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CONTENTS Publisher Steve Penny Editor Luan Peszek Graphic Designer Jeannie Shaw

USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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FEATURES

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10 Olympic Games The Fierce Five won the USA’s second-ever team gold medal. In addition to the team gold, the American women earned gold medals in the all-around and floor, silver on the vault and a bronze on the balance beam, while the American men picked up a bronze medal in the all-around for a total of six medals at the London Olympic Games. Trampoline had its first event finalist at an Olympic Games and rhythmic also participated. SM

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Chair: Peter Vidmar Vice-Chair: Paul Parilla

The Fierce Five have gained a great deal of notoriety for winning only the second team gold medal in history. They have graced the cover of Corn Flakes, talked to President Obama, been on TV talk shows, inside magazine pages and are scheduled to be presenters at the MTV Video Music Awards. Check out the pics. SM

Secretary: Gary Anderson Treasurer: Jim Morris National Membership – Women: Tom Koll National Membership – Women: Steve Rybacki National Membership – Men: Yoichi Tomita National Membership – Men: Russ Fystrom National Membership – Rhythmic: Brooke Bushnell-Toohey National Membership – Trampoline & Tumbling: George Drew National Membership – Acrobatic Gymnastics: Dr. Jay Binder Advisory Council: Mike Burns Advisory Council: Ron Ferris Advisory Council: Carole Ide Athlete Director – Women: Terin Humphrey Athlete Director – Men: John Roethlisberger Athlete Director – Rhythmic: Jessica Howard Athlete Director – Trampoline & Tumbling: Karl Heger Athlete Director – Acrobatic Gymanstics: Michael Rodrigues Public Sector: Bitsy Kelley Public Sector: Frank Marshall Public Sector: Jim Morris

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28 2012 U.S. Elite Championships and

JO Championships for T&T

The 2012 U.S. Elite and JO Championships for trampoline and tumbling took place in Long Beach, Calif., July 5-11. Check out who won titles in all of the T&T events.

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Championships

The 2012 Acrobatic National Championships took place July 21– 25, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Check out who the new champions are in each of the acro events.

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At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, The Fierce Five stole the show. Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber and Kyla Ross won the team gold medal, beating Russia by more than five points. The Fierce Five join Atlanta’s 1996 Magnificent Seven as the second U.S. women’s team to win an Olympic team gold medal. In addition to the team gold, the American women earned gold medals in the all-around and floor, silver on the vault and a bronze on the balance beam, while the American men picked up a bronze medal in the all-around for a total of six medals at the Olympic Games. SM

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Gabby’s Olympic all-around title is the fourth for an American woman. Following Carly Patterson, 2004, and Nastia Liukin, 2008, Gabby’s win is the third-straight for Team USA. Aly won the first-ever floor gold medal for a U.S. woman, and with Gabby joins Shannon Miller as the only American female gymnasts to win two gold medals at the same Olympics. Aly became the most decorated USA gymnast in London, winning three medals – the team gold, the floor exercise gold and the balance beam bronze. McKayla won the silver medal on the vault, which was just the third U.S. medal on the event at the Olympics. Danell Leyva’s bronze medal in the men’s all-around established him as one of the top male gymnasts in the world. John Orozco finished eighth in the all-around and all five members of the men’s team, Leyva, Orozco, Jonathan Horton, Jake Dalton and Sam Mikulak, qualified for either the all-around final and/or individual event finals, another first for the USA men’s team in modern Olympic history. It was the first Olympics for USA Gymnastics to have a full field of men, women, rhythmic and men’s and women’s trampoline athletes. And, Savannah Vinsant was the first USA trampolinist to make finals at an Olympic Games. Since London, the women’s team has been everywhere, from appearances on Today, Jay Leno, lighting the Empire State Building, and the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Both Gabby and The Fierce Five can be seen on the boxes of Kellogg’s® Corn Flakes, celebrating their historic victories. And now we will celebrate the gymnasts’ success during the Kellogg’s ® Tour of Gymnastics Champions , a 40-city tour from September through November. Check out KelloggsTour.com for the full schedule and how to get tickets. SM

We are thrilled to feature some of our country’s top athletes from the London Olympic Games, as well as other gymnastics notables from recent Olympic and World Championship teams. All of this Olympic success has prompted a burst of enrollment in gyms all across America. Let’s get everyone involved on Sept. 22 as we celebrate National Gymnastics Day and “Turn the World Upside Down.” Plan to get your community engaged by having everyone turn upside down. Go to usagym.org/upsidedown for more information. Also check out page 46 of this issue for more information. USA, USA, USA!!! See you in the gym,

Steve Penny President and CEO of USA Gymnastics

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he United States women’s team won the first Olympic team gold medal in 16 years at the Olympic Games in London. The gold-medal finish is the sixth consecutive team medal for the U.S. women. The team also captured four individual medals including two gold, one silver and one bronze. The Fierce Five team features: Gabby Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute; McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, Calif./All Olympia Gymnastics Center; Aly Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan’s American Gymnastics; Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics; and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts’ Twistars USA. The U.S. scored an impressive 183.596 while Russia earned silver with a 178.530 and Romania took bronze with a 176.414. China placed fourth SM

with a 174.430. The USA had the highest team score on vault (48.132), balance beam (45.299) and floor exercise (45.366). The U.S. placed

third on uneven bars (44.799) behind China (46.399) and Russia (46.166). Gabby Women’s Douglas National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi said, “We are certainly enjoying this moment. This is the result of the teamwork and what we did through the years. All the hard work paid off in the end.” The USA women started off strong on vault. Wieber, Douglas and Maroney all competed Yurchenko 2.5 twists (Amanars). Wieber scored a 15.933, Douglas scored a 15.966 and Maroney stuck her vault and received the highest U.S. vault score with a 16.233. The USA scored 48.132 on vault and was 1.733 points ahead of China, who started on Jordyn Wieber bars. Russia, who started on vault, was third. Wieber once again led off for the USA on uneven bars, scoring a 14.666 for her solid routine complete with a full twisting double layout dismount. Ross showed

Team Results

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1. USA

183.596

2. Russia

178.530

3. Romania

176.414

4. China

174.430

5. Canada

170.804

6. Great Britain

170.495

7. Italy

167.930

8. Japan

166.646


i n Five Medals precise lines, high release moves and stuck her double layout dismount to earn a 14.933. Douglas anchored Douglas earned the coveted all-around gold medal with the team for the U.S. and scored an impressive 15.200 for her a score of 62.232, becoming the third consecutive USA sky-high release moves and double layout dismount. USA Olympic all-around champion and the fourth in history continued the lead with a 92.931 to Russia’s 92.532. (Mary Lou Retton 1984, Carly Patterson 2004, Nastia On beam, Ross got the U.S. off to a good start with Liukin 2008). her routine, scoring a 15.133. Ross competed a front Russia’s Viktoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina aerial to flip flop, layout stepout and earned silver and bronze with respective scores of dismounted with a double tuck. 61.973 and 59.566. Douglas’ routine, complete with “I definitely had this amazing feeling,” said her standing full and flip flop series to double pike, Douglas. “I just told myself, ‘Believe. Don’t fear, just scored a 15.233. Raisman’s routine included a flip believe.’ I didn’t really think about making mistakes. I flop layout series and she dismounted with her double just wanted to represent everyone, not just myself—Team Arabian dismount to score a 14.933. The USA team USA, coaches, family. I wanted to show my best routines score after three events 138.230 to Russia’s 136.931. and just enjoy the moment.” Douglas showed off on floor with her dazzling Raisman finished in a tie for third smile and impressive tumbling and dance to score a McKayla 59.566, but Maroney with Mustafina with a 15.066. She mounted with a one-and-a-half to triple due to the tie-breaking full and dismounted with a double procedures, finished fourth in tuck to jump. Wieber hit an incredincred the all-around. According to the ible routine complete with a double rules, the low score is dropped and twisting double back and a one-and-athe top three scores are added Kyla half to triple full to score a 15.000. Ross together, making Mustafina the Raisman, who medaled on winner of the tie. floor at the 2011 World “I’m really happy for Gabby,” Championships, said Raisman. “She’s been working showed really hard so I’m really excited impressive tumbling for her, but it’s complete with a one-and-a-half to double definitely Arabian and second pass of a pike double really Arabian to jump to clinch the medal for the U.S. frustrating because we (Mustafina) tied for third place. I was with her score of 15.300. so close. But being fourth in the world is definitely something to be proud of.” Douglas was first up on vault, the first event. She competed her Amanar and scored a 15.966. Raisman also performed an Amanar and scored a 15.900. After the first

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event, Douglas and Raisman were in the lead with Komova in third 15.466. On bars, Douglas scored an impressive 15.733 for her sky-high release moves and double layout dismount. Raisman hit a solid routine scoring 14.333. After two events, Douglas was in the lead with a 31.699, followed by Komova (31.432), Mustafina (31.333) and Raisman (30.233). On beam, Douglas’ routine, complete with her standing full, scored a 15.500. Raisman had uncharacteristic wobbles on her beam

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Gabby Douglas Victoria Komova Aliya Mustafina Alexandra Raisman Sandra Raluca Izbasa Deng Linlin Huang Qiushuang Vanessa Ferrari Larisa Andreea Iordache Elisabeth Seitz

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USA RUS RUS USA ROM CHN CHN ITA ROM GER

62.232 61.973 59.566 59.566 58.833 58.399 58.115 57.999 57.965 57.365

routine but dismounted with her solid double Arabian to score a 14.200. Douglas held the lead after three events with a score of 47.199, followed by Komova (46.873) and Mustafina (44.966). Raisman was fifth with a score of 44.433. Douglas dazzled the crowd on floor with her radiant smile and impressive tumbling to score a 15.033 for a total score of 62.232 to clinch the Olympic all-around title. Raisman showed impressive tumbling complete with a one-and-ahalf to double Arabian and second pass of a pike double Arabian to jump to post a 15.133.

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Raisman won the first all-time U.S. gold medal on floor exercise and the bronze medal on balance beam. Raisman’s three Olympic medals (two individual and one team) make her the most decorated U.S. gymnast at the 2012 Olympics. In women’s floor exercise, Wieber went second and Raisman went third. Wieber hopped slightly on her first pass, a double twisting double back, and went out of bounds on her second pass. She hit a nice third and fourth pass to score a 14.500 for seventh place. Raisman did a magnificent routine complete with her one-and-a-half twist to double Arabian, punch layout front for her first pass, a piked double Arabian to jump second pass, a triple full for her third pass, and a double pike to jump for her final pass to score a 15.600 and win the gold medal. Raisman said, “It feels amazing. I have been working so hard, so to have it come true is so exciting. I have always dreamed of being the Olympic Champion on floor, so I was really happy to be able to do the floor routine of my life here today.” Romania’s Catalina Ponor won the silver with a score of 15.200 and Aliya Mustafina of Russia the bronze with a 14.900. In the balance beam finals, Raisman hit a nice routine complete with her front tuck, flip flop, layout series, and double Arabian dismount. Her score was flashed as a 14.966, but after a successful appeal the score was raised to a 15.066, the same score as Romania’s Catalina Ponor. Due to the tie-breaking procedures, Raisman had a higher execution score than Ponor, so Raisman earned the bronze


i n Five Medals medal. Raisman’s bronze medal on the beam makes the eighth all-time Olympic medal for the USA on balance beam. Raisman said, “I felt really good on my beam routine today and I’m happy that it was good enough for bronze. This day has been so crazy and really special. I am really excited to celebrate with my family and friends tonight.” Douglas had difficulties on a leap and fell off the beam to score a 13.633 for seventh place. China grabbed the gold and silver medals with Deng Linlin in first with a score of 15.600 and Sui Lu in second with a 15.500. Maroney won the silver medal on vault, earning the third Olympic

silver vault medal for the U.S. women (Mary Lou Retton in 1984 and Annia Hatch in 2004). Maroney performed her trademark two-and-a-half twisting Yurchenko for her first vault to score a 15.866. During her second vault, a Yurchenko half-on, front layout full off, Maroney had an uncharacteristic fall on the landing and scored a 14.300. Maroney’s two-vault average was a 15.083, which was 0.108 behind Romania’s Sandra Raluca Izbasa, who won the vault gold medal with an average score of 15.191. Russia’s Maria Paseka won the bronze medal with a 15.050. When asked about her fall on her second vault, Maroney said, “I didn’t get my full block, my Event Finals Results hands didn’t really Vault touch the vault. I still 1. Sandra Raluca Izbasa ROM 15.191 2. McKayla Maroney USA 15.083 walked out with a 3. Maria Paseka RUS 15.050 silver medal and I’m 4. Janine Berger GER 15.016 5. Oksana Chusovitina GER 14.783 happy about that.

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Aly Raisman

6. Yamilet Pena Abreu 7. Brittany Rogers 8. Elizabeth Black

Uneven Bars 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Aliya Mustafina He Kexin Elizabeth Tweddle Yao Jinnan Victoria Komova Elisabeth Seitz Koko Tsurumi Gabby Douglas

Balance Beam 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Deng Linlin Sui Lu Alexandra Raisman Catalina Ponor Kseniia Afanaseva Larisa Andreea Iordache Gabby Douglas Victoria Komova

Floor Exercise

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

Alexandra Raisman Catalina Ponor Aliya Mustafina Vanessa Farrari Laren Mitchell Kseniia Afanaseva Jordyn Wieber Sandra Raluca Izbasa

DOM CAN CAN

14.516 14.483 0.000

RUS CHN GBR CHN RUS GER JPN USA

16.133 15.933 15.916 15.766 15.666 15.266 14.966 14.900

CHN CHN USA ROM RUS ROM USA RUS

15.600 15.500 15.066 15.066 14.583 14.200 13.633 13.166

USA ROM RUS ITA AUS RUS USA ROM

15.600 15.200 14.900 14.900 14.833 14.566 14.500 13.333

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It’s really sad that I had to fall on that vault but I’m glad I won a silver medal.” She added, “ I know I can do better vaults but I also know I didn’t deserve the gold medal because I fell on my second vault. It happens. It’s gymnastics. You can’t always be perfect. Sometimes things don’t go as planned.”

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On bars, Douglas scored a 14.900 for eighth place. She made a small mistake in the middle of her routine, which caused her to have a lower start value. Mustafina won the gold with a score of 16.133. He Kexin of China was second with a 15.933 and hometown favorite Beth Tweddle of Great Britain won the bronze with a score of 15.916.

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he United States men’s team showed their enormous potential when they lead the field after the preliminary round of competition at the 2012 Olympic Games, but ended up fifth after the team finals due to a few mistakes. The U.S. team earned a score of 269.952. China won the gold with a 275.997, Japan took silver with a 271.952 and Great Britain earned bronze with a 271.711. The U.S. Men’s Team included Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma; Jonathan Horton of Houston/Team Hilton HHonors (Cypress Academy); Danell Leyva of Miami/ Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics); Sam Mikulak of Newport Coast, Calif./University of Michigan; and John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton HHonors (U.S. Olympic Training Center). Men’s Olympic Team coach Kevin Mazeika said, “We saw what they were capable of in the team prelims, but team finals is a new competition and that’s why we have the competition. The guys fought really hard from start to finish.”

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During the qualifying round the USA team posted the highest team total of Jake Dalton

274.342, putting them in the lead ahead of Russia (272.595) and Great Britain (272.420), respecrespec tively. Scores from the qualifying round did not carry forward to the finals. During team finals, the USA men started on floor. Leyva led off with his layout double-twisting doubleback mount and a double layout dismount to score 15.200. Mikulak mounted with a double-twisting double tuck and dismounted with a triple full but put his hands down to score a 14.600. Dalton anchored the team on this event with his routine that included an Arabian double layout mount Team Results and a triple twist dismount, which 1. China 275.997 scored a 15.466. 2. Japan 271.952 On pommel 3. Great Britain 271.711 horse, Ley va 4. Ukraine 271.526 scored a 13.400 5. USA 269.952 due to a problem 6. Russia 269.603 in the middle of his 7. Germany 268.019 routine. Mikulak hit 8. France 265.441

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U.S. MEN FINISH 5TH, LEYVA WINS BRONZE a nice routine, which included a single pommel Russian Tong Fei Leyva earned the all-around and triple Russian, to score a bronze medal with a score of 90.698. 14.500. Orozco had some Japan’s Kohei Uchimura earned gold trouble with his pommel with a 92.690 and Marcel Nguyen took horse routine and silver with a 91.031. Orozco finished scored a 12.733. Sam eighth with 89.331. Dalton Mikulak Leyva said, “To win an Olympic medal was the lead is a dream come true.” Jonathan gymnast on still Horton Both Orozco and Leyva began the rings showing a pike and tuck Yamawaki and double twisting, competition on floor. Orozco was second double back dismount, which scored a 15.033. Horton added up and hit a very nice routine to score a 15.433. a 15.266 to the team total with his routine, complete with a His routine included a piked double Arabian and his last pass tucked double twisting, double back dismount. Orozco hit his was a stuck two-and-a-half twist. Leyva started his routine routine and dismounted with a one-and-a-half twisting double with a layout double-twisting, double back and finished with back for a 14.958. an impressive double layout, earning a 15.366. On vault, Orozco sat down on his front handspring double On pommel horse, Orozco’s routine included full twist and scored a 14.600. Mikulak and Dalton, both a scissor to handstand and single pommel with a 7.0 start value vaults, showed an impressive Kasamatsu spindles, but he struggled on his dismount, scoring double twist, scoring a 15.966 and 16.066, respectively. a 12.566. Leyva’s routine featured single pommel Mikulak’s parallel bars routine included a front uprise circles into a single pommel Russian, Magyar, Sivado, Suarez, Tippelt and a double pike dismount to score a 15.266. Tong Fei and a handstand pirouette dismount, Orozco’s routine was solid with a front one-and-a-quarter and where he had a little trouble, scoring a 13.500. a stuck double pike dismount, which scored a 15.133. Leyva On rings, Leyva performed a whip-it to L performed with ease, showing a peach Diamodov, a giant cross, pike, tuck and layout Yamawakis, and Diamodov half and a double pike dismount to score a 15.366. full-twisting double layout dismount, which he stuck, On the last event, horizontal bar, the USA men hit three for tallying a 14.733. Orozco performed an Azarian L three routines. Orozco led off with his Liukin, layout Tkatchev cross, tuck and pike Yamawaki and a and full twisting double layout dismount. Orozco scored one-and-a-half twisting dismount to a 15.333. 2008 Olympic high bar silver medalist Horton score a 15.200. performed a Zou Li Min, a Cassina and a layout Kovacs Leyva and Orozco continued their to score a 15.200. Leyva performed respective climbs in the rankings on his usual breathtaking routine, vault. Leyva competed a Kasumatsu which included a Liukin, layout full, scoring a 15.556. Orozco earned Kovacs, layout Tkatchev a 15.900 for his handspring and a layout double front double full. Heading into twisting double back, the last two events, Leyva which scored a 15.866. posted a four-event total of Horton said, “I’m just 59.165 for 11th place, and really proud of the guys. We struggled, Orozco’s total of 59.099 but we continued to show what this had him in 13th place. John Orozco team is about. We have this never Danell On parallel bars, stop fighting attitude and that’s Leyva Leyva scored a 15.833. He executed a routine exactly what we did. We never featuring a peach Diamidov, competi stopped fighting in this competipeach full, a giant Diamidov, tion. Deep down in my heart and double pike dismount. I believe we are a great Orzoco’s routine included a team.”

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U.S. MEN FINISH 5TH, LEYVA WINS BRONZE of Japan and Russia’s Denis Ablyazin, both scored a 15.800. Due to the tie-breaking procedure, Uchimura took the silver and Ablyazin the bronze. Danell Leyva In men’s vault finals, Mikulak finished fifth. He All-Around Results performed his double twisting 1. Kohei Uchimura JPN 92.690 Kasamatsu for his first vault 2. Marcel Nguyen GER 91.031 and scored a 16.100. On his 3. Danell Leyva USA 90.698 second vault, a handspring 4. Mykola Kuksenkov UKR 90.432 peach half, double front, he stuck the 5. David Belyavskiy RUS 90.297 giant Suarez, landing and scored a 16.000 6. Kazuhito Tanaka JPN 89.407 front one-and-aGBR 89.406 7. Kristian Thomas for a two-vault average of 8. John Orozco USA 89.331 quarter, Tippelt, 16.050. ESP 88.998 9. Fabien Gonzalez Stutz and a Korea’s Yang Hak Seon 10. Sergio Sasaki Junior BRA 88.965 double-pike won the vault dismount and gold medal with earned a 15.266. a 16.533. Ablyazin won Leyva’s 74.998 pulled him into sixth place. the silver with 16.399. Ukraine’s Orozco’s 74.365 total moved him into 10th Igor Radivilov won bronze with place. Japan’s Kohei Uchimura held a commanding lead of 77.590 followed by 16.316. On the horizontal bar, Kazuhito Tanaka of Japan with a 75.974 and Germany’s Marcel Nguyen in third with a 75.731. Leyva was the first gymnast to On the last event, Orozco performed a clean compete and didn’t disappoint. routine that included a Yamawaki, layout Tkatchev He hit his routine complete with and a full-twisting double-layout dismount to score full Takamoto, Yamawaki, Liukin, a 14.966 for eighth place with his 89.331 Leyva layout Kovacs and double twisting executed a full Takamoto, Yamawaki and layout double layout dismount among Kovacs to earn a 15.700 and pull him into the others to score a 15.833 for fifth medals. place. Horton also hit a solid routine with a Cassina, layout Kovacs, Four U.S. gymnasts made three event finals. Kolman Tak full and a double Dalton on floor, Mikulak on vault, with Leyva twisting double layout dismount to and Horton on high bar. score a 15.466, which was good In floor exercise, Dalton’s first pass was an for sixth place. Arabian double layout, followed by a layout Epke Zonderland of the Thomas. He had a small landing error on Netherlands won the gold medal his side pass of one-and-a-half twist to Rudi. showing three major release He finished his routine with a whip to tucked moves in a row to score a 16.533. Thomas, a two-and-a-half to layout front full Fabian Hambuchen of Germany and dismounted with a clean triple full. He grabbed the silver medal (16.400) scored a 15.333 to finish in fifth place. and Zou Kai of China won the Zou Kai of China won the floor gold bronze (16.366). medal with a score of 15.933. Kohei Uchimura

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Event Finals Results

Floor Exercise 1. Zou Kai

CHN

15.933

2. Kohei Uchimura

JPN

15.800

3. Denis Ablyazin

RUS

15.800

4. Enrique Sepulveda

CHI

15.366

5. Jake Dalton

USA

15.333

6. Alexander Shatilov

ISR

15.333

7. Flavius Koczi

ROM

15.100

8. Marcel Nguyen

GER

14.966

Pommel Horse 1. Krisztian Berki

HUN

16.066

2. Louis Smith

GBR

16.066

3. Max Whitlock

GBR

15.600

4. Alberto Busnari

ITA

15.400

5. Cyril Tommasone

FRA

15.141

6. Vitali Nakonechnyi

UKR

14.766

7. David Belyavskiy

RUS

14.733

8. Vid Hidvegi

HUN

14.300

1. Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti

BRA

15.900

2. Yibing Chen

CHN

15.800

3. Matteo Morandi

ITA

15.733

4. Aleksandr Balandin

RUS

15.666

5. Denis Ablyazin

RUS

15.633

6. Tommy Ramos

PUR

15.600

7. Iordan Iovtchev

BUL

15.108

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ARG

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KOR

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2. Denis Ablyazin

RUS

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3. Igor Radivilov

UKR

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4. Enrique Sepulveda

CHI

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5. Sam Mikulak

USA

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6. Isaac Botella Perez

ESP

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7. Flavius Koczi

ROM

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8. Kristian Thomas

GBR

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CHN

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2. Marcel Nguyen

GER

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3. Hamilton Sabot

FRA

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4. Kazuhito Tanaka

JPN

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5. Daniel Corral Barron

MEX

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6. Emin Garibov

RUS

15.300

6. Vasileios Tsokakidis

GRE

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JPN

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NED

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GER

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3. Zou Kai

CHN

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4. Zhang Chenglong

CHN

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5. Danell Leyva

USA

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6. Jonathan Horton

USA

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RUS

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KOR

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ZETLIN WRAPS UP IN RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS AT 2012 OLYMPICS

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ulie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics, finished in 21st place at the conclusion of the rhythmic gymnastics qualification round at the 2012 Olympic Games, only the top 10 advanced to the finals. Zetlin began the day with ribbon. She earned a 24.250 for her routine that included a number of jumps and ribbon tosses. For clubs, she posted a 24.225, which brought her four-event total to 96.675. She had a minor miss during her clubs routine but nailed her final toss. On the first day of the qualification round, Zetlin earned a 24.450 for ball, and a 23.750 for hoop. “My goal was to make it here,” said Zetlin, “not just for myself – it has been a dream of mine since I was little – but also to help the U.S. rhythmic program. It was a great feeling competing for my country – Julie that was my biggest dream. Seeing Zetlin all of those American flags in the audience lifted my heart every single time. Seeing them after my last routine, I got really emotional because I have had an 18-year career and being here is icing on the cake.” Russia’s Evgeniya Kanaeva made gym history, becoming the first rhythmic gymnast to win her second consecutive rhythmic all-around title at the Olympic Games. A champion at 18 in Beijing, the 22-year-old said: “It feels even better this time. Four years ago I couldn’t even dream I would be at a second Olympics with a second medal.” Kanaeva won with a total of 116.900 points, with her teammate Daria Dmitrieva in second with 114.500 and Belarus’ Liubou Charkashyna in third with 111.700. In the group all-around competition, Russia won the gold with a score of 57.000, followed by Belarus earning silver with a 55.500 and Italy the bronze with 55.450. The USA did not qualify a group to the Olympic Games competition.

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avannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, became the first U.S. trampolinist to qualify to the finals at an Olympic Games. She finished sixth at the 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena in London. Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./Elite Trampoline Academy, finished 16th. In the compulsory round, Vinsant scored a 46.400 for her Savannah Vinsant routine that included a half in Rudi out and finished a 54.955 for her optional in 11th place. She scored routine, which moved her to seventh place in the prelims 101.355 and clinched a spot with a total score of make finals). in the finals (top 8 Vinsant’s routine featured a Triffus In the finals, in Rudi out straight, double tuck, half Rudi tuck, full back pike, Rudi out pike, half in half out pike, full Brani pike, half half tuck, half out pike and full full pike. She posted a 54.965 and finished sixth. “I wanted to make finals, but overall I just wanted to do 20 skills,” said Vinsant. “Making it to finals in seventh, I was shocked actually– I thought that was a pretty high standard for me to reach. “I was very pleased with all of my performances today,” she Steven said. “I was the youngest Gluckstein competitor here and making finals really Women’s Trampoline Finals Results hit the pace for me. I 1. Rosannagh Maclennan CAN 57.305 dif will work to get my dif2. Huang Shanshan CHN 56.730 ficulty, time of flight and 3. He Wenna CHN 55.950 4. Karen Cockburn CAN 55.860 execution better so that I 5. Tatsiana Piatrenia BLR 55.670 can be up in the medals 6. Savannah Vinsant USA 54.965 GEO 52.925 7. Luba Golovina at the next Olympics.” 8. Victoria Voronina RUS 21.915 Gluckstein finMen’s Trampoline Finals Results ished 16th overall with a 1. Dong Dong CHN 62.990 61.020. For his compul2. Dmitry Uskakov RUS 61.769 sory routine that includ3. Lu Chunlong CHN 61.319 4. Masaki Ito JPN 60.895 ed a two-and-a-half 5. Yasuhiro Ueyama JPN 60.240 double-twisting somer6. Nikita Fedorenko RUS 59.105 7. Gregoire Pennes FRA 58.805 sault, Gluckstein scored 8. Jason Burnett CAN 6.715 a 48.855 and was in 12th place. During his optional routine, he landed on the end of the trampoline at the beginning of his routine and flipped onto the safety platform. He scored 12.165 and finished in 16th place. “I’ve been working 12 years,” said Gluckstein. “I was in shock and awe. When something that terrible happens to you, you can’t really grasp it. When I sat down, it registered. As bad as you wish you could get up there and do it again, unfortunately it’s sport and you can’t.” The trampoline competition features one compulsory and one optional round for the preliminaries, with the top eight advancing to the finals, where one optional routine is performed. OLYMPICS CONTINUED...


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TRAMPOLINE & TUMBLING TAKE OVER LONG BEACH

The 2012 U.S. Elite Championships and Junior Olympic Championships for trampoline and tumbling took place at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif., July 5–11. Kalon Ludvigson of Pocatello, Idaho/Team Revolution, won his seventh consecutive U.S. men’s tumbling title. Ludvigson performed the pass he used to set the world record for difficulty at the 2011 Odense World Cup, which includes two layout full-in, full outs through to a tripletwisting, double layout (Miller). He posted a total score of 150.000. Alex Renkert of Indianapolis, Ind./InterActive, followed in second at 134.200, and Jake Roth of San Diego, Calif./So Cal TTC, rounded out the KALON top three with 124.800. LUDVIGSON Marina Moskalenko of Orlando, Fla./Stick It Gymnastics, won the women’s tumbling title by posting a score of 129.700. Moskalenko performed a double layout through to double pike in her first pass. Yuliya Brown of Idaho Falls, Idaho/Idaho Elite Gymnastics, and Natalya Beneschott of Reno, Nev./Team Revolution, finished

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second and third, respectively, with scores of 126.700 and 125.300. Austin White of Newport Coast, Calif./World Elite, and Erin Jauch of Crystal Lake, Ill./Fox Valley T&T, took top honors in senior men’s and women’s double minitrampoline, respectively. White earned a score of 74.400 to take the senior men’s double mini-trampoline title. He performed a triple front tuck, half-out to triple back flip for his first pass, AUSTIN WHITE

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and a triple pike, half-out to half-in rudi-out pike for the second. Ryan Roberts of Ramona, Calif./So Cal TTC, took second with a 72.600 and Ludvigson was third at 71.000. In women’s double-mini compecompe tition, Jauch’s 140.800 score won the competicompeti tion. She executed a double front half-out to full-twisting, double layout for her second pass. Alyssa Williamson of Amarillo, Texas/All American, took second at 133.800, followed by Kristle Lowell of Orland Park, Ill./ Branch Gymnastics, in third with 133.500. In junior elite trampoline competition, Cody Gesuelli of ETA took the men’s trampoline title with a MAGGIE GALLAGHER score of 51.875. Colin Duda,

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also of ETA, was second at 51.495, and Sam Chiacchia of High Country Gymnastics Academy placed third with 51.310 to complete the award podium. Maggie Gallagher SHAYLEE of World Elite Gymnastics DUNAVIN claimed the junior women’s trampoline title with a 49.715, followed by Nicole Ahsinger of So Cal TTC with 48.840, and Clare Johnson of Trevino’s Gymnastics at 48.730. Josh Browne of Aspire Kids Sports Center posted a 70.400 to win the junior men’s double mini-trampomini-trampo line title. Noah Orr of Air Sports Unlimited was second at 70.100, and Chiacchia was third with 68.600. In junior women’s double-mini, Shaylee Dunavin of All-American Gymnastics earned a four-pass score of 134.200 to clinch the U.S. title. Madi Webster of Tumbling Express posted a 131.400 for the silver medal, with Alyssa Long of 5 Star T&T taking the bronze medal with her 129.200.

Junior Women’s Double Mini

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Aaron Cook of AGT Flip City won the junior men’s tumbling title, earning a total score of 74.700 in the finals. Tyler Waller of Gymnastics Etc. scored a 66.200, with Jackson Tyson of Flip Force Gymnastics at 65.600, for second and thirdplace, respectively. In the junior women’s tumbling final, Aubrianna Salas of AGT Flip City took the title with a 128.900 score, edging out AGT teammate Cassandra Skinner, who posted a 128.700 for second. Kainoa Park of Team Revolution was third with 128.000. In the junior men’s synchronized competi-

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tion, Alexi Shostak and Louis Prejean of T&T Express earned 120.100 to take the title. Cody Gesuelli and Joseph Kozlowski of ETA, 101.900, were second, followed by Nathan Donnelly and Kyle Ford of Xtreme Trampoline, 100.000. Ginger Hansen and AUBRIANNA SALAS Andrea Ghanian of ETA posted a 120.700 to win the junior elite women’s synchronized trampoline competition. Rounding out the top three were Nicole Gasci and Breanne Hatter of ETA, 116.700, and Hally Piontek of Kansas City Trampoline Club, and Madi Webster of Tumbling Express, 115.700. Trampoline for the men’s and women’s senior elite level was held in late June in San Jose, Calif. Steven Gluckstein of Atlantic Highlands, N.J./ETA, and Savannah Vinsant of Lafayette, La./Trampoline and Tumbling Express, won the U.S. titles and secured their spots on the Olympic Team for trampoline with their performances. For more details on the event and to see all of the scores go to www.usagym.org/trampoline.

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he 2012 Acrobatic National Championships took place from July 21– 25, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. The women’s group trio of Hannah Busha, Liselle Kitchens and Cassandra Lim of West Coast Training Center in Livermore, Calif., won the senior elite women’s group. Mixed pair Kyle Bloom and Eirian Smith,, also of West Coast Training Center, won the national title in senior elite mixed pairs. Busha, Kitchens and Lim scored 25.900 on balance, 26.930 on dynamic, 27.260 on combined for a total of 80.090 in the allaround to earn the women’s MIXED PAIR

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group national championship. Bloom and Smith scored 27.814 on balance, 27.860 on dynamic, 27.976 on combined for a total of 83.650 in the all-around en route to the mixed pair gold. The junior elite women’s group national title was awarded to Hannah Silverman Silverman, Christina Antoniades Antoniades, and Emily Ruppert of Emilia’s Acro Gymnastics and Cheer in Columbia, Md. This trio scored 27.750

Kyle Bloom and Eirian Smith

WOMEN’S GROUP TRIO Hannah Busha, Liselle Kitchens and Cassandra Lim

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WOMEN’S JR. ELITE GROUP TRIO Hannah Silverman, Christina Antoniades, and Emily Ruppert

in balance, 27.950 in dynamic, 27.850 in combined for a total allaround score of 83.550. The junior elite mixed pair all-around went to Realis Gymnastics Academy’s Kiley Boynton and Josh Miles. Miles. Realis is from Moreno Valley, Calif. Their scores were 27.050 balance, 27.850 dynamic, 27.700 combined, for a total score of 82.600. Bryan Allen and Brennan Atsatt of Aerial

Tumbling and Acrobatics in San Jose, Calif., won the junior elite men’s pair national title scoring 22.050 in balance, 27.850 in dynamic, 26.900 combined for a 76.800 total. Lillian Robertson and Jessica Renteria of Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio, were the junior elite women’s pair national champions, scoring 27.400 in balance, 27.100 in dynamic, 27.000 in combined for a total score of 81.500.

JR. ELITE WOMEN’S PAIR Jessica Renteria and Lilian Robertson

JR. ELITE MEN’S PAIR Bryan Allen and Brennan Atsatt

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The following Membership Statement has been adopted by the Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics: Membership in USA Gymnastics is a privilege granted by USA Gymnastics. That privilege can be withdrawn by USA Gymnastics at any time where a member’s conduct is determined to be inconsistent with the best interest of the sport of gymnastics and of the athletes we are servicing The following former members are permanently ineligible for membership within USA Gymnastics. Based on an amendment of Article 10.16 to the USA Gymnastics Bylaws, beginning January 1, 2012, any individual who is declared ineligible will have the USA Gymnastics’ Bylaw, rule, regulation or policy that was violated and resulted in his/her expulsion listed next to his/her name.

Name

State

Violation

Name

State

Violation

Name

State

Julian Amaro

CA

Paul Hagan

MI

Gabriel Salazar

TX

Charles Theodore Bates

MN

Robert Dean Head

KY

Mark Schiefelbein

TN

James Bell

WA

Ted Hicks

TN

Robert Shawler

CA

Kristopher Berry

SC

Michael Hinton

TN

Steve Shirley

MO

Phillip Bishop

MI

Nicholas Hitchcock

MI

Steven Todd Siegel

CO

Patrick Bogan

MD

Robert Hoefer

FL

Blake Steven Starr

UT

Douglas Boger

CA

Frank Hohman, Jr.

PA

Paul Summers

OK

Joseph Bowers

OH

Milos Hroch

CA

Mark Swift

FL

Steven L. Infante

CT

Freddie Eugene Tafoya, Jr.

CA

Shawn Bowlden

IL

Vince Brown

SC

Dana Koppendrayer

FL

Jay Thomas

LA

Edward Trey Coniff

TX

Ronnie Lewis

AR

Jon Oliver Kenneth Thomas

VA

James Craig III

CO

Jung Min Lim

PA

Phillip Thompson

NC

Thad Cypher

MI

William McCabe

GA

Brent Trottier

WA

Vannie Edwards

AR

Robert Mollock

OR

Jon Valdez

Steven Elliott

TX

John S. Moore

WV

Anthony Van Kirk

Anthony Engelke

PA

Gregory Muller

Matthew H. Erichsen

WA

William Munsinger

Rick Feuerstein

CA

William Foster

AL

Joseph Fountain

MD

Roy Larry Gallagher

PA

Robert Allen (Bob) Garner Sean Gilham

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Joel Velasquez

OR

MN

David Paul Waage

OR

Jeena Nilson

UT

Chris Wagoner

TX

Paul O’Neill

CA

Jeremy Waldridge

OR

Patrick Okopinski

WI

Russell Wallace

CT

Marian Penev

NY

Brooklyn Walters

IN

TN

William M. Permenter

FL

Steve Waples

TX

CA

Don Peters

CA

Donald Watts

KY

Timothy Glas

NE

Timothy Picquelle

CA

Mike West

WA

Ricardo “Chico” Goddard

NY

David Pyles

AZ

Jonathan White

CA

Nathaniel Goodale

VT

Jeffrey Richards

FL

Lyf Christian Wildenberg

MN

Marcelo Guimaraes

TX

Rudy Rodriguez

CA

Bill Witthar

MO

Vernor Gumila

IL

John H. Row

DE

Joel Woodruff

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FACES IN THE GYM Ann Postolowski Union, Kentucky

KJ Newman (age 11)

Ann, 14, is a back-to-back Kentucky all-around state champion for Level 5 (2011) and Level 6 (2012). At the Level 6 State Meet she also won floor and vault. She trains at Top Flight Gymnastics and is coached by Amanda Reed and David Cole.

Rancho Santa Fe, California

KJ, 11, has been competing in T&T gymnastics for four years. At the 2012 JO Nationals held in Long Beach, Calif, KJ won two gold medals for double-mini and synchro (with Gabriel Garon).

Matthew Tygart

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Caden Severtson

Matthew, 17, won Level 10 17 & over trampoline at the JO National Championships. He also took fourth on floor. He trains at Tulsa’s Tumbling and Trampoline and was a Regional All Star for Region 3.

Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Caden, 7, is a Level 4 gymnast and trains at Avant Coeur Gymnastics. In Caden’s first competition season he won first in the all-around in every meet for his age division.

Rhythmic Gymnastics Region 6 Champions Miami, Florida

Valentina Guerrero, 7, and Sophia Petreanu, 9, from Miami Gymnas Gymnastics are Rhythmic Region 6 allaround medalists. Valentina won gold and Sophia the silver. They also won regional awards: scholarship for JO 2012. They are coached by Daria Trakhtenberg.

Abby Kaufman

York, Pennsylvania

Abby, now 13, took first place on beam at the Level 9 Eastern National Championships, was second in the all-around, fifth on bars and sixth on floor. She trains at Skyline Gymnastics Center. She is now training Level 10.

Would you like to be included in USA Gymnastics or the USA Gymnastics website for Faces in the Gym? Send a photo and a paragraph of information to: publications@usagym.org and we’ll select gymnasts to publish in each issue of the magazine and a few more to post on the website at www.usagym.org/faces

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U.S. JUNIOR MEN WIN SIX MEDALS

AT 2012 JUNIOR PAN AMERICAN

he U.S. junior men won the team silver medal, an all-around bronze and four individual event medals at the 2012 Junior Pan American Gymnastics Championships in Medellin, Colombia, to finish the competition with six medals. Colombia placed first with a 254.600, the U.S. earned second with a 252.450 and Puerto Rico took third with a 245.450. Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./ Monmouth Gymnastics Academy, won

the all-around bronze medal with a score of 84.500. During event finals, Modi and Timothy Wang of Riverside, Calif./ South Coast Gymnastics, won the silver and bronze medals on parallel bars, respectively; Modi was also second on the pommel horse; and Marvin Kimble of Milwaukee, Wis./ Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy, was the still rings bronze medalist. Joey Peters of Orefield, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center, also competed for the USA team. Full results at www.usagym.org

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DID YOU CATCH US IN THESE PUBLICATIONS? Sports Illustrated August 13, 2012

People August 20, 2012

Us Magazine September/October 2012

Glamour August 2012

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Muscle & Fitness August, 2012

TIME July 19, 2012

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National Gymnastics Day ready to Turn the World Upside Down

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ATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, is National Gymnastics Day, and at 1 p.m. ET, don’t forget to join USA Gymnastics as we ‘Turn the World Upside Down.’

Hospitals. The top three individual fundrais fundraisers will receive a trip to the 2013 American Cup in Worchester, Mass., including tickets, VIP hospitality passes and one night in the USA Gymnastics host hotel.

Get coaches, grandparents, classmates and parents involved. Flip, roll, or cartwheel; back hip circle, handstand or flip into the pit. The possibilities are endless. Just take a picture and share it, along with how many participated, on the USA Gymnastics Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/USAGymnastics).

Clubs will receive AAI gift certificates for their efforts: $1,500, first place; $1,000, second place; and $750, third place. Visit usagym.org/upsidedown for more information, including logos, photos and videos to share with your friends on social media.

As part of the celebration, gymnasts and clubs are encouraged to raise money in support of the Children’s Miracle Network

2012 Olympic Gold Medalist

GABBY DOUGLAS USA Women’s Team


MEN’S COLLEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION’S 2012 NATIONAL ACADEMIC TEAM CHAMPIONS The William and Mary men’s gymnastics team combined for an outstanding 3.530 grade point average to claim their fifth national academic team title since the inception of the team award in 1991. Below is a list of the top 10 academic teams. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

William and Mary Temple Minnesota Springfield Stanford

3.530 3.479 3.204 3.163 3.104

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Michigan Nebraska Penn State Army Oklahoma

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EVENT SCHEDULE 2012

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Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Region 5 Congress Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions National Gymnastics Day Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions National TOPs Testing (W) Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions

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San Jose, CA Ontario, CA San Diego, CA Glendale, AZ Indianapolis, IN Los Angeles, CA Anaheim, CA Las Vegas, NV Sacramento, CA Portland, OR Everywhere Seattle, WA West Valley City, UT Huntsville, TX Colorado Springs, CO Broomfield, CO

Oklahoma City, OK San Antonio, TX Dallas, TX Lubbock, TX Minneapolis, MN Des Moines, IA Omaha, NE Chicago, IL Kansas City, MO St. Louis, MO Memphis, TN Lafayette, LA Louisville, KY Charlotte, NC Atlanta, GA Tampa, FL

Cincinnati, OH Indianapolis, IN Detroit, MI

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Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Level 9/10 Training Camp (W) Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions JO National Team Training Camp (W) Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions

Columbus, OH Huntsville, TX Philadelphia, PA Newark, NJ Huntsville, TX Boston, MA Washington, DC Pittsburgh, PA Hartford, CT Brooklyn, NY

2013 MARCH 1 2 14-20

APRIL 12–14

MAY 2–5 9–11 12 31–June 2

JUNE 7–9

Nastia Liukin Cup (W) American Cup (M/W) Acro Cup (AG)

Women’s Level 9/10 Regionals

(TBD) Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN Orlando, FL

2013–20 JO Compulsory Master Workshop – West (W)

Reno, NV

U.S. Gymnastics Championships (M/W) USA Gymnastics National Congress

SEPTEMBER 13–15

Various sites

Level 9 East/West Championships (W) JO National Championships (W) JO–NIT (W) 2013–20 JO Compulsory Master Workshop – East (W)

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CLASSIFIEDS POSITION AVAILABLE Jump Start Gym, located in Sandy Springs, GA, is looking for FULL TIME POSITIONS IN PRESCHOOL/CAMP COORDINATOR, BOYS/REC COORDINATOR, AND FRONT DESK/ADMIN SUPERVISOR. New facility, 12K sq ft, great area, established gym. Applicants need to have gymnastics background, love of children, positive, energetic, reliable, responsible, and motivated. Salary based on experience plus performance based bonuses. Send resumes to coachtodd@jumpstartgym.com or mailto:coachtodd@ jumpstartgym.com. Gymnastics Training Center (GTC), located in the heart of SLC, UT and 15 minutes from the University of Utah, is looking for a FT OPTIONAL HEAD COACH who has experience coaching GIRL’S LEVELS 6-10. Applicant must have strong spotting skills and the ability to motivate young athletes. Must be positive, well organized, highly motivated and a team player willing to work with existing coaching staff. We are offering a competitive salary (based on experience), management opportunities and benefits. Please contact Heather Fullmer at 2738 S. 2000 E., SLC, UT 84109, phone 801-558-9801, fax 801-466-4650 or email at hfullmer4@yahoo.com. GIRLS TEAM COACH WITH LEVEL 7+ experience needed near Chicago. Viking Gymnastics Club is moving to a huge facility in Niles, Illinois and we are looking to add preschool, recreational, T&T, and team coaches. Applicants should be dependable, enthusiastic, and team players. Please submit resumes to charlie@vikinggymnastics.com or mailto:charlie@vikinggymnastics.com, or call 773-895-9440. For more information visit www.vikinggymnastics.com. IMMEDIATE OPENING: FULL TIME TEAM COACH FOR GIRLS TEAM LEVELS 5-10 Shen’s Gymnatics Academy of Holliston, Massachusetts has an an immediate opening for a FULL-TIME TEAM COACH FOR OUR GIRLS TEAM LEVELS 5-10. The right candidate will have excellent knowledge of level 5-10 and strong spotting skills. We offer a very competitive salary with benefits. If interested, please contact the owner: Zufang Shen phone: 781 301-1752. email: shenga@ymail.com.

FOR SALE FLOOR MUSIC. WWW.ORIGINALFLOORMUSIC.COM Looking for something unique and different in floor music? Something that NO ONE else will have? Original Floor Music is dedicated to your many years, months, weeks and hours of hard work and to the art you create when performing and giving it your all during your routines. Visit www.OriginalFloorMusic.com, listen and find something unique, new and different just for you. Our music tracks are sold once in a region, state or just to you. Free Demos ALWAYS – New tracks added weekly. The very best always use original floor music! GK RISK-FREE PROGRAM: Get with the program! It’s better than ever, with a terrific assortment of NEW styles and fabrics and incomparable sales potential. Plus, it’s easier than ever to order, sell and return your RISK-FREE garments. We offer customized packages for your pro shop, meets and summer camp. You only pay for what you’ve sold and may return the rest, there is absolutely NO RISK! If you haven’t tried us lately, it’s time you started earning extra profits with our RISKFREE merchandise. Call 1-800-345-4087 for more information on how you can get started today! Email: customerservice@gkelite.com.

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SCORE MASTER – Scorekeeping software interfaced to many different score boards: EliteScore, BetaBrites, TV’s & Projectors. Download team rosters from the USAG website. Features include: random draws, create rotations, assign #’s, the most comprehensive reporting and results can go directly to your website. Supports: womens/mens, individual/team, artistic/rhythmic/ trampoline, compulsory/optional. Download a FREE demo at www.Score-Master.com.

EDUCATION 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 a quick 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 407-4445669 EST or online at www.GymCert.com. National University Virtual High School (NUVHS) offers the premier high school online learning experience for athletes. With more than 90 online high school courses including advanced placement, we provide athletes the opportunity to achieve academic excellence through an active, engaging and cooperative learning environment. Our courses are taught by highly qualified teachers and our online format is fully interactive and accessible 24/7 with flexible start and enddates. Students are able to enroll anytime on a full or part-time basis and can complete a full semester high school course in as few as four or as many as 16 weeks. NUVHS is accredited by WASC and AdvanceEd and approved by NCAA and NAIA. Additionally, NUVHS has been approved by UC “a-g” as an online provider. Call 866-366-8847 for enrollment information or visit www.nuvhs.org.

FUNDRAISING NEED A FUNDRAISER? How about 1200 thread count Sheet Fundraiser? Since everyone needs linen, this has been a very successful fundraiser. You’ll make large profits by selling a great product at a great price. Here are a few success stories: Jasper Middle School Band (Jasper, GA) raised $4000+, Georgia All-Star Gymnastics (Woodstock, GA) to date have raised over $6000 and River Ridge Cheerleaders (Canton, GA) raised $9,450 in 3 weeks. Your customers will be impressed and coming back for more! Satisfaction guaranteed! NO start up costs! Get started today, email Mary @ marysmonogramming@gmail.com or call 770-893-8842.

PARENTS OF GYMNASTS Raise your daughter’s gymnastics scores & confidence. Do you need help understanding what the gymnastics judge is looking for in your daughter’s gymnastics routines? Visit www.JudgeGymnast.com. Here to help your child be successful by helping both you and her understand what the gymnastics judge is looking for and how the judge arrives at the score. JudgeGymnast.com will provide valuable feedback on you child’s gymnastics routines so she can make adjustments to raise her score. Why guess at what she needs to work on? Register for FREE at www.JudgeGymnast.com.

HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD RATES: 1-100 words=$100, 101-200 words=$200 Your ad in USA Gymnastics magazine will automatically be placed online for 30 days at no additional charge. The address is: www.usagymnastics.org/classifieds/. Your 30 days will begin on the next regular posting date. DEADLINES: Issue Deadline for ad & payment Jan-Feb December 1 Mar-Apr

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USA Gymnastics - Sept./Oct. 2012 - Vol. 41, #5  

USA Gymnastics Magazine - September/October 2012 - Volume 41, #5

USA Gymnastics - Sept./Oct. 2012 - Vol. 41, #5  

USA Gymnastics Magazine - September/October 2012 - Volume 41, #5