Sunday, December 12, 2010
Blahtah Red Rocks Preview
Blahtah held their Red Rocks preview and it looks like it may be time to panic for the Marsdens. The current roster is performing as expected: dismally. It isn't so much that we've seen so many mistakes from them, but the quality of gymnastics is simply not there. There are all sorts of form errors, sloppy execution, bad technique and missed handstands. They are a team without true stars. The majority of the lineup looks like they'll score around 9.825 on a good day.
Gael Mackie appears thinspired for her senior year. Corrie Lothrop and Steph McAllister will be strong contributers, but they cannot do it alone. Jacq Johnson and Cortni Beers are back in the lineup, but look positively sluggish.
Val Kondos produced wonderful quotes about not ever being able to replace athletes, but the truth is, scores need to be replenished from somewhere. When Jamie and Jeanette graduated, UCLA brought in Tasha. Utah graduated Ashley Postell, Nina Kim, Kristina Baskett, Daria Bijak and Annie Diluzio over the last few years. Unfortunately, they have no been able to replicate their performances or scores. Corrie Lothrop is a positive addition to the team, but she is incapable of holding up the team on her own.