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Upcoming Events

Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for four open positions on the State Administrative Committee. Nominations are due no later than July 29th. Please see nomination form and criteria attached.

Voting will begin on August 1st. Please make sure your USAG membership is current so you will be able to vote!

Nomination Form, State Committee Criteria

Updates

State Congress

State Congress is quickly approaching! We are excited for another amazing year of participation and learning! Please see the most currect Congress Schedule Here.

July Open State Committee Meeting Agenda

April Committee Meeting Minutes

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

 

JO Code Errata

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

July State Committee Meeting Agenda

There will be an open USAGWA Committee meeting at the State Congress. The agenda is posted below. Please contact your Sectional Reps with any input or agenda items you would like added.

July Agenda Items

TOPS Testing Added to Congress

A State TOPS testing has been added to our State Congress. TOPS testing will be on Friday, July 10th at 12:00pm. The testing will be held at Emerald City Gymnastics. If you are interested in testing please register through USA Gymnastics. If you have questions about TOPS testing or would like to come watch everyone is welcome!

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.

Agenda Items for the July 11th Open State Administrative Committee Meeting

Please email Sandy with any additional agenda items.

State Committee Elections

Message From State Chair Sandy Flores:

When I was elected as State Chair last year, the entire Administrative Committee was also up for election. At that time I made a decision to have half of the Committee's terms be a 1 year term (for the first year only) so that we never had an entire turn over ever again. The thought behind the change was to make sure we always had members on the Committee who knew the intent behind the votes and decisions. The outcome is we will run an election yearly as opposed to every two years. The positions which will be up for reelection this year are the North Rep, the Central Rep, the Xcel Rep and the Education Rep. While all 4 Committee members have done an OUTSTANDING job, it was only fair to our State that I took the opportunity to make the change that I did. The position descriptions and criteria are attached and the call for nominations will be July 1, 2015. Voting will be the first two weeks of August.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

State Committee Descriptions and Criteria

2016 State and Sectional Bid Form

Congratulations to you all on a successful 2014-2015 Season! Our State had some AMAZING accomplishments this year and we should all be proud of the direction we are taking.

The bids for Sectional and State Championships are now open. Attached is the bid form, they are due back no later than July 1st. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the meets, the dates are as follows:

Compulsory Fall State - December 5th/6th
Optional State - March 18th-20th
Xcel State - April 16th/17th
Sectional Championships (x4) - April 23rd/24th
Spring Compulsory State - May 13th-15th

Hope to see you all at this years Washington State Congress (July 10th-12th). We would love to have representation from EVERY club in the State!

Enjoy your summer!

State and Sectional Championships Bid Form

2015-2016 Meet Request Form

Please click here to download the 2015-2016 Meet Request Form. All clubs planning on hosting a meet must complete this form and have it postmarked no earlier than May 26, 2016. Please remember that all qualifying meets will require a 2 judge panel. Only one request per club may be turned in for Spring meets, however additional forms will be accepted at the draw in July.

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
JUNIOR 4 FIRST PLACE TEAM!
Natalie Reid - CEG (Junior 5): BEAM CHAMPION, 3rd FX, ALL AROUND CHAMPION
Emily Yang - Auburn (Junior 7): BARS CHAMPION, FLOOR CHAMPION, ALL AROUND CHAMPION
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.

Updated State Congress Information and Schedule

Please see the attached Revised State Congress information and schedule (updated July 1). 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 Clinic (with Tammy Biggs and Ivan Alexov):

Thursday, July 9th: Emerald City 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

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

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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
necessary.

(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

Errata

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.