Defying Gravity – part 1

Defying Gravity is a 6-part docuseries that explores … Women’s Gymnastics through its greatest champions.

It’s playing on the Glamour magazine YouTube channel. The first 2 episodes are free without YouTube Premium.

I actually signed up for a free month of YouTube Premium so I could watch the rest.  Could be that getting rid of ads MIGHT make it worth the subscription.  🙂

Bart, Nadia, Daniella, Svetlana, Laurie, Blythe, and more.

Lots of Aly and Katelyn.

This feel good introduction part 1 highlights Floor more than the other apparatus.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

I thought it was weird to include Shushanova doing a dangerous skill.

Jackson Payne retired

Too bad.  He had a shot at qualifying for the Olympics in the AA at next year’s PanAm Games.

Jackson represented Canada over 50 times in more than 20 countries. A 4 time All-Around Canadian National Champion, Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist, 7 time World Championships Team Member, and multiple medalist at International World Cups.

Thanks for all the good years. 

how Abie Grossfeld learned Flyaway

One of the unforgettable characters of Gymnastics. A great storyteller.


Abe represented the United States as a gymnastics competitor or coach in seven Olympic Games, seven World Championships, six Maccabiah Games, and five Pan American Games …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

2020 USAG Hall of Fame Inductees

▶️ Morgan Hamm
▶️ Bridget Sloan
▶️ Yoichi Tomita 
▶️ Jordyn Wieber
▶️ Mary Wright
▶️ Nora Campbell

The induction ceremony is scheduled to be held next June during the 2021 Olympic Trials.


Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

D-D Breaux retired

Too bad.

I would loved to have seen D-D get the Championship title.


It is with joy, love, peace, appreciation and some sadness, but no regret, that I announce to my LSU family and community that I am retiring from coaching, but not retiring from LSU. …

Before our 2019 season, I asked that Jay Clark be named co-head coach in anticipation of this moment. Jay is a great recruiter and his coaching philosophy is demanding and produces excellence. I have confidence in my decision because the torch is being passed on to Jay.  …

LSU has asked that I remain a part of the athletics department to do what I love doing – being an ambassador for the LSU Athletics. I do bleed purple and gold …

A Letter from D-D Breaux