Junior Nationals Day 1


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Tomorrow is a full day for me  plus I can’t find my damn sign in for my cable anyway so I can’t live blog even if I wanted too. I’ll try and start a blog for the seniors sometimes after the juniors tomorrow. So please come and post. At night I should be around to at least talk with everyone during Senior Nationals for the ladies. You guys can be my eyes and ears unless I can get my brothers password sometime in between. He’s on vacation so the chance is probably small but I’ll try.:)


73 Responses to “Junior Nationals Day 1”

  1. JAS4 Says:

    If you can’t get your brothers password just let me know and I can email you my at&t username and password so you can watch 🙂 I need to remember to charge my tablet tomorrow so I can watch it on there lol.

  2. sanitynmotion Says:

    I taped the nationals but honestly part of me is like sad that this competition might just be more interesting to watch than the Olympics…Unless China and Russia can surprise us.

    I hope Gabby gets beat by both Laurie and Smith as well as well as Maggie. Ah heck I would love for Maggie beast mode to come out.

    Bummed Bailey just pulled out. Something happened I don’t buy the back issue.

    • dianajc99 Says:

      she still training if that happy birthday video was shot today.

    • Mim Says:

      Sanity, I’m with you re Bailie. Didn’t they start out earlier this year saying she had a stomach muscle tear? Then all of a sudden it’s an ongoing back injury? Possible, maybe.

      Also hope Maggie comes in and smashes it.

    • Rocío Martínez López Says:

      China is being pretty secretive this year but, by the videos we have got, they are pulling out the big guns this Olympics to compensate for their past performance. Take a look to Chusong’s performance in the Nationals:

    • Gymnast41 Says:

      A Simone Laurie Aly podium or Simone Aly Laurie podium would be great

      • tennisgrl456 Says:

        I’m kind of torn on this…since Maggie isn’t doing AA, I would love Simone and Aly to go 1-2. Since I’m definitely rooting for Maggie to be on the team, I’m hoping that Laurie can edge out Gabby for the 3rd podium spot at Nationals but that the podium at trials can be Simone, Maggie, Aly.

  3. Rocío Martínez López Says:

    Found the complete chinese AA nationals! In case someone is interested:

  4. JAS4 Says:
    • Rocío Martínez López Says:

      More injuries? It’s just me or this is looking more and more like the Hunger Games and the last woman standing gets it all?

      • Gymbot Says:

        Probably not one of ten Indians to begin with, but it looks like you and gtt are right about this wild selection process. It didn’t escape me that her injury was at camp

  5. Gymnast41 Says:

    Not that she really matters at the moment, but Jordan chiles suffered a bone strain after doing her amanar and is out

  6. Gymbot Says:

    Good press for both Kocian and Nichols:

  7. JAS4 Says:

    I wonder if the gymnast not likely to make it have been encouraged/told to go home and rest up for next year.

    • Rocío Martínez López Says:

      I don’t know, but maybe many of them are not willing to put their bodies through the strain of so many important competitions and death camps and risk important injuries that could be a setback in their carreers if they have been told that they have no chance whatsoever. Maybe they are saying that they better prepare for next quad instead of trying their best for something that they have been told is not going to happen.

  8. tennisgrl456 Says:

    Apparently it has been confirmed that Valerie is going to be the next Marta.

    • Cupquaked Says:

      Ugh. Screw. That.

    • JAS4 Says:

      I can’t say I am surprised though. When they put him in charge of the younger kids it was probably just to test and make sure he’d keep up with Marta’s methods.

    • dianajc99 Says:

      That shouldn’t be aloud it is a huge conflict of interest for him.

      • Ss Says:

        Is it? I thought he stopped having personal gymnasts, or that much to do with WOGA anymore (obviously I know he’s an owner but this would be true for anyone they consider aside from Rhonda).

      • dianajc99 Says:

        yes because WOGA gymnasts are usually contenders.even Steve R agrees to sit out of selections if one of his gymnasts had a shot.
        Not to mention it just Looks bad.

    • Melanie Says:

      It was either him or Rhonda, and neither were desirable.

    • Exgymgurl Says:

      Where did you see hear or read this?

      • tennisgrl456 Says:

        Lauren H. confirmed it although it has not been publicly confirmed by USAG. She mentioned on tumblr that they built him a house on the ranch last year.

      • G Says:

        Lol that house building bit is funny to me for some reason, like he’s the groundskeeper or something.

      • Exgymgurl Says:

        The house is because he runs junior development. I don’t think it’s set yet.

  9. JAS4 Says:
  10. dianajc99 Says:

    there are all soo cute. in a couple years most will be broken.

  11. dianajc99 Says:

    now to playlist on youtube

  12. gymmom2 Says:

    So should we read anything into the squad groupings for seniors? I don’t believe for a minute they are a random draw.

    • KG Says:

      To me it looks like they have two or three “real contenders” in every group, and that they are putting Maggie last or near last in every apparatus to probably test her nerves.

  13. H Says:

    Been watching Juniors. Clearly new camera man/women which loves to zoom in so much that you basically can’t see any legs while the gymnasts do bars etc

    If Valery already has got the job, strange that Miha just resent stated clearly his interest in doing it(?)

  14. katecoursey Says:

    For those wanting to watch the senior girls online, I’m successfully using hola (I lived in India for a while and it’s the site that allowed me to use my Netflix account during that time).

    • H Says:

      Great (another possibility is to watch the youtube live stream version US gymnastics have for international audience).

      • katecoursey Says:

        H, that’s what I’m talking about…the live stream is blocked in the US. Hola is a way to get around the block and access the international stream.

    • H Says:

      Understand, my blings .. I thought you wrote you were in India now:-)

      • katecoursey Says:

        Ohhh haha nope! I’m in the US, so the stream was listed as blocked in my country.

    • gymbot Says:

      thanks Kate and H – I’ll try this tonight

      BTW all, I tried NBC live extra. It gives you 45 minutes free – so if nothing else works you can try initialize the link for a period of time you can commit to watching.

  15. Ilanchik20 Says:

    All I need is for Aly to hit all 4 events and for Gabby not to. Lol.

    • KG Says:

      Ditto!! Plus Simone to stay healthy and maybe Maggie to hit too.

    • tennisgrl456 Says:

      Haha…I’d love for Gabby to simply be scored FAIRLY (or if the judges can’t get the scoring right then at least get the ranking right). And I also want Maggie to kill it on bars and beam.

  16. Gymnast41 Says:

    NBC actually did a really good job with this documentary on the ranch

  17. Exgymgurl Says:

    So o’Keefe is coached by Aurelia Dobre, #nufsaid

  18. tennisgrl456 Says:

    The beginning fluff mentioned Simone, Gabby, Maggie, Laurie…I’m pretty sure that bodes well for them and not so well for the event specialists.

  19. exgymgurl Says:

    well Brenna looks like shes in great shape to go back to Oklahoma. and overweight for Marta

  20. tennisgrl456 Says:

    Wow, I think it would take serious effort for Laurie to make her floor choreography more spastic/obnoxious :/

  21. exgymgurl Says:

    So laurie was set up for Rio…. 14.7 for laurie… that’s like the same score as Brenna almost LMFAO big time, maddy only ever does a FTY, that’s not even a good FTY for NCAA. I hope it is scored effectively. 13.8 for Kocian really? Only 1.2 off? with a hop and yuck!!!!

  22. dianajc99 Says:

    Ok what did i miss?

  23. tennisgrl456 Says:

    No Amanar for Gabby

  24. dianajc99 Says:

    and there skipping smith to watch gabby take off her wrist bands

  25. tennisgrl456 Says:

    Ughh…Ragan balked on her 1.5 to triple full

  26. exgymgurl Says:

    Big hop for gabby and landed piked down a little fairly scored at 14.8. Way better than Kocians FTY. Ashton stayed on beam with only one major wobble. 1.35 off in execution. Fairly scored. I think she was better at classics but she stayed on and was consistent.

  27. Gymnast41 Says:

    honestly with gabby getting a 14.8 instead of her usual 15.2-3 for the DTY she’s making it easier for her to lose the podium

  28. dianajc99 Says:

    Lets Play a Game. Pick 3 Olympic teams 5 girls no alt, 1st one the one you WANT, 2nd and 3rd the best of the girls remaining.log there scores see how your teams fair in rio.could we go Gold, silver,Bronze

  29. Gymnast41 Says:

    aly is seriously KILLING it. no games. Stuck patterson and everything.15.15. and 13.1 for ragan, that’s quite disappointing. Laurie got her score changed to a 14.8

  30. Mim Says:

    I missed the juniors (time difference probs) but I am SO excited for Maile O’Keefe.

  31. H Says:

    I think Marthas wow was for Mels bars … 14.7

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Maggie only got a 14.6 on bars too so that is pretty good for Meals

    • exgymgurl Says:

      I think so too, it wasn’t for maggies floor, shes not drawing the crowd in, there is nothing exciting about it no matter how many times the terrible trio tells us we should be interested.

  32. dianajc99 Says:

    really AL?? any fall hurts

  33. dianajc99 Says:

    good she went back to her other ending

  34. exgymgurl Says:

    everyone go comment on the next blog. its for senior nationals

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