2017 Region 8 Championship Information

2017 Region VIII Championship Information:

Regional Optional Championship (Level 8 – 10, JD) – April 7-9, 2017 at the LakePointe Sporting Complex in Cartersville, GA

Regional Compulsory Championship (Level 4 – 7) – April 21-23, 2017 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida

Qualification Procedure:

Once again, we will be utilizing an allotment system to qualify to the Regional Championship Meets.  There is a separate allotment for both division 1 and division 2 athletes in the compulsory levels which was determined by the state meet / allotment information sent in by each club in the region. ALLOTMENT NUMBERS CAN BE FOUND INSIDE EACH OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP PACKETS.

Entry Procedure:

 At the state championship regional qualifiers will be announced.  Coaches must complete the following in order for their athletes entered into the Regional Championship;

  • Club Entry Form – A Compulsory Club Entry Form and an Optional Entry Form should be filled out electronically with all possible qualifiers and emailed to Benji Stern no later than Friday, March 3rd.  Also, bring a hard copy with you as well to the meet
  • Payment For Qualifiers – 1 CLUB Check (Payable to USAG-NC Men’s) is the only acceptable form of payment [I will not accept personal checks from parents]
    • $125.00 per gymnasts (Level 4-7, 8 – 10 JO, JD)
    • $150 per gymnasts (Level 8 – 10 Junior Elite)

Academic Awards and NC Senior Information

NC Academic All-American Award[

The 2017 NC Academic All-American award is open to any 3rd-12th grader competing in the 2017 NC State Championship who have a GPA 3.5.  All documents and payment must be received by Wednesday, March 1st.

 2017 NC Academic All-American Award

USA Gymnastics Academic All-American Award

The 2017 USA Gymnastics Academic All-American Award is open to any USA Gymnastics Male athlete in grades 9th – 12th grade who has a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  All requirements and application can be found at USA Gymnastics Recognition Award – Due By February 15th

2017 NC Graduating Senior Athlete Recognition

At the 2017 NC State Championship we again will be recognizing our NC Graduating Senior Athletes.  If your son is a graduating senior, we ask you fill out the 2017 NC Graduating Senior Athlete Form no later than Friday, February 17th.

This information will be passed along to the 2017 Region 8 Optional Championship host to have these athletes recognized there as well.

NC State Championship Information

The 2017 NC State Championship will be held at eNeRGy Kidz on March 10-12, 2017.

We are at the time of the year where we need to get the information to determine the number of athletes in North Carolina that will help to create the allotment numbers for the 2017 Region 8 Championship.

All Information Also Posted On The NC Competition Page

For this reason, the general allotment form that you send in will also serve as your clubs state meet entry form.  By sending in the athletes in your club that will be competing at the state championship, we will have the most accurate numbers possible to determine each states allotment numbers as well as numbers to send in to the JOPC.

Entry Dates and Requirements: January 31st– Clubs must have completed the following with no exceptions:


Step 1 – USAG Meet Reservation System:

  • Go to www.usagym.org and make sure all of information on your athletes in accurate. Check their name, Level (including Division) and birthdate.
  • This information is used to determine your state’s allotment to Regionals and the Region 8 allotment to Nationals.
    • All level 4 – 10 athletes in your club that will be competing at 2017 NC State Championship
    • Directions on how to complete Meet Reservation System on the NC Men’s Website
  • The levels you list your athletes on the USAG Meet Reservation System will be used to determine allotment for BOTH Region 8 Championship as well as JO National Allotment.
  • You may make changes to their level up until January 31st, but on January 31st all levels must be FINAL as this is what they will be competing at State Championship and allotment numbers
  • Also, all coaches who will be attending the meet must be checked on the meet reservation system

Step 2 – Individual Club Allotment Form: (Must use this form, as no other form will be accepted)


Not only will your athletes not be eligible for the Region 8 Championship, but you also hurt our state allotment numbers.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me.  Thanks for making this a priority.


We have decided with the weather forecast for Friday evening through Saturday along with safety in mind, the SANDHILLS MEET HAS BEEN CANCELLED for this weekend.  The host club will be contacting clubs who were attending as to options we are looking at.  Parents should direct any questions to your personal coach or to Benji Stern.  We apologize again for the cancellation, but we want to ensure everyone is safe this weekend.

NC Competition Information Updated

The following meet information has been posted to the NC Competition Page

  • Final Schedule for the New Year’s Classic (Sandhills Gymnastics) – January 7th
  • Preliminary Information for Miles Avery Autism Awareness Meet – Jan. 27 – 29, 2017
    *** ANY CHANGES TO LEVEL MUST BE EMAILED NO LATER DECEMBER 31 (No changes will be made after this date)
  • Preliminary Information for GGI – February 10-12, 2017

JO NATIONAL DATE UPDATED – The date that was on the competition page was accidentally incorrect.
******The CORRECT DATE for the 2017 JO Men’s National Championship will be May 10-14, 2017.  

NC Website Updates

2016-2017 NC Men’s Competition Schedule Posted

The 2016-2017 NC Men’s Competition schedule has been posted n the NC Competition Information Page.  All NC gymnast must compete in 2 NC Meets (listed on the schedule) to be eligible to attend the 2017 NC Men’s NC State Championship. 

2016 CGJA Judging Course Information

The Carolina Gymnastics Judging Association (CGJA) will be hosting the 2016 Judging Course the weekend of October 8-9, 2016 in Charlotte, NC.  With all the changes as a result of the new Age Group program it is highly encourage you attend this to get the most current rules for the 2016-2017 competition season.

More information can be found on the CGJA Page

NC Update – Regional and JO Nationals

State Championship Results

I have posted the official NC State Championship as well as the USA Gymnastics NC High School State Championship Results

State Championship Results

Region 8 Championship Update

The final schedule for the 2016 Region  8 Championship has been posted.  A link can be found on the NC Competition Page.

JO National Update

I have put a link on the NC Competition Page to the 2016 JO National Website as well as a link to the qualification and allotment information.
Coaches, please refer to the email that I sent out on March 18 (Subject: JO National Procedure and Qualification Information) to make sure get the proper documents in to Benji by April 1st.