Montage Monday: NCAA Montages

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These are a bit belated because I was working on this post, waiting for more montages, and then had exams. Sorry about that. Hope these let you relive a little of the NCAA season!

The list includes Florida, Utah, SUU, and UCLA.

Florida Gators Gymnastics - War of Inches
Chris Saccullo made a great edit to Al Pacino's Inch by Inch speech from the movie Any Given Sunday. Full quote can be found here. Coach Rhonda Faehn and the Gator gymnasts loved the montage so much, they even played it at their banquet.

"You find out that life is just a game of inches. Because in the game of life, the margin for error is so small. I mean one half step too late or too early you don't quite make it. One half second too slow or too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for that inch. We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch. Cause we know when we add up all those inches that's going to make the difference between WINNING and LOSING between LIVING and DYING."

2013 Utah Gymnastics Highlights
I really enjoyed this one because of the music and how they mixed some serious team moments with clips of just showing teammates having fun. Everything was so creatively done including the brief pauses, going to black and white, and zooming in on the "picture." It almost seems like a trailer - here's to a great next season!

Pursue Your Passion - Life of a Gymnast - Michaela Chernoch
This video was made for Michaela, a senior at Southern Utah University. I don't even know her and this video brought me close to tears! It's another video by Parker Walbeck who made the other videos for SUU during the season so make sure to check out the channel.

UCLA State of Mind (link)
Sometimes people ask the question, "if you were a collegiate gymnast and could compete at any school, which school would it be?" My answer is usually UCLA. It's not just because of the beautiful gymnastics but also because they seem like a group of girls that I could easily get along with. This video embodies that. Miss Val's talks about her philosophy and the video also includes thoughts from Vanessa Zamarippa and Samantha Peszek. There are also a few priceless Mattie Larson moments which always help.

Which one is your favorite? Any other montages you would include?