Posts Tagged ‘Nicole Harris’

I’ve been waiting years for this

December 23, 2008

Ohmigosh! A Shaposhnikova-full on bars! Here’s former Utah recruit (she never competed for the Utes) Chelsey Colman doing the first I’ve ever seen.

Other variations of the Shaposhnikova include Svetlana Khorkina’s signature element on bars, basically a Shaposhnikova-half, and Nicole Harris, who did a toe-on Shaposh in 2004.

The Khorkina from its creator at the 1997 World Championship Event Finals:

Harris’s take, from the 2004 American Classic:

And of course, the original, from Natalia Shaposhnikova at the 1977 USSR Cup:

The ante’s upped now. Who’s going to be the first to do the Khorkina with an extra full twist?

(via Gymnastics Coaching)

Nicole Harris: Back in the NCAA

November 22, 2008

Welcome back to ASU gymnastics, Nicole Harris. We’ll look forward to seeing more like this during the coming season.

Nicole Harris, 2008 ASU vs. Arizona, Floor Exercise:

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New NCAA roles for Durante, Dantzscher

October 23, 2008

David Durante will be an assistant coach at Stanford this season.

David Durante will be an assistant coach at Stanford this season.

With the Olympics over, it’s time to start thinking about the college season. 2008-09 will be filled with familiar faces, although in different roles than in the past.

Olympic alternate David Durante has accepted a position as one of Stanford’s assistant coaches. By the accounts of all who have met him, Durante is a hugely likable and personable fellow, and college coaching should suit him. He’s just one more talent in Stanford’s already stocked corner. The Cardinal may be out for revenge this year after last year’s home NCAA loss to Oklahoma.

2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher has signed on to be an assistant coach with Arizona State (Stanford head coach Kristen Smyth got her coaching start the same way.) Despite the talents of Tia Orlando, Nicole Harris (before she retired mid-season) and Tiana Jean, the Sun Devils languished at the bottom of the Pac-10. Seven of the Sun Devils’ 17 gymnasts this year are freshmen.

Dantzscher was something of a showstopper in the NCAA. Check out this floor routine from the 2003 NCAA Championships:

Rick at Gymnastics Coaching reports that Shayla Worley visited Georgia but hasn’t made a final decision about her NCAA future. Many people think because she’s from Florida she’d go with the Gators. With Worley on their team, they might finally get that elusive NCAA title they’ve been so close to for the past three years.

Vote for where you think Shayla will go at Difficulty Plus Execution.

WOGA’s Christa Tanella, however, has already made her choice.

Three gymnasts – Christa Tanella, Kati Breazeal and Noel Couch – said they have told Georgia associate head coach Jay Clark that on signing day, Nov. 12, they will sign letters of intent to attend Georgia.

Another strong class for the Gym Dogs. Suzanne Yoculan or not, they’re sure to stay strong.

Notes from the stands at the Pac-10 Championships

March 31, 2008

1. Stanford 197.000
2. Oregon State 196.550
3. UCLA 196.200
4. Arizona 195.725
5. California 193.400
6. Washington 193.375
7. Arizona State 191.925


Nicole Harris’s unexpected departure shakes up ASU

March 7, 2008

Nicole Harris has resigned her scholarship and left the Arizona State University gymnastics team, one of ASU’s student publications reported this morning.