BC: I would like to thank you, Alek, and your great family for trusting in me. I am glad that a helped a little bit in all this amazing success. Thank you, Gilberto Pantiga Juinior Private and Secret Coach
FC: Journal The Incredible Story of Aleksandr Skankey | 2009-2010 Gymnastics Season
1: (YEAR) | (COACH NAMES) | Alek is a great young man. He has been practicing gymnastics since he was four. At VSSG, he has been training hard but he always has to hear that he will never make any of the Levels that are part of the USA Gymnastics Olympic program. Anyway, he went to Peter Vidmar Invite, in Texas, and got back with the 2nd place All Around and Pommel horse champion with 15.60.
2: 2nd Competition of the Season - Vitaly Scherbo Invitational - January 2010. I was a disaster, Alek finished in 8th Place, and there are no pictures of this competition. Everybody said or thought, he was over!!! Do you think so?
3: BRADY | Everybody that said that he couldn't, was wrong!!! Alek participated at Blackjack Competition, one of the most important, of the USA Gymnastics Men Season and got 2nd place All Around, with a GOLD medal on Pommel Horse. | 02/07/2010
4: In 02/14/2010, Alek went to Mount Charleston for sky and sledge and the worst happened. He was sledging when he flow in the air and land on his bottom. Pain, pain and pain. He broke a small piece of a sacral vertebra. Was it the end of gymnastics for the brave Alek?
5: God used to send guardian of Angels to kids in Earth. Alek's one was one of the best. Alek got a sacral vertebra fracture, that put him out of gymnastics for 2 weeks., The news were good, he was able to compete again.
6: The Miracle happens!!! After two weeks off gymnastics, he competed on the JINGJING ZHANG'S CHAMPIONS ACADEMY INVITATIONAL and he was the All Around Champion beating all the kids plus all Level 6 from VSSG. Gold medal on the high bar and pommel horse. Proud!!! Proud!!!
7: February 28th 2010, Alek participated at the Top Flight Competition and beat all the kids from Level 6, including all the kids of VSSG. All Around champion and pommel horse champion with the incredible and unique score of 16.00.!!! !!!
8: Peter Vidmar Invite 03/05/2010. Alek got 2nd place All Around, losing for a Mexican Kid for just 0.012 points.
9: Nevada State Championship. Alek got 2nd place All Around, wining Gold Medal on Floor, Pommel horse, P Bars and High Bar. Silver Medal on Rings. Lost the All around title for 0.80.
10: Regional State Championship
12: At the State Championship, Alek beat all the kids from Nevada State plus his fellows from VSSG, Level 6. He won the Floor, Pommel Horse, P Bars and High Bar. He got 2nd on rings and 6th on Vault, loosing the title for just 0.80. His vault wasn't so good, but we just realized the problem after the competition. His coach put the table on the wrong height. Anyway, just looking at the Pommel Horse picture on the right side, we can see that he is the Champion.
15: After one year of hard work, Alek, 12 years old, won the Regional All Around Title, beating all the Level 6 from Hawaii, California, Nevada and Arizona. He becomes the best all around kid from VSSG and the absolute and unique Pommel Horse Champion. What else can i say about this young man. He is a great young man, with an amazing family supporting him . And I am sure that he will make a brilliant career as a gymnastics and in life.