The Ascent Gymnastics Team is Mountain Rec’s competitive gymnastics program. This program offers gymnasts a safe place to develop their competitive routines and skills needed to achieve in all competition levels. Gymnasts train 2, 3, or 4 times a week, depending on their level. Team members also travel to competitions across Colorado and neighboring states. Team practices are offered year-round and are available for kids ages 5-18, in both Edwards and Gypsum. Pricing varies per session, and there are competition fees required to compete.
Gymnasts must complete levels 1, 2, 3 and pre-team in our Youth Gymnastics program and receive an invite from the Gymnastics Supervisor before joining Team.
- Ascent Gymnastics ClassicHome Meet in Gypsum, CO
March 23rd & 24th, 2024
Sanction: # 88188
Levels: Xcel Levels Bronze-Sapphire
Meet Format: Modified Capitol Cup: there will be two sets of equipment, except for floor
Vault ………………….. One AAI Tac 10 Table & One GMR Table
Bars …………………… Two AAI constant tension sets
Beam …………………. Newly re-covered beams
Floor ………………….. Spieth Anderson
Awards: Event ribbons, all-around medals, and team trophies
Spectator Fee: $5 per session (kids 3 and under are free)
– Includes entry into the meet and use of recreation center and pool
– Competing gymnasts can use the pool after their competition for free
Questions? Please contact:
Becky Johnson – Gymnastics Supervisor
BMJohnson@MountainRec.org or at (970) 688-7372
- Competition ScheduleJanuary-June 2024
Date Meet Location Level Jan 26 Practice Meet Edwards, CO Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire Feb 2-4 Pikes Peak Cup Colorado Springs, CO Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire Feb 9-11 Denver Winterfest Classic Denver, CO Gold Feb 17-19 Muscle Beach Invite Los Angeles, CA Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire Feb 23 Practice Meet Gypsum, CO Silver Mar 2-3 Hollywood Classic- Colorado West Grand Junction, CO All levels Mar 8-9 Colorado Sky Invite- Jet Gymnastics (Bear Creek HS) Lakewood, CO Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire Mar 8-9 Best of the West- Legacy Gymnastics Grand Junction, CO Silver Mar 23-24 Ascent Gymnastics Classic Gypsum, CO All levels Apr 5-7 Platinum, Diamond & Sapphire State Meet Lafayette, CO Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire Apr 12-14 Gold State Meet Littleton, CO Gold Apr 26-28 Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire Regionals N. Richland Hills, TX Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire May 3-5 Gold Regionals Aurora, CO Gold May 4-5 DSG Denver, CO Silver May 18-19 Xtreme Altitude Lafayette, CO Silver May 31-Jun 2 Silver State Meet- CGI Aurora, CO Silver
- Ascent Gymnastics LevelsSilver, Gold, Platinum, & Diamond
Similar to the Developmental Program level 3, Silver is considered a compulsory level where all gymnasts will have the same competitive routines. These gymnasts typically train 2 times week and will have the opportunity to qualify for the State competition.
Similar to the Developmental Program levels 4&5, Gold is considered our first optional competition level. Gymnasts will have the opportunity to showcase their strengths in routines while meeting specific level requirements. These gymnasts train 2-3 times a week and have the opportunity to qualify for State and Regional competitions.
Similar to the Developmental Program levels 6&7, Platinum gymnasts train 3-4 times a week and are starting to put together more complex routines. These gymnasts also have the opportunity to qualify for State and Regional competitions.
Similar to the Developmental Program levels 7 and above. In this level gymnasts have an unique opportunity to mix together intricate dance, powerful skills and lots of flipping and twisting. These gymnasts train 4 times a week and will have the opportunity to qualify for State and Regional competitions.
Similar to the Developmental Program levels 8 & 9, this is the highest level an Xcel gymnast can achieve. In this level gymnasts have to create bonus by connecting high level skills together to earn a start value of 10.0. These gymnasts train 4-5 times a week and will compete in travel meets, with an opportunity to qualify for State and Regional competitions.
- Team & Competition FeesDependent on Practice Hours & Meet Location
When your child starts to compete in gymnastics, the financial responsibility increases. Please note that in order for your child to participate in any competition, all fees must be paid in advance; this includes monthly tuition, team deposit, uniforms, etc.
Monthly tuition must be paid by the 5th of each month. If tuition isn’t paid, unfortunately your child will not be able to attend practice until it is. Meet cancellations due to injury or illness will be given prorated refunds. A doctors written medical excuse must be submitted. No other refunds for missing a meet will not be accepted as meet hosts do not provide them to us.
Scholarships: Mountain Recreation offers scholarships to families that qualify on a first-come first-serve basis. All the information you need to know about scholarships can be found on our website HERE.
Team monthly tuition costs:
2x a week = $120 (depending on how many hours you practice)
3x a week = $145 (depending on how many hours you practice)
4x a week = $175 (depending on how many hours you practice)
Competition Entry Fees:
Fees vary depending on meets chosen and can range from $35-$250 per meet. To be eligible to compete in our State meet you must qualify with a 34.00 All-around score and attend at least 3 meets.
When and where are the gymnastics meets?
Our Gold, Platinum and Diamond team members compete from the middle of January-May and our Silver team members compete from March-June. Regular season competitions take place throughout Colorado including our home meet in March. Our upper levels have 1 fun out of state travel meet per season. Post season competitions take place in one of our Regional States (Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Arkansas, or Wyoming).
When will the competition schedule be released each year?
Once USAG announces the meets for the season, we will put together a schedule and release it to you. Typically, the schedule will be ready in October.
How do I sign up for the meets?
After our parents meeting, you will be able to sign up for your choice of competitions on the Mountain Recreation registration page. Each meet includes the meet entry fee and coaches fees associated with that meet. All fees are non-refundable because Mountain Recreation pays the host gyms well in advance to reserve spots for competitions. Once a commitment to participate is made on our website, we cannot refund you. Please plan accordingly.
How many meets do I need to participate in?
We ask that all team members participate in at least 3 meets. Your child is welcome to attend all meets if they like.
How do I qualify for State and Regionals?
To qualify for the State competition, a gymnast must obtain at least a 34.00 in one regular season sanctioned meet. To qualify for Regionals, a gymnast must obtain at least a 34.00 at the State Meet. Regionals is only available for levels Gold, Platinum and Diamond.
What does my child wear at gymnastics competitions?
Every gymnast is responsible to show up to the competitions ready to compete. This means they are wearing their competition leotard and team warm-ups. Hair must be pulled back nicely with braids, small ponytails or curls. Please do not use bobby pins in your child’s hair for competitions. One pair of stud earrings is allowed. Fingernail polish is prohibited.
I see there are multiple days listed for each meet; will my child compete on all the days
No, your child will compete on one day only. She will attend one session that will last about 4 hours.
When will I find out which session my daughter will compete in?
The final meet schedule will be released no later than 10 days prior to the meet weekend. If it is released earlier, we will send you the schedule immediately.
What does my daughter need to wear during Team practice?
During practices we ask that gymnasts wear a leotard with or without shorts. They may come to practice in sweats, leggings, etc but once warm-up and stretching is over we ask that those items are removed. This is to ensure the safety of your gymnast while the coaches are spotting.
What if I need to miss a practice?
Regular attendance is important for the consistent development of your child’s gymnastics, if you will be missing a practice, you must let your coach know beforehand. Consistent practice between the months of November- June is required to compete. If you plan on taking a month off, please understand that this might impact your ability to compete during competition season. We understand that there are times when you will not be at practice but please communicate this with us.
Should I order grips for my child? If so, how do I do this?
Grips are not for protecting your child’s hands from ripping, they are used for gripping the bar during swings. You should speak to your child’s coach before purchasing any type of grips. There are many different websites that sell grips and offer a sizing chart to determine the correct size. When you receive the grips do not open the package until your child’s coach can double check they are the right size.
Does my child have to be a current USAG Gymnastics athlete member to participate in meets?
Yes, this is something the parents must renew every August. Please be sure to complete this or your child will not be allowed to compete at competitions.
- Ascent Gymnastics AwardsTeam & Individual Accomplishments
- Silver Level: 2nd Place Team placement and seven individual State Champions
- Gold Level: Two individual State Champions & six Regional qualifiers. One individual Regional champion on Bars scoring a 9.7, and four podium finishes.
- Platinum Level: Two individual State Champions and eight qualifiers to the Regional competition in San Antonio, TX. One individual overall Regional Champion, with multiple podium finishes from the entire team.
- Diamond Level: 4 qualifiers to Regional competition in San Antonio, TX
- Silver Level: 3rd Place Team placement and five individual State Champions.
- Gold Level: 8th Place Team placement, eight regional qualifiers, and three individual State Champions.
- Platinum Level: Four podium finishes at State Meet, four Regional qualifiers, and two Regional Champions.
- Gymnastics meets suspended due to COVID-19.
- Silver Level: Six individual State Champions.
- Gold Level: Four podium finishes at State Meet
- Platinum Level: Four podium finishes at State Meet
- Regionals: Thirteen qualifiers