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2021 Region 5 All Star Team

We are very excited to announce the Junior Olympic 2021 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 hoping to plan an international experience.  However, IF we are not able to travel out of the country due to other country restrictions, we will look at other possible options.  We are looking to travel in October.  We will have more details soon. 

2021 ALL STAR TEAM

In Rank Order

Name Gym Age Group Regional National Total
Hannah Scheible All American Flames Gymnastics JRD 38.700 38.800 77.500
Elizabeth Gantner JPAC JRF 38.650 38.800 77.450
Nikki Smith Euro Stars Gymnastics SRB 38.975 38.100 77.075
Jenna Olshefski Universal Gymnasts JRF 38.600 38.100 76.700
Paige Thaxton Michigan Academy of Gymnastics SRB 38.750 37.800 76.550
Savannah Miller Michigan Elite Gymnastics Academy SRC 38.450 37.950 76.400
Laci Keck JPAC SRB 38.075 38.275 76.350
Lucie Kirchner JPAC JRC 37.800 38.125 75.925
Lauren Harkins JPAC JRB 38.250 37.525 75.775
Sarah Moraw Champion Gymnastics USA SRA 37.350 38.375 75.725
Railey Jackson Gym Nasti JRB 37.525 38.125 75.650
Sydney Jelen Legacy Elite Gymnastics JRE 38.200 37.325 75.525

2021 ALL STAR TEAM ALTERNATES

These athletes may be used if one or more of the above athletes cannot attend the international experience.

Name Gym Age Group Regional National Total
Katie Harper Universal Gymnasts JRF 37.650 37.325 75.475
Ady Wahl Zanesville Gymnastics JRE 38.200 37.325 75.300

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.
  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

2019 Region 5 All Star Team

We are very excited to announce the Junior Olympic 2019 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 with GRIT!

This year we are planning an international good will trip to Guatemala. We are currently looking at mid-October. We will have more details soon.

2019 Region 5 All Star Team
Ellie Lazzari, Andrea Li , Faith Torrez , Jacey Vore , Ella Cesario , Skyla Schulte , Elaina McGovern , Haley Tyson , Sidney Washington, Delanie Harkness, Hannah Oliveros, Paige Thaxton 

Alternates in Rank Order The following athletes may be used if one or more of the All-Star Team members are unable to attend the international trip:
Samantha Macaso, Presleigh Buck, Reese Samuelson

# FLEX ON ‘EM


2018 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM

Message from Kittia Carpenter…

We are very excited to announce the Junior Olympic 2018 Region 5 All Star Team:

Andrea Li, Faith Torrez, Sierra Brooks, Gabryel Wilson, Maitlyn Waligora, Makarri Doggette, Helen Hu, Payton Richards, Tory Vetter, Makenzie Sedlacek, Ella Cesario, Aria Brusch

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2017 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM

Message from Kittia Carpenter…

We are very excited to announce the Junior Olympic 2017 Region 5 All Star Team:

Kai Rivers, Matilyn Waligora, Gabryel Wilson, Payton Richards, Sierra Brooks, Ella Cesario, Andrea Li, Sarah Hargrove, Alyssa Al-Ashari, Chloe Bellmore, Makarri Doggette, JerQuavia Henderson

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!


2016 REGION 5 ALL STAR TEAM

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.

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