318: 2018 US Wonder Woman Nationals

Aug 21, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast

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2018 US NATIONALS

  • Feelings Corner: Starring Jessica O’Beirne and TEAL WONDER WOMAN GUARDIAN ANGEL HUGS
  • Senior Discussion (8:35): This was a historically well-hit nationals. Does it undermine the notion that the women need regular national team camps? And is it weird how much credit we give the coaches instead of the athletes?
  • Gushing: Simone, Morgan, Riley. Duh. 
  • Err: What was the deal with Ragan Smith? 
  • Plus: Jade Carey sticking a Moors, justice for Kara Eaker, TRINITY, some love for Jaylene Gilstrap, and Jordan Chiles’ attempt at Wolfkino Part 2 didn’t really work out. Twice

RAGE

  • We’re very concerned that Tom Forster doesn’t understand the Olympic qualification process (36:04)
  • Kerry Perry deigned to address the media, and it was awful
  • Ron Galimore: STILL THERE
  • What change can really happen when people who DON’T EVEN BELIEVE THE SURVIVORS are being given positions of power in the women’s program?

OK, BACK TO NATIONALS

MEN! (1:26:36)

  • Where does champion Sam Mikulak fit in the international all-around scene?
  • Day 1 was….bad. But it’s all going to be OK.
  • LEAVE. POMMEL. HORSE. ALONE. (It’s the good event now.) 
  • Team conundrums
    • Kensley and Spencer debate Allan Bower’s place on the team
    • Donnell Whittenburg wasn’t even named to the national team, and John Orozco has some thoughts. Is there racial bias in the men’s program dressed up as concerns about “work ethic”?
    • Should Colin Van Wicklen be doing this Dragulescu?
  • Massive conflicts of interest and judging favoritism aren’t just a women’s thing!
  • Most importantly: Taco Bell sponsorship ideas

GYMTERNET NEWS (2:05:00)

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