Little Sis… Big Sis…Sofia and Nica Hults

01/25/2017

Little Sis…

Nica’s little sister is too cute for words. This is better choreographed then all the stuff the senior National team competed last year and better performed too.  My fave floor routine of the year.

Big  sis….

Emily Gaskins interview. Steve Nunno’s comment is hilarious.lol

It’s only a 3 minute run and you get amnesia half way down.lol

The other gymnast mentioned is Kyrie Lowe. She also trains part time with Steve. I didn’t know he owned 4 gyms in Florida.

1st camp pf 2017.

Shania Adams, Buckeye
Jade Carey, Oasis
Jordan Chiles, Naydenov
Christina Desidero, Parkettes
Olivia Dunne, ENA Paramus
Norah Flatley, Chow’s
Jazmyn Foberg, MG Elite
Margzetta Frazier, Parkettes
Emily Gaskins, Cincinnati
Morgan Hurd, First State
Madeleine Johnston, Hill’s
Shilese Jones, Buckeye
Adeline Kenlin, Iowa Gym-Nest
Sunisa Lee, Midwest Gymnastics
Lauren Little, Everest
Ashton Locklear, Everest
Emma Malabuyo, Texas Dreams
Jaymes Marshall, TIGAR
Riley McCusker, MG Elite
Victoria Nguyen, Chow’s 
Marissa Oakley, Everest
Maile O’Keefe, Salcianu Elite
Abby Paulson, Twin City Twisters
Gabby Perea, Legacy Elite
Lexy Ramler, Kidsport LLC
Emily Schild, Everest Gymnastics
Alyona Shchennikova, 5280 Gymnastics
Ragan Smith, Texas Dreams
Tori Tatum, Twin City Twisters
Trinity Thomas, Prestige 
Olivia Trautman, Twin City Twisters

Figure Skating wrap up

01/24/2017

Top 6 SP’s if you want to watch all at once

Complete Results

Ladies SP

Ladies LP

Protocals for LP

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I didn’t really cover Nationals this year and I feel guilty so here is my filler blog wrap up of what I thought. Drum Roll please………..

How about Caroline ZhangShort Program

Low balled in the SP. Low balled in the long Caroline was amazing and she wins best dress award hands down. It was nice to see her hit 2 programs for the first time in like forever. I don’t agree with Johnny who was very critical or Tara who over praised and I thought her loop was cheated but with the last few years Caroline has had this was amazing for her.

Head Case Central:

Gracie Gold:

[Short Program] [Long Program]

Don’t get me started. Neither deserves their programs being shown above. Only in the US can you not get credit for a jump at all and still get ridiculous scores that keep you in the competition.  Her SP combination was messy and cheated to me.  They gave her scratchy LP combination plus GOE.lol Then Gracie campaigned to be put on the World team and she had the AUDACITY, to sight Michelle Kwan in 2006 as her reasoning . Honey, Kwan was injured not to mention the 9 TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION and 5 time World Champion at that point and she didn’t suck the entire year leading up to those Olympics because she was hurt and couldn’t compete. Unlike you who took the summer off and just thought she would waltz into  the grand prix season on her name, THE YEAR BEFORE THE OLYMPICS.

You wonder why I cannot stand this girl. She also snuck back to train with her old coach for 2 weeks leading up to Nationals. Frank dumped her ass and told the media before he told her. Karma…

Mirai Nagasu:

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Mirai being trusted to go to Worlds would be a huge risk. It would also be stupid so thankfully the USFSA wasn’t dumb enough to do it.  She cheated jumps in her SP and they still gave her credit and then she imploded in her LP messing up jumps throughout and her SP was grossly overscored. I like Mirai. I like how she fights back when no one thinks she can and I fully expect her and the bratty phony above to do just that next year but there comes a time you just have to let go. Send someone for experience.

Mariah Bell:

[Short Program] [Long Program]

It’s Mariah dude… and no to skating Michelle Kwan music. Everyone over hyped her because she skated very well at Skate America but I’m just … enh on her..

Ashley Wagner:

[Short Program] Avoid. Tara love makes me gag…. ( yes the double axel was scratchy and she won’t be getting a 71 with a mistake at Worlds at least she skates like she means it. The rest of these programs were so slow in comparison.

Karen Chen:

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I am going to reverse the script here and put her SP up and not her LP. Her LP had a cheated jump and I wasn’t as impressed with but this SP was the highlight of the competition. She should have been ahead of everyone by a mile here.

…….and I suppose we should talk about the new quad king but honestly, I just am not impressed with anything he does that doesn’t involve jumping. This is skating I suppose I have to live with it…. glad he didn’t get hurt in his exhibition like last year. Smart kid not doing the quad

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and like always after watching Nationals I spend time watching Michelle Kwan because even with being impressed with some of what I saw this year there will never be another Kween…..

WTF Wednesday is back

01/19/2017

Watching this will give anyone a headache.lol He has some 2 performance comparisons too which aren’t as dizzy inducing.

WTF seems to involve Aly this week because this one is a video game. Looks more like Rebecca Bross to me…

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Why does Agata Stepnik look pregnant?

Gator Zone freshman

Us Figure Skating Nationals Results

Click Event

SP Protocals.

Up and coming gymnasts from the United States.

01/16/2017

I finally got around to watching last years Junior Nationals and while I wasn’t a big fan of the leader board I did find some hidden gems with a lot of potential.

This code is very much in favor of the power gymnasts and I am very much a fan of the artistic so my favorites will probably all end up in college gymnastics competing for UCLA but here’s what impressed me.

( I have no clue who turns senior this year of this group)

Sunisa Lee : Floor

For a tiny little ballerina she has deceptive power. A 5.4 start value and she starts with a double layout. She finished tenth at Junior Nationals so she didn’t make the National team but she has some decent junior start values on Beam ( 5.8) and Floor. Though her beam has a bit of Nastia posing the potential is there  Here she is competing in 2016…  

 

Emma Malabuyo: Floor

I remember being impressed with her in 2015 but I can’t for the life of me remember why so I watched some 2016 routines from Classics. She isn’t a great dancer but you can tell she has a lot of potential . She also tumbles quite well for her size. She’s one of those gymnasts with flashes of good form in between bad form who you can totally see improving over night and succeeding in that area. Her beam is the same. Flashes of potential. She has a 5.8 start value on floor

Riley McCusker: Floor

Of the top tier juniors the  one I was most  impressed with was Riley. She has nice toe point and decent form but with start values in the 5.6 – 5.8 range she is going to need major upgrades to compete as a senior.

Morgan Hurd: Bars

I prefer her bars to Gabby Parea who is mentioned below. She hit her handstands much better. She’s a pretty dancer but her start values on beam and floor are between 5.3 and 5.5

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Who decided, Remember the name was appropriate floor music for a junior gymnast at Nationals ? (Sloane Blakely )

 

Others

Gabby Parea has a start value on bars between 6.0 and 6.2 depending on which you believe the official score sheet or the you tube video but she had too many missed handstands and form issues for my taste but she seems to have the most potential of the group on bars ( next to Hurd)The US might need some help from Liukin in this area when it comes to the juniors as a whole.

Jordan Chiles didn’t compete at Nationals due to injury but of all the gymnasts mentioned above she is the most likely to make a world team in the near future. The Amanar has been devalued but she is the only junior I know of who can compete it. She has potential on floor though she’s quite bouncy. If she ever reigns in her power the world might need to watch out.  Her start values are between 5.6 and 5.9 ( plus the Amanar) but of all the gymnasts above she is the closest to a true AA gymnast the juniors have.

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I feel like I need to mention Mailie O’Keefe (pronounced Miley) since she is the reigning Junior National Champion. She’s not the greatest dancer artistic wise but she has the neatest jumps and leaps on floor.  There is something calming about her floor. I don’t know how to explain it but her double turn was beautiful. She also had some pretty landings on her leaps and jumps. Everyone else pretty much falls out of them but Mailie doesn’t. Her floor music was easily my favorite of the competition.

Her best event is beam with a 6.3 start value Her leaps and jumps need work on beam.

 

 

 

 

2017: Seniors.. College Gymnastics: Elites

01/08/2017

Before I start i need to post this and just forget I did.lol

( She lands it in this video on hard surface.)

Will we get to see Norah Flatley live up to the potential she had as a junior before injury?

Which junior from last year will make the biggest impact in 2017?

Elena Eremina.  My favorite floor routine of 2016 will be a Senior.. I had read a blog that was well written but I can’t seem to find it anymore so we will settle on the above Montage. I liked the girl from France but overall I see the US dominating again because the rest of the world just doesn’t get it.

College Gymnastics:

There are quite a few interesting gymnasts competing in College this year so we might be following some of that this season. Kyla Ross, Mykayla Skinner, Madison Kocian. Who else?

Full Standings

Will Lexie  Priessman stay healthy all season competing more than bars?

Maggie Nichols will own College Gymnastics in 2017, Yes or No?

Judging by her All Around (39.750) in the win vs Alabama I would go with, yes.

Maggie Nichols: (Floor )(Beam) (Vault)

Brenna Dowell: (Vault)

Lexie Preissman: (Bars)

Lizzy Leduc competed beam only and received a 9.875 ( No Video) Kyla and Maddie compete today (Saturday)

Sabrina Vega competed for Georgia in a loss with two mediocre scores on Beam and Floor.

Sarah Finnegan: (Beam) (Floor)

I just sat through UCLA vs someone and some of Utah vs Michigan. Kocian has the worst form of anyone on any team and got really the only huge gifts I saw from UCLA which is a turn of events. Kyla looked great on bars but had no release move. She looked even better on beam but received  A really low score. Katelyn nearly fell off beam. Mykayla Skinner looked awesome in her meet on beam and floor ( though floor with the hardest routine she had some floor landings that weren’t perfect but she covered them well) She is going to do really well in College and is in amazing shape. I could see her competing Elite again. She did a DTY with a big step.

Kyla Ross: (Vault) (Bars) (Beam)

Mykayla Skinner: (Vault) ( Bars) (Beam) ( Floor)

Madison Kocian:  (Vault) ( Bars) (Beam) ( Floor)

Florida:

Amelia Hundley: (Vault) ( Bars) (Beam) ( Floor)

Rachel Gowey: (Vault) ( Bars) (Beam) ( Floor)

http://i4atv.us/pac12/losangeles/

http://i4atv.us/pac12/mountain

Utah:

Video

Scores

UCLA:

Videos

Will UCLA ever stop being rude and dancing like fools before and after meets? The 8 ball says doubtful. Yes I know College gym is fun fun fun but at last years NCAA’s they were just rude while the other teams were celebrating you know actually winning…College gym is not for me.lol

Happy New Year

01/02/2017

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Hope everyone has a happy and healthy  new year.

2016 overall wasn’t the greatest year for me health wise but I’m still here so I’ll take it.

Gymnastics wise it was better than 2008 and 2012 but overall sports wise it sucked big time with some of the most obnoxious teams taking home the titles in baseball, football and basketball ( damn you golden State) I don’t even remember who won hockey.lol (probably Chicago)

 

So here is to a fabulous 2017!

Peggy Liddick Steps down

12/22/2016

Has it really been 20 years? She really hasn’t had much to work with to be honest. A lot of people dislike her but I always loved her as a coach.

Got an e-mail from the creator of this video asking me to watch it. Thought I would share. I love the music and it features Olympian Vasiliki Millousi.

While I was sleeping. The Monday night football edition. (Updated)

12/13/2016

Aly Raisman has a new boyfriend albeit one without  an overrated College Career so he can’t parlay that into hosting a football show like Alicia’s husband. Okay to be fair he’s cute and I have no clue where he went to College…

Kohei Uchimura( who for some reason I keep wanting to call Koji lately) will not be turning into a specialist . HEAR THAT WORLD! Kohei will continue to do the All Around which makes my year because I bought Worlds tickets. That’s right I will be flying to Montreal in my Milan Lucic Bruins shirt just to start world war 3:) Anyone else going?

 

Aly talks throwing out the first pitch.

College gym is starting soon.

Mykayla Skinner on floor at Utah’s preview. Double double looking better than elite. Amanda Borden is excited…

Maggie Nichols getting a 10 on bars.

Maggie also got a 9.925 on floor

Brenna Dowell getting a 9.9 on bars at the same meet…

Mustafina vs Kocian from Gymnastics Coaching.

News is slow. It’s Christmas time. People are busy. I’ve gone back to work (insert crying Emoji here)

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Future reference to myself. I called this blog, Monday night football because the Patriots are playing the Ravens. I’ve been reading old blogs where I reference sports I can’t remember so this is for me in 2 years:) We’re winning 23-3 in the 3rd….. Still winning but two stupid mistakes by the same idiot and it’s now 17-23 , Ravens have the ball….. On to the 4th quarter…… Whatever Patriots. I am going to bed…… I’ll delete this tomorrow… Never mind. We won. 79 yard touchdown in less than a quarter of a minute…. and fade…..

Happy Birthday Hollie Vise

12/07/2016

That’s Hollie not Holly to Ya’ll (Hollie is from Texas get it? Oh leave me and my corny jokes alone. I went back to work Monday and can’t feel my armssss)

One of my favorite Floor routines of all time. ( tumbling aside overall I loved the dance)The best part of this particular video is  it was the year Hollie tied for second at Nationals and Marta was forced to take her to Worlds based on the rules she put in place. Talk about Karma biting you in the ass ( insert laughing emoticon here) Marta used Hollie for years making her think she was in the running for an Olympic Bars/ Beam specialist position that never existed and it was just not fair.

 

 

You can also call Hollie, WORLD CHAMPION, Hollie Vise if you want too. Hee hee Marta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My thoughts on the Olympics (Updated)

11/21/2016

I’ve gotten a few e-mails from people asking me if I planned on giving my opinion on the  Olympics  now that I am feeling better (sort of) and since this Patriots game is boring me to tears I figured this would be as good a time as any.

I’m typing in bed with my computer on a pillow at a very weird angle ( so my back won’t hurt )so please excuse any and all mistakes.

IMO:

King Kohei: The judges did their best to screw him over in favor of an ex soviet ( It’s a shame  I can’t blame Nelli for this) but my reaction during the actual event can easily be summed up in the title of the blog I wrote that day, titled, Fuck you judges, LONG LIVE KING KOHEI.  Lying in bed, in pain dealing with my ******* up ovaries and fallopian tubes, this was my one true moment of glee during that entire Olympics. I had honestly thought he was going to get screwed like he had been this entire Olympics but for once the judges , judged him fairly . And for anyone that thinks he didn’t deserve it, bite me:) Look at the execution scores esp during HB and tell me how Oleg and Kohei even came close to the same execution scores on that event.

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BIGGEST Disappointment: Daria Spiridonova falling in the Event Finals during bars. Seda  Tutkhalian making the All Around only to throw it all away during the AA. Seriously kid. Shang Chunsong being screwed left and right especially on bars and beam. (She is the real bronze AA medalist and I’ll be defending that til my last breath) Dragulescu,  not winning a vault or floor medal.

Favorite moments: 

:Aly making the AA:) Daria hitting beam during prelims ( never expected that) Simone living up to her hype. Kocian winning a silver on bars ( yes I know it surprised even me) SEE, King Kohei, above.  Leyva winning 2 medals in EF, proving he should have been on this team in the first place. The moment Aly’s beam score came in and she played the role of leader and quietly ran over to Mihai to smile to not upset the phony gold medal winner but only of hugging when the camera is around.. Naddour winning an individual bronze. (Hollie Vise finally gets her Olympics) The Japanese men winning gold. Though I felt bad for China. The Chinese woman’s  team winning bronze.

Mean things I liked because I’m a bitch: Gabby not making the AA. Don’t for a second buy that phony smile. If anything she was relieved  she didn’t have to explain the American way of thinking you’re a  failure for not winning gold. Chris Brooks , NOT doing well in the AA ( I know, hater:) The entire US men’s team for not winning a team medal. The ego of this program in general when they haven’t accomplished jack shit since the 80’s annoys me. You don’t see the US women’s program half assing practice or running around screaming like they can win gold when they know the best they can do is finish third IF they hit.

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Simone Biles:  Boy did this kid live up to the hype . I even think she was somewhat underscored. These certainly weren’t the Worlds judges from 2015 when it came to the way they scored her. They nit picked her more than anyone else on team USA ( she was actually the only one nit picked on team USA) and yet she shined like anyone who has watched over the last 3 years knew she would.

The Uneven Bar judges:  Whoever provided the crack throughout the competition to these judges should be sent to jail for treason. The fact that this routine was absent from finals so Nelli Kim should make sure Aliya Mustafina could win gold is right up there with the 1992 Olympic AA for biggest joke in Olympic history. Funny how BOTH sets of results involved Nelli Kim in some form.  I am not sure why the Chinese didn’t sub her in for Chunsong Chang in the Event finals ( she was 9th in qualifying) She easily would have won bronze at least even with the judges cheating for the Russians and Americans.

The All Around controversy that wasn’t but should be: Simone and Aly were leap years ahead of most everyone else and it was nice to see Aly finally win her AA medal but I will never believe for a second Aliya Mustafina and her shitty twisting form deserved to beat Chang Shunsong and her shitty twisting form during this All Around.

Aliya has the edge on vault and that is it. Shang has a 6.8 to Aliya’s 6.7 on bars and she owns her on beam and floor with start values of 6.4 to 5.3 If this competition had involved any other nation but Russia, Shang Chunsong would have won the bronze medal. That’s a plus start value of over a point and a half  yet Aliya won by over a tenth. If this had happened to the US all hell would have broken lose. I haven’t even seen it debated because the gym world is so far up Aliya’s ass they couldn’t find there way out with a map and a flash light. I’m not an Aliya hater either. She missed a mandatory combination on beam and that is why her start value was so low but it shouldn’t matter. All that should matter is what she performed.

Event Finals-

Vault: The outcome will be far more remembered by me for what wasn’t accomplished vs what was. Dipa and Oksana got credit for crappy Prods that in a real world never should have happened. The then reigning Olympic champion was very close to getting credit for her triple twisting Yurchenko which IMO was closer to being what it was intended to be than what actually got credit by Dipa and Oksana. Paeska won a silver medal with her shitty form. Guila finally won an Olympic medal and Simone was once again the class of the meet with her usual great vaults.( Feel free to fix the grammar in this paragraph.lol)

Uneven Bars: No complaint with the results but only because I can’t remember how Chang Shunsong competed. Though I could debate Kocian getting under a point in deductions with all her form issues. It’s always nice to see someone sneak into the medals who you didn’t expect ( bronze for Sophie Scheder) even at the expense of your favorite (Oh Daria) Aliya deserved her medal ( but only because Yilin was lowballed and didn’t make finals due to cheating Nelli)

Balance Beam: Sanne Weavers routine is not my favorite but she did a great job and deserved her win. I like how she said after the fact she had planned a huge 7 plus routine to compete with Simone but scrapped it after Simone fell on the beam. She was going for the win and I like to see that fire from people. Unless it’s attempting a Prod vault you know you’re lucky to land on your feet and try and take advantage of a ridiculous loop hole in the code 🙂 Laurie had a great routine for silver and Simone snuck in for bronze.

Floor: We all knew Simone would win as long as she stood up. Aly took second thanks to her great tumbling ( though I still say she should have upgraded that last pass and gone for broke but it probably wouldn’t have made a difference anyway. The judges love Simone for her tumbling and never seem to really deduct her for her landings but she did pretty well this time) Tinkler is one of my least fave gymnasts in a long time based on her gymnastics only  but even I couldn’t help but feel happy for her because she was so happy. The US mentality of all that matters is gold is sometimes hard to watch. It’s nice to see someone so happy with a bronze.

 

I know I was gone for  most of the Olympics so tell me what you thought. Favorite moments. Least favorite moments. Best Vault, bars, beam, floor etc…..

 

HOW COULD I FORGET?

Fabian Hambuechen winning High bar.