Washington State Gymnastics History by Lee Bjella and Mary Sarver
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Note: picture on History Cover is of Dale Kephart taken by Stuart Hertz, from Gymnastics For Girls, used with permission from Eric Hughes.
For a very fun booklet by A.B. Frederick, Ph.D., who is a well known gymnastics historian - check this out! www.gymroots.com Here is a sample of a page from Gym Roots. This one is of Washington. For the whole image, click on the picture. (NOTE: Sadly, Doc Frederick passed away Jan. 25, 2011. ( read more )
Another interesting web site is the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
Doris Fuchs Bar Routine 1966: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gL8zyk3YDA&feature=email
1. A Brief History of Physical Education: Emmett Rice.1926; A.S. Barnes and Co.
2. Gymnastics and Tumbling: Price, Keeney, Giallombardo, and Phillips. U.S. Naval Institute.
1943; George Banta, Co., Inc.
3.Judd, DeCarlo, and Kern. Exhibition Gymnastics. 1969. Associated Press, New York.
4. Bailey, James Handbook of Gymnastics in the Schools. 1974, Allyn and Bacon, Inc.
6. Frederick, A. Bruce, Ph.D. Roots of American Gymnastics. 1996
7. http://abc.net.au/olympics_1996/game1904.htm 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games by Malcolm Andrews.
8 USAG online: 2000 Olympic Games: History of US Gymnasts. http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/events/2000/olympics/history-1896-36.html
10.USAG online: 2000 Olympic Games: History of US Gymnasts. http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/events/2000/olympics/history-usgymnasts.html
11.The Crimson and The Gray: 100 Years With The WSU Cougars. Pullman, WA. Washington State University Press. Fry, R.B., 1989.
12.WMGF News, Dec. 2003
13. History of Men's Competitive Gymnastics in The State of Washington 1971 Master's Thesis by Robert Joseph Bosse. University of Washington.
Many photos included in this website are from Mary Sarvers original manuscript. Others noted, or from personal files.
PLEASE SEND ANY INFORMATION that you feel would be of value to this chapter or any chapter to Lee - Or fill out an online form - simply add your story and and click submit. Many photos included in this website are from Mary Sarvers original manuscript. Others noted, or from personal files.
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