Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Fridge_Break, Jan 5, 2017.
Sorry . Maybe NastiaFan101 will upload it to YouTube?
SO HAPPY FOR LSU!!! Now find a way to beat Oaklahoma in a couple weeks! So happy for them. I cannot believe the season is almost over (again)!
Just watched the SEC championship and so glad I was unspoiled - yes LSU!!! My heart sank when Macadeg fell off beam, fearing they'd blow it again - but the next 5 pulled through. So proud and well-deserved.
OMG - when she fell off the beam, and then the next girl was shakey, I thought it was over. Kudos for them for keeping it together. I thought Alex McMurtry (Florida) was so overscored the entire event, and I say this as a huge fan of hers. She had uncharacteristic bobbles on beam and on her landings but still was given 9.95's. Bit disappointing to see.
I had SECs set up to tape and got home to find a storm detached the cable from my house so no TV or internet. I hope I can find repeats!
Anyone else watching the semi-finals of the NCAA Championships? Maggie Nichols on beam. I had a bad feeling about her for some reason. Now we are probably stuck with Skinner as all-around champ because I'm not sure if I see anyone in the next session beating that score. Maybe Alex McMurtry with a hit meet? Ross was fantastic today though, and I thought undermarked on vault (although to be fair so was Skinner).
Skinner leading AA. Didn't get to watch but apparently she competed lights out, so good for her. I was following results and was hoping Washington could have pulled off an upset, but they got swept by in the last rotation.
McMurtry saves the day and wins the AA in spectacular fashion!!
Oklahoma, Utah, UCLA, LSU, Florida, and Alabama going to the Super Six.
Yes, thank you Alex McMurtry!! I guess I was right when I thought that she was maybe the one that could do it, I just wasn't confident in her ability to hit all four events.
No surprises whatsoever in who made Super Six, which is a bit disappointing. One upset would have been fun. We'll see if LSU can carry their momentum into tomorrow or if Oklahoma can peak at the right time and repeat.
Once again, OU had the best mental game and didn't miss a single routine. I love this team and am so glad I have the chance to see them anytime I want. Maggie Nichols completely redeemed herself after the disappointing performance in the All-Around, particularly on beam where she earned a 10. She still has three years to vie for an individual title, and I have no doubt she will succeed. Next week, we'll see if the men can repeat as well and if Yul Moldauer can win the individual All-Around.
Boomer Sooner!!! So happy with the back-to-back championships!
That was some display by OU. I feel for LSU, if they could have had their Friday night performance on Saturday, it would have been interesting to see.
Love that PPL had a 10 on beam for UCLA. And McMurtry proved her AA title wasn't just an evening session bump. She had the 2nd highest AA score, beating everyone she'd beaten the night before, except for Nichols, who fell on Friday.
From a poster on gymscoop:
Sigh. I am so sad for my LSU. I kind of knew after their incredible performance on Friday that it would be very difficult to match it. Kudos to Oklahoma for their fantastic meet last night. LSU remains my favorite, though. I was so proud of how they rocked the beam even though they knew they were not going to win. I really wish Ashleigh Gnat were not graduating! Sarah Finnegan is becoming one of my favorites. She is just so beautiful to watch! A perfect combination of power and beauty. The team should be super good again next year. I cannot believe the season is over.
Kudos also to Florida for their fantastic meet in these finals. I was super disappointed that Michigan, once again, blew it in the semi's.
I had a bad feeling that LSU left their best in the semis as well...it just seemed like that performance they had in the semis was one they could only manage once in two days and they used it up on the wrong day. Meanwhile Oklahoma appeared to be aiming to peak for Super 6 and boy did they ever do that. What a masterful performance. Unfortunately the disparity between the two made for a pretty uneventful competition. What I would have loved to see is semis LSU vs. Super Six Oklahoma. That would have been an exciting final.
So Natalie Vaculick, Jasmine Arnold, and Caroline Bradford were dismissed from the UGA gymnastics team. The reasons are "confidential."
Sources on twitter are reporting the Georgia head coaches (including Danna Durante) have been let go. Will try to get a link...
Here's a link: http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/w-gym/spec-rel/042517aaa.html
The head coach, Danna Durant, has also been let go.
Thanks, hirshey girl. My computer froze as I "saved" that post, so I did not even know if my post went through.
Courtney Kupets Carter named head coach at Georgia with Suzanne Yoculan (!!) as her volunteer coach.
Yeah, this should be...interesting. As far as I know, Kupets Carter doesn't have any significant coaching experience, so I'm assuming Yoculan will be the real coach initially, while Kupets Carter learns the ropes (or acts as a figurehead). Georgia doesn't have a lot of major incoming talent this year, with Emily Schild being the most promising, so I'm not necessarily expecting immediate results, but I do think that there is more that can be done with the athletes they have. Someone on another board pointed out that Natalie Vaculik added UGA back on to her Twitter profile, so getting her back into the bars lineup would be one step. I think that potentially getting Jordyn Pederson into the lineups (if she's back into form - she didn't look near ready in the exhibition I saw her to in Oklahoma) and having a healthy Dickson and Snead would also make a difference.
Until someone writes a tell-all book, we won't really know what happened.
I do like the Kupets-Carter/Yoculan combo. I believe Courtney and her positive attitude can become a good coach with help from Yoculan. I hope Georgia doesn't expect a national championship from Kupets, because that is setting her up for failure. A Super Six would be outstanding from Kupets in her first year. Maybe having a happy team would be the first goal for Georgia. Next, they can build from there.
Good luck to Kupets/Yoculan and Georgia for next year!