Congrats from New Jersey to the Final Five!
We are so proud of all of you.
Read about the Victory HERE
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USA Gymnastics selects sites for women’s Junior Olympic championship events in 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 1, 2016 – USA Gymnastics has selected the sites for 2017’s three Junior Olympic championship events for women’s gymnastics: U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.; Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships, Lansing, Mich.; and Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships, Boise, Idaho. The Junior Olympics is USA Gymnastics’ age-group, developmental program, and these three events feature the country’s top female gymnasts for Levels 9 and 10.
“We look forward to staging the championship events in these three cities next year, and we encourage fans to come out and support these outstanding athletes,” said Rhonda Faehn, senior vice-president of women’s gymnastics for USA Gymnastics.
The U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships is the culmination of the competitive season for Level 10, the highest Junior Olympic skill level that is just below the elite level. The Eastern and Western Championships serve as the pinnacle for Level 9. More details for each of the championship events are outlined below.
Numerous Junior Olympic champions and medalists have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competition and/or to compete in collegiate gymnastics. Many of the country’s top gymnasts are former participants in the Junior Olympic program, including 2012 Olympic team champions Jordyn Wieber and Kyla Ross, 2009 World vault champion Kayla Williams, 2008 Olympic team silver-medalists Shawn Johnson and Samantha Peszek, and 2004 Olympic team silver-medalist Courtney McCool, to name a few.
U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships
The 2017 U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships will be held at the Indiana Convention Center. Scheduled for May 6-7, the two-day competition is expected to showcase over 675 gymnasts.
USA Gymnastics is staging the event in conjunction with Indiana Sports Corp. Indianapolis has served as the headquarters for USA Gymnastics since 1983.
The Junior Olympic National Championships is the culmination event for the competitive season. The competition features twelve age divisions (Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, Junior D, Junior E, Junior F, Senior A, Senior B, Senior C, Senior D, Senior E and Senior F), which are determined by birth date. These gymnasts are vying to become Junior Olympic national champions in the all-around, as well as in all four events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. The competition schedule will be determined closer to the event.
USA Gymnastics has eight regions, and the top seven gymnasts from each region’s Regional Championships advance to nationals. The winning regions will also be determined at the conclusion of the competition. The top four all-around athletes in each age division also qualify to the 2017 Junior Olympic National Team and are invited to attend a national training camp at the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site, in Huntsville, Texas.
The states that comprise each region are: Region 1 — Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah; Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming; Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin; Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; and Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.
Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships
Slated for April 28-30, the Eastern and Western Championships are the competitive season’s finale and feature the best gymnasts in the country for Level 9. The 2016 Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern Championships are headed to the Summit Sports and Ice Complex, and the Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships go to the Century Link Arena.
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and Gedderts’ Twistars USA Inc. are organizing the Eastern Championships, which feature 16 age divisions that are determined by birthdate. The Eastern Championships include the top gymnasts from USA Gymnastics Regions 5-8. The states that comprise each region are: Region 5 – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio; Region 6 – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Region 7 – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; and Region 8 – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.
The Western Championships, which feature sixteen age divisions determined by birthdate, will be hosted locally by the USA Gymnastics Region 2 Committee. The Level 9 Western Championships showcases the top gymnasts from Regions 1-4. The states that comprise each region are: Region 1 — Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah; Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming; and Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, visit www.usagym.org.
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USAG NJ State/Sectional Meet Bids for the 2016-2017 Season are due 1 August 2016.
Laren Hernandez interview after US Olympic Team selection in San Jose, CA…..
Dear Professional Members,
It was a great honor to be on the floor of the P & G Championships last weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. Not only were the gymnasts incredible, but the showing of New Jersey athletes was spectacular. Maggie Haney of MG Elite and Craig Zappa of ENA Paramus brought great pride to NJ with their professionalism and outstanding coaching.
In the Junior Division, Riley McCusker and Olivia Dunne showed the future strength coming up through the ranks. They performed like champions and they are improving so well. Lauren Hernandez was quite a show stopper with eight solid routines. We all need to support her at Olympic Trials and show the country that New Jersey supports their elite level athletes. Please pay close attention to the NJ Website and Instagram. I will be sending updates from the trials.
Let’s go New Jersey!
Brant Lutska/NJ SACC
Registration for 2016 Region 7 High Performance Training Camp Sept. 16-18, 2016 at Woodward is now open! We are looking forward to another great event! Athletes who scored a 36.AA or higher at 2016 JO Nationals or Easterns are eligible to attend. All athletes must attend with a coach. If you have more than 5 athletes attending, please plan to bring additional coaches. Athletes will be assigned to squads and cabins based on graduation year.
Attached you will find all of the information you will need for the camp. All coaches and athletes must bring completed liability waivers!
NOTE: WE HAVE A NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS. PLEASE FOLLOW THE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS! You must renew your athlete and pro memberships in order to register!
Registration deadline is August 5th. No refunds after August 19th. If we do not reach 120 participants by August 5th, we will begin inviting additional athletes in rank order from JO Nationals and Easterns.
We will also be holding our annual team building fundraiser to benefit the Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Fund. Your support will benefit our outstanding student-athletes in Region 7 for years to come!
All information will be posted on the Region 7 website: http://www.region7usagym.com/camps-cpe/high-performance-camp/
Special Recognition Ellen Kovacs
Lifetime Achievement Pat Wilson
Meet Host of the Year Northern Elite Gymnastics
Judge of the Year Mary Peters
Compulsory Club of the Year Atlantic Coast Gymnastics
Optional Club of the Year North Stars Gymnastics
Compulsory Gymnast of the Year Julia Heath
Optional Gymnasts of the Year
Olivia Moss Raymond
Educator of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
We invite you to submit your Bids for the 2016/2017 New Jersey Sectional & State Meets.
Please note that several Sectional and State meets have been combined.
All State Meets must be in an outside facility.