2016 Pacific Rims Team and AA live blogging

04/10/2016

Live Results

 

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.

 

Good Night.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Beware people wordpress is sending you to spam. It’s not me

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:

Please have no commentary. PLEASE HAVE NO COMMENTARY.

Our music is brought to you from the 90’s

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.

 

~~~~~~~

 

1 Simone Biles – United States15.800 15.050 315.550 116.050 162.450 1
2 Alexandra Raisman – United States15.200 14.300 614.800 415.600 259.900 2
3 Lauren Hernandez – United States14.800 14.800 415.250 214.950 359.800 3
4 Brenna Dowell – United States14.950 15.250 214.100 614.550 458.850 4
5 Ragan Smith – United States14.600 14.600 515.050 314.300 558.550 5
6 Nagi Kajita – Japan14.250 13.650 813.400 10T13.900 855.200 6
7 Shallon Olsen – Canada14.750 12.800 1113.400 10T13.950 754.900 7
8 Madison Copiak – Canada14.100 13.800 713.350 1213.250 11T54.500 8
9 Kirsten Peterman – Canada14.200 13.100 1012.700 1413.600 953.600 9
10 Courtney McGregor – New Zealand14.300 12.350 1213.450 913.450 1053.550 10
11 Megan Roberts – Canada13.850 10.650 1413.700 714.000 652.200 11
12 Charlotte Sullivan – New Zealand13.800 11.550 1313.500 813.250 11T52.100 12
13 Mackenzie Slee – New Zealand14.050 8.250 1512.550 1512.550 1347.400 13

Pac Rims Podium Training

04/08/2016

Not a fan of Simone‘s new floor routine at all. There is not a lot of choreography in this routine and what there is , is not very good but no one tumbles like this kid and as always Simone has great presentation so I am sure it will score well. The music is okay but USA Gymnastics is sucking big time on the floor routines of 2016. They all seem the same.

Is the double Memmel turn in Aly ‘s floor routine new or do I usually just day dream through this routine and not remember it? She really needs to upgrade the double pike at the end and get a higher started value if she wants to make this team. That an hitting the Amanar.

 

I really enjoyed Laurie Hernandez‘s floor routine for the first time during this podium training. She sold it but she didn’t over sell it like she does during competition and it made the floor routine a hella lot less annoying than the past. She is a beautiful dancer and she danced through this routine unlike competition when she IMO doesn’t relax her arms enough to make it seem like dance. Like most of these routines there is not a lot of fluidity in the dancing. It’s straighten an arm to a movement then abruptly end. I don’t know if I explained this well enough but just go watch something from the 80’s or 90’s and you will understand what I mean.

 

Vaults

Simone’s Cheng looks great. A little piked at the end. Laurie’s DTY needs way more height and distance and better form. oh Aly the Amanar is a mess. That did not look good at all but you stood it up. Ragan really flies off the horse for her DTY but she still landed short. Give her an inch in height and she should be fine.

 

Aly looked very good on beam. Only one connection was iffy but , DEAR ALY, Don’t leave it on the training floor this time.

 

Marta seems to be giving Aly a lot of comments during her routine. Talk about nerve wracking BS no one else has to deal with.

Okay now I am pretty much bored. What did you think?

 

 

Started watching this and found it more fun to watch then the entire set of videos. First the US’s warm up at the beginning. Everyone knows what to do and when to do it. All in unison. The damn Canadians were in the way half the time doing their own warm up in unison. Ashton didn’t do the back bends when everyone else did.

 

Then later on in the video you can see Rhonda and Kristie Phillips talking up a storm while the girls are training. Is Kristie judging this meet because to me that seems like a conflict of interest.

Regan fell on her first floor pass. Explains why i didn’t see the video on USA-Gymnastics individual routines. As much as I dislike this music at least her choreography is different from everyone elses. At least in part.

 

~~~~~

 

This is why I can’t stand Gracie Gold. Everyone else is dressed nicely and she is dressed like she’s the princess of the ball. Girl needs to get over herself.lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pac Rim Team

04/04/2016

 

 

 

 

CfKAV2oUAAAhvrV

Biles, Dowell, Hernandez, Locklear, Nichols and Raisman.

 

(Feel free to discuss)

IMO,

Aly needs to prove herself or Marta wants to break her like she broke Alicia. Gabby isn’t here because we can’t have her losing to Simone in prime time. That might screw up NBC pretending Gabby has an actual shot at beating her come Nationals and Trials. Will Maggie have back her Amanar once again proving Marta screwed her over or will she make her do the DTY to pretend the opposite? Regan isn’t here because her beating Laurie at Jesolo can not happen on NBC and Brenna. Sweet, sweet Brenna. Is Marta really giving you another shot or is this a sick game?

 

Congrats to Lizzy Leduc for making Nationals for Floor by winning the Floor event at Regionals. She also had a great beam routine that for some reason only received a 9.8 while UCLA had their usual shit routines for higher scores. Talia Chiarelli also made it for floor after Michigan tanked beam and had to count a fall and didn’t make Nationals.

Rest of teams and individuals that made it.

 

Fan Yilin has a new 7.0 start value bar routine and look at those legs stuck together and hit handstands. My kind of gymnast.

 

 

 

Evgenia Medvedeva takes World gold. Ashley wins first US medal in 10 years

04/03/2016

 

ResultsResults

Mao Asada’s LP

I apologize for the NBC commentary:)

 

Gracie Gold finished 4th (she should have been 5th or 6th) and Ashley ends the drought in skating with Silver (should have been bronze (Satoko Miyahara was royally screwed of a medal but the Russian)

Evgenia Medvedeva won Gold and the judges refused to even look at her rotations which is blatant cheating but she easily deserved to win. Someday the Russians blatant disregard for fairness has to be brought into question because even when they deserve to win they do it in a shady way.

 

So happy Gold messed up. Ashley comes about her bad attitude naturally and she doesn’t try and hide she is what she is but if i have to listen to Gold pretend she’s the sweet innocent one , one more time I will turn skating off forever.

 

Great FS by Mao. My girl needs to start putting 2 programs together sometime soon.

 

The PCS scores for Wagner and Gold were hilariously ridiculous especially Gracie who fell and doubled a jump which took away from her overall performance. Overall there is no way she could touch Mao or Evgenia in overall skating.

 

As much as I wanted both ego’s off the podium for their Kwan related comments before this competition started I am glad it was Ashley who medaled and not Gracie. Funny for 2 girls that like bashing Kwan funny how they are both coached by her old coaches and they wish they were in the same league as her.

When Michelle made mistakes they docked her to keep her out of medals. This code has a built in excuse to hide mistakes like they did for Chan in the SP and Gracie in the LP.

 

 

Routine Catch up time. Ponor, Hundley, Raisman etc..

03/27/2016

2016 Worlds Results

 

Catalina wins Gold on beam at the Doha World cup.

Aly Raisman’s Gold floor routine from Jesolo Event Finals

Hundley on beam in Stuttgart.  Here are also her Floor and Uneven Bar routines. Also here is the Medal Ceremony

Diana Bulimar on Floor at Doha (Silver)

 

More Doha routines A Play list…

 

If you follow the people who uploaded these you can find more Jesolo routines.

 

IMO

Regan Smith should have won beam in the EF over Hernandez. I hate Regan Smith’s floor routine. What are you doing to this kid Kim Zmeskal? Not sure I like Ashton Kutcher on bars any better than Kocian anymore. This routine is very labored. She is a lot cleaner in the leg separation department and her lines are pretty but I am just not impressed.

Other routines

EVENT FINALS:

Flavia on Beam. Flavia on Floor. Aly on Beam. Gabby walking through her Floor routine.

All Around

Uneven Bars

Regan

Aly

Gabby

Floor

Aly

Laurie

Laurie (better version)

Gaskins

Malabuyo (junior)

Thomas (Junior)

Sydney

Vault

Laurie

Mykayla

Gabby

 

 

 

The Re-return of Catalina Ponor

03/25/2016

Beam

 

 

You need to be signed into facebook to see it but I think she looks great on beam.

 

This is her prelims routine at the Doha Challenge

 

Results

Jesolo, Hundley takes bronze at Stuttgart World Cup

03/19/2016

Hundley took bronze at the Stuttgart World Cup. She was a mistake on bars from winning the whole thing.

8373

 

 

 

US won gold at Jesolo.

Senior

AA Results

Junior

AA results

 

Event Finals

 

Senior

 

Event Finals

 

Junior

~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

Jesolo is tomorrow. 11 AM for Seniors and 5.30 am for Juniors ( I think) I can’t believe people still get up this early for gym meets.lol

 

The above video is for Italian’s only but if you have an IP changer or Hola you can watch.

You’ll never be Michelle Kwan, Gold and Wagner so just STFU

03/18/2016

Sorry not sorry, Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner but It’s never going to rain Teddy Bears  for you.   Your straight line footwork is never going to elicit screams like this and while you might get a standing ovation it’s never going to sound like the video above so maybe you should concentrate on your own inability to stand up consecutive programs at the same competition before you start bad mouthing, Michelle Kwan.

 

Ashley Wagner thinks she would have won multiple world medals you know if she competed in the days of Michelle Kwan. Not that she would ever call herself , Michelle Kwan….. There are so many more competitors of quality out there now compared to back in the days of mediocre quality skates like say, this or

 

 

Oh and Gracie Gold, you have no right to even utter the name Michelle Kwan out loud. You just need to really , put a sock in it before you ever think of uttering another skaters name out of your big fat, over scored, held up every competition, mouth. Michell wasn’t perfect, honey her worst skate of all time has more skating quality than anything you’ve ever put on the ice.

I guess we should be happy that Michelle Kwan’s name is still the name mentioned when comparing anything to perfection unlike USA-Gymnastics who only cares about Olympic AA Gold medals ( completely ignoring their gymnast with the most medals) but nothing pisses me off more then when someone like these two brats who have nothing to brag about as skaters has the audacity to mention , Michelle Kwan’s name  in a negative light.

 

Every other year? How do you win 9, NATIONAL TITLES IN A ROW, Every other year and last time I looked 2000 and 2001 came right after each other.

 

Gracie has been held up every year she has competed. She has never had to deal with what, Michelle had to deal with every year at Nationals where the judges did everything they could to hold up which ever ” Baby Ballerina ” they felt the need to  over score that day. Yet somehow, Michelle always ended up on top and she deserved every last single National title she accomplished.

I guess I should prepare myself for more of this being Worlds is in my back yard for the next 3 weeks. I couldn’t get, good enough seats to merit spending the money to watch this live for the likes of 3 overrated Americans , 3 interchangeable Russians  or anyone , not named, Michelle Kwan so……

NCAA Senior night is a better gift giving holiday than Christmas. Jesolo team named

03/14/2016

 

Can’t believe Bridget Sloan is finished with College already. It seems like yesterday she got injured before Trials and left me teary eyed.

 

Skinner wins World Cup

USA-gymnastics article

 

 

Skinners Routines

Uneven Bars

Balance beam

Vault

 

Speaking of gifts go watch UCLA gets UB scores in the 9.950 range with double tucks as their dismounts and then watch Madison Preston get a 9.875  with a big step and a small step and she’s off to the side. This is why I HATE UCLA gymnastics. The overscoring they receive is blatant cheating.

 

But a flash was in my eyes, waaaaaaaah. Do over for you. OMG this is so ridiculous. Maybe when Katelyn broke the beam merited a do over (maybe)but give me a break.

 

 

Seniors to Jesolo: Raisman, Douglas, Skinner, Hernandez, Smith, Locklear, Schild, Johnson-Scharpf, Gaskins.

 

Juniors to Jesolo: Chiles, Malabuyo, Perea, Thomas.

 

Why is Marta over competing Gabby is my question. Glad Simone and Maggie are staying home to stay healthy tho I wonder if Marta is trying to let Gabby keep winning because Maggie won’t be there. Aly better step up. We get to watch Steve Nunno act like a fool again, That is always fun:)

 

My mean side is hoping Marta is over Gabby and she wants her to fail but if she really wanted that, Maggie would have competed her Amanar at the American Cup.

 

Why is Schield sent to so many meets. She’s just so , blah..

Simone Biles on Ellen

03/08/2016

 

This is Simone Biles. You know that and I know that but the every 4 year fans are just learning about the savior to our sanity and I don’t know about you but I am glad she exists:)

 

Thanks to whomever put this link in the comments.

 

Aly’s opinion on the code of points. This moves ahead of Mckayla’s interview. Not Michelle’s:)

 

Skinner and her Amanar. I don’t think the girl liked being alternate last year:)

 

Lets read into the 5 gymnasts they put at the Olympic media summit and laugh when this ends up out Olympic team:)


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 193 other followers