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Podcast: Episode #23- “Flex On EM” Region 5, 2019 JO Nationals Recap

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Region 5 won the 2019 JO National Super Team Title with a dominating performance on the second day of competition. JO National All Around Champion Sierra Brooks from Aspire Gymnastics joined us to break down all the action from top routines you might have missed to the behind the scenes stories from the floor. Region 5 rallied on day 2 with five age group wins and four national all around champions. The big performances, the memorable moments plus our thoughts on some hot topics all that and more into this episode. 


4:03- Recap of the 2019 Level 9 Easterns

5:42- Story of Level 9 Grace Hayes and then discussion on to or not to compete with injury. Sierra talks about her experience with this topic Link to all our Level 9 Eastern Competition videos on our new youtube channel Region 5 Gym Insider TV (Subscribe Today)

10:36 Cheering at the 2019 JO Nationals, Crying!!!

12:07 JO Nationals Overview, Energy of the meet

12:56 Sierra Brooks gives her thoughts on the cheering the excitement about this years JO Nationals Experience

13:47 Thoughts on “Flex On Em” Theme that Region 5 embraced * Tom Koll liked Flex On Em HOT TOPICS

17:44 The Lack of Decorated Arena (NO Banners, Nothing that shows we were at JO Nationals)

20:50 Thoughts on Judging at JO Nationals Composition Deductions? Discussion about the Vault Panel

25:14 5+ 39.0 scores at JO’s. Is the +1 bonus on each event making a difference?

27:44- National Event Champions outside of the top 10 (many finished below 20th place in All Around. Discussion on event finals at JO Nationals. 30:13 Skill Trends or just WOW!

Age Group BreakDown

35:22 Junior A- Region 1 Won

* Discussion on the bars champion (NO MAJOR RELEASE)

41:32 Senior A- Region 8 Won

* Thoughts on the routines that tied for the bar championship

* Moorea Linker- Double Double

* Region 5 Three Top 10 All Arounders, Gaby Stephens Top Finisher

47:07 Junior B- Region 4 Won

* Story about Taylor DeVries

51:04 Senior B- Region 5 Won

* Cassi Barbanente top all arounder for Region 5 10th

* National Bar Champion Gillian Rutz, Perfection

* Hannah Nam, and Tara Walsh finished on the podium

56:37 Junior C- Region 7 Won

* Handspring Double Front from National Champion

* Top 2 all around didn’t win a single event

* Megan Bingham 5th AA and 7th on floor

* Sarah Moraw and Lauren Holt

1:00:10 Senior C- Region 3 Won

* Kiya Johnston and Haleigh Bryant dominated

* Haleigh vault

* Delanie Harkness story

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1:06:32 Sierra Brooks reflects back on her experience at her final JO Nationals

1:08:03 Junior D- Region 1 won

* Dominated by Faith Torrez from Legacy Elite

* Paige Thaxton from Michigan Academy

* Laci Keck- New Full In on Floor

* Taralyn Nyugen- Floor Champion Check this out!  discussion on this routine

1:16:00 Senior D Region 5 won

* Region 5 Dominated this age group

* Check out the Region 5 Spotlight on this group

* Exciting last two rotations on vault and bars

* Aria Brusch national bar champion

* Sierra talks about that final rotation

* Region 5 took Top 3 in the All Around

1:24:34 Junior E Region 1 won

* JPAC’s Jacey Vore All Around Champion

* Lia Kmieciak and Maddy Pike vault big

1:28:03 Senior E Region 5 won

* Gabby Wilson National All Around Champion

* warm-ups two different bar routines

* Helen Hu 2nd All Around, 4th National Beam Title

* Linda Zvat won vault 9.9

* Nya Smith finished 9th in the All Around
1:33:18 Junior F Region 5 won
* Region 5 was Incredible

* Elle Lazzari won the National All Around Title

* Ella Cesario bars national champion, Huge Ray

* Discussion on Sidney Washington Floor routine

1:39:18 Senior F Region 5 won

* Kai Rivers finished 2nd All Around, 3rd National Bar Championship

* Makarri Doggette 3rd All Around

1:44:16 Final Thoughts on JO Nationals

1:47:24 Announcement of the Region 5 All Star Team

* Sierra talks about what the All Star Experience is like

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