New Faces at the June National Team Training Camp
Club: San Mateo Gymnastics Head Coach: Personal Website: jingle-bells.info-style. com/erinmacadaeg. Twitter: @ National Competition Results. NCAA. Many San Mateo Gymnastics alums are competing for their college teams. Erin Macadaeg, sophomore at LSU, had a strong freshman competition season. San Mateo Gymnastics was found in in Belmont, California. It has produced some of State Champions, Regional Champions and National Qualifiers.
But with the devaluing of the ever-popular Yurchenko fulls in — from a Stacking your lineup with Thanks to a strong vault rotation, the Iowa State Cyclones followed in second with a West Virginia led beam and floor to finish in third with a View the complete results here. Not only is it the first meet of the season for these four teams, but there are other stories to follow for each team as they compete in Mexico. Read More Pac Gymnastics Preview: With the NCAA Championships format changing beginning this season, only eight schools advance to the national postseason.
Therefore, some teams that have advanced in the past may have to rely on individuals to represented their schools at NCAAs. With this in mind, the competition for individual gymnasts, from all-arounders to event specialists, will be more competitive than ever before.
When Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs announced in February the school was making a change at the top of its gymnastics program, they wanted a fresh start from the ground up. This year it will be the weekend of Januaryand gymnastics fans are counting down the days until they can see new routines and bigger upgrades from their favorite gymnasts. In fact, many gymnasts would even argue the mental preparation is more difficult than physical training, since it can be more difficult to control.
A gymnast may be able to perfectly execute her routines in practice, but if she is not mentally ready to face the crowd, judges and her own nerves, she will not perform to the best of her ability. Read More What's The Difference: The Tkatchev Family Dec 13, Brette Warshaw You know those skills where the gymnast swings around the high bar, lets go of it, flies impossibly high in the air with her legs perfectly positioned and her toes perfectly pointed and then catches it on the other side?
Those are the Tkatchev skills, a family of skills done on the uneven bars with a seemingly exponential number of names and nuances. If you had a day off from practice, how would you spend your free time? On off days from practice I spend most of my free time studying and getting ahead in my classes.
Erin Brown, San Mateo Gymnastics - jingle-bells.info
Other than that, I like to spend time with my roommates, Myia Hambrick and Kylie Moran, who are freshman gymnasts as well. We always go grocery shopping, watch movies, or out to eat together!
What were you like in high school? As a freshman in high school I was always shy at first, which is exactly how I was the first few weeks here at LSU.
Erin Macadaeg, San Mateo Gymnastics - jingle-bells.info
I was always focused and working hard in class, just as if I were working in the gym. What is your worst habit in the gym? My worst habit in the gym is taking a long time to tape up and put my grips on for bars. Another habit is that I have to chalk up my hands and grips a certain way.
- Friday Focus: Erin Macadaeg
I have to have powdered chalk on my palms under my tape grips, and then I spray water on my grips and try to evenly coat the surface of my grip with the chalk block.
Before I get ready to swing a turn on bars, I blow on my grips. How do you recover after a hard workout in the gym?
After a hard workout in the gym, I always get into the cold tub and drink chocolate milk. One word that would describe my attitude and personality in the gym would be determined. It was my last event to compete, and I fell and dislocated my elbow in the middle of my routine. I remember being wheeled out of the arena with my head down and out of site.
Although they told me that the ride to the hospital was only about five to 10 minutes long, to me it felt like half an hour at the time, and every bump in the road caused a shooting pain to my arm.
At the hospital they had to cut the sleeve off my leotard, and despite all the begging to the nurses, they took out the scissors and cut straight down the sleeve of my competition leotard.
After they put my elbow back in place and the anesthesia wore off, I received a call from my coaches telling me that I still qualified for Westerns. We all had high hopes that my injury was not severe and that I would be able to come back in time to compete.Erin 2012 Galaxy Meet Level 10
However, my x-rays showed that I needed surgery and that I would be out for five months. I struggled through months of physical therapy and also a second surgery. In the long run, the whole experience had made me stronger.
New Faces at the June National Team Training Camp
Instead of being discouraged, I was encouraged to continue to do the most that I could to get back into the gym and train. I love Taylor Swift; she is my all-time favorite singer and songwriter, with Ed Sheeran being my second.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I have always wanted to learn how to surf. My family and I would go on vacation to Hawaii often, but I have never been surfing before. I have always wanted to learn! If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
If I won the lottery, probably the first thing I would do would be to call my family and all of my closest friends and tell them! What motivates you to work hard in and out of the gym?