GYMN-L Digest - 2 Jun 1995 to 3 Jun 1995

There are 9 messages totalling 254 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Marianna Webster
  2. re : '95 NHK Cup
  3. National HS Champs (2)
  4. USA/UKR in San Jose (3)
  5. Statistics
  6. Girls coach needed


Date:    Fri, 2 Jun 1995 23:21:02 -0500
Subject: Marianna Webster

Did Marianna Webster compete at 94 USA Nationals?  If so, where did she place?


Date:    Sat, 3 Jun 1995 13:24:51 EST-11
Subject: re : '95 NHK Cup

I'm not sure that I appreciate Debbie's comment "Kosuge won by
default (Sugawara put her hands down after her double layout on

Sugawara clearly made a mistake and should be penalised as the rules
dictate.  She took a gamble on a difficult skill and obviously
couldn't pull it round.

Anyway, if you start thinking that anyone who wins an AA by default
 just because a competitor makes a mistake, then think about Mary Lou in '84 -
 Szabo fell  off bars in the team competition (from memory) and as such gave
Retton a .25 head start going into the AA. Retton deserved her medal,
because she didn't make the mistakes of others.

 Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but isn't AA meant to determine the best allround
competitor?  In many cases this ends up being the most consistent
competitor ie the one who makes the least mistakes.

Just my thoughts, Simone.


Date:    Fri, 2 Jun 1995 23:51:09 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: National HS Champs

I know that here in Maryland they just sort of randomly picked us, before
counties or anything( we don't have states cause there are only two counties)
 I wouldn't exactly say that there is such a range of gymnasts, because I'm a
level 8 and I was definitely among a minority of those not throwing double
backs or double fulls.  But it doesn't really matter what level you are.  I
came in almost dead last on all the events, but I wasn't really expecting
anything else competing against girls who seemed to be mostly elites,  level
10's and nine's.  The focus of the meet is more just that you got to be there
competing nationally and that you had fun while you were there both competing
and in general, not how well you scored or placed. It's really awesome to get
to meet gymnasts from all over who are all exactly your age (seniors in HS),
and I had a great time.


Date:    Sat, 3 Jun 1995 00:54:27 -0400
Subject: Re: National HS Champs

>>I know that here in Maryland they just sort of randomly picked us, before
>>counties or anything( we don't have states cause there are only two counties)
>>...But it doesn't really matter what level you are.
>> The focus of the meet is more just that you got to be there
>>competing nationally and that you had fun while you were there both competing
>>and in general, not how well you scored or placed. It's really awesome to get
>>to meet gymnasts from all over who are all exactly your age (seniors in HS),
>>and I had a great time.
>You have had the best experience gymnastics or any other sport can offer:
you got to meet others from around the country, you got to compete in a
championship meet, and you were able to focus on enjoying it and just
soaking up the feeling of "being a part of Nationals!"
>This is what makes the National HS Championships  such a great meet, a
unique event, and an important part of the sport, even though it is not
necessarily where our future Olympians will come from.  Every so often, such
an athlete will participate, but they just add to the greatness of the
event; it's already a great event for those that participate.
>It is truly a shame that so many of our fine athletes, both boys and girls,
will never get to experience interscholastic varsity sports at their best,
since the number of interscholastic gymnastics programs are so few.  There
is also, local recognition and enjoyment that comes from participation in
such a program due to its connection to the athlete's school in spite of the
fact that many USAG gymnasts are far more experienced and will score higher
and compete at a higher level.
>Once again, Bravo to all the competitors and those who worked tirelessly to
make this event happen, along with the nameless varsity gymnastics coaches
(us dinosaurs) who often have to work in less than desireable situations,
and put up with all sorts of problems to be able to provide this experience
to public school athletes. To any HS competitiors reading this, go back and
thank your coach for not bailing out and taking a job coaching in a club
program somewhere other than your high school.


Date:    Fri, 2 Jun 1995 23:39:04 -0600
From:    ***@RMII.COM
Subject: USA/UKR in San Jose

Downloaded from USAGO!...


Luan Peszek, Public Relations Director
Ramonna Robinson, Public Relations Coordinator

Top U.S. National Team members are set to challenge top gymnasts from
the Ukrainian National Team at the 1995 Budget Rent a Car Invitational
on June 17 at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, Calif. Not only will
there be exciting women's and men's gymnastics competitions, but fans
will also enjoy a fun-filled festival, complete with gymnastics
exhibitions, face painting, music and appearances by Tumbles, USA
Gymnastics' official mascot.

1992 Olympians Dominique Dawes and Kerri Strug are scheduled to
compete for the U.S. women, along with San Jose native Amy Chow who
won three medals at the 1995 Pan American Games. Pan Am Games team
gold medalist Mary Beth Arnold is also on the women's roster. The men
are expected to be led by 1992 Olympian John Roethlisberger. He will
be joined by 1994 World Championships team members Mihai Bagiu and Kip
Simons. Also competing for the men is Stanford University's Josh Stein
who won the 1994 Pacific Alliance Championships. Each team will
consist of seven members, and complete rosters follow:

U.S. Athlete \ Hometown \ Club/School Mary Beth Arnold \ Sparks,
Nev. \ Flips Gymnastics Alexis Brion \ Virginia Beach, Va. \ Gymstrada
Gymnastics Amy Chow \ San Jose, Calif. \ West Valley Gymnastics
Dominique Dawes \ Silver Spring, Md. \ Hill's Angels Gail Kachura \
Centreville, Va. \ Capital Nat'l Training Center Kinsey Rowe \
Houston, Texas \ Cypress Academy Kerri Strug \ Tucson, Ariz. \
Gymnastics World

Mihai Bagiu Albuquerque, N.M. \ Gold Cup Rob Kieffer \
Austin/Longview, Texas \ Gold Cup John Macready \ Los Angeles,
Calif. \ U.S. Olympic Training Center John Roethlisberger \
Minneapolis, Minn. \ Univ. of Minnesota Kip Simons \ Bloomsburg, Pa. \
Ohio State Josh Stein \ Houston, Texas \ Stanford Jay Thornton \
Augusta, Ga. \ Univ. of Iowa

Ukrainian Female Athlete \ Ukrainian Male Athlete Viktoria Bourban \
Alexandru Bogulia Oksana Knizhnik \ Valery Goncharov Tatiana Malaya \
Igor Korobchinski Anna Mirgorodskaya \ Oleg Kosiak Lyubov Sheremeta \
Vladimir Shamenko Yelena Shapornaya \ Andrey Stepanchenko Svetlana
Zelepoukina \ Yury Yermakov

Ranked second in the world at the 1994 Team World Championships last
Nov., the U.S. women will be hard to beat. Their competitors, the
Ukrainian women, finished fifth at the Team World Championships. The
U.S. men will field a strong team at the Budget Re nt a Car
Invitational in order to battle the Ukrainian men who are ranked third
in the world. The U.S. men placed ninth at the Team World
Championships last year.

One ticket provides admission to both the women's and men's gymnastics
competitions and the fan festival. Tickets are $20 and $14 and are
available by calling the San Jose Arena Box Office at 408/999-5721 or
BASS Ticket Outlet at 800/225-BASS. Women's co mpetition begins at
2:00 p.m. on June 17, the fan festival is from 4:306:30 p.m., and the
men's competition begins at 6:30 p.m.


Date:    Sat, 3 Jun 1995 09:54:24 -0600
From:    ***@RMII.COM
Subject: Statistics

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Date:    Sat, 3 Jun 1995 18:12:08 -0400
From:    ***@GEMS.VCU.EDU
Subject: Re: USA/UKR in San Jose

        Will this be on TV?  When?  Gosh.  Now's the time to say it...
I knew little Alexis Brion when she was competing Level 6... how
fantastic for her!


Date:    Sat, 3 Jun 1995 18:33:46 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Girls coach needed

Looking for a full time assistant coach to coach girls levels 8 to elite
and/or boys partime coach -Class VI to elite.  Gym is  very well established
in Cincinnati with over 1200 students and over 70 girl team members and 30
boy team members.  We consistently have gymnasts compete at US Championships
and become members of US National Team.

If interested email me for more details or call Patrick Jordan at


Date:    Sat, 3 Jun 1995 20:03:42 -0400
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: USA/UKR in San Jose

How old is Alexis now and how old was she when competing level 6?


End of GYMN-L Digest - 2 Jun 1995 to 3 Jun 1995