Posts Tagged ‘2009 Visa Gymnastics Championships’

Bekah throws a temper tantrum and the idiots follow along

December 27, 2009

This is exactly why I make fun of the IG forum and don’t post there.

Here is the gist. Bekah took it upon herself to harass and stalk gymnasts in the name of the IG Message board. Even creating a twitter account for the forum. Now she is complaining because a few people posted in a thread (almost all but one being very respectful) that the Questions she asks the gymnasts are some what stupid and childish (Oh I never said I was Okay they never used the words I just did but lets face it the questions are pretty easy and straight forward .

NO ONE said a thing about Bekah and nothing was directed at her but she made it all about her. The members vote on the top 5 questions so blaming Bekah for the stupidity of them when it is really a democratic process would be ridiculous. Yet somehow Bekah has made another thing all about her.

I have a friend who is friends with a lot of gymnasts on facebook and I can attest to Bekah and her ass kissing. Same with Martina the mod. They spend more time telling the gymnasts how wonderful they are then living in any reality world with real live people they might know.

At one point in a different thread Bekah talks about several gymnasts refusing to answer questions because they don’t want any negative answers and apparently Chellsie Memmel wasn’t to thrilled about a question about her eating habits (or lack there of. Chellsie made a comment on an HBO special about only eating chicken and fruit and one of the 5 q’s with her asked if that was true. )

The internet has gone insane. There are to many Bekah’s in the world that think because they are “friended” by a gymnast on facebook that they are real friends. This whole 5 Questions in the name of IG Magazine has gone to Bekah’s head where she now thinks she has the right to tell everyone what they can and cannot say or think and it is starting to piss off some of the senior members of the board. The girls and guy that think they run that board have been pretty quiet through this all which makes me wonder if they are just bidding their time til Bekah removes herself from the board because it is obvious that a lot of people can’t stand the girl. Bekah even accused one member of trying to steal her thunder because she interviewed a few gymnasts for her blog.

Kind of makes me laugh when Bekah claim’s she does these 5 questions for the members of the board because it is painfully obvious that Bekah is in this for Bekah.

I love the IG Message board. It really makes me laugh. Some of these people take themselves way to seriously. In order to be biased you have to have some kind of unhealthy attachment to a certain person or thing and how can anyone be attached to what this code has put out the last 3 or so years? The reason I love that board is because of people like Bekah. They make it amusing to read. Kind of like a Shawn fans vs the Nastia fanatic debates that have happened over the last year and a half.

Kyla Ross takes junior National title. Men World team named

August 15, 2009

US National Junior results

Results with B score

Not bad for a 12 year old. There are no reports on what happened but it looks like Kyla fell off bars (12.700) Over a full point off her first day score (13.750) but she nailed her vault to take over the lead from Bridgette Caquatto who was on beam. Bridgey must have fall off beam (scored a 13.500 on day two and a 14.400 on day one)
Third place went to Alexandra Raisman from Alicia Sacramone’s old gym. Someone needs to get this kid an UB coach. Alicia could have used one also.

Sabrina Vega moved up to forth place after hitting her floor set. More details as they become available.


Mens team named

The US named their men’s world team. David Sender was named just because they knew he wouldn’t except the invite and he didn’t. An alternate will be picked soon. Probably some pommel horse help.

Your team is

Jonathan Horton
Dannell Leyva
Sasha Artemev
Steven Legendre
Tim NcNeill
David Sender (Declined)


Jake Dalton
Daniel Riberio
Wes Haagensen

IMO Wes deserves the AA spot over Leyva and he earned it at Nationals. Read the IG article for reasoning behind this team.

My opinion on Senior Nationals. Day One

August 14, 2009

Hello all. Below I started a blog during Nationals and got bored so I ended it. The feed was driving me nuts anyway. Anyone that wants to watch less bumpy video watch’s feed. It is smaller so it works better.

I left my comments up below from the first two rotations but here is my more thought out opinion.

Nastia Liukin. She did not look good. Her beam was not improved from Classics. She ended with a double twist (step) and had quite a few bobbles though-out the routine as well as a missed connection on her front aerial , back handspring back layout. Tim Dagget pointed out that her Sheep jump should not have gotten credit and I agree 100%. She warmed up bars and looks the same on that event but did not compete. (Her giants look worse then ever. Valeri has passed this horrible trait onto Bross also)

I am so glad to hear Valeri say if she isn’t ready she won’t go to worlds but last time I checked isn’t there a camp to decide who goes? Nastia getting a free pass based on last years results is ridiculous. Not un-expected but ridiculous the same. Plus it’s pretty ignorant that Valeri feels she is on the team already.

Bridget Sloan fell on beam. Rebecca Bross fell on her beam dismount but still got a 14.7. Biggest gift of the night on any discipline.

Ivana Hong hit all 4 events but found herself in second place thanks to Bross’s higher A scores. Both do DTY’s but Bross has 5 tenths over Ivana on bars. 1 tenth on beam and 2 tenths on Floor.

Chellsie Memmel competed on beam and got a deduction of 5 tenths for something. Maybe because her dad stayed on the podium. Way to treat your former World Champ USA-Gymnastics. I would be fine with this deduction if I thought for a second that Nastia or Ivana would have gotten the same deduction.

Bridget Sloan looked nervous and after she fell off beam she pretty much stopped trying.

Please explain to me the hype about Rebecca Bross? Her form is bad (last pass on floor was a twisting mess) she is sloppy on beam and her dancing is not fun to watch. She just doesn’t stand out on any event and I can’t see what people love about her gymnastics? She isn’t as camera happy as the other gymnasts (you know how that annoys so I should love her but I just can’t even watch her sometimes.

This is Nationals so I guess I shouldn’t expect truth in judging. Olympics had that same problem last year. Maybe I should just grasp the facts that the sport just isn’t the same any more.

Right now here are your event final leaders.


1- Bross (15.05)
2- Whitcomb (14.8)
3-Sloan (14.55)
4- Caquotto (14.450)
5- Bieger (14.350)
6- Dabritz (14.050)

1- Hong (15.150)
2- Peszek (15.000)
3- Bross (14.7 with fall)
4- Clark (14.500)
5- Liukin (14.450)
6- Sloan (13.950)

1- Hunter (14.400)
2- Bross (14.350)
3- Hong ( 14.300)
5- Williams (14.250)
6- Peszek (14.200)

Vault is to crazy to figure out right now.



Quickhits USA-Gym



It’s a good thing I stopped blogging when I did. This has to be the biggest joke of a Nationals ever. Nastia connects nothing and gets a score in the 14’s. (Tim actually mentioned how Nastia’s sheep jump was a mess and should have lost the credit it was done so poorly)
Bross falls on beam and gets a 14.7? NOT a possible score.


Quick hits are over. It’s getting too choppy. Sorry. Off to eat something.

Memmel beam – Small bobble on full turn.
Rebecca Clark- Floor – Clean DP, Step OB Last pass
Bridget bars- A little sloppy. Does a weird bend at the hips in her handstands. Better then Bross’s
Scrunchie talk OMG
Looks like Chellsie and Nastia are only doing beam
Missed some of Hong but when I checked her feet were together
Bross UB- Sloppy routine by Bross. To high on the pak, legs seperated. Just very messy. Ridiculous score

This is worse then NBC. All standing around and Nastia walking. Very little gymnastics.

Rotation 1

Caquatto (sp) Fell on beam. I missed most of the routine.
More Nastia standing around and babble from Tim and Elfi
Bridget Sloan- DTY, Small step. Decent vault. Better then Peszek, Hong. Crossed feet, leg’s not together (14.9)
More Nastia standing ZzZzZzZzzzzzzz Bashing old gymnasts
Peszek DTY. Very messy, step. Worst I have seen in a long time from her 14.55 (Kyla Ross had a 15.050)
Nastia standing. Nastia breathing. Who needs gymnastics? Urgh
Bieger Vault- Sat down 1.5 Short
Whitcomb bars- Nice set. Some leg separations
Hong- DTY. Blah, step. Better form then Bross but not great. 14.600
Bross vault. Out of line. Short of rotation. Step to the side. Legs a part throughout. 14.45 (way over scored)
Why do we get stuck with Tim and Elfi online? They are annoying! 20 minutes so far and NO gym. At least the sound and picture are on. They weren’t 20 minutes ago.)

Who will win US Nationals in 09?

August 6, 2009

Here is the link to who is competing at Nationals this year. Right now we will concentrate on just the women.

At the bottom of this blog will be a complete list of competing seniors. I can’t remember a weaker field in 20 years. With Nastia Liukin and Chellsie Memmel only doing two events. Sam Peszek only doing 3 and Mattie Larson and Sam Shapiro out of the competition altogether this list is pretty thin. Even before all these injuries and adding in the listed AA Olympic Champion this list is nothing to write home about. Then that is more the sports problem then the gymnasts. Also not competing is Olympic alternate Corrie Lothrop. Alaina Johnson is rumored to have given up the sport.

If you made a list and linked these girls into groups based on past success the following would be

The “A” Listers with a shot at the Gold medal

Bridget Sloan (best US gymnast in AA this year)
Jana Bieger (former World AA silver medalist)
Ivana Hong ( 4th at Nationals in 07)
Rebecca Bross (potential and 2007 U.S. junior champion)
I would add Olivia Courtney here also but we all know Marta will never let that happen

The B listers with a shot at an AA medal.

Olivia Courtney (US Classic Champion, Olympic Trials competitor)
Kaitlyn Clark (US classic medalist)
Cassandra Whitcomb (potential)
Mackenzie Caquatto (former Olympic Trials competitor currently competing injured)

The rest are…
Rheagan Courville
Kytra Hunter (vt and floor specialist)
Georgia Dabritz
Rebecca Clark
Kimberly Jacob
Annette Miele (trained by Natalia Yurchenko)
Morgan Steigerwalt (clean for a Parkette)
Brooke Parker
Kayla Williams (vt and floor specialist)

Now there are always some surprises in these events. If you watched Kristen Maloney in 1996 there is no way you would have pegged her as the bronze medalist at Nationals in 97. Let alone a future Olympian.

Jaycie Phelps was a horrible junior before she shined late in her senior career.

That is why we actually have a competition.

If I was a betting girl I would bet the house on Bridget Sloan. If she stands up all 4 events I don’t see her being beat by any gymnast doing AA at this event.

Until next time….


Kaitlyn Clark, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Precision Gymnastics
Mattie Larson, Los Angeles, All-Olympia
Samantha Shapiro, Los Angeles, All-Olympia
Jana Bieger, Coconut Creek, Fla., Bieger International Gymnastics
Olivia Courtney, Orlando, Fla., Orlando Metro Gymnastics
Mackenzie Caquatto, Naperville, Ill., Naperville Gymnastics Club
Samantha Peszek, Indianapolis, Ind., Sharp’s Gymnastics
Bridget Sloan, Pittsboro, Ind., Sharp’s Gymnastics
Rheagan Courville, Baton Rouge, La., Elite Gymnastics
Kytra Hunter, Frederick, Md., Hill’s Gymnastics
Georgia Dabritz, Rowley, Mass., Ace Gymnastics Inc.
Rebecca Clark, Blue Springs, Mo., Great American Gymnastics Express
Kimberly Jacob, Raleigh, N.C., Superior Gymnastics
Cassandra Whitcomb, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Gymnastics
Annette Miele, Easton, Pa., Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
Morgan Steigerwalt, Jim Thorpe, Pa., Parkettes National Gymnastics Center
Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, WOGA, senior
Ivana Hong, Lovejoy, Texas, WOGA, senior
Alaina Johnson, Tyler, Texas, Texas East Gymnastics
Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas, WOGA, senior
Brooke Parker, Lorton, Va., Capital Gymnastics National Center
Kayla Williams, Nitro, W.V., Gym Nest Inc.
Chellsie Memmel, West Allis, Wis., M&M Gymnastics