Tag Archive: Gymnastics

The Best Meets for 2018

June 8, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

If you are a coach, you are probably beginning to create a schedule for your team’s 2018 season. Below are Chalk Warrior’s opinion on the best meets in the US for next season. The best meets are selected upon their […]

Developmental Camp: The Place to be for Rising Elites

May 30, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

Ever since Valeri Liukin took over the program after the 2012 Olympics, Developmental Camp located at the National Team Training Center in Huntsville, TX, has become the best place for aspiring elite gymnasts and new elites to get a used […]

Jazmyn Foberg: The Next Chapter

May 15, 2017 by Katie Regan

We recently caught up with 2014 junior national champion and two-time USA national team member Jazmyn Foberg of MG Elite. As she prepares to begin her freshman year at the University of Florida this fall, she reflects back on her […]

Get On a Grip For When It’s Time For Grips!

May 11, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

Grips… It is a rite of passage for all gymnasts. It is the time when gymnasts begin to feel like the “big girls” and when they get to start learning the “big tricks”. So when is it the right time […]

Top Level 10s Competing at the JO National Championships

May 6, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

Region 5 Insider The best level 10s in the nation will be competing at the 2017 JO National Championships beginning Saturday, May 6 and will continue through the 7th. Over 650 gymnasts across the nation will be competing this weekend. […]

How to Get Nominated for the 2017 JO Gymnast of the Year Award

April 23, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

The 2017 Gymnast of the Year Awards and Banquet will be hosted by Chalk Warrior and will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational. The JO Gymnast of the Year Award is a prestigious award with […]

Kaliya Lincoln: Vaulting Into the Spotlight

April 16, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

From level 7 to 2017 Region 1 Level 9 All Around Champion in one year, ten year old Kaliya Lincoln is getting ready to take on the elite world. She started competing in the fall of 2013 as a level […]

2017 JO Nationals Qualifiers By Region

April 14, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

The 2017 JO National Championships will take place on the weekend of May 6-7 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gymnasts qualify to JO Nationals at the regional championships this weekend by placing in the top 7 in their age group and must score […]

Ryan Fuller: Future Star

April 12, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

At just 11 years old, Ryan Fuller of San Mateo Gymnastics is tumbling into the spotlight! She began gymnastics at Little Gym and at just four years old, her coach noticed that she was very strong. Ryan began competing with […]

Team USA Sends 12 to City of Jesolo Trophy

March 26, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

USA Gymnastics will be competing at the City of Jesolo Trophy on April 1-2 in Jesolo, Italy. Team USA has selected five juniors and seven seniors to compete in Jesolo. The gymnasts will compete in a team and all-around competition […]

Stella DePaola: Featured Chalk Warrior

March 23, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

It all began when the then dancer, Stella DePaola, taught herself how to do a back handspring. At almost 8 years old, Stella began recreational gymnastics at Gold Medal Gymnastics Center. After just one week in recreational classes, the head […]

Alex Downing: Featured Chalk Warrior

March 17, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

You would have never guessed, but 11 year old level 8 gymnast, Alex Downing of Buckeye Gymnastics had a “late” start to gymnastics. Before gymnastics, Alex participated in dance and all star cheerleading. Alex got her start in gymnastics at […]

Morgan Hurd to Compete at Stuttgart World Cup

March 16, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

First year senior, Morgan Hurd will be competing this Saturday, March 18, at the Stuttgart World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany. Hurd is the only gymnast that the US sent to compete in Stuttgart and will be her senior and international debut. […]

Team USA Clean Sweep at 2017 International Gymnix

March 13, 2017 by Lauren Stevens

Team USA sent its top four juniors to the 2017 International Gymnix in Montreal, Canada this past weekend. The four juniors the US sent were 2016 P&G Championships AA Champion, Maile O’Keefe, Sunisa Lee, Emma Malabuyo, and Gabby Perea. It […]