Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes to serve as Co-Chair
Indianapolis – The 2003 Visa American Cup, one of the most prestigious international competitions on the gymnastics calendar, is scheduled for March 1, at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University. This world-class event, held for the sixth time in Fairfax, is the first stop on the road to the 2003 World Championships next summer in Anaheim, Calif….
Team Led by Reigning National Champion Paul Hamm and Defending Parallel Bars World Champion Sean Townsend
Indianapolis – A strong squad of U.S. men and women will compete November 20-24, in Debrecen, Hungary, at the 2002 World Gymnastics Championships for individual medals (no team competition or all-around).
The following members of the U.S. National Team will compete in Hungary:
Men Paul Hamm – Waukesha, Wis….
Indianapolis – USA Gymnastics has named the following women to represent the United States at the 2002 World Gymnastics Championships, November 20-24, in Debrecen, Hungary. The athletes were named at the conclusion of the women’s World Championships selection camp, October 24-26, at the Women’s National Training Center in Huntsville, Texas.
2002 Women’s World Championships Team
Terin Humphrey (Bates City, Mo….
Riesa, Germany – The 2002 FIG Sports Acrobatics World Championships concluded today in Riesa, Germany. USA Gymnastics Sports Acrobatics had one of its strongest showing from top to bottom in terms of performance and results.
The USA Mixed Pair of Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth (Empire: Riverside, Calif.) tied the pair from Russia to share the GOLD MEDAL as World Champions. Arthur and Shenea were last to compete in the Finals and performed beautifully to tie the Russians with a score of 18….
Riesa, Germany – The 2002 FIG Sports Acrobatics World Championships continue in Riesa, Germany. The team awards were given tonight with Russia in 1st, China in 2nd and Ukraine in third. Although the USA did not bring a Men’s Pair and Men’s Group, they still had enough points to finish ninth in team scoring.
Each pair or groups scores from the Balance, Tempo and Combined routines were added to determine a rank order….
Riesa, Germany – The 2002 FIG Sports Acrobatics World Championships are taking place this weekend, September 27, 2002 through September 29, 2002 in Riesa, Germany. USA Gymnastics Sports Acrobatics sent seven athletes to compete against pairs and groups from 19 other countries.
In the qualification round on Friday, the USA Mixed Pair of Arthur Davis and Shenea Booth (Empire: Riverside, Calif.) put on an exciting performance in their Tempo routine and placed second behind Russia….
The 2002 FIG Sports Acrobatics World Age Group Games (SAWAGG) took place this week in Riesa, Germany. Twenty-three athletes from the USA competed in women’s pair, women’s trio and mixed pair in two age groups against 25 other countries.
USA defeated Mexico in a dual team competition held at the USA Gymnastics Women’s National Team Training Center in Houston on Sunday, Sept. 22. USA was lead by World Olympic’s Carly Patterson capturing the All-Around with a 37.70. Second All-Around was Terin Humphrey, Great American Gymnastics Express, with a 37.10 and third was Salto’s, Chellsie Memmel scoring a 36.825. The top performer from Mexico was Brenda Magana capturing fourth with a 33….
Indianapolis – USA Gymnastics is pleased to announce the delegations for the upcoming women’s fall events: training camp and dual meet with Mexico, USA/Brazil/Ukraine training camp and competition, Top Gym, DeHypotheekshop Gymnastics Top, World Championships Selection Camp, and Junior Pan American Games.
Training Camp/Dual Meet with Mexico
The women’s fall season kicks off September 19-23, when seven women’s national team members will participate in a training camp and dual meet with the national team from Mexico at the Women’s National Team Training Center in Houston, Texas….
Indianapolis – The United States will send 26 athletes, a mix of seasoned international competitors and new faces on the world scene, to the Winterthur Cup sports acrobatics competition in Winterthur, Switzerland, October 4-6, 2002.
USA will face a strong international field, as 11 countries including Russia, Ukraine, Great Britain, France and Germany are expected to compete. The U.S. delegation will consist of two mixed pair teams, two women’s pair teams, and six women’s trio teams….
Indianapolis – Based on final results of the Sports Acrobatics National Championships, July 14-18, in New Orleans, and the Sports Acrobatic Team Trials, August 8-9, in Cleveland, Ohio, the following athletes will represent the United States at the 2002 Sports Acrobatics World Age Group Games, September 24-25, and the 2002 Sports Acrobatics World Championships, September 27-29, in Riesa, Germany.
“I’m very confident in the teams we are sending to represent the USA at the World Championships and the World Age Group Games,” said Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics….
U.S. Men’s Synchronized Team Wins the Bronze Medal
Winning the gold medal in the women’s synchronized trampoline competition was the team from Great Britain, Claire Wright and Kirsten Lawton. The pair finished with a score of 48.80 and was followed by Heather Ross-McManus and Karen Cockburn of Canada. Finishing third was the team from Belarus, Galina Lebedeva and Tatiana Piatrenia.
Leading off the men’s synchronized competition and winning the bronze medal was the United States team, David Ford and Ryan Weston….
Indianapolis – At the conclusion of the World Championships selection competition, October 11, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, the following athletes were named to represent the United States at the 2002 World Gymnastics Championships, November 20-24, in Debrecen, Hungary. The competition will award medals for individual events only (no team competition or all-around).
2002 Men’s World Championships Team
Paul Hamm (floor exercise, pommel horse, high bar), Waukesha, Wis….
Sanders sweeps rhythmic event finals
Day Four of Four
Cleveland – Mary Sanders (Ontario, Canada) swept all four individual event titles at rhythmic competition of the 2002 U.S. Gymnastics Championships. Sanders won the rope with a score of 25.150, the hoop with a 25.350, the ball with a 25.200, and the clubs with a 25.950.
Olga Karmansky (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Shayna Javornicky (Queens, N.Y.) each took home four medals also….
Patterson finishes first in junior division
Cleveland – 2001 national champion and 2001 World Championships bronze medalist Tasha Schwikert (Las Vegas, Nev.) won her second consecutive national title at the 2002 U.S. Gymnastics Championships tonight at Gund Arena. Schwikert, with a total score of 75.550, was 0.925 points ahead of Tabitha Yim (Irvine, Calif.), who placed second with 74.625. Ashley Postell (Cheverly, Md….
Cleveland – USA Gymnastics and ChevronTexaco today announced the Team Chevron Bonus, a cash prize available to any Team Chevron member who finishes first, second or third in the men’s all-around competition of the 2002 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, taking place August 7-10, at Gund Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Chevron is excited to offer this extra reward for our team members to further support their quest to become Olympic and World Champions,” said Randall Walker, Chevron Brand Manager….
Five-time national champion Wilson finishes second
Day Three of Four
Cleveland – Olympian and World Championships silver medalist Paul Hamm (Waukesha, Wis.) defeated five-time national champion and two-time Olympian Blaine Wilson (Columbus, Ohio) and 2001 national champion and parallel bars world champion Sean Townsend (Houston, Texas) to win the coveted national all-around title at the 2002 U.S….
Hamm and Wilson take home two event gold medals each
Day One of Four
Cleveland – Olympian and World Championships silver medalist Paul Hamm (Waukesha, Wis.) leads the men’s all-around competition at the 2002 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Gund Arena. Hamm, with a total score of 56.575, is followed closely by five-time national champion Blaine Wilson (Columbus, Ohio) with 55.675 and current parallel bars world champion Sean Townsend (Houston, Texas) with 54….
Rhythmic All-Around Champions Named
Day Two of Four
Cleveland – Current national champion and 2001 World Championships bronze medalist Tasha Schwikert (Las Vegas, Nev.) leads the women’s all-around competition at the 2002 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Gund Arena. Schwikert, with a total score of 37.650, holds a slim lead over 2001 national runner-up Tabitha Yim (Irvine, Calif.), whose total is 37….
Defending Champions Sean Townsend and Tasha Schwikert Expected to Compete
Indianapolis- The roster is set for the 2002 U.S. Gymnastics Championships where nearly 200 of America’s best gymnasts will compete for the coveted national title, August 7-10 at Cleveland’s Gund Arena and the Public Hall.
Expected to compete in the men’s competition are 2001 parallel bars World Champion and defending national champion Sean Townsend (Houston, Texas), five-time national champion and two-time Olympian Blaine Wilson (Columbus, Ohio), 2000 Olympian twin brothers Morgan and Paul Hamm (Waukesha, Wis….
Indianapolis – HDNet, the only national television network to broadcast entirely in high-definition format, will provide live coverage of the 2002 Rhythmic World Championships, Sunday, July 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. EST. The competition runs from July 12-14 in New Orleans, La., at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
“USA Gymnastics is excited to partner with HDNet to increase awareness of rhythmic gymnastics across the country,” said Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics….
Indianapolis, Ind. – Many of America’s best elite gymnasts, including Tasha Schwikert (Las Vegas, Nev.), Tabitha Yim (Irvine, Calif.), and Mohini Bhardwaj (Los Angeles, Calif.), who finished first, second, and third, respectively, at the 2001 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, will compete at the U.S. Classic, July 12-14, at the Virginia Beach Pavilion Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.-Five-time U.S. Champion Blaine Wilson (Team Chevron-Ohio State/Columbus, Ohio) made a triumphant comeback at the 2002 Men’s National Qualifying Competition, his first meet in more than a year. Wilson (pictured at right, click photo to enlarge) earned a 55.7, while second in the standings went to 2001 world silver medalist (team) Guard Young (Team Chevron-Oklahoma/Norman, Okla….
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.-U.S. Olympic Training Center teammates Steve McCain and Jason Gatson are taking their time when it comes to recovery.McCain (pictured at right, click photo to enlarge), a 2000 Olympian and member of the 2001 silver medal-winning world championship team, underwent shoulder surgery three months ago….
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.-Sean Townsend (Houston, Texas), the reigning parallel bars world champion and U.S. national champion, along with 2000 and 1996 Olympian Blaine Wilson (Columbus, Ohio) and members of the 2001 World Championships silver medal team including Paul Hamm (Waukesha, Wis.), Brett McClure (Mill Creek, Wash.) and Guard Young (Oklahoma City, Okla.), headline the competition at the 2002 Men’s National Qualifier, June 29 at the U….
Kassi Price Wins All-Around Gold and Katie Kivisto Earns All-Around Bronze
Indianapolis – The U.S. women earned seven medals, including the team and all-around gold, at the Puerto Rico Cup, May 29-June 1, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. U.S. team members included Katie Kivisto (Boca Raton, Fla.), Brittney Koncak (McQueeney, Texas) and Kassi Price (Plantation, Fla.).
“I am very pleased with our success at the Puerto Rico Cup,” said Kathy Kelly, Senior Director of the Women’s Program for USA Gymnastics….
Competition Served as Preparation for 2002 Rhythmic World Championships in New Orleans
Indianapolis – The U.S. rhythmic group team earned the silver medal in the ribbon competition at the Tournament of Iliana in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 25-26, 2002, their first-ever international competition. The meet served as preparation for the 2002 Rhythmic World Championships, July 12-14, in New Orleans. The team finished fifth all-around and fourth in Rope & Ball….
Team Golds Earned in Each Discipline While Paul Hamm and Tasha Schwikert Win All-Around
Indianapolis – The U.S. team swept the medals at the 2002 Senior Pacific Alliance Championships, one of the most important international competitions on the gymnastics calendar. The U.S. took first place in the men’s, women’s and rhythmic team competitions while 2000 Olympians Paul Hamm (Waukesha, Wis.) and Tasha Schwikert (Las Vegas, Nev….
National Champions Sean Townsend, Tasha Schwikert and Jessica Howard to Lead U.S.
Indianapolis- Following program training camps, USA Gymnastics has named the men’s, women’s and rhythmic teams that will compete at the 2002 Senior Pacific Alliance, April 30-May 6 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Bill Copeland Sports Center.
I am very confident in the athletes we are sending to Senior Pacific Alliance,” said Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics….
Ohio’s Two-time Olympian Blaine Wilson and Defending Women’s Champion Tasha Schwikert Expected to Compete
Indianapolis – USA Gymnastics is pleased to announce that Cleveland will serve as the host city for the 2002 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, the most prestigious national gymnastics competition of the year, featuring the top stars in the sport vying for the coveted national title.
“Cleveland has a strong reputation for hosting successful sporting events and we are excited to partner with the city for the U….
The U.S. Team brought home 37 medals from the Jurassic Classic and the Spring Cup that took place March 15 and 16 in Calgary and Toronto, respectively.
Award Presentation is April 9, 2002 at New York Athletic Club
Indianapolis – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) today announced that 2001 World Championships Gold and Silver Medalist Sean Townsend is among the top five finalists for the 72nd Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Memorial Award, which recognizes the top amateur athlete in the nation for 2001. Townsend would be the second gymnast ever bestowed the honor as Kurt Thomas won in 1979….
Paul Hamm and Courtney Kupets Earn Silver
Orlando – Eric Lopez (CUB) earned his second Visa American Cup title today at Orlando’s T.D. Waterhouse Centre with a score of 56.375, while U.S. National Champion Tasha Schwikert claimed her first championship with 36.899.
“I feel very happy about this title since it’s the second time I’ve won the championship,” said Lopez.
“I’m happy I won and everything, but this is definitely a great lesson for me,” said Schwikert, who slipped on floor exercise….
Olympic and World Champion Gymnasts Scheduled to compete for $70,000 in prize money
Indianapolis – The Olympic momentum shifts to Summer Games this weekend in Orlando as rising U.S. gymnastics stars challenge the world’s best for the prestigious title of Visa American Cup Champion, Saturday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m. at Orlando’s T.D. Waterhouse Centre. The competition will be televised live on NBC from 1-3 p….
Indianapolis – Senior Elite trampolinists David Ford (Pocatello, Idaho) and Alaina Hebert (Lafayette, La.) struck gold at the 2002 Circle of Stars Invitational February 9th in Indianapolis. The meet served as the USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Program national re-ranking event. Ford will join fellow Senior National Team members Jennifer Parilla (Lake Forest, Calif.), Ryan Weston (Pocatello, Idaho), and Mackenzie Stone (Pocatello, Idaho) in the upcoming World Cup competition in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, February 21-24….
Hamm, Moore Each Take Two Events
Las Vegas-The best-of-the-best battled it out at the All-American Sports Park in Las Vegas for prestige and prize money last night in the 2002 Winter Cup Event Finals.Olympic and world team member Paul Hamm (Swiss Turners Gymnastics/Waukesha, Wis.) and national newcomer Cody Moore (University of California at Berkeley/Scottsdale, Ariz.), who just earned his U.S. team spot in last night’s all-around competition, were the night’s top athletes, claiming two titles apiece….
Daniel Furney and Cody Moore Earn Spots on the U.S. National Team
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Las Vegas – Nearly 100 of the USA’s top male gymnasts battled for the 2002 Winter Cup Challenge all-around title and two open spots on the U.S. national team at the All-American Sports Park in Las Vegas last night. Taking the top spot was 2001 World Championship team alternate Todd Thornton (Team Chevron-HGA/Houston, Texas) with a total score of 53….
Indianapolis, Ind. – USA Gymnastics is pleased to announce Sports Acrobatics as its newest discipline, joining the four existing disciplines in the USA Gymnastics family: men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling.
“USA Gymnastics is very excited about partnering with Sports Acrobatics to expand the sport and continue the quest for medals,” said Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics….
Four-time Russian Olympic Gold Medalist Alexei Nemov and U.S. World Medalists Expected to Compete
Indianapolis – Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexei Nemov from Russia headlines an impressive squad of international and U.S. athletes scheduled to compete in the 2002 Visa American Cup, one of the most prestigious annual gymnastics competitions in the world, March 2, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. at Orlando’s T….
2001 Parallel Bars World Champion Townsend Scheduled to Compete
Indianapolis – The top male gymnasts in the United States will gather in Las Vegas for the 2002 Winter Cup Challenge, February 8-9, at The Sports Center in the All American Sports Park. Two spots on the national team, which present the opportunity to represent the United States internationally, are up for grabs in this year’s event.
Highlighting the competition is Sean Townsend (Houston, Texas), the current national champion and a member of the 2001 silver medal-winning World Championships team….
Three-Time U.S. National Champion Jessica Howard Scheduled to Compete
Indianapolis – Three-time U.S. National Champion Jessica Howard (Jacksonville, Fla.) and 2001 World Championship team members Olga Karmansky (Brooklyn, NY) and Shayna Javornicky (Queens, NY), headline the competition at the 2002 Rhythmic Challenge, February 16-17, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Rhythmic Challenge serves as the annual re-ranking competition for Junior and Senior National Team Members….
Orlando, Fla. – 2001 U.S. National Champion Sean Townsend has been named one of fourteen finalists for the 72nd Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Memorial Award which recognizes the top amateur athlete in the nation.
“I am honored to be named a finalist,” said Townsend. “It’s exciting to have my name listed among so many amazing current and past athletes.”
Townsend earned a gold medal on the parallel bars at the 2001 World Championships, the first gold medal won for the U….
U.S. World Medalists Townsend, Hamm, Schwikert and Yim expected to compete
Indianapolis – An impressive squad of 2001 World Medalists including 2000 Olympians and reigning national champions Sean Townsend and Tasha Schwikert, 2000 Olympian Paul Hamm and 2001 national runner-up Tabitha Yim, will represent the United States at the 2002 Visa American Cup, March 2, 2002 at 11:30 a.m. at Orlando’s T….
Indianapolis – Due to scheduling conflicts, USA Gymnastics has changed the dates of the 2002 Rhythmic Group World Championships. The event, originally scheduled for July 19-21, will now take place July 12-14 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.
Up to 40 nations are expected to contend for the title of group world champion. 2000 Olympic medalists Russia, Belarus and Greece are expected to compete along with a strong United States team….