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Women’s Day 1 Wrap-Up….Always Some Surprises!

Simone Biles is the first female gymnast in recent years whom I would have no hesitation in calling the best all-arounder in the world TWO years in a row.   We [...]

Chow’s New Secret Weapon Turns Heads – On The Radar for China?

So I’ve been away for a while again...a brand new job and brand new city in the last year have kept me quite busy.  But I’ve quietly still been keeping [...]

Remember Artistry? Check It Out!

Randomly came across this. Cool stuff!  Thanks to Mostepanovafan for the montage - put together back in 2009. Notice, unfortunately, that no recent gymnasts are featured.  Today's routines are skill-skill-skill [...]

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Women’s World Team Battle – Some Key Routines For The Fourth Spot

Most would agree that Simone Biles, Kyla Ross, and McKayla Maroney have all but locked up three of the four available spots on the U.S. women’s world championship team.  The [...]

Some Thoughts On Women’s Night One…Some Surprises in Store For Worlds?

Looks like Biles' near meltdown at the U.S. Classic was a fluke after all – she looked absolutely solid and confident on night one.  Taking a little difficulty out of [...]

Victoria Moors Throws Huge Skill at Pan Am Games

Victoria Moors Floor Routine at 2013 Pan Am Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU-2sADwuiw We saw the popular Canadian unveil the spectacular laid-out double double earlier this year at the 2013 Canadian Championships – [...]

Maroney and Ross Shine At U.S. Classic…Full Thoughts On The Meet!

Kyla Ross looked very good and did deserve the title, despite not having a whole lot of competition (not to diminish Peyton Ernst’s outstanding performance).   Kyla’s beam was solid [...]

Kyla Ross Full Beam Routine In Podium Training

This was just put up today. She’s now added the wolf jump after the punch front, which she does very, very well and which now gives her 0.1 in connection [...]

Simone Biles’ New Skill – Check Out Who Performed This Eight Years Ago! And Some Pre-Meet Thoughts On The U.S. Classic

Simone Biles turned a lot of heads in yesterday’s podium training for the Secret U.S. Classic with her incredible double layout with a half turn – not to be confused [...]

John Orozco Back On Track – New Skills At the 2013 National Qualifier

John Orozco’s Routines 2013 Men’s National Qualifier Orozco is still coming back from the torn left ACL and meniscus he suffered while performing a parallel bars dismount on the post-Olympic [...]

I’ll Bet You’ve Never Seen This Skill Landed – Bobby Baker Wows At Men’s Qualifier

Bobby Baker Floor Exercise 2013 Men's National Qualifier Seventeen-year-old junior gymnast Bobby Baker of Aerial Gymnastics in Lemont, IL may be the only gymnast in the world competing a full [...]

Should We Call Them “Sketchecution Scores?” A Look At Afanasyeva’s Floor Routine

Is Afanasyeva being underscored?   I already touched on a few of the scoring concerns I had in the men’s competition.  Now it’s time to look at a few of [...]