327: 1993 NCAA Nationals (Commissioned)

Oct 11, 2018 | Commissions, GymCastic, Podcast

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This episode has been commissioned by Club Gym Nerd member Kerry, who requested an episode all about the 1993 NCAA Nationals, saying “This was the first NCAAs I ever watched as a kid growing up in Georgia, so this obviously got me hooked!”

  • Setting the scene – what was college gymnastics like in the ancient year of 1993?
    • A new format called “Super Six” was taking the college gymnastics world by storm
    • Bonkers scoring and unrealistic 10s dominated the conversation (we wouldn’t know anything about that) 
  • The competition – watch along with us HERE. Press play when Jessica tells you
    • The Great Marsden Billboard Incident of ’93
    • We get distracted by the extremely 1993 fashions for a while
    • Jessica is not having these pirouettes
    • But seriously the fashion, you guys
    • Agina Simpkins is the best thing ever to happen
    • I MEAN THESE CLOTHES
    • Dee Foster’s vault still holds up today
    • Greg Marsden hates the format (Shocked, I tell you!) 
    • LONG LIVE GYM ACRO SERIES
    • Hope Spivey-Sheely puts everyone else’s difficulty to shame
    • The legend that is Jenny Hansen
    • Questions about the Georgia All-American murals
    • Stanning Dana Duckworth
    • Georgia, Georgia, Georgia, Georgia
  • Post-competition discussion
    • Whose personal style best encapsulated the year 1993?
    • What could the 2019 NCAA code learn from the 1993 code?
    • What did we see in 1993 that you are SO GLAD is gone?IN THE NEWS

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