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Sonntag, Februar 26, 2012

Julie Zetlin qualifies in rhythmic gymnastics for 2012 Olympic Games

Julie Zetlin qualifies in rhythmic gymnastics for 2012 Olympic Games

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INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 24, 2012 – Julie Zetlin of Bethesda, Md./Capital Rhythmics, has qualified for individual rhythmic gymnastics competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Zetlin earned a berth to the Games as the representative for North, Central and South America, based on the results from the 2011 World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier, France. This is the first time since 2004 that the USA will compete in this event at the Olympic Games and the first time that USA Gymnastics has qualified athletes to the Olympic Games in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, men’s and women’s trampoline and rhythmic gymnastics. “Qualifying for the Olympic Games has been the focus for the last four years, and we could not be more proud of our athletes for achieving this,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “During the last few years, Julie, Shelby Kisiel, Polina Kozitskiy and the other national team members have put in the hard work and dedication required to move to this level.”
Rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Olympic Games begins on August 9 with individual all-around qualification at Wembley Arena. Competition in artistic gymnastics begins July 28, as the men compete in the qualification round, followed by the women on July 29. Men’s and women’s trampoline competition is scheduled for August 3 and 4, respectively. Both artistic gymnastics and trampoline competition will be held at the North Greenwich Arena. 

Donnerstag, Februar 23, 2012

Victoria Moors, Ryuzo Sejima join 2012 AT&T American Cup field

Moors, Sejima join 2012 AT&T American Cup field

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 21, 2012 – Victoria Moors of Canada and Ryuzo Sejima of Japan will compete in the AT&T American Cup, replacing Germany's Nadine Jarosch and Philipp Boy, respectively. Scheduled for March 3 at New York City's Madison Square Garden, the AT&T American Cup boasts an impressive field including four Americans: 2011 World all-around champion Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA; 2011 World team champion Alexandra Raisman of Needham, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics; 2011 World parallel bars champion Danell Leyva of Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics); and John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center, who finished fifth in the all-around at the 2011 World Championships.
Moors, the 2011 Canadian junior national champion, was a member of Canada's team that finished second at the 2012 Visa International Gymnastics competition and secured a team berth to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Sejima competed at the 2011 World University Games, helping the Japanese to the team gold medal and winning the individual silver medal on the floor exercise.
The complete 2012 AT&T American Cup field is as follows.
  • USA: Danell Leyva, Miami/Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics)
  • USA: John Orozco, Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center
  • France: Cyril Tommasone
  • Germany: Marcel Nguyen
  • Great Britain: Daniel Purvis
  • Japan: Ryuzo Sejima
  • Ukraine: Mykola Kuksenkov
  • Ukraine: Oleg Verniaiev
  • USA: Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass./Brestyan's Gymnastics
  • USA: Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA
  • Australia: Georgia Simpson
  • Canada: Victoria Moors
  • Germany: Lisa Hill
  • Great Britain: Rebecca Tunney
  • Romania: Diana Chelaru
  • Romania: Larisa Iordache
Gymnastics greats Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner, Tracee Talavera, Mary Lou Retton, Peter Vidmar, Carly Patterson, Jason Gatson, Nastia Liukin and Paul Hamm won American Cup titles in Madison Square Garden months before earning a combined 30 Olympic medals, including 13 gold.

Mittwoch, Februar 22, 2012

‘Teen Mom 2′ Recap: Jenelle Evans Makes A Shocking Discovery In Rehab ‘Teen Mom 2′ Recap: Jenelle Evans Makes A Shocking Discovery In Rehab

Leah Messer: Leah filed for divorce, and the two have been living apart. Corey misses not being around the girls. Leah doesn’t want to keep Ali and Aleeah from Corey, but they have to arrange custody through the lawyers. Ironically, pictures of her wedding come in the mail as she’s telling her mom her concerns about the divorce. Looking at the happy moments with Corey, Leah breaks down in tears. Even though they’re definitely getting divorced, Leah’s still wearing her ring and not ready to take it off.
Later, she drops off the girls at the lawyers’, and she’s really emotional over being away from the twins for a night. The next day she has to go pick up the girls and get her stuff, but she’s really nervous about seeing Corey. When they finally split up their household, I’m surprised at how civil they behaved. Corey refuses to fight and lets Leah take whatever she wants. Before she leaves, they both break down in tears in separate rooms. Leah looks like she might hyperventilate. But Corey remains calm until she leaves. It’s so sad to watch him sitting in the empty house as Leah drives away. Their marriage is really over for good.

Teen Mom's Ryan Edwards came face-to-face with Maci Bookout's new boyfriend, Kyle King Teen Mom's Ryan Edwards came face-to-face with Maci Bookout's new boyfriend, Kyle King

Teen Mom's Ryan Edwards came face-to-face with Maci Bookout's new boyfriend, Kyle King.
Teen Mom stars Ryan, Maci and Kyle sat down with Dr. Drew to discuss what it was like having the ex-boyfriend and new boyfriend meet for the first time.
"Kind of a relief," Kyle said. "But kind of weird."
"It was definitely weird because we weren't the best friends at the beginning," Ryan, the father of Maci's son, Bentley, agreed. "Not saying we're friends now, but it was rough."

Sonntag, Februar 19, 2012

Hollie Vise

Hollie Vise
2003 World Championships Gold Medal Team
2003 World Uneven Bars Co-Champion
2003 National Balance Beam Champion
2002 Uneven Bars and Balance Beam Junior National Champion
2002 Pacific Alliance Junior All-Around Gold Medalist
2001 Goodwill Games Double Bronze Medalist
2001 Uneven Bars Junior National Champion
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Residence: Dallas, Texas
Date/Place of Birth: December 6, 1987/Dallas, Texas
Club: World Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Coach: Evgeny Marchenko, Natasha Boyarskaya,
Tatiana Schegolkova
School: Bridgestone Academy Online-Home School
Year in School: 10th (Fall ’03)
Began Gymnastics: 1991
Favorite Event: Uneven Bars
Years on National Team: 6 (1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04)

Personal Info
Vise is the third of four children to Eddie and Lee Ann Vise. She has two older brothers, Brandon (7/10/83)
and Brad (11/27/85), and one younger brother, Weston (6/23/90). She gained strong international recognition
by claiming the all-around gold medal at the 2002 Senior Pacific Alliance (junior division) and by winning two
bronze medals at the 2001 Goodwill Games. She was a member of the 2003 World Championships Gold
Medal Team and earned a second gold medal on the Uneven Bars in a tie with teammate Chellsie Memmel.
Vise's favorite subject is math and she is a straight “A” student. She would like to have a career as a fashion
designer. Vise's grandfather is actor Burton Gilliam who appeared in "Blazing Saddles," "Fletch," "Back to the
Future III" and "Honeymoon in Vegas". He is also known as the Pace Picante man. Vise admires Russian
gymnast Svetlana Khorkina because of all that she has achieved in gymnastics. In her spare time, Vise
enjoys shopping, going to movies and bike riding.

International Competition
• 2003 Massilia Gym Cup, Massilia, FRA; 2nd –Team, 2nd -UB
• 2003 World Championships, Anaheim, Calif.; 1st –Team, 1st -UB
• 2002 USA/UKR/BRA Team Meet, Curitiba, BRA; 1st –Team, 2nd –AA, 2nd –UB, 2nd -BB
• 2002 USA-MEX Dual Meet, Houston, Texas; 1st –Team, 1st –UB, 2nd -BB
• 2002 TJ Maxx International Challenge, Anaheim, Calif; 1st -Team
• 2002 Pacific Alliance Championships, Vancouver, CAN; 1st –Team, 1st –AA, 1st –UB, 2nd –FX (Jr. Div.)
• 2002 Jurassic Classic, Calgary, CAN; 1st –Team, 3rd –AA, 1st- UB, 2nd -BB
• 2002 GYMNIX, Montreal, CAN; 2nd–AA, 1st –BB, 3rd -UB (Jr. Div.)
• 2001 Pule Junior International Cup, Heilongjiang, CHN, 2nd UB

Dienstag, Februar 07, 2012

‘Teen Mom 2′ Preview

Leah cheated on Corey before their wedding, and on the next episode of ‘Teen Mom’ she tells Corey the truth.

On the first season of Teen Mom 2, Leah Messer admitted she felt rushed into a marriage with Corey Simms. Now in the new episode, she reveals just how far she went — she cheated on him a week before their wedding with her ex Robbie!

Mittwoch, Februar 01, 2012

Wallpapers Beijing 2008 and Team USA Hawaii

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Amanda Jetter

Amanda Jetter

Birthdate: 11/6/1994
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: Milford, OH
Club: Cincinnati Gymnastics
Head Coach: Mary Lee Tracy

Personal Information

Nickname: Jett
Hometown: Milford, OH
Personal Website:
Twitter: @jetjet07
Year in School: Junior
Name of High School: Milford High School
Name of College: Alabama (verbally committed - will attend Fall 2012)
Year you began gymnastics: 1998
Favorite Event: Floor exercise
How did you get involved in gymnastics: I walked on the edge of the bathtub.
Favorite thing about gymnastics: Competing
What are your goals for gymnastics?: Worlds and Olympics
Names of parents/guardians: Gerald and Denise Jetter
Names of sibling(s): Brother, Derek

Interests Outside the Gym

Favorite school subject: Math, Science
Hobbies or favorite activities: Swimming
Favorite music: Pop, hip hop, country
Favorite book(s): The Outsiders
Favorite TV show(s): American Idol, Fringe
Favorite Food: Chicken
Charity Involvement: Worked with Special Olympics

National Competition Results

2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 5th-UB
2011 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 7th-UB(T)
2010 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 2nd-AA; 5th-VT; 6th-FX; 8th-UB(T)
2009 Visa Championships, Dallas, Texas - 5th-AA; 6th-UB(T) (Jr. Div.)
2009 CoverGirl Classic, Des Moines, Iowa - 2nd-FX (Jr. Div.)
2008 Visa Championships, Boston, Mass. - 3rd-FX; 5th-AA, UB; 7th-BB (Jr. Div.)
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif. - (Jr. Div.)

International Competition Results

2011 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team; 4th-UB; 7th-BB, FX(T); 8th-AA
2010 City of Jesolo Trophy, Jesolo, Italy - 1st-Team; 6th-AA
2009 International Tournament of Pas-de-Calais, Argues, France - 1st-Team, AA, FX; 3rd-UB

McKenzie Wofford

McKenzie Wofford

Birthdate: 9/8/1995
Program: Women's Artistic
Level: Senior
Current Residence: McKinney, TX
Club: Zenith Elite Gymnastics Academy
Head Coach: Tatiana Schegolkova
Other Coaches: Alex Atamas

Personal Information

Hometown: McKinney, TX
Year in School: Sophomore
Name of High School: Abeka Academy Home School
Name of College: Will attend Oklahoma after graduation

National Competition Results

2011 CoverGirl Classic, Chicago, Ill. - 4th-AA, BB; 5th-UB
2010 Visa Championships, Hartford, Conn. - 2nd-UB; 8th-AA (Jr. Div.)

International Competition Results

2010 Bumpo Cup, Pretoria, South Africa - 1st-UB, BB; 2nd-AA, FX; 3rd-VT (Jr. Div.)

Dominique Moceanu

1998 Goodwill Games Gold Medalist
1997 World Championships Team, Individual All-Around Finalist
1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
1995 World Championships Silver & Bronze Medalist
1995 Senior National Champion
1994 Junior National Champion
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Residence: Cleveland, Ohio
Birth Date/Place: Sept. 30, 1981/Hollywood, Calif.
Former Club: Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy
Coaches: Mary Lee Tracy, Terry Gray and Amy Scheer-Wert
Began Gymnastics: 1984
Years on National Team: 7 (1992-99)
Favorite Events: Balance beam, Floor Exercise