Simone Biles on floor exercise

Biles Dominant in Return, Owns 2018 US Classic

August 1, 2018 admin 0

(all photos are mine) In her first competition since the 2016 Rio Olympics, Simone Biles of World Champions compiled an astounding 58.7 score to handily take the all around at the 2018 GK US Classic July 28 in Columbus, Ohio. And if not for an unexpected fall as she absolutely attacked the uneven bars, she would have swept all four […]

Maddy Curley Interview (part 2 of 2)

December 7, 2017 admin 0

In the second part of my interview with actress, screenwriter and former elite and NCAA gymnast Maddy Curley gets a little more serious. She talks about : Hollywood casting biases regarding women and the difficulties getting roles as a muscular, powerful woman; a wave of former elite women gymnasts hired to top NCAA coaching jobs; the current crisis in USA […]

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.

Ashton Locklear Back On FX, Eyeing Tokyo! (Inside Gymnastics)

August 15, 2017 admin 0

[Images: 1) courtesy GK Elite Sportswear; 2) courtesy fotosportif.com/me] Anyone who has followed USA elite gymnastics in the past several years knows the tough story of Ashton Locklear of Everest, who was on a trajectory toward the summit of American elite all-around gymnasts before a serious back injury in 2013 derailed her. Ever since, she has been limited to just […]

Stick Bonus? Say What?

June 15, 2016 admin 0

(Photo by JB) You might think that USAG elite events like the Secret US Classic or P&G Championships are judged according to the FIG Code of Points, period. The Code of Points is the Code of Points, right? Well…not quite. One difference is that in domestic meets, USAG has added a “stick bonus” onto all four apparatus. The stick bonus […]

Secret US Classic: A Case of Senioritis in Hartford

June 7, 2016 admin 0

Although most of the top US senior gymnasts were present at the 2016 Secret US Classic, the majority of them chose to skip at least one apparatus, so that the competition had the feel of baseball’s All-Star game, where the top stars play an inning or two each, in a game that doesn’t really matter. This narrowed the field especially […]