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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.

AWARDS

Awards at Northern Lights 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 the first day of the meet.

Awards are given for 50% of the gymnasts in each award group up to ten places.

Team awards are given out 3 places. The top 3 scores on each event for each team comprise the team score.

Minnesota does not grant placement awards for Level 3. These gymnasts will receive ribbons and an all-around medal at the awards ceremony.

The age groups will be available on scoreyourmeets.com as soon as they are available. 

Camp of Champions Raffle!

We are excited to announce that Twin City Twisters will be hosting the Camp of Champions at our gym! To celebrate you can enter a free raffle to win a camp entry valued at $550 during awards!

The Camp of Champions is nationally recognized as a premier level camp due to the high level staff that it provides. Participants will be instructed by National and International level coaches along with a strong support staff that will help your gymnast have an amazing experience. Camp of Champions prides itself on creating an environment that not only technically sound, but also a ton of fun!  

 

Our camp will take place from May 31st - June 2nd and will be open to all levels 4- 10/Elite and Silver- Diamond Xcel gymnasts. Campers will experience 3 days of awesome instruction from the Camp of Champions staff. We are beyond excited to host this camp and feel blessed that our gymnasts have this opportunity so close to home. More information about the camp including schedule and coaches can be found on the Twin Cities Twisters website

State Awards

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


The gymnasts are separated into age groups based on birthdays and awarded as follows:

JO LEVELS 6-10

  • L6, 7, 9,  & 10 as of March 26 (last day of competition)
  • L8 as of April 9 (last day of Regions)
  • Awards are given to 50% of the gymnasts in each award group up to ten places
  • Team awards for each level are awarded at the LAST session for their level, based on all the scores. Top 3 scores on each event comprise the team score.

XCEL All Levels

  • Xcel as of April 23 (last day of Regions)
  • Awards are given to 40% in each age group
  • Age groups with A/B: These are split into 2-3 age groups based on numbers. Each split will receive individual awards during their awards session.
  • Team awards for each level are awarded at the LAST session for their level, based on all the scores. Top 3 scores on each event comprise the team score.

Age Groups

LEVEL 6 LEVEL 7 LEVEL 8 LEVEL 9 LEVEL 10
7-10 7-10 8-11 8-13 9-15
11 11 12 14-15 16+
12 12 13 16+  
13+ 13 14    
  14+ 15+    
BRONZE SILVER GOLD PLATINUM DIAMOND
5-6 6-8 8-9 9-11 11-13
7 9 10 12 14
8 10A/B 11A/B 13 15+
9 11A/B 12A/B 14  
10 12 13A/B 15+  
11 13 14    
12+ 14+ 15+    

A/B: Due to the size of each age group, these will be split in 2-3 groups according to their DOB

 

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
Age 6 & Under Age 9 & Under Age 10 & Under Age 12 & Under
Age 7-8 Age 10 Age 11 Age 13
Age 9 Age 11 Age 12 Age 14+
Age 10+  Age 12+ Age 13+  
       
XCEL DIAMOND LEVEL 4 LEVEL 5 LEVEL 6
Age 14 & Under Age 8 & Under Age 9 & Under Age 10 & Under
Age 15+ Age 9 Age 10 Age 11-12
  Age 10 Age 11 Age 13+
  Age 11+ Age 12+  
       
LEVEL 7 LEVEL 8 LEVEL 9 LEVEL 10/ELITE
Age 10 & Under Age 11 & Under Age 12 & Under Age 15 & Under
Age 11-12 Age 12-13 Age 13-14 Age 16+
Age 13+ Age 14+ Age 15+  
       
Note: Minnesota does not grant placement awards for Level 3.
These gymnasts will receive ribbons and an all around medal.

Results:

Live scoring: Here


Please Note: To keep the integrity of the Awards Ceremony, all live scoring will cease after the 3rd rotation. Final results will be posted after Awards concludes.