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2019 Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship

Attached is the application form (with application instructions) for the 2019 Lynn Perrott Memorial.  Eligibility for the scholarship includes:
~graduating senior
~currently competing Level 8-10 in the Women’s Junior Olympic Program (Region 7)
~plans to attend college
~Has not accepted a gymnastics scholarship
Applications and supporting documents should be send to Linda Johnson, RJOCC (address included in application) on or before April 15, 2019.

State Meet Hotels

Below are hotels in the area of this year’s state meet.

Holiday Inn Express – Cross Lanes / Nitro
5 min drive to event
Wyndham Garden – Cross Lanes / Nitro
5 min drive to event
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort – Cross Lanes / Nitro
5 min drive to event
(be aware this hotel is 21 & OLDER ONLY)
Holiday Inn & Suites – South Charleston
8 min drive to event
Four Points Sheraton – Charleston
10 min drive to event
Holiday Inn Express – Charleston
10 min drive to event
Marriott Towne Center – Charleston
10 min drive to event
Courtyard Marriott Civic Center – Charleston
10 min drive to event
Embassy Suites – Charleston
10 min drive to event
(the lobby will be under construction)
*There are no blocks made at these hotels.


2019 WV State Meet

Location:  West Virginia State University
              Walker Convocation Center Gymnasium
Competition Dates:  March 15th, 16th & 17th
Entry Deadline:  March 1st  (online registration or directly to Maverick)
Make checks payable to:
3406 Chesterfield Ave
Charleston, WV  25304
Xcel Bronze / Silver / Gold  –  $75.00
Xcel Diamond / Platinum    –  $85.00
Levels 2 – 5  –  $75.00
Levels 6 – 10  –  $85.00
(late entries will be assessed a $25.00 fee)

2019 WV State Meet

This year the West Virginia State Meet will be hosted by Maverick Gymnastics.  The meet will be held at West Virginia State University  located on Barron Drive, Institute, WV 25064.  It will be the weekend of March 15 – 17.

Please keep checking back for more details as they come in.

*An Important Message from Region 7*

Hello Region 7!

In light of the most recent events impacting USA Gymnastics, on behalf of the Region 7 Committee I wanted to provide you all with an update on the status of Region 7.  

Your elected Region 7 Committee of volunteers is united in our message of strength.  Region 7 is STRONG!  We are functioning (and able to function) under the assumption that all events scheduled or to be scheduled for the 2018/2019 season will run as planned (see message Annie Heffernon highlighted below).  

Now is the time to continue to show our strength and function with a business as usual approach.  As your elected representatives of Region 7 – your Committee will continue to put the athletes, coaches, club owners, parents, and all associated with Region 7 as the top priority as we move forward!   We will also continue to update you with any new information we receive in a timely manner.

Please feel free to pass along my contact information on to anyone with any questions.  I will be happy to address any concerns, to the best of my ability, that they might have.  

We look forward to incredible season of gymnastics and are excited to see it all come together at the invitational, State and Regional meets this year.

Region 7 Strong,

Jennifer Bundy-Bortz



Letter from Annie Heffernon to National, Regional and State Chairman:

I understand many of you are concerned about your state and regional funds. I spoke with Scott Shollenbarger, our CFO, this morning. He assured me that your funds are there and that you should continue to run your state and regional camps/clinics/events/competitions as you normally would.  Any decision eventually made by the USOC will not impact state and regional funds.

Also, the Junior Olympic National and East/West Championships and any other championship events will take place, as scheduled.

The following is the letter to the USA Gymnastics membership:

Nov. 6, 2018


To the USA Gymnastics membership:

Yesterday’s news from the United States Olympic Committee is both unsettling and upsetting, especially for athletes, coaches and club owners.  We know you have questions and concerns about what this means for you, your athletes, your gym, your invitationals, your club members.

Although we don’t yet have answers to all of the questions, here’s what we do know:

  • USA Gymnastics is, and will continue, providing services and opportunities for our members.
  • All sanctions, member benefits, policies and services are still in place.
  • Existing event sanctions are still valid and new ones are being issued. The thousands of young gymnasts who are entered in invitationals this weekend, and in the coming weeks and months, will still have the opportunity to compete.
  • All athlete and professional memberships and educational, judging and background check certifications are still valid, and member requirements and benefits in place.
  • Member club memberships are still valid.
  • Educational courses and programs are available online and as scheduled.
  • Individual and club memberships are being processed and open to interested individuals and clubs.
  • Each discipline will continue to plan and host its events and championships.

USA Gymnastics and its staff continue to be here to assist and serve you, our members. We will continue to carry on the day-to-day operations and business of the organization.  Our commitment to the gymnastics community and this sport is unwavering.

To be clear, USA Gymnastics remains the recognized national governing body, including by the International Gymnastics Federation, unless or until the USOC process is concluded and a decision is made whether or not a change is necessary.   We have athletes competing at the World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships this week, trampoline and tumbling’s World Age Group Competition next week, and the World Cup in Cottbus, Germany, later this month.

We will keep you informed as we learn more information and details going forward.  Please send us any questions you may have, and we will respond to those we can and work on getting answers for the rest.

USA Gymnastics is the sum of all of its parts. Along with athletes, we are comprised of thousands of coaches, gym clubs and professional members who work every day to help athletes follow their dreams, whether it is learning to do a handstand or competing.  The safety and interests of our athletes remain at the heart of our mission.

While the athletes are the heart and soul, and our coaches, judges, administrators, meet directors and gym clubs the backbone of our organization and sport, the grassroots level is the bedrock and foundation for gymnastics.  We are here for you and committed to serving our members.

USA Gymnastics

Region 7 Committee:

Regional Administrative Committee Chair – Jennifer Bundy Bortz

Regional JO Committee Chair – Linda Johnson

Regional Technical Committee Chair – Myra Elfenbein

Regional XCel Committee Chair – Jane Caruso

Regional Judging Director – Bonnie Synol  

DE State Chair – Cleo Washington  

MD State Chair – Beth Renwich

NJ State Chair – Brant Lutska

PA State Chair – Donna Guenther

VA State Chair – Steve Garman

WV State Chair – Adam Bowman