This past weekend was a very fun and exciting competition! The State Championships is the the first opportunity for athletes to qualify to the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships to be held in Providence, RI June 8-13, 2016 and/or Stars and Stripes Championships to be held in Tulsa, OK July 21-24, 2016. Fairland had 37 athletes participate in the 2016 State Championships and came away with 46 qualifiers (25 different athletes) and 35 State Champions!
Fairland also received the 1st place team award in compulsory level DMT and 3rd place team award for TR. Our optional level athletes swept the first place team awards in all 3 events! Congratulations FAIRLAND!!!! Full results for Fairland athletes will be posted soon under the Results heading of the website.
The USA Gymnastics Championships is the ‘Nationals’ for level 8 – elite athletes, while the Stars and Stripes Championships, formerly known as the Level 5-7 National Championships, is the culminating event for level 5-7 athletes.
The Region 6 Championships, more commonly called ‘Regionals’, is the 2nd qualification opportunity and is coming up soon (Apr 30-May 1) in Chantilly, VA. Region 6 includes all athletes from: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
A special thanks to all the parents, athletes, and coaches who pitched in/volunteered/provided donations in conjunction with all the teams in the state to make the 2016 Maryland State Championships a success. Great job Fairland! Congratulations to all our athletes! We are proud of you!!!!