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Upcoming Events

  • 2016 Western Championships - Montana
  • 2016 JO Nationals - Dallas, TX
  • Washington State Congress - August 19-21, 2016
    At Emerald City Gymnastics Academy, Redmond, WA
    Congress Schedule - Updated 5/5


Congratulations to those who won the current election for North Rep and Xcel Rep!

North Representative: Kelle Riley

Xcel Representative: Jan Urfer

Recent Minutes


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2015 State Congress and Open Committee Meeting! Below are the minutes from our recent meetings.

February Committee Meeting Minutes
July Open Committee Meeting Minutes
July Committee Meeting Minutes
April Committee Meeting Minutes

Congratulations to Jordan Chiles!
National Vault Champion and 4th Place All Around at the P&G Championships
2015 Junior National Team Member!

Congratulations to the newly elected Sectional Reps
Kelle Riley: North Representative
Jan Urfer: Xcel Representative

Current News



2016 May Committee Meeting Agenda

May Agenda

If you have any input on these items please email your rep.

2016 Washington State Congress Updates - Schedule Click Here

Hi Everyone,
I hope you enjoyed Pac Rims. The US teams are definitely looking great!

The following is an update on State Congress August 18-21. We will be starting with athlete clinics, August 18th. Note information on the registration form.

I'm excited to announce that Todd Gardiner USA Gymnastics National Team Coach will be joining us. As you know Todd is a outstanding clinician and will be working with our other national team staff members Tammy Biggs, Connie Maloney, Dan Baker, & Ivan Alexov. Please download the 6-page attachment for additional clinician information, schedule, demonstrators list and the registration form. It is important that I know by May 1st if your gymnast(s) will NOT be participating as a demonstrator. Thank you.

We are offering USA Gymnastics University Course W 200 "Hands On ." Friday 9:00 - 4:00. This is a great economical opportunity to have staff trained and certified. National Staff Clinician Quin Shannon will be the our featured clinician. Please register through the Nat'l office by clicking here: https://usagym.org/pages/education/courses/W200/

Club Owners: If you pre-register with a $150 deposit by May 15th will be eligible for a $250 Tumbl Trak gift certificate. The drawing will be held after first session of compulsory state Sunday, May 15th. Send your deposit in now or hand it to me at compulsory state by noon on Sunday.

For the first time we are offering a free 4-hour clinic Friday 8/19 8-11:45 for coaches that want more information/drills/techniques for "fast tracking" young athletes. Attendance into the clinic is by permission only! Please send a video to Brian and me by AUGUST 1st that includes the following. (All skills maybe lightly spotted). Standing back tuck, pike, layout step out. 3 back tucks in a row. Front tuck, pike, layout. Tops and elite physical abilities. Cast handstand, kip, toe handstand. Double tuck, pike and layout off one or two boards into a pit. Round-off vault drills. All leaps on floor off board and on tumble track.

That's it for now.
Best wishes at sectionals,compulsory state, westerns and nationals! (GO WA)

Questions - please do not hesitate contacting me.
Nola Ayres

2016 Regional Championships

Congratulations to all of the girls from Washington who competed in the Regional Championships! Everyone did an amazing job. Special congrats to our level 8 All Star team who cam home with a win!

May Committee Meeting Agenda

Please let your reps know if you have any input on these items or if you would like to have something added.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Take time to log on and view
"A Perfect Score for Prevention"
webinar presented by Cindy McElhinney from Darkness to light, a child advocacy organization.

April 6, 2016 1:00pm
Click here to register!

D2L exists to empower adults through awareness and educational programs to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to childhood sexual abuse.
Click the image below to learn more.
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Click here to listen to Margaret Hoezler's (Olympic Swimmer) and other survivors' stories.

Thank you for all you do to play your part in the safety of all gymnastics participants!

Learn more at www.usagym.org/ClubsCare

Attention Women's Judges - Judges' Accredidation News!

1. Online Judges’ Courses
Check out the NEW Online courses available through the USA Gymnastics University School of Judging at http://usagym.org/pages/education/pages/judging/

2. Judging Exams at the 2016 National Congress/Olympic Trials in San Jose on July 9 & 10th.
Since the National Congress was moved this year from its traditional date in August to the early July due to the Olympic year, anyone who attained their Level 7/8 or Level 9 rating at ANY testing held in August of 2015 will be eligible to test the next level at the 2016 NATIONAL CONGRESS, even though the required minimum of eleven months has not quite yet been completed.

2016 Optional State Championships Information

Information on the 2016 Optional State Championships can be found on the Auburn Gymnastics website.

2016 State Entry Form - Can be emailed to teamagc@yahoo.com

Mail to:
Auburn Gymnastics Center
c/o Optional State Championships
1604 15th Street SW Suite 106
Auburn, WA 98001

February Committee Meeting Agenda

Please click below to view the Agenda for the February Committee meeting. Send any input to your sectional rep.

February Agenda

Bid Forms for 2017 Western and JO Nationals

Level 9 East/West Championships
Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals
Intent to Bid Form

JO Level 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Cheat Sheets

Level 6-8
Level 9 & 10

Washington Financial Report

Please click here to view the Washington Financial Report for twelve months ending June 30, 2015.

Xcel Errata Pages

2013-2017 Xcel Code of Points Errata
Xcel Code Replacement Pages

JO Code Updates

2013 - 2017 JO Code Errata - September 2015
Vault Revised Pages
Bars Revised Pages
Beam Revised Pages
Floor Revised Pages
JO Code General Revised Pages
JO Code Bars Illustrations
JO Code Beam Illustrations
JO Code Floor Illustrations
JO Code Floor Replacement Pages
JO Code Vault Revised Pages - Sept 2015

2015 - 2016 Rules and Policies

In an effort to get information to USA Gymnastics members efficiently and to keep the material up to date, USA Gymnastics will no longer distribute hard copies of the Women’s R&P starting in the fall of 2015. The latest version, with corrections, will be available online at https://usagym.org/pages/women/pages/rules_policies.html. You may download it and save it as a pdf in your computer or save it to iBooks. That way, it will be available on your tablet or computer along with the JO Code of Points, the Xcel Code of Points, and the USA Gymnastics Compulsory Book.

JO Code Errata

Please see the attached changes in the JO Code Errata. Revised July 1, 2015.

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to Linda Haverly, Lisa Pizl Price and Mike Armstrong who will be formally "enshrined" in the Washington State Gymnastics Hall of Fame! Please join us at the Washington State Congress HOF Banquet on July 11, 2015 at 12:30pm as we honor and celebrate these individuals, and the significant contribution they have made to the sport of gymnastics.

2015 Junior Olympic Nationals

Congrtulations to all of the Washington gymnasts that competed at the JO Nationals in Iowa! Washington came home with several medals from this competition. Way to go girls!

Jaime Fields (Garland's) - 8th Bars
Kristina Peterson (Metro) - 6th Beam, 9th Floor
Malia Mackey (CEG) - 6th Beam
Kyrsten Leazer (CEG) - 10th Bars
Geneva Thompson (Metro) - 4th Vault, 6th Bars
Mary Jacobson (ECGA) - 6th Bars

Full results can be found at http://www.meetscoresonline.com/Results/17214

2015 Western Championships

Congratulations to all of the gymnasts who competed at the Western National Championships in Spokane last weekend! It was an amazing competition for Washington! Congratulations to all of the medal winners and Western Champions!

Mya Lauzon - Metro (Junior 1): 3rd V, 2nd UB, 2nd BB, 2nd FX, ALL AROUND CHAMPION
Karlei Shearer - Auburn (Junior 1): 6th BB, 4th FX, 6th AA
Amanda Zeng - Gym East (Junior 2): 3rd V, 2nd UB, ALL AROUND CHAMPION
Maison Turner - Auburn (Junior 3): 2nd BB, 5th AA
Emilie Henningsen - CEG (Junior 3): 5th UB, 6th FX, 6th AA
Bailey McCabe - Auburn (Junior 4): 3rd UB, 3rd BB, 2nd FX, 3rd AA
Emma Morgenthaler - Eastside (Junior 4): 4th V, 6th BB, 6th FX, 4th AA
Karissa Saelee - Metro (Junior 4): VAULT CHAMPION, 2nd FX, 5th AA
Shaela Ausmus - Naydenov (Junior 4): VAULT CHAMPION, BARS CHAMPION, 6th FX
Olivia Ledesma - SGA (Junior 4): 6th UB
Ashley Yang - Auburn (Junior 7): 4th V, 5th BB, 4th FX, 4th AA
Nikki Kwaske - Auburn (Junior 8): 4th UB, 2nd BB, 5th AA
Kennedy Cribbs - Northwest (Senior 1): FLOOR CHAMPION
Kyra McFeely - Northwest (Senior 1): 6th UB
Donna Webster - CEG (Senior 2): VAULT CHAMPION, 3rd UB, 2nd BB, 2nd FX, ALL AROUND CHAMPION
Maykayla Waggoner - Black Hills (Senior 5): 5th V
Maya Fletcher - Gym East (Senior 6): 6th UB, 4th BB, 5th AA
Breanna Couts - Crystals (Senior 6): 3rd V
Hannah Hamlin - Grace (Senior 7): 5th UB, BEAM CHAMPION, 3rd FX, 2nd AA
Pamela Correa - Roach (Senior 7): 6th V

Results can be found at: http://www.meetscoresonline.com/R17215

2015 Compulsory State Championships

Congratulations to all of the Compulsory Gymnasts at the 2015 State Championships! Congrats to all of the team and individual winners!

Level 2 Invitational: Auburn
Level 3 Small Team: NASA
Level 3 Large Team: Grace
Level 4 Small Team: 360 Gymnastics
Level 4 Large Team: Seattle Gymnastics
Level 5: Cascade Elite Gymnastics

Results can be found at: http://www.meetscoresonline.com/Event/15903

Level 3 Sectional All Star Challenge Champion: South Section
Level 4 Sectional All Star Challenge Champion: Central Section

2015 Washington State Xcel Championships

Congratulations to all of the Xcel gymnasts on a great State Championships! Congrats to all of the team and individual winners!

Bronze : Sport Gymnastics
Silver: Sport Gymnastics
Gold: VEGA Gymnastics
Platinum: Metropolitan
Diamond: Apple Valley

Results can be found at: http://www.meetscoresonline.com/results/17193

April Washington State Committee Meeting

Please view the minutes from the April Committee Meeting.

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!

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.

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


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

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.