Ragan looks a bit tired or something on bars…or maybe I’m just being critical. Her releases were caught very close to the bar. And man I wish Kim would ditch her stupid choreo on that girl…she’s getting older looking and needs something more mature than that stuff! No more Kim 2.0. Didn’t work for Bailey.
I can see why he would do that. He’s had 2 Olympics with Aly, and right now she’s taking a break and who knows whether she’ll come back. He’s at an age where a move like this would ideally happen sooner rather than later, and it must be an exciting new challenge for him.
I could see Aly going to another gym or using a different coach from Brestyans but kind of mostly coaching herself and the coach would basically just be there to help her for spotting, motivation, and traveling to meets and all.
Is it just me cause I’m kinda underwhelmed by Ragan and Riley based on PT, and with them being the top two seniors for the start of the new quad, I expected routines that would’ve been cleaner, more consistent, and with a better flow to them. Especially with ragan being so consistent and so much cleaner last year around the time in Rio, I just thought she’d be cleaner than what she is now even if she’d lost the consistency. Like especially with floor, that double Arabian and triple full need some help, and she still needs a spot on that double lay? Her beam also has absolutely no rhythm, and with that Patterson gone taking that many pauses between her connections are gonna hurt her D score..Riley I can excuse because she is new and I really knew nothing about her last year except that the second I saw her routines she reminded me of she who should not be named. Pretty sure that’s why valeri has been grooming her lol. But really she needs help on landings and consistency. Which is expected of course for a new senior, but with all the hype around her I just don’t see myself joining into the hype just yet. Who knows, tomorrow may bring some surprises 🙂
Also, Jordan chiles really must be having some pretty horrible camps for her to have been replaced by Morgan Hurd. Kinda dissapointing cause I thought she’d be leading this quad, but she underperforms consistently. Really was hoping for Norah to get an assignment too, but knowing Chow he’s probably pacing her
We have talked about chow pacing Norah for years. What is he even pacing her for anymore? She’s never peaked. I’m honestly doubtful she’s going to be a contender this quad. More likely she will drop to level 10 to avoid more injuries and then go on to NCAA.
Reagan seems to have grown a bit since the last time I saw her at Olympics Trials. Maybe that have knocked off her centre of gravity enough to give her some consistency problems. It is just a guess, but I have seen she doesn’t get as much height as she used to, too.