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Men’s Olympic Team Trials 2024 and Women’s Updates

Jessica is reporting from Olympic Trials in Minneapolis in person, Spencer is watching from home making spreadsheets. They will answer your questions live at 05:15ish CT (view it right here, on the page, login to your Club Gym Nerd account reveal the longer member podcast).

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We discuss:

  • The selection procedure that automatically chose the Paris Olympic Team of:
    • Asher Hong
    • Stephen Nedoroscik
    • Frederick Richard
    • Brody Malone
    • Paul Juda
  • Why Fredrick Richard is the only hope to save men’s gymnastics in the United States
  • Is a one-event specialist a smart strategy?
  • Asher and Khoi’s coach, Thom Glielmi of Stanford on the vault judging controversy
  • Who was missing from the LA Olympic Team honors
  • Why DJ’s for men’s floor is the way of the future
  • Revenge alternate spot for Shane Wiskus
  • The crowd’s love for Donnell Whittenburg
  • What Khoi would have had to do to make the automatic spot
  • Shilese Jones withdraw from Trials and Kaliya Lincoln’s improvised pass

OLYMPIC TRIALS BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday 6/26 after Women’s podium training
  • Friday, 6/28 after Women’s Day One 09:45ish pm CT
  • Saturday, 6/29 after Men’s Final 5:15ish pm CT
  • Sunday 6/30 Live Show live from Minnesota Olympic Trials
    • Live Show starts about 40 minutes after the team is announced. No need to rush, the staff will be watching the fan fare in the arena too.
    • Join us virtually at the link below. Get your virtual tickets now because we are a very small business. We don’t have customer support on the day of because we will all be working, covering the competition.
    • Everyone with an in-person ticket will have a seat.
    • If you get there before the doors open, enjoy a drink at the GymCastic Bar next to our ballroom.

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Sandra Hansen
Gym Nerd
21 days ago

What an amazing evening. So excited for the team… but sad for those who didn’t make it.

Michelle
Michelle
21 days ago

Supper excited for Steve we were very weak in pommel but I wasn’t sure if they’d put him on

Sandra Hansen
Gym Nerd
21 days ago

Was Brodie tired at the end or protecting his knee?

Jess
Gym Nerd
21 days ago

Can you talk about Donnell Whittenberg and how he’s the best and killed it today?

Rainbow Womyn
Gym Nerd
21 days ago

Which men can actually get a medal at the Olympics?

Rainbow Womyn
Gym Nerd
21 days ago

Can you talk about which men can actually get a medal at the Olympics?

Gym-Jen
Gym Nerd
21 days ago

I think the rules as written actually hurt the team. As much as I like Nedoroscik, I hate the way he ended up on the highest scoring team by taking stuff out so he could hit. I think Khoi’s falls were an anomalies and I just pray this doesn’t come back to bite the men’s team.

Stephanie Ahrens
Gym Nerd
20 days ago

1) Would there be any penalty for Brody at the Olympics for wearing a brace?

2) In the spirit of equity between MAG and WAG, I, a proud couch viewer with no experience in gymnastics beyond a year of recreational classes at WOGA in ye olden days of only Plano WOGA at the tender (and already hamstring-flexibility-challenged) age of 11ish, propose the following:

a) axe rings as an event—it’s mostly a strength and endurance challenge and not particularly artistic (although the standard of “not particularly artistic” would likely affect vault and maybe pommel, they are more dynamic, i.e., not primarily strength+endurance tests)

b) make MAG FX requirements more similar to WAG requirements, add music, artistry requirements, etc.

c) either axe p-bars for men (p-bars seems, to me, an event that smooshes together pommel and high bar, and we already have pommel and high bar, so why have this in-between event; maybe add hold reqs to high bar?) or add p-bars for women.

Is this a hot take? Idk. It gets us an equal number of events for MAG and WAG, gets us closer on equalizing what artistic gymnastics is for men and women, and reduces the endurance chaos of MAG.

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