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Patty J. Shipman
Level 7 State Team Challenge Information

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2022 Level 7 State Team Challenge Attendees

Alabama CA-North CA-South Florida Idaho Indiana Kansas Louisiana Maryland Missouri NY-North Oklahoma Pennsylvania Texas

The State Team Challenge has been named for Patty Shipman, NAWGJ National Judges Cup Director (1990-2020) who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer this past year.  She was a true advocate of the National Judges Cup and the State Team Challenge. 


Patty judged gymnastics for 35 years while volunteering on the event staff for USA Gymnastics, and serving as a National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ) State Judging Director.


At the time of her passing Patty served as the USA Gymnastics State Chairman, the NAWGJ Director of Finance, and the National Judges Cup Coordinator which she did for 25 years.


Her positive impact on the gymnastics community is unparalleled.

National Association of Women’s Gymnastic Judges Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2019 Patty Shipman was honored with the Life Member Award at the NAWGJ National Symposium.

Patty J. Shipman
Level 7 State Team Registration

Any USA Gymnastics registered Level 7 athlete member is eligible to participate on a Level 7 State Team as long as they meet the qualification procedure set forth by their state. Each state is responsible for setting their own qualification procedures for their state team. Contact your State Judging Director for more information on the qualification procedures for your state. If there is not one in place, teams may form their own state team. Teams consist of six (6) team members. All six compete with the top five (5) scores counting towards the final team total.


To enter, send roster and mail check to:
USA Sports Productions
Attn: Linda Barclay
PO Box 29185
Indianapolis, IN 46229


Patty J. Shipman Level 7 State Team

Individual Registration   $110/gymnast


Team Entry   $60/state


Level 7 State Team Challenge Competition Format & Schedule


Competition Schedule

The Patty J. Shipman Level 7 State Team Challenge will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022.

The competition Schedule will be posted on December 17, 2021, and emailed to all participating states.


Competition Format

The Patty J Shipman Level 7 State Team Challenge will be conducted in a modified capitol cup format. The number of sessions will be determined based on the total number of state teams entered.


Additional Information



ALL team members will be eligible for individual placement awards based on the recommended age groups of USA Gymnastics. All team members will receive an all-around medal and be recognized on the awards stand. Team awards will be awarded to 1st to 10th place teams. Each team member will receive an award for their team placement. Team rankings will be determined by the total of the top five (5) scores from each event.