USAG DUMPSTER FIRE NEWS
Last week, Kerry Perry laid off a number of USAG employees, including Senior Vice President Rhonda Faehn in the middle of the only national team camp of the year. We dedicate this episode to Scott Bregman, savior of the gymternet, champion of transparency and live streams who was laid off this week as well.
- Watch Kerry Perry testify before Congress on May 23rd and 10am Eastern here
- A blow-by-blow of everything that went down—and why it was carried out so terribly
- We break down the argument against Rhonda, the argument for Rhonda, everything in between, the inconsistencies that abound, and the questions we still have
- LISTEN—Episode 293: Inside Elite Verification with Rhonda Faehn
- What would you have done in Rhonda’s position?
- What was with the timing of this move, and why it’s so revealing
- Why the athletes felt they had no choice but to turn to social media
- Why we feel Kerry Perry has failed in her most important job
- What we know and still don’t know about the Nassar timeline
GYMTERNET NEWS (1:07:26)
- Better news: Survivors will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs on July 18
- Worse news: Aliya has a minor meniscus injury and will miss Osijek
- Chinese Nationals – featuring Luo Huan’s gorgeous toe point, Chen Yile’s world-leading beam score, Liu Jinru’s terrifying opening pass, the epic return of the Tingting, and the surprising reappearance of Shang Chunsong with a round off tuck full.
- NHK Trophy – Mai dominates everyone as usual, Kohei regains his throne, and we hold an intervention for Sae Miyakawa’s floor
- US upgrades – When in doubt, upgrade. Leanne Wong has an Amanar, Olivia Dunne has a Moors, and TRINITY might not be real.
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- 304: The GymCastic Olympics (Commissioned)
- 303: Pac Rims and Mustafina’s Return!
- 302: St. Louis live show with Kennedy Baker!
- 301: Peng Gets a 20, Martha Gets a Zero
- 298: Geddert and Karolyis Rage-O-Meter Special
- 296: Komova in Stuttgart, NCAA Crack, and the Ranch Incident
- 293: EXCLUSIVE Inside Elite Verification with Rhonda Faehn
- 287: Simone and Maggie Too
- 282: GymCastic Book Club – Fierce, by Aly Raisman
- 281.5: Aly Raisman Comes Forward As Nassar Victim
- 277.5: McKayla Maroney Alleges Abuse from Nassar
- 187: McKayla Maroney
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