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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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    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

    Day One Women's Gymnastics Championships 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 19:55

    We discuss the results, the history makers this week from Jade Carey's triple twisting double layout to Olivierias arabian double pike out at Pan Ams; what the highest scoring 3-up-3-count team would be based on day one results and how all of your favorites did tonight. 

    Don't Sign National Team Agreement Until You Listen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 41:08

    USAG National Team Agreement The USAG National Team Agreement as long been a point of contention for athletes and parents. On the eve of US Championships when the US National Team will be named, Jessica talked to attorneys Jaime Santos, partner at Goodwin in their Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice and Betsy Cooper, founding Director of the Tech Policy Hub at the Aspen Institute, about the currently available national team agreement for 2018-2019. The 2021 agreement is expected to be posted soon, as it is requirement from the USOPC, however, it was not available at the time of this recording. This interview is geared towards athletes and parents to let them know what to look for, change or negotiate before signing the agreement. Remember to seek legal advice before singing any contract. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Gymnastics Time Warp Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session Two US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session One US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: No Catsuits Allowed Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details 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 448: The SafeSport Hack Michigan Wins! Episode 21: Kyle Shewfelt 200: Alicia Sacramone 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

    U.S. Nationals Preview plus Kyle Shewfelt on his new book, Make It Happen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 157:20

    NATIONALS PREVIEW The biggest questions we have heading into nationals—featuring Konnor McClain's sudden gym move, Riley McCusker's injury status, whether Sunisa Lee will do the all-around, and who's going to write the worst article about Simone's vault Athletes opting out of doing interviews — good news or greatest news? What does two weeks more time look like for Morgan Hurd and Grace McCallum? Is Spencer still trying to make Leanne Wong happen? What does Kara Eaker need to do? Laurie Hernandez goes next level with a Tiktok AA reveal MAN THINGS: Kensley tells us about national team funding, the Pan Ams team and who's really in contention for a +1 Olympic spot for the US men, and likely Olympic team permutations heading into nationals. Plus, the greatest retirement tweet of all time. INTERVIEW Make it Happen: My Story of Gymnastics, the Olympics, and the Positive Power of Sport by Kyle Shewfelt Three time Canadian Olympian, and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Kyle Shewfelt is here to talk about his new book. Listen for how you can win an autographed copy of the book or even a 15-minute chat with Kyle himself. Pre-order the book here. WIN THE BOOK AND A VIDEO CHAT WITH KYLE  HOW: On Twitter or Instagram and let us know about the coach who made the biggest positive impact on your life and why? Photos are encouraged but not required. Use the hashtag "PositivePowerContest and tag @GymCastic and @kyleshewfelt. DEADLINE: The deadline for entries is Sunday, June 6, and winners will be announced on the June 9 episode of GymCastic. WHAT: Three random winners will receive an autographed copy of Kyle's new book, Make it Happen, and one winner will have a 15-minute video chat with the gold-medalist himself! We discuss: The Amanar, The Shewfelt, or The Shewmanar? We decide what's fair. Partying with Produnova. Unlearning and modeling good coaching. Advice from his favorite Child Psychologist . Why he waited so long to write a book, instead of capitalizing on his 2004 gold-fame. We talk about mutual commentary regrets and how we want to change commentary, coaching and fan culture to make it more positive. How he would have taken his power back when he tied with Marian Drăgulescu. Creating a healthy environment without being demeaning. Why his career is example of reaching the highest level in gymnastics with positive coaching. "Death Conditioning" vs. the no pain, no gain   vs. being allowed to fail in order to gain perspective. How to gymnastics coaching and culture through agency, partnership and communication. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Gymnastics Time Warp Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session Two US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session One US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: No Catsuits Allowed Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES Episode 21: Kyle Shewfelt 200: Alicia Sacramone 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 THE FLIGHT SERIES: Shilese Jones  

    Simone Biles Yurchenko Double Pike Has Landed and US Classic Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 106:49

    US CLASSIC Simone Biles officially debuted the Yurchenko double pike. We discuss how awesome it is, and Spencer has 84 things to say about the D score. What Tom Forster, US High Performance Coordinator, said when Jessica asked if USAG would fight the low D score given to Simone's vault. Simone gave credit to both of her coaching teams. She's been doing the Yurchenko double pike for over ten years (see our interview in 2013), first with Aimee Boorman and now competing it with Cecile and Laurent Landi. Jordan Chiles went 57+ again. Is she an Olympic lock? Can anyone stop the reliability of bars champion Kayla DiCello? OUTSPOKEN GROWN ASS WOMEN ADULTS - Simone, Morgan Hurd and MyKayla Skinner do not hold back in interviews "The way Marta did things, it was kinda brutal and it didn't need to be that way. With Tom and the rest of the team, it's a growing experience, but the changes have been really good. Tom is so supportive. It's so weird having a relationship with a national coach." - MyKayla Skinner "I don't think I'd be able to do elite gymnastics now if Marta was here. In some ways it's been a lot nicer not having her around. With consistency, though, she was good at making us hit under pressure. Since Simone and I have that experience, we can help the younger generation." - MyKayla Skinner On her activism as a world champion regularly demonstrating at Black Lives Matter protests and anti-asian hate rallies,  "I have to give credit to the brave survivors who paved the way and opened the floor for me to use my voice. These are much bigger than gymnastics. If gymnastics disappeared tomorrow, these issues would still be there. I'm a person first, and a gymnast second." - Morgan Hurd ,who also added when speaking about losing followers on social media because of her opinions, "I don't need people who don't think human rights are a given to be supporting me." Chellsie Memmel competed! We're very excited, and even more excited to see her at nationals. Riley McCusker's injury — what happened there? Laure Hernandez eponymous bars skill news Gymnasts who exceeded expectations, like Grace McCallum, Morgan Hurd, and Emma Malabuyo The GAGE report "It's Just Classic," starring Sunisa Lee and Konnor McClain Jessica on Shilese Jones and Emily Lee Best moments from the junior competition OLYMPIC NEWS The British men's team has been named, and not everyone is happy about it. Becky Downie competed in her rescheduled Olympic trial, and as far as we're concerned, she should be on the British team. PLUS Japan vaccination news, a USAG mental health panel, and this year's first edition of Four Year Fails starring The New York Times. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session Two US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: Sr. Session One US Classic 2021 Behind The Scenes: No Catsuits Allowed Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details Behind The Scenes: Project K Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES 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 Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches (May 2013) THE FLIGHT SERIES: Shilese Jones

    US Classic Preview Starring Chellsie and Simone

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 81:58

    US CLASSIC PREVIEW Schedule change, plus how to watch Important PSA re: chilling out. It's not the end of the world if your favorite makes a mistake. What expectations do we have for the Chellsie Memmel revenge on Steve Penny tour of MEMMELING? What does Laurie Hernandez need to show here? Where is Morgan Hurd in her elbow comeback/organizing a solidarity amongst the entire US team demonstration against police brutality and anti-asian hate crimes? Will we see some patented US Classic vault upgrade attempts? SIMONNNEEE piked double yurchenko? Do it! OLYMPIC NEWS The Japanese women's Olympic team has been named. We celebrate, and Spencer has some concerns British women's team selection has been pushed back to allow Becky Downie a chance to trial GYMTERNET NEWS The US men's Pan Am team was chosen but no one told us about it The 2022 codes of points are out. Quick reactions to the headlines for the new women's code An update on Kevin Mazeika JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: No Catsuits Allowed Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: LIVE after NCAA Finals Behind The Scenes: Aimee Boorman to the Netherlands Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Chinese and British Trial Chaos, and Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovschi Unitard Revolution Director Jessica Bendinger on Stick It Michigan Wins! Soviet Gymnastics: Not the Specter of Evil (Commissioned) WATCH 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.

    Chinese Champs plus Project K Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovschi

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 100:26

    HEADLINES British Gymnastics Olympic Trials: Updates on the Downies' personal tragedy and the British trials bars controversy. Georgia-Mae Fenton and Ondine Achampong won the two days of trials, throwing everything into chaos What do they even do with Olympic team selection now? In Australia news, the Human Rights Commission report is out, and Peggy Liddick wrote that horrible letter. Update -  Liddick has been removed from judging at AUS Championships. Former US men's team coordinator Kevin Mazeika has been put on the USAG restricted list and cannot coach minors without adult supervision. PROJECT K: The Romanian Secret Police Files on the Karolyis Interview with Professor Simona Petracovschi, PhD, faculty of Physical Education and Sport West University of Timisoara, Romania, to discuss the relationship between the Securitate and the athletes in communist Romania. What was the Securitate and what was their relationship to the athletes vs average Romanian citizens in Communist Romania? Can reports from the Securitate files be trusted? The level of extreme privilege Marta and Bela Karolyi had even compared to the average coach. Her thought on the conclusions the Athlete A documentary draws about the arrival of the Karolyis in the US. The allegations of physical abuse dating back to the first year of Bela Karolyi coaching gymnastics. Child Protective Services in communist Romania. How was Olympic and World Champion, Maria Olaru treated after she published her book detailing abuse under the Romania gymnastics system in the late 80's through 2000. And the accidental live television admission about abuse made by the Minister of Sport to Maria. The current state of Romanian gymnastics and the importance of these documents for the sports culture worldwide. CHINESE NATIONALS The rise of the veterans – Lu Yufei and Zhang Jin top the AA, and three of the four event champions are 20+ Beam-to-beam-to-beam comparison of Li Shijia, Ou Yushan, and Guan Chenchen, that mostly ends up being Jessica sound effects Why Ou Yushan needs to be on the Olympic team anyway, and why weren't all the event champions added to the Olympic selection squad? Updates on all of our beloveds GYMTERNET NEWS Canada won't send athletes to Pan Ams, and Manrique says he's not going to the Olympics. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: LIVE after NCAA Finals Behind The Scenes: Aimee Boorman to the Netherlands Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Unitard Revolution Director Jessica Bendinger on Stick It Michigan Wins! Soviet Gymnastics: Not the Specter of Evil (Commissioned)

    Jessica Bendinger Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 46:18

    Jessica Bendinger Interview What got cut from the movie. Scary NYC punk shows in the 1980's and of course legendary punk band, Bad Brains who get a nod in the movie. The continued relevance of Stick It. Pitching movies about women to a Hollywood system constipated by gender and structural bias. Why she started her Mob Queens podcast Alternative to the Bechdel Test Training at Muriel Grossfeld's gym with Marcia Fredrick and Don Peters Needing more diversity in Stick It. Our mutual love for Oana Ban and Mattie Larson as both a gymnast  and bad ass hero. Gymnastics, PTSD and nervous breakdowns. Jessica pitches Stick It 2, genderless mafia gymnastics revolution or Stick It 2, the horror version: Escape from the Ranch. Listen to our full episode about  the movie 422: Stick It (Commissioned) JOIN CLUB GYM NERD  Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: LIVE after NCAA Finals Behind The Scenes: Live After NCAA Semifinal I Behind The Scenes: Aimee Boorman to the Netherlands Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 422: Stick It (Commissioned) Episode 36: Maddy Curley from Stick It and Brooke Buffington On Their New Gymnastics Movie! 368: No-No-Nunnoisms (Commissioned) 367: Shawn and Nastia: From Feud to Friendship (Commissioned) 365: 1988 Olympics Team Competition (Commissioned) Unitard Revolution Behind The Scenes: Project K Michigan Wins! Behind The Scenes: LIVE after NCAA Finals Soviet Gymnastics: Not the Specter of Evil (Commissioned) Behind The Scenes: Live After NCAA Semifinal I 2021 NCAA Championship Preview Behind The Scenes: Aimee Boorman to the Netherlands Regionals Got Weird Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals

    Unitard Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 127:47

    EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Four more Olympic spots have been clinched, including by Larisa Iordache (ROM)! We discuss her valiant triumph over kidney infection, her intent on giving us all heart attacks, her fast-forward award acceptance speech, and...maybe a little about the scoring. Nikita Nagornyy's (RUS)triple pike. That's all. Qualification was super easy to follow, the stream worked, the scoring worked, and we have no notes. The German unitard revolution! Related sign petition for longevity and health; get event specialists to Level 10 Championships. Russian dominance, and how Listunova's victorious AA score compares internationally The glory of Jessica Gadirova (GBR) Vanessa Ferrari's first Euro or world medal in 7 years Giulia Steingruber's (SUI) first Euro medal in 5 years Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (FRA) busting out a full-twisting double tuck beam dismount to beat Sanne Our trauma for Rhys McClenaghan, Max Whitlock, Tin Srbic, Epke and Bart Deurloo Shock pommel horse champion Artur Davtyan and his Armenian genocide remembrance flower Kensley's ode to David Belyavskiy (RUS) AMERICAN CLASSIC FLO... Skye Blakely won the AA title Sunisa Lee's bars and beam victory, and Spencer and Jessica get into a fight about where she fits in the US Olympic picture if her leg won't heal in time for all-around. Kara Eaker's new beam composition. Did they fix the problems? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: LIVE after NCAA Finals Behind The Scenes: Aimee Boorman to the Netherlands Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 139: Steve Butcher, President of the FIG Men's Technical Committee Michigan Wins! Soviet Gymnastics: Not the Specter of Evil (Commissioned) 2021 NCAA Championship Preview Regionals Got Weird LISTEN WATCH 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.

    NCAA Championships Recap and Jamie Santos Esq explains the NCAA case before the Supreme Court

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 124:34

    BREAKING NEWS We reached out to USAG about Jade Carey's Olympic spot, whether she's going to compete at Trials, and whether she'll be considered for the main team. Their answer was wild. And now we have some additional questions: "Based on our understanding of the current FIG qualification rules, we believe Jade Carey’s performances on the floor exercise in the World Cup Series have mathematically qualified her, by name, to the Tokyo Olympic Games. Barring any rule changes, we anticipate that FIG will award her the spot. We are extremely proud of Jade’s performance on the world stage, which earned her this well-deserved opportunity. This path – to pursue the opportunity for an individual qualification – was open to certain qualified national team athletes. No other eligible athletes opted to pursue this qualification route. We anticipate that Jade will be competing at Trials. Unless she accepts the individual spot beforehand, Jade would be eligible to make the four-person team. At this time, FIG has not announced when they will officially award the spot or whether they will impose a deadline for acceptance. In any event, the choice to accept or reject the qualified spot is hers, and she has the full support of USA Gymnastics in any outcome." Golden is coming. A six-episode docuseries about Laurie Hernandez (produced by Deanna Hong), Morgan Hurd, Suni Lee, Konnor McClain, and MyKayla Skinner in the run-up to Trials. NCAA NATIONALS Michigan becomes the 7th team to win a national title! We gush about their performance, the excitement of nationals, and who's going to be the next team to win a title. Valiant efforts from Oklahoma and Utah, plus we parse just what went wrong for Florida in the final month The Cal COVID scare right before the semifinal That nail-biter second semifinal where Utah advanced by less than a tenth over Alabama and LSU Is 5-up, 5-count the way forward for NCAA gym? JAMIE SANTOS Esq. INTERVIEW Ms Santos is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice. She explains what NCAA vs. Alston case heard by the SCOTUS in March is about and what that outcome could mean for your favorite gymnast or college team. EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS It's coming this week. We run through the schedule, what's at stake in terms of Olympic spots, and the latest news out of training. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: LIVE after NCAA Finals Live Blog: 2021 NCAA Championship Finals Live Blog: 2021 NCAA Championships Semifinal 2 Live Blog: 2021 NCAA Championships Semifinal 1 Behind The Scenes: Aimee Boorman to the Netherlands Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals Behind the Scenes: Jade as an alternate? Behind The Scenes: March 19 2021 Behind The Scenes: Megan, Harry, Listunova and Oprah Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Soviet Gymnastics: Not the Specter of Evil (Commissioned) 2021 NCAA Championship Preview Regionals Got Weird WATCH 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.

    Soviet Gymnastics: Not the Specter of Evil (Commissioned)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 113:23

    Club Gym Nerd member Casey has commissioned an episode all about the greats of Soviet Gymnastics, and how they weren't exactly the "specter of evil" that NBC told us they were. What do you think of when you think of Soviet gymnastics? Dominance? Ballet? Caviar? How the Soviet Union changed the game immediately upon attending the Olympics for the first time Top 10 Soviet Gymnasts of All Time. Make your pick. No redos. No takebacks. Prof. O'Beirne's history of the cold war. When did the USSR compete? What made them so successful? Are wolf turns their fault? And why don't we spend more time talking about Maria Tyshko, Galina Urbanovich, and Maria Gorokhovskaya? That time the Soviets lost, and the epic 1981 world championships cheating conspiracies What might have been for Elena Mukhina What would have happened if the Soviets had competed at the 1984 Olympics? Bogi, Chuso, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the lasting legacy THE POSTS THIS FRIDAY  Behind The Scenes: Live After NCAA Semifinal I Things Are Happening – April 9, 2021 April 9, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Regionals April 7, 2021 Top Scores of Regional Championships April 6, 2021 Onward to Nationals April 6, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals Behind the Scenes: Jade as an alternate? Behind The Scenes: March 19 2021 Behind The Scenes: Megan, Harry, Listunova and Oprah Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Anna Pavlova: History and Heartbreak (Commissioned) Gymnastics International 5: 2021 Russian Championships Episode 38: Svetlana Boginskaya Episode 17: Growing Up In The Soviet Gymnastics System And Training At Round Lake 364: 80s Fight! (Commissioned) 365: 1988 Olympics Team Competition (Commissioned) 344: Shushunova vs. Silivas 1988 (Commissioned) 246: Kathy Johnson Clarke Regionals Preview

    2021 NCAA Championship Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 41:08

    THIS WEEK NCAA Nationals are here. We preview the action, with expectations for each teams and key gymnasts to watch. SEMIFINAL I: Florida, Michigan, Cal, Minnesota The semifinal of gymternet darlings What does a victory look like for these teams? What should our expectations be for Michigan? SEMIFINAL II: Oklahoma, LSU, Utah, Alabama The semifinal of teams that will outright murder you for a trophy Was Utah's regionals victory over LSU foreshadowing or an aberration? Who's going to win the AA title, and if justice could be done, who would win each event? Team title picks, and one final insane prediction. Schedule Friday, April 16 1:00pm ET/10:00am PT - Semifinal I 6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT - Semifinal II Saturday, April 17 3:30pm ET/12:30pm PT - Team Final How to Watch Semifinal I and II on ESPN2, Team Final on ABC. All sessions will have event streams and four-event view on ESPN3. THE POSTS Things Are Happening – April 9, 2021 April 9, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Regionals April 7, 2021 Top Scores of Regional Championships April 6, 2021 Onward to Nationals April 6, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Aimee Boorman to the Netherlands Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals Behind the Scenes: Jade as an alternate? Behind The Scenes: March 19 2021 Behind The Scenes: Megan, Harry, Listunova and Oprah Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Regionals Got Weird All About Aly (Commissioned) Conference Championship of Upsets Anna Pavlova: History and Heartbreak (Commissioned) WATCH 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.

    Regionals Got Weird

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 119:44

    WATCH 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. THIS WEEK NCAA Regionals Recap Who advanced to nationals and who didn't Is competing back-to-back(-to-back) days unfair to the athletes? LSU survived a challenge from Kentucky and Arizona State. We HAVE to talk about that beam judging. An injury apocalypse and vault balk-pocalypse in the Athens regional final The Case of the Georgia Floor Lines Larissa Libby has no lies about the regionals format, and we discuss Adeline Kenlin's beam moment Did the correct teams qualify? Of the nine 10.000s this weekend, which one was the 10iest? Plus Evan Manivong's vaccine card vault MORGANNNNNNN. She spoke at the Stop Asian Hate event in NYC and it was perfect. Tisha Volleman's beam innovation from the Dutch/Belgian friendly Eythora's Onodi to illusion Spencer has ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS with the Olympic qualification procedure at Euros Maggie Haney wrote a letter. It was...djkflaksdjflaksdjflk A world medalist writes in about saluting rules THE POSTS Regionals Live Blog Day 3 – Regional Finals April 3, 2021 Regionals Live Blog Day 2 – AHHHHH April 2, 2021 Regionals Live Blog Day 1 – Play-Ins April 1, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Conference Championships March 23, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals Behind the Scenes: Jade as an alternate? Behind The Scenes: March 19 2021 Behind The Scenes: Megan, Harry, Listunova and Oprah Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES All About Aly (Commissioned) Conference Championship of Upsets Anna Pavlova: History and Heartbreak (Commissioned) Gymnastics International 5: 2021 Russian Championships

    All About Aly (Commissioned)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 108:01

    WATCH 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. THIS WEEK We have a commissioned episode all about Aly! A Club Gym Nerd member asked for a deep dive into the gymnastics and activism career of one of the true champions of the sport, our beloved Aly Raisman. We discuss Consistency and muscles and cardio (and tugboats for some reason) Owning things we thought about Aly when we first saw her as a junior elite that turned out to be false Her 2010 American Cup performance and what that beam routine told us about Aly The "mini-Alicia" years, and when she broke out to establish her own identity The 2012 Olympics, an AA tiebreak, and a beam petition The lie of "she'll never get those scores internationally" Behind the scenes memories of Aly at competitions 1.5 to double Arabian to layout. We gush for a while, and discuss why no one else has done it The comeback, and why her final competition was also her best one The post-gymnastics years, her platform, her activism, her quest for justice and commitment to sending monsters to prison and getting receipts What is Aly's ultimate legacy? THE POSTS Aly Raisman's Darkness To Light Training for adults Regional Championships – Schedule and Links March 29, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Conference Championships March 23, 2021 Top Scores of Conference Championships March 23, 2021 2021 Regionals Draw March 22, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Jade as an alternate? Behind The Scenes: March 19 2021 Behind The Scenes: Megan, Harry, Listunova and Oprah Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too!   RELATED EPISODES 319: Aly and Lynn Raisman 282: GymCastic Book Club – Fierce, by Aly Raisman 77: Aly Raisman

    Conference Championship of Upsets

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 87:51

    WATCH 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. THIS WEEK USAG announced the 18-member US women's national team. We discuss why Konnor McClain and Skye Blakely aren't on it and whether it matters. The NCAA conference championships had UPSETTTS. Denver beat Oklahoma after Oklahoma's apocalyptic floor rotation and hilarious OOB moment, Alabama beat LSU and Florida (what?), and Minnesota beat Michigan. It was a lot, and we have thoughts. The regionals draw is out and Spencer has numerous logical complaints with how stupid it is. But it's going to be exciting. Plus, gymternet news updates on the dumpster fire, Tokyo Olympics, Gymnova, Vanessa Ferrari, and Pan Ams, and feedback on exhibition routines and Lexy Ramler. THE POSTS Top Scores of Conference Championships March 23, 2021 2021 Regionals Draw March 22, 2021 Conference Championships Live Blog – March 20, 2021 March 20, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Week 10 March 17, 2021 Top Scores of Week 10 March 16, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Senior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Junior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Pan Am Games Behind The Scenes: Distracting Hair Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Anna Pavlova: History and Heartbreak (Commissioned) Gymnastics International 5: 2021 Russian Championships Would You Say That to a Russian's Face?: Winter Cup Review Winter Cup Preview: NOW with Women Beam Celery Gym Nerd School 102: College Gymnastics Kyla 'The Boss' Ross Interview The Gympocalypse THE FLIGHT SERIES  

    Anna Pavlova: History and Heartbreak (Commissioned)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 83:35

    WATCH 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. This week's episode has been commissioned by Dr. Ben, who asked for an episode on the fascinating history of Anna Pavlova, who blessed us with her flexibility, artistry, and power, yet who heartbreakingly remained off the podium in many major finals. Why Do We Love Pavlova? Form. Grace. Longevity. Switch ring. The Ultimate Pavlova Quiz Baby Pavlova: A star even in 2000 and 2002 The Badass Years: Two Olympic medals and one iconic beam series Fight to the Death – Athens Edition: Did Pavlova deserve all-around bronze over Zhang? Fight to the Death – Beijing Edition: Did Pavlova deserve beam bronze over Cheng? The Vault Zero: A Gymnastics Tragedy The F-U Russia Years: Medals for Azerbaijan THE POSTS Top Scores of Week 10 March 16, 2021 Week 10 Rankings & NQS Update March 15, 2021 Sunday Live Blog – March 14, 2021 March 14, 2021 Saturday Live Blog – March 13, 2021 March 13, 2021 Friday Live Blog – March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021 State of the Russians Address March 12, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Senior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Junior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Pan Am Games Behind The Scenes: Distracting Hair Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Gymnastics International 5: 2021 Russian Championships 443: Gymnastics' Greatest Stars (Commissioned) 399: CHUSO! (Commissioned) 312: 4th Is the New 1st (Commissioned) 309: Perfect Form – The O'Beirne Code 308: 2004 Olympic All-Around Final (Commissioned) THE FLIGHT SERIES

    Gymnastics International 5: 2021 Russian Championships

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 63:21

    WATCH 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. GYMNASTICS INTERNATIONAL Welcome to Gymnastics International! On this show, we take a deep dive into the latest competitions from around the world, covering them with the depth and detail they truly deserve. This week: 2021 Russian Championships! Celebrating the Big 3 Viktoria Listunova – National champion, queen of vault faces. Gold Medal Beam Routine Vladislava Urazova – All-around silver, bringing back the beam mount SERIES. Gold Medal Bars Routine Angelina Melnikova – Won floor even though she thought she wasn't ready. Gold Medal Floor Routine The Challengers Yana Vorona – Split jump to immediate front tuck on beam. Beam Routine Elena Gerasimova – Hit beam every time despite being RUSSIAN. Beam routine Lilia Akhaimova – How will her injury influence her Olympic status? Anastasia Iliankova – Is she the last bars specialist standing? Sadness and Icons Maria Kharenkova suffered an Achilles injury on floor Elena Eremina with a triumphant 9th in the AA Daria Spiridonova retirement mural The mascots were back. We have a lot to say More classic wolf turn disasters The Men Alexander Kartsev won the all-around – where does he fit in the Olympic picture and who does Jessica controversially think he looks like? Nagornyy strep throated all over everyone THE POSTS Sunday Live Blog – March 14, 2021 March 14, 2021 Saturday Live Blog – March 13, 2021 March 13, 2021 Friday Live Blog – March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021 State of the Russians Address March 12, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Week 9 March 9, 2021 Top Scores of Week 9 March 9, 2021 Week 9 Rankings & NQS Update March 8, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Senior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Junior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Pan Am Games Behind The Scenes: Distracting Hair Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! PAST EPISODES Gymnastics International Episode 4: Russian & Italian Nationals Gymnastics International Episode 3: Chinese Individual Nationals Gymnastics International Episode 2: Szombathely World Cup Gymnastics International Episode 1: Chinese and Japanese Nationals

    Everyone Should Get a 5 Except Lexy Ramler

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 103:40

    WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. HEADLINES There's a massive conflict of interest in the USAG bankruptcy case. Because of course there is. And the Daniels Report didn't even interview the Karolyis. Sigh. The FIG has added clarifications to the Olympic qualification documents. Tl;dr Jade Carey's Olympic spot is now extra definitely definite. The athletes are writing a STRONGLY WORDED LETTER to USAG urging a change of equipment for championships and trials. NCAA NEWS Spencer tries to run through all the scoring records from this weekend without having a heart attack. Cal and Michigan got their first-ever 198s and Cal tied the all-time NCAA bars record. Oklahoma and Florida are now tied for first place and things might start getting exciting. People who are correct. Like Haleigh Bryant and Lexy Ramler and Emi Watterson. We need to have an honest conversation about exhibition routines. GYMTERNET NEWS Update on the men's national team drama from last week and who ended up missing out. RUSSIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. This week. The retirements of Daria Spiridonova, Oliver Hegi, and Erika Fasana. The gymternet controversy over Nina's Nabieva 1/2. THE POSTS Sunday Live Blog – March 7, 2021 March 7, 2021 Saturday Live Blog – March 6, 2021 March 6, 2021 Friday Live Blog – March 5, 2021 March 5, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Winter Cup Edition March 2, 2021 Top Scores of Week 8 March 2, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Senior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Junior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Pan Am Games Behind The Scenes: Distracting Hair Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Would You Say That to a Russian's Face?: Winter Cup Review Winter Cup Preview: NOW with Women Beam Celery Gym Nerd School 102: College Gymnastics Kyla 'The Boss' Ross Interview The Gympocalypse WATCH THE FLIGHT SERIES  

    Would You Say That to a Russian's Face? Winter Cup Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 110:51

    WATCH 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. WINTER CUP It happened. We gush about Jordan Chiles' 57 (57!) in the all-around to win, Shilese Jones, Sunisa Lee's new bars routine and all her Sanne variations, and of course the triumphant return of Laurie Hernandez—now starring positive coaching. Top moments including Konnor McClain and Skye Blakely bringing 2005 realness to beam, the Riley McCusker and Jade Carey secret handshake, and how Jade might be kind of good at bars now. Kensley joins us to talk about the men: who won, the special Shane Wiskus and Stephen Nedoroscik opportunities for comedy, and [deep breath] the DRA-HA-MA going on regarding who makes national team and gets funding GYMTERNET NEWS Yeah, we talk about that other news story that happened. THE POSTS Week 8 Rankings & NQS Update March 1, 2021 Winter Cup Sunday Live Blog – February 28, 2021 February 28, 2021 Saturday Live Blog – February 27, 2021 February 27, 2021 Friday Live Blog – February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021 Keeping Up with the Cool GIFs – Week 7 February 23, 2021 Top Scores of Week 7 February 23, 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Senior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Live Hot Take Junior WAG Winter Cup Behind The Scenes: Pan Am Games Behind The Scenes: Distracting Hair Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Winter Cup Preview: NOW with Women Beam Celery Gym Nerd School 102: College Gymnastics Kyla 'The Boss' Ross Interview The Gympocalypse

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