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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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Judging The Judges: How Judges Are Chosen For the Olympic Games
Every Olympics there is a non-gymnastics rule that changes an outcome. Today we delve into the Competition Attire and Undisciplined Behavior rules that change final scores. If you've ever wondered who is in charge of selecting Olympic judges and how the judges evaluation system was created? In part one of our interview, Dr. Hugues Mercier discusses the research and development of the F.I.G. Judge Evaluation Program (JEP). We discuss: 00:01:55 - Simone Biles docuseries 00:02:21 - German docuseries Turnen - 60 Sekunden Perfektion premiers on ARD 00:02:33 - How to find an adult gymnastics class or camp 00:03:41 - Male vs. Female attire rules in artistic gymnastics 00:04:41 - All the extra words about women's aesthetic in the artistic Code of Points competition attire rules that aren't in the men's rules 00:07:16 - A elite gym nerd's guide to obscure gymnastics rules that have effected the outcome of a competition many times 00:07:57 - Deductions for undisciplined behavior in gymnastics 00:08:30 - How long can a gymnast stay down after a fall before the 30 second timer starts 00:12:20 - How to find Behavioral deductions on a score sheet 00:13:11 - Rules about men using music in floor routines 00:13:28 - Deduction for remounting the podium and the case of Xiao Ruoteng 00:18:42 - Rules about chalk marks on the floor 00:22:55 - Makeup rules 00:25:47 - Springboard rules 00:27:10 - Jewlery gymnastics rules 00:30:30 - Advertising and tattoo rules 00:32:07 - Tape and bandage color rules 00:35:33 - GymCastic Olympic coverage schedule 00:36:57 - PART ONE Dr. Hughes Mercier interview on development of the Judges Evaluation Program (JEP) Gymternet News: - Australian Olympic coach steps down day before team leaves for Paris - Ohio State Men's gymnastics team allegations of racism and harassment - Talladega HBCU cuts gymnastics program - FOUR YEAR HEADLINES: Where we issue yellow cards to drive-by gymnastics coverage - Paris Olympic live on location podcast schedule Simone Biles' coach for 15 World and Olympic medals, including Olympic all-around gold, has a book coming out. Pre-order Aimee Boorman's book now. Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for: Daily live podcasts in Paris at the Olympic Games GymCastic were the first and remain the only podcasters credentialed for the Olympic Games Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display your support in an arena) Baseball hats available now in the GymCastic store RELATED EPISODES Biggest Olympic Gymnastics Judging Scandals Behind The Scenes: Back from Trials Behind The Scenes: Leos Liberated  Olympic Trials Paris Olympic Trials Recap  Women's Day Two: Olympic Team Named Men's Final Women's Day One Women's Podium Training Olympic Trials Stuff Photo Galleries Women's Final Women's Podium Training Women's Day 1 Men's Day 1 Olympic Trials Fantasy Game U.S. Championships Recap Day Two U.S. Championships 2024 Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Podium Training U. S. Championships 2024 Day One Photo Gallery Podium Training Photo Gallery  Men's Day One Photo  Gallery 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic RESOURCES  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post What Scores Get You a Medal How to Build The Paris Olympic Team The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions   MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
78:09 16/07/2024
Biggest Olympic Judging Scandals and Paris Rules Update
Gymnastics is well aware of its role in the wider Olympic ecosystem: to have judging drama. That's why we are here. We explain judging scandals offering simplifications that normies can understand; prompting them to go on and have very strong and newly informed opinions about. So… the biggest judging scandals in Olympic gymnastics history We discuss: 00:01:14 - Rebeca Andrade (BRA) video fo Triple Twisting Yurchenko 00:04:11 - Biggest judging scandals in Olympic gymnastics history, setting the stage for Paris 00:05:13 - The Case of the Ill-Given Gold: 2004 Yang Tae-Young lost gold because of judging error 00:13:23 - The Case of the Bogus Bronze: Drăgulescu give impossible score knocking Shewfelt to fourth 00:18:45 - The Case of the Sexy Stoppage: Alexei Nemov's score causes crowd to protest and judges to adjust his score 00:23:45 - Fallout from the multiple men's judging scandals at the 2004 Athens Olympics 00:26:03 - Can you still get a 10.0 score in Olympic gymnastics? 00:28:00 - How to spell the Chéng vault correctly 00:32:15 - The Case of the Accused Australian: When Nastia and He Kexin tied for bars gold 00:37:58 - The Case of the Diabolical Dismount: 2012 London Team Final, Kohei's botched dismount and waving money at the judges 00:44:56 - The Case of Bela's Bullshit: 1980 Olympic All Around disputed victor 00:51:36 - How non-controversies get started, revisiting 1980 Olympic news article 00:55:55 - The Case of the Convenient Communist: For years the wrong story was told about the 1968 Mexico City Olympic all-around Caslavska vs Petrik 01:03:34 - New Rules for Paris Olympics 01:17:08 - Gymternet News 01:18:51 - Elvira Saadi’s lifetime ban upheld 01:19:41 - Livvy Dunne is staying at LSU and we get to see more of her beautiful form 01:22:22 - Simone Biles Rio Olympic coach has a new book out Simone Biles' coach for 15 World and Olympic medals, including Olympic all-around gold, has a book coming out. Pre-order Aimee Boorman's book now. REPLAY TICKETS for OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW ON SALE HERE  Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display your support in an arena) Baseball hats available now in the GymCastic store RELATED EPISODES Marian Drăgulescu Interview Kyle Shewfelt  Kyle Shewfelt on his book, Make It Happen Olympic Trials Paris Olympic Team Trials Recap Women's Day Two: Olympic Team Named Men's Final Women's Day One Women's Podium Training Olympic Trials Stuff Photo Galleries Women's Final Women's Podium Training Women's Day 1 Men's Day 1 Olympic Trials Gymnastics Fantasy Game U.S. Championships Recap Day Two U.S. Championships 2024 Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Podium Training U. S. Championships 2024 Day One Photo Gallery Podium Training Photo Gallery  Men's Day One Photo  Gallery 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic RESOURCES  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post What Scores Get You a Medal How to Build The Paris Olympic Team The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions   MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
83:57 09/07/2024
PARIS OLYMPIC TRIALS RECAP
Jessica is back from Olympic Trials in Minneapolis, Spencer watched and scored every routine from home. Hear directly from athletes and selection committee member, Alicia Sacramone, in this episode. We discuss: Why, for once, the rank all-around team is not controversial Adult gymnast facts and returning all-around Olympic Champions Simone Biles and Suni Lee The Women's Paris Olympic Team: Simone Biles Jade Carey Jordan Chiles Suni Lee Hezly Rivera Traveling alternates: Joscelyn Roberson and Leanne Wong Non-traveling alternates: Tiana Sumanasekera and Kaliya Lincoln Injury armageddon taking out Shilese Jones, Skye Blakely and Kayla DiCello The lows and highs from failing to honor all injured athletes to NBC doing something really cool with science The Men's Paris Olympic Team: Asher Hong Stephen Nedoroscik Frederick Richard Brody Malone Paul Juda Traveling alternates: Shane Wiskus and Khoi Young Non-traveling alternates: Patrick Hoopes, Yul Moldauer and Donnell Whittenburg Why Shane Wiskus went home early Simone Biles' coach for 15 World and Olympic medals, including Olympic all-around gold, has a book coming out. Pre-order Aimee Boorman's book now. REPLAY TICKETS for OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW ON SALE HERE  Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display your support in an arena) Baseball hats available now in the GymCastic store RELATED EPISODES Olympic Trials Women's Day Two: Olympic Team Named Men's Final Women's Day One Women's Podium Training Olympic Trials Stuff Photo Galleries Women's Podium Training Women's Day 1 Men's Day 1 Olympic Trials Gymnastics Fantasy Game U.S. Championships Recap Day Two U.S. Championships 2024 Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Podium Training U. S. Championships 2024 Day One Photo Gallery Podium Training Photo Gallery  Men's Day One Photo  Gallery 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic RESOURCES  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post What Scores Get You a Medal How to Build The Paris Olympic Team The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions   MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
92:59 04/07/2024
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. The answered your questions live. Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all the exclusive Club Gym Nerd bonus content to your favorite podcast player -  instructions here. Not a member? Join here. Non-member version available after the live. 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 Asher and Khoi's coach, Thom Glielmi of Stanford on the vault judging controversy Is a one-event specialist a smart strategy? 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. OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW   Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display your support in an arena) Baseball hats available now in the GymCastic store RELATED EPISODES Olympic Trials Women's Day Two: Olympic Team Named Men's Final Women's Day One Women's Podium Training Olympic Trials Stuff Photo Galleries Women's Podium Training Olympic Trials Gymnastics Fantasy Game U.S. Championships Recap Day Two U.S. Championships 2024 Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Podium Training U. S. Championships 2024 Day One Photo Gallery Podium Training Photo Gallery  Men's Day One Photo  Gallery 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic RESOURCES  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post What Scores Get You a Medal How to Build The Paris Olympic Team The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions   MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
26:59 30/06/2024
U.S. Olympic Trials 2024: Women's Day One
Jessica is reporting from Olympic Trials in Minneapolis in person, Spencer is watching from home while lighting all his spreadsheets on fire.  We discuss the injury carnage and what it's going to the Olympic team favorites. Who's moving up and who's still got a shot. Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all the exclusive Club Gym Nerd bonus content to your favorite podcast player -  instructions here. Not a member? Join here. Non-member version available after the live. 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 6:45ish 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. OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display your support in an arena) Baseball hats available now in the GymCastic store RELATED EPISODES Olympic Trials Women's Day Two: Olympic Team Named Men's Final Women's Day One Women's Podium Training Olympic Trials Stuff Photo Galleries Women's Podium Training Olympic Trials Gymnastics Fantasy Game   U.S. Championships Recap Day Two U.S. Championships 2024 Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Podium Training U. S. Championships 2024 Day One Photo Gallery Podium Training Photo Gallery  Men's Day One Photo  Gallery 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic RESOURCES  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post What Scores Get You a Medal How to Build The Paris Olympic Team The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions   MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
23:53 29/06/2024
U.S. Olympic Trials Podium Training 2024
Jessica is at Olympic Trials in Minneapolis watching podium training in person, Spencer will join her to give you the full report and answer your questions live.  Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all the exclusive Club Gym Nerd bonus content to your favorite podcast player -  instructions here. Not a member? Join here. Non-member version available after the live. We will discuss: Every moment form podium training! Skye Blakey’s injury How Shilese looked after resting her shoulder Suni’s two upgrades and feelings about her Auburn team Simone Biles the giggle champion of podium training Who’s stock went up after today The updated start lists Spencer has his first chemo induced roid rage over uncalled for upgrades OLYMPIC TRIALS BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE Wednesday, 6/26 after podium training (late afternoon/evening) CT Friday, 6/28 after Women’s Day One 10:15ish pm CT Saturday, 6/29 after Men’s Final 6:45ish 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 to at the link below. Get them now. We are a very small business. We don't have customer support on the day of because we will all be at Trials covering the meet. 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. OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW LINKS & ARTICLES Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post What Scores Get You a Medal How to Build The Paris Olympic Team Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Baseball hats available now in the GymCastic store RELATED EPISODES U.S. Championships Recap Day Two U.S. Championships 2024 Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Podium Training U. S. Championships 2024 Day One Photo Gallery Podium Training Photo Gallery  Men's Day One Photo  Gallery 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic RESOURCES  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
22:41 26/06/2024
U.S. Olympic Trials Preview 2024
The Selection Procedures Quiz to end all quizzes! The USAG appeals process A breakdown of each competitor at Trials Why realistic expectations are the key to happiness Brazilian Olympic Trails report from Renan of Roda de Ginastica The latest on the New Zealand debacle German Olympic Team Related: What scores get you a medal How to Build The Paris Olympic Team OLYMPIC LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW OLYMPIC TRIALS BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE Wednesday, 6/26 after podium training (late afternoon/evening) CT Friday, 6/28 after Women's Day One 10:15ish pm CT Sunday 6/30 Live Show live from Minnesota Olympic Trials Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. Catch up with these U.S. Championship Links Behind The Scenes: Final Day U.S. Championships 2024 Behind The Scenes: Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Behind The Scenes: Podium Training U.S. Championships 2024 U.S. Championships Preview 2024 Podium training montage here (be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there) Simone's Press Conference here Photos galleries Full Championship scores Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post RECENT EPISODES Three World Champion Coaches Get Candid  with Cleo Washington, Sarah Korngold and Owen Field Behind The Scenes: Sarah Korngold and Owen Field Follow Up Q&A Behind The Scenes: Artistry with Spencer  Behind The Scenes: May 27th New Olympians Qualified Today RESOURCES Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim 15.366 Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
79:14 25/06/2024
Paris Teams Taking Shape, Artistry with Dr. Laura Cappelle
The latest Paris Olympic Team news: Chinese Olympic Team: Qiu Qiyuan, Zhou Yaqin, Ou Yushan, Zhang Yihan, Luo Huan British Olympic Team: Alica Kinsella, Becky Downie, Georgia-Mae Fenton, Ruby Evans, Abi Martin We spend a lot of time talking about the amazingness of Becky making her third Olympic team at age 32 Watch Deanna Hong's documentary about Becky Downie's comeback this year Canadian Olympic Team so far: Ellie Black and Aurélie Tran German National Championships where all-around champ, Helen Kevric and veteran Ellie Seitz battle it out despite an incorrect D score Melanie winning French Championships in her Dior leo The Mixed Group draw for Paris qualifications where the defending Olympic bars champion, Derwael, ends that event! Hambuechen doing a Kovacs outdoors Special Guest: Parisian dance critic and sociologist, Dr. Laura Cappelle on artistry in gymnastics What she thinks of the artistry checklist Her new book on the cultural change in ballet companies around the world What team France choreographer, Gregory Milan's approach to minimize deductions and work with the individual gymnasts' movement style See example Morgane Osyssek FX Balanchine's lesson to "See the music and hear the dance." Creating a vocabulary about choreography and artistry for gymnastics; knowing when choreography is successful: Is it a complete performance? Coherent and part of a whole. Range and quality of expression; acting Connectedness of movements Construction of the choreography; is it just steps rather than a journey with a start, arc and end Quality of movement; fluid movement Successful choreography is agnostic of style Does the style of movement fit the gymnast Change of intensity, each step having a different weight, tempo variation OLYMPIC LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW OLYMPIC TRIALS BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE Wednesday, 6/26 after podium training (late afternoon/evening) CT Friday, 6/28 after Women's Day One 10:15ish pm CT Sunday 6/30 Live Show live from Minnesota Olympic Trials Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. Catch up with these U.S. Championship Links Behind The Scenes: Final Day U.S. Championships 2024 Behind The Scenes: Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Behind The Scenes: Podium Training U.S. Championships 2024 U.S. Championships Preview 2024 Podium training montage here (be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there) Simone's Press Conference here Photos galleries Full Championship scores Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post RECENT EPISODES Three World Champion Coaches Get Candid  with Cleo Washington, Sarah Korngold and Owen Field Behind The Scenes: Sarah Korngold and Owen Field Follow Up Q&A Behind The Scenes: Artistry with Spencer  Behind The Scenes: May 27th New Olympians Qualified Today 2024 U.S. Classic Meet Recap 2024 U.S. Classic: Immediate Post-Meet Reactions Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim 15.366 Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
89:50 18/06/2024
Three World Champion Coaches Get Candid
Marta Karolyi's last competition as head coach of the U.S. gymnastics team was the 2016 Olympic Games. Since then, everything at USA Gymnastics (USAG) has changed. The biggest sexual abuse scandal in sports history was uncovered and leadership at USAG turned over multiple times. What do the coaches of U.S. World Champions think about the cultural reshaping within USA Gymnastics? The special guests this episode are Cleo Washington, co-coach of 2017 all-around World Champion Morgan Hurd; Sarah Korngold, current coach of team World Champion Shilese Jones; and Owen Field, coach of team World Champion Leanne Wong and also associate head coach at Florida University. Club Gym Nerd members have a mini bonus episode from this interview to enjoy. They discuss: Why Sarah and Owen decided to answer questions on social media Their first experiences with USAG camps from dev to national team The positive experiences they've had at national team camps The changes they've seen over the years and the struggles to gain consensus amongst so many voices How Owen and Leanne Wong navigated the last minute substitution and begin in a confusing vault final reserve situation at Antwerp Worlds in 2023 What surprised them during their first international assignments Injury management and prevention in club, college and under USAG OLYMPIC LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW OLYMPIC TRIALS BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE Wednesday, 6/26 after podium training (late afternoon/evening) CT Friday, 6/28 after Women's Day One 10:15ish pm CT Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. Catch up with these U.S. Championship Links Behind The Scenes: Final Day U.S. Championships 2024 Behind The Scenes: Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Behind The Scenes: Podium Training U.S. Championships 2024 U.S. Championships Preview 2024 Podium training montage here (be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there) Simone's Press Conference here Photos galleries Full Championship scores Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post RECENT EPISODES Behind The Scenes: May 27th New Olympians Qualified Today 2024 U.S. Classic Meet Recap 2024 U.S. Classic: Immediate Post-Meet Reactions Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
104:45 12/06/2024
Behind The Scenes: Team and Artistry Q&A with Spencer
Our weekly Q&A for Club Gym Nerd members. You asked:  Will the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Selection Commitee go top five from Trials? Why and why not (AKA Suni Factor)?  Will Jordan Chiles be chosen just for her marketing savy?  Breaking down the artistry deductions of the top U.S. gymnasts The mystery of the fifth spot for the Olympic Team vs. Jade Carey where we go off the rails on the evil eye vs the Italian horn when we get to the hand gesture at the end of Jade's floor routine.  OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW
18:40 10/06/2024
2024 U.S. Championship Recap
It's Simone Biles' world and we're all just living in it. Over a decade from her very first national championship title Simone swept all four events and won the all-around by nearly 6 points. Of course, collecting another belt buckle wasn't the only thing at stake in Fort Worth and we break it all down. Jessica is joined by special guest, filing in for Spencer, Ari Saperstein, host of the podcast Blind Landing .  We discuss who made it to Olympic Trials and why, standout performances and how Simone Biles showed her true character by helping her fellow Olympic all-around Champion. OLYMPIC LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW OLYMPIC TRIALS BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE Wednesday, 6/26 after podium training (late afternoon/evening) CT Friday, 6/28 after Women's Day One 10:15ish pm CT Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. Catch up with these U.S. Championship Links Behind The Scenes: Final Day U.S. Championships 2024 Behind The Scenes: Day One U.S. Championships 2024 Behind The Scenes: Podium Training U.S. Championships 2024 U.S. Championships Preview 2024 Podium training montage here (be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there) Simone's Press Conference here Photos galleries Full Championship scores Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
75:47 06/06/2024
Behind The Scenes: Final Day U.S. Championships 2024
Welcome to Behind The Scenes! T oday are watching the final competition of the  U.S. Championships in Ft. Worth. The top two all-rounders automatically qualify to Olympic Trials. This meet features Olympic all-around champions, Simone Biles and Suni Lee alongside their multi-World and Olympic medal winning teammates. We are  answering your questions live  ( login to your Club Gym Nerd account to reveal the member podcast). Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all the exclusive Club Gym Nerd bonus content to your favorite podcast player -  instructions here. Not a member? Join here. We discuss: Who made it to Olympic Trials! Update on the tv-cable saboteur Shilese Jones and Kaliya Lincoln health and petition updates If Skye Blakely maintained her dominance Did Jade Carey or Kayla DiCello make any routine adjustments Results of the Washington Post's Highest Scoring Olympic Team Machine and other potential iterations Plus, alllllll the behind the scenes stories that you didn't see on tv. OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW LINKS Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post Will Graves story on “Simone Biles is not “cured.” Let’s start there. A cure implies finality. An ultimate and decisive victory.” Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. RELATED EPISODES Day One U.S. Championshisp 2024 Podium Training U. S. Championships 2024 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic Olympic Champion Triple Header: 2024 Classic Preview Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  By The Power of Manila Esposito: European Championships American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna
21:53 03/06/2024
Behind The Scenes: Day One U.S. Championships 2024
Welcome to Behind The Scenes! Today are watching the at U.S. Championships in Ft. Worth featuring Olympic all-around champions, Simone Biles and Suni Lee alongside their multi-World and Olympic medal winning teammates. We are  answering your questions live  (view it right here, on the page, login to your Club Gym Nerd account to reveal the member podcast). Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all the exclusive Club Gym Nerd bonus content to your favorite podcast player -  instructions here. Not a member? Join here. We discuss: Simone, Simone, Simone What Cecile Landi had to say about the TV wire holder tripping Jordan Chiles and clotheslinning the WCC team  The rise of Skye Blakely Shilese's decision to withdraw and petition to Trials and other scratches Results of the Washington Post's Highest Scoring Olympic Team Machine and other potential iterations Plus, alllllll the behind the scenes stories about how Simone embarrassed herself so much she literally hit the deck laughing OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW LINKS Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post Will Graves story on “Simone Biles is not “cured.” Let’s start there. A cure implies finality. An ultimate and decisive victory.” Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. RELATED EPISODES Podium Training U. S. Championships 2024 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic Olympic Champion Triple Header: 2024 Classic Preview Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  By The Power of Manila Esposito: European Championships American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
21:09 01/06/2024
Behind The Scenes: Podium Training U.S. Championships 2024
Welcome to Behind The Scenes! We are watching podium training at U.S. Championships in Ft. Worth and answering your questions live ( login to reveal the full podcast). Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all the exclusive Club Gym Nerd bonus content to your favorite podcast player -  instructions here. Spencer is back after surgery and we discussed: Gabby Douglas has scratched Simone Biles's Cheng, bars handstand art and beam adjustments Who won podium training Who adjusted their routines post-Classic and how Suni Lee's plans for qualifying top five all-around with a downgraded bar routine, and of course, there is an Air Fryer update Hezly Rivera's greatness Who has improved their chances post-Classic for Trials Updates from USAG President Li Li's press conference on who's making Olympic Trials and an update on the new training center OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW Not a member? Join here. Behind The Scenes is a weekly Q&A live podcast. It's all part of the bonus content for our Club Members who supporting our work year around. LINKS Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post Will Graves story on “Simone Biles is not “cured.” Let’s start there. A cure implies finality. An ultimate and decisive victory.” Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. RELATED EPISODES 2024 U.S. Classic Recap Podcast with Denis Vachon U.S. Classic Post-Meet Immediate Reactions Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic Olympic Champion Triple Header: 2024 Classic Preview Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  By The Power of Manila Esposito: European Championships American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
16:23 30/05/2024
U.S. Gymnastics Championships Preview 2024
Olympic All Around Champion Showdown!  Jessica is joined by special guest, filing in for Spencer (who's still recovering from surgery), Michigan gymnast and TV analyst, Olivia Karas. We discussed: 1:26 Emma Malabuyo qualified to Paris for the Philippines from BTS with Scott Bregman 4:40 Chusovitina will miss competing in her ninth Olympics after an injury 5:54 Why no one should ever count Gabby Douglas out 11:17 Asian Games news featuring Dipa Karmakar, more Malabuyo 11:29 Selena Harris transfer news 12:15 Antitrust settlement with NCAA might pay college athletes back to 2016 for share of broadcast earnings 13:24 All the ways Simone Biles can make history and break records again 15:37 How to qualify from Championships to Olympic Trials 18:18 Petition rules for Olympic Trials starring MyKayla Skinner's acrylic nail infection 22:29 Score ranges to make Olympic Trials 23:28 Contenders vs Joy of Gymnastics gymnasts to watch including Tyler Turner, CaMarah Williams, Addy Fulcher, Nola Mathews 26:57 Session Two - Presumptive all around qualifiers Shilese Jones and Simone Biles 29:04 Suni Lee's beam score inquiry controversy at Classic 35:39 Suni Lee preview and Chellsie Memmel's discussion of what kind of specialist 40:12 Jade Carey 42:16 Plug and Play Assassins Category: Jordan Chiles, Kayla DiCello, Leanne Wong 50:51 More about Gabby Douglas because we can't stop talking about her and an update on her attempt to petition to FX 53:54 Definition of a Built In Deduction 1:06:10 Gymternet News: Pan Ams when birds, attack, Dominique Dawes and new gymnast Barbies with joints OLYMPIC LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW   US CHAMPIONSHIPS BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE Wednesday, 5/29 after podium training 8:45ish pm CT Friday, 5/31 after Women's Day One 10:15ish pm CT Sunday, 6/2 after Women's Day Two 9:15 pm CT Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. Catch up with these U.S. Classic Links U.S. Classic Recap with Denis Vachon  Immediate Post Meet Reactions: 2024 U.S. Classic Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic Olympic Champion Triple Header: 2024 Classic Preview Podium training montage here(be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there)  Photos galleries Full Classic scores Two Vault scores Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post Will Graves story on "Simone Biles is not “cured.” Let’s start there. A cure implies finality. An ultimate and decisive victory." RECENT EPISODES Behind The Scenes: May 27th New Olympians Qualified Today Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  By The Power of Manila Esposito: European Championships American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
79:20 28/05/2024
2024 U.S. Classic Recap
Simone Biles won her gazilianth U.S. Classic alongside fellow Olympic all-around Champions: Suni Lee and Gabby Douglas. Jessica is joined by special guest, filing in for Spencer (who is back home!), is Paris 2024 gymnastics coordinator, Olympic and World Championships finalist assisstant coach of Brooklyn Moors, Denis Vachon. We discussed: 3:06 Denis talks about Paris Olympic preparations 5:02 Simone Biles told anyone attacking her family to "F*ck off" 9:45 Gymnasts on private jets marks a new era  10:56: What happened when photographer had their flash on as Simone did her triple double 13:11 Hypothetical rank all-around Olympic team if Classic was Trials 20:16 Signs of overtraining 23:06 Equipment was not the Olympic equipment 26:14 GymCastic live show and podcast schedule  29:41 Why Laurent is no longer standing in for Simone's double pike vault  32:04 Side by side example of Simone Biles superior vault technique 33:53 Konnor McClain's third place beam without a dismount and injury 36:19 Gabby Douglas excellent podium training, status and petition options after scratching post-bars 43:29 Are USAG rules discouraging all around 46:58 Rules update from Alicia Sacramone 49:43 How Denis handled athletes seeing injuries during competition 55:26 Shilese Jones' monster bars score, where it ranks for Olympic gold potential and why the construction is wise 1:01:06 Reining Olympic Champion, Suni Lee adding floor and winning beam with an easy dismount 1:07:08 Questions about routine construction vs limited skill options 1:23:20 Highest Scoring Team Machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post Kaliya Lincoln tying for second with Shilese on floor Why Tiana Sumanasekera and Dulcy Caylor impressed  1:26:27 Artistry Champions of the meet: Gabby Douglas, Nola Mathews, Simone Rose and Tyler Turner 1:29:02 Opportunities for Comedy presented by Adrian, Norah and Kieryn 1:42:39 Jordan Chiles on getting angry as motivation 1 :46:00 Gymternet News 1:37:12 Simone Rose and Jayla Hang on the extreme conditions they trained under in Colombia Jade Carey, Leanne Wong, Kayla DiCello, Trinity Thomas and the battle to round out the highest scoring team CLASSIC LINKS Immediate Post Meet Reactions: 2024 U.S. Classic Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic Olympic Champion Triple Header: 2024 Classic Preview Podium training montage here(be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there)  Photos galleries Full Classic scores Two Vault scores Highest scoring team machine from Emily Giambalvo at the Washington Post Will Graves story on "Simone Biles is not “cured.” Let’s start there. A cure implies finality. An ultimate and decisive victory." OLYMPIC LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. RECENT EPISODES Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  By The Power of Manila Esposito: European Championships American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE      
117:23 21/05/2024
2024 U.S. Classic: Immediate Post-Meet Reactions
Welcome to Behind The Scenes! Our immediate reactions after U.S. Classic Podium featuring Olympic AA Champions: Simone Biles, Suni Lee and Gabby Douglas. We are answering questions and discussing everything Classic including what you didn't see on camera. We recorded about 30 min after the meet ended Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all the exclusive Club Gym Nerd bonus content to your favorite podcast player -  instructions here. Tonight, judge Nicole Langevin from Precision Choreography joined Jessica to talk all about Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas's performance and what's next for her, Suni Lee's triumphant return on floor, Shilese freakin' Jones and her massive 15.250 bar score, the unexpected falls, and more. Watch the podium training montage here (be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you're there) and the heartwarming photos from podium training. Behind The Scenes is a weekly Q&A live podcast. It's all part of the bonus content for our Club Members who supporting our work year around. Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. RELATED EPISODES Behind The Scenes: Podium Training 2024 U.S. Classic Olympic Champion Triple Header: 2024 Classic Preview Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  By The Power of Manila Esposito: European Championships American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
18:25 19/05/2024
Podium Training: 2024 U.S. Classic
Welcome to Behind The Scenes! Everything that happened at U.S. Classic Podium Training featuring Olympic AA Champions: Simone Biles, Suni Lee and Gabby Douglas. Including what you didn't see on camera.  We are answering questions and discussing everything pre-Classic. We recorded live on Friday after podium training. Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all the exclusive Club Gym Nerd bonus content to your favorite podcast player -  instructions here. OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW Hartford Classic Meet-up Saturday May 18th RSVP  here Not a member? Join here Paris McGee (of Ohio State and doing Laurie and Simone's floor routines-fame) joined Jessica.  We discussed: All the Olympic Champions and every single thing they did! Suni's plan to petition to do all-around at Championships Gabby Douglas perfect bars and travel drama The Washington Post's Pick Your Highest Scoring Team Machine  Jordan, Tiana, Josc, Trinity, Jade, Kaliya, Leanne, DiCello Simone's new floor routine! U.S. Classic Fantasy Game Play Now Behind The Scenes is a weekly Q&A live podcast. It's all part of the bonus content for our Club Members who supporting our work year around. Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Games GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. RELATED EPISODES Olympic Champion Triple Header: 2024 Classic Preview Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  By The Power of Manila Esposito: European Championships American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
17:11 18/05/2024
Olympic Champion Triple Header : 2024 U.S. Classic Preview
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR GYMCASTIC OLYMPIC TRIALS LIVE SHOW GymCastic Meet-Up in Hartford at Classic, RSVP here (deadline Wed. the 15th) 2024 U.S. Classic Preview Special guest, Michigan great and TV analyst, Olivia Karas, fills in for Spencer to discuss this week's epic meet. For the first time in the history of women's gymnastics, three all-around Olympic Champions will compete against each other. 1:40 The historic-ness of this meet 2:42 What does Gabby Douglas need to do to qualify on all events to Championships and with what scores for the Paris Team 7:23 The saga of Suni Lee and whether to petition or skip bars at Classic 9:38 More context about Simone's first meet of 2024, including the Landis saying, "no" when she wanted to come back for Paris 27:37  the new injury rules 30:38 What to expect from the 2023 World Team members: Shilese Jones, Skye Blakely and Josc Roberson 33:20 The NCAA to Elite roster: Leanne Wong, Kayla DiCello, Konnor McClain, Trinity Thomas and Jordan Chiles 27:01 Favorite routines and skills from sneak attack stars like Myli Lew, Jayla Hang, CaMarah Williams and Kaliya Lincoln GYMTERNET NEWS 1:01:02 Australian Championships 1:03:37 Simone Biles GOAT tour now with men 1:07:40 Shang Chunsong won a parkour meet 1:09:40 Olympic Channel documentary on Viktoriia Onopriienko 1:10:22 Larissa Libby out at Iowa, Karina Muñoz made a post, we'll tell you what happened Haleigh Bryant won the Honda Award 1:19:07 Moroccan Federation filed a complaint against the Algerian Federation with the FIG 1:20:23 Adding insult to injury, the Minnesota Men are losing their gym Asia D'Amato (ITA) is out with a knee injury 1:21:34 The IOC is providing AMAZING mental health support for Paris Olympians during and after the games More With Club Gym Nerd UPCOMING BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE American Classic US Classic US Championships US Olympic Trials Paris Olympics! Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Leagues GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. RELATED EPISODES Behind The Scenes: Catchup with Scott Bregman  By The Power of Manila Esposito: European Championships American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
84:28 14/05/2024
By the Power of Manila Esposito! European Championships 2024
European Championships 2024 1:08 Spencer health update 2:49 World Championships 2025 3:48 Roster update for U.S. Classic in Hartford, including Konnor 5:18 European All-Around Champion Manila Esposito (ITA) 17:30 We construct the highest D score beam routines possible 34:00 European Team Champions, Italy 34:58 Alica Kinsella 36:51 Silver medal British team and all the issues surrounding their success from injuries to Ondine Achampong; Amelie Morgan deciding against elite; and head coach David Kenwright stepping down 39:43 Why Becky Downie is making the Paris Olympic team 45:17 Olympic Qualifier, Belgium's Maellyse Brassart 49:54 Romania's huge comeback to place 4th as a team 50:38 Status of Bronze team France including vault star, Ming Van Eijken 51:06 Firsts: Kosovo, The Adalsteinsdottir and Chad 54:33 Jana Mahmoud (EGY) Paris Olympic Qualifier 55:59 Pacific Rim winner Jayla Hang's all-around score is good enough for Olympic Trials GYMTERNET NEWS 57:30 How much Cecile Landi will make as the Georgia co-head coach 1:02:17 Ill fitting bra contribute to ACL injuries and affect breathing 1:04:12 James Bacueti (AUS) fails to qualify to Paris Olympics because of mis-allocated World Cup points 1:07:36 State team offers leotard design in every style from unitard to leotard to biketard 1:13:49 Behind The Scenes Plans More With Club Gym Nerd UPCOMING BONUS PODCAST SCHEDULE American Classic US Classic US Championships US Olympic Trials Paris Olympics! Pro League Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!). It includes: Weekly Q&A  Behind The Scenes podcast, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Plus discounts and first dibs on Live Show tickets and merch. Exclusive VIP section on the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails, of course) GymCastic Fantasy Leagues GymCastic Store: clothing and gifts to let your gym nerd flag fly and even "tapestries" (banners, the perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast! Hats: coming soon. RELATED EPISODES American Gabby Douglas Classic NCAA Championships and Olympic Qualification Update NCAA Finals Live from Ft. Worth Behind The Scenes: Gabby USAG WTF Hana Ricna RESOURCES & CITATIONS GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's Clickable Code of Points Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE Cover photos © Filippo Tomasi, Cover art © Steve Cooper/GymCastic  
74:31 07/05/2024
American Gabby Douglas Classic
Welcome to Behind The Scenes  Spencer is back today to discuss Suni, Jade and Gabby Douglas immediately following Gabby's debut at the American Classic in Texas. We went live Saturday, April 27th at the conclusion of the meet.  Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add all of our Club bonus content to to your favorite podcast player, instructions here. We discuss: Spencer's health update Our accountant has advised us against accepting donations for Spencer. Everything that has been donated already is being sent to Spencer. The best way to support him is to honor his wishes against a GoFundMe. You could visit The Balance Beam Situation often and visit the site advertisers. Whether Spencer can work or not, GymCastic will continue to pay his salary to support his treatment. Long ago we agreed to be gymnastics married, in sickness and in health. Thanks to all of our GymNerd members who make that possible. Gabby Douglas, Suni and Jade at the American Classic The U.S Championships petition rules per event -- who can petition on which events Who made the best case for their Olympic Trials spot How we are obsessed with Myli Lew and CaMarah Williams Cecile Landi, the new co-head coach at University of Georgia International meet updates and the calamity of Pac Rims Simone Biles latest interview What Spencer thought about NCAAs Answer your questions about how USAG has changed, improved, devolved and evolved Hartford Classic Meet-up, RSVP here   LIVE SHOW REPLAY TICKETS HERE On sale now watch the replay with no longer secret guest, Kathy Johnson. IT'S THE FINAL WEEK TO GET YOUR TICKET AND WATCH Behind The Scenes is our weekly Q&A live podcast, during competitions we give our immediate reactions at the conclusion of a meet  It's all part of the bonus content for our Club Members who supporting our work year around. Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast More goodies: Join our Fantasy League (we'll have goodies for the weekly winner) Live Show Virtual Season Pass 2024 College & Cocktails menu (including cocktails of course) GymCastic newsletters  Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Spencer's essential website The Balance Beam Situation  Antwerp World Championships Headquarters: podcasts, video, interviews How to contact FIG about hosting 2025 World Championships Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The highest scores and D score rankings from The Gymternet MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE  
82:38 30/04/2024
2024 NCAA Championship Recap & Olympic Qualification Update
LIVE SHOW REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE Watch a replay of the our live show from Friday, April 19th in Ft Worth with Kathy Johnson Clarke! Virtual Replay Tickets on sale until May 3rd.  HEADLINES Jessica is joined by Michigan great, Olivia Karas while Spencer is on the mend. LSU are Champions!! Courtney Kupets is out at Georgia. After seven seasons the UGA gymnastics coach, Courtney Kupets Carter, is gone. This has since kicked off a whirlwind of speculation surrounding her successor. The lead candidate heading into the weekend was new national champion head coach Jay Clark, which pushed a bidding war that is rumored to have reached $2 million before Clark turned it down according to our sources. We discuss the other coaches we're hearing Georgia is interested in and are expected to make an announcement soon.  We discuss how this transpired Why this is good for the sport Who we've heard is currently in the running FINAL OLYMPIC QUALIFIER WORLD CUPS Qualifier World Cups have concluded and the spots go to:  Vault: An Chang Ok (PRK), Valentina Georgieva (BUL) Uneven Bars: Georgia-Rose Brown (NZL), Levi Ruivivar (PHI) Balance Beam: Nina Derwael (BEL) , Ting Hua-Tien  Emma Malabuyo (UCLA/PHL) failed to qualify She still has one more shot Floor Exercise: Charlize Moerz (AUT), Laura Casabuena (ESP) NCAA FINALS LSU won their first ever NCAA Championship The 8th NCAA program to be crowned champion The Stanford men won their fifth consecutive NCAA championship Bests and Worsts from Championships Judges Award for Getting it Right Shocking Twist Awards That Girl Award Mother Award Badass Skill Award Individual Queen Award GYMTERNET NEWS The DOJ has reached a settlement with 139 claimants for a total of $138.7 million Sunisa Lee revealed she has been battling two kidney diseases Simone Biles is the 2024 Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award winner Curran Phillips' coach says he withdrew from the Doha World Cup because of USAG policy GymCastic is featured in the Wall Street Journal Hashimoto Daiki wins his fourth straight All-Japan All-Around Championships title Morgan Price from Fisk University has won the first-ever collegiate national title for an HBCU gymnast More With Club Gym Nerd UPCOMING PODCAST BONUS SCHEDULE American Classic US Classic US Championships US Olympic Trials Paris Olympics! Pro League Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind The Scenes episodes, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast Coming soon: Hats Exclusive of the the message board Forum More goodies: GymCastic newsletters  2024 College & Cocktails menu (including mocktails of course) GymCastic Fantasy Leagues RELATED EPISODES 2024 NCAA Championship Preview 2024 Regionals Recap Meet Me in the Alley 199 Watch: Conference Championships Hana Ricna Beam Cap-gate Returns College & Cocktails Mean Girls Week 1 Big Girl ABC Meet Week 2 Aly's Debut Week 3 Denver vs. Oklahoma Week 4 Battle Releve´ Week 5 Arkansas vs. Florida Week 6  LSU vs. Auburn Week 7 Winter Cup Podium Training Week 8 Michigan vs Oklahoma Week 9 Alabama quad Week 10 Denver v Michigan Week 11 Conference Championships College & Cocktails: Regional Chaos Impossible Scores with Scott Bregman  NCAA Finals live from Ft. Worth RESOURCES & CITATIONS NCAA Power Ranking – March 07, 2024 GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's The Balance Beam Situation  Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
88:05 24/04/2024
NCAA FINALS LIVE FROM FT. WORTH
Welcome to Behind The Scenes - NCAA FINALS EDITION Michigan great, Olivia Karas joins to discuss all the news. We go live (right here, on this page) around on Friday April 20th after NCAA team final's awards and the press conference concludes. Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add College & Cocktails to your favorite podcast player? Instructions here.  LIVE SHOW REPLAY TICKETS HERE On sale now watch the replay with no longer secret guest, Kathy Johnson. 
15:05 21/04/2024
2024 NCAA Championship Preview
GET YOUR LIVE SHOW TICKETS NOW Virtual and In Person Tickets on sale now for Friday, April 19th in Ft Worth with a secret special guest.  Fixing NCAA Judging With Dr. Hughes Mercier Dr. Mercier PhD is the creator of JEP (Judges Evaluation Program) for the FIG. The project took 10 years to create. Jessica asked him how to he would approach NCAA judging with it's 10.0 system, plentiful ^ up to deductions and a review system based on coaches feedback. Scott Bregman and Jessica talked about the need for enforcement of the Code of Points and professionalizing judging on Behind The Scenes this week. Listen or watch the full episode here. NIL Lowdown with Attorneys, Tasha Schwikert & Josie Leinert Olympic medalist, World and NCAA champion, Tasha Schwikert Esq. joined Jessica with her co-worker Josie Leinert Esq. (née Loren, yes, as in Kaylie Cruz of Make it Or Break It fame) to talk about the realities of recruiting in the unregulated wild west of 2024 NIL. Handlers charging for access to athletes Payoffs to join a team disguised as NIL "deals" NCAA Championship Preview Official Championship Schedule  SEMIFINAL 1 Thursday, 3:30pm CT - LSU, Cal, Arkansas, Stanford LSU - They have been runner-up to Oklahoma 4 times in the past decade.  Cal - Cal is the one team that holds up best with the naked eye.  Arkansas - If Cal or LSU has to count a fall, Arkansas has the scores to continue their gymnastics on ABC.  Stanford - The only unseeded team to advance to Championships.  SEMIFINAL 2 Thursday, 8pm CT - Oklahoma, Florida, Utah, Alabama Oklahoma - This is about legacy. The dynasty has already been established, but Oklahoma has never three-peated. Florida - Last year, the Gators finished just 0.15 behind Oklahoma and the year prior 0.1125. Can they find those extra tenths this Championship?  Utah - For the 48th consecutive season the Utes are back at Nationals and so is Maile O’Keefe, the reigning all-around national champion and beam champion. Alabama - Ranked in the top 10 on every event except floor, which ironically they set a program record on this season with a 49.750.  More With Club Gym Nerd Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind The Scenes episodes, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast Exclusive of the the message board Forum More goodies: Live Show Virtual Season Pass 2024 College & Cocktails menu (including cocktails of course) GymCastic newsletters  GymCastic Nationals Fantasy Game   RELATED EPISODES Behind The Scenes: Gabby, USAG, WTF 199 Watch: Conference Championships Hana Ricna Beam Cap-gate Returns Choose Your Champion Winter Cup 2024 College & Cocktails Mean Girls Week 1 Big Girl ABC Meet Week 2 Aly's Debut Week 3 Denver vs. Oklahoma Week 4 Battle Releve´ Week 5 Arkansas vs. Florida Week 6  LSU vs. Auburn Week 7 Winter Cup Podium Training Week 8 Michigan vs Oklahoma Week 9 Alabama quad Week 10 Denver v Michigan Week 11 Conference Championships College & Cocktails: Regional Chaos Impossible Scores with Scott Bregman  RESOURCES & CITATIONS NCAA Power Ranking – March 07, 2024 GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's The Balance Beam Situation  Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
38:25 15/04/2024
2024 Regionals Recap
GET YOUR LIVE SHOW TICKETS NOW Virtual and In Person Tickets on sale now for Friday, April 19th in Ft Worth with a secret special guest.  Regionals Recap Eight teams have advanced: Oklahoma, Alabama, Utah, Florida, Arkansas, LSU, Cal and Stanford. The following individuals have also punched their ticket to Fort Worth: AA: Gabby Wilson, Jade Carey, Lily Smith, Skylar Killough-Wilhelm VT: Sierra Brooks, Mya Hooten, Emma Silberman, Anaya Smith UB: Carly Bauman, Courtney Blackson, Mara Titarsolej, Jada Mangahas BB: Amani Herring, Isabella Magnelli, Nikki Smith, Selena Harris FX: Sierra Brooks, Raena Worley, Skyla Schulte, Chae Campbell We discuss all of the injustices and justices of each Regional and of course Corrupt or Correct : Gainesville edition Plus, all the individuals who qualified and who should have advanced. More With Club Gym Nerd Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind The Scenes episodes, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast Exclusive of the the message board Forum More goodies: Live Show Virtual Season Pass 2024 College & Cocktails menu (including cocktails of course) GymCastic newsletters  GymCastic Nationals Fantasy Game (coming soon) RELATED EPISODES Behind The Scenes: Gabby, USAG, WTF 199 Watch: Conference Championships Hana Ricna Beam Cap-gate Returns Choose Your Champion Winter Cup 2024 College & Cocktails Mean Girls Week 1 Big Girl ABC Meet Week 2 Aly's Debut Week 3 Denver vs. Oklahoma Week 4 Battle Releve´ Week 5 Arkansas vs. Florida Week 6  LSU vs. Auburn Week 7 Winter Cup Podium Training Week 8 Michigan vs Oklahoma Week 9 Alabama quad Week 10 Denver v Michigan Week 11 Conference Championships Regional Chaos RESOURCES & CITATIONS NCAA Power Ranking – March 07, 2024 GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's The Balance Beam Situation  Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
87:32 10/04/2024
College & Cocktails: Regionals Chaos
Welcome to Behind The Scenes! We are 75% done with Regionals, the first round of NCAA Championships. We will discuss the ups, downs and utter, could crushing pain of defeat so far. Recorded live Saturday April 6th at 5:00 pm Pacific before Sundays Regional Finals. Here's how to ask questions live. Can't make it live? Add College & Cocktails to your favorite podcast player? Instructions here. GET YOUR LIVE SHOW TICKETS NOW On sale now for Friday, April 19th in Ft Worth with a gymnastics royalty secret special guest. Listen to the full show  Join here. Not sure if you are ready to join? Watch College & Cocktails week one from last year for free here. Get your complete 2024 College & Cocktails/Mocktalis menu here! We discuss: Jay Clark's yellow card Scoring better or an illusion? UCLA and Michigan greif When it's a deduction to substitute and when it is not Clemson vs. Iowa State Head coach fashion Which of the unseeded teams impressed us the most Claire Pease domination, FlipNow and indoctrinating gym nerds Oklahoma's rough 198 first day and the day two LSU bars saga Every week we pick a college meet to watch, then go live, to discuss our immediate thoughts about the meet. For more info on how to watch your favorite elites, Olympic and World medalists in college and all year long, check out The Balance Beam Situation's schedule with links. College & Cocktails combines our weekly Behind The Scenes Q&A live podcast with a college meet of the week. It's all part of the bonus content for our Club Members who supporting our work year around. Join Our Fantasy League Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast More goodies: Join our Fantasy League (we'll have goodies for the weekly winner) Live Show Virtual Season Pass 2024 College & Cocktails menu (including cocktails of course) GymCastic newsletters  Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast RELATED EPISODES & RESOURCES Spencer's essential website The Balance Beam Situation  Antwerp World Championships Headquarters: podcasts, video, interviews How to contact FIG about hosting 2025 World Championships Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim To follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The highest scores and D score rankings from The Gymternet MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE  
22:25 08/04/2024
Meet Me in the Alley
GymCastic LIVE at NCAA Championships with special guest. Tickets on sale now. Gabby Douglas was not accepted to US National team camp. We discuss the reasons, implications, and insanity of this Plus, Larissa Libby is on administrative leave at Iowa, Konnor is planning to compete at Classic, and the stars were out at the world cup in Turkey Regionals Preview It's elimination season! Only 8 teams will survive the weekend! Let's get into it! Michigan Regional: Jessica discusses the one very special scream that convinced her Alabama will advance, while Spencer makes the scoring case for Michigan Arkansas Regional: Why the floor qualification race may be the highlight of this regional, and the vital importance of never underestimating Jordyn Wieber Cal Regional: This regional is being previewed under protest due to having Cal, Denver, and UCLA in a regional where only two teams can advance. We will be taking no further questions at this time Florida Regional: Can Michigan State or Missouri break through the seemingly impenetrable force of Florida and Utah, and will any of us survive the bars qualification race? Plus, all the individuals who absolutely must qualify and the key spoilers and under-the-radar stories from each regional Send Kathy Johnson a thank you message here More With Club Gym Nerd Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind The Scenes episodes, dedications, mini-commissions , group commissions, exclusive extended interviews, and College & Cocktails episodes. More goodies: Live Show Virtual Season Pass 2024 College & Cocktails menu (including cocktails of course) GymCastic newsletters  GymCastic Fantasy Gymnastics League  Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast RELATED EPISODES Behind The Scenes: Gabby, USAG, WTF 199 Watch: Conference Championships Hana Ricna Beam Cap-gate Returns Choose Your Champion Winter Cup 2024 College & Cocktails Mean Girls Week 1 Big Girl ABC Meet Week 2 Aly's Debut Week 3 Denver vs. Oklahoma Week 4 Battle Releve´ Week 5 Arkansas vs. Florida Week 6  LSU vs. Auburn Week 7 Winter Cup Podium Training Week 8 Michigan vs Oklahoma Week 9 Alabama quad Week 10 Denver v Michigan Week 11 Conference Championships RESOURCES & CITATIONS Scott Bregman - Gabby Douglas Not Going to April National Team Camp USAG February 23 & 25th Athlete Selection Committee Meeting Minutes 2024 Jesolo Pacific Rim Selection Camp invitation Criteria  NCAA Power Ranking – March 07, 2024 GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's The Balance Beam Situation  Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
77:06 02/04/2024
199 Watch: NCAA Gymnastics Conference Championships
Tickets for GymCastic LIVE at NCAA Championships on sale now.   College Headlines The regionals brackets are set. We discuss who got royally and totally screwed by the draw (hi, MSU!) and who got blessed by the light of the gym gods Oklahoma set an NCAA record score of 198.950 at conference championships. Where do we go from here? Will we hit the all-time 10s record this season? (18 to go!) Jessica honestly, truly cannot stop talking about Kendall Whitman What do we make of Cal and Florida's performances? Will this carry over to regionals? Did Michigan State's win feel more significant because it was in front of an on-campus home crowd and not a neutral venue? Plus, Maile O'Keefe's bars save, how eMjae Frazier encapsulated conference championships, Michigan State's confetti, Konnor McClain thriving in a championship environment, and a Corrupt or Correct about stuck Yurchenko 1.5s. In the gymternet news, we discuss the second edition of the Friendship Games, athltes paying taxes on NIL while the NCAA doesn't, who gets to float in the opening ceremonies, and important Olympic condom news More With Club Gym Nerd Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind The Scenes episodes, dedications, mini-commissions and group commissions Club Gym Nerd members get access to all of our exclusive extended interviews, Behind The Scenes and College & Cocktails episodes. More goodies: Live Show Virtual Season Pass 2024 College & Cocktails menu (including cocktails of course) GymCastic newsletters  GymCastic Fantasy Gymnastics League  Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast   RELATED EPISODES Hana Ricna Beam Cap-gate Returns Choose Your Champion Winter Cup 2024 College & Cocktails Mean Girls Week 1 Big Girl ABC Meet Week 2 Aly's Debut Week 3 Denver vs. Oklahoma Week 4 Battle Releve´ Week 5 Arkansas vs. Florida Week 6  LSU vs. Auburn Week 7 Winter Cup Podium Training Week 8 Michigan vs Oklahoma Week 9 Alabama quad Week 10 Denver v Michigan Week 11 Conference Championships RESOURCES & CITATIONS NCAA Power Ranking – March 07, 2024 GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's The Balance Beam Situation  Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
85:27 26/03/2024
Hana Ricna
LOGIN FOR EXTENDED INTERVIEW   Hana Ricna Interview Ricna is a Czechoslovakian two-time World medalist, 1988 Olympian and three-time Olomouc medalist (the Soviet organized Alternative Olympics in 1984). She took second all-around at Olomouc to Soviet great, Mostepanova. The stadler tkatchev is named after her; a skill used often by the current generation of elites. Her son competed for Stanford gymnastics and Czech Republic at the Rio Olympics. Her daughter just finished her senior year on the Stanford gymnastics team, where she performed her mom's floor routine in tribute. She started gymnastics at age four and thinks she won her first pre-elite junior championship around age 8 (Czech papers reported she was 8. Ricna she said she thinks she was 9 but doesn't remember). How The Ricna came to be and what she thinks of the way her skill is performed now All the trouble she got into and wild things she did as a young gymnast Skills she trained, including a tucked full on beam and a full twisting Hindorf Her shoulder dislocation on vault at the 1986 Ahoy Cup in Rotterdam and subsequent surgeries Her experience post-injury at the 1988 Seoul Olympics What the Czech athletes were told about the boycotted 1984 Olympic Games Competing at the legendary, famed, holy grail of gymnastics, the alternative-Olympics in her home country, the Olomouc Friendship Games The great Czech Olympic Champion, Vera Caslavska as a coach and friend Reflects on how she was trained and fueled in the 80's What she would change about her elite training now that she has coached for 30 years The divergent attitudes of her gymnast children - Stanford, World Championships and a Rio Olympian who was obsessed with Kohei. Watching her daughter, Sandra Jessen (FIG licensed as Jessenova ), compete her 1980's floor routine this year, for Stanford Transiting to post-professional athlete life and flying into the U.S. Customs without a visa RELATED PODCASTS Olympics of Difference Makers in Gymnastics A History of Political Protests in Gymnastics  1984 Fight! Olomouc vs 1984 Olympics Olomouc gymnastics video  Conference Championoships Heading into Conference Championships this weekend - what does it mean for NQS, regionals and NCAA Championships. Links to watch and scores for each conference Championship - The Balance Beam Situation 2024 NCAA LIVE SHOW Tickets and details here  Live Show Virtual Season Pass More With Club Gym Nerd Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind The Scenes episodes, dedications, mini-commissions and group commissions Club Gym Nerd members get access to all of our exclusive extended interviews, Behind The Scenes and College & Cocktails episodes. More goodies: 2024 College & Cocktails menu (including cocktails of course) GymCastic newsletters  GymCastic Fantasy Gymnastics League  Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast College & Cocktails Mean Girls Week 1 Big Girl ABC Meet Week 2 Aly's Debut Week 3 Denver vs. Oklahoma Week 4 Battle Releve´ Week 5 Arkansas vs. Florida Week 6  LSU vs. Auburn Week 7 Winter Cup Podium Training Week 8 Michigan vs Oklahoma Week 9 Alabama quad Week 10 Denver vs. Michigan Week 11 RESOURCES & CITATIONS Call for volunteers for a study on skin color bias in judging. Help with the online survey here NCAA Power Ranking – January 26, 2024 GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's The Balance Beam Situation  Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
54:08 19/03/2024
Beam Cap-gate Returns
Elite News Gabby's back at WOGA Baku is done! We discuss who is already locked in for an Olympic spot and what the remaining contenders like Emma Malabuyo need to happen to get Olympic spots of their own An important update from the Artistry Corner as Jessica explains why Ellie Black won artistry at 2023 worlds College Headlines Haleigh Bryant got the 4th-highest AA score in college history as LSU re-passed Cal for second in the rankings Which of this week's 10s do we consider the realest? Beam cap-gate returns with the audacity to afflict Leanne Wong. We discuss what the rule is—and what the rule should be—when a gymnast dismounts the cap right off the beam Bracketology update: Why Arkansas' ranking is the most important story over the next two weeks, how that will influence a potential Group of Death at regionals, and what other teams might pay the price Choose Your Champion Part 2: Last week we did bars and beam, so now we're choosing our champions among the top-ranked vault and floor workers Plus, an important mini-commission on how gymnasts maintain their bikini lines More With Club Gym Nerd Join Club Gym Nerd (or give it as a gift!) for access to weekly Behind The Scenes episodes, dedications, mini-commissions and group commissions Club Gym Nerd members get access to all of our exclusive extended interviews, Behind The Scenes and College & Cocktails episodes. More goodies: Live Show Virtual Season Pass 2024 College & Cocktails menu (including cocktails of course) GymCastic newsletters  GymCastic Fantasy Gymnastics League  Merch: clothing and gifts for the gymnast or gymnastics fan in your life and even "tapestries" (banners perfect to display in an arena) to support your favorite gymnast RELATED EPISODES Choose Your Champion Winter Cup 2024 Jordan Chiles interview about floor routine change Live from 2024 National Team Camp High-Five Lessons Tennessee Tipping Point College & Cocktails Mean Girls Week 1 Big Girl ABC Meet Week 2 Aly's Debut Week 3 Denver vs. Oklahoma Week 4 Battle Releve´ Week 5 Arkansas vs. Florida Week 6  LSU vs. Auburn Week 7 Winter Cup Podium Training Week 8 Michigan vs Oklahoma Week 9 Alabama quad Week 10 RESOURCES & CITATIONS NCAA Power Ranking – January 26, 2024 GymCastic Fantasy YouTube Show  Spencer's The Balance Beam Situation  Gymnastics History and Code of Points Archive from Uncle Tim Follow the effects of the Russian invasion to Ukraine at Gymnovosti The Highest scores, D scores and World Cup rankings at The Gymternet Men's Gymnastics coverage from Kensley Neutral Deductions MORE WAYS TO LISTEN HERE    
84:36 12/03/2024

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