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1st Place Team Texas – National Judges cup L-R – Tatum Traylor, Norah Collins, Jesslyn Porter, Summer Terrill, Audrey Collins & Coach Abby Milliet.



Lexington, KY - Team Texas wins the prestigious Patty Shipman Level 7 Team Challenge at the National Judges Cup in Louisville, KY.

The Patty Shipmen Team Challenge  competition was created especially for the National Judges Cup and has become one of the premiere sessions of the competition. 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 and is greatly missed.

The Level 7 gymnasts in teams of six (6) members and one alternate representing their respective state compete for the title of Patty J Shipman Level 7 State Team Challenge Champion. Up to twenty-five (25) states have been represented at past National Judges Cups and this number continues to grow. Selection of state teams are done in various ways from state judges cups to designated qualifying competitions to one club being selected.

The five Achievers girls that traveled to Lexington, earned placement to Team Texas by placing among the top 7 at the Level 7 Texas Judges Cup held in December 2020. Team Texas, made up of five Achievers athletes and two Rock athletes placed first with an impressive score of 187.050, Maryland was 2nd and Oklahoma was 3rd.

The Achievers team athletes were, Audrey & Norah Collins, Tatum Traylor, Summer Terrill, and Jesslyn Porter. The Rock athletes were Alexa Liberty & Arianna Palmeri.

The last time Team Texas won this tile was 2014.

Team Coaches Abby Milliet from Achievers and Tina Rusinovich from the Rock guided the team to victory.

Texas Strong....Texas Proud!

The next competition for the Achievers gymnastics team is the Texas Prime competition  to be held at the Irving Convention Center, January 22/23/24.


TEAM:1st Texas 187.050
2nd Maryland 186.275
3rd Oklahoma 185.275


Level 7 Jr. A Division:

Jesslyn Porter, Crossroads, 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor & 1st All-Around


Level 7 Jr. B Division:

Audrey Collins, Highland Village, 3rd Vault, 6th Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor 3rd All-Around
Summer Terrill, Flower Mound, 4th Vault, 5th Bars, 5th Beam, 7th Floor, 5th All-Around
Tatum Traylor, Denton, 12th Vault, 12th Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd, Floor, 8th All-Around

Level 7, All Star Division: (Alternates)

Norah Collins, Highland Village, 5th Vault, 4th, Bars, 6th Beam, 8th Floor, 5th All-Around

For more information, please contact Frank Kudlac, Head Coach, and Director of Operations at (940) 484-4900, or by e-mail at

Achievers Gymnastics is owned and operated by Frank and Johnna Kudlac since 1992.  Celebrating 29 years serving the Denton community, the Achievers curriculum consists of many inter-working programs including Girls and Boys USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic gymnastics teams, Girls TAAF Teams, Parkour classes, Achievers Ninja Warrior Training, and various levels of recreational gymnastics, cheer, and tumbling classes for children of all ages.

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