MIT cuts Gymnastics

I saw this on Twitter …

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twitter.com/gymnasttwit and twitter.com/InsideGym

Sad.

It’s economics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has more varsity sports than they can fund.

… cut … spending by $1.45 million over three years; the cut amounts to a sharp 24% reduction in spending out of general Institute funds. … current annual budget is $12.9 million. …

MIT Will Eliminate Some Varsity Sports

Both Men’s and Women’s Teams will be cut. Losing a Men’s team hurts the Collegiate program worse than the Women’s, however, because the Men have so few teams left.

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UPDATE:

… Last season, the MIT men finished the season ranked 19 out of 20 men’s teams, qualifying three individuals to NCAAs. The women were 76th out of 84 squads. Both programs have had success in the USA Gymnastics-sponsored alternate collegiate nationals. …

… MIT left the door open for club programs to be created for the eliminated teams. …

read more on Inside Gymnastics – MIT ELIMINATES MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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