Marvin Kimble continued to compete with excellence by taking 4th place at the 2011 USA Visa National Championships in Saint Paul, MN. He placed 2nd on Floor, 4th on Pommel, 4th on Rings, 2nd on Vault, and 2nd on P-bars. Even more remarkable in his first year of eligibility at the age 14-15 Junior level, his difficult routines and high marks granted him the opportunity to compete alongside the Seniors (college and elite level) on the final night of the men's competition. Congratulations to Marvin on being named to the 2011-2012 Junior National Team! He will be attend various training camps at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO in preparation to represent the USA in International competitions.
Coach Stacy Maloney of Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame at the 2011 USA Visa Championships in Saint Paul, MN. His contributions to the USAG include coaching USA's only Men's Olympic All-Around Champion Paul Hamm, as well as his well-decorated brother Morgan Hamm from their youth. Maloney had previously been named Coach of the Year, and has developed one of the best men's gymnastics programs in the nation. Here's a link to Stacy's acceptance speech. Congratulations, Stacy!