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JULY

2008 • VOLUME 28 • #7

PUBLISHER

Steve Penny EDITOR

Luan Peszek

FEATURES

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Grant Glas

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USA GYMNASTICS IXICUTIYI COMMlnl1 CHAIR: Ron froehli<h; PRESIDENT: Steve Penny; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoi<hi Tomito; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andrea Slhmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Shoun Kempton; VICE CHAIR ACRO-GYMNASTlCS: Tonyo C<Be; SECRETARY: Gory Ande""n; TREASURER: Bob Wood; fiG REPS: Bob Colorossi IExe!Utive Comminee), Ron froehli<h (Aud~orl. Tonyo Case (AG Te<hnilol Comminee) ond John Roethlisberger (Athlete RepJ AT lARGE MEMBERS: Steve But<her, Dovid Hol!Omb; ATHLrn DlREGORS: Kim Zmeskol-Burdene, John Roethlkberger, Jessi!O HOWlJrd, Korl Heger; USOC ATHLETE DIREGOR: Lorkso fontoine_

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USA GYMNASTICS BOARD O. DIUCTORS CHAIR: Ron froehlkh; PRESIDENT: Steve Penny; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: Sondy Knopp, Mike Donohue; TREASURER: Bob Wood; SECRETARY: Gory Anderson; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KolI; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoi<hi Tomito; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andreo Slhmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOLINE: Shoun Kempton; VICE CHAIR ACRO-GYMNASTICS: Tonyo Cose; PUBLIC SEGOR: fronk Morsholl, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLrnC UNION: Ron ferris; AMERICAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION: Jerry Milon; AMERICAN TURNERS: Mi<helle Lesperon,,; COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION-MEN: fonds Allen; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Of COLUGIATE COACHES-WOMEN: Mark Cook; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION fOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: Morilyn Strawbridge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Of WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS JUDGES: CorDie Ide; NATIONAL COUEGIATE ATHLrnC ASSOCIATION-MEN: Yoshi Hoyosoki; NATIONAL fEDERATION Of STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS: Be<ky Ookes; NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATION-MEN: But<h Zuni<h; NATIONAL HIGH SCHDDL GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: open; U.S. ASSOCIATION Of INDEPENDENT GYMNASTICS ClUBS: Paul Ziert; U.S. ELITE COACHES ASSOCIATlON·MEN: Thorn Glielmi; U.S. ElITE COACHES ASSOCIATION-WOMEN: Steve Rybo<ki ond Tony Gehmon; U.S. MEN'S GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: TIm Klempnouer; U.S. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: Suzie ~iTullio; YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION Of THE USA: Cosey Koenig; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHlETIC ASSOCIATION-WOMEN: Meg Stephenson; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DIREGORS MEN: Mike Burns, Abie Grossfeld; RHYTHMIC: Ivonko Kirov, Mi<helle Lorson; WOMEN: Kelli Hill, Tom for~er; TRAMPOLINE: Slon Uneberry, Dr. George Drew; ACRO-GYMNASTICS: Undo Porter, Joy Binder; ATHlETES COUNCI~ Dominique Dowes, Don Gill, Mory Sonders, Shonnon Miller, Mi<hoel Rodrigues, Joy Thornton, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS, Lori Kotz; SPECIAL OLYMPICS, andy Mmon; U.S. COMPrnTlVE AEROBICS FEDERATION, Haword Slhwom

16 Our Gymnastics Center An Academic Treasure Chest of Gold 24 Athlete Focus: David Sender

DEPARTMENTS 2 Event Schedule 4 USA Gymnastics Message 26 Tyson Fitness Challenge 28 What's New 30 Business Tips 31 Education 32 Women's Program Updat~ \~

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