Newsletter Region 2 May 2, 2021

Newsletter Contents:
  1. Voting
  2. Coaching attire
  3. Thank you to Gym 406 and Performance Plus Events
  4. Next year qualifying DP regional meet
  5. Compulsory Update
  6. National Congress
  7. Regional Congress
  8. Future news
  9. Message from Tiffany
  1. Voting for DP Chairman is still open through May 4. Your vote does not carry over from the first election- you must revote in the runoff election. Please vote. You have two excellent candidates: Brent Phelps from Ascend and Tiffany Quincy from OMEGA.


  1. Good luck to everyone headed to Westerns and Nationals. Coaches remember – p.21 C2 of the R and P: no hats, athletic shoes, Athletic warm-up pants or dockers (no jeans) and must be of reasonable length (No holes, tears or short shorts), and collared shirts, business casual or T shirts (No spaghetti straps, low cut tops or midriffs showing).  Please show your support of the region and be in Region 2 apparel.


  1. Thank you to our two regional hosts – DP – Gym 406 and Xcel – Performance Plus Events.  Both events were great!  The Level 6 invite was a success – thank you to all who participated!  This will be a continuing event – we made enough in entry fees after paying bills to outfit our level 10’s for Nationals. Yea!  From the sale of Leos at regionals, we helped outfit our Level 9 athletes.  Thank you to Shay Garner from GK and all you that bought them! We have 55 Level 10’s going to Florida and 77 Level 9’s going to Iowa.


  1. Next year, we will be going back to our traditional qualifying for the Regional Meet: Level 9 and 10 need a 34 at their state meet, Level 7 and 8 will both be percent of a percent to fill 3 sessions of 8 and 3 or 4 sessions of Level 7.  The regional committee will firm up number of sessions for Level 7 in their next meeting.  Next year DP Regionals are hosted by Naydenov in the Portland Area and Xcel Regionals are hosted by Northwest Aerials in the Seattle area.


  1. Compulsory Update:

Compulsory workshop Reno event: cost $385 and includes all online materials.

  • There is still space both live (it is half full) and virtual. The online version will be streamed live BUT will also be recorded ONLY for those with virtual access and will be available for 1 week after the event.
  • Those who preorder the compulsory book but do not attend, they will be shipped books after the Reno event ends.  FYI – If purchasing the materials, the big book is 75 and the mini version is 50.  The online materials will be $125 if you do not attend the workshop either virtual or in-person.
  • The mini books are what will be given to those who register for the events.  If attending live, you will get them at the event and if virtual, they will be shipped so you have them within the week of the event. The Monday after the event, all the materials in your USAG will be able to be accessed such as the music, videos of the routines, etc.  There is a Spanish version of the compulsory book being made.

All materials such as the compulsory online book will NOT be downloadable as an iBook onto an iPad.  It will always have to be accessed through USAG each time you want to use it, that way it will be always updated but it also means you will have to be online and logged into USAG every time you want to access it through your membership profile page.

The new compulsory exams for judges will be online.  More details will come out later.

For those wants to sanction mobility meets for the old Level 4 and 5 compulsories, this can be done through July 31st.  The new compulsories will begin August 1.


  1. National Congress:

National Congress will be held with Olympic Trials.  Information will be coming out next week.  They are waiting on a finalized schedule to post.

  1. Regional Congress:

Regional Congress will be held at OMEGA in Beaverton August 13 – 15.  August 13th will be a compulsory boot camp for athletes. More details will come out after Nationals.  Each chairman is working on their respective track for Saturday and Sunday. 😊 I am looking forward to seeing you all there!

  1. News:

When the DP optional and Xcel programs change in 2022, there is discussion of only 1 code.  If you are in favor let Linda and Dianne know before their meetings in May.


From Tiffany:

Congratulations to everyone for making a success out of a difficult year.  It was inspiring to see how hard your athletes have worked to keep their passion for gymnastics alive.  Good luck to all of our Region 2 qualifiers!

This summer brings us our new compulsory routines.  We are working on adding workshops for the compulsory gymnasts/coaches over the summer.  It has been proposed to add an athlete day to Region 2 congress for compulsory review and instruction. Some type of an athlete day would be a great jump start to the new routines and help for anyone who is unable to attend the Compulsory Workshops.

The National Committee meeting is just around the corner at Level 10 Nationals.  I have had several excellent suggestions for topics to add to the committee’s agenda. Please send me any of your ideas for the National meeting agenda, as well as feedback and ideas for the Region.  If we all work together, we can make changes and make a difference.

Safe Training!

DP Regional Rotations

2021 Age Charts

Download the PDFs:

Region 2 Newsletter


Updates on:

  1. Elections
  2. Regional Meets
  3. Western and National Age Groups
  4. Region 2 Apparel Store
  5. Petitions
  6. Western and National Workout times for Region 2
  7. Athlete GK apparel measurements
  8. Destira Fundraiser

Link to Full Newsletter

Region 2 Newsletter



The Xcel Regional Championships will be held in Boise, ID – April 23 – 25, 2021 at Idaho Central Arena (formerly Century Link Arena). It is in Downtown Boise.  233 S Capital Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

Performance Plus Events is the meet host and more information can be found on their website regarding cost, schedule, host hotels:


Qualifying Score Information:

Qualifying scores must occur at your Xcel state meet.  If no state meet is held then the athlete may use a qualifying score from any sanctioned meet (in-person or virtual) during the season.

State chairs are responsible for entering the qualified athletes immediately after their state meet.  Clubs should have one check per club addressed to Performance Plus Events.

NEW Qualifying Scores:  

GOLD:     34.00 AA


DIAMOND:  32.00 AA


Short and Sweet this week!

Happy flipping!

Marian DeWane, RACC Region 2

Region 2 Newsletter


Happy Happy Day Everyone!  We are all flipping excited to have all states able to have some type of competition. (Minutes from the Last Regional Committee Meeting.)

The Regional Meet in Helena, Montana is on track.

Level 6 Invite is on Thursday April 15th. Register online.  The entry fee is $125.  Once registered, please send your entry fee to Region 2; PO Box 2137’Boise, Idaho 93701.  Fees are due by April 1. Monies from the invite are going to be used for athlete apparel.

So what do all the motions passed in the last two sets of minutes mean for regional qualifying? 

  1. There is not a % of a % this year since some states are not having state meets in Level 7 or 8; therefore, any gymnast with a 32AA at their state meet or an 8.0 for an event specialist qualifies to the regional meet.  If no state meet is held, a 32 AA in a sanctioned meet qualifies an athlete to the regional meet or an 8.0 for an I.E.S.
  2. Level 9 and 10 need a 32 AA at their state meet to qualify and an IES needs an 8.0. If no state meet is held, a 32 AA during the season is needed to qualify and an IES needs an 8.0.
  3. Petitions need 1 point above qualifying which is a 33 AA.


The following schedule was adopted in 2019 for Regionals to reduce the number of school days missed by our 9 and 10 athletes. Provide comments to your RDPC (Tiffany) or send them to me if you would like to change this for 2022. We are planning to have training times on the equipment for those that request it. A schedule will we forthcoming on the regional meet website.

Level 6 Invitational Thursday April 15th
Level 7 Sunday April 18th
Level 8 Friday April 16th
Level 9 Saturday April 17th
Level 10 Saturday April 17th

Dates for State meets, Regionals, Westerns, and Nationals 2022 – 2027.

Bids for 2022 Regional Meet are due May 1. (This is an extension since we just received the future dates.)

Don’t forget, nominations for RTCC, RDPCC, and RXCC are due by February 28th.

Help raise money for athlete apparel: Current Leo fundraiser from Destira provides $10 to the region and $10 to the club.

Hope to see everyone soon!

Marian DeWane, Region 2 RACC


USA-Gymnastics Region 2 Committee Meeting January 4,2021 via ZOOM


Marian DeWane                               RACC

Linda Mulvihill                                   RTCC

Tiffany  Quincy                                  RDPCC

Dianne Palmer                                  RXCC

Charlene Moss                                  Alaska SACC

Pam Zak                                              Hawaii SACC

Mark Kindelspire                              Idaho SACC

Josh Burnham                                    Montana SACC

Meg Doxtator                                    Oregon SACC

Sandy Flores                                       Washington SACC

Guest: Denise Green                      RJD, Region 2

Meeting was called to order at 9:00 am Pacific Time by Marian DeWane.

Discussion was held on gymnastics participation in each state and how to qualify to the Regional Meet if no state meet is held.

Current numbers in the region:

Level 10 – 80

Level 9 – 141

Level 8 – 268

Level 7 – 349

Level 6 – 416

Diamond – 62

Platinum – 270

Gold – 565

  1. Recommendation that if no state meet is held, a Level 9 or 10 athlete can qualify to the Regional Meet by earning a qualifying score at any sanctioned meet in the 2020 – 2021 season.

Motion: Linda Mulvihill

Second: Meg Doxtator



  1. Recommendation if no state meet is held, a Level 7 or 8 athlete can qualify to the Regional Meet by scoring a 32.0 AA at any sanctioned meet in the 2020 – 2021 season.


Motion: Dianne Palmer

Second: Sandy Flores



  1. Recommendation if no state meet is held, an Xcel athlete can qualify with score from any sanctioned meet in the 2020 – 2021 season. See Qualifying scores below:

Motion: Dianne Palmer

Second: Linda Mulvihill


Qualifying scores:

  • Gold: 50
  • Platinum: 50
  • Diamond: 50
  • Individual Event Specialist: 75

Clubs must send their athletes’ qualifying scores send in Excel format as shown below to the Region 2 Xcel Chair:

First Name          Last Name               Club             Division               Meet          Score


Meeting Adjourned at 10:16 Pacific Time.

Region 2 Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

Everyone hopefully is back competing or close to competing.  Things are on schedule for our Regional Meet in Helena and Xcel regional in Boise.  Level 9 Westerns and Level 10 Nationals are still planned to be in person events. Be sure and check out the newsletter that has information about qualifying.

Regional Committee Meeting

Next meeting is scheduled for Feb 9th at 9 am.  Please send any agenda items to your state chairman or me.

In this newsletter:

  1. Nominations
  2. Address change USA Gymnastics
  3. Rules and Policies Updates
  4. Sanction Reminders
  5. Meet considerations for returning to competition
  6. Other items

Nominations RTCC, RXCC, and RDPC

As 2021 is the “year after” the original Olympics, the Women’s Program will still be holding elections for the following positions:

  • Regional Technical Chairman (RTCC)
  • Regional Xcel Committee Chairman (RXCC)
  • Regional Development Program Committee Chairman (RDPCC)

Nomination forms are at Women’s Nominations for National Committee Chair Positions ( They are to be submitted to me at Nominations are due by February 28th at midnight. Elections will be conducted online at www. from April 1 – April 15.

All nominees must be USA Gymnastics Women’s Program Professional Members in good standing for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination, be at least 21 years old, and meet the prerequisites in Article V of the Operating Code Sections I, J & K found posted on the USA Gymnastics Women’s Program website. The positions are four (4) year terms 2021-2024. Term of office will begin July 1st, 2021.  Nominations are to be sent the Regional Administrative Committee Chair no later than the submission deadline of February 28th.

Address Change

As of January 4th, USA Gymnastics New Address: USA Gymnastics has moved to 1099 N. Meridian Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.


Rules and Policies

The Rules and Policies has been updated. Check here for the updated version:

USA Gymnastics | Women’s Program Rules and Policies


SANCTION Reminders and Updates

USA Gymnastics | USA Gymnastics Event Sanction Reminders & Updates

For sanction concerns, such as an event not in compliance with local government guidelines, please direct your concerns to


Meet considerations for Returning to Competition Guidelines

Please check here for updates returntocompetition.pdf (


Other items:

Compulsory Master Workshop locations: Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) climate across the country the 2021 Compulsory Master Workshop locations are subject to change. Please consider delaying travel arrangements until specific event location details are announced. More information will be published at USA Gymnastics.

Elite Drop Back Process: US Elite gymnast (an athlete who has competed as a Junior or Senior International Elite in a Classic Meet, Junior World Trails, or higher) who wants to enter the DP Program MUST petition to drop back to the DP program, regardless of the year of competition, by completing the “reason for change” form FROM HER COACH to the National DP Committee Chairman. For Information regarding Foreign Athlete (Elite or non-elite) participation in the DP, please refer to Chapter 2, page 26.

  1. All petitions must be received at least three weeks prior to the Level 10 State Championships.
  2. The National DP Committee will review the petition and the Chairman will notify the coach of the acceptance/denial of the petition and will copy the respective State and Regional Administrative Committee Chairmen and the Regional Technical Committee Chairman.
  3. Accepted petitioned athletes may not re-enter the Elite/Pre-Elite Program during the Elite competitive year (through Championships of the year in which she competes Level 10).
  4. Clarification: An elite athlete dropping back into the Development Program is considered a DP athlete when she enters her first USA Gymnastics sanctioned event as a Level 10 athlete AFTER the petition has been granted.
  5. All scores obtained before the petition is granted are INVALID for qualification to State Championships and above in the current season.

Good to hear from everyone! Happy flipping!


Region 2,

The membership list for this newsletter was generated November 1, 2020.

Please read all the newsletter!  Lots for your reading enjoyment. 🙂 Download as a PDF


  • New JO Name
  • Rules and Policies
  • Virtual Sanctions
  • Athlete Memberships
  • Medical Personnel at Meets
  • Meet Referees
  • Meet Directors
  • Flip Book Updates
  • Xcel Updates
  • Save the Dates

Also the Region 2 Committee is meeting Nov 9 at 9 am Pacific time.  The agenda is below:

If you have any comments, please contact your state chairman.

Financial Report: Marian

    • Level 10 entry fee
    • Level 6 Invite
    •  Head Taxes
    •  Fundraiser
    • Policy Refunds Regional Meet

Reports Regional Chairs:

  • Linda Mulvihill RTCC
  • Dianne Palmer RXCC
  • Qualification to Regional Meet
  • Tiffany Quincy (RDPCC)
  • Qualification to Regional Meet
  • Denise Green R2NAWGJ

Reports State Chairs:

  • Charlene Moss SACC Alaska
  • Pam Zak SACC Hawaii
  • Mark Kindelspire SACC Idaho
  • Josh Burnham SACC Montana
  • Meg Doxtator SACC Oregon
  • Sandy Flores SACC Washington

New Business:

Glad we are all finally in the gym! Happy flipping!


Hello everyone,

What a year so far.  I am still in quarantine as where I am is in “lock down”.  My heart goes out to everyone as we try to navigate through this.  We are planning on going forward with the regional meets at this time.  The newsletter is downloadable and is also below:

Region 2 Newsletter August 28, 2020

The email distribution for this newsletter was taken from the USA Gymnastics website members list July 31, 2020. I know things may be tight but please renew your professional memberships. Your state does get a $6 rebate per professional membership.  The next newsletter will use the current list of members.

I hope this finds you doing well and staying safe. The new name for JO is Athlete Curriculum for Excellence (ACE) so Tiffany is now the RACECC.

The updated Operating Code (changes are in red) and Rules and Policies are posted at these links.

Oregon State University is conducting a search for a new assistant coach. Interested candidates can apply at Oregon State University Portal | Assistant Coach for Gymnastics

Applications are accepted through Monday, August 31.

Reminder: The Region 2 Camps for fall are cancelled.  Depending on how things progress in each state, we are considering a Winter camp for Levels 8 – 10 on December 18 – 20. The decision will be made at our next committee meeting which will be the end of September/beginning of October.

National Congress: Link here to hear Li Li discuss the direction of USA Gymnastics.  Awesome job to our Region 2 members who presented in the National Congress! Frank Sahlein, Casey Chandler, Linda Mulvihill, Dianne Palmer, Laurie Reid, Susan Riley, and Marian DeWane.

New from USA Gymnastics: A “living document” on returning to competition.  It can be found at

Transitions: A long time Region 2 member Frank Sahlein and his wife Lourdes are moving to Puerto Rico. They have been long time supporters of the region and we wish them the best!

Get well wishes to Linda Mulvihill who broke her clavicle in 2 places.

Virtual Sanction – information will be coming soon about virtual sanctions from USA Gymnastics.

Sanctions:  Remember to have a valid sanction you must have an active Club with USA Gymnastics.  All on the floor must be USA active Members as well as all athletes.  For a score to count to move up levels or count as a qualifying score, these requirements must be met.

Bids are open for ACE Regional Championships Level 7 -10, 2022. The day prior, the Regional Level 6 Invitation will be held.  Questions? Please call Marian.  Bids are due by April 1, 2021. The 2022 Xcel Regional meet will be held by Northwest Aerials.

News from Joint USAG/NAWGJ Committee on Safe Re-entry during COVID-19 pandemic:  The document, Ten for 10, is a check list of ideas to ensure the safety of gymnasts, coaches and judges.  NAWGJ appreciates the work you are doing to provide a safe environment at gymnastics meets in the upcoming year. We look forward to working with you to help all participants have a safe and enjoyable experience. As you consider the modifications you will make to provide a safe environment, we thought it would be helpful if you had some ideas that our judges have suggested to facilitate their own safety as well as those with whom they interact. We recognize that different venues present different challenges and that conditions will vary. Please complete this checklist and return it to your assigner so that judges can be prepared for different meet settings. We thank you in advance for doing the best you can to promote the safety of all participants.

Calendar information from the last newsletter:

The Level 6 invitational will be hosted by the Region and is used to help fund athlete apparel. We are hoping to have 3 full sessions.  Please plan to bring your athletes.


Calendar 2020 – 2021:

March 26-28      State meets last weekend

March/April       Various dates Xcel State Meets

April 15              Regional Level 6 Invite   Helena, Montana

April 16 – 18      Regionals Levels 7 – 10  Helena, Montana

April 23 – 25      Xcel Regional Gold, Platinum & Diamond            Boise, Idaho

May 7 -9            Level 9 Westerns            TBA

May 14 – 16      Level 10 Nationals          TBA

June 11 – 13      Compulsory Workshop Reno, Nevada

June 24 – 27      Olympic Trials                 St. Louis               Enterprise Center

June 22 – 27      USA Championships        St. Louis              (for all other disciplines)

June 22 – 27      National Congress           St. Louis              America Center

Possible Future Dates:

Please note, this is NOT final, dates are subject to change depending on circumstances.

WAG Last weekend 9/10 State Regionals East/West JO’s
2022 3/25-3/27, 2022 4/22-4/24, 2022 5/13-5/15, 2022 5/20-5/22. 2022
2023 3/24-3/26, 2023 4/21-4/23, 2023 5/12-5/14, 2023 5/19-5/21, 2023
2024 3/15-3/17, 2024 4/12-4/14, 2024 5/10-5/12, 2024 5/17-5/19, 2024
2025 3/14-3/16, 2025 4/11-4/13, 2025 5/2-5/4, 2025 5/9-5/11, 2025
2026 3/13-3/15, 2026 4/10-4/12, 2026 5/1-5/3, 2026 5/8-5/10, 2026

The approved agenda for the fall Region2 Committee meeting:  Please contact your state chairman with your opinions!

Agenda Items:

Call to Order

Financial Report: Marian and discussion on previous suggestions:

Level 10 entry fee to Level 10 Nationals (have the region no longer pay – this would provide half the funds for Level 10 apparel)

Level 6 Invite run by Region day before Regional meet (Use to raise funds for Level 10 apparel)

Head Taxes (Raise the tax to cover athlete apparel?)

States Pay the Level 9 apparel costs for Level 9 Western Championships ($125)

Reports Regional Chairs:

  • Linda Mulvihill RTCC
  • Dianne Palmer RXCC
    – Qualification to Regional Meet
  • Tiffany Quincy RACECC
  • Qualification to Regional Meet
  • Denise Green R2NAWGJ

Reports State Chairs:

  • Charlene Moss SACC Alaska
  • Pam Zak SACC Hawaii
  • Mark Kindelspire SACC Idaho
  • Josh Burnham SACC Montana
  • Meg Doxtator SACC Oregon
  • Sandy Flores SACC Washington

New Business:

Gymnastically yours,


Region 2 Newsletter July 19, 2020

The email distribution for this newsletter was taken from the USA Gymnastics website members list July 19, 2020.

I hope this finds you doing well and staying safe. We hope you are all up and running soon. I know everyone is worried about the future.

From Linda:

If you need to have music checked, there is a new form attached and on the website. Send to Linda Mulvihill. The steps then are:

  1. Form and music forwarded from RTCC to C Naik (JOPD) only
  2. JOPD will then rename email subject as it pertains to region and athlete name for easier tracking
  3. Renamed email sent from JOPD to C Hamilton (NTCC) and C Maloney (JOTD)
  4. Once approvals are received back from NTCC and JOTD, JOPD will forward over signed approval form back to RTCC
  5. RTCC will need to sign and date form before sending back to coach
  6. JOPD will keep copies of all forms, for future reference if needed

Questions that came up on vault at the Region 7 Clinic:

Q.#1: Level 6 & 7 Vault: how is the Angle of Repulsion measured?
A#1: For Level 6/7 Vaults, the Angle of Repulsion is determined by the Line from the Hands through the Hips (center of mass). If there is a shoulder angle, measure from the shoulders to hips.

This is different than the method used to determine the angle for Level 4/5 Compulsory Handspring as well as Non-salto vaults at JO Levels 8-10 and Xcel Gold/Platinum/Diamond. Level 6/7 Vault is intended as a “timer” to develop the Handspring Front Salto vaults and Tsukahara/Yurchenko vaults with salto and therefore the expectations in body position are different.

Q#2 Does the Angle of Repulsion using the line from hands to hips apply to the Level 4/5 Compulsory Handspring vault?
A#2: No, use the directive in the current Compulsory book on pages 82, 114 and 156: “Angle of Repulsion (failure to leave the vault table by vertical – Angle of repulsion is

determined by the angle created from the hands to the body part that is furthest past vertical.)

Q#3: Is the Angle of Repulsion determined by the line from Hands to hips for Non-Salto vaults for Xcel Gold/Platinum/Diamond and JO Levels 8-10?
A#3: No, use the same method as described in the Compulsory book, but the Xcel deduction is only “Up to 0.50” instead of “Up to 1.00” as in Level 4/5 Compulsory and Non

Salto vaults at Level 8-10.

Q#4 For Level 6/7 Vault, if the feet are not in alignment with the body line when using the line from hands to hips, how is it handled?
A#4 If the feet are not in alignment, it would be considered a body posture error (pike or arch).

From Tiffany:

The Region 2 Camps for fall are cancelled.  Depending on how things progress in each state, we are considering a Winter camp for Levels 8 – 10 December 18 – 20.

From Marian:

The Level 6 invitational will be hosted by the Region and is used to help fund athlete apparel. We are hoping to have 3 full sessions.  Please plan to bring your athletes.

Calendar 2020 – 2021:

March 26-28       State meets last weekend

March/April       Xcel State Meets various dates

April 15                 Regional Level 6 Invite   Helena, Montana

April 16 – 18       Regionals Levels 7 – 10   Helena, Montana

April 23 -25        Xcel Regionals   Gold/Platinum/Diamond – Boise, ID

May 7 -9               Level 9 Westerns

May 14 – 16        Level 10 Nationals

June 11 – 13       Compulsory Workshop Reno, Nevada

June 24 – 27       Olympic Trials                    St. Louis               Enterprise Center

June 22 – 27       USA Championships        St. Louis               (for all other disciplines)

June 22 – 27       National Congress           St. Louis               America Center

Possible Future Dates:

Please note, this is NOT final, dates are subject to change depending on circumstances.

WAG Last weekend 9/10 State Regionals East/West JO’s
2022 3/25-3/27 4/22-4/24 5/13-5/15 5/20-5/22
2023 3/24-3/26 4/21-4/23 5/12-5/14 5/19-5/21
2024 3/15-3/17 4/12-4/14 5/10-5/12 5/17-5/19
2025 3/14-3/16 4/11-4/13 5/2-5/4 5/9-5/11
2026 3/13-3/15 4/10-4/12 5/1-5/3 5/8-5/10


Marian DeWane