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“AHHH” & “EWWW” Moments – 2019 American Cup

  This past weekend was the 2019 American Cup, a FIG All-Around World Cup series event. The competition, in my opinion, had many “AHHH” moments and also many “EWWW” moments”! Check out the list of my “AHHHS” & “EWWWS”. Do you agree?   EWWWS 1.I am honored to be an American citizen and respect our Read More

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Op Ed – Judge Bashing

  I have wanted to talk about something for a long time and now that I am on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) due to GBC, I am seeing more and more of something that I take personally. I notice it a lot during the NCAA gymnastics season and at National or International meets.  Read More

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Op Ed – Culture Change is Val Kondos-Field

Post Views 3,328   Many, many people have been vocal about USA Gymnastics needing a culture change.  BUT all of these individuals calling for change have not stepped forward and outlined what this change exactly should be. There has been one person, who has been loud and clear on what this culture change should be. Read More

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Op Ed – Who Will Suffer From Lost Sponsors

Post Views 2,823   Over the past few weeks it has been reported that many companies have decided to pull their financial support from USA Gymnastics due to all the controversy surrounding the Larry Nassar fiasco. The Orange County Register first reported in the beginning of December that Kellogg’s and  Proctor and Gamble were going Read More

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Op Ed – Learn and Grow

Post Views 1,110   It has been about 8 months since the news broke about Dr. Larry Nassar and his involvement in the sex abuse scandal that has affected many US female gymnasts and many more woman that he has been in contact with through Michigan State University. We first starting hearing the news during the 2016 Read More

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Road To Rio – Round 3

Post Views 885   It was an interesting night of competition during night 1 of the 2016 Olympic Trials in San Jose, CA. Some of the top athletes showed some sort of small to large uncharacteristic break during competition. Could the pressure be getting to Simone?  She showed quit a few breaks in concentration last night Read More

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Road To Rio – Round 2

Post Views 1,450   The U.S. Women are another step closer to making their Olympic Team. In my previous article, Road To Rio – Round 1, I chose the following women as members of the U.S. Olympic Team after the Secret U.S. Classic: Simone Biles Gabby Douglas Aly Raisman Ashton Locklear Madison Kocian   Now Read More

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Road To Rio – Round 1

Post Views 999   The 2016 Secret U.S. Classic was the first step for gymnasts to show Martha Karolyi, National Team Coordinator, what they are made of in order to make the US Women’s Olympic Team.  For some it was a success and for others, it may have left doubt in Martha’s mind. It was also the last qualifier Read More

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Russian Mystery Team

Post Views 710 On December 27, 2015 I published an article that reported that Russia had already chosen four out of the five women who will represent them at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (click here for original article).  These four women included; Viktoria Komova, Aliya Mustafina, Maria Paseka, and Ksenia Afanasyeva. A post written by Rewriting Russian Read More

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Russia Chooses Olympic Team, Already?

Post Views 750 Russia has already announced a majority of their women’s gymnastics team for the 2016 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro.  Really? According to the Russian gymnastics federation’s website, they have chosen 4 of the 5 women who will represent Russia in the Team and All-Around competitions this coming summer. All 4 women are Olympic Read More

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Levels 1 & 2 Flourishing in Florida

Post Views 524 I recently judged the USA Gymnastics Florida Level 1 & 2 State Championships in St. Augustine hosted by Destination Meets and run by Meetminders.   It seems like yesterday that I judged my first Florida Level 1 & 2 state meet 7 or 8 years ago. The first time I judged a Level 1 & 2 Read More