Sunday, May 29, 2016

Elise Ray Officially Named Washington Head Coach

Elise Ray, 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist,  US National Champion, NCAA champion, has been named the head coach at the University of Washington's gymnastics program, following the retirement of longtime head coach, Joanne Bowers.

Maddie Desch Retires From Elite

Yesterday, US gymnast Maddie Desch announced her retirement from elite gymnastics via her Instagram account.

Maddie, who trains at Great American Gymnastics Express, aka "GAGE" explained she came to the decision to retire due to a nagging injury that prevented her from training at the elite level.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pac Rims 2016 - Senior Event Finals Live Blog

Time for Senior Event finals at the Pacific Rim Championships.

I'm a little late to the game, sorry about that. So I'm starting with uneven bars for women.

Refresh the page every 10-15 minutes or so for the deets.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Pac RIms Live Blog - Women's Team & All-Around Session 2

Subdivision 1 has concluded at the 2016 Pacific Rim Championships, now on to Subdivision 2 - featuring team USA, New Zealand, Canada and Japan.

Expect a cameo from Georgia star, Brittany Rogers who is representing team Canada. When this girl ever has time to sleep is beyond me.

Pac Rims Live Blog - Women's Team & All Around Jr Women

Since live blogging made my life so easy during NCAA season, I'm going to be live blogging the Pac Rims. It's women's team and all-around subdivision one right now.

Refresh the the page every so often for updates!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

NCAA Power Rankings: Regionals Edition

Well, Regionals have happened... It was rough, I gotta tell you.

I've had a couple days, and I feel like I've emotionally recovered enough to do Power Rankings Regionals Editions. Or maybe this is just therapy for me.

As per usual, these aren't the official Road to Nationals rankings (or in this case the rankings after Regionals), rather they are stories and people that have caught my attention throughout the week, whether it be note-worthy events or a reaction to something.

Previously for Conference Championships, the power rankings were:
1. UCLA's side eye inducing beam total
2. Peng Peng Is Injured...Again
3. Florida wins the SEC Championship; Coach Jenny Rowland has her Oscar Moment
4. Kaytianna McMillian of Oregon State does a hella cool back spin on floor
5. Zoe Draghi of Cal's funky floor choreography
6. No tens for you, Ebee Price or McKenzie Wofford

With that, here are the Regionals Power Rankings:

Monday, April 4, 2016

Pac Rims Team: #TeamBrenna is Back

Yesterday, Team USA announced the team competing at the Pacific Rim Championships this coming weekend.

A miracle happened. #TeamBrenna is back. That's right, one Miss Brenna Dowell, Oklahoma Sooner, bars phenom is back. She was named to the team along with Worlds' teammates' Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman. Also named to the team: Ashton Locklear, 2014 Team World Champion and the most anticipated new senior of the year: Laurie Hernandez.

Artwork via USA Gymnastics

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Utah Regional Live Blog

I'm back. I've recovered from the trauma of the last regional and I'm here to provide all the deets for the Utah Regional from Salt Lake City.

As per usual, refresh the page every few minutes to follow along.

Regionals Live Blog

Today we have the NCAA Gymnastics Regionals. These six meets will determine who will get a ticket to Fort Worth in a couple of weeks for the NCAA Gymnastics Championships.

There are so many regionals all at about the same time, I'm going to do one giant live blog for all of them. Refresh the page every few minutes or so for all the updates.

We'll begin our journey in Georgia for the Athens Regional.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Regionals Preview

The post season is OFFICALLY upon us. Saturday, April 2nd, six regional qualifying meets will be held. A total of 36 teams (six per regional) are competing and the top two finishers from each of the regionals will go on to the NCAA Championships in Fort Worth – April 15-16.

Expect some pretty intense competition going on in these regionals.  Gone are the days where the top 12 ranked teams were a static number and unchanging. The level of parity between the top 30 teams is dynamic and there is bound to be some upsets. I am previewing the six regionals. I will consider the teams' past performance over the course of the season, consider their consistency and their overall trend over time. So, with that, we shall get started

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Catalina Ponor's Gold Medal Beam Routine at Doha

She's back.

The glorious, one and only Catalina Ponor has made her international return to competition for Romania. Catalina showed everyone she's still got it, and probably never lost it when she won the gold medal at this weekend's Doha Cup on her signature event, the balance beam.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

NCAA Power Rankings Conference Championships

It's that time of the week and time for for my weekly power rankings.

Once again, these rankings are not based on the official Road to Nationals rankings, but rather these are stories and or people that have intrigued me or caught my attention this week.

Last week's power rankings were:

1. Soooo many perfect tens
2. Morgan Lane of North Carolina's Beam Routine
3. Battle of the beamers - Chayse Capps versus Danusia Francis
4. The Big Fives - competing to compete for bragging rights in the Big Ten
5. Shawn Johnson Professes Her Love for NCAA Gymnastics, and the reasons we all watch and love it
6. Allie Northey Beats the Second Ranked All-Arounder in the NCAA on Senior Night

Without further adieu, let's get to this week's power rankings!

Monday, March 21, 2016

NCAA Women's Gymnastics Regionals Selections

NCAA Gymnastics Regionals placements were announced  today via the live selection show on

There are 36 teams. six teams per regional, plus individual all-around and event qualifiers. The Regional Sites are listed plus the seeded teams in each regional. The top 18 qualifiers ranked by RQS (regional qualifying score) have been divided and seeded into pods of three based on rank ( i.e 1-12-13, 2-11-16 etc), the remaining 18 have been placed in a regional based on geographical location.

The individual all-around and event qualifiers are also listed.  Streaming information will be provided when it becomes available.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

PAC 12 Gymnastics Championships Evening Session Live Blog

More gymnastics! Tonight it's the  PAC 12 gymnastics evening session

I'm late because I had to find a stream that would work.

But we're following Utah, Cal, Oregon State and UCLA. It should be intense competition! Utah are the defending champs, but they're facing stiff competition!

Refresh the page every few minutes for updates!

SEC Gymnastics Championships Evening Session Live Blog

I'm back for more gymnastics! This time with the SEC Championships evening session.

This session is featuring Florida, Alabama, LSU and Auburn.

Refresh the page every few minutes for all the gymnastics action!

SEC Gymnastics Championships Afternoon Session Live Blog

More gymnastics coming at you with the afternoon session of the SEC Championships.

Competing in this session: Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas and Missouri

Refresh the page every few minutes to catch the action!

Big Ten Championships Morning Session Live Blog

It's that time of the year again, time for NCAA gymnastics conference championships.

I'm starting with session one of the Big Ten Championships. In this session, we're following Maryland, Iowa, Rutgers and Illinois.

Refresh the page every so often for updates from Lincoln, Nebraska!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NCAA Power Rankings Week 10

It's Tuesday, March 15 and, if you're familiar with Shakespeare, you may recall that it is the Ides of March. Beware the Ides of March!

 It's also time for Power Rankings.

As per usual, these aren't the official Road to Nationals rankings, rather they are stories and people that have caught my attention throughout the week, whether it be note-worthy events or a reaction to something.

Last week's Power Rankings were
# 1 The Rankings Shakeups
# 2 Greg Mardsen throwing shade at SEC scoring during the Georgia, Stanford & UCLA tri-meet
# 3 Will the real Stanford please stand-up?
# 4 Lindsay Mable
# 5 Beam Fails
# 6 Jessie Peszek

Without further adieu, I present this weeks rankings:

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Oklahoma @ UCLA Live Blog

It's the showdown we have all been waiting for. UCLA versus Oklahoma, one beam team takes on another.

Last weekend, UCLA lost at Pauley Pavillion for the first time like, ever when they hosted Stanford and Georgia. Oklahoma has been almost unbeatable, sans the loss at LSU in the first week of the season.  Will Oklahoma crush UCLA's dreams or will they rise to the occasion.

Refresh the page every few minutes or so to find out!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Seattle Pacific, Denver @ Washington Live Blog

So the PAC 12 app is super screwy so no Georgia and Utah. Luckily, Washington has their own dedicated stream (yay Washington).

It's their last home meet before they host PAC 12's next week. They are hosting a tri-meet with Denver and Seattle Pacific.  Hopefully, this meet puts Washington in a solid spot to qualify to regionals.

It's senior night for Washington and honestly, I'm so depressed that Allie Northey is a senior this year. I will drown my sorrows with live blogging this meet! Refresh the page every 5-10 minutes for updates.


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