Athletes competed in each of the individual levels A thru D, plus the Special Athletes levels for athletes with disabilities. Competitors also participated in group, duet and trio events. Festival Rhythmic awards the athletes achievement with ribbons for each routine competed. Highlights included several "GOLD" level awards for routines scoring above 90 points out of 100:
GOLD LEVEL ACHIEVEMENT – Colorado Springs
Molly Moskovitz 91 HOOP Level A
Ali Lambright 92 HOOP Level C
Ali Lambright 90 BALL Level C
Khalilah Greer 90 CLUBS Special Athlete
Dana Misitano 93 RIBBON Special Athlete
Krista Donald 93 HOOP Level D
Ali Lambright 90 BALL Level D
Lani DeMello 90 CLUBS Level B
Festival Rhythmic is similar to the artistic Excel program, allowing athletes to participate with fewer training hours, lower cost and expanded creative options. The program is unique in that it utilizes a scoring system similar to those used for dance, show choir and music competitions. The Festival Rhythmic program rules are found at http://usagym.org/pages/group/pages/festival_rhythmic.html.
To request more information or to reserve your spot at the 2013 Festival Rhythmic Nationals, contact Paula Lord at firstname.lastname@example.org.