2019 NCAA Championship Recap with John Roethlisberger – Season 2 Episode 17

The Recap

Sam welcomes to the podcast decorated Olympic gymnast and former member of the University of Minnesota men’s gymnastics team, John Roethlisberger. In addition to being a three-time Olympian, John is a four-time U.S, National all-around champion and a four-time U.S. National pommel horse champion. He also won back-to-back American Cup titles in 2995 and 1996 and was named Sportsperson of the Year six times throughout his illustrious career. In this episode, Sam and John break down the performances of the Four on the Floor: Denver, UCLA, LSU and Oklahoma. They share their thoughts on scoring, individual champions, and the first year of the new postseason format. Finally, Sam and John discuss the retirements of two gymnastics legends, UCLA Head Coach Miss Val and Utah Head Coach Megan Marsden.

Episode Highlights

  • 00:59 – Sam thanks her sponsors, Tumbl Trak and Destira
  • 01:53 – Introducing today’s guest, John Roethlisberger
  • 03:40 – Sam and John recall early memories of each other
  • 07:34 – John shares his thoughts on NCAA Championship Weekend
  • 09:49 – Sam shares her thoughts on the new postseason format
  • 15:54 – The state of men’s collegiate gymnastics
  • 18:28 – The potential for collaboration between men’s and women’s gymnastics
  • 23:20 – Highlights from Denver’s performance
  • 29:14 – Highlights from UCLA’s performance
  • 38:01 – Highlights from LSU’s performance
  • 40:50 – Sam and John talk about LSU’s head coach, Sara “D-D” Breaux
  • 42:58 – The LSU billboard debacle
  • 47:53 – Highlights from Oklahoma’s impeccable performance
  • 50:47 – Brenna Dowell’s gymnastics journey
  • 53:08 – Sam takes a moment to thank her sponsors once again
  • 54:08 – Sam and John compare gymnasts to Game of Thrones characters
  • 1:03:42 – Breaking down the individual vault champions
  • 1:04:49 – Individual bars champions
  • 1:05:41 – Individual beam champions
  • 1:07:26 – Individual floor champions
  • 1:08:36 – Sam and John discuss the scoring at Championship Weekend
  • 1:10:07 – Individual all-around champions
  • 1:12:25 – The strategy behind the two pass floor routine
  • 1:16:36 – Sam and John speculate about the next step of Mykayla Skinner’s career
  • 1:19:16 – The state of U.S. Gymnastics
  • 1:19:45 – Sam and John talk about the double standard women gymnasts endure
  • 1:27:10 – The retirements of Miss Val and Megan Marsden
  • 1:32:32 – John reveals one thing people can do to get 1% better each day
  • 1:33:53 – Where listeners can follow John
  • 1:35:45 – Sam thanks her listeners for tuning in to Season 2 of the I Have Cool Friends Podcast

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Links Mentioned

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