Hopes Championships in Chicago

Revolution Gymnastics gymnast Konnor, will be competing at the Hopes Championships in Chicago on Friday, July 24th.

The Hopes Championships are in conjunction with the U.S. Secret Classic which is a qualifier for the P & G National Gymnastics Championships. She is one of only 18 gymnasts in the U.S. who qualified in the 10 – 11 year old Hopes Division. Konnor is also a member of the U.S. Developmental Team where she trains with her coaches at the Olympic Training Center in Houston 9 times a year.

Good Luck Konnor!

Level 8 Vault Change

There has been a change for how level 8 vaulting works. Originally, a level 8 could preform 2 vaults and they would be awarded the higher of the two scores.

With the recent change to the rules, level 8’s will be rewarded the score of the second vault regardless of score. The intend is to increase safety for this level. For example, if a level 8 scores a 9.2 on vault and scratches the second vault, they will be awarded the 9.2. If they were to do the second vault and were to roll out of it and score an 8.7, they would be awarded the 8.7.

If there are any questions, please contact me at wvusag@gmail.com. I will also post the minutes from the national meeting that included this change when I receive them.

Important Dates for 2016

— Level 8 Regionals
Date
April 1 – 3, 2016

Host
Centre Elite Gymnastics

Meet Site
Bald Eagle Area High School
751 S. Eagle Valley Road
Wingate, Pa 16823

— 2016 Level 9 & 10 Combined Regionals
Date
April 7 – 10, 2016

*Please note the level 10’s will likely be Thursday and Friday and the 9’s will likely be Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Host
World Class Gymnastics

Meet Site
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Va 23666

— Region VII Congress
Date July 22 – 24, 2016

Location
Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 573-8700

Congratulations Abby and Konnor!

On May 8th, Abby and Konnor participated at the Level 9 Eastern National Championships, which consists of the top gymnasts east of the Mississippi River.

Abby Naegele from Bozhi’s Gym Nest in Huntington, WV placed 1st on vault and floor and 6th all around.

Konnor McClain from Revolution Gymnastics in Cross Lanes, WV placed 1st on beam and 2nd on floor.

Congratulations WV gymnasts and keep up the hard work!

WV Level 9 Regional Placings

Congratulations to our WV gymnasts that participated at regionals.

Level 8

Carlee Nelson – Gymniks
– 9th Place Floor

Level 9

Cara Flanery – Revolution
– 7th Place Vault

Abbie Lieving – Revolution
– 2nd Place Vault
– 2nd Plave Floor

Konnor McClain – Revolution
– 1st Place Beam
– 2nd Place Bars
– 4th Place Vault
– 2nd Place All Around

Megan Miles – Bozhi’s
– 1st Place Vault
– 6th Place Floor
– 10th Place All around

Abby Naegele – Bozhi’s
– 1st Place Vault
– 1st Place Beam
– 10th Place Floor
– 1st Place All Around

Savanna Reggi – Revolution
– 4th Place Vault
– 7th Place Floor

Konnor McClain and Abby Naegele will be participating at Level 9 Eastern Championships near Orlando, FL.

Level 10

Elena Lawson – Gymniks
– 5th Place Floor

Sydney Chapman – Gymniks
– 8th Place Beam

2015 NCAA Regionals

Saturday, April 4th, the WVU Gymnastics team will be hosting one of the six NCAA Regional Championships in the WVU Colesium. The meet will begin at 4pm.

West Virginia secured their regional spot last weekend when the team finished 2nd to #1 Oklahoma at the Big 12 Championships. WVU will be hosting #2 Florida, #11 Stanford, # 14 Illinois, #19 Arkansas and #25 New Hampshire this weekend.

Please remind your parents and athletes of the meet. Lets have a strong WV showing to support our Mountaineers, especially senior Beth Deal from Parkersburg in her final gymnastics meet. Beth has been a beam standout during her 4 years on the team and has represented the WV program well. Also competing will be freshman Amanda Bowman of Charleston along with 23 other region 7 gymnasts.