Team USA camp happened. Twenty-eight athletes participated in the June U.S. women’s national team camp, where Skye Blakely, Kayla DiCello, and Sydney Barros were named to the junior worlds team, with Konnor McCain serving as alternate. Plus, we got results y’all!
In senior news, Ragan Smith doesn’t go here anymore, but MyKayla Skinner does, with her Amanar and Cheng in tow. Results from this camp and the American Classic (roster here) will determine the eight athletes who will make the Pan Ams selection lineup, and the team will be determined after the U.S. Classic.
In male camp news, the dudes of Team USA are training in Japan.
Lineups. Here’s what we have so far for the European Games. For Pan Ams, Canada is sending their A team, with Ellie Black, Brooklyn Moors, Shallon Olsen, and Ana Padurariu on the roster. Puerto Rico released their Pan Ams team at the conclusion of nationals.
ICYMI. Here’s a recap of this month’s FIT Challenge.
Wut else happened
Strampel found guilty. Former Michigan State University dean and Larry Nassar’s former boss William Strampel was found guilty on Wednesday of misconduct and neglect of duty, in part because of his failure to monitor Nassar after the 2014 Title IX investigation. He was acquitted of criminal sexual conduct charges.
Meanwhile, former MSU president Lou Anna Simon could stand trial for allegedly lying to investigators about when she knew about Nassar’s abuse. MSU’s bill to defend Strampel, Simon, and former gymnastics coach Kathy Klages now exceeds $850,000.
Terin’s still talking. Now former USA Gymnastics athlete rep Terin Humphrey released a Facebook statement alleging that USAG silenced her during her time as athlete rep, and has “perpetuated a dysfunctional and dangerous culture.” She also appeared on local TV news and radio to defend her Facebook comments.
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Gym change. Looks like Jordan Bowers has changed gyms and naturally there’s some surrounding drama.
Retirements. Suzanne Yoculan is done with Georgia for real this time. She’s retiring again after spending the past two years as the Dawgs’ volunteer assistant coach.
Meanwhile, UCLA associate head coach Randy Lane announced in an ambiguous Instagram post that he’d left the program.
Mmhmm. Sarah Finnegan sold her national team leos 😬.
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