Episode 35: Jake Dalton

May 29, 2013 | GymCastic, Interviews, Podcast

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Dalton design by the amazing Andrew Novialdi. Go look at his work. Right now. Listen to the show and browse his site at the same time. We are in love. www.andrewnovialdi.com Why are you still reading this? Get over there.

This week our guest is World team medalist, Olympian, 2013 American Cup Champion, former Oklahoma Sooner, and founder of Mesomorphic ClothingJake Dalton. He tells us about: how his female coach, Wanda Fredericks, and skateboarding videos helped him with his air sense, choosing Oklahoma, being a sex symbol, how he proposed to Kayla Nowak, which TV show sparked the idea for his company, what it was like to compete in the Pro Gymnastics Challenge, what new skills he’s working on, training for the specific equipment that will be used at Worlds in Belgium, how he got his toe point, advice for gymnastics parents and the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

Blythe gives us the deets on the scandal at German nationals, the harsh decision to ban Uzbekistan’s Luiza Galulina for two years and how Victoria Moors laidout double double stole the show at Canadian Championship. We are joined by Evan Heiter of Twitter fame and our friend Lauren Hopkins from The Couch Gymnast, for a full review and to give sage suggestions for improving the Pro Gymnastics Challenge We discuss every important aspect of the meet, including Catalina Ponor‘s boyfriend situation, awkward language barrier moments,  and why Rothlisberger should be named color commentator of the year.

Fundraiser T-Shirts to support victims of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma here.

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A portion of the proceeds from each shirt go to the Red Cross.

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