Gymnast Leaping Over Pommel Horse Pile
- Gymnast Leaping Over Pommel Horse Pile
This black-and-white photograph shows a Springfield College gymnast leaping over nine of his teammates, who are stacked on a pommel horse. Other gymnasts stand on either side of the pommel horse, stabilizing their teammates’ balance. This was most likely taken during one of Springfield College's exhibition shows.
- Gordon, Michael
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Frank Wolcott Papers
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
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The history of gymnastics at Springfield College stretches nearly as far back as the school’s founding in 1885. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern gymnastics, was the team’s first coach. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, was an early member of the team.