alxblack17:

candycoateddoom:

sparklesandchalk:

Simone posted more of the national team leos!

so looks like another version of the tf and aa/ pt leos and a purple version of the day 1 ef leo

I love the pink one with the white sleeves

alxblack17:

candycoateddoom:

sparklesandchalk:

Simone posted more of the national team leos!

so looks like another version of the tf and aa/ pt leos and a purple version of the day 1 ef leo

I love the pink one with the white sleeves

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Triple Twist Gym Blog: Dear Gymternet- Journals from Elena Arenas (Entry #5 October 2014)

Elena Arenas’ talks about earning her first international assignment and going on her first college recruiting trip! 

Anonymous asked
Based on this year's US worlds team, who do you think is likely to be competitive for Rio in 2016, and who do you think will gracefully move on to NCCA land? For me, I think Simone and Kyla will be in the mix for Rio barring injury (crosses self), Ashton and Alyssa as maybe being elite and in the mix for Rio trials, and the Madisons and Mykayla as fabulous college gymnasts.

I agree with Simone and Kyla, they will more than likely stick around and be in contention for Rio. Kyla needs some serious upgrading though…and Simone just needs to stay healthy! 

I could see all the girls sticking around for at least another year. I think eventually Madison Desch, Alyssa Bauman, and Madison Kocian will go to college. I feel like Locklear and Skinner both could be valuable to team USA in the future if they stay healthy and of course continue to upgrade and improve. As far as Rio goes, I think every single girl on this years world team (except Simone) will be taken over by the fresh newcomers or even some of the past Olympians. With girls like Flatley, Dennis, Key, Hernandez, Foberg, and Smith coming up and Raisman, Maroney, and Douglas returning I don’t think girls like Skinner, Bauman, Kocian, and Locklear will be needed. 

Anonymous asked
How is life post high school going for you guys? You both seem super busy which is usually a good sign of doing well! :)

It’s been pretty good actually, thanks for asking! I’m still a little sad about everything being over, I spent a lot of time in the denial stage LOL. Basically I hate change so it’s been weird not having my friends around as much and having to go to work in the morning instead of school. Having to be responsible kinda sucks, not gonna lie. I just wanna hang out with friends and sleep all the time. Lol

But Ashlee has been working 40+ hours a week at her job so she’s not home much. I was recently promoted to a manager position at my job so I’m gonna be really busy with that. I plan on going to college in the spring. I waited a year because I wasn’t 100% sure on what I wanted to do, but I’ve had a lot of time to think about it and I’m feeling confident about my decision now (which is exactly why I waited!)

We want to start blogging more, so hopefully we can start to pick that up again. We never really stopped, I just feel like we kinda put it on the back burner. But we have some exciting stuff in the works!

Anonymous asked
When is 2015 secret classics and will they still be in Chicago?

Right now it’s listed on the 2015 calendar as July 24-25 and at one point it did say Hoffman Estates (which is where is has been the last two years) but it no longer says that, so it’s possible they are considering other locations? 

Personally, I don’t think it’s very classy for a gymnast to comment on how she feels another gymnast should have placed. It’s not that what Vanessa said isn’t true (because I agree with her to an extent) but I just don’t feel like she should say stuff about how “the 3rd place medalist should be far behind” (certainly a stab at Mustafina) and “I knew how this would end up before the competition started” To me, that just makes her look unprofessional and also a little disrespectful to her fellow competitor. Sometimes it’s better to say nothing at all because you know how the media can take what you say and twist it.

She basically said she didn’t want to comment and then went on to make a comment anyways which I don’t really get? LOL

Anonymous asked
Thoughts on the beam and floor final podium? Do you think Aliya deserved both her medals? I'm seeing a lot of debate

Personally, no. I feel like Teramoto deserved bronze on beam and Skinner deserved bronze on floor. I’m happy for Aliya and she did put up a good fight on both events, but she definitely had the judges in her favor. Especially on beam. Gymnastics is unfair sometimes, but I don’t see any point in arguing over results and blaming certain gymnasts. It’s not going to change anything. All you can do is your best and the rest is out of your control. 

Skinner and Teramoto we’re good sports though, unlike some people *cough cough Vanessa*