Glossary

Regionals Qualifying Score

In order to compete at Regionals, compulsory and optional gymnasts must earn a high enough all around score (AA) during the State Championship meet.  

  • Level 5 - Division 1: 46,  Division 2: 40
  • Level 6 - Division 1: 47,  Division 2: 42
  • Level 7 - Division 1: 43,  Division 2: 40
  • Level 8 - 57
  • Level 9 - 60
  • Level 10 (15-16) - 63
  • Level 10 (17-18) - 65
  • JD - 1 Event: 9.5,  2 Event: 19,  3 Event: 27,  4 Event: 36,  5 Event: 45,  6 Event: 51

For Level 10 JO Gymnasts:

Any gymnast that does not qualify by the AA Score but finishes in the top 5 on an event at their State Championships qualifies for that event only and may compete in that event only at Regional Championships. 

This is how specialists may qualify to JO Nationals this year.

For Junior Elite Gymnasts:

Levels 8 (ages 11-12), 9 (ages 13-14), 10 (ages 15-16), 10 (ages 17-18)

Any athlete that performs Technical Sequences on 6 events at their State Championships automatically qualifies for and the JO and JE Optional Sessions on Thursday April 6, 2017 and the JE Technical Sequence session on Friday April 7, 2017.   Athletes will declare at the end of Regional Championships their desire to pursue this avenue of competition at the JO National Championships if qualified.

Designated Qualifier

Gymnasts compete locally to qualify for state. Again, they have to meet a certain score to attend the state meet. There are three meets a season that are designated as qualifying meets, so the gymnasts have three chances to meet that qualifying score. I think it's still a 31.0, but don't quote me on that. It's a fairly easy requirement, so most people do compete at state. Regionals and nationals don't happen until the higher levels. Once you are a level 10, you have the opportunity to participate in qualifying meets to become an elite, and again, you have to place well in order to qualify and compete as an elite. If you do qualify, you are designated as a national elite, and then I believe there is a qualification process to become an international elite. Elite gymnasts are divided into junior and senior categories by age. 

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