Katelyn Michelle Ohashi is an American artistic gymnast who competes for the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a six-time All-American and was a four-time member of USA Gymnastics' Junior National Team, the 2011 junior national champion and the winner of the 2013 American Cup, she was trending globally on various social media networks in January 2019 for her perfect 10 score at the 2019 Collegiate Challenge, the fourth perfect 10 floor routine of her career. Katelyn Ohashi was born April 12, 1997, in Seattle, Washington, to Richard and Diana Ohashi, the latter being a former high school gymnast, she has three older brothers, Ryan and Kalen, is of German and Japanese descent. In 2006, her mother, the youngest of her brothers, moved to Kansas City, Missouri. Three years they moved to Plano, Texas, she attended Spring Creek Academy before graduating from Plano Senior High School in 2015. She began attending the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall of 2015 and is majoring in gender studies.
Early in her career, Ohashi trained with Al Fong at Great American Gymnastics Express in Blue Springs, Missouri. Ohashi was twelve years old when she made her debut on the national gymnastics scene at the 2009 Junior Olympic National Championships. At the Championships, she placed first on floor exercise, tied for second on uneven bars, placed fourth in the all-around and tied for seventh on vault, she competed in her first elite meet at the U. S. Classic in Des Moines, where she placed fourth on floor in the junior division, tied for fifth on balance beam and placed ninth in the all-around; this qualified her to the National Championships in Dallas, where she won the silver medal on floor exercise, placed sixth on beam, finished tenth in the all-around and was named to the junior national team. Soon after Nationals, Ohashi moved to Plano, Texas, to train at WOGA. In the junior division of the 2010 U. S. Classic in Chicago, Ohashi won silver medals in the all-around and on bars and floor. At the National Championships in Hartford, Connecticut, in July, she won the bars title, placed third in the all-around and tied for fourth on floor.
She placed seventh on vault. At the 2010 Bumbo Cup in Pretoria, South Africa, Ohashi captured the junior-division gold medals in the all-around and vault, along with silver medals on bars and beam. In the junior division at the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy, Ohashi helped the U. S. won an individual gold medal on floor. She placed third all-around, fourth on beam and fifth on vault. At the U. S. Classic in Chicago, she won the silver medal on beam with a score of 14.95, tied for fifth on vault with Kiana Winston. At the National Championships in August, she won the junior all-around title with a total score of 120.95 over two nights, beating defending champion Kyla Ross. Ohashi captured the bars title at Nationals with skills that included an el-grip endo to straddled Jaeger, a Gienger and a tucked double-double dismount, her winning beam routine, one of the most difficult in the world, featured a full-twisting back layout, a standing Arabian, an Onodi and a piked full-in dismount. She won floor with a routine that included a piked full-in and a two-and-a-half twist to front full.
On vault, she finished fourth. Ohashi won the 2013 American Cup in March, defeating U. S. teammate Simone Biles. In April, she had shoulder surgery, which prevented her from competing for the rest of the year. In an interview at the 2014 WOGA Classic, Ohashi said she was unsure of her ability to continue at the international elite level after her injury. In the year, she suffered from two torn shoulders and a spine injury that required surgery, did not compete again until 2015. In 2015, Ohashi dropped from elite competition back to Level 10, her first competition since 2013 was the Texas Prime Meet, where she performed only on vault and floor. Ohashi competed at the 2015 Pikes Peak Cup in Colorado Springs on February 6, she placed 17th in the all-around and finished second in the vault event final with a score of 9.850. She competed at the 2015 WOGA Classic on February 14 and placed 14th overall, competing three events. On February 20, she competed at the Legends Invitational in Los Angeles, where she placed 13th in the all-around and second on vault.
Ohashi joined the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team for the 2015–2016 season and was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week four times. However, in a meet against the Arizona Wildcats, the cap of Ohashi’s balance beam fell off, causing her to land on her neck upon dismount. Tests showed that she had sustained an injury that kept her out for four weeks; the following season, Ohashi finished the regular season at No. 1 on Balance Beam and received two perfect 10s. In the 2018 season she improved upon her performances from the previous season, she captured three perfect 10s on floor, the first of her career, set career highs on the uneven Bars and the all-around. She finished the regular season ranked first on floor and third on beam, was named the PAC 12 specialist of the year. Going into the national championships she competed on Beam and floor, placing fourth on beam and winning the floor title, her first national championship win, she followed this up with another national championship win the next night with the UCLA team in the Super Six, where Ohashi scored a pair of 9.95s on beam and floor.
At the 2019 Collegiate Challenge she earned perfect 10s for a floor routine to an R&B and pop hits medley that she was performing for the second time and, shared on social media. Katelyn Ohashi - 10.0 on Floor Exercise Katelyn Ohashi interview
Samantha Nicole Peszek is an American former artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U. S. women's gymnastics team at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Following her elite gymnastics career, Peszek competed for the UCLA Bruins, she is a 17-time All-American, the 2011 and 2015 NCAA balance beam champion, the 2015 NCAA all-around co-champion with Kytra Hunter. In 2007, Peszek was part of the gold-medal-winning American teams at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and the Pan American Games. In March 2008, she competed at the American Cup and placed third in the all-around, behind U. S. teammates Shawn Johnson. After solid performances at the 2008 National Championships, Olympic Trials, Olympic selection camp, Peszek was chosen as a member of the U. S. Olympic team, along with Johnson, Chellsie Memmel, Alicia Sacramone, Bridget Sloan. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Peszek injured her ankle during warm-ups just minutes before the women's qualification and was able to compete only on the uneven bars.
She was the second gymnast on the U. S. team to be injured, the other being Memmel. After the Olympics, Peszek took time off to let her ankle heal before returning to elite competition at the 2009 CoverGirl U. S. Classic, where she placed second on vault, she competed at the National Championships, hoping to make the World Championships team as a three-event specialist. She placed second on beam and seventh on floor exercise at Nationals and made it to the second and final selection camp for Worlds, but pulled out and decided to get her torn labrum fixed. In her first season at UCLA, Peszek won the balance beam title at the 2011 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, where she became the first college gymnast to do a standing backflip with a full twist on the beam, she was a first-team All-American on beam in 2011 and 2012. Peszek redshirted the 2013 NCAA season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon. In 2013, she became an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American for the third consecutive year, was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2007 World Championships team.
In 2014, she returned to NCAA competition. In a tri-meet against Michigan and Utah, she competed in the all-around for the first time since 2012 and won with a total score of 39.65. She posted a career-high 39.70 all-around score during a tri-meet against Utah State and Bowling Green. In March 2014, Peszek competed at the Pac-12 Conference Championship, she contributed scores of 9.825 on vault, 9.900 on uneven bars, 9.925 on balance beam, 9.775 on floor exercise to the UCLA team's fourth-place finish. Individually, she was named the 2014 Pac-12 balance beam champion and finished second in the all-around competition. In 2015, she opted to use her final year of NCAA eligibility as a fifth-year senior, she won the NCAA title on the balance beam with a score of 9.95, the all-around title with a score of 39.60. Peszek retired from competitive gymnastics following the 2015 NCAA National Championships, she ended her career as a World Champion and a 3-time NCAA champion. Peszek was hired by the Pac-12 Network as a color commentator for the 2016 gymnastics season.
In 2017, Peszek started Beam Queen Bootcamp, a camp where she helps young gymnasts gain confidence and understand judging on the balance beam. In 2018 Peszek announced that she had started a podcast called I Have Cool Friends, on which she interviews prominent figures in the sport of gymnastics, including athletes and coaches. Both of Samantha's parents were athletes at the University of Illinois, her father Ed was a hockey player. Samantha's mom put her in gymnastics at the age 3. Samantha's younger sister Jessica is a gymnast, at Western Michigan University. Peszek is Catholic and graduated from Cathedral High School in 2010. After the 2008 Olympics, Peter Zhao, Peszek's longtime coach at DeVeau's School of Gymnastics, retired from coaching and returned to China to help with his family's business. Peszek transferred to Sharp's Gymnastics Academy, where she trained alongside Olympic teammate Bridget Sloan. Peszek lives in Los Angeles. In light of the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal, Peszek has revealed that people have been wishing death and rape onto her and her family throughout Larry Nassar's trial due to the fact that her mother is vice president of program development for USA Gymnastics.
Vault – Double-twisting laid-out Yurchenko Uneven bars – Straight mount to high bar.
The UCLA Bruins are the athletic teams that represent the University of California, Los Angeles. The Bruin men's and women's teams participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. For football, they are in the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division I. UCLA is second to only Stanford University as the school with the most NCAA team championships at 116 NCAA team championships. UCLA offers 11 varsity sports 14 for women; the UCLA athletic teams' colors are True Gold. In the early days of the school, UCLA had the same colors as the University of Berkeley; when football coach Red Sanders came to UCLA for the 1949 season he redesigned the football uniforms. The Yale blue was changed to a lighter shade of blue. Sanders figured that the baby blue would look better in a film, he would dub powder blue with an explosive kick. For the 1954 football season, Sanders added a gold loop on the UCLA Stripe. UCLA still uses different color blues, they have an alternate uniform, predominately Navy.
Their helmet has the UCLA script in Royal. The 2010 team, under head coach John Savage, won the Los Angeles Regional and Super-Regional, was the first team to win 48 games in a season; the Bruins joined seven other teams in the 2010 College World Series and finished in second place, behind the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. The 2011 team won the Pac-10 Conference title; the 2013 team won UCLA's 109th NCAA Championship and their first in baseball in the 2013 College World Series by beating Mississippi State 3–1 and 8–0. Many UCLA baseball players have gone on to play in Major League Baseball. In the 2009 World Series, Chase Utley hit two home runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1. There were a total of four former UCLA baseball players in the 2009 playoffs: Philadelphia's Ben Francisco and Chase Utley, Colorado's Garrett Atkins, St. Louis' Troy Glaus, the 2002 World Series MVP for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Chris Chambliss and Gerrit Cole were No. 1 overall picks in the MLB drafts.
Trevor Bauer was drafted as the No. 3 pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 6, 2011. Former UCLA shortstop Brandon Crawford hit a grand-slam home run in his major-league debut with the San Francisco Giants on May 27, 2011, helped the Giants to win the 2012 Major League World Series. Cole debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates by winning his first four games he pitched and drove in two runs with a single in his first at-bat in the 2013 major league. Several of the most revered championships were won by the Men's Basketball team under coaches John Wooden and Jim Harrick; the rich legacy of UCLA basketball has produced 11 NCAA championships – 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1995. From 1971 to 1974, UCLA won 88 an NCAA record for men. Recent UConn Huskies women's basketball teams have set overall NCAA basketball records with 90-game and 91-game winning streaks; the 35-year period preceding and including the UCLA streak was characterized by less dynasties, however: 20 different men's teams won titles during that span.
In comparison, the women's game to date has produced 35% less parity, with 13 schools winning all 35 titles offered since its inception. Past rosters of UCLA basketball teams have included greats such as Rafer Johnson, the 1960 Olympic Decathlon Champion, Gail Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Reggie Miller and Walt Hazzard; the Bruins had a winning record for 54 consecutive seasons from the 1948–1949 season to the 2001–2002 season. In recent years, UCLA Men's Basketball has returned to prominence under Coach Ben Howland. Between 2006 and 2008, UCLA has been to three consecutive Final Fours, while UCLA's players have received numerous awards, most notably Arron Afflalo, a 2007 First-Team All American and the Pac-10 Player of the Year, Kevin Love, a 2008 First-Team All American and the Pac-10 Player of the Year. UCLA has produced the most NBA Most Valuable Player Award winners, six of them by Abdul-Jabbar and one by Walton, Abdul-Jabbar's successor. In March 2013, UCLA relieved head men's basketball coach Ben Howland of his duties after UCLA dropped an 83–63 decision to Minnesota in a second-round game of the NCAA Tournament.
The current head coach is Murry Bartow, former head coach at UAB and interim head coach of South Florida. He is the interim head coach after Steve Alford was fired on December 31st, 2018. In the 1977–78 season, the women's basketball team, with a 27–2 record, were the AIAW Champions under head coach Billie Moore; the 2014–15 team won the 2015 WNIT championship by defeating the West Virginia Mountaineers 62–60 on April 4, 2015. The UCLA Bruins men's cross country team appeared in the NCAA Tournament thirteen times, with their highest finish being 5th place in the 1980–81 and 1981–82 school years; the UCLA Bruins women's cross country team appeared in the NCAA Tournament eleven times, with their highest finish being 6th place in the 1985–86 school year. In 1954, the UCLA football team earned a share of the national title with a 9–0 record and a #1 ranking in the Coaches UPI football poll, while Ohio State was ranked #1 in the AP Poll. Owing to rules in place at the time, UCLA was unable to face off against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, which would have resulted in one or the other being declared national champion.
The Bruins have played in the Rose Bowl Game 12 times. The Bruins have shared the conference title 17 times. Among the many former UCLA football stars are Jackie Robinson (better known for his exploits as a bas
Anna Li is a retired American artistic gymnast. She was an 8-time All-American gymnast while competing in the NCAA and a member of the UCLA Bruins women's gymnastics team that won the 2010 NCAA National Championship title, she was on the US National Team in 2011 - 2012. Her parents, Li Yuejiu and Wu Jiani were Olympic gymnasts who competed for China at the 1984 Summer Olympics and are her coaches, she has a younger sister, Andrea Li, a gymnast. While training as a Level 10 and Elite gymnast she attended and graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois. Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Li started competing in gymnastics when she was six years old at Las Vegas Flyers, she trained in Nevada until her family moved to Illinois in 2002. Anna qualified to the Senior Elite level in 2004, competing the US National Championships in both 2004 and 2005 before being recruited by the UCLA Bruins, she was unable to compete for most of 2006 due to injury. Anna joined the UCLA Bruins women's gymnastics team.
During her time with UCLA, she won six regional titles: four uneven bars, one vault and one balance beam. She won eight All-American honors. In 2010, she helped lead the Bruins to the NCAA Championship title, her first competition in the NCAA was a home meet at Pauley Pavilion, where her parents had competed in the Olympics. After finishing her four years with the Bruins, Li decided. While finishing up her history degree, she trained alongside Bruins teammate, Vanessa Zamarripa, returning to elite gymnastics, sometimes using the AOGC gym to train in After leaving UCLA, she returned home to train with her parents at Legacy Elite Gymnastics in Illinois. Li made a guest appearance on the ABC Family television show, Make It Or Break It. In July 2011, Li formally returned to the elite level by competing at the American Classic, placing first on uneven bars and third on balance beam, she competed in the same two events at the Covergirl Classic in Chicago Illinois that year. Despite a fall, she still tied for seventh place on uneven bars with a score of 14.300.
In August, Li competed in the U. S. National Championships in St. Paul, where she tied for third on uneven bars and fourteenth on balance beam, her scores qualified her for the national team. She was chosen by U. S. National Team Coordinator Marta Karolyi and her husband, Bela Karolyi, to attend the World and Pan-American Teams Selection camps at the Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly, Texas. Li was chosen for the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Li was chosen as an alternate along with Elizabeth Price and Sarah Finnegan for the 2012 London Olympics team after placing third on the uneven bars at the Trials, she fell training on the uneven bars, injuring her neck on the last day of training for replacement athletes. She performed in the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions with the rest of the Olympic team. Anna Li at the International Federation of Gymnastics Anna Li's Official Site and Blog
Madison Taylor Kocian is an American artistic gymnast. On the uneven bars, she is one of the 2016 Olympic silver medalist, she was part of the gold medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five" at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, was a member of the first-place American teams at the 2014 and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. As of 2016, she has been attending the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is a member of its NCAA women's gymnastics team. Kocian was raised in Dallas, Texas, her parents and Cindy Kocian, put her in gymnastics at a young age. At age five her parents began taking Kocian to World Olympic Gymnastics Academy in Plano, Texas for her gymnastics training. WOGA is owned by Valeri Liukin and was the gym where Olympic All Around champions Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin trained. Patterson and Liukin served as early inspirations for Kocian Liukin who Kocian has likened to an older sister. Kocian has one younger brother. Kocian was raised Catholic. Kocian attended Spring Creek Academy in Plano, the same school that Patterson and Liukin attended.
Kocian graduated from high school in 2015. She competed for UCLA women's gymnastics. On August 16, 2018, Kocian came forward as a survivor of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse alongside UCLA teammate Kyla Ross. Kocian made the U. S. Junior National Team in 2009, when she was 12. At the National Championships, she placed sixth in the all-around; that year, Kocian was selected to compete for Team USA at the Top Gym Junior competition in Charleroi, Belgium. She won a bronze medal in the all-around competition, a gold on the uneven bars, a silver on the balance beam. In 2010, at age 13, Kocian placed fifth at the U. S. Classic in Chicago and qualified to compete at the U. S. National Championships in Hartford, where she won a bronze medal on the uneven bars. In 2011, Kocian competed in only two meets, the WOGA Classic and City of Jesolo Trophy, an international meet held in Venice, Italy. In Italy, she won the gold in the Junior Division, scoring 57.750. In 2012, Kocian earned a silver medal at the WOGA Classic.
Kocian's senior career started in 2013, at the Secret U. S Classic, held in Hoffman Estates, where she placed 7th all-around and earned a silver on the bars, scoring 14.450. Qualifying to the U. S Nationals, Kocian started off well on the uneven bars and balance beam but on her third pass on the floor exercise, she twisted her ankle and was taken out of the competition, missing the vault rotation as well as Day Two, she was not selected for the World Championship team but she still was named to the National Team. She started off her 2014 season competing at the WOGA Classic, an International meet hosted by her club. Kocian competed on two events at the 2014 Secret U. S. Classic, finishing 12th. At nationals, she competed on uneven bars. On bars, she won the silver, she placed 5th on beam. In August and September, Kocian competed at the Pan American Championships in Mississauga, Canada, she helped the American team place first in the team competition. In the event finals, she placed second on the uneven bars, scoring 14.825.
On September 17, Kocian was selected to compete at the 2014 World Championships in China. In qualifications, she competed in the all-around and qualified in 14th place with a score of 55.966, but did not make it into the all-around final due to the two-per-country rule and Simone Biles, Kyla Ross and Mykayla Skinner having higher scores. She competed in the team final on the bars, contributed a bars score of 14.900 to the U. S. team's gold-medal finish. On July 25, Kocian competed at the Secret U. S. Classic and finished first on uneven bars with a score of 15.600, ahead of 2012 Olympic all-around champion and uneven bars finalist Gabby Douglas and Bailie Key. She placed ninth on balance beam with a shaky routine with several wobbles, she scored a 13.850 there. On August 13 and 15, Kocian competed at the 2015 P&G Championships, where she competed in the all-around for the first time since 2013 where she injured her ankle, she placed 6th in the all-around with a two-night total of 115.950, placing behind Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, Aly Raisman, Bailie Key, Gabby Douglas.
She placed ahead of her WOGA teammate Alyssa Baumann and 2014 Worlds teammate Mykayla Skinner by 0.250. Kocian started on beam where she fell on her Arabian and had a shaky routine and scored a 13.100. On floor, she stuck her double pike, she scored a 13.800 with a 5.6 start value. On vault, she landed her double-twisting Yurchenko and scored a 14.650. On bars, her best event, she had beautiful lines and execution that included a Komova II-Pak Salto-Chow 1/2 connections and landed her tucked full-in for a score of 15.500, the highest bar score of the night. She ended the night in 11th place with a total all-around score of 57.050. On Night 2, Kocian started on floor where she had better landings on her tumbling passes for a score of 14.250, totaling her score to 28.050, placing 8th on the event. On vault, she performed a well-executed double-twisting Yurchenko and scored a 14.800. On bars, she repeated her difficult routine with excellent connections and stuck her tucked-full in dismount for a score of 15.600.
With her total of 31.100, she took first on the event ahead of 2014 national uneven bars champion and 2014 Worlds teammate Ashton Locklear and Key. On beam, she took out her Arabian because she tweaked her ankle, she added a few connections to keep her start value consistent. She scored a 14.250. She placed 12th on the event with a total of 27.350. Kocian was named to the Senior
Tasha Schwikert Warren is an American gymnast, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, a World Gymnastics Championships team gold medalist, the 2001 and 2002 U. S. senior national all-around champion and the 2005 and 2008 NCAA all-around national champion. Schwikert began gymnastics at a young age and rose through the ranks to the elite level in the sport in the mid-90s, she was a surprise member of the 2000 Olympic squad, but performed well in both the team preliminaries and finals in Sydney. Following the Olympics, she became one of the most prominent gymnasts in the United States, winning two team medals at the World Championships and placing fifth in the all-around at the 2001 Worlds. An ankle injury left her named as an alternate on the 2004 Olympic team. Following her elite career, Schwikert spent four years as a member of the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team. During her time with the Bruins she won two individual all-around NCAA national champion titles and two Pac-10 all-around titles, was nominated for the Honda Award.
She is pursuing a career in broadcast journalism, has been employed as a commentator at several major gymnastics events. The daughter of Shannon Warren and Joy Schwikert, Schwikert was born in Nevada, she trained with coach Cassie Rice at GymCats club in Las Vegas, was a member of USA Gymnastics' TOPS developmental team in 1994 and 1995. At the age of thirteen, in 1998, she earned her first national team berth, her first international meet was the 1998 City of Popes competition in France, where she won a silver medal on the floor exercise in the junior division. Schwikert first came to prominence as a member of the U. S. team for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Her presence on the team was controversial: she placed ninth at the Olympic Trials, was not named to the team at all, joined the squad in Sydney as a second alternate; when team member Morgan White was injured in training, Schwikert was named as her replacement, passing over first the reserve Alyssa Beckerman. Despite the questions over Schwikert's qualification, she performed under pressure while some of her more illustrious teammates made mistakes.
Following the Olympics, Schwikert would become arguably the most visible and noteworthy gymnast in America. USA Gymnastics Online, in their article "Tasha Schwikert Added as Second Alternate to 2000 U. S. Olympic Team", reported on August 28, 2000: "Tasha Schwikert, 15, has been added as second alternate to the 2000 U. S. Olympic Team; the decision to name Schwikert as an alternate was made Friday following a conference call with the selection committee. The selection procedures allow for two alternates to the Olympic Team. Alyssa Beckerman is the first alternate.'Tasha has demonstrated a great deal of consistency this year in both domestic and international competition', said Bob Colarossi, President of USA Gymnastics.'Her poise and performances are considered to be reliable and her desire to support this team is a valuable asset to the group.' Schwikert had competed in seven competitions in 2000 prior to the Olympic Trials, including all three events in the Visa American Cup Series in January and February.
She was a member of the 2000 U. S. Spieth Sogipa team, she is coached by Cassie Rice at GymCats in Las Vegas." On April 28, 2010, Tasha and the other women on the 2000 Olympic team were awarded the bronze medal in the team competition when it was discovered that the previous medal winners, the Chinese team, had falsified the age of team member Dong Fangxiao. As a result of the falsification, Dong's results were nullified, the Chinese team was stripped of the medal by the IOC. Schwikert was the only member of the 2000 team to continue competing at the elite level after the Olympics. Sporting a new floor exercise routine and upgraded skills on balance beam and bars, she won the all-around titles at the 2001 U. S. Championships, the American Classic and the Pan American Championships, she participated in the 2001 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Ghent, where she led the U. S. team to a surprise bronze medal and was the USA's highest finisher in the all-around, placing fifth. She qualified for balance beam event finals.
A medal was a possibility in the floor finals but she fell on her final tumbling pass. In 2002 Schwikert won the all-around titles at the Pacific Alliance and the American Cup, as well as her second U. S. Championships. However, in the fall of 2002, injuries prevented her from competing in the 2002 World Championships. Schwikert tied for second at the 2003 U. S. Nationals, she was the captain of the 2003 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships team in Anaheim, supporting her younger teammates throughout the competition and demonstrating leadership and good sportsmanship. In the team finals, she only competed on vault and uneven bars but performed both of her routines cleanly, posting the highest score of the American team on the vault and second highest score on the uneven bars, her scores helped the American women win their first team gold medal in World Championships competition. In 2003, Schwikert traveled to Japan to compete in the third iteration of the Kunoichi television series, she failed to finish within the time limit.
A slip on the wall climb obstacle cost her valuable time, her time expired when she was just inches from the buzzer. At the 2004 U. S. Championships, still struggling with injuries, Schwikert won the uneven bars title but placed off the all-around podium for the first time since 2000, she was name
Jordyn Marie Wieber is an American former artistic gymnast. She was a member of the U. S. Women's Gymnastics team, dubbed the Fierce Five by the media, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the team competition, she was a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 World Championships, where she won the individual all-around. Wieber is volunteer assistant coach of the women's gymnastics team at the University of California, Los Angeles. Wieber was born on July 12, 1995, in DeWitt, the daughter of Rita Wieber, an emergency room nurse and exercise physiologist, David Wieber, a director at a health-care subsidiary, she is the third oldest of four children, her family attends the St. Jude Catholic Church in DeWitt, her maternal grandmother is of Lebanese descent. Wieber started gymnastics at a young age. "I was two or three. My parents noticed that I had unusually bigger muscles than a typical little kid, so they put me in gymnastics. A little fun class where I could run around and play and stuff and just have fun.
I stopped for a little bit to do dance class. When I was four I went back and that's kind of when I started getting into it." She enrolled with John Geddert, who handpicked her to his Silverstars program, by age 10, she had qualified to Level 10 in the Junior Olympic program, qualified for international elite a year in 2006. In February, Wieber competed at the American Cup in Illinois, she won the all-around competition with a score of 60.200. In August, an injury prevented her from attending the Visa Championships. In April, Wieber competed at the 2010 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in Australia, she helped the American team place first. Individually, she won the all-around competition with a score of 59.550. In July, Wieber competed at the Covergirl Classic in Illinois, she won the all-around competition with a score of 59.950. In August, Wieber attended the Visa Championships but sprained her ankle on the balance beam and withdrew from competition. In March, Wieber participated in her first senior elite competition at the American Cup in Jacksonville, where she filled in for an injured athlete.
She won the all-around competition with a score of 59.899. "It felt great to win my second American Cup title," Wieber said. "It's such an honor."Later in March, Wieber competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. She placed second behind teammate McKayla Maroney in the all-around competition with a score of 57.700. The Americans won the team title. In July, Wieber competed at the Covergirl Classic in Illinois, she placed first on uneven bars with a score of 15.200 and tied for first on balance beam with Olympic medalist Alicia Sacramone. Both girls scored 15.200. In August, Wieber competed at the Visa Championships in Minnesota. After the first day, she said, "I just had to get a few jitters out. I think floor and vault were strong. I'm going to focus on bars and beam on Saturday." She won the all-around competition with a two-day combined score of 121.300. In the event finals, she placed first on uneven bars scoring 29.750, third on balance beam scoring 29.900 and first on floor scoring 29.900.
Wieber said, "It feels good. Just how aggressive and confident I was, I want to put into my training."In October, Wieber competed at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo, Japan. She contributed an all-around score of 60.398 towards the American team's first-place finish. She won the all-around final with a score of 59.382. "I feel amazing," Wieber said. "I was so surprised. I wasn't expecting to come out on top but I am happy and glad that I did enough on that floor routine to make it. To come in here and achieve one of my goals that I have had since I was a little kid is so exciting. I am happy to have this gold medal around my neck." In event finals, she placed fourth on uneven bars scoring 14.500, third on balance beam scoring 15.133, sixth on floor scoring 14.700. Wieber was a finalist for the James E. Sullivan Award, given annually by the Amateur Athletic Union. In January, Wieber appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. At the beginning of March, Wieber competed at the American Cup in New York.
She won the all-around competition with a score of 61.320. "It feels amazing to win my third American Cup," said Wieber. "I'm excited to get started with the Olympic year." In March, Wieber competed at the 2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in Everett, Washington. She helped the American team place first. Individually, she won the all-around competition with a score of 61.050. Wieber said, "I was pretty happy that I hit four solid events, because it's been a few meets since I've." In the event finals, she placed sixth on balance beam scoring 13.700 and first on floor scoring 15.125. In May, Wieber competed at the Secret U. S. Classic in Chicago, Illinois, she placed 8th on uneven bars with a score of 14.250 and first on balance beam with a score of 15.000. In June, Wieber competed at the Visa Championships in Missouri, she won the all-around competition with a two-day combined score of 121.900. In the event finals, she placed fifth on uneven bars scoring 30.100, fifth on balance beam scoring 29.750, second on floor scoring 30.500.
"I'm just happy to be here in the Olympic year," Wieber said. "I feel like all my hard work is paying off."In early July, Wieber competed at the Olympic Trials in San Jose, California. After the first day, Wieber said, "Today went pretty well. My main goal was to do confident routines; the crowd was awesome – I love seei