Skip to main content

A Wolf Turn Intervention

Dear Ladies of Team USA:

You've made a lot of progress since my last letter, where I demanded that you stop wearing that ghastly, ubiquitous hot pink.

I was so impressed with you, ladies. At Classics, you brought out your beautiful blues (well, aqua in Kyla's case).

And let's not forget fierce reds

Unfortunately, at last weekend's Secret US Classic, I noticed a trend more disturbing and scarier than hot pink nation.  I'm talking about the wolf turn.

Routine after routine, everyone featuring that God awful skill. It was fine when only a couple gymnasts did that skill. But somehow, that changed from only one or two gymnasts doing it, to literally everyone and their dog doing it. Yes, I know there are certain skills that everyone may have in their routines, but this is painful. Just make it stop. Or you'll wind up in a montage of shame.

Please save the eyes of the poor judges and save your fans from this terror.


Popular posts from this blog

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.

Maddie Gardiner's Glorious Beam Series

I love NCAA gymnastics.

Katelyn Ohashi Sets the Rumors Straight

American Cup winner Katelyn Ohashi has been out of competition for a while due to injuries.

Since she won the American Cup in March, she's been largely absent from the USA Gymnastics scene. In April, she turned down international assignments at the City of Jesolo Cup because she was recovering from shoulder surgery. She was absent from the national championships in August, presumably for the same reason.