As of March 12, 2020 at 3:15pm
***USAG has CANCELLED ALL SANCTIONED MEETS through March 31***
Please be patient while we sort through more details of what that means going forward, refunds, etc.
We will communicate with coaches as soon as we have more information.
Why is everyone wearing teal ribbons?
To show support for the victims of sexual abuse in gymnastics and the world.
Awards at the Peppermint Twist may be different than what you have seen at other meets. The gymnasts are separated into age groups based on their birthdays. All levels for this meet are based on their AGE as of December 1. Awards are given to 50% of the gymnasts in each award group up to ten places. Minnesota does not grant placement awards for Level 3. These gymnasts will receive ribbons and an all-around medal at the awards ceremony.
|XCEL BRONZE||XCEL SILVER||XCEL GOLD||XCEL PLATINUM||XCEL DIAMOND|
Age 7 & Under
|Age 9 & Under||Age 10 & Under||Age 12 & Under||Age 15 & Under|
Age 8 and 9
|Age 10||Age 11||Age 13||Age 16+|
|Age 10+||Age 11||Age 12||Age 14+|
|Age 12+||Age 13+|
|LEVEL 3||LEVEL 4||LEVEL 5||LEVEL 6|
|Age 8 & Under||Age 10 & Under||Age 10 & Under|
|Age 9||Age 11||Age 11|
|Age 10||Age 12+||Age 12+|
|LEVEL 7||LEVEL 8||LEVEL 9||LEVEL 10/ELITE|
|Age 11 & Under||Age 12 & Under||Age 12 & Under||Age 15 & Under|
|Age 12-13||Age 13||Age 13-14||Age 16+|
|Age 14+||Age 14+||Age 15+|
|Note: Minnesota does not grant placement awards for Level 3.|
|These gymnasts will receive ribbons and an all around medal.|
Awards at Northern Lights may be different than what you have seen at other meets. Gymnasts are separated into age groups based on their birthdays. All age groups for this meet are based on their AGE as of March 1, 2020. Awards are given to 50% of the gymnasts in each award group up to ten places. Team awards are given out three places.
Age groups are broken down into 3 or 4 groups, and will vary depending on the number of participants per session and gymnastic level.
Level 10s are divided into 2 groups: Juniors, 15 and under and Seniors, 16 and older, due to event finals qualifications.
Come and watch the best of the best from the weekend competition!
Event Finals is similar to college meets. Each gymnast is introduced and then performs her routine.
- Level 10s: Level 10s will be split into two age divisions, the top 8 junior gymnasts (15 & under) and top 8 senior gymnasts (16 & older) on each event at the end of the day Saturday will qualify for Event Finals.
- Level 9s: The top 8 gymnasts (all ages combined) on each event at the end of the day Saturday will qualify for Event Finals.
- Level 8s: The top 8 gymnasts (all ages combined) from each event at the end of day Friday will qualify for Event Finals.
Wear any leotard you desire. (GK leotards will be sold at the meet.)
Rosters will be posted on our website once confirmed.
Scores can be found at
Live scoring will cease after 3rd rotation.
Final results at awards.
Awards at State are determined by the Minnesota State USAG Board.
Banners awarded to 50% of the teams (of 3 or more gymnasts) up to 10th Place, whichever comes first.
The team awards for each level will be awarded at the last session for that level. All previous competitors are encouraged to attend.
Athletes are sorted in DOB* order and put in age groups of roughly 20: JrA, JrB, JrC, JrD, SrA, SrB, SrC, SrD, etc.
Each level has 3 or 4 age groups per session.
*DOB 'as of date' for each level is as follows:
|LEVEL||XCEL||L6 & L7||L8||L9 & L10|
Last day of Regions
Last day of Regions
Last day of Regions
Last day of State
Individual Medals Awarded as Follows:
|No. of Gymnasts||Individual Events||All-Around|
|2-10||1-3 Medals||1-6 Medals|
|11-20||1-6 Medals||1-10 Medals|
|21-30||1-10 Medals||1-10 Medals|
|Tie: Medals awarded for placement of tie. Example: 2 way tie for second. We will issue 1st place, 2 second places, NO third place. Then issue 4th - 10th places. IF there is a tie for 10th, we will issue all athletes 10th place medals (or as noted above).Maximum number of gymnasts in each age group is 24.|