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Denton, TX -

This coming weekend, January 6,7,8, will see a convergence of over 900 gymnasts from 20 different states in Denton, TX.

The Embassy Suites - Denton Convention Center will be the site of the National Judges Cup. All weekend long, gymnasts, levels 2 through 10 members of USA Gymnastics will compete for awards.

The prestigious Patty Shipman Level 7 State team competition will be conducted on Saturday night at 6pm. A six-person team representing their state will compete for the coveted title of the Patty Shipman Level 7 State Team Judges Cup National Champion (the best five individual scores will count toward the team score).

Competition begins on Friday at 10:00am

The complete competition schedule can be found on the Achievers Gymnastics home page at

Admission information:

Admission prices – cash or CC accepted

Price per session:
$20 Adult ages 13-65
$15 Seniors 65+ and Military
$10 Children 12 and under
$30 for weekend pass

 About Achievers Gymnastics:

Contact Frank Kudlac, the head coach and director of operations at Achievers, at (940) 484-4900 or by email at for additional information.

Frank and Johnna Kudlac have owned and run Achievers Gymnastics since 1992. The Achievers curriculum, which is celebrating 31 years of service to the community of Denton and North Texas, consists of a number of interconnected programs, such as the Girls and Boys USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic gymnastics teams, the Girls TAAF Teams, the Achievers Ninja Warrior Training, and various levels of recreational gymnastics, cheer, and tumbling classes for children of all ages.

About the National Judges Cup:

The National Judges Cup is an annual fundraising invitational to benefit the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ). Funds raised from this competition are used to further judges’ education nationally and support the annual operating budget of the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges. 

The National Judges Cup is the longest-running traveling annual invitational in the country that changes city locations each year. It is the mission of NAWGJ to move this event to a different city each year to show support of the judges in each state and allow their member judges the opportunity to see gymnastics in all regions of the country. 

The National Judges Cup is the only invitational in the country that supports a four (4) judge panel for all levels of competition. This competition sets a nationwide base score as judges representing an average of over 28 states judge together and have the opportunity to review rule interpretations and recent changes made by the national office. This event also affords judges and participants the opportunity to judge with and be judged by some of the most recognized and prestigious judges in the country. 

The National Judges Cup features the prestigious Patty J. Shipman Level 7 State Team Challenge. Six member teams representing each state compete for the title of Patty J. Shipman Level 7 State Team Champion. 

The National Judges Cup awards more medals and awards than any other national invitational in the country as age groups are broken down further than R&P recommendations. Each participant is also recognized on the awards stand with an all-around award presented in the official awards ceremony.







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