2012 AllStar Team Update

2012 AllStar Team Update

The Region 5 Allstar Team Information has been slightly updated.  The changes affect the Alterntes list.  We have also added a clearer explanation of who the official Allstar Team is and who is eligible to travel on the International Trip as a guest of Region 5.



The 2012 Region 5 All Star Team are the following PLUS our Elite National Team Members that are ineligible to travel due to USA National Team constraints and assumed obligations.

These athletes will be honored at our Region 5 congress in September. The top 8 Junior Olympic athletes are ranked along with the top 2 Junior and top 2 senior elite athletes (provided they have met all the criterion established by the region)

If elite spots are not filled we use the rank order from the J.O. list to fill the spots. The alternate list will be used to fill in vacated spots OR as an invitation list should we decide to offer additional travel positions (at their own cost) for the proposed international experience (Panama).

These coaches and athletes are to be commended for their long standing contributions to our sport and their accomplishments in the competitive arena this past season. Congratulations

Official 2012 Region 5 Allstar Team

*These first 13 athletes will be honored at the Region 5 Banquet in September as guests of Region 5.

Junior Olympic

(J.O. Allstar Athletes – Eligible for International Trip)

  1. Grace Williams-Twistars USA- 38.775
  2. Kamerin Moore-Twistars USA- 38.488
  3. Amanda Wellick-Legacy Elite- 38.369
  4. Bailey Gardner- Twistars USA-38.138
  5. Alyssa Shermataro-Olympia-38.094
  6. Mary Jane Horth- Gym World-38.075
  7. Anna Hill- Twistars USA- 38.038
  8. Nicole Artz-Champion USA-37.938


(Elite Allstar Athletes – U.S. National Team Members, Therefore Not Eligible for International Trip)

Jordyn Wieber
Lexie Priessman
Amelia Hundley
Bridget Sloan
Anna Li

********End of 2012 Region 5 Allstar Team************

Additional Athletes Who Are Eligible for the Allstar International Trip as a Guest of Region 5 

Because there are 4 remaining spots for the Allstar International Trip (12 travel as a guest of Region 5) the following 4 athletes, in rank order, are eligible to travel as a guest of Region 5:


9.  Nia Dennis- Buckeye
* Nia is the lone elite that met all criterion, therefore leaving 3 open spots for numbers 9-11 on the J.O. ranking list.

Additional Junior Olympic

10.  Melissa Zurawski- BIG- 37.813
11.  Payton Richards- Phenom-37.744
12.  Rachel Haines- Twistars USA-37.713

Alternates for International Trip

If any of the Allstar athletes numbered 1-12 above do not travel, the spot(s) will be offered to the athletes listed below in rank order and those will become “paid” spots.   Some alternates (in rank order) may be invited to attend the International Trip at their own expense should the opportunity arise to invite additional athletes.  If invitations become available, they will be made at a later date when final trip details are known.

Melissa Zurawski 37.813    BIG
Payton Richards  37.744    Phenom
Rachel Haines      37.713    Twistars
Tenille Funches   37.706    United
Jessica Peszek     37.700    DeVeaus
Nicole Gendusa  37.638  IGI
Sydney McGlone   37.594    UGI
Marissa Oakley     37.581    Phenom
Jessica Ling           37.563    Oakland
Amanda Kowalski   37.563    Perfection
Eileen Malecki     37.425    IGI
Emma Mclean      37.138    Stars and Stripes
Rachel Cutler       36.931    Twistars

Once again congratulations and stay tuned for further information on the proposed travel trip and the Region 5 Congress Banquet.

Region 5 JOPCC