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R&P Pg 36: Judges may accept gifts under a retail value of $20.00.

Blank Heat Sheet
refer to R&P pg 102 concerning open scoring and Technical Committee Minutes, Oct. 2014 concerning use of heat sheets.

R&P updated 3-12-2015

Optionals Updates

JO Code of Points UPDATES (revised pages and errata)

Revised Level 6-8 Cheat Sheet (12-2014)

New Optional errata and Code of Points pages 12-23-2014

Updates from USA Gymnastics: read more
Bars replacement page
JO Requirements for Levels 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 Appendix 14(Revised 3/03/15)
2013-17 Code of Points Errata
2013-21 JO Compulsory & Optional 2013 Flip Book errata

Compulsory Updates

Compulsory Program Q&A revision 6-24-2015
Compulsory Book Errata 6-24-2015
Compulsory Book Revised Pages 6-24-2015

Women's Compulsory Program updated version (1-22-15) available for Mobile Devices: click here

2013-2017 J.O. Compulsories - Updated errata and new revised pages (12/23/14)

JUDGES: Compulsories are closed scoring - please only put the average score on the gymnasts card. You need to put both scores and the average on the heat sheet. (Invitationals can determine if they want scores on the cards.)

Xcel Updates

WA XCEL updates

4-7-15 Additional updates to Xcel Code of Points read more

Xcel FAQ
from USA Gymnastics - updated 2/25/15 - this FAQ has not been updated in the electronic version the Xcel Code

Xcel updates from WA rep Jan Urfer

New Xcel info from Dianne Palmer read more

Xcel Uneven Bars Cast Clarification - Dianne Palmer/Jan Urfer 3-11-15

XCEL Floor - Order Matters

Xcel Additional "A" Skill Charts - updated March 2015



NAWGJ National Board Meeting Minutes July 2015

National Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes

Women's Administrative Committee Minutes

Joint Meeting: Junior Olympic & Technical Committees Minutes

Women's JO Committee Meeting Minutes

National NAWGJ Board Meeting Minutes Montgomery, Alabama, Jan 10, 2015


National Technical Committee minutes from Oct. 24-26, 2014
Women’s Program Committee Minutes, August 23, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA
Women’s Administrative Committee Meeting, August 22, 2014
National Xcel Committee Meeting 8/22/14, Pittsburgh, PA.
Xcel Committee Meeting Minutes 5/29/14
Joint Meeting Junior Olympic and Tech Comm Minutes May 2014
Women's Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: Nov. 1-3, 2013

JULY 31, 2015

2015-2016 Rules & Policies

July 30: RENEW NAWGJ AND USAG memberships by tomorrow!

NAWGJ National Board Meeting Minutes July 2015

New NAWGJ Canon:
Judges may not participate in any wagering activities
involving amateur, collegiate or professional gymnastics, nor can they provide any information to individuals involved in any type of gymnastics wagering activities

NEW - 7-29-15- JO Code of Points UPDATES

2015 Season - Level 2 - WA - One judge panel is acceptable, but must be a rated official. Level 5's do not need to go to sectionals to qualify to State.

Mike Armstrong, Lisa Pizl Price and Linda Haverly Lutz receiving their Hall of Fame plaques from John Smith this past weekend at the WA State Clinic.
Thank you for your contribution to WA gymnastics!


photos: Sandy Flores

2014-2015 USAG WA AWARD WINNERS read more
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: Linda Haverly Lutz, Lisa Pizl Price, Mike Armstrong


Inspiration Award: Marlene Cervantes

Naydenov Gymnastics
Optional: Auburn Gymnastics

Region 2 Program of the Year: Metropolitan

UW will be hosting the Pac- 12 Championships on March 19, 2016 - tentatively at 4:00 pm,

New Digital Judging Score Sheets (Tracy Duncan's) posted on Digital Judging.

Updates/revisions from USA Gymnastics

Compulsory Program Q&A revision 6-24-2015
Compulsory Book Errata 6-24-2015
Compulsory Book Revised Pages 6-24-2015

NAWGJWA Co-hosted Judges Cups
(Candy Corn and Holiday Express/WA Judges Memorial meets)

Digital Judging Tips - Lee Bjella and Lisa Boylan Region 2 NAWGJ Symposium Presentation June 2015

June 19, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

6-22-15 Region 2 NAWGJ Symposium in conjunction with Region 2 Congress was a great success! It was held this past weekend at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon. Our WA judges who presented at the Symposium included Dean Ratliff (at left), Dianne Palmer, Laurel Tindall, Denise Green and Lee Bjella.

Make sure you do so before July 31.

WA JUDGES: Send your CPE yearly report form - send to Patty Ames by July 19th.
(Please do not send as a photo.)

National Committee Meeting Minutes May 17-20, 2015

Interesting article on retired gymnast Ariana Berlin - read more

Read article on WA judge/coach Kai Tindal - now performing in The Cabiri.

NEW June, 2015 - Winnie Witten's digital judging sheets in PDF form - click here

Article on Dr. Eric Hughes, Mill Creek Living Magazine read more

All Meet Results may be found on the Meet Results link

Blast from the past: Region 2 meet in Hawaii 1980's: Genie McElroy, Karen Wisen, Vad Woodside, Darlene Raymond, June Houghton, Kay Canedy, Laurel Tindall, Priscilla Hickey, Gail Saiki (photo from Priscilla)


from USA Gymnastics: Turn off flashes and lights sign


3-19-15 Interesting article (and website): The Enemy of Excellence in Youth Sports

USA Gymnastics How to Guide for Becoming a Gymnastics Judge

** Joe Rantz, the book The Boys in the Boat and WA coach Jen Huffman:
Anyone who has read the book The Boys in the Boat about the 1936 Olympic Team Gold Medal Rowing Team from the University of Washington, will know that Joe Rantz was number 7 in the 8 man boat. It is a true story of the team and in particular Joe's amazing story.

Click here to read more about Joe, Jen and Gymnastics connection - and see photos

Here is the neat history connection about Joe and gymnastics:
Joe Rantz was on the gymnastics team at Roosevelt High School. He later went on to help the UW win a gold medal in Berlin in the 1936 OIympics. His granddaughter, Jen Huffman coached at Northshore Gymnastics in Woodinville, and has recently started to coach again. Jen put together a scrapbook of her amazing grandfather which became an important part of telling the story of the rowing team.

Jen commented on Joe's gymnastics: "that was what ultimately started him on the path to rowing and Olympic gold... if Al Ulbrickson hadn't come by and given him a business card while he was on the bars in the gym, who knows if he ever would have found the sport?"

This weekend March 8th: The Boys in the Boat: A look behind the scenes PUD Auditorium, Everett, WA read more


Book cover


Jen Huffman (Jen is wearing Joe's rowing medal from UW.)

Joe Rantz, top row, 2nd from right. 1932 Roosevelt HS

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Former and Current NAWGJ WA State Governing Board members - please download this form and send to Denise/Lee. email

WASHINGTON GYMNASTICS HISTORY: PLEASE SEND ANY INFORMATION (men's or women's gymnastics) that you feel would be of value to this project to Lee
Or click here to fill out an online form.



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Meet Results

Upcoming Events - 2015


Tentative test dates

*Augustor Sept. -Olympia area if needed.

Upcoming Clinics

2015 National Congress, Indianapolis, Aug. 13-16

PAC RIM Championships 2016 returns to Everett, WA April 8-10, 2016

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USA Gymnastics Code of Ethics

Under the NAWGJ Code of Professional Responsibility:

• A judge should not solicit meets for herself/himself or for others.
• A judge should assist in maintaining the integrity and competence of the profession of judging women’s gymnastic events.
• A judge should assist the Association in fulfilling its duty to make judges for women’s gymnastics events available.
• A judge shall be completely unbiased.
• A judge should not give any appearance of any particular friendship with any coach or competitor.
• A judge should not become intimate with coaches or affiliates of teams or contestants who she/he may later be called upon to judge.
• A judge shall not use her/his position to endeavor to influence or attempt to influence anyone in any manner whatsoever, or to obtain any special advantage for herself/himself by reasons of or as consequence or her/his being a judge.
• Judges may not participate in any wagering activities involving amateur, collegiate or professional gymnastics, nor can they provide any information to individuals involved in any type of gymnastics wagering activities




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USAG WA Hall of Fame Inductees
USAG WA Hall of Fame Nomination Form

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R&P Coaches and Judges Specific Responsibilities

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