110: 2014 US Championship Preview Show

2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships live schedule


In the News

This week Jessica, Uncle Tim and Evan Heiter preview the 2014 P&G Championships:

  • Since Evan will be doing commentary for the preliminary competitions live broadcasts, we try to come up with new descriptions for commonly used commentary-isms!
  • We predict the winners, dark horses on each event and the all-around for the women’s junior and senior field.
  • Jessica and Evan argue about who will steal the junior show: Deanne Soza, Jordan Chiles, Nia Dennis or Norah “Lord of the Beam” Flatley.
  • A listener implores us to examine the rare and uncommon bar routine of Miss Lexy Ramler.
  • Why Rachel Baumann’s tumbling is comparable to Beyonce, and Rachel Gowey is the Laurie Hernandez of this year’s floor joy.
  • Our sentimental favorites, the kids who may not medal but we can’t wait to watch: Morgan Hurd, Lauren Navarro, Emily Gaskins, Amelia Hundley.
  • The infamous ants-in-your-pants choreography for Gabi Gheorghiu that Marta Karolyi did. 
  • We give advice about managing body image when starting adult gymnastics, celebrate our listener-scientists, and find out about all of the “country gymnastics” that our listeners do!

Related Links

Find out how to watch live here.

The 2014 WAG Rankings from The All Around here.

Keep checking The Gymternet for updates on scratches from the meet. here.

The Secret Classic by the numbers here, some sexy data from Lauren.

Interested in trying gymnastics? Discover which gymnastics discipline is right for you, including adult, acrobatics, parkour, trampoline, tumbling, group and rhythmic here. Then find an adult gymnastics class on Jessica’s website, master-gymnastics.com.

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109: The Tumble Podcast

the tumble podcast

The official unofficial podcast of BBC One’s new show, Tumble.


This week Jessica and Emma chat about BBC One’s brand new show, Tumble:

  • The alleged romance between world champion, Kristin Allen and the Teen Wolf,  Bobby Lockwood.
  • Emma watched the show live and gives us all the details from inside the studio.
  • Craig Heap dissing Louis Smith!
  • Lucy Mecklenburgh vs. John Patridge — ummm, yeah.
  • Hater reviews and if they are valid or not.
  • Background on the gymnastics and acrobatic stars featured on the show.
  • The 60 and 50 year-old celebrities who are learning adult gymnastics.
  • How to find an adult gymnastics program near you!
  • Natalia Ilienko, the 1981 Floor Exercise World Champion, coaching Sarah Harding.
  • If this is the best thing that ever happened to gymnastics or not. Hint, it is!




Louis will be our very first GymCastic Book Club guest in August.

What: Read the book and submit questions about it for Louis.

How: Buy the book here, send your questions to us at  gymcastic @ gmail.com or leave a voicemail on Skype at username “GymCastic Podcast” or by dialing (415) 800-3191.

When: Submit your questions and we’ll ask Louis when he’s on the show in August.

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Related Links

Find a gymnastics program in the US on Jessica’s website masters-gymnastics.com.

Find the gymnastics program that’s right for you with a video introduction to all of the different disciplines of the sport.

LeoCards, iconic leotard postcards and posters by Meg here.

Find out more about BBC One’s Tumble on the official website.

Watch full episodes on the BBC One YouTube Channel.

If you are outside of the UK and want to watch Tumble on BBC One, you can use  TVPC.com here or FreeTVCafe.nehere.  Use at your own risk. There are a ton of play buttons that will automatically download crap onto your computer. Be extremely careful not to click on an advertisement. Less risky is using a VPN like Zenmate or GetUsVPN

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Leo Cards by Meg

Tumble Coach David Roy Wood

Princess Catherine Lyons with her coaches David Roy Wood and Rochelle Douglas.


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