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MARCH/APRIL 199 7
DEPARTMENTS INSIDE USA GYMNASTICS . 6
BODY BALANCE 10
GYMNASTICS UPDATE 18
YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY 20
EVENT SCHEDULE 20
CHALK TALK ........ 30
SELECTION PROCEDURES ............ 31
FACES IN THE GYM .. 32
REEBOK COACHING CORNER ............ 34
COLLEGIATE CORNER ..... 36
CLASSIFlEDS ............................... 42
WINTER CUP CHALLENGE ...... 8
Steve McCain won the 1997 Winter Cup Challenge. Olympian John Macready took second followed by Olympian John Roethlisberger and Jay Thornton who tied for third.
SUMMER CAMPS ...... 13
USA Gymnastics polled some of its national team mem-bers to find out what they thought of summer gymnastics camp. Read their comments, Opll1lOnS, and suggestions . Also, check out the summer camp directory on page 13.
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VOLUME 2 6 NUMBER 2
1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Borden signs a few autographs at a National Gymnastics Foundation reception in Anaheim, (aliI., during the Reese's International Gymnastics (up.
REESE'S INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS CUP
....... . ... ... 2 1 The teams of Amy Chow/Shannon Miller and Chainey
Umphrey /Chris Waller won the fourth annual Reese's International Gymnastics Cup in Anaheim, Calif. , Jan. 25.
RHYTHMIC CHALLENGE .. ...... 26
Natalie Lacuesta won the 1997 Rhythmic Challenge, her first senior national all-around title. The event was held in Downers Grove, Ill., Feb. 7-8.
GYMFEST .. .. .. .. . ......... . .... . .... . .. .. . . . . 2 8
The fourth annual National Gymfest was held in AnaheiI , Calif., Dec. 6-8. Twenty-seven clubs from all over the United States turned out. Even a club from Slovenia madethe trip to participate.
Le": The senior group from Oregon Academy performs an exhibition routine during the 1997 Rhythmic (hallenge.
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More than 80 senior gymnasts from across the country were vying ~ for one of the 14 spots on the Men's ~ U.S. National Team at the 1997 ~ Winter Cup Challenge in Battle ~ Creek, Mich., February 14-15. ~ There were two preliminary ; rounds of competition on Feb. 14,
~ and the top 30 competitors advanced to the final round of competition on Feb. 15.
Steve McCain, 23, from Houston, Texas, but now training at UCLA, took the title with a score of 53.250.
McCain said, "After las