Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Not So Sexy Data: The U.S. Pommel Horse Problem

In this photo, Akash is clearly concerned about something. I'm guessing it's the pommel horse scores.

Yesterday, I said that the U.S. men were in trouble on pommel horse. Well, here's some (not so) sexy data to back it up:

Averages from the 2014 Winter Cup
for the U.S. National Team

NameFX Avg.PH Avg.SR Avg.VT Avg.PB Avg.HB Avg.
Akash Modi14.75013.55014.25014.30015.37513.875
Alex Naddour11.750
Brandon Wynn15.550
Chris Brooks14.40013.62514.55014.87514.70015.275
Donnell Whittenburg14.97512.60015.37515.02514.55014.050
Eddie Penev15.45015.22514.07513.900
Jake Dalton15.150
John Orozco14.30012.80014.70015.00013.47515.400
Jonathan Horton
Josh Dixon14.87512.57514.15015.10014.02514.700
Marvin Kimble14.67513.20014.60014.22515.02514.225
Paul Ruggeri
Sam Mikulak
Sean Melton15.00013.40014.20015.02514.05014.825
Steven Legendre14.700
There was a bonus system in place at the Winter Cup, so some of these averages might be a little on the higher side.

When the current U.S. National Team averages a 12.938 on pommel horse, it's time to panic if you're a U.S. gymnastics fan. And if you're a U.S. National Team member, it might be time to risk tendonitis of the wrist--due to excessive circling.

Pass me the Xanax. I'm going to need it this year.

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  1. I need a drink to deal with the out and out suckage our PH avg is.

  2. Glad Sam Mikulak hit his PH set well in podium training

  3. At least we have Chris Brooks to go out and get those 13.5s for us. ;)

  4. We need ANY 5 guys from Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State for Pommel horse....heck...even Minnesota. Then it wouldn't be an issue.