Monday, May 25, 2009

College Update!

It's time for a college update!

Quite a few gymnasts have committed to colleges lately. Here's a few;

Samantha Peszek - UCLA. We've known this for a while... but I think it will be a great fit for her AND UCLA. They needed a big name after Tasha left last year. She'll begin competing in 2011.

Amy Borsellino - Arkansas. She was a former elite, but dropped back to L10 to fully concentrate on getting a scholarship. Will begin in 2010.

Randy Stageberg - Florida. Yay! I love Randy. I think she'll be great at Florida! She'll start in 2010.

Stephanie Stoicovy - George Washington. She trains at Lakettes, which is about 2 hours away from my house. She competed in our home meet this year, and DANG, the girl can flip. She had us all watching. :] She'll compete in 2010.

Christa Tanella - Georgia. Christa always seems to have a happy-go-lucky attitude. Should work out well at Georgia. She'll begin in 2010.

Shayla Worley - Georgia. I still can't picture her doing college gymnastics, let alone at Georgia... but we'll see. 2010 for her as well.

Natalie Beilstein - Michigan. I've also seen her compete twice... once at the WPIAL high school competition that I competed in, and then at our tri-state team championships. Holy cow. Not only can she do the moves, she can do them cleanly. She scored... I believe a 9.8 on vault at team champs. And it deserved it. She should help out Michigan's team substantially. 2010.

Makayla Stambaugh - Oregon State. I don't know that much about her, other than that she has fantastic lines and is very pretty to watch. 2010.

To be continued...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009



Saturday, May 9, 2009

Coming Soon to Gym Chat

Coming soon to a Gym Blog near you!

1. A New Layout! Summer is coming soon, so it's time for a new, sunny layout.

2. Thoughts on NCAA Nationals. Aired today on NBC, so whenever I get the chance to watch it again, I'll post my "Things I Loved" a la FX Finals in Beijing.

3. A Youtube! Gym Chat will have its own youtube featuring routines, montages, fluff, and more! There will also be posts here once a month for you guys to post your favorite videos so that they can be favorited and added to the page.

4. Secretive new pages that are still only in my brain. If anything becomes of them, I shall let you all know.


Keep voting for Shark!

USAG is being lame and not posting scores from the France friendly exchange, which makes me sad. I'll hunt and see if I can find them somewhere else. In any case, they pretty much slaughtered Germany last weekend - 232.4 to 219.7. Jeez. Bridget won AA (yay!), followed by 2008 Olympic Alt. Corrie Lothrop. Where's Mattie? I miss her and hope she stepped up yesterday in France! :]

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