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Seniors 2014
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Reminder From Region 5 RTCC
A friendly reminder that September 1, 2014 is the deadline for all Professional Involvement Forms to be completed for judges to be eligible to judge State, Regional, or National Championships.  Please go to the Region 5 website under judges to complete this important task.  Thank you, Char Christensen, Region 5 RTCC

Marissa Oakley
Congratulations and Good Luck at the P & G National Championships

State Series Bids Due August 24, 2014
Bids are due 8-24-14.  All incomplete bids will be returned.  All information is required.  State Meet dated are listed below.
Download excel sheet fill out change name to your club and
email back to the email address on the form. (Bid Form)

Temple University Men's Gymnastics Program
There is an effert to try and get the Temple University Men's Gymnastics Program re-instated as a vasity sport.  The effort is put forth by the Men's Intercollegiate Support Program headed up by Bob Wuornos, Ph. D.  For the Temple University Program they have started the "Temple Challenge" which is a ten day effort with the purpose of fundraising, contacting the Temple University Administration and Trustees.  You can donate money by purchasing a t-shirt and/or banner.  See the attachments for further details. (Letter)  (Administration)  (T-shirt order)

Pictures from 2014 Secret US Classic

Pictures from Super Camp 2014

State Meets for 2015 Set
Level 3 - March 13-15, 2015
Level 4 - March 20-22, 2015
Level 5&Xcel - April 10-12, 2015
Level 6/7 - May 1-3, 2015
Level 8/9/10 - March 27-29, 2015

Team Illinois Elite Program

Secret U.S. Classic - August 2, 2014 (Chicago)
Junior Elite Scheduled to Compete
Marissa Oakley
Gabby Perea
Anastasia Webb
Mackenzie Sedlacek

U.S. Challenge - August 1, 2014 (Chicago)
Hopes Scheduled to Compete
Eliana Lazzari

American Classic - July 5, 2014 (Texas - Competed)
Marissa Oakley (Qualified to U.S. Championships)
Gabby Perea
Mackenzie Sedlacek

Illinois Gymnasts Qualified To Junior Elite
Marissa Oakley
Gabby Perea
Anastasia Webb

July Electronic Newsletter
Posted  Under Minutes-Newsletter on left

State Banquet Pictures
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State Congress Pictures
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Club Meets for the 2014-2015 Season
Phase One ends July 10, 2014
Phase Two Starts July 13, 2014
Phase Two ends July 31, 2014
Phase Three Starts August 1, 2014
Phase Three ends August 15, 2014
Phase Four Starts August 16, 2014
All Meet Directors received information already.  Please refer to that email or check the Illinois Rules & Policies for precedures.
The new 2014-2015 Calendar is online with those meets that have already been approved.  It is updated as they come in so check back often.

2014 Judges Volunteer Form For Region 5 Training Camps Deadline August 1, 2014

Please go to the Region 5 website and go to Judges Updates to complete your registration for today.  Everyone who completes this form will be assigned provided you meet the August 1st deadline.   This form allows judges to volunteer to either do a judging session with the athletes or be a tecknical assistant on an event by using your judging knowledge.  Only sign up for the number of days or camps that you would like to be assigned.  If you want to be considered for a coaching position, please complete the Region 5 Coaching Volunteer form by visiting the Training Camp Website.  Thank you for being a Region 5 leader and volunteer!
Char Christensen, Region 5 Technical Chair

The following minutes have been approved and are posted on the USA Gymnastics website:

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 08:15 AM PDT


Thank you for volunteering for our Region 5 Training Camps as a Judging Volunteer. Everyone who completes this form will be assigned provided you meet the August 1, 2014 deadline. Please visit Judge Updates to complete your registration form today.

This form is for judges only that want to either do a judging session or be a technical assistant on an event using your judging knowledge. Only sign up for the number of day or days you would like to be assigned.

If you would like to be considered for a coaching position, please complete the Region 5 Coaching Volunteer form by visiting the Training Camp Website.

If you have questions, you can e-mail You will receive a confirmation e-mail with event assignments prior to the Region 5 Training Camps. Thank you for being a Region 5 leader and volunteer.

Training Camp Registrations Open

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 08:12 AM PDT

New Training Camp Website has been launched.

2014 Region 5 Summer Camp Registrations have begun.

You can register today for:
Super Camp, Hi-Tech, NCAA Showcase
Other Camp Registrations will be open soon!

You can also complete your Coach or Judge Volunteer Forms.

Visit for the most recent information and to complete your registrations.

When registering, please sign up for Training Camp Updates. This will ensure that you receive any updates made on the Camp Website.  These would include host hotel information, schedules, staff lists and other helpful information as you plan your trip.

USA Gymnastics New Online Registration System
USA Gymnastics launched a new online registration system on Wednesday, May 28th.  The new registration system will provide our members a more efficient and streamlined approach to the way they interact and conduct business with our organization.  While we believe that you and our members will find the new system very easy to navigate, we have established a new Club Administration How to Guide. This guide will provide club administrators a step by step overview of all the new features. Click here to view.

2014 All Star Trip - A Judges Opportunity

Any National, Elite, or Brevet Judge that would like to be considered to travel on October 20-26, 2014 to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic should contact Char Christensen and Kittia Carpenter by June 1, 2014.  Expenases are paid bny the judge with a donation from Region 5 RJD, Hilary Carlson.  It is an eductional and fun opportunity to be a part of the Region 5 All Star Trip.  If more than one judge is interested, the Region 5 Committee will make a final decision.  Thank you for considering this oppartunity!

2014 Illinois State Congress
June 20-22, 2014
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Volunteers Needed For
2014 Secret U.S. Classic

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2014 Election Report
Congratulations to Cindy Morano Level 3 State Chair
(Read Election Report)

Level 8 Regional Senior A

Level 8 Regional Senior D

Region 5 Training Camps Locations Announced

Super Camp (August 1-3, 2014)
Olympia, MI
Gymnastics Academy of Rockford, IL
DeVeau's, IN
Legacy All Sports, KY

Hi-Tech /NCAA Showcase (September 5-7, 2014)
Cincinnati Gymnastics, OH

Hot Shot Camp (October 3-5, 2014)
Mid-Michigan Gymnastics, MI
Buckeye Gymnastics, OH

Forward Progress (November 7-9, 2014)
Hunt's Gymnastics, MI
Gym Nation, OH

Please note, Registrations are currently not open, more information will be coming soon.  Please put these camps on your calendar and begin making your decisions for travel now.  You do not have to attend the camp in or nearest to your state.  In fact, we encourage you to sign up for a camp outside of your state.  This will help us all to get to know each other better and continue with our legacy of sharing ideas across the region, continuing to make Region 5 THE BEST!

As many of you know by now, Norbert and Kim Bendixens' home in Washington as well as Norbert's car were destroyed in the tornado.  If you would like to donate to their relief fund, please mail check to:
West Suburban Bank, 2800 S. Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Make checks payable to: KNB Relief Fund.  Please write the following number on the back of the check 2100042379 along with "deposit only"
All donations appreciated!!!!

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2014 Seniors

Logan Hassler
Level 9
Naperville Gymnastics

Tori Qualls
Level 9
Mid-Illinois Gymnastics

Shivani Desai
Level 8
Naperville Gymnastics Club
Attending Northern Illinois University

Christina Pudlo
Level 9
Phenom Gymnastics
Attending Coastal Carolina University

Kylie Bosco
Level 10
Attending Bowling Green State University

Melissa Zurawski
Level 10
Balance Institute

Tiffany Elliott
Level 10
Balance Institute
Attending Southern Connecticut State University

Haley Southall
Level 10
Gymnastics X-Calibur
Going to Attend Illinois State University

Gianna Scala
Level 10
American Academy of Gymnastics

Taylor Scott
Level 8
Gymnastics X-Calibur

Amelia Rafferty
Level 10
Elk Grove Gymnastics

Ashley Morris

Eileen Malecki
Level 10
Attending The College of William and Mary

Abby Sanders
Level 9
Mid Illinois

Alyssa Bossle
Level 10
Legacy Elite Gymnastics
Full Ride Scholarship to Winona State University

Ashley Potts
Level 10
Huntley Unlimited Gymnastics
Attending Northern Illinois University on a Full Ride Gymnnastics Scholarship

Katie Pipp
Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics
Attending Winona State University

Lauren Ryczek
Level 9
Flying High Gymnastics

Alex Bradley
Level 10
Rising Stars Academy

Michelle Cozza
Level 10
Flying High Gymnastics
Attending the University of Illinois

Katinka Castro
Level 10

Aubrie Purtel
Level 10
Crystal Lake Gymnastics

Taylor Philipp
Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics

Noelle Harvada
Level 10
Libertyville Gymnastics
Attending Towson University on a Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship

Natalie Casey
Level 9
St. Charles Gymnastics

Lizzy Morrissey
Level 9
Flying High Gymnastics
Attening Indiana University

Ryann Conners
Level 10
Attending UIC University

Maria Manolis
Level 8
Premier Gymnastics

Megan Glait
Level 9
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics

Cidney Robinson
Level 10
Aerial Gymnastics

Priya Kurian
Level 9

Christine Jensen
Level 9
Palatine Gymnastics Club

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