Coach Rick McCharles at GymnasticsCoaching posted about some of the tallest women's gymnasts of all time. Well, it's time that we update our list of the tallest men in collegiate gymnastics. As of now, there are at least 12 gymnasts who are six feet tall or taller. Here is the updated list. [...more]
The Stanford Men's Gymnastics Team broke their three-meet losing streak to Cal in convincing fashion at the 2009 Pacific Coast Classic. Stanford reversed their curse on pommel with four gymnasts logging scores of 14.0 or higher, led by [...more]
Cal made it three-in-row over Stanford at the 2009 Gold Country Classic held on February 14. Once again, Cal's strength on pommels put the Bears on top, although the final team score was close (354.25 - 354.00). Cal had four gymnasts with pommel scores of 14.3 or better, led by Kyle Bunthuwong's 14.85. Bunthuwong also won the high bar competition with a 15.35.
Cal's top all-rounders, the Bunthuwong brothers and Glen Ishino, [...more]
We would need a slapping if we didn't link to a great post by retired Michigan gymnast, Ward Black. It's all about the relative demise of U.S. excellence on pommel horse. Ward nailed it. He was very harsh on our guys, but he said what needed saying. He was not without some praise, though, especially that reserved for [...more]
All six members of the 2008 Men's Olympic Gymnastics Team successfully petitioned on to the 2009 U.S. Men's Senior National Team. Olympians Raj Bhavsar, Jonathan Horton, Joey Hagerty, Kevin Tan, Justin Spring and Sasha Artemev were joined by Tim McNeill and Kyle Bunthuwong, who were picked by the Men's Program Committee and the Men's National Team Coordinator. The remaining seven team members were chosen based on their performance at the 2009 Winter Cup.
McNeill punched his ticket by scoring huge points on [...more]
StickItMedia had the opportunity to meet Logan Melander at the recent 2009 Stanford Open. After chatting for a few minutes, Logan handed us a binder which contained information about the Iron Cross Foundation (ICF). We were soon amazed to find out that the founder of this fine organization was a 14-year-old Level 10 gymnast, and he was [...more]
Joey Hagerty backed up his dazzling first night's performance with an even better one in the finals of the Winter Cup Challenge. Hagerty posted an 89.75 to best the field. Perhaps the nation's top men's club gymnast, Danell Leyva, posted an 89.05 to finish solidly in second place. Stanford's Sho Nakamori, Guillermo Alvarez and Oklahoma's Chris Brooks rounded out the rest of the top five. The 17-year-old Leyva, from Universal, has been rewarded with a coveted spot on the U.S. Senior National Team.
Seven gymnasts were named to the Senior National Team as a result of [...more]
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As a reward for their inspired bronze-medal finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, members of the U.S. Men's Olympic Gymnastics Team were quickly signed on to perform in the Gymnastics Superstars Tour, which ended this past November. Prior to the Games, Paul and Morgan Hamm had already signed on for the tour. It was a lot of fun for the guys, since they were paid to do their favorite activity while not having to worry about judges. Even better, no uniforms, as they often performed in jeans.
Joining them on the tour was a new all-girls band. These young ladies spent two months together with the Olympic team on the whirlwind nation-wide tour. We're talking about KSM.
If you haven't heard KSM yet, you should. This is not your little sister's [...more]
The first day of competition is over at the 2009 Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas, NV. The top 42 gymnasts have qualified for the finals, which will be held on Saturday, February 7. Two club gymnasts placed in the top seven in the all-around competition. Danell Leyva garnered an 87.30 to take 3rd place for the evening, [...more]