In the news, Jessica, Spanny, Uncle Tim, and Evan chat about:
- New favorites, splat-fests and shockers from all six NCAA Regionals.
- Spanny is back with her report from the Minnesota Regional where Oklahoma brought a whole new meaning to the “College Salute” and her insider take on Gabby Douglas’s return to Iowa.
- The non-gymnastic world’s discovery of LSU’s great Lloimincia Hall, and what Uncle Tim calls her “gospel tribute, which featured a lot of fierce stank face” floor routine. Listen to our interview with Lloimincia here.
- If Shannon Miller began the sad wrist syndrome phenomenon that is currently plaguing the gymnastics community.
- Russian Nationals where Komova returned in a familiar leotard (see below), Mustafina graced the floor, Grishina was injured and we found a new favorite in Seda “Miss Tic Toc” Tutkhalyan.
- Justin Powers unusual routine at collegiate club nationals.
- Simone Biles pulling out of the Pacific Rim Championships due to injury and being replaced by Peyton Ernst.
Announcement! The first ever GymCastic Meet-up is happening at the NCAA Championships. Come join us for a drinky-poo and gym-nerd out with your people!
When: 3:30-4:30 on Saturday, April 19th before Super-Six Finals.
Where: Todd English Pub, right behind the parking structure at BJCC arena. It’s only a three minute walk to the meet from here. The address is: 2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N, Birmingham, AL 35203.
- Episode 23: Lloimincia Hall & The American Cup
- Episode 33: Simone Biles & Her Coaches
- 72: John Orozco