182: Triumvirate of Glory

Jan 20, 2016 | GymCastic, Podcast

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Paul Ruggeri, Steve Legendre, Brandon Wynn, Donell Whittenburg, Sam Mikulak, Danell Leyva, Alex Naddour and Jake Dalton (L-R) at training camp in Rio.

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In the News

In the news, Jessica, Spanny Tampson, and Lauren Hopkins chat about:

  • The most important innovator on vault of all time, Natalia Yurchenko gave a fantastiinterview  which made us wonder if more cultural context is needed when commentary is given about the Russian gymnast’s sideline 
  • Who we are most excited to see at the American Cup and why Mai Murakami is going to win floor according to Jessica. 
  • NCAA (19:00)
    • Why aren’t there more head coaches of color in the NCAA? 
    • Heroes of the week: Alex Marks (OU), Kennedy Baker (FL), Mikaela Gerber (UCLA) 
    • The Yurchenko 1.5 situation
    • Can someone interpret Charity Jones (OU) floor routine for us? 
    • Which team we’d buy a workout video from because their conditioning is insane!
  • Gymternet News (49:00)
    • Afanasyeva has ankle treatment in Munich
    • Why do all the Russians have to go to Germany for medical care? 
    • Nica Hults got a 10 on beam while Simone Biles cheered like crazy and Chusovitina intimidated the judges at the Texas Prime meet. 
    • The US men wore culturally appropriate bathing suits on their trip to Rio, and shocker, the world responded with joy!
    • Where we’d send the US women for international training camps like the men have. 

contest

What: One lucky listener will have their very own unique skill or routine written into book two of the Lauren Hopkins 2016 trilogy.

How: Tag us in your 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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