Results of the 2015 American Cup in ginormous Cowboy Stadium in Texas.
1. Simone Biles, USA, 62.299
2. MyKayla Skinner, USA, 57.832
3. Erika Fasana, Italy, 56.633
4. Jessica Lopez, Venezuela, 56.365
5. Elsabeth Black, Canada, 56.132
6. Vanessa Ferrari, Italy, 55.731
7. Emily Little, Australia, 55.165
8. Natsumi Sasada, Japan, 53.733
9. Claudia Fragapane, Great Britain, 52.532
1. Oleg Verniaiev, Ukraine, 90.597
2. Ryohei Kato, Japan, 90.098
3. Donnell Whittenburg, USA, 89.932
4. Sam Mikulak, USA, 88.598
5. Yusuke Tanaka, Japan, 88.098
6. Jossimar Calvo, Colombia, 87.897
7. Andrey Likhovitskiy, Belarus, 86.965
8. Daniel Purvis, Great Britain, 86.332
9. Alexis Torres Serrano, Puerto Rico, 83.664
In this photo gallery we present the many goofy, joyful, happy faces of Simone Biles during podium training for the American Cup in Cowboy Stadium. MyKayla Skinner missed a hand, completely, on the vault table and had an overall rough practice. Erika Fasana (ITA) and Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) show off their tattoos. People just can’t keep their hands off Mr. Sam Mikulak. Marta runs this mutha’. At age 29, Jessica Lopez (VEN) is absolutely stunning. Emily Little (AUS) and Claudia Fragapane (GB) debuted a butterfly on floor (cue collective gym nerd freak out!); and Ellie Black (CAN) reps the maple leaf like a champ.
School has started, everyone is back to work after summer vacations, the blahs are setting in. We all need a little Monday pick-me-up while we wait for Worlds. How about a photo gallery from the fabulous Ms. Christy Linder! Can you spot the GymCastic exclusives? ‘Cuz we faaaancy!
Canada’s Victoria Moors is the gymternet’s own tiny, buff, super-performer. As one of the few elite gymnasts who truly embodies the great artistic roots of the sport, she knows where the camera is at all time and engages it. When your coach says that any moment of your routine should make a perfect magazine cover, Moor’s style is what she means. On the one week anniversary of the American Cup, we’re revisiting a few of the best Moor’s moments by Christy Linder. Follow this great photographer on Instagram, Twitter, and find even more photos on her official website.
This photo essay of the 2014 American Cup is by the great, Christy Linder. Follow Christy on Instagram, Twitter. Act quickly and hire her now for your meet by visiting her official website here, before Azerbaijan snatches her up as their official photographer.
This week Jessica and Lauren Hopkins from The Couch Gymnast chat about:
- The 5th annual Nastia Liukin Cup: pink, roses, great level 10s and no ties!
- Márta Karolyi commentating live during the Nastia Cup broadcast! SQUEAL!
- Elizabeth “Ebee” “Consistency “Price winning by almost 3 points.
- The solution for Orozco’s mental game–we are sending him to Texas Dreams.
- American Cup a preview of World floor podium? Ferrari, Ebee and Moors?
- Why Moors’ coach,Elvira Saadi, should always carry a spare leotard.
- NBC broadcast commentary, including, “She doesn’t look very Japanese.”
- Why John Macready should have his own game show for kids.
- The level of difficulty for the women at the American Cup versus NCAA.
- TV etiquette for gymnastics fans. Shame on you parents of North Carolina!
Don’t forget to enter our March gym nerd CONTEST! Enter our #gymitation contest by imitating your favorite gymnast. Just post a photo or video doing a pose, skill or impression of a gymnast. Tell us who you are imitating, tag us and include the hashtag #gymitation. We’ll pick our favorites to win one of these fantastic four prizes!
Here are the latest news stories we discussed from around the gymternet:
- The Houston Chronicle reports that Simone Biles and Coach Aimee Boorman have left Bannon’s Gymnastix.
- Oklahoma Men’s alumni have an acrobatic network at Disney World in Florida.
- The dream team grows! Oleg Stepko is set to compete for Azerbijan.
- Rebecca Tunney debuts a Church to Bhardwaj at the Welsh Open.
- The Michigan’s Men’s team are training in PUERTO RICO for spring break!
2014 Nastia Liukin Cup
2014 American Cup
American Cup full results.
Kayla Williams reasons for leaving her home gym after becoming World Champion.
Christy Linder’s photo gallery of podium training here.
Safe for Athletes survey.
- 13 Awesome Photos from Podium Training at the 2014 American Cup
- 79: Winter Cup AKA The Screaming Gym Moms Championships
- Gym Nerd Poll: The 2014 American Cup
- 69: 2009 World Champion Kayla Williams & Alabama’s Sarah Patterson
- Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches
- 72: John Orozco
Christy Ann Linder is quickly becoming the gymternet’s favorite photographer. Check out a few of her photos from podium training at the 2014 American Cup.
To channel our inner Tim Daggett, these photos are PHENOMENAL!
Don’t forget that you can watch the American Cup tomorrow, March 1! The action begins on USAGym’s YouTube page at 11:30am ET.