GWU's Alex Zois atop the victory stand as All Around winner at 2019 Pink Meet

George Washington takes Pink Quad Meet, Zois Wins AA

February 10, 2019 admin 0

Host George Washington University emerged victorious at the “Pink Meet” quad competition held Friday, February 8 at the Smith Center in downtown Washington, DC. [This is the first NCAA meet I’ve been able to make this season (and Friday traffic & construction kept me from arriving until 2/3 of the way through the second rotation.] New Hampshire took second with […]

Me and Morgan Hurd, who was on her way to the practice gym Friday afternoon.

At the 2018 GK Hopes Championships

July 27, 2018 admin 0

I am in Columbus, Ohio for the GK US Classic, which also includes the Hopes Championship, an important event for pre-elite hopefuls (no pun intended). It is a beautiful day and the mood seems to be quite festive. The event staff are all very polite and helpful, and the Schottenstein Center is a nice facility. I managed to get a […]

Jessica López of Denver U. and Venezuela's national team, here you can see the entire photo

In Through The Out Door: Going From NCAA to Elite Gymnastics?

June 15, 2018 admin 0

As most of you reading this know, the path of a serious female gymnast usually follows one of several familiar patterns. Of course I’ll first mention that anywhere along these various paths, injury may also bring the end to a career, which is an ever-present risk at every level of the sport (and also stipulate that for brevity I am […]

Interview with gymnast and actress Maddy Curley

November 14, 2017 admin 0

Gym2Day chats with former elite and NCAA gymnast and “Stick It” co-star Maddy Curley about the transition from elite to collegiate gymnastics, the film she co-wrote and co-produced that premiered 2016 and is available on Netflix, and her opinion of the current FIG Code of Points.

Juniors Battle It Out At Secret US Classic

June 5, 2016 admin 0

(photos by JB) When the Juniors took the Podium for the 2016 Secret US Classic, Jordan Chiles was hot out of the gate, throwing a 15.65 on vault to start with, and leading by more than a full point ahead of second place after only two rotations. But she lost her lead in the third rotation by sitting down her […]

Notes Taken During P&G Championships Junior and Senior Women, Session One

October 11, 2015 admin 0

[Photo is a selfie I was lucky enough to get with the wonderful and gracious Mohini Bhardwaj Barry, when I spotted her outside the Bankers Life Fieldhouse; I’m lucky enough to be Facebook friend with Mohini, and a few days before this she had publicly thanked me on FB for a sincere tribute to her distinguished career, posted on the […]

2015 P&G National Championships Preview

August 13, 2015 admin 0

[Written in my Indianapolis hotel room the night before competition starts] (Above: Junior Olivia Dunne of ENA Paramus is, at 13, the youngest competitor at P&G this year. Seen here at 2015 Parkettes Invitational, photo by jb) The women’s competition looks to be outstanding, with a fistful of world champions and ’12 Olympians, including Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raismann, […]

Florida Takes NCAA Regional, Momentum into National

April 6, 2015 admin 0

(photos by jb) The Florida Gators unsurprisingly topped the scorecard ahead of Stanford and Illinois in a close fight at Saturday’s Morgantown Regional NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship, hosted by West Virginia University. Arkansas, New Hampshire and host West Virginia failed to earn a berth in the National Championships to be held in Texas. Bridget Sloan took the all-around title with […]

Venezuela’s Jessica López Takes 2nd AA at Nadia Comaneci Invitational

February 27, 2014 admin 0

(photo by jb) Venezuela’s two-time Olympian Jessica López Arocha competed in the 2014 Nadia Comaneci Invitational on February 22, 2014, taking second All-Around to Australia’s Georgia Godwin. The Nadia Invitational is a popular event, but one that does not tend to attract the very top competitors in international gymnastics. The event seems to appeal more to senior teams from second-tier […]

Russians Pavlova, Inshina, Pluzhnikov and Nekrasova now competing for Azerbaijan

January 28, 2014 admin 0

(photo by jb) International Gymnast was among the media outlets that reported in December that Anna Pavlova was to start competing for Azerbaijan, along with Konstantin Pluzhnikov and Yulia Inshina. To this writer, this is a terrific opportunity for Pavlova (pictured here competing in ESPN2’s Pro Gymnastics Challenge in May, 2012) to continue her career and compete internationally for as […]