John and Jordyn Essay

   A Few weeks ago I had a college student request to do a story (an essay) on Jordyn, myself and the Twistars program. The final product follows. Thanks Claire for putting this well written document together (I do have to wonder about the impact it may have on shattering my “tyrant” image however). Great…

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World Championship Wrap-up

I have to say that I have been refreshingly impressed with the overall response to the “behind the scenes” look at the 2011 World Championships blog series. I am relieved that most appreciated the coach’s perspective and did not consider the content gospel but merely insight and opinion. I think the goal of providing an…

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All Around Finals

If you recall I started this little project (the behind the scenes look at the World Championships) with a little apprehension. I was asked to do it by some, but advised not to by others. After considering the unknown, I felt that the educational benefit may be worth the pain I may have to endure.…

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Jordyn Wieber is the 2011 World Champion!!

Congratulations to Jordyn Wieber-World Champion!! Read the full story at USA Gymnastics Interview with Jordyn %CODE12% Interview with John %CODE11% Interview with Martha Karolyi %CODE10%  

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Game Day 2: 2011 World's

Receive these Blog updates directly to your email in-box.  Just enter your email in the box to the right.  Then be sure check your email for a message from FeedBurner and click the link in that email to activate your subscription.     ___________________________________________________________ It’s tough to do gymnastics with your feet off the ground and…

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Interview with John after World Team Championships

Receive these Blog updates directly to your email in-box.  Just enter your email in the box to the right.  Then be sure check your email for a message from FeedBurner and click the link in that email to activate your subscription. John talks about winning the 2011 World Team Gold Medal for Team U.S.A. This…

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Game Day: 2011 World's

Recieve these Blog updates directly to your email in-box.  Just enter your email in the box to the right.  Then be sure check your email for a message from FeedBurner and click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Preparation Days Months of preparation was to be put on stage for the entire…

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2011 World Championships: Pre-Competition

2011 World Team

I was asked to share our road to the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships and post it as a blog. Why not, it may serve to educate and assist those with aspirations of attaining the pinnacle of this sport. Let me just say, be prepared for a long haul. Our journey started with a “knock off…

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