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Spotlight Series.....20 Questions with JO National Qualifer Brianna Brown of CGA

2014 JO National Qualifer Brianna Brown has done it all, she is a former USA National Team Member and a JO National Qualifer, she will extend her gymnastics resume when she joins the University of Michigan Wolverine Gymnastics team. Brianna is forever a Region 5er. Her gymnastics is beautiful and powerful she is always a joy to watch on the competition floor. Lets get to know a little bit about this amazing gymnast off the compeition floor.     1.   How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you?    My parents s...

Top Region 5 Leotards "Honorable Mentions"

At the Region 5 Championships there were so many great leos to choose from so it was incredibly hard to pick my Top 10 and there were a lot of ties on the list (I do not break ties), so I decided to put together an "Honorable Mention" List, even though these leos did not make the Top 10 list , I still think that people should have the opportunity to exprience them because they are fantastic! Region 5 certainly does have some amazing leotard styles. 1. Twistars USA & Premier Athletics I love how both teams took a very unique leotard and made it ...

The Gator Chomp for Vanasia Bradley

Congrats to Splitz Gymnastics Junior International Elite Vanasia Bradley on her verbal committment to the University of Florida. Vanasia is coached by Justin Laury and Eileen Spicher and has trained at Splitz since level 5. She will join the Gators in the fall of 2017.   As a level 9 in 2011, Vanasia won the AA and several individual events at both the Michigan State meet and Region 5 Championships with the latter qualifying her to Eastern Nationals. At Easterns, Vanasia placed 2nd AA, 3rd on beam and was crowned the National Bar Champion....

My Top 10 Favorite Region 5 Leotards

There are so many leotard styles and colors out there, I love to design and look at different leos. During the 2014 Region 5 Championships I decided to compose a list of my Top 10 Favorite Region 5 Leos. There were so many to choose from that I had to compile two lists, so the first list is my Top 10 Favorites and the second will be the honorable mentions. So, I hope you enjoy these leos as much as I did. 10. Legacy Elite & CGA I love Legacy Elites leo, it just screams Legacy Elite to me. I love how they used their signature purple an...

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...

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