Biography: JOCHIM, Alfred (1902-1987)

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JOCHIM, Alfred (1902-1987) Inducted: 1959 – Among Original class of Honorees Al “Dutch” Jochim was America’s top gymnast for almost 20 years. He competed in four Olympics, the only US gymnast to accomplish this feat. He won more national championships than any other male athlete during his time. Olympic Games: Paris, France, (1924); Amsterdam, Netherlands, … Read more

Biography: HATCH, Annia Portuondo

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HATCH, Annia Portuondo Inducted: 2008 Inducted: Member-Gold Medal World Championships Team (2003) It is difficult to imagine the heartache one might experience by having the government of a country tell you that you can’t compete at the highest level in the world when you know you are skilled enough to do so. Annia Hatch experienced … Read more

Biography: GROSSFELD, Abie

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GROSSFELD, Abie Inducted: 1979 Born: March 1, 1934, New York, NY   Abie Grossfeld’s leadership as an athlete, coach, judge, and contributor to gymnastics has rarely, if ever, been matched in the annals of gymnastics.  He was an extremely well respected athlete by his teammates and coaches. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Abie served as … Read more

Biography: FREDERICK, A. Bruce

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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 … Read more

Biography: CHOW, Amy

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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. … Read more

Biography: CARR-Tunney, Ann

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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 … Read more

Biography: CANINO, Anthony J.

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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 … Read more

Biography: BORDEN, Amanda

BORDEN, Amanda Inducted: 1998 – Olympic Gold medal team, (1996) Individually Inducted – 2006 Born: May 10, 1977 Cincinnati, Ohio It was time to choose a Captain for the 1996 Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team. Amanda Borden stepped up and placed her vote for Shannon Miller in the “hat”. The votes were counted. There was one … Read more

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.  … Read more

Biography: STUMPF, Al & Sally

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STUMPF, Ellsworth “Al” & Sarah K. “Sally” Inducted as Co-coaches: 1985 Al and Sally Stumpf have been training gymnasts for over 50 years. The addition of sons, Eric and Kurt, to the coaching ranks made the Stumpfs the first family of gymnastics in the Buffalo, New York area. Meeting Up: Al Stumpf began his gymnastics … Read more