Who will make 2013 US Men's Gymnastics World Team?

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Who Will make the World Team

  1. John Orozco

    66.7%
  2. Danell Leyva

    66.7%
  3. Sam Mikulak

    100.0%
  4. Luke Stannard

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Donnell Whittenburg

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Steven Legendre

    46.7%
  7. Brandon Wynn

    13.3%
  8. Alex Naddour

    46.7%
  9. Paul Ruggeri

    6.7%
  10. Jake Dalton

    86.7%
  11. Josh Dixon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Chris Turner

    6.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

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    Let's see if I can get all the contendors in here...
     
  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    I think Orozco, and Leyva are locks but the others have a bit more of a fight on their hands to make the team. That said my vote goes to; Leyva, Orozco, Mikulak, Legendre, and Dalton.
     
  3. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I think Mikulak is the lock. He looks like our best AAer. Leyva may not even make the team if he can't get an AA spot. He does typically peak at Nationals or whenever he needs to.
     
  4. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I think Dalton, Mikulak, and Orozco are the biggest locks. I dont think Leyva is a lock at all.
     
  5. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I meant to include Dalton as a lock, as well. I see Dalton and Mikulak as our AAers.
     
  6. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    I think Dalton is basically a lock if he can keep it together at nationals.
     
  7. OnyxRose81

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    Yeah, Mikulak and Dalton are the two locks. Leyva and Orozco will make it but I think their spots aren't very secure.
     
  8. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    Is it a 5 person team? I'm always so confused by World Championships in the post Olympic years.
     
  9. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I think it is 5 person. I know it is more than the women because there are more events.
     
  10. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    Right, that makes sense. I feel very behind on the Men this year. What's been going on with Leyva that people now tend to see Mikulak and Dalton ahead of him as AAers? (not that we don't all know I'd be thrilled to death to see Sam make it as one of the AAers) I assume Orozco is not seen as one of the top two AAers because he hasn't competed AA since London?
     
  11. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Dalton and Mikaluk have been competing very well all year, and winning some competitions with very high AA scores. They have clearly improved. Leyva has struggled to even match his 2012 form, let alone having improved any. Orozco has kept quiet since London, but London showed he is a bit of a headcase.
     
  12. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I haven't seen too many men's results since NCAAs where Mikulak obviously had a great meet.
     
  13. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    How has Orozco come back from his injury?
     
  14. judgejudy27

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    Dalton at the American Cup was amazing! I doubt if anyone but Uchimura can top him if he repeats that performance, and very unlikely another Americans (other than maybe Mikulak). I cant imagine Leyva or Orozco doing it with their top levels of last year, and it is questionable if they can even reach those right now.
     
  15. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    I actually saw Dalton at the American Cup! Live! I don't know where my head is at.

    I'm at the XL Center! Sitting in section 101, row H, over by the High Bar which will be good for my nerves, I'm sure. If anyone is here, come say hi! You can't miss the Michigan merch!
     
  16. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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    Sam Mikulak on High Bar is like my own tiny personal heart attack.

    Also, the US guys still don't seem to have figured out that the goal of the Pommel Horse is not to touch the ground until the routine is done.
     
  17. Fergus

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    John Orozco doesn't look 100%. :( That leg brace is scary. :yikes:

    Methinks he might have returned too early.
     
  18. Fergus

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    Did I hear that there are 6 men and 4 ladies on the World team?
     
  19. Fridge_Break

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    I say the FIG just needs to dump the pommel horse all together and have the guys do the balance beam. It'd get rid of the most snoozy event ever and replace it with something 1003482023583 times more interesting. :D
     
  20. Domshabfan

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    .. or US should hire some decent PH coaches... The likes or Berki and for that matter whole Hungarian Gymnastics team and British team has shown really good work on PH.
     
  21. Fridge_Break

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    :lol: Well that, too :p I just think the event is dreadfully boring and routines look too much the same. It's the one event in gymnastics that I've never even made an effort to learn skills names/values because it just doesn't interest me.
     
  22. Fergus

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    As we near the finish line @ P&G Champs..........

    Mikulak, Naddour, Dalton, Legendre, Wynn, & Leyva (though I wouldn't mind Ruggeri in that last spot!)

    ETA: Wow, Orozco finished 4th. Hmmmmm.....
     
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  23. haribobo

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    I'd have to go with the top 5 - Mikulak, Naddour, Dalton, Orozco, and Wynn, for 5 of the spots. I'm not sure how to decide between Legendre, Leyva, and Ruggeri for the last spot, though I think I'd just go with Paul for being so close to making the team so many times. It's tough for guys like Penev and Senters to tie for the win on vault and still not make the team (or Stannard to be 2nd on pommel), but they aren't factors on any other event so I imagine they won't make it this time.

    Here's a breakdown of how many top 5 placements the contendors had-
    Mikulak- 4 (5th floor, 5th vault, 1 PB, 1 HB)
    Naddour- 2 (1st pommel, 2nd rings)
    Dalton- 3 (3rd floor, 4th rings, 4th HB)
    Orozco- 2 (2 PB, 2 HB)
    Wynn- 3 (1st rings, 4th PB, 5th HB)
    Legendre- 1 (1st floor)
    Leyva- 2 (5th PB, 3 HB)
    Ruggeri- 2 (2nd place floor, 3rd vault)
    Modi- 2 (5th place pommel, 3rd PB)
    Penev- 1 (1st place tie on vault)
    Senters- 1 (1st place tie on vault)
    Stannard- 1 (2nd place on pommel)
     
  24. haribobo

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    Men's Sr. National Team: Dalton, Legendre, Ervin, Leyva, Mikulak, Naddour, Orozco, Wynn, Penev, Ruggeri.
     
  25. london_calling

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    And they announced the world's team already: Dalton, Mikulak, Leyva, Naddour, Wynn, and Legendre. Alternates are Orozco, Penev, and Ruggeri.
     
  26. judgejudy27

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    Picking Levya over Oroczo is quite controversial IMHO when Oroczo even beat Levya handily on his 2 best events- parallel bars and high bar. I think they picked Leyva since they figure he is still their best chance to medal on those events, along with possibly Sam who is surely doing the AA. They also figure he will keep getting better than he was here.
     
  27. ilovesalchows

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    Sorry for Orozco. But I am glad for his knee. And I'm not sure he would have made a final anyway.
     
  28. judgejudy27

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    What is the format. Only 3 people to do each event. If so I wonder if they will use a 2nd AAer or only use Mikulak for the AA so the other guys can do more events.
     
  29. ilovesalchows

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    Naddour PH
    Wynn SR
    Legendre FX
    Leyva HB PB
    Dalton VT FX
    Those are their specialties,right? The only conflict I see with having 2 AA is if they go with Naddour over Dalton.
     
  30. judgejudy27

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    I guess I was just thinking it would seem unfair to Naddour with how well he performed here to only get to do 1 event at Worlds but I guess those make sense. Plus pommel horse is still the only event he really has a chance to do well at Worlds on anyway. I am pretty sure Dalton will still be the 2nd AAer.