L7 Regionals – No Petitioning or IES

There are two items that were published incorrectly regarding Level 7 Regionals:

  1. There are no Petitions to Level 7 Regionals, gymnasts must qualify at State Meet (35.000 AA)
  2. There are no Individual Event Specialist (IES) at Level 7 Regionals

We apologize for any confusion.

Region 5

Women’s Nominations for National Committee Chair Positions

All nominees must be USA Gymnastics Women’s Program Professional Members in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination, be at least 21 years old, and meet the prerequisites in Article V of the Operating Code Sections E, F and G found posted on the USA Gymnastics website, Women’s Program home page. The positions are four (4) year terms 2018-2022.

Please see the Nomination Form that includes eligibility requirements for each position.  Nominations are to be sent to Annie Heffernon, the Women’s JO Program Director, at the USA Gymnastics office by March 31, 2018.  Please email nominations to: aheffernon@usagym.org.

National officers shall be elected by the members of their respective committee.

  • The voting shall be by written ballot.
  • Shall serve for four (4) years

Women’s Program Leaders Meet with USA Gymnastics

The following members of the Region 5 Administrative Committee attended an informational meeting with the USA Gymnastics in Indianapolis yesterday:
Dave Stiles, Char Christensen, Kittia Carpenter, Nancy Gibson, Norbert Bendixen, Amy Roplogle, Brian Blewitt and Nina Dent.

The Women’s Program attendee’s generated the following statement:

“USA Gymnastics holds the highest standard of care for athletes and members. We have the desire to rebuild and to move forward. We have the opportunity right now, in the history of USA Gymnastics, in our sport, and in our country, to lead, saying, we are going to get it right.  By doing that, we will honor our athletes who have been impacted and we will honor all USA Gymnastics members and participants, including, but not limited to, athletes, coaches, parents, judges, and volunteers. We will not be the organization that shuts the doors, changes the name, and puts a new face on the same institution. At the end of the day, we have an opportunity to improve USA Gymnastics.  We have an obligation to meet the challenge that has been set before us and to become a better organization.  It is about sharing positive gymnastics stories and getting it right. We will get it right.”

Eighty-Eight Women’s Program USA Gymnastics National, Regional, and State leaders stood today to wholeheartedly support USA Gymnastics.

Message to the community from Kerry Perry


State Administrative Committee Chairman position nominations are now open.  Term of office is from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.  Please read pages 12  – 14 of the Operating Code to review voting procedures and timeline for SACC.


Nominations are due no later than March 1, 2018 with the election beginning April 1, 2018 and ending April 115, 2018.

TO VOTE:  Professional Members should make sure each of the following are correct:

  1. Their address is current (specifically the state)
  2. Know their personal User ID
  3. Know their password
  4. Membership, Safety Certification and Background Check are fully processed and current
  5. Email address is correct

A completed State Administrative Nomination Form must be submitted (mail or email) on or before March 1, 2018 (midnight):

Dave Stiles. RACC
105 Woodland Lane
Carmel, IN 46032

or email: d.b.stiles@att.net

TOPS/Hopes Training Camp & Testing

We are excited announce that there will be a Region 5 TOPS/Hopes Training Camp on May 25 – 26, 2018 at Buckeye Gymnastics in Westerville, Ohio.
This camp will feature an outstanding group of clinicians including: Luminita Garcy, Ivan Ivanov, Antonia Markova, Dan Baker, Steve Arkell and others.
There will also be a TOPs Testing on  Sunday, May 27th.

Click here for Complete Information

USA Gymnastics names Kerry J. Perry as new President and CEO

The USA Gymnastics Board of Directors announced today the unanimous decision to appoint Kerry J. Perry as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. Perry assumes this role Dec. 1, 2017, and will be based at the USA Gymnastics headquarters in Indianapolis. 

Perry was formerly vice president of business development at Learfield Communications, Inc., and president and owner of KP Sports, which was acquired by Learfield. In her various leadership roles, Perry has led many high-performing teams and organizations to great success, most recently in the collegiate sports field.

For the complete announcement click here to go to USA Gymnastics