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September 12, 2018
Dear Region 2 Professional Members,
As you are aware, lots has been happening at USA Gymnastics. During all this, we still do not know who will host Westerns and Nationals this year. (While not official, the word on the street is Level 10 will be in Indy). Also, the dates for 2020 are not set. This may change the regional date in 2020. Until we know for sure, we cannot confirm the host of the regional meet in 2020. We all want to know! As soon as I am informed of this information or it is published, I will get it out to the community.
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Congratulations to the 2018 Judge of the Year Priscilla Hickey and the 2018 Program of the Year Auburn Gymnastics Center.
Congratulations to all the judges who have passed their exams so far. Good luck to those who are yet to test.
Be sure and read the new Rules and Policies. There were several changes. All changes are highlighted in yellow. If you have any specific questions, just let me know.
Reminder Camps/Clinics: High Tech is September 29/30 at Metropolitan, South Camp October 13/14 at Naydenov, Inland Camp October 20/21 at Dynamic, North Camp October 27/28 at Auburn, Xcel camp Idaho October 13 at Bronco Elite and Xcel Camp Montana September 22 at Lone Mountain.
Regionals this year is going on as planned and is hosted by Oregon State University. Mary Law is the meet director and can answer all your questions. Mary.Law@oregonstate.edu
We have several from Region 2 who qualified to the TOPS camp! Congratulations to 360, Athletic Edge, Auburn, Avant Coeur, Cascade Elite, Gymnastics East, Hawaiian Island Twisters, Metropolitan, Mismo, National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics, Northpointe, Olympic Gymnastics, Seattle Gymnastics Academy, and Vancouver Elite. Good luck to all the athletes at their upcoming camps!
The regional committee will be meeting the Friday before High Tech and have many items on the agenda. If you have comments about any issues, please let your state chairman know. (Agenda is below).
As a region, we are doing fine financially. We had $62,910.79 at the end of the fiscal year. The complete financial report is on the regional website.
A new club owners association has been formed and several clubs from our region are members. Sandy Flores is the New Vice-President, Kim Thompson is treasurer, and Brent Phelps is Region 2 Representative. Club owners, if you have any questions about this association, contact Brent.
Please keep all your suggestions for changes for 2019-2020, write them down, and send them to Linda for technical changes, Ivan for JO changes by May 2019, and to me for administrative changes. I already have items submitted!
I wish you all the very best this season!
Marian DeWane, RACC
Region 2 May Newsletter 2018
· Regional Congress
· Results Level 10 Nationals and Level 9 Westerns
· Program of the Year
· Date High Tech
· Notes Regional Meeting (click for full minutes .doc)
Congratulations to Auburn Gymnastics Center for being chosen as the Region 2 Program of the Year.
Congratulations to Mya Lauzon from Metropolitan for being named to the National Team!
Day 2 Results Level 10 Nationals
Jr D Mya Lauzon Metropolitan 5th Vault, 9th Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd AA
Jr D Kalyxta Gamiao HITS 6th Floor
Jr E Gabi Wickman Cascade Elite 3rd Bars
Jr E Ashley Blum Cascade Elite West 4th Beam
Jr E Amanda Zeng Gym East 5th Bars
Jr F Grace Johnson Emerald City 5th Beam
Sr D Jordan Stretch Northwest 8th Vault
Sr F Samantha Smith Auburn 6th Vault
Day 1 Results Level 10 Nationals
Jr A Olivia Reardon Auburn 4th Vault
Jr B Ellison Weaver Naydenov 7th Beam
Jr C Scarlett Becker NAAG 7th Beam
Jr C Karlei Shearer Metropolitan 7th Beam
Sr A Anya Ishida Auburn 3rd Floor
Sr A Bailey McCabe Auburn 3rd Bars
Sr C Jenna Domingo HITS 4th Bars
2018 Level 9 Western Championships Results Region 2
Medal Winners (Top 8)
Maya Mandyam Gymnastics East Beam Sr 6
MacKenzie VanNatta Grace Beam Sr 7
Jasmine Jayasundara Auburn Bars Sr 7
Nicole Hebda Westside Vault Sr 8
Evelyn DeYoung Auburn 6th Vault, 6th Bars
Mackenzie Estep Auburn 3rd Vault
Carly Buell Auburn 8th Vault, 4th Bars
Eva Lowder WINGS 7th Vault
Samantha Carver Gymnastics East 5th Vault, 7th AA
Sydney Graber Gem State 7th Vault
Portia Clemensen Metropolitan 4th Bars, 4th Floor
Aurea Licciardi HITS 3rd Bars
Rylin Zimmerman Dynamic 8th Floor
Laly Noriega Northshore 3rd Beam
Gracyn Brunette Metropolitan 4th Vault, 5th Bars, 4th Floor, 3rd AA
Tali Joelson Cascade Elite 5th Beam, 2nd Floor, 8th AA
Delana Gutwig Westside 6th Bars, 8th Floor
Kyanna Crabb Naydenov 4th Vault, 8th Bars, 7th Beam, 4th AA
Mari Natsurhara Hart’s 7th Bars
Brianna Yamamoto HITS 4th Beam
Summer Horsley CEG West 3rd Vault
Saphia Obeidat Gymnastics East 2nd Bars, 5th Beam, 4th AA
Taija Wells Auburn 7th Bars, 4th Floor, 7th AA
Emily Isabelli Emerald City 5th Vault, 2nd Beam
Elizabeth Muche’ Auburn 3rd Bars, 8th Beam, 5th AA
Brooke Krause Northshore 4th Vault
Lauren Carter Westside 4th Vault, 7th Vault, 3rd AA
Kamryn Buhl Auburn 3rd Vault, 7th Beam
Madison Murayama Island Tumblers 4th Beam
Silje Hildebrand Gym Plus 8th Vault
Maya Mandyam Gymnastics East 7th Bars, 1 Beam, 5th AA
Allie McClure Elevate 8th Vault, 4th Bars
Alexandria Lacroix Idaho Falls 5th Beam
Elizabeth Walter Island Tumblers 7th Beam
MacKenzie VanNatta Grace 1st Beam, 3rd AA
Jasmine Jayasundara Auburn 1st Bars, 7th Floor, 6th AA
Simone Dumas-Guzman Cascade-Elite 5th Vault, 4th Bars
Anu Domingo Advantage 7th Bars
Lily Gunning Falcon 8th Vault, 7th Bars, 6th Beam, 5th AA
Natalie Haffner Gym Northwest 6th Beam, 5th Floor
Nicole Hebda Westside 1st Vault
Emily Cowles Gym Northwest 3rd Bars
PAC Rims Event Finals
Jordan Chiles from Naydenov’s 1st on Vault, 4th on beam and 1st on Floor!!! Way to go Jordan!
Webinar on How to Talk About Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
As part of our outreach for Child Abuse Prevention Month, the USA Gymnastics Safe Sport Department recently conducted a webinar on “How to Talk About Child Sexual Abuse Prevention,” which is available in the webinar archive. I have included a link to the webinar because it provides some of the guidance you and your professional members have requested for addressing safe sport issues. I also encourage you to share with the professional members in your states and regions. And, as always, please contact Toby Stark, our director of safe sport, if you have any questions. We appreciate your time and dedication to our athlete’s safety and well-being.
Women’s Junior Olympic Program Director
130 E. Washington Street, Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Region 2 is very proud that Charity Choice hosted by Sandy Flores and Emerald City has been chosen as a 2018 Nastia Cup qualifier. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Jordan Chile’s for her selection to the Pac Rim Championships!
Jordan competed in the two-day verification event to select the U.S. Women’s Team. This team will compete at the 2018 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, April 27-29, in Medellin, Colombia.
Congratulations to Jordan Chiles from Naydenov!
Updates to 2019 and 2020 Event Dates
2019: Level 9 E/W – May 10-12, JOs – May 17-19
2020: Level 9 E/W – May 8-10, JOs – May 15-17
This is the official call for nominations for the 2018 Women’s Program National Officers
Elections for the National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman (NJOCC), National Xcel Committee Chairman (NXCC) and the National Technical Committee Chairmen (NTCC) are to be conducted in 2018.
Women’s Nominations for National Committee Chair Positions
All nominees must be USA Gymnastics Women’s Program Professional Members in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination, be at least 21 years old, and meet the prerequisites in Article V of the Operating Code Sections E, F and G found posted on the USA Gymnastics website, Women’s Program home page. The positions are four (4) year terms 2018-2022.
Please see the attached nomination form that includes eligibility requirements for each position. Nominations are to be sent to Annie Heffernon, the Women’s JO Program Director, at the USA Gymnastics office by March 31, 2018. Please email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National officers shall be elected by the members of their respective committee.
- The voting shall be by written ballot.
- Shall serve for four (4) years
Have you read your newsletter?
Answers to the questions on the regional meet are there as well as other information.
Reminder, March 1 is the last day to nominate someone for state chairman.
Bids for the 2020 Regiional Meet are due April 1 to email@example.com or mail to Marian DeWane PO Box 2137 Boise Idaho 83701 Bid form is on the regional Website. Please note you must be in good standing in your state to have your bid considered.
Level 8 numbers will be calculated March 8th and will be based on the number of 8’s registered in each state meet.
Region 2 News
2019 AND 2020 Eastern and Western Bid Brief Information is now Available
2018 National Congress
The 2018 National Congress will be held August 9 – 11 in Providence, Rhode Island
2017-2018 Women’s R&P
The 2017-2018 Women’s R&P is now posted on the USA Gymnastics web site.
Region 2 Regionals: April 13 – 15 at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center hosted by Emerald City
Level 9 Western Championships: May 4-6 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 10 Championships: May 11 – 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio