Keely McNeer was a 2010 National Team Member who gained the attention of the gymnastics world when she moved to Chows in late 2009. Her 2010 season went well, and she placed 9th on bars at Championships.
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So, back to KB's question...
While I'm not sure where Keely currently stands, here's what I know about her leaving Chow's.
Keely never really "clicked" with any of the other girls in her training group. Apparently this is often the case with girls who transfer into Chow's late in their careers. Chow and Li didn't seem to "click" with Keely either. He also had concerns about her safety while training.
Finally, Keely's mom was overprotective, coming to nearly every practice, and that didn't sit well with Chow. Keely even would sometimes direct her attention to mom when Chow or Li was talking to her.
When all of these factors came to light, everyone involved concluded that Chow's wasn't the right place for Keely.
This all came from an insider at Chow's. I have been unable to reach Keely McNeer for her own comment.
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