Tumbling: JumpStart The 3rd Annual National JumpStart Testing was held December 2-3 at The Palaestra in Dallas, Texas. Fifty-three athletes participated in the event and the JumpStart National Team has been named,

26 Rhythmic Future Star. The 2004 Future Star and Elite Future Star camps took place at the OlympiC Training Center in Lake Placid, NY, the weekends of Oct. 24-27 and Oct. 26-29, respectively. The camp was positive and productive and everyone left with a smile on their face and determination to train hard.

34 Memmel and Sacramone Win Gold at World Cup Final. Chellsie Memmel and Alicia SaCl·amone were the us.'s dynamic duo at the 12th Artistic World Cup Finals in Birmingham, England, Dec. 11-12, winning the gold medals in both bars and vault, respectively.

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• Reached milestone of more than 100,000 USA Gynmastics members. • Introduced "Team USA Gymnastics" membership as a fan-based member program. • Added a new "Introductory Membership" category to allow entry level athletes, Group Gymnastics, Women's Prep Optional and, in 2005, cheer individuals to register for $15.00. • Introduced the USA Gymnastics Fitness Program and its Website. • Increased Member Clubs by 33 percent to total 1,576 Member Clubs in 2004.

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Created USA Gymnastics University for certification programs and continuing education for coaches, teachers and instructors. • Incorporated survey software on the USA Gymnastics Website • Increased member satisfaction as a result of the high level of prompt and efficient customer service.

INCREASE VlSIBIUTY Broadcast • Produced over 52.5 hours of USA Gymnastics programming for national broadcast on NBC ESPN, and HD Net. • Acquired multiple appearances on an arUlUal basis on the Today Show and other nationally televised morning shows. • Attracted more than 1,100 credentialed media to domestic events in the past four years, including a 215% increase i.n media attendance at the Olympic Trials.

Print • Promoted athlete features and pictOrials placed in more than 45 national magazines in 2004.

Internet • Produced an Olympic Coverage Web Site, which attracted more than 10,000,000 hits and more than 566,000 unique visitors in one month surrounding the Olympic Games

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The TOPs program, which stands for TaLent Opportunity Program, is now in its 13th year and going strong. The program was deveLoped by USA Gymnastics in 1992 as a way of finding taLented young gymnasts in order to identify them earLy and provide education to the gymnast and her coach. The program is definiteLy working with so many former TOPs gymnasts making the NationaL Team. According to USA Gymnastics Elite Program Manager Gary Warren, "It's exciting to watch these young TOPs gymnasts deveLop into amazing athLetes and win medaLs at the internationaL Level. It shows the program is working and is headed in the right direction." TOPs RegionaL testing took pLace throughout the summer of 2004 and approximateLy 3,100 gymnasts participated. From those who participated, the top athLetes were named to the 7-8 year oLd NationaL Team. Of the 9-11 year oLds, 300 were invited to TOPs NationaL Testing and 70 made the TOPs NationaL Team. The NationaL Testing was heLd in Houston, Texas, Oct. 1-3 at the Women's NationaL Team Training Center. At NationaL Testing the gymnasts perform physicaL abilities tests including puLL ups, Leg Lifts, flexibility, sprint, rope climb, verticaL jump, push ups and press handstands as weLL as the required gymnastics skills on each of the events including vauLt, uneven bars, baLance beam and floor exercise. The scores are tallied and the top gymnasts in each age division were named to the TOPs NationaL Team. (continued on p. 12)


The National TOPs Camp was comprised of three days of educational opportunities for both the athlete and her coach on basics, sports science and general development of these talented young athletes, Dec. 4-8. USA Gymnastics' National Coaching staff, along with coaching support personnel and sport science professionals, conducted the camp. A "B" camp was held for additional gymnasts, Dec. 8-12, but they paid for their own expenses. The TOPs program has shown dramatic success over the last 13 years and continues to be a big part of the success of the USA women's program.

USA Gymnastics caught up with ELite Program Manager Gary Warren who answered some questions about the program.

Q: Who came up with the conditioning drills and skills that the gymnasts must complete? A: All of the TOP physical Abilities and Gymnastics Skills are developed and approved by the National Elite Program Committee. This committee represents each of the eight regions throughout the United States and its members are voted upon by the membership within each region. Gary Anderson is the NEPC Chairman.

Q: As the program manager, how do you try to keep the testing equal from one region to another? A: This is accomplished through education of the state and regional evaluators. Each state has one person responsible for the TOP test within that state. It is his/her responsibility to see that the TOP test is conducted according to the TOP Manual. Q: Are you pleased with the increase in the number of gymnasts testing in the TOPs program? A: The numbers throughout the years have always grown. However, this year, we had a 33% increase in participation. Thirty one hundred athletes ages 7-11 tested TOPs this year. We will now go back and develop additional programs to accommodate this increase in numbers.


Q: Has less emphasis been placed on flexibility since both the left and right splits were combined to give only one leg flexibility score versus two scores like in the past? A: Not really. The flexibility tests accounts for 22% of the TOP Physical Ability test. Each year we go back and look at the indicators of the athlete selection. If there is a test that is not a true indicator or is over weighted, we make a change. It was felt that, in the past, the flexibility tests was somewhat over weighted so we made the change to combine both of the legs flexibility tests to count once. Q: How many of the current national team members are products of the TOPs program? A: A little over 60% of the current National Team have been involved in TOPs.

Q: What do you think is the best part of the TOPs program? A: Education. We pride ourselves on the education we provide to all the athletes, coaches and parents. This open forum of education was not available in the past. Everyone was pretty much on their own for learning. Those days are gone. If you are willing to participate in educational programs such as TOPs and are willing to apply the methods learned, anyone will be able to succeed.

Q: Why do you think clubs should get involved with the TOPs program? A: Like I said, this type of education was never offered in the past. This education is priceless for the athletes, coaches and parents.

Thanks for your time Gary!

Q: How many of the girls on the 2004 Olympic Team are former TOPs participants? A: Of the 9 athletes that went to the Olympics (6 on the team and the 3 alternates) 5 had been involved in the TOPs program when they were younger. Two of the other three, Mohini and Annia, were too old for TOPs when the program started and Annia was not even in the country at that time.

Q: Are there gymnasts that you know of that did not make the TOPs National Team but who are excelling in the sport now? A: Terin Humphrey and Sam Sheehan are examples of athletes who did not make the TOPs Team when they were younger and went on to have very successful gymnastics careers. We always say that TOPs is not a guarantee for gymnastics success. We also say that just because you were not selected onto a TOPs Team does not mean that you will not be successful. When an athlete does not make the team (or to National Testing) we try to show the athlete and coach where the deficiencies are in the athlete and encourage both the coach and athlete to work on these weaker areas. (continued on p. 14)


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Alexandria Alcantara ........................ 8.. .. ...... GymStars Gymnastics ..................................... CA TIaAlibritten .............................. 8 ........... Mesquite Gymnastics .. .. ... TX Lauralynn Anderson ......................... 8 ........... Santa Cruz Gymnastics..... . ...... CA Jasmine Archie ......... 8 ........... Letlt Shine Gymnastics .. .. ............................ TN Kennedy Baker .. B.......... River City Gymnastics ..................................... TN Nikki Beaudoin ... ........................... 7 ........... Arizona Sunrays ............................................. f\l. Mackenzie Brannan ......................... B ........... Capital Gymnastics ......................................... TX Sarah Caoili .............................. 8 ........... Excalibur Gymnastics ... .................................. VA Sydney Converse ............................. 7 ........... Gwinnett Gymnastics Center ........................... GA Aziza Day .............................. 8 ........... Gwinnett Gymnastics Center ....... GA Bethany DiGiambatista ..................... 7 ........... Arizona Sunrays ............................................ f\l. Na'Chelle Fercovich ...................... 7 ........... Frederick Gymnastics Club.. . ... MD Megan Finck .. 8.......... Exper TIess Gymnastics .. .. ............... NY Hallie Gillam .............................. 7.. .. River City Gymnastics . .. .......................... TN Anna Gortner .............................. 8 ........... Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy ..................... OH Heather Hannon .............................. 8 ........... DeVeau's School of Gymnastics .................. IN Taelyn Henderson

......................... 7 ........... Hawaiian Island Twisters ................................. HI

Morgan Hines .............................. 7 ........... Mesquite Gymnastics ..................................... TX Taylor Jefferson ....................... ...... 7 ........... Rebound Gymnastics ...................................... NJ Jacqueline Kessler ........................... 7 ........... Sun Country Gymnastics ............................... FL Haley Lackey ..... 8 ........... Tupelo Academy of Gymnastics .. .. ... MS Cierra Lauro .... 8 ........... Hawaiian Island Twisters.. . ............................ HI Nicole Macco .............................. 7 ........... Rebound Gymnastics ...................................... NJ Saril May .............................. 7 ........... Capital Gymnastics ......................................... TX Madeline Mazzola ............................ 8 ........... Gymnastics World ...........................................OH Dakota McManus ........... 8 ........... World Class Gymnastics ...... ............................ VA Symone Moore .............................. 8 ........... Excalibur Gymnastics ...................................... VA Allyson Nied ........................ 7 ........... Texas Dreams Gymnastics .............................. TX Annika Northrop ............................. 7 ........... Hawaiian Island Twisters ................................ HI Catalina Palma ... B ..... Excalibur Gymnastics .......... .. ..... VA Gena Pitts ........... 8.......... ,Texas Dreams Gymnastics ............................. TX Christina Pudlo .............................. B ........... Palmer's Gymnastics ....................................... IL Jasmine Quinn .............................. B ........... Charleston Twisters ........................................ SC Chanen Raygoza .............................. 8 ........... Precision Gymnastics .............................. CA Brooke Rendall ............................. 8 ........... River City Gymnastics ............................... ..... TN Gabrielle Roberts ............................. 8 ........... ParkAvenue Gymnastics ................................. FL Michaela Romito .............................. 8 ........... Gymnastics World ..........................................OH Kianna Roosevelt ............................. 8.......... Carter's Gymnastics Academy ......................... f\l. Kyla Ross ................... 8.. .. .... National Gymnastics......... ....... ....... CA Emily Schein .................... B.... ...... Dallas Gymnastics Center... .. . ...... TX Madison Smith .............................. 7 ........... Palmer's Gymnastics ....... .. ......................... IL Braie Speed .............................. 8 ........... Alamo Gymnastics Center ............................... TX Sydney Staliard .............................. 8 ........... Tennessee Academy of Gymnastics ................ TN Lauren Sturm .............................. 8 ........... Arkansas Gymnastics Training Center . ............ AR Dominiquea Trotter .......................... 8 ........... Rebound Gymnastics ................................. .... NJ Victoria Weissinger .......................... B ........... Arizona Sunrays ............................................ f\l. Katherine Whiting ............................. B ........... Santa Cruz Gymnastics.... .. ....... CA Katelyn Zdanowicz... .. ................. 8 ........... All Around Gymnastics .. .. ..........................OH

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Mikaela Amodeo ............................ 9 .Palmer's Gymnastics ............................. ....... IL ChelseaAnderscn ........................ 11 ....... Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy .................. OH Kathryn Bagby ..... 9 ............. Olympic Dreams ..... ..................................... OH Jennifer Bazany .................. 9 ............. Alamo Gymnastics Center ............................. TX Blakely Beard ............................ 9 ............. American Elite Gymnastics ........................... GA Lauren Beers .......................... 10 ............. Southern TIer Gymnastics .......................... ... NY Jasmine Berry .......................... 10 ............. HUGS... . ....... TX Haley Bodenheimer ................ 11 ..... The Gym Company .............................. NC Carol Byrnes .......................... 10.. .. .... Girls Co-Op Gymnastics ................................ PA Danci Cha .......................... 10 ............ laFleur's · Wisconson ................................... WI Alexandra Christensen ................. 11 .. ......... Exper·TIess ............................................. .... Ny Sheriese Clark ... . 11.............. Excalibur Gymnastics ................................... VA Rebekah Conrad . ...9 ............. Excalibur Gymnastics ................................... VA Kelsie Courtney .......................... 10 ............. Madison Gymnastics World ............................ IN Alyssa Cruz .......................... 11 .............. IGI .................................................................. IL Elise Darroch ............................ 9............ Santa Cruz Gymnastics ................................ CA Rachel Daum ............ 9............ Acrotex .......................................... .. .. TX TIffany Dawson ........................ . 10.. .. ........ Suncoast Gymnastics Academy .. .. ............ FL Aziza Day .......................... 10 ............. Gwinnett Gymnastics Center ......................... GA Kettie Dougherty .......................... 11... .. ... Flips Gymnastics ......................................... MN Gabrielle Douglas . .......................... 9........... Excalibur Gymnastics .................................... VA Elizabeth Dzwierzynski .................. 9 ............. Sallo Gymnastics ................................. ........ WI Heather Finnegan .. ...... 9 ............. Brandy Johnson's ......................................... FL Jenna Fitzpatrick ........................... 9 ............. M & M Gymnastics ....................................... WI Heather Foley .......................... 10 ............. Sallo Gymnastics ........................................ WI II!==~:;#=.;.;::= Shelby Gardelius .......................... 10 ............. Peninsula Gymnastics... . ....................... CA Paige Gehman .......................... 10 ............. North Stars.. .. ... NJ Keara Glover .............. 11 ............ Mat Trotters ...................... . ....... OK Anna Goldblatt .......................... 10.. .. ..... Texas Dreams Gymnastics ............................ TX Jordyn Grace ........................ 10.. .. ...... Dallas Gymnastics Center ........ TX Amara Grubor .............. 9 ............. Sallo Gymnastics .......................................... WI Amanda Hasler .......................... 11 .............. Rebound Gymnastics .................................... NJ Mary Jane Horth ............................ 9 ............. Gymnastics World ........................................ OH Chelsea Howes .......................... 10 ............. Classics ........................................................ FL Amanda Hubley .......................... 11 ............. Gymnastics Training Center ............ MA MaKyna Kancso ............................ 9 ............. Excalibur Gymnastics ....... .. ...... VA Meghan Kessler .......................... 10.. .. ...... Sun Country Gymnastics....... .. .. FL Kana Kobayashi ............................ 9........... Gymnastics Training Center.. .. .... UT Kailee Kovacs .......................... 10 ............. Orlando Metro .. .. ....................................... FL Jade Kubitsky ...................... 9 ............. Girls Co·Op Gymnastics ................................ PA Alison La Rocca ....................... 9 ............. Exper TIess Gymnastics ................. NY Maddie Landon .......................... 10 .......... ... Dallas Gymnastics Center ... TX Savannah Larimore ...................... 10 ..... Madison Gymnastics World ............................ IN Randi Lau .......................... 10 ............. Hawaiian Island Twisters ................................ HI Meaghan Mahoney ...................... 10 ............. Carter's Gymnastics Acdemy ........................ CA Sarah Marquez .......................... 10 ............. Airborne Gymnastics... . . .................. CA Ariel Martin .......................... 10...... .IGI .. .. .................................................... IL Petra Matthies ....................... 11 ... Brestyan's .......... ............................... .. MA Shannon Mitchell .. .. ....... 11 . ... Hills Gymnastics .......................................... MD Hallie Mossett ....... 9 ............. AII Olympians Gymnastics Center ................. CA India Patel ...... 9 ............. Chelsea Piers ................................................ NY Alyssa Pinkley ..... 11 ... Triad Gymnastics ........................................... IA Marly Potocarrero . .. .......... 11 ... Riverside Gymnastics ........ .. ....... NY Andrea Prohaska ......... 10 .............Hawaiian Island Twisters ... ............................. HI Kylee Read .......................... 10 ............. Palmer's Gymnastics ..................................... IL Ellese Sakai-Hart ......................... 11 ............ Santa Cruz Gymnastics ................................. CA Samantha Shapiro .......... 11 ... AII Olympians Gymnastics Center ................. CA Danielle Shedd ......... 10 ............. HUGS ........................................................... TX Memory Shettles .. ... 9 ............. Tupelo Academy of Gymnastics .................... MS Taylor Sockwell ......... 10 ......... ... American Gymnastics ....... .. .............. AL Gabrielle Spadaccia.. .. ..... 10 ... Girls Co·Op Gymnastics.. .. ............. PA Cheyenne Stickel ......................... 11 ............. Girls Co·Op Gymnastics ................................ PA AmyVicidomini .............. 10 .. Rebound Gymnastics .................... ... .. ... NJ Morgan Volpe ..................... 10 .... US GymnastiCS Development Center II .......... NJ Megan Walker ......... 11 ... Southern TIer ................... .. ........................ NY Kendall Westrich . .. ........ 9 ... Saito GymnastiCS ........ ... .. ................. WI Cassie Whitcomb.. .. ..... 11.. ....... Cincinnati GymnastiCS Academy.. .. ..... OH Molly White ............................ 9.. ........ Airborne Colorado ......................................... CO Jordyn Wieber ............................ 9 ............. Gedderts Twistars USA .................................. MI Delaney Wilder ............................ 9 ... Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy .................. OH Nicole Wright ........ 11 .............. World Class Gymnastics ... .. ........................ VA

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By; N~Sy. Clark, MS, RD at well. Believe it or not, that's what most active people need to learn to do. Eat for performance. Eat for health. I am surrounded by athletes who do not know how to eat well. They know how to skip breakfast and lunch. How to stay away from carbs. How to blow their diets. These athletes would not only perform better but also be healthier down the road if they could eat better on a daily basis, eat at the right times to optimize energy, eat the best foods to promote future good health, and eat wisely to manage weight. For many athletes, eating well seems a trivial concern. They joke about overdosing on Vitamin C-3 (Chocolate Chip Cookies). They are influenced by these prevailing beliefs: Food is fattening; I don't have time to eat or I don't have time to eat well. A survey of 50 collegiate football players reports they averaged 59% of their calories from ~sugars and fats. Yes, that's a lot of junk food ...

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purpose of this article is to invite you to think how you eat and to offer a few tips on eating well as an athlete ... eating healthfully, appropriately and enjoyably. Eating to heal the tiny injuries that occur with each workout . Eating to refuel the muscles and prepare them for the next

session. Eating to optimize muscular growth, enhance the immune system, and protect your body from the diseases of aging. I hope the information will inspire you to choose a positive sports diet that repairs your muscles optimally, fuels them energetically, and protects your good health.

Eating TIP #1. I

Diets are oppressive, unrealistic and ineffective. They tend to leave you hungry all day long and you will never win the war against hunger. As a client of mine decreed, "My mother put me on my first diet when I was 9 years old, I have gotten fatter and fatter with every successive attempt to lose weight. Diets have made me fat, not thin!" So true. Do not diet! The best way to control your weight is to eat- wholesome foods, quality calories, protective foods. Starting at breakfast, have a fruit smoothie, oatmeal topped with nuts and honey, multi-grain toast smothered with peanut butter, yogurt with berries and granola. All of these choices are quick and easy, tasty, health protective and energy enhancing. Fear not that you'll "get fat" eating breakfast. Research indicates breakfast eaters are not only leaner than breakfast skippers, but also have better quality diets overall. Plus, you need a hearty breakfast to fuel your afternoon workout (or refuel your morning workout) and dampen the desire for evening junk food. The best way to lose weight is to eat satiating food; you can feel fed but still lose body fat. See Tips -ltZand #3 ...


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The 2004 Future Star and Elite Future Star camps took place at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY, the weekends of Oct. 24-27 and Oct. 26-29, respectively. This year the camp was split into two groups based on the results so that the gymnasts would receive more individual attention. The gym nasts with the highest scores were placed in the Elite Future Stars and the next group of gymnasts made up the Future Stars team. The staff, which consisted of National Team Coordinator Efrossina Anguelova, Jessica Howard, Mila Hardy and Brooke Toohey, all agreed that the small numbers made for a very productive camp. Many of the personal coaches,: attended the camp to learn new ideas on stretching, ballet, body skills, handling

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ATTENTION READERS - UPCOMING MAGAZINE The March i April issue of USA Gymnastics magazine will come to your house a little late so that we can include full coverage of the American Cup competition which takes place Feb. 25-26 in Long Island, New York. Look for your magazine to arrive toward the end of March and with all the details from the American Cup included.

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Chellsie Memmel and Alicia Sacramone were the U.S:s dynamic duo at the 12th Artistic World Cup Finals in Birmingham, England, Dec. 11-12. The depth of the u.s. program is evident as both Memmel and Sacramone grabbed gold on bars and vault, respectively.

Memmel, who is the co-World Champion on bars from the 2003 World Championships, was once again victorious on her favorite event at the World Cup Finals, scoring 9.625. Sixteen-year-old Memmel defeated British star Beth Tweddle and China's Li Va. Memmel is from West Allis, Wis., and is coached by her dad, Andrew and Laurie Glazer at M&M Gymnastics. Memmel also won gold medals on both bars and beam at the 2004 Pan American Specialist Championships in Venezuela. This tenacious athlete sat out much of 2004 due to a broken bone in her left foot which she sustained in April. She completed a remarkable comeback to serve as an alternate to the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. When asked how it felt to win the World Cup medal, Chellsie said, "It felt really good to win. It's the biggest competition I've been in since the 2003 World Championships so it was great to get back into it. It was kind of nice to just focus on the one event." Sacramone, 17, of Winchester, Mass. and Brestyan's American Gymnastics, demonstrated that she will be a force to be reckoned with in years to come by winning the vault gold with a 9.481. In the process, Sacramone held off '04 Olympic champion Monica Rosu who scored a 9.456, Olympic bronze medalist Anna Pavlova who scored 9.418 and former Olympic champion Elena Zamolodchikova with a 9.412 . . Sacramone celebrated her 17th birthday on Dec. 3 by winning the vault and floor titles at the 2004 Pan American Specialist Championships on Dec. 5. Sacramone, who has now won three gold and two silvers on vault in international competition since March, is coached by Mihai Brestyan.

She said, "I'm still in shock. It hasn't hit me yet that I won and defeated the Olympic Champion on vault. I'm so glad that I was able to hit both of my vaults."

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Alicia Sacramone and Chellsie Memmel pose for the cameras after winning gold at the World Cup Finals.

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Hometown & Residence: .. .. .......... ................... .... .. ... .. ......... ........... West Allis, Wis. Date of Birth : ... .......... ..... ..... ... ................. .. ..... ... ....... ... ................ June 23 , 1988 Club : ......... ... ... ....... ... ........................ .. ...... ...... ... ...... ... ... ... ....... M&M Gymnastics Coaches: ... ... ... ..... .... ............ .. ..... ...... ........... .. .. . Andrew Memmel and Laurie Glazer School: ......... .... ..... .. ... .... .. ... ... ........... ..... ..... ......... West Allis Central High School Yea r in School: ........... ... ..... .. .. ... .. .... ... .. ...... .. ... .. ............. ........ .... 11th (Fall '04) Began Gymnastics: ... ...... ...... ........................ ... ... ......... ... ......... ................. 1989 Favorite Event: .. ... .. .... .... ....... ............... ..... ............................................ ... Ba rs

Chellsie had an outstanding year in 2003 - winning the Pan American Games All-Around title and then being assigned as alternate to the 2003 World Championships team . When injuries and/or illness occurred to three members of the u.S. team, Chellsie took the floor at the World Championships and went on to help her team win its first ever gold medal. She also tied for first on bars and tied for eighth in the all-around. In 2004, Chellsie was on target to make the Olympic Team but a broken bone in her foot spoiled her plans. However, she was able to make a remarkable comeback to earn a spot as alternate on the strong u.S. Olympic Team. Chellsie said, "It was good for me to make it that far after being injured. It was still hard, but having the other alternates in Athens with me to train was great. We had fun watching the competition and we wished the team well, but it was also hard to watch because we all wished we were competing." Back in top form, Chellsie is back to her winning ways taking first on bars at the World Cup Finals. She also won gold medals on both bars and beam at the 2004 Pan American Specialist Championships in Venezuela.

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As far as the future, CheLlsie's next big meet is, "HopefuLly the American Cup," she said. "My big goaL for 2005 is to make the WorLd Championships team and traveL to MeLbourne, Australia.

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Hometown & Residence: ............................................................. Winchester, Mass. Date of Birth: .......................................................................... December 3, 1987 Club: ........................................ ............ ............... Brestyan's American Gymnastics Coaches: ....................................................................... Mihai and Silvia Brestyan School: ........................................................ .................. Winchester High School Year in School: ........................................................................... 11th (Fall '04) Began Gymnastics: ................................................................................... 1996 Favorite Event: .......................................................................... Vault and Floor

Alicia Sacramone is known for her power in the world of gymnastics - especially on vault and floor. She just returned from two international assignments and won three gold medals! She won both the vault and floor titles at the Pan American Specialist Championships and went on to win the gold on vault at the World Cup Finals. Regarding the gold medal win, Alicia said, 'Tm still in shock. It hasn't hit me yet that I won." Not only did Alicia win but she also defeated the vaulting Olympic Champion, Monica Rosu from Romania. 38

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Alicia's vaults were double twisting Yu rchenko and a front handspring front Rudi. "I competed the second vault at Championships last yea r. I've only competed it in two other meets. I just got bac k a couple days before from Venezuela and used the same va ult so I felt very confident."

Winning two goLd medals in VenezueLa at the Pan American Specialist Championships was equally as exciting for ALicia. "Winning two titles on vauLt and floor was amazing. I was very happy." Alicia also won vault at the 2004 Pacific Alliance Championships in Honolulu and took second on the same event at the 2004 Siegfried Fischer Trophy event in Brazil. Going into the 2004 U.S. Championships all eyes were on Alicia, however, it wasn't her best showing.

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"I think I peaked a little too early in the season," said Alicia. "I started hard core training too soon and by the time the U.S. Championships arrived, I was wiped out. However, I think the setback was a good learning experience for me. I know I'm a good gymnast but I can't let one mishap get me down . I took some time off after Championships and then came back and got refocused. Now I enjoy gymnastics again. I'm having a lot of fun. I was putting a lot of pressure on myself and it wasn't fun . Now I've taken the press ure off of myself and it's so much better."

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TEAM 1 USA .............. ... ........................................ .. ....... .. .................. 107 .488 2 Mexico .. ......... .. ...... ......... ... .... .... ............ .... .. ..... .. .............. .. .. 104.653 3 Brazil ........................... ...... ....... ............. ..... ............... ....... ..... 94.687 ALL-AROUND 1 Edward Mesa USA .... .... ...... ........... .... .......... .......... .... ...... .... .. ..... 2 Danell Leyva USA .. ........ .. .............. .. ...... .. ........ .... ............ .... ...... 3 Daniel Corral MEX ............ .. .............. .... ...... .......... ...................... 4 Alex Barrera USA ........ .. ........................ .... ........................ ......... 5 Irvi ng Genchi MEX ................................................ .... ................. 6 Paulo De Soala BRA .. .............. ...... ...................... ......................

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COURTNEY SMITH Darlington, South Carolina Courtney, 7, trains at Freedom Florence Gymnastics and is coached by Mike, Antolic, Stacey, Pam and Kelly. Last year as a 6 year old Courtney won the 2004 Level 4 South Carolina State Championships in the all-around with a score of 33.475. She also took first on floor and bars and second on beam and vault.

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Somers Point, New Jersey Carissa, 12, won the Level 9 New Jersey State all-around title with a score of 37.425 in March 2004. She also won vault (9.225) and bars (9.475), was second on beam with a 9.475 and fifth on floor with a 9.25. She trains in Bridgeton at Star Bound Gymnastics and is caached by lisa BaHavio, Lori Reiger and Clint Carroll.

COLE MALETESTA AND ANTONIO ROSELLI Middleton, Massachusetts

DAVID GANZ, ALEX LOU, ... NATHAN KHAW . . Cole Malatesta, 9, and Antonio Roselli, Beaverton, Oregon 11 , are from Yellow Jackets Gymnastics

David, 8, Alex, 9, Nathan, 9, are all Level 6 gymnasts and made the National Developmental Team in the 8 -9 year old age group Future Stars Regional evaluation. Nathan had the highest score with an 85.40. David had the second highest score with an 83.90 and Alex had the fourth highest score with an 82.30. David and Nathan both scored 10.0 during the testing, David on rings strength and Nathan on parallel bars strength. All three boys train at the Oregon Gymnastic Academy in Beaverton, Oregon and are coached by Leonard Spivey.

in Middleton, Mass. They placed first and second at the Region VI Future Stars Evaluation and will be traveling to the USOTC for the Future Stars National Championships. Both boys love pommel horse and have daily strength baHles to see who is the strongest. Cole is the crazy one, trying to keep up with the LevellO's at every proctice. Antonio is the technical one, making sure that he performs every skill the best he possibly can.

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6. Sandra Izbasa 7. Sarah Shire

8. NataLia Zigansh ina

BEAM 1. Kyoko Oshima 2. Miki Uemura 3. An na Pavlova

ACRO eYMllAnlCS CLINIC- - - With the help of seven great clinicians the Sports Acrobatics National Athlete Clinic was a tremendous success. More than 115 athletes representing 14 clubs and each of the sports aero regions traveled to Xtreme Aero in Rockville, Maryland, for the annual clinic held, November 12-1 5, 2004. The athletes and their coaches had a great time learning new skills and perfecting old ones, and are returning home with a new sense of excitement and energy for the upcoming season. Thanks to our clinicians for your knowledge, expertise, and energy: Yevgeny Marchenko, Sheri Reiakvam, Julie Miller, Jurek Pot Yanina Silva, Selena Peco, and Linda Demand. And compliments to our hosts Resi Buell-Size and Judi Eicher, owners of Xtreme Aero .

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SACRAMONE, SINCLAIR BRING HOME WORLD CUP MEDALS U.S. Women's National Team members Alicia Sacramone and Melanie Sinclair again proved the depth of the U.S. program by venturing to a World Cup meet in Ghent Belgium, Nov. 5-7 and bringing home two silver medals. 1983 National All-Around Champion Dianne Durham acted as head of delegation and judge for the meet.

The FIG World Cup is a co mpetition that rewards the gymnasts based on consistency over a series of events. The World Cup program includes the Olympic Games, the World Championships, Continental Championships, and World Cup Tournament Category A or B events conducted around the world. The top eight athletes from each World Ranking List per apparatus qualify for the Final, which took place Dec. 11-12 in Birmingham, England. 2003 World Champion on uneven bars Chellsie Memmel and Sacramone are slated to compete in the World Cup Final.

Vault 1. Monica Rosu .... .... .. ........ . ROM ............ 9.525

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Alicia Sacramone ... .. .... .... USA ........ .. .. 9.387 Anna Pavlova ....... .. ....... .. RUS ... ....... .. 9.363 Melanie Sinclair ... ........... USA ............. 9.344 Fei Cheng ....................... CHN ..... ..... .. 9.287 Elena Zamolodchikova ...... RUS ....... ..... 9.056

Uneven Bars 1. Ya Li ......................... CHN .. ......... 9.713

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Sacramone, 17, of Brestyan's American Gymnastics in Massachusetts finished second on vault with a 9.387. She trailed reignin9 Olympic vault champion Monica Rosu of Romania, with Olympic vault bronze medalist, Anna Pavlova of Russia, taking third. Sacramone finished second on vault at the 2004 U.S. Championships, and first on the event at the 2004 Pacific Alliance Championships.

Melanie Sinclair .... ..... Danielle Hypolito ....... Liudmila Ezhova ......... Cherelle Fennell .... ..... Gael Mackie ...............

USA BRA RUS GBR CAN

... ....... 9.65.0 ....... .... 9.300 .......... 9.125 .......... 8.863 .... .... .. 8.800

Balance Beam

1. Catalina Ponor ... ...... .. ROM ...... .. .. 9.662 2. Anna Pavlova ....... ...... RUS ........ .. 9.562 3. Nan Zhang ........ .. .... .. CHN .. .. ...... 9.487 4. Ya Li .... .......... .. ...... .. CHN .......... 9.375 5. Danielle Hypolito ........ BRA ........... 9.362 6. Liudmila Ezhova .... ..... RUS ....... ... 9.250

Sacramone narrowly missed a medal on floor on day two of event finals. Sacramone scored a 9.262 to trail Olympic floor champion Catalina Ponor of Romania at 9.350, and Rosu and Brazil's Daniele Hypolito with a 9.275. Sinclair, 17, of Orlando Metro distanced herself from the field with a 9.650 on bars, good enough for the silver medal. She trailed only Chinese Olympian Li Va, who placed fifth at the Olympics, at 9.713. Hypolito took bronze with a 9.300. Sinclair took fourth on bars at the DTB Cottbus World Cup event earlier this season. Sinclair also took fourth on vault.

WOMEN'S FINALS ----------------

Floor Exercise 1. Catalina Ponor .. ......... ROM .......... 9.350

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Monica Rosu ..... ......... Danielle Hypolito ....... Alicia Sacramone .. ...... Nan Zhang ... .... ..... .. .. Suzanne Harmes .........

ROM .......... 9.275 BRA ........... 9.275 USA ..... ..... 9.262 CHN .......... 9.162 NED .......... 9.075

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Jonathan Horton won vault.

Melanie Sinclair and Alicia Sacramone earned gold and silver on vault & floor.

Chell,sie Memmel and Natasha Kelley won first and second on beam.

The first Pan American Specialist Championships took place in Maracaibo, Venezuela , Dec. 1-5. The U.S. women included Natasha Kelley, Chellsie Memmel, Alicia Sacramone, and Melanie Sinclair. The U.S. women took first and second in all four events. Sacramone took first on vault and floor, while 2003 Bars World Champion Memmel took first on bars and beam. KelleY' added a silver medal on beam and Sinclair took silvers on vault, bars and floor.

David Sender and Jonathan Horton (in red) on the awards stand.

The men's team included Jonathan Horton and David Sender. Horton wo n vault and was third on high bar, while Horton and Sender tied for second on rings. Sender also' tied for third- on~flo-or.

WOMEN VAULT 1. ALida Sacramone

2. Melanie Sinclair 3. CeLeste Carnevale 4. Maria Sol Poliandri 5. Bruna Oa Costa 6. Yeny Ibarra 7. Grace AI. Coronado 8. Leysha Lopez

MEN'S FLOOR USA USA ARG ARG BRA MEX ECU PUR

9.462 9.262 9.056 8.906 8.787 8.781 8.506 8.087

BARS 1. Chellsie Memmel

2. Melanie Sinclair 3. Jessica Lopez

4. Bruna Da Costa 5. 6. 7. 8.

Yeny Ibarra Fanny Briceno Thais O'Almeida Celeste Carnevale

USA USA VEN BRA MEX VEN BRA ARG

9.600 9.537 8.875 8.825 8.387 7.950 8.112 7.937

USA USA ARG MEX VEN VEN BRA BRA

9.637 9.487 9.237 8.762 8.337 8.287 8.162 7.687

7. Francisco O. Saquicela 8. Pablo Capote

BRA VEN USA PUR PER MEX ECU VEN

9.475 9.100 8.71 2 8.71 2 8.525 8.487 8.037 7.787

USA USA BRA BRA VEN VEN ARG MEX

9.472 9.387 8.962 8.650 8.462 8.062 8.050 7.987

1. Jhonny Parra 2. Alexander Rodrig uez 3. Mosiah Rodrig uez 4. Joseph Rodriguez 5. (arycer Briceno 6. Diego Mercado 6. Miguel Monreal 8. Bruno Marti ns

VEN PUR BRA PUR VEN MEX MEX BRA

9.450 9.425 9.387 8.625 8.450 8.150 8.150 6.625

VEN USA USA VEN PUR BRA BRA

9.575 9.400 9.400 9.400 8.425 8.337 8.125

USA BRA VEN USA VEN PER BRA PUR

9.368 9.337 9.318 9.293 9.124 9.050 8.875 8.649

1. Fernando Fuentes 2. Luiz A. Dos Anjos 3. Jhonny Parra 4. Mosiah Rodriguez 5. Diego Mercado 6. Joseph Rodriguez 7. Carlos B. Jara 8. Jorge W. Portalanza

VEN BRA VEN BRA MEX PUR ECU ECU

9.062 B.B75 8.775 8.300 7.675 7.250 1.100 6.400

VEN VEN USA BRA BRA PUR

9.562 9.425 9.362 9. 100 8.625 8.450 8.450

HIGH BAR 1. (arycer Briceno 2. Jhonny Parra

3. Jonathan Horton 4. Mosiah Rodriguez 5. Victor Rosa 6. Joseph Rodriguez 6. Miguel Monreal 8. Alexander Rodriguez

STILL RINGS

FLOOR 1. Alida Sacramone 2. Melanie Sinclair 3. Thais O路Almeida 4. Bruna Da Costa 5. Maciel Pena 6. Yarimar Medina 7. Aylen Gonzalez 8. Ana Balboa

Victor Rosa Fernando Fuentes David Sender Alexander Rodriguez Mario P. Berrios Diego Mercado

POMMEL HORSE

BEAM 1. CheUsie Memmel 2. Natasha Kelley 3. Celeste Carnevale 4. Iyerida Mogollon 5. Jessica Lopez 6. Maciel Pena 7. Thais O'Almeida 8. Bruna Da Costa

1. 2. 3. 3. 5. 6.

1. Reg ula Carmona 2. Jonathan Horton 2. Davi d Sender 2. David Pacheco 5. Joseph Rodriguez 6. Luiz A. Oos Anjos 7. Bruno Martins

VAULT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Jonat han Horton Victor Rosa Pablo Capote David Sender Fernando Fuentes Mario P. Berrios Bruno Martins Alexander Rodriguez

Natasha Kelley, Chellsie Memmel, Alicia Sacramone and Melanie Sinclair

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