235: Happy 2017!

Jan 10, 2017 | GymCastic, Podcast

Historic moment: 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medalists, Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian competed in NCAA gymnastics.

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IN THE NEWS

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

  • Our favorite and least favorite moments from 2016 (2:50)
  • NCAA Recap (14:00)
    • Five freshman World Champions competed this weekend, including for the first time ever, two Olympic gold medalists.
    • The Bars score controversies – Skinner and Kocian
    • Balance beam situations – Georgia and UCLA
    • Natalie Brown’s Syrian refugee-themed floor routine (from preseason)
    • Beam Queens: Sarah Finnegan‘s 9.950 beam routine, Kiana Winston‘s 9.950 beam routine 
    • SWAGGIE MAGGIE NICHOLS!!!!
    • Macy Toronjo (UCLA/Texas Dreams) exhibitions after going blind in both eyes earlier this year.
    • NC State: The puking beam dismount
    • Chayse Capps and Ashley Gant superstar-ness

GYMTERNET NEWS

Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include (57:00):

  • Aliya Mustafina doesn’t miss gymnastics
  • Oleg Stepko’s coach went back to Ukraine
  • Cheerleading granted provisional Olympic status 
  • Pegxit : Peggy Liddick will lease Gymnastics Australia
  • Jake Martin on coming out to his OSU teammates and being team captain 
  • Putin’s daughter does this weird acro-ballroom dance hybrid sport and is good!
  • USA Gymnastics Sexual Abuse Investigation update (1:05:20):
    • New lawsuit by MSU softball athlete who went to the administration about Nassar’s procedure in 1998
    • International Gymnastics Federation ‘very concerned’ by US sex abuse claims 
    • 18 women sue USAG, MSU and John Geddart’s Twistars club for failing to protect them from sexual abuse at the hands of Dr. Larry Nassar
  • Simone Things and Aimee Boorman being a hero coach and shinning example to all
  • Gabby Douglas becomes ambassador against online harassment
  • Amy Tinkler has parted ways with her personal coaches
  • Maria Paseka refuses to retire!

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