181: Hipster Team 2016

Jan 13, 2016 | GymCastic, Podcast

gymnastics 196 team george Washington

D.C. is on our radar! The 2016 George Washington University Gymnastics team scored a 196 to open the season. They are the hipster, underdog team to root for this year. Photo by Carl Cox.


In the News

In the news, Uncle Tim, Spencer, and Jessica chat about:

  • Why Uncle Tim is soooooooo over the NCAA vs. Elite debate. 
  • Which elite superstars we are following in college. 
  • Our top skills, hilarious commentary fails and squeal worthy moments from the first week of full NCAA competition. 
    • Why water bottles should never, ever, ever be on a gym floor. Ever.
    • Spencer’s first “Balance Beam Situation” Code of Points rule. 
    • Which school all the hipster kids will be fan-girling over this year. Haaaai, George Washington with your 196. 
    • Reasons why the rare and hardly ever seen in the wild, side tumbling pass for women should be worshipped and appreciated (Thank you, Sadiqua Bynum  of UCLA)
    • Ebee didn’t compete with a concussion. 
    • Banning the WOGAtchev 
    • Sabrina Schwab’s (Utah) floor routine. 
    • Nina McGee’s 10!
    • A review of the new vault values in college gymnastics. 


Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include:

  • Louis Smith’s dog exercise video
  • A listener hypothesizes about senior elite injury issues at Cincinnati Gymnastics
  • How coach Martin O’Hara was to abuse gymnasts for 20 years before being caught and what the gymnastics community can do to stop this from happening again. 


What: It’s the Olympic year, time for another amazing GymCastic giveaway. Frequent guest host, Lauren Hopkins of the Gymter.net  has released the first in her young adult fiction series, Finding Our Balance. One lucky listener will have their very own unique skill or routine written into book two of  the 2016 trilogy.

How: Tag us in you routine (5 skills) or skill invention with #2016trilogy on our Facebook page or Twitter. For example, “1.5 twisting Shapahnikova catch in reverse grip to immediate Geiger @GymCastic #2016Trilogy”

Prize:  A copy of Lauren’s book, Finding Our Balance. 

Deadline: Enter by midnight on Sunday, Jan 24th



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