Not one of the most impressive competitions of all time. Ragan wins with a fall. Asuko finishes second and I thought overall she was way more nit picked then everyone else.
Don’t be too hard on Riley. It’s her first competition and only second as an Elite.Impressive that she continued after beam and did as well on floor as she did.
Let the Kim Zmeskal and Ragan both have American cup title hype begin!!!!
I didn’t comment on the men but it looks like the scam cup lived. I know Oleg fell but the overall scoring of the US men seemed high. Will be interesting to see if the winner makes the world team and what the judges do with his routines.Oleg did not look happy.
What did you think?
Melaine De Jesus dos Santos– Not impressed. Typical over hyped France routine. I guess I expected too much. Nearly put hands down on her last pass. 12.900
Nice HB by Yuk but he is another ham. Get off the floor dude.
Regan– Low on last pass but her double layout looked much better than podium. She nailed her second pass and missed her leap out of her double Arabian. This kid isn’t a great dancer but you can tell she could be good if Kim would get away from this cutsey crap. 14.00
Asuko– Well I spoke too soon. that was pretty and fun to watch. Landed everything pretty well too. I feel she’s been a little low balled tonight compared to everyone else. 13.066
Kim Bui– I just can’t when a floor routine starts with a double tuck and the Choreography There hasn’t been a watchable floor routine yet. Lets pray that the girl from France has one.lol 13.133
Riley– Well she competed . Landed her double tuck low but the rest was solid with bad twisting form. She’s funny to watch because she doesn’t have good form at all but she’s like Maggie where as the in betweens have nice lines and pointed toes. I like the music but I don’t think Riley can pull it off. 13.500
Yufen Xie– Everything this kid does from bars to beam to floor is so slow it looks like she is doing it in slow motion. Landed low on two passes. 11.966
Emily– Fell on a double tuck. She had huge air and then just sort of fell to the ground-10.600
(What kind of man is running this feed that thinks Anyone is watching this for HB?)
Tisha– I am not even sure what that was for choreography and not only that the feed didn’t show most of it. Sigh 11.600
Riley missed her foot on her dismount and landed on her head. That was scary. Feed cut off but I bet she scratches. Unfortunate first meet for her: 12.600 ( way too over scored )
Emily Whitehead falls on dismount too. 11.300
Amy Tinkler‘s beam is a mess. She cheated every leap every jump, fell on her full. Her form is a mess . She doesn’t even try and straighten her legs.12.566
Regan is off beam and almost off a second time. Marta would not be pleased:) : 13.266
Kim Bui had a huge wobble on beam and she too has a horrible aversion to straightening a leg. 12.466
(according to the results page Tinkler has scratched floor)
Tisha Volleman hit her routine but it seemed very empty for skills. 12.200
Asuka Teramoto– Best routine of night so far. She can straighten a leg. Two bobbles one after the full turn. 13.633
Melaine De Jesus dos Santos- 14.233
Yufen Xie– 12.700
NJ is like the redneck of NY.lol #YankeesSuck buddy try supporting your own baseball team. Oh I forgot NJ can’t support a team so you kiss NY’s ass;) i hate NJ
Vault and Bars:
The I woke up for this edition.
A bunch of piked Yurchenko fulls in 2017 that wouldn’t even be good enough for 1988. Riley and Ragan’s vaults were a mess though Ragan flew off that horse.
I missed Riley’s fall on bars but saw the messy pak. Now we know why Marta quit.
In stead of watching gymnastics we get John and his stupid tricks to give fans t-shirts. We just missed the US man vault and missed half the vaults earlier for this crap.
A decent bars for Ragan. She fixed up most of the handstands though still missed 2 I noticed.
Decent bars for Kim Bui too. A little leggy form issues.Off goes the girl from the Netherlands. Asuka stayed on. Not impressive though.
1- Ragan (Vault: 14.4331 Bars: 14.4002) – 28.833
2-Kim Bui ( Vault: 13.500 Bars: 14.533)-28.033
3- Asuka Teramoto ( Vault:13.766 Bars:13.766)-27.532
This cup is extremely underwhelming , even for an American Cup.
A Florida video on Amelia Hundley. She seems like such a sweet kid. A reason not to dislike Florida.
I started watching the NL Cup feed for the last 2 rotations and didn’t see a single routine I would want to talk about. Even for a level 10 meet these girls did not stand out. At least what they showed on the International feed.
Then I went and watched a few routines and came across little Lilian Lippeatt. Trained by Mary Lee Tracy. She won beam (which isn’t online as of now) and Floor. Lots of potential here. Only gymnast I was impressed with.