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3rd_time_around

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Can someone explain Region 5 level 8 State Team? Is there one per age group, or 1 State team for the level 8s (the top 8 gymnasts AA scores regardless of age groups)?
 

FlippinLilysMom

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I'm guessing it's the top 8 level 8s regardless of age. That's how it was when region 4 had super 8 (they stopped doing the super 8 teams this year)
 

gymbeam

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Top 8 per age group. Age groups should be determined this week now that all states in region 5 are finished their state meets. Age groups are according to the regional meet and may differ slightly from the state meet. Gyms will be notified of regional teams.
Wow! Per age group? That’s a lot of people. Are you sure? That seems like it would be half the people in some age groups.

In Region 8 only the highest 8 scores of the whole level (in levels 7 and 8) compromise the State Team.
 

3rd_time_around

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It is per age group
How do you do that? The meet would be huge! We have 12 age groups for level 8. And then you have all the other states in the region. Oh my gosh, is it a 4-day meet? Our 8 states send their best 8 gymnasts regardless of age to compete against each other in a special session.
 
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2gymmies

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There are only 5 states in region 5 so each state sends the top 8 in each age group (usually 10 age groups) and then anyone outside the top 8 that achieves the qualifying score goes to regionals as an All Star. The states compete against each other in a super team sort of competition. The problem is that Kentucky and Indiana can never fill all of their age groups so it’s really only Illinois Ohio and Michigan competing in the Super team. Obviously there are individual awards in addition to super team awards.
 

3rd_time_around

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There are only 5 states in region 5 so each state sends the top 8 in each age group (usually 10 age groups) and then anyone outside the top 8 that achieves the qualifying score goes to regionals as an All Star. The states compete against each other in a super team sort of competition. The problem is that Kentucky and Indiana can never fill all of their age groups so it’s really only Illinois Ohio and Michigan competing in the Super team. Obviously there are individual awards in addition to super team awards.
So it’s more like a min nationals (but just Region 5) rather than an actual State Team competition. Our Region has the best level 6, 7, 8 gymnasts (the top 8 AA scores regardless of age) represent each state in a special session. They get a special uniform and warm-up, too. Each state sends just one team, the best of the best, and the others that qualified (based on number of gymnasts allowed, not a set score) compete as all stars.
 
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Gymmom0403

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Region 5 level 8 state team is the top 8 Gymnasts for each age group. The age groups compete at different times so each state has 8 kids that compete for state team score. Anyone else that qualifies can compete just not contribute to the state team score.
Each state has their own state leotard that the state team kids get for free. I think the year my daughter was on it she got leggings a T-shirt and a hair bow as well.
 
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