A Gym Nerd’s Guide to NCAA Bars

When Mackenzie Caquatto performed that bar routine in 2013, people flipped out. "Like, how can she score a perfect 10 without a same-bar release? That's not a real bar routine!" I'll admit that I was one of those people, but if I set aside my personal preference for a...

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A Gym Nerd’s Guide to NCAA Beam

When it comes to watching college beam, elite gymnastics fans typically have one of two reactions: Oooo! A gainer full? How nifty! No one does that in elite! I want to see more of that! A gainer pike off the end? Seriously? Is that even a skill? It should be, like, an...

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A Gym Nerd’s Guide to NCAA Floor

College gymnastics programs do not use the FIG's Code of Points. In order to determine skill difficulty, the NCAA uses the Junior Olympic Code of Points. At times, the difficulty values of both Codes overlap. Other times, however, certain skills are downgraded in the...

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Gymnastics Moustaches for Movember

Even though gymnastics isn't a ball sport, we thought that we'd create a fun, gym-nerdy infographic to help raise awareness for testicular cancer and other male cancer initiatives. With no further ado, here it is… Nothing's sexier than a healthy gym nerd! So, please...

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Japan's Hatakeda Hitomi withdraws from women's all-around final at gymnastics worlds after suffering spinal injury