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December 2,2002
Fall Meeting Minutes
Fall State Meeting Minutes now posted

November 8,2002
Wilson Meet Info
Times, Maps, Informationa and Entry Form now posted

November 8,2002
New JO Update #8
Latest JO Update

November 7,2002
Good Luck at Future Stars
Good Luck to all the gymnasts going to the OTC November 14-16 for the Future Stars Championships.

September 26,2002
Blaine Wilson Competition
Information on the State Sponsored meet is now posted.

September 26,2002
New JO Update
Latest JO Update

September 13,2002
State Bylaws are posted
2002-2003 State Bylaws

September 7,2002
Judges Cup November 2 and 3,2002
Please read the Email from Tom Varner Please remember to support The Ohio Judges Association's Judges Cup. For more information please read the email from Tom.

September 1,2002
Ohio State Optional Clinic September 14th and 15th
The State Optional Clinic will be held at Hocking Valley Gymnastics September 14th and 15th. This will be for Classes 1-4 and those working the Future Star Routines.

September 1,2002
Ohio State Meeting September 14th
The State Meeting will be at Hocking Valley on September 14th at 8:30 PM.

August 20,2002
Ohio Has 3 Sr National Team Members
Blaine Wilson (2nd) and DJ Bucher (9th) both made Sr National Team at USA Championships. Raj Bhavsar was also placed on the team.

July 29,2002
State Calendar is Updated
2002-2003 State calender has been updated.Please email any additions or changes to Chris Tollon.

July 29,2002
Ohio State Compulsory Clinic August 17th
The State Compulory Clinic will be held at Hocking Valley Gymnastics August 17th. This will be for Classes 7,6 and 5 boys with their coaches.

July 27,2002
Finally Back Online....
I am sorry that I have not been able to update the web site for the past month. Our home computer has contacted a Win32.Klez virus.Please be very careful what emails you download from. In the next couple of days the site will be updated. Thank you-Chris

June 16,2002
2001-2004 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #3b
2001-2004 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #3b.

May 30,2002
UPDATES
FIG Update. For those having trouble with the direct link below: use this link to go to http://www.fig-gymnastics.com - Then click on: News -> Newsletters - > MAGTC - > Number 16 That should get you to the current Newsletter Number 16 which contains the material. Please note, this material will not be in use for the JO National Championships. The first USA National meet to incorporate these changes will be the National Qualifier in June.

May 30,2002
NEW USAG 2001-2004 Update 6a
This update is in effect IMMEDIATELY.Update 6a.

May 10,2002
NEW 2002 JO Nationals Results
Congrats to Ron Ferris for qualifying to USA Championships.
Results.

April 24,2002
NEW 2002 JO Nationals Information
Rotation Schedules will be posted on April 24th in the evening.
2002 JO Nationals Web Site.

April 24,2002
Summer Meeting and Clinics
-Summer meeting will be at Mid West Gymnastics on July 6th, 2002 at 3:00.
-Summer Compulsory Clinic is August 17th, 2002 at Mid West Gymnastics.
-Fall Optional Clinic will be on September 14th and 15th at Hocking Valley Gymnastics.

April 24,2002
Region 5 Championships Results
Region 5 Championships Results

March 28,2002
State Meet Results
State Meet Results are now posted

March 27,2002
JO Update #6
JO Update #6 will be used for Regionals and JO Nationals.

March 16,2002
Hocking Valley Summer Camp
Get the Brochure for Hocking Valley's summer camp. They will have some of the best coaches in the country coaching your kid.

March 8,2002
State Meet Times
State Meet Schedule now posted

Febuary 28,2002
Region 5 Championships
Regional Information

Febuary 22,2002
Arnold Classic Meet Results
RESULTS

Febuary 10,2002
Congratulations to Mike Serra
We all wish Mike the best of luck in his new endeavor, MARRIAGE. Mike made the first big step over Winter Cup weekend and proposed to his fiance. God bless you, buddy!

Febuary 10,2002
Ohio Jr. Gymnasts do well at Winter Cup
Ohio Jr. Gymnasts, Ronnie Ferris and DJ Bucher, did well at the 2002 Winter Cup meet in Las Vegas. DJ Bucher placed 5th in the all around and won P-Bar's in event finals. 2002 Winter Cup Results

January 31,2002
2002 JO Nationals Information
There is a lot of information. Hotels, Work out times, and days of the competition.2002 JO Nationals Web Site.

January 17,2002
Region 5 Web Site Address
Region 5 Web Site.

January 17,2002
Arnold Meet Information Update
Arnold Classic maps have been added to the Arnold Page.

December 18,2001
Updated Meet Calendar
There has been some updates on the State Calendar.

December 18,2001
Vaulting Table
FIG Vaulting Values Table v.2.0 December 15, 2001 This values table incorporates the new vaults listed in the FIG newsletter of October 25, 2001. This table also includes the USAG Junior Olympic Program exceptions to the FIG values.

December 18,2001
Flop Rules 2.0
Flop Rules 2.0 This document, by Dave Juszczyk, NGJA VP, is an official NGJA/USA Interpretations paper and is official for competitions in the USA. The document details the original sources. This file is in Adobe Acrobat format. (Version 2.0 shows the changes since last year, most importantly that all flops start from front support)

December 13, 2001
Arnold Meet Information Update
Arnold Classic Information has been updated. Including the list of boy's teams attending the competition and the Tentative Session Times. Look for more updates here as they become available. rf.

November 28,2001
Ohio Gymnast and Coach represents USA in Australia
DJ Bucher of Queen City Gymnastics will represent the US at the 2001 Canberra Cup. Keith Petit was named the coach for the US at the 2001 Canberra Cup. Good Luck to the both of you.

November 20,2001
Future Star National Team Members
12 Yr Old Divisiong: Congrats to AJ Blankenship of Hocking Valley for placing 6th at the National Future Stars and earning a spot on the National Team.
10 -11 Division: Congrats to Matt Chelberg and Miggy Pineda also of Hocking Valley who qualified onto the 10-11 Future Stars National Team.

November 7,2001
New Jr. Course Notes
JO Course Notes 2001-2004 October Update Version 1.50 reflects the changes of Update 5. These include various new required skills for Class 3 and 4, a new Developmental D rule for one pommel skills on the Pommel Horse, and a new spotting rule for vault, among other items. Please note that in spite of the text that describes the new developmental D skills on the Pommel Horse, the Bailie is STILL a developmental D.

November 4,2001
Arnold Meet Info
Arnold Gymnastics Challenge schedule and hotels is now listed.

October 26,2001
Ohio's Future Stars
Congrats to Matt Chelberg, Miguel Pineda, A.J. Blankenship and Ben Ketelsen of Hocking Valley Gymnastics for qualifying to the National Future Stars Testing!

Congrats to the other Ohio Boys that took part in the regional testing : T.C Fortner (GTCO) Seth Hood (Midwest) and Ty Echard, Robert Dominguez, Jeff Barrett, and Drew Moling (HVGC).

October 23,2001
State Meeting Minutes
Summer State Meeting minutes and Fall 2001 Meeting minutes are now online.

September 26,2002
Blaine Wilson Competition
Information on the State Sponsored meet is now posted.

September 13,2002
State Bylaws are posted
2002-2003 State Bylaws

September 7,2002
Judges Cup November 2 and 3,2002
Please read the Email from Tom Varner Please remember to support The Ohio Judges Association's Judges Cup. For more information please read the email from Tom.

September 1,2002
Ohio State Optional Clinic September 14th and 15th
The State Optional Clinic will be held at Hocking Valley Gymnastics September 14th and 15th. This will be for Classes 1-4 and those working the Future Star Routines.

September 1,2002
Ohio State Meeting September 14th
The State Meeting will be at Hocking Valley on September 14th at 8:30 PM.

July 29,2002
State Calendar is Updated
2002-2003 State calender has been updated.Please email any additions or changes to Chris Tollon.

July 29,2002
Ohio State Compulsory Clinic August 17th
The State Compulory Clinic will be held at Hocking Valley Gymnastics August 17th. This will be for Classes 7,6 and 5 boys with their coaches.

July 27,2002
Finally Back Online....
I am sorry that I have not been able to update the web site for the past month. Our home computer has contacted a Win32.Klez virus.Please be very careful what emails you download from. In the next couple of days the site will be updated. Thank you-Chris

June 16,2002
2001-2004 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #3b
2001-2004 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #3b.

May 30,2002
UPDATES
FIG Update. For those having trouble with the direct link below: use this link to go to http://www.fig-gymnastics.com - Then click on: News -> Newsletters - > MAGTC - > Number 16 That should get you to the current Newsletter Number 16 which contains the material. Please note, this material will not be in use for the JO National Championships. The first USA National meet to incorporate these changes will be the National Qualifier in June.

May 30,2002
NEW USAG 2001-2004 Update 6a
This update is in effect IMMEDIATELY.Update 6a.

May 10,2002
NEW 2002 JO Nationals Results
Congrats to Ron Ferris for qualifying to USA Championships.
Results.

April 24,2002
NEW 2002 JO Nationals Information
Rotation Schedules will be posted on April 24th in the evening.
2002 JO Nationals Web Site.

April 24,2002
Summer Meeting and Clinics
-Summer meeting will be at Mid West Gymnastics on July 6th, 2002 at 3:00.
-Summer Compulsory Clinic is August 17th, 2002 at Mid West Gymnastics.
-Fall Optional Clinic will be on September 14th and 15th at Hocking Valley Gymnastics.

April 24,2002
Region 5 Championships Results
Region 5 Championships Results

March 28,2002
State Meet Results
State Meet Results are now posted

March 27,2002
JO Update #6
JO Update #6 will be used for Regionals and JO Nationals.

March 16,2002
Hocking Valley Summer Camp
Get the Brochure for Hocking Valley's summer camp. They will have some of the best coaches in the country coaching your kid.

March 8,2002
State Meet Times
State Meet Schedule now posted

Febuary 28,2002
Region 5 Championships
Regional Information

Febuary 22,2002
Arnold Classic Meet Results
RESULTS

Febuary 10,2002
Congratulations to Mike Serra
We all wish Mike the best of luck in his new endeavor, MARRIAGE. Mike made the first big step over Winter Cup weekend and proposed to his fiance. God bless you, buddy!

Febuary 10,2002
Ohio Jr. Gymnasts do well at Winter Cup
Ohio Jr. Gymnasts, Ronnie Ferris and DJ Bucher, did well at the 2002 Winter Cup meet in Las Vegas. DJ Bucher placed 5th in the all around and won P-Bar's in event finals. 2002 Winter Cup Results

January 31,2002
2002 JO Nationals Information
There is a lot of information. Hotels, Work out times, and days of the competition.2002 JO Nationals Web Site.

January 17,2002
Region 5 Web Site Address
Region 5 Web Site.

January 17,2002
Arnold Meet Information Update
Arnold Classic maps have been added to the Arnold Page.

December 18,2001
Updated Meet Calendar
There has been some updates on the State Calendar.

December 18,2001
Vaulting Table
FIG Vaulting Values Table v.2.0 December 15, 2001 This values table incorporates the new vaults listed in the FIG newsletter of October 25, 2001. This table also includes the USAG Junior Olympic Program exceptions to the FIG values.

December 18,2001
Flop Rules 2.0
Flop Rules 2.0 This document, by Dave Juszczyk, NGJA VP, is an official NGJA/USA Interpretations paper and is official for competitions in the USA. The document details the original sources. This file is in Adobe Acrobat format. (Version 2.0 shows the changes since last year, most importantly that all flops start from front support)

December 13, 2001
Arnold Meet Information Update
Arnold Classic Information has been updated. Including the list of boy's teams attending the competition and the Tentative Session Times. Look for more updates here as they become available. rf.

November 28,2001
Ohio Gymnast and Coach represents USA in Australia
DJ Bucher of Queen City Gymnastics will represent the US at the 2001 Canberra Cup. Keith Petit was named the coach for the US at the 2001 Canberra Cup. Good Luck to the both of you.

November 20,2001
Future Star National Team Members
12 Yr Old Divisiong: Congrats to AJ Blankenship of Hocking Valley for placing 6th at the National Future Stars and earning a spot on the National Team.
10 -11 Division: Congrats to Matt Chelberg and Miggy Pineda also of Hocking Valley who qualified onto the 10-11 Future Stars National Team.

November 7,2001
New Jr. Course Notes
JO Course Notes 2001-2004 October Update Version 1.50 reflects the changes of Update 5. These include various new required skills for Class 3 and 4, a new Developmental D rule for one pommel skills on the Pommel Horse, and a new spotting rule for vault, among other items. Please note that in spite of the text that describes the new developmental D skills on the Pommel Horse, the Bailie is STILL a developmental D.

November 4,2001
Arnold Meet Info
Arnold Gymnastics Challenge schedule and hotels is now listed.

October 26,2001
Ohio's Future Stars
Congrats to Matt Chelberg, Miguel Pineda, A.J. Blankenship and Ben Ketelsen of Hocking Valley Gymnastics for qualifying to the National Future Stars Testing!

Congrats to the other Ohio Boys that took part in the regional testing : T.C Fortner (GTCO) Seth Hood (Midwest) and Ty Echard, Robert Dominguez, Jeff Barrett, and Drew Moling (HVGC).

October 23,2001
State Meeting Minutes
Summer State Meeting minutes and Fall 2001 Meeting minutes are now online.

October 15,2001
Please Remember His Smile
Ricky Deci, a 13-year old member of the U.S. men's junior national gymnastic team died Thursday after collapsing at the U.S. Training Center in Colorado Springs. He hadn't fallen or had any trouble during the practice and there was nothing in his medical history that would have predicted his death, said Ron Galimore, program director of the U.S. men's team. Ricky was ranked 2nd in the United States in his division and was a member of the Champion's Gymnastic Team, coached by Hideo Mizogucghi, as well as being a force in Texas and Region III Gymnastics. A Memorial Service will be held in Sugarland, Texas on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 431 Eldridge. A memorial will be established in his honor. Keep posted to this site for more information. All those throughout Region III and the country will feel this great loss.

October 4,2001
JO Update 5
The latest update from USA Gymnastics on the Junior Olympic Program can be found here.

September 24,2001
Arnold Meet Information
Information for the State Run Arnold Gymnastics Challenge is now online. Please support this meet since proceeds go to our state!

September 24,2001
Ohio State Boy's Gymnastics Clinic
The Ohio State Boy's Gymnastics Clinic was a huge success.We had 3 National Team members in DJ Bucher (QCG), Aaron Rakes (QCG), and Bryan Albani (WSG) attending the Clinic. Alot of information was passed to gymnasts and coaches. Thank you Mike Serra for the use of the gym. Ohio Gymnastics would like to thank Dennis McIntyre for the time he spent at the Clinic.

September 13,2001
Please Pray For Our Country
I am asking that Ohio Boy's Gymnastics members take some time this week and pray for all the families that have lost family members. Also to pray for the strengthing of our Country.I know that this has effected all of us , but we need to be strong and come together. Thank you, Chris Tollon

September 12,2001
NGJA/USA Flop Rules and Interpretations v.1.3
2001 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations v.1.3 You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this.

August 30,2001
Qualifying Scores
Pending the regional meeting these are the qualifying scores:
Junior Elite 1 - 34.5 (reg) 42.5(nat)
Junior Elite 2 - 34.0 (reg) 40.5 (nat)
Class 3 - 36.5 (reg) 45.5 (nat - 12-13 age group only)
Class 4 - 40.0 (reg)
Class 5 - 47.0 (reg

August 23,2001
Future Stars and National Coaches Clinic
Information on Future Stars and 2001 Coaches Workshop is available on the USA Gymnastics website

August 21,2001
State Meeting and Clinic
For information Click Here

August 16,2001
New Ohio National Team Members
Raj Bhavsar of Ohio State made the Sr National Team (3rd AA) and was selected for the 2001 World Team. Queen City gymnasts DJ Bucher (1st 16-18) and Aaron Rakes (2nd 14-15) made the Jr National Team. DJ was selected to compete in Yokohama, Japan in September.

August 16,2001
Rules and Polices
USAG Rules and Policies are now online.

July 23,2001
State Meeting Held
State Meeting was held. Check the State Calendar for updated listing of meets.

State Clinic/Meeting is September 15,16th at Hocking Valley. It is open to all clubs and gymnasts (not just Future Stars). This will be a great educational experience for coaches and gymnasts. More information will be available at a later date

July 3,2001
Ohio Gymnasts Make USA's
Congrats to the following Ohio Gymnasts that will be competing at the John Hancock USA Championships
Sr. Elite: Raj Bhavsar (OSU), Dick Huntwork (OSU), Mike Evans (OSU), DJ Bucher (QCG), Aaron Murphy (Temple), Darrin Lynch(OSU)
Jr. Elite 1: Ron Ferris (OGI)
Jr. Elite 2: Aaron Rakes (QCG)

July 3,2001
State Bid Form
The State Meet Bid Form has been added to the Documents and Results section

June 28,2001
2001 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #2b
2001 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #2b....Check out the Pommel Horse rules on Travels connecting to Flops!!!.

June 10,2001
Emails from State Director
Ron Ferris sent out an email regarding the Arnold Classic and the state meeting. Click here for information from him

October 4,2001
JO Update 5
The latest update from USA Gymnastics on the Junior Olympic Program can be found here.

September 24,2001
Arnold Meet Information
Information for the State Run Arnold Gymnastics Challenge is now online. Please support this meet since proceeds go to our state!

September 24,2001
Ohio State Boy's Gymnastics Clinic
The Ohio State Boy's Gymnastics Clinic was a huge success.We had 3 National Team members in DJ Bucher (QCG), Aaron Rakes (QCG), and Bryan Albani (WSG) attending the Clinic. Alot of information was passed to gymnasts and coaches. Thank you Mike Serra for the use of the gym. Ohio Gymnastics would like to thank Dennis McIntyre for the time he spent at the Clinic.

September 13,2001
Please Pray For Our Country
I am asking that Ohio Boy's Gymnastics members take some time this week and pray for all the families that have lost family members. Also to pray for the strengthing of our Country.I know that this has effected all of us , but we need to be strong and come together. Thank you, Chris Tollon

September 12,2001
NGJA/USA Flop Rules and Interpretations v.1.3
2001 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations v.1.3 You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this.

August 30,2001
Qualifying Scores
Pending the regional meeting these are the qualifying scores:
Junior Elite 1 - 34.5 (reg) 42.5(nat)
Junior Elite 2 - 34.0 (reg) 40.5 (nat)
Class 3 - 36.5 (reg) 45.5 (nat - 12-13 age group only)
Class 4 - 40.0 (reg)
Class 5 - 47.0 (reg

August 23,2001
Future Stars and National Coaches Clinic
Information on Future Stars and 2001 Coaches Workshop is available on the USA Gymnastics website

August 21,2001
State Meeting and Clinic
For information Click Here

August 16,2001
New Ohio National Team Members
Raj Bhavsar of Ohio State made the Sr National Team (3rd AA) and was selected for the 2001 World Team. Queen City gymnasts DJ Bucher (1st 16-18) and Aaron Rakes (2nd 14-15) made the Jr National Team. DJ was selected to compete in Yokohama, Japan in September.

August 16,2001
Rules and Polices
USAG Rules and Policies are now online.

July 23,2001
State Meeting Held
State Meeting was held. Check the State Calendar for updated listing of meets.

State Clinic/Meeting is September 15,16th at Hocking Valley. It is open to all clubs and gymnasts (not just Future Stars). This will be a great educational experience for coaches and gymnasts. More information will be available at a later date

July 3,2001
Ohio Gymnasts Make USA's
Congrats to the following Ohio Gymnasts that will be competing at the John Hancock USA Championships
Sr. Elite: Raj Bhavsar (OSU), Dick Huntwork (OSU), Mike Evans (OSU), DJ Bucher (QCG), Aaron Murphy (Temple), Darrin Lynch(OSU)
Jr. Elite 1: Ron Ferris (OGI)
Jr. Elite 2: Aaron Rakes (QCG)

July 3,2001
State Bid Form
The State Meet Bid Form has been added to the Documents and Results section

June 28,2001
2001 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #2b
2001 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #2b....Check out the Pommel Horse rules on Travels connecting to Flops!!!.

June 10,2001
Emails from State Director
Ron Ferris sent out an email regarding the Arnold Classic and the state meeting. Click here for information from him

May 16,2001
Calendar Update
Check Ohio's calendar. The summer meeting will be at Ohio State on July 22nd at 4:00 P.M. Also the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic will be held February 22-23. This is the first year it will include Men's gymnastics. This event includes cheerleading, bodybuilding and men's and women's gymnastics.

May 7,2001
Jr Nationals
Ohio gymnast Bryan Albani (WSG) finished 3rd making the Class 3 Jr National Team.
Ohio qualified 2 gymnasts to USA Championships: JE 1 DJ Bucher (QCG) finished 2nd AA and JE 2 gymnast Aaron Rakes (QCG) finished 6th AA.

Other Ohio All Around finalists:
JE 1's - 25th Ron Ferris (OGI), 30th Nate Downs (QCG)
Class 3's - 26th Andy Sauber (QCG), 33rd Sam Moon (QCG) and 34th Julian Whittle (QCG)
Results

April 4,2001
Region 5 Regional Camp
Will be held at the University of Michigan July 8th - 13th .This Camp is for the boys who qualified at Regionals.

April 3,2001
IMPORTANT !!!! JO Update #4
UPDATES to the JO program have been made. You must have acrobat reader to view these documents.

March 28,2001
2001 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships
April 5th (National Qualifiers)
April 6th & 7th (Finals)
St. John Arena
Columbus ,Oh
For Tickets Call 614-292-2624 or 1-800-GO-BUCKS.
Hosted by OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
2001 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships Web Site.

March 21,2001
Ohio National Qualifiers Clinic
This clinic will be held at MidWest Gymnastics on April 21 & 22, 2001. Any gymnast who qualifies to Nationals may attend.This is a free clinic put on by the coaches of Ohio. As more information is available it will be posted on the web.

March 21,2001
Top Finishers at State Posted
The top 3 finishers in each division and team are listed here

March 20,2001
New State Chairman
Congratulations to Ron Ferris!! Ohio's new State Chairman.

March 20,2001
Thanks Dave!!!!
Dave Forister stepped down as State Chairman after the State Meet. All of the coaches in Ohio need to personally thank Dave for all his time and effort. State Chairman is a very tuff responsibility for anyone and Dave did a great job for what he had to work with. Thank you Dave!!!

March 15,2001
Jr. Nationals Web Site
2001 USAG Mens Jr. Olympic National Championships.Tentative schedule and Hotel info are on this web site.

March 13,2001
Region 5 Championships
Regional Meet info:
Cost: $75 per gymnast $35 per team
Location: Hoffman Estates HS
1100 E. Higgins, Hoffman Estates, IL

Host Hotel: La Quinta - 1730 E. Higgins Rd , Schaumburg, IL
1-800-531-5900
"Region V Championships" $69/night

Tentative Schedule:
Class III 8:00 am Saturday
Class I,II 2:00 Saturday
Class IV 8:00 am Sunday
Class V 2:00 Sunday
All sessions will be Capital Cup

February 28,2001
State Meet Schedule
Click here For all the times and days of competition.

February 28,2001
Regional Qualifying Scores
Class 1's 36.00
Class 2's 34.00
Class 3's 34.00
Class 4's 42.00
Class 5's 47.00


February 28,2001
USA Gymnastics sets Men's J.O. National Qualifying Scores
Class 1's 42.00
Class 2's 40.00
Class 3's 43.50


Class 3's will be competing Capital Cup.

February 6,2001
2001 NGJA/USAG Rules Interpretations #1a
Rule Interpretations Update from NGJA web site.Gives some information on skills and there values.

February 2,2001
JO Update #3
UPDATES to the JO program have been made. You must have acrobat reader to view these documents. Note: Jr Gymnasts can do a straddle press for a B with out the atypical straddle deduction!!!

December 19,2000
Jr Course Notes
Jr. Course Notes....You must have acrobat reader to view these documents. There is one typo in this and its the value of the Back Uprise Straddle Planche , its a C.

December 12,2000
Unoffical Vaulting Tables
Vaulting Tables....You must have acrobat reader to view these documents. There are a number of very significant changes.

December 12,2000
JO Judging Course at Queen City has been Canceled
There will not be a JO judging course the morning of December 17th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

December 4,2000
JO Program Routine and Requirement Changes
CHANGES to the JO program have been made. You must have acrobat reader to view these documents. There are a number of very significant changes.

November 27,2000
Forms for Competition
Download forms that should be filled out for you Class 1 & 2's can be downloaded here. These forms can help you determine start values for your Junior Elite's Routines. These can also be given to judges.

November 26,2000
Bucher Wins 4 Medals
DJ Bucher represented USA in Brazil at Jr Pan Am Competition. Bucher earned gold medals in team and rings and bronze in the all around and parallel bars

November 23,2000
Ohio Has Great Showing at Future Stars in the 12 yr old Division
Congratulations to Bryan Albani (5th) and Aaron Fortunato (16th) of West Side Gymnastics for making the 12 yr old USA Jr. Developmental Team!!!

November 22,2000
Ohio Has Great Showing at Future Stars in the 10-11 yr old Division
Congratulations to Julian Whittle of Queen City Gymnastics (13th) and A.J. Blankenship of Hocking Valley Gymnastics (16th) for making the 10 - 11 yr old USA Jr. Developmental Team!!!Also placing well was Matt Chelberg (HVG), Ben Ketelsen (HVG), Miguel Pineda (HVG).

October 25,2000
D.J. Bucher makes Pan American Games Team
D.J. was voted on by our national team coaching staff to the Pan American Games. D.J. along with 3 others and an alternate will be representing the USA at the games.

October 24,2000
Ohio Qualifies 7 Boys to Future Stars National Championships
Regional qualifier for the Future Stars National Championship was held on October 21st, at Hocking Valley Gymnastics.Qualifing for the 10-11 age division is A.J. Blankenship (HVG), Matt Chelberg (HVG), Ben Ketelsen (HVG), Miguel Pineda (HVG), Julian Whittle (QCG).Qualifing for the 12-13 age division is Aaron Fortunato (WSG), Bryan Albani (WSG). Future Stars National Championships will be held November 16-19, in Colorado Spings, Colorado.

October 4,2000
Ohio Judges Course
The Ohio NGJA National Course will be November 11 and 12 in the recruiting room of the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

October 2,2000
Special thanks to Mike Serra
Ohio Coaches would like to express a deep gratitude for the hospitality at the State Meeting as well opening up his gym for the State Clinic.Mike was willing to do this only for the sake of bring Ohio gymnastics together.

October 2,2000
State Meet date March 16th and 17th
Please note the change in dates for 2000-2001 State Meet at Sunrise Gymnastics.

October 2,2000
Sunrise Gymnastics to Host State Meet
Pending equipment updates, Sunrise Gymnastics will be hosting the 2000-2001 State Meet.

October 2,2000
State Clinic update
The State clinic was a huge success.We had 12 coaches representing 7 different clubs in Ohio and 30 gymnasts.We would like to thank all those who participated in the clinic.It was a great weekend with lots of information passed on to the gymnasts as well as the coaches.

August 17,2000
Regional Meet
The regional meet date has been changed because of NCAA's being held at OSU this year.The new dates are March 31st - April 1st.

July 31,2000
USA Championships
Ohio had a great showing at USA's. Jamie Natalie and Raj Bvasar qualified to Olympic Trials. DJ Bucher places 2nd in 14-15 age group to qualify for the National Team. Aaron Rakes (8th), Ron Ferris (10th) and Eric Vansickle (9th) also had a great showing.

July 18,2000
Brian Spencer Fund
Brian was an Ohio gymnast for 8 years. This year he had an accident on his backyard trampoline and is now paralyzed from the shoulders down. To help defray medical costs a fund has been created.
Please make checks payable to: THE BRIAN SPENCER FUND
You can send any donations to the gym at:
Gem City Gymnastics 1462 Harmony Dr. Tipp City, OH 45371

July 6,2000
2000-2001 Calendar Taking Shape
Email Keith Pettit to make any corrections or additions to the 2000-2001 Calendar of Events

July 3,2000
Ron Ferris Qualifies to USA Championships
Ron Ferris from Ohio Gymnastics Institute qualified to USA Championships through the qualifier in Santa Barbara, California. Ohio has eight competitors, 4 in the Jr Elite Division (Ronnie, DJ Bucher, Eric Vansickle, Aaron Rakes) and four Sr. Elites: Three OSU Gymnasts (Jamie Natalie, Raj Bvasar, Doug Stibel) and Canton Native Brad Kenna (U of M)

May 9,2000
Ohio Does Well at J.O. Nationals
Bryan Albani, of West Side gymnastics places 11th All Around and qualifies to the Class 3 Jr. National Team.

DJ Bucher (3rd) and Aaron Rakes (7th) of Queen City both qualify for USA Championships in the Junior Elite 2 division.

Eric Vansickle from Columbus Gymnastics places 14th AA to qualify in the Junior Elite 1 division at USA Championships.

In event finals DJ Bucher placed 1st on Rings, 2nd Pommels & 3rd Floor, and Aaron Rakes placed 3rd Hbar, 4th Vt and 6th Pbars.

Ohio had 4 other Junior Elite 2 gymnasts in All Around Finals - Nate Downs (QCG) 22nd, Ron Ferris (Ohio Gymnastics Institute) 27th, Nick Searcy (Hocking Valley) 43rd, Jordan Byrd (Hocking Valley) 53rd.

For complete results, click here

May 1,2000
Ohio Places 10 Gymnasts on the Regional Team
Junior Elite 1 - 1st Eric Vansickle (CGA), 4th Billy Baker (HVG), 6th Ken Crump (HVG)
Junior Elite 2 - 1st DJ Bucher (QCG), 2nd Aaron Rakes(QCG), 3rd Ron Ferris (OGI), 4th Nate Downs(QCG), 6th Jordan Byrd(HVG)
Junior Elite 3 - 1st Bryan Albani (West Side), Brad Heater(CGA)

March 27,2000
State Meet Results
Click here for the 2000 State Championships Results

May 9,2000
Ohio Does Well at J.O. Nationals
Bryan Albani, of West Side gymnastics places 11th All Around and qualifies to the Class 3 Jr. National Team.

DJ Bucher (3rd) and Aaron Rakes (7th) of Queen City both qualify for USA Championships in the Junior Elite 2 division.

Eric Vansickle from Columbus Gymnastics places 14th AA to qualify in the Junior Elite 1 division at USA Championships.

In event finals DJ Bucher placed 1st on Rings, 2nd Pommels & 3rd Floor, and Aaron Rakes placed 3rd Hbar, 4th Vt and 6th Pbars.

Ohio had 4 other Junior Elite 2 gymnasts in All Around Finals - Nate Downs (QCG) 22nd, Ron Ferris (Ohio Gymnastics Institute) 27th, Nick Searcy (Hocking Valley) 43rd, Jordan Byrd (Hocking Valley) 53rd.

For complete results, click here

May 1,2000
Ohio Places 10 Gymnasts on the Regional Team
Junior Elite 1 - 1st Eric Vansickle (CGA), 4th Billy Baker (HVG), 6th Ken Crump (HVG)
Junior Elite 2 - 1st DJ Bucher (QCG), 2nd Aaron Rakes(QCG), 3rd Ron Ferris (OGI), 4th Nate Downs(QCG), 6th Jordan Byrd(HVG)
Junior Elite 3 - 1st Bryan Albani (West Side), Brad Heater(CGA)

March 27,2000
State Meet Results
Click here for the 2000 State Championships Results

March 1,2000
National Championships Information
The JO Nationals information has been updated and includes the hotel and tentative schedule. Click here

February 8,2000
State Meet Information
State meet information will be mailed this week. The information and entry forms are on this page. Please indicate which teams you wish to enter and also please indicate any graduating seniors, their accomplishments, and their plans for the future.

November 15,1999
National Future Stars
Congrats to Ohio Gymnasts that made the Future Star National Team - Brad Heater of Columbus Gymnastics, Aaron Fortunato and Bryan Albani from West Side and AJ Blankenship from Hocking Vallery Gymnastics.

October 14,1999
State/Regional Meetings Held
A few things came out of the meetings. There is now $2 sanction for every meet. $1 goes to the region $1 goes to the Scholarship Endowment Fund. See USA Gymnastics Webpage for more info.

Some Meet Dates including Regionals have been changed, check the calendar for changes.

State Meet will be at Queen City, $35 per individual and $10 per team. Entry form here.

Judges Courses - National Course - Nov 7th OSU. JO/National -Nov 15 9:00 AM Gym World. JO/National - Dec 5th 9:00 AM Queen City. The State will pay for new judges safety certification.

Regional Camp will be week of July 9th.

October 14,1999
Regional Future Stars
Congrats to AJ Blankenship (Hocking Valley), Brad Heater (Columbus), Julian Whittle (Queen City), Bryan Albani (West Side) and Aaron Fortunato (West Side) for qualifying for the National Future Stars.

August 29,1999
Dick Huntwork, National Team Member
Congratulations to Dick Huntwork from Hocking Valley Gymnastics for making the Jr National Team by placing 7th at the John Hancock USA Championships

August 12,1999
Fall Meeting
Fall Meeting will be at Queen City Gymnastics on October 9th at 7:00 pm. The Regional Meeting will be after the state meeting.

May 10,1999
Ohio Gymnasts at 1999 JO Nationals
Ohio qualified 3 gymnasts to the John Hancock USA Championships. In the JE 1 Matt Metzger (QCG) was 11th AA and Dick Huntwork (H.Valley) was 12th. In the JE 2 Division DJ Bucher (QCG) was 5th AA. Additionally, Aaron Rakes (QCG) qualified to the Class 3 National Team by placing 12th AA.

Ohio had 5 Event finalist Dick Huntwork (5th Pbars), Marshall Erwin (QCG 2nd Rg), Matt Metzger (5th Rgs), DJ Bucher (3rd Pbars) and Aaron Rakes (5th Vt).

Ohio also had 8 JE 1 and JE 2 all around finalists. JE 1 - Matt Metzger, Dick Huntwork, Marshall Erwin (20th), Ryan Daily (CGA 36th), Eric Vansickle (CGA 42nd), Jaimie Shepard (GTCO 47th). JE 2 - DJ Bucher and Nicholaus Searcy (Hillard 51st).
For complete results click here

April 19,1999
Ohio Places 10 Gymnasts on Region 5 Team and Sweeps top 4 Places Class 4!
Class 1- Dick Huntwork (Hocking Valley), Matt Metzger (QCG), Eric Vansickle(Columbus), Marshall Erwin(QCG), Jaimie Shepard(GTCO)
Class 2 - DJ Bucher(QCG), Ron Ferris(OGI), Phillip McClellan(Hocking)
Class 3 - Aaron Rakes(QCG), John Harrison(QCG)
Class 4 - 1st Brian Albani(West Side), 2nd Julian Whittle(QCG), 3rd Andy Sauber(QCG), 4th Brad Heater(Columbus)

April 19,1999
Regional Meeting Held
Highlights of the meeting included: 1999 Future Stars Regional Testing at Queen City Gymnastics on Oct 9th,10th.
2000 Regionals at Ohio State on April 15,16th.
Regional Developmental Meets chosen. Cereal City on Feb 18-20 and Indy School on March 1st

March 24,1999
Nationals Information on the Web
Junior Olympic Nationals information and entry form are available.

March 22,1999
QCG Host a Summer Camp
Queen City hosts a Summer Camp on June 25-27th. For more information Go here.
If your gym has a meet or event you would like to add to the News Section of the webpage email Michst1989@aol.com

March 10,1999
Future Stars Routine Changes
The future stars routines have been changed. Click here for changes.

Feb 16,1999
Regional Development Meet at Queen City Gymnastics
The Winterfest Meet at Queen City served as the Regional Team Development Meet. Eight JE1, JE2's and Class 3 qualified to All Around Finals. Winning the All Around in JE 1 was Dick Huntwork (Hocking Valley), JE 2 DJ Bucher (Queen City) and Class 3 Aaron Rakes (Queen City). Click here for results

November 12, 1998
Early College Signings
Dick Huntwork (Hocking Valley) signed an athletic scholarship with the Ohio State University. Marshall Erwin (Queen City) received an athletic scholarship to Stanford University.

October 19, 1998
1998 Regional FutureStars
Region V Future Stars was held at Bartlett Gymnastics on October 18. Matt Blackburn (Columbus Gymnastics), Brad Heater (Columbus Gymnastics) and Sam Moon (Queen City Gymnastics) qualified for the National Competition.

Regional Meeting Held
Qualifying scores for Regionals: Class 1(34.5), Class 2(34.0), Class 3(36.5), Class 4(40.0), Class 5(47.5).
The Regional Developmental meets were also selected: Queen City's Winterfest on Feb 20th & 21st and Greater Kalamazoo on March 6th & 7th.

August 29, 1998
State Meeting Held
There is a qualifying score of 44.00 for Class 6 to State Meet. 1998/1999 Meet Schedule is set with State Meet being March 27,28 at Hocking Valley. Steve Glenn and Mike Serra were nominated for Jerry Thome award. Check out the State Newsletter for more information.

Ohio Gymnasts at the John Hancock National Championships
Brad Kenna of Westside Gymnastics has qualified from the East Regional Meet for the USA Championships in the Sr. Division.

Dick Huntwork of Hocking Valley Gymnastics will be competing in the Jr Division. Dick qualified by placing 15th at JO Nationals

Also Mike Morgan, Jaimie Natalie, Michael Canales, and Daren Lynch all of Ohio State, have qualified in the Sr. Division.

Regional Future Stars
Regional Future Stars to be held October 18th at Buffalo Grove Gymnastics.

Ohio has 8 Region V Team Members
Class 1: Brad Kenna (Westside), Dick Huntwork (Hocking Valley), Marshall Erwin (Queen City), Adam Eliott (Queen City)
Class 2: Matt Metzger (Queen City), Eric Vansickle (Columbus)
Class 3: DJ Bucher (Queen City), Aaron Rakes (Queen City)