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)
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
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
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.
- 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