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Welcome to the website of Region VII Gymnastics! Region VII Gymnastics is a diverse organization with over 1,200 professional members and 7,000 athlete members throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia ranging from small recreational gymnastic programs to those that produce Olympic athletes.

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Lynn Perrott
Region 7 RAC
Photos of Lynn

Our leader, our friend. Always in our hearts. Forever leaves her footprint in Region 7.

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2014 Region 7 All Star Team

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2014 Region 7 JO Program of the Year


Regional Meets
March 20, 2015

For more details on this year's Level 8, 9, and 10 Regional meets, please look at the following websites and information packets!

Level 8 Regionals

Level 9 Regionals
Information Packet (DOC)

Level 10 Regionals
Information Packet (PDF)

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JO Championship Age Divisions
March 17, 2015

The JO Championship Age divisions are now posted!

JO Nationals

Level 9 Eastern Championships

Level 9 Western Championships

As soon as the Western web site is updated with this information, the link will be shared!

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2015 Region 7 Pre-Season Prep Training Camp
March 13, 2015

Below you will find club information for the 2015 Region 7 Pre-Season Prep Training Camp to be held July 10-12, 2015 at World Class, VA. This camp is for athletes who competed in optionals in 2015, and will compete Levels 8-10 in 2016. Register soon--this camp fills up quickly!!

We are using a slightly different format for this year's camp. Each camp (Level 8 on Fri/Sat and Level 9/10 Sat/Sun) will have 3 sessions of rotations. The first session will feature supplemental rotations for the athletes while the coaches are working directly with the Master Clinicians. Sessions 2 and 3 will include core events, with personal coaches working with their athletes in consultation with the Master Clinicians. We are all super excited about this new format which mirrors the national training camps!

Judges' registration information will be coming out soon!

Linda Johnson


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New Region 7 Regional Administrative Chair
March 12, 2015

On behalf of the Region 7 Regional Administrative Committee, we are so pleased to announce that Jen (Bundy) Bortz has been elected as our new Regional Administrative Chair! Jen previously served as Regional Elite Chair, and we are thrilled to have her back on the committee, and in her new role. She will be a huge asset to our committee, and our region!

The committee agreed to appoint Jen to start her position immediately, to finish Lynn's term (which would have ended July 1, 2015), so that we have representation at our national meetings in May. Until July 1, and as Jen transitions into her new role, we will continue to use our interim Chairs for regional business. We agreed that this would be an easier transition for both our clubs and Jen. The committee will keep Jen updated on all regional business during this time.

Until July 1, please continue to send Steve Garman any administrative business/concerns at Financial business will continue to be handled by Donna Guenther at Continue to send competition fees to Donna at 155 Philmont Ave Feasterville, PA 19053.

Contact Jen via email or by phone at 814-380-1195 (cell) or 814-380-0894 (work).

Many thanks to all of the members of the Regional Committee for their amazing efforts during this season. A special thanks to Steve and Donna for their leadership roles and dedicated work. They are a gift to our region!

Best of luck to everyone with your post-season competitions!

Linda Johnson for the Regional Administrative Committee

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Petition Instructions
March 3, 2015


I no longer have a fax machine so (1) petition forms, (2) a copy of one sanctioned meet showing a 35.00 AA score, and (3) a doctor's note with a return date to gymnastics activity must be EMAILED to me by the Wednesday following your state meet at My

A picture of this material with a smart phone can also be used to send to me.

Scores of 34.95 will NOT be accepted, the score MUST be 35.00 or above. Additional information regarding petitions to J.O. Regional competitions can be found on Page 78 , #11.

Thanks for your cooperation!

Myra Elfenbein
Region 7 RTCC

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Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarshis
February 27, 2015

I am pleased to share with you information regarding the Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship. We have been working with Lynn's family to create a scholarship opportunity that pays tribute to Lynn's dedication to the athletes in Region 7. This year we will be offering a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. to an athlete that best fits the eligibility and application criteria. I have attached information about the scholarship as well as the scholarship application. Please share this with athletes who may be interested in applying for the scholarship. The application deadline is April 20, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by members of the RAC committee as well as Lynn's family. We will announce the scholarship recipient after June 1, and will award the scholarship at our 2015 Regional Congress June 26-28.

Scholarship applications, with references, should be mailed to Linda Johnson on or before the deadline:
Linda Johnson, RJOCC
Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship
2456 Vineyard Lane
Crofton, MD 21114

Please note the eligibility criteria for applicants:
1) Graduating Senior;
2) Current Level 8-10 from Region 7;
3) Plans to attend college; and
4) Has not received a gymnastics scholarship

The response from the regional community for the Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Fund has been amazing! We plan to offer this scholarship opportunity annually to keep Lynn's memory and spirit alive in Region 7. It has been such an honor for all of us involved with this scholarship fund to be a part of this tribute to Lynn. Thank you all for your support!

Linda Johnson


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2015 Region 7 JO Training Camps
February 19, 2015

*Note: Gymnasts attending camps must be accompanied by a coach
*All camps will be approved for CPE credit for judges.

April 27, 2015 Team 7 Edge (following Level 10 Regionals)
Who: All gymnasts who have qualified to Level 10 nationals (plus alternates) and their coaches
Where: Parkettes, Allentown, PA

July 10-12, 2015 Pre-Season Prep
Who: Levels 8-10
Where: World Class Gymnastics, Newport News, VA
Information will be emailed to states and posted on the website soon!

September 18-20, 2015 High Performance Training Camp
Who: All Level 9 and 10 gymnasts who qualified to Nationals/NIT/Easterns are invited to attend. Coaches without qualifying gymnasts may also register to attend to learn new ideas at this outstanding event!
Where: Woodward Gymnastics Camp, Woodward, PA


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JO Event News
February 10, 2015

The web sites for the 2015 JO Events are up and running. As of today, you will find basic information for each event. As the hosts gather their information, more content will be added.

Level 10 JO Nationals:
Level 9 Eastern Championships:
Level 9 Western Championships:

JO Nationals/NIT
Region 7 does NOT have hotel block for Easterns or JO Nationals/NIT. If you feel that there is a reasonable chance that you will have athletes qualifying for these events, you may want to consider booking rooms soon, then modifying/canceling your reservation after regionals. If you opt to do this through NTS, please remember to read all information about cancellation deadlines and associated fees.

It has been brought to my attention that there is another large event going on in Des Moines the same weekend as Nationals. This was the reason we could not find a hotel to block rooms. Keep in mind that our Level 10 regional meet is 1 week later than the regional meets across the country, so if you wait until after regionals to book your rooms, there may be a very limited selection.

I have not been told that there is an official "host hotel", although the Marriott is where the office has made arrangements for regional personnel. There are a few, but limited, hotels in walking distance from the venue. You will most likely need to consider renting a car/van.

There should be ample choices in the Kissimmee area.

Thanks and good luck with the rest of your seasons!
Linda Johnson

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NCAA Showcase
February 4, 2015

The Region 6/7 NCAA Showcase will be held July 18-19, 2015 at North Stars Gymnastics in Boonton, New Jersey!

The registration form and any other important details will be available through the North Stars website at

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Sanction Report Forms and Competition Fees
January 11, 2015

There are clubs continuing to send copies of sanction forms and competition fees addressed to Lynn Perrott. PLEASE take note that this is no longer acceptable.

Copies of sanction report forms and competition fees should be sent (with checks payable to "Region 7") to:
Donna Guenther
155 Philmont Ave
Feasterville, PA 19053

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The Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Fund
December 24, 2014

Stretch Across the Region for Lynn: On behalf of Lynn's family, I would like to thank you all for your wonderful spirit and generous support to the family during the Stretch Across the Region. I shared the pictures that were posted during the first week with Lynn, and she couldn't stop smiling. The family has really enjoyed all of the pictures, and are touched by how many people reached out to Lynn.

We are making arrangements to have the funds donated to date for this fundraiser sent to Lynn's family. Any future funds received that clubs have raised for the fundraiser will be allocated to the Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Fund, with permission of the donor.

The Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Fund The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to "Region 7" and add "Lynn Perrott Memorial Scholarship" in the subject line.

Checks should be mailed to:
Donna Guenther
155 Philmont Avenue
Feasterville, PA 19053

Linda Johnson

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Memorial for Lynn
December 22, 2014

Celebration of Lynn's Life: A Memorial Service

Friday January 2, 2015
5:30 pm to 8 pm
Service to begin at 6 pm
FCF World Outreach, 9306 Winands Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Come join us in celebrating Lynn's life.

There will be:
- An opening and closing Prayer
- Sharing stories of Lynn in a compassionate, joyous way (and yes, there will be an occasional wisecrack!)
- Light snacks, coffee and bottled water
- Time to mingle and talk with old and new friends
- Videos, pictures and mementos of Lynn's life

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to The Lynn Perrott Scholarship Fund. There will be details regarding the scholarship fund to follow soon, and will be posted on this website.

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Photos of Lynn
December 18, 2014

Some lovely photos of Lynn have been posted to honor her memory and dediction to Region 7. More pictures will be added in the coming days!

Lynn Gallery

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Passing of Lynn Perrott
December 17, 2014

It is with such deep sadness that I share with you that Lynn Perrott, our Regional Chair, passed away earlier this evening. Richard, Lynn's husband, shared that she was surrounded by her family, and passed comfortably and peacefully.

Myra and I each had the opportunity to go to Lynn's home yesterday to spend precious time with her, and to say good-bye. That time meant the world to us. Lynn's family has been amazing—opening their hearts and home to so many friends and family.

Lynn knew how much we loved her and cared about her. Her family is so grateful for the support, caring thoughts and gestures from so many people in our Region 7 community.

Lynn will be sorely missed by everyone in the Region 7 Gymnastics community, and by gymnastics communities throughout the United States. We will remember her for her keen intelligence, sense of humor, wit and positive attitude, even in the face of her illness. She was an extraordinary leader for our region and, even more, a cherished friend.

We have not received any information about arrangements, and when we do we will pass it forward. Please continue to keep Lynn's family in your thoughts and prayers.

Love and Peace,
Linda J and Myra

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Stretch Across the Region - Support for Lynn!
December 11, 2014

More and more photos are being added for Lynn! Check them out and don't forget to send one in of your own!


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Stretch Across the Region - Support for Lynn!
December 8, 2014

Holiday Cheers!

Many people have asked how we can help Lynn and her family. We have created a great campaign for you to send your support called "Stretch Across the Region-Support for Lynn!".

Above are a couple of memorable photos from 2013 Region 7 Congress, when Lynn displayed her amazing flexibility in a split on the dance floor during the auction. She was drumming up support for Region 7, and now we're going to do the same for her! We're hoping we can send Lynn and her family a gift of our support to help them spend as much time with Lynn into and over the holidays, and help defray some of their costs relating to Lynn's extended illness. We will, undoubtedly, also be sending Lynn some great entertainment that will bring a smile, and distract her from her daily challenges!

It is easy to participate!

Send us a photo of you or your club members in "Lynn's split" (or your best attempt!!). Recruit athletes, class kids, coaches, judges, families, alumni—anyone who wants to participate! Photos should be sent to Myra Elfenbein at or Linda Johnson at so we can post them on our Facebook and Web page for Lynn to see!

Have each participant in (or attempting) a split donate $1.00 (you can certainly donate more if you like) and send your checks payable to "Region 7" with "Lynn" in the subject line. Checks should be sent to:
Donna Guenther, SAC-PA
155 Philmont Avenue
Feasterville, PA 19053

All proceeds will go to Lynn and her family!

We are Region 7 Strong! When we reach 7,000 participants or $7,000, whichever comes first, Region 7 will match with a donation of $7,000!

We hope to reach our goal before Christmas so start stretching and send in those pics!!!

Thanks so much for your help and support, and best wishes for a wonderful holiday,
Linda Johnson, on behalf of the Region 7 Administrative Committee

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Call for Bids for 2015 Region 7 Pre-Season Prep Training Camp
November 18, 2014

We are now accepting bids for the 2015 Region 7 Pre-Season Prep Training Camp scheduled for July 10-12, 2015. This camp is for Levels 8-10, and has a been very successful with bringing both technical and supplemental training for our athletes and coaches in Region 7. Hosting this event is an opportunity for a club to fundraise for your organization.

This camp runs from approximately 12pm on Friday through 4pm on Sunday. The Level 8 camp runs Friday to mid-Saturday, and the Level 9-10 camp runs mid-Saturday through Sunday. Each camp draws approximately 100 athletes and 35-50 coaches and judges.

Due to the size and offerings of the camp, it is recommended that there be a minimum of 2 floors available, plus auxiliary areas for supplemental events and training stations on each event for drills.

Interested clubs should submit the attached bid form via email to Linda Johnson, Region 7 JOCC (, on or before January 10, 2015. If possible, please submit a floor plan of your facility and any supplemental information that will be helpful to the RAC when reviewing bids.

The Regional Administrative Committee will review bids and make a decision based on the size of the facility, equipment available, and experience with event organization.

Please forward any questions about the camp to Linda Johnson.

Thanks for your support of Region 7, and best of luck with your upcoming season!

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Prince Edward Classic 2015
October 15, 2014

Inviting Region 7 Clubs to Invitational in Prince Edward Island! The meet will be held January 23-25, 2015. Meet registration closes on December 8, 2014. Please open the meet flyer for more information.


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Lynn Perrott Update
October 11, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Once again I am writing you to share an update on Lynn Perrott. Lynn (very) recently began experiencing abdominal discomfort and bloating, and was admitted to the hospital yesterday. The medical team found cancer cells in her peritoneal cavity, and are proposing an intensive in-hospital course of chemotherapy beginning as soon as possible. As you can imagine, this is a very stressful time for Lynn and her family.

Lynn is such a strong woman, as we have known for years, and as she displayed last year as she recovered from her surgery, infection and chemo. We will stay united and Region 7 Strong to support her through this new challenge. Please keep Lynn and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Lynn mentioned to me several times this year how comforting and supportive your thoughts were while she courageously rallied back from her surgery last fall and underwent subsequent chemotherapy. I have no doubt that she will feel lifted and supported from hearing from you. Feel free to send cards and thoughts her way. I will keep you updated as I know more.

While Administrative business is not a priority right now in our hearts and minds, we (the Regional Committee) feel it is important to proactively set an interim plan in motion so that Lynn can focus on her recovery. Until further notice, please use the following points of contact for regional business:

Financial: Please send competition fees (with sanction, no scores needed), invoices and any other financial business to Donna Guenther, SAC PA. Checks should be payable to "USAG Region 7". Donna's address is 155 Philmont Avenue, Feasterville, PA 19053 or email

Administrative business (regional or national): should be directed to Steve Garman, SAC VA at

As always, we will work together as a committee to respond to any issues or concerns.

Thank you all for your support and understanding during this time.

Linda Johnson

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