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    D GYMNASTICS

    USA GYMNASTICS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    CHAIR Ron Froehlich; PRESIDm: St'" Peony; VKE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KoII; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoichi Tomita; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andre, Schmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOUNt Paul Panll,; vn CHAIR ACRO-GYMNASTICS: Tony, Ca",; SECRETARY: Gary Andeoon; TREASURER Bob Wood; AG REPS: Bob CoI,rosy (fxroJtive Commillee), Ron Froehlich (Audnor), Tonya Ca", lAG Techni,,1 Comminee) and John Roethlisberger (Athlete Rep.). AT LARGE MEMBERS: Steve B~cher, D'vid Holcomb; ATHlETE DIREGORS: Kim Zmesbl-Burdene, John Roethlisberger, Caroline Hun, Karl Heger; USOC ATHlETE DIIIKTOO: laissa footaine.

    USA GYMNASTICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    CHAIR Roo Froehlich; PRESIDENT: Steve Penny; PRESIDENT EMERITUS: I.lndy Knapp, Mik, Donahue; TREASURER Bob Wood; SECRETARY: Gary Andeoon; VICE CHAIR WOMEN: Tom KoII; VICE CHAIR MEN: Yoichi Tomita; VICE CHAIR RHYTHMIC: Andre, Schmid, VICE CHAIR TRAMPOUNt Paul Panll,; VICE CHAIR ACRO-GYMllASTICS: Tonya Ca>e; PUBliC SEGOR Bill Hybl, Bob Wood; AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION: Ron Feins; AlVERICAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION: Jerry Milan; AlVERICAN TURNERS: Beny Heppner; CDUEGE GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION-MEN: Fancis Allen; NATIONAL ASSOCATION OF COLLEGIATE COACHES-WOMEN: M,rk Cook NATIONAL ASSOCATION fOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORT: M.1n~n St~wbndge; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS JUDGES: Carole Ide; NATIONAL COlLEGIATE ATHlETIC ASSOCIATION-MEN: M,rk I'I1l1i'",,; NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH 5(HOOl ASSOCIATIONS: Berky O,kes; NATIONAL GYMNASTICS JUDGES ASSOCIATlON-MEN: Butch Zunich; NATIONAl HIGH SCHOOL GYMllASTICS COACHES ASSOCIATION: M.1rgie Canfield; U.S. ASSOCATION Of INDEPENDEm GYMNASTICS CLUBS: Paul Spadaro; US. EUTE COACHES ASSOCATION-MEN: Thom Glielmi; U.S. EUTE COACHES ASSOCATION-WOMEN: StNe Rybacki and TOllY Gehman; U.S. MEN'S GYMNASTKS COACHES ASSOCATION: Tim ~empnauer; US. RHYTHMIC GYMNASTK5 COACHES ASSOCIATION: SUlie DITullio; YOlNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OfTIHE USA: Ca>ey Koenig; NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHlETIC ASSOCIATION-WOMEN: Meg Stephenson; NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DlREGIlI!S MEN: Mike Bums, Abie Grossleld; RHYTHMIC: lvank' Kirov, Michelle LlISon; WOMEN: Kelli Hill, Tom Footer. TRAMPOUNt Shaun Kempton, Dr. George Drew; ACRO-GYMNASTICS: Und, Porter, Jay Binder; ATHlETES COUNCIl: Caroline Hun, L,rissa Font,ine, Shannon Miller, John Roethlisberger, Kim Zmesk.ll-Burdene, J,mie M.1rshik, Karl Heger, Jay Thornton, Steve McCain, Mohini Bhardw'j, Jes." Howard, Michael Rodrigues, USOC Athlete Rep; Larissa font,ine, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: JEWISH COMMUNnY CENTERS, Lori Katz; SPECIAL OlYMPKS, Kate F,ber-Hic"; US. COMPETIIM

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    Unless expressly identified to the contrary. all articles. statements and views printed herein are attributed solely to the author and USA Gymnastics expresses no opinion and assumes no responsibility thereof.

    ON THE COVER: Alexander Artemev ,nd The USA Women's team ,t the World Championships. Photography by Minkus Tmagos

    contents November December 2006

    FEATURES 12 World Championships The USA earned six medals at the 2006 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, Oct. 14-21, including five silver and one bronze. The U.S, women earned the team silver medal; Jana Bieger (shown at right) won the all-aroW1d and floor silver medals; Alicia Sacramone won the silver medal on vault; Nastia Liukin earned silver on bars; and Alexander Artemev(shown at right) earned the bronze medal on pommel horse,

    22 Junior Pan American Championships The Junior Pan American Championships took place in Gatineau, Quebec, immediately following the Visa Championships in August. The U.S, men's, women's and rhythmic teams won the titles and many of the athletes also did well individually, In fact, the three teams earned a total of 30 medals!

    34 Pan American Championships -Trampoline The Pan American Championships for Trampoline took place in Mexico in August. The U.S. earned one gold, three silver and two bronze medals,

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    .. USA GYMNASTICS NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2006 PHOTOS (TOPTWO) MINKUS IMAGES (THIRD) STEVE LANGE (BOTTOM RIGHT) JORGE AGUILERA GARCIA

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    1\-THE MAGAZINE'S MISSION STATEMENT USA Gymnastics, a bimonthly magazine, isa benefit of membership from USA Gymnastics. The mission of USA Gymnastics magazine is to communicate w ith gymnasts, parents, coaches, judges, volunteers, clubs and fans of the sport in order to promote the programs, people, events and services of USA Gymnastics. USA

    GYMNASTICS VISION To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of gymnastics and in life.

    THE ORGANIZATION'S MISSION The mission of USA Gymnastics is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of gymnastics.

    CORE OBJECTIVES . Build the base Promote the sport- . Achieve competitive