Good thing the world championships are about to happen shortly, because Jordyn Wieber does not have any fight in this country.
Wieber won her first title at the U.S. gymnastics championships in a rout on Saturday night. Her final score of 121.300 points was 6.15 ahead of McKayla Maroney, the largest margin of success at nationals since the open-ended scoring system started in 2006. To get an idea of how whopping the win was, think about those pastings Oklahoma, Alabama and the rest of college football’s heavyweights will be putting on those nonconference patsies in a few weeks.
John Geddert, who teaches Wieber at the Gedderts’ Twistars USA in Dimondale near Lansing, threw up his hands and yelled when Wieber ended on balance beam, her final event, and the two exchanged high-fives as she climbed off the podium, grinning.
Wieber as well finished with the top scores on floor exercise and uneven bars, and had the third top score on balance beam.