Wildcard Cruise Classic, Friday & Saturday Practice

Volunteers Still Needed — The volunteer schedule for our meet this weekend is filling up nicely, however we still have a few spots that need to be filled. Please remember that all competitive levels (Girls’ Level 2 – Level 8, Boys’ Level 4 – 8 and Xcel Silver – Gold) are expected to help out with our home meets! With the Cruise Classic being hosted at Concordia, we need even more help! New Fast Track and New Gold Bugs II parents, you are not required to help, but we will graciously take your help!

Most importantly, we’re shy on set up and tear down help. We need a minimum of 12 people to set up (with 20 being really helpful). Right now, we only have 5 people signed up for set up. Set up is 8:30 p.m.-close on Friday. We can probably set up in two hours with 20 people. The company we are using for equipment rental is much faster at set up and tear down than the company we had to use for state last year.

For tear down, we only have two individuals signed up. Again, the more we have, the faster it is. Tear down is 7:30 p.m.- close on Sunday. We expect 2-2 1/2 hours.

Also, all optional-level boys and girls’ gymnasts should go to Concordia Mequon on Friday to help with the set-up. There will be plenty to do and again, the more hands, the faster. This floor can be set up by younger kids as well. It is set up like our floor, so the boards are a little lighter and two members of our optional team should be able to handle each board. Those gymnasts as well as the Xcel gymnasts should also stay through the Xcel session on Sunday to help with tear down. We realize this is a late night before a school night, but again, the more we have, the faster we’ll go.

We also need the following spots filled:

Session 1 (boys, 7:15 a.m. Saturday):
Admissions (one), Score entry (one)

Session 2 (AAU girls, 1 p.m. Saturday)
We’re pretty good here. We just need a ribbon writer but could manage without one.

Session 3 (AAU girls, 4:30 p.m. Saturday)
Three score entry individuals and one person for admissions

Session 4 (USAG Levels 2, 3, 4, 7:15 a.m. Saturday)
Two score entry individuals and one beam time

Session 5 (USAG Levels 5, 6, 8, 11 a.m.)
One score entry individual

Session 6 (USAG Xcel Silver, Gold, 3:15 p.m.)
Two score entry individuals

Other than set-up and tear down, we’re doing pretty good with volunteer help. Please fill these sessions so we don’t have to ask parents with kids competing in a specific session to work.

Please sign up here:


We also still need a lot of food donations for the judges’/coaches’ room.  Remember, we want to keep the judges (and hungry coaches) happy so we need to feed them good food!!!  These are the only food requests we are asking of you, since Concordia will be manning the concessions for this meet. Sign up here:


Friday & Saturday Practice — This is a reminder that there is no Saturday practice for boys’ and girls’ due to the Wildcard Cruise Classic. There is practice for Xcel from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

The new Level 2s (former Gold bugs II and Fast track), Level 3 and Level 3/4 need to come to Fridays’ practice. Those who aren’t competing this weekend do not need to attend practice. Again, practice on Friday night is MANDATORY for any gymnast who is competing Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4. Other levels that normally attend on Friday should be at practice. Please note: Friday’s practice is 4:30-7:15 p.m.

Wildcard Cruise Classic on Saturday and Sunday –  We would love to have a big “home” crowd for the meet this weekend at Concordia.  Please stay and watch other levels, cheer on your Wildcard teammates, etc. Feel free to make posters or banners to cheer on your favorite Wildcard gymnasts.  Also, new Fast Track and new Gold Bugs II, we encourage you to come watch the competition so that you know what you will be doing in the future.

Success Wall Additions — The following gymnasts were added to the success wall from the St. Valentine’s Classic in Grayslake, Ill. last weekend.

Level 6 Girls
Sofia B. — 9.175 on vault (1st), 9.125 on beam, 1st All-Around
Delaney H. — 9.050 on vault, 9.35o on floor
Aaliyah K. — 9.050 on vault
Izzie L. — 9.175 on vault (1st)
Jordan M. — 9.200 on vault
Camille P. — 9.025 on vault, 1st on bars
Eden R. — 9.000 on vault, 9.050 on floor

Level 8 Boys
Reed B. — 11.600 on vault

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