Today, straight from the P&G Championships in Pittsburgh, Jessica, Lauren, Dvora, Cordelia and Lindsey recap the event and:
- Kim Zmeskal tells us about the Hunger Games-themed leotards and the core values of her coaching. Her interview begins at 1:45:35.
- The rise of MG Elite, is quite possibly the top junior gymnastics program in the country.
- Laurent Landi, coach of Alyssa Baumann and Madison Kocian at WOGA, stopped by the GymCastic studios to give us an injury and goal update on his seniors.
- The wise, reliable, Kyla Ross.
- Breakout fan favorites, Jordan Chiles, Morgan Hurd, Macy Toronjo, Emily Gaskins, Marissa Oakley, Maile O’Keefe, Jazmyn Foberg, Deane Soza and Alexis Vasquez.
- The Uneven Bars Situation: Ashton Locklear, Madison Kocian, Kyla Ross and seemingly fantasy, gym nerd created bar routine of Brenna Dowell.
- Would it make any difference to our World and Olympic results if the US ladies went to more World Challenge Cups around the world?
- Should USAG President, Steve Penny, revoke the broadcast rights from NBC for showing John Orozco crying in London on the big screen in the arena while John waited to go on pommel horse?
- We present the deeply coveted GymCastic Execution and Artistry awards.
- Will Simone Biles be the Kohei Uchimora of women’s gymnastics?
- Missing in action – where was Kyla’s coach Howie this weekend?
- The MyKayla Skinner factor – she’s made huge improvements.
Extra special thanks to the DoubleTree hotel in Pittsburgh for finding a great room for the podcast and feeding us warm cookies to sustain our recording long into the night!
- 106: Biles and Ross Dominate the 2014 US Secret Classic
- 2014 Senior Secret Classic Competition Photo Gallery
- 2014 Junior Secret Classic Competition Photo Gallery
- Photo Gallery of Podium Training at the 2014 Secret Classic
- Episode 45: The 2013 P&G Championships Post-Meet Report
- P&G Championships by the Numbers: The Senior Women – Night 1
- Spanny Tampson Reports on Day One of the 2013 P&G Gymnastics Championships from the Hotel Bar
- Episode 44: Pan Am Report and P&G Championships Preview
- 105: Chicago Secret Classic Preview, Cuba is Back & Nadia Promotes Adult Gymnastics
A Christy Linder photo gallery is coming soon!
Watch every routine from the P&G Championships on the USA Gymnastics YouTube page here.
Jazmyn Foberg uses “Never Gonna Happen” by Lily Allen for her floor routine. Do you like it?