The time has come to pass the torch to our level 5-7 athletes! Seven of our athletes will travel to Ft Worth, Texas later this week for the Level 5-7 National Championships. It looks as if the weather will be similar to the weather during the USA Gymnastics Championships in Greensboro, N.C. . . .hot, hot, hot! Parents: those cameras will already be warmed up–take and send pictures! Athletes: keep your cool, have fun, and GOOD LUCK! Go Fairland!!!
Competition will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Please become familiar with the Fairland Master Schedule. You must report to the venue 45 minutes before your flight time listed on the Fairland Master Schedule. You need to review the block schedule and the start list in order to verify the Fairland Master Schedule. If you find any mistakes, let me know immediately. Please read athletes’ and parents’ guide.
Sunday was the final day of the 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships! Fairland finished strong with Kaleb winning gold in DMT, and Neomie winning the silver medal in DMT! Way to finish the week long competition!
We are also excited to announce that we will have 2 Fairland athletes representing the United States in Odense, Denmark in December in the World Age Group Competition! Both Jessica and Delilah were named to the 2015 WAGC Team. Jessica in women’s 15-16 trampoline and Delilah in women’s 17-18 trampoline. Congratulations to both!
I have tried to keep track of our awards count. If there’s a mistake, please let me know so I can fix the post!!!! Full results can be found on the USA Gymnastics website at www.usagym.org
|Jessica – JR TR||Kelsey – OE TR||Sean/Miles – SY, lvl 10, 17+|
|Kelsey/Giselle – OE SY||Noah – OE TR||Lily/Jasmine – SY, lvl 10, 17+|
|Sean Lvl 9, 15+ DMT||Neomie – lvl 9, 11-12 DMT||Deana/Ivanna- SY, SR|
|Kaleb – lvl 8, 10 & U TU|
|Kaleb – lvl 8, 10 & U DMT|
Other podium finishes:
- Jasmine – Lvl 10, 17+ TR
- Delilah – lvl 10, 17+ DMT
- Miles – lvl 9, 15+ TU
- Megan – lvl 8, 14 DMT
- Noah – lvl 10 17+ DMT
- Andrew – lvl 10, 15-16 TR
- Miles – lvl 10 17+ TR
- Miles – lvl 10, 17+ DMT
- Andrew – lvl 10, 15-16 DMT
- Alysha – lvl 8, 13 DMT
- *A special mention to Addison who tied for 8th place in lvl 8 DMT, 15+, but lost the tie breaker so officially recorded as a 9th place finish.
Saturday was another action packed, adrenaline filled day! Fairland adds 2 more Gold medals and 2 more podium finishes to its count! Kaleb started the day right by winning gold on level 8, 10 and under tumbling. Megan followed with a 6th place finish in lvl 8, 14 yr old DMT and Alysha continued by adding an 8th place finish on level 8, 13 yr old DMT.
Action then switched to the arena, where Jessica nailed her Junior Elite Trampoline finals routine to cinch the gold medal as well as a berth on the 2015-2016 Jr National Trampoline Team.
Delilah and Deana continued the streak with two awesome routines in Senior Elite Trampoline finals! It was definitely an intense competition. Athletes were not ‘taking it easy’, everyone was going for broke!
The most surprising finish of the day was Fairland’s newest competitor, Franz (Neomie’s dad)! Absolutely fabulous execution of your tuck jump. The judges each awarded you with a perfect 10.0, and your airtime was practically immeasurable-we think both feet actually left the trampoline! Unfortunately, you were not in proper Fairland attire, please see Konstantin once we get back home!
The 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships wraps up tomorrow. Addison, Lily, Kaleb, and Neomie will compete DMT, Megan – TR, and Alysha – TU. GOOD LUCK and Go Fairland!!!!
Friday was a busy (and long) day for Fairland. I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted! Such an adrenaline filled day! So, here’s the short version: Level 9, 10, and OE competition is complete. Congratulations to all our athletes! Finals or not, podium or not, each and every athlete deserves kudos! Nationals is a huge competition. So proud of all of you!Friday evening kicked off the senior elite TR prelims. What an awesome event! All 3 of our seniors hit both routines! A fabulous set of 60 skills!Saturday will be another very busy day as our level 8s start their portion of competition! Competing Saturday morning: Kaleb – TU, Alysha and Megan – DMT. Jessica will compete in JR TR finals in the afternoon and Deana and Delilah will compete in SR TR finals Saturday evening. Good luck to all our athletes! Go Fairland!Results from Friday’s finals:GOLDSean – lvl 9, 15+ DMTSILVERKelsey – OE TRNoah – OE TROther podium finishes:4th: Jasmine – lvl 10 17+ TR5th: Delilah — lvl 10, 17+ DMT6th: Miles – lvl 10 17+ TU7th: Noah – lvl 10 17+ DMT; Andrew – lvl 10 15-16 TR; Miles – Lvl 10 17+ TR8th: Miles – lvl 10 17+ DMT; Andrew – lvl 10 15-16 DMT
As expected, today was another hot one! Let’s talk snow days! Did you know . . . .even with 0 snow days, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George Counties will still be in school during the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships? USA Gymnastics announced the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships will be in Providence, Rhode Island from June 8 -13 (yes, we can drive). Why so early? If the US qualifies for the 2016 Olympics, the Olympic athletes will be determined at the event! But wait we can’t talk school snow days—Howard County hasn’t even been out a week! I should have went with the vocal cord cooling thoughts of Sonic milkshakes or Wendy’s Frosty’s (both very close to the venue) or Steak ‘n Shake and Dairy Queen (very close to a lot of our hotels)! It seemed like Fairland had one of the more ‘vocal’ cheering sections . . or maybe it seemed that way to me because I sat in front of the group!
Wednesday started preliminary competition for some of our level 9, 10 and open elite athletes. In order to qualify for finals competition, athletes must place in the top 8 in preliminary competition. Scores are cumulative-carrying over from prelims to finals. In finals, athletes compete in reverse order of their finish in the preliminary round: 8th place will compete 1st and the first place finisher in preliminaries will compete last. Finals for level 9 and open elites are Friday morning, level 10 finals are Friday afternoon. Full results are being posted on the competition website: www.USAGymChamps.com Great job to all the athletes who competed today! Preliminary competition continues tomorrow for levels 9, 10, open elites and junior elites. Good luck to all our athletes. Go Fairland!
Trampoline Finals qualifiers:
- Andrew (4) Level 10, 15-16
Tumbling Finals qualifiers:
- Jasmine (8) level 9, 17 and over
- Miles (8) level 9, 17 and over
DMT Finals qualifiers:
- Wolfgang (4) Open Elite
- Alex (5) Open Elite
- Noah (5) Level 10, 17 and over
- Delilah (8) Level 10, 17 and over
- Miles (8) Level 10, 17 and over
Some of our athletes and families traveled to the USA Gymnastics Championships in Greensboro, N.C. a day or two early for synchro training and/or judges and coaches certification on Monday. All athletes who are attending the USA Gymnastics Championships had training at some point on Tuesday. Notice I did say TRAINING and not warm-up because all you have to do is go outside to warm-up! I guess it is good that there is not much to do within a 1 mile walking distance of the venue because it is too hot to walk to it anyway! For anyone who likes saunas, come on down!
Tuesday also kicked off competition with synchronized trampoline. Fairland had 9 athletes competing in synchro. I know, 9 is an odd number. How do you pair an odd number? We’ll get to that!
- Sean and Miles paired up for Level 10, 17 and over men’s synchro.
- Lily and Jasmine paired up for level 10, 17 and over women’s synchro.
- Giselle and Kelsey paired up for Open Elite Women’s synchro.
- Ivanna and Deana paired up for Senior Elite Women’s synchro.
- And the odd number: Jessica paired up with Alyssa (from Technique in California) for Junior Elite Women’s synchro.
Sean/Miles and Lily/Jasmine both held on for bronze medal finishes. This is Lily’s 1st Nationals medal–yea! Ivanna/Deana finished with a bronze medal. After a major routine change during Monday’s training session, Jessica and Alyssa finished just off the podium in 4th. The highlight of the day is Kelsey/Giselle’s GOLD medal in Open Elite Women’s Synchro! To top it off, this is Giselle’s 1st Nationals medal!
Wednesday promises to be just as busy (and warm)! Miles, Addison, and Jasmine will compete in level 9 tumbling. Neomie, Lily, Addison, and Andrew will compete in trampoline. Alex, Wolfgang, Delilah, Noah, Giselle, Jasmine, and Miles will compete in double mini. Jr and Sr elites will have training in their competition venue and our level 8s will get an opportunity to have a separate practice as well. Good luck to all our athletes!
Athletes, you all got selfie sticks. Use them and take some fun pictures (I know you all have phones)! Email some pictures to me or I might have to post a picture of my cat!
There will be a light practice this Sunday, June 21, From 9am to 11am for all the athletes, all levels, traveling to Nationals. Competition attire is required for this practice.
We are almost ready to travel to Greensboro to participate at the National Championships. Please carefully read all the attached documents. Hopefully this post will answer most of your questions.
Competition will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum & Special Events Center located at 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro, NC 27403. This complex has two venues. Make sure you know which venue you need to report.
Please become familiar with the Fairland Master Schedule. You must report to the listed venue at the report time shown on the Fairland Master Schedule. You need to review the block schedule and the start list in order to verify the Fairland Master Schedule. If you find any mistakes, let me know immediately. I have included extra training sessions for the level 8 athletes at the local gym. Attendance to all the training sessions is mandatory.
- Click here to view Fairland Master Schedule.
- Click here to view General Event Information
- Click here to view Block Schedule
- Click here to view Start List and Results
- Click here to view Photos & Videos
If after reading this email and reviewing the above links, all your questions have not been answered, email me and let me know you question.
Today was the last day of the USA Gymnastics Championships. It was a fun-filled and exciting day. Our Regional All-Stars started the day with Region 6 winning both trampoline and tumbling! Region 6 also finished 2nd place overall! Congratulations Stephanie (TU), Sean (TR), Lily (TR), and Delilah ( DMT)!
After switching venues, our Junior and Open Elites competed in finals. Both of our juniors moved up places from preliminaries. Noah moved from 5th to 4th. Jessica moved from 4th place to 2nd! Fairland’s open elites continued success with Delilah winning the gold medal and Kelsey the silver medal! Giselle held on to maintain her 5th place standing.
Ivanna kept Fairland’s spirits high as she qualified from the semi-final round to finals competition, finishing in 4th place. Deana withdrew from the semi-finals round to let her knee recover from yesterday’s fall.
Konstantin was awarded USA Gymnastics Service Star Award for volunteering above and beyond the call of duty / expectations.
After the awards ceremony, USAG announced the 2014 / 2015 US National Team. Fairland is extremely proud to have 2 National Team members. Jessica was named to the US Junior National Trampoline Team!!! Deana was named to the US Senior National Trampoline Team!!! Congratulations Jessica and Deana! Way to close out the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships!
Awesome competition Fairland! We are so proud of all of you!
|Jessica – DMT||Alex B. DMT||Jasmine DMT|
|Kelsey/Delilah – SY||Megan TR||Alex JJ DMT|
|Deana/Ivanna – SY||Sean DMT||Alex B. TR|
|Delilah – TR||Eli/Alex JJ SY|
Other Podium / Finals finishes
- Stephanie – 4th TU
- Jessica – 5th TU
- Lindsay – 6th TR
- Eli – 6th TR
- Sean – 7th TR
- Geligne – 8th TR
- Eli – 9th DMT
- Noah – 4th TR
- Ivanna -4th TR
- Giselle -5th TR