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Temple Men’s Gymnastics Gets the Axe

Temple Men’s Gymnastics Gets the Axe

December is normally a cheerful month, filled with happiness and eagerness to take part in the joyous act of giving. Though stressful, the countdown to Christmas often culminates in a week-long respite from work. Sometimes, though, bad things happen. Much like a thoughtless employer laying off a productive worker right before the holidays, or a government agency delivering bad news with a feckless Friday afternoon news dump, Temple University announced on Friday the [...more]

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Top Recruits Highlight Early Signing Period for Men’s College Gymnastics (’14-’15)

Top Recruits Highlight Early Signing Period for Men’s College Gymnastics (’14-’15)

Some big names topped the list of early signees in college MAG. It appears that Michigan will easily have the top-ranked recruiting class, as they signed Swiss Turners' super combo Marvin Kimble and Dmitri Belanovski and Azarian's Marty Strech. Swiss Turners had four gymnasts sign LOIs, which undoubtedly is the most of any club. Oklahoma signed only one gymnast, but it was a big one. As expected, the Sooners landed [...more]

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Six Gymnasts to Represent Team USA at 2013 Maccabi Games

Six Gymnasts to Represent Team USA at 2013 Maccabi Games

Six members of the U.S.A. team delegation that will compete in the 2013 Maccabi Games were officially announced this past weekend. The Maccabi Games, the 3rd largest international competition after the Olympics and PanAm Games, will be held in Israel July 17-30. Leading the U.S. squad will be 2012 Sr. National Team member [...more]

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Early Recruiting Announcements Made in College Men’s Gymnastics

Early Recruiting Announcements Made in College Men’s Gymnastics

I can't recall in the past seeing many gymnasts, if any at all, announcing their college commitments before the early signing period. So far, as of October 30, five gymnasts have publically announced via Twitter and/or Facebook. There may be others, so please don't hesitate to correct me on this. This is a very cool development for college MAG. Usually, the process is battened down as tight as a drum. Thanks to social media, many of our top high school seniors are talking about their college recruiting trips. The naysayers may think otherwise, but this has a [...more]

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U.S. Sends 5 Junior Gymnasts to Pan-Am Championships

U.S. Sends 5 Junior Gymnasts to Pan-Am Championships

The United States will be represented by five Junior National Team members later this week in Medellin, Colombia at the 2012 Pan-American Championships. 15 nations will be competing in a field that will include [...more]

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Major Changes Coming to Men’s Club Gymnastics in New Quad

Major Changes Coming to Men’s Club Gymnastics in New Quad

It's an Olympic year and new changes to the men's JO program are about to be implemented across the country. Changes include the usual routine tweaks to the compulsory levels (4-7), but the major ones are being unveiled for the optional levels. The key phrases being bandied about are "we're going to slow things down," and "we're going to clean things up." The long-term thinking is not necessarily concern about the American men's program not having [...more]

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Howard, Kimble & Bock Dominate Event Finals

Howard, Kimble & Bock Dominate Event Finals

The 2012 men's JO Nationals concluded with Sunday's event finals. This year's meet, although I did not attend, was truly quite a spectacle, and offered a huge glimpse of the future of our sport. The senior 10s put on quite a show, demonstrating a very high level of skills and execution. This year's field was arguably one of the deepest, if not the deepest, in many years. The junior 10s were very impressive, with many of the top finishers scoring right up there with [...more]

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Whittenburg, Kimble & Bock Win All-Around Titles

Whittenburg, Kimble & Bock Win All-Around Titles

In a much anticipated contest among a deep field of talent, Donnell Whittenburg put together two spectacularly consistent displays of gymnastics over two days to win the 2012 JO Nationals Level 10 (16-18) all-around title. His two-day tally said it all -- 88.80 & 88.75. It had to be that way to overtake first-day leader Trevor Howard by a slim .35 margin. Howard also had a remarkable two-day performance -- 88.90 & 88.30, but [...more]

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Region 1 Men’s Gymnastics Championships

Region 1 Men’s Gymnastics Championships

Nothing like a trip to Reno in mid-April. You never know what kind of weather to expect, but the high level of gymnastics competition definitely met high expectations at the Region 1 Championships. The Region 1 crew (Roger Baldwin, Paul Tickenoff, Tim Klempnauer, et al) put on a great production at the Grand Sierra Resort. The first day featured the [...more]

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StickItMedia Exclusive Interview:  Jake Martin

StickItMedia Exclusive Interview: Jake Martin

The 2009 season was a turning point for Jake Martin. After topping out in the top 36 as a Level 9 at the 2008 JO Nationals, the next season became Martin's breakout year. A 7th place AA finish (Level 10/14-15) at the '09 JO Nationals in Cincinnati led to a 3rd place AA that summer at the U.S. Championships, where he also had top 5 placements on four events (FX, PH, VT, HB). Many club gymnastics fans were wondering where this kid came from. Well, after the '09 season, [...more]

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