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1. When Florida freshman Bridget Sloan is not in class, she can most likely be found where?
a) In the library
b) In the weight room
c) In her bed
d) In her best friend’s living room
2. According to Mary Lee Tracy, 14-16-year-olds have more what than 10-12-year-olds?
3. All West Virginia University floor music all begins with what?
a) A beep
b) A growl
c) A windchime
d) A gunshot
4. The first perfect 10 of the NCAA season went to which gymnast on what event?
a) Ashanee Dickerson, Florida, vault
b) Kim Jacob, Alabama, beam
c) Mackenzie Caquatto, Florida, bars
d) Georgia Dabritz, Utah, bars
5. Who is NOT scheduled to compete at the American Cup March 2 in Worcester, Mass.?
a) Marcel Nguyen, Germany
b) Koko Tsurumi, Japan
c) Rebecca Tunney, Great Britain
d) Jake Dalton, USA
6. Michigan floor star Joanna Sampson is allowed to do a double layout as her first tumbling pass under what conditions?
a) The athletic trainer clears her to do it
b) The sting mat is put on the floor
c) That she makes three in warmups
d) The five who compete before her hit their routines
7. Which gymnast has NEVER come out of retirement to attempt a comeback?
a) Marine Debauve, FRA
b) Chloe Sims, AUS
c) Kristie Phillips, USA
d) Lisa Mason, GBR
8. Will Rebecca Bross be returning to elite gymnastics?
c) She’s thinking about it.
d) Her doctor says she’s not allowed to.
9. When will we next see Larisa Iordache in competition?
a) The American Cup in March
b) L’International Gymnix in March
c) The French International in March
d) The European Championships in April
10. Which current international competitor did a year of NCAA gymnastics?
a) Imogen Cairns, GBR
b) Epke Zonderland, NED
c) Marta Pihan-Kulesza, POL
d) Sasa Golob, SLO
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1. C. As Sloan told GymCastic in an interview this past week, sleeping is her favorite pastime. After gymnastics, of course.
2. A. Any parent probably could have told you this, I suppose. Mary Lee said it in the first episode of Gymnastike’s new series, “Behind the Routine.”
3. D. Some things you just can’t make up. Bekah from Get A Grip Gymblog mentioned this in her latest NCAA vlog.
5. C. Not yet, anyway. Tunney did compete at the 2012 American Cup, and given that she fell off the beam three times during her routine, would probably love another bite at the apple. Two women are still to be named to the roster.
7. Trick question — none of the above. All the gymnasts listed have come out of retirement and made a comeback.
8. C. 2010 U.S. champ Bross recently told Gymnastike she’s not entirely sure about her future in the sport, but that she’s considering continuing.
9. C. We think. Iordache is on the nominative list for the French International in March, but then again, so is Diana Chelaru, who retired in the fall. So it’s hard to say whether she’ll actually compete.
10. D. 2012 Olympian Golob, who is studying to be a doctor, did gymnastics for Towson University for a year. Zonderland has said he would have liked to compete in the American NCAA, but had already become a professional (and thus NCAA-ineligible) athlete by the time he really considered it.
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