323: Miss Val Retires, Inside Men’s Doha Selection, and the MLT Debrief

Sep 25, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast

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CONTEST

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

MEET NEWS

  • 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
  • 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

FURTHER READING

US Men – World Championship Selection
The Miss Val Show
Pan American Championships – What Happened There?

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