159: 2015 Championships Preview Show

Aug 12, 2015 | GymCastic, Podcast

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“Swaggie Maggie” Nichols is about to lay the smack down in Indianapolis at the 2015 P&G Championships. © Christy Linder


In the News

This week Evan Heiter and Jessica preview the 2015 P&G Championships, and Spencer from The Balance Beam Situation recaps Gymnastike’s “Beyond The Routine” show about Gabby Douglas and Nia Dennis at Buckeye Gymnastics.

  • The Maggie Nichols factor – Don’t doubt the power of the swag! How her injury at last year’s Pan Am Championships will make her this year’s newest World Team member.
  • How to watch Team Sam Peszek and Evan Heiter rock the commentary game with Raj Bhavsar all week long in Indianapolis.
  • Why Norah Flatley will be missing this competition.
  • Which “2000 Babies” (AKA juniors who will be age eligible for the Rio Olympics next year), have the best chance making a case for their spot on the Rio team: Rachel Baumann, Desiderio, Foberg, Frazier, Gaskins, Laurie “Baby Shakira” Hernandez, Johnson-Scharpf, Paulson, Quinn, Ragan “Feivel” Smith, or Olivia Trautman.
  • We each pick the routines that must be seen lest the Gym God’s rain down fire upon your soul!
  • Upgrades and Placement: Will Gabby upgrade here or wait for Worlds? Is Kyla keeping her Bhardwaj or downgrading bars because of her fall at Classics? Will Simone throw her Cheng vault in Indy?
  • Which specialists need to absolutely slaughter their event in order to make the team for Worlds?
  • Which men are most likely to break into the old boys club and steal the coveted specialist spot for Scotland.
  • How MyKayla Skinner and her choreographer got themselves into the Glasgow news for an epic leotard-related cultural gaffe.
  • Why every time Sydney Johnson-Scharpf does a routine or Brenna Dowell approaches bars, Vegas-style lights should ignite around the apparatus and everyone should fall to their knees in worship!
  • The draw for the World Championships is out so we had to debate the US team merits starting vs. finishing on beam.
  • Finally, Spencer recaps Gymnastike’s “Beyond The Routine: Buckeye”
    • He rides the “implied shade express” as Gabby talks about her legitimate comeback and why new coach, Kittia Carpenter is a supportive person (as opposed to…)
    • Like a gymnastics version of CSI, we dissect the clues that led to Nia Dennis’s departure from her longtime gym, Buckeye for Legacy Elite.
    • Discuss what coach Fernando Villa and Gabby would look like if they watched Dance Mom’s together.
    • We appreciate all of the moments when Mr. Positivity, Christian Gallardo, is on camera.

Related Links

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Results for P&G Championships are at pgchamps.com. All sessions will be streamed live on pgchamps.com/live.

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TV Broadcasts (all times Eastern):

  • Aug. 13 Women’s gymnastics – 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Universal Sports – LIVE
  • Aug. 14 Women’s gymnastics – 12-2 a.m. – NBCSN – taped
  • Aug. 14 Men’s gymnastics – 8-10 p.m. – Universal Sports – LIVE
  • Aug. 15 Men’s gymnastics – 1-3 a.m. – NBCSN – taped
  • Aug. 15 Women gymnastics – 8-10 p.m. – NBC Sports – LIVE
  • Aug. 16 Men’s gymnastics – 3-4:30 p.m. – NBC Sports – LIVE

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