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Upcoming Events

  • Washington State Congress - July 10-12, 2015
    At Emerald City Gymnastics Academy, Redmond, WA
  • Level 9 Western Championships - May 8-10, 2015
    In Spokane, Washington
  • Level 10 JO National Championships - May 15-16, 2015
    In Des Moines, Iowa


State and Regionals

Congratulations to the members of the new State Committee! Thank you to everyone for voting!
State Chair: Sandy Flores
Central Rep: Kim Thompson
East Rep: Mike Armstrong (unopposed)

North Rep: Kelle Riley
South Rep: Brent Phelps
Compulsory Rep: Laurie Reid
Optional Rep: Brian Muenz
Educational Rep: Nola Ayres (unopposed)

Current News


State Committee Meeting

The next Washington State Committee Meeting will take place on April 20th.

State Meeting Agenda

If you have any input please contact your Sectional Rep.

State Qualifiers From Sectional Championships

Below are the numbers of athletes from each Section that will qualifiy to the State Championships. Please click here for the detailed breakdown of numbers.

Level 3
North: 61 Gymnasts
Central: 103 Gymnasts
South: 118 Gymnasts
East: 70 Gymnasts

Level 4
North: 49 Gymnasts
Central: 92 Gymnasts
South: 94 Gymnasts
East: 65 Gymnasts

2015 Optional State Championships

Congratulations to everyone on a very successful Optional State Championships!

Team Champions:
Level 6: Auburn Gymnastics
Level 7: Auburn Gymnastics
Level 8: Emerald City Gymnastics
Level 9: Auburn Gymnastics
Level 10: Cascade Elite Gymnastics

Results: Meet Scores Online

Level 8 WA State Team: Anna Parchman (ECGA), Tali Joelson (CEG), Kira McKey (CEG), Madeline Hunt (ECGA), Lauren Quane (ECGA), Olivia Hartzell (ECGA), Aprilla Howick (Metropolitan), Jordan Rothkowitz (ECGA).

Good Luck to everyone at Regionals!

Tops Update

TOPS National Camp Skills Testing

TOPS State Testing

Level 2 State Invitational - Clarification

Clarification on the level 2's at Compulsory State. The level 2 competition will be run as an Invitational. There are no qualifying requirements to enter into the level 2 competition at State Championships. It is open to ALL level 2's. The entry fee will be the same as level 3-5.

Level 2 Sectional Clarification

For a level 2 to qualify to Sectionals they must only COMPETE in a sanctioned competition using the correct ribbon system. No qualifying score is needed. Judging panel may be two rated judges or one rated judge and one pro member. The meet host may choose to flash or not flash scores.

Updated State Congress Information and Schedule

Please see the attached Revised State Congress information and schedule. Additional locations for breakout clinics have been added to further educate our gymnasts and coaches. The pricing structure has also changed. Please make sure to view this document and don't miss out on a great opportunity for you and your coaches!

Breakout Clinics (with Tammy Biggs and Ivan Alexov):

Thursday, July 9th: Emerald City Gymnastics
Friday, July 10th: Elite Compulsory Clinic 8:00am - 12:00pm
Mondy, July 13th: Auburn Gymnastics Center
Tuesday, July 14th: Gymnastics East
Wednesday, July 15th: Garland's Gymnastics

Breakout Clinic Registration Form

Costs for Clinics:
Elite Compulsories: $75
Beginning Optional: $75, 8:00am - 12:00pm (gymnasts must be able to perform a kip and round off bhs back tuck)
Advanced Optional: $95, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Xcel Questions and Clarifications


Recent Xcel questions and clarifications

1. Are judges required to flash start values for bronze and silver divisions?

Yes - start values must be flashed for all divisions.

2. Are Xcel gymnasts allowed to wear lycra bike shorts?

Yes - lycra shorts are allowed in Xcel competition.

3. Do the rules regarding underwear showing apply to Xcel competitors?

Yes - ALL underwear deductions in the JO Code (R&P p.16 #8 andJP Cpde p.5 #14)
also apply to Xcel. Sports bras may not show regardless of color. Judges should
give the appropriate warnings and apply the corresponding deductions if

(Do not be confused by Washington High School rules that make exceptions for
certain colors of underwear.)

Xcel FAQ

Please click here to view the Xcel FAQ flier.

Judges Milage Reimbursment for 2015

Attention Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Judges and Meet Directors:
Effective January 1, 2015, the rate for mileage reimbursement for judges is $.57 per mile to reflect the recent increase in the IRS standard mileage rate for 2015.

Help Marlene Cervantes!

Marlene Cervantes is a 14 year old level 10 gymnast who trains at Black Hills Gymnastics in Lacey Washington. Marlene was recently diagnosed with cancer and will start chemotherapy this Thursday (Thanksgiving 2014). For the next 8 months to a year, Marlene will be staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle and will need all the emotional and financial help we can give her. You can help her family by donating to http://www.gofundme.com/hqk61s.

JO Code Errata and Replacement Pages

Code of Points Errata
JO Code General Revised Pages
JO Code Vault Revised Pages
JO Code Bars Revised Pages
JO Code Bars Illustrations
JO Code Beam Revised Pages
JO Code Beam Illustrations
JO Code Floor Revised Pages
JO Code Floor Illustrations

Xcel Floor - Order Matters

Attached is a document to help clarify the principles for counting Value-parts and awarding Acro series Special Requirements for the Xcel program.

Xcel Floor - Order Matters

Reporting Meet Results Reminder

Meet hosts in the State of Washington are required to send the competition results and a copy of the sanction to the State Chair. Results must be postmarked within seventy-two hours after the conclusion of the meet. Meet results must also be emailed to the State Secretary (lokae@aol.com) in excel format. Meet results and a copy of the sanction can be mailed to: Emerald City Gymnastics c/o Sandy Flores, 17969 NE 65th St, Redmond, WA 98052.

Individual clubs are required to submit a Sectional/State Qualifier form within 12 days of any said competition. If a club had no new qualifiers, a form is not required. Names not submitted on time will not be accepted as qualified.

If you plan to use out of state meets for qualification purposes you must mail the meet results to the State Secretary along with the Sectional/State Qualifier form. Results must be postmarked within twelve days of the weekend of the competition. Results not postmarked within the required time will not count for qualifying.

State/Sectional Qualifier Form

The State Qualifier Form should be emailed to lokae@aol.com or mailed to: Auburn Gymnastics c/o Lauren Phelps, 1604 15th Street SW #106, Auburn, WA 98001.


Please click here to view the Xcel Errata posted on September 23, 2014.

Please click here to view the JO Compulsories Errata and new revised pages.

Meet Cancellation Policy

See below for the new meet cancellation policy. It was previously 7 days.

Rules and Policies:
New 14 days cancellation policy for both meet directors and judges: pg 39 F # 2 continued on page 40
New Judges Fee Schedule: pg. 45

Washington State Meet Clarification

There has been some confusion with the level 3 State Championship Meet. Auburn Gymnastics Center was awarded the bid by the "last" State Administrative Committee, and it will be held on May 1st - 3rd. The Compulsory State Invitational that is being advertised by another Club is not an "official" State Championship meet. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

P&G Championships

Congratulations to Jordan Chiles and Shilese Jones who just competed at the P&G Championships in Pittsburgh, PA. Jordan placed fourth in the All Around and earned a spot on the USA National Team! Shilese went 8 for 8 and ended up 20th in the All Around. Congratulations to both gymnasts. Washington is so proud of you!

US Secret Classic

Congratulations to Jordan Chiles! Jordan won the Junior Division at the US Classic this weekend! Shilese Jones also competed and finished 14th in the All Around and qualified to the P&G Championships! Washington will have two gymnasts competing at the US Championships!


USA Gymnastics Minutes - May 2014

USA Gymnastics Online Registration

Click here to view the information on USA Gymnastics' New Online Registration System and USA Gymnastics Opens the New Season for Athlete Registration.