When it comes to watching college beam, elite gymnastics fans typically have one of two reactions:
Oooo! A gainer full? How nifty! No one does that in elite! I want to see more of that!
A gainer pike off the end? Seriously? Is that even a skill? It should be, like, an A. Lame.
Regardless of your love or disdain for gainer dismounts, the question remains: Why are there so many gainers in NCAA gymnastics?
To help demystify NCAA beam, we have created an infographic for you. Like … the floor infographic …