In the news, Uncle Tim, Spencer, Evan and Jessica chat about:
- LSU putting a whoopin’ on Florida where Bridget Sloan returned to competition for the Gators. But Tiger fans are riled up by the bad sportsmanship allegations levied by Faehn and Caquatto. We give you our opinions on the controversey.
- Massive scores at Alabama v. Georgia meet with seven 9.9 or above in the first three rotations for the Tide. Meanwhile, Georgia is having their worst start since 1998.
- Lindsey “Perfection” Mable moves into first in the all-around ranking this week with a 39.545 RQS (regional qualifying score), but Rheagan “Alpha Tigress” Courville scored a season high of 39.825 at home. We tell you what the RQS means at this point in the season.
- The only non-pro gymnast from the Fierce Five, Kyla Ross, committed to UCLA.
- Understanding the new four-year-guarantee scholarship rules and what it means for gymnastics teams with more than 12 gymnasts on their roster in 2016. It’s not retroactive people!
- The comeback is real! Gabby Douglas shows off a new bar combo and a solid standing full in the latest USA Gymnastics video.
- Updates on seniors from the latest US National Team camp at the Ranch; Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and even Sabrina Vega.
- New gymnastics movie alert! The Bronze, starring Bernadette from Big Bang Theory is getting rave reviews, but not for the dialog.
USA Gymnastics YouTube Channel
- 115: Kenzo Shirai
- Quick Hits: The 2015 Winter Cup – Finals
- Catching up with Paul Hamm at the 2015 Winter Cup
- Quick Hits: The 2015 Winter Cup – Session 2
- Quick Hits: The 2015 Winter Cup – Session 1
- Episode 7: Ruggeri, FIG Elections, Geddert on Goodbyes & Halloween Costumes Ideas
- Episode 13: Justin Spring
- Catching up with Paul Ruggeri
- Quick Hits: 2014 Winter Cup Challenge – Finals
- Catching up with John Orozco at the 2014 Winter Cup Challenge
- 2014 Winter Cup: Chris Brooks on Broken Bones, Blaniks, and Rio
- Catching up with Jake Dalton at the 2014 Winter Cup Challenge
- Quick Hits: 2014 Winter Cup Challenge – Session 2
- Quick Hits: 2014 Winter Cup Challenge – Session 1
- Adrian de los Angeles: “I think it’s going to be a good year.”
- Quick Hits: 2013 Winter Cup – Finals
- Catching up with Danell Leyva at the Winter Cup
- Catching up with Jake Dalton at the Winter Cup
- Quick Hits: 2013 Winter Cup Challenge – Session II
- Quick Hits: 2013 Winter Cup Challenge – Session I
- Episode 21: Kyle Shewfelt
- Episode 24: Sho Nakamori & Match-Play Meet Debrief with Justin Spring
- Episode 32: Sam Mikulak & 2013 Men’s NCAA Championships
- Episode 35: Jake Dalton
- Episode 40: Michigan’s Stacey Ervin
- 72: John Orozco
As to Oklahoma RQS I find it particularly of note that they haven’t even had 3 home meets yet. They have been on the road for weeks and weeks. The schedule is a little weird, but worth noting.
Very good point. No third home meet for them until March 6th!
I like Jess am outraged that the Pac 12s have been moved. It finally worked out that I would be able to go to an NCAA gymnastics meet over spring break and it was moved! As a Canadian it takes great effort to find meets I can go to and having only been to one meet before (SECs in 2012) I am thoroughly disappointed.
The altitude thing is real. When I was an exchange student in Quito, Ecuador, (high altitude) when I first got there, I was in good shape but would feel winded, but it got better after a few weeks. My host mom also gave me tea made from coca leaves that helped but I\’m pretty sure it is illegal in the U.S. And if gymnasts get in trouble for cold medicine Im sure coca leaf tea would get them in trouble. . Anyway, I digress……i was in good enough physical shape that I could run up 5 flights of steps with my school backpack, and not be out of breath, or break a sweat, and didn\’t need coca tea, for a few months, every day when I got home. Then, I went to the Galapagos Islands for 10 days on a field trip (sea level, low altitude.) . When i returned to Quito, the 4 flights up steps made me out of breath and tired. Majorly. . Because I had been in low altitude and had to get readjusted to the high altitude. If that was 5 flights of steps, I\’m sure a tumbling pass would be affected! Especially the last one.
Thank you thank you thank you for addressing the US Men\’s team and the need to have the pressure put on. I feel like everyone has been thinking it for the last few quads but no one says it!