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2004 - Tasha Schwikert

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2004 Olympic Team Alternate
2004 U.S. Uneven Bars Champion
2003 World Championships Gold Medal Team
2002 National All-Around, Uneven Bars, and Floor Exercise Champion
2002 Senior Pacific Alliance All-Around Gold Medalist
2002 Visa American Cup Champion
2001 World Championships Bronze Medalist
2001 U.S. National All-Around & Balance Beam Champion
2000 Olympian

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Birth Date/Place: November 21, 1984/Las Vegas, Nev.
Club: Gym Cats
Coach: Cassie Rice
Year in School: Graduated Spring '03- Signed with UCLA
Began Gymnastics: 1990
Favorite Event: Floor Exercise
Years on National 8 (1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05)
TOPS National Team: 1994, 1995

Schwikert, the 2001 and 2002 U.S. National Champion, was captain of the 2003 World Championships gold medal team. She was also on the 2001 World Championships Team that earned a bronze medal and also placed fifth in the all-around. She won her first Visa American Cup title in 2002 and went on to claim the all-around gold medal at the 2002 Senior Pacific Alliance Championships. Schwikert was a member of the 2000 Olympic Team that placed fourth in Sydney. That same year, she was named TOPS Athlete of the Year. She is one of two daughters to Joy Schwikert and Shannon Warren, both craps dealers in Las Vegas casinos. Schwikert comes from an athletic background. Joy Schwikert and her sister played on the Virginia Slims Tennis tour in the ‘70s, her dad played basketball and her sister, Jordan, is also an elite gymnast. She recently signed to attend UCLA and plans to pursue a career in the medical field.

International Compititions
2003 World Championships, Anaheim, Calif., USA ; 1st -Team
2003 USA/Belgium, Houston, Texas, USA ; 1st -Team, 2nd -UB
2002 TJ Maxx International Challenge, Anaheim, Calif., USA ;1st -Team
2002 Pacific Alliance Championships, Vancouver, CAN; 1st -Team, 1st -AA, 2nd -UB, 1st -BB, 1st -FX
2002 Visa American Cup, Orlando, Fla., USA ; 1st -AA, 1st -UB and BB
2001 Reese's Gymnastics Cup, Houston, Texas, USA ; 1st (with Jordan Jovtchev)
2001 World Championships, Ghent , BEL; 3rd -Team, 5th -AA, 5th -BB, 8th -FX
2001 Senior Pan American Championships, Cancun, MEX; 1st -Team, 1st -AA, 2nd -V, 1st -UB, 2nd-BB, 2nd -FX
2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, AUS; 4th-Team
2000 Spieth Sogipa, Porto Alegre, BRA; 1st-Team, 2nd-AA
2000 Visa American Cup, Orlando, Fla., USA; 4th-AA, 2nd-BB (tie), 4th-V, 4th-FX, 6th-UB (tie)
2000 Aussie Haircare Gymnastics Invitational, St. Petersburg, Fla., USA; 3rd-AA, 2nd-V, 2nd-FX
2000 RCA Gymnastics Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev., USA ; 5th-AA, 3rd-V
1999 Como Cup, Italy
1999 China Dual, CHN; 1st-Team
1998 City of Popes, Avignon , FRA; 2nd-FX, (jr. div.)

National Championships
2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trails-Gymnastics; Anaheim , Calif. ; 8th AA, 2nd - UB, 9th –BB, 10th -FX
2004 Visa U.S. Championships, Nashville , Tenn.; 9th –AA, 1st - UB, T4th - FX
2003 U.S. National Championships, Milwaukee, Wis.; 2nd AA (T), 7th V, 7th BB, 6th FX
2002 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Cleveland, Ohio ; 1st -AA, 1st -UB, 2nd -BB, 1st -FX
2002 U.S. Classic, Virginia Beach , Va.; 2nd -AA, 9th -V, 1st -UB, 4th -BB, 5th -FX
2002 American Classic, Indianapolis, Ind. ; 1st -AA, 1st -UB, 1st -BB, 1st -FX, 6th -V
2001 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Philadelphia, Pa ; 1st -AA, 2nd -V (tie), 3rd -UB, 1st -BB, 2nd -FX
2001 U.S. Classic, Pomona, Calif ; 1st -AA, 1st -FX, 2nd (T)-V, 2nd -BB, 3rd -UB
2000 Olympic Team Trials, Boston, Mass ; 9th -AA
2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis, Mo.; 11th -AA, 6th -UB, 6th -FX
2000 U.S. Classic, Tulsa, Okla.
1999 World Team Trials, Kansas City, Mo ; 7th -AA
1999 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Sacramento, Calif.; 9th -AA, 4th -V, 5th -UB
1999 U.S. Classic, Rochester, N.Y., 2nd -AA
1999 American Classic, Pomona, Calif.
1998 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.; (jr. div.)
1998 U.S. Classic, San Antonio, Texas; (jr. div.)
1998 American Classic, Orlando, Fla.; (jr. div.)
1997 National Gymnastics Festival, Seattle, Wash.; 1st -V
1996 Junior Olympic Championships, Atlanta, Ga.; 3 d -AA, 2nd -V
1996 National Gymnastics Festival, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2004 - Jordan Schwikert

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Jordan UCLA

Trained at Gymcats under coach Cassie Rice ... Two-year (2001-02) U.S. National Team member ... Qualified for the 2002 USA Championships but had to withdraw with a back injury ... Third in the all-around and on floor and second on beam at the 2002 American Classic ... Placed seventh in the all-around, fourth on vault and bars, sixth on beam and seventh on floor as a junior at the 2001 USA Championships ... Earned bronze medals on vault and floor and placed eighth in the all-around in the junior division at the 2001 U.S. Classic ... Represented the U.S. at the 2002 GYMNIX in Canada and placed first in the all-around and on bars ... Competed at Level 10 in 2004 and was the runner-up in the all-around and on bars in her division at the Level 10 National Championships ... Also placed third on floor, fourth on beam and eighth on vault at the same meet ... 2004 Level 10 Region 1 uneven bars champion ... Also placed second in the all-around, third on vault and beam and fourth on floor at the Region 1 Championships ... Won the 2004 Nevada state all-around and uneven bars championships and placed second on beam and third on vault and floor.




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