Meet Maggie Kaczmarczyk – 2019 Graduating Senior

Maggie Kaczmarczyk/Level 9
US Gym II
Coache: Sergei Vaitenok and Ana Deflorio
Home Town: Elmwood Park, NJ
Parents: Izabela and Adrian Kaczmarczyk
Maggie plans to attend college to major in Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

Academic Achievements:
Principals List (9-12)
AP Scholar
National Honor society
Math, Latin, and Science National Honor Societies
National Latin Exam Silver Medalist and Maxima Cum Laude
Earned 3 college credits in Microeconomics at Montclair State University through the Early College Program
In the process of a receiving a patent for ecological lunchbox

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 9 Region 7 Qualifier and Uneven Bars medalist
Level 8 Region 7 Floor medalist
State Floor, Beam, Uneven Bars, All Around medalist
Level 7 Beam State Champion; 
Most Valuable Gymnast Award (2016)
County, League, and State Sectional Champion on Uneven Bars (NJSIAA)

Words of Wisdom: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Meet Sophia Gilligan – 2019 Graduating Senior

Sophia Gilligan/Level 9
US Gym II
Coache: Sergei Vaitenok and Ana Deflorio
Home Town: Wyckoff, NJ
Parents: Stella and Kevin Gilligan
Sophia plans to attend college to major in Health Sciences.

Academic Achievements:
Honor roll all four years

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 4 State Qualifier, All Around Champion, Beam&Bars Champion
Level 5,6 State Qualifier
Level 8 State Qualifier twice
Level 8 Regional Qualifier twice
Level 9 State Qualifier

Words of Wisdom: In the end we will only regret the chances we didn’t take.

Employment Opportunity

USAG Team Coach Part Time
Shields Gymnastics is seeking a part-time, dependable, professional and highly motivated gymnastics team coach for our fast-growing women’s competitive team program.

Job Responsibilities:
The primary role is to prepare athletes for competition and represent Shields Gymnastics at competitions.
Coaches are expected to be positive, energetic and enthusiastic as they evaluate the progress of their athletes.
Lead individuals in a team setting, support the team culture and create an atmosphere for the athlete’s success.
Model behaviors and perform the tasks assigned with enthusiasm that reflects and supports the company’s values.
Develop students across all learning domains including physical, mental, emotional, and social skills.Commitment to the continued growth of the team program.
All team coaches are also expected to contribute to our recreational program as needed to help build and promote our team program.

Job Requirements:
1-4 years experience coaching competitive gymnastics (USAG Level 4+).
Offsite work and out of town travel will be required for competitions.
Must be motivated, enthusiastic, positive, and dependable.
Working knowledge of USAG rules and regulations.
Must possess strong spotting skills.
Must possess requisite USAG membership and certifications.

Contact:         
Shields Gymnastics 
Jacqui Armstrong
info@shieldsgymnastics.net 
908-782-1777

2019 Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship

Attached is the application form (with application instructions) for the 2019 Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship.  

Eligibility for the scholarship includes:
~graduating senior
~currently competing Level 8-10 in the Region 7 Women’s JO Program
~plans to attend college 
~Has not accepted a gymnastics scholarship

View Form HERE

Applications and supporting documents should be send to Linda Johnson, RJOCC (address included in application) on or before April 15, 2019.
Thank you!
Linda Johnson/Region 7 JOCC/USA Gymnastics
Cell: (443) 569-9412
r7jocc@gmail.com

Meet Gabrielle Lange – 2019 Graduating Senior

Gabrielle Lange/Level 10
Arena Gymnastics
Coache: Ann & Valdi Kolasa
Home Town: Allentown, NJ
Parents: Debbie & David Lange
Gabrielle plans to attend the University of Oregon to major in Business/Marketing.

Academic Achievements:
Excellence in Chemistry Award 2018
Academic Scholarship to the University of Oregon

Gymnastics Achievements:
Athletic Scholarship to the University of Oregon
2018 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2018 Level 10 NJ States Qualifier, 7th FX
2017 Level 9 Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 9 NJ States Qualifier, 3rd BB, 6th AA
2015 Level 9 Regional Qualifier
2015 Level 9 NJ States Qualifier
2014 Level 8 Regional Qualifier
2014 Level 8 NJ States Qualifier 7th AA
2013 Level 7 All Around NJ State Champion

Words of Wisdom: Never give up and keep pursuing your passions no matter what.

Xcel Bronze States 2019 – Results

Congrats to the 2019 Team Champions – Riverview Gymnastics

Xcel Bronze States were hosted by Jersey Shore Gymnastics at Bishop AHR HS in Edison, NJ on February 10th.

5 New State Records set.

Congratulations to all 17 Clubs who participated.

114.100 Riverview
113.775 Bright Stars
113.500 Head Over Heels
113.450 Tumble Techs
112.975 Madison YMCA
112.875 Action

Team Results
Individual Results
5-6 Yrs
7 Yrs
8 Yrs
9 Yrs
10 Yrs
11+ Yrs
Meet Records

Xcel Silver States 2019 – Results

Congrats to the 2019 Team Champions –  Head Over Heels with New State Record 114.400

Xcel Silver States were hosted by Jersey Shore Gymnastics at Bishop AHR HS in Edison, NJ on February 9th.

11 New State Records set.

Congratulations to all 26 Clubs who participated.

114.400 Head Over Heels
114.075 Star Bound
113.450 USA Twisterz
113.350 Action
113.125 Twilight
113.105 Riverview

Team Results
Individual Results
6-7 Yrs
8 Yrs
9 Jr Yrs
9 Sr Yrs
10 Yrs
11+ Yrs
Meet Records

2 States 2019 – Results

Congrats to the 2019 Team Champions –  Champions United with New State Record 114.850

Level 2 States were hosted by Jersey Shore Gymnastics at Bishop AHR HS in Edison, NJ on February 10th.

6 New State Records set.

Congratulations to all 16 Clubs who participated.

114.850  Champions United
113.675  Head Over Heels
112.325  US Gym – Leonia
110.625 Aeon
110.325 EnVision
110.200 Go for the Gold

Team Results
Individual Results
5-6 Yrs
7 Yrs
8 Yrs
9 Yrs
10 Yrs
Meet Records

Meet Emilie DeVoe – 2019 Graduating Senior

Emilie DeVoe/Level 9
Premiere Gymnastics
Coache: Jen Fobes, Austin Fobes, and Rich
Home Town: Milltown, NJ
Parent: Marcia
Emilie plans to attend Seton Hall University to major in Nursing.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Spotswood High School Student of the Month of January
High Honor Roll
Co-leader in scenery for school production show
Senior Yearbook Editor and Assistant

Gymnastics Achievements:
2x Uneven Bar State Champion
4x Balance Beam State Champion
Level 8  2017 Regional Qualifier
Regionals: 7th place on beam, 3rd place bars, and 4th place all-around

Words of Wisdom: “If perfection is not the end, it is at least the goal.” -Anonymous

Meet Tiara DeTommaso – 2019 Graduating Senior

Tiara DeTommaso/Level 10
North Stars Gymnastics
Coache: Ashley Umberger
Home Town: Denville, NJ
Parents: Steve & Norma DeTommaso
Tiara plans to attend West Chester University and is currently undecided on a major.

Academic Achievements:
Academic Scholarship to West Chester University
National Honor Society
High Honors
4.0 GPA

Gymnastics Achievements:
Athletic Scholarship to West Chester University
2018 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2018 Level 10 NJ States Qualifier
2017 Level 10 J.O. Nationals Qualifier
2017 Level 10 Regionals: 2nd BB, 6th AA
2017 Level 10 NJ States: 3rd AA
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2016 Level 10 NJ States Qualifier
2015 Level 9 Eastern Nationals Qualifier
2015 Level 9 Regionals: 3rd AA
2015 Level 9 NJ States: 2nd FX
2014 Level 9 Eastern Nationals Qualifier
2014 Level 9 Regional Qualifier
2014 Level 9 NJ States Qualifier
2013 Level 8 Regional Qualifier
2013 Level 8 NJ States: 2nd AA
2011 Level 5 NJ States: 1st VT, BB, AA
2010 Level 4 NJ States: 1st VT, UB, BB, AA

Words of Wisdom: “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” – Zig Ziglar

Employment Opportunity

ROCK GYMNASTICS is hiring a Boys Gymnastics Coach. Full or Part-time.

Rock offers full medical benefits and paid vacation time for qualified full time employees and competitive salary goes without saying. You will attend Congress, USAG University, and training camps annually. 

Fair warning – we are a selective employer. Prior gymnastics instruction experience is necessary, but a cultural fit with our philosophy and approach is required. Our reputation of being an extremely welcoming, friendly, approachable gym should align with your personality. Empowering children through gymnastics must be second nature to you.

Enough about us….we would like to hear from you! Are you Ready to Rock?
Email us at rockgymnasticsnj@gmail.net  or call us!  
Contact Gina or Amber (owners) 732-341-ROCK (7625)

ROCK GYMNASTICS
200 Corporate Circle
Toms River, NJ 08755

Meet Katherine McGowan – 2019 Graduating Senior

Katherine McGowan/Level 10
North Stars Gymnastics
Coache: Ashley Umberger
Home Town: Kinnelon, NJ
Parents: Michael & Anne McGowan
Katherine plans to attend Illinois State University to major in Business Administration.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
National Business Honor Society

Gymnastics Achievements:
Full Athletic Scholarship to Illinois State University
2018 JO National Qualifier
2018 Region 7 Level 10 Regionals: 5th AA
2018 Level 10 NJ States: 2nd Bars, 5th AA
2017 Level 10 State and Regional Qualifier
2016 Level 10 State and Regional Qualifier
2015 Eastern Nationals: 9th AA

Words of Wisdom: “Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

Meet Michaelah Lanza – 2019 Graduating Senior

Michaelah Lanza/Level 10
Head Over Heels Gymnastics
Coaches: Toni Borden & Sonny Smoljan
Home Town: Middletown, NJ
Parents: Michael & Nicole
Michaelah plans to attend Gannon University to major in Physical Therapy.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Italian National Honor Society – Treasurer 
Honor Roll

Gymnastics Achievements:
Athletic Scholarship to Gannon University for Acrobatics & Tumbling
2015 – 2018 High School Varsity Gymnastics – Captain 2017 & 2018
2018 Level 9 Regionals: 3rd Vault, 5th Floor
2018 Level 9 NJ States: 3rd Vault, 7th Beam, 9th Floor
2017 Level 9 Regionals: 2nd Vault, 4th Floor, 6th Beam
2017 Level 9 NJ States: 2nd Vault, 6th Floor
2016 Level 9 Regionals: 9th Vault
2016 Level 9 NJ States: 4th Vault
2015 Level 8 Regional Vault Champion
2015 Level 8 NJ State Vault Champion
2014 USAGIC Silver National & Regional Vault Champion
2013 NJ JOGA Level 5 All Around Sate Champion

Words of Wisdom: Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be crazy. Be you, because life is too short to be anything but happy. Believe in yourself & you will be unstoppable.

2019 Region 7 Congress Announcement


On behalf of Region 7 we are pleased to announce the date and location of our Regional Congress! 

Region 7 Congress
June 21 – 23, 2019
Hilton Harrisburg
One 2nd St., Harrisburg, Pa 17010
Registration will be opening soon on the USA Gymnastics website!
Jennifer Bortz/Region 7RACC

Meet Alexandra Panetta – 2019 Graduating Senior

Alexandra Panetta/Level 10
Head Over Heels Gymnastics
Coaches: Toni Borden & Sonny Smoljan
Home Town: Marlboro, NJ
Parents: Joseph & Laurie
Alexandra plans to attend Ursinus College to major in Psychology & Secondary Education.

Academic Achievements:
Honor Roll of Distinction
National Honor Society
National Society of High School Honors

Gymnastics Achievements:
2018 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 10 NJ State: 7th Bars, 9th Vault & Floor
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2015 Level 10 NJ State Qualifier
2014 Level 9 Regionals: 5th Vault, 6th Floor
2014 Level 9 NJ State: 3rd Vault, 4th Floor, 5th Bars
2013 Level 8 Regionals: 6th Bars, 9th Floor
2013 Level 8 NJ State: 4th AA, 2nd Bars & Floor, 4th Vault
2012 Level 7 NJ State: 2nd Bars, 3rd Floor

Words of Wisdom: It’s important to push yourself further than you think you can go each and every day – as that is what separates the good from the great.

JO Vault Height Correction

The R&P has been corrected regarding the vault height….

II. Vault A. Specifications: 
1. Junior Olympic Program: The vaulting table is required for Levels 4-10. The maximum vaulting table height is 135 cm (+ 1 cm). If using a vault table with two uprights, both must be set at the same height. The height is determined by measuring the distance from the floor to the center top of the vault table.

a. The center top of the vault table is determined by measuring 68 cm from the back of the vault table. Tape of any kind, including athletic tape, may NOT be placed on top of the table at any time during warm-up or competition. 

b. If the vault runway is on a raised platform, the vault table must also be placed on a raised surface of the same height and the measurement of the vault table should be taken from the runway surface to the center top of the vault table, rather than from the floor. 

c. All manufactured models of the vault table (including “retro-fit” tables that are inserted into the uprights of the old horse) are allowed for competition, provided that they are capable of being adjusted to the various height specifications allowed for Junior Olympic athletes. Matting must be used to cover the upright of the vault table as well as to cover any weights placed on the vault base for stability. 

d. Levels 4-5: All age divisions may use the vault table at any manufacturer setting. Levels 6-10: All age divisions may use the vault table at any height; however, the height must be within a minimum of 115 cm (+ 1 cm) and a maximum of 135 cm (+ 1 cm). Levels 6 and 7 – vault height minimum is 115 cm., maximum is 135 cm. 

Note: 0.3 Deduction if below 115cm