This week we talk to Olympic silver medalist and head coach of the reigning NCAA Champions at Illinois, Justin Spring. He tells us where his daredevil nature comes from, the origins of his unique and sometimes terrifying skills, about his proposed match meet format, the injury to Maestas, uniform changes for men and yes, we ask him about all of the controversial events at Illinois over the past few years.
We discuss our fantasy gym-acro floor combos, announce our gymnastics-holiday decoration contest and our new service for all of your burning gymnastics needs, called GymLine. A little bit like Oprah for gymnasts, or maybe like LoveLine for the nerves of the overzealous fan; we will answer your questions and solve your conundrums. Can’t figure out why your leo still rides up even after applying butt glue seven times? We can help with that. Need to decide which far away meet to spend your hard earned cash to travel to? We can help with that too. Call and leave a message on our Skype line (username GymCastic) or by calling 415 800-3191. Leave your name (or makeup a really good one), your city (or fantasy location) and try to keep the message under 60 seconds. We’ll be back on January 2nd with our year-end award show.
Remember to send in photos of your entries for the gymnastics holiday decoration contest before December 28th!
Illinois Gymnastics Orange & Blue Exh. Highlights 12/9/12
No handed Onodi
Jeager from high to low, or a flipping straddle back from Sara at Chow’s.
Hope Spivey’s famous NCAA reverse routine
Mo Hulian FX 1997 Worlds, gym-acro reverse
Leon Purvis asks Gabby Douglas to prom
Jamie Dantzscher – 2000 Olympics Team Prelims – Floor Exercise pretend front 1/4 after first pass.
Liz Tricase 2004 Olympic Trials FX
Really, a tinsica should start like a cartwheel showing a side position but these are pretty close.
Ok, so I know you’ve already talked through your fantasy uneven bars moves, but I was just thinking, I would love to see a tkatchev over the bar with a somersault, except instead of a back somersault (i.e kovac), it would have a frontwards somersault, while travelling backwards. I was trying to visualise it in my head, and it sort looked like a counter-kim (kim gwang suk’s famous move), but going over the bar, instead of being done off side of the bar.
A Counter-Kim catching on the backside, low bar side, rather than the front side. Wait, isn’t there a men’s move like this? @Uncle Tim to the rescue please!
Survey says! Tkachev salto – Cade Raggio
This is exactly what I was talking about! Thank you for finding the clip for me! Now where’s Mo Huilan when you need her.
mackenzie on dance moms does tinsinca’s in almost every number! but of course i cant find an example on youtube..
Cool beam turn combo by Canada’s Ellie Black. She also does 2.5 step out through to triple I could imagine her busting out more!!
Keep up the amazing work!!!
I have a Justin Spring question…
Has he been featured on a ProActive commercial for his clear skin?
Thank you! And yes, he was in their commercials.