The goal of the Women’s Technical Committee is to present a fair testing process for the success of all judges. Here are some helpful points:

*Appendix 15- “Not up to the Competitive Level” Composition Deductions

Written Exam- Concentrate on the upper and lower parameters with the information for no deduction and maximum deductions.

Practical Exam- Apply all Appendix 15 deductions. The Appendix items can be brought into the exam along with other materials. All appendix materials are available on the USA Gymnastics web site.

  • Practical Exam Scoring – Scoring booklets will be given to all examinees, including a cover sheet with a space for Judges’ name and ID (Pro) number. Additional blank paper will also be made available. Judges may also use their own scoring sheets, provided their name is on them and they are clearly labeled as to which event and the number of the exercise scored. These personal sheets will be turned in, stapled to the Practical exam booklet.
  • Symbols-All symbols on the written exam will have a written description.
  • No vault values need to be memorized with their numbers and values.
  • No electronic devices are allowed for the closed and open written exam or for the practical exam. Ex. Cell phones, Ipad, tablet, computers, electronic watches.
  • Beam- 2.201- Split leap forward has a value part change to a B. A straight-leg brush of the lead (front) leg is required. No stag or bending (developé) of the lead leg is allowed.

Thank you and good luck for a successful testing process.

Char Christensen
Region V Regional Technical Chair
Women’s Technical Committee


We are very excited to announce the Junior Olympic 2018 Region 5 All Star team.
Congratulations to the athletes, coaches and parents for this prestigious achievement.  Making the top 12 JO spots is quite an accomplishment especially in our highly talented region.
On behalf of the Region 5 Committee we want to congratulate all of you for an outstanding national championships competition.  You have shown strength, power and grace with confidence and represented Region 5 FEARLESSLY!
This year we are planning an international experience to Jamaica.  We are currently looking at the week of October 14th. We will have more details soon.  


In Rank Order:

Name Gym Age Group Regional National Total
Andrea Li Legacy Elite Gymnastics SRB 38.875 38.850 77.725
Faith Torrez Legacy Elite Gymnastics JRC 38.675 38.525 77.200
Sierra Brooks Aspire Gymnastics Academy SRB 38.650 38.425 77.075
Gabryel Wilson Olympia Gym Academy SRC 37.875 38.900 76.775
Matilyn Waligora Olympia Gym Academy SRC 38.275 38.500 76.775
Makarri Doggette Buckeye Gymnastics SRD 37.825 38.925 76.750
Helen Hu IK Gymnastics SRC 37.650 38.875 76.525
Payton Richards Aerial Gymnastics IL SRD 38.150 38.325 76.475
Tory Vetter Universal Gymnasts JRD 38.325 38.025 76.350
Makenzie Sedlacek IGI Gymnastics JRE 37.975 38.175 76.150
Ella Cesario Legacy Elite Gymnastics JRD 37.775 38.350 76.125
Aria Brusch Cincinnati Gymnastics SRB 38.025 38.100 76.125

Alternates in Rank Order – These athletes may be used if one or more of the above athletes cannot attend the international experience.  

Skyla Schulte Phenom Gymnastics JRD 38.375 37.650 76.025
Haley Tyson Phenom Gymnastics JRE 37.850 38.150 76.000
JerQuavia Henderson Gym Corner SRB 38.225 37.700 75.925