Announcing the 2022 Stars & Stripes Coed Competitive Schedule. Below is a link to a printable pdf file for your convenience.
This year Erie Gymnastics Center & Team Lightning Boosters welcome over 2,100 gymnasts from over 50 quality competitive Teams.
Dear Coaches, Gymnasts, Judges, Parents,
Welcome to the Stars & Stripes Coed Gymnastics Invitational 2022. On behalf of myself & the EGCPA (Team Lightning Booster Club), we welcome you!
Last year, in the peak of the Pandemic, we pushed through and hosted an extremely successful and SAFE event! We decided to go through with it, when many had cancelled because we knew it was extremely important to our athletes to somehow have some sense of normalcy and participate in their beloved sport. It was a logistical nightmare in scheduling, and making accommodations to keep everyone safe and still allow their biggest fans (their parents) the opportunity to see the competition.
It was a huge success and despite being down 20 Teams & nearly 700 athletes, it was the largest 'in-person' competition in Pennsylvania.
This year, we're back and stronger than ever! Star's & Stripes 2022 is completely full with over 50 quality gymnastics clubs and 2,100 athletes.
As of 'Now' (and that's a tricky word), there are no mandated National / State / or Local protocols required, and we're keeping our fingers crossed that it stays that way. Should things change, we will update any necessary protocols here and email all participating clubs.
We're looking to make this the best ever year for Stars & Stripes and look forward to seeing you all soon!
Thank You & Welcome,
Douglas & Tina Pershun
As of now, we are NOT required to wear Masks in the Convention Center. We ask that you still take any precautions you feel necessary for the safety of your family and athlete. We ask that you do NOT come or send your Gymnast if you are ill. We still encourage Hand Washing and sanitation of equipment and yourself.
Immediately after entering, the Gymnasts / Coaches should report to the Registration Table. Upon there they will receive their Competition number and/or Forms. They will be instructed as to which gym to report and when they can safely enter. ALL COACHES MUST BE REGISTERED THROUGH USAG SITE and listed on the SANCTION.
The Convention Center runs a 'Box Office' for Ticket Sales to the Event. The Convention Center keeps a portion of ALL Ticket Sales. We also pay an additional fee for Credit Card Admissions.
Please - Cash Only - and there is an ATM at the Convention Center.
ADULT ADMISSIONS: $17.00 CASH ONLY!!!
CHILD ADMISSIONS: $8.00 Cash Only
MULTIDAY PASS - $25.00 Cash Only
Stars & Stripes was founder in the aftermath of 9/11. It was 21 years ago when this terrible attack happened in our country. We watched the Heroes emerge from that rubble. Fire Fighters & Rescues Workers, Police, & EMTS were running up those buildings as they were coming down. We didn't forget. Shortly thereafter, our brave Military took the fight to the Terrorists who did this and continue that to this day.
Interestingly enough, 20 years later we found ourselves in a new crisis with this Pandemic. Without missing a beat, a day off, our brave Police, Fire Fighters, EMT's & Paramedics continued to be the Heroes of the Covid 19 Pandemic. They went into homes, often ill equipped with proper PPD, at great risk to their own safety to respond to 911 calls. Often times those calls were from ill persons with Covid 19 who needed immediate aid & transportation to the Hospitals. Again, it is these brave people who participate in these fields who risk their lives to protect ours.
With that said, if you are a current Police, Fire, Rescue, or Military worker, you are our guest and admitted FREE OF CHARGE!
Please bring your proper ID (Badge/ Identification...) and you will be issued a special admission Ticket.
A Printable Version of the Schedule is above. Click the link to Download.
* Individual Awards will follow each Session.
* Awards go 50%
* For most Sessions, Awards will be in the Awards Rooms located immediately outside the Gyms. Some may be held on the Competitive Floor immediately after their Flight.
* Awards are typically distributed by 'Local Heroes' (Members of Local Fire, Police, Rescue, Military). If you are a person who serves in one of these valiant careers and would like to assist, please feel free to jump in. We appreciate your service!
AGE GROUPS: VERY IMPORTANT: For Stars & Stripes, as is PA Rules, we almost always use the last day of that Levels culminating Meet of the Season for our Age Determination. Thus, we use Level 10 Nationals for 10's // Level 9 Eastern's for Level 9 // Level 8 Regionals for 8's // Levels 3-7 and Xcel are governed by our State Pennsylvania. I mention this - especially this year -- because Teams that come from other States may have different State dates than we have in PA. The 2nd reason is that PA decided to cancel Level 8-10 States this season. Level 3 - 7 & Xcel States were all moved into May. So maybe you thought they were 11 years old for States before, but now they're still 10 years old.
Here are the dates for Age Determination for Stars...
MEN: Age you will be as of... 5/31/21
Level 10 - Age you will be as of.. 5/15/22 (L10 Nationals)
Level 9 -- Age you will be as of... 5/8/22 (L9 Eastern Nationals)
Level 8 -- Age you will be as of... 4/10/22 (L8 Region VII)
Level 7 -- Age you will be as of... 4/3/22 (PA Lev 7 States)
Level 6 -- Age you will be as of... 3/20/22 (PA Lev. 6 States)
Level 5 -- Age you will be as of... 4/24/22 (PA Lev. 5 States)
Level 4 -- Age you will be as of... 5/8/22 (PA Lev. 4 States)
Level 3 -- Age you will be as of... 5/16/21 (PA Lev. 3 States)
Level 2 -- Age you will be as of... 1/17/22 (Stars & Stripes
Xcel Bronze -- Age you will be as of.. 1/17/22 (Stars & Stripes)
Xcel Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond - Age you will be as of.. 5/1/22
Action Shots Photography has been the Official Photographers for the Stars & Stripes for years. They will be taking 'action shots' of the Gymnasts during their routines. They will not only have pictures available at the meet, but will also provide their product online (limited time following the event) for safer ordering. They offer a wide variety of products and capture some truly awesome shots!
FREE: Every Gymnast receives a FREE Commemorative Stars & Stripes Event T-Shirt. Gymnasts can claim their T-Shirt in the Awards area. Gymnasts can also 'up-grade' their T-Shirts to Sweat shirts / Hoodies or add additional images! They have some really cool stuff!!!
GK Elite Sportswear will be here with some really awesome new styles & designs. Check them out in the Awards Area!
Jan. 15th, 2022
Men's & Women's Teams - side by side!
Tickets available at the door.
Child: $8.00 (3-17)
Military, Police, Fire, & Rescue
FREE (please bring ID)
New Brighton, PA
State College, PA
Belle Vernon, PA
Ann Arbor, MI
Moon Township, PA
New Castle, PA
Orchard Park, NY
Cranberry Township, PA
Middleburg Heights, OH