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Podcast: College Salute – NCAA Championships, As Tough As She is Pretty”


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What’s to come in this episode:

Sooners stole the show,13 alums competed and 1 killed it in vault in warm-ups, the cables at bars were faulty and so were the judges, landings on vault were hard to come by but not for Rucker, Bars and Beam All Americans for Region 5 Alums, do you focus recruiting on elites or level 10s and Lights Out needs to be OUT for ever.


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Show Notes:


Fab 5

  1. Audrey Davis best piece of gymnastics PERIOD
  2. Florida beat OU on Floor by over .5 didn’t count a fall on any event and lost by .2
  3. Kyla Bryant last floor routine (maybe Jason’s  second favorite routine of the competition)
  4. Jaedyn Rucker- Utah Vault  9.9625 National Vault Champ (nailed it both days) we can add floor to this
  5. Leann “As tough as she is pretty” KLJ
  6. Just Florida 
  7. O’Keefe 
  8. Sydney Jonson Sharp
  9. “Lights out” needs to go
  10. AUBURN HELLO & The QUEEN Shimmys out of her double pike
  11. Olivia Trautman Beam Mount
  12. Michigan State Coaches win National AWards for 1st time in program history
  13. Olympian Reunion
  14. Miss Val and the pursing of the lips (Very Devils Wear Prada)

Karas Kickover– Commentator’s perspective to the championships


Elites vs Level 10’s in college gymnastics 

Skyla Schulte- 9.9125 attacked the routine, no freshman freak out it’s NCAA’s  

Payton Richards- Competed only in Finals replacing Sloan Blakely on both V and Fx

Sierra Brooks- 2nd on Bars with her 9.95. 2 pass floor routine (achilles tightness)

Jacey Vore– Struggles on bars but bounces back on beam (after Nioami fell) to post a 9.8125.  

Gabby Wilson- Rocked floor 9.9125 , huge double back off beam with hop back 9.8375

Aria Brusch-  Consistent on all three of her events both days of competition.

Leah Clapper closes an awesome career with a 9.925 beam routine besting her semi finals 9.9 perfect lay lay! 

KJC mentioned her smile was choreographed into her routine, NO WAY 

Helen Hu- Beautiful Piked Ray to pak (huge swing and amplitude on both skills) beam solid as always with her lines and flow solid front aerials 9.9375 to tie pretty much everyone for 4th place (8 tied)

Shania Adams- extension solid awesome wolf turn! 

Kim was happy- Mati Waligora did floor at NCAA’s replacing Griffin James after the warm-ups.

Makarri Doggette- Several hand claps after this routine. Awesome DL on her one foot. 

Gaskins- One Last sweet home Alabama

Tara Walsh- Stuck a beautiful Yurchenko full in the warm-ups (auburn alternate on vault) not bad for landing locked legged on a 1 ½ a few weeks ago.

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Past Podcasts:

Week 12: NCAA Regional Weekend- AuBE 10’s and Exciting Finishes

Week 11: Conference Championships- Spartans, Chips and 26

Week 10: A Real Showstopper

Week 9: The Oscar Goes to Records, Seniors, 198s

Week 8: They Rise to the Perfect 10

Week 7: WWW- Want, Work, Win… A Dog’s Got to Eat!

Week 6: Playlists, Program Records and Perea It’s a Chief Kiss

Week 5: Was it a 10, Should it be a 10-Subjectivity in Judging

Week 4: Storm Trooper Stare Down

Week 3: Big Letters, Records, the Queen and Wake Boarding

Week 2: Melting Thru Movement or Sharp Stab

Week 1: From A to Z and Everything in Between


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