Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner guest star on "Make it or Break it"

Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner guest starred on Monday's episode of "Make it or Break it!" So far, they've featured Nastia Liukin and Bela Karolyi, as well as Carly Patterson's floor music on the show.

If you missed the episode, you can catch it on or The episode is 2x20, and it's called "Worlds Apart." The girls compete at World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and of course there is a lot of other drama with boys, teammates, parents, the whole bit. Nadia and Bart's roles are as commentators, where they both seem to feel very natural! It's a fun episode, so don't miss it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gymnasts - Best athletes in the world

That's right! I found this video to be really interesting and I hope you all enjoy it too.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Chellsie Memmel Biography

Chellsie Memmel

DOB: June 23, 1988

Country Represented: USA

Coaches: Andy Memmel (that's right, her father, who talks about what it's been like to coach his own daughter all the way to the Olympics here) coached Chellsie at his gym, M&M Gymnastics, at the beginning of her career. For a while Chellsie was coached by Jim Chudy at Salto Gymnastics before returning to M&M to be coached by her father again after the 2004 Olympics.

Best Event: Having dealt with many injuries throughout her career, Chellsie often had to scratch certain apparatuses, so determining Chellsie's best event is difficult. She is known to be great on beam and bars, primarily because she often had to skip out on vault or floor to avoid aggravating her injuries.

Best Known For: Chellsie is known for her participation in the 2008 Olympics as well as her position as alternate at the 2004 Olympics, but she is also well-known for being 2005 All-Around Champion at Worlds. She is tied with Shawnn Johnson as the 5th most decorated female American gymnast.

Currently: Chellsie is still practicing and competing. She recently bought her first home in West Allis, WI. You can get all kinds of updates on Chellsie on her twitter, @cmemmel.

Interesting Fact: Chellsie's youngest sister, Skyler, currently competes with M&M gymnastics and recently won every event at her sate championships and qualified for Nationals!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Questions and Comments

Happy May, everyone! As always feel free to ask questions, share gym news, comment about the blog, and send me topic requests. :)