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Level 9/10 Regional Meet Reminder

2021 9/10 Regional meet reminders:  IMPORTANT
1.  Meetmaker registration for the 2021 Level 9 & 10 Regional competition is OPEN.

2.  Registration for 2021 Level 9 & 10 Regionals CLOSES March 28, 2021 at midnight.  PLEASE REGISTER NOW IF YOU CAN.
3.  No need to wait to register!  If your athlete has received a 34.00AA or 9.0 IES at ANY USAG sanctioned event this season or last…..YOU CAN ENTER NOW!  Refer to the 12/11/20 RACC minutes link here:
4.  You can compete on all 4 events at your State meet (if your State is having one) without risking your qualification to the Regional meet.
5.  NO PETITIONS necessary.  Anyone not fitting into the qualifying procedures can send a special request to Jen Bortz at
6.  PLEASE watch the Region 7 website (under:  Events/Meets) over the next few weeks for updates on age groups, schedules, competition day protocols, Nationals qualifying information, etc.  It is YOUR responsibility to stay informed, and we will do our best to get this information out to you in as timely a manner as possible.

As always, if you have any questions please let me know.   Region 7 Strong!
Jennifer Bortz

Program Information

All ads must be sent to my email ( no later than Wednesday, March 31st. They must be in PDF form and must be ad ready. I cannot do anything with the ad if you send a picture with the text of what you want to be printed with the picture. It must be already typed up, designed, and how you would want it in the program.
Make checks payable to Flipstarz State Meet. Send checks to PO Box 328 Glen Daniel WV 25844.

Price list is below.

1/4 page – $50
1/2 page – $100
Full page – $150

2021 WV State Meet

We are excited to announce that the 2021 WV State Meet will be held in person the weekend of April 9-11, 2021. Flipstarz will host the meet at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center located at 200 Armory Dr., Beckley, WV 25801. Please check USAG to register your gymnasts by March 29, 2021. The cost per gymnast is $75. We do not collect a team entry fee. Checks should be made out to Flipstarz State Meet. Please mail checks to the address below no later than April 2, 2021

Flipstarz Gymnastics 

PO Box 328

Glen Daniel, WV 25801

The host hotel for the meet will be The Resort at Glade Springs. The cost is $89/night plus tax. Please call to book your room, online booking will not get the special rate. Tell Glade you are with the Flipstarz State Meet. The block of rooms will be valid with the special rate up until March 31st. 

The Resort at Glade Springs 

2565 Resort Dr. 

Daniels, WV 25832


Please review our safety protocols, as well as the attached flyer from USAG. 

More information to come about sessions, door costs, t-shirts, and programs. 

Level 9/10 WV State Meet

***This meet will be changed to an invitational***

Coaches check your emails.

The Level 9/10 State Meet will be Sunday March 21st at 2:00 PM. Entry fees are $70. 

Please make checks payable to Flipstarz and mail to the address below no later than March 12th.

Flipstarz Gymnastics

PO Box 328

Glen Daniel WV 2580



Lynn Perrott served as the Region 7 Regional Administrative Chair from 1997-2014. Her first joy was working with the athletes in our region, and she worked to support their participation in the sport at all levels. She took pride in watching our athletes reaching their goals in the sport of gymnastics and continuing their gymnastics careers in college. Lynn had a positive outlook on life, even in the face of her illness. She will be remembered by her sense of humor and smile that she shared with the athletes, coaches and judges in Region 7. Lynn’s background in gymnastics began in dance, and she had a great appreciation for artistry expressed by our athletes. Lynn’s husband, Richard Martin, was active with reviewing scholarship processes and applications. He and Lynn both shared a passion for the sport of gymnastics. Sadly, Richard passed away last summer, however his daughters will continue to stay involved with the scholarship program. It is a fitting tribute to both Lynn and Richard to offer a Memorial Scholarship that will assist an athlete to continue to pursue her academic goals in college, and athletic goals in gymnastics.

The 2021 Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship will be offered in the amount of $5,000. to an eligible candidate that best fits the criteria offered by Lynn’s family and the Region 7 Administrative Committee.

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

• Level 8-10 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics gymnast from Region 7-currently competing in the Womens Development (formerly Junior Olympic) program

• Graduating Senior

• Plans to attend college

• Has not received a scholarship for gymnastics Interested candidates must submit the attached application, resume and essay, with 2 letters of recommendation (one must be from the athlete’s coach or coaches).

Applications and supporting documents may be emailed to Linda Johnson, USAG-WDPCC at Please put LPMS-Last Name in the subject line. All documents must be sent as attachments. Please try to submit all attachments in one email. Letters of recommendation should be on letterhead.  

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2021


The attached form has been approved by legal, and is ready to be sent out to Women’s Program membership.  This form is intended for any high school aged athlete (grad year 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) that is interested in college gymnastics.  Below is the timeline for this project:

4/10: Form due back to

4/15: NCAA tab on website live with athletes listed

Once the form is received back to me (no later than April 10th), athlete names will be added to the list for the website as well as passed onto my NCAA contact.  Once the webpage is set-up and live, I anticipate it to look similar to the current National Team webpage.  There will be a hyperlink attached to each athlete’s name that will take you to their online bio, which is why it is so important that these be filled out.  Athletes will be able to enter in any  social media webpages specific to them (personal webpage, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).  These will prove helpful to recruiters, as they will still be able to see any videos of routines or skills that have been uploaded.

Note: athletes MUST update/fill out their online bios on  Directions on how to do this are listed on the form, but should also be communicated again in your message. 

So here we go!  I am excited to be able to facilitate this process for our athletes!  Please don’t hesitate to reach out, should you have any questions for me.



Class of 2020

On the night these girls would have competed in their senior session of the WV State Meet, the State would like to recognize them. Girls, this is an unusual time, and we would have loved to have watched you tonight. However, we know you are all headed down bright paths and wish you good luck in your future.


You never leave a place where your are loved. You always leave a piece of you behind.
The “Maverick Family” loves you both and will miss you with every fiber of our being. May your life be as a “Rose” full of beauty and grandeur with a few thorns to make it interesting.


I have enjoyed the hours and the years you have spent training with all of us at Maverick. Your beautiful, bright smile and leadership will continue to bring happiness to everyone you touch as it has your Maverick family. Thank you for sharing your life with us.
Love, Your “Maverick family”


It has been an honor having you train at Maverick. Your leadership and gracious manner will be missed. Thank you for being part of our lives, and being a great example to the younger athletes. Your tireless work to achieve success has meant so much to your Maverick sisters!




The Mountain Magic coaching staff would like to congratulate you on a very successful senior year following surgery in early fall. Your commitment and determination overcame obstacles this year as in the past displaying your talent and will to succeed. We are proud of all your accomplishments and leadership in the face of hard times and adversity. You have helped pave the way for our future team members and from all of us, we want to wish you the best of everything in your college days ahead at Fairmont State University!

Thank you for your contribution and continued success… go Emily and go Falcons!!

Coach Gary and staff



To Madison:

I wish I could put into words just how essential your presence alone is in the gym. Your perseverance, work ethic, and determination never goes unseen. The fact that you have never given up and worked through so much adversity says so much about you. Your leadership will be missed along with your contagious smile and humble, caring personality. Your Flipstarz family wants to wish you the best of luck at Fairmont State. We cannot wait to follow you on your next journey. All of your coaches are so proud of you and we know you will continue to have a positive impact on all of your teammates; past, present, and future. You have changed the lives of others just by simply being in theirs. We will miss you and love you so much!
Your Flipstarz Coaches and Teammates

As my niece, I can’t thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to fall in love with the sport all over again. I will cherish every memory and will never take a moment for granted. I’ll be forever grateful for the time I was able to spend with you in and out of the gym. I am so excited for you to experience collegiate athletics. I know you will succeed at anything and everything the future throws at you. I’m so proud of you!
Love you!