Jonathan Horton signed an endorsement deal with GK Elite Sportswear, the world’s leading supplier of gymnastics apparel. The 2008 Olympic silver medalist on high bar, Horton is America’s leading gymnast and a force on the world scene. The former All-American Oklahoma gymnast is now training in Houston under Coach Tom Meadows. Horton, the newly crowned […] [...more]
It's that time of year again, and the 2009 Little League World Series is in full swing. As usual, the event is receiving huge amounts of television coverage from ABC/ESPN. All-Star teams from all over the world faced overwhelming odds to make the annual pilgrimmage to Williamsport, PA. Most of these kids are eleven and twelve years old, and are the best baseball players representing various regions of the world. The LLWS enjoys a large viewing audience, [...more]
Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Vitaly Scherbo, opened his successful Las Vegas gym a little over ten years ago. Scherbo and compulsory head coach, Radi Shopski, have been very busy mentoring a tremendous pipeline of future optional gymnasts. The level 7 boys work out six days/week for a total of 18 hours, and the level 5-6 boys work out six days/week for a total of 15.5 hours. This schedule is above average for the typical gym, but it is paying off with handsome dividends.
The Vitaly Scherbo School of Gymnastics (VSSG) is proud to have produced [...more]
What a great two days of gymnastics last week in Dallas! The 2009 U.S. Championships had unprecedented media coverage, led by a deluge of Twitter updates, topped off with a live Friday night webcast by Universal Sports and NBC's one-hour recap of the men's action on Saturday. @gymnastike and @Michigan_MGym provided great timely tweets and [...more]
According to Blythe Lawrence's blog at Examiner.com, a lot of exciting Junior assignments have been doled out by USA Gymnastics. Jake Dalton and John Orozco will be competing at the Japan Junior International Competition in Yokohama September 20-25. Dalton is now a freshman at Oklahoma. In fact he went straight from Dallas to Norman, OK right after VISAs. Dalton is also reportedly first in line for [...more]
The 2009 Men's World Team selections are now in the books. Leading the way, of course, is newly crowned U.S. All-Around Champion Jonathan Horton. Despite starting vet school next week, David Sender was selected to the team. Sasha Artemev successfully petitioned on to the team, but will have to prove he is adequately competitive by September. Danell Leyva proved at VISAs that he is now ready for [...more]
Jonathan Horton can finally claim that elusive prize of U.S. Men's Gymnastics National Champion. The anchorman of our men's program ran away with the title by a margin of 3.4 points over surprise runner-up Tim McNeill. Running on sheer talent and adrenaline, Horton was easily able to absorb a fall on [...more]