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Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern/Western Championships Conclude
posted on 05/09/2011

Level 9 Eastern Champions Photos by John Cheng

Level 9 Western Champions Photos

The 2011 Women's Junior Olympic Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships took place May 6-8. The Level 9 Eastern Championships were held at the DCU Convention Center in Worcester, Mass., with the Western Championships at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

Congratulations to Region 5 who won the Super Team Award at the Eastern Championships. Region 5 accumulated 56 points followed by Region 8 in second with 43 points and Region 7 in third with 35 points.

For the Western Championships, Region 1 won the Super Team Award with 27 points, followed by Region 4 with 18 points and Region 2 and 3 tied for third with 17 points.

The Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships are the competitive season's culmination event and included the best gymnasts in the country at this level. The Eastern Championships featured 16 age divisions and the Western Championships featured 8 age divisions, and the age divisions were determined by age and birth date. The Eastern Championships included top gymnasts from Regions 5-8 and the Western Championships included top gymnasts from Regions 1-4. (The respective committees voted on the number of age divisions, which is why there are 16 for the Eastern Championships and 8 for Western Championships.)

The Junior Olympic Eastern and Western Championships are two of USA Gymnastics' championships. Many Junior Olympic champions have gone on to make the U.S. National Team and represent the United States in international competition and/or to compete in collegiate gymnastics.