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2014 Region 5 Level 9 Eastern National Qualifiers

Congrats to all of our Region 5 Level 9 Eastern National Qualifiers who will compete in Tampa Bay May 2-4. Here are the qualifiers for all 16 age groups. Junior 1 Junior 2 Junior 3 Junior 4 Junior 5 Junior 6 Junior 7 Junior 8 Senior 1 Senior 2 Senior 3 Senior 4 Senior 5 Senior 6 Senior 7 Senior 8

25 Region 5 Alums look to win NCAA National Titles

This weekend the 2014 college women's gymnastics season will come to a climatic ending at the NCAA National Championships in Birmingham Alabama. This NCAA championships could turn out to be the most competitive championship in the events history. This years NCAA's, like most have a large representation of gymnasts from Region 5. Our region has 22 gymnasts representing their universities on one of the 12 competiting teams as well as 3 individual gymnasts who are all striving to be crowned National Champion.   Four of our region 5 alums are ...

2014 Level 10 Region 5 Championships (Dream Team) Results

Region 5 has finished 2nd at JO Nationals the last 4 years. We may have one of the stronger field of gymnasts in our region this year then we have had in a while. This weekends regional championships is one of the most stressful and competitive competitions of the season. Congrats to all our region 5 athletes on a great season and a special congrats to our 2014 Dream Team. Here are the top 8 in each age group (in order of session). We will post NIT qualifiers once they are confirmed.                  ...

Top Ten Highlights from the Michigan Level 9/10 State Meet Part 2

I hope everyone has been enjoying the Top Ten Highlights from the Michigan Level 9/10 State Meet. Continuing our coverage from State Meet as we are approaching Regionals, here is the 2nd installment of my Top Ten List. 5. Oakland Gymnastics Team & Crowd My number 5 is the Team Unity of Oakland Gymnastics, from the moment they walk on to the floor they are continully working together from the beginning to the end. The girls share a special bond as not just a team, but a family. The parents and coaches also show this incredible bond and support, ...

Top Ten Highlights from the Michigan Level 9/10 State Meet Part 1

The Michigan Level 9/10 State Meet was full of excitement as usual, each year gymnasts from all over Michigan come together at State Meet and show some very impressive gymnastics and this year was no different. Just in case you missed out on what was a great, here is part #1 of my Top Ten Highlights from the Michigan Level 9/10 State Meet. 10.  Stars & Stripes "Floatiness"  I know that "Floatiness" really is not a word, but it is the only way I can think to describe the girls from Stars & Stripes. Everyone of them seems to have the ab...

2014 Indiana Level 9/10 State Results

JPAC won the Level 9/10 State Team titles Results from Level 10 Indiana State Meet Sarah Smith 10 Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center SR A 9.750 9.650 8.875 9.725 38.000 Hadyn Crossen 10 Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center SR A 9.400 9.175 9.275 9.500 37.350 Mia Lord 10 Deveau's School of Gymnastics SR A 9.325 9.000 9.525 9.450 37.300 Sarah Gantner 10 Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center SR A 9.525 8.950 9.050 9.550 37.075 Grace Gough 10 Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center SR A 9.250 8.825 8.650 9.625 36.350 Pixie Brock 10 Sharp's Gymnastics Academy SR A 8.650 9.350 8...

Legacy Elite wins:  Illinois ready for Region 5 Championships

The 2014 version of the Illinois Level 10 State Meet was once again filled with some great gymnastics and featured 8 gymnasts who achieved over 38+ in the all around. Illinois is the only state in the region that has two full level 10 sessions with 100 level 10's broken into  3 junior and 3 senior age groups   It was a battle in the super team competition between Legacy Elite and Phenom for the top team of the year. Legacy Elite won with a half a point advantage. However it was IK Gymnastics Olivia Karas who achieved the highest indiv...

Coaches can do it too!!!

Coaches can do it too!!!

Kim Dowis

March 25, 2014, 8:49am

Photo Courtesy of David Yellen I'd like to take a minute to recognize two coaches from Olympia. These two coaches at Michigan State meet this weekend competed one as a level 8 gymnast who qualified to regionals and one as an Xcel diamond gymnast who won the all-around. These two women one of them 25 and the other 26 should be celebrated for being able to compete in their 20s not made to feel bad because they have succeeded at levels that are typically for teenagers. I competed myself in my 20s and was met with a lot of adversity from parents a...

Grace Williams Sweeps her last Level 10 State Meet!

The 2014 Michigan Level 10 State Meet has concluded and at the top of the podium this year there was an army, a family, a team of elegance and a team of style. Each team brought something completely different to the table, but something absolutely the same. Michigan is one of the most highly competitive and talented State in Region 5 and  these girls certainly showed that 10 times over today. Do not let the fancy leotards and hair bows fool you Team Michigan is as tough and as beautiful as it comes and that was very evident here in Battle ...

Flying Z wins 2014 Hunts Born to Fly Meet

Paige Zaziski has been with coach Shannon Hunt for most of her life. This is Paiges last year of club gymnastics with Shannon before she head to the University of Arkansas to join the Razorback Gymnastics Team. Paige refers to Shannon as her second mom and this past weekend at Paiges first last home meet, emotions were high on both ends as the last event approached Paige and Shannon shared a special moment before Paiges floor routine. This weekend may have been an emotional one for Paige, but she capped of her first last home meet in style, by ...

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