USAG Men's Program Committee meeting 1.7.22

Paul Ruggeri has stepped down as athlete rep. He’s a nurse now, and seems to have moved on from the gymnastics community.

Expanded funding for National Team members - more people will get it.

Discussion of allowing individual event winners at NCAA to qualify to US Nationals. I swear this has happened before (it did not happen last year).

AA winner from USAG Collegiate National Championships will qualify if he has a D score of 32 or higher.

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These are some positive changes. I love that they are funding more athletes.

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Considering several NCAA programs dropped men’s gymnastics I am glad they are supporting the athletes that they need to compete for national team spots.

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Paul Ruggeri also spent the summer tweeting things like this, so if he was quietly told to go away, it wouldn’t surprise me.

You can read a bunch more and our reactions here: Paul Ruggeri out here making a fool of himself

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Along with Orozco’s story of Paul outing him in front of teammates while at USOTC, Ruggeri comes off as a horse’s ass.

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