In praise of Gymnastics in the USA

Once again USAG is headline news in mainstream media. Another self-inflicted shot in the foot.

Criticism is much deserved. Whomever voted for Mary Bono as President should recuse themselves from the next selection process.

That said, Tony Retrosi took the time to post some of the many excellent things that are happening in the USA:

Gymnastics IS GREAT- And we will make it EVEN BETTER

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—> worlds selection camp

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Lieke Wevers – recharge and recover

Lieke Wevers is taking some time off in order to recharge and recover. She talked to Lisa Deen for The Force is Grace blog about her break and her plans for a comeback. …

… My body was empty. I could no longer do those things that were necessary to do what I wanted, which was extremely frustrating …

Q: Why did you choose to go to Tenerife?

… On Tenerife, I am working on my recovery, without have any obligations or things on my agenda. I am completely focusing on myself and my health. After three weeks on the island, I am already noticing a difference. I slept a lot, around 10 hours each night for these first weeks. …

… I am starting to build up my physical training. I go running on the beach or running track, or I am swimming. In the gym, I do my strength exercises …

My goal is to again become the strong Lieke, the best version of myself. Of course, you always need some future goals to motivate you, for me that is Tokyo 2020. …


Steve Penny permanently ineligible

Confirmed here.

He also joins the short list of people charged with crimes associated with the criminal doctor.


Region 5 in Jamaica

Every year Region 5 sends a group of their top athletes and coaches to an international destination.

More than just Gymnastics, this is a life experience for all.

Click PLAY or watch the team on Twitter.

GymCastic on Mary Bono

If you blinked and happened to miss the 5-day tenure of interim USAG President Mary Bono, listen to GymCastic to catch up.

328: The US Worlds Team & CEO Dumpster Fire

Even if she hadn’t bothered to tweet her distaste for Nike, there are another dozen reasons she NEVER should have been put on a short list for that job.

Who thought Bono was a good candidate?

How many more times is USA Gymnastics going to fail?