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Auburn Gymnast Samantha Cerio – ‘Striving To Be A Better Team Leads To Success’

Auburn Gymnast Samantha Cerio – ‘Striving To Be A Better Team Leads To Success’

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Freshman Samantha Cerio was able to become part of Auburn gymnastics history as the Tigers gained a #6 ranking, an all-time ranking high for Auburn gymnastics. The 2016 team score of 197.120 is the highest-ever RQS score in program history. Auburn scored 197 five-straight times last season allowing them to advance to the NCAA Championships, which ...

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LSU Gymnast Ashleigh Gnat Loves Showing Off Her Personality And Power!

LSU Gymnast Ashleigh Gnat Loves Showing Off Her Personality And Power!

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon LSU senior, Ashleigh Gnat, is getting ready to start her last competition season with the Tigers. After an outstanding year in 2016, Ashleigh was an 11-time All-American who ranked as one of the nation’s top gymnasts. With dynamic skills and power on all four events and a fan-favorite on vault and floor, she ranks ...

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A Few Minutes With Justin Spring-Head Coach Illinois

A Few Minutes With Justin Spring-Head Coach Illinois

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey Justin Spring is making his mark on collegiate men’s gymnastics.  As a former Illinois athlete (2003-2006), and Olympian (2008), Spring brings both international and collegiate experience to his coaching.   Along with his team bronze medal from the Beijing Olympics and Visa Championships national title on parallel bars (2008), Spring has numerous college awards as well; among ...

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Video Quick Tip! Medball V Up Passes

Video Quick Tip! Medball V Up Passes

Gymnastics News Network Medball V Ups How To Perform This Exercise This exercise is relatively straight forward. The athlete starts in a tuck hold position with the medball in their hands. They will slowly extend their arms overhead until the medball lightly taps the ground above their head, and hold for 1-2 seconds (cycle a full breath in and out). ...

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Kentucky Head Coach Tim Garrison – “Just Hit, Baby” Is Best Way To Win It All!

Kentucky Head Coach Tim Garrison – “Just Hit, Baby” Is Best Way To Win It All!

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Tim Garrison, Kentucky Gymnastics head coach, is thrilled to begin their season in just a few short days with a very challenging couple of matches. Meeting with SEC and previous NCAA National Champion Florida Gators will certainly  let the help Garrison see just how ready his team is for the year ahead. WE caught up ...

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Pitt Gymnasts Still Contribute To Team Even In Post-Graduate Studies

Pitt Gymnasts Still Contribute To Team Even In Post-Graduate Studies

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Pitt Education Prepares Former Gymnasts for Post-Graduate Life   Offutt, Pearson Take Pitt Education to the Next Level  It all came down to one day, one moment, one final routine. Former Pitt gymnasts Lindsey Offutt and Nicole Pearson had the meet of a life-time last March 19th, 2016 when the Pitt Panther gymnasts jumped ...

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Huskers Gymnastics Grab #2 Spot In 2017 Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Huskers Gymnastics Grab #2 Spot In 2017 Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The Nebraska women’s gymnastics impressed the coaches across the country as they were able to grab the second place pick in the 2017 Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll right behind the defending Big Ten champion – Michigan. “We’re excited to be seen as one of the top teams,” Nebraska head coach Dan Kendig said. ...

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LSU Gymnastics Posts High Scoring Intrasquad – 197.400

LSU Gymnastics Posts High Scoring Intrasquad – 197.400

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The LSU Tiger gymnasts finished out the 2016 year with their high-scoring annual Gym 101 match-up held in front of more than 2,500 fans! “We had a great crowd and it has consistently grown every year,” head coach D-D Breaux said. “It was great to get the kinks out in our home arena since it’s ...

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Utah Gymnastics Picked As #6 In Nation And #2 In PAC-12

Utah Gymnastics Picked As #6 In Nation And #2 In PAC-12

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Two years ago, the Utah gymnasts finished the season with a runner-up win at the NCAA National Championships. Last season, the Utah gymnasts suffered through a few uncharacteristic mistakes during the Semi-final round of the NCAA National Championships and never made the cut to the Super Six. Finishing in ninth place last season has not ...

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5 Leg Exercises to Build Explosive Power for Gymnastics

5 Leg Exercises to Build Explosive Power for Gymnastics

Gymnastics News Network Explosive lower body power and the ability to dissipate high force are both crucial factors for gymnastics success.  On the women’s side, 3 of the events are primarily leg driven with substantial benefit given to those athletes that express and absorb high force. On the men’s side, huge tumbling passes and notable increases in vault / dismount difficulty have demanded athletes develop more lower body ...

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