2012 Olympic Team:Pre Day one of Trials


Want to know what you thought?

I am sticking to my original team of ,

Jordyn, Kyla, Gabby, Mckayla and Aly and I don’t remember my alternates so let me go look for the blog:)

I am keeping my alternates because it worked so well for me last time:) I really want to change it but……………

Here is a cure article about Kyla and Mckayla


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57 Responses to “2012 Olympic Team:Pre Day one of Trials”

  1. catherine Says:

    I had Finnegan in place of Ross, pretty much picking the team I want rather than actually predict. I’ll switch them around. So same as yours with alternates being sacramone, Finnegan and price. Nastia is nowhere near contention for me ha but not using reverse psychology!

  2. sanitynmotion Says:

    OK. I said the same team: Jordyn, Gabby, Kyla, Aly, McKayla.

    Alternates: Finnegan, Price, ASac

    That’s what I think the team “should” be.

    I have a feeling if Marta does what she wants the “worst case scenario” would be: Jordyn, Gabby, Nastia, Aly, McKayla; the alternates would be Kyla, Finnegan, and ASac.

    Team finals (based on my chosen team):
    VT: Douglas/Aly, Weiber, Maroney
    UB: Weiber, Ross, Douglas
    BB: Aly, Ross, Weiber
    FX: Maroney, Weiber, Raisman

    AA will likely go to Weiber, Douglas

    EF qualifications:

    VT: Maroney (duh)
    UB: Ross, Douglas (yeah I think Ross might sneak in there if she can outscore Gabby night 1 of nats)
    BB: Weiber, Ross (or Raisman)
    FX: Weiber, Raisman

  3. Jill Says:

    yes, that was the team I picked too!! But you know it won’t happen…. My alternate is Alicia or Sloan

  4. JAS4 Says:

    I agree with your team and for alternates I could see Price,Finnegan, and Alica but if Nastia hits even one bar routine she will be on that team at least as an alternate lol

  5. Kel Says:

    Totally agree with that team. I think, at this point, Nastia is competing for an alternate spot. If she hits and Kyla hits, I really don’t think Marta will screw Kyla over. I realize this could be wishful thinking, but I am going with it. For alternates, Nastia (if she hits), Price, and Finnegan. If Nastia doesn’t hit, I could see Marta putting another bar specialist in her place (Sloan, Bross, or Li).

    • Dee Says:

      I feel the same way. Ross has more to offer than Nastia, and even if Nastia hits I cant see Marta taking Ross off the roster for Nastia. Nastia is now lumped with the rest of the girls and fighting for an alternate spot.

      Whoever would have thought we would be at the level of depth where so many girls are fighting for an alternate spot?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Marta keeps insisting that Kyla get her Amanar back. Why is she insisting this at all when she won’t even use her on vault in prelims. Unless she has a plan for someone on this team that can’t vault well.

        It would not toally surprise me for Marta to name someone we don’t think of to this team like Sabrina Vega

  6. Luke Says:

    Completely honest pre-trials prediction based on what we’ve seen: Raisman, Wieber, Douglas, Maroney, Ross.

    However, should Nastia hit even DECENT routines:
    Raisman, Wieber, Douglas, Maroney, Liukin.

    I just think Marta wants her there that badly.

  7. JAS4 Says:

  8. Dee Says:

    Seeing that photo up top with who so many of us think the Olympic team keeps making feel feel as though we are forgetting somone, but that’s really what the team will look like. This is crazy. I guess it’s the first time it’s hit me that there really will only be FIVE.

  9. Catherine Says:

    Wow the USAG facebook just gets worse. People have just copped on about the no live streaming internationally so every second comment is about that. And then some arsehole came along and posted an ‘international link’ which is actually a trojan horse.

    • sarah Says:

      Here I live in ireland too and this is where I’m going to be watching it here


      The quality’s not the greatest but better than nothing I suppose! There’s a few other links on the website but they don’t seem to work , at least on my computer anyways.It starts at 2am our time btw.

    • Dee Says:

      arsehole LOL

      usag facebook makes me nuts with all of the different turds that come out of the woodwork every 4 years just to watch the olympics. i get it, you like watching olympic gymnastics…but can you at least read a little bit before asking the same damn question over and over again?

      • JAS4 Says:

        There are probably some of them that think Shawn and Nastia are going to battle it out for the AA again lol

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Seriously. These people need their OWN FB page.

        “Did I miss Olympic Trials? When are they on?”

        “Where is the international link?”

        “Is Nastia doing the All Around?”


      • Catherine Says:

        Haha especially when the info is in THE BANNER. Oh yeah someone on youtube said ‘wouldn’t it be surprising if Nastia won the all around’..very surprising alright.

      • Dee Says:

        I should go on there and be like, Official word is that Nastia is the only gymnast to represent the USA in London and Shawn will be the alternate, with Chellsie the official water-girl. People would probably believe it!

  10. CKY9 Says:

    I agree with your team! Sacramone is my #1 alternate, which is amusing even to myself cuz she’s not a bars specialist. I think the US can get far enough ahead on vault (McKayla, Alicia, Jordyn) that they don’t need 3 bar workers–they can get by with just two (Gabby and Kyla). Sorry to all the bars specialists…

    • JAS4 Says:

      This is what I would do in prelims and team finals probably not based on what Marta would do
      Beam: Gabby, Aly, Jordyn, Kyla
      Bars: Aly, Jordyn, Kyla, Gabby
      Floor: *,*, Jordyn, Aly
      Vault: *, Aly, Jordyn,McKayla

      The * are where I would see how they do at trials and how they do at camp and practice and see who is hitting the best and most consistantly to give those spots to instead of giving the spot to someone just because they are a favorite

      And on another note I am convinced of Global Warming now! The high is 108 here today lol

  11. Jen Says:

    It was my team then, it’s my team now: Jordyn, Gabby, Kyla, McKayla and Aly.

    My prelims/TF line ups look pretty much like everyone else’s:

    V: Kyla/Aly, Gabby, Jordyn, McKayla
    UB: Aly, Jordyn, Kyla, Gabby
    BB: Gabby, Aly, Kyla, Jordyn
    FX: Kyla/McKayla, Gabby, Jordyn, Aly

    My one caveat depends on the strength/consistency of Kyla and Aly’s Amanars and McKayla’s floor routine. If McKayla’s floor routine is something Martha wants to use in team finals, it means she has to go up in prelims, which means that Kyla Ross will not go up in prelims and therefore not compete all-around. That probably ALSO means that Aly will vault in prelims, because it makes no sense to take away the AA aspirations of two girls instead of just one. If it looks like we’re not going to be using McKayla’s floor routine in TF, but Gabby’s instead, then Kyla could go up in prelims and Martha will have to decide which girls gets to compete AA and that means choosing which girl gets to vault.

    Shit, 5-4-3 sucks. Why can’t it be 5-5-3 or 5-5-4? It’s a team competition. The whole team should compete.

  12. terrigymfan Says:

    Like most everybody I’m still going with Jordyn, Gabby, Aly, Kyla, and McKayla for the team.

    My alternates are Finnegan, Price, and ASac but I think Marta is going to replace one of them with Nastia if she turns in an even half-way decent performance at trials. I don’t think she will replace Price with Nastia. Can’t make up my mind if it will be Finnegan or ASac. Probably will depend on who performs worse at trials.
    A very interesting question is going to be Marta’s lineup during the team qualifying round at the Olympics, because someone is going to get screwed out of going for the all-around individual title based on her choices. Of course we won’t know what she is going to do until the Olympics, but here is my prediction as of right now for the team qualifying round (assuming I and most of the rest of us are right that the team is Jordyn, Gabby, Aly, Kyla, and Mckayla):

    VT: Mckayla, Jordan, Gabby, Aly
    UB: Jordan, Kyla, Gabby, Aly
    BB: Jordan, Aly, Kyla, Gabby
    FX: Jordan, Aly, Gabby, Mckayla

    Aly is not good on bars but I think Marta will put her in as the fourth rather than Mckayla (who’s not that good either) so Aly can try to qualify for individual aa. On floor, Kyla could be the fourth instead of Mckayla but since Kyla won’t be able to go for the individual aa anyway, I think Marta will go with Mckayla so she does two events.

    This lineup means Jordan, Gabby, and Aly get to try for the individual aa and Kyla doesn’t (and Mckayla also doesn’t of course).

    Here is my prediction for team finals:

    VT: Mckayla, Jordan, Gabby
    UB: Jordan, Kyla, Gabby
    BB: Jordan, Aly, Kyla
    FX: Jordan, Aly, Gabby

    • Anonymous Says:

      Is that your order they would compete in? Why are you putting Gabby last on floor? There is a possibility the USA will know exactly what score she will need to win and I don’t trust Gabby to deal with that pressure. I would put Aly last because she is the most consistant and does not crack under pressure.

      • Anonymous Says:

        I would not use Gabby on vault either, I would use Aly.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        I didn’t put them in the order they would compete. Haven’t thought that completely out yet.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        I don’t disagree that Aly should be in vault team final instead of Gabby but I’m suspecting Marta will go with Gabby if she can because she’s such a favorite of Marta’s right now.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        By the way, I was predicting how Marta will do it as opposed to how I think it should be done.

      • Anonymous Says:

        It will be interesting to see who Marta puts up in TF… I still cannot undertand why McCool was not used in TF in 04 so nothing from Marta will surprise me!

  13. Catherine Says:

    It’s hard to tell who of Gabby, Kyla and Aly should be chosen for vault in TF. Gabby has the nicest one but of course, may sit it down and her block is crap. Kyla might come off the mat entirely and her landing is low. Aly’s is sloppy and also scary but probably the least scariest. I fear for the knees of all three, especially at camp afterwards!

    I think vault, bars and floor lineups are easy:

    Bars: Jordyn, Kyla, Gabby
    Vault: Aly (or K or G), Jordyn, McKayla
    Floor: McKayla, Jordyn, Aly

    Beam not sure..Jordyn, Aly, Kyla?

    • terrigymfan Says:

      Catherine, your choice of Mckayla over Gabby for team final on floor could very well be correct. Gabby is just such a Marta favorite right now though I could see Marta going with her.

      • Dee Says:

        I think once the plane lands in London Gabby will be a bars-only girl. Just my opinion.

      • JAS4 Says:

        That’s what I would probably do for TF too if she does well at trials and camp and podium training then I would let her fight it out in prelims for an AA with Kyla and Aly but it would be based on who is most consistant and who does better and even if Gabby did well in prelims I don’t know that I’d trust her in TF

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I would agree with you but Marta’s actions say everything else. She clearly wants Gabby to be the face of this Olympic squad…she’s totally handing her the second AA spot (stupid me, I was thinking it would have been Kyla’s in the bag) and so Gabby will be competing on all four events in quals – unless she has a McCool moment or something.

        I hate the 5-4-3 setup. It means really only three girls can go for that AA spot, so Kyla I’m sure will get screwed. Marta has been scoring her low in the US so Aly will get that position over her.

        Part of me feels a bit worried about Gabby. She screws up in London and she’ll be off Marta’s “pet” list

    • Anonymous Says:

      I would not be so sure about McKayla on floor, it will depend on prelims.

      I like you putting Kyla last on beam because her leaps and execution are the best and if she goes 1st the judges might hit Jordyn and Aly harder on their leaps.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I have a feeling that Marta telling Kyla not to upgrade floor will end up being the decision that she most regrets.

        Well, that is…if Kyla doesn’t make the team in favor of Nastia. If that happens Marta will have to use either Gabby or McKayla on floor. I think Marta “wants” to use McKayla but who knows. Even though Gabby is a favorite she’s not stupid. I don’t think she’ll use Gabby in beam either unless Gabby’s looking really good in training and isn’t showing that the emotion is getting to her (of being in the Olympics). I think it would be a good thing to not have to use Aly on beam (I can see form deductions all over the place), but she’s such a rock I don’t see any way around it.

        Weiber really should have left her beam alone from last year. It was great until she tried adding all that connection crap.

  14. terrigymfan Says:

    I wouldn’t trust Gabby on beam for team finals. Way too erratic. Plus she showed immaturity at Nationals when she wobbled, started to regain her balance, and then said “screw it” and just jumped off (at least that’s what it looked like to me). I think a tendency to act immaturely and lose control is likely to come out on beam more than any other event.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      I was impressed that Gabby had that one mistake but the rest of her performance was “bang on” (using Elfie terminology hahahaha)…she’s showing some maturity in that sense. I think she lacks the focus of Jordyn though and that might end up getting her…

      • Dee Says:

        I think everyone lacks the focus of Jordyn, haha. I need to get me some of that for next season.

  15. Lyra Gill (@lygill) Says:

    Kinda interesting to see that Alicia and Nastia don’t follow each other on twitter anymore. I know for sure that Alicia unfollowed first – I used to check their twitters regularly. (Sorry, I’m obviously always bored).

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Really? That is interesting

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Wish I could be a fly on the wall when ASac privately talks to people about Nastia…I’ll bet you she has plenty to say that can’t get let out…

        It seemed like at Nationals they didn’t speak AT ALL. There was no communication. Interesting since they used to be “besties.”

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        There has to be a reason why. Are you sure they didn’t talk at all? On camera we saw nothing but who knows what they did behind the scenes.

      • JAS4 Says:

        Rumors on twitter that Bridget might be injured she left the floor and no sign of her or her coach

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I read somewhere that Finnegan might be injured too

      • JAS4 Says:

        And so the breaking begins and they haven’t even made it to Camp Marta yet

      • Lyra Gill (@lygill) Says:

        Here’s a picture of Alicia and Nastia during day 1 of Visas, but I swear they look like they’re only promoting Visa and not actually hanging out. Both of them are endorsed by Visa, right?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        From what I know about Alicia she is the keep your friends close and your enemies closer type of girl.lol

        Maybe Alicia just got sick of Nastia’s constant updates about how hard she was training when Alicia knew she was barely in the gym.lol

  16. sally Says:

    I have concerns about Gabby being on the team at all when we’re having to hypothesize on which events she can’t be used on because she can’t perform under pressure.

  17. JAS4 Says:

    Chellsie looks thrilled

  18. The GYM JUICE Says:

    I am SOOOOOOO ANNOYED with Tim and Elfie’s commentating! I am assuming they will commentating tonight as well. They are just fools and annoying as hell. But Nadia told me she will be commentating the Olympics, anyone know which coverage/network she will be on???? I would much rather listen to Nadia’s struggled English than Tweedle Dee and Tweedle DUMB

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      I have to admit though sometimes they are SO BAD it’s actually quite entertaining. Especially when they make nasty/snike remarks about the international gymnasts…

      Honestly I’m somewhat shocked they are still the “token commentators” for this sport given the number of much more media-hyped gymnasts that have “graduated” into the “retirement” community. I mean, why not allow someone like Tasha Swiegert (sp?) comment, …OMG but you know what would be hilarity is if Dom Moceanu were made commentator. Every time the camera would flash to Marta…

      I guess NBC would have to worry about bleeping too much. But I’d almost pay for that commentary over any other person’s!

  19. Catherine Says:

    I am DELIRIOUS with excitement over the fact that I can watch!! Spanny posted that link earlier and after a bit of messing around, I found Obama on it…it works! Thrilled.

    I would LOVE to be on a night out with Alicia and Bridget, I bet they’d be great crack. Loving the fact she ditched nastia on twitter.

    • Gymbee Says:

      Me too!! Those two girls are awesome together. Imagine how nice if in the future they commentated together 🙂

      Anyway, I could just picture Alicia in front of her laptop unfollowing Nastia, probably thinking “that’s it”. Hehe.

    • Gymbee Says:

      Btw Catherine, did you have to download an iLivid plugin?

      • Catherine Says:

        Nope, if you click Stream 2 and get rid of the as (sneaky hard to see x at the top) you’ll get the stream. American TV is sooo different it’s unbelievable..

        Anyway, EXCITEMENT!

  20. Kel Says:

    Bridget Sloan scratched 😦

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