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State Clinic Update

Due to a scheduling conflict, Ryan is unable to be our bar clinician. However, we are excited to announce Brian Amato, from Nebraska, will be his replacement.

Brian is the 2023 WCGA Co-Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. He will be entering his 4th year with the Huskers. Last year not only did he help them to a postseason berth, he also helped them record the schools 10th best uneven bars score in school history hitting a 49.5, twice!

Before Nebraska, Brian worked for Oregon State. Among his many accolades there he helped lead the team to a 6th place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championship.

Amato is the current Vice-President of the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association.

Learn more about our new clinician here…

End of year Wrap Up


As many of you wrapped up your season this past weekend, Congratulations on another successful season for your gyms and gymnasts!
Just a reminder about reimbursements. I need your W-9 for entry fee reimbursements and days on the floor. If entry fees came out of your gym booster club, the W-9 would need to be for the booster club. If it came from you personally, it will need to be your personal W-9.
Morgan announced in each coach meeting at States that you would need to send in your amount of gymnasts for entry fee reimbursement and how many days you were on the floor at regionals and nationals. Please include Xcel Regionals for Diamond and Sapphire gymnasts ONLY.

State Clinic details are in the works. We will get those out ASAP.

Please send in any accomplishments your gymnasts received this season so Morgan can post it on the website.

Lastly, we are taking nominations for new positions on the board.
Specifically looking for Treasurer and Qualification/Score Manager. Please send in your nominations by Monday, June 19th to Chelsi.

Upcoming Region 7 Camps

Please see below for upcoming camps held by Region 7 Gymnastics. More details for these camps can be found on the Region 7 Website.


July 7-9, 2023

Host:  World Class Gymnastics

343 Bell King Road

Newport News, Va 23606


September 8-10, 2023

Host:  Region 7

Location:  Apollo Gymnastics

12700 Apollo Drive

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Who:   All level 10 gymnasts who compete at 2023 JO Nationals are qualified! 

PLEASE NOTE:  This camp is structured first by inviting all 2023 Level 10 DP National qualifiers to the camp FOLLOWED BY Level 9 Eastern competitors, ranked using AA score from 2023 Eastern’s (all age groups combined) provided they scored a minimum of a 36AA.


SAVE THE DATE:  September 23 OR  September 24, 2023.

This is a one day camp – you chose the day you want to bring all your athletes. 

This camp is for athletes training gold and higher.

Registration, location , and all additional details will be available by the end of June.  Please check back to the website for these details.

Linda Burnette- Good

We would like to extend our condolences to the WVU family for the loss of an amazing person and coach. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. After reading many articles and seeing all the social media posts, it’s is so obvious she touched so many lives. May she rest in peace.

Xcel Regional Information including a Silver Spectator

Please read the entirety of this email as it has A LOT of information!!

You asked for it! We delivered!  

We are super excited to be hosting our first annual Region 7 Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Xcel Championship competition.  

Please use the Region 7 website as your first hand source for the most up to date information

Region 7 Website

Below you will find 2 items.  

1. The meet packet for the Regional competition. 


2. The meet packet for a Silver Spectacular invitational that is running in conjunction with the official Championship competition. Bring your silver athletes along for an invitational so they can see the excitement of a true Regional competition. 



New as of 3/29/23**  

The Region 7 Committee voted to lower the qualifying score to the Regional meet for the pilot SAPPHIRE division only.  

The SAPPHIRE division ONLY – qualifying score FROM the State meet to the Regional meet is a 33.00AA. This also means they can use a prequalification score of 34.00AA. Please reach out to Jen Skorski, RXCC at, if you have any questions on this.

**Pay attention when registering. There is a national INVITATIONAL the weekend after our official USA Gymnastics Region 7 Championship meet….so be careful when navigating the registration to ensure you are signing up for the 1st ever Xcel Regional Championships. Direct registration links to this competition (and the Silver spectacular invitational) are located on the Region 7 website under “meets”.

We are super excited for this Xcel Championships!  We hope you are too! Please reach out to Jen Skorski, RXCC if you have any additional questions.

Go Region 7!

Jennifer Bortz

Region 7RACC 

cell: 814-380-1195