2014 American Cup Coverage LIVE BLOGGING

2014 American Cup Coverage

Article on Ebee about the American Cup.

Ladies Results
Mens Results.

Yahoo article.

Junior no name mentioned cup
Senior no name mentioned cup

Anyone else notice how very few ex gymnasts were at this years American cup?

International feed (replay)
for the American Cup.

Rotation 4

Jump, jump. Nice 80’s music USA-Gym too bad one of them died of an overdose. That’s the live feed. I forgot I hid Nastia’s voice from my ears.

Mary Lou is great with the kids. At least she engages them with questions.

Fabian on highbar- I am with you Tim, Fabian should have won the Olympics. Great form as usual. Step on landing but great routine.

Triple twist and double tuck both landed low for Carlotta. Surprised we have not heard a mention yet of her comments. If Simone was here we would have. Nice Memmel double turn. Sloppy ending.

New drinking game when Nastia says, What the judges are looking for…..

Nastia says she probably had 3 or 4 different versions of her bar routine. My favorite was the ones she did at Nationals and Trials.lol

Sophie on floor. Double tuck, very low, step forward. Double tuck. Down on her 2.5 twist. This wouldn’t hold up in College let alone elite.

Other Fabian on high bar. Decent form but not perfect (feet matter) Typical Highbar that everyone seems to do.

Stop talking Nastia. You sound so fake.

Vanessa on floor- Double double, stuck. Not a good angle to see if it was short. Second pass not connected. Double tuck, bobble step back. Double pike landed low but this is typical Vanessa routine. Nice job.

The Brit nailed his dismount on highbar.

Popa on floor: Nice double layout with a step, Nailed full in. Ended with a double pike, small step. Nice routine.

Oh no my freeze just froze.

BellaRussian hit his highbar routine til dismount. Lots of pirouetting to some Chellsie like moves.

Whose Brina Dowell? How does Brenna pronounce her name because I am pretty sure it is not BRINa

14.166 for Popa on floor.

Guilia on floor : Nice double layout, small step. Landed very low on second pass, leg up. Double tuck, nice but a small step after. Double pike, well done. 13.933

Sam high bar. Landed first release very close and was off on one other and he is swinging really slow but he is staying on. Landed very low, piked and a hop forward. Messy.

Ebee on floor: Double double, Nailed. Looked OOB. Can’t really tell. Beautiful double layout, small step but so high. She can’t dance but she looks like she is giving an effort here trying. Doub;e tuck looks out of place in this routine. Way too easy for her. Double pike nearly to knee’s but she’s got this. Not a perfect routine especially on the easy passes but she wins.

She was in such a far lead” Yep Nastia I love your English. Okay my grammar sucks but at least I can speak the language.

Bozo on highbar: He stayed on but his release moves were landed too close to bars. Flat feet throughout but at least he kept them mostly together.

14.500 fo Ebee. A bit high with the landing problems. Al says we have 1 gymnast left but he forgets Moors. I wonder if they will show her?

Brenna: Double front, piked. Nicely done but a step. Double layout OOB with both feet. Legs apart but the angle they showed for her was different for Ebee. Double front into leap. I missed her last pass.

Japanese guy is off the bar. Default win for Sam but give the guy credit he isn’t celebrating. Way to jinx this guy TIM DAGGETT!!!!!!!!

Moors on floor: Piked her double double layout and OOB. You could really see the pike from that angle. Nice triple twist but a bit leggy. She is walking through her dance. This is not her best floor. Leggy 2.5 twist and ends with a double tuck with a step almost OOB.

Ebee find this title important. Says we got to have it here in the US. You mean like every year Ebee.lol

Congrats to Ebee. You were the clear class of this competition.


Obligatory shot of Marta and her hands on everyone throats.

Popa is posing for pictures with every gymnast she can find. Its funny to watch these pictures on the internet and see how after they look so happy the gymnasts walk away and look miserable like Moors just did. She always looks miserable at these meets when the camera isn’t around. Tonight is another example.

Vanessa was actually smiling, wow.lol

Do they have a cup with all the winners names on it like the Stanley Cup???

Ebee just hugged Steven Penny like she wanted to throw up.lol I knew I liked you for a reason Ebee.

Rotations are messed up for live blogging. Brenna’s bars were still messy. Better angle shows it. She needs to fix this if she wants to get near a real international stage.

Rotation 3

Price is not getting huge gifts from these judges. Just decent scores. Interesting to note.

Rotation 2 (Women UB)

Hands down for the Brit on vault. Very cowboyed double front. Like Nastia bad and there goes the feed. For good now:( Now we are stuck with Nastia and a Mary Lou interview you know is coming.lol

My feed is back. Maybe they will forget and leave it on:):) Bad feed is better than Nastia talking about herself.

Brenna nailed her bars and while her Tweddle was off it was ten million times better than anything we have ever seen from her. She swung to the side but the form was much better then the video.

Sam almost stuck his vault and he was over the line a tiny bit and while his knee;s look a little bent the rest of his form looked nice. I didn’t notice the toes.

They showed Guilia on the feed and she hit bars. Some leg issues and she was off on one move (I always call it a Khorkina not sure if it is)

14.733 for Brenna. Guilia got a 15.033 I think.

You remember that Nastia when ALY led the team to gold and you sat at home.lol A very important competition. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Moors stayed on bars and missed a few handstands with many leg separations but that was pretty good for her.

Vanessa form issues like everyone else and she was off on some handstands but good for her.

That was a gross ugly vault for Bozo. Bent knee’s bad form its a good thing the live scoring isn’t working for me because that vault was a messy disaster and should be scored accordingly.

Popa messed up vault on her Pak 9I think) she then fell. Messy routine to begin with.

Thank you Ebee. Kept her feet together most of the time but the NBC announcers just said Kim Kelly and Kristen Maloney were great gymnasts. That is a stretch guys. IT WASN’T CLOSE. Kyla had the 2 events the US needed.

14.700 for Jon on vault is a joke. Popa got her own gift on bars. A 12 anything would have been a 10 in real gym.

Good job for Brenna because staying on for her is all the battle. She sis a front tuck onto the beam and was messy form but neither of these girls are good at beam so staying on is huge for them.

It wasn’t harsh Nastia it was fair and her chest was down is code for your entire career.

Guilia hit beam. Only one bobble and she was past on her full turn but good job.

Moors hit beam but was messy. She missed a connection and has the worst bent knee’s on beam since Moceanu. Small step on her full in dismount and her chest was low.

Vanessa stayed on, bobble on full turn and messy overall. Double pike. Jump step after dismount.

So right Nastia. No need for classy beam routines with good form. Just stay on because that is why we compete.

Nastia just said, ” I think” and I thought, no you don’t.lol

Ebee nailed beam. Neary a bobble. Still some form issues but that was amazing for her. Not sure the world judges will love this routine but like Nastia said, she stayed on. (HA I just quoted Nastia)

14.566 for Ebee. What did Guilia score because the live scoring isn’t working.

Carlotta on beam. Bobble after sheep jump. She is the first gymnast on beam to actually stretch out her leaps. First gymnast to not have the bent knee’s through the whole routine. Then she falls.

Sophie went on beam and literally did nothing but a side somi. She ended with a College dismount. I will be interested to see her start value. It was such an empty routine.


Rotation 1 (women. 3 for men)

15.700 for Ebbe. 15.600 for Brenna who they never bothered to show unless I day dreamed through that too?

I am up and having a little bit of issue with my computer but we will see how this works.

I saw Bozo’s pommels. Stayed on but no doubt the usual overscore for US gymnasts will be in play. Sam stayed on too and so did Fabian none of their routines were spectacular but pommels is boring so whatever.

We missed the girl from Spain on vault because we had to watch a replay of someone on rings.

Nice Amanar by Ebee. Small step but this girl can fly.

I love that Carlotta showed up for this meet IN America. Girl has some nerves of steel. Good thing most people are clueless about gymnastics unless it is an Olympic year.

Fabian hit rings. A few swingy bars.

Sophie had a quitters vault. Looks like she just sat down for no reason.

Gotta love little girls. They will scream for anyone and you know they don’t have a clue who these girls are because they all screamed, lets go Elizabeth. When we all call her Ebee.

Sam hit his rings and nailed the dismount. This guy is on happy pills.

This feed sucks. It has died 3 times.

Its back again. Wishy washy.

So we watch Brenna stand there while a gymnast vaults. Great feed play there usa-gymnastics. I am enjoying the NO commentators though. If they could do that all the time it would be great.

Moors hit her DTY but it was sloppy and she had a pretty big step.

Brenna is wearing red and Ebee this weird redish pink which I am pretty sure is hot pink just off a little.

Does Vanessa ever smile? Messy leg issues vault with a step.

Rings is the most boring even ever. I find myself day dreaming through them.

They skipped Brenna on vault? Wow you know something is bad when they skip the US gymnast.


Live scoring ( Thank Biyatch) Doesn’t seem to be working for me.

Not sure I will be up but if I am I will live blog. Probably only the NBC coverage if I can handle listening to Nastia.

I came into the Nastia cup when it was Nastia, Valeri and John so I quickly got ill and shut off the sound. Put it back on to see Mary Lou’s daughter nearly have the cup fixed for her while she sat with Steve Penny. Got to hear Nastia say she knew ties like 3 times. Got to hear Mary Lou yell what at her daughters bar score (which was too high Mary Lou not too low) and the best part was listening to Nastia say, she didn’t like ties and since it is called the Nastia Liukin Cup she would change the rules. Oh and she interviewed the 1st and second place girls in the ugliest outfit I have ever seen. Enough of the hot pink. How hard is it to hire a stylist for this girl?

This year they had a senior and Junior competition? I thought the whole idea of this was for it to be for juniors?

I can’t find the live link for scoring so if you find it , let me know:)


48 Responses to “2014 American Cup Coverage LIVE BLOGGING”

  1. Exgymgurl Says:

    Yes Mack Brannan was robbed of having the title to herself and underscored…..for Mary Lou’s offspring. At least its two texas girls. And no, its not a junior meet its for anyone in JO that makes it through a qualifier. Kennedy Baker qualified and gave up her spot because of a sore ankle.

  2. Exgymgurl Says:

    And USA gym put out a tweet that Mack Brannan had won then they changed their mind and decided it was a tie. And the juniors tied for first also.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      If Mary Lou Retton’s daughter wasn’t the runner up they never would have done that. Don’t think Mac Brannon doesn’t know that.

  3. sainabou nyang Says:

    There were more good NCAA prospects than potential elite gymnasts except for one girl Katelyn DeGuzman from Metroplex who had nice clean tumbling.

  4. biyatch Says:

    live.usagym.org for all scoring stuff

  5. Karlie Says:

    I’m happy for Dowell, way to hit that bar routine girl. However, given that she got an 8.466 for execution despite some obvious leg separations/messy pirouettes, I cannot for the life of me understand how Scheder, who had near-perfect execution, only scored an 8.66 in comparison.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Simple. 2 US judges 2 foreign. Brenna was messy but not as messy as usual and Sphie had her own form issues just not as many as Brenna.

      • kittykat Says:

        Sophie had some foot and handstand issues. Yes, there are literally no leg separations in her routine, but she definitely has form issues also.

  6. Exgymgurl Says:

    Funny that EBee is rocking the 90s parkettes side cornrows..

  7. sainabou nyang Says:

    I read on another gym site that ohashi was supposedly spotted ar scam with major b***hface on.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      NBC showed her.No bitch face but no smile. She was texting someone.

      • mim Says:

        i just read lauren’s quick hits (from couch gymnast) and apparently she was 4-6 months of further recovery after her most recent surgery, did anyone else catch that? poor thing. i hope she recovers for NCAA.

  8. Exgymgurl Says:

    I wonder if ferrito will mouth off about being beaten by a third black girl from America…l guess Carlotta was beaten by EBee in other World Cup events though

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I think its time to get over it and move on. Personally. Carlotta has been the one gymnast tonight oin the live feed actually congratulating other gymnasts even when she doesn’t know the camera is on her.

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        Im over it. I just think it was an unfortunate statement by her. Personal growth time.

  9. Karlie Says:


    …that is all. πŸ™‚

  10. sainabou nyang Says:

    So what does this mean for Ebee? Will she be chosen for pac rims? For some reason watching the podium training and watching her interview on gymnastike, Marta looked bored with both.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I think if healthy she will be part of every team for the next 2 years. The Olympic year we will never know because Marta will shove someone down out throats.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        I’m already reading on other sites how Kyla should be nervous unless she gets her Amanar back or adds to her D scores on bars and beam. Marta can bring 4 gymnast to Nanning with an Amanar easily, of those 4 you have 3 AA.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        maybe but kyla’s form is years better in form especially on beam but no doubt kyla needs to upgrade

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        I think Kylas back is going to peace out to Stanford….I dont think her body can take another olympic cycle.

      • mim Says:

        really? kyla’s coaches seem to be really protecting her, especially physically, and there’s still another two years to go. i think if anyone’s body can’t take another olympic cycle, it’s mckayla unfortunately.

  11. H Says:

    Thanks for the blog GTT:-)

  12. Exgymgurl Says:

    maybe Nastia will come back for 2016 because the team obviously needs her 2012 bar routine

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      You are pure evil.lol

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        Hey Id pay money to go to trials and see her fall like that in person. There are about three or four different angles of it on youtube shot from the stands. Each Has
        its unique luster

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        She’d have to get back in the drug testing pool and stop taking diet pills….

    • Gymbee Says:

      Haha I was thinking that. And considering that she is so talented she doesn’t really need to start training till May 2016 (earliest), it’s not like it will interfere with her studies.

  13. JAS4 Says:

    Did anyone else notice at the beginning of the nbc tv coverage during the fluff when they were showing stuff from London they slipped Nastia on bars in there (looked like 08 AA) on another note I think Dowell has a lot.of potential if she could clean up her form

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Yes I noticed that and forgot. NBC is trying to use subliminal messaging against us. Sounds like a great blog idea for tomorrow.

      • JAS4 Says:

        Lol and of course she was wearing a hot pink Leo in the clip lol nbc is trying to use the subliminal messaging to try and shove #hotpinknation down everyone’s throats and make people think that Nastia was on the London team lol

      • Akshay Says:

        It really irritates me how Nastia is like the terminator and won’t freaking go away already. She was second fiddle (in the media at least) to Shawn, even when she was relevant. The sad thing is, as much as she annoys me, I would much rather deal with Gabby than Nastia (at the moment at least).

  14. mim Says:

    Jesolo list is out, obviously subject to change:


    Kyla Ross
    Peyton Ernst
    Mykayla Skinner
    Madison Kocian
    Alyssa Baumann
    Maggie Nichols
    Rachel Gowey
    Madison Desch

    Bailie Key
    Nia Dennis
    Norah Flatley
    Emily Gaskins
    Ragan Smith
    Jordan Chiles

    No Laurie or Amelia – still injured?

    • mim Says:

      I’m guessing this may/will change after the next camp but thought I’d share!

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Am I stupid to be asking why not Biles? Is it the shoulder thing?

    • byrdisthewyrd Says:

      I am intrigued by Rachel Gowey getting an international assignment right away. This was her first camp in some time right? And she’s not even on the national team? I’m excited to watch her compete. She must have had a heck of a camp!

  15. sanitynmotion Says:

    I love these stream of conscious live blogging episodes. Now I don’t have to watch this meet. It sounds pretty boring. Wonder if Marta is just positioning either ebee or Dowell for the next world team by pitting them against each other. I wonder if Ferlitto is thinking she got robbed by another black gymnast. The idiot.

  16. Tortuga Says:

    I am sick of watching international competitions on NBC. They aired all of Ebee and Brenna’s routines, obviously they are Americans. But then they air Carlotta and Vannessa twice, and Gulia and Victoria only once in the final rotation. And I know they probably only aired the Italians because of the controversy at worlds. Its stupid because Gulia and Victoria placed higher than both of them. I’m just going to try and watch the live feed from now on. World’s coverage was pretty awful too. It was basically just highlights. It was so much more exciting watching the live feed.

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