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In The Know

  • Elisabeth Seitz has her own stamp
  • Sara Ulias had ACL surgery
  • Katelyn Jong and Reese Esponda are heading to Baku
  • Dulcy Caylor, Addison Fatta and Nola Matthews are off to the DTB Cup
  • Charlize Moerz looks to be in a solid position for one of the Paris floor spots
  • Temple's pride leo might be our new favorite
  • LSU is in a good position to retake the No. 2 ranking
  • The GOAT Tour is back, now with men!
  • Madison Kocian and Simone Biles have reunited at the rodeo
  • Audrey Davis finally got her 10 on bars

The 5th Rotation: March 04, 2024

What We’re Talking About

Oklahoma has officially set the new all-time NQS record with a 198.420, which is better than the record they set last year of 198.355. And they still have three meets left to improve their score. Their NQS is so insanely good that their 198.30 this past weekend is too low and will be dropped. Oklahoma has four all-arounders ranked in the top 15 in the country: Jordan Bowers (2), Faith Torrez (8), Katherine LeVasseur (9), and Audrey Davis (12). Then you have non-all-arounders like Ragan Smith who’s is ranked in the top 20 on all three events she competes, including her No. 1 rank on balance beam. How good is she on that event? She’s now posted four perfect 10s in a row and over halfway to tying the all-time perfect consecutive 10 streak of seven set by Jeanette Antolin on vault.

Speaking of No. 1 ranked athletes: Raena Worley. She’s currently ranked first on floor and since week 4 she’s gone: 10.0, 10.0, 9.975, 9.975, 9.975, 10.0. That means in her last six floor routines, in three of them at least one judge thought it was perfect and in the other three both judges agreed it was perfect. Don’t sleep on Kentucky.



  • Gabby Douglas left WOGA, but also maybe not?
  • When looking at data from WAG 2022 and 2023 World Championships, there is no relationship between qualification subdivision and team rank at the end of qualifications
  • Leanne Wong has added author to her distinguished resume
  • Simone Biles, Shilese Jones, Melanie de Jesus dos Santos and Fred Richard have already struck GOLD
  • Ragan Smith has now wracked up four perfect 10s in a row
  • Cal beat Utah and moved back to No. 2 in the nation
  • LSU has posted back-to-back 49.775s on floor (and third time this season)
  • Lucy Stanhope is coming back for another year
  • 11 schools have posted a 198 this season, which ties the record set last season
    • 7th ranked Michigan is not one of the 11 teams so a new record could be set soon
  • In her five seasons at Kentucky Raena Worley had never scored a perfect 10. Since January she has three.


What’s On the Socials?






“It’s the Battle Line Rivalry, and I think, especially in recent years, it’s become a big thing in gymnastics.” ~ Jackie Terpak, Tiger Assistant

The Mizzou assistant coach and choreographer is getting hyped for the upcoming rivalry against Arkansas.

“She left on Sunday.”
~ Anna Liukin, Former? Coach of Gabby Douglas

In an interview with Anna confirmed Gabby has left WOGA, but it might not be a permanent departure.

“That was kind of like the last puzzle piece.”
~ Ellie Black, Canadian Treasure

After reaching the final in every apparatus except for bars, Ellie reflects on finally reaching the uneven bars final during her eighth World Championships last year and what it means for Paris.


College & Cocktails

Listen to this past week’s bonus episode: College & Cocktails: Michigan at Oklahoma

Cocktail of the Week:

Cocktail: Must Hit SituationMust Hit Situation
Finish out on a solid note with this classy beverage

2 oz. Whiskey or Spirit of the Code “Whiskey”
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Honey Syrup
1 oz. Hibiscus Tea, chilled

Make Your Drink:
Stir all ingredients together with ice to chill. Serve “up” in a coupe glass.

Stick the Landing:
Garnish with as ridiculous a lemon twist as you can manage

Full Recipes & Entire Season Cocktail Menu Available Here (Thank You Linzerz!).


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This column was composed and compiled by Steve Cooper, Editor, GymCastic; as performed by hosts Jessica O’Beirne and Spencer Barnes.

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<ul> <li>Elisabeth Seitz has her own stamp</li> <li> Sara Ulias had ACL surgery</li> <li>Katelyn Jong and Reese Esponda are heading to Baku</li> <li>Dulcy Caylor, Addison Fatta and Nola Matthews are off to the DTB Cup</li> <li>Charlize Moerz looks to be in a solid position for one of the Paris floor spots</li> <li>Temple's pride leo might be our new favorite</li> <li>LSU is in a good position to retake the No. 2 ranking</li> <li>The GOAT Tour is back, now with men!</li> <li>Madison Kocian and Simone Biles have reunited at the rodeo</li> <li>Audrey Davis finally got her 10 on bars</li> </ul> <div align="center"><a href=""> <img src=""></a> </div>The 5th Rotation: March 04, 2024
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