Archive | November, 2008

Team Gattaca Helps Shape Men’s Gymnastics:  Interview

Team Gattaca Helps Shape Men’s Gymnastics: Interview

StickItMedia recently had the pleasure of interviewing Team Gattaca's Diego Garcia. Diego is an Account Executive, and is responsible for marketing Team Gattaca's camps and events and assisting with general athlete needs. Team Gattaca was founded by Manuel Galarza in 2003 as a means to give back to the gymnastics community. Galarza is the CEO of Gattaca, Inc., a web publishing company that caters to web advertising-based clients. SiM: Briefly provide our readers with a history of Team Gattaca. Garcia: The CEO of Gattaca, Inc. started Team Gattaca in 2003 as a response to the growing need for corporate [...more]

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Excellent Hamm Twins Montage

Excellent Hamm Twins Montage

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Paul and Morgan Hamm Move to Chicago

Paul and Morgan Hamm Move to Chicago

Hamms set to give up competition By Gary D’Amato¬†of the Journal Sentinel, November 12, 2008 Paul Hamm is approaching the end of his gymnastics career with mixed emotions. He’s sad that it’s almost over but excited about the future. He’s disappointed he didn’t get a chance to defend his Olympic all-around medal in Beijing but […] [...more]

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Marty Strech and Jonah Urlaub:  A Budding Gymnastics Rivalry

Marty Strech and Jonah Urlaub: A Budding Gymnastics Rivalry

A lot of chalk, sweat, and pain kept two of the hardest working young gymnasts in Region I at the top of their respective podiums for their early competitive years. Less than a year apart, they had never before competed against each other until last season. Meet after meet in 2008 found them dominating their competition, finishing first and [...more]

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Cal and Iowa Men’s Gymnastics Sign Impressive Recruits

Cal and Iowa Men’s Gymnastics Sign Impressive Recruits

Cal has announced the signing of three new recruits, further enhancing the Golden Bears' chances of winning an NCAA championship in the years to come. Donothan Bailey, Jeff Langenstein and Steve Lacome will be added to the roster for the 2010 season. Bailey has an impressive resume and is a perennial top 10 [...more]

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2009 Pacific Coast Classic Will Be Spectacular

2009 Pacific Coast Classic Will Be Spectacular

The two top joint NCAA-Club men's gymnastics meets in 2009 will be held about a month apart, in locations separated by only the short expanse of San Francisco Bay. Last week, we talked about how we would like to see the 2009 Stanford Open televised. As it turns out, another great meet, the Pacific Coast Classic , will be televised by Comcast Sports Net. The 2009 PCC will take place the weekend of February 20-22 in Oakland, CA. A Japanese collegiate all-star team will tangle with Stanford, Cal, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Air Force. A complete list of participating club teams is not yet available, but it's safe to assume [...more]

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Confident Jonathan Horton Leads By Example

Confident Jonathan Horton Leads By Example

Thanks to Gymnast.com for posting a great USA Today interview with Jonathan Horton . Horton lamented his 13.675 pommel horse score that prevented him from winning an all-around medal in Beijing. "I was (four-tenths) away from a silver at this Olympics with a 13.6 on pommel horse. That's ridiculous," Horton said, shaking his head in disgust. "Who gets a 13.6 at the Olympic Games? This guy." That's classic Horton. Afterall, this is the same guy who [...more]

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Oklahoma Reloads in Men’s Gymnastics for 2010 Season

Oklahoma Reloads in Men’s Gymnastics for 2010 Season

The Oklahoma Sooners Men's Gymnastics Team has announced the signing of four gymnasts for the 2010 season. This is quite a coup for the Sooners. Three of the four have been members of [...more]

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The 2009 Stanford Open Must be Televised

The 2009 Stanford Open Must be Televised

Imagine if, alongside dressage, bowling, and BMX racing, a major sports network would spotlight men's gymnastics. Imagine a major men's invitational on your HDTV, with not only some of the best college athletes in the country showing off their routines, but also some of the best high school club gymnasts competing for medals as well. Imagine American sports fans finally seeing just what it really takes to get to the top of a sport they usually only see at the Olympic level. Seeing the years of hard work and dedication in action will wow the public. The 2009 Stanford Open will be held January 23-25. 41 men's club gymnastics teams have confirmed their participation, along with Cal, Stanford and Nebraska. The three-day meet will be dominated by [...more]

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Obama Needs to Weigh In on Title IX

Obama Needs to Weigh In on Title IX

Saving Sports is wondering how President-Elect Barack Obama's administration will deal with Title IX. Good question. The Obama campaign received a record amount of money, and it's fair to ask what Obama is going to be expected to give in return. After all, MoveOn.org raised $80 million for Obama and they are [...more]

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