Im just waiting on your blog about American Cup. It’s clear now that Jordyn isn’t the best gymnast in our country. I’ve been calling it all along. Gabby is a much cleaner, artistic, international looking gymnast. Not to mention that she has .2 higher SV than both Jordyn and Ali.
Just how everyone was sleeping while she obviously was going to work, I’m warning everyone of the same scenario with Kyla Ross. She has amanar, swings good bars, great beam worker, and good on floor. I think Jordyn has work to do to just win Visas, more less beating Kamova again. Either way, it’s going to be an awesome ride.
I have to watch it first.lol (I have seen some of it thanks to GGMB) I am watching baseball right now.
Gabby did a good job from the videos but hitting in March is a lot different then June. Not to mention she now has to live with the hype of ” beating ” Jordyn. Lets see how she handles it before we label her the best gymnast in the world.
I am with dd on her beam. That isn’t getting a 15.1 by international judges. Her bars seemed a bit high too.
I agree. But she beat Jordyn on beam and bars which means Jordyn’s international scores will be lower as well. She just doesn’t have that international look to her gymnastics. Before she was so far ahead bc of vault, but now everyone in our country is doing amanar, it seems, and I think her weaknesses will be more exposed now..
Yea…I agree. She looks tired. She’s probably been recovering from last year while everyone else was working on catching her.
I hope Bross comes back strong! I sat down with Valeri and spoke with him about his girls. One of the most humble and pleasant coaches to be around. You never here him talking about how much he accomplished or passing out Weiber fever cards, he’s just about his business. Really nice guy. He will have her ready!
IMO Bross and Douglas are fighting for the same spot on this team. Rebecca needs to start hitting bars, beam and floor and if she does that I think she will be on the team. She is better then Gabby on beam and floor BIG time and the same on bars. Gabby has the Amanar but if Kyla, Aly and Jordyn make the team that doesn’t give her any extra pull.
If Ross stays consistent she will be on this team. She has upgrades planned, a great Amanar, clean bars that always scores well outside the US and her beam has the best leaps of any gymnast competing today.
It’s really too bad only five girls get to make it. I agree, Bross and Ross will likely be competing for the same spot. If Maroney throws a TTY you can’t count her out either because that’s a media play and will bring in a lot of views. Also, Marta has to be thinking Maroney and Nastia complement each other well; she might be “hoping” at this point the team could potentially be: Maroney, Nastia, Weiber, Raisman, and the last spot would be Ross/Bross/Douglas/Johnson/etc…honestly the real competition will be Trails, because whoever wins that gets a free pass to the London games. That’s where all the nerves will show and that will be the true battleground. These types of competitions and exhibitions are nice for preparation I guess, but it will all come down to trials. Locks for now are likely Weiber and Raisman because they’ve proven themselves, and you can’t leave behind the most recent world champion unless she gets injured. Yeah she looked a little tired at podium training but her coach is protective of her; he’ll hopefully do what’s best for her so that she’s in peak condition come June.
I think that they need to rest Jordyn to keep her from ending up like Bross it might be good to leave her home from Pacific Rims and Jeselo I would really like to see them mix it up for those competitions if Jordyn is resting the for Pacific Rims send Kyla, Gabby, and Bross and for Jeselo send Aly, Shawn, Maroney or something like that and fill in the last spots with some people we haven’t heard a lot about
I’m in total agreeance withTCO’s team. That’s the exact team I have picked. Vault alone is crazy. Too bad for world champ Maroney. Nastia, shawn, Alicia, and Chelsea need to just get somewhere and sit down. They remind me of 2000 magnificent 7 members who tried to make a come back. Except, our current team doesn’t need help from veterans.
Same with Paul Hamm. I think he came back too late. These young athletes are the real deal
Nastia was a great junior and she made it (even though she had her issues). I’m no Nastia fan though. I’m thinking 2016 is WAY too far in the future to even ponder for this sport, but hey it’s a fun idea. I’m sure whoever doesn’t make ’12 and wasn’t on the ’08 team might be sticking around as well…(i.e., if Marta screws over Kyla)…
Russian team for Jeselo I think maybe change Bross and Maroney especially if Shawn her Amanar and if Jordyn is competing add he in the mix too or send her to pacific rims and bring Kyla to Jeselo
Yeah true I didn’t think about that Kyla does need some US exposure in meets and maybe send Gabby to Jeselo to see how she does internationally with those upgrades. Maybe for Pacific Rims send Kyla, Shawn, Bross and Jeselo send Aly, Gabby, Jordyn, and maybe Maroney although she could go on either team and possibly switch Aly and Bross and still fill in the teams with people we haven’t heard much about
I agree with you. I hope Maroney gets sent somewhere because it is starting to look like she is going to be left out. She deserves the right to compete and show her upgrades.
I would love it if Marta sent Kyla to both but that is a lot of competing during an Olympic year. (both competitions, Nationals and Trials) which is why she should have been the exhibition at the American Cup but…………..:)
Jordyn does not need to compete before Nationals IMO. She has proven herself many times. We need to keep her healthy.
I am not going to be a happy camper if Kyla gets screwed. We can’t forget about Finnegan either. She should get a meet. Which is why I would send her to Jeselo maybe and leave Aly and Jordyn at home til Nationals.
Yeah I think Aly and Jordyn could use some rest but if they do compete maybe they should only do like 2 events like have Aly do vault and floor and Jordyn do bars and beam or something. I haven’t heard anything about them sending two teams to Pacific Rims but if they do it would be a good chance to get some competition experience for some of the other girls on the national team. I think the should put a couple all arounders on each team then fill in the rest with girls that complement each others events like for example of Kyla and Shawn are on a team then have like Bross and Maroney on the team because Maroney is strong on vault and ok on floor and Bross is strong on bars and beam and the fifth person could be a person who is decent on at least two or three events
Too bad they cant send two teams to the Olympics lol but I think that will give them a good opportunity to see how some of the other girls do under pressure lol do you know when pacific rims and Jeselo are? I’m guessing there will be several camps leading up to both events lol
“@gymnewstics: Cute Nastia quote:”Their Amanars and even their tumbling, like Aly’s on floor I watch at camp and I’m like, ‘How is that humanly possible?’””
Saw this on twitter anyone buying it? Or is she trying to get team captain of Marta gives her a spot lol
If Nastia doesn’t have at least a decent bar routine ready then I would be surprised if she gets anything together then again she could put anything and I do mean anything good or not together in time for trials then Marta will probably put her on the team lol
Shes spent two weekends now ( WOGA Classic and SCAM cup) doing publicity and press…… these are three day events when is she even in the gym? And how can she get through a decent bar routine when she’s bigger than Carly and Mary Lou… uggh… I thought so last time I saw her at camp in the line up, even with the perspective on the pictures shes wider and bigger than everyone else. At least SJ and CM BS and AS are lean (er)
What happened to her two day workouts that she was supposed to be starting after worlds?lol but I don’t think she is aiming for having anything ready anytime soon she is probably trying to aim for trials which doesn’t give her much time to get any competition experience lol
Lol I’m still waiting for her to announce she is doing vault even if it’s only like a yurechenko full or something just to say she is doing the AA lol and can someone please tell me what is up with this whole #hotpink thing Nastia has all of the younger girls plastering all over twitter? Is it some kind of inside joke so she can lure them into the Nastia cult? Lol
Oh and saw on twitter that apparently Jordyn and Aly have been hinting about pacific rims but I think the team is supposed to be announced later this week but I think they should let Jordyn and Aly have a break
Maybe she is gonna announce she has quit training to persue acting that way she can get lots of tv/movie face time and that she will also be a commentator for the Olympics so everyone will see her all the time lol
Lol if she decides to pull out of trails this time she will probably keep traning and hang around til next quad recruiting as many of the younger girls as possible to be her friends so she can make the team in 2016 or if Marta puts her on the team this time she will probably retire again after the Olympics then make another comeback for 2016 lol
If Nastia gets Marta’s job then the way to make the team will be as followed
1. You must be a member of the Nastia cult! No exceptions!
2. You must not be able to beat her no matter how out of shape she is!
3. You must tweet something about #hotpink at least once a day!
4. You must recruit new young gymnast to the cult!
5. You must publicly adore Nastia at all time and tweet her praises often! Any thing sub-par adoration will not be tollerated!