Delaware Junior Morgan Hurd Making a Splash in US Gymnastics

September 9, 2015 admin 0

Something I didn’t previously mention in debriefing the P&G Championships bears pointing out. After seeing her compete in both 2014 and 2015 and seeing her progress in that time, I’d like to make special mention of Morgan Hurd. I want to highlight her both because she shows all signs of being a rising star destined for great things, but also […]

In Indianapolis, I Saw the Future

August 18, 2015 admin 0

(photo by jb) The first big-time gymnastics event I ever attended was the 2001 U.S. National Championships in Philadelphia. One of the juniors was 13 year-old Carly Patterson (that’s a photo of her on beam I took there). Though she had recently won the US Classic, she had a disastrous day one, and while she climbed back to third overall, […]

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, […]

Greensboro, NC hosts AT&T American Cup, Nastia Liukin Cup and Greater Greensboro Invitational 2/26 – 3/2

February 3, 2015 admin 0

(photo by jb) The humble city of Greensboro, North Carolina (pop. 277,000) will become “gymnastics central” for a week when the Greensboro Coliseum Complex hosts a regional, a national and an international gymnastics competition over five days from February 26 to March 2. The star attraction is the AT&T American Cup, an international elite invitational competition for select all-arounders from […]