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Kimble, Wiskus and Bock Top Field of 18 New P&G Qualifiers

Kimble, Wiskus and Bock Top Field of 18 New P&G Qualifiers

In somewhat of a comeback, Marvin Kimble led all scorers at the 2017 U.S. Championships Qualifier in Colorado Springs. Kimble topped the standings in the 20 Point Program (91 points), and he put up the highest AA score (83.55), posting top-3 event scores on SR (3rd-14.50), VT (2nd-14.75), PB (2nd-14.20) and HB (1st-13.80). After moving back to his home state of Wisconsin earlier [...more]

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Jr. Elite Level 8 National Champ Joshua Karnes Performs on Little Big Shots

Jr. Elite Level 8 National Champ Joshua Karnes Performs on Little Big Shots

The other night, a male gymnast was featured in a prime-time television broadcast for the first time since the 2016 Olympics. Joshua Karnes (Lakettes-Erie, PA) appeared on NBC's Little Big Shots, a series that showcases the unique talents of kids from all over the world. Karnes performed some skills on SR, PB and PH, drawing big cheers from the live audience. No stranger to gymnastics fans, Karnes won back-to-back [...more]

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Karnes, Hong, Hale & Petrosyan Win Level 8/9 Junior Elite Titles

Karnes, Hong, Hale & Petrosyan Win Level 8/9 Junior Elite Titles

Once again, technical sequences were no equalizer in the Junior Elite finals, and the first day leaders easily hung on to win AA titles. 2016 Level 8 champion Joshua Karnes was a repeat winner as a 12-year-old. Karnes (139.75) had six top-4 placements, including the top scores on three events (FX, SR, HB) to win out over [...more]

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Wiskus, Briones, Huang & Juda Capture Level 10 JE Titles

Wiskus, Briones, Huang & Juda Capture Level 10 JE Titles

Shane Wiskus went wire-to-wire to defend his Level 10 Junior Elite title at the 2017 JO Nationals in Kissimmee, FL. The future Minnesota Gopher is now only one contest away from completing a grand sweep of all the major Junior titles over the past two seasons (JOs/P&Gs). Wiskus (143.85) clinched his second straight JE AA championship by compiling the highest scores in Saturday's technical sequences (56.25) in the 18-year-old division. His two-day total was over [...more]

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Moldauer, Modi Dominate Podium at American Cup; Oklahoma Barely Outslugs Stanford in Palo Alto Brawl

Moldauer, Modi Dominate Podium at American Cup; Oklahoma Barely Outslugs Stanford in Palo Alto Brawl

The future is here. Two current stalwarts of NCAA Men's Gymnastics dominated the podium at the 2017 American Cup. 2016 NCAA champ Yul Moldauer (85.931) occupied the top spot, and 2015 NCAA champ Akash Modi (84.398) earned the third spot. Sandwiched in-between was Olympic silver medalist (AA) Oleg Verniaiev (85.699). For Moldauer, it was the second jewel (Winter Cup) captured during this [...more]

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Oklahoma & Stanford Set Stage for Next Weekend’s Brawl in Palo Alto

Oklahoma & Stanford Set Stage for Next Weekend’s Brawl in Palo Alto

The first weekend of 5-Up/5-Count was a success. Oklahoma and Stanford made definitive statements by scoring over 420. The Cardinal did it with reduced roles for Akash Modi, Robert Neff and Grant Breckenridge, and the Sooners did it with reduced roles for Yul Moldauer, Allan Bower and Hunter Justus. Both teams have outstanding depth and leadership. That depth certainly [...more]

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Moldauer Prevails over Modi in Exciting Winter Cup Finals

Moldauer Prevails over Modi in Exciting Winter Cup Finals

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Gymnastics fans expected a dogfight. They wanted a dogfight, and that's exactly what they got! Stanford's Akash Modi took a slim 1.4-point lead into Saturday night's Winter Cup finals over his Oklahoma rivals Yul Moldauer and Allan Bower, and the Olympic Training Center's Donnell Whittenburg and Donothan Bailey. Modi held on to a scant .35 lead over Moldauer heading into the final rotation. The championship was going to be decided precisely how [...more]

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Modi, Moldauer and Bower Lead Charge to Winter Cup Finals

Modi, Moldauer and Bower Lead Charge to Winter Cup Finals

Stanford senior and 2016 Olympic Alternate Akash Modi (86.30) practically led from start to finish to end up the Day 1 leader at the 2017 Winter Cup Challenge. Modi had top-10 finishes on all six events, including the day's best score on PB (14.85). He was able to build up a decent-sized lead to fend off a late charge by Oklahoma's Allan Bower (84.85) and Yul Moldauer (84.85). It was reminiscent of last April's [...more]

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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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New 4+2 Olympic Gymnastics Format Will Generate Interesting Competition for Tokyo 2020 Spots

New 4+2 Olympic Gymnastics Format Will Generate Interesting Competition for Tokyo 2020 Spots

Now that Rio 2016 is in the history books, we're changing our focus to Tokyo 2020. Now official, Men's and Woman's gymnastics will be based on four-member teams plus a potential maximum of two event specialists. Since the qualifying round will be a 4-up/3-count format, the four-member teams will likely consist of four all-arounders. The two "event specialists" will compete in the qualifying round to vie for Finals spots on specific events and/or the AA. When announced back in May 2015, the new format ruffled a lot of feathers. F.I.G. Technical Committee President Steve Butcher [...more]

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