Gymsport Gems 

Bridgeville, PA

Ultimate Gymnastics 

Delmont, PA

Trinity Gymnastics 

Gibsonia, PA

Flight 13B - Xcel Silver & Bronze


Stretch - 2:45 - 3:15

Timed Warm-up - 3:15 - 3:25 

March In - 3:30 

Indv. & Team Awards - 5:30


Participating Teams: 

Allison Biondi  /  Arcadia  /  

Brandy Marie  /  LEGS

Legends  /  LTD  /  Pinnacle  /  Trinity

Tumble Time  /  Xquisite


Xquisite Gymnastics 

Cranberry, PA

Butler Hy-Flyers 

Butler, PA

Flight 8B - Level 4 (A)

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Stretch - 8:00 - 8:30

Timed Warm-up - 8:30 - 8:50

March In - 8:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 11:30


Participating Teams: 

Core Elite  /  Eagle  /  Emerald City

Flames  /  Flyers  /  G2  /  Gym Dandys

 Jumpstart!   /  Team Lightning

Ultimate  /  X-treme


Flight 8R - Level 6 (A)


Stretch - 8:00 - 8:30

Timed Warm-up - 8:30 - 8:50

March In - 8:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 11:30


Participating Teams: 

Alison Biondi  /  Donachy

GGAC  /  Lakettes  /  Mnt. Magic

Niagara Falls Lightning  /  Off Limits

Premier  /  Renzi's  /  TNT  /  Xquisite

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Blue Gym

Sunday - 1/15/17

Red Gym

Sunday - 1/15/17

Flight 2R - Level 7B


Stretch - 11:15 - 11:45

Timed Warm-up - 11:45 - 12:00

March In - 12:00 

Indv. & Team Awards - 2:30


Participating Teams:

Flyers /  G-Force  /  Hamburg

Highlanders  /  Niagara Falls Lightning

OGI  /  Primier

Team Lightning  /  Ultimate  /  X-Treme


Friday - Jan. 13th 2017

Red Gym

Friday - 1/13/17

Flight 1R - Level 7A


Stretch - 8:00 - 8:30

Timed Warm-up - 8:30 - 8:50

March In - 8:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 11:00


Participating Teams: 

Arcadia  /  Butler  /  Brandy Marie

Donachy  /  GSA  /  Lakettes

Legends  /  Lions  /  Maverick

Renzi  /  Trinity /  Victors 


2017

Stars & Stripes

Schedule

Renzi's Gymnastics 

Solon, OH

Monday - Jan. 16th 2017

Laker's & Lakettes 

Erie, PA

Premier Gymnastics 

Pittsburgh, PA

G2 Gymnastics

Shinglehouse, PA

LTD

Beechwood, OH

Blue Gym

Monday - 1/16/17

Emerald City 

Kittaning, PA

Niagara Falls Lightning 

Niagara Falls, ONT

Allison Biondi

Irwin, PA

G-Force WVGTC 

Morgantown, WV

Flyers Gymnastics 

Falconer, NY

Gym Dandy's 

Washington, PA

Pinnacle Gymnastics 

Medina, OH

Victors Gymnastics 

Rochester, NY

Ohio Gymnastics Inst. 

Austintown, OH

Stumpf's Gymnastics

Williamsville, NY

O.P. Gymsters 

Orchard Park, NY

Legends Gymnastics 

Irwin, PA

International 

Uniontown, OH

TNT Gymnastics 

Johnstown, PA

Tumble Time 

Elkins, WV

Eagle Gymnastics 

Canadaigua, NY

Flight 5B - Men's Level 4 &

Level 5 Div. II

​​Stretch - 8:00 - 8:30

Timed Warm-up - 8:30 - 8:50

March In - 8:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 11:00


Participating Teams: 

Apollo  /  Elite

Falcon  /  G-Force

Gymnastics Energy

International  /  Lakers 

Northstars  /  Pinnacle

Stumpf's  /  Team Lightning  

Ultimate  /  Youngstown  /  X-cel 


Flight 5R - Level 8 (age 12 & 13)

& Xcel Diamond


Stretch - 8:00 - 8:30

Timed Warm-up - 8:30 - 8:50

March In - 8:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 11:00


Participating Teams: 

Arcadia  /  Butler Hy-Flyers

Eagle  / Elite  /  G-Force  /  Gym Dandy's

Gymsport  /  Hamburg  /  Lions

Mnt. Magic  /  Maverick  /  Northstars

Off Limits  /  Perfect 10  /  Pinnacle

Pgh Gym Club  /  Premier  /  TNT  /  Team Lightning

Trinity  /  Ultimate  /  Uzelac's 


Blue Gym

Saturday - 1/14/17

Main Event

USA Gymnastics Sanctioned Event

Over 75 National Level Gymnasts Competing

Saturday Jan. 14th

5:45pm

Bayfront Convention Center

Tickets Available at the Door

Stars & Stripes Competitive Schedule

Jan. 13th - 16th, 2017

     Dear Gymnastics Fans, Erie Gymnastics Center & Team Lightning Boosters are proud to present the 15th Annual Stars & Stripes Coed Invitational.  EGC & Team Lightning welcome 1,650 gymnasts participating this year from over 50 quality gymnastics clubs.  This is a USA Gymnastics Sanctioned event with over 75 National Level competitive athletes attending this year.  For those of you who are not familiar with the "Level System" in USA Gymnastics, Level 10 is the highest Level and that which you would watch on television.  We are showcasing our "Main Event" held on Saturday Night starting at 6:00pm. However all of the sessions are unique and feature great competition and interesting insight into the development of the athletes.  Below are the scheduled times for the various competitive levels competing throughout the weekend.

4725 Park Harbor Dr, EriePennsylvania 16511, United States

Elite Gymnastics 

Butler, PA

Lake Erie Gymnastics School 

Mentor, OH

Jumpstart!

Beechwood, OH

Brandy Marie's 

Sarver, PA

GGAC Gymnastics 

Greenville, PA

Youngstown Gym. Ctr. 

Youngstown, OH​​

Perfect 10 

Ambridge, PA

Dear Parents, Coaches & Athletes,

     On behalf of Erie Gymnastics Center and the Team Lightning Boosters, we welcome you to the 15th Annual Stars & Stripes Invitational. The following page contains the times of this years Flights as well as important meet information.

  •  This is a 9/11 Tribute Competition.  The 1st Stars & Stripes was founded in the aftermath of 9/11 & we've continued this tradition over the years.  We are proud of our Military, Fire, Police, and Rescue Workers (Past / Present / Future) who risk their lives to protect ours.  Our club is made up of many Parents & Relatives who work in these fields.  The gymnastics community is also made up of many Families who earn their living in these noble fields of work.  With that Spirit in mind, we admit FREE all members of the Military, Police, Fire, & Rescue Workers.  Admissions is controlled by the Convention Center, so please bring your badge and current or Military ID to the Athlete Registration Table for a Pass.
  • Please feel free to sport your Red, White, & Blue.
  • Each year we donate a portion of our proceeds to various charities that benefit Military, Police, Fire, and Rescue Charities.  We also solicit requests to fill the bucket to support these charities.
  • Local Heroes have been recruited to be present at Awards Ceremonies and Award the athletes.  If you are a member of any of these noble occupations, we can use your help as well with the Awards Ceremony, so feel free to jump up and help!. 


SPECIFIC MEET INFORMATION

  • We will need to run by the clock to have a smooth competition. Please have the gymnasts ready at their scheduled times. Also please consider the driving conditions and weather in your travels.
  • The Stars & Stripes is hosted at Erie's Bayfront Convention Center & NOT Erie Gymnastics Center.  Each year we get several paniced calls from Parents / Coaches who show up at our gym and find no one there.  Directions are provided on this link (Directions to Bayfront Convention Center). Although the Street Name Changes, the Bayfront Convention Center is located on the Bayfront Parkway which is really just an extension of I-79, and loops back up to I-90. It's really easy to get to and very convenient. This is a really great location with good seating, ample space, parking, and plenty to do in the immediate area.
  • While in Erie, we hope you enjoy our city.  There are many things to do in the area.  For things to do in the area, please check our page - "Things to Do".
  • PARKING -- Parking is Free & ample at the Convention Center.
  • All Flights are Non-Traditional Format (Warm-up an event, Compete that event).  There is a separate Warm-up Gym with identical equipment.
  • All Age Determinations are as of PA USAG Rules & Policies.  An age determination chart is listed in the next section.  Please check that you have provided us with accurate Birthdates & that your Athletes / Child attends the correct Flight.  These dates often vary from State to State.  The official dates are explained below.  
  • Age Grouping meets or exceeds USAG Recommendations.  Due to the large number of athletes, some age groups will be broken into Junior & Senior Divisions for awards. We use the same method USAG uses to determine Jr. & Sr. Divisions. All athletes will be pooled together, then an arbitrary date will be selected to divide the age groups evenly.
  •  Large teams should bring an adequate number of coaches to the event. Large Teams will be split into multiple squads.
  • Judges from PA, OH, & NY have been contracted for the event. They will be mixed so as to provide fair representation to all competitors. Please be respectful of the officials and meet personnel. If there are any questions, you should inquire with your coach, and never an official!  Official Score Inquiries are provided at the Head Table and must be presented to the Meet Referee or Meet Director.
  • Team Awards:  Team Awards for Compulsory Teams will consist of 5 top scores / event for Large Team Divisions (3 Scores for Small Team Divisions.  Optional Teams will consist of the 3 top scores / event.  Men's Level 4 & 5 will be top 3 scores.  Men's Level 6 - 10 will be top 2 scores to allow more competition.
  • Individual & Team Awards go 50% deep with additional Participation Ribbons for Levels 2 & 3.
  • This has always been a FUN Meet! Please help us keep it that way. Please cheer for everyone and applaud ALL of the athletes efforts - not just your own. Please keep gym politics & rivalry out of this meet!
  • We use all the Official Pomp & Circumstance for this meet. Please make sure all athletes are in Full Uniform for awards and during the event.
  • It is a NEW Rule in PA that all athletes must be in Team Leotard or Warm-up. T-Shirts / Street Clothes... are not permitted on the Awards Stand.

Sunday - Jan. 15th 2017

Main Event

Saturday - Jan. 14th 2017

Flight 7R - Level 10

& Level 9


Stretch - 5:00 - 5:30

Timed Warm-up - 5:30 - 5:50

March In - 5:50

Indv. & Team Awards - 9:30


Participating Teams: 

Allison Biondi  /  Arcadia / Flyers  /  GSA 

Gymsport  /  Hamburg  / Highlanders  / LEGS

Lakettes  /  Lions  /  Mnt. Magic

Maverick / Off Limits / Perfect 10 / Pinnacle

Pgh. Gym Club  /  Premier  /  Team Lightning

TNT  /  Trinity  /  Ultimate  /  Uzelac


Flight 1B - Level 3A


Stretch - 8:00 - 8:30

Timed Warm-up - 8:30 - 8:50

March In - 8:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 11:00


Participating Teams: 

All Star  /  Core Elite  /  Eagle

Flyers  /  G2  /  Gymsport

Jumpstart!  /  Niagara Falls Lightning

 Pinnacle  /  Team Lightning 


Blue Gym

Friday - 1/13/17

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Flight 12R - Xcel Gold (B)


Stretch - 11:15 - 11:45 

Timed Warm-up - 11:45 - 11:55 

March In - 12:00 

Indv. & Team Awards - 3:00


Participating Teams: 

Arcadia  /  GGAC  /  Gym Dandy's

Gymkhana  /  *Legends  /  Lakettes

LEGS  /  LTD  /  Perfect 10  /  TNT

Ultimate  /  X-treme

 

Flight 12B - Level 2 (B)


Stretch - 11:15 - 11:45 

Timed Warm-up - 11:45 - 11:55 

March In - 12:00 

Indv. & Team Awards - 3:00


Participating Teams: 

Allison Biondi's

Brandy Marie's  /  G2

Off Limits  /  Pinnacle

Trinity


Flight 10R - Level 6 (C)


Stretch - 4:30 - 5:00 

Timed Warm-up - 5:00 - 5:15 

March In - 5:15 

Indv. & Team Awards - 8:30


Participating Teams: 

Arcadia  /  Butler Hy-Flyers  /  Eagle

G2  /  G-Force  /  Legends  /  LEGS

Perfect 10  /  Uzelacs 

Victors  /  X-Treme


AGE DETERMINATION

   


WOMENS

  • ALL Ages for ALL Levels are as of the last day of Stars & Stripes - Jan. 16th 2017
  • Age Groups will be determined using a similar method to the USAG Nationals Age Group Divisions.  Gymnasts will be sorted by age, then subdivided into Junior / Senior groups for that age group - until fair, reasonably sized groups are achieved.
  • Age Groups may vary in size depending on number or athletes / age / level.
  • Awards will be 50% for Individual & Team
  • Compulsory Teams consist of the 5 top scores per event / Optional Teams consist of the 3 top scores per event.



MENS

  • All Ages are as of May 31st 2017.The Junior Olympic competitive season is defined as September 1 – May 31. For all aspects of the Men’s Junior Olympic Age Group Program, a gymnast’s competitive age throughout the entire competitive season is determined by the age he will be on May 31 of the current competitive season. (For example: For all competitions held from September 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017, a gymnast’s competitive age is determined by his age as of May 31, 2017). As a result of moving the gymnast’s competitive age forward to the current competitive season, there will be no ‘age mobility’ or ‘age bumping’ in the junior program.
  • Age Groups will be determined using a similar method to the USAG Nationals Age Group Divisions.  Gymnasts will be sorted by age, then subdivided into Junior / Senior groups for that age group - until fair, reasonably sized groups are achieved.
  • Awards will be 50% for Individual & Team.
  • Compulsory Teams consist of the top 3 scores / event.  Optional Teams will consist of the top 2 scores per event.


Flight 10B - Level 4 (C)


Stretch - 4:30 - 5:00 

Timed Warm-up - 5:00 - 5:15

March In - 5:15 

Indv. & Team Awards - 8:30


Participating Teams: 

Brandy Marie's  /  Donachy  /  GGAC

Gymkhana  /  Lakettes

Mnt. Magic  /  Orchard Park  /  Perfect 10

Pinnacle  /  TNT  /  Xquisite 


Flight 6B - Men's

Level 5 Div. 1 & Level 6 (all)


Stretch - 12:00 - 12:30

Timed Warm-up - 12:30 - 12:50

March In - 12:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 4:30


Participating Teams: 


Apollo  /  Above the Barre  /  G-Force

Gymnastics Energy  /  International

Lakers  /  Maverick 

Pittsburgh Northstars  /  OGI 

Pinnacle  /  Stumpf's  /  Team Lightning

Ultimate  /  X-cel  /  Youngstown 


Flight 3R - Level 7C


Stretch - 2:30 - 3:00 

Timed Warm-up - 3:00 - 3:15 

March In - 3:20 

Indv. & Team Awards - 6:15 


Participating Teams: 

Allison Biondi  /  Eagle

GGAC  /  Gym Dandys

LEGS  /  Mnt. Magic  /  Off Limits

Perfect 10  /  Pinnacle

Uzelac's  /  Xquisite


Flight 4R - Level 5


Stretch - 6:15 - 6:45 

Timed Warm-up - 6:45 - 7:00 

March In - 7:00 

Indv. & Team Awards - 9:45 


Participating Teams: 

All Stars  /  Butler  /  Flyers

GGAC  /  Gym Dandy's  /  Gymkhana  /

Gymsport  /  Highlanders  /  Jumpstart

Mnt. Magic  /  Northstars  /  Off Limits  /  Perfect 10

Stumpf's  /  Team Lightning  /  TNT  /  Ultimate

Victors  /  Xquisite  /  X-treme


Flames Gymnastics 

Bradford, PA

Cutting Edge

Port Allegheny, PA

Off Limits 

New Castle, PA

Uzelac's Gymnastics 

Johnstown, PA

Flight 11R - Xcel Gold (A)


Stretch - 8:00 - 8:30

Timed Warm-up - 8:30 - 8:50

March In - 8:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 11:00


Participating Teams: 

 All Star  /  Allison Biondi  /  Brandy Marie

Donachy  /  Elite  /  G2

Jumpstart!  /  Pinnacle  /  Team Lightning

Trinity  /  Tumble Time 


Falcon Gymnastics 

Belle Vernon, PA

Arcadia

New Brighton, PA

Gymnastics Energy 

St. Catherines, ONT

GSA 

Lancaster, NY

X-Treme Gymnastics 

Midberg Heights, OH

Flight 4B - Xcel Platinum


Stretch - 6:15 - 6:45 

Timed Warm-up - 6:45 - 7:00 

March In - 7:00 

Indv. & Team Awards - 9:45


Participating Teams: 

Allison Biondi  /  All Star  /  Butler Hy-Flyers

Donachy  /  GGAC  /  Gym Dandy's  /  Gymkhana

Gymsport  /  Highlanders  /  LEGS  /  LTD  /  OGI

Perfect 10  /  Pinnacle  /  Renzi's

Team Lightning  /  TNT  /  Trinity 

Tumble Time  /  Ulitmate  / Uzelac's


Above the Barre

Berea, OH

Flight 9B - Level 4 (B)

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Stretch - 11:30 - 12:00

Timed Warm-up - 12:00 - 12:20

March In - 12:25

Indv. & Team Awards - 4:30


Participating Teams: 

Allison Biondi  /  All StarEagle  /  Butler

Core Elite  /  G-Force  /  Highlanders

Legends  /  LEGS  /  Northstars

 Off Limits  /  Renzi  /  Stumpf's  /  Victors


Flight 6R - Level 8

Age 11 & under & Age 14 up


Stretch - 12:00 - 12:30

Timed Warm-up - 12:30 - 12:50

March In - 12:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 4:30


Participating Teams: 

Arcadia  /  Butler Hy-Flyers / Eagle

Emerald City  /  Flames  / G-Force

Gymsport  /  Hamburg  /  Highlanders  /  Lakettes

LEGS  /   Lions  /  Mnt. Magic  /  Maverick

Niagara Falls Lightning  /  Off Limits  /  OGI  

Perfect 10  /  Pinnacle  /  Primier

Team Lightning  /  TNT  /  Trinity

Ultimate  /  Uzelac  /  Victors  /  X-Treme

Flight 2B - Level 3B


Stretch - 11:15 - 11:45 

Timed Warm-up - 11:45 - 12:00

March In - 12:00 

Indv. & Team Awards - 2:30


Participating Teams: 

Allison Biondi  /  Emerald City  /  GGAC

Gym Dandy's  /  Gymkhana

Legends  /  LEGS  /  Mnt. Magic 

Off Limits  /  Orchard Park 

  

Lions 

Moon Township, PA

Pgh. Gymnastics Club 

N. Braddock, PA

Maverick 

Charleston, WV

2017 Participating Teams

Highlanders 

Greensburg, PA

Core Elite 

Brockway, PA

Gymkhana

Pittsburgh, PA

Red Gym

Monday - 1/16/17

All Star Athletics

Pittsburgh, PA

Donachy Gymnastics 

Kersey, PA

Apollo Gymnastics 

Woodbridge, VA

Flight 11B - Level 2 (A)


Stretch - 8:00 - 8:30

Timed Warm-up - 8:30 - 8:50

March In - 8:55

Indv. & Team Awards - 11:00


Participating Teams: 

GGAC

Gymsport  /  Legends  /

Team Lightning  /  TNT

Ultimate  /  X-treme


Hamburg Gymnastics 

Hamburg, NY

Northstars 

Pittsburgh, PA

Team Lightning 

Erie, PA

Mountain Magic 

Fairmont, WV

Flight 9R - Level 6 (B)



Stretch - 11:30 - 12:00

Timed Warm-up - 12:00 - 12:20

March In - 12:25

Indv. & Team Awards - 4:30


Participating Teams: 

Brandy Marie  /  Core Elite

Emerald City  /  Flames  /  Flyers

GSA  /  Gym Dandys  /  Gymkhana

Team Lightning


Flight 7B - Men's Level 10

Levels 9, 8, 7, JD


Stretch - 5:00 - 5:30

Timed Warm-up - 5:30 - 5:50

March In - 5:50

Indv. & Team Awards - 9:30


Participating Teams: 


Above the Barre  /  Elite  /  G-Force 

Gymnastics Energy  /  Lakers  /  Maverick  

Northstars / Ohio Gym. Inst.

Pinnacle   /   Stumpf's  

Team Lightning  /  TNT  /  Youngstown  


Flight 3B - Level 3C


Stretch - 2:30 - 3:00 

Timed Warm-up - 3:00 - 3:15 

March In - 3:20 

Indv. & Team Awards - 6:15 


Participating Teams: 

Brandy Marie  /  Flames

Lakettes

Renzi  /  TNT

 Ultimate  /  Victors

X-Treme


Red Gym

Saturday - 1/14/17