Qualifying to JO Nationals

How to qualify: Qualifying procedures

Allotments: Regional allotments

Region 9 Championship Information: http://www.region9gymnastics.com/

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2015 Region 9 Championship Update

Hello everyone, 

We thank you for your patience – due to some extenuating circumstances, we are a bit behind getting the Regional packets completed.  We are working very hard to get all the information together, including Regional qualifying scores and allotments.  Right now we wanted to send out the dates, location, and hotel information for the meet so people can start to make their plans.  Please share this information with your families. 

As soon as we have more info, we’ll forward that out to everyone.  The Regional meeting will be held Friday night, April 10th. 

2015 Regional Championships

April 11-12, 2015

United States Air Force Academy

Cadet Gymnasium

Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

Kevin Watson
Region 9 Chairman

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JO Nationals Website Open

jonationals_2015The website for the 2015 JO Nationals in Daytona Florida has been uploaded:  2015 JO NATIONALS

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Region 9 at the Regional Elite Team Championship

Region 5 won the 2015 Regional Elite Team Championship at the OTC on March 1. Region 3 finished in second and Region 1 took the bronze.

The Region 9 team made up of Kirk Malm, Austin Lober, Esteban Montiel, Johnny Jacobson, and Fernando Porto competed valiantly finishing in 8th place.

The men’s USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic regions came together at the OTC the day after the Colorado Open to challenge for the national regional team championship. USAG uses the RETC as training for international competition representing the USA. All FIG rules, except for scoring under Level 10 rules, applied to the competition.

Region 5 = Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio
Region 3 = Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas
Region 1 = Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada

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Sad News from OTC Athlete John Orozco’s Family

Colorado Gymnastics and each and every one of us offers OTC athlete John Orozco our deepest sympathies on the passing of his mother Damaris Orozco. John was preparing for Winter Cup when he learned his mother had passed and had to abandon his training to be with his family.

Our thoughts go out to John’s Family and all of his friends who knew his mother Damaris. She will be missed.

USA Gymnastics announcement (on USA Gym’s facebook page): We are sad to learn that Damaris Orozco, mother of John Orozco, suddenly passed away this weekend. Her husband and best friend, William Orozco, and their family asked USA Gymnastics to share this news. Our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are with John and his family right now, and they have asked that their privacy be respected at this time.

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Brandon Wynn Added to FIG Code of Points

Congratulations to OTC athlete Brandon Wynn for being enshrined in FIG history by having his very own skill added to the FIG Code of Points. Brandon’s skill on Still Rings was given a difficulty value of ‘E’, meaning that performance of the adds 0.5 to his score:Wynn

WYNN Brandon (USA)
• Slow roll forward with straight body and arms through Cross to Inverted Cross (2 s.)
• E value (Element Group IV)
• Name awarded: WYNN
• Performed at the 2014 Pan American Championships Mississauga (CAN)

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Colorado at the Winter Cup National Championship

OTC athlete Paul Ruggeri III is Winter Cup National Champion. Nuff said . . . No it’s not.

OTC athlete Donnell Whittenburg challenged Paul for the title placing third and Yul Moldauer finished in 17th place. Chris Brooks was in 6th place after day 1 but had to drop out. Region 9 athlete was in 12th place before dropping out after day 1 due to illness.

Paul won the Bronze on Floor Exercise while Donnell took 5th. Donnell took 4th on Still Rings. Paul won Vault with Josh Dixon of the OTC taking the Bronze. Donnell won the Silver on Parallel Bars with Paul placing 6th. Finally Paul won Horizontal Bar with former Colorado athlete Jordan Valdez taking the Silver.

USA Gymnastics named the USA National Team following Winter Cup including Paul Ruggeri III, Donnell Whittenburg, Brandon Wynn, and John Orozco. Brandon and John were unable to compete at Winter Cup but retained their national team positions due to previous achievements.

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Colorado at the FIG World Championships

The USA Men’s Gymnastics Team, including Olympic Training Center athletes John Orozco and Donnell Whittenburg, earned the bronze medal at the FIG World Championships in Nanning China in October 2014.

Most amazingly, the USA won Pommel Horse in the qualification session. Future Stars is really working.

Donnell Whittenburg qualified for All-Around finals in his first world championships. Donnell also finished 7th in to Parallel Bars finals.

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Colorado Future Stars

Colorado’s participation in Future Stars continues to grow. 23 athletes attended the Colorado State evaluation/clinic. Over 40 athletes were at the Region 9 Evaluation. Thanks to Nate Ragland for his great support of this critical program.

I was honoured to evaluate the USA Gymnastics National Future Stars Competition. The boys are getting good, really good.

At the National Championship, Bryce McKenzie placed 7th in the 12 year-old division, Joe D’Souza placed 11th in the 13 year-old division, and Jayson Flack placed 15th in the 10 year-old division.

No matter what level your boys are at, with a small investment of time, Future Stars / Technical Sequences can only improve their gymnastics. Many coaches use Future Stars as their athletes’ warm up on each apparatus.

Colorado will hold another Future Stars clinic as early in the summer of 2015 as practical.

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