National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs

February 1, 2016 - 10:36am
Lifelong gymnast Lauren Woolhiser chats with The NewsHouse about what it takes to be competitive collegiate gymnast.

Lauren Woolhiser can’t remember a time before she tumbled. After attending a parent-taught gymnastics class when she was four and promptly deciding she could perform the skills alone, the gym became her second home. “I fell in love with the sport as soon as I walked into the gym. It was all I ever talked about,” said Woolhiser, now the captain of Syracuse Club Gymnastics.

April 25, 2011 - 1:40am
Teammates, coaches and friends marvel at SU sophomore Casey Lesieur's motivation and seemingly effortless routines since injuring her wrist four years ago.

Round off. Back Handspring. Back Layout Double Full — a routine sequence for a gymnast and a routine sequence for Casey Lesieur, who executes it flawlessly. The only difference between Lesieur and most gymnasts is that this athlete only has the use of one arm.  

During the milliseconds her body is in flight, Lesieur keeps her right arm close to her body, while her left arm extends, as it should, to maintain her balance and then support her quick descent.