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2022 US Classic Debrief

Levi Jung-Ruivivar July 30, 2022 - Senior women's competition for the 2022 U.S. Classic
Caption Levi Jung-Ruivivar
July 30, 2022 – Senior women’s competition for the 2022 U.S. Classic at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by John Cheng from USAG.

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US Classic

  • We discuss the Leanne and Shilese show and what was so exciting about their performances, despite some Classicy mistakes
  • Attendance: Nearly dozens of people came to the event. What was up with that?
  • How did John Roethlisberger and Laurie Hernandez do as a commentary duo?
  • Plus, the vault revolution is here thanks to Wong and Joscelyn Roberson, why bars was the best event of the meet, and Nola Matthews‘ floor, reinterpreted
  • Jayla Hang won the junior title, and Jessica bestows her “Knock Your Teeth Out” award for sissones
  • Hear what Chellsie Memmel had to say about developing artistry in US routines and reading the code of points
  • On the men’s side, we discuss how Brody Malone stacks up against the world right now, the best Donnell Whittenburg has ever looked, the pluses and minuses of this wacky bonus system, and the virtues of mounting with a quad on floor.
  • Then, Jessica has a detour about neck braces and Star Wars that we’re all still trying to figure out

Live Show with Jordyn Wieber

  • Who: Jordyn Freakin’ Wieber! Olympic Gold medalist, all-around World Champion, Arkansas head coach… national treasure!
  • When: August 19th, Friday–festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. (EDT)
  • Where: At Nationals in Tampa, FL
  • Virtual tickets now on sale for everyone.
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Commonwealth Games

  • We break down the big stories of the competition, including England’s team dominance, Georgia Godwin finally getting her moment to shine, Emma Spence’s best meet ever, and Georgia-Mae Fenton’s new skill.
  • FEELINGS about Claudia Fragapane’s emotional return to the Commonwealth Games and historic results for Cyprus, Scotland, and South Africa
  • Jake Jarman dominated the men’s competition, Marios Georgiou gave his thumb for a Cyrpus team medal, Felix Dolci’s execution made us want to watch a RINGS routine, and getting to the bottom of the decision to let Northern Ireland compete.
  • We finally know how team Northern Ireland and Rhys McClenaghan got to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

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Wendy E Mercer
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I love the commentary on stag versus sissone

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