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2017 Illinois State Congress
July 7-9, 2017
Site: TBA



Greetings to all of our Region 5 Judges!
Hope your summer is going well and we will see many of you at our Region 5 Congress in September!
Region 5 Training Camps- Due August 1 st by signing up for a leadership role for one or more days. This is required to be assigned to our Level 8, 9 or 10 Regionals.
Professional Involvement Form- Due September 1 st to be eligible to judge State Meets and above.
Application for Regional Meets- Due
September 1 st and this is required by ONLY Level 10, National, and Brevet judges to be considered for Level 8, 9 and 10 Regionals and Nationals.
Please go to the Region 5 website and look at the Training Camp tab and the Judges tab to complete these items.
Thank you for being a leader for Region 5 !
Char Christensen, Region 5 RTC

Illinois State Series Meets (State Meets) 2017
Level 4 State Championship March 10, 11, 12 2017

Level 8, 9, 10 State Championships March 17, 18, 19 2017

Level 6, 7 State Championship March 24,25,26 2017

Level 3,5 State Championships 2 Gym System March 31-, April 1, 2 2017

Xcel (BRONZE-Diamond) State Championships April 21, 22, 23

Bids Due Aug 15th

7/13 State Banquet Photos Coming Soon

Regional Updates

New Camp structure, dates and locations are posted pm Regional website. 

Judges that plan to volunteer in a Leadership role at the Regional Training camps please do so by August 1st

May Regional Adminstrative Committee Minutes
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ILUSA Gymnastics Election Results

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Erna Wachtel Athlete's Awards

Nomination Form
 Due by Monday, May 23, 2016
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Illinois State Committee Elections

The following postions are up for re-election. 
Level 8 Chair, Level 4-5 Chair, Xcel Chair,
Elite/Tops Chair and Secretary
Please Submit your nominations by April 26th. 
All resumes must be emailed to Terry Theobald at by April 26th. 
Election voting will begin on May 2nd and ends May 16th.

The election of the Illinois State USA Gymnastics Committee Members is done on a staggered year system in May of every year. Each elected member: a)serves a two year term  b) has one vote  c)must be nominated by a USA Gymnastics member and must first have given permission to be nominated.
Your Committee members are important people in Illinois.  They are responsible for decisions that affect your gymnasts and your program.  He/she should be able to make decisions for the betterment of all gymnasts and gymnastic programs.

To see the duties oo the Level Chairs,Elite and Secretary. (Click Here)

Link to Nomination Form
(Download Form - Fill out and Attach  email to:

Jennifer Hart Stempien

with heavy heart ....Rest in Peace... Jennifer Hart Stempien...She was truly one of Illinois best..... from her administration days of the Joliet park districts to coach at Aerial/ coach and parent at Phenom....but most importantly her smile and patience and inspiration was second to none She will be missed but will be remembered for ever

2016 Regional T-Shirts

Red Friday
Black Saturday
Grey Sunday

This will stay the same for all regionals.
Level 7-8-9-10 and X-cel

Congratulations to Andrea Li and Gabby Perea
their recent all-around victories.  Andrea won the junior division at the Nastia Cup and Gabby led Team USA to victory at the Gymnix International Cup in Montreal, Canada. Illinois Gymnastics is so proud of your recent successes.  

Congratulations to Ellie Lazzari
for qualifing to the American Classic and US Classic!

Congratulations To The Illinois Qualifiers to the 2016 Nastia Cup
Helen Hu
Andrea Li
Shea Mahoney

Illinois Gymnastics is very proud of your accomplishment and wishes you all the Best of Luck!


[Region 5]: Attention Judges & Coaches: New USA Gymnastics Training Available

Link to Region 5

Attention Judges & Coaches: New USA Gymnastics Training Available

Posted: 02 Feb 2016 08:51 AM PST

Attention Women’s Artistic Coaches and Judges! Take a look at the NEW course J412- Optional Beam Connections: To Give or Not Give covering how to identify connected elements.

Visit the Complete USA Gymnastics University Course Catalog on the Education page for details on the course using this link:

Region 5 Qualifying Championship Scores and Fees
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Illinois Competitive Summary 2015-16

Lenore Schwartz

On a very sad note IGI's beloved dance instructor, choreographer and mentor to hundreds of gymnasts, Lenore Schwartz, who was loved by everyone here at IGI passed away last night. God Bless 
This wonderful lady who touched so many hearts around the gymnastics community. We will know in a few days when and where they will honor Lenore's memorial and will post it.

Ok, Lenore's memorial reception is going to be Friday, Jan.15th from 3 to 9pm with words of remembrance at 7:30pm held at Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary at 435 N. York Road in The obituary will run in the Chicago Tribune and online starting tomorrow.

Everyone the family has posted page in her name, please help if you can. I also want to thank all of you for the wonderful emails, facebook messages and text, it just shows how much Lenore was loved!

International Gymnastics Camp, in conjunction with USA Gymnastics, is delighted to announce
the new
“IGC Athlete Spotlight” feature. 

Each month during the school year, one male and one female gymnast at the developmental level will be recognized by USA Gymnastics on its Facebook, Twitter, and in its member newsletter.   

Please forward along this email with the attached nomination form to your member clubs.  Also, don't hesitate to nominate a deserving athlete from your area yourself.

Nominations will be accepted year round.  Selected athletes will be featured in months of September
through May.  (This year, the first selected gymnasts will be our December 2015 Spotlight Athletes.
 (Click Here for Form

October Minutes Posted

John Redmond Memorial
September 26 10-1
Lain - Sullivan Funeral Home
50 Westwood Dr. Park Forest Il 60466

John Redmond passed away quietly last night....God bless Judy, John Allen RedmondJr Jennifer and Jill ....John and Judy have such a huge foot print in Illinois Gymnastics....but more than that John was a strong man, loving husband and loving father... With a huge smile....He will be missed but we will always remember....

August Minutes Posted

2016 Illinois State Meets

Level 3 - March 4-6, 2016 - Gymnastics X-Calibur
Level 4 - March 11-13, 2016 - Gymnastics Etc.
Level 5 & Xcel - April 22-24, 2016 - Prairie Gymnastics
Levels 6-7 - April 1-3, 2016 - Energym
Levels 8-9-10 March 18-20, 2016 - Gymnastics Spot

Mark your calendar for the 17th annual National Gymnastics Day on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.

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2016 Seniors

Ally Hoyer
Level 10
Ultimate Gymnastics

Nicole Tartaglia
Level 9
Aurora Turners

Ashtyn Lee
Level 8
Gym Corner

auren Marshall
Level 10
Ultimate Gymnastics

Meghan Fritchey
Level 8
Champaign Gymnastics

Marissa Moon
Level 10

Haley Wiley
Level 9
Gym Corner

Megan Sikorski
Level 9
Quad City Gymnastics

Katie Jahns
Level 9

Abigail Hasanov
Level 10
University of Illinois Chicago

Jennifer Barnes
Level 8
Rising Stars

Kennedy Utz
Level 10
Flip Star
Winona State University

Emma Cullen
Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics

Marlinde Taylor
Level 8

Caroline Grumhaus
Level 10

Kristina Wainwright
Level 10

Alexis Klein
Level 10

Diandra Duenser
Level 9
American Academy

Rachel Dugan
Level 10
Bartlett Gymnastics

Maddie Nowak
Level 10
Action Gymnastics

Meagan Kehr
Level 9
University of Illinois

Lexi Funk
Level 10

Cinny Lamberti
Level 10
Gymnastics Factory
Northern Illinois University

Taylor Kozaritz
Level 9
Illinois State University

Peyton Mart
Level 9
Gymnastics X-Calibur

Daniela Maciel
Level 10

Kaitlyn Ford
Level 8
Edwardsville Y

Emily Tom
Level 9
Action Gymnastics
Michigan Technical Institute

Kendall Rumford
Level 10
Crystal Lake Gymnastics

Christina Berg
Level 10
Legacy Elite

Hunter Vincent
Level 10
Aerial Gymnastics

Anna Marema
Level 10
Phenom Gymnastics

Emili Kelly
Level 10
Aerial Gymnastics
Kent  State University

Olivia Sullo
Level 9
Elk Grove Gymnastics
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Jessica Bender
Xcel Diamond
Crystal Lake
DePaul University

Gabrielle Cooke
Level 10
IK Gymnastics
Illinois State University

Kellie Flavin
BIG Gymnastics

Kenna Skepnek

Michaela Burton
Level 10
Legacy Elite
University of Arkansas

Emili Dobronics
Level 10
Eastern Michigan University

Kelly Johnston
Winona State


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