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Biography: STOUT, Robert H.

STOUT, Robert H. (1925-1981) Inducted: 1976   “Bob Stout was far ahead of his time” so declared Art Shurlock, winning gymnastic coach at UCLA and former Olympian. Philadelphia High School Championships: Gold-AA, HB, (1941, & 1942).  Olympic Games: Helsinki, Finland, (1952).  EIC Championships: Gold-AA & PB, (1947, 1948, 1949) + HB, (1949). NCAA Championships: Gold-FX, …

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Biography: RANCK-BONNIWELL, Roberta  “Bobby”

RANCK-BONNIWELL, Roberta  “Bobby” Inducted:  1988 Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania DOD: 12/19/1981 “The Babe Didrikson” of Philadelphia Excerpts: A Tribute To Roberta Ranck Bonniwell written By her cousin Margaret R. Eppihimer:  “Roberta Ranck Bonniwell is the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Marcus D. Ranck and the wife of the late Judge Eugene C. Bonniwell of …

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Biography: PIERCE, Roxanne

PIERCE, Roxanne Inducted: 1996 Born: Plainfield, New Jersey Roxanne Pierce exemplifies the nature of the gymnastic world in the sense that the crowds who watched her perform knew excellence when they saw it. She often drew enthusiastic applause when accepting another Gold Medal regardless of the continent on which she competed. She also exemplifies the …

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Biography: PIEO, Roman

PIEO, Roman  (1915-1977) Inducted: 1978 Roman “Pieo” Paglione, competing under the name Roman Pieo, was one of the many individuals in the ‘40’s and ‘50’s to contract “polio.”  It is amazing to me that so many managed to avoid the disease. It is also very dear to my heart that Roman was able to deal …

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Biography: NULL, Robert

NULL, Robert Inducted: 2010 Null of Mission Viejo, Calif., coached Jennifer Parilla, who became the first U.S. trampolinist to compete in the Olympic Games when the sport made its Olympic debut in 2000 and qualified for her second Games in 2004. Coaching Career: At the time of this writing, Null was coaching Logan Dooley, who …

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Biography: MITCHELL, Russell “Rusty”

MITCHELL, Russell “Rusty” Inducted: 1985 Born: Phoenix, AZ 1942 Rusty Mitchell started his gymnastics at Baldwin High School in California coached by John Draghi, 1994 Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inductee. Bill Roy, winner of numerous SPAAU tumbling championships created a school act featuring inspirational messages after retiring from competition. His act used stand up comedy, …

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