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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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Stanford’s Josiah Eng Introduces New Still Rings Skill — “The Eng”

Stanford’s Josiah Eng Introduces New Still Rings Skill — “The Eng”

Stanford Men's Gymnastics' sophomore Josiah Eng recently posted of video of his outstanding new SR skill on YouTube. Eng describes it as a butterfly to handstand, through the inverted cross position. It has never been performed by [...more]

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2016 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Olympic Team Selected on Emotional Night in St. Louis

2016 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Olympic Team Selected on Emotional Night in St. Louis

In one of the most exhausting, exciting and suspenseful Olympic Trials ever staged, five gymnasts emerged to comprise the 2016 U.S. Men's Gymnastics Olympic Team. Not one single member earned an automatic bid, by virtue of placing in the top 2 all-around and top 3 on events. However, Sam Mikulak came close enough to make his selection a fait accompli. Mikulak ran away with the [...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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Mikulak Erupts to Take Day 1 Lead at Men’s Olympic Trials

Mikulak Erupts to Take Day 1 Lead at Men’s Olympic Trials

ST. LOUIS, MO -- Couldn't have asked for a more interesting Day 1 at the 2016 Men's Gymnastics Olympic Trials. U.S. champ Sam Mikulak rallied from a near disastrous opening two rotations to maintain his commanding lead in the overall selection standings. Mikulak (90.65) gave up at least a point and a half with major miscues on PB (14.95) and HB (14.30). He then settled down and proceeded to crank out four [...more]

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Wiskus & Wenske Lead Day 1 at U.S. Junior Men’s Gymnastics Championships

Wiskus & Wenske Lead Day 1 at U.S. Junior Men’s Gymnastics Championships

ST. LOUIS, MO -- Day 1 produced no real surprises. Last month's JO Nationals winners are sitting at the top of the leader board at the halfway point of the Junior Men's P&G Championships. Oklahoma-bound and 2016 U.S. Senior Men's vault co-champ Matt Wenske (84.45) has a whopping lead (5.2 pts) over his competition in the 17-18 division. He also sits in the lead on four [...more]

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2016 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Olympic Trials Preview

2016 U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Olympic Trials Preview

By Shelli Koszdin The first stage of the selection process for the United States men’s Olympic team (the P& G Championships) has concluded, and as the athletes head towards the Olympic Trials in St. Louis, the race is starting to take shape. Some events are looking highly probable (Sam Mikulak going to Rio), some others…not so much. There is still a lot of race left to run, and there can (will) be surprises. Who foresaw Joey Hagerty [...more]

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