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Springfield College Gymnastics Homeshow

By David F. Pendrys

SPRINGFIELD, MA- Springfield College put on the 107th edition of their Gymnastics Homeshow this past weekend with two shows featuring the members of their Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics teams in a format far different from the competitions they will be engaged in this winter.

The name Homeshow comes about because the Gymnastics team used to travel the world performing an exhibition only to return home for their last show on campus itself. Nowadays the teams don’t travel that tour but put on the show during homecoming.

The event features a variety of musical routines no matter the theme, though the theme this year was actually music, as Men’s Coach Steve Posner and Women’s Coach Jennifer Najuch directed the proceedings. The gymnasts put on several performances both based on the standard gymnastics apparatus as well as incorporating trampolines and jump ropes. Unlike the competition, multiple gymnasts might be on the apparatus at one time. Also, unlike competition, the gymnasts had to match the timing of the routines and their teammates with their elements as opposed to competition which is staggered by judge’s scoring and the like. The margin for error was extremely tight for all involved in a sport which is difficult to start with. The event also ends with The Tableau where the gymnasts, painted in silver form scenes with their bodies that align with various themes. The playlist below captures most of the event.
Springfield College Gymnastics Homeshow 2016 Act 14 Part 3 – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Homeshow 2016 Act 12 – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Homeshow 2016 Act 11 – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Homeshow 2016 Act 14 Part 2 – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Homeshow 2016 Act 14 Part 1 – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 3 355_9683 Bet it Can Be – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 1 355_9681 Angle 1 – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 10 Lighting Issue 355_9691 – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 8 355_9689 – Video Dailymotion
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Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 6 355_9687 All Set – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 4 355_9685 Best it Can BeAct 5 355_9686 All Set – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 4 355_9685 Best it Can Be – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 1 Angle 2 – Video Dailymotion
Springfield College Gymnastics Home Show 2016 Act 12 Angle 2 – Video Dailymotion
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Tali Twomey Springfield Vault 2-19-17 – Video Dailymotion
Taylor Jackson Springfield Bars 2-19-17 – Video Dailymotion

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