Meet Ref checklist 2019
Photo of Lee Bjella's newest grandbaby at presentation by Marian D and Laurel T to Scott and Sharon for Lee as "Volunteer of the Year 2016".
NAWGJ-WA had a successful fundraiser! Our judges thank Northwest Aerials & Auburn Gymnastics Center for their support.
Donna Lucero- 2008 Judge of the Year
DONNA LUCERO, a great contributor to Washington gymnastics, passed away on Thursday, November 29th after a short battle with cancer.
Donna started judging high school in 1972 encouraged by friends Pat Hatmaker and Kay Canedy. She was a founding member of Washington NAWGJ and later went on to become the NAWGJ State Director from 1989 – 1994. She judged for over 30 years in Washington State and Region 2 achieving what was then an Elite rating.
Donna will best be remembered for the mentoring she provided to new judges and her strong advocacy for high school gymnastics programs in Washington. Donna worked with school districts and WIAA administration to promote the value of high school gymnastics and advocated for the sport to be expanded and treated similarly to football and basketball. Donna was always the first to welcome and encourage new judges often inviting them into her home to learn from her experience. She had the unique ability to judge and explain at the same time, all with an encouraging smile on her face. Through her efforts Washington gained many new judges who are still actively judging today.
In 2008 she was inducted into the USAG Washington Hall of Fame and was also honored as the Washington Officials Association (WOA) Judge of the Year. In 2010 she was the inducted into the WOA Hall of Fame and remains the only gymnastics official to receive this honor.
Donna will be greatly missed by family and friends in the gymnastics community.
Services will be held on Friday, December 7th at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Church in Monroe (601 W. Columbia St). The family has requested no flowers but donations may be made to Catholic community services or a charity of choice in Donna’s name.
Please congratulate Priscilla Hickey- 2018 Regional Judge of the Year
Three great judges! Laurie Reid, Priscilla Hickey, Laurel Tindall
Optional State Meet 2018
Judges - If you need a replacement at your assigned meet- CALL Michelle Ripple- immediately. Do NOT get your own replacement.
If you are contacted privately by a club to do a NON-SANCTIONED intersquad - notify Michelle Ripple in writing for NAWGJ insurance purposes.
March 15-17 Optional State AGC
March 15-17 Xcel B/S State NWA
March 23-24 Sectionals
March 29-30 Xcel G/D/P State Garland's
April 5-7 Compulsory State ECG
April 12-14 Regionals (OR)
May 10-12 9 Western's
May 18-19 10 National's
April 4-6 Regionals
University of Michigan
University of Georgia
Louisiana State University
Oregon State University
April 19-20 Nationals- Fort Worth