Posts Tagged ‘donate’

Where’s the donate button?

November 21, 2011

So Coach Rick has a little donate link on his blog.   I’ve noticed it before but I just ignored it.  As I scrolled past it the other day, I thought of Jenny Hansen’s donate link which I wrote about a few days ago.  I started to wonder which top gymnasts are asking for donations as well.

I’m not sure how many are.  Gymnasts have asked for donations after they make the Olympic team and still ended up doing NCAA.  Then you have gymnasts like Jordyn and Ali who just went pro.  Where are their donate buttons?  Seriously, I’ve seen level 5’s with donate buttons on their website.  What is the deal with folks who are actually within spittin’ distance of making the Olympic team not asking the public for help until the last minute?

Fund Jenny Hansen’s bid for the post-Olympic tour

November 16, 2011

I came  across a post on the College Gymnastics Board about Jen Hansen’s new skills.  She has a “Fund my Olympic Dream” link on her Facebook page.  I had to raise an eyebrow.  I really wanted her to make it to2011  Classics and Nationals but I have felt from the beginning that this comeback is about getting on the post-Olympic tour.  I don’t believe Ms. Hansen truly thinks she can make the Olympic team.  No doubt there will be other “comebacks” next year where the tour will also be the main goal.

I’m still dying to know what her routines are going to be like.  I hope she ditches that leap series on beam and does a simple split + wolf or something to get the connection and then does her harder leaps separately.  I also hope she can add a half turn on the bar to the end of her clear hip hecht half so she can avoid the built-in deduction for the empty swing and just kip + cast out of it.


Hansen posted a new video on her youtube channel a couple of days ago.  She is totally working Shaposhnikova to bail half handstand!  It would be nice if it turned out she could do one of the shaposh variations so she could milk that skill for as much credit as possible.  She also posted on her Facebook that she did her Jaeger.  Hmmmm.   That could be some bar routine right there!  She had posted a video on her Facebook of a new beam connection.  Punch front + back handspring + layout step out.  I’m not crazy about  it.  Why give the judges time to wonder if your connection is really connected?  I wish she would do back handspring + 2 layout step outs like she did in college.