The Vault: Elizabeth Price Is An Amazing Gymnast, Also Hates Whipped Cream

Everybody knows — everybody here, at least! — what an incredible gymnast Elizabeth Price is, both now at Stanford and in her decorated career as an elite gymnast. Price’s accolades are impressive to say the least: medals in Stuttgart, medals in Glasgow, medals at the Pacific Rim Championships. Since retiring from elite gymnastics, she hasn’t slowed down, earning multiple NCAA All-American honors as well as the 2015 national title on vault.

But did you know that Price hates whipped cream? That she loves Marvel’s Avengers? And that Nicki Minaj is favorite musical artist?

FloGymnastics has followed Price for years, and that’s exactly what we try to do: take you beyond the competition floor and into the lives, dedication, and individuality of these amazing gymnasts.

Price is set to compete yet again this weekend at Elevate the Stage in Augusta, Georgia — which you can watch LIVE right here on FloGymnastics. She’ll be with her Stanford team competing alongside Nebraska, Georgia, and Illinois. But before we see her routines for the Cardinal, let’s take a look back in the gymnastics vault.

1. Not Quite 20 Questions | 2012

Former FloGymnastics (then Gymnastike) editor Anne Phillips caught up with Price a few weeks before the 2012 London Olympics, where Price was an alternate. In a crowded, bustling room, they chatted about, well, everything: Justin Bieber, going to the movies with her friends and family, and playing lacrosse with her brother.

[Not Quite] Twenty Questions with Elizabeth Price


2. Workout Insider With Parkettes | 2013

Parkettes in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has helped produce some of the country’s gymnasts for a long time. In this video, FloGymnastics takes an in-depth at some of the workouts Parkettes uses for its level 8 to elite gymnasts. This shoot took place post-Olympics for Price, who was still an elite, and showcases some of her skills in multiple events.

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Workout Insider: Parkettes


3. Going To School: A Perfect 10 | 2018

This video comes to us courtesy of All Things Gymnastics by Cordelia Price, and shows us a little bit more recent history. Price earned her first career 10.0 on uneven bars in this perfect routine at the NorCal Classic in Stanford, California, on January 8. Not a bad way to open your senior season, huh?

As the NCAA season wraps up, Price is still a gymnast to keep an eye on — she’s one of the top collegiate gymnasts in the country.

Don’t forget to tune in to Elevate the Stage this weekend and catch Price LIVE on FloGymnastics; we’ll be on-site in Augusta, Georgia, with all the action.

What's The Difference: The Tkatchev Family

You know those skills where the gymnast swings around the high bar, lets go of it, flies impossibly high in the air with her legs perfectly positioned and her toes perfectly pointed and then catches it on the other side? Those are the Tkatchev skills, a family of skills done on the uneven bars with a seemingly exponential number of names and nuances. Here’s the gym-nerd’s guide to knowing your Tkatchev from your Ray, Galante, Ricna and all of the rest of them, because knowing those tiny, tricky differences makes watching gymnastics even more of a delight. 

SEC Gymnastics Preview: Individuals To Watch In 2019

The SEC is known for having the top gymnastics teams in the NCAA, and with that comes some of the top individual gymnasts. Now that the NCAA Championships will only include eight teams instead of 12, some teams that are used to contending and advancing to NCAAs will end up sending only individual gymnasts to the national postseason. Therefore individual competition may be more competitive than ever before, especially in the ultra-competitive SEC.

2019 Cancun Classic Offers Michigan A Chance To Bond, Start Season Strong

The Michigan women’s gymnastics team couldn’t have picked a better way to kick off its 2019 season. The Wolverines will join Iowa State, West Virginia, and Rutgers at the Cancun Classic in Cancun, Mexico, on Jan. 4.

6 Ways For Gymnastics Coaches To Better Prevent Injuries

For any high-performing gymnast, injuries are essentially inevitable. But there are ways that gymnastics coaches can approach their training program — both physical and mental — that can help prevent the injuries that are potentially avoidable, and to create an environment where gymnasts are both safe and empowered. We spoke to some of the country’s top coaches to get their philosophies, their methods, and their strategies.

SEC Gymnastics Preview: Traditional Powers LSU, Alabama, & Florida Reload

As always, the Southeastern Conference is loaded with talent — traditional powerhouses like Florida and LSU, but many more top teams in the nation. This year you'll be able to catch a few of these teams, and much more, right here on FloGymnastics. But before we can start watching the meets, let's dive into each team's standing, who they added and lost, and what may be to come in the 2018-2019 season.

Big Ten Power Michigan Starts Their Gymnastics Season Strong At Exhibition

The University of Michigan Women’s Gymnastics team is usually the team to beat in the Big Ten, and if their exhibition meet on Saturday, December 2, is any indication of how their year will go, this season will be no exception. The team squared off with three other Michigan teams at 2 PM in the Crisler Center, marking the fifth year in a row Michigan has competed against Eastern Michigan for an exhibition meet in this location. The Wolverines competed against Central Michigan as recently as last spring but has not faced off against Western Michigan since 2011.

USA Gymnastics Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

USA Gymnastics has filed a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. USAG posted the news in a press release along with a post outlining frequently asked questions.

10 Gymnastics Skills From The Past That Aren't Performed Anymore

In gymnastics, it’s no secret that skills go in and out of style faster than you can say “Tsukahara.” Between upgrades that make simpler skills obsolete, changing trends, and banned skills, gymnastics fans know the skills they love seeing performed today will likely become irrelevant down the road.

5 Of The Most Common Gymnastics Injuries & How Best To Prevent Them

We’ve all heard the horror stories: the pop! from a too-short vault, the head-first crash from a beam dismount, the terrifying falls from a release skill on bars. But the majority of gymnastics injuries — 65–70 percent of them, in fact — aren’t dramatic; they happen from years and years of over-use. 

NCAA Gymnasts To Watch At Elevate The Stage Birmingham

Just over one month is left until the NCAA gymnastics season begins, and teams all over the country will compete weekend after weekend in dual meets, quad meets, and even meets on podium — like Elevate the Stage. The 2019 NCAA season includes two Elevate the Stage events with the final one happening in Birmingham, Alabama.