I agree that Elise Wheeler will give the Utah girls all they can handle. Plus,
she is an all-arounder!!! I only hope she gets the scores she deserves being
the meet is at the Huntsman Center!! Greg Marsden has a monopoly on the judges
he gets for his meets!! Judges QUIT fearing Marsden and be fair to all the
participants!!! I also agree that Greg needs to take control of his team! I
also agree that this years' team is not as good as it has been. I don't see the
UTES winning a National CHampionship any time soon.
Keep an eye on the T Birds from Southern Utah this Friday. Elise Wheeler is as
good a gymnast as there is in the country.
Part of coaching in any sport that involves judging or referees is getting a
read on what the judges see or how the referees are calling the game, and making
adjustments. In basketball, if the refs are "letting them play", it means one
thing to players and coaches. If they are calling every nudge and grab a foul,
it means something entirely different. Greg and Megan (and the Lady Utes) are
trying to get a read on the judging in the new system, and inconsistencies in
judging are hampering adjustments. Incidentally, where Greg called for changes
is in the format at Nationals. The changes in judging is by a body not prone to
caring too much what coaches want. Incidentally, Quit Complaining and Agree,
Greg and Megan do not resting on past laurels. They are well aware of how long
it has been since the last title for Utah. It seems the two of you are more
concerned with comparisons to the past than the Marsdens.
Greg is explaining not complaining. He's explaining how a subjective system that
well is subjective. It's the white elephant in the room and everyone sees it but
doesn't get it, not sure if anyone ever will. The judges are only human and I'm
sure they are figuring things out too. Let me assure you Greg is not letting
himself or the girls use this as an excuse! The next Championship will come
there's a lot more great gymnasts than in the past. Go Utes!!
I agree with some of what "Quit Complaining" has said. Every week we hear how
the judges deducted for this or that...the Marsdens got what they wanted in a
new scoring system. The sad thing I see is there is no motivation by anyone on
this team. And that includes coaches. It seems like everyone else is waiting for
someone to take charge. The simple solution...Greg take charge of your team. No
more standing back and hoping others will. It is now time to quit bragging
about the past ten championships and change your ways and try to win your first
national championship. (How many years has it been?) 15 years!!!!!!!!
Marsden needs to quit complaining about the scores this year. He's the one who
petitioned for a new scoring system!! It's tough when things don't always go
your way!!!! The Utah team is not as good as last year's team. They don't have
that STAR on the team anymore and their recruits for next year aren't as strong
as they have been. Face it Marsden!! The tide has turned and not in your favor