Ashley Wagner: Kicking ass and taking names

Well deserved Ashley


Thanks to LOL for the headline idea

72 Responses to “Ashley Wagner: Kicking ass and taking names”

  1. JAS4 Says:

    I haven’t followed skating as much since the Kween retired but I will say that out of the current US skaters I like Wagner the best. Her performance in that video looks considerably improved from the Olympics.

  2. sanitynmotion Says:

    I’ll have to watch later but will be happy if Gold has to settle for silver or worse hahaha…

  3. Exgymgurl Says:

    gold should have barely taken bronze, the other girl that got bronze was much better, and shockingly polina is a mess

  4. Diana (@dianajc99) Says:

    out of touch here. when did vocal words be aloud in music?

  5. byrdisthewyrd Says:

    I know it’s early on in the season and whatnot but apparently the scoop from camp is that Simone had two falls so Bailie Key won the all around. Anyone think Bailie could slip into SCAM ahead of Skinner? Really, I’m fine with Skinner and think she’s obviously been working hard but you know how Marta likes to mix things up.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Simone told people about falling twice in a kind of excuse like making answer ( no I finished second but I fell twice) so glad to hear the child has some fight in her.

      • byrdisthewyrd Says:

        Yeah, that’s true! It has to at least be a great motivator. I gather that it went something like this from the asks and whatnot I’ve been reading: 1. Bailie, 2. Simone, 3. Laurie Hernandez, 4. another junior (maybe Norah?), 5. Jazzy, 6. Maddie Desch. Interesting. I’m surprised to see Maddie sneak up there. Hmm, MG Elite says Laurie got first of the juniors (3rd with jrs and srs) and Jazzy got 3rd (5th with jrs and srs) so I wonder what other junior it could have otherwise been. I should probably stop thinking about this and do some work instead but I’m all kinds of intrigued.

      • byrdisthewyrd Says:

        I just read that Ragan Smith was the second highest scoring junior so that would put her in that number 4 spot. The juniors are really coming on strong!

  6. macstabby Says:

    So glad when Ashley won. Every time Gracie Gold comes on screen, I find myself yelling “YOU’RE BORING!” at her.

  7. H Says:

    Read that Laurie was best among the juniors at camp, and third juniors/seniors combined (From facebook MG Elite).

    Anyone have more information from camp?

  8. GymMom Says:

    Newsflash! Shawn is covering the Super Bowl for Inside Edition…annoying everyone the way she talks thru her teeth. Her boyfriend, Andrew East testified this week in the rape trial of several Vanderbilt football players. Oh and Shawn is stalking my Twitter feed(she’s following me), but I’m going to block her.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Does she know how much you love her GymMom? That’s so funny! (about her stalking you).
      We (or I) miss you by the way.

      I will not be watching her cover the Super Bowl. That’s insane – aren’t there enough x-football players out there to cover football’s largest event of the year? ASac would have even made more sense considering she’s married to a guy who warms the bench year-round…he’d have more insight to give her at least.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        He no longer warms the bench because he is out of the

      • Case Says:

        Yeah Quinn’s career never really amounted to much. Hope he invested that rookie contract wisely.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Shows how out of touch I am…didn’t realize he wasn’t even in the NFL anymore, haha.

      • biyatch Says:

        Brady Quinn has a full time broadcasting gig. Even if you fail on the field, if you look good doing it you can find work that way. I’m pretty sure between Brady’s 6 years in the league, broadcasting gig and Alicia’s stock options she got from Under Armour when she signed with them in 2011, they went be hurting for money anytime soon.

      • GymMom Says:

        Shawn has defiinitely not lost any weight. l

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      This needs more

    • Case Says:

      Wow how did she find you on Twitter? I wouldn’t block her. Keep her on there for the drama factor.

  9. gymbot Says:

    Please tell me there are training videos, and this isn’t all we’ll get:

    Also, how are NE people making out in the snow?

    • Exgymgurl Says:

      the best one is aly baumann where she declares herself the be on beam. Other than that these are lame

      • gymbot Says:

        I am still bummed about the lack of training videos. I feel like I am in gymnastics prison or something.

        Thanks for mentioning Baumann’s bit, I stopped watching soon after I realized there wasn’t training footage😦

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        I saw one randomly pop on my facebook feed of Sydney baby brandee johnson training something on bars. I can try and find it…. LOL

      • gymbot Says:

        New camp video

        Shows some neat new skills and some interesting dialogue from Marta.

        On Alexis Vasquez “showed she is a girl who can compete through minor pains and injuries”

        On Key, “one of the toughest competitors”

        On Dennis, “needs consistency, needs to do repetitions” So, work harder…

  10. Lithi Says:

    A gainer full-in double on the floor by a Finn. Amazing.

  11. GymMom Says:

    Shawn tweeted this same photo. They obviously had no clue who she was or maybe they don’t care.

    • GymMom Says:

      My last comment is awaiting moderation? Ha ha

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Most links now need approval for wordpress. It ised to be more than one now its any. WordPress changes things by the week. It drives me crazy.

  12. Exgymgurl Says:

    i got the impression that everyone showed half routines, and then certain people (scam and scam backups along with people trying to make the national team) showed full routines for readiness. My bet is desch and key are scam backups, and that skinner fell or something.

  13. G Says:

    Macy Toronjo is competing the Nastia Liukin Cup, I didn’t realize she dropped down to level 10. I guess she’s preparing for college now but I was hoping to see a bit more of her as an elite. Her gymnastics were nice and had potential.

  14. H Says:

    Why is there no videos from camp?
    Do we know how Gabby, Kyla and Aly did?

    What do you think about Norah Flatley, will she turn out as an AA
    or is Victoria Nguyen the one for Rio?

    Have any of you considered that even if Chow is an excellent coach he is still outclassed by his wife?

    Will Skinner and Biles do Scam, or is it just on paper for now?
    And will there be a spot for “exhibition” like Gabby had before Olympic.

    And I hope you all have had a great day:-)

    • G Says:

      I think Victoria us too young for Rio.

      • H Says:

        oh thanks, I didn’t know.

      • H Says:

        Just realized that I mixed up the names …
        I meant Alexis Vasquez not Victoria Nguyen.

      • G Says:

        Ahh ok, I wondered if that may have been the case. Back to your question, I’m wondering the same thing. I think Norah is full of potential but as of now, her difficulty on most of the events is too low to determine how she’ll do. I think Alexis is great but I’m not sure if she can hold her own against the new crop of Seniors.

    • gymbot Says:

      USAG must have read your comment about the videos from Camp. They posted a series on the new seniors on their youtube channel today.

    • gymbot Says:

      USAG put up training vids. Mostly juniors with Key, Dennis and Vasquez.

  15. Ilanchik20 Says:

    Chellsie had the baby!

    I was actually due on the same day as her but mine come 2 weeks early.

    Dashel Dean Maier πŸ’™

    A photo posted by Chellsie Memmel (@cmemmel23) on

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Dasher and dancer and Donner and blitzen…I think….

    • gymbot Says:

      Congrats on your baby Ilanchik!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Congrats on your baby. I hope you didn’t name him Dashel:)

      • Ilanchik20 Says:

        Haha no, what a name!

        Her name is NorahπŸ™‚


      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I know 4 Nora’s or Norah’s as they spell it now all born in the 70’s and 80’s. The name is making a comeback. Enjoy your lack of sleep. Sanity knows all about

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        DUDE. Sleep what’s that?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Sleep is what I did til 5 pm tonight:)

      • Ilanchik20 Says:

        No sleep sux but she is so cute–it’s almost worth itπŸ™‚

        We are doing mostly bottle feedings so my hubby been pretty good about taking the night shifts! I’m lucky.

        We love the name and hoping it won’t become too popular. I did think a little about Norah Flatley when naming our child lol Maybe that’ll give Flatley some good luck in the years leading up to Rio lol

    • H Says:

      Congrats on your baby Ilanchik:-)

    • Gymbee Says:

      Congrats Ilanchik!

  16. JAS4 Says: I am kind of surprised they used a gymnastics example in this lol

    • gymbot Says:

      It’s really surprising since the progress in vaulting difficulty isn’t a perspective people lack, whereas the other tidbits have shock factor. Also McKayla Maroney didn’t capture vault gold, so now I question some of the other facts in this article.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I’m not going to bother reading it if it says McKayla won vault gold.

      • gymbot Says:

        It’s a listicle of facts. The best one is that Cleopatra/Queen of Egypt lived closer to the construction of the first Pizza Hut then she did to the construction of the great pyramids – but that fact could be super wrong too.

  17. Melanie Says:

    This article is pretty misleading. It makes it sound like Aly’s slated to compete in Jesolo (which I hope she will!) when she hasn’t been selected yet. It also says that she plans to compete at Worlds. Methinks the author doesn’t understand the selection process…

  18. H Says:

    Camp videos …

    who is the girl on the other beam (next to Felicia Hano)

  19. H Says:


  20. H Says:

    Katelyn Ohashi – Beam – 2015 WOGA Classic

  21. Ilanchik20 Says:

    I hope this is just an awkward angle but wow, can’t believe that’s Bross!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      All I could think looking at that picture is why isn’t Nastia putting herself in the center and having everyone bow down to Bross looks like she gained quite a bit of weight but eventually I am sure she will even out.

  22. Lithi Says:

    A vid of the 80th anniversary of Rhythmic Gymnastics in Russia. Skip to 2:04, you will not be disappointed. Kinda surprised Bela and Marta haven’t done this yet.

  23. Ilanchik20 Says:

    Aly looks amazing! Her Amanar and the famous pass are in the video.

    A “Returning Olympians” video by USA gymnastics. No Gabby lol

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