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Hogs sold on Wieber's experience

FAYETTEVILLE -- Former world and Olympic champion gymnast Jordyn Wieber is a couple of years older than veteran University of Arkansas gymnasts like Michaela Burton, Jessica Yamzon and Sarah Shaffer.

Now she's their coach.

The 23-year-old Wieber was introduced Thursday as just the second head coach in the 17-year history of the sport at Arkansas in a ceremony at the Bev Lewis Center for Women's Athletics.

Wieber, who had been a volunteer coach for well-regarded UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field the last three years, said she's ready for the challenge of running her own program.

"I've seen it all, from the club level to the elite level and now the college level," Wieber said.