289: 175 Years

Jan 30, 2018 | GymCastic, Podcast



Our weekly roundup of the latest news stories from around the gymternet include:

  • Victim Impact Statements and why everyone should go to USAG meets dressed as Judge Rosemarie Aquilina.
    • Mattie Larson made a big impact talking about how USAG created an abusive environment.  McKenzie Wofford backed her up. 
    • Rachael Denhollander gave a speech to go down in the history books, “What Is A Little Girl Worth?” Who should play her in the Oscar-winning movie?
    • We explain why Judge Aquilina was legally allowed to be partial so everyone can calm down.
  • USOC cracking down…now…suddenly. We have feelings. 
    • Why the Daniels Report wasn’t enough.
    • Aly Raisman hit the USOC back with her own demands for an independent investigation.
    • We want a Truth and Reconciliation hearing with Valeri Liukin.
  • Congress passed Senate Bill 534 Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act. Next step is Trump’s signature. 
    • These three voted against the bill. Feel free to vote them out of office:
          • Justin Amash, Michigan’s 3rd congressional district
          • Thomas Massie, Kentucky’s 4th congressional district
          • Mark Sanford, South Carolina’s 1st congressional district
  • John Geddart of Twistars was suspended, then hilariously announced he is going to retire.
    • He moved the gym into his wife’s name, if/when he is banned by USAG, he will have to be entirely unaffiliated with the gym if the gym wants to retain its membership.
    • Jessica called the police on him and it didn’t go well.
  • MSU
    • Lou Anna Simon resigned. Still no one fired at MSU except for Nassar.
    • MSU produced two different Title IX investigation reports. The the version not given to the victim said Nassar was “exposing patients to unnecessary trauma…”
    • Joel Ferguson, a trustee and vice-chair of the MSU board, has not stepped down. Instead he supported Simon: “There’s so many more things going on at the university than just this Nassar thing.”
  • Miss Val on radio last week said, ex-USAG President, Steve Penny, told her he let Marta get away with being abusive because she won.

NCAA RECAP! (1:24:43)

  • The week of CRACK!
    • Even Kathy Johnson had to take to Twitter to complain!
    • The judges gave Alex McMurtry’s upgraded DTY, doesn’t stick, a 10
    • The judges gave OU’s beam rotation 9.9s, even Bre Showers 
    • Florida needed 9.925 to win, judges gave it to Baumann
    • Maggie Nichols didn’t get a 10 on vault, Kennedy Baker no 10 on floor
    • Stanford/Oregon State bars scoring was ridiculous
    • UCLA beat LSU at Metroplex with 197.625


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