dewitt http://michiganradio.org en DeWitt gymnast heading to the London Olympics http://michiganradio.org/post/dewitt-gymnast-heading-london-olympics <p>In last night&#39;s U.S. Olympic Trials for women&#39;s gymnastics, <a href="http://www.jordynwieber.com/">Jordyn Wieber</a> placed second all-around, securing a spot on the team headed to London this summer.&nbsp; The 16-year old DeWitt native nearly cinched the top score, impressing judges in San Jose&#39;s HP Pavilion with her performances on the uneven bars, the balance beam and in her floor routine.</p><p>In an interview with <a href="http://usagym.org/pages/events/trials/">USA Gymnastics</a>, Wieber, already named the 2012 National Champion in women&#39;s gymnastics, said,</p><blockquote><p>&quot;It feels amazing to be an Olympian. This is definitely the best day of my life and knowing that all of my hard work has paid off is amazing. I&#39;m just so proud of each and every girl who competed here today.&quot;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:29:22 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8114 at http://michiganradio.org DeWitt gymnast heading to the London Olympics DeWitt teen wins second straight national gymnastics title http://michiganradio.org/post/dewitt-teen-wins-second-straight-national-gymnastics-title <p>ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jordyn Wieber&#39;s winning streak is still going after she claimed her second straight title at the U.S. gymnastics championships Sunday. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 23:23:48 +0000 The Associated Press 7828 at http://michiganradio.org DeWitt teen wins second straight national gymnastics title Michigan gymnast wins major prep event for the London Olympics http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-gymnast-wins-major-prep-event-london-olympics <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Reigning world champion <a href="http://www.jordynwieber.com/">Jordyn Wieber</a> captured her third straight American Cup at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, finishing with a score of 61.032 to beat teammate Aly Raisman by two-tenths of a point in the first major prep for the London Games.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Yet it was Gabrielle Douglas who stole the spotlight.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Competing as an alternate, making her ineligible for the all-around title, Douglas outperformed her more celebrated teammates, putting up a combined score of 61.299 points, nearly two-tenths ahead of Wieber.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">American Danell Leyva roared back from a slow start to win the men&#39;s event, surging from fourth to first in the final rotation with a thrilling high bar performance. Leyva finished with a score of 90.664, just ahead of Ukraine&#39;s Mykola Kuksenkov.</span> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:05:36 +0000 The Associated Press 6487 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan gymnast wins major prep event for the London Olympics