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NC State Wolfpack Replaces Stephenson As Head Gymnastics Coach

NC State Wolfpack Replaces Stephenson As Head Gymnastics Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey NC State University gymnastics has a new head coach.  Kim Landrus has been named as the second  person to lead the program after Mark Stephenson retired in early April.   Stephenson is credited with creating the Wolfpack gymnastics program which he successfully ran for 37 years.  Landrus’ contract at Illinois was reportedly not renewed, amid rumors ...

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Active Gymnastics Coach Dissuaded From Reporting Sexual Abuse

Active Gymnastics Coach Dissuaded From Reporting Sexual Abuse

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon So much negative behavior has been brought to light in the gymnastics community lately that it certainly has brought out the courageousness in many that may not have stepped forward before. The sexual abuse scandal is not the only focus that people should be aware of these days. GNN has discovered that one coach ...

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Penn State Names New Women’s Gymnastics Head Coach

Penn State Names New Women’s Gymnastics Head Coach

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour has announced that Sarah Brown will be the new head coach of the women’s gymnastics program. Brown will be the eight head coach in the history of the program. Brown comes to Penn State after serving as the head coach at Eastern Michigan University for one season, ...

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Pitt Gymnastics Adds Another Open Head Coaching Position As Yohman Retires

Pitt Gymnastics Adds Another Open Head Coaching Position As Yohman Retires

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon   Yet another head coaching position becomes available as Debbie Yohman, head coach for the Pitt Gymnastics team, throws her towel into the ring of retirement. Yohman joined Pitt in 1986 as just the second head coach in the school’s history and has been at the helm of this program for more than three decades. ...

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Can Social Media Hurt Your Chances of Being Recruited?

Can Social Media Hurt Your Chances of Being Recruited?

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   Social media has become fair game for coaches and recruiters.  Sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have always been a great source for a coach to view the “other side” of an athlete, but in this day and age it has become one of the most useful tools that a coach can ...

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900+ Gymnasts Get Ready To Compete At Level 9 Eastern & National Championships

900+ Gymnasts Get Ready To Compete At Level 9 Eastern & National Championships

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon Over 900 gymnasts are expected to compete at the 2017 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships scheduled for April 28-30. The Level 9 Eastern Championships will be held in Lansing, Mich., and the Western Championships competing in Boise, Idaho. The Junior Olympic Eastern and Western Championships are both USA Gymnastics’ championships events. Both ...

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The Shake-Up Begins As Coaches And Gymnasts Are Released

The Shake-Up Begins As Coaches And Gymnasts Are Released

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon   College Gymnastics season is over and now the “Shake-Up” begins! Depending on how well teams competed, scored and placed throughout the season could mean keeping your job and/or scholarship or possibly having some very devastating news handed to you. The NC State Wolfpack gymnastics team was the first to announce shocking news as ...

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Gymnasts Get Ready For Junior Olympic National Championships May 6-7

Gymnasts Get Ready For Junior Olympic National Championships May 6-7

Gymnastics News Network By Terri Laymon The field is set with 684 young women ready to compete at the 2017 Junior Olympic National Championships to be held May 6-7 in Indianapolis, IN. This two-day competition will highlight the countries top Level 10 Junior Olympic gymnasts, seven returning 2016 National Champions will grace the field this year hoping to recapture their ...

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Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

Are Oversplits Bad for Gymnasts? Combining Science and Real Life in the Gym For Safe, But Effective, Split Flexibility Methods

  Gymnastics News Network Talk about a catchy blog title, right? Before anyone thinks I’m here to set fires, I’m not. The goal of this blog post is to give gymnastics and the medical world information, tools, and practical strategies to approach the topic of split and over split training. Hopefully, I can meld current science with the reality of needing ...

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Olympic Gymnast Orrego Commits to Iowa State

Olympic Gymnast Orrego Commits to Iowa State

Gymnastics News Network By:  Eileen Patchey   After a busy summer competing all-around in Rio as Peru’s first Olympic gymnast, Ariana Orrego Martinez returned to the U.S. to train at her gym, Excalibur Gymnastics in Virginia.  The gym first gained notoriety when Gabby Douglas claimed race issues involving the staff and other gymnasts.  “I felt being bullied and isolated from ...

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