Cassie Whitcomb told Gymnastike how amazing the first selection camp was...as though she'd ever say that everyone secretly wanted to cut one another. It looks like the video MLT posted of her floor routine is more recent than flip video said.
The Shibutanis debuted their new free dance at Nebelhorn and defeated many top teams to finish second in that portion of the competition. It shows that their prospects are much better than the internet buzz on them was saying this summer. One would've thought that Maia belonged on "The Little Couple" or in a touring production of the Wizard of Oz.
Cappellini and Lanotte's winning short dance.
The Persian Prince's free skate.
Anna Pavlova won the AA at the International Dinamo tournament with a 14.8 on vault and a 14.870 on beam. It remains to be seen how big of a mistake it will be leaving her off the world team.
The Romanian women dominated their tri-meet this past weekend. Ana Porgras had another AA-winning competition and was joined on the AA rostrum with Raluca "Pitic" Haidu and Diana Chelaru. Belu mentioned being most impressed with Porgras, Chelaru and Izbasa. While he didn't laud Pitic's performance, her second place finish should put her among the competing members of the World Team.
Q Notes wrote a column questioning the choice of Johnny Weir as the recipient for the HRC Visibility Award.
Johnny at the High Heel-A-Thon:
Cal announced that it will be droppings its men's and women's gymnastics team at the end of this season.
Pechalat and Bourzat's winning Free Dance from Nebelhorn: