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December 20, 2009
Two brand new wallpapers have been posted to the website.

November 17, 2009

November 13, 2009
Briley was on WFAA Channel 8 news in a report by David Schecter. She is one of the elite athletes from various sports participating in a study at the University of Texas Dallas, conducted by Dr. Mihai Nadin. The research goal is to determine if a child will be able to succeed in a certain area. Click here to read the article and to watch the video.

November 3, 2009
Today we added a few new avatars with pictures from the 2009 VISA Championships.

October 26, 2009
Briley will be in Huntsville, Texas later this week for the Junior National Training Team Camp. Two juniors will be selected to represent the USA team at the TOP Gym.

Be sure to check out the International Gymnast Magazine of November. It has a section, called "Just Juniors." The International Gymnast "profiles the U.S. junior national teams for men and women." You can see a small preview below (first two). It also has a picture of Briley from the 2009 International Japan Gymnastics Competition (right).

October 19, 2009
Two videos have been posted from the 2009 Junior Japan International.

October 2, 2009
Briley is looking forward to the 2010 competition season with her team mates at WOGA!

Back Row: Coach Cecile Canqueteau-Landi, Mitzi Unda, Briley Casanova, Sophia Lee, Coach Laurent Landi; Front Row: Dana Ho, Rachel Phillips, Hayley sanders, Alyssa Baumann, Charle Dembo, Katherine Cromwell, Ashlyn Broussard; Team Mascots: Juliette Landi and Samantha Tate.

September 30, 2009
Briley's 2010 competition schedule has been posted.

September 25, 2009
Briley wrote a new journal about her trip to Japan. We also added a few new articles.

September 22, 2009
Last night, Briley concluded her second day of the competition at the Junior Japan International with another bronze medal on uneven bars with a 13.9! She finished fourth on balance beam with a 13.35. Good job Briley! Full results have been posted from the meet.

September 21, 2009
Briley competed at the 2009 Junior Japan International. She placed third in the all-around right behind Russia's Viktoriya Komova and Japan's Natsumi Sasada. Briley qualified to all four events in the event finals. Congratulations and Good luck Briley! Full results have been posted from the meet.

1. Viktoriya Komova, Russia
2. Natsumi Sasada, Japan
3. Briley Casanova, USA
4. Sophina DeJesus, USA
5. Yoshino Taniguchi, Japan
6. Raluca Oana Haidu, Romania
7. Harumi Mariko Freitas, Brazil
8. Desiree Baumert, Germany
9. Emily Little, Australia
10. Dominique Pegg, Canada

September 19, 2009
Today, Briley wrote a new journal. Briley and her USA teammate, Sophina DeJesus made it to Japan safely yesterday. They will be competing on Tuesday and Wednesday at the 2009 Junior Japan International. This competition will include gymnasts from all over the world, such as Australia, China, France, Japan and Russia. We will try our best to keep the website updated with latest news, results and pictures from the competition. Good luck Briley and Sophina! Go USA! September 16, 2009
On September 5, 2009 Briley attended the Gymnastics Association of Texas (GAT) Ceremony of Honors in Austin, Texas. The Honor Award is presented annually to persons who have brought honor to the State of Texas by their service as leaders of National Organizations, coaching of champions and/or winning of National titles in gymnastics. Briley celebrated with Brandi Lewis, WOGA's acro coach, her grandmother, at a Luau and hula banquet. Click here to view the pictures from the event.

August 28, 2009
Many new pictures have been posted from both days of the 2009 VISA Championships. We also added two new videos from the 2009 VISA Championships Finals.

August 22, 2009
Many new pictures and videos have been posted from the 2009 VISA Championships Prelims. The second day of the VISA Championships pictures and videos will be coming soon.

August 16, 2009
Briley received her first international assignment today! She and Sophina DeJesus from SCEGA will be representing the USA team at the 2009 Junior Japan International. This competition will be in Yokohama, Japan at the end of September. Congratulations Briley! More information about this competition will be coming soon.

August 15, 2009
Congratulations Briley: 2009-2010 Junior US National Team Member! Briley's second VISA Championships concluded today in Dallas, Texas. She did really well today and she improved her all-around score from 54.550 (prelims) to 55.350 (finals). She finished 8th in the all-around, 10th on vault and 9th on uneven bars. Briley, along with top 10 juniors, made the Junior US National Team. Good job Briley! Briley is proud of her team mate Madison Kocian placing 6th AA and making the National team! Her Senior gym mates Becca Bross and Ivana Hong made the Senior National team, representing WOGA very well! Full results from today have been posted. New pictures and videos from the meet will be coming soon.

Photo by John Cheng 1. Kyla Ross, Gym Max
2. Bridgey Caquatto, Naperville
3. Alexandra Raisman, Brestyan's
4. Sabrina Vega, Dynamic
5. Amanda Jetter, Cincinnati
6. Madison Kocian, WOGA
6. Morgan Smith, Brandy Johnson's
8. Briley Casanova, WOGA
9. Sophina DeJesus, SCEGA
10. Katelyn Ohashi, GAGE

Gymnastike.Org interviewed Briley after the competition today. You can watch the video below.

August 13, 2009
Briley just finished competing the first day of the Junior VISA Championships in Dallas, Texas. Right now, she is tied for 11th in the all-around out of 31 gymnasts. Briley started on uneven bars, where she placed 8th scoring a 13.45. On the next event, she had a fall on balance beam with a 13.45. Briley scored a 13.45 on floor exercise and a 14.25 on vault. Congratulations on a great preliminary round! Briley will continue her competition during the finals on Saturday at 1:00 PM CST. Full results have been posted.

August 10, 2009
Briley wrote a new journal. Good luck to everyone at the VISA Championships!

August 7, 2009
Briley's second VISA Championships will begin this week! The first day of competition will be on Thursday, August 13 at 1:00 PM CST. She will be last person to go on uneven bars during the first rotation. The second day will be on Saturday, August 15 at 1:00 PM CST. On that day, she will be first up on balance beam during the first rotation. Briley will need to place in the top ten to make the Junior US National Team. Good luck Briley!

USA Gymnastics, International Gymnast, and Inside Gymnastics will provide live scoring, news, pictures, etc during the VISA Championships. We will do our best to keep Briley's website updated as soon as we get news and results.

August 7, 2009
Many new pictures have been added to two different galleries from the 2009 US Covergirl Classic.

July 26, 2009
Briley competed at the US Classic last night in Des Moines, Iowa. Her meet was highlighted with a great uneven bars and floor exercise routines scoring 13.7 and 14.1 respectively. Her total all-around score was 53.100. Briley will next compete at the VISA Championships in Dallas, Texas. To find more information about this competition, please visit the USAG Website. Full results have been posted from the meet.

July 23, 2009
Briley wrote a new journal. Briley and her WOGA teammates will be in Des Moines, Iowa later today. Good luck WOGA!

July 18, 2009
Briley will be competing at the US Classic next weekend on July 25 in Des Moines, Iowa. A select of juniors (including Briley) will be competing in the senior session at 7:00 p.m. at the Vets Auditorium. Briley has already qualified for the VISA Championships in Dallas, Texas. She will use this competition as a warm up. The Universal Sports will be broadcasting the US Classic live. You can find more information by going to UniversalSports.Com.

July 10, 2009
It was a festive occasion for the WOGA competitive teams, July 10 at Canyon Creek Country Club. Both the boy's and the girl's teams celebrated a successful 2009 competitive season with dinner and dancing.

Briley and elite team mates along with Nastia, enjoyed signing autographs for the Level 8-10 girl's WOGA Summer Camp in Frisco. The weeklong training for the young women ended with meeting the WOGA elites and autograph session.

July 2, 2009
Briley was thrilled to be able to support and attend her gym mate Nastia Liukin's receipt of her 2008 U.S. Olympic Committee Co-Sportswoman of the Year award in a presentation with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny as part of an Olympic Day celebration held at WOGA Dallas on June 23.

June 15, 2009
Briley and many other Texas gymnasts will be honored this weekend at the 2009 Texas USA Gymnastics Athlete Award Banquet in Houston. A video slide presentation of the honoree athletes will be presented. Congratulations, Texas Athletes!

May 24, 2009
Briley was proud to be highlighted along with WOGA, in the June 2009 D Magazine,'WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT DALLAS' issue, on Page 48 entitled: "Because One of These Girls Could One Day be --- An Olympic Medalist". Briley is shown with teammate Alyssa Baumann, and gym mates Ivana Hong, Lauren Farley and Rebecca Bross. The article has been posted on the in the media page. Briley's floor music, "27 Tone" has also been added to her gymnastics tab by request of a fan. Check it out!

May 17, 2009
On May 14, Briley participated in Bowling for Kid's Sake which is Big Brothers Big sisters signature fundraising event. The funds she and her team helped raised, over $1,500, went toward the program . With a century of experience in matching volunteer Bigs with children, Big Brothers Big Sisters has the model and method for making these relationships strong, fun, and happy in an effort to help make children productive. To view more pictures from this event, please visit service page.

April 29, 2009
Three new videos have been posted from the 2009 American Challenge and Briley's tentative schedule has been updated. Before you leave, be sure to check out Briley's latest journal.

April 21, 2009
Six new videos have been posted from 2009 Metroplex Challenge, 2009 WOGA Classic and 2009 Houston National Invitational.

April 10, 2009
New pictures have been posted from the 2009 American Classic and 2009 Metroplex Challenge.

April 5, 2009
Yesterday at the 2009 American Classic in San Diego, California, Briley finished eighth in the all-around with a 53.616. She finished sixth on vault with a 13.950 and ninth on floor exercise with a 13.6. Briley qualified to the 2009 VISA Championships in Dallas, Texas. Congratulations Briley! Full results have been posted from the meet. We also added some pictures from the 2009 WOGA Classic.

March 26, 2009
Briley wishes all L7's good luck at their upcoming regionals! See Briley's updated journal from L7 State and the State Logo/T-shirt she was on.

March 13, 2009
Briley recently completed the Jon D. Williams Cotillion 6 week course. This is a traditional stepping-stone to reinforced manners and etiquette. Cotillion means to 'assemble a group of young people to appreciate and respect their role in society through dance and social etiquette education.' Briley had a wonderful time learning time honored manners and dances. See more pictures in her journal.

March 1, 2009
Briley and her WOGA teammates traveled to Houston National Invitational this weekend. On Friday night, Briley helped the WOGA team to win the Team Cup ahead of Texas 6 Pak and Cypress. Briley scored 9.575 on vault (video) and 9.825 on floor exercise (video). On Saturday, Briley finished fifth in the all-around with a 53.350 in the elite divison. She won a gold medal on floor exercise with a 14.100 and a bronze medal on vault scoring 13.850. Good job Briley! Full results have been posted from the meet.

February 16, 2009
Four new videos have been posted from 2009 Metroplex Challenge and 2009 WOGA Classic.

February 14, 2009
Briley competed at the 2009 WOGA Classic earlier today, where she finished sixth in the all-around. She won floor exercise with a 13.5. Briley then grabbed a silver medal on vault with a 14.0. Full results have been posted from the meet. Briley will be at the National Training Camp in Houston, TX starting tonight for a few days. Good luck Briley!

February 9, 2009
Briley started her 2009 season at the 2009 Metroplex Challenge this past weekend. Briley finished in top five AA and placed third on floor exercise with a 13.750. Full results have been posted from the meet. Briley's next competition will be this weekend at the 2009 WOGA Classic. For more information, please visit woga.net.

February 3, 2009
Last month, she helped to serve the breakfast and food items at the Austin Street Shelter. Briley's service page has been updated with new pictures. Briley will be competing this weekend at the 2009 Metroplex Challenge. Good luck Briley!

January 8, 2009
In December, Briley performed in the 3rd Act, Christmas Laugh-In. The evening was a collaboration with adults and youth. Everyone brought toys for children at Dobie Primary school. 98% of the students are from economically disadvantaged homes, so for many, the gifts the school and youth were providing is all they will receive. Pictures from this event have been added to service page.

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