Hallie Mossett (born March 15th 1995) is a former international elite gymnast who is currently a senior at UCLA, majoring in sociology. She did her club training at West Coast Elite Gymnastics in California.
Wow, wow, wow. This is long but it’s worth every minute. Shawn talks about how she was always the girl who read every article, listened to every news story, knew everything that was said about her and what was expected of her before the Olympics. She knew she was expected to win, “the girl to beat”, “America’s sweetheart”, and that she was expected to take AA and come home with five Olympic medals. She shared so much about that pressure, unique silly things like them adding cameras to the vault runway that run with you, her techniques for handling competitions and her mentality….feeling compelled to look at the scoreboard for the first time in her entire competition history. Knowing she couldn’t get gold before her final floor routine. Everything. Her experience after the Games, what it meant to her to get silver, what being treated “for losing AA” felt like, how she understands and truly lives that you didn’t “lose” or “fail” just bc somebody else takes first. Her struggles on the journey to stay or leave gymnastics, where she is now, and questions from the audience. It’s just…. This is a must watch. I couldn’t adore this girl more. And I don’t tend to feel that way about too many athletes this long after their careers. But.. Shawn’s a special girl.
This is important for everyone and she shares so many important perspectives that gym fans and regular folks alike can learn from and deeply appreciate.
Brianna Brown is a former junior international elite and level 10 gymnast who trained at Cincinnati Gymnastics and is now a sophomore at the University of Michigan, enrolled in the School of Kinesiology and is majoring in health and fitness.
Team USA Junior National Team Member 2011
Two-time Nastia Liukin Cup qualifier
Competed for Team USA at the 2011 City of Jesolo Trophy
Finished 7th all-around at the 2014 JO National Championships
The camp will begin with physical abilities testing, followed by verifications on each apparatus. Athletes who are vying for international assignments at the upcoming AT&T American Cup, Stuttgart World Cup and International Gymnix will verify full routines on competition surfaces. The focus of the camp will on perfecting the quality and consistency of routines.
I don’t really know how to explain the emotions that I was feeling. I was very disappointed that my name was not called. I was confused, but I knew there was a reason for why I didn’t get picked. I support the committee’s decision and everything like that.
I know that God has a plan for me and bigger and better things in my future. I did shed a few tears, but they were both happy and sad tears. … I did have a very good meet on Sunday, and I’m just so happy I ended on such a great note.
Zaakira Muhammad (born November 9th 1996) is a former level 10 gymnast who is currently a junior at the University of West Virginia, majoring in journalism. She did her club training at TNT Elite Gymnastics in New Jersey.
2010 New Jersey Floor State Champion
Finished 4th on bars at 2010 Region 7 Championships
Three-time US JO Nationals Gold Medalist
Collegiate Achievements (to date):
2016 Team Most Valuable Gymnast
Ended 2016 season ranked 31st in the country on vault
Crazy to look back and see where I was a year ago. Throwback one year to the first elite gymnastics meet I ever worked: 2015 Worlds in Glasgow 🙈 What an honor to be able to film the best gymnasts in the world, many of whom went on to great success in Rio less than a year later! Thank you @insidegym for the opportunity! (ved Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Elizabeth Price (born May 28th 1996) is a former senior international elite gymnast who is currently a junior at Stanford University, majoring in bio-mechanical engineering. She did her club training at Parkettes under Bill and Donna Strauss.
This was the routine that made us all first notice her back in 2012 and I remember someone commented “they’re gonna love her in Rio.” That seemed like such a far away possibility for this little tiny junior back then, but now she’s this strong, polished, and confident gymnast who’s coming out of her first senior nationals with four medals and over 60 AA both days and is on her way to the Olympic trials and quite possibly the Olympics. She has worked so hard and grown so much and this is barely even the beginning of what will be an amazing senior career. I am so so proud of Laurie Hernandez.
Nikole Addison (born January 29th 1996) is a former level 10 gymnast currently attending the University of Denver, majoring in psychology. She did her club training at Coast Elite Gymnastics Academy in Florida.
2010 Nastia Liukin Cup Competitor
Four-time US JO Nationals Qualifier
Collegiate Achievements (to date):
2015 DU Gymnastics Freshman of the Year
2016 DU Gymnastics Most Inspirational Winner
Set her career high on floor (9.950) during the current 2017 season