Shane Weskos receives final word on Minnesota’s decision to cut gymnastics


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Street. Lewis – The Minnesota athletics department would have been better off sitting outside of that department, and Shane Weiscus had never been introduced as a member of the U.S. men’s gymnastics team at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday night, until the department posted a congratulatory tweet. Complete with not one, not two, but three photos of Wiskus competing in a Minnesota costume. A uniform now qualifies as ammunition, given Minnesota’s decision last fall to cut out the men’s gymnastics team. “I have a lot of things in my head,” Wiskus said when asked about the tweet, “Oh, I can only bet.” Wiskus was among the most vocal critics after Minnesota announced in October that it was cutting three men’s sports — gymnastics, tennis and indoor track — and he didn’t back down from An inch. When Stanford reversed its decision to cut 11 sports last month, Weskos took a screenshot of the ad and sent it to Minnesota sports director Mark Coyle. You can be sure there are a few bad fees in store. “I didn’t have time to look at it,” Weskos said. , less than an hour after he learned he was going to Tokyo. “We will definitely have to send a letter or two to Mr. Mark Coyle.” Opinion: Biles will push the boundaries of gymnastics — regardless of the judges’ opinion. 19 was partly responsible for his decision to cut all three sports, saying the pandemic decimated Minnesota’s budget and left Gopher with a shortfall of between $45 million and $65 million. Now, I’m no math genius, but I fail to see how cutting a gymnastics program on a $750,000 budget would help so much in eliminating such a huge deficit, especially when four months later you hire a basketball coach that you’ll pay close to $2 million a year. And we have a soccer coach who made nearly $4.3 million last year but that’s just me. Men’s gymnastics programs are outstanding fruits for athletic directors who lack imagination or financial discipline or both, and find themselves with budgets drenched in red ink. God forbid you should have less soccer assistant or cancel those plans to add a new wing to the training facilities at the Taj Mahal When you can cut short a program that costs you pennies, and because smaller sports like men’s gymnastics get little time in the spotlight, managers can Athletes can take comfort in knowing that no one is going to make too much stench if they go away, but that’s lazy. Even worse, it has a ripple effect that will eventually harm the US Olympic movement, as of the five men who made up the Olympic team on Saturday night, each came through the NCAA program. Brody Malone competes at Stanford and is the current NCAA Champion. Yul Moldauer helped Oklahoma win three NCAA titles. Sam Mikulak was a two-time NCAA champ when he was in Michigan, where he also led the Wolverines to two team titles. Alec Yoder competed in Ohio State. NCAA Championship: Brody Malone Headlines US Men’s Olympic Gymnastics Team Do You Know The US Olympic Gymnastics Team? Who is supposed to come from? “It should send a message to all the athletic directors and college presidents out there that if they’re thinking of adding sports, men’s gymnastics is impressive,” said Brett McClure, men’s national team manager. It breeds excellence and Olympians. “Oh, schools love to brag about their Olympics, touting the medals they win as if they belong to them. But when it comes to maintaining the kind of support that actually makes a difference, many are quick to cry that there’s nothing but rabbits of dust in their pockets, Minnesota is happy to congratulate Wiskus now.But where were those people when he was forced to move to the Olympic and Paralympic training center in the US after his team was cut?This kind of disruption usually doesn’t lead to a good Olympic preparation, Quill and the Minnesota Bean counter learned that Wiskus He was on the Olympic track.He was part of the US team that finished fourth at the 2019 World Championships, and he was one of the gymnasts sent to an event in Tokyo last year that Olympic organizers used to prove they could start next month’s Olympics.The difference in their calculations. “It was like one thing after another,” Wescus said. “I just got through the squash, and I kind of told myself I’ve been through enough and I’m ready to show what I can do in this contest.” And ready to show who I am. UT for the big mistake I made “Just thank you for the time you spent there,” Weskos said when asked what he would say to people at the Minnesota sports department. “And I’m glad I got out when I did.” Follow USA TODAY Sports columnist Nancy Armor on Twitter @nrarmour.


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