NCAA Championships Recap and Jamie Santos Esq explains the NCAA case before the Supreme Court
BREAKING NEWS We reached out to USAG about Jade Carey's Olympic spot, whether she's going to compete at Trials, and whether she'll be considered for the main team. Their answer was wild. And now we have some additional questions: "Based on our understanding of the current FIG qualification rules, we believe Jade Carey’s performances on the floor exercise in the World Cup Series have mathematically qualified her, by name, to the Tokyo Olympic Games. Barring any rule changes, we anticipate that FIG will award her the spot. We are extremely proud of Jade’s performance on the world stage, which earned her this well-deserved opportunity. This path – to pursue the opportunity for an individual qualification – was open to certain qualified national team athletes. No other eligible athletes opted to pursue this qualification route. We anticipate that Jade will be competing at Trials. Unless she accepts the individual spot beforehand, Jade would be eligible to make the four-person team. At this time, FIG has not announced when they will officially award the spot or whether they will impose a deadline for acceptance. In any event, the choice to accept or reject the qualified spot is hers, and she has the full support of USA Gymnastics in any outcome." Golden is coming. A six-episode docuseries about Laurie Hernandez (produced by Deanna Hong), Morgan Hurd, Suni Lee, Konnor McClain, and MyKayla Skinner in the run-up to Trials. NCAA NATIONALS Michigan becomes the 7th team to win a national title! We gush about their performance, the excitement of nationals, and who's going to be the next team to win a title. Valiant efforts from Oklahoma and Utah, plus we parse just what went wrong for Florida in the final month The Cal COVID scare right before the semifinal That nail-biter second semifinal where Utah advanced by less than a tenth over Alabama and LSU Is 5-up, 5-count the way forward for NCAA gym? JAMIE SANTOS Esq. INTERVIEW Ms Santos is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice. She explains what NCAA vs. Alston case heard by the SCOTUS in March is about and what that outcome could mean for your favorite gymnast or college team. EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS It's coming this week. We run through the schedule, what's at stake in terms of Olympic spots, and the latest news out of training. JOIN CLUB GYM NERD Join Club Gym Nerd or buy a gift membership for access to Behind the Scenes episodes. Behind The Scenes: LIVE after NCAA Finals Live Blog: 2021 NCAA Championship Finals Live Blog: 2021 NCAA Championships Semifinal 2 Live Blog: 2021 NCAA Championships Semifinal 1 Behind The Scenes: Aimee Boorman to the Netherlands Behind The Scenes: Beam Smash Regionals Behind the Scenes: Jade as an alternate? Behind The Scenes: March 19 2021 Behind The Scenes: Megan, Harry, Listunova and Oprah Behind The Scenes: Post-Winter Cup Syndrome Buy our awesome clothing and gifts here. We have masks too! RELATED EPISODES Soviet Gymnastics: Not the Specter of Evil (Commissioned) 2021 NCAA Championship Preview Regionals Got Weird WATCH Club Gym Nerd members can watch the podcast being recorded and see video clips of the gymnastics while we discuss.Please login to your Club Gym Nerd account to listen and/or watch this episode. Not a member? Join here.