Ohh to be a Freshman at UCLA with Norah Flatley & Margzetta Frazier – Season 2 Episode 14

The Recap

Sam welcomes to the podcast not one but two cool friends, Norah Flatley and Margzetta Frazier. They are both former national team members, competing across the country and internationally for Team USA. Additionally, they are both freshmen at UCLA and are crushing it for the Bruins this season! In this episode, Norah and Margzetta talk about their shared experiences with Elite gymnastics, balancing academics and athletics, and their plans for the remainder of their collegiate careers.

Episode Highlights

  • 01:07 – Sam thanks her sponsors, Tumbl Trak and Destira
  • 01:56 – Introducing today’s guest, Norah Flatley and Margzetta Frazier
  • 03:54 – Sam, Norah and Margzetta recall early memories of each other
  • 08:55 – Norah and Margzetta describe each other’s personalities
  • 11:12 – How Norah and Margzetta cope with each other’s craziness
  • 12:18 – How cray is cray?
  • 13:37 – Norah and Margzetta answer more fan questions
  • 18:33 – How Norah and Margzetta help each other during competitions
  • 20:31 – Bugging Miss Val
  • 23:03 – The decision to attend UCLA
  • 24:40 – Other schools Norah and Margzetta were considering
  • 25:12 – What gymnast Norah and Margzetta would like to poach from a competing team
  • 26:01 – Goals for the next three years of college
  • 27:50 – What Norah and Margzetta are most looking forward to over the next three years
  • 29:23 – The mindset Norah and Margzetta entered college with
  • 31:06 – Balancing academics with athletics
  • 32:47 – Norah and Margzetta talk about their desire to compete in the all-around
  • 34:41 – The most important lessons learned in college
  • 35:15 – How Miss Val’s retirement will impact UCLA gymnastics
  • 35:57 – The gratitude Norah and Margzetta feel towards Miss Val
  • 36:51 – Sam takes a moment to thank her sponsors once again
  • 38:32 – Margzetta talks about her plans to try a double in her next meet
  • 40:30 – Norah and Margzetta give their predictions on which teams will be the Four on the Floor
  • 41:31 – Margzetta’s experience with Elite gymnastics
  • 42:17 – Why Norah decided to leave Elite gymnastics
  • 42:56 – Margzetta speaks to the time between Elite and collegiate gymnastics
  • 44:03 – Leaders among Elite gymnastics
  • 45:24 – Changing the culture of Elite gymnastics
  • 48:35 – Goals for after graduation
  • 51:00 – Norah and Margzetta talk about their respective bucket lists
  • 53:17 – Margzetta showcases her singing talent
  • 58:06 – Norah and Margzetta reveal one thing people can do to get 1% better each day

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