What: 5 winners get a copy of Miss Val’s book: Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance
Grand Prize: Book and 15 minute personal phone call with Miss Val.
How to Enter: Using the #DontWaitToDance on Twitter or Instagram tag us @GymCastic with a 5 second video doing your favorite UCLA floor choreography. Doesn’t have to be you, use your dog, fingers, make a friend do it.
Bonus entries: Link to the book. Enter as many times as you want.
When: Now to October 5th
*Conflict of Interest Disclaimer: Jessica’s husband co-authored this book.
THE BIG STORIES
- Miss Val will retire after the 2019 season (3:30)
- Nostalgia for the age of larger-than-life coaches
- What does UCLA do now? And is it a knife fight for the head coach position?
- MLT interview – the aftermath (20:20)
- How Jessica feels about it now and why she never wants to do it again
- “This is a sense in which reconciliation can serve as a powerful force for societal healing. But at the same time, these .”
- Reactions, regrets, impressions, hopes, frustrations, and feedback
- What Jetter and her dad had to say
- Kensley attended US men’s selection camp and has ALL THE SCOOPS (59:40)
- Mikulak, Moldauer, Yoder, Modi, and Van Wicklen will go to Doha
- Why Whittenburg was left off the national team
- Marvin Kimble drama-things
- Why Brett McClure is scared of the Olympic tour
- The trashy gym and mismatched equipment the US men have to use
- Pan American Championships (1:31:13)
- Dominance from the US women (duh)
- Grace McCallum’s world championships chances
- Trinity Thomas makes history
- Don’t sleep on Team Mexico
- JUSTICE FOR THE WOMEN OF CUBA
- The US men won with consistency
- Manrique was the Manrique of the meet
- Becky Downie is doing a 6.6 BARS ROUTINE
GYMTERNET NEWS (1:46:29)
- Ropes and Gray is delayed until the end of 2018
- Mary Lou Retton is on Dancing with the Stars
- Lobbied Senator Feinstein against the SafeSport bill
- Alyssa Beckerman with Inside Gym: “You hear a lot that Larry Nassar was a tumor on an otherwise perfect system and… NO! Larry preyed upon a broken system.” Note to MLR
- FYI: World Championships is canceled
- Celine Van Gerner and Eythora Thorsdottir will not compete
- Bram Verhofstad didn’t make the Dutch men’s team
- Coline Devillard is out for France
- The Thema Williams trial has begun
- Peyton Ernst is retiring
- Stacey Ervin did a WWE something or other
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