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2019 Stars & Stripes Coed Invitational
~ Jan. 18th to 21st ~
* Main Event featuring top athletes attending the meet!
* Bring your entire team - JO Men's / Women's / Xcel - Level 2 thru 10
*Awesome Cometition from numerous states & regions.
* Hosted at the beautiful Bayfront Convention Center
* Information and mailings coming soon!
A Huge Thank You! $10,000.00
for Fallen Soldiers Picnic
A Huge Big Thank You goes out to the Stars & Stripes Participating Teams, Parents, Team Lightning Boosters, and Erie Gymnastics Center. This year the Stars & Stripes raised a record $10,000.00 for the Fallen Soldiers Picnic 501c Fund. The total donation was a combined result of Program Sales, Passing the Boot, Donation of Proceeds from Admissions! We thank the gymnastics community for their continued support of our Stars & Stripes Local Charities.
We recently had the Check Presentation Ceremony at Erie Gymnastics. Members of the Fallen Soldiers were present including immediate Family Members of the honored Fallen Soldiers. They profusely Thank You and your generosity. It was a little teary eyed. The Fallen Soldiers presented us with a beautiful plaque in memory of the event. They invite you ALL to attend their annual Picnic Event on Memorial Day Weekend. Go to their website, a link is provided under the "cool stuff" heading above.
We thank them for their Sons / Brothers / Husbands sacrifice for our Freedom. We also thank the families and board members who spent their entire weekend Representing their lost ones for our Heroes Award Ceremonies!
Team Lightning Men!!!
Team Lightning Men's Team had a great weekend at this years Men's State Gymnastics Championships! The event was hosted at the Parkettes National Training facility. Team Lightning had some Awesome results.
Andy Parks (age 15) is our new and current reigning 2016 Level 9 State Champion. Andy fantastic meet and almost swept the competition winning 6 Gold Medals. Andy won gold on Floor Ex. / Pommel / High Bar / Parallel Bars / Vault & All Around.
Joey Rizzo also had a great weekend and is the 2016 State Level 8 Gold All Around Champion. Joey is the State Champion on Floor, Pommel Horse, & Vault. Joey also took Silver Medals on Rings & High Bar.
We're not done yet, not even close!
Region VII USAG National Qualifier
Level 10 - JO National
Bronze Medalist on Balance Beam
Des Moines IA
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2018 Stars & Stripes Coed Invitational
~ RECAP ~
* Again, Pennsylvania's Largest Co-ed Gymnastics Competition with almost 1,800 Gymnasts, 4,000 Spectators, 50 Gymnastics Clubs, 25 Judging Official, 2 Semi's full of equipment, and one Big @$$ Flag! Thanks to all!
Wow! A Huge Thanks to the Stars & Stripes Gymnastics Community!
MEDIA: There was a ton of media coverage on this years Stars & Stripes. I would like to Thank the Erie Sports Commission for their efforts in Media exposure of the event! The following are links to some of the media - TV, Newpaper, Social Media. This should be interesting to many of the teams & athletes present in that many of the pictures depict athletes from visiting team, and some are available for purchase.
Reed Yost - Level 5 - 2016 PA State Silver Medalist on High Bar
Sebastian Shirk - Level 4 - 2016 PA State - Pommel Horse, Rings, High Bar, 1st Place - All Around CHAMPION! Sebastian also took silver on Floor and Bronze on the Parallel Bars.
Yanat Patanakul - Level 4 - 2016 PA State Rings Champion & received the Bronze on High Bar.
Jonah Witkowski - Level 4 - 2016 PA State Silver Medalist High Bar / Bronze on: Floor, Vault, Parallel Bars, 3rd All Around.
Lucas Kantz - Level 4 - 2016 PA State Bronze Medalist on Rings