State, Regional & National Dates Announced for 2015 & 2016

Below are the meet dates released for 2015 & 2016. Additional information will be passed along as it becomes available.

Meet Schedule for 2015

State Meets – March 27-29, 2015
Level 9/10 Regionals – April 17-19, 2015
Eastern/Western Nationals – May 7-10, 2015
JO Nationals / NIT – May 14-17, 2015

Meet Schedule for 2016

State Meets – March 19-20, 2016
Level 9/10 Regionals – April 8-10, 2016
Eastern / Western Nationals – April 28-May 1, 2016
JO Nationals / NIT – May 5-8, 2016

Revision: IES Injury Petition to Regionals


Due to confusion in finding a Region 5 policy for determining an injury petition score for an Individual Event Specialist to Regionals, the Region 5 Committee has voted to use a 9.0 for this season and use the 9.25 score for the following year.

A gymnast must have received a 9.0 from any sanctioned meet, have a Dr. excuse, and a Dr. release to be able to petition to Regionals. The deadline is the same as other petitions which is the Wednesday following State Meet.

This will be a topic for the summer Region 5 Committee and input is encouraged.

Thank you,
Char Christensen
Region 5 RTCC

Individual Event Specialists Qualifications to State and Regionals Clarification

By Char Christensen, RTCC

Individual State Committees set the qualifying  score for IES in their state.

Illinois             8.750
Indiana           8.500
Kentucky        8.500
Michigan         Level 8   – 7.750 and Level 9/10 – 8.000
Ohio                Level 7/8 – 8.000 and Level 9/10 – 8.500

To qualify out of the State Meet as an IES to Regionals requires a 9.000.

NEW:  To petition an injured gymnast to Regionals as an IES, a score of 9.250 must have been obtained from one sanctioned meet at the level the gymnast is petitioning.  Then, follow the normal petition process of sending the score, petition form, and Dr. excuse and release.  Petition is due on the Wednesday following the State Meet.