239: Elite Canada, Reykjavik & NCAA

Feb 7, 2017 | GymCastic, Podcast

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Lizzy LeDuc (Illinois) Photo by Craig Pressman/Illinois Athletics



In the news Spencer, Lauren, and Jessica chat about:

  • Quiz: World, Olympic and National Team Members in the NCAA (sexy data here
  •  Elite Canada (6:20)
    • Junior Ana Padurariu swept and beat the seniors scores (bars, beam featuring the back dive mount) 
  • The Reykjavik International 2017 videos here (11:00)
  • NCAA (19:40)
    • Kiana Winston joins the 10.0 Club on floor, but then drinks water
    • Ebee would have joined if there were justice in the world
    • Lizzy Leduc is becoming a star at Illinois (9.950 BB)
    • Brianna Comport is throwback perfection front tumbling goddess
  • Crack or Correct
    • Britney Ward (Missouri) absolutely robbed of a 10 on this vault
    • Mia Hambrick (LSU) SAME
    • Kyrstin Hoffa (UW) floor  demonstration mastery and amplitude on every single skill 


Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include (39:00):

  • Trampoline champion Pam Clark slams British Gymnastics 
  • Why Russia keeps pregnant athletes on the national team (hint, human rights!)
  • Anatomy Of Athletes, will feature Vanessa Ferrari
  • Sofia Hults: Delivering the floor exercise realness that you need right now 
  • Aja Sims weiler to comaneci salto 
  • USAG Sexual Abuse Investigation Update (54:00)
      • Texas Rangers went to Karolyi Ranch for sex abuse case
      • SCATS:
        • National team members sue Don Peters and Nassar for sexual misconduct and abuse
        • Orange County Register journalist Scott Reid’s investigation revealed that SCATS has violated USAG’s policy against banned members at USAG clubs. 
      • Nassar:
        • Nassar medical license suspended
        • John Geddert sued for allegedly failing to protect his gymnasts from sexual abuse.
        • A gymnast tried to report Nassar as early as 1997
        • Police questioned Nassar about his conduct in 2004
        • MSU athletes ordered to not talk about Nassar
        • “If those allegations are true, MSU may be obstructing justice, which is a crime.” 
        • Current MSU head coach, Kathie Klages accused of failing to report and intimidating, alleged Nassar victim
        • MSU coach suggests Nassar treatments were legitimate and he was framed
  • FEEDBACK (1:03:24):
    • McKenna Kelly’s vault injury
    • Mom causes blackout during meet
    • What’s Ashton Locklear up to now
    • Leotard sizes and fit
    • Inauguration-themed floor routine
    • Instant replay in NCAA
    • Routine judging receipts
    • Award ceremony straddle conga lines


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