I know this horse has been beaten to death, brought back to life, and beaten to death for years, but after this regionals weekend, I’m fed up with the scoring once again. The scoring in SLC was embarrassing for the sport, and it wasn’t great at the other sites either (somehow Athens was the least cracky imo LOL).
Like, I honestly think they need to fire the judges, retrain them, and allow only those who demonstrate competence to judge again. Or start sanctioning judges for blatantly ignoring deductions. I’m sick of watching meets where judges either refuse or lack the ability to appropriately judge routines and separate athletes.
If we’re going to assume there’s no way to get judges to actually judge what they see, lower the base SV and make bonus more difficult to get. I’m tired of seeing no differentiation between bare minimum, cookie-cutter routines and athletes who successfully take risks in difficulty/form/originality. If that’s what it takes to never see a 9.9 logjam again, so be it.
Does anyone have any better ideas or insight on how this to remedy this problem? Is the NCAA gym committee even aware of how ludicrous scoring is?