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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2011
When Broadneck High School gymnastics coach Danielle Mayne heard a rumor that the Anne Arundel County school system was discontinuing the sport, she initially laughed, figuring the talk would turn out to be false — as it always had. The sport had often been beset by aging equipment, struggles to find coaches and waning interest from students. "Every year they said they were going to cancel us," Mayne said, "and then March rolls around, and like a phoenix we rise again and have another great season.
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Sports Digest | October 10, 2014
Et cetera Whittenburg has 'rough night' in finals Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore finished 17th in the men's all-around finals Thursday at the Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China, with a score of 86.248. The Edgewood alumnus placed first overall in the still rings (15.266), 10th in floor exercise (15.100), 16th in parallel bars (14.533), 18th in high bars (13.866), 19th in pommel horse (13.783) and 24th in vault (13.700). In the Americans' team bronze win Tuesday, Whittenburg's scores in floor exercise (15.300)
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February 15, 1991
The sixth annual Towson State Invitational women's gymnastics meet, a competition the Tigers have never lost, will be held tomorrow (2 p.m.) at the Towson Center. Temple, Cal-Santa Barbara, Radford, Longwood and Cortland are also in the six-team field. Tandy Knight, a senior from Takoma Park, is the defending all-around champion.
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Sports Digest | October 8, 2014
Men's gymnastics Whittenburg helps U.S. men win team bronze at worlds Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore helped the U.S. men's gymnastics team win the team bronze at the World Championships on Tuesday in Nanning, China. The team combined for a score of 270.369 to edge Great Britain. Whittenburg, who attended Edgewood, scored a 14.766 on rings, 14.966 on vault and 14.633 on parallel bars. He performed first in the Americans' final event, the floor exercise, earning a 15.300 and helping the U.S. team clinch the bronze medal.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | February 22, 2009
The Anne Arundel County school department has reinstated its high school varsity gymnastics program, after canceling the sport because of a lack of coaches and student participation. Annapolis and Severna Park high schools, which had struggled to find coaches by the season's Feb. 28 practice start date, have hired coaches to oversee their gymnastics programs. "I am pleased that we now have enough coaches to be able to field gymnastics teams at six of our schools and can proceed with the spring season," said school superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell.
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By Susan Reimer | November 6, 1990
If first impressions -- make that fleeting impressions -- mean anything, Baltimore apparently caught the eye of the U.S. Gymnastics Federation.In town for little more than 24 hours, USGF executive director Mike Jacki and his staff caught a flight out of here yesterday with a little extra baggage -- a case made for them that Baltimore should be the site of the 1992 U.S. Olympic gymnastic trials."
NEWS
January 7, 2014
Email rec sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Gymnastics Maria Ramsey, a Level 9 Docksiders gymnast who is an eighth grader at Oakland Mills Middle School, competed at the 2014 World Class Invitational at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, VA on Saturday, Jan. 4 with the following results: Vault: 9. 9.025 Uneven Bars: 6. 8.525 Balance Beam: 1. 9.225 Floor Exercise: 1. 9.35 All-Around (14-15 years old)
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
HERNDON, Va.  -  With a 155-pound barbell resting on her shoulders, Gretchen Kittelberger lifted the weight over her head, held it for a second, then brought it back down. After five repetitions, she leaned against a wall, her body upside down, and did five handstand pushups. Next came three more handstand pushups - on rings hanging roughly 3 inches above the ground. Her pace gradually slowed, and her grunts became louder after every repetition, but in less than 13 minutes, she had completed four sets of each workout.
NEWS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Staff writer | January 22, 1992
Kristie Snyder, a 17-year-old Woodbine gymnast, will attend Oregon State University on a full athletic scholarship next September.Oregon State won the Pac-10 and the Western Region championships last year and finished fourth in the NCAA national tournament.The athletic prowess of Snyder, a senior at Glenelg High School, has been a well-kept secret because she doesn't compete for her high school team. But she epitomizes the term "student-athlete."She sports a 4.0 grade-point-average, is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Semifinalist.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
If it weren't so cold here this weekend, tomorrow's Reese's World Gymnastics Cup would be a good place for Trent Dimas to get his feet wet in the world of gymnastics.Again.Dimas, who won the lone men's gold medal for the United States in Olympic gymnastics competition in 1992, took last year off to explore some business opportunities and to get away from the sport.But this weekend's competition gives Dimas a chance to find out if there's a place for him in gymnastics, while discovering if he really wants to come back.
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Sports Digest | October 5, 2014
Baltimore's Donnell Whittenburg led the United States men's gymnastics team to a third-place finish during qualifications Saturday at the World Championships in Nanning, China. The U.S. team earned a 360.393, behind China (362.698) and Japan (361.609). Whittenburg finished fourth in the all-around standings with a total score of 89.361 to advance to the all-around final. The Edgewood graduate posted the team's highest score (15.500) on the still rings after closing his routine with a double-twisting, double-back dismount.
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Brittany Cheng and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Donnell Whittenburg rocked back and forth on his feet, his eyes boring into the vault table yards ahead of him as he waited behind the start line. It was Aug. 24, Day 2 of the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, and the 20-year-old U.S. men's national team member was playing catch-up after finishing sixth two nights earlier. So Whittenburg, a Baltimore native who will be competing in the world championships starting Friday in Nanning, China, knew he had to nail a rare vault sequence - so dangerous that it was once thought to be impossible - if he wanted to medal.
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By Kym Byrnes, For The Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 9, 2014
Arbutus resident Emily Ruppert has spent this summer flipping, jumping and dancing her way across the Radio City Music Hall stage in New York City. Her acrobatic gymnastics crew, AcroArmy, is scheduled to compete Tuesday as one of the final 12 teams on the NBC prime time television show "America's Got Talent. " On Wednesday, the crew will find out if viewers' votes allow them to advance to the show's finale. Three of the 18 AcroArmy team members reign from the Baltimore area: Twenty-year-old Ruppert, 18-year-old Chrissy Antoniades of Sykesville and 15-year-old Hannah Silverman of Clarksville have trained together at Emilia's Acrobatics and Gymnastics Training Center in Columbia for the past five years.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
HERNDON, Va.  -  With a 155-pound barbell resting on her shoulders, Gretchen Kittelberger lifted the weight over her head, held it for a second, then brought it back down. After five repetitions, she leaned against a wall, her body upside down, and did five handstand pushups. Next came three more handstand pushups - on rings hanging roughly 3 inches above the ground. Her pace gradually slowed, and her grunts became louder after every repetition, but in less than 13 minutes, she had completed four sets of each workout.
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By Jordan Bartel and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
For many "American Ninja Warrior" competitors, the warped wall is an insurmountable challenge. But Kacy Catanzaro is not one of those warriors. On Monday's episode of NBC's reality extreme challenge show, Catanzaro, a former Towson University gymnast, became the first female in the show's history to scale the warped wall, moving on to the next round of competition. Catanzaro, who also competed on the show last year, repeatedly jumped up and down in sheer elation after she got to the top of the wall during the qualifying round.  The Towson community was quick to tweet its support.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
Harford Gymnastics won the Level 2 Maryland State Gymnastics Championships earlier this month by edging out Cumberland's East-West Gymnastics 113.525 to 113.15 in Williamsport. Harford's Level 2 team is coached by Megan Blackburn, Karah Dawson and Sara Miller. Harford's Camryn Faulkner posted the highest all-around score (38.075 out of a possible 40 points) in the competition for the gold medal in the Sr. C age group. Faulkner also won gold on bars (9.625). She earned the silver on vault (9.5)
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF | January 7, 1996
Towson State opens its gymnastics season next weekend in a new league and missing some familiar competitors.Gone are four All-ECAC performers: Wendy Chalmers, Joy Rudy and Karen Sturek graduated and Carrie Leger ended her career because of back problems. They helped the Tigers to their eighth ECAC championship in nine years, pushing coach Dick Filbert's record at Towson to 234-38-1 in 12 seasons.And there are more changes in store for Towson, which has made nine straight appearances in the NCAA Southeast regional.
NEWS
July 29, 1993
It's easy to sympathize with the parents who have rallied to save high school gymnastics as an interscholastic sport in Howard County. But they are grasping at straws when they accuse the school system of discriminating against girls by eliminating the program. The grievance they filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights should win them little more than the satisfaction of saying they tried.Fact is, the Howard system has an exemplary record on providing opportunities for female students to participate in sports.
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Sports Digest | March 28, 2014
Colleges Terps ' Alyssa Thomas is Wade Trophy finalist Maryland senior forward Alyssa Thomas was named one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding Division I women's basketball player. This is the second straight year Thomas has been named a finalist for the award. The winner will be announced during the WBCA Awards Show, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 7 in Nashville, Tenn. Thomas was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year for the third consecutive year earlier this month.
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