20 Heartwarming Coaching Photos From The 2017 U.S. Summer Elite Season

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Lets take a minute to recognize the coaches who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help gymnasts achieve their dreams.

Here are 20 of our favorite and heartwarming photos of coaches and gymnasts from the 2017 U.S. summer elite season.


1. Riley McCusker and Maggie Haney

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2. Emma Malabuyo and Kim Zmeskal Burdette

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3. Olivia Dunne and Jennifer Zappa

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4. Sydney Johnson-Scharpf with Kelly Pitzen and Brandy Johnson

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5. Jade Carey with Brian Carey and Janine Thompson

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6. Annie Beard and Chris Burdette

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7. Leanne Wong and Al Fong

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8. Sydney Johnson-Scharpf and Brandy Johnson

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9. Kim Zmeskal Burdette and her elites

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10. Love Birt and Cleo Washington

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11. Maile O'Keefe and Sorin Salcianu

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12. Lily Lippeatt and Mary Lee Tracy

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13. Gabby Perea and Yuejiu Li

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14. Sienna Robinson and Kyle Khou

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15. Grace McCallum and Sarah Jantzi

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16. Jordan Bowers and Jessica Black

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17. Audrey Davis and Ryan Roberts

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18. Maile O'Keefe with Sorin and Tammy Salcianu

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19. Adeline Kenlin and Mary Wise
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20. Trinity Thomas and Jennifer Fatta

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All photos by Christy Ann Linder.

What College Coaches Look For Other Than Gymnastics

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Thanksgiving Poll: What Are YOU Thankful For Today?

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Happy Thanksgiving to all! On this day devoted to appreciating the wonderful things in our lives, share what YOU are thankful for below!

FloSports Weekly Viewing Guide: 11/20-11/26

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From elite rugby to early-season NCAA basketball tournaments this weekend has a live event for every die-hard sports fan. Headlining the FloSports Weekly Viewing Guide is the New York 7s on FloRugby.com. If you have Apple TV 4 or Roku, watch this live event and more from the convenience of your home. Keep scrolling to see what else is happening across the FloSports Network.

Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges

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Larry Nassar is expected to receive a sentencing of at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to seven counts of first-degree sexual assault on Wednesday in a Michigan court, CNN reported.

OU Women's Gymnastics Shows Full Lineup of Amazing 10.0 SV Vaults

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The Oklahoma women's gymnastics team is looking nothing short of straight FIRE in preseason training. They posted a clip from their recent vault intrasquad competition which features eight outstanding vaults — the first six being 10.0 start values.

Shocking List of Athletes Abused By Nassar Also Includes Gabby Douglas

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The horror continues when it comes to the sex abuse scandal involving former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Olympic champion Gabby Douglas is the most recent gymnast to come out and say she was also abused by Nassar.

Dominque Dawes Pregnant With Twins After Miscarriage

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Dominique Dawes shared the exciting news that she is pregnant with twins after enduring a heartbreaking miscarriage last year. She posted a celebratory Instagram on her 41st birthday. Dawes is thrilled about adding another baby boy and girl to her adorable family.

Behind The Scenes Of The Simone Biles Story Movie

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Simone Biles recently visited the set for her movie, The Simone Biles Story, and shared some fun behind-the-scenes photos. 

Hear From Pitt's First-Year Head Coach Sam Snider

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Sam Snider is the new head coach for Pittsburgh Gymnastics for the 2017-18 season. She was an outstanding gymnast at Arkansas from 2005-2008. From 2009-2011, Snider was the director of operations, before assuming the role of assistant coach from 2012-14 and assistant head coach from 2015-16 for the Razorbacks. 

Get To Know The Pitt Gymnastics Coaching Staff

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The new Pittsburgh coaching staff consists of Sam Snider (head coach) as well as Ryan Snider and Dave Kuzara (assistants). This is the first year these three coaches have worked on the same staff, although they have experience together in the past that brings them together with great chemistry.