We have received word that the meet scheduled for December 6, 7, and 8, 2013 has been postponed due to inclement weather.
This decision was reached in a meeting of the Jenks Public Schools superintendent and the director and executive administrator of Jenks Community Education, the entity which oversees our program.
All sessions will be rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and please travel safely.
University of Oklahoma's Women's Gymnastics Team will host its annual
"Meet the Team" intrasquad this Saturday, December 7th from 4-6 PM. The event is free and open to the public!
Six athletes were selected to represent Oklahoma at the National Judges Cup qualifier held at Dynamo Gymnastics November 8. They will compete in Tacoma WA January 11, 2014 against state teams from around the nation. Selected were Yelena Davidson and Kate Frank from Bart Conner Gymnastics, Sydney Biggerstaff and Sophie Chalk from Dynamo Gymnastics, and Brooklyn Blevins and Megan Talbot of Phillips 66 Gymnastics. Alternate was Olivia VanPelt of Jenks Gymnastics. Great job girls and good luck Team Oklahoma!
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 5, 2013 – USA
Gymnastics today announced that Anne Heffernon of Olathe, Kansas, has been
hired as the women’s Junior Olympic program director. Heffernon begins with USA
Gymnastics after the first of the year and will be based in Indianapolis.
“Anne brings more than 20 years of
experience in women’s gymnastics to the position,” said Steve Penny, president
of USA Gymnastics. “Anne’s background as a gym club owner, coach, and state and
regional administrator makes her perfectly suited to oversee the women’s Junior
As the women’s Junior Olympic
program director, she will be responsible for the oversight and administration
of all aspects of the women’s Junior Olympic program (Levels 1-10 and the Xcel
program). Heffernon’s responsibilities include: developing and
implementing the Junior Olympic competitive rules, compulsory routines and
strategic plan; assisting with planning and organizing the national Junior
Olympic events, Junior Olympic National Championships, Level 9 East/West
Championships and Nastia Liukin Cup; and overseeing the activities of the
Junior Olympic National Team.
In 2002, Heffernon became the owner
of Kansas Gymnastics and Dance Center, Inc., where she has been the head coach
since 1993. Her responsibilities included overseeing the developmental
plans for all athletes, from pre-competitive levels through elite, and managed
the administration and business aspects of the gym club. Heffernon has coached
athletes at the USA Gymnastics Level 9 Junior Olympic Western Championships,
Junior Olympic National Championships, the Nastia Liukin Cup and the 2010 Visa
Championships. She started the club’s annual philanthropic initiative, the Pink
Ribbon Invitational in 2007, and the event has raised more than $30,000 for the
Valvano Foundation and the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.
Heffernon was the Region 3 Volunteer of the Year in 2011.
In addition, Heffernon has served as
the Kansas women’s gymnastics state chairperson since 2011 and has been a
member of the Kansas USA Gymnastics Committee for more than 10 years.
Heffernon also is the Region 3 apparel and entry chairman, handling the
region’s Junior Olympic apparel needs, coordinating fee and entry collections,
and other administrative duties.
Heffernon earned her Bachelor of
Science degree, with a major in health and wellness, from Oklahoma State
Connie Maloney of Indianapolis, who
has managed the women’s Junior Olympic program since 1990, has become technical
director of the women's Junior Olympic program and will oversee the judging
education and certification program, as well as continuing to work with the
Junior Olympic Technical Committee.
Based in Indianapolis, USA
Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States.
Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the
sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic
gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and group gymnastics.
For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.
Two changes have gone up on the USA Gymnastics website
for Xcel today.
On Vault, there will no longer be any deduction in the Bronze Vault
2 (run, handstand flat back on mat stack) for one or both hands being past the
line on the mat. There does not have to be a line on the mat.
On Bars, page 4, G, 2, b - there was an incorrect row in that table
that has now been deleted. The INCORRECT row was "46 degrees or more from
vertical, 0.15-0.20, award VP". Please cross this off on your old lists.
The Xcel Code is really getting close to being real! I know we all
would have liked it in July, but it is worth the wait to have it as correct and
complete as humanly possible. The Xcel Code will not only include all the rules,
but also pictures of all the skills allowed in the Xcel program. I will let you
know as soon as it is available.
Dynamo's Micheala Gentry had a great week of training at the USA National Training Center for the Elite Developmental Camp! Micheala was invited back to the November Camp at Karolyi's Ranch outside Houston, TX.
Micheala at left pictured with Elite Developmental Director Valeri Liukin.
Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy's Katie Brown was the
recipient of this year Shannon Miller award. The award was presented at the Oklahoma/USA
Gymnastics annual all-state banquet held late last month in Norman, OK. The honor is awarded every year to a gymnast
for outstanding results and performances.
The Oklahoma state board of directors selected Katie as the recipient
based on her gymnastics accomplishments throughout the years, which were also
matched by outstanding academic performances.
Katie, who is now a freshman at Utah State University on a full gymnastics
scholarship, was a national championships qualifier several times and a 4.0
student at Norman North High School. In
addition, Katie was inducted into several academic honor societies, and she was
greatly involved with leadership groups and volunteer work and activities. Due to her enrollment at USU Katie was
unable to attend the ceremony; however, her longtime coach and former Bulgarian
Olympian, Christian Ivanov, accepted the award on her behalf.
us for Region 3 High Performance Training Camp in Norman, Oklahoma on October
11-13, 2013! Train with coaches from Region 3 and around the country at
the beautiful Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center, home of the NCAA powerhouse
Oklahoma Sooners Men's and Women's Gymnastics teams.
camp is open to Level 8,9, and 10 athletes looking to improve their high-level
skill for the upcoming season. Confirmed staff include Dave Adlard, James
Sampel, Dennis Harrison, Jen Flores, Mark Folger, Mike Hunsucker, and Russell
Warfield. It will be a weekend of fun and hard work!
registration is not available but visit http://region3camp.com
to get all of the information. There, you can print and complete the
registration form, scan it and email it (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax it
(913-764-6701), and send it, along with payment, payable to Region 3 Camp, 1702
E. 123rd Terrace, Olathe, KS. 66061.
is limited so sign up today! If you have any questions, please contact me
want you! We need you!
you would like to be a judge for the 2013-2014 season we will be having 2 prep
sessions before the October 13, 2013 Test!
will be offering the test for Levels 4-10!
prep sessions will be a review of how to prepare for the test….and some general
Judging 101 tips! The sessions are free..and open to anyone who may want
will be predominately based on the 4/5 test--but we will also review prepping
for the Optional Level test as well. The 4/5 test is a 50 question
multiple choice test…and the optional tests are the written tests--50 multiple
choice questions and a practical( video) judging as well.
#1 Saturday, September 21 Victory Gymnastics 9:00-11:00
#2 Sunday, September 22 Ultimate Gymnastics 1:00-3:00
sessions are the same…so pick the one that suits your schedule--or location!
to see some interest in judging! Feel free to reach out if you have
thank you to Victory and Ultimate for allowing us to use their space!
The OU Women’s Gymnastics team is excited to announce a NEW EVENT that will allow the public to
view a team practice from start to finish! This fall we want to invite all
Sooner Gymnastics Fans to join us one Saturday
morning each month in our training facility. Come support YOUR 2013 NCAA
Runner-Up team as they prepare for the 2014 competition season!
This is a great opportunity for everyone to experience the
action behind-the-scenes and meet the
team! The Sooners are excited to welcome
FIVE talented new freshmen to our team. We are looking forward to the upcoming
season and another shot at the NCAA Championship title!
This event is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Dates Open to the Public
Saturday, September 7th
Saturday, October 5th
Saturday, November 16th
Saturday, Team Intrasquad: December 7th,
12:45: Meet the Team
Practice Facility (across from The Lloyd Noble Center)
Sam Viersen Center
W. Imhoff Road
Gymnastics Home Meet Schedule
Friday, January 10th: vs Georgia @ 7 p.m.
Friday, January 17th: vs Iowa State @ 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 9th: vs LSU @ 2 p.m.
Friday, February 28th: vs Illinois @ 7 p.m.
Friday, March 7th: vs Arizona State @ 7 p.m. (Senior
Please contact Sara Stone at email@example.com if you have any questions!