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.

 
Dear USAG Members,
 
A lot has happened in the last few weeks in our world of gymnastics. Nassar [was] in his third trial with more and more victims coming forward every day to tell their stories. Many of us are watching and wondering what it is we can do to support these women and men who have been so brave. 
 
Because of this, we have created a movement to support all of the victims as well as the current members of USAG. The intent is to unify all of us who are left in the rubble and stand together as we, “say we will not tolerate this!”
 
We know that our MN members are compassionate and willing lend a hand to those who need support. We also know that there are a lot of questions weighing on your hearts and minds on how to tackle this beast of a subject in your own gyms and with your own athletes.
 
Here’s what we are asking you to do:
 
1. Read these attachments: Letter, Supplement
 
2. Decide if you are ready to join the movement.
 
3. Not quite ready? That’s ok! Some people just need more time. We will wait for you! In the mean time, make sure your policies are up to date regarding child safety.
 
4. Ready?! Join us!! Follow along on social media, create your own marketing materials with the attached logo designs. Talk to your parents and athletes
 
The soft roll out of the social media accounts and logo have already started. We intend to have this out fully well before 2018 State and Regional competitions.
 
 
-Stronger Together
source: MNUSAG.org
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
COMMITTEE MEMBERS 
Amy Blee Fraser, Donna Jahn, Liz Hampe, Linsey Hamilton
Judge Liaison Beth Ann Cavanor
Ryan Rohloff - Coach Liaison
Wendy Seifert - Fan, NCAA, MAGA and MN High School League Liaison
Caroline Ellingboe Shields - Graphic Designer
Ella Cavanor - Marketing 
 
 
POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Upload/tag the “Stronger Together” accounts in your photos on social media in support. You can email them directly to the movement’s email address provided if needed. The photos will be reposted to the accounts in order to achieve this increased awareness to the community. Have fun and be creative with this!
 
Usernames of Social Media Accounts
• Instagram account: @stongertogethergym
• Facebook account: @strongertogethergym Social Links:
 
• Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/strongertogethergym/
• Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/strongertogethergym
• Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2019 AWARDS:

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  

All Ages

Age 8 & Under Age 10 & Under Age 10 & Under  
  Age 9 Age 11 Age 11  
  Age 10 Age 12+ Age 12+  
  Age 11+      
         
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.

 

EVENT FINALS

GK Elite Sportswear

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 www.tctmeets.com

Live scoring will cease after 3rd rotation.

Final results at awards.

 

State Awards

Awards at State are determined by the Minnesota State USAG Board.


TEAMS:

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.


INDIVIDUALS:

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

BIRTH DATE

AS OF

Last day of Regions

April 26

Last day of Regions 

April 5

Last day of Regions 

April 19

Last day of State 

March 22

 

Individual Medals Awarded as Follows:

No. of Gymnasts Individual Events All-Around
1 (none) 1 Medal
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.