What we learned. Simone is still the Queen. Aly did herself a solid but really needs to get over mental block of that Amanar. Laurie is not the anointed one yet. I say her scores were average for the next it girl. Ragan competed really well for a throw in and once she throws full difficulty Laurie better watch out. Brenna did a great job considering but I still felt Ragan was lowballed compared to the gifts Brenna got and Ashton just needs to keep hitting bars.
US: Rotation 4: Balance beam
Looks like Marta wants a test and so the US will finish on beam.
Ashton: Short leaps. Bad form. Long lines does not equal form Peszek. 14.450 ( ha my ass)
Ragan: Great routine from Ragan. Not even a bobble. 15.050
Aly: Bobble after piked front and so she didn’t add the jump to it but rest was solid. The Best I have seen her do the turn combination. 14.800
Laurie: Messy bobble on switch leap and switch ring looked short but rest was great. Low landing on the double pike. 15.250
Simone: Great routine for Simone. one missed connection. Drilled the landing. Simone just did an exhibition on beam that looked like she did it on floor. One of her best routines of all time. 15.550
Brenna: She missed every connection and was short on every leap but besides the obvious she didn’t bobble and she stayed on. It was a success for her. 14.100 ( real judges take a point off. she missed that many leaps and connections)
US: Rotation 3: Uneven Bars
Aly: Hit routine for Aly. She stayed on and had her usual messy form but it was a hit for her. 14.300
Laurie: Messy pak and some missed handstands but better than Jesolo : 14.800
Simone: Messy pak but not as messy as everyone else and she doesn’t flow on the bar. She also stalled on the top bar but still great. 15.050
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Brenna: She missed several handstands and still has the form issues but she stayed on. 15.250
Ashton: Her usual routine tho short handstand on high bar. 15.550
Regan: A little messy but a pretty good job. 14.600
US: Rotation 2: Vault
Ragan: DTY. Nice landing. Iffy form. 14.600
Laurie: DTY, Piked, big step and a little form. 14.800
Brenna: DTY: Form, piked and step just like everyone else. 14.950 (again too high)
Aly: Amanar. Huge 2 steps and messy. 15.200
Simone: Amanar. Big step but dead on form. Beautiful. 15.800
Chang: Low and piked with a small step and even a little form issues but still pretty good. (missed the score)
Shallon Olson on floor. Great double double but she really doesn’t even pretend to dance but that was a nice routine for her. she had some good landings.
Megan Roberts: Had a great double front piked and nailed her full in landing but like the rest of Canada they have no dance ability. They don’t even really present a routine well.
Kirstin Peterman: Now she has much better presentation she at least looked like she was trying to dance.
US: Rotation 1: Floor:
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Damn it. Sam and that annoying Evan. So damn close. Hi Sam. How’s your mother? You know the one that got you this job.
Big issues from Brenna on her dance. Leaps were short and her Memmel turn wasn’t complete and she looked like she stepped out on the first pass. Too high with all her leap issues. 14.550
Ragan was short on her double layout but I day dreamed through rest. 14.300
( Stop laughing Peszek. You sound like an idiot school girl. Every time she laughs, take a drink. I’m already drunk.
Laurie is back to the spastic dance. It was so much better in podium training but good landings. 14.950
Great routine from Aly. nice landing until it froze before her last part. 15.600
Great routine from Simone. Huge step on her first pass but rest was nailed. I liked this routine much better today than podium. 16.050
I need to get up for a Wedding tomorrow morning ( Oh fun, more when is it your turn talk) so I am not sure if I will live blog the entire thing but we will see. Off to find the Results page.