May 19, 1990 |
Many of the top male gymnasts in the country will compete at UCLA today and Sunday, attempting to advance to the U.S. Gymnastics Federation's national championships. The UCLA regional is one of three this weekend. From them, the gymnasts with the top 72 scores will advance to the national meet in Denver June 8-10. Among the 36 gymnasts competing will be Trent Dimas, a University of Nebraska freshman who recently won the all-around title at a dual meet between the United States and East Germany.
February 23, 1991 |
American gymnasts dominated both the men's and women's competition Friday at the McDonald's American Cup. U.S. women, led by defending champion Kim Zmeskal, swept eight of the first nine places in all-around qualifying competition and won all four individual events. U.S. men, following Trent Dimas and Chris Waller, who finished first and third, respectively, placed five in the top seven of all-around qualifying.
April 22, 1990 |
Mike Racanelli of Ohio State continued to dominate the individual portion of the NCAA men's gymnastics meet by winning medals in five of the six individual events Saturday night. Racanelli, a senior who won the separate all-around competition earlier in the day, won the floor exercise and placed in the top six--the requirement for All-American status--in the other five. Racanelli was the only gymnast to qualify for all six events during preliminaries Thursday night.
June 9, 1991 |
Chris Waller studied the final scores of the open senior men's competition he had just won at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. "That's far too close," the UCLA gymnast said after seeing his 2.0-point compulsory lead dwindle to a winning margin of .14. Waller outlasted teammate Chainey Umphrey and Nebraska's Patrick Kirkscy, who tied for second. UCLA's Tom Schlesinger finished fourth, .20 behind Waller.
June 22, 1987 |
Kristie Phillips, the United States' new all-around gymnastics champion, Sunday won two more gold medals--as well as a silver and a bronze--in the U.S. individual event championships. Men's champion Scott Johnson collected two golds and two silvers, and John Sweeney, the 11th-place finisher in the men's all-around, won gold medals in vaulting and the floor exercise. Phillips, 15, of Baton Rouge, La., was the only competitor to qualify for the finals in all four women's events.