GYMN-L Digest - 21 Feb 1996 to 22 Feb 1996
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Topics of the day:

  1. how
  2. Becoming a judge
  3. UPCOMING EVENTS: Nadia in New York (PR)
  4. Recreational vs. Competative
  5. Olympic rotation (2)
  6. New Olga Korbut Book
  7. New homepage
  8. Looking to Coach
  9. GYMN-L Collegiate Update Vol. 1, no. 15


Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 08:16:39 -0700
From:    ***@COLORADO.EDU
Subject: how

How does a level 10 become an elite?  I have heard that there is some kind
of qualifying test, and then they must meet a minimum score at level 10.
Can you help?




Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 10:37:14 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Becoming a judge

Hi! I'm 18 years old and I was wondering if there was any way I could become
just a level 4,5 or 6 judge in Pa.  I will take the classes and tests and
spend the money but I really miss it! I still teach but I would love to
judge!! Can someone Email me or put it in the letter with an adress on how to
become one? Thanks so much!


Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 10:49:19 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: UPCOMING EVENTS: Nadia in New York (PR)

The following is a press release from Danskin and Lord & Taylor about a Nadia
Comaneci performance/appearance at their New York store in case anyone is




Nine-time Olympic Medalist Nadia Comaneci will display her impressive
gymnastic talents in a Danskin bodywear presentation at Lord & Taylor, 424
Fifth Avenue, on Thursday, February 22.  This exciting in-store event begins
with a balance beam performance at 1 P.M. followed by an autograph-signing
session until 3 P.M.

When she was just 14 years old, Nadia stole the hearts of the world at the
1976 Montreal Olympic Games, scoring seven perfect tens and winning three
Gold medals, one Silver and one Bronze.  This native of Romania added to her
remarkable achievements at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow when she won two Gold
and two Silver medals.

In 1993, Nadia was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Today, Nadia continues to appear at national and international gymnastics
exhibitions, performing with fellow gymnast Bart Conner whom she plans to
marry this April.

Nadia is a natural in her role as International Sports Spokeswoman for
Danskin, Inc., performing in Danskin bodywear as she makes special
appearances for the company throughout the country.


    WHO: Gymnast Nadia Comaneci, nine-time Olympic Medalist
                International Sports Spokeswoman for Danskin, Inc.

    WHAT: Personal Appearance -- balance beam performance and

    WHERE: Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Avenue at 38th Street
                     Eighth Floor, Danskin Bodywear

     WHEN:  Thursday, February 22, 1996 Performance at 1 P.M. followed
                     by autograph-signing session until 3 P.M.


Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 10:02:22 -0500
From:    ***@PRIS.BC.CA
Subject: Recreational vs. Competative

Hi all

I have a question directed mainly to folks in the U.S.A.  Since I have
recently acquired some coaching certification in Gymnastics through the NCCP
program, I have become increasingly aware that there in heavy emphasis put
recreation rather than competition.  In fact in the area where I am, there
are several times more rec gymnasts that competative.

My Question is this,  Since I have joined the Gymn group, I have noticed
that all topics are related to competative Gymnastics.  What is the status
of recreational Gymnastics in the U.S.  Does it exist?? What is it's strength??

My feeling up here is Gymnastics has become much more popular when you have
a rec option, where fun and games (fun, fitness & fundamentals) are the main
objectives.  It is my feeling that to much competativneness turns kids off
of any sport at a young age.

This is not meant to be starting a flame war, please don't let it happen,
but please post or email directly, I am interested in all points of view.



Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 11:28:01 PST
From:    ***@GEOWORKS.COM
Subject: Re: Olympic rotation

> I know that this is a stupid question, but could someone tell me
> what the order is for Olympic Rotation.

> There are no stupid questions..
> The rotation is Vault Bars Beam Floor.

        For men Olympic rotation is:

Floor, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel bars, High bar



Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 20:01:39 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: New Olga Korbut Book

I recently found information on a new (or at least different) Olga Korbut
book. This is in no way an ad or endorsement since I have never seen the book
or heard of the company in question. I just thought I'd share the info in
case anyone was interested.

It's part of a series called "Olympic Gold" and written by Wayne Coffey. It's
titled "Olga Korbut: Fearless Gymnast." Other books in the series feature
athletes: Jesse Owens, Katarina Witt, Kip Keino, Carl Lewis, Jim Thrope,
Wilma Rudolph, and the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team. According to the desciption in
the catalog, the book is hardcover with color photos and I'm assuming it's
geared towards children.

The cost for each book in the series, including Olga, is $14.95 and the
8-volume hard cover set is $119.60.

To order enclose a check (MC, Visa, & Discover also accepted) for the amount
plus 6% shipping and handling to:
Blackbirch Marketing, Inc. 260 Amity Rd. Woodbridge, CT 06525
(800) 831-9183 tel. / (203) 389-1596 fax

Discounts available for bulk purchases through "schools, libraries, and



Date:    Thu, 22 Feb 1996 00:44:08 PST
From:    ***@EPIX.NET
Subject: New homepage

Come and visit my new homepage about my gym Keystone Gymnastics.


Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 22:23:49 -0500
From:    ***@PRIS.BC.CA
Subject: Looking to Coach

Hi all

I am located in North Eastern British Columbia, Fort St John to be exact.

Anyway I have recently completed my NCCP level 1 Technical for Gymnastics,
and I am currently in the process of completing the Theory and Practical to
get my full level 1 Certification.  The local club here if FSJ has been very
supportive, and I get along with them well.  My concern is that I don't know
if I can get enough practical time in to finish the programs successfully.

Is there anybody out there, who represents any other clubs, or can give me
some free advice as to people or clubs, that could you somebody like myself.
I am willing to move if necessary, and financial situation isn't a major

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Date:    Wed, 21 Feb 1996 21:41:18 -10
From:    ***@ALOHA.NET
Subject: Olympic rotation

Since the Olympic rotation for artistic was posted thanks to Michele
and David I thought I'd post the rotation for rhythmic.

Here goes:

rope, hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon

* Only 4 apparatus are used every two years.  This year the rotation
is rope, ball, clubs, ribbon.

For the group event there are essentially 2 discplines:  the first
with 5 gymnasts using the same apparatus- 5 hoops
the second using a mix of 2 apparatus-  3 balls 2 ribbons.
Apparatus is chosen as follows:

1.  Whichever apparatus is out of rotation in the individual event
 will be the apparatus to be used for the first group event.  In 1997,
 the apparatus that will be out of rotation will be ball so the first
group event will be 5 balls.

2.  The mixed apparatus event is determined as following the Olympic
order.  For example in 1993-1994 the two apparatus used in the
mixed event were hoop and clubs, therefore for 1995 ball(apparatus
following hoop) and ribbon (following clubs) were chosen.  For
1997-1998 the mixed event will therefore be 6 clubs (3 pairs) and 2


Date:    Thu, 22 Feb 1996 00:42:08 -0800
Subject: GYMN-L Collegiate Update Vol. 1, no. 15

                      GYMN-L's Collegiate Update
                           Volume 1, no. 15
                             Feb. 21, 1996


1. Alabama vs. U Mass (W)
2. 1996 Artistic Challenge (W)
3. Yale vs. URI (W)


    *****Item number 1.15.1*****

From: ***
Date:          Wed, 21 Feb 1996 11:56:13 CDT
Subject:       Alabama vs. U Mass (W)

The turnout for this meet was a hair low.  The student section was
thinner, probably because of Mardi Gras.  However, the meet still
managed almost 8,000.
Bama totalled 196.675 to UMass 191.60.  I believe UMass broke their
team record but I'm not sure since the score announced at the meet
was 191.2x and their record was 191.4.
Meredith Willard broke her all-around record again with a 39.575 also
tieing her career best on bars, 9.9 and beam 9.875.  Stephanie Woods
scored a 9.925 on bars and 9.875 on beam.  I believe that should hold
her at #1 on those events.  She fell on her whip to double tuck on
floor.  Her new music selection, "Tainted Love", is out of this
world.  Kim Kelly fell on beam during her ff-layout pass, which I
haven't seen her do in a while.
Next is LSU in Baton Rouge.


    *****Item number 1.15.2*****

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 14:06:52 -0600 (CST)
From: ***
Subject: 1996 Artistic Challenge (W)

Hello, fellow Gymners...
   On Sunday, Feb. 18, the 1st Artistic Challenge was held at the
University of Missouri. Four teams competed in this event, namely
Florida, Iowa State, Minnesota, and Missouri.
   The Missouri team struggled throughout the meet, coming off of
injuries sustained in recent meets in New England. Notwithstanding, there
were many high scores achieved by the teams.
   Pardon me for the gaps in the scoring tables as the public address
system was not up to par so I could hear all the names correctly.


1) 9.975 - Florida - Kristen Guise
2) 9.9 - Florida - Chrissy Vogel
   9.9 - Florida - Susan Hines
4) 9.675 - Minnesota - Kim Sveum
   9.675 - Florida - ?
6) 9.625 - Florida - ?

Uneven Bars

1) 9.85 - Minnesota - Kristen Vandersall
2) 9.825 - Florida - Sybil Stephenson
3) 9.8 - Missouri - Chrissy Harkey
4) 9.775 - Minnesota - Cathy Keyser
   9.775 - Iowa St. - Kim Mazza
   9.775 - Florida - Kristen Guise

Balance Beam

1) 9.9 - Florida - Amy Myerson
   9.9 - Florida - Kristen Guise
3) 9.85 - Florida - Chrissy Vogel
4) 9.8 - Minnesota - Susan Castner
   9.8 - Minnesota - Lacey Purkat
   9.8 - Iowa St. - Kayo Merritt

Floor Ex.

1) 9.825 - Florida - Kristen Guise
   9.825 - Florida - Chrissy Vogel
3) 9.775 - Iowa St. - Teresa Looney
4) 9.75 - Minnesota - Mindy Knaeble
   9.75 - Minnesota - ?
6) 9.725 - Missouri - Chrissy Harkey
   9.725 - Iowa St. - Libby Bell
   9.725 - Minnesota - Kristen Vandersall


1) 39.475 - Florida - Kristen Guise
2) 38.925 - Florida - Chrissy Vogel
3) 38.225 - Florida - Amy Myerson
4) 38.175 - Florida - Erika Selga
5) 38.15 - Missouri - Chrissy Harkey
6) 37.825 - Minnesota - Kim Sveum


1) 195.5 - Florida
2) 192.025 - Minnesota
3) 188.625 - Iowa St.
4) 187.925 - Missouri

   If there are any gaps that can be filled, or errors corrected please
let me know.


    *****Item number 1.15.3*****

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 21:27:17 -0500 (EST)
From: ***
Subject: Yale vs. URI (W)

Yale's final home meet of the year was against the University of Rhode
Island on Saturday, February 17.  URI has the highest level of gymnastics
of any of the teams to visit Yale; unfortunately, Yale didn't have its
best meet.  URI won, 186.7 - 181.9.  On something of an upside, Yale's
Anna Mitescu was back in the lineup, although only on beam, for the first
time since injured an elbow during warmups at the first home meet Jan.

URI had a good bit more difficulty than Yale, especially, it seemed, on
vault (6 handspring fronts, 1 piked) and floor (5 double backs, 4 piked,
and 2 rudis).  Although not particularly consistent, URI lessened the
impact of their falls with generally higher start values.  For example,
on vault URI outscored Yale 46.775-45.0, despite 3 gymnasts missing both
vaults and only one hitting both, while 4 of 5 Yale gymnasts hit at
least one, and the 5th only touched the floor lightly with her hands.

Yale's next meet is the Ivy Classic on March 9th (so says the paper -- I
guess they won't be going to a Feb. 24th meet at URI with West Virginia
as well).


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