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Episode 37: Julie Zetlin

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2012 Olympian Julie Zetlin

This week Pan American Champion and 2012 Olympian, Julie Zetlin joins us for an epic edition of Gymnastics Myth-Busters! She talks to us about: having a Hungarian parent, her distinct Soviet-American bicultural upbringing, what to do when your ribbon gets stuck in the Karolyi’s ceiling, the cost of an elite rhythmic career, training in Russia, weigh-ins, insane coaches, wonderful coaches and the power of true love for sport.

Blythe and Uncle Tim give us a preview of this weekend’s Anadia Challenge Cup in Portugal and their thoughts on the latest US skill reveals from The Ranch. The Anandia Challenge Cup will be broadcast live on Gymnastike.

Remember to send us the details of your June GymNerd Challenge – what kind of handstand-a-thon will you be hosting to get the next great gymnastics movie made? Listen to details about the movie here and donate on the Chalk It Up Kickstarter site. Did you know that if you raise enough money, you will get a speaking role in the movie?

Here is Julie Zetlin’s triumphant ribbon routine from the Pan American Championships.

Jazzy Kerber – Ball Finals – 2013 U.S. Rhythmic Championships

Rebecca Sereda – Ball Finals – 2013 U.S. Rhythmic Championships

New routines from The Ranch are up!


  1. Thank you for this! Rhythmic is a fantastic sport and these gymnasts deserve respect (rather than cheeky comments), just as their artistic counterparts. It’s always interesting to learn more about other sports with an open mind.

  2. Quick question – I know Spanny has a newborn and a lot on her plate. But, is she planning to be back as a host of the show at some point? Dvora also hasn’t been on the show in quite a while.

    • Thanks so much for listening Kirsten! Yes, Spanny is on maternity leave until August. Dvora is a full time writer, busy with lots of amazing projects. Hopefully she will be able to share some of those projects soon. 🙂 She joins us when she can. They’ll be glad to hear that they are missed!

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