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Bleav in Gymnastics: Chalk Talk

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Get the latest stories and insight on the world of Gymnastics with hosts Taylor Davis and McKenna Kelley!

Get the latest stories and insight on the world of Gymnastics with hosts Taylor Davis and McKenna Kelley!

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Get the latest stories and insight on the world of Gymnastics with hosts Taylor Davis and McKenna Kelley!

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English


Episodes

Chalk Talk: Minnesota and Lexy Ramler

8/13/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor are talking all about the #GymnastAlliance movement, the postponement of fall sports in the Big 10 and Pac-12 and how that impacts gymnastics, the retirement of long-time LSU Head Coach, D-D Breaux, and analyze #10 Minnesota in the "Meet of the Week", Minnesota vs Nebraska. Then, Minnesota standout gymnast and Honda Sports Award Finalist, Lexy Ramler, joins in to discuss her quick transition to college gymnastics, the culture at Minnesota, how the team is...

Duration:00:51:36

Chalk Talk: Cal with Kyana George

7/31/2020
This week on Chalk Talk, McKenna and Taylor are discussing some various news and notes from around the elite and NCAA gymnastics worlds. Then, they're giving you an analysis of the #9 team in the nation, Cal, in the "meet of the week" Cal vs Stanford. Standout Cal gymnast, Kyana George, then joins in on the discussion to elaborate on her gymnastics style, the difficult endings to Cal's past 2 seasons, the current mentality of the team training during the pandemic, and expectations for next...

Duration:00:47:07

Chalk Talk: Athlete A with Jon Shenk

7/16/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor are diving deep into a thorough discussion and analysis about the Netflix documentary, Athlete A. Director, Jon Shenk, also joins in on the discussion to tell more about the production process, conducting such difficult interviews with the athletes, his stance on the systemic problems within USAG, and how change continues from here. Don't miss it.

Duration:00:43:42

Chalk Talk: Gettin' Real, Alabama Recap, and Maddie Desch

7/3/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor are breaking down some of the latest college and elite gymnastics news you need to know! They're talking the interesting NCAA coaching staff additions, Lynnzee Brown's Olympics hopes, and break down Shawn Johnson's heartfelt YouTube video addressing her emotional and physical struggles after her gymnastics success. Then, they recap the Alabama Crimson Tide in the "Meet of the Week", Alabama vs Missouri. Plus, former US National Team Member and Alabama gymnastics...

Duration:00:59:34

Chalk Talk: Denver and Maddie Karr

6/8/2020
On this episode of Chalk Talk, McKenna and Taylor give a thorough analysis on this past season's Denver team and are joined by standout Denver gymnast, Maddie Karr, to reflect on her college career and the steady rise of Denver's gymnastics program. Don't miss it!

Duration:00:54:47

Chalk Talk: LSU and Ruby Harrold

5/22/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor are discussing the cancellation of all 2020 premier events, the Maggie Haney and Laurie Hernandez statements following Haney's suspension, and give analysis on this past season's LSU team in the "Meet of the Week", LSU vs Arkansas. Then, 2-time Olympian for Great Britain and LSU gymnastics alum, Ruby Harrold, joins in to discuss her move to Baton Rouge, her adjustment to college gymnastics just weeks after competing in the Olympics, the abrupt end to her college...

Duration:01:01:29

Chalk Talk: Michigan Recap and Bev Plocki

5/8/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor discuss the new D1 gymnastics program at Long Island University and their new coach, Randy Lane; the Maggie Haney suspension decision from USAG, Laurie Hernandez's statement, and recap #5 Michigan in the "Meet of the Week", New Hampshire vs Michigan. Then, Michigan Head Coach, Bev Plocki, joins in to look back on the development of the program in her 31 seasons as head coach, the evolution of NCAA gymnastics, her thoughts on this past season's team, and...

Duration:00:57:20

Chalk Talk: Utah Recap and Tom Farden

4/30/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor break down the SEC Gymnastics awards as well as the AAI Award finalists and winner, break down Utah in the "Meet of the Week", Utah vs UCLA. Then, Utah Gymnastics Head Coach, Tom Farden, joins to discuss his transition from Co-Head Coach, the difficult announcement to his athletes about the season shut down, analysis on each of their events this season, a preview of next season's team, and his time coaching MyKayla Skinner. Don't miss it!

Duration:00:53:34

Chalk Talk: UCLA Recap and Carly Patterson

4/17/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor are talking all about the Honda Award winner, more decisions regarding the Tokyo Olympics, and give their recap on UCLA from the Meet of the Week, Utah vs UCLA. Then, 2004 Olympic All-Around Champion, Carly Patterson Caldwell, joins in to discuss her journey through gymnastics, the transition to life after, her input on the Olympics postponement, advice for gymnasts handling that adversity, and reflects on favorite memories from the 2004 games. Don't miss it!

Duration:01:03:24

Chalk Talk: Florida Recap and Trinity Thomas

4/10/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor are talking all about the NCAA's decision to not extend eligibility to winter athletes, the Honda Award finalists, and talk all about the Florida Gators in the "meet of the week", Florida vs Penn State. Then, Florida and elite gymnast, Trinity Thomas, joins in to talk about her perspective on both the NCAA season cancellation and the Olympics postponement, her plan for the next year, her decision to go to Florida, how she maintains both elite and college...

Duration:00:56:30

Chalk Talk: Oklahoma Recap and Mollie Korth

4/3/2020
This week, Taylor and McKenna talk about the official date announcement for the Tokyo Olympics, Chellsie Memmel's (possible) return to training, and give analysis on Oklahoma in the "Meet of the Week", Oklahoma vs Michigan. Then, University of Kentucky phenom, Mollie Korth, joins to discuss her quick transition from high school to Kentucky, her immediate impact on the program, best memories, and more! Don't miss it!

Duration:00:57:29

Chalk Talk: Kyla Ross

3/27/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor are talking about the official postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, how that impacts individual athletes, and give a new assignment for the listeners. Then, Olympic, World, and NCAA Champion, Kyla Ross, joins to discuss the abrupt end to her career, her favorite elite and college memories, transition from elite to college, her approach to each apparatus, her opinion on the news of the Olympics being postponed, and what's next for her. Don't miss it!

Duration:00:51:00

Chalk Talk: Maggie Nichols

3/20/2020
This week on Chalk Talk, McKenna and Taylor are chatting all about the quarantine, the end of the NCAA season, potential eligibility for athletes from this season, and updates on the Tokyo Olympics. Then, the one and only Maggie Nichols joins in to give us insight on the abrupt end of her career, obstacles she had to overcome to become one of the most successful NCAA gymnasts in history, if she would return for another year if granted eligibility, what's next for her (assuming gymnastics is...

Duration:00:46:05

Chalk Talk with Jordyn Wieber

3/11/2020
This week McKenna and Taylor are talking all about the American Cup and Gymnix International results, analyzing some wins and losses in NCAA this past weekend, and talking about validity of the "perfect 10" in college gymnastics. Then, Olympian, World Champion, and now Head Coach for the Arkansas Gymbacks, Jordyn Wieber, joins the show to look back to her competition days, what she learned through her highs and lows in the sport, her difficult yet rewarding 2012 Olympics experience,...

Duration:00:44:57

Chalk Talk: Final Stretch

3/5/2020
This week McKenna and Taylor are talking all about the cancellation of the Jesolo Trophy in Italy, Gymnix International, Laurie Hernandez not attending February national training camp, NCAA results from this past weekend, look ahead to postseason, and McKenna gives us a bars breakdown! Don't miss it!

Duration:00:44:43

Chalk Talk: Full Speed Ahead

2/27/2020
McKenna and Taylor are breaking down all the crazy NCAA action from this past week. Utah vs UCLA, Florida clinching SEC regular season, Oklahoma without Maggie Nichols, the first ever 10 in a leadoff spot, and McKenna breaks down the different technicalities and deductions on vault. Then, former LSU gymnast and current Penn State assistant coach, Ashleigh Gnat, joins to discuss her time in NCAA competition, transition to coaching, differences in Big 10 and SEC and the current Penn State...

Duration:00:43:38

Chalk Talk: Bridget Sloan

2/20/2020
This week, McKenna and Taylor discuss Riley McCusker's new training home, the current expectations surrounding the Olympic team, the numerous cases of ruptured achilles tendons in NCAA so far this season, programs on the rise, and McKenna's highlights from this week. Then, Olympian, World Champion, and NCAA Champion, Bridget Sloan, joins in to discuss her decision to pursue college gymnastics, the contrast of elite and college, the current landscape of gymnastics, and life after! Don't miss...

Duration:00:37:04

Chalk Talk with MyKayla Skinner

2/13/2020
This week McKenna and Taylor are discussing the controversial statement made about gymnasts on an SEC Network basketball broadcast and recap some standouts from NCAA this past week. Then, MyKayla Skinner joins in to talk all about her time at Utah, her return to elite, what skills she's training for Tokyo, the culture shift of USA Gymnastics, marriage life and more! You do not want to miss this one!

Duration:00:32:53

Chalk Talk: Substance

2/7/2020
Join McKenna and Taylor as they break down Simone's viral vault video, the Maggie Haney suspension, recap NCAA results, and much more. Then, legendary UCLA head coach, Val Kondos Field, joins in to discuss her unmatched choreography, the highs and lows of gymnastics culture, and her time coaching at UCLA. Do not miss it!

Duration:00:42:40

Chalk Talk: Who's Who

1/29/2020
Join McKenna and Taylor as they recap the NCAA results from this past weekend and discuss how the landscape of college gymnastics is shaping up so far this season. They're going in depth on this one! Don't miss it!

Duration:00:36:08