SCHEDULE: (all times Eastern)
Thursday, August 18 – Junior Men Day 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 18 – Senior Men Day 1 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 19 – Junior Women Day 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Friday, August 19 – Senior Women Day 1 – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 – Junior Men Day 2 – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 – Senior Men Day 2 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 – Junior Women Day 2 – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 – Senior Women Day 2 – 7:00 p.m.
No bueno in terms of potential Worlds selection, hopefully this is a precaution. Miller has demonstrated this year that she is worth taking to Worlds for UB alone as the US lacks here and a 14+ score would be valuable.
A team of Wong, Jones, and McClain have VT/FX secure for a TF situation, which doesn’t account for Carey or Chiles or DiCello either.
Bars and Beam will be the hot events at Nationals.
Too bad Suni decided not to compete elite this year, she would have easily made the team as a UB/BB specialist and with her NCAA VT and FX as back ups in case needed.
As long as they hit at nationals and trials I see Wong, McClain, and Jones as locks for the team.
Wong on pretty much all 4, Jones on all but BB and McClain on all but UB.
VT McClain, Wong, Jones
UB _____, _______, Jones (Wong?)
BB ______, Wong, McClain
FX McClain, Jones, Wong
I guess this means Shilese is even more of a lock now than she was previously. Based on what we’ve seen so far, the obvious people to join her are Wong and McClain, with room for Chiles and Carey if they look good this weekend. However that does leave the US relatively weak on bars.
We got premium for Tokyo and its worth the $5/month, imo. During Olympics we loved all the on demand content, and the peacock gymnastics coverage was vastly superior to NBC. We watched so much stuff we otherwise wouldn’t have seen. Non-sports, the movie selection is decent (I watched Ten Things I Hate About You the other night!) and my kid loves Curious George.