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May 17, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don Peters, a coach who likes to apply reason to gymnastics, stepped back after the 1988 Olympics and took a hard look at the methods used in training young United States gymnasts. He consulted peers in other sports, studied the systems and methods used in other countries, compiled statistical results, arrived at a conclusion, then set about to test it.
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July 20, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shelley Engel looks so much like U.S. national gymnastics champion Kim Zmeskal that the resemblance even fooled Engel's own sister. "My daughter came running out of the room one day and said, 'Mom, Mom, Shelley is on television,' " Paula Engel said. "I said, 'No she's not, she's at practice.' " Engel, 15, from Huntington Beach, not only looks like Zmeskal, but her success is also beginning to resemble that of the American star. Engel's style, though, is all her own.
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May 20, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shelley Engel brought her own cheering section to the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Classic on Sunday, then gave nearly everyone in the Marina High School gym something to cheer about. She didn't win the meet. That honor went to Kim Kelly, a 16-year old veteran from Allentown, Pa., who entered Sunday's optional competition in first place and performed skillfully enough to stay there.
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May 20, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shelley Engel brought her own cheering section to the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Classic on Sunday, then gave nearly everyone in the Marina High School gym something to cheer about. She didn't win the meet. That honor went to Kim Kelly, a 16-year old veteran from Allentown, Pa., who entered Sunday's optional competition in first place and performed skillfully enough to stay there.
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July 20, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shelley Engel looks so much like U.S. national gymnastics champion Kim Zmeskal that the resemblance even fooled Engel's own sister. "My daughter came running out of the room one day and said, 'Mom, Mom, Shelley is on television,' " Paula Engel said. "I said, 'No she's not, she's at practice.' " Engel, 15, from Huntington Beach, not only looks like Zmeskal, but her success is also beginning to resemble that of the American star. Engel's style, though, is all her own.
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May 18, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON
Shannon Miller, Sandy Woolsey and Dominique Dawes are a few of the top senior gymnasts in the country who will begin competing today at the women's U.S. Gymnastics Classic at Marina High School. The top 18 will advance to the U.S. National Championships next month in Cincinnati. The two-day competition is divided into two sessions daily. Compulsory exercise competition will be held today at 2 and 7 p.m., and optional competition will be held Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m.
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May 18, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON
Shannon Miller, Sandy Woolsey and Dominique Dawes are a few of the top senior gymnasts in the country who will begin competing today at the women's U.S. Gymnastics Classic at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. The top 18 will advance to the U.S. National Championships next month in Cincinnati. The two-day competition is divided into two sessions daily. Compulsory exercise competition will be held today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and optional competition will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
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July 22, 1991 | CRAIG STANKE
Another gold medal: Gymnast Shelley Engel of Huntington Beach won her second gold medal of the Festival, adding the floor exercise to the all-around championship she won Friday night. Engel scored a 9.775 to beat Traci Sommer of Chatham, N.J., who scored 9.675. Engel also finished tied for second in the balance beam with Jennifer Mercier of Waterville, Me., at 9.700. Denise Fierro of Covina won with a 9.775. Engel finished sixth in the vault.
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August 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Two-time U.S. champion Kim Zmeskal took a slight lead Friday over Betty Okino in the compulsory portion of the World Gymnastics Team Trials. The top eight finishers will compose the 1991 U.S. women's team that will compete in the World Gymnastics Championships Sept. 6-15 at the Hoosier Dome. Zmeskal of Houston had 47.232 points to 46.946 points for Okino of Elmhurst, Ill. Both girls train at Bela Karolyi's Houston gym. Erica Stokes of Olathe, Kan., was third with 46.
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May 17, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don Peters, a coach who likes to apply reason to gymnastics, stepped back after the 1988 Olympics and took a hard look at the methods used in training young United States gymnasts. He consulted peers in other sports, studied the systems and methods used in other countries, compiled statistical results, arrived at a conclusion, then set about to test it.
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May 20, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shelley Engel brought her own cheering section to the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Classic Sunday, then gave nearly everyone in the Marina High School gym something to cheer about. She didn't win the meet. That honor went to Kim Kelly, a 16-year-old veteran from Allentown, Pa., who entered Sunday's optional competition in first place after the two first-day leaders opted to end their performance with compulsory exercises. Kelly performed skillfully enough to stay on top.
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