We wish all you all the very happiest Holiday Season.

Congratulations to Edgar Pulido
National Safety Instructor of the Year!

Level 4 North & 6  State meet will be
hosted by GymNasti at Wheaton North HS

Chicago 2016 and City of Chicago Host Beijing Olympic Sculpture Exhibit
Link to Story

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in the Gym
Click above to read more

Note from Toni Rand to Illinois
Click Here

Regional Committee 9-23-07 Meeting minutes
Please click here for link

Illinois State Committee Minutes September 2007

Region 5 Committee Meeting Minutes
(Click Here)

 

 

Attention All Gymnastics Clubs in Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois!!!!!

There is a Preschool Fundamental; Hands On Training Course being held in St. Louis, MO on January 4th, 2008 at Team Central Gymnastics.

Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel might be interested in this important and informative preschool education course.   (Read More)

 


Level 10
Arena Gymnastics
Full Ride Scholarship to
University of Michigan


Level 10
World Class
Full Ride Scholarship to
Central Michigan University


Level 10
Arena Gymnastics
Full Ride Scholarship
to Stanford University


Level 9


Level 10
Gym-Kinetics
Full Ride Scholarship to
University of Michigan

Lisa Woods
Level 8
Palatine Gymnastics Club


Level 8
Palatine Gymnastics


Level 10
Midwest Twisters
Attending University of Iowa
and competing gymnastics


Level 10
Arena Gymnastics
Full Ride Scholarship to
University of Kentucky


Level 9
Gym Corner


Level 10
Maximum Gymnastics

Alison Nardini
Level 9
Ultimate Gymnastics

Amanda Menzel
Level 9
GymNasti
Attending Illinois State University


Level 10
IGI
Full Ride Scholarship
Utah State University


Level 8
Action Gymnastics


Level 10
Champaign County YMCA
Attending University of Illinois


Level 8
Elk Grove Gymnastics
Attending University of
Illinois


Level 9
Southern Illinois Gymnastics
Attending Rend Lake College

Elizabeth Hitt
Level 8
American Eagles Gymnastics
Attending University of Texas


Level 8
St. Charles Gymnastics


Level 9
Gem City Gymnastics
Attending the University of Missouri

Nisha Santhanam
Level 10
Champaign County YMCA


Level 9
Gymnastics X-Calibur
Attending Colorado State University


Level 9
Crystal Lake Gymnastics


Level 10
Crystal Lake Gymnastics
Attending University of Illinois Chicago


Level 10
Gymkhana Gymnastics
Received Full Ride Gymnastics
Scholarship to University of Illinois

Lauren Kmieciak
Level 9
Phenom Gymnastics
Attending University of Illinois

Michelle Petersen
Level 9
Huntley Gymnastics


Level 10
IGI
Attending Cornell University &
competing on the gymnastics team

Holly Reichard
Level 10
American Academy
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship
to Northern Illinois University


Level 10
Energym
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship
to Northern Illinois University

Carolyn Juske
Level 9
Crystal Lake Gymnastics
Attending Winona State University and
competing on the gymnastics team.



Level 10
Arena Gymnastics
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship
to University of Maryland


Level 10
IGI
Full Ride Gymnastics Scholarship
to Michigan State

Kariena Draper
Level 9
Southern Illinois
Gymnastics Academy

 

Illinois State Training Camp
September 8 & 9, 2007 
@ Premier Gymnastics West & Phenom Gymnastics
More Information & online form click here

Request for Judges Form is online and must be fill out online by September 7th. No judges will be assigned until check is received.  If you do not have your request in and paid by September 7th, you will be dropped from the calendar.
(Link to form)

Broadcast Schedule on NBC

 Check out NBC's coverage of the 2007 Visa Championships on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. Times are as follows:

Ø       Women's Show Saturday (8/18)

Ø       Women's Show Sunday (8/19)

Ø       Men's Show Sunday (9/9)

2007-2008 Meet Calendar is completed.
Click on the calendar on the right for final schedule


Good Luck Mackenzie Caquatto at the Championships of the USA in San Jose California.
Illinois and Region 5 are proud of you!

Region 5 Congress
(Link to Information & Registration)

Danielle Felde Fund
Click here for more information

Region 5 Camps  Judges Volunteer Form
(Click Here)

  Information about the server (web) situation at USAG.  The following is an update from Kathy Feldmann.
(click here)

Coaches Workshop
Click here for more information

State Meet Date Changes For Level 6 + 7. Please See Calendar

Hall of Fame - San Jose
Once again Illinois and Region 5 will be reserving a table at the Annual USAG Hall of Fame that will be held in San Jose at the National Congress Friday, August 17th.  Anyone interested in sitting at the Illinois table as a Illinois USAG guest please contact Norbert  NorbertIL@aol.com   so he can make room for you.  It is important to honor those that help build this sport to where it is today.

Ethnic & Gender Diversity In Gymnastics Survey
Click here to read more & link to survey

Due to an error in the making of the Introductory athlete application form the price for the membership was printed incorrectly.
On the BACK SIDE of the form should say the membership payment is $20.00 not $52.00
Sorry if this caused any confusion.

Regional Awards Banquet
Coaches- Please reserve Sept 22- Mini Congress Banquet- We would like ALL athletes to attend the banquet in honor of our top athletes...
(Click here for more)

We are now taking bids for the 2008 State Series Meets.
Click here for forms.

Letter from new Region V Chairman
(Click Here to Read)


  2007 Regional Congress Banquet
(Click Here)

Regional Committee Minutes 6/12/07
(Click Here)

2007-2008 Meets 2nd meet request due by July 15th

Judges please Submit your Professional Forms by September 1st.  Forms will soon be available online.

Judges please submit the Training Camp volunteer form provided to our membership.  Send in by August 1, 2007

State Congress July 28, 29th
(Tentative Schedule)
State Banquet July 29th

State Training Camp Site TBA  Aug 10,11
(Click on link on the left)

Congratulations to our 2007 Lifetime Achievement inductees
Cindy Morano and Larry and Louise Moehn.

Attention: Please try to have all meet bids for Level 9/10 Regional and Level 8 Regional to Bobbi Montanari R5Bobbi@aol.com by September 1st.

Illinois National Gymnastics Day Proclamation

J.O. Updates 2007 - 2008
Click Here

Attention all Pro Members!
Here is a State Series Meet Questionnaire. 
Please fill out all the questions  Now Closed.

Election Results are in!
(Click Here for results)

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Senior High School Teams, both are NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

"JO Nationals Wrap-Up"
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Level 10 JO National
Region 5 won 5 out of the 8 age groups at nationals en route to winning the overall championship. 

  • 5  1st Place Team

  • 1   2nd Place Team

  • 1   3rd Place Team

  • 1   4th Place Team

Level 9 Easterns
Region 5 amassed a win total of

  • 5 age groups

  • 2 2nd place and

  • 1  3rd place team in the first Regional Team Competition at Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Orlando, Florida

Congratulations go to All competitors and Coaches

Illinois Congratulates Mackenzie Caquatto and Bridgey Caquatto.  They are now officially International Elites.  Both have qualified to Classic to be held in Houston.  As Mackenzie is age eligible, she will be entering the 1st Classics (both classics are held in Houston in the same week) to attempt to qualify for Pan Am selection and qualify to Championships of the USA in San Jose.  Bridgey will only be attempting to qualify for championships as she is too young for Pan Am's.  Both represented themselves and Illinois in fine fashion.
 

Congratulations goes to Bobbie Montanari the New Regional Chairman.  We would like to thank Kathy Koeth Shufflin for her great leadership and dedication to making Region 5 the success that it now is.   We appreciate all that you have done.

Level 8 Regional Age Groups and Illinois Teams
(Click here for link)

East/West Championship Athlete Numbers Breakdown per Region

Coaches - Please call and / or email Connie Maloney (W317-829-5628  Cell 317-281-0795 or cmaloney@usa-gymnastics.org )
If one of your athletes is injured and must withdraw from Easterns. 

Do not contact the alternate directly.
(Click here for breakdown)

Regional Committee Chairman Elections
Elections will be conducted online at www.usa-gymnastics.org   April 1-15, 2007
Click here for Resume of Candidates

Level 9 & 10 Regional/National Age Groups
(Click for link to USAG)

Looking for Host for the 2007 Camps

Super Camp needs a north/south location - Aug 3-4-5
Hot Shot Camp needs a single location
(large well equipped) Sept 7-8-9
Hi Tech - single location - Oct 5-6-7
Forward Progress - North/South location - Nov 2-3-4

We ask each host to help us with maps and directions as well as arranging a host hotel.  Most have some relationships with hotels in their area and can use the camp opportunity to further business relationships.

Please respond to John Geddert via email at USATwistars@aol.com it