NCAA Power Rankings Week 9

# 1 The Rankings Shakeups
# 2 Greg Mardsen throwing shade at SEC scoring
# 3 Will the real Stanford please stand-up?
# 4 Lindsay Mable
# 5 Beam Fails
# 6 Jessie Peszek

MCSMaria

Stanford tied or set season bests in each event to earn a season-best 197.400 and the victory Sunday against No. 7 UCLA and No. 10 Georgia. …

Go Stanford

Brittany Rogers 10.0 Vault

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I recall her doing pretty much exactly the same Vault at NCAA Championships one year … and getting 9.85. 😦 The WRONGEST score I saw at the meet.

I felt Brittany’s DTY was as good as any at Worlds 2015.

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NCAA related – Gym Digest – Decoding The New Vault Code

Gabby’s incorrect Bars D-score

At American Cup Gabby was awarded 6.5 D-score in the official results.

On Papa Liukin I saw a comment from A Houstonian GymNerd:

While this would have been correct with her intended routine, she inserted a stalder between her Endo ½ and the Shap ½, thus taking away 0.1 CV.

In-bar full (E)-piked tkatchev (E)-Pak(D) 0.3CV
In-bar ½ (D)-Endo ½ (D)-Stalder ©-Chow ½ (E) 0.1 CV
In-bar (D)
DLO (D)
Eight elements: DDDDDEEE = 3.5
CV = 0.4
EGR = 2.5

D-score = 6.4

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… who can forget Gabby receiving credit for an Amanar when she didn’t even do one?

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Papa Liukin

Judges at the 2012 Pacific Rim called that Vault an Amanar. The worst judging I can recall in many, many years. There was no correction. No reprimand to the judges. 😦

GymCastic interviews McKayla Maroney

The blockbuster athlete interview of the year, I’d say. Episode 187: McKayla Maroney

McKayla requested a one-on-one with Jessica O’Beirne. 🙂 It’s wonderful to hear McKayla clarify a few things about her amazing career. (She trained Yurchenko double back. Marta freaked.)

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Kyla and McKayla, who started together in the same training group, both announce they will not try for the 2016 Olympics the same week. This is tough on fans of the London Olympic gold medalists. 😦

related – Lauren Hopkins – McKayla Maroney Moves On