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Behind The Scenes: Pre-NCAAs week

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BTS is a weekly Q&A podcast just for club gym nerd members! If there isn’t a competition, we record every Friday at noon (PST). It’s our appreciation love letter to club members for supporting the show. Here’s how to ask questions live.

This week we discuss Spencer’s scoring UCLA and Missouri at Regionals; public school education in the United States; Melanie DJ Dos Santos moving to Texas to train; getting invited to a very exclusive club to broadcast live; the Georgia coaching situation; our plans for post-NCAA season episode topics; Suni’s bar settings; the 1993 college season with 71 10s; collegiate championships; why Alyssa Baumann and Shallon Olsen haven’t gotten 10s yet; Worlds in Africa.

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Rachel Hockenberry
Gym Nerd
2 years ago

Hi Jessica and Spencer! I was a competitive gymnast as a kid, and thanks to discovering your podcast during the 2020 Olympics I was inspired to find an adult class near me! Thank you so much for bringing this wonderful sport back in to my life! I also took your advice and got excited about college gymnastics this year and it has enriched my life! I’m a professor at Illinois State University and attended one of our home meets this year. I was astounded at the high level of gymnastics I witnessed, particularly from Jaye Mack. I would love to hear you all give her some love for qualifying to nationals on floor! I think it’s pretty amazing for a freshman from a lesser known program to make it so far! Thanks again for all you provide to the gymnastics community!

Nicholas King
Gym Nerd
2 years ago

I just joined, so you might have mentioned this already, NAIGC Nationals is going on today! Sadly I didn’t get to go this year, but my team (Gymnastics Club of California [formerly Cal Gymnastics Club]) is there! Go Bears!

Dorothy Cocolin
Gym Nerd
2 years ago

Hi, Jessica and Spencer! Any advice on finding an adult gymnastics class? I live in Alexandria, VA (outside Washington DC) and am looking mostly for conditioning.

Alex Mostoller
Gym Nerd
2 years ago

There are a few open gyms in the area. Join the “DC Metro Adult Gymnastics” Facebook group for more info!

Arvin Pamplona
Gym Nerd
2 years ago

imagine melanie get recruited for an NCAA team

elisabetta zuddas
Gym Nerd
2 years ago

Little clarification for non Italians: Carlotta just graduated from university. In Italy you call yourself dottore or dottoressa already after your bachelor degree. I know it can be confusing for people from other countries

Last edited 2 years ago by elisabetta zuddas

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