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Behind The Scenes: Butterfly On Beam

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Today we are discussing skills that need to be brought back from the 1970 Code; monkeypox; science fairs; 5 Things I’d Never Do trend; USAG tweet; Greg Marsden’s call out re Roe v. Wade; advice for moving to a new country and learning a new language; Classic Roster; western pleasure; saving our democracy; incorrect deduction for out of bounds at Pan Ams; Iowa Pork Queen; monetary fines instead of deductions; Fluff Database. We’ll also answer your questions live, read your excellent letters.

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Live Show with Jordyn Wieber

  • Who: Jordyn Freakin’ Wieber! Olympic Gold medalist, all-around World Champion, Arkansas head coach… national treasure!
  • When: August 19th, Friday–festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. (EDT)
  • Where: At Nationals in Tampa, FL
  • Virtual tickets now on sale for everyone.
    • Club members have early access to in-person tickets and they will go on sale for everyone later this week
  • The theater is half the size as our last show, so we expect the in-person seats to sell out. So club members… don’t wait.


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Lin - Long Time Scandinavian Listener
Gym Nerd

International gymnastics is very confusing 🙂 In Scandinavia we call a side aerial a ‘schmetterling’, which means ‘butterfly’ in German ‍♀️

Lin - Long Time Scandinavian Listener
Gym Nerd

By the way, I hate butterflies after having to kill them and pin them down for science class. One night I woke up in the middle of the night by a creepy sound: It was one of the butterflies walking all over the board with a big pin through its stummick 🙁

Eloise at the Plaza
Gym Nerd
18 days ago

this exact thing happened to me – 1975, couldn’t graduate junior high without 8th grade bio and 8th grade bio required creating an entire board of bug specimens. I had a huge monarch that would not die. Still traumatized. A curricula tailor-made to make impressionable young women (think they) hate science.

Ilka Stoffer
Gym Nerd
20 days ago

We in Germany are not as wimpy as people in the US. So we do not have AC. 😉 Ilka

Gym Nerd
12 days ago
Reply to  Ilka Stoffer

always thought the same but this summer taught me otherwise. Also: Brust! 😀

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