Friday, September 3, 2010

This and That

The American juniors dominated the Pan Am Team competition, only beating the second place Canadian team by 19 points. The Canadians sent their top guns, which makes the victory more impressive. McKayla Maroney is proving why Alicia Sacramone will have to work her ass off if she wants to return to the Olympics. Maroney nailed two different vaults today (Amanar and Layout Pod.) If she can continue to upgrade, Sac will have to hope that McKayla becomes quite the All-Arounder. Kyla Ross won the AA with a 57.998, followed by Vega with a 57.663. Jessica Lopez was third with a 57.099.

Event Finals:
Vault: Maroney
Uneven Bars: Ross and Douglas
Balance Beam: Dowell and Vega
Floor Exercise: Maroney and Ross

Charlotte Mackie even managed to make an event final thanks to the two-per-country rule.

USAG will now sanction cheerleading. This will make them a shit load of money. Perhaps everyone you know will no longer be able to claim that they are a National Champion in the sport.

The Examiner interviewed Beth Rybacki at Nationals.

Johnny Weir on The Rachel Zoe Project:

Rehearsal videos from Artistry On Ice have been posted, including our first look at Mao Asada's new short program.


  1. So was Beth on the actual 1980 Olympic team or was she an alternate?

  2. i feel that this season of RZoe is parading more "celebrity" clients than the previous seasons due to the lack of TayTay and her drama. I miss Tay.

  3. Beth was an alternate, she had great optionals and great skills, unfortunately her compulsories were garbage. She would have been in even worse shape if she had continued when compulsories were heavily weighted.

  4. Which school is Charlotte Mackie going to??

  5. Sarah Finnegan advanced to beam finals, not Brenna Dowell.

  6. Considering that the US didn't even send their best possible team and they STILL won by 19 points, I think that the junior field is extremely deep.