GYMN-L Digest - 29 Nov 1995 to 30 Nov 1995

There are 13 messages totalling 239 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Puerto Rico Worlds Tickets?
  2. Gymnast's Parents
  3. Floor Music
  4. Gymn videos
  5. Stephanie Willim
  6. TBS, Thursday
  7. Alabama recruits
  8. Question re: FAQ post
  9. your mail
 10. TBS Show
 11. TBS, Thursday night...
 12. Pictures
 13. TBS Show - HELP!


Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 09:12:37 -0500
From:    ***@YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Puerto Rico Worlds Tickets?

> Is it too early to start asking about tickets for the 1996 Worlds
> in Puerto Rico? Does anyone have information about the venue?
> --John

I don't know what the story is on tickets, but I can find out when I go
home for break (if not sooner).  The venue is the Coliseo Roberto
Clemente in Hato Rey (a section of San Juan -- generally the business
district, but the Coliseo is not in the heart of it.).  It's a smallish
arena.  I think it seats somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000, but I
could be wrong (could be somewhat less?).  It's not a new building.  The
gymnastics competition at Pan Am Games in 1979 was held there.  The Copa
Puerto Rico gymnastics meet was held there in 1994, and I assume it was
there this year as well.



Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 11:49:35 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Gymnast's Parents

Actually, even though they never profile the parents with the gymnast, they
do sometimes show the parents in the stands. At Nationals this year, they
showed the Moceanu's in the stands and talked about how Dom's little sister
is also a gymnast.
                                                    Dawn :)


Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 12:33:06 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Re: Floor Music

I am competing for my high school team, and I'm having trouble finding floor
music I like.  If anyone has any suggestions for me, could you e-mail me?
                                                      Thanx in advance!
                                                                 Dawn :


Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 13:34:36 -0500
Subject: Gymn videos

Rachele, you could probably be the most help;
I need the e-mail address of Steve Whitlock...he told me to write him in
November to find out about a complete listing of videos that are offered
out of Indianapolis...Thanks in advance!


Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 12:19:13 +0000
From:    ***@IGC.APC.ORG
Subject: Stephanie Willim

Some of you may remember Stephanie Willim, the extremely talented
American who had to retire in the late 1970s--just as her star was
rising--due to a back problem.  I remember hearing that she had a full
twisting somi *on* the beam, and was standing up triple fulls on
floor in practice--all this around 1977, at about the age of 11.
Does anyone know if she ever competed that full twist on the beam?
I have a vague recollection that I saw her do it in a meet, maybe a
Capital Cup, but I think my memory is just playing tricks on me.  I
know she went on to diving at George Washington U--any news since?

--Mary Lynne


Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 13:31:10 -0500
Subject: TBS, Thursday

Does the person who posted the "TV Alert" for Thursday know what the
entire show is about?  Is it just gymnastics, something else with just
Mary Lou, or what?  Thanks a bunch!  %:-)


Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 15:15:15 CDT
From:    ***@PROCTR.CBA.UA.EDU
Subject: Alabama recruits

For those interested, the Univ. of Alabama has letter of intents from
Rachel Rochelli of Cypress Academy and Heidi Harriman of Peachtree
City, GA.  This was during the early signing period.  Heidi competed
at the U.S. Classic but I think was injured at Nationals and I think
everyone pretty much knows Rachel.

Roll Tide!!



Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 17:52:28 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Question re: FAQ post

Who do we direct comments/questions regarding the FAQ posting from a few days
ago?  Computer genius that I am, I deleted the message before I saw who wrote
it, and I know of two possible corrections I'd like to check on with the


Michele in Jersey


Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 18:28:52 -0500
From:    ***@UMICH.EDU
Subject: Re: your mail

Didn't Jenny Hansen compete as level 10?  I remember seeing her name in
an old IG.  Can't remember the gym.  She has competed in one of the us
meets back then, but I don't think she placed high.  If you have IG's
from 90 or 91 you might see this.  I don't have them at school, so I
can't look it up.

> I was just watching my tape of the 1995 NCAA Women's Championships, Jenny
> Hansen of Kentucky never ceases to amaze me! She has so much power and is
> so consistent. I was just wondering where she was from, what gym she went
> to, etc. Did she ever compete for the USA at the elite level? I also
> think that it is great that we are getting to see some great talent from
> other colleges and not necessarily the top 3 or 4 schools. She is a great
> gymnastics inspiration to many people.
> Thanks,
> Jennifer


Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 19:01:43 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: TBS Show

oes the person who posted the "TV Alert" for Thursday know what the
>entire show is about?  Is it just gymnastics, something else with just
>Mary Lou, or what?

The TBS show is not just about's more of a sports anthology
profiling various athletes throughout history.  I saw the first 2 parts, and,
being a sports enthusiast, I have very much enjoyed it...although it seems to
be a bit disorganized!  Tommorrow's night's epidode is supposed to focus on
the impact that money and the possibility of tremendous financial gain has
had on the sports world.  The personal profiles have been quite detailed, so
I expect that there will be at least 15-20 minutes on Mary Lou tomorrow.

For those who are interested, TBS is replaying all 3 parts on Sat. afternoon.
 I don't have have the exact times right now, but if anyone would like to
know, just e-mail me! :)



Date:    Wed, 29 Nov 1995 19:49:44 -0500
Subject: TBS, Thursday night...

I was wanting to know if the show that is supposed to be on TBS is only
about gymnastics or only about Mary Lou Retton, or something else...


Date:    Thu, 30 Nov 1995 00:31:29 -0500
From:    ***@AOL.COM
Subject: Pictures

Hey fellow gymnastics fans I was wondering I'm new to this and I wanted to
know if anyone had access to pictures or know sites to get pictures of Kim
Zmeskal,Kerry Strug,  Dominique Moceanu, or Jennie Thompson if anyone can
help me with this I'd appreciate anything




Date:    Thu, 30 Nov 1995 05:09:12 -0500
From:    ***@ECLIPSE.NET
Subject: TBS Show - HELP!

Amy writes (in part):
>For those who are interested, TBS is replaying all 3 parts on Sat. afternoon.
> I don't have have the exact times right now, but if anyone would like to
>know, just e-mail me! :)

Well, I just looked at the TV Guide, and these begin at 12:05 EST.

Alas, we're about to leave for 10 days in California.  Although I haven't
had time to make the "VCR Recording List," I don't think we can afford to
use up 6 hrs.  Would someone be kind enough to copy a tape for us?>  Of
course, we'd be happy to pay all associated costs.

If you can help, please contact us directly by one of these methods:
1. Here at <htr or ksr> - until about 5 a.m. Friday
morning, Dec. 1 (we have an EARLY flight)  Or wait until after Dec. 10 for
a response.
2. Or, contact me on AOL at  I should be able to access
AOL and CompuServe while we're away.  (Yes, we're taking the laptops with
us - might as well take advantage of a hotel with dataports.)

Thanks in advance!
Helena & Ken


End of GYMN-L Digest - 29 Nov 1995 to 30 Nov 1995