Posts Tagged ‘courtney mccool’

Ask me anything- Update

April 20, 2010

I spammed myself and the questions took an hour to be put up. I am still not getting any questions though my friend asked a few they just have not gone through. Looks like this is happening to everyone.

Keep trying maybe they will fix it. Thanks

Aunt Joyce made one of these and while I don’t have his following I thought I would create one of these and see what I get.

So ask away. I might not be online a lot the next 3 days so be patient if I don’t get back to you quickly.

http://www.formspring.me/GymTruthTeller

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Courtney McCool chokes Georgia out of Nationals birth.

April 11, 2010

McCool fell off the UB’s and in the end that is what cost Georgia a chance to advance to Nationals. At the end of rotation 4 both Georgia and Oregon state were tied with the exact same score. When they counted all scores (that is how the tie breaker works)Georgia was in third (Oregan state actually moved up to first but it was only a tie breaker so they ended in second) and Georgia was out of a shot to attend Nationals and defend their title.

Here is the kicker Courtney McCool will be the only gymnast from Georgia to advance to Nationals because she won floor and beam.

Now I don’t really blame Mccool but I love my sensational headline:)

IMO Shayla Worley should have been used on bars and that could have made the difference with Georgia having 5 bad scores ranging (not counting McCools fall) from a 9.725 to two 9.800’s.

The scoring was low all around compared to the BS going on in the Los Angelos region.

http://www.Collegegymfans.com has all the scores and I will do a better recap tomorrow after work.

RIP Dixie Carter

College Gymnastics week 10

March 13, 2010

week 10

Should be number 1 Oklahoma easily beat Washington by over a point. Hollie Vise competed her first AA at Oklahoma winning it with 39.600. Natasha Kelley won vault with a 9.925. Hollie was only the second gymnast at OU to compete the AA this year.

Georgia lost to Michigan. Shayla Worley did not compete. Georgia is going to be lucky to even make it to Nationals at this rate. They better step up. That should say their veterans better step up. McCool and Taylor not competing AA at this stage of the game is ridiculous.

LSU beat Iowa with Susan Jackson having another astounding meet winning the AA with a 39.525


UNH beat North Carolina
Former Woga member Diane Grey had a 9.800 on bars.

Alabama and Stanford have the week off and UCLA competes later in the weekend. Anna Li is out with an ankle injury

College Gymnastics Week 4

January 31, 2010

auburns georgia

Auburn recap

AuBURNS Georgia should have been on the banner but I didn’t think of it until I was done so I’ll leave the words here.

For the first time in the History of their program Auburn University beats Georgia. Georgia is hitting a new low this year and the newbies like Shayla Worley who were supposed to be replacing the annoying Courtney Kupets are not living up to par. Georgia still has time it isn’t even the half way point yet but things do not look good when Grace Taylor falls off beam twice. I have faith in Shayla she will be fine but it might take a while to get used to her new body. By the way she looks awesome. She looks human. Come to think of it I don’t know why I have faith in Shayla . She was this inconsistent as an elite but all around this was not a good week for College gymnastics. (so far)

Denver’s Kristina Coccia competed beam but fell on floor. Sarah Shire fell off bars, Stanford lost to Oregon State and Utah was less then steller in their win over Washington.

UCLA doesn’t compete until Sunday.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stats link

1 Auburn University 195.225
2 University of Georgia 194.900

1 Allyson Sandusky Auburn University 9.850
1 Justine Foster Auburn University 9.850
1 Kat Ding University of Georgia 9.850
4 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.800
5 Marcia Newby University of Georgia 9.775
6 Kylie Shields Auburn University 9.750
6 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.750
6 Maya Wickus Auburn University 9.750
6 Toi Garcia Auburn University 9.750
6 Noel Couch University of Georgia 9.750
11 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.700
12 Gina Nuccio University of Georgia 9.600

Uneven Parallel Bars
1 Petrina Yokay Auburn University 9.850
1 Kat Ding University of Georgia 9.850
3 Allyson Sandusky Auburn University 9.800
4 Gina Nuccio University of Georgia 9.775
5 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.750
5 Marcia Newby University of Georgia 9.750
5 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.750
8 Kylie Shields Auburn University 9.725
9 Carmen Nelms Auburn University 9.700
10 Kendall Swartz Auburn University 9.675
11 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.650
11 Shayla Worley University of Georgia 9.650

Balance Beam Results
1 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.850
2 Allyson Sandusky Auburn University 9.825
2 Noel Couch University of Georgia 9.825
4 Rachel Inniss Auburn University 9.800
5 Katie Hurley Auburn University 9.775
6 Lauren Brzostowski Auburn University 9.750
7 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.675
8 Shayla Worley University of Georgia 9.600
9 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.550
10 Kat Ding University of Georgia 9.375
11 Kylie Shields Auburn University 9.300
12 Grace Taylor University of Georgia 8.700

Floor Exercise Results
1 Courtney McCool University of Georgia 9.875
2 Rachel Inniss Auburn University 9.825
3 Hilary Mauro University of Georgia 9.800
3 Grace Taylor University of Georgia 9.800
5 Krissy Voss Auburn University 9.775
6 Lauren Brzostowski Auburn University 9.750
6 Katie Hurley Auburn University 9.750
8 Justine Foster Auburn University 9.725
9 Noel Couch University of Georgia 9.700
10 Kylie Shields Auburn University 9.675
11 Cassidy McComb University of Georgia 9.650
12 Gina Nuccio University of Georgia 9.225

All Around Results
1 Krissy Voss Auburn University 38.725
2 Kylie Shields Auburn University 38.450

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1 Oregon State 196.225
2 Stanford 195.775
3 Seattle Pacific 188.100

Vault Results
1 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.900
1 Shelley Alexander Stanford 9.900
3 Becky Colvin Oregon State 9.875
4 Ashley Morgan Stanford 9.850
5 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 9.825
6 Blair Ryland Stanford 9.800
6 Danielle Ikoma Stanford 9.800
6 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.800
6 Allyse Ishino Stanford 9.800
10 Stephanie McGregor Oregon State 9.775
11 Kelsi Blalock Oregon State 9.750
12 Whitney Watson Oregon State 9.650
13 Sherah Veron Seattle Pacific 9.550
14 Lari Wilson Seattle Pacific 9.500
14 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 9.500
16 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 9.475
17 Laura Willis Seattle Pacific 9.425
18 Brittany Malone Seattle Pacific 9.300

Uneven Parallel Bars Results
1 Laura-Ann Chong Oregon State 9.925
2 Olivia Vivian Oregon State 9.900
2 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 9.900
4 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.875
5 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.850
5 Allyse Ishino Stanford 9.850
7 Jen Kesler Oregon State 9.825
7 Nicole Pechanec Stanford 9.825
9 Alyssa Brown Stanford 9.775
10 Shelley Alexander Stanford 9.750
11 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 9.650
12 Betsy Snook Seattle Pacific 9.575
12 Nicole Dayton Stanford 9.575
14 Stephanie Cabrera Seattle Pacific 9.525
15 Kaysha Heck Seattle Pacific 9.475
16 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 9.150
17 Laura Willis Seattle Pacific 8.625
18 Whitney Watson Oregon State 8.575

Balance Beam Results
1 Leslie Mak Oregon State 9.875
1 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 9.875
3 Allyse Ishino Stanford 9.850
3 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.850
5 Olivia Vivian Oregon State 9.825
5 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.825
5 Laura-Ann Chong Oregon State 9.825
8 Alyssa Brown Stanford 9.725
9 Danielle Ikoma Stanford 9.700
10 Jen Kesler Oregon State 9.675
10 Shelley Alexander Stanford 9.675
12 Stephanie Wagner Seattle Pacific 9.475
13 Aditi Kulkarni Seattle Pacific 9.300
14 Ashley Morgan Stanford 9.275
15 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 9.200
16 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 9.075
17 Texie Gregory Seattle Pacific 8.900
18 Brittany Malone Seattle Pacific 8.825

Floor Exercise Results
1 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 9.900
2 Nicole Pechanec Stanford 9.850
3 Ashley Morgan Stanford 9.800
3 Shelley Alexander Stanford 9.800
5 Becky Colvin Oregon State 9.775
5 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 9.775
7 Kelsi Blalock Oregon State 9.750
8 Tenaya West Stanford 9.675
9 Carly Janiga Stanford 9.625
10 Blair Ryland Stanford 9.600
11 Sherah Veron Seattle Pacific 9.575
12 Stephanie Wagner Seattle Pacific 9.475
13 Brittany Malone Seattle Pacific 9.450
14 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 9.425
15 Aditi Kulkarni Seattle Pacific 9.400
16 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 9.300
17 Laura-Ann Chong Oregon State 9.275
18 Olivia Vivian Oregon State 9.125

All Around Results
1 Mandi Rodriguez Oregon State 39.475
2 Makayla Stambaugh Oregon State 39.375
3 Carly Janiga Stanford 39.150
4 Shelley Alexander Stanford 39.125
5 Samantha Taylor Seattle Pacific 37.500
6 Anissa Madrid Seattle Pacific 37.275
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1 University of Florida 196.725
2 Louisiana State University 195.050

Vault
1 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 9.950
2 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 9.925
3 Nicole Ellis University of Florida 9.900
4 Maranda Smith University of Florida 9.850
5 Ashley Lee Louisiana State University 9.800
5 Gloria Johnson Louisiana State University 9.800
7 Dali Lemezan University of Florida 9.775
7 Courtney Gladys University of Florida 9.775
7 Marissa King University of Florida 9.775
7 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 9.775
11 Kayla Rogers Louisiana State University 9.675
12 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 9.175

Uneven Parallel Bars Results
1 Alicia Goodwin University of Florida 9.925
2 Amanda Castillo University of Florida 9.875
2 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 9.875
4 Maranda Smith University of Florida 9.850
5 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 9.825
6 Marissa King University of Florida 9.800
6 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 9.800
8 Elizabeth Mahlich University of Florida 9.775
9 Janelle Garcia Louisiana State University 9.700
10 Shelby Prunty Louisiana State University 9.675
11 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 9.625
12 Kayla Rogers Louisiana State University 9.475

Balance Beam Results
1 Liz Green University of Florida 9.825
1 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 9.825
3 Marissa King University of Florida 9.775
3 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 9.775
3 Samantha Engle Louisiana State University 9.775
6 Shelby Prunty Louisiana State University 9.750
7 Rebekah Zaiser University of Florida 9.725
7 Elizabeth Mahlich University of Florida 9.725
9 Gloria Johnson Louisiana State University 9.675
10 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 9.650
11 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 9.575
12 Courtney Gladys University of Florida 9.275

Floor Exercise Results
1 Maranda Smith University of Florida 9.925
1 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 9.925
3 Amy Ferguson University of Florida 9.900
4 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 9.875
5 Marissa King University of Florida 9.850
6 Samantha Engle Louisiana State University 9.825
7 Liz Green University of Florida 9.800
8 Kayla Rogers Louisiana State University 9.725
8 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 9.725
10 Courtney Gladys University of Florida 9.650
11 Ashley Lee Louisiana State University 9.550
12 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 9.525

All Around Results
1 Susan Jackson Louisiana State University 39.525
2 Ashanée Dickerson University of Florida 39.450
3 Marissa King University of Florida 39.200
4 Sabrina Franceschelli Louisiana State University 38.700
5 Summer Hubbard Louisiana State University 38.150

Ex Gage Gym mom answer’s questions at IG

November 11, 2009

5 Questions with an ex Gage Gymnasts mother

There is a girl that posts at IG Magazine named Bekah that apparently has control issues. To make a long story short she went around asking every Elite gymnast she could find to answer 5 questions. Some gymnasts replied and were pretty honest while according to Bekah other gymnasts refused to participate because they were afraid of what people might say about their answer’s.

Bekah also asked an ex GAGE gymnasts mother to answer 5 questions anonymously of course and she did. For those who don’t know GAGE is the gym Ivana Hong trained at before Woga and also the place where 2004 Olympians Terin Humprhey and Courtney Mccool trained. While Ivana had issue’s with their owner Al Fong (she blamed them for her not making the team) Terin has never bashed the gym (of course Terin succeeded while Ivana failed miserably)

Well Bekah posted the questions and informed everyone they are only allowed to ass kiss the ex gymnasts mother. NO ONE is allowed to ask the women why she allowed her teenage daughter to decide what is best for herself while she was being abused. Good thing I don’t post at IG because this is exactly what I would do. Below is what Bekah dictated to the clones at IG and so far every single poster has followed her rules to the letter. This must be how brain washing work’s.

RULES AND WARNINGS:
-Due to the nature of these questions, please do not post these questions on any other forum, blog or website without PMing me to get the consent of the original author.
-Please do not turn this thread into a guessing game about the author; that’s not why this is here.
-If you do not feel that you can politely and appropriately respond to these questions, please refrain from commenting.

Thanks

While it was nice of the mother to answer the questions she should remember she lives in the United States of America and not Russia during the cold war. If you speak out against something and chose to do that anonymously then people are allowed to question your comments.

Bekah asked that people not post the answers to any blogs and for now I will not do that but if you read the answers this mother clearly knew her daughter was being abused mentally by Al Fong and she chose to do nothing about it. She let her teenage daughter decide it was ok for this kind of behavior to exist. I am sorry but I do have a problem with this and so should everyone else. NO parent should let their child have the say in a situation like this and this mother should squarely take any blame for any problems this child may have later in life.

If the mother was afraid of backlash she never should have answered the questions. I question why she answered these questions at all.

I also don’t think this mother should have mentioned Rebecca Clark. Good bad or indifferent opinions this adult bringing another child’s name into the situation is wrong for any reason

Marta Karolyi. Does she deserve the credit for the US’s success? Part 1: The 01-04 quad

August 31, 2009

You cannot argue with Marta Karolyi’s record. Or can you? Back to back Olympic Champs. First ever Gold World team Championship are just some of the amazing achievements the US gymnasts have won under the tutelage of Marta but is the US winning these medals in spite of her or because of her? Or are these medals being won because the rest of the world has faded?

IMO Marta gets too much credit for gymnasts already in place. She has yet to develop a gymnast into a World Champion and the only gymnast I would give her credit for is Sam Sheehan winning a bronze medal on floor in 02. Also maybe Annia Hatch who would not have made any Olympic team if it wasn’t for Marta’s doing.

Should Marta get credit for developing the Carly Patterson’s and Shawn Johnson’s of the world or where they already in place before she got there?

Please excuse some of my opinions and the way they are added to the article. (especially the part on the Olympic team in 04) that is a hodge podge of opinions I didn’t have time to put in proper place. It’s late and I want to get this out:)

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The talent was already around in the year Marta was hired. Carly Patterson, Terin Humphrey, Hollie Vise, Sam Sheehan, Courtney Kupets, Ashley Postell and Chellsie Memmel all competed at the 2001 Junior National Championships. Tasha Schwikert, Tabitha Yim, Mohini Bhardwaj, Katie Heenan and Rachel Tidd competed Senior that year. These gymnasts will make up your World and Olympic teams for the next quad.

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In 01 Tasha Schwikert finished 5th AA (Tabitha Yim finished 7th) and the team won a bronze medal. The 4th place team was Spain. Tasha was less then a tenth off a bronze medal in the AA and Katie Heenan won a bronze medal on bars being one of only 3 gymnasts to stay on the event. It was a great stepping stone for the US team from the quad before but hardly Marta’s doing. At this time some note worthy gymnasts were still competing including World AA Champion Svetlana Khorkina, Oksana Chusovitina and soon to be Olympic AA gold medalist Andreea Raducan.

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In 02 the US (womens)team came home with 3 medals including Golds for Ashley Postell and Courtney Kupets on beam and bars and a bronze medal for Sam Sheehan on floor. Sam actually led the semi’s on floor but stepped out of bounds in the finals. Svetlana Khorkina fell in the UB finals which was the only reason Kupets won the event (and IMO she should not have anyway) Beth Tweddle was underscored per usual of World events save the year she rightfully won. I am not sure if Marta should get much credit for these wins being how weak the competition still was at this point.

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In 03 the US team won it’s first ever team World Gold medal in spite of Marta not because of her. The team that competed was not the team Marta chose. After injuries to Kupets, Hatch and others alternates Chellsie Memmel stole the show and led the US team to the surprise Gold medal. The reason I give Marta little credit for this win was because of Chellsie Memmel. Memmel was one of the top gymnasts at camp before the team was chosen but Marta kept her off the team only adding her on after the injuries piled up. If Marta had had her way Chellsie never would have been on the team.

Hollie Vise made the team in spite of Marta after finishing tied for second at Nationals. The rule stated that the top 2 finishers at Nationals were guaranteed a spot on the World team. Marta was not to happy having to add Hollie Vise to the team and changed the rule immediately after. Hollie had some trouble at the 03 worlds but after falling off bars she came back and nailed a beam set that helped the US team win.

Russia imploded in team finals counting a ridiculous low 7.575 on floor and a 8.137 on beam. Australia finished third after the Chinese team was downgraded some points for training on the podium during a meet.

Carly Patterson won a silver in the AA and Chellsie and Hollie tied for Gold on the UB.

I don’t give Marta credit for any of these medals either when you consider she only had both girls on the team due to luck and rules she later changed more then her eye for talent. Carly Patterson would have succeeded on her own IMO.

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FLOOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 2004 Olympics: The US was the reigning World Champions and were expected to win Gold at the Olympics in 04. Thanks to Marta’s lack of floor workers the US fell to silver in the team event. This was based mostly on the fact that Marta insisted on having two gymnasts for vault ignoring the floor event altogether. Not totally to blame for injuries to the floor workers in the end I don’t think having healthy floor workers would have mattered. Marta was taking Annia no matter what anyone thought and that was the death of the 04 Olympic team.

The team:

Annia Hatch: Annia was kept out of Nationals by Marta “due to injury” In layman terms that means Annia was held out Nationals because Marta couldn’t take the chance of her competing badly and still being named to the Olympic Trials or missing the Olympic trials altogether. Annia then finished 11th at the Olympic trials and was named to the team anyway at camp to compete just one event, vault. Annia was a decent tumbler on floor but her dance was a joke. Her UB and beam were atrocious. She had an amazing DTY that Marta thought would score really well at the Olympics but it didn’t (barely a half a tenth more then other DTY’s at the Olympics) There is no way in hell she should have been on this Olympic team under any circumstance. Her one event did us no help and because she was on this team we had no back ups when Courtney Mccool had a mental meltdown and we had to use Mohini on beam and floor in team finals.

Mohini Bhardwaj: Named to the team after getting high profile help from a second rate actress, first rate whore and IMO should have not been on the team either. Mohini went from barely making the Olympic trials ( only making it after Ashley Postell fell from the UB on her last event at Nationals)to making the Olympic team. Suddenly her sloppy form was not being deducted. Most people think Marta wouldn’t name a gymnast to the Olympic team for any reason but talent but some how Mohini’s luck turned exactly at that time. Mohini herself was whining about her scores pre Olympic trials.

At the Olympic’s Mohini performed above her capabilities but playing it safe at the Olympics is not the way to go. Her lower start values on beam and floor had to be used in team finals (thanks to the total mental melt down of Courtney Mccool) and in the end it cost the US big time. Mohini missed her dance combo AGAIN and got the lowest floor score for the US in team finals.

Carly Patterson: No complaints here. Carly deserved her spot on the Olympic team.

Courtney Kupets: No complaints again. She was injured during the meet but competed on floor anyway in team finals due to Marta not preparing enough floor workers. With McCool’s meltdown there was no other choice.

Courtney McCool: A beautiful gymnast that couldn’t hit her connections on beam to save her life. She had not been given credit for her connection on beam once during the year but some how Marta thought the Olympic judges would give her credit? Courtney was young and decided the year before the Olympics to stay a junior instead of becoming a senior so she never having any practice with pressure on the big world stage. In the end that did her in. Rumor has it Courtney was in tears for hours and messing up big time in practice after her meltdown in prelims at the Olympics which is why Marta did not use her in team finals. For this I cannot fault.

Terin Humphrey: Terin was someone back then I really wanted on the Olympic team. In order to appreciate her you have to see her live. I couldn’t stand her before I saw Worlds in 03 (IN Anaheim) but she grew on me after seeing that event. For some reason she did not compete floor in the team finals and for the life of me I don’t remember why. What I do remember is her hitting a beautiful DTY on day one of trials but missing it on day 2. Many people thought this might keep her off the Olympic team.

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A lot of bad luck happened in 04 to gymnasts that could have been on the Olympic team but in the end I don’t think it would have mattered. I only give Marta partial blame for what went on here but I don’t give her credit either.

Who could have helped on floor?

Tasha Schwikert had a horrible Nationals (finishing 9th) but made up for it at the camp to decide the Olympic team. Marta instead of choosing her and her solid dance for the Olympic team chose to take Annia instead. Marta told Tasha after the camp that if she had performed the same way at Nationals that she performed at camp she would have been on the Olympic team. Isn’t that what the camp was supposed to be for? Maybe Tasha should have skipped Nationals like Annia and maybe she would have made the team.

bad luck:

Tia Orlando- Injured at trials
Tabitha Yim- Her floor drove me nuts but her dance connections were solid.
Chellsie Memmel- If not for bad luck no luck at all

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So that leaves Marta .025 (Sam Sheehan) for 4 in the 01-04 quad. The successful gymnasts like Carly would have made their respective teams regardless of who the national team coach was.

So in conclusion:The team events could have improved without Marta or stayed the same. We will never know for sure what could have happened but me personally I think these gymnasts would have had success with or without Marta.

Onto part 2. The 05-08 quad…………..