Gymcastic: The Gymnastics Podcast

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The best gymnastics podcast on the web.

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  • Kyla The Boss Ross Interview

    Kyla 'The Boss' Ross Interview

    02/02/2021 Duración: 01h54min

    WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. KYLA IS HERE Olympic, World, and NCAA Champion Kyla Ross joins us this week! We discuss: What it's like returning as undergraduate coach this season after her own senior year was cut short, her current coaching duties, the weirdness of preseason this year, whether UCLA has had any COVID cases, her reaction to Sara Taubman's bars routine, and more. RAINING HELL FIRE USAG signed a broadcast deal with FloSports. Yeah. We're not happy about it either. We reached out to USAG with MANY questions, and we'll tell you what they said. NCAA NEWS Florida had a Pride meet, Arkansas is taking the world by storm, Oklahoma melted down on beam, and we were graced by two 10.000s Jessica puts some people in their place on COVID Or Correct Cal, Boise State, and Arizona weren't basic this week Rachel Ba

  • The Gympocalypse

    The Gympocalypse

    25/01/2021 Duración: 01h41min

    WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. THE NEWS No...the Olympics haven't been canceled. Well, not yet. Becky Downie and Simone talk about it. Nia Dennis went viral for her black excellence floor routine, and Rylie Mundell and Elizabeth Culton showed how things should be done COVID or Correct: Michigan is pausing athletic activities, and a certain former head coach is throwing away 40 years of gymternet goodwill The Gympocalypse caught Oklahoma, Michigan, and Minnesota, while Pauline Tratz and Sara Taubman had to save UCLA through the power of feelings The Pitt Pride meet was a rainbow explosion and the groundbreaking UCLA intro video FEEDBACK The rules of gymnastics broadcasting MORE virtual meet systems in men's gymnastics A disappointed parent's pandemic meet experience Do callus disappear during pandemic pauses? We ha

  • Kneeling for Justice (and Vault)

    Kneeling for Justice (and Vault)

    18/01/2021 Duración: 01h54min

    WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. NCAA NEWS Five Florida gymnasts kneel for the national anthem, and Florida overtakes Oklahoma as the #1 team Ona Loper's toe point is the best all-arounder in the country Mya Hooten's vault and Alyssa Perez-Lugones's dancing show gymnastics at its comedic best Iowa is our favorite team of all time for this week with their skin colored mesh leos. When a leo reveal video goes TOO FAR MINI COMMISSION As commissioned by Club Gym Nerd member Laura, we provide gymnerd commentary on Life in the Day of Aliya Mustafina. PLUS... Kensley is here to recap all the gymnastics action and mask inaction at the Galveston Beach Blast Invitational Superspreader NCAA men's gymnastics held the first-ever virtual meets, and they went really well! JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift mem

  • COVID or Correct

    COVID or Correct

    13/01/2021 Duración: 01h35min

    Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. NCAA NEWS The season has started! We run through who's leading the team rankings (and who's leading the lesbian rankings), which teams exceeded expectations, who was successfully NOT BASIC, our favorite gymnasts of all time this week, and who needs to be taken to the honesty corner.  COVID or Correct: Who was correct, and who's getting COVID (and who's getting Bonus COVID). We didn't come here to make friends; we came here to not be in pandemics. Plus, LSU got back to us about Gym 101. Crack or Correct: What happens when you're crying too much to salute? And when does a fall get you a 9.600? GYMTERNET NEWS Raphael Warnock is Simone Biles, Alaska is owning the fundraising game, is it fair for athletes to jump the line for vaccines, Kerri Strug has a beer named after her, senior member Dick P

  • 454: Its the Olympic Year. Again.

    454: It's the Olympic Year. Again.

    06/01/2021 Duración: 01h25min

    HEADLINES MyKayla Skinner's adventures with COVID and pneumonia and Oleg Verniaiev's provisional suspension by the FIG lead our news discussion this week. 2020 IN REVIEW We managed to find a couple highlights (18 to be exact) in the gymnastics year that was, from Chellsie Memmel to Simone's vault to Guan Chenchen's beam to Derrian Gobourne to a very special award for Marta Pihan-Kulesza. 2021 IN PREVIEW We run down the storylines we're excited to follow in 2021 with a roadmap for the year ahead, and Spencer goes through the painstaking task of forcing Jessica to make her official 4-member (and only 4!) US Olympic team prediction. COLLEGE GYM The college gymnastics season begins this week. We discuss who's not competing, who is competing, and why, and how. Plus, do we think any teams will intentionally forgo the season? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 453: Eu

  • 453: European Championships of Feelings with Olly Hogben

    453: European Championships of Feelings with Olly Hogben

    23/12/2020 Duración: 01h58min

    WOMEN'S EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS Olly Hogben is with us this week to discuss everything that happened at European Championships last weekend including Larisa Iordache's Simone Slam in her return to international competition Ukraine's dramatic team final victory and the saga of Larisa's floor routine Goksu Uctas Sanli and the floor inquiry heard 'round the world Nation after nation making first-time history The travails of Luxembourg's quest to qualify to the team final Don't miss: Olly being so eloquent about the beauty of humanity and sport that he makes Jessica cry THERE'S MORE In the gymternet news, LSU's Gymnastics 101 provokes an epic COVID rage-o-meter, including this article in Time about cancelling college season. Plus, we discuss USAG's athlete bill of rights, Gymnasts for Change, and a paper on bias in gymnastics judging. HOW TO COPE WHILE WE ARE ON VACATION Watch our Fundraiser for Feeding America where we instructed the gymnastics world on proper artistry: How Not To Be Basic Listen to Jessica's

  • 452: A Beam REVELATION

    452: A Beam REVELATION

    16/12/2020 Duración: 01h36min

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. THIS WEEK Fact Check Fix: DisneyWorld requires masks, actual masks. Sally Jenkins, not Macur wrote the mean article about Jamie Dantzcher and the 2000 Sydney US team. Maggie Haney's suspension was reduced from 8 years to 5. We have...some notes. Japan might change the Olympic selection rules just for Kohei Ukraine won the men's European Superspreader Championship, Robert Tvorogal upset Tin Srbic, and Marian Dragulescu vaulted...something A preview of this week's women's European Superspreader Championship, starring Larisa Iordache Murakami Mai, Uchimura Kohei, and all the major stories from the All-Japan Championships, including Jessica's new favorite beam routine of all time from Takagi Ai USAG c

  • 451: Caring Too Much

    451: Caring Too Much

    09/12/2020 Duración: 01h54min

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. CONTEST WIN: Club Gym Nerd membership and any item you want from the GymCastic store HOW: Record a voice memo* on your phone (30 sec max) about why you became a member or want to support the show. Email it to us, along with the item you want from the store (color, mailing address etc.) BONUS POINTS: Use hashtag #ClubGymNerd @Gymcastic Instagram or Twitter and we will count it as an additional entry. Be creative as possible: a song, poem, haiku, heartfelt message, the funnier the better. DEADLINE: On December 12 we will pick three winners from our favorites. * We will use your recording on the podcast. You can make it anonymous. GYMTERNET NEWS That Maggie Haney NYT puff piece. We have...a couple o

  • 450: Gym Nerd School 101

    450: Gym Nerd School 101

    02/12/2020 Duración: 01h32min

    Video of today's podcast is available to ALL LISTENERS, Club Gym Nerd or not, because we have some critical visual aids as part of the lesson plan. Not a member? Join here. GYM NERD SCHOOL 101 Welcome to the first episode of Gym Nerd School, an educational series where we will explain rules, skills, myths, jargon, and important gym nerd history—all based on your questions! Today: What does it mean to be an "elite"? The Code of Points, leotard rules, and named skills Why don't they use the 10 anymore? Why are leaps named for animals, how do I tell them apart, and no really WHYYYYYY? How do I tell the difference between a split leap full and a switch leap full? How do I tell the difference between those one-arm pirouettes—the Ono, Healy, and Ling? Why do people yell, "IT WAS A DELTCHEV"???? JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes, video of us recording and Gym Nerd Cheat Sheets. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 448: The Safe

  • 449: Larisas Back!

    449: Larisa's Back!

    25/11/2020 Duración: 01h39min

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss.  MEET NEWS Larisa Iordache returned from a three-year hiatus to compete at the Romanian national championship! We discuss her performance and possible path to Olympic qualification. Silviana Sfiringu is the Romanian national all-around champion, new queen of beam saves, and possible bars savior; we're very into Ioana Stanciulescu's beam routine; and junior Ana Maria Barbosu might rule them all. Plus, the ways in which the Olympic qualification system has personally victimized Romania and how tentatively optimistic we should be about the future of the Romanian women's team. GYMTERNET NEWS The latest on December's European Championship that's still happening Leanne Wong's power move during NCAA signing week Who's canceling the NCAA season and who's still truckin' Shane Wiskus is moving on Plus, news o

  • 448: The SafeSport Hack

    448: The SafeSport Hack

    18/11/2020 Duración: 01h37min

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here. THIS WEEK Riley McCusker is suing Maggie Haney. We discuss all the most horrifying parts of this story, including Haney's response. INTERVIEW: Gymnast activist Abbie Hillis and cybersecurity expert Dr. Betsy Cooper are here to discuss the Center for SafeSport being hacked almost two months ago and the lack of notification of athletes. This week's Skill of the Week segment that's actually like 4 skills, with analysis of the rollercoaster that is being a US junior champion. INTERVIEW: Coach Denis Vachon is here to discuss coaching an athlete through transition. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have mask

  • Russian  Italian Nationals

    Russian & Italian Nationals

    11/11/2020 Duración: 56min

    RUSSIAN NATIONALS Tatiana Nabieva is the national vault champion for 2020 and all is right with the world, Maria Kharenkova is the Russian beam champion despite no longer competing for Russia, everyone needs to leave Elena Eremina alone, Uliana Perebinosova delivered Derwael-Fenton realness to win the AA, Ekaterina Boeva showed us how to feel about wolf turns, whose floor routine was the most "pain of a nation," and a whole lot more. ITALIAN NATIONALS Asia D'Amato and Giorgia Villa tied for the national title, Giorgia Villa's Bhardwaj is still to die for, Stuttgart alternate Martina Maggio is stepping it up, we think we're really excited about Alice D'Amato's floor routine, and junior Angela Andreoli may have stolen the whole show. WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. What the full video podcast here.  JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym N

  • 447: Butt Spins for Friendship

    447: Butt Spins for Friendship

    09/11/2020 Duración: 01h36min

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss.  MEET NEWS The Friendship and Solidarity Competition in Tokyo went off without a hitch! At least...if you don't count the gymnastics. We discuss: COVID protocols and fancy special spraying machines Japan just hosting all the gymnastics now and forever. We might be fine with it Angelina Melnikova is having a GREAT pandemic, and Nikita Nagornyy's is pretty good too Sophia Butler and Yana Vorona delivering our skills (well, combinations) of the week Kohei things and casual middle-school Yurchenko 2.5s The difference between a Tsukahara (Tsuk) and a Kazamatsu (Kaz) vault. Plus, the statuses of Shilese Jones and eMjae Frazier, comeback performances from Zhang Jin and Chiaki Hatakeda, whether we should be worried about Artur Dalaloyan, and which events are jinxed (all of them) Jessica and Kensley's feeli

  • 446: Chellsie and Andy Memmel

    446: Chellsie and Andy Memmel

    04/11/2020 Duración: 01h48min

    THIS WEEK'S INTERVIEW The one and only Chellsie Memmel is here, with her coach-dad Andy, to discuss what really happened at 2006 worlds, the advantage of being a post-pubescent gymnast, periods and peeing, and whether she will do the routines we designed for her. It's Chellsie Memmel, everyone! GYMTERNET NEWS The Friendship and Solidarity meet is this weekend. We tell you how to watch. Russia (even Russia!) has withdrawn from Euros, along with a host of other countries. Plus, Poland got suspended Spencer's rage-o-meter about football This week's SKILL of the Week COVID FOR EVERYONE JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES 445: Xenophobic Bells Ringing Gymnastics International Episode 3: Chinese Individual Nationals 444: Friendship and Solidarity 443: Gymnastics' Greatest Stars (Commissioned) 442: A European Saga 419: Sports Economist Dr. David Berri CSI: Code of Points with Chellsie Memm

  • 445: Xenophobic Bells Ringing

    445: Xenophobic Bells Ringing

    28/10/2020 Duración: 01h27min

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. DEFYING GRAVITY In part 2 of our recap of the series, Spencer reviews and fact checks Jessica's performance and is a little too gleeful about it. We discuss Tracee Talavera's inside story from the 2000 selection process, the "controversy" about Grace McCallum, which team was really the favorite in 2008, the strength of the abuse episode, and the latest stop on the Nellie Kim ego tour. Plus, a listener has feedback on the xenophobia of the US gymnastics coaching-abuse narrative (and Jessica remembers that time Chellsie Memmel went to Italy for that gymnastics art exhibition/political statement). GYMTERNET NEWS Jessica reminds everyone to vote and be prepared in case a candidate does not concede the election. Big news in NCAA – Deanne Soza has retired, Elise Ray is leaving Washington, and Emma Malabuy

  • Chinese Individual Nationals

    Chinese Individual Nationals

    27/10/2020 Duración: 40min

    GYMNASTICS INTERNATIONAL Welcome to Gymnastics International! On this show, we take a deep dive into the latest competitions from around the world, covering them with the depth and detail they truly deserve. This week: Chinese Individual Nationals—not to be confused with Chinese Nationals. WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. What the full video podcast here.  CHINESE INDIVIDUAL NATIONALS We discuss...chickenpox (?) and Tang Xijing returning to top form for the all-around title, nearly get into a fight about Shang Chunsong's beam routine, and gush about Gao Ning's future boxing career. We enjoy breakout star He Licheng, the title-winning bars performance of Wei Xiaoyuan, and the casual 6.6 D score on beam from Zhou Yaqin. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Buy our awesome clothing and gifts h

  • 444: Friendship and Solidarity

    444: Friendship and Solidarity

    21/10/2020 Duración: 01h35min

    GYMTERNET NEWS The US will compete in Japan on November 8. We discuss the meet format and team selections British Gymnastics head Jane Allen is conveniently retiring and gave one of the worst interviews ever about it. Not that we have any opinions or anything. Why do parents accept abusive coaching practices? More countries are withdrawing from Euros. When is a continental championship not a continental championship? We celebrate National Coming Out Day and Danell Leyva DEFYING GRAVITY We watched the first three episodes of the gymnastics documentary series Defying Gravity (we'll have our thoughts on the rest of the series next week) and present our highlights and lowlights. Jessica explains why she thinks it represents a paradigm shift and Spencer rolls his eyes during the extensive fact check portion. PLUS All the gymternet headlines, along with your feedback about Phoebe Mills erasure, the disprespect of Larisa Petrik, and...manual expressing. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd for access to B

  • 443 Gymnastics Greatest Stars

    443 Gymnastics' Greatest Stars

    14/10/2020 Duración: 01h47min

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. This week's episode has been commissioned by Kim, who asked for an episode all about the 1991 VHS spectacular—GYMNASTICS' GREATEST STARS We discuss: Jessica's show-and-tell primary source artifacts Doris Fuchs Brause, meet interruptions, her skill, and alleged star-crossed Soviet lovers The Vera Caslavska protest (I mean, it is GymCastic...) Olga! Nadia! Nellie being all Nellie! Enthusiastic sexism...? Jessica's favorite broken kneecap Being personally victimized by the event order Elena Mukhina nightmares Why we don't talk about Tracee Talavera enough The Nancy Thies compromised cassette tape Tong Fei being the star of the whole thing Bart needing you to know that 1984 WAS NO FLUKE ...and a whole lot more, plus what we would include in GYMNASTICS' GREATEST STARS 2021 JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club G

  • 442: A European Saga

    442: A European Saga

    06/10/2020 Duración: 01h40min

    WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. GYMTERNET NEWS European Championships are still on! (For some reason?) We discuss the move to Turkey, who's not attending, the change in Olympic qualification, and why this event happening at all. Gymnast Alliance: Amy Tinkler has the receipts, and the horrifying letter sent to the Australian juniors in 2000. Plus, the campaigns to save Alaska and Minnesota and William & Mary, how the Italian gymnasts may have been cursed by a sea monster, and the revolving door of NCAA coaching that just keeps revolving. MEET NEWS We discuss Mai's domination of Japanese Nationals, Kohei's new identity as a high bar specialist, Chinese Nationals confirming the greatness of Tingting, the importance of Guan Chenchen, and Wei Xiaoyuan's magic charm. At Szombathely, Marta Pihan-Kulesza. End of podcast. Plus, a bloo

  • Gymnastics International Szombathely World Cup

    Gymnastics International Szombathely World Cup

    05/10/2020 Duración: 01h35min

    Welcome to Gymnastics International! On this show, we'll take a deep dive into the latest competitions from around the world, covering them with the depth and detail we typically reserve for US women's elite competitions. Because national borders are stupid. This week: the Szombathely World Challenge Cup. WATCH HERE Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded (pre-edits with all the bloopers and blunders that don't make it onto the final show) and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss. SZOMBATHELY We dissect every single little moment from the Marta Pihan-Kulesza Show, Starring Marta Pihan-Kulesza. Plus, a new skill in MAG, a full report on the level of mask-wearing (it was low), and CSI Code Edition takes on the issue Lopez/Podkopayeva credit. We celebrate when talls win the day and bemoan when falls win the day, celebrate when execution wins the day, and bemoan when sexism wins the day. And then watch Marta Pihan-Kulesza a few more times because duh. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club

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