90: The 2014 Women’s NCAA Championships! Plus details from the Ljubljana World Cup, Korean Meet and Romania takes on Belgium and France

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Oklahoma sophomore, Haley Scaman (L), co-national champions Oklahoma and Florida, Florida senior Mackenzie Caquatto embraces Alaina Johnson (R).

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In the News In the news, Jess, Uncle Tim, and Spencer from our absolute, hands-down favorite NCAA gymnastics analysis website, The Balance Beam Situation, chat about :

  • The Ljubljana World Cup – the return of Ana Pavlova with a win on bars, Danny Pinheiro-Rodrigues with his light as a feather-stiff as a board inspired, super-human skill on rings and Mr. Oleg Verniaiev winning two events.
  • The Korea Meet – Louis Smith beat Krisztian Berki (woah!), Brandon Wynn gold, Yang “The God of Vault” Hak Seon debuted a new vault and why Olivia Vivian and John Orozco should be on Dancing With The Stars.
  • Komova’s latest injury and Ferlitto is forced to pull out of Euros.
  • Romania vs. Belgium vs. France –  Iordache won everything, Diana Bulimar impresses in her comeback and we fall in love with a buttery french chocolate- eclair of a routine from France’s Loan His.
  • Jessica gives us a behind the scenes and hotel bar report from NCAA Championships!
  • Home Court Advantage: Is it really possible to have a “neutral site” host the meet?
  • Scoring: The results of Spencer’s analysis from NCAA’s compared to the regular season and previous seasons. Was it higher or lower than regular season on each event? You’ll find out why Jessica had to scream until she lost her voice.
  • The most ROBBED gymnasts of the meet: Lindsey Cheek!
  • Our favorite individuals and event specialists: Kalliah McCartney, Marie Case, Alexis Gunzelman, Lindsay “Precision” Mabel, Hanna Nordquist, Chayse Capps, and gymternet heartthrob Katherine Grable.
  • The painfully long wait Oklahoma had to endure before finding out they had won the first ever NCAA Championship.
  • Brandi Jay’s accidental double twisting yurchenko.
  • The Senior Curse: how the NCAA time-line effects performance.
  • Is the Age of Dynasties over as the age of Ninja Level 10′s begins?

Related Links The Balance Bean Situation – the best NCAA analysis. Tons of videos from the floor at NCAA Championships on our Instagram. Rewriting Russian Gymnastics on Komova’s injury. University of Oklahoma Women’s Gymnastics site. University of Florida Women’s Gymnastics site. Carlotta Ferlito on the illness taking her out of Euros. Related Episodes

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89: Everybody Loves Raymond! Pacific Rim, Men’s NCAA Championships, plus a Russian Championships/Tokyo World Cup recap DO OVER!

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Oklahoma’s showstopper Raymond White (center), Victoria Komova (bottom L), Michigan repeat as NCAA Champions and Luo Huan, Bailie Key with Nia Dennis (far R) at Pacific Rim Championships.

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In the News

In the news, Jessica, Blythe, Uncle Tim, Evan and Scott Bregman chat about:

  • A star is born! Why everyone flipped out when Oklahoma’s Raymond White was shown on TV during the men’s NCAA Championships!
  • Russian Championships and Tokyo World Cup recap do-over with Blythe! Yes, yes, you were all upset, we didn’t devote enough time to it. Please forgive us!
  • Pacific Rim – the US gets serious on bars, Nia “Silent Assassin” Dennis, Chinese babies, Ting Ting and Luo Huan, plus from Canada, Miss Alleza Yu’s “mysterious” floor choreography.
  • Which sponsor will snatch up Sam Mikulak now that he can go pro?
  • Women’s NCAA Championships Super-Fight: we debate why LSU, Florida or Oklahoma could become the 2014 champions.
  • Whether or not we like this new “welcome” arm sweep the US team is using to enter their floor routines.
  • If tiny, tan and talented Katherine Grable can “Jenny Hansen” the meet by stealing the all-around title away from Rheagan Courville  or Sam Peszek.

Announcement! The first ever GymCastic Meet-up is happening at the NCAA Championships. Come join us for a drinky-poo and gym-nerd out with your people!

When: 3:30-4:30 on Saturday, April 19th before Super-Six Finals.

WhereTodd English Pub, right behind the parking structure at BJCC arena.  It’s only a three minute walk to the meet from here. The address is: 2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N, Birmingham, AL 35203.

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