IGI Spirit Week

IGI Spirit Week is September 11 – 16th

  • Monday, September 11th = Red, WhiteBlue Day
  • Tuesday, September 12th = Pink Leotard Day
  • Wednesday, September 13th = Crazy Hair Day
  • Thursday, September 14th = Chicago Sports Team
  • Friday, September 15th = Inside Out Day
  • Saturday, September 16th (National Gymnastics Day) = IGI Leotard Day 

For the Saturday IGI Leo Spirit Day, we have some cute, new IGI leos in our pro shop featuring a fun, multicolored back and colorful jewels on a black front!

Anastasia Webb at the 2017 Nastia Cup

 

IGI gymnast Anastasia Webb had a great showing at the 2017 Nastia Cup meet including 3rd place on bars. Her scores were: Vault – 9.575, Bars – 9.550, Beam – 9.450, Floor – 9.325 for a 37.900 AA. Her routines can be seen on the USA Gymnastics YouTube channel.

Anastasia qualified to the Nastia Liukin Cup at the 2017 Chicago Style Meet. The Nastia Liukin Cup features the top 18 Senior and 18 Junior Qualifiers from across the country, and was held Friday – March 3rd at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Anastasia posted scores of: Vault = 9.600,  Bars = 9.725 Beam = 9.550 and Floor: 9.675 for an All Around total of 38.550.

Anastasia will be attending the University of Oklahoma next season on a full gymnastics scholarship . Oklahoma is currently the #1 College program in the country and is the reigning NCAA National Champion.

Nastia Liukin Cup, March 3, 7:30-10 p.m. ET

Television and web video coverage

      • NBC Sports Network. NBC Sports Network will carry the 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup tape-delayed from 11:30-1:30 a.m. CT on March 5.
      • NBC Live Extra. The 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup will be live streamed via NBC Live Extra, which is available online at NBCSports.com/live or for iOS and Android mobile devices. Coverage begins at 630 p.m. CT and will not require authentication.
      • USA Gymnastics on YouTube. USA Gymnastics will post coverage of the Nastia Liukin Cup, including all-around routines and post-competition interviews with both the junior and senior all-around champions.

Ways to follow

      • Online. Fans can find event information from starts lists to live scores by visiting the official Nastia Liukin Cup webpage, www.nastialiukincup.com. The page is easily viewable on smart phones and other digital devices.
      • myusagym iOS app. Fans can follow the scores from the 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup live using the myusagym app for iOS devices available in the iTunes store. Those without iOS devices, can follow the scores at myusagym.com with any mobile device or desktop computer.
      • Social Media. USA Gymnastics is providing live updates and exclusive content from the Nastia Liukin Cup on Facebook (facebook.com/USAGymnastics) and Twitter (@USAGym@USAGym

). Gymnastics fans can follow the action easily and join the conversation on Twitter by using the official hashtag of the event, #NastiaCup.

Hayley Sanzotti – Utah State

Former IGI gymnast Hayley Sanzotti was just featured in an article about her experiences as a gymnast at Utah State University. Head Coach Nadalie Walsh had this to say about Hayley: “Three words sum up Hayley,” Walsh said. “She’s reliable, dependable and mature. Those are three words that just really encompass her. Her gymnastics has always been outstanding, but as far as consistency, you can put money on her that she’s going to do what needs to be done, and if she needs to, she’ll even step up and shift the atmosphere. When I say that, she’ll get the rest of the team to watch her do her beam routine and then everybody is re-engaged if we had any sort of downfall.” Congratulations Hayley!!!

Lexi Funk – Big 10 Freshman of the Week

Former IGI Gymnast Lexi Funk was honored as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. Lexi, now at the University of Michigan, was named Freshman of the Week for the first time in her career. Last week she scored a 9.825 or better on all three of her events. She tied for second on floor with a season-high 9.875. Her 9.825 on bars matched a career high and her 9.825 on beam was her second-best score of the season. Lexi also scored a career high 9.925 on beam versus Maryland on February 5th. Congratulations Lexi!!!

Anastasia Webb Signs with #1 Oklahoma

IGI Senior gymnast, Anastasia Webb, signed a National Letter of Intent for a gymnastics scholarship to the University of Oklahoma. Oklahoma is currently the #1 NCAA program in the country and is the reigning National Champion.

OU Head Coach KJ Kindler had this to say about Anastasia:
“When you speak with Anastasia, it is impossible not to hear the joy in her voice when she discusses family, gymnastics and becoming a Sooner. Her vitality and happiness are completely contagious, but inside lurks a fierce competitor. We are captivated by her demeanor when she takes to the competition floor. There is great confidence there and I believe it was cultivated through her family and her training. We are certain Anastasia will be an all-arounder for OU right out of the gate. She had a breakout season last year making the JO National Team after several years as an Elite. She is a very powerful and quick vaulter and tumbler, and yet an extremely graceful dancer. She has great confidence and there is no doubt she will be a team leader in competitions.”

Anastasia is from Morton Grove and is an academic honor roll member at Niles West High School, she plans to major in health and exercise science at OU and wants to become a physician assistant. She was recruited by numerous schools including: LSU, Alabama, Stanford, Utah, Denver and Michigan.

Other former IGI gymnasts to compete for Oklahoma are Haley Scaman (2012-2016) and Kayla Nowak (2010-2013).

2016 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • USA Gymnastic JO National Team Member
    • 2016 Region 5 All Star Trip – Costa Rica
  • 2016 JO National Championships
    • Second in All-Around
    • First on Floor Ex
    • Second on Bars and Vault
  • 2016 Region 5 Championships
    • First in All-Around, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor Ex

University of Oklahoma Press Release with Video

Oklahoma NCAA National Champions

HSCongratulations to former IGI Gymnast, Haley Scaman and the Oklahoma Sooners on winning their second NCAA National Gymnastics Championship in three years. Haley concluded her outstanding career with a 9.950 on Floor Exercise (highest FX score of the session). She also posted a 9.900 on Bars, as well as a 9.850 on Vault.

Haley Scaman: Going out a champion is phenomenal (ESPNW)

IGI has strong ties to Oklahoma Gymnastics. Former IGI gymnast Kayla Nowak was an Oklahoma gymnast (2010-2013) and is currently a member of OU’s gymnastics staff. In addition current IGI gymnast, Anastasia Webb is a 2017 commit to the University of Oklahoma.

Congratulations and Boomer Sooner!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thanksgiving 2014IGI’s optional team had their annual ‘Team IGI Thanksgiving Dinner’ after a good cardio practice Tuesday night! With so many kids they had to us two room! Being thankful for so many things the team wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!

Makenzie Sedlacek at USA Elite Camp

USA Gymnastics - Elite Development Camp
USA Gymnastics – Elite Developmental Camp

IGI Gymnast Makenzie Sedlacek just returned from USA Gymnastics – Elite Developmental Camp, held at the National Training Center in Texas November 17-21. The camp featured 45 of the top Junior Elite gymnasts in the U.S. Congratulations Makenzie!!!

Level 10 Nationals

Lexi Funk
Lexi Funk

IGI would like to congratulate Lexi Funk and Alison Bushman for their performances at Level 10 Nationals in Jackson, Mississippi.

Lexi was the National Uneven Bar Champion! She also placed 7th on Floor Exercise, 11th on Balance Beam and was 8th in the All-Around. Alison placed 12th on Floor Exercise, 19th on uneven Bars and was 25th in the All-Around. Alison will be attending Yale University in the Fall.

Region 5 was the National Champion in both Lexi and Alison’s age groups, and also won the overall National Championship Title.

Congratulations to all for a great showing!