354: American Cup and Jesolo Explosion

Mar 5, 2019 | GymCastic, Podcast

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  • Men’s Program Clarification (4:55): Paul Ruggeri is the new athlete representative on the USAG Board of Directors.  Steven Legendre is still the athlete advocate representative for the men’s team.

THE MEETS!

American Cup – Women (7:39)

  • LEANNNEEE WONNNNG THE END
    • Fact-checking Jessica’s feelings, brought to you by Uncle Tim (!!!!)
    • Why someone needs to get Armine a Spotify subscription
  • Kim Bui is a bars NINJA and Jessica has a plan to get her an Olympic medal
  • Grace McCallum will do Grace McCallum every single Grace McCallum for Grace McCallum points. How she rode being Grace McCallum to the E-score title
  • TIE FOR BRONZE between Black and Murakami
    • There were four whole world-medal-level gymnasts at the top of their games fighting for medals. At AMERICAN CUP. You guys.
  • The true winner of the meet: the NBC trio’s Night of Honesty during commercial breaks (27:45)

American Cup – Men (32:42)

  • MATH NERD RAGE: Spencer discusses how Moldauer and Mikulak really should have tied, except the FIG doesn’t know how to math good. It’s the strongest he’s ever felt about anything.
  • Moldauer did Moldauer, and Mikulak did Mikulak
  • Jessica scores Ma Yue’s stick celebration and has a theory about Bart’s performance that involves Bambi

Jesolo – Seniors (50:17)

  • Sunisa Lee is HERE! She won the AA with 56.466—WITH A FALL
  • In which we learn what led Jessica to scream “THEY’RE DOING IT” in the middle of a Best Buy and then start crying. 
  • Ting Ting for silver. We break down her NCAA-performance floor routine and her most glorious beam 
  • Emma Malabuyo took bronze as the most consistent competitor of the whole meet, making us forget all about the back problems of 2018
  • Qi Qi is everything, and Italy has one allowable bars composition, but it’s AMAZING

Jesolo – Juniors (1:07:10)

  • AHHHH KONNOR MCCLAIN AHHHH
    • She won the junior AA title and proved an understanding of slapstick comedy far beyond her years
  • Everyone is obsessed with Guan Chenchen on floor
  • We have a moment about the Russian juniors. More like seven moments (1:11:46)

NCAA  (1:20:51)

  • Perfect 40 Watch
    • What kept Kyla “Kayla” Ross from a Perfect 40 on Sunday, and a discussion of whether she will get it before the end of her career
    • We have national championships sign plans involving one Brenna “McDowell.”
    • When your floor routine makes your coach break into a spontaneous college salute, you know it was a win

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