GYMN-L Digest - 12 Dec 1995 to 13 Dec 1995

There are 11 messages totalling 221 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Videos
  2. Yurchenko's in US college competition
  3. Regional Invitations (2)
  4. Dawes, Chow, Borden...
  5. Dominique Dawes
  6. Dominique Moceanu
  7. Recruits and back injuries
  8. RESULTS: Southeast Asian Games (M&W Team)
  9. Teaching Position
 10. Information about a pit


Date:    Sun, 10 Dec 1995 22:16:24 PST
From:    ***@LSS.CO.ZA
Subject: Videos

I am interseted in swapping gym videos. The videos must be PAL-VHS format. I
have a few competitions on tape including the recent Iternational Gymnastics
Challenge and South African National Championships. I am especially looking
for the Commonwealth Games (94) and the Sabae Worlds. Please contact me if
you would like to swap.


Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 13:50:12 UTC-0800
From:    ***@CS.UBC.CA
Subject: Yurchenko's in US college competition

[sorry if I botched the spelling of Yurchenko]

   I thought that Yurchenko style vaults were not allowed in US collegiate
gymnastics.  Can someone please confirm or deny this?  I'm asking this
because of the report that Lisa Simes did what was suspected to be a Yurchenko
vault in a UMich meet.  I know that Anjel said that there might be some
mistakes in vault descriptions in the report from that meet and I'm not trying
to point out a possible error.  Rather, I'm just curious because I seem to
recall hearing some talk that they were considering allowing Yurchenko style
vaults at the collegiate level and I'm wondering if they have actually done



Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 17:26:42 -0500
From:    ***@NSO.UCHC.EDU
Subject: Regional Invitations

The 9th Annual CATS CLASSIC will be held at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, CT
 December 15-17, 1995.
If you are in the area, come to the event most interesting to you.  Many gym
clubs from Region 6 are competing with 80-100 gymnasts at each meet start.
 Tickets at the door -
$5.00 adult   reduced rate for children and students.

Friday December 15
     class exhibitions starting at 4pm.

Saturday December 16
     Level 8  - 9:00 meet start
     Level 9  - 2:00  meet start
     Level 10 and Elite  -  6:00 meet start

Sunday December 17
     Level 5  - 8:30  meet start
     Level 4 and 7  -   1:30 meet start
     Level 6    -  4:00 meet start


Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 18:29:05 -0500
Subject: Dawes, Chow, Borden...

Can anyone tell me how Dominique Dawes and Amy Chow are doing?  Have they
fully recovered from their injuries yet?  I know Amanda Borden recently
injured herself, how is she doing?  How much time was there between
Amanda's recovery of her previous injury and her recent injury?  Thanks
in advance.


Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 18:35:10 -0500
Subject: Dominique Dawes

Does anyone have any more information about Dominique Dawes' ineligiblity
to compete in college?  What I am looking for is the source of her
"money" she accepted, when it happened, her future plans in the
gymnastics aspect, and so forth.  I REALLY like Dominique Dawes, so any
information is GREATLY appreciated.  I would be interested in a bio. of
her career, such as when she started, when she hit "the big time", etc.
Thanks againb!  :-)


Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 19:11:05 -0500
From:    ***@PO-BOX.MCGILL.CA
Subject: Re: Dominique Moceanu

Hi everybody...

As far as I am concerned, DM's rebound on Floor-X should not be deducted.  It
is quite evident to most gymners that this landing is secure, powerful and
very elegant.  She is just plain air-borne and superbly graceful.  I did not
see any evidence of unstability, simply a display of great strength.

I cannot approve of such a deduction.



Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 19:24:03 -0600
Subject: Recruits and back injuries

This has two parts :)
1) Thanks to everyone who's been mailing me recruits for various
school. One more question about them, and then I should be finished.
Have either Heather Brink or Mohini Bhardwaj committed any place yet?

2) Anyone know any good ways to deal with back spasms? Specifically
lower back pain? Seems to be a fairly common problem in women's gymn.


Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 21:38:03 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: RESULTS: Southeast Asian Games (M&W Team)

via Reuters (11 Dec. '95) ...

The first day of comepetition (no scores were given) --

Women's Team
     1. Thailand
     2. Malaysia
     3. Indonesia

Men's Team
     1. Thailand
     2. Indonesia
     3. Philippines


PS -- _Sports Illustrated_  just named it's "Sportsman of the Year" for 1995
(Cal Ripken Jr.). The only gymnast to *ever* have this honor (since '54 when
they started the selection) was Mary Lou Retton in '84 when she tied with
Edwin Moses.


Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 22:30:49 EST
From:    ***@PRODIGY.COM
Subject: Re: Regional Invitations

If you happen to be in the area for the CATS CLASSIC and have
children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren who may be interested in
gymnastics (yourself included), this will be a terrific event (in all
levels) to attend.

Some of the top gyms from region 6 will be there and some are meeting
for the third time this season.
My daughter's gym "YellowJackets" from Danvers, Mass will be there
and I believe that the "Kingstown Tigers" from RI will also be there.

Arta, good luck to Lisa!!  By the way, how did she make out at states
last week?

Good Luck to all the GYMASTS at CATS CLASSIC.

GO YellowJackets!!!



Date:    Wed, 13 Dec 1995 00:51:21 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Teaching Position

I'm looking for experienced professional gymnastics instructors seeking a
well paying full time position teaching in a successful non-competitive and
self-esteem building gymnastics environment.  Benefits include full medical
insurance and up to one month paid vacation per year.

Serious career minded applicants must hold a college degree in Physical
Education, Child Development or related field of study, and have experience
teaching children.

Contact Jeff atFun & Fit Gymnastics Centers at 800-800-3162 or E-mail
me directly with resume.  Two locations in the Los Angeles area.


Date:    Tue, 12 Dec 1995 22:50:10 -0800
Subject: Information about a pit

Our gym would like to build a "pit". I am interested in obtaining
plans from which we can build one. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Also, what is a resi-pit ?




End of GYMN-L Digest - 12 Dec 1995 to 13 Dec 1995