Brenna Dowell interview

The fan favourite is retired retired. No more Elite. Graduated from College.

Storybook finish to her long career. Nailed Vault to help seal the 2019 team Championship for Oklahoma.

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Like Peng Peng Lee the previous year, this was an ending fit for film.

In fact, Full Out 2: You Got This! is inspired by Brenna’s story. The movie should be released 2020.

Fun fact – Brenna’s sister auditioned to play Brenna in the film.

Click through to listen to the long, entertaining interview on GymCastic.


GREAT College routines from the last decade

Yes the “perfect 10” scoring system in College women’s Gymnastics is silly.

Yes it works for media and marketing. We should make the best of it.

In fact, I’m more outraged for gymnasts who should have got a perfect 10 than for those who did with errors.

Vault is the apparatus where I can most legitimately respect judges throwing a 10.

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Click over to College Gym News to see some of their favourite 10.0 routines from the last decade.

1st triple twisting Yurchenko?

It does seem overdue.

Click PLAY or watch a (slightly edited) video on YouTube.

WAG is close to MAG in tumbling difficulty, but competes much less difficulty on Vault.

Reality check — MAG has a horse 10cm higher which gives them a more time in the air.



10.0 start NCAA vaults 2020

Spencer posted the list of highest value vaults:

Yurchenko 1.5
Yurchenko 2/1
Yurchenko 1.5 tucked
Round-off 1/2 on, front tuck 1/2
Round-off 1/2 on, front pike (Omelianchik)
Round-off 1/1 on, back tuck or pike
Tsukahara 1/2
Tsukahara 1/1
Handspring pike 1/2
Handspring tuck 1/1
FHS, Handspring front pike

Click through for details included scoring changes for the coming season.


I’d say Tsukahara with 1/2 twist is the easiest on the list.

Asia D’Amato training Cheng

This looks great.

Italy’s team podium finish at Worlds was no fluke. They are a serious contender for Tokyo 2020.

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Team Italy training in China.