Briley Casanova’s blog

06/07/2017

Pretty much my only memory of Briley Cassanova’s gymnastics career is hearing her name and thinking, best last name ever.

I don’t remember her as a junior or a senior Elite. Her entire career at Michigan is a blur and I probably couldn’t pick her out of a line up of gymnasts if she was standing right in front of me screaming, “Pick me. Pick me I’m Briley” but I recently discovered her blog and find it a very interesting read.

The blog itself has a lot of interesting tidbits about her life as an Elite gymnast. The pressure she was under to maintain her weight and how it felt like to deal with people constantly thinking they have the right to give you their opinion on it (who doesn’t deal with that even if not a gymnast)


A Letter to my 12 year old self
is definitely something I can relate too only it would be the age of 15 and it would start with, Jenn when you meet the cute boy with the piercing green eyes on the motorcycle, run.

She seems very satisfied with her time as a gymnast. Making the National team was enough for her. She stills seems to love the time she put in to the sport and even admits to eating too much candy (good thing she isn’t training anymore.lol) So if you want to see what it takes to train as an elite athlete and deal with everything that comes with the expectations check her blog out. The link is above.

Of all the routines I watched of Briley the most potential she had as a gymnast IMO was on bars. Forget her floor.( you know how I feel about gymnasts who start their floor routines with double backs in any decade that doesn’t have an 80 in it) She also had potential on beam.

Maybe I was “bigger” than most other gymnasts in the community, but I feel like I put in my very best effort until the end and was a overall wonderful performer in my time. Beyond that, I feel like I was a great leader, teammate, and supporter of my fellow gymnasts, which I’m more proud of anyway.

Komova’s AA Comeback

05/31/2017

Thank you Rocio who has been made vice President since he is the only one of you that posts anymore:)

There are subtitles but I’ll be damned if I can find them.

It should also be noted that a few people have now being told they need their comment approved and frankly I am sick of re-explaining this to everyone because people are getting offended, thinking I am doing this to them so…. WORDPRESS is sending comments to moderation NOT ME. NO ONE, Has been banned or blocked or set to purgatory. If you use a phone and a computer and or a tablet and you switch between them, wordpress might send you to moderation waiting for approval AKA purgatory. I like everyone that posts here and have no no reason to ban or temporary block anyone so if you are going to purgatory or told you are banned or blocked, its NOT ME. Send me an e-mail. I’ll check. FOR THE 500TH TIME, I don’t also check spam or purgatory. So if you use wifi at work or starbucks this might happen to you

Here is what Rocio must have been talking about. It’s a recap of what was said. So basically her coach whines she was robbed , twice. The coach, really thinks she was robbed by Jordyn and she somewhat implies she deserved the Olympics over whats her name. “The vault gave the judges a reason to take it away was pretty much the opinion. Second thought with all this whining maybe I should have picked something else to blog about lol

Mai Murakami won NHK and Sae Miyakawa on Floor

05/23/2017

Mai Murakami

Old news but I am short on time to actually think of a blog

And I finally sat through Angelina Melnikova ‘s floor win at Europeans. Not bad. Maybe this will be a turning point for her.

Dub Nation. Wooooo. Well not really lol but I like Durant (used to love him) and want him to win a title. Plus Steph is a Red Sox fan so. Just as long as the CAVS WAKE UP AND BEAT THE DAMN CELTICS.

Watch, Michelle Kwan get a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Smith college. 50 minutes in.

2017 Koper Challenge Cup & Chinese Nationals

05/14/2017

Larisa Iordache won bars with a 13.800

2-Ellie Black 13.800
3-Flavia Saraiva 13.450
4-Barbora Mokosova 13.400
5-Caitlin Rooskrantz 13.150
6-Rose-Kaying Woo 12.950
7-Yana Fedorova 12.550
8-Michelle Timm 11.600


Bars Medal Ceremony

Larisa’s beam qualifications

Vault Results

1- Rebeca Andrade
2- Boglarka Devai
3- Teja Belak
4- Ellie Black
5- Tijana Tkalcec
6- Michelle Timm
7- Anastasiia Bieliaieva
8- Rose-Kaying Woo

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Eddie Penev won floor.

Donnel Whittenburg finished 4th on Still rings with a stumble on his triple pike dismount but it was still pretty impressive. Donnel also finished second on floor.

Full Day 1 Results ( Mens only)

Chinese Nationals


Results from http://team-china.tumblr.com/

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Beam Results

1- Iordache
2- Ellie Black 13.100
3-Thais Fidelis 12.850

Flavia Saraiva 12.800

Floor Results

Thais Fidelis

101 reasons I consider College Gymnastics a joke

05/12/2017

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First year coach, Courtney Kupets will be paid 160 thousand smackaroo’s to run Georgia’s gymnastics program. Yep for the whopping 4 months of work she will make more money then most people make in 5 plus years (I am being generous here I wish.lol)

I wonder how much Suzanne is getting paid.lol

The other 100 reason’s have to do with scoring:)

Here is what Greg Marsden thinks.

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( Don’t whine Greg if I could make a forth of my company’s budget I would be rich:)

Suzanne replied to someone on the College board about what her part in this will be..

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Last but certainly not least here are what the triple twist twins think about the whole thing. If you want to hear what Kupets had to say in her press conference you can find it here. This link comes from the blog above.

IMO, This is crazy. Giving her the job based on her amazing, albeit overscored gymnastics career in College is ridiculous. Especially with such a well known and successful University. Paying her this much puts her under scrutiny from the start. She will be under pressure from day 1 to win with a group of girls that really don’t have the talent to compete with Oklahoma or LSU or even UCLA.

The thing she has going for her is her name could land some recruits.

I love Suzanne Yoculan. I always have. I never hated Georgia the gymnastics program all through I always dislike the lack of common sense Kupets showed over the years (She did Elite gymnastics and didn’t know what the American cup was.lol) but while I think her pay is bat shit crazy I guess we will have to wait and see if Little Miss Muppet can pull it off. As much as she has always annoyed me, if she has half the success she had as a College and elite gymnast she will be just fine.

JO Nationals, The sister and daughter edition

05/07/2017

Aleah Finnegan

I’ll assume this is Alyssa’s sister ? Rachel Baumann

This filler blog is brought to you by the future College gymnastics association of America.

Missy Marlowe’s daughter

2017 Europeans. Prelims, AA,Event Finals

04/20/2017

 

Event Finals:

Day 1

Day 2

AA Results

I kind of like Zsofia Kovacs. Compared to the monstrosity  that are the Downie sisters gymnastics I feel like Zsofia was lowballed. Her floor has a double layout and a full in and she still only managed a 4.9 start value. Oh this code sucks.

Prelims Results

Thanks to Rocio you can watch it live, tomorrow.

Oklahoma wins National Title in College Gymnastics

04/16/2017

Going to bed. Will add a picture in the morning. Nice gifts in prelims UCLA and LSU but Oklahoma completes perfect season winning every meet and National title.

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Results

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2017 London World Cup – Women’s Competition

04/09/2017

All Around:

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1st- Tabea Alt, 54.598

2nd- Victoria Nguyen

[VT] 14.166 (5.4, 8.866, -0.1) [UB] 13.800 (5.7, 8.100) [BB] 12.866 (5.8, 7.066) [FL] 13.000 (5.1, 7.900) : 53.852

3rd- Amy Tinkler, 53.433

Mens is happening now ( 2.46 eastern time) on USAG’s facebook.

Happy Opening Day 2017

04/04/2017

RedSoxOpeningDay

Red Sox win? Check. Oh and Jesolo results too

 

(Team and AA were qualification for Event Finals)

 

USA-Gymnastics article

Pictures

Senior:

Team

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All around

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Event Finals

 

Junior:

Team

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JUNIOR OFFICIAL RESULTS 1- USA 171.850 2- ITA1 157.900 3- RUS 156.500

All Around

JUNIOR AA 1- Perea 57.550 2- O’Keefee 57.300 3- Malabuyo 56.700

 

Event Finals