Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Layout Coming Tomorrow

Just to let you guys know, I'll be posting a new layout every month. Tomorrow being June 1st, I'll be putting a new one up. It should be VERY cool, I'm excited to put it all together. :)


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Gym Chat has a Myspace!

I'm proud to say that Gym Chat now has a Myspace!

In an attempt to attract more readers, I've started a myspace at for people to learn about Gym Chat and what it is.

If you have a myspace, feel free to add Gym Chat as a friend, and spread the word around!

US Classic - Seniors

So the Senior US Classic was a pretty empty field. There was only one score above a 15 in the entire competition. None of the major players such as Shawn or Nastia were there, since they've already qualified to nationals. With that said, Ashley Stott of SCEGA won the all-around by .2 over Corrie Lothrop.


1. Ashley Stott

VT: 14.550 (5)
UB: 14.200 (5)
BB: 14.950 (1)
FX: 14.550 (3)

AA: 58.250 (1)

2. Corrie Lothrop

VT: 14.900 (2)
UB: 14.700 (1T)
BB: 13.700 (6)
FX: 14.750 (2)

AA: 58.050 (2)

3. Randy Stageberg

VT: 14.800 (4)
UB: 14.150 (6)
BB: 13.450 (7)
FX: 15.300 (1)

AA: 57.700 (3)

Individual Event Medalists


1. MacKenzie Caquatto - 14.950
2. Corrie Lothrop - 14.900
3. Britney Ranzy - 14.850


1. Corrie Lothrop - 14.700
1. Christa Tanella - 14.700
3. MacKenzie Caquatto - 14.500


1. Ashley Stott - 14.950
2. Sarah Persinger - 14.300
3. Christa Tanella - 14.150


1. Randy Stageberg - 15.300
2. Corrie Lothrop - 14.750
3. Ashley Stott - 14.550

Full results can be found HERE

Friday, May 23, 2008

New Layout

I finally discovered that you can change your layout pretty easily through Pyzam, so I changed GymChat's look! Hope everyone likes it. Let me know if you have any problems with it...

On a side note, the Senior division of the US Classic is happening as I type. Expect results tomorrow.

US Classic - Juniors

As expected, Jordyn Wieber completely swept the titles at the US Classic, winning the all-around over 2'd place Kamerin Moore by more than 3 points.

All-Around Winners:

1. Jordyn Wieber:

VT: 15.000 (1)
UB: 15.000 (1)
BB: 15.400 (1)
FX: 14.950 (1)

AA: 60.350 (1)

Kamerin Moore:

VT: 14.350 (4)
UB: 13.400 (7)
BB: 14.600 (4)
FX: 14.650 (3)

AA: 57.000 (2)

Cassie Whitcomb:

VT: 14.050 (9T)
UB: 14.800 (2)
BB: 13.800 (10T)
FX: 14.100 (5)

AA: 56.750 (3)

Individual Event Winners:


1. Jordyn Wieber - 15.000
2. Asi Peko - 14.900
3. Annette Miele - 14.550


1. Jordyn Wieber - 15.000
2. Cassie Whitcomb - 14.800
3. McKenzie Wofford - 14.450


1. Jordyn Wieber - 15.400
2. Amanda Jetter - 14.900
2. McKenzie Wofford - 14.900


1. Jordyn Wieber - 14.950
2. Amanda Jetter - 14.700
3. Kamerin Moore - 14.650

So how long until Elfi and Tim are calling Jordyn "the chosen one"??? XD

Friday, May 16, 2008

Shawn is on a Coke Box... glamorous!

Well you know your cool when your face is plastered on millions of coke boxes!

"Dubbed the “six pack,” these athletes will l be featured on collectible packaging and in-store materials. In addition to Johnson, the “six pack” includes gold medalists Natalie Coughlin (swimming), Steven Lopez (taekwondo) and Sanya Richards (track & field); and Olympians LeBron James (USA basketball) and Andy Potts (triathlon). The six will be featured in vignettes that will appear on NBC during the Games, as well as on These athletes also are serving as Coca-Cola “ambassadors of active living” to help encourage and inspire people to lead active, balanced lives."

As per USA gymnastics. :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

On a Personal Note...

I competed at PA State Championships for the second year in a row this past weekend, and I was really pleased with the way it turned out. It was only my 4th Novice/Prep Optional meet. :)

Here be the scores:

UB: 9.0 (a nice way to start things off, no?)
BB: 9.275
FX: 8.95 (I thought that was a bit low... :/)
VT: 9.025

AA: 36.25

Holy cow! Where did that come from?! So I wound up having the best meet of my life, and I wound up with 5th on bars! Bars, of all things, which I've had problems with all year. I was very proud. I thing that 5th on bars might even mean more to me than the gold on beam from last year. I know I had to work my ass off to get that medal... it just means more. :)


Video Game + Nastia Liukin... say whaa?

Well here's an interesting story!!!

"SEGA of America has announced it is partnering with top U.S. gold medal contenders Amanda Beard, Tyson Gay, Nastia Liukin and Reese Hoffa to appear on the cover of the upcoming video game Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and for the PC.

The company said the U.S. athletes represent the elite in each of their respective sports and are among the favorites to hoist the American flag and bring home gold this summer in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games."

This is a step in the right direction! You know your sport is popular when you're on video game covers! :)P

Friday, May 2, 2008

First 17

He Kexin broke the first 17 at a national Chinese competition. She (obviously) won with a score of 17.0.

I'm still wondering if the girl really is 16... she sure doesn't look it. :/

Thanks to for the info... go check out her site, it's pretty cool too! :)