2019 Regional Special Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the Region 3 special awards and judges awards at the Region 3 Championships. The competition was jointly hosted by all clubs in the region and was held at the Castine Center in Mandeville, LA on June 1-2, 2019.

Special Award Recipients

Athletes of the Year – Alexander, Bloomfield, Digonis, Chavez-George (BGC)

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Athletes of the year – Alexander, Bloomfield, Digonis, Chavez-George (BGC)

This is the boys’ second year together. They all fell in love with acrobatics and are doing great at practices and competitions. The quad got first place at Cesenatico International Cup finals in Italy for level 11-16 in April this year.

Coaches of the Year

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Region 3 Coaches of the Year: Vladi Vladev, Silviya Ivanova, Rumen Lachkov

Rookie Coach of the Year – Silviya Ivanova (LBSC)

Silviya arrived in the United States in June 2018. She attended Nationals 2018 with the team and officially began coaching for the 2018/2019 Acro season. This is her first season as an Acro Coach in the United States which is why we are nominating her for Rookie Coach of the Year. She has and continues to be a huge asset to our program at Leaps & Bounds and in the Acro community around.

JO Coach of the Year – Rumen Lachkov (BGC)

Rumen is head coach of one of the biggest teams in our Region, Boerne Gymnastics Center, and he has been working on growing not just girls’, but also boys’ participation on the team. This year there are 11 boys on BGC acro team. His athletes earned gold, silver and bronze medals in Cesenatico Acro Cup in Italy and Las Vegas Acro Cup 2019.

Elite Coach of the Year – Vladimir Vladev (AGSA)

Vladi has had a tremendous year coaching. He prepared a Senior Elite WP three World Cup events, reaching finals in each event and winning an overall 2nd place in the World Cup series. Vladi also coached the 13-19 Mixed Pair earning the first ever qualification for acrobatic gymnastics in the Youth Olympics, and a 5th place finish in an international competition in Portugal. Vladi overseas the training of 27 international level athletes in 12 pair/groups. He is also the National Team Elite coach and works with other coaches throughout the country to improve the sport as a whole.

Star Service – Ashley Rosilier

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Star Service Award – accepted by Aubrey Rosilier on behalf of Ashley Rosilier

Ashley has spent countless hours helping Texas Acro as their Treasurer. She worked to set up our first regional clinic in November, creating an opportunity for Region 3 athletes to work together and pool resources. Ashley also supports acrobatic gymnastics with technical support, updating the Texas Acro website.

Service Pins

Service Pin recipients: Jennifer Stone, Brandi Wren, Ada Fahrenholt, Ivan Ivanov, Michael Hassey

Service Pin recipients: Jennifer Stone, Brandi Wren, Ada Fahrenholt, Ivan Ivanov, Michael Hassey

  • Jennifer Stone – 5 years
  • Brandi Wren – 20 years
  • Ada Fahrenholt – 15 years
  • Ivan Ivanov – 5 years
  • Michael Hassey – 5 years
  • Radostina Lachkov – 15 years (not pictured)
  • Ruman Lachkov – 15 years (not pictured)
  • Vladimir Vladev – 15 years (not pictured)

Judges Award Winners

High Score JO Levels 2-6

L5 WG (CCG) – Adele, CC & Ellie St Hilaire – combined routine 27.07

High Score JO Levels 7-10

L7 WP 13U (CCG) – Sofia Corales & Britton Desantis – balance routine 35.4

High Score International

Jr Elite 12-18 WG (WOGA) – Polina Bakman, Aubrey Nguyen, Remi Nguyen – dynamic routine 27.967

Best Artistic Performance JO Levels 7-10

L9 WG (NOLA) – Mia Mahony, Dayle Murphy, Lillian Powers – dynamic routine

Best Artistic Performance International

Jr Elite 12-18 WG (WOGA) – Polina Bakman, Aubrey Nguyen, Remi Nguyen – all routines

Regionals Countdown

We are so excited about seeing everyone in Louisiana for the 2019 Region 3 Championships! The schedule is posted on the event page along with details about the competition.

Here’s our countdown checklist we’ve been posting on Facebook. Feel free to repost and share! Be sure to tag #usagym #iheartacro #region3acro

Regionals 2019 Countdown

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Congratulations to Region 3 Special Award Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the Region 3 special awards and judges awards at the Region 3 Championships. The competition was jointly hosted by all clubs in the region and was held at Highland Park High School in Dallas, TX, May 19-20, 2018.

Special Award Recipients

Athletes of the Year – Emily Davis & Aubrey Rosilier

DSC_1851-EditThis Senior Elite women’s pair trains at Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio. This is their second year together, during which they have achieved the following:

  • Silver Medal Geneva Acro Cup
  • 2017 USA National Champions
  • Pan American Champions
  • 4th Place World Games in Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2018 5th Place World Acrobatic Championships

The pair’s outstanding combined routine from World Championships qualifications was posted by USA Gymnastics on Facebook, and, through shares, has been viewed over 3.4 million times – and counting – by people all over the world, many of whom have never seen competitive acrobatics before. The band Distrubed, whose song they use for their combined routine, gave them a shout-out on social media and also reposted their routine on Instagram and Twitter, further spreading the beautiful sport of acrobatics to many more people across the globe.

The pair came back from World Championships determined to continue their quest for World Cup and World Championship medals next season. They practice 5 days a week – somedays twice a day – totaling 27-30 hours per week. We are proud of their dedication, hard work, and accomplishments and feel they deserve to be named Region 3 Athletes of the Year!

Elite Coach of the Year – Gawain Dupree

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Head coach of Crescent City Gymnastics and coach of 13-19 WP that placed bronze at WAGC and of 12-18 MP finalists at WAGC

JO Coach of the Year – Ivan Ivanov

DSC_1920Ivan Ivanov was a very successful athlete, coach and judge in Bulgaria. His Bulgarian Champion Men’s Four took 12 medals at World Cup, World Championships and European Championships. Ivan came to the US in 2015 and coached for Kilgore ACRO. His JO athletes took 2 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze at the 2015 US Nationals. He later moved to New Orleans and teamed up with NOLA Gymnastics. His NOLA JO athletes won 2 Gold, a Silver, and Bronze in 2016, and a Gold, Silver, and Bronze in 2017.  The Federation of International Gymnastics FIG has invited Ivan to be a judge at many World Cup and World Championships. His knowledge provides a valuable asset to our JO Program in the US.

Rookie coach of the year – Jessica Renteria

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Jessica retired as a senior elite women’s pair base in 2017 but has continued to be involved in acro as a clinician, choreographer, and coach at WOGA.

Star Service – Brandi Wren

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Brandi stepped in to the JO chair position for our region and has helped tremendously in preparing for regional championships and helping other region board members. Brandi has also stepped up to be the meet director for Region 3 Championships and has done a great job organizing this event for our Region.

Special Recognition – Selena Peco

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Selena has worn many hats throughout her acro career – many at the same time!  She’s been an athlete, coach, choreographer, parent of an athlete, administrator, volunteer and judge.

Selena started her team Fliptastics and year by year, grew her program from Level 5 up to Elite National Team Members.  Her athletes were getting noticed due to her innovative choreography and original skill elements.  It wasn’t long before Fliptastics was known on a national level as producing top athletes.  Although Selena has had so many amazing accomplishments, I can safely say that having her daughter become an elite athlete and make the USA National Team was one of her most proud and memorable moments in her career.  She enjoyed traveling to international competitions playing dual roles of coach and judge when needed.  You could always count on Selena to do whatever was needed for Team USA to succeed.

The hurricane was devastating not only for Fliptastics, but Selena personally.  Somehow she managed to continue holding together her the team she held so dearly in her heart.  Fliptastics was everything to Selena and she gave so much during those hard times to make sure that her kids could continue in the sport they loved.

Selena stepped into the role as JO Chair on the Program Committee and played an important role in creating and developing the Junior Olympic Code of Points – one of the most time consuming jobs in acro.  No one can even begin to count the amount of volunteer hours she has put in to our sport!

As a judge Selena quickly moved up the levels of internationally ranked Brevet judges.  She judged at countless international meets.  Her knowledge and expertise made her a “go-to” person whenever there were questions about tariff sheets or international rules.  Selena always had the right answers!

There’s not enough time to accurately account for everything Selena has done for the sport of acrobatics in the USA.  We want to truly thank and honor Selena for everything she has done over her 40 plus years in the sport!

Judges Award Winners

High Score JO Levels 5-6

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L6 WP (CCG) – Sofia Corales & Briton Desantis – combined routine 27.33

High Score JO Levels 7-10

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L10 WG (CCG) – Marley Aamodt, Grace Gootee, Allison Hughs – balance routine 35.9

High Score International

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Sr Elite WP (AGSA) – Emily Davis & Aubrey Rosilier – combined routine 28.5

Best Artistic Performance JO Levels 7-10

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L8 WP (AGSA) – Delaney Lizama & Rylee Pirtle – dynamic routine

Best Artistic Performance International

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11-16 WG (WOGA) – Polina Bakman, Aubrey Nguyen, Remi Nguyen – dynamic routine

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Region 3 Round Up T-Shirt Pre-Sale

Giddy Up! Pre Order your 2018 Region 3 Round Up T Shirts Today!
 
Please have orders in no later than May 9th! 
 
Shirts will be picked up and distributed at the meet from our Aerial Athletics Representative Alice Martinez.  There will not be shirts for sale at the meet, so please place your order ASAP. 
Our shirts are a high quality super soft cotton.  They feel amazing!  Youth – Adult Sizing.
Thank you, and best of luck to all of our Amazing Athletes!