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

    Chalk Talk: Minnesota and Lexy Ramler

    Chalk Talk: Minnesota and Lexy Ramler

    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 staying connected in the current situation, and how she's preparing for next season even with the uncertainty surrounding it.

    • 51 min
    Chalk Talk: Cal with Kyana George

    Chalk Talk: Cal with Kyana George

    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 season. Don't miss it!

    • 47 min
    Chalk Talk: Athlete A with Jon Shenk

    Chalk Talk: Athlete A with Jon Shenk

    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.

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

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

    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 alum, Maddie Desch, joins to share some of her emotional aftermath from her elite career, her overall thoughts on her college career, the Alabama gymnastics program, landscape of NCAA gymnastics, and advice to young gymnasts dealing with the pressures of the sport.

    • 1 hr
    Chalk Talk: Denver and Maddie Karr

    Chalk Talk: Denver and Maddie Karr

    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!

    • 55 min
    Chalk Talk: LSU and Ruby Harrold

    Chalk Talk: LSU and Ruby Harrold

    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 career, how her skills had to be adjusted in college competition, and what's next for her! Don't miss it!

    • 1 hr 1 min

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