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2021 USA Gymnastics Championships
June 21-27, 2021 - St. Louis, Mo.
CLICK HERE for important Registration Information




SCHEDULES & ROTATIONS


ENTRIES
Entry fees are a flat fee of $150 for 1-4 events, including group athletes.

A step-by-step guide to register in the Meet Reservation System for this event is available HERE.

Athletes for the non-Elite portion of the USA Gymnastics Championships and all groups must also register on the KSIS platform, including full DOB, headshots, and music.

Entry Deadlines:
  • Deadline: May 19th, 2021 (Qualified athletes MUST be registered by this date or their place will be forfeited and offered to the next gymnast in rank order).
NO CHANGES, REFUNDS, OR ADDITIONS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER MAY 23, 2021.
Scratches should be submitted online by modifying your club’s current entries through May 23, 2021.
Scratches made from May 24, 2021, through June 18, 2021, should be submitted via the online registration system. Scratches submitted on or after June 18, 2021, must be done onsite.

Refunds will not be given for athletes who entered but do not qualify to the USA Gymnastics Championships.



MANDATORY COACHES’ ORIENTATION MEETING
TBD, likely offered via Zoom.



D FORMS
FIG Groups
Difficulty Forms for FIG Groups, must be uploaded to the KSIS platform by June 18, 2021

Notes:
  • D forms will be downloaded on June 18th. To replace a D form after that time, you must email jvincent@usagym.org with the request to change Late fee for D forms submitted or changed after June 18th: $25/routine
  • All forms must be computerized, and per the Rules & Policies, handwritten forms are not allowed.
Levels 9, 10, and Elite: D forms will not be used for this competition.



MUSIC
Music for all participants must be uploaded to the KSIS platform for Level 9/10 (non-elite) athletes and FIG groups by June 18, 2021.

For Elite athletes, music must be uploaded to the USA Gymnastics website by June 18, 2021.
Instructions for uploading to the USA Gymnastics website:
  • Have any club administrator from your club log on to the USA Gymnastics website
  • Navigate to the profile page for your gymnast
    • In the sidebar, click “Club Administration”> “Athlete Roster”> then search for the athlete
  • Scroll down on the athlete’s profile page to the section that says “Routine Music/D Forms”
  • Then click the “upload” button next to each event the athlete will be competing to add the music
Notes:
  • Music files will be downloaded on June 18th. To replace a music file after that time, you must email jvincent@usagym.org with the request to swap files
  • Athletes/coaches must also bring a music on a USB drive to the event as a backup
  • Late fee for music submitted after June 18th: $25/athlete


QUALIFICATION
Elite
25 juniors/hopes athletes. The max of 25 in the field includes both the top 25 juniors/hopes from the 2021 Elite Qualifier and those junior athletes per the Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules and Policies from international selection. The total number of qualified juniors/hopes will not exceed 25.

25 seniors. The max of 25 in the field includes the top 25 seniors from the 2021 Elite Qualifier and those senior athletes per the Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules and Policies from international selection. The total number of qualified seniors will not exceed 20.

All FIG groups who have competed at the 2021 Rhythmic Challenge

Non-Elite Portion (Level 9-10)
Levels 9-10 qualified through the Level 9 Classic, and Elite Qualifier:
  • 55 Level 9 Juniors – Qualified from the Jr. Level 9 Classic
  • 30 Level 9 Seniors – Qualified from the Sr. Level 9 Classic/Elite Qualifier
  • 25 additional Level 10 Juniors (after the 25 Elite) – Qualified from the Elite Qualifier
  • 10 additional Level 10 Seniors (after the 25 Elite) – Qualified from the Elite Qualifier
List of Qualified Athletes

SR ELITE INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
  1. Evita Griskenas
  2. Laura Zeng
  3. Lennox Hopkins-Wilkins
  4. Alexandria Kautzman
  5. Victoria Kobelev
  6. Jenna Zhao
  7. Erica Foster
  8. Isabelle Richardson
  9. Daria Merkulova
  10. Lily Avila
  11. Kristina Palyan
  12. Nerea Francis
  13. Stella Luciana-Ceo
  14. Katherine Zhu
  15. Mya Tam
  16. Yelizaveta Kovalenko
  17. Elena Shinohara
  18. Alexandra Sauciur
  19. Naomi Skotnikov
  20. Chiara Ruggieri
  21. Gabriela Montano
  22. Remy Turner
  23. Elvira Belyanova
  24. Esther Kiseleva
  25. Katherine Cheng
JR ELITE INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
  1. Megan Chu (Not attending - Pan Am Team)
  2. Rin Keys (Not attending - Pan Am Team)
  3. Sarah Mariotti (Not attending - Pan Am Team)
  4. Erika Rusak (Not attending - Pan Am Team)
  5. Nayenne Pollini Ashenaffi
  6. Jaelyn Chin
  7. Gemma Gow
  8. Valentina Moya
  9. Milana Abayeva
  10. Deanna Georgieva
  11. Camiah Kuno
  12. Lauren Kramer
  13. Katrine Sakhnov
  14. Victoria Gonikman
  15. Tiziana Greppi
  16. Katie Tang
  17. Emily Beznos
  18. Bella Chong
  19. Rachel Lu
  20. Sophia Volkov
  21. Eleni Konstantopoulou
  22. Sara Urgaakhad
  23. Elizabeth Balikian
  24. Defne Yavuz
  25. Martha Valkov
  26. Maria Serper
  27. Natalia Ye-Granda
  28. Anhui Ang
  29. Kirin Kimura
SR FIG GROUP ELITE QUALIFIERS
  1. National Team
  2. National Prep
  3. IK School of Gymnastics
JR/SR L9/10 GROUP QUALIFIERS – Competing June 23
  1. IK School of Gymnastics JR (Qualified as Elite, assigned to JR Pan Am instead)
  2. IK School of Gymnastics Hopes
  3. Vitrychenko JR
  4. Rhythmic Art JR
  5. Vitrychenko SR
  6. Rhythmic Art SR
  7. Diana’s Rhythmic JR
SR LEVEL 10 INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
  1. Sofia Krupenina
  2. Liza Kolesnichenko
  3. Nicole Tchapova
  4. Nelly Garces
  5. Nicole Herkenhoff
  6. Anastasia Lobanov
  7. Jodie Liang
  8. Rachael Chen
  9. Elizabeth Birov
  10. Emilia Piskoulian
  11. Patricija Kilijonaite
  12. Ella Willden
  13. Neleh Kay
  14. Fiona Kim
  15. Hannah Lai
  16. Gloria Davidova
  17. Srinija Srinivasan
  18. Alyssa Medvedeff
  19. Christina Eldamma
JR LEVEL 10 INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
  1. Angelina Lin
  2. Alexandra Ebert
  3. Aurora Vitrychenko
  4. Olivia Fischer
  5. Taya Kim
  6. Angel Lu
  7. Ava Khlopin
  8. Jessica Kim
  9. Anna Shuvalova
  10. Katrina Sinkevic
  11. Lauren Cao
  12. Aleksia Khilkevich
  13. Angelina Hartunyan
  14. Diana Chukhray
  15. Yana Golovan
  16. Natalie Shtirmer
  17. Leilani Mount
  18. Medeine Vilutyte
  19. Sophia Zyman
  20. Sasha Ilyina
  21. Sloan Tyler
SR LEVEL 9 INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
  1. Daria Karaseva
  2. Wakana Shiraiwa
  3. Sophia Furer
  4. Evgenia Varaniuk
  5. Carmel Malka
  6. Amelia Schneider
  7. Polina Mosharova
  8. Sanita Prymost
  9. Mia Spata
  10. Eleonora Gordienko
  11. Carolyn Wei
  12. Maya Weinstein
  13. Anna Braginskaya
  14. Yana Smolyanaya
  15. Melanie Novikov
  16. Emilia Baltrukonis
  17. Carolina Smiltneks
  18. Sophia Jiang
  19. Julia Kushnir
  20. Anna Chamkin
  21. Monique Kestel
  22. Ashley Petrisor
  23. Abigail Brodsky
  24. Anastasia Soultanova
  25. Elena Bui
  26. Nicole Spektor
  27. Michelle Hua
  28. Ariella Landau
  29. Clara Kang
  30. Mina Bourabah
JR LEVEL 9 INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
  1. Myroslava Kamerzan
  2. Ruby Freshwater
  3. Liza Odikadze
  4. Alisa Semenova
  5. Maria Golubchik
  6. Caroline Lupul
  7. Tatyana Shebrun
  8. Kaylee Forest
  9. Ivanka Tarasyuk
  10. Liza Trutayeva
  11. Layla Kaim
  12. Dimitra Konstantopoulou
  13. Mia Bukatar
  14. Sasha Starsky
  15. Kalina Trayanov
  16. Alexandra Bryukhova
  17. Sabrina Li
  18. Laura Peng
  19. Sophia Piltser
  20. Nadia Turovskiy
  21. Daria Chernyshev
  22. Alice Weinstein
  23. Emily Pereverzev
  24. Bochin Tong
  25. Camila Loikova
  26. Caroline Dozier
  27. Bella Gonzalez
  28. Irine Tseng
  29. Anastasia Dubinkina
  30. Isabella Acosta
  31. Jayla Franklin
  32. Vlada Ishutina
  33. Leah Terry
  34. Isabel Borges
  35. Isabella Wilson
  36. Anastasia Slipets
  37. Goda Balsys
  38. Ruth Kronmiller
  39. Alisa Sadykov
  40. Alina Troyanker
  41. Kimi Iwasaki
  42. Yeo Won Kim
  43. Emma Bao
  44. Emma Bukatar
  45. Arianna Kennett
  46. Alis Shtefiuk
  47. Julia Kitter
  48. Chloe Wohon-Baker
  49. Arina Markovich
  50. Nicole Makarenko
  51. Elizabeth Semenova
  52. Julia Lahdensuo
  53. Zoe Anderson
  54. Natalie De La Rosa
  55. Ksenia Pototski


COACHES & OFFICIALS
Coaches, judges and officials who are professional members will be issued credentials. No pending pro memberships will be allowed. Coaches must register online for the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships. No coach changes may be made after the registration deadline. No hospitality will be provided for coaches.



RULES
Level 9, Level 10, and Elite competition will follow the current FIG Code of Points. Inquiries will be handled according to the Rhythmic Gymnastics Rules and Policies



DOPING CONTROL
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will conduct doping controls for select athletes at the Elite USA Gymnastics Championships. Athletes will be notified immediately following competition if they have been chosen for doping control.

If an athlete is currently taking any medication that may be on the banned substance list, the athlete and/or parent/guardian should call the USADA Drug Reference phone line at 719-875-2000 or visit globaldro.com for verification. There are many over-the-counter medications, such as cold medicines, that are banned substances. It is important to call the drug reference line with any questions regarding this important issue or to speak with the medical doctor or trainer onsite at your venue. DO NOT leave this to chance. Use of methods or substances prohibited by any applicable anti-doping rules may be subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. Possible doping violations will be managed by USADA protocol.



COACH ATTIRE
All coaches must wear club or athletic apparel with athletic shoes to be on the competition floor. No national team apparel that bears the USA flag or a national team logo may be worn at any time during training, warm-up or competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships. This includes warm-ups, t-shirts, competitive apparel, backpacks, duffle bags, etc. National team attire may not be worn even if the logo or flag has been covered. Unless otherwise requested by Caroline Hunt, the program director, please leave all national team apparel/accessories at home.

The following dress code must be followed during all training, warm-up and competition sessions. Violators will be asked to leave the event floor or training/warm-up area.
  • Warm-up pants, long pants or capri length pants only. No shorts are allowed.
  • Team polo shirt or team t-shirt. Warm-up jackets are optional.
  • Gym /athletic shoes are required. No flip-flops.
  • No denim allowed.
  • No caps or hats allowed.


ATHLETE ATTIRE
All athletes must be in club or athletic apparel, and rhythmic gymnasts will be permitted to wear leotards that bear the American flag. With the exception of the leos, no national team apparel that bears the USA flag or a national team logo may be worn at any time during training, warm-up, or competition at the USA Gymnastics Championships. This includes warm-ups, t-shirts, backpacks, duffle bags, etc. National team attire may not be worn even if the logo or flag has been covered. Unless otherwise requested by your program director, please leave all national team apparel/accessories at home.

Athletes are required to wear competition apparel for all awards ceremonies.



AWARDS
Hopes Elite Competition (if applicable):
Awards will be given out for first through third for the all-around only.

Junior Elite Level Competition
Awards will be given out for first through third place for each event and the all-around. The top twlelve athletes in the all-around will be named to the U.S. Junior National Team. Results will be based on the total of four event scores. Juniors will compete in four events, which serve as both the event and all-around finals.

Senior Elite Level Competition
Awards will be given out for first through third place for each event and the all-around. The top twelve athletes in the all-around will be named to the U.S. Senior National Team. Results will be based on total of eight event scores. Seniors will have two rotations during the all-around qualification. The afternoon session rotation will feature the 10 athletes meting one of the following criteria:
  • Criteria 1: The top 3 finishers from the Rhythmic Challenge who have qualified automatically to the USA Gymnastics Championships
  • Criteria 2: The next 7 athletes in rank order from the Elite Qualifier who do not meet criteria 1.
The morning session will include the remaining 15 athletes who qualified through the Elite Qualifier. The all-around qualification serves as the event finals. The top 12 from the all-around qualification rankings (first four events) will advance to the all-around final.

Elite Coach of the Year
Ballots will be distributed to elite clubs at the time of registration and completed ballots must be submitted to Tracey Callahan Molnar by end of evening competition in the arena on Saturday, June 26.

Athlete of the Year
The recipient will be the highest senior finisher in the 2021 international season.

Sportswoman of the Year
The recipient will be elected by the top 25 seniors, timing TBD.

Awards for each session will be given immediately following the session. Senior elite awards will be presented after finals. If the session is running early, awards will be given early. Athletes receiving awards should be in the staging area immediately following the session.



CEREMONIES AND COMPETITION PROTOCOL
OPENING CEREMONIES – Athletes competing at the America’s Center Dome (Hall 6)
All elite gymnasts are required to participate in the Opening Ceremonies prior to their competitive session. Competition leotards are the required attire. Athlete cooperation is requested in reporting promptly to the staging area in preparation for the march-in and introduction. All athletes are requested to follow the instructions given by the stage manager.

AWARDS CEREMONIES – Athletes competing at the America’s Center Dome (Hall 6)
At the conclusion of competition, all competing athletes MUST return to the staging area to prepare for the awards ceremonies. All athletes are requested to cooperate, even if they are not participating in the awards ceremony. Athletes should be in their competitive attire.

AWARDS CEREMONIES – Athletes competing at the America’s Center Hall 2
Awards ceremonies will take place in the Americas Center. The ceremony times and location will be announced at a later time as the schedule is released. Athletes should be in their competitive attire.



COMPETITION EQUIPMENT
All apparatus for elite athletes must be measured on Thursday, June 25, during the elite training session.



NATIONAL TEAM MEETING
The 2021-2022 National Team meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 28, time and location TBD. This meeting is required for all 2021-2022 National Team members and coaches. Parents are invited to attend. Departing flights should depart after 3 p.m.



LIVE STREAM
Watch the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships LIVE on FloGymnastics.com.





CONTACTS
Rhythmic Program Director: Caroline Hunt at chunt@usagym.org or 317-490-4262
Program Coordinator: Jayme Vincent at jvincent@usagym.org or 317-829-5662