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Gymnastics Doctor on Flip For Autism

From: Dr. Larry Nassar I am honored that I have been asked to write an article about my non-profit organization called Gymnastics Doctor Autism Foundation. This is a non-profit foundation and public charity in compliance with the IRS Code under section 501 (c) (3) granted Feb 8, 2011. I started this foundation as a means to combine my passion for gymnastics with my love for my autistic daughter Caroline. As a parent of an autistic child, I have learned to appreciate so many things about being a parent. Even with being a part of 4 Olympic Gymna...

Blast from the Past...A look back at Entertaining Region 5 FX @ US Championships

The final installment of my favorite Region 5 routines at US Championships takes us to one of the most entertaining events in Womens Gymnastics, the Floor Exercise. The floor is unlike any other event. Floor encompasses both power, grace, style and high flying tricks.  Lets take a look at some of the most outstanding Region 5 floor performances. Amanda Borden-Cincinnati Gymnatics Academy (CGA) 1994 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Morgan White-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1999 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Liz Tricase-Ill...

Blast from the Past...A look back at Dynamic Region 5 Beam at US Championships

The 3rd installment of my favorite Region 5 Routines at US Championships focuses on Dynamic Beam Routines. Region 5 has showcased some great Beam Routines at US Championships. Beam has always been one of my favorite events and the list below has some pretty impressive routines. Amanda Borden-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1996 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Ashley Priess-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 2006 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Briget Sloan-Sharp's Gymnastics 2008 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Samantha Pesz...

Blast from the Past...A Look Back at Region 5 Uneven Bars at US Championships

The second installment of my favortie Region 5 routines at US Championships takes us to the Uneven Bars from 1994-2012 Region 5 has had some great bar workers. Lets take a look at these amazing, jaw dropping uneven bar Routines. Amanda Borden-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1994 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Jaycie Phelps-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1995 & 1996 US Nationals Video by USA Gymnastics Video by USA Gymnastics Alyssa Beckerman-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 2000 US Nationals Samantha Sheehan-Cincinnati Gymnati...

Blast From the Past......A look back at US Championships on Vault

I have never missed a US Championships and Region 5 Gymnasts have been present at almost every US Championships since the early 1990s when I first fell in love with the sport of Gymnastics. With the 2014 P&G Championships coming up this week, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of my favorite Championship performances by some great former Region 5 Gymnasts.  From the horse to the table lets take a look back at some spectacular Vaults by a talented group of Vaulters. Jaycie Phelps-Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy (CGA) 1996 U...

The end of an era!!!

The end of an era!!!

Kim Dowis

August 12, 2014, 12:29pm

Dr. Larry Nassar has been on the USA Gymnastics scene since the mid 1980s when he first joined the USGF/USAG Women's National Staff in 1986. Since then Dr. Nassar has been to every National Championship, World Championship and Olympic Games, making sure our USA athletes are healthy and competition ready. Dr. Larry is an incredible man who has taken the very best care of the USA Gymnastics athletes. Dr. Larry recently annoucned his upcoming retirment from the USA Gymnastics Medical staff via his facebook Dr. Larry talks about his years with USA...

Gedderts Next Star

Gedderts Next Star

Jason from Gymnastike

August 11, 2014, 9:09am

Article by: Lauren Stevens on Gymnastike After being off the elite coaching scene for one year, John Geddert, coach of Olympic and World Champion, Jordyn Wieber, has a new elite coming on to the big scene. She is 12 years old, and her name is Delanie Harkness. Although this is only Delanie’s first year as an elite, she has gained a small fan base ever since the Beyond the Routine with John Geddert and Jordyn Wieber aired, starring Delanie in the episode: Geddert Finds His Next Elites. Although Geddert has many incredible upcoming level 9...

Spartans Come Calling, Hoyer Accepts

Congrats to Ally Hoyer of Ulitmate Gymnastics on her verbal commitment to Michigan State University. Ally is coached by Shane Sanders, Steve Kams, and Brandi Taylor. She will join the Spartans in the fall of 2016.                 Ally began competing in Level 9 during the 2010-2011 competition season. She had great success winning the all around in many of the invitiationals along with 1st on Floor and 3rd All Around at the State Championships. She ended that season with a 9th place finish at regiona...

Spotlight Series...20 Questions with Phenom's Emma Cullen

      Phenom has a reputation for producing fantastic athletes, Emma Cullen is no exception. Emma, who is a JO National Qualifier admires her coaches and wants to go into sports medicine someday. Lets get to know Emma a little better.               1. How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you?    My mom was a gymnast, and she brought to a “mom and tot” class when I was two. 2. What is your favorite event?  I couldn’t pick one, but I like bars and be...

Underwood to Western Michigan in 2015

Congrats to Rachael Underwood Level 10 from Crystal Lake Gymnastics in Crystal Lake Illinois on her committment to Western Michigan University. Rachael is coached by Lee Batagalia, and Ben Hardy. She will join the Broncos in the fall of 2015.         Rachael competed Level 9 during the 2009 season and qualified to the Region 5 Championships. In 2010, she began competing Level 10 and again qualified to regionals. She improved her placement at regionals in the 2011 season before taking 2012 off JO Gymnastics to focus on h...

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