Happy Halloween — This is a reminder that there is no team practice tonight. Trick or treat at Alison, Blain, Hallie, Bradyn and West’s neighborhood. Meet at the Fowler house at 5:15 p.m. Trick or treat begins at 5:30 p.m. Please pick up your child by 8:30 p.m. The address is 520 N. Park Blvd. (near Bluemound and Sunnyslope, one mile east of Brookfield Square).
Level 2 Winter/Spring Season Meet Fees — For those gymnasts in our Gold Bugs II competing group, the following is our meet schedule. Meet fees are $155 and includes four meets and membership in AAU. The meet fees are due Nov. 20:
Feb. 8-9 at Midwest Twisters Invitational (Wisconsin Center, Downtown)
Mar. 2 Wildcard Cruise Classic (Wildcard Gymnastics)
Mar. 15-16 at Shamrock Invitational (Gymtastics, Watertown)
April 5 at Carousel Invitational (Carousel Gymnastics, Plover)
Current compulsory level gymnasts will have the opportunity to do these meets as well, most likely, at the next level, starting with the Wildcard home meet in March. Information on fees will come out after the conclusion of the compulsory season.
Xcel Winter/Spring Season Meet Fees — For those gymnasts in our Xcel program, the following is our meet schedule. Meet fees are $220 and includes four meets and membership in USA Gymnastics. Half of these meet fees are due Nov. 20 and the other half are due Jan. 20:
Jan. 25-26 at Altius Pink Ribbon Invitational (Altius, Franklin)
March 2 Wildcard Cruise Classic (Wildcard Gymnastics, Brookfield)
April 12-13 at Midwest Twisters Hartland Invitational (Midwest Twisters, Heartland)
May 3-4 at Xcel State Championships (Scamps, Kenosha)
Xcel gymnasts may pick up an additional meet for an extra $45, competing at the Carousel Invitational in Plover. This is not mandatory.
Xcel gymnasts will also need to purchase the competition leotard for $50. Those orders need to be placed by December 1, so we need your payment for those prior to December 1. Xcel gymnasts may also order the same warm-ups that our other team gymnasts have. Those are $175 and we will let you know the ordering process once we have that re-established through our vendor. The warm-ups are not mandatory.
One Final Thank You — We’d like to re-iterate a giant thank you to all parents and gymnasts who helped with the Wild Wild West Classic. We had 11 teams and visitors from Iowa and Minnesota. We have received nothing but positive reviews and we have all of you to thank for that. Whether you helped tear down the gym or build it back up, helped with scoring, helped with concessions or provided food for our coaches and judges, we owe you a hearty thank you!
Success at Wild Wild West Classic — We nearly doubled our success wall photos at the Wildcard Cruise Classic. The following gymnasts were added to the success wall (apologies if we miss anyone here). To qualify for the wall, girls’ gymnasts need a first-place finish or a 9.0 (9.5 on Level 2 or 3 vault) or boys’ gymnasts need a 10.0 or higher or a first-place finish:
Boys’ Level 4 — West F. (10.5 on floor, 1st; 10.0 on rings; first on vault; 10.3 on p-bars, 1st; 10.5 on h-bar, 1st; 1st AA)
Boys’ Level 5 — Max Br. (1st on floor, 1st on pommels, 1st on vault, 1st AA); Diego G. (1st p-bars)
Boys’ Level 6 — Myles M. (1st on pommels, 1st on rings, 1st AA)
Boys’ Level 7 — Reed B. (1st on all six events, 12.1 on vault, 1st AA)
Girls; Level 2 — Angela B. (9.0 on beam, 9.1 on floor); Chasity D. (9.1 on beam, 1st); Morgan H. (9.0 on beam, 9.0 on floor); Maggie M. (9.1 on beam); Joey N. (1st on vault, 9.0 on bars, 9.05 on beam, 9.2 on floor, 1st AA)
Girls’ Level 3 — Becky Dee D. (1st on beam); Nadia J. (1st on vault, 1st on bars, 1st on beam, 1st AA); Aaliyah K. (1st bars, 9.025 on floor); Nora L. (1st on vault); Kamryn W. (1st on vault, 1st on bars, 1st on beam, 1st AA)
Girls’ Level 4 — Sofia B. (9.0 on vault); Hattie B. (9.025 on bars, 1st); Madeline C. (9.1 on beam); Bradyn F. (9.05 on floor, 1st; 1st AA); Delaney H. (9.15 on vault, 1st; 9.2 on beam, 1st; 9.35 on floor, 1st; 1st AA); Level 4 Team (1st AA)
Girls’ Level 5 — Izzie L. (1st on beam, 1st on floor, 1st AA); Elie L. (1st on vault); Miley L. (1st on bars, 1st on beam, 1st on floor, 1st AA); Jordan M. (1st on bars); Maddie W. (1st on vault)
Girls’ Level 5 AAU — Hattie B. (1st on bars, 1st on beam, 1st on floor, 1st AA), Sofia B. (9.0 on vault, 1st; 1st on floor, 1st AA)
Girls’ Level 8 AAU — Glenna P. (1st on vault); Anastasia R. (1st on floor); Emma S. (1st on bars, 1st AA); Khalizstall V. (1st on beam)
Cancun Trip — We have plans finalized for the Cancun trip. There still is be space available if anyone is still interested. Here are the details:
Flight out — Frontier charter from O’hare at 8 a.m., Wed., Jan. 15, arriving around 11 a.m.
Hotel — Royal Mayan (hotel next to competition site)
Return flight — Frontier charter to O’Hare at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20 arriving around 8:15 p.m.
We will likely take a bus to and from the airport. This itinerary gives us four full days in Cancun and the better part of two others.
Travel cost (estimate is based on four people per room) is $560 and does not include ground transportation.
Meet fees are $120 and are due by Nov. 5. Otherwise, all that is needed is a $50 deposit per person. Girls’ optional gymnasts, coaches will chaperone if you can’t travel with a parent and we will have an adult in each room or connecting rooms. The meet looks like it will be Saturday only.
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