2005 NATIONALCONGRESS AND TRADE SHOW

2005 NATIONAL CONGRESS AND TRADE SHOW With the Congress attendees, presenters, exhibitors, vendors and exhibit hall traffic, more than 2,000 individ...
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2005

NATIONAL

CONGRESS AND TRADE SHOW

With the Congress attendees, presenters, exhibitors, vendors and exhibit hall traffic, more than 2,000 individuals attended this year’s annual Congress and Trade Show. Numerous sessions took place throughout the day covering all aspects of the sports from program to sports science to business to preschool to cheerleading. In the exhibit hall area there were more than 75 vendors displaying their products and services in 190 booths—definitely something for everyone! Plus, Rhythmic held its National Championships and Acrobatic Gymnastics held its Team Trials at the convention center and was free to all Congress attendees. There was much to see and do at this year’s National Congress.

“This is one of the best, if not the best Congress event we have had to date...” Kathy Feldmann, Vice President of Member Services and National Congress Director said, “This is one of the best, if not the best Congress event we have had to date. The presenters, the topics, the MEGA raffle in the exhibit hall, the close proximity

of the hotels and event sites, the variety of vendors, classes, certifications, conferences and championships were all part of a most memorable weekend in Indianapolis. Our members gave us a ‘thumbs up’ all the way around.”

Photographs © Beth Banks

The 2005 National Congress and Trade Show took place at the Indiana Convention Center in conjunction with the Visa Championships. Both events proved to be a great success!

The Hall of Fame reception took place on Saturday and the Class of 2005 was honored. The class included: Harry Bjerke, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Kelli Hill, Jenifer Lovell Moreno, John Roethlisberger, and Chainey Umphrey. Congratulations to the class of 2005. The National Congress and Trade Show concluded with the Dance Party on Saturday night. What a spectacular weekend of Congress Sessions, a Business Conference, visits to the Exhibit Hall, a Hall of Fame Reception, the Dance Party and great performances at the Visa Championships where the questions WHO’S NEXT was answered.

Plan ahead for next year. The 2006 National Congress and Trade Show will be held in St. Paul, Minnesota in conjunction with the Visa Championships. The dates are August 16 -19, 2006. Watch for information in Technique magazine and online at www. usa-gymnastics.org.

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Men’s Program Sportsperson of the Year Presented to Paul Hamm(R)

Men’s Program Athlete of the Year Presented to Blaine Wilson

Men’s Program Coach of the Year Presented to Miles Avery(R)

Photograph © Phillip Morton Photography

Photograph © Steve Lange

Photograph © Phillip Morton Photography

Women’s Program Sportsperson of the Year Presented to Alicia Sacramone(L)

Women’s Program Coach of the Year Presented to Mihai Brestyan(L)

Women’s Program Athlete of the Year Presented to Nastia Liukin(L)

Photograph © Steve Lange

Photograph © Steve Lange

Photograph © Steve Lange

Presented by Ron Galimore

Presented by Kathy Kelly

Presented by Kathy Kelly

Presented by Ron Galimore

Presented by Kathy Kelly

Rhythmic Program Sportsperson of the Year and Athlete of the Year Presented to Olga Karmansky

Trampoline & Tumbling Program Sportsman of the Year Presented to Casey Finley(L) accompanied by Steve Penny(R)

Trampoline & Tumbling Program Sportswoman of the Year and Athlete of the Year Presented to Yuliya Hall

Photograph © Rick Rickman

Photograph: Coby James/InstantSportPhotos

Photograph: Coby James/InstantSportPhotos

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Trampoline & Tumbling Program James A. Rosanas Tumbling Coach of the Year Presented to Brad Davis

Trampoline & Tumbling Program Milton B. Davis Trampoline Coach of the Year Presented to Tatiana Kovaleva

Trampoline & Tumbling Program Bil Copp J.O. Coach of the Year Presented to Peter Dodd

Acrobatic Gymnastics Program Sportsperson of the Year Presented to Andre Solodar(L)

Acrobatic Gymnastics Program Athletes of the Year Presented to Clare Brunson(L) and Michael Rodrigues(R)

Acrobatic Gymnastics Program Coach of the Year Presented to Youri Vorobyev(R)

Photograph © Brian Dasto

Photograph © Brian Dasto

Presented by Carisa Laughon

Presented by Carisa Laughon

Presented by Carisa Laughon

Photograph © Brian Dasto

Acrobatic Gymnastics Program JO Coach of the Year Presented to Ronda Francis(L) Presented by Carisa Laughon

Service Star Awards – Events Presented to David Jerger(L) and Aaron Wilson(R)

Service Star Awards – Men Presented to Dusty Ritter(R) Presented by Ron Galimore

Presented by Linda Barclay

Photograph © Phillip Morton Photography Photograph © Brian Dasto

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Service Star Awards – Women Presented to Larissa Fontaine(L)

Service Star Awards – Acrobatic Gymnastics Presented to Linda Ocmand(L)

Service Star Awards – Trampoline/Tumbling Presented to Christine Lafollette

Service Star Award – Member Services Presented to Chris Calvert(R)

Service Star Award – Club Services Presented to Jeff Metzger(L)

Service Star Award – Club Services Presented to Jeff Lulla(L)

Presented by Lorée Galimore

Presented by Lorée Galimore

Photograph © Beth Banks

Photograph © Dean Capelotti

Photograph © Dean Capelotti

Service Star Award – Business Leader Presented to Frank Sahlein(R)

National Safety Instructor of the Year Presented to Steve Hass(L) and Phil Frank(R)

National KAT Instructor of the Year Presented to Dawn Matthews(M) and Judy Weckerly(R)

Photograph © Beth Banks

Photograph © Beth Banks

Presented by Kathy Kelly

Presented by Carisa Laughon

Photograph © Steve Lange

Presented by Kathy Feldmann

Presented by David Holcomb

Presented by Tania Heath Photograph © Dean Capelotti

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Presented by Tania Heath

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Presented by Stephanie Mitford Photograph © Beth Banks

Hall of Fame Inductees Left to Right – Jenifer Lovell Moreno, John Roethlisberger, Amy Chow, Chainey Umphrey, Dominique Dawes, Harold W. Bjerke, Kelly Hill(R) Photograph © Phillip Morton Photography

TOP 6 KAT Instructors 2004 (Left to Right) Tammie Bonsen, Brant Lutska, Dawn Matthews, Kim Stiefel, Linda Thorberg and Judy Weckerly. Photograph © Beth Banks

Top 15 Safety Instructors 2004 (Back row) Kim Boyd, Phil Frank, Helen Fry, Michael Taylor, Bobbi Montanari, Bernie Ray, Robin Weidmaier (Middle row) Jan Eyman, Steve Hass, Edgar Pulido (Front row) Debbie Anderson Not Pictured: Chris Calvert, Cathy Finkel, Ed Konopa, Jason Orkowski Photograph © Beth Banks

Not Pictured: Rhythmic Program Coach of the Year Presented to Lana Lashoff Group Gymnastics Dave Moskovitz Award Presented to Don Spencer

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Photograph © Steve Lange

National PDCP Instructor of the Year Presented to Claudia Kretschmer(R)