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ASAC comeback? [06 Aug 2009|08:40pm]


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sacramone Confirms Comeback


Alicia Sacramone has confirmed her comeback to Kneepads.  They say they will have details soon.

Call me stunned.  Alicia had a torn meniscus in her knee for a few years, a torn labrum, an achilles injury and a calf issue last summer.  She had at least one, if not two surgeries after the Olympic Games.  Alicia also had a countdown on her facebook for her retirement from gymnastics for well over a year.  She also bluntly stated during gymnastics appearances that she was not going to miss the National Team Training Camps.

Alicia also seems to enjoy living the fabulous life in LA and the bar scene.  Will she really want to go back to Martha's rigid ways?  Alicia was at a recent camp 'coaching' Alicia II.  Perhaps Martha and ASac worked something out?  

Is this all a ploy for attention and to get in mens' magazines?  Is it even possible?  Is this part of the deal to woo Peszek to UCLA by having an elite training partner?  Miss Val did use Alicia to woo Peszek to UCLA.  Alicia was Sam's 'special guest' during her recruiting trip.  Sacramone had an autograph signing at the UCLA meet that day.  Peszek was alongside her. Obviously, it soon became a joint autograph session. Now, NCAA rules forbid schools from publicizing anything about recruiting trips, yet Peszek's visit was 'leaked' to the LA Times and made the live UCLA-UGA broadcast.  Nastia's tight relationship with Miss Val also aided UCLA' ability to out do UGA and Peszek's friendship with Shayla Worley.  The UGA coaches were not pleased when they saw what was going on with the recruiting of Peszek during their March dual meet against UCLA.

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Training camp [24 Jul 2009|02:11pm]


Olympian helps out local athletes with their routines
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Posted: July 22, 2009 - 9:12 AM

GOSHEN - Poke your head inside a Kennett Gymnastics workout just about any day and you'll find some of the toughest and most dedicated girls around.

The place had some high-powered visitors on Tuesday, two women who can relate to everything these kids go through to compete.

Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone and former national-level veteran Nicole Langevin were in from Los Angeles to work with 10 of the Kennett team's most talented gymnasts. Sacramone, who earned a team silver medal with the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Games, and Langevin, part of Precision Choreography, created new floor routines for each kid and worked side-by-side with them.

"We wanted to bring someone in that can show them the future of where they can go," said Kennett coach Bill Smith.

Smith isn't pushing these kids as future Olympians, but all 10 of these girls are far enough along that it wasn't a waste of time to get this level of training. He said the girls, whose ages range from 11-16, have been doing this "between nine and 12 years." They train 16-20 hours a week, then compete on the weekends.

These girls are Level 8 or Level 9 gymnasts, Smith said. There's a Level 10, then "Elite," which is what Sacramone was. All of these Kennett girls have had success at the state level.

So yeah, they're allowed to dream.

"A lot of kids don't want to do this because they want to have lives," said Smith's 13-year-old daughter, Kaylon. The Smiths live in Kingston.

"But gymnastics is a lifestyle."

It's a lifestyle that involves not only an incredible commitment, but also requires an athlete overcoming pain and fear. Kaylon Smith missed a considerable amount of time with torn ligaments in her right ankle.

Chester's Catherine Walker, a 12-year-old who is considered the best at Kennett's, has support braces just below both knees. She's said it's due to growth-plate issues or "growing pains." Her knees didn't hurt Tuesday, but she knows enough to rest when they do. Shaelyn Cavanaugh of Pine Bush is 16 and said she has had back and ankle problems.

"Even though it's really difficult," Cavanaugh said, "and really scary and kind of painful at times, after you accomplish something, it feels really, really good.

"When I got hurt, after that you get scared of doing stuff because it might happen again. It's not the pain. It's you're afraid you're going to be out of the gym for so long that you won't keep moving forward."

Now imagine being in pain — and afraid. Kaylon Smith, Walker and Cavanaugh all spoke of the fear factor, because, as Cavanaugh said, "once you get to a high level, you're expected to do these crazy things on the bars and beams."

They were the ones who spoke, but it just as easily could have come from the others: Alexa Berry (Central Valley), Elizabeth Berlin (Middletown), Kristina Bezdickova (Central Valley), Angela Saunders (Newburgh), Mackenzie Davies (Washingtonville), Jessica Tague (Newburgh) and Demi Moscatello (Washingtonville).

Or even Sacramone. She recently had shoulder surgery. She has had bulging disks in her back, knee surgery and torn ligaments in her ankle.

"You get pretty beat up," Sacramone said. "But you just love the sport so much, you don't think about all the injuries that can happen."

They weren't thinking about it on Tuesday, as Sacramone and Langevin worked them hard on every detail.

The girls were used to it.


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flipfest [29 Jun 2009|08:20pm]

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2008 Olympic Silver Medalist Alicia Sacramone hanging out with campers
2008 Olympic Silver Medalist Alicia Sacramone hanging with campers
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NBA Allstars weekend [18 Feb 2009|07:56pm]


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quest for the G [09 Feb 2009|08:08pm]


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a few photos from the ice skating thing thats aired on nbc 18th jan 2009 [02 Jan 2009|08:21pm]


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thought this place could do with a update [06 Dec 2008|01:43am]

[ mood | bored ]

its late night, i'm bored and i think her site needs a bit of alicia goodness ;]

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Photos from Worlds and more [30 Oct 2007|10:32am]

[ mood | good ]

 Hey everyone,

in case you are interested - we do have photos up from Worlds and other competition. To see them please check

Or discuss in our forum:

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World Championships [01 Oct 2007|06:38pm]

NBC will be showing a two hour coverage of the World Championships this Sunday, October 7th around 4pm (double check your local listings). Watch Alicia Sacramone, Bridget Sloan, Ivana Hong, Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, and Shayla Worley fight to win USA's first ever World Team Title outside of the US.

World&apos;s Podium Training
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la times article [20 Aug 2007|08:18pm]

Article from the LA Times about Alicia that I really enjoyed.

Link: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-gymnastics20aug20,1,7601118.story?track=rss

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article on alicia and her awesome-ness! [06 Jan 2007|07:25pm]

Balancing act
Winchester's Sacramone will compete for Brown while maintaining her focus on Beijing Olympics

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pictures [15 Aug 2006|01:05pm]

Few pictures I found online.

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TV [09 Aug 2006|03:28pm]

The Visa American Championships is going to be on TV!
Sat, Aug 19th, 8pm on NBC
Sun, Aug 20th, 9pm on NBC

check your local listings in case the times are different. These are for Pacific Daylight Time :)
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vids [02 Aug 2006|08:49pm]

I am so silly! You Tube has video of Alicia on every apparatus from the US Classic. Sadly I'm not too wise on how one posts the direct links, so here is the search results.

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press release about nationals [02 Aug 2006|01:30am]


From the USA Gymnastics website.

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[30 Jul 2006|01:10pm]


These are from USA Gymnastics; the official press release and some very nice photos. Enjoy!

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US Classic Results [29 Jul 2006|09:59pm]

Here are the results.

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countdown to nationals article [28 Jul 2006|03:16am]

[ mood | content ]

From Inside Gymnastics website, here's an article about Nationals which features Alicia. It's from earlier this month.

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Video Montages [04 Jul 2006|01:04pm]

[ mood | calm ]

i made this little montage last night...the video clips i used weren't the best, but it turned out pretty well. let me know what you think...


i made another gymnastics montage in general for a school project as well that i'll post as well:



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alicia wallpapers [19 May 2006|06:11pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

hey all! i made some wallpapers. youre welcome to take any of them! :)

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