Biographies

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Biography: FREDERICK, A. Bruce

FREDERICK, A. Bruce (1930 – 2010) Inducted: 1990 Since starting gymnastics as a tumbler, Dr. Frederick as been acclaimed as America’s caretaker of gymnastics’ history. Bruce’s Roots of American Gymnastics, 3rd Ed. identifies American gymnastics in a unique “Family Tree” format.  Also near completion is Who’s Who and Was Who in American Gymnastics.  His election …

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Biography: CHOW, Amy

CHOW, Amy Team Member Induction 1998 Member of 1996 Olympic Gold Medal Team Individually inducted: 2005 Born: San Jose, CA May 15, 1978 Amy Chow is truly the winner of an AA person award. She was an excellent academician from prep school through Stanford University. Like so many gymnasts she was a multiple sport person. …

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Biography: CARR-Tunney, Ann

CARR-Tunney, Ann Inducted: 2001   Pan American Games: Gold-Team, AA, BB, FX, UB, Mexico City, (1975). General: Ann Carr-Tunny was the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship at Penn State U. She competed at Penn State University, (1977-’80). Honors: Broderick Sports Award, awarded to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate gymnast; Recipient of the …

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Biography: CANINO, Anthony J.

CANINO, Anthony J. “Tony” (19322001) Inducted: 1978 Born: Chicago, Illinois   Anthony Canino was a great high school coach whether coaching gymnastics, tennis, swimming, track, or football.  Usually, the most successful gymnastics coaches have had competitive experience at least at the college level. Canino was reportedly not a very serious gymnast competing only in intramural …

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Biography: BERGMAN, Al

BERGMAN, Al Inducted: 1963   Al Bergman was a man who obviously loved gymnastics.  He compiled a coaching win record that requires respect, trust, and admiration from his charges.  And, as you will read, he collaborated with a coaching friend to resurrect gymnastics programs when the Chicago Board of Education dropped gymnastics from its offerings.  …

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