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Planning for Success – Looking Ahead in Men’s Gymnastics

Planning for Success – Looking Ahead in Men’s Gymnastics

Three major Junior events on the world stage await our Junior gymnasts. The Summer Youth Olympic Games will take place October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Held every two years, the Japan Junior International competition is scheduled for 2017 and 2019. The Japan Junior event is perhaps [...more]

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Two Powerhouse Club Programs Make Quite an Impact at Future Stars

Two Powerhouse Club Programs Make Quite an Impact at Future Stars

Ten gymnasts from two different gyms earned spots on the Future Stars National Development Team. Gymnastics Olympica (Van Nuys, CA) and Lakeshore Academy (Chicago, IL) each produced five gymnasts who were among the top finishers at last month's National Future Stars competition at the [...more]

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Strong Class Highlights Early Signing Period for NCAA Men’s Gymnastics

Strong Class Highlights Early Signing Period for NCAA Men’s Gymnastics

Perhaps the strongest recruiting class in recent memory is about to cash in on scholarship offers from schools across the land. The considerable wealth of talent being shared among many Division 1 programs is a welcome development and is great for parity. Michigan is back in the game, signing Junior National Team members [...more]

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Wenske & Wiskus Coast to U.S. Junior Men’s Gymnastics Crowns

Wenske & Wiskus Coast to U.S. Junior Men’s Gymnastics Crowns

ST. LOUIS, MO -- In his last Junior competition, Matt Wenske (165.30) completed a sweep of all the major Junior all-around titles. He added the U.S. Championships title to the one he earned at last month's JO Nationals. Wenske also won national titles on FX, SR and VT. The latter one nicely complements the Senior VT title he [...more]

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Ah Chow, Phillips, Wu & Karnes are Level 8/9 JE Champions

Ah Chow, Phillips, Wu & Karnes are Level 8/9 JE Champions

The Day 1 leaders once again prevailed in the Junior Elite finals. Sunday's finals featured the four Level 8 and 9 divisions, and just like their Level 10 counterparts, the leaders went wire-to-wire. Justin Ah Chow earned event titles on SR and HB, and had top-5 scores on five events to earn his first national [...more]

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Guimaraes, Wiskus, Wenske & Chin Are Level 10 JE Champions

Guimaraes, Wiskus, Wenske & Chin Are Level 10 JE Champions

All four Day 1 leaders held on to win Level 10 Junior Elite all-around titles at the 2016 Men's Jo Nationals. The final round of technical sequences proved not to necessarily be the equalizer, as the best all-around optional gymnasts tend to also be the best at compulsory routines. Shane Wiskus conquered on Day 2 to win out over arguably the most talented [...more]

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Ah Chow, Phillips, Wu & Karnes Top Level 8/9 Qualifiers at 2016 Men’s JO Nationals

Ah Chow, Phillips, Wu & Karnes Top Level 8/9 Qualifiers at 2016 Men’s JO Nationals

2015 Level 8 JE (12) national champion Sam Phillips (82.45) is gunning for a repeat performance in the Level 9 JE (13) division. Backed by five top-3 event finishes in Friday's optional routines, including meet-high honors on PB (14.40), Phillips is on his way at the halfway point. His leading margin could have been higher if not [...more]

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Wiskus, Guimaraes, Wenske and Chin Lead Day One at 2016 Men’s JO Nationals

Wiskus, Guimaraes, Wenske and Chin Lead Day One at 2016 Men’s JO Nationals

A couple of returning national champions are the first-day leaders at the 2016 Men's JO Nationals. Last year's Level 10 (16) champ Matt Wenske sits on top of the 17-year-old Junior Elite (JE) division (86.65). The future Oklahoma Sooner had three top-5 event finishes heading into Saturday's technical sequences. Vitaliy Guimaraes, last year's Level 9 (14) champion, had the day's [...more]

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5 Ms Dominate Winter Cup Prelims

5 Ms Dominate Winter Cup Prelims

Melton, Moldauer, Mikulak, Maestas and Modi are at the top of the Winter Cup Day 1 leaderboard. It's far from over, but what a refreshing mix of veterans and relatively new faces we are seeing at the top of the pack. Sam Mikulak had a rough go of it on PB, but he slowly crept up in the standings to place 2nd. He also had four top 10 finishes, including the top score on [...more]

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Winter Cup Kicks Off 2016 Olympic Season

Winter Cup Kicks Off 2016 Olympic Season

If you're a men's gymnastics fan, Las Vegas will be the place to be this weekend. A two-day extravaganza kicks off the Olympic year. Winter Cup will play a major role in determining who will go to Rio. The meet is not as important for members of last year's World Team, but it has huge ramifications for those not currently on the Senior National Team. Eighteen gymnasts will emerge from Winter Cup as [...more]

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