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Publisher Steve Penny

March· April 2007

Editor Luan Peszek Designer Zemetria Barnes-Perry

FEATURES Tyson American Cup

Design Associate Adam Braden

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Shawn Johnson and Jonathan Horton won the 2007 Tyson American Cup in Jacksonville, Fla., March 3, beating an impressive field tha t included athletes from 14 countries and eight medalists from the 2006 World Championships.

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16 Winter Cup Challenge Luck ran high for Sean Townsend at the 2007 Winter Cup Challenge. Townsend won the meet over national team members David Sender and Guillermo Alvarez in Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 8-11. 22

Rhythmic Challenge

Lisa Wang won the senior division at the 2007 Rhythmic Challenge in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb, 18" while Marlee Shape won the junior division, 28

Summer Camp Directory

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nside USA gymnastics SA Gymnastics started March off with a bang when ille, Fla., hosted a very successful Tyson American Cup on Mar(lh 3. Competing before an enthusiastic crowd and a na 'on ide audience on NBC Sports, the USA's Shawn Johnson and Jonathan Horton captured the prestigious titles ahead of an impressive field that included eight medalists from the 2006 World Championships. We congratulate all of the participants on an exciting event, especially all of the USA Gymnastics athletes who represented the country at the highest level. We would also like to thank all of the volunteers and our partners in Jacksonville for an exceptional event, especially the local gymnastics clubs that attended in force. Legendary coach Bela Karolyi also joined us in Jacksonville to kick off the second annual Tyson Fitness Challenge and the drive to raise $1 million for the Children's Miracle Network by 2008. The Tyson Fitness Challenge has two goals: helping today's kids get more physically fit and helping kids who need help by raising money for the Children's Miracle Network. Geared toward young people ages 4-16, the program is about increasing their fitness activities through the professional environments of the gymnastics clubs, as well as teaching them about a well-balanced diet. The announcement was made at Wolfson Children's Hospital, one of two Children's Miracle Network hospitals in Jacksonville, and we had the opportunity to meet two of the local Miracle children, Whitney Pinson and Saylor Kirkpatrick. Both girls have ties to gymnastics and have been helped by a hospital that is a part of the Children's Miracle Network. Whihley was a competitive gymnast prior to her illness, and Saylor is enrolled in gymnastics classes. Saylor entertained a crowd of media and gym club owners when she performed a forward roll for Karolyi. Spending time with Saylor and Whitney underscored why the fundraising part of the Tyson Fitness Challenge is important and why we hope that the entire gymnastics community will become a part of the initiative this year. These two, and many kids like them, have persevered through some tough times and the assistance they received through their Children's Miracle Network hospitals is making a difference in their lives. USA Gymnastics first began raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network in 2001 as part of National Gymnastics Day, and in that time, we have raised more than $645,000. The Tyson Fitness Challenge became the platform to raise funds in 2006, and the great thing about the Children's Miracle Network is that the funds raised by our gymnasts and gym clubs benefit children right in their own community. The gymnastics community has proven time and again what can be accomplished when we work together for a common goal. Please join me in helping us achieve our goal of $1 million by the summer of 2008. Through this common effort, we will be impacting the lives of many young people. See you in the gym.

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son American Cup all-around titles in Jacksonville, Fla., March 3. Fifteen-year-old Jo~ m s n was competing for the first time as a senior and Horton, 21, won his second co secutive title at this event. "This was an experience I'll never forget," said Johnson, the 2006 U.S. junior all-around champion. "I loved hearing the crowd and I love the pressure because it makes me want to do better." "I was more relaxed today and I tried to stay calm," Horton said. "I knew that if I was on, I could win. This win is different from last year because I knew I had the abili ty to win." 2006 team world silver-medalist Natasha Kelley of Katy, Texas,

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finished second in the all-around with a score of 61.450 to Johnson's 62.050. Mexico's Elsa Garcia was third with a 60.200. Kelley, 17, said, "It was a really good experience and helped my confidence level." Horton won with a 92 .750 and Takuya Nakase of Japan placed second with a score of 92.150. Russia's Maxim Devyatovs ky was third, fo llowed by 2006 pommel horse ~

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world bron ze-medali st Alexander Artemev, 21, who finished fourth . Devyatovsky and akase finished fifth and sixth all-around at the 2006 World Championships, respectively. The U.S. Women's Team began the competition with two strong vaults from Johnson and Kelley. Johnson earned the highest vault score of the day for her Yurchenko double full with a 15.325 and Kelley posted a 14.950 for her Yurchenko one-and-a-half, placing third after the first rotation. Johnson's 15.750 on bars kept her in the lead with a score of 31.075. \,(/ith strong execution on vault and bars, Garcia was second after two events widl a score of 30.300. Kelley missed a Hindorf release on bars to score 14.975, putting her in third. Kelley came back strong in round three to turn in dle top performance on beam, earning the highest women's score of the competition with a 16.250. Johnson fell on a layout, pike back series to earn a 15.450, and was able to maintain her lead in dle all-around. Kelley'S score moved her into second place, just .350 behind Johnson.

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On floor, Johnson hit a beautiful routine to score a 15.525 and Kelley finished her competition strong as well, earning a 15.275. Harron got a much better start on his first event, pommel horse, than during dle prelims competition. After earning a 15.550 on rings, Horton jumped from third to lead dle men's field after Wee events. His 15.900 was dle highest score on floor exercise for me men. A powerful, 16.200 vault from D evyatovsky moved him into me lead widl a 61.800. Horton was close behind wim 61.650. Artemev held on to his fourdl-place all-around standing after earning a score of 15.550 on vault. The last gynulast to perform on parallel bars, Horton scored a 15.750 to build a .1 50-point lead over Devyatovsky heading into high bar, me last event of dle competition. Horton's high-flying horizontal bar routine earned a score of 15.350 to clinch his second straight Tyson American Cup tide.

Women's Qualification The international field at this year's event was quite impressive, wim six of the gymnasts finishing in dle top 24 all-around at me 2006 \'(10rld Championships. Despite me inlpressive lineup, dle U.S. women dominated dle qualification competition, sweeping first waugh fifdl in dle all-around. Ukraine's Dariya Zgoba grabbed an early lead after the first roration scoring a 15.800 on bars, dle highest score on this event. Also on bars, Bianca Flohr, 16, was second after round one widl her 15.650 which included a stuck double layout dismount. China's Zhou Zhuoru was third with a 15.50. Fifteen-year-old Samanma Peszek, who started on vault, was fourm after round one scoring dle high mark on this event for her double twisting Yurchenko, 15.250. Mexico's E lsa Garcia grabbed me lead after two rounds of competition wim consistent scores on vault and bars, 15.000 and 15.550, respectively. Kelley moved up to second after an impressive bar routine dlat scored a 15.650. Johnson, who started out slow on vault, scoring a 14.85, moved up to dlird after hitting a nice bar routine, complete widl a double twisting, double layout dismount. Johnson and Flohr tied for dllid all-around, while 16-yearold Shayla Worley and Peszek were tied for fifdl all-around. Worley showed great difficulty on bars wim a start value of 6.70, however, she sat down her double front dismount and scored a 15.350. (note: Worley was called in to replace 2006 World Championships silver medalist Jana Bieger, who injured her ankle on a tumbling pass on dle first day of podium training.) Johnson moved into me lead after mree rounds of competition showing an impressive floor routine wim a double twisting double back mount to score a 15.650, me highest score on this event. Peszek moved into secor1cl after round wee, also showing a floor routine, including a double twisting, double back mount to earn dle second-highest score on this event, 15.500. Kelley and Worley were dlird and fourdl after d1tee tounds of competition while Flohr was fifm. During me last rotation, Johnson hit a solid beam routine, highlighted by a new standing tuck full and a full twisting double back di smount. She scored a 16.100 to clinch the preliminary competition with a score of 62.100. Kelley moved up to second, also hitting a nice beam routine including a sta nding full and a sta nding Arabian to score a 15.550 and an all-around total of 61.200. Worley finished up strong on beam to score a 15.350 and place third all-around. Flohr's last event was floor and she hit a nice routine, scoring 15.300 and finishing fourdl all-around. Peszek dropped from second all-around to fifth due to a few wobhles on beam and an overtime deduction of .30. However, she showed a new double Arabian dismount, which was a highlight of her routine. ~


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China's Lu Bo took the early lead in the all-around after one round of competition, scoring a 15.45 on rings, followed by Ho rton and Canada's Adam Wong, who both showed strong performances with scores of 15.40 and 15.35 on rings. After round two of competition, Belarus' D zmitry Savitski grabbed d1e lead with his scores of 14.00 on pommel horse and 15.70 on rings. USi\'s Guillermo Alvarez and !\rtemev were second and third, respectively. Alvarez had the high score of the competition on pommel horse, 14.550. At the midway point of the competition, Savitski was o n top with a score of 44.950 followed closel y by Bo, Germany's Fabian Hambuechen and Alvarez in a three-way tie for second with 44.500. Horton began his climb back to the top o n vault, following a rough pommel ho rse routi ne. After three rounds o f competiti on, H o rto n had moved up to eighth place. After four rounds of competition, Savitski held on to d1e lead with a nice vault, scoring 15.400. Alvarez grabbed second place with a Yurchenko double twist scoring 15.700. Lu Bo was dllid. Jonad1an H orton continued his climb with a strong performance on d1e parallel bars (15.600) tying Lu Bo with the high score on dus event. 2006 \Xforld Championslups allaround bronze-medalist Hambuechen's big scores on floor and high bar of Women's Qualification Round (Top 8 wilh a limit of two per couniTy advance 10 finals) 15.150 and 15.700 pushed him to the top, \\riruung d1e prelinlinary round of v••1t III" INm Floor 6.200 competition \\~ th a 90.750 A 5.800 6.200 6.900 B· 9.410 8.850 9.500 9100 Horton fini shed second overall with NO: a score of 90.150. His lughest scores final: 14.650 .. 15100 15.650 16.100 of d1e day were vault and parallel 2. tlalasha Kelley A: 5500 6.600 6.800 6.000 9.150 9.350 9.050 USA B: 8.750 bars, where he earned a NO: 15.600 o n each. 15.150 Final 14.850 15.650 15.550 He also showed J. \haylaWoney A6100 6.600 6.000 5500 B: 8.650 B.750 9.200 USA 9.400 an oLltstand -0.100 tID Ing high bar 15.100 final: 14.900 15.350 15.350 rou tine with 4. B~n(a Roh, A: 6.200 5.900 5500 6.300 B: 9.450 9.400 USA 9100 8600 6.10 difficulty, NO: complete with Final 14.700 15.610 14.900 15300 three release moves A: 5.800 5.BOO 6.300 6.000 5. Samantha Peszek B: 9.450 9.200 9.500 UIA 8.550 -a layout Kovacs, Kolman and NO: -0.300 Kovacs - to score a 15.350 and Final: 15150 15.000 14550 15.500 he had the highest floor score of A: 6. Elsa Garcia 5.sOO 6.300 6.300 6.000 B: 9.500 9.150 8.150 8.350 MEX the day with a 15.500. NO: Artemev, who had rlifficulty 11550 14.350 Rnal: 15.000 14550 o n pommel horse and parallel 7. Elyse Hopfuer-Hlbbs A: 6.100 6.400 6.000 5000 9.100 8.200 CAN B 9350 8.800 bars, fini shed stro ng on floor, NO: 15.200, and high bar, 15.300, 15.200 Rnal: 14.350 15.200 1.4.200 to pm him d1ird with a score 8. lhou lhuoru A 5.000 6.300 6.600 5500 B· 9.100 9.000 9.200 7350 of 90.100. H e also did a nice CHH NO Yurchenko two and half twist Final: 14.000 15.500 14.600 13.950 o n va ult to sco re a 16.1 50. A· 6200 6.000 5.700 9. Dana lou .. 5.800 Takuya fini shed fourd1 with a B· 7.BOO 8.700 AU\ 8.650 7.900 NO: score of 89.800. Final 14450 14.000 14.400 13900 Alvarez had a strong showing k 5.000 7.000 6.700 5.400 10. Oanya 19oba and an extremely consistent day UKR 8: 7.750 8.900 8.000 8.350 In competition un til his last NO· -0.100 -0.300 Final· 12.750 15BOO 14.700 13450 event, floor exercise, where an 5.BOO 11. Knuina Pravdina A 5.000 6.400 6.800 unexpected nus take and a score RUS B: 8.950 7.BOO 7.100 8.550 of 14.500 cost him one of d1e NO: ·0.100 -0.500 final: 13.950 14.100 Il900 13.850 U.S. qualifying positio ns and A: 5.000 5100 6.100 12. Kyoko Oshima 5.400 dropped him into fifth place in B: 8.100 7.150 JPN 8.450 8.250 d1e all-around rankings with a NO· -0.100 score of 89.400. final: 11100 12750 14550 13.650 Raj Bhavsar, performed 1i. Andieea GngDIe A: 5.000 5.300 6.300 5.1XXl B 8.800 7.600 7.000 8.BOO ROM a t1.Ice handspring front saito NO stretched with o ne-a nd-half Final 13.800 12.900 llJOO 13.800 twist vault to score a 15.600, A: 5.000 5.400 5100 5.000 14. Kalla Abel B: 9 400 8.950 6.150 8.150 GER hi s highest score of the day. NO -0.300 -0.500 Bhavsa r, who unfortunatel y Final 14«10 14010 11.950 12650 came down with the flu d1e day A 0.000 6.100 0.000 15. Daniel'" Englert 0.000 prior to competition, put in a 8: 0.000 8.300 0000 0.000 lUi deternuned effort to fini sh d1e NO: Final. 0.000 14.400 0.000 0.000 meet in spite of Ius illness. ~ 16.Nathal~Sanchez

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end with Sender," Townsend said. "(But) I didn't pay much attention to the rankings. I wanted to make a good impression on the committee and show that I am a contender for the world team. It was a good start for the competitive season." Sender, who led in the standings after day one, came in second all-around and topped the vault rankings, scoring a 32.80 on the event over Jimmy Wickham of Ohio State, who earned a 32.55. Alvarez was the only gymnast to place in the top three on more than one event, earning third on vault with a 31.90 and second on pommel horse with a 29.55. Yewki Tomita of Team Chevron claimed the win on pommel horse with 30.55, and David Durante of Team Chevron rounded out the top 3 with a 29.30. HGA/GymMasters' Michael Reavis won the individual event title on floor exercise, scoring a 30.50. Jonathon Horton of the University of Oklahoma and Paul Ruggeri III of Central New York Gymnastics Center were close behind, both scoring a 29.80. For horizontal bar, Joseph Hagerty of Team Chevron posted the top score with a combined total of 30.20. Dylan Carney of Stanford and Willie Ito of Ohio State closed out the top three with a 29.80 and 29.60, respectively. Kevin Tan showed his supreme sh'ength on rings by earning the highest scores on the event for both days, 16.30 and 16.00, for a two-day total of 32.30. Close behind were Sean Golden of HGA / GymMasters with a 31.20 and Raj Bhavsar of Team Chevron with a 30.95. Following the meet, six spots on the U.S. Senior National Team were named based on the National Team Points System used at the meet. Townsend, Hagerty and Tomita won automatic berths on the team for being the top tlu'ee point-getters. After consideration by the Men's Program Committee, McNeill, Bhavsar and Golden were added to the national team. Later, the Men's Program Committee added ~ PHOTOS · (TOP LEFT) MINKUS IMAGES(TOP RIGHT) CASEY GIBSON (BOTTOM) STEVE LANGE

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Eighteen-year-old Lisa Wang of Buffalo Grove, III. , won the senior division at the 2007 Rhythmic Challenge, Feb. 18, in Colorado Springs, Colo., earning a score of 58 .350. She said, "Jr felt great! I was really confident going into the competition because I have been working so hard to prepare for this season. I'm happy that I was able to perform consistently and show almost all of the new things I have been working on. " When asked if this was the first time she'd won the Rhythmic Challenge all-around tirle, Wang said, "Yes. Jr is my first win at the Rhythmic Challenge. Winning the Visa Championships last August really gave me a big boost of confidence, and just made me want to train even harder. That's exactly what I did, and I'm thrilled that it paid off at this competition." Behind Wang with 56.400 points was Julie Zerlin of LISA WANG Bethesda, Md., in second place. Zetlin, 16, trains at Rhythmflex and is coached by Olga Kutuzonva. Fifteenyear-old Rachel Marmer of Los Angeles, who was competing as a senior for the first time, placed third all-around with a score of 54.525. Marmer trains at Hollywood Academy with her coach Yelena Chshukareva. Ava Gehringer, 17, of Evanston, III. , placed fourth with a score of 54.025. Gehringer trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center and is coached by Natasha K1imouk and Dani Takova. In the junior division, 13-year-old Marlee Shape of Buffalo Grove, III. , led the junior field with 52.950 points. Shape trains at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center. Anastasia Torba of Orinda, Calif., placed second with her score of 47.775, while Savannah Reynolds of Van Nuys, Calif. , finished third with a score of 44.250. Tyler Rosemond of Fresh Meadows, N.Y. , placed fourth with 43.700 points. Fifteen gymnasts from six states participated in the event, with the seniors competing in rope, hoop, ribbon and clubs, while the juniors competed in rope, hoop, ribbon and ball.

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Did you tn) anything new during the competition? ~: I didn't attempt anything new for this competition, I got three completely new routings for this season and, for the last few months, I've just been trying to peliect every step. Q - What was yoU!- best event and why? (4. : My best event was hoop. I absolutely love my music and my routine and I think that shil1ed through in my pelfonnance. I nailed fill of my tosses and most of my elements as well. Q,. Is it helpful to just concentrate on training vs_school and training? I just graduated early from high school alld It is much eflilier to concentrate without school, When I travel, I don't have to worry about homework or tests anymore; I can now focu s all of my attention on my gtjll1nastics.

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Writing down your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about your recovery and care is important. Often, just the process of writing will alleviate the amount of emotional distress you may experience; sometimes just "getting it out" will help to heal. By acknowledging the normal and adaptive nature of feelings such as frustration and fear, we can "see"that our response is normal, and not continue to exacerbate the feelings. Also, the journal is a vehicle to describe your goals for recovery, and to discuss the positive aspects of recovery (e.g. increased range of motion or pain-free movement). By reinforcing positive aspects of rehabilitation and recovery, you create more confidence and belief in your care.

Set Daily Goals - Every day, write down your goals for rehabilitation. Even if the goal is 2-5 degrees increased range of motion, write it down. It may seem small, but the accomplishment of the goal will create a positive sense of control and confidence. As your rehab progresses, get clarity from your physician and physical therapist/trainer regarding REALISTIC daily goals. Even if your daily goal is to do 3-5 ice treatments for 20 minutes each time, write it down, then when you have accomplished the goal, you will feel positive progress toward your final goal of mobility and movement.

these cards daily, usually in the morning (to create a positive mindset), right before rehab exercises/appointments (to facilitate belief in ability and focus), and in the nighttime before bed (to reaffirm belief and refocus for the next day). By simple review (looking at each card and reading it to yourself), you can rehearse and create a belief and focus that will keep you positive during the day, even during difficult (e.g. pain) days. When you are getting closer to coming back to practice, start to visualize yourself doing your specific sport skills (e.g. a dismount off beam or rings).

Humor Helps! - Whatever you need to create a laugh or smile can be used to facilitate relaxation and focus. By watching a video or listening to a comedian on a CD, you can generate a "refocusing" tool that relaxes your body and allows for positive reflection. I have found that often patients find "accidentally" how humor can help relieve stress and tension.

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ALASKA Summer Camp Of Champions • City: Anchorage Website: arcticgym .com

ARIZONA Camp Xtreme At Mingus Springs • City: Scottsdale Website: xtremegymnastics.com FunToFlip Summer Camp • City: Tempe Website: funtoflip.comlhtmVspeciaLevents.html#Camp Lady Razorback Gym Camp • City: Fayetteville Website: ladybacks.com UttIe Rippers Summer Camp • City: Tempe Website: funtoflip.com/html/special_events.html#CampO Pommel Horse Ranch Camp • City: Prescott Valley Website: usagymaz.com Xtreme Gymnastics & Cheer • City: Scottsdale Website: xtremegymnastics.com

CALIFORNIA 2007 Cal Gymnastics Camp . City: Berkeley Website: calcamps@berkeley.edu

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AcroSports • City: San Francisco Website: acrosports.org/camps-workshops.asp Bay Island Gymnastics Camps • City: Oakland Website: bayislandgymnastics.com Byers Kinder Camp • City: Roseville Website: byersgym.com Cal Elite Summer Camp • City: Rancho Santa Margarita Website: calelite.com California Sports Center Summer Camps - Great Oaks • City: San Jose Website: calsportscenter.com California Sports Center Summer Camps - Malone • City: San Jose Website: calsportscenter.com California Sports Center Summer Camps - Race Sl • City: San Jose Website: calsportscenter.com California Sports Center Summer Camps - Ross • City: San Jose Website: calsportscenter.com California Sports Center Summer Camps - Santa Clara • City: Santa Clara Website: calsportscenter.com CCGI Super Clinid • City: Visalia Website: iloveccgi.com Camp Flips • City: EI Cajon Website: elitegymnastics.com/campflips.html Champions Academy Summer Camp • City: Morgan Hill Website: CAUSA. US Club Champion's Champ Camp 2007 • City: Pasaedena Website: go2clubchampion.com Diamond Elite Gymnastics Summer Fun • City: Chino Website: diamondelitegymnastics.com Golden Bear Gymnastics Camp • City: Berkeley Website: calbears. berkeley.edu Gold Coast Gymnastics • City: Ventura Website: goldcoastgymnasticsclub.com Golden State Gymnastics' Fantastically Fun Summer Camp • City: Burbank Website goldenstategymnastics.com

Gymnastics Beat • City: Fresno Website: gymnasticsbeat.com Gymnastics North • City: Lompoc Website: gymnorth.com Los Angeles School Of Gymnastics Day Camp • City: Culver City Website: lagymnastics.com Le Club Gymnastics • City: Chatsworth Website: tlcgymnastics.com Payke Summer Day Camp • City: South Pasadena Website: paykegymnastics.com Peninsula Gymnastics • City: San Mateo Website: peninsulagym.com Performance Athletics Summer Camp • City: San Luis Obispo Website: PerformanceAthleticsSLO.com Santa Cruz Future Stars Camp • City: Santa Cruz Website: scsportscentral.com SCATS Gymnastics • City: Huntington Beach Website: SCATSGymnastics.com Stanford Gymnastics Camp For Boys • City: Stanford Website: jdrgymnastics.coml Stanford Gymnastics Camp For Girts • City: Stanford Website: gostanford.cstv.com/campslgymnastics-camp.html Stars Athletic Foundation Tramp Camp • City: San Gabriel Website: starsathletics.org Woodward West • City: Tehachapi Website: woodwardwest.com

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Gym Plus Rocky Mountain Team Challenge Camp • City: Granby Website: gymplus.com Peak Ten Gymnastics Camp • City: Breckenridge Phone: 602-703-3299 Rocky Mountain Training Camp . City: Colorado Springs Website: starsngv.com Snow Shadow Gymnastics High Altitude CrossTraining • City: Montrose Phone: 970-252-1191

CONNECTICUT Camp JCC • City: Bridgeport Website: jccs.org Lady Razorback Gym Camp • City: Fayetteville Website: ladybacks.com New England School Of Gymnastics • City: South Windsor Website: NESOG.com The Little Gym Of Norwalk . City: Norwalk Website: tlgnorwalkandwestportct.com

DELAWARE

Sun Country • City: Gainesville Website: suncountrygymnastics.com Tampa Bay Turners Team Camp • City: St. Petersburg Website: tampabayturners.com Tropical Twisters Summer Camp • City: Cape Coral Phone: 239-540-9800

University Of Iowa Hawkeye Boys' Gymnastics Camp • City: Iowa City Website: hawkeyesports.com

KENTUCKY Champion Team Summer Camp • City: Louisville Phone: 502-266-7447

GEORGIA Canton Gymnastics Academy . City: Canton Phone: 770-720-2653 City Of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation • City: Kennesaw Website: kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec Decatur - DeKalb YMCA • City: Decatur Website: ddy.ymcaatlanta.org Gym South Gymnastics And Cheerleading • City: Fayetteville Website: gymsouth.com The Little Gym Of N. Atlanta . City: Roswell Website: tlgroswell-alpharettaga.com Vidalia Gymnastics • City: Vidalia Website: vidaliagymnastics.com

Diamond Gymnastics Summer Camp • City: New Castle Phone: 302-324-8001

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Hawaiian Holiday • City: Honolulu Website: mojogymnastics.com

College Recruitment Camp • City: Orlando Website: orlandometrogymnastics.com IDAHO Flairs Gymnastics Camp • City: Davie High Performance Training Camp (HPTC) • City: Website: flairsgymnastics.com Coeur D' Alene Website: funtastics.org Flip Coty Gymnastics Inc. • City: Lantana Website: PEG Summer Training Camp • City: Moscow golflipcity.com , Website: palouseempiregymnastics.com Ft. Lauderdale Stars • City: Fort Lauderdale Website: ftstars.com ILLINOIS Future Flipz • City: Clearwater Chicago Park District Gymnastics . City: Chicago Website: futureflipz.com Website: chicagoparkdistrict.com Future Flipz Of Tarpon • City: Tarpon Springs , Chicago Style Gymnastics Camp • City: Westmont Website: futureflipz.com Website: igigymnastics.com Gym Kidz CGYC • City: Coral Gables International Gymnastics • City: Mt. Prospect Website: gymkidzmiami.com Website: iggym.com South Suburban Cheer & Tumbling • City: Crete Gym Kidz • City: N Miami Beach Website: sscheertumbling.com Website: gymkidzmiami.com University Of Illinois Boys Gymnastics Camp Gym Like This! • City: West Palm Beach Website: • City: Champaign Website: fightingillini.com gymlikethis.com University Of Illinois Girls Gymnastics Camp Gymnastics Plus • City: Boca Raton • City: Champaign Website: fightingillini.com Website: gpboca.com Gymnastics University • City: Orlando Website: gymnasticsuniversity.com INDIANA Gymnastics Unlimited Day Camp • City: Attack Camp 2007 • City: Indianapolis Website: sharpsgym.com Jacksonville Website: Gymunlimitedjax.com Dana Mannix Gymnastics • City: Indianapolis Gymnastic World Naples • City: Naples Website: danamannixgymnastics.com Website: gwon@earthlink.net DeVeau's School Of Gymnastics • City: Fishers International Gymnastics • City: Miami Website: deveaus.com Phone: (305)259-0677 Geist Sports Academy • City: Indianapolis Orlando Metro Gymnastics Compulsory Camp . City: Website: geistsportsacademy.com Orlando Website: orlandometrogymnastics.com Indy Gym Summer Camp • City: Carmel Website: Orlando Metro Gymnastics Optional Camp • City: indygym.com Orlando Website: orlandometrogymnastics.com Interactive Academy Sixth Annual Summer Boys Palm Beach Gymnastics, Cheer And Dance • City: Camp · City: Zionsville West Palm Beach Website: pbgymnastics.com Website: Interactivegym.com Park Avenue Gymnastics Summer Camp Olympia Gymnastics Camp • City: Batesville • City: Cooper City Website: ogcamp.com Website: parkavenuegymnastics.com/camp07.cfm Super Summer Gymnastics Camp • City: Marion Park Avenue Gymnastics SUmmer camp • City: Weston Phone: 765-651-1135 Website: parkavenuegymnastics.comlcamp07.cfm SFGC Summer Camp . City: Bradenton IOWA Website: sfgymcheer.com Cyclone Gymnastics Camp • City: Ames Star Gym, Gymnastics • City: Boca Raton Website: cyclonegymnasticscamp.com Website: Stargymboca.com

LOUISIANA Camp Of Champions • City: Baton Rouge Website: elitegymnastics1 .com Crescent City Gymnastics • City: New Orleans Phone: 504-452-0557 Perfect Balance Gymnastics • City: Greenwell Springs Website: perfectbalancegym.org

MAINE Decal Gymnastics • City: Skowhegan Website: decal gymnastics.com Maine Academy Summer Fun Camp • City: Westbrook Website: maineacademy.com

MARYLAND ACRO Gymnastics Summer Clinic • City: Westminster Website: acrogymnastics.com Gerstung Summer Spectrum • City: Baltimore Website: gerstung.com Harford Gymnastics • City: Joppa Phone: 410-879-3718 Maryland State Gym • City: Upper Marlboro Website: youflip.com Skyview Gymnastics • City: Mount Airy Website: skyviewgymnastics.com Twisters Gymnastics Level Camps • City: Berlin Phone: 410-629-0878

MASSACHUSETTS Aim High Gymnastics • City: Lowell Website: aimhighgymnastics.com Camp West Woods • City: Stoughton Website: campwestwoods.com Exxcel Summer Camp • City: Newton Website: exxcel.net Five Star Gymnastics Camp • City: Springfield Website: funwithus.com GymKids Gymnastics • City: N. Eastham Website: capegymkids.com Gymnastics Express Summer Program • City: Natick Website: gymnasticsexpress.com Island Gymnastics • City: West Tisbury Phone: 508-693-8358 New England Sports Academy Sports Camp • City: Westwood Website: newenglandsportsacademy.com Over The Top Gymnastics carJp • City: Worcester Website: overthetopgym .com Palaestra Gymnastic Academy • City: North Andover Website: pgagym .com Rhythmic Dreams • City: Newton Website: rhythmicdreams.org Sola's Gymnastics Academy Inc. • City: Mendon Phone: 508-634-0012 Sudbury Gymnastics Center • City: Marlborough Website: sudburygymnastics.com Tumble Time Gymnastics • City: Bourne Website: tumbletime-gym.com U.S. Gymnastics Training Centers • City: S. Hadley Website: usgymnasticscamps.com ~ USA GYMNASTICS MARCH · APRIL 2007

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MICHIGAN Michigan Elite Gymnastics Academy • City: Farmington Hills Phone: 248-474-7778 Twistars USA Gymnastics Summer Camp • City: Dimondale Website: TwistarsUSA.com University Of Michigan Girl's Gymnastics Camp • City: Ann Arbor Website: umgym.com/facilities/camp.html USAG T&T Scholarship Camp • City: Three Rivers Website: campwakeshma.com

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AVA Vaulting Camp At Fort Robinson State Park • City: Crawford Website: americanvaulting.org/clinics/summercamp.shtml

Bull City Gymnastics • City: Durham Website: bullcitygymnastics.com Camp Flip Flop • City: Concord Website: ccgymnastics.com Foothills Gymnastics • City: Hickory Website: foothillsgym.com Olympia Gymnastics Camp • City: Matthews Website: ogcamp.com Summer Adventures At Hahn's Gymnastics • City: Asheville Phone: 828-684-8832

NEVADA Sasso's Dance & Gymnastics • City: Las Vegas Website: sassodanceandgym .com

NEW HAMPSHIRE GBC Summer Camp • City: Brentwood Website: brentwoodcommons.com Keene Family YMCA • City: Keene Website: keene-ymca.org

MINNESOTA Classic Gymnastics Skill Camps • City: Chanhassen Website: classicgym.com Gynastics Camp Xtreme • City: Caledonia Phone: 480-313-0198 Hamline University Gymnastics Camp • City: St. Paul Phone: 651-523-2383 HGC Rivertown Summer Camp • City: Hastings Website: hgconline.net Mini-Hops Gymnastics • City: Minnetonka Website: mini-hops.com Minnesota Gymnastic Training Center Boys Gymnastics Camp • City: Minneapolis Phone: 763-537-9004 Minnesota Flyers • City: Detroit Lakes Website: mnflyersgym.com North Crest • City: Sauk Rapids Website: northcrestgym.com Rhythmic World • City: Spring Lake Park Phone: 612-423-6617 Rising Stars Gymnastics Academy • City: Oakdale Website: risingstarsgym.com TAGS Cheer/Gym Camp • City: Apple Valley Website: tagsgym .com TAGS Cheer/Gymnastics Camp • City: Eden Prairie Website: tagsgym.com TAGS Gold Camp • City: Apple Valley Website: tagsgym.com TAGS Gold Camp . City: Eden Prairie Website: tagsgym .com TAGS Gymnastics And Multi Sport Camp • City: Eden Prairie Website: tagsgym.com TAGS Multi Sport Camp • City: Apple Valley Website: tagsgym.com Twin City Twisters Summer Camp • City: Champlin Website: twincitytwisters.com

MISSISSIPPI The Studio Up Side Down • City: Ocean Springs Website: thestudio.ms

MISSOURI AI Fong's Dragon Camp • City: Blue Springs Website: dragongymnastics.com Eagles Gymnastics Team Camp • City: Kansas City Website: eaglesgymnastics.com GymQuarters Gymnastics Team Summer Camp • City: O'Fallon Website: gymquarters.com

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NEW JERSEY All American Gymnastics • City: Ocean Phone: 732-493-9455 Connections Gymnastics • City: Robbinsville Website: connectionsgymnastics.com DC Gymnastics • City: Hillsborough Website: dcsportgym.com Fun In The Sun • City: Rio Grande Website: artofgymnasticsandcheer.com Gymnastics Unlimited • City: Flemington Website: gu-nj.com Kangaroo Kidz Youth Gymnastics Inc. • City: Far Hills Website: kangarookidz.com Karade Gymnastics School • City: Orange Website: karadegymnastics.com Super Star Summer Camp • City: Cherry Hill Website: thegcacademy.com

NEW MEXICO Summer-Sault Day Camp • City: Albuquerque Phone: 505-884-6949

NEW YORK Aviator Sports And Recreation • City: Brooklyn Website: aviatorsports.com Big Apple Summer Intensive Rhythmic Gymnastics & Dance Academy • City: Rego Park Website: bigapplegym.com Kennett SummerGym • City: Goshen Website: kennetts.com National Gymnastics Training Camp • City: Huguenot Phone: 845-858-2200 NYC Elite • City: New York Website: nycelite.com The Gymnastics Training Center Of Rochester • City: Penfield Website: gtc-rochester.com Rochester Gymnastics Academy • City: East Rochester Website: rochesterGA.com Rye YMCA • City: Rye Website: ryeymca.org Spendwood School Of Dance And Gymnastics • City: Cohoes Website: SPENDWOOD.COM World Cup Gymnastics • City: Chappaqua Website: worldcupgymnastics.com

NORTH DAKOTA Creating Champions Gymnastics Camp • City: Jamestown Website: jamestown-gymnastics-club.org

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OREGON Oregon Gymnastics Academy • City: Beaverton Website: ogagym.org Oregon SI. University • City: Corvallis Website: osubeavers.com/gymnasticscamp

PENNSYLVANIA Aerials Gymnastics Camp • City: Phoenixville Website: aerialsgymnastics.com/html/usag_b.html B.G. Gymnastics • City: Monessen Phone: 724-684-5779 Double 'D'Gymnastics • City: Media Website: ddgym.com Gymolympic Summer Camps • City: Exton Website: gymolympic.com Gymsport • City: Bridgeville Website: gymsportathleticcenter.com Harrisburg Gymnastics • City: Harrisburg Phone: 717-561-0959 International Gymnastics Camp . City: Stroudsburg Website: internationalgymnastics.com

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SOUTH CAROLINA Champions Fun Camp . City: Rock Hill Website: champions-gymnastics. com Flying High Academy • City: West Columbia Phone: 803-794-2555 Gymcredible SummerCamp • City: Summerville Website: choicegymnastics.com Olympia Gymnastics Camp • City: Spartanburg Website: ogcamp.com The Great Adventure Gymnastics Camp • City: Easley Website: foothillsgymnasticscenter.com Wateree Gymnastics Center Summer Camp • City: Camden Website: watereegymnastics.com

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Zenith Fun & Fit Summer Camp • City: McKinney Website: zenithgym.com

SOUTH DAKOTA Power & Grace Gymnastics Summer Camp • City: Sioux Falls Website: powerandgrace.com

Dunkleys Gymnastics Camp . City: South Hero Website: gymcamp.homestead.com

TENNESSEE Dynamics Camp • City: Gallatin Website: weRit.com/gym

Summer Sizzle Fitness Camp • City: Brentwood Website: mpactsports.com

TEXAS Auburn Gymnastics Camp • City: Houston Website: http'/Iaubumtigers.cstu.com/camps/aub-w-gym-camp.htm Biron Gymnastics Day Camp • City: Houston Website: birongym.com Boys And Girls Club Of Nacogdoches-Nibco Sports Center • City: Nacogdoches Phone: 936-560-6844 Eagle Gymnastics Academy Camp • City: Frisco Website: eaglegymnastics.com Empire Gymnastics Academy • City: Euless Website: empiregymnasticsacademy.com Gymnastics Of San Antonio • City: San Antonio Website: gymnasticsofsanantonio.com Kim Zmeskal's Summer Camp • City: Coppell Website: EveryBody-Fits.com Legacy Gymnastics Summer Camp • City: Pearland Website: legacy-gym.com Lobo Gymnastics • City: Houston Website: lobogymnastics.com OIympi'l_Gymnastics Summer Day Camp • City: San Antonio Website: olympiakids.com Olympic Hills Gymnastics • City: Buda Website: OlympicHillsGymnastics.com Star Center Gymnastics, Dance & Cheer • City: Austin Website: austinstarcenter.com Texas Sports Ranch • City: Crosby Website: texassportsranch.org Victoria Gymagic, Inc. • City: Victoria Phone: 361-578-4272 WOGA Gymnastics • City: Plano Website: woga.net

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ETC Gymnastics Summer Team Camp • City: Murfreesboro Website: etcgymnastics.com Gymstars • City: Collierville Website: gymstarsgymnastics.net John Macready And John Roethlisberger's Flip Fest At Lake Frances . City: Knoxville Website: flipfest.com

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WEST VIRGINIA WVU Gymnastics Camp • City: Morgantown Website: msnsportsnet.com/page.cfm?section= 1301 WV Gymnastics Training Center Summer Camp • City: Morgantown Website: WVGTG.COM

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As part of the official kick-off of the 2007 T)lso Fitness Challenge, legendary coach Bela Karo yi announced USA Gynmastics' goal of raising $1 million total for the C:h'ildren~ Miracle Network through the Tyson Fitness Challenge by the end of 2008. The announcement was m ade in Jacksonville, Fla., the site of the Tyson American Cup. The Tyson Fitness Challenge, a joint initiative of USA Gynmastics and Tyson Foods, has two goals: helping today's kids get more phYSically fit and raising money to help kids who are fighting illnesses through the Children's Miracle Network.

"There can be no greater cause than helping kids," said Karolyi, who led the 1996 U.s. Women's Olympic Team to its first-ever team Olympic gold medal. "Through the Tyson Fitness Challenge, we are helping today's kids get off the couch and into the gym and those very kids are also helping kids in need by raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network. To achieve our goal of $1 million by the end of 2008, we need everybody to get behind the Tyson Fitness Challenge." The Tyson Fitness Challenge is a fitness initiative that encourages physical fitness throu gh fun activities that emphasize four

fundamentals of fitness: cardiovascular exercise, strength training, flexibility and nutrition. Geared toward youngsters, ages 4-16, the program is not about teaching gynmastics skills, but using gynmastics to help kids become more physically fit, as well as learn about a well-balanced diet. The Tyson Fitness Challenge will be held between March 3 and Aug. 4, 2007. To learn more about the program log on to www.usa-gynmastics.org. Many of our former gynmastics superstars are getting involved with this worthy cause. Read what they have to say.

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"As an Olympian I have always been a firm believer in the importance of teaching young children to have a "strong work ethic" coupled with a exercise and nutritional plan. We at Charter Oak Gymnastics are very proud to be part 0 the Tyson Fitness Challenge. This will help us promote a happier, healthier environment for the future of our children. I would urge all other gymnastics clubs to join us so you too can be part of this national movement for children's fitness."

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provides training and lesson plan ideas for recreational staff, educates parents to the complexities of gymnastics skills, and enhances the technical training of all athletes. "CHEERLEADING: CONDITIONING FOR BACK HANDSPRING & TUMBLING SUCCESSI" is a new book to start athletes safely on the path to tumbling success by building corestability and overall fitness. Sell for fundraising at meets or for profit in your pro shop. For more information see: www.GymnasticsTrainingTips.com.

Laurel Springs School is a world-renowned independent study program for grades preK-12. We provide elite athletes the education they deserve by offering flexible schedules, learning styles profiles, state-of-the-art online and text-based courses, customization options and custom curriculum. We have exceptional teacher services, college prep and honors classes, transcripts, diploma, even a yearbook, prom & graduation cerernony 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 for the NCAA and UC System. Enroll any time by calling 800-377-5890 or go to www. laurelsprings.com

The competition will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 26, 2007- January 2, 2008. Contact Gymnastics Chairman Ben Foxbhf1161 @aoLcom

SERVICES POST SCORES onto your website the SAME dayas the meet l Too often gyms post meet results long after the excitement about the event is over, missing the opportunity to capitalize on this as a real motivational factor for gymnasts. See how EASY it is to manage site content with a data-driven site. Update your online class schedule on a DAILY basis, giving visitors the security of reliable, accurate, up-to-date information. Data-driven sites effectively address routine customer inquiries; fewer disruptionsallow staff to focus on priorities. Hosting as low as $7.95/mo for a fully-featured site. E-mail customgymsites@spamex.com for a FREE demo. i3

Coach of National, Olympic Trials, International and World Champion medalists and Athletes, Joy Urnenhofer, is offering personalized custom developmental training programs online. Sign up for the same training systern responsible for developing nurnerous tumbling, trampoline and double mini-tramp champions. Purchase tumbling, trampoline and strength training CDs and DVDs. Clinics in your gym are also offered and can be scheduled. Information about all of above and more is available at: http://joysjym.com or by calling joy's jym at (208) 233-5867. Your gymnast and you can benefit from one of the most experienced tumbling and trampoline coaches in thesport. Available now! The NEW GYMCERT Gymnastics training manuals (Levels 1, 2, 3, & the NEW Skills & Drills for the Compulsory Coach Level's 4, 5 & 6) a must for training your staff; cut your lesson planning time significantly; use to coordinate class progressions and skill training methods; and, best of all have aquick reference that is easy to use which includes Lesson Planning Forms and Class Evaluation Forms by leveL The GYMCERT manuals provide concise instruction, clear illustrations, and several coaching, spotting, and safety tips. Will your staff be ready for your fall students? Order direct by calling toll free: 1-866-591 -8500 or online: www.GYMCERlcom.

Gymnastics Drills and Conditioning Books. Gymnastics Drills and Conditioning for the Handstand-ISBN # 1-4116-5000-X \ Gymnastics Drills and Conditioning Exercises -ISBN # 1-4116-0579-9 \ Gymnastics Conditioning for the Legs and Ankles - ISBN # 1-41162033-X \ Gymnastics Drills and Conditioning for the Walkover, limber, and Back Handspring -ISBN # 1-4116-1160-8\ Order al14 drills books together - $66.96 + slh. Also available, Gymnastics Competition Journal: My Scores, My Goals, My Dreams - ISBN # 1-4116-4145-0 I Visit GymnasticsStuff.com todayfor these and other gymnastics products including Gymnastics Equipment, Apparel, Books, Supplies, and Gifts. www.GymnasticsStuffcom I 888-496-8749

COMPETITIONS Jewish Gymnasts for meet in Argentina. Applications for the team representing the USAat the 11th Pan American Maccabi Games are available online at www.rnaccabiusa.com. The competition is for Jewish female gymnasts born in the years 1991 and 1992. Younger gymnasts may be considered for the team, based upon their ability.

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