357: It’s the Freakin’ Lighting!

Mar 26, 2019 | GymCastic, Podcast

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MEET NEWS

  • Birmingham World Cup (2:11)
    • Why did everyone fall on everything? Try the crazy spotlight lighting! Measure your lumens, yo!
    • Aliya is the champion and is going to Euros now—called it!
    • Riley McCusker is the women’s team answer to Sam Mikulak
    • …and the FIG still can’t tell any of the Chinese gymnasts apart. Great.
  • Superstars (or Stuperstars) of Gymnastics  (14:54)
    • Jessica loved it and Spencer was like [sigh]—obviously
    • We discuss Danusia’s new vault family, Simone stealing the show with the best line of the night, Ellie Black going ALL IN on this craziness, Casimir Schmidt’s pink broccoli boxers, how Laurent was one of the celebrity judges, Jessica’s feelings moments, and more
  • NCAA Conference championships (43:24)
    • LSU beats Florida in an intense SEC Championship that came down to floor
    • Denver almost beat Oklahoma at Big 12s, you guys
    • The three-way AA tie in the Big Ten made Jessica’s dreams come true, though the camera work…didn’t
    • UCLA won Pac-12s as both UCLA and Utah broke 198. We discuss the 10s and the “coincidental” change in Ohashi’s floor music
      • Plus, is the one-routine-at-a-time, 2.5 hour format of Pac-12s working? 
  • Regionals! (1:11:44)
    • George Washington and Lindenwood claim the last two spots on a dramatic final day. We discuss the heartbreaking finish for UIC and the beautiful Cinderella story of Lindenwood gymnastics
    • The regionals draw—what are the juiciest matchups to watch, and how did the committee screw up the team distribution? Oh, in several ways!
  • Doha Apparatus World Cup (1:25:00)
    • The day the Australia broke
    • High bar is fulfilling all our hopes and dreams for this qualification method
    • NINA!
    • Jade Carey, Maria Paseka’s best-ever Amanar, and the race for the Perfect 90

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