Gymnastics

Steve Cohen

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Steve Cohen was an all-star gymnast who joined the ranks of the elite in World Gymnastics in Maccabiah, World and Olympic competition. A native of Wynnefield, in his senior year at West Philadelphia High School he placed first in all around for thirty-two straight individual meets capturing the city championship as he had for the… Read more »

Pearl Perkins Nightingale

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Over a half century ago, South Philadelphia gymnast Pearl Perkins was recognized as the Mary Lou Retton of her time. She has been called perhaps the most talented South Philadelphia athlete of all, and probably the least well known. By the age of 12 she had become a Delaware Valley track and field star and… Read more »

Fred Turoff

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An elite gymnast, Fred Turoff has spent his life facing international competition both as an athlete and as a coach. An outstanding student athlete at Temple University, Turoff remained at Temple and began his coaching career as the Assistant Men’s Gymnastics Coach in 1969. In 1976, he was named the head coach. Turoff has since… Read more »