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2019 US Nationals Recap. Part 1

August 13, 2019

The Shade ( Lordy Lord. I am becoming fluent in millennial)

These judges are not judging what they see vs name. I understand scores go up but some of these judges are still drinking the Marta, kool aid way of judging for favorites and she’s not around to blame anymore. I guess you get better international assignments when you play the game. Right Anna Li ? ( Ooops looks like that ship may have sailed.)

NBC doing a side by side comparison between Simone and Skinners vaults is is as bad as sticking the camera in gymnasts faces who didn’t make the 2004 Olympic team. Sure it’s not personal, Tim. I mean you took the girl that finished third and compared her to Gymnastics version, of the Tonka Truck of power, instead, of the girl who finished second (and has worse form than anyone but Paeska) but lets pretend it wasn’t done to Mykayla on purpose.

NBC is bad enough ( who needs to watch gymnastics when you can interview a College gymnastics coach who retired so she wouldn’t be called out for giving fake scholarships and promote a gymnast who isn’t competing at Nationals and hasn’t been an elite in 5 years) instead of SHOWING ROUTINES OF REAL GYMNASTS doing ACTUAL GYMNASTICS? This complaint sounds familiar. Oh yes, I make it EVERY year. EVERYONE makes it every year

Nastia ‘s voice is like listening to nails on a chalk board. She’s been doing commentating for at least 4 years now, it’s ridiculous how she hasn’t improved at all. Her voice is 100% phony. It’s like she had someone prepare what she should say before the competition even started. I usually don’t watch her commentate anymore but USA-Gymnastics gave me no choice, geo-blocking the International feed so we are forced to listen to her.


The Have Nots, College here we come

Can we talk about how Gabby Perea made it through an entire Nationals without getting injured? Unfortunately she fell on bars during night one and night two ( her best event as a junior) but hopefully she stays healthy ( relative term, I know) and comes back next year and is the surprise of 2020.

Faith Torrez is a Future College National Champion on beam if she stays healthy. (Bank on it) A few leap issues aside I can’t believe this routine merited more deductions then Eaker nearly falling.

My favorite leo (Night 1) and beam routine of Nationals goes to Emily Lee. I guess she and Faith can duel for the beam title in College whenever they get there. Lordy, Lord, don’t let either end up at UCLA.

I’m sorry, Shilese Jones, Aleah Finnegan and Sloane Blakely, NBC, doesn’t think you merit being seen on their fabulous network but we had to interview Miss val and talk about Katelyn Ohashi. That’s way more important then watching the actual gymnasts competing at the ACTUAL competition. Gee this sounds familiar……


The comeback kids

After having disastrous routines night 1 and looking like their 15 minutes of fame was up, The come back kids laughed at your notion and came back with a vengeance.

Grace McCallum, uncharacteristically fell twice making me wonder if she was going to be Natasha Kelly’d out of contention before the Olympic season even started. Morgan Hurd fell on floor after trying to throw in a double layout after a botched tumbling pass( which didn’t work out well.)
and Leanne Wong looked like a completely different gymnast then the girl who won Junior Nationals last year and the American Cup to start the season..

All 3 of them had other idea’s and competed admirably to finish, 3rd, 4th and 5th, respectfully. Grace Mccallum would have finished second without the two falls on day 1.


These were their best routines on night 2 Morgan on Floor. (Completely underscored IMO) Grace on beam…. and Leanne on…

Which doesn’t have commentary which means, NBC, didn’t even bother to show it. WOW. This was beautiful.

I am not the biggest Morgan Hurd fan on the planet but it would really suck for her to do so well the first two years of the quad only to be left off the Olympic team. IMO, I think if she doesn’t make the team, USA-Gymnastics will most likely give her the extra AA non team member spot. Unless she totally tanks next year. Have I mentioned 4 member Olympic teams suck banana’s ? The US should be able to field 2 or 3 teams a piece. ( At this point I think Russia should get 2 teams, also)

Trinity Thomas came to play with an upgraded Biles on floor unfortunately she fell on it , night 2. Her beam and bars aren’t competitive enough to merit a place on the World team with all the talent coming up in the ranks but to come back after competing College all season long is very impressive.

Lowering the start values on Jordan Chiles routines is called common sense. Something her last coaches didn’t seem to have. It was nice to see her hit her routines even with the lower start values. I can’t wait to see what she build on for next year.

Sorry Jade Carey fans but the only reason she was third after night one was because so many other people made huge mistakes. That was corrected on night 2.

Before Nationals I thought Kara Eaker had a shot at making this Olympic team but after this Nationals I don’t believe that anymore. Too many other gymnasts bring more to the table then one event. If this was a 5 member team she might fill the role Gabby was unfairly anointed in 2016 but with only 4 members it shouldn’t be enough. I see them taking 3 All Around gymnasts and a 4th gymnast will fill the role of the weakest event of the 3 AA gymnasts. That person should be able to do all 4 events in case of injury. Luckily for this Olympic team Simone covers all 4 events on her own.

Part 2 coming soon.

Feel free to share your opinion on NBC commentating. I mean it’s so bad I didn’t think it was possible to GET WORSE and what do you think about the comeback kids? Or The poor girls that work their butt’s off all year training elite being ignored so they could interview Miss phony and talk about Katelyn and her fake ” viral” video planned by a publicist.


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October 11, 2014


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Looks like the Biles opening a gym is true.

March 5, 2014

I heard this info earlier but it went over my head until it was posted in the comments section by a girl named Julie. (Thanks Julie)

According to USA-Gymnastics, Simone Biles gym is listed as World Champions Centre and a quick search on google brings up this and this address

Registered Agent Address is the address of the agent who’s name is on the lease not the address of the building the gym is located at.

Company Name: Biles World Champions Centre Employees, LLC
Status: Active Filing Date: 01/22/2014
Entity Type: Limited-Liability Company File Number: 0801919989
Filing State: Texas (TX) Registered Agent: Rn Biles Investments, LLC
Registered Agent Address: 5719 Romulus Court
Spring, TX 77386

I don’t believe this to be the gym’s address just the address to the person who owns the property.

Google maps is crazy ass fun. I just checked out my work and house. It is really weird that I can see this.

It never made sense to me that Simone’s coach would leave a gym mid way through a season unless she had a place to go.

I usually ignore anonymous info when it comes through this blog but ever since that anon told us Mckayla would be doing the AA the night before anyone else knew well now I do some re-search and then decide instead of just ignoring it. b (re-thinking this)

The gym is owned by Somone’s parents not Simone so she is fine on all accounts.

I try to be respectful and tell where I got my info from instead of stealing it from places and then taking credit for it but from now on I am done with that. So mature people but to each their own.


Top 100 US Olympians of all time has several gymnasts including Mary Lou Retton, Shannon Miller, Kerri Strugh, Shawn Johnson and someone else. Also includes Michelle Kwan.

A new petition to sign for Skating. 15 thousand so far. Not bad. I know these are useless but sign it anyway. You never know.

Simone Biles coach out at Bannons (With confirmed reply from Aimee)

February 27, 2014

Rumor has it that Simone Biles coach is no longer coaching at Bannons Gymnastics. Could this be why Simone is “injured” and out of the American cup?


Aimee Boorman will still be coaching Simone.

Stay tuned for any new info if I get it.

There is an official comment from Aimee in the comment section. (I have removed the comment for now but I posted them in the blog)

The E-Mail address has been confirmed so this comment was left by Aimee in the comments section.

Hi Everyone! This is Aimee, Simone’s coach.

It is true, we are no longer going to be at Bannon’s.

It is also true that Simone does have a minor shoulder strain that we are taking care of to protect her for meets that will be later in the season.

We try to avoid gossip, but we know that it will still happen.

Rest assured that Simone’s training will continue, even with the change of venue.

If you remain still, you will never grow, but sometimes growth is painful.

Thank you to everyone for your support as we make this transition!


Full Twist blog has quick hits from Podium training from the American Cup

Yuna Kim the Ice Queen not to be confused with :The Kween 🙂

Gold medal winner in ladies skating is one rude little biatch. Yuna however is a class act but in this & A reporter mentions that Adelina walked out of the medal winners press conference while Yuna was talking. Real classy Russia.

Q: Sotnikova walked out during the press conference after the free skate. 

▶YUNA: It was a press conference where the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd skaters were together. Usually, we all walk out together when it’s over. It was the last question of the conference, and the question had come to me. But Sotnikovia went ahead and walk out. She had already been there and had started answering questions before I got there. She still had her dress on. And when she got up and left during the middle of my answer, I just thought, “What’s going on?” It’s up to the skater to do what they want to do.

Can Kyla or Simone join the list of US All Around Champions ?

September 27, 2013

Can Kyla or join the list of US All Around Champions ?

The United States has 6 World All Around Champions and a very good shot at having a seventh this year so tell me which of these two do you think has the best shot at winning the 2013 World All Around title?

Clean and consistent Kyla Ross or powerful and explosive Simone Biles?

Simone has the edge in start value. Kyla has the edge in execution. Take your pick?


Remembering the past

Kim Zmeskal started the US’s world AA titles winning in Indianapolis in 1991. Shannon Miller followed it up winning back to back titles in 1993 and 1994. (Outside the US) Then we waited until 2005 when Chellsie Memmel defeated pure evil by the smallest margin imaginable. Shawn Johnson was next in 2007 followed by Bridget Sloan in 2009 and ending with Jordyn Wieber in 2011.

So who do Kyla and Simone remind you of when compared to successful world all around champions of the past?

For me Kyla reminds me of Shannon. Clean, consistent and labeled boring by the people that cannot find a real reason to hate is pretty much the gist of it IMO. Shannon has more rhythm and flow and is a better dancer than Kyla but no one else really fits the question. Kyla isn’t quite an artistic gymnast though she is working on it.

Simone is a combination of all other remaining gymnasts. She reminds me of Shawn or Chellsie on floor. Not much presentation but a hell of a tumbler. On bars she is Bridget. There but nothing special. On beam she is hit or miss. She could be any of them but Zmeskal who was a rock on beam. When it comes to vault I guess she reminds me mostly of Jordyn but only because they both have the Amanar. Simone is dynamic and impressive with her Amanar and that doesn’t really fit anyone else on the list.


Judging by past US World AA champions if I had to garner a guess I would say the judges prefer the Simone Biles of the gym world over the Kyla Ross’s. The US has only one artistic gymnast with a World AA title. In fact she has two of them.

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