Sandy Woolsey (USA)


Woolsey's Competitive Results:

1988 US Nationals: 25th AA
1988 Kips Invitational: 1st T, 5th AA, 1st V, 3rd UB
1988 Almaden Valley Gymfest: 4th T, 1st AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 3rd BB, 2nd FX
1989 American Classic: 1st AA
1989 US Nationals: 3rd AA
1989 Moscow News: 6th AA

1989 US World Championship Team Trials: 4th AA
1989 World Championships: 4th T, 8th AA
1989 USA vs. USSR: 2nd T
1990 American Cup: 4th AA, 1st UB (tie), 3rd V, 3rd FX
1990 Moscow News: 4th AA, 5th UB (tie), 2nd BB, 6th FX
1990 USA vs. East Germany: 4th AA, 3rd V, 1st UB
1990 US Olympic Cup: 2nd AA, 1st V (tie), 2nd UB, 3rd BB, 2nd FX (tie)
1990 Goodwill Games: 2nd T,16th AA (tie)
1990 World Cup: 15th AA
1991 Buckeye Classic: 2nd T, 1st AA
1991 American Cup: 4th AA (prelims)
1991 US Nationals: 2nd AA
1991 USA vs Romania: 2nd T
1991 McDonald's International Mixed Pairs: 10th AA (with Lance Ringnald)
1991 World Championships: 2nd T (alternate)

These results were compiled from information found within the 1991 USA vs. Romania program guide and various back issues of IG magazine.

Photo by Matthew Barber

Sandy Woolsey began gymnastics at the age of 6 in her hometown of Denver, Colorado. After much success in her small gym in Denver, she moved to Arizona in the mid 1980's to join Stormy Eaton's newly forming elite group at Desert Devils. She moved from 23rd on the US National team in 1988 to 3rd in 1989. This finish at the 1989 Nationals help secure her a spot on the 1989 World Championships team in Stuttgart where she led the Americans and finished 8th in the AA.

Sandy, known as a happy and smiling gymnast, had much success in national and international competition from 1989 to 1991. She retired from elite gymnastics shortly after the 1991 World Championships where, despite a second place finish at the 1991 Nationals, Sandy was voted as an alternate to the team by a unique selection process by the U.S. coaches and officials.

Keith McCaffety's My Years Among the Savages website features an exclusive interview with Sandy in which she shares her views on this unique selection process.

Her success in elite competition earned Sandy a full gymnastics scholarship to University of Utah where she was a four time All American (1993-1996). She also earned perfect tens in competition twice on the uneven bars and once on the balance beam.

After completing her NCAA career at Utah, Sandy continued in the sport of gymnastics, as a personal trainer and gymnastics coach at Chatfield Gymnastics. She currently is working with the level 4 competitive team and with the recreational program. She currently resides in Lakewood, Colorado and is married to Brett Holcomb.

Looking for current information about other former U of Utah gymnasts? Click here to see our tribute to Missy Marlowe, or visit the U of Utah gymnastics' Where are they Now? section.

. This page was created on March 29, 1999 and last updated on December 22, 1999.


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