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REGION 5 ALL-STAR TEAM

2016 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM

2016 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Message from Kittia Carpenter…

We are very excited to announce the Junior Olympic 2016 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.  All of you should be extremely proud.

 

5 PRIDE!

The JO Members of the 2016 All Star Team are:

  • 1- Payton Richards – Aerials (77.075)
  • 2- Andrea Li – Legacy Elite (77.050)
  • 3- Anastasia Webb – IGI (76.925)
  • 4- Matilyn Waligora – Olympia (76.575)
  • 5- Sierra Brooks – Aspire (76.250)
  • 6- Kai Rivers – Twistars (76.150)
  • 7- Sarah Smith – JPAC (76.025)
  • 8- Emma Pritchard – Gym X-treme (75.725)
  • 9- Bridget Killian – Legacy Elite (75.650)
  • 10- Leah Clapper – Gym America (75.525)
  • 11- Anne Maxim – Olympia (75.500)
  • 12- MicKayla Stuckey – Cincinnati (75.425)

Alternates – These athletes may be used if one or more of the above athletes can not attend the international experience.

  • 13- Delanie Harkness – Twistars ( 75.350)
  • 14- Samantha Medel – Legacy Elite (75.150)
  • 15- Gracen Standley – Cincinnati (75.100)

On behalf of the Region 5 Committee we want to congratulate all of you for an outstanding national championships competition.  You have been amazing representing Region 5 and we thank you for your dedication and commitment.

This year we are planning an international experience to Costa Rica.  We are currently looking at the end of October and will have more details soon

 

2014 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM

2014 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Message from Kittia Carpenter…

We are very excited to announce the Junior Olympic 2014 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. All of you should be extremely proud.

WHERE PRIDE MEETS PASSION

The JO Members of the 2014 All Star Team are:

  • 1- Sarah Smith – JPAC – 76.725
  • 2- Rachel Dickson – Michigan Elite Gymnastics Academy – 76.225
  • 3- Delanie Harkness – Twistars USA – 76.10
  • 4- Kai Rivers- Twistars USA – 76.075
  • 5- Marissa Oakley – Phenom – 76.00
  • 6- Wesley Stephenson – Legacy Elite – 75.95
  • 7- Shea Mahoney – Legacy Elite – 75.95
  • 8- Michaela Burton – Legacy Elite – 75.90
  • 9- Rachel Cutler – Twistars USA – 75.875
  • 10-Lexi Funk – IGI – 75.85
  • 11- Kasey Janowicz – Bay Valley Gymnastics – 75.45
  • 12- Alecia Farina – Gym World – 75.40

Alternates – These athletes may be used if one or more of the above athletes can not attend the international experience.

  • 13- Karen Howell – Olympia – 75.35
  • 14- Madison Preston – Cincinnati Gym Academy – 75.35
  • 15- Carly Preston – Twistars USA – 75.30
  • 16-Jenna Swartzentruber – Buckeye – 75.20

 

On behalf of the Region 5 Committee we want to congratulate all of you for an outstanding national championships competition. You have been amazing representing Region 5 and we thank you for your dedication and commitment.

This year’s international experience will travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Travel dates are October 20th – 26th, 2014.

2013 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM

2013 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

Message from John Geddert…

It gives me great pleasure to announce the 2013 Region 5 All Star Team (Junior Olympic Team Members). The deadline for submitting scores has passed and it is time to notify our clubs and athletes.

The JO Members of the 2013 All Star Team are

 

  • Bailey Gardner- Twistars USA- Michigan 38.569
  • Linsey Lemke- R Athletics- Michigan 38.388
  • Paige Zaziski- Hunts- Michigan 38.319
  • Alyssa Shermetaro- Olympia- Michigan 38.256
  • Brehanna Showers- R Athletics- Michigan 38.238
  • Rachel Cutler- Twistars USA- Michigan 37.938
  • Karen Howell- Olympia- Michigan 37.869
  • Shea Murphy- Legacy Elite- Illinois 37.819

The alternates (which are used if the 4 remaining elite spots are not filled OR if one of the above can not fulfill the obligation for any reason).

  • Sydney Waltz- Gold Medal- Ohio 37.813
  • Isabell Hutchins- Splitz- Michigan 37.8
  • Sydney McGlone- Universal- Ohio-37.731
  • Nicole Gendusa- IGI- Illinois 37.719
  • Megan Schweihofer- Hunts- Michigan- 37.563
  • Emma McClean- Stars/Stripes- Michigan- 37.544
  • Lexi Funk- IGI- Illinois- 37.519
  • Eileen Malecki- IGI- Illinois- 37.5
  • Lauren Bancroft- Twistars USA- Michigan 37.481
  • Annie Juarez- DeVeaus- Indiana- 37.438
  • Welsey Stevenson- Legacy Elite- Illinois 37.331
  • Megan Hultgren- GAR- Illinois 37.331
  • Corrine Rechenmacher- Legacy Elite-37.3
  • Kelsey Hood- Olympia- Michigan- 37.131

 

Our All Star team has traditionally been provided with an international experience which usually takes the form of a Good Will Ambassadorship, where our coaches and athletes assist developing nations with their gymnastics. The details for this year’s experience are still in the works and should be released shortly (the new J.O. chair is responsible for this project and working word to arrange a phenomenal experience).

Congratulations to our athletes, clubs, coaches and parents for this prestigious achievement. I know I speak for the entire RAC (Regional Administrative Committee) when I say how very proud we are of all of you.

John Geddert

Region 5 JOPCC

2012 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM

2012 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Elites

(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:

Elites

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.

John Geddert
Twistars USA Gymnastics Club

Region 5 JOPCC


2011 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM

2011 Allstar Trip

2011 Allstar Trip to Brazil:  Wrap up report, submitted by John Geddert

Click here to view PHOTOS from the 2011 Brazil Allstar Trip

Click here to view a SLIDESHOW of the photos

SELECTION CRITERION

1) PURPOSE
The purpose of the Region 5 All-Star team is multidimensional. Some of the reasons for it’s existence are:

  • to recognize and reward our top Junior Olympic and Elite level athletes for their uncompromising devotion to our sport and our region
  • to provide experiences designed to enhance the future growth of these athletes
  • to provide the coaches of these athletes with experiences designed to enhance their professional growth in our sport
  • to spread and nurture a common bond and to establish a “team Spirit” within our regionand to provide a vehicle from which regional pride can be fostered and delivered.

2) GOALS

  • The goals of the Region 5 board, as related to the athletes and coaches and their qualification to the Region 5 All-Star Team, are to recognize our top athletes at our annual mini congress banquet.
  • Recognition may take on many forms, but a few words about the accomplishments of the athletes, a video presentation and an awards plaque have been used as the normal procedure in the past. In short we want the athletes within our region to feel special and to believe that Region 5 is the very best place in the country to achieve gymnastics goals.
  • The regional board also wishes to provide an international assignment designed to give experience, international exposure and to enhance regional pride. This assignment will usually be scheduled in mid to late fall so as not to interfere with the normal USAG competitive seasons.

3) FUNDING
The international assignment is to be funded by an allocated amount determined by the regional board. These funds will come from the Region 5 Apparel Fund. Only the qualified athletes will receive financial assistance from this allocated budget.

The fund will pay for

  1. athletes air and transportation
  2. athletes lodging at the competition itself
  3. the entry fees for the competition
  4. delegation gifts for the host organization of the international event.

The allocated budget for the international assignment will be determined based on the financial stability of the Apparel Fund in any given year. The budget will be reviewed each year at the summer board meeting.

4) CRITERION

  • The following criterion is to be published periodically in the state and or regional newsletters. This material is vitally important and should be made readily available to our membership in Region 5.
  • The top 8 Junior Olympic, the top 2 Junior International and the top 2 Senior International Elite athletes, based on the following criterion will be named to the Region 5 All-star Team. here
  1. Athletes must have qualified to their respective national championship event. No petitions will be allowed. NEW- This means Championships of the USA for Elite athletes and Level 10 J.O. Nationals for the J.O. athletes.
  2. INTERNATIONAL ELITE rankings will be taken from the Championships of the USA, (top 2 junior international elites and top 2 senior international elites). Those elites that qualify to the USA National Team and All Star Team and a) have pending international assignments or b) have had USA international assignments in the past will be named to the ALL STAR TEAM but will be ineligible for the ALL STAR TEAM TRIP. This is due to the conflicts in scheduling and the priority that must be placed on USA NATIONAL TEAM COMPETITIONS for USA YMNASTICS.  Elites that qualify to US Classic, American Classic OR Championships (and don’t make the All Star Team) may submit 3 All Around Scores for ranking purposes for the remaining J.O. spots. Elites must use the same criterion as used by J.O. athletes for submitting scores (see criterion listed under JUNIOR OLYMPIC #3 less the requirement that states that the regional or national meet score must be used).
  3. JUNIOR OLYMPIC rankings will be taken from averaging the top 4 all around scores for the current competitive season.
  • An athlete may only use USAG sanctioned scores (AAU, SAIGC and High School scores would not count)
  • They may use only 1 home meet score, provided there are at least 2 additional level 10 teams present, (HOME MEETS do not include states/regionals and nationals) (a team consists of 3 or more members). In the case when a club hosts MORE THAN ONE HOME MEET, the club must designate which competition is to be used for potential all star team scores. (This is to eliminate the possibility of hosting meets until you get the scores needed to qualify to the all star team). It will be assumed that the FIRST HOSTED MEET will be used for All Star team scores UNLESS the club declares in WRITING to the JOPC prior to the date of the FIRST MEET that they want to designate the SECOND MEET as their choice.
  • They may only use 1 all around score per meet (i.e. meets that have prelims and finals) This rule is used to avoid .getting lucky. with overly friendly evaluations that certain meets may have, and to avoid having those scores count as 50% of your All-Star team qualification criterion.
  • All qualification scores must be achieved prior to the conclusion of level 10 nationals. (this is to eliminate the possibility of hosting meets post season with the sole purpose of creating a better all star team score average)
  • Scores, in the form of official meet results must be submitted no later that June 1, 2012 (late entries will not be accepted).
  • Scores must include either regional championships or national championships AA score. (this is to provide an equal playing field for all candidates for a minimum of 25% of the submitted scores).

4. Athletes must attend one of the 4 regional training camps responsible for funding the international assignment. These camps include SUPER CAMP, HOT SHOT CAMP, Hi TECH CAMP and FORWARD PROGRESS CAMP. This displays support for the regional activities and it is the presence of our top athletes at these training camps that truly provide the camps with credibility and substance….. In other words others learn from watching what and how the best are doing things.

 

 

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