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GymCastic Podcast is a weekly gymnastics talk show. The hosts interview people who love gymnastics almost as much as we do, discuss the latest news, events and offensive leotard fashion.

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    The Greatest Freshman Class of All Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 77:01

    COLLEGE UPDATES Why Jessica has already declared Michigan the repeat national champion, and why all the cool kids are talking about San Jose State How Oklahoma and Florida committed to chaos in their opening meets The latest news in COVID cancellations and injuries Most Decorated Class of All Time Report: How Suni Lee, Leanne Wong, Riley McCusker, Grace McCallum, and Kara Eaker fared in their college gymnastics debuts The non-basic floor routines we love right now From tripping, to tripping, to more tripping, the best comedy of the week GYMTERNET NEWS It's all bad! We discuss the gymnastics dads we lost at the end of 2021, meet cancellations and gym closures, and the latest arrests and dumpster fire news out of Michigan But also, athletes getting PAID (including a team-wide NIL deal at Alabama), Nellie Kim judging in NCAA, and new jobs for Syque Caesar and Wendy Bruce-Martin. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Goodbye 2021 and a Happy New Code to All Spitfire: The Movie (Commissioned) Nadia: The Movie (Commissioned) The History of Romanian Gymnastics (Commissioned) Carly Patterson's Album Interpreted & Dave Tilley PT Gymnastics Myth Busters Tenths Don't Matter

    Cocktails and College: NCAA Gymnastics Meet Post-Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 64:07

    Normally, Friday podcasts are just for Club Gym Nerd members, who can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. In celebration of the greatest freshman class in the history of college gymnastics, today's episode was live for everyone.  The greatest freshman class of all time start their college gymnastics careers tonight! The freshman competing this season have 25 World/Olympic medals combined. Join GymCastic for the first Friday night post-meet podcast of the season. We will discuss Olympic AA Champion Sunisa Lee's debut for Auburn; Olympic medalist Grace McCallum with World medalist Kara Eaker at Utah; the stacked university of Florida freshman AA World Champion Morgan Hurd with fellow team World Champion Riley McCusker. and world medalist Leanne Wong. 

    Wendy Bruce Martin on 1992 Barcelona Olympics Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 117:13

    Dr. Uncle Tim PhD, Spencer,  Jessica and very special guest, 1992 U.S. Olympic medalist, Wendy Bruce Martin chat about the 1992 Olympics Games in Barcelona: The pre-Olympic Climate: How the end of the Cold War shaped the Games The media pressure on Kim Zmeskal and the heartbreaking life of Svetlana Boginkaya after the 1988 Olympics. Kim Kelly and the shadiest U.S. Olympic Team selection of all time. (6:00) Wedgie-gate, was it fair to punish three athletes for ill-fitting leotards? (16:00) Uncle Tim's 1992 Code of Points and Competition Rules Quiz-Mageddon! (23:00) The magic of the 1992 broadcast that included interviews with every controversial figure. The Competition (42:00): Compulsories that took our breath away and should we still have them? Exhibit A: Vanda Hădărean (ROM) or Gruneneva (Unified Team). Eastern Bloc beauty.  The judging crack epidemic of 1992. Exhibit B: Christina Bontas's 9.9 beam routine. Kim Zmeskal fell on beam and the world didn't actually end.  The glory of North Korea, Kim Gwang Suk on bars. All praise the dear leader.  Team Finals (1:02:00) Kerri Strug's family fashion.  The Karolyi double back set on beam, AKA freeze in mid-air before flip.  U.S. and Australian leotards.  Why Wendy felt embarrassed of her bronze medal for too long.  The All-Around Final (1:16:00) Galieva-Gate The most common skills of the quad and the routines that were way ahead of their time, like Tatiana Lysenko (Unified).  Luisa Portocarrera (CAN/GTM), beam goddess. Watch it here. Shannon Miller vs. Tatiana Gutsu showdown. Was the judging fair? We decide. (1:26:00) Event Finals (1:29:19) Tatiana Lysenko's double twisting yurchenko vs. the world; the 1992 vault final.  The Beam Final: Li Lu - press handstand to HEALY to arch pose! Pour out some Yang Bo. Lysenko's backspin, Shannon Miller. One of the greatest beam finals of all time.  The Bars Final: The bars medalists got air on the bars that were super close together. Lu Li got mega air and Kim Gwang Suk - TKATCHEV TO COUNTER KIM! WHAT?! The Floor Final: Lavinia Milosovici's Romanian tumbling greatness, Henrietta Onodi's triple full, Gutsu's split leg double layout, so much genius! Shenanigans and the Legacy of the 1992 Olympics (1:43:05) Steve Nunno's motivational poster quotes.  Bela Karolyi or Donald Trump quotes quiz.  The training schedule for the U.S. Team. Yes, two-a-day practices.  The new breed of positive coaches. (1:51:53) RELATED LINKS For a deep dive into how Shannon Miller won Olympic Trials while Kim Zmeskal had the higher scores: The History of Olympic Trials Controversies podcast. Wendy Bruce-Martin is the new head coach of Swiss women's artistic gymnastics national team Claudia Miller (Shannon Miller's mom), wrote a book called, "My Child My Hero." A gym nerd must-read. Here is that Australian team 1992 compulsories leotard [caption id="attachment_36688" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Australia aboriginal (?) inspired 1992 compulsory leotard[/caption] JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too!   RELATED EPISODES 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) Episode 38: Svetlana Boginskaya 148: Shannon Miller Episode 15: Joan Ryan Author of Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake 187: McKayla Maroney 186: Amanda Borden 177: Stella Umeh 77: Aly Raisman Episode 48: Kyla Ross Episode 31: Elise Ray Episode 28: Kristen Maloney Episode 19: Andreea Raducan 223: Tasha Schwikert

    Goodbye 2021 and a Happy New Code to All

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 84:02

    GYMTERNET NEWS in 2022, USAG will hold women's camps at Stars in Katy TX, the gym owned by current developmental program coordinator Dan Baker. Is that a conflict of interest? And is that OK? We discuss, with a response from USAG. The survivors and USAG reached a $380 million settlement, which also contains critical nonmonetary reform commitments. Plus, all the awards Simone and Suni are racking up, a whole bunch of hirings and firings, gymnastics being totally big-time business now, and vital musical and gymnast-boyfriend news. HAPPY NEW CODE Next time we speak, the new women's elite code of points will be in effect. We run through the hottest topics like: They're finally coming for your wolf turns! They're finally coming for your candle mounts! Side jumps on beam are getting a full renovation Artistry "now becomes important" The vault value massacre The dawn of the age of rolls And a whole lot more JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Spitfire: The Movie (Commissioned) Nadia: The Movie (Commissioned) The History of Romanian Gymnastics (Commissioned) Carly Patterson's Album Interpreted & Dave Tilley PT Gymnastics Myth Busters Tenths Don't Matter GymCastic Interview with survivor attorney John Manly Preventing Abuse in Gymnastics

    Spitfire: The Movie (Commissioned)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 90:54

    SPITFIRE This episode has been commissioned by Cathleen, who told us we could do whatever we wanted, so obviously...it's Spitfire time. We recap the 1995 straight-to-VHS spy-nastics classic, complete with commentary from special guest, movie star Kristie Phillips! Why Spencer thought we actually got sent porn for a second Dying of a suitcase? How this movie definitely doesn't know the difference between Russia and Romania "Some girls hit back, asshole" Expert chalk bucket cocaine sabotage! "Five giants into a BRANDY." Kristie discusses the epic accidental double Kovacs. THE LAUNCH CODES ARE ON THE AMERICAN GYMNASTICS TEAM A lengthy discussion of time travel and this bonkers competition schedule. It's so stressful. You're going to miss Worlds! Spying is loudly telling people exactly what you plan to do in public Things that appear by magic when needed: Grips and full repelling equipment Flying a plane directly to a gymnastics meet EVIL COMMUNIST HAND TOXINS And much more...

    The Best College Gymnasts You're Not Watching (Commissioned)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 105:53

    This episode has been commissioned by the Courtney Bumpers Fan Club, where we discuss the college gymnastics things we don't talk enough—past, present, and future (?) Vault: Elites Could Never Edition, starring Kendall Whitman and Allison Zuhlke GymCastic Mythbusters: "Increasing difficulty requirements makes smaller teams less able to contend" A Moment in History: The single best beam routine in the history of college gymnastics, the single best mount in the history of college gymnastics, and the single best movement quality in the history of college gymnastics On the importance of one-knee elements, backspins, and Korbuts Elizabeth Culton: When is she getting a 10? The viral gymnastics routine --a discussion on race and black excellence. Discussion: Leotard bonus, is it real, why does it happen, and what do we do about it? QUIZ: Gymnasts, firsts and records you should know about More important than the Gym Slam, the QuadraDiva: A gymnast who has won four or more of the five individual college gymnastics titles (all-around, vault, bars, beam, floor) Discussion: Going viral. Can it happen for gymnasts from smaller schools? Plus, why we need to talk about gymnasts Ariana Castrence, Emerson Hurst, Nika Takagi, Emma Milne, and Kendal Knaps. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Tricia Woo Project K The History of Romanian Gymnastics (Commissioned) Carly Patterson's Album Interpreted & Dave Tilley PT Gymnastics Myth Busters 368: No-No-Nunnoisms (Commissioned) 367: Shawn and Nastia: From Feud to Friendship (Commissioned) 365: 1988 Olympics Team Competition (Commissioned) 364: 80s Fight! (Commissioned) 327: 1993 NCAA Nationals (Commissioned) 325: Olympics of Difference Makers (Commissioned) 313: Best Floor Routines EVAH! (Commissioned) 312: 4th Is the New 1st (Commissioned) 309: Perfect Form – The O'Beirne Code (Commissioned) 308: 2004 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 306: Gymnastics Fails (Commissioned) 304: The GymCastic Olympics (Commissioned) 281: Myths, Legends, and Unexpected Moments PART 2 (Commissioned) 279: A Diva Is Magical: The Svetlana Khorkina Episode (Commissioned) 278: 2000 Sydney All-Around Final (Commissioned) 262: 1996 Olympic Event Finals (Commissioned) 258: The Fluff Cast (Commissioned) 256: 1996 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 255: 1996 Olympic Team Final (Commissioned) 252: Myths, Legends and Unexpected Moments in Gymnastics History (Commissioned) 228: Leotards (Commissioned) 225: 1992 Olympics Recap with Wendy Bruce (Commissioned) 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned)

    The History of Romanian Gymnastics (Commissioned)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 115:15

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded. [wcm_nonmember]Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. THE HISTORY OF ROMANIAN GYMNASTICS This episode has been commissioned by Nico T.L., who requested an episode on the history of Romanian gymnastics, from the pre-Nadia era (huhhhh?) to the present. We discuss: Mythbusters: Romanian gymnastics started with Nadia The 60s: Boycotts and Romanian Gymnastics Jail How Nadia changed the difficulty game Scandals: The Romanian walkout at 1977 Euros, the 1981 Agache/Szabo identity swap, and most shocking of all, floor routines choreographed by Martha The age of Silivas, Dobre, and the single greatest Romanian team of all time URGENT: Ballet Beats WATCH ALONG: Popa, Voinea, and Potorac "Romania does boring, safe gymnastics guaranteed to win." Fact, fiction, or depends? WATCH ALONG: Marinescu and Olaru On Top of the World: Romania 2000-2004 Did the open-ended code kill Romanian gymnastics? The 2012 team, Ana Porgras, and what could have been The 2015 Worlds incident Hope for a better future? Spencer and Jessica select their all-time Romanian dream teams JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Project K Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovsch 365: 1988 Olympics Team Competition (Commissioned) 364: 80s Fight! (Commissioned) 281: Myths, Legends, and Unexpected Moments PART 2 (Commissioned) 278: 2000 Sydney All-Around Final (Commissioned) 262: 1996 Olympic Event Finals (Commissioned) 258: The Fluff Cast (Commissioned) 256: 1996 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 255: 1996 Olympic Team Final (Commissioned) 252: Myths, Legends and Unexpected Moments in Gymnastics History (Commissioned) 228: Leotards (Commissioned) 225: 1992 Olympics Recap with Wendy Bruce (Commissioned) 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned) Carly Patterson's Album Interpreted & Dave Tilley PT Gymnastics Myth Busters Tenths Don't Matter REFERNCES The Balance Beam Situation 10 year GIFebration Rhythmic coach disciplined by FIG for violent behavior Gymnastics History, 1968: The Women's Compulsories Competition in Mexico City Romanian Coach, Gheorghe, convicted of manslaughter for beating gymnast to death during practice.

    Carly Patterson's Album Interpreted and Dr. Dave Tilley PT Gymnastics Myth Busters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 115:34

    CARLY PATTERSON'S ALBUM: BACK TO THE BEGINNING This episode has been commissioned by "Just an Ordinary Girl Putting Up a Fight to Get Out of This Temporary Life," who requested an episode analyzing the music of 2004 Olympic Champion, Carly Rae Patterson and her 2009 album, Back to the Beginning. We answer important questions like, which song is a metaphor for WOGA? And which one is really about Khorkina? Gymnastics Science Myth Busters with Dr. Dave Tilley PT, NCSA The internal work; therapy and/or self reflection, necessary to be healthy in our jobs and relationships Learning to have a healthy relationship with exercise after gymnastics The actual force impact of landings and falls and a yurchenko double back on the body The science behind back pain in gymnasts during puberty. Red S Syndrome (formerly Female Athlete Triad) and the damaging garbage nutrition fads hurting gymnasts. Gymnastics Myth Busted with an Dr. Dave Tilley PhD: You have to be short, young, and under-developed to be good at gymnastics and all skills have to be learned before puberty. False! We discuss the physical and psychological advantages of hormones and puberty for female gymnasts. Gymnasts and children should never weight train. False! The original study was based on children laborers and not safe, supervised weightlifting. Back pain, during puberty especially, is just a normal part of gymnastics and can't be prevented. False! We discuss the effect hormones have on ligaments and bones during healthy puberty and how coaches can help their gymnasts safely navigate this growth period. If you are overweight you will tear your achilles. False! BMI is not a factor in gymnasts achilles tears. Read the study here. Resources & References: SHIFT Movement Science and Gymnastics Education SHIFT Free Resource Lab  SHIFT Hero Lab: international online gymnastics education community Developing Powerful Athletes Pt 1  Developing Powerful Athletes Pt 2   Long Term Athletic Development Natalie Yurchenko Olympic Channel interview on yurchenko double back. Factors Associated With Achilles Tendon Rupture in Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Weight Training Safety & Performance in children and adolescents: The effectiveness of exercise interventions to prevent sports injuries (BJSM)  Youth Resistance Training International Consensus Position Statement (BJSM)  Resistance training for children and adolescents (Translational Pediatrics)  Youth Resistance Training Position Statement Paper (JSCR) Plyometric training performance in elite-oriented prepubertal female gymnasts  Effects if Resistance Training in Youth Athletes  The effects of eccentric training on lower limb flexibility: a systematic review (BJSM)  Increasing muscle extensibility: a matter of increasing length or modifying sensation? (Phys Ther)  Regular stretch does not increase muscle extensibility (Scan J Med Sci Sports) Red S Syndrome and Disordered Eating in Gymnastics: Understanding Eating Disorders in Elite Gymnastics (Clin Sports Med) Disordered Eating in Women's Gymnastics (JASP) The IOC consensus statement on RED-S (BJSM) Interaction among skeletal muscle metabolic energy systems during intense exercise (J Nutr Metab) JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Project K Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovsch 368: No-No-Nunnoisms (Commissioned) 367: Shawn and Nastia: From Feud to Friendship (Commissioned) 365: 1988 Olympics Team Competition (Commissioned) 364: 80s Fight! (Commissioned) 327: 1993 NCAA Nationals (Commissioned) 325: Olympics of Difference Makers (Commissioned) 313: Best Floor Routines EVAH! (Commissioned) 312: 4th Is the New 1st (Commissioned) 309: Perfect Form – The O'Beirne Code (Commissioned) 308: 2004 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 306: Gymnastics Fails (Commissioned) 304: The GymCastic Olympics (Commissioned) 281: Myths, Legends, and Unexpected Moments PART 2 (Commissioned) 279: A Diva Is Magical: The Svetlana Khorkina Episode (Commissioned) 278: 2000 Sydney All-Around Final (Commissioned) 262: 1996 Olympic Event Finals (Commissioned) 258: The Fluff Cast (Commissioned) 256: 1996 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 255: 1996 Olympic Team Final (Commissioned) 252: Myths, Legends and Unexpected Moments in Gymnastics History (Commissioned) 228: Leotards (Commissioned) 225: 1992 Olympics Recap with Wendy Bruce (Commissioned) 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned)

    Tenths Don't Matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 78:47

    THE TOM INTERVIEW Nicole Langevin interviewed Tom Forster, and Tom's performance left us...scratching our heads. We discuss: How he obviously hates this job and wishes he were coaching club instead Bold-faced lies about being asked for interviews/comment How *no one could POSSIBLY have predicted* the deductions the US team would receive at the Olympics "We don't think it will come down to tenths" Misinformation about the 2016 Olympic Trials And a lot more THE GYMTERNET NEWS A racist attack on Suni Lee The FIG elections and what to make of them College signings for the 2023 season Alleged retaliation by USAG against a security company that reported SafeSport violations Personnel changes afoot at USAG Good news for event specialists Plus, a new gymnastics movie, a new gymnastics board game, streaming the GOAT Tour, and all the latest from meets around the world JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Nadia the Movie (Commissioned) Mini-Commissions Hall of Fame Tokyo Olympics Recap Olympic Trials Party and Postmortem

    Nadia: The Movie (Commission)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 96:26

    THE NADIA MOVIE Lies, lies, and more lies! For today's commissioned episode, we watched the 1984 made-for-TV movie Nadia, a Very Highly Extremely Unauthorized biography of Nadia Comaneci, and we seriously just can't with it. We discuss: Things that definitely 100% happened and aren't lies at all, like Bela Karolyi creepily discovering Nadia at recess The villain of this tale: Communism The very important *IMMEDIATE CHOREOGRAPHED FRIENDSHIP DANCE* between Nadia and Teodora Interrupting the judges in the middle of Tourischeva's floor routine (!) Anachronistic hair: A deep discussion Marcia Frederick's stunts are the only watchable part This movie did Teodora Ungureanu dirty Is this the only gymnastics movie where the stunt work is harder than the real routines they're portraying? Wait...did they turn Nellie Kim white? Creating the future: Did Bela reenact some of these scenes later in his career? Some very sensitive and thoughtful treatment of weight and suicide. Healthy and helpful. Good good. The moral of the story might be anorexia JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Project K Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovsch McKayla Maroney Interview  Vanessa Atler Interview Mini-Commissions Hall of Fame Tokyo Olympics Recap

    So Bad You Can't Look Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 52:56

    MINI-COMMISSIONS HALL OF FAME Erin has commissioned us to bring back fluff pieces and reimagine the non-racist, non-condescending, non-awful versions we'd like to see. Obviously, we go right to Elena Produnova, Catalina Ponor's closet, and lesbians. Nico asked us to discuss these So-bad-you-can't-look-away/best of floor routines from the 2000s, including, in his words, Elena Produnova‘s “Super Bitch Power Routine,” Paloma Moro‘s “Cracked Out Spanish Hoedown Routine,” and Alena Polozkova's “So Bad You Can't Look Away Routine.” We are in heaven. Club Members can watch along with the original episode here. Karla asked us to discuss the most tragic examples of getting two-per-countried with hypotheses about whether the person who got knocked out could have medaled. We talk about Wieber and Douglas and also pull a few nuggets out of the archives (like Justice for Huang Mandan). JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes or order your own mini-commission. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 426 Body Roll Abomination  375: Double Kovacs to Low Bar 368: No-No-Nunnoisms (Commissioned) 367: Shawn and Nastia: From Feud to Friendship (Commissioned) 365: 1988 Olympics Team Competition (Commissioned) 364: 80s Fight! (Commissioned)

    2021 World Championships, Event Finals Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 50:28

    Today, our immediate reactions after watching the final competition at the 50th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships including beam and women's floor; men's vault, p-bars and high bar: World and Olympic Rebeca Andrade (BRA) in the beam final Battle P-Bars and vault with 2019 floor world champion from the Philippines, Carlos Yulo, USA's Yul Moldauer and Hashimoto Daiki (JPN) and Kaya Kazuma (JPN) Japanese beam goddess, Ashikawa, Urara vs. world champion Pauline Schaefer-Betz (GER) and beam star Luo Rui (CHN) Floor leaders, American Leanne Wong, power house Euros Champion Anastasila Bachynska (UKR) and world champ Murakami Mai (JPN) will compete against Maria Ceplinschi (ROU) and all-around champion Angelina Melnikova (RUS) for the podium Bronze all-around medalist Kayla Dicello (USA) vs World All-Around Champion Angelina Melnikova (RUS)  on floor and beam King Kohei Uchimura (JPN) swings high bar in front of his hometown in what may be his last elite performance. American national champion, Brody Malone (USA) attempts to make the medal stand on high bar BONUS CONTENT: Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. Behind the Scenes we talk about all the stuff you can't see on the screen! What the Japanese team did after the meet was over, how we got in trouble with our fellow quarantine-ers  at the hotel; the travel saga; the robot machine COVID tests we took to get home Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 2021 World Championships, Event Finals - Day 1 2021 World Championships, Men's All Around Final 2021 World Championships, Women's All Around Final 2021 World Championships, Qualification – Day 3 2021 World Championships, Qualification – Day 2 2021 World Championships, Women's Qualification – Day 1 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 3 2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu – Podium Training, Day 2 2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu – Podium Training, Day 1 2021 World Championships Preview RELATED LIVEBLOGS Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Even Finals – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Even Finals – Day 1 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Men's All-Around Finals Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Women's All-Around Finals Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 3 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 1 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 3 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 1  

    2021 World Championships, Day 1 of Event Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 57:11

    Today, our immediate reactions after watching: Rebeca Andrade (BRA) Battle Pommel with Alec Yoder, Stephen Nedoroscik Elza Geurts (NED)!!!!! World All-Around Champion Angelina Melnikova (RUS) Wei Xiaoyuan (CHN) Carlos "Are You Kidding Me" Yulo! (PHI) Italian Domination and Finish a surprise! Plus an epic fight about ties and E scores. BONUS CONTENT: Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. Behind the Scenes we talk about all the stuff you can't see on the screen! Travel craziness; Kenzo after the meet and pizza by Armani with the Italian Federation on the bus ride back to our hotel. Plus we answer your questions. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 2021 World Championships, Men's All Around Final 2021 World Championships, Women's All Around Final 2021 World Championships, Qualification – Day 3 2021 World Championships, Qualification – Day 2 2021 World Championships, Women's Qualification – Day 1 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 3 2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu – Podium Training, Day 2 2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu – Podium Training, Day 1 2021 World Championships Preview RELATED LIVEBLOGS Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Even Finals – Day 1 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Men's All-Around Finals Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Women's All-Around Finals Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 3 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 1 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 3 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 1  

    2021 World Championships, Men's All Around Final

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 44:16

    Today, our immediate reactions after watching: Tokyo Olympic Champion Hashimoto Daiki (JPN) falls to new all-around world champion, snubbed Chinese Olympic Trials winner, Zhang Boheng (CHN) The fight for third between eventual bronze medalist Ilia Kovtun (UKR); Yul Moldauer (USA), Shi Cong (CHN) and Adem Asil (TUR) Plus allll the Khorkina sighting news. What in Kohei's Kingdom was going on with all of the approved inquires?! D scores judges have some explaining to do! BONUS CONTENT: Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. Behind the Scenes we talk about all the stuff you can't see on the screen!  What happened in the press conference that you might miss unless you are paying close attention to the video on our YouTube page; Japanese pens; the office where things are really getting done; we answer lots of your questions and Spencer describes what it's like to sit next to Jessica at a gymnastics meet. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 2021 World Championships, Qualification – Day 3 2021 World Championships, Qualification – Day 2 2021 World Championships, Women's Qualification – Day 1 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 3 2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu – Podium Training, Day 2 2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu – Podium Training, Day 1 2021 World Championships Preview RELATED LIVEBLOGS Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Women's All-Around Finals Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 3 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 1 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 3 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 1  

    2021 World Championships, Women's All Around Final

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 47:01

    Today, our immediate reactions after watching: Olympic all-around bronze medalist, Angelina Melnikova (RUS) USA's Leanne Wong and Kayla diCello Khorkina and the robot medal deliverer Russia's Vladislava Urazova Wei Ziaoyuan (CHN) France's Carolann Heduit and Celia Serber after her scary fall on beam in qualifications Filipa Martins of Portugal History makers Jennifer Williams (SWE), Emma Slevin (IRL) and Naomi Visser (NED) Power house tumbler Anastasia Bachynska (UKR) BONUS CONTENT: Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. Behind the Scenes we talk about all the stuff you can't see on the screen!  Everyone takes sides on Battle Email Notifications and the adorable flub during the press conference. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 2021 World Championships, Qualification – Day 3 2021 World Championships, Qualification – Day 2 2021 World Championships, Women's Qualification – Day 1 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 3 2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu – Podium Training, Day 2 2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu – Podium Training, Day 1 2021 World Championships Preview RELATED LIVEBLOGS Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Women's All-Around Finals Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 3 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Qualifications – Day 1 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 3 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 2 Live Blog: 2021 World Championships, Podium Training – Day 1  

    2021 World Championships, Qualification Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 52:24

    Today, our immediate reactions after watching Japan's two Olympic Champions King Uchimura Kohei and Hashimoto Daiki compete in front of a sold out home crowd. Plus defending world high bar champion, Arthur Nory (BRA), USA's battle pommel horse between Alec Yoder and Stephen Nedoroscik with Donnell Whittenburg joining the Dragulescu vault-a-thon; Yul Moldauer joined a stacked field in the AA; Irish star Rhys McClenaghan trying to repeat his PH greatness; and last but never least, Carlos Yulo (PHI) trying to defend his 2019 floor World Championship. Plus news on the spinal injury to Hatakeda Hitomi (JPN) and the COVID disinfection of the equipment after a competing athlete tested positive.   ​​BONUS CONTENT: Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. Behind the Scenes we talk about all the stuff you didn't see on the screen! The HR department has to step in to an internal GymCastic Crew dispute.

    2021 World Championships, Qualification Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 48:40

    Today, our immediate reactions after watching the end of women's qualifications with Andrade and Melnikova plus the beginning of men's qualifications! Plus  Konnor McClain recently recovery from COVID and Igor Radivilov's grip situation on rings vs the grip break rules. BONUS CONTENT: Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. Behind the Scenes we talk about all the stuff you didn't see on the screen! What Spencer overhead on the livestream; we answer your questions about China's giant puffer jackets; judging here vs the Olympics; why the subdivisions aren't consolidated and more on USA's Warm-Up Gate. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.

    2021 World Championships, Women's Qualification -Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 47:14

    Today, our immediate reactions after watching the first day of women's qualifications, including China, Great Britain and Becky Downie's revenge tour, Italy, Netherlands with Elze Geurts in first place on vault, USA's amazing comeback from podium training and DiCello hitting bars without a one touch, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Romania. BONUS CONTENT: Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. Behind the Scenes we talk about our adventures with the Italian Federation on the bus; what's happening in the arena that you can't see; the made up reason for disallowing photos in the arena; how to escape a fire in a Japanese hotel. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here

    2021 World Championships, Podium Training - Day 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 29:14

    Today, our instant takes immediately after watching day the third day of podium training, including the Japanese men, Carlos Yulo, USA and the three gymnasts who may be out of the competition. BONUS CONTENT: Behind The Scenes Behind The Scenes is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. In the bonus content about why Nederosic didn't arrive in Japan until today and why the FIG Vice President came to talk to us up in the rafters!

    2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu Podium Training, Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 41:49

    Today, our instant takes immediately after watching day the second day of podium training, which featured Andrade, Russia's Olympic Champion women's team kicking ass today, Ireland and men's podium training with Germany, China, Russia and Ukraine.

    2021 Worlds Championships in Kitakyushu - Podium Training, Day 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 51:27

    Today, our instant takes from watching day the first day of podium training, which featured USA, Romania, Japan, Ukraine, Germany BONUS CONTENT! BTS is a live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! We're providing daily coverage after each day of competition plus podium training days during the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live. In the bonus content hear how Jessica made someone cry on her first day in Japan, about the "quarantine bubble", the struggles the athletes have faced during this last minute Worlds, things we can and cannot do while we are here and why it took three days to get to our destination.  Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.

    2021 World Championships Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 86:28

    US WOMEN'S SELECTION PREVIEW First, we preview the US women's team camp, are disgusted by the selection criteria,  and make the case for each of the athletes attending. And since there are only six people trying for four spots...everyone has a shot! Ciena Alipio, Kayla DiCello, eMjae Frazier, Olivia Greaves, Konnor McClain Leanne Wong. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW Full Schedule It's the Kitakyushu Worlds of...ahem...opportunity! We preemptively start some equipment drama because we're so helpful Which Olympic medalists are competing at worlds and are they going to clean up? (Yes.) Who might challenge Andrade and Melnikova for all-around medals? What is Spencer grumpy about (today)? Why men's floor is the final we're most looking forward to Becky Downie's Revenge Kensley tries her hardest to get you interested in pommel horse and rings The wildcards we're most excited to see, like Desiree Carofiglio and Lee Yunseo GYMTERNET NEWS The FBI isn't off the hook, Chuso is going to Chuso, Giulia Steingruber retired, and more important news JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Olivia Dunne and Katelyn Ohashi Interview & GOAT Review Tokyo Olympics Recap

    NIL: Olivia Dunne and Katelyn Ohashi Interview plus Simone's GOAT Tour Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 97:37

    The Tour Spencer has now seen the Simone's Gold Over America Tour (GOATour )and he and Jessica have an...um, well...let's say difference of opinion about pretty much everything about it Spencer discusses typos, what constitutes cutesy nonsense, and the difference between gymnastics and acting Jessica cries about how the tour is changing the world one 4-year-old boy at a time Olivia Dunne and Katelyn Ohashi Olivia Dunne and Katelyn Ohashi join us to discuss the new NCAA name, image, and likeness rules (NIL), how life has changed for Olivia this summer, what Katelyn missed out on in the pre-NIL era, Katelyn's advice for Olivia, the cautionary tale that was the Aurora Games, advice for handling social media in a healthy way, and reflections on their experiences in elite. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes at Tour Rehearsal Behind the Scenes: Smudging Behind the Scenes: Rodeo Exercise Machine Behind the Scenes: Adventures in Crying at Disneyland Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Congressional Hearings and Tour Preview 2000 Olympic Trials (Group Commission) The History of Olympic Trials Controversies How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest Tokyo Olympics Recap

    Congressional Hearings and GOAT Tour Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 87:53

    Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. GOATour Rehearsal Jessica went to rehearsals for the tour and HAS to tell you about what she saw, how it's different from—and so much less lame than—every other tour, and how many times she cried (it was a lot). Congressional Hearings Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, and Maggie Nichols testified in front of a Senate committee on the FBI mishandling of the criminal ex-doctor case. We discuss: the SCATHING report from the OIG on the coverups and failures of the FBI, what we learned from their testimony, what we still want to find out, and whether this is actually going to help anything at all or if it's all just an exercise in ego and showboating for senators. US Men's Worlds Team Following two days of selection camp, the US men's world team has been named. We break down the utter tragedy of gymnastics that was the first day as well as how non-controversial the ultimate selection was...except for some noteworthy absences from the field. Gymternet News The Chinese National Games have started, it's time to irrationally get your hopes up about Romania again, and some worlds teams have been named. Plus, more news and your feedback. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Smudging Behind the Scenes: Rodeo Exercise Machine Behind the Scenes: Adventures in Crying at Disneyland Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES 2000 Olympic Trials (Group Commission) The History of Olympic Trials Controversies How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest Tokyo Olympics Recap

    2000 Olympic Trials (Group Commission)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 111:04

    This week, we have a group commission from Brianna, Stephanie, Atwood, Laura, Karla, and Emma, all about [deep breath] the collective nightmare that was the 2000 Olympic Trials. We discuss: The breaking news that there actually was official selection criteria, and it was technically followed. The significance of 2000 Trials as the worst thing that has ever happened ever, the controversy of the selection process, the low point this represented in athlete-first commentary, and just...the Bela of it all Shannon's comeback What if Atler had been able to compete on the "new" vault? The way the commentators talk about Alyssa Beckerman The infamous Rybacki fluff piece DLO + Punch front Shannon's vault injury BEIGE DRAPES Steve Nunno's performance piece The Moceanu sadness forest Why they selected the team they did, and was it the right call? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Rodeo Exercise Machine Behind the Scenes: Adventures in Crying at Disneyland Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES The History of Olympic Trials Controversies Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Part 2 Vanessa Atler Jamie Dantzscher How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest Tokyo Olympics Recap No No Nunnoisms

    The History of US Olympic Trials Controversies (Commissioned)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 110:21

    OLYMPIC TRIALS CONTROVERSIES This week, we have a commission from Club Gym Nerd member Jasmine, who asked for an episode on the history of US Olympic Trials—how teams were selected and all the major scandals. And there have been plenty. 1980 - Olympic boycott hypocrisy and what happens when gymnasts tie for the last spot? (Or have alligators?) 1984 - The case of Dianne Durham and the Olympic petition 1988 - The Perils of Rank Order: The Early Years 1992 - The back-room meeting that kept Kim Kelly off the Olympic team 1996 - Only controversial if you're a Forster? 2000 - Atler. Nuff said. The Martha Years - Were teams really chosen months in advance? Plus, we make our proposals for an ideal Olympic team selection process for the United States JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Vanessa Atler Jamie Datzscher How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest Tokyo Olympics Recap

    How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 77:44

    MINI-COMMISSIONS From Jay: A mini-commission on America's most enduring gymnast of the 1980-1984 era: Julianne McNamara. We discuss her status as the only American Olympic bars champion, her five 10.0s from the 1984 Olympics, the excellence of her compulsory bars routine, whether she would have won at a fully attended Olympics, and why more people should do her eponymous skill. From Sue: Imagine a gymnast-led revolt a la Stick It in support of Morgan Hurd not being advanced to Olympic Trials. We discuss the chances something like this could actually happen, then go full fan fiction on how it could have played out. Plus Jessica describes the time she actually tried to make a gymnastics revolt happen. GYMTERNET NEWS The latest casting news for the GOAT Tour and Dancing with the Stars A timber company bought the Karolyi Ranch. Oh, that's too bad. College gymnastics: Who's coaching where? Who's switching their commitment to where? Who's getting money from whom? What's the latest jerk-face nonsense? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Tokyo Olympics Recap Tokyo Olympics: The Final Day Tokyo Olympics: Women's All-Around Final Tokyo Olympics: Women's Team Final Tokyo Olympics: Men's All-Around Final Tokyo Olympics: Women's Qualifying Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.

    Tokyo Olympics Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 120:25

    OLYMPIC RECAP BREAKING NEWS:  Uncle Tim PhD has a new website gymnastics-history where he uncovered the truth about Petrik and Caslavska score change controversy. '"Soviet Larisa Petrik's preliminary scores were mysteriously upgraded, enabling her to tie Věra Čáslavská for the gold medal on floor.” Well, the story is more complicated, and the sinister undertones aren't true. The judging scandal is a myth. Plain and simple." BEST OF: Our best moments of the Tokyo Olympics, from Suni Lee's all-around title, to Vanessa Ferrari finally getting her medal, to Nagornyy trying to crawl inside a wall, to unbroken ties, and more Simone and the Twisties: Reflecting on how it played out, how the media narrative evolved, and what would have happened if this were 2016 Biggest Surprises: Including the Russian women winning the team final (and what the US program needs to learn from this) and Dalaloyan still being a live person The Controversies: Because it wouldn't be an Olympics without them. No one-touch, the demon springboard, salute deductions, and the men's floor tie All the things that happened but we're going to pretend didn't happen Does this signal the end of the era of US women's dominance? Does this signal the beginning of an era of Russian dominance? What will be the ultimate legacy of the Tokyo Olympics? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Tokyo Olympics: The Final Day Tokyo Olympics: Women's All-Around Final Tokyo Olympics: Women's Team Final Tokyo Olympics: Men's All-Around Final Tokyo Olympics: Women's Qualifying WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.

    A Quitter's Try - The CNN Parkettes Documentary

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 86:44

    This episode has been commissioned by Club Gym Nerd member Taylor, Princess of Sexy Data, who requested a deep dive into the infamous CNN Parkettes documentary, Achieving the Perfect 10, that we can all quote by heart. We discuss Background What's the deal with Parkettes? The legacy of this piece Jessica's experience going to the Parkettes camp as a youth (!) Why we think Parkettes agreed to this Part 1: A 7-year-old with a broken ankle TOPs testing gives Spencer a panic attack How NOT to sound like a creeper when talking about a 7-year-old Everyone says "suck it up" 100,000 times because healthy We root for everyone to quit and go to a pool party Part 2: Get confident, stupid Demeaning people definitely makes them more confident The Mrs hates everyone, especially gymnasts, and teenagers, and you Jessica is still fawning over Nicole Harris to this day Part 3: Annie, are you OK? "Do you just think it's more important to have bobbles so people will give you attentions?" Why we're obsessed with deadpan comedy genius Annie Fogerty OH GOOD THE WEIGHT PORTION, THIS WILL GO WELL "Way to give up, Annie, way to give up" "Was that a try, what you just did? What kind of a try? Is there such a thing as a quitter's try, like lackadaisical?" What exactly is a quitter's try? The Kristie Phillips cautionary tale Part 4: Aftermath Where are they now? What this says about elite gymnastics, and why USAG learned all the wrong lessons from how horrified we are by it The problem with typical American parents' view of sports SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. RELATED EPISODES 341: The Call Is Coming from Inside the House 340: USAG and The Case of the Missing Documents 327: 1993 NCAA Nationals (Commissioned) 325: Olympics of Difference Makers (Commissioned) 313: Best Floor Routines EVAH! (Commissioned) 312: 4th Is the New 1st (Commissioned) 309: Perfect Form – The O'Beirne Code (Commissioned) 308: 2004 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 306: Gymnastics Fails (Commissioned) 304: The GymCastic Olympics (Commissioned) 281: Myths, Legends, and Unexpected Moments PART 2 (Commissioned) 279: A Diva Is Magical: The Svetlana Khorkina Episode (Commissioned) 278: 2000 Sydney All-Around Final (Commissioned) 262: 1996 Olympic Event Finals (Commissioned) 258: The Fluff Cast (Commissioned) 256: 1996 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 255: 1996 Olympic Team Final (Commissioned) 252: Myths, Legends and Unexpected Moments in Gymnastics History (Commissioned) 228: Leotards (Commissioned) 225: 1992 Olympics Recap with Wendy Bruce (Commissioned) 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned)  

    Best of GymCastic: 80s Fight!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 82:19

    The greatest rivalries of the 1980s! This week, we have a commissioned episode from Club Gym Nerd member Kimo, who asked for an episode all about the 1980s rivalries between the Romanians and the Soviets, both team and individually. We are oh so happy to oblige! Setting the scene A history of Soviet dominance Romania's 1976 emergence The 1977 Europeans Romanian WALKOUT! The first great Romanian/Soviet rivalry—Nadia vs. Nellie and how it may or may not have influenced the future of gymnastics Romania wins in 1979, the “Nadia Infected Wrist” worlds The true story of Nadia's fake injury and government control The Rivalry The 1980 Olympics of crazy judging Nadia vs. Davydova and the case of the 30-minute delay Nadia vs. Nellie and the case of the “computer malfunction” Mukhina's paralysis and the race for innovative difficulty 1981 Worlds The silliest scores of 1981 (oh, it's 9.800 for this) The case of the Szabo/Agache impersonation of 1981 Romania ends up 4th. That's right 4th. 1983 Worlds Innovation from an all-star Soviet team—YURCHENKO vaults, the SHISHOVA Just fangirling about Mostepanova for a while More fun with bonkers scoring 1984 boycott gives us an opportunity to talk about China 1985 Worlds Soviet Union casually adds Omelianchik and Shushunova to its already stellar 1983 team The Soviets were so deep that Shushunova placed FIFTH on her own team in qualification The evolution of Romanian floor to be less “chicken dance” and whether it contributed to what happened next 1987 and THE TIDE TURNS Silivas wins the European AA title in Moscow, and the Soviets (gasp) fall Romania gets its first world team title in 8 years How the addition of Aurelia Dobre changed the game for Romania Pro-Soviet bias in skill naming Dobre vs. Shushunova vs. Silivas vs. Baitova vs. Omelianchik. This was no two-way rivalry The 1988 Olympics and how timing is everything FURTHER READING Firsts, Named Skills, and Innovators in Women's Artistic Gymnastics Zhaoqing World Challenge Cup 2019 JO Nationals 2019 Spring/Summer Schedule SUPPORT THE SHOW Join Club Gym Nerd here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. RELATED EPISODES 344: Shushunova vs. Silivas 1988 (Commissioned) 342: A Quitter's Try – The CNN Parkettes Documentary (Commissioned) 341: The Call Is Coming from Inside the House 340: USAG and The Case of the Missing Documents 327: 1993 NCAA Nationals (Commissioned) 325: Olympics of Difference Makers (Commissioned) 313: Best Floor Routines EVAH! (Commissioned) 312: 4th Is the New 1st (Commissioned) 309: Perfect Form – The O'Beirne Code (Commissioned) 308: 2004 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 306: Gymnastics Fails (Commissioned) 304: The GymCastic Olympics (Commissioned) 281: Myths, Legends, and Unexpected Moments PART 2 (Commissioned) 279: A Diva Is Magical: The Svetlana Khorkina Episode (Commissioned) 278: 2000 Sydney All-Around Final (Commissioned) 262: 1996 Olympic Event Finals (Commissioned) 258: The Fluff Cast (Commissioned) 256: 1996 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) 255: 1996 Olympic Team Final (Commissioned) 252: Myths, Legends and Unexpected Moments in Gymnastics History (Commissioned) 228: Leotards (Commissioned) 225: 1992 Olympics Recap with Wendy Bruce (Commissioned) 185: 2008 Olympic All-Around Finals (Commissioned)

    Tokyo Olympics Event Finals Day 3: Beam, High Bar, PBars

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 64:35

    Simone returned to the podium and didn't die on her beam dismount; Chenchen remained the beam queen, historic medal for Turkey on Pbars from Arican, Zou regained his p-bars crown;  Sam Mikulak went out with a happy hit and Daiki's HB was redonkulously good.

    Tokyo Olympics: Event Finals Day Two

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 64:01

    Jade Carey is an Olympic Champion!  The first Olympic medal for Vanessa Ferrari, 2006 World AA Champion and FOUR time Olympian! Second Olympic medals in women's gymnastics EVER for Italy and Japan  First gymnastics Olympic medal for Armenia with Artur Davtyan's bronze on vault Shin Jeahawn won gold on vault for Korea.There were two sets of ties in vault finals. We'll explain how they were broken.  Liu Yang won gold on rings for China proving that judges aren't above some bonus points for a slow jazz head roll mid-iron cross!  There was an UNBROKEN tie between Melnikova and Mai and they gave eachother their flowers!

    Tokyo Olympics: Event Finals Day One

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 97:14

    First Olympic Champion in gymnastics for Israel - Dolgypyat on floor! Brazil's first ever Olympic Champion in women's  gymnastics, Rebeca Andrade for Vault!  Yeo Seojeong with the first ever South Korean women's Olympic medal, a bronze on vault! Nina Derwael with Belgium's first Olympic medal period for women's gymnastic, our new Olympic bars champion! Why Jade Carey is an absolute ninja with cat like reflexes that saved her on vault.  Why tie breakers suck; how Jessica disagrees with Spencer and Kensley's assessment of the meet as a whole and a big giant silver medal for MyKayla Skinner that affirms that she belongs here! 

    Tokyo Olympics: Womens' All Around Final

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 64:15

    All the details you didn't see on tv, direct from Tokyo. Sunisa Lee almost flew off bars but WISELY changed both her floor and beam routines to become the first ever Asian American, Hmong, all around Olympics Champion. Rebeca Andrade came back from three ACL surgeries to win silver with a gorgeous Cheng, and Melnikova proved her place after winning gold with her team. Plus all the deets from your favorites like Popa, Jade and Brooklyn. 

    Tokyo Olympics: Mens AA Final

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 79:37

    Details from the last dramatic rotation, the surprise .3 neutral deduction for Xiao Ruoteng, what Nagorny said about his third place place finish and our updates on Simone scratching from AA Finals. 

    Tokyo Olympics: Women's Gymnastics Team Final

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 25:13

    Historic moment when Simone scratched for mental health reasons Russia winning team gold for the first time EVER! British winning bronze for the first time in 90+ years!  Heroic moments abound in this super competitive, mega exciting women's team final 

    Tokyo Olympics: Men's Team Final

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 24:54

    Tokyo Olympics: Women's Qualifying

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 32:20

    Our instant reactions after watching a full day of the women's gymnastics qualifying round at the Tokyo Olympics: Simone didn't have her best competition, Rebeca Andrade placed second AA. The US finished behind Russia by more than a point going into Team Finals. Defending Olympic medalists failed to even make finals including Sanne Wevers on beam. Danusia Francis may have gotten the highest Execution score of the meet. Chuso got the standing ovation farewell she deserved. Tom Forster used the words of survivors to justify his poor decision making. Throughout the entire gymnastics Olympic competition we will be recording a live show from Tokyo. Our regular weekly public podcast will resume after the Olympics. In the meantime, here is a sample of our coverage for everyone; and our club members, who have made this coverage possible, have access to the full episodes. CLUB MEMBERS: Listen or Watch the full Behind The Scenes HERE Not a member? Join here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Packed & Ready to go to Tokyo! Behind The Scenes: Another Unwell Belgian Bird Theme Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED Behind The Scenes: Tokyo Olympics MAG Qualifications Live Blog: 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Men's Qualifications Tokyo Olympics: WAG Podium Training Live Blog: 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Women's Podium Training Behind The Scenes: Tokyo Olympics WAG Podium Training Tokyo 2020: MAG Podium Training Live Blog: Tokyo 2020 MAG Podium Training Tokyo Olympics Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team Preview 399: CHUSO! (Commissioned) Olympic Trials Party and Postmortem Olympic Trials Preview: The Case for Every Athlete 2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama Gymnastics International: It's Not Nabs! Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review 440: Chinese Gymnastics Team Trainer: Annemarie Alf DPT, CSCS

    Tokyo Olympics: Men's Gymnastics Qualifications

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 31:54

    Men's qualifications: our instant take after watching a day full of heartbreak (Kohei), triumph (Japan, Yoder, Rhys and Dalaloyan) and amazing careers come to an end (Epke). 

    Tokyo Olympics: WAG Podium Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 29:25

    Olympic gymnast, Luciana Alvarado from Costa Rica kneels for Black Lives Matter during the choreography for her floor routine. This it the first known Black Lives Matter artistic expression ever used in an elite gymnastics routine. Simone Biles lands the yurchenko double pike at the Olympics for the first time in podium training. China, Japan, Nina vs. Suni, Brooklyn Moors, Eythora and more. To listen to BTS login here

    Tokyo 2020: MAG Podium Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 34:25

    Kara Eaker and the case of the positive alternate test. Did British Gymnastics break the rules? Dalaloyan did vault and floor three months post-op on an achilles tear. The vault acted like a bridge troll who didn't want anyone to get over it, including the US men.

    Olympic Preview Part 2; Justice for Bower and Juda

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 155:16

    US Men's National Team: A Never-ending Controversy Neither Paul Juda—who earned the US an Olympic +1 spot—nor Olympic alternate Allan Bower were given funded spots on the US national team or invited to the world selection camp. This is bonkers, and Kensley is about to lose it. (Head to the 2-hour mark of this mega-sode for a deep dive into the documentation and USAG's statements.) Olympic Preview Part 2 This Olympic preview comes with a 2-per-country trigger warning. The content discussed here may be re-traumatizing for those who have experienced 2-per-country or are sensitive to 2-per-country issues. Please take care of yourselves and watch with care. If you need support, please contact the Jordyn Wieber Fan Club at 1-800-Not-Over-It. Brace yourselves: We predict Simone Biles will win the women's all-around. But who are the next-best contenders for medals? It's going to be Oksana Chusovitina's 8th Olympics. Why are people talking about anything else? Why pommel horse is going to be the most exciting final Nina vs. Suni Jessica's feelings standouts There aren't enough spots in this beam final Spencer tries to make Jessica choose between Brooklyn Moors and Eythora Thorsdottir Can anyone catch Kohei on high bar? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Another Unwell Belgian Bird Theme Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Tokyo Olympics Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team Preview 399: CHUSO! (Commissioned) Olympic Trials Party and Postmortem Olympic Trials Preview: The Case for Every Athlete 2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama Gymnastics International: It's Not Nabs! Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review 440: Chinese Gymnastics Team Trainer: Annemarie Alf DPT, CSCS

    Tokyo Olympics Women's Gymnastics Team Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 113:12

    OLYMPIC PREVIEW PART 1: Teams Today, we preview the 12 teams qualified to the women's competition at the Olympics: who's on them, expectations, storylines, and medal hopes. United States: How much of a fall buffer does the US have over everyone else? What records is Simone going to break, and when? And what 2-per-country problems should we start worrying about? Russia: How has this Russian generation closed the gap on the United States? Will Russia beat China for silver? Will a Russian win an all-around medal? China: How China is changing the tired narrative, both in age and event strength. You want 2-per-country drama? Check out the Chinese team trying to make the beam final. Japan: How will the team handle the host-country pressure? And how do we bring #JusticeforMai full circle? Italy: It's Vanessa Ferrari's 4th Olympics. Will a year of injuries compromise Italy's chance of another bronze medal? All your US questions post-trials in a rapid-fire Q&A. Well, medium-fire. OK, slow-fire. Plus what happened to Charlotte Drury and many other trampolinists. We discuss why the women's alternates changed since Olympic Trials.  France: It's Melanie time! Plus, can Boyer do it again? How will the team fare without Lorette Charpy? Canada: Never count out Ellie Black. The proper response to Brooklyn Moors' floor. How will an event-final focused selection strategy affect the team score? Netherlands: Eythora's voice-floor, Sanne's beam, and everything else about the most artistic team at the Olympics. Belgium: Will Nina win bars gold? Plus an intense breakdown of her very divisive floor routine. Germany: The sentimental underdogs of the Olympics bringing the age and unitard revolution. Also, why does Seitz not have more medals, and what are we doing about that? Spain: How do we get Roxana Popa back a floor final? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Olympic Trials Party and Postmortem Olympic Trials Preview: The Case for Every Athlete 2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama Gymnastics International: It's Not Nabs! Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review 440: Chinese Gymnastics Team Trainer: Annemarie Alf DPT, CSCS

    Olympic Trials Party and Postmortem

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 120:06

    OLYMPIC TRIALS The Olympic team has been named The 4th spot: Why "going by the scores" and "going by the all-around standings" are NOT the same thing The misunderstanding about the actual problem with Martha's way of doing things We make the arguments for both MyKayla Skinner and Grace McCallum for the Olympic team Why Tom Forster's explanation didn't help, and why the athletes didn't actually "select themselves" Olympic Trials -- "Even though the computer tells us MyKayla on the team would be a couple of tenths higher, we're so so fortunate that our athletes are so strong that I don't think it's going to come down to tenths of a point in Tokyo. We didn't feel like it was worth changing the integrity of the process simply for a couple of tenths." - Tom Forster US Championships, Jessica asked, "Regarding the two team positions that will be selected, is it going to be closer to the 3-up-3 count highest score potential or just the top four all-around?" “Erm, well no, it will be.. you know the job is to put forth the strongest team that we believe can hit 3-up-3 count. And so, by rule, the top two all-rounders will be automatically on the team. And then Pro Score has a whole query system that shows us every possible scenario of team formation to get the highest score. So, we'll look at that to try to determine how to complete the team." The blatant self-sabotage that is the US women's use of the +1 spot Justice for Shilese Jones and Riley McCusker! Why did the women not select a 5th alternate? TIME Magazine enters the Hall of Shame A RAGE-O-METER that we swear we didn't write ourselves The Actual Competition for a Second Sunisa Lee outscored Simone on day 2. We gush about her everything, with a reminder about gymnastics goldfish memories Jordan Chiles is the most consistent gymnast in the United States Sparing a thought for Leanne Wong's very important floor routine Who do we think got Senoh-bars-ed off the Olympic team? And update on Emily Lee, as well as Jade Carey's Olympic plans The Men's Team We...agree with it? Good work, men's team. What went into the selection of Alec Yoder for the +1 The case for selecting Alex Diab Comparing the men's selection process with the women's and what the women's program could learn from the men's JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Gymnastics Time Warp Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session Two US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session One US Classic 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Olympic Trials Preview: The Case for Every Athlete 2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama Gymnastics International: It's Not Nabs! Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review

    We Have Olympic Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 17:56

    Welcome to Behind The Scenes! (COMING SUNDAY) Day 1 Coverage of Men & Women Here Tonight we will discuss the Olympics Teams for Tokyo! This is our instant take directly after the competition. Our initial impressions and thoughts. Wednesday we will have our regular episode with discussion of every athlete, routine and so much analysis it will hurt. The first twenty minutes are available to everyone and then we tell the Behind The Scenes stories for our supporters who pay our way to these events, Club Gym Nerd members. U.S. Women's Olympic Team  Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum.  Jade Carey +1 and MyKayla Skinner +2. Replacement Athletes: Kayla DiCello, Kara Eaker, Leanne Wong, Emma Malabuyo.  U.S. Men's Olympic Team Brody Malone, Belfast, Tenn./Stanford University Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center Yul Moldauer, Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics Shane Wiskus, Spring Park, Minn./U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center Alec Yoder, Indianapolis, Ind./Ohio State University Replacement athletes Cameron Bock, Tustin, Calif./University of Michigan Allan Bower, Chandler, Ariz./University of Oklahoma Brandon Briones, Gilbert, Ariz./Stanford University Alex Diab, Glen Ellyn, Ill./University of Illinois Akash Modi, Morganville, N.J./Stanford University Going live after the women's Olympic Team is announced on Sunday. An hour and a half to two hours after the meet ends. Direct from Olympic Trials in St. Louis immediately following the conclusion of athlete interviews. Usually that's about an hour after the meet ends. BTS is a weekly live Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! It's our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here's how to ask questions live.

    Olympic Trials Day One

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 50:31

    We are live from St Louis at Olympic Trials. Our immediate reactions to night one of the women's and men's Olympic Trials including: the top scoring team after day one; the MAG second vault score investigation; Simone's double double beam dismount;  the standing ovation;  what you didn't see in podium training and on the sidelines, that Shane Wiskus had to say about his infamous high bar routine; COVID interference; Jordan Chiles and the vault springs battle; Jade suddenly un-scratcing from FX and more.  To hear the entire episode please login to Club Gym nerd. 

    31 Olympics Gymternet News Minisode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 42:12

    GYMTERNET NEWS Be sure to check out our US Olympic Trials Preview, where we make the case for every athlete Canada named its Olympic team, and it makes total sense and is free from controversy and drama. Canada we love you so much. Coaching news out of the Netherlands, including the decision on whether Vincent Wevers can coach at the Olympics The first Chinese Olympic test produced more questions than answers. Can we get special dispensation to name a team of five especially since Ou Yushan got a 15.6 on BB?! Kenzo Shirai announced his retirement Clemson is starting a women's gymnastics program! The Vanessa Ferrari v. Lara Mori Olympic battle royale in Doha Plus, the Supreme Court stabbed the NCAA cartel right in the heart JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Olympic Trials Are Here! Meet Us in St. Louis Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Gymnastics Time Warp Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session Two US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session One US Classic 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Olympic Trials Preview: The Case for Every Athlete 2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama Gymnastics International: It's Not Nabs! Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review

    Olympic Trials Preview: The Case for Every Athlete

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 108:30

    OLYMPIC TRIALS PREVIEW The Favorites Simone Biles and the biggest question we have about her heading into trials Sunisa Lee and Jordan Chiles Who gets the second automatic team spot? What does each need to do to confirm her presumed spot on the team? Jade Carey She "has every intention" of taking her individual spot. So, good. Right? The Contenders From Wong to McCusker to McCallum to DiCello to Skinner and more, we make the Olympic team case for (and against—Spencer's part) every single athlete heading into Olympic Trials We grapple with questions like, can Leanne Wong hit consistently enough to get herself on the team? Would you feel comfortable putting Riley McCusker on the same team as Sunisa Lee? Can Grace McCallum return to her peak level in time? Men's Preview Kensley brings the TWIST with her picks for the two most likely men to get automatic spots on the Olympic team Is there any denying the top 3 favorites? What does Shane Wiskus have to do to get himself on the team? Is this finally the time that Allan Bower breaks his alternate streak? Won't somebody please think of Akash Modi???? Favorites for the +1 spot, including Stephen Nedoroscik, Alec Yoder, Eddie Penev, and Alex Diab, and why that race is the one we're most excited to watch MEET UP AT TRIALS:  Where: https://www.360-stl.com/ top of the Hilton . When: Saturday 26th (opens at 4pm) head over after MAG night two. Jessica will be there by 6-ish she hopes. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Gymnastics Time Warp Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session Two US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session One US Classic 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES 2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama Gymnastics International: It's Not Nabs! Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review THE FLIGHT SERIES: Shilese Jones  

    Gymnastics International: It's Not Nabs!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 67:30

    BUT FIRST Updates on the US trials petition drama and the statement from USAG saying Tom Forster "misspoke" which only provoke more questions A palate cleanser of Laurie Hernandez's skill reveals GYMNASTICS INTERNATIONAL A deeper dive into the Becky Downie situation and how she says she was treated at her make-up trial Russian Cup Valentina just went ahead and announced the Olympic teams mid-competition "Likely Gerasimova" and whether that makes sense A deep interpretation of Viktoria Listunova's new floor routine Varvara Zubova is the beam champion The Nabieva 1/2 revolution Is it Nabs? Or is it not Nabs? Only Tatiana Nabieva can tell us Comparing Nina Derwael's version and Sanne Wevers' version The FIG screwed up with the values again Important developments from the first Dutch trial Plus, The German and French Olympic teams have been named, and that time Kohei got mad JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Gymnastics Time Warp Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session Two US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session One US Classic 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES 2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama U.S. Nationals Preview & Kyle Shewfelt on his new book, Make It Happen Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review US Classic Preview Starring Chellsie and Simone

    2021 US Nationals Recap, Starring Petition Drama

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 138:15

    US NATIONALS Morgan Hurd was not advanced to Olympic Trials. We discuss what Tom Forster said to the press about it, the confusion USAG fully brought on itself, and whether that decision actually makes sense Simone Biles. Gushing about the best parts of her 7th national championship Queen of Consistency Jordan Chiles and Queen of Bars Composition Sunisa Lee Who makes up the highest-scoring Olympic team based on nationals? Who's still in contention? Why Tom Forster's press conference was great news for MyKayla Skinner Did Grace McCallum and Kayla DiCello jeopardize their chances with falls at nationals? The latest on the Jade Carey Problem Highlight routines like Riley McCusker's bars and Emma Malabuyo's beam The US men earned a +1 Olympic spot at Pan Ams Brody Malone broke Sam Mikulak's streak to win the national championship Realistic team and specialist options for the men's Olympic team BATTLE POMMEL HORSE is on for Olympic Trials OLYMPIC TEAM NEWS Becky Downie will not be in Tokyo as Great Britain announced its women's team Kohei ALMOST didn't make the Olympics Rebeca Andrade dominated to make the Olympics The EQUIPMENT WARS have come to France Aliya Mustafina officially announced something we are choosing to ignore JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Gymnastics Time Warp Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session Two US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session One US Classic 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES U.S. Nationals Preview & Kyle Shewfelt on his new book, Make It Happen Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen Simone Biles' Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review US Classic Preview Starring Chellsie and Simone Chinese and British Trial Chaos, and Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovschi Unitard Revolution

    Day Two Women's Gymnastics Championships 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 21:28

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