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They’re Back! Olympic Champions From London Launch Impressive Comebacks in Italy

by Andy Thornton Here were "7 Takeaways" from today's team and all-around competition at the City of Jesolo Trophy meet, taking place in Italy this weekend:   1.  Simone Biles [...]

Women’s Prelim Wrap-Up…And My Current Five Olympians!

Two of the biggest question marks from the women’s competition are whether the falls from Kyla Ross (vault) and McKayla Maroney (bars and beam) will affect their Olympic chances.  The [...]

Putting The London Puzzle Together…Secret U.S. Classic Wrap-Up

Competitions like this weekend's U.S. Classic tend to stir up a lot of “dust.”  With so many top contenders competing on various selected events, yet several notable absences…and so many [...]

Van Zam's Handstands

Can handstands get any better than this?   Vanessa Zamarripa Bars 2012 NCAA Team Finals   This is absolutely exquisite.  She has ALWAYS shown incredible lines and handstands on bars, [...]

Three American Stories To Follow From Jesolo Today

The women’s senior competition at the City of Jesolo Trophy Meet begins today.  With five legitimate U.S. Olympic contenders on the roster for this international event, this competition could easily [...]

An Extended Analysis of The Women’s Pacific Rim Championships

After being away for the weekend, I finally had the opportunity to watch the entire NBC broadcast of the Women’s Pacific Rim Championships. Below are the thoughts that ran through [...]

London StockWatch…An Update

I’ll be periodically updating my “London StockWatch” picks between now and the selection of America’s Olympic teams – particularly after major competitions, injuries, comeback debuts, or any other time something [...]

Gabby's Bars and Amanars…A Few Routines You Might Have Missed From The American Cup

Gabby Douglas Bars 2012 American Cup     D-score: 6.5 E-score: 9.133 Total: 15.633   Huge routine for Gabby!  She has added the piked Tcatchev out of the elgrip endo [...]

Some Random Thoughts On The Women's American Cup

The USA women have become unstoppable on vault.  Three consecutive world champions and now Amanars coming out of the woodwork.  I’m stunned at how they have mastered this vault, and [...]

London Stockwatch: Gabrielle Douglas and Chris Brooks

Gabrielle Douglas and Chris Brooks will be doing a whole lot more than giving “exhibitions” at this weekend’s American Cup.  They’ll be making their cases to be granted one of [...]