Month: July 2015
157: The 2015 Secret Classic

157: The 2015 Secret Classic

  This week on the podcast, a full recap of the Secret U.S. Classic from glorious Chicago suburbs.  Uncle Tim, Lauren, and Jessica chat about the best upgrades, moments, skills and routines, including: Scoring: don't get too excited, there was a stick bonus in...

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Secret Classic: What Does Success Here Mean

Secret Classic: What Does Success Here Mean

The Secret U.S. Classic stars on Saturday and with rosters announced and start lists posted, the Gymternet is abuzz with speculation about the meet. Generally, the Classic is used to fine-tune routines, try out new skills and get one last competition under the...

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When Does the World Care about Gymnastics?

If you're reading this list, you're probably a diehard gymnastics fan. You've watched the Nadia movie at least 25 times (in the last year). You throw popcorn at your screen whenever someone calls the skill an "Onodi" on beam. Because Mostepanova. And, when you're...

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155: University and Pan Am Games

155: University and Pan Am Games

  This week Mary-Anne "Mez Monckton from the Australian national team, Uncle Tim and Jessica chat about: Pan Am Games Team Finals and All-Around Competitions: Do we like Elfi Schlegel better on on ESPN or NBC? We answer the most important question of the...

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Best Routines of 2015 So Far

Best Routines of 2015 So Far

By Elizabeth Grimsley The elite season is just starting to heat up with the Pan American Games kicking off this Saturday, July 11-15 in Toronto and a stream of U.S. events, from the U.S. Classic to P&G Championships, right around the corner. But just because the...

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154: Aly in The Body Issue

154: Aly in The Body Issue

In the news this week, Uncle Tim and Jessica chat about: Aly Raisman's take on the lack of eating disorders in gymnastics and learning to have muscle pride in ESPN's Body Issue Raducan asked the Olympic Committee to give her gold back, they said no. International...

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153: Inaugural European Games

153: Inaugural European Games

In the news, Mary-Anne "Mez" Monckton, Emma and Jessica chat about: The unusual format of 3 up 2 count over two days for team, and men and women on the floor at once. One per country rule for finals - spoiler alert, we hated it! The level of difficulty might have been...

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