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GymCastic: The Gymnastics Podcast

GymCastic Podcast is a weekly gymnastics talk show. The hosts interview people who love gymnastics almost as much as we do, discuss the latest news, events and offensive leotard fashion.

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Logistical Sweating and the Emma Spence Interview
Emma Spence Interview Tokyo Olympic alternate, Emma Spence, represented Canada at the 2022 World Championships and Commonwealth Games winning bronze in the team event at both competitions. The World bronze was the Canadian women's first team medal ever. Emma is currently a gymnast at Nebraska while serving on the FIG Safeguarding Working Group. We discussed: Traveling on a pre-G7 peace mission with other gymnasts and FIG President Watanabe to Japan. And of course, cultural goofs. Which parties are the best;  elite or college. Simultaneously competing for a world medal and speaking at the first ever FIG Safeguarding Symposium at Liverpool Worlds. Yes, literally on the same day. The current state of Gymnastics Canada under investigation for abuse. All the culture shock competing at Nebraska; including wild things Americans have said to her international college athlete group. Having to get ultrasounds at Nebraska to make sure her spleen was safe to return to training before Worlds. Why a coach had to come out of retirement to coach her at Liverpool Worlds. Continental Championships It's a big weekend for gymnasts from the Americas and Africa with worlds (and by extension Olympic) spots on the line. We fill you in on what you need to know. News on the latest victory in UB world leader Kaylia Nemour's quest to represent Algeria at the African Championship, and why it's giving Spencer the logistical sweats Individual Olympic qualification bids by Lynnzee Brown, Sydney Barros, Anya Pilgrim, and more will be put to the test at Saturday's Pan American Championships. Plus, what's at stake for the US women's team. Meet News Qualification is in the books at Chinese Nationals and we need to talk about the Qiu Qiyuan of it all Four of the five spots on Japan's women's team were decided last weekend at NHK. We discuss who's in, who could be in, who's probably out, and the pros and cons of a potential "all beam, no regrets" worlds team Plus, we got out the magnifying glasses and tried to watch Canadian Championships;  the latest on the dumpster fire news; and Brody Malone's injury comeback. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES History's Best Beam Routines Gymnastics Mythbusters 4.0 2023 NCAA Championships Romanian Gymnastics Secret Police Files Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Photo Galleries from NCAAs The Highest D and E scores from The Gymternet MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
99:00 23/05/2023
History's Best Beam Routines
The Best Beam Routines All other apparatuses take a seat. Today is a beam day. We discuss what makes beam the best apparatus and the qualities consistent across history's greatest beam routines The best overall beam routines, starring Yang Bo, Li Li, Fan Ye, Tatiana Lysenko, Kui Yuanyuan, and Chen Cuiting Honors for excellence in specific fields of study, such as badassery, hands, spinning, ease, aggression, rhythm, and Kathy Johnson moans And finally, how do we make beam more like Yang Bo? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Elvire Teza and Cecile Canqueteau-Landi Gymnastics Mythbusters 4.0 2023 NCAA Championships College & Cocktails: Live from NCAA Finals in Ft. Worth Romanian Gymnastics Secret Police Files Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Photo Galleries from NCAAs The Highest D and E scores from The Gymternet MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
98:51 15/05/2023
Gymnastics Mythbusters 4.0
Today, we update and revisit some of our favorite busted gymnastics myths—and bust some new myths as well Myths that sound too crazy to be true, naked gymnastics edition Dumb crap left over by haters about periods, height, and lines Who REALLY scored the first perfect 10? The myth of the "candle" mount and the "Liukin" Fighting for justice for Olga Mostepanova, Kerri Strug, Larissa Libby and more Who REALLY won the world all-around title in 2005? Is gymnastics a sport dominated by high schoolers? Was the Sydney vault REALLY set wrong? Was Olga Korbut REALLY the first to do the Korbut? Is Simone Biles the most decorated gymnast of all time? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Myths, Legends, and Unexpected Moments Part 1 Myths, Legends, and Unexpected Moments Part 2 Myths, Legends, and Unexpected Moments Part 3 2023 NCAA Championships College & Cocktails: Live from NCAA Finals in Ft. Worth Romanian Gymnastics Secret Police Files Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Photo Galleries from NCAAs The Highest D and E scores from The Gymternet
74:14 08/05/2023
How to Get Your Favorite Gymnast to Paris 2024 Olympics
How to Get to Paris The gymnastics qualification journey for the 2024 Paris Olympics is already underway, and we're here with a full explainer of the pathways for team and individuals. We'll explain what's different from the 2020 qualification process, answering important questions like, how do Lynnzee Brown and Oksana Chusovitina make the Olympics? Headline News NCAA moving and shaking: With Kayla DiCello deferring for the Olympics, three Utah gymnasts entering the transfer portal, and the new head coaching hires, college gymnastics has been busy since nationals Melanie De Jesus Dos Santos (FRA) is scheduled to compete at the US Classic as an exhibition athlete! Dysfunction and the Romanian federation: a rundown of the latest trouble Puflea accused Lucian Sandu of abuse. Texting her mother that she wanted to jump out the window to get away from Deva. A new head coaching staff, including Patrick Kiens (NED) were hired to coach the national team. Gina Gogean resigned and then was reinstated by the Romanian Federation. Then the federation reversed their decision and are moving the national team to Onesti. Meet News Updates from the Cairo World Cup on Josc Roberson, Vasiliki Millousi, Marta Pihan-Kulesza, and the Cairo Cat Jade Carey, Leanne Wong, and Konnor McClain attended the US women's national team camp over the weekend, where the Pan American Championships team was named Plus, big news for Simone Biles and Olivia Dunne, as well as your feedback about the live show, Chuso bonding, the Mag 7 musical, and a special message from the "I Love You Tasha" guy JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES 2023 NCAA Championships College & Cocktails: Live from NCAA Finals in Ft. Worth Romanian Gymnastics Secret Police Files Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Photo Galleries from NCAAs
94:08 02/05/2023
"They Are Made of Something I Am Not": 2023 NCAA Championships
Oklahoma won its 6th title by .150 over Florida. We discuss whether this makes sense, the perils of recency bias, and the exquisite joys of motivational lying Trinity tied the all-time 10s record in her final competition and we relive the journey of watching Trinity during the warmup periods this weekend The semifinals, UCLA being eliminated with a 197.9, Cal doing its best Michigan impression, and the problems with trying to compare the two semifinals The story of Tasha Brozowski at regionals and how to help her family Maile O'Keefe, Olivia Trautman, and Jordan Chiles are individual NCAA champions Behind-the-scenes stories from the area, including the Falling Table of Doom and the Gator of Spencer's Sorrow We try to speak some rules for 2024 into existence, plus some quick items from European Championships before we get into more details next time and an update on Riley McCusker's lawsuit against Maggie Haney. Photo Galleries from NCAAs here  JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES College & Cocktails: Live from NCAA Finals in Ft. Worth 2023 NCAA Nationals Preview Juicy, Juicy Controversy Elimination Nation: The NCAA Regionals Preview The Code Is Feces The GymCastic Postseason Sermon featuring Jenny Hansen Jenny Hansen Interview Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim
93:07 18/04/2023
2023 NCAA Nationals Preview
NCAA Nationals Preview  It's NCAA Nationals this week! We look at the competition from a few angles: the eagle-eyed view from the second tier, the view from the fan section, and the view from the judges table, to examine what we expect to see, what the fans want to see, and what the judges should be seeing. Is Florida still a top favorite, what do Cal and LSU need to do to advance, can anyone touch Oklahoma, is Utah's W/L dominance over UCLA foreshadowing, are the judges going to differentiate Yurchenko 1.5s, and will they be willing to go 10? Our very important wish list for in-arena comedy and thoughts on the LSU documentary The all-around title: Is it going to be the Jordan Chiles show? Or will Haleigh Bryant or Leanne Wong steal the crown? Plus, Pick Your Fighter: Spoiler Edition NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVE SHOW ON SALE NOW Gymternet News The men's injury apocalypse, top gymnasts to watch, and abounding sexism at this week's European Championship Gymnasts are going to the G7, and a lawsuit over NCAA volunteer coaches JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets.[wcm_nonmember] Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.[/wcm_nonmember] [wcm_restrict] If you don't see the video yet, don't worry, it's loading... [embedyt][/embedyt] [/wcm_restrict] RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Juicy, Juicy Controversy Elimination Nation: The NCAA Regionals Preview The Code Is Feces The GymCastic Postseason Sermon featuring Jenny Hansen Jenny Hansen Interview NCAA Career 10 Record Rankings To Rest or Not? Winter Cup 2023 With the Intensity of a Raisman To Score the Impossible Score Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim
104:56 10/04/2023
Juicy, Juicy Controversy: A Regionals Recap
NCAA Regionals The Denver regional broke us. We delve into what happened with the tiebreak and what happens when the results don't match what you see with your open eyes A brief intermission from fury for important honors in the field of coach outfits and stick celebration violence Back to controversy with Oklahoma counting a fall on beam and still winning its regional. We discuss whether that was correct, and whether it should be possible to win a regional final with two falls on beam The biggest shocks of regionals, from Jade Carey not advancing to nationals as an all-arounder, to no Big Ten teams making the final 8, to which team totally cheaped out on its intro video Plus, Trinity's leg injury in the semifinal and how it did (or didn't) affect Florida, Cal recording the highest score of all the regional finals, Auburn's 3-fall bars rotation, Kentucky returning to nationals, and UCLA fending off a challenge from Missouri Individual qualification brought some surprising all-around qualifiers and some egregious snubs NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVE SHOW ON SALE NOW EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members  can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets.Please, login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join hereJOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Elimination Nation: The NCAA Regionals Preview The Code Is Feces The GymCastic Postseason Sermon featuring Jenny Hansen Jenny Hansen Interview NCAA Career 10 Record Rankings To Rest or Not? Winter Cup 2023 With the Intensity of a Raisman To Score the Impossible Score Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim
95:54 03/04/2023
Elimination Nation: The NCAA Regionals Preview
NCAA Regionals Preview It's elimination season. 36 becomes 16. 16 becomes 8. We break down the regional championships, renaming each one to give it a more accurate title, assigning the official regional agents of chaos, and profiling key matchups—like Kentucky vs Alabama, Cal vs Michigan State, and the Denver regional vs the judges. All the individuals who need to qualify to nationals otherwise the sport is canceled, and a rage-o-meter about treating gymnastics like an ACTUAL SPORT. NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVE SHOW ON SALE NOW Plus, Jessica watched every 10.000 from this season and has the final verdict on how many of them were real, and we discuss the recurring themes of what deductions aren't taken and the hardest qualities to codify. Gymternet News and More The IOC really wants Russia to compete again, and we look at comeback season in Britain and beyond We have a mini-commission all about the wonders of Alaska gymnastics and a Rage-o-Meter about never clapping for the other team! EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets.[wcm_nonmember] Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES The Code Is Feces The GymCastic Postseason Sermon featuring Jenny Hansen Jenny Hansen Interview NCAA Career 10 Record Rankings To Rest or Not? Winter Cup 2023 With the Intensity of a Raisman To Score the Impossible Score Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim
88:07 27/03/2023
The Code is Feces
The Brody Malone injury, Russia missing a critical deadline, Trinity Watch, and neutral deduction drama dominated the news this week Plus, NCAA regional assignments are out. We decide which semifinal is the group of death, learn some new pronunciations from the selection show, and explain why Arizona should start a rebellion Meet News Josc Roberson's floor final D-score exposed the code as a farce, and other developments from the DTB Cup in Stuttgart Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Utah won their conference championships. We discuss Oklahoma's program beam record, the high bars scores at SECs, improvements from Florida, and why this result was so important for Alabama Your feedback on whether we think an NCAA routine could get a 10.000 E score in elite. NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVE SHOW  On sale now for Club Gym Nerd members with discount. Discount expires on March 24th when tickets go on sale to general public. EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets.[wcm_nonmember] Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.[/wcm_nonmember] [wcm_restrict] If you don't see the video yet, don't worry, it's loading... [embedyt][/embedyt] [/wcm_restrict] JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES The GymCastic Postseason Sermon featuring Jenny Hansen NCAA Career 10 Record Rankings To Rest or Not? Winter Cup 2023 With the Intensity of a Raisman To Score the Impossible Score Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
86:11 21/03/2023
The GymCastic Postseason Sermon featuring Jenny Hansen
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS LIVE SHOW On sale now for Club Gym Nerd members with discount. Discount expires on March 24th when tickets go on sale to general public. Headlines The latest on Suni Lee's and Jordan Chiles' competition plans Should Jordan's vault this week have been a 10??????? Haleigh Bryant got 3 perfect 10s in a single meet Plus, Oklahoma said playtime is over after last week's loss, Cal set more program records than it knows what to do with, and Kentucky elbowed its way ahead of Alabama and Auburn NCAA Gymnastics Week 10 How To Get To Nationals: A GymCastic Postseason Explainer — We trace the journey of some of your favorite, deeply dramatic individuals and teams and how they can advance through the postseason All your questions about hosting, seeding, individual titles, and geographic regionals placement Who needs a score this weekend, and what are some of the sleeper conference championships to watch? Finally, the wildest things that happened on BTN+ this week, and do we think Maile O'Keefe's beam should have been a Perfect Fall 9.500?   EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets.[wcm_nonmember] Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.   JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES College and Cocktails with Vanessa Atler NCAA Career 10 Record Rankings Jenny Hansen Interview To Rest or Not? Winter Cup 2023 With the Intensity of a Raisman To Score the Impossible Score Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim
96:47 14/03/2023
To Rest or Not
NCAA Gymnastics Week 9 Florida didn't put up full-strength lineups against Oklahoma and it was the talk of the town. The people were triggered! We discuss why it felt like a letdown and missed opportunity, make the argument in favor of Florida, and generally fix the problems with the NCAA schedule Heroes don't need capes, but they do need vault collars Updating the All-Time Record Watch for Trinity and Jade heading into the last meets before championship season Michigan upset Oklahoma (!) on Monday. We have thoughts. Spencer gives the update on how scary regionals would be if the season ended today and why Auburn is the most interesting team to follow this week Plus, your feedback on intimidating the opposition, what counts as a "hit" routine, Florida conspiracy theories, the Fisk fan club, and attending meets in person JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Not sure about joining the club?  College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Vanessa Atler Interview Live Show with Vanessa Atler 2022 Winter Cup 2023 With the Intensity of a Raisman To Score the Impossible Score College & Cocktails: Minnesota vs Michigan 10-A-PALOOZA College & Cocktails: UCLA at Utah What Happens in the Air, Stays in the Air NCAA Gymnastics with Vanessa Atler Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here
89:00 07/03/2023
Winter Cup 2023
Winter Cup This was the year the women truly understood the meaning of Winter Cup: Falling We discuss Lexi Zeiss going full Ellie Black on this meet, the importance of being Nola Matthews, and our breakout stars—and breakout comedians—of the women's senior session (with some Cottbus thrown in for luck) Whose floor routines escaped THE WRATH OF DONATELLA? Not many. But a couple. Like, exactly 2. One, Two. Then we send some overdone choreographic gestures to a farm upstate. The broadcast: why NBC is actually...getting better? Plus, some gymnerd deep cut YouTube assignments, and that time Yul Moldauer went "ALTERNATE THIS" all over the men's competition. NCAA Week 8 Headlines Standing full alert! An update on the 10s record chase, and we answer the question: Why does Jade Carey have nine 10s while Jordan Chiles has four? Oklahoma set a program record and an all-time NQS record this week Dear the equipment, um...are you OK? Feedback on SABOTAGE and the importance of HBCUs in gymnastics We had a rare, mythic 10.000/9.800 judges split this week, so we go CORRECT OR CORRUPT Check out the NQS Tracker here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Week One of College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES With the Intensity of a Raisman To Score the Impossible Score College & Cocktails: Minnesota vs Michigan 10-A-PALOOZA College & Cocktails: UCLA at Utah What Happens in the Air, Stays in the Air NCAA Gymnastics with Vanessa Atler Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim
98:10 28/02/2023
With the Intensity of a Raisman
Headline News Starting with the good stuff: This Def happened from Haruka Nakamura (JPN) Now to the bad: Al Fong is under SafeSport investigation with 40 allegations spanning decades. We discuss why on earth this investigation has taken 2.5 years so far and whether it is acceptable to take a break from an investigation for the Olympics. John Roethlisberger breaking the news that USAG Team Strategic Lead is pregnant and Simone Biles is "back in the gym". Winter Cup Preview We preview the senior women's competition at Winter Cup this week, featuring the most anticipated new seniors and injury comebacks, top returning favorites, and whether there might be any Donatella Effect. Plus, what's on the line for the junior women and whether there might be an EVO factor in the men's meet. NCAA Week 7 Headlines National Qualifying Score (NQS) is now in effect. We discuss what it is and who it benefits, and how Oklahoma already has a chance to set an all-time record. In February. Strategy season: Which teams are taking a resting approach and which teams are going all-out every meet Trinity have moved one step closer to the 10s record, and it's Senior Night this Friday. Another score sheet signed in protest. WE LOVE IT. Spencer needs college commentators to stop constantly talking about the parents, and Jessica needs all other schools to take a cue from LIU when it comes to meet themes Plus, an anonymous judge spills THE TEA Check out the NQS Tracker here. Link to the study mentioned at the end of the show JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Week One of College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES To Score the Impossible Score College & Cocktails: Minnesota vs Michigan 10-A-PALOOZA College & Cocktails: UCLA at Utah What Happens in the Air, Stays in the Air NCAA Gymnastics with Vanessa Atler Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
92:43 21/02/2023
To Score the Impossible Score
NCAA Headlines Grace McCallum was injured on vault at the Meet No One Could See Correct or Corrupt: The judging incident in Florida. We discuss how this (and all the other judging problems at this competition) might have even happened and why it was allowed to stand, why it matters, why overscoring gymnasts isn't actually a kindness, and why there's no public accountability. Is USAG suddenly beating college gymnastics in the competition accessibility department? Plus, updates on the race to the 10s record and other ranking changes NCAA Week 6 Notes Some important DOs and some very important DON'Ts A tribute to beam amplitude and those who are not basic Your feedback on leotard bonus, college gymnastics music mixes, cringey in-arena nonsense, pickle sponsorships, and more Plus, fantasy gymnastics notes for week 6, and some elite Winter Cup roster news JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Week One of College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES College & Cocktails: Minnesota vs Michigan 10-A-PALOOZA College & Cocktails: UCLA at Utah What Happens in the Air, Stays in the Air NCAA Gymnastics with Vanessa Atler Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
86:34 14/02/2023
10-A-PALOOZA
There was a special guest at the women's national team camp this week. How do we feel about this? And what do we hope was said? Morgan Hurd discussed her potentially misdiagnosed knee injury in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics. Bart Deurloo announced his retirement. We pay tribute. NCAA Week 5 Friday featured the most 10s given out in a single day in college gymnastics in 19 years. Spencer is......going to be fine. We discuss which 10s might have been the realest, the problem with going stick-blind, and bring Correct or Corrupt to a possible 10 that wasn't. Plus, feedback on how judges get assigned to meets, how receipts would change everything, the judging of Suni Lee's vault, and when/why handstands became the be-all, end-all of bars Jessica has some awards of the week, an ode to Jordan Chiles, a score protest to honor, and some ideas for future post-routine celebrations SURVEY We want your opinion! Tell us what you think here. EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Week One of College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES College & Cocktails: UCLA at Utah What Happens in the Air, Stays in the Air NCAA Gymnastics with Vanessa Atler College & Cocktails: Minnesota at Iowa with Evan Heiter Can You Count to 3? College & Cocktails: Arkansas at Auburn College & Cocktails: Dial 1-800-Kazakhstan College Gymnastics Is Back College & Cocktails: Auburn at Florida Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Sitting in Pits Made of Mattresses Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE  
83:30 07/02/2023
What Happens in the Air, Stays in the Air
SURVEY We want your opinion! Tell us what you think here. EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. The Headlines Vitaly Marinich is out as the French men's coach. Who could have seen these problems coming? In a leaked letter, Ellie Black, Kyle Shewfelt, and Rosie MacLennan have called for the resignation of Canadian gymnastics leadership NCAA Week 4 Oklahoma notched the highest score in the country, and Arkansas and Kentucky both set program records Trinity Watch: The Race for the 10s Record moved another step forward From equipment failures to result changes to Correct or Corrupt, the UCLA/Oregon State meet sure was eventful Plus, a beam rules quiz, a heartfelt, unbiased plea for a judging time clock, the stupidity of gymnastics All-Americans, and some wonderful things we don't talk about enough Treat Gymnastics Right: This week, we have an issue with knowing basic gymnast face identification as well as unpleasant foot closeups The FIG's apparent "solidarity with Ukraine" and USAG going Spieth And finally, your feedback on beam music, the best double pike, pit safety, USAG conflicts of interest, and more JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Week One of College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES  Interview: Vanessa Atler about her entire career Live Podcast with Vanessa Atler Interview: Legendre's Accuse Vitaly Marinitch of abuse NCAA Gymnastics with Vanessa Atler Can You Count to 3? College & Cocktails: Arkansas at Auburn College & Cocktails: Dial 1-800-Kazakhstan College Gymnastics Is Back College & Cocktails: Auburn at Florida Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Sitting in Pits Made of Mattresses Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
97:55 31/01/2023
NCAA Gymnastics with Vanessa Atler
BONUS CONTENT Week One of College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. Vanessa Atler is Here! We get her honest takes on what skills are actually pretty easy, what skills...don't look the best, and what skills have impressed her so far this NCAA season: from front aerials to 2 feet, to back handspring fulls, to gainers, and yes...bars elements. Would she teach someone her old floor routines if they wanted to do a tribute? (Do itttttttt) The GymCastic NCAA Team Matchmaking Service: We use our scientifically patented, NASA-tested, 8-tier system to match Vanessa to her perfect NCAA team The News We discuss Ellie Downie's retirement, how many bone chips is too many bone chips, the newest chapter in the storied tale of Jordan Chiles beam covers, and Madi Dagen understanding the assignment Plus, NCAA gymnastics having its quarter-season crisis, a dive deep into what actually counts as a stick, and whether what happens out of bounds stays out of bounds All the gymternet news on Livvy Dunne, Bailey Ferrer, and Li Li's response to the USAG host city controversy JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Vanessa Atler TikTok , Instagram  Olivia (Livvy) Dunne interview Heath Thorpe floor video Can You Count to 3? College & Cocktails: Arkansas at Auburn College & Cocktails: Dial 1-800-Kazakhstan College Gymnastics Is Back College & Cocktails: Auburn at Florida Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Sitting in Pits Made of Mattresses Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim  
81:07 24/01/2023
Can You Count to 3
EXTRA CLUB CONTENT Week One of College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to sample (even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet). Watch or listen here. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, and have early access to live show tickets. Join here. College Gym Headlines More 10s! Leanne Wong and Jade Carey both scored two 10.000s this week as we set a record for most 10.000s given out by the second week of the season. Hooray? We play "Which 10 was the 10iest?" and make the case for which athlete is most likely to score 40.000 Correct or Corrupt: This week, we're looking at some mandatory deductions that very much weren't taken in Florida and reaffirm that "the Nadia standard" for stuck landings isn't a thing A very important anonymous letter about a TV producer's behavior toward judges Kiya Johnson's torn Achilles and LSU's Monday comeback performance Blaming female reporters for the behavior of male fans: A no no UCLA recorded its highest road score AV (After Val) Plus... We learn how to count to 3, flatten the idea of the "Main Guy Who Asks Dumb Questions" in gymnastics commentary, and answer some rule questions about pirouettes, scholarships, and empty swings. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES College Gymnastics Is Back Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Sitting in Pits Made of Mattresses Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
85:04 17/01/2023
College Gymnastics is BACK
EXCLUSIVE CLUB CONTENT College & Cocktails: The Friday Night NCAA Gymnastics Post-Meet Show is available to to sample even if you aren't a Club Gym Nerd member yet. Watch or listen here. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the video version of the show, join us for live podcasts once a week, get extended and early releases of interviews, get early access to live show tickets and merch discounts. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.  College Gym Headlines Debuts! The first week of the season brought college debuts from Morgan Hurd, eMjae Frazier, Kayla DiCello, and the first ever HBCU gymnastics team 10s! Trinity Thomas and Suni Lee got 10s on beam, bringing Trinity just 7 shy of the all-time record. Would her record come with an asterisk? The Super 16 meet actually happened, and Oklahoma won with one of the highest opening scores ever While the actual most important Olivia Dunne topic this week was wondering how soon she can get into LSU's bars lineup, we also discuss Sam Peszek's video of people waiting for her We decide on very firm opinions about the 2023 rules changes after exactly one meet Plus... Cal broke into the top 3 in week one with a huge performance Correct or Corrupt: Judges' scored Jessica Hutchinson 9.850 for this vault We decide on the best moments of gymnastics, the best opportunities for comedy, and hand down a verdict on the Barbie routine Big news in the world of coaching changes and Dick Pound jokes Week 1's Fantasty Gymnastics Report: Who's in the lineup, and who should sit?   JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Project K Episode 2 Project K Episode 1 Sitting in Pits Made of Mattresses Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
92:01 10/01/2023
Nadia : The Movie
THE NADIA MOVIE Lies, lies, and more lies! For today's commissioned episode, we watched the 1984 made-for-TV movie Nadia, a Very Highly Extremely Unauthorized biography of Nadia Comaneci, and we seriously just can't with it. We discuss: Things that definitely 100% happened and aren't lies at all, like Bela Karolyi creepily discovering Nadia at recess The villain of this tale: Communism The very important *IMMEDIATE CHOREOGRAPHED FRIENDSHIP DANCE* between Nadia and Teodora Interrupting the judges in the middle of Tourischeva's floor routine (!) Anachronistic hair: A deep discussion Marcia Frederick's stunts are the only watchable part The first double pike beam dismount ever competed? Maria Filatova (USSR) 1977 This movie did Teodora Ungureanu dirty Is this the only gymnastics movie where the stunt work is harder than the real routines they're portraying? Wait...did they turn Nellie Kim white? Creating the future: Did Bela reenact some of these scenes later in his career? Some very sensitive and thoughtful treatment of weight and suicide. Healthy and helpful. Good good. The moral of the story might be anorexia JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. Project K: Secret Police Documents on the Karolyis Introduction to Project K Operation Olympia explained Project K Episode One:Interview with Nadia & The Secret Police Author Dr. Stejarel Olaru Project K Episode Two:Interview with Nadia & The Secret Police Author Dr. Stejarel Olaru Project K: Romanian Gymnastics Documents of Abuse, Neglect & Authority  Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovschi Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details RELATED EPISODES McKayla Maroney Interview  Growing Up at Round Lake Boginskaya Interview Aly and Lynn Raisman Interview Vanessa Atler Interview Mini-Commissions Hall of Fame Tokyo Olympics Recap
92:58 29/12/2022
Project K Episode 2: Interview with Nadia & The Secret Police Author Dr. Stejarel Olaru Part Two
EXCLUSIVE CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can listen to the full interview, uninterrupted, and have access to the original documents discussed in this episode. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.The public episode includes evidence, obtained by GymCastic, directly from the secret police archives.  Nadia and the Secret Police Project K Episode 1 We continue this week with the second and final part of Jessica's interview with Dr. Stej Olaru, whose book Nadia and the Secret Police is currently available for pre-order in English. They discuss: The unverified report that Bela tried to sabotage Teodora Ungureanu to ensure a Hungarian would win a medal The Ellen Berger/Bela Karolyi feud and what may have really been behind it Nadia's mom's official complaints View the original files and translations here. Project K: Secret Police Documents on the Karolyis Introduction to Project K Operation Olympia explained Project K: Romanian Gymnastics Documents of Abuse, Neglect & Authority  Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovschi Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details 2022 Year in Review On an entirely different topic, we tackle a review of the year 2022 Complete the sentence: "2022 was the year of..." The 2022 Skill of the Year - Acro The 2022 Skill of the Year - Dance The biggest lessons we took from gymnastics in 2022 The very worst thing about gymnastics in 2022 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Project K Episode One:Interview with Nadia & The Secret Police Author Dr. Stejarel Olaru Project K: Operation Olympia explained Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovschi Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details Growing Up at Round Lake Boginskaya Interview Aly and Lynn Raisman Interview Vanessa Atler Interview Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
78:01 21/12/2022
Project K: Interview with Nadia & The Secret Police Author Dr. Stejarel Olaru
Nadia and the Secret Police Today, the start of Project K, our dive into the files and transcripts from "Operation Olympia," the Romanian secret police's multi-year surveillance project investigating the Karolyis. We have the first part of Jessica's interview with Dr. Stej Olaru, whose book Nadia and the Secret Police is currently available for pre-order in English. They discuss: What the secret police did and whether their reports can be trusted as reliable primary sources The sheer extent and complexity of the surveillance project of Nadia How many people tried to sound the alarm about the Karolyis in the 1970s Would anything have changed if this had been public knowledge? Plus, transcripts from the actual files about the Karolyis from 1976, detailing physical and verbal abuse, an "atmosphere of terror," and the insistence on ignoring physicians and experts. NCAA Preview To lighten the load, we also talk a little bit about this year's very important and real preseason coaches poll, the finally-announced meet in Las Vegas, and differences in strategy at various preseason meets EXCLUSIVE CLUB CONTENT Club Gym Nerd members can listen to the full interview, uninterrupted, and have access to the original documents discussed in this episode. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Project K: Operation Olympia explained Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovschi Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Growing Up at Round Lake Boginskaya Interview Aly and Lynn Raisman Interview Vanessa Atler Interview  
94:26 14/12/2022
Sitting in Pits Made of Mattresses
Headline News This week, Morgan Hurd blessed us with a double layout to make it all better, and we have a preview of our major exposé Project K—where gymnastics and spycraft run into each other at full speed inside 1970s Romania—which will finally be coming to your ears over the next two weeks. NCAA Preview We're one month out from the NCAA season, and we're talking new first years like Kayla DiCello, eMjae Frazier, Faith Torrez, and more. Plus, which teams face the biggest upheavals in the 2023 season (cough, Georgia), why we're a little too excited about literally just some lines of tape, and the biggest storyline of the preseason: 5th-year transfers. Mini-Commissions A mini-commission on the history of South African gymnasts at the Olympics and other major competitions: the biggest accomplishments and what the future holds A mini-commission on Soviet training conditions and techniques of the 1980s and how that resulted in pushing the limits of difficulty. Plus, all the gymternet news you need JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim You Are In Gymnastics: Soviet Gymnastics Documentary Project K: Operation Olympia explained Project K: Decoding Romanian Secret Police Files on The Karolyis with Dr. Simona Petracovschi Behind The Scenes: Project K Behind The Scenes: More Project K (for Karolyi) Details Ellen Berger at the 1988 Olympic Games: DESPITE SOME SOARING PERFORMANCES BY THE SOVIETS, POOR JUDGING STOLE THE SHOW Lena Degteva: Growing Up at Round Lake Svetlana Boginskaya Interview Back from Liverpool Liverpool World Championships Event Finals and Mega Recap 10th Anniversary Reunion Show WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see some of the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here
82:05 07/12/2022
Back From Worlds
Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to watch this episode. Not a member? Join here Headline News Since we've been gone... Suni Lee announced her impending returning to elite, Sydney Barros registered a nationality switch, and there are big big changes to the US men's resident program in Colorado Springs. Meet News The post-worlds period brought an opportunity for gymnasts to earn some actual money in Switzerland with the Swiss Cup and Arthur Gander Memorial. We discuss the weird-but-kind-of-awesome format of these meets, the US team of Yul Moldauer and Addison Fatta just edging the Italian team of Nicola Bartolini and Martina Maggio for the Swiss Cup title, Spencer's hyper-interest in the strategy of which events everyone should compete when, and the floor routine that earned Jessica's seal of approval. How does the prize money for these meets compare to the...actual world championship? Plus... News on constant vigilance, bribery, NCAA coach movement, being resilient AF, and most importantly...the Paris Olympic mascot. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Interview with Beam World Champion Watanabe Hazuki (JPN) Interview with AA World Champion Rebeca Andrade (BRA)  Wei Xiaoyuan (CHN) - Uneven Bars World Champion 2022 Interview with Team World Champions USA The Flight Series: Shilese Jones  The Gymnast Who Kneeled: UC Davis Alexis Brown Interview Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Liverpool World Championships Event Finals and Mega Recap 10th Anniversary Reunion Show
71:56 30/11/2022
The History of Olympic Trials Controversies
OLYMPIC TRIALS CONTROVERSIES This week, we have a commission from Club Gym Nerd member Jasmine, who asked for an episode on the history of US Olympic Trials—how teams were selected and all the major scandals. And there have been plenty. 1980 - Olympic boycott hypocrisy and what happens when gymnasts tie for the last spot? (Or have alligators?) 1984 - The case of Dianne Durham and the Olympic petition 1988 - The Perils of Rank Order: The Early Years 1992 - The back-room meeting that kept Kim Kelly off the Olympic team 1996 - Only controversial if you're a Forster? 2000 - Atler. Nuff said. The Martha Years - Were teams really chosen months in advance? Plus, we make our proposals for an ideal Olympic team selection process for the United States   JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Behind The Scenes: Post-Championships Debrief Behind The Scenes: Day Two US Women's Championships 2021 Behind The Scenes: Day One US Women's Championships 2021 Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. RELATED EPISODES Vanessa Atler Jamie Datzscher How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest Tokyo Olympics Recap
105:03 22/11/2022
The 2000 Olympic Trials
2000 Olympic Trials This week, we have a group commission from Brianna, Stephanie, Atwood, Laura, Karla, and Emma, all about [deep breath] the collective nightmare that was the 2000 Olympic Trials. We discuss: The breaking news that there actually was official selection criteria, and it was technically followed. The significance of 2000 Trials as the worst thing that has ever happened ever, the controversy of the selection process, the low point this represented in athlete-first commentary, and just...the Bela of it all Shannon's comeback What if Atler had been able to compete on the "new" vault? The way the commentators talk about Alyssa Beckerman The infamous Rybacki fluff piece DLO + Punch front Shannon's vault injury BEIGE DRAPES Steve Nunno's performance piece The Moceanu sadness forest Why they selected the team they did, and was it the right call?   JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind the Scenes: Rodeo Exercise Machine Behind the Scenes: Adventures in Crying at Disneyland Behind the Scenes: Kensley's Wedding Behind The Scenes After Olympic Trials We Have Olympic Teams! Olympic Trials Day Two for Men & Women Live From Olympic Trials: Men & Women Day One Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! And Pride gear! RELATED EPISODES The History of Olympic Trials Controversies Shannon Miller Shannon Miller Part 2 Vanessa Atler Jamie Dantzscher How to Stage a Gymnastics Protest Tokyo Olympics Recap  
112:01 15/11/2022
Liverpool World Championships Event Finals and Mega Worlds Recap
Liverpool World Championships 2022 Event Finals & Mega Worlds Recap We'll discuss both days of event finals, the breaking (?) of the white leo curse and our favorite and least favorite moments of this World Championships.LOGIN TO JOIN US LIVE  Club Gym Nerd members can ask questions live, watch the podcast being recorded, see the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Here's how to ask questions live.JOIN CLUB GYM NERD World Championships Viewer's Guide Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Liverpool World Championships Men's AA Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final  Liverpool World Championships Men's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day Two Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day One Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day Two Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day One Liverpool World Championships Mega Preview US Women's World Team Trials live from Texas 10th Anniversary Reunion Show Worlds Team Shake-up US Men's World Selection (Day 1) & World Cup Update Paris World Cup Review What the F Is Artistry? World Challenge Cups Are So In Right Now The World Championship Field Is Set Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts Donate to family of NCAA coach in Ukraine To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
76:44 06/11/2022
Liverpool World Championships Men's AA Final
Liverpool World Championships 2022 Men's All-Around Final Carlos Yulo invented a new skill on vault while Asher Hong did a no-handed giant on high bar. All the details and we answer your questions about women's all around final. LOGIN TO JOIN US LIVE  Club Gym Nerd members can ask questions live, watch the podcast being recorded, see the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Here's how to ask questions live. LIVERPOOL LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW   JOIN CLUB GYM NERD World Championships Viewer's Guide Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final  Liverpool World Championships Men's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day Two Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day One Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day Two Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day One Liverpool World Championships Mega Preview US Women's World Team Trials live from Texas 10th Anniversary Reunion Show Worlds Team Shake-up US Men's World Selection (Day 1) & World Cup Update Paris World Cup Review What the F Is Artistry? World Challenge Cups Are So In Right Now The World Championship Field Is Set Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts Donate to family of NCAA coach in Ukraine To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
22:33 05/11/2022
Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final
Liverpool World Championships 2022 Women's All-Around Final Rebeca Andrade (BRA) is finally the world all-around champion! Shilese Jones (USA) and her arabian won silver and for the first time ever, a British gymnast is on the all-around podium, Jessica Gadirova. LOGIN TO JOIN US LIVE  Club Gym Nerd members can ask questions live, watch the podcast being recorded, see the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Here's how to ask questions live. LIVERPOOL LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW JOIN CLUB GYM NERD World Championships Viewer's Guide Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Liverpool World Championships Women's AA Final  Liverpool World Championships Men's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day Two Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day One Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day Two Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day One Liverpool World Championships Mega Preview US Women's World Team Trials live from Texas 10th Anniversary Reunion Show Worlds Team Shake-up US Men's World Selection (Day 1) & World Cup Update Paris World Cup Review What the F Is Artistry? World Challenge Cups Are So In Right Now The World Championship Field Is Set Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts Donate to family of NCAA coach in Ukraine To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
24:19 04/11/2022
Liverpool World Championships Men's Team Final
Liverpool World Championships 2022 Men's Team Final Did they fix the leak? Why didn't Donnell Whittenburg vault? Did China make a miraculous comeback?   LOGIN TO JOIN US LIVE  Club Gym Nerd members can ask questions live, watch the podcast being recorded, see the gymnastics we discuss, plus get access to all of our exclusive interviews and Behind The Scenes episodes. Here's how to ask questions live. LIVERPOOL LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW JOIN CLUB GYM NERD World Championships Viewer's Guide Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have a Ukraine Fundraiser design, all proceeds go to the CARE Ukraine Crisis fund. RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Liverpool World Championships Women's Team Final  Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day Two Liverpool World Championships Women's Qualifying Day One Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day Two Liverpool World Championships Podium Training Day One Liverpool World Championships Mega Preview US Women's World Team Trials live from Texas 10th Anniversary Reunion Show Worlds Team Shake-up US Men's World Selection (Day 1) & World Cup Update Paris World Cup Review What the F Is Artistry? World Challenge Cups Are So In Right Now The World Championship Field Is Set Donate grips and tape for Ukrainian gymnasts Donate to family of NCAA coach in Ukraine To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE
19:58 02/11/2022