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Congrats 2nd place Level 8 All Star Team!

January Newsletter

Hello everyone,

Hope your season is started off well. Please read all the info below!  

Being a good Sport - Play Fair

As the season progresses, I think it is important to remember to be a good sport when traveling outside of your local city, county and state mask ordinances.  If you are traveling to a state which requires masks, please be a good sport by wearing a mask and ask your parents and athletes to do so as well.  By not wearing a mask when it is required by that local ordinance puts the host club at a huge risk.  We have all hosted meets, please be nice and don’t add any undue stress to the host.   When you walk into a friends house and they ask you to take off your shoes, you take off your shoes.  If this is a problem for your club and parents, be diligent in your research when traveling outside or your locale.  Ask in advance what the guidelines will be and communicate it to your parents.    It is your choice where you travel to meets, choose accordingly so that it fits your club and what you are comfortable with.  Also, if you are hosting a competition be sure and let people know what the mask policy will be well in advance so clubs can prepare.  

DP and Xcel State Meet Registration!

Please register as your athletes qualify.  This will help the hosts get a schedule out sooner.  Here are the links for Xcel and DP state.  Make sure you are logged in.

Xcel State :

DP STATE registration :

Xcel state Meet

The University of Idaho is requiring masks at this years Xcel state championships.  PLEASE tell your parents in advance so they are fully aware.  

State Leo’s

There will be a state Leo for sale.  Details to follow soon.  Please look for an email in the next week or so.  The turnaround time is going to be REALLY QUICK so once you see the email order leo’s RIGHT AWAY!  


If you have any seniors please email me so that I can get enough books ordered.  Thanks!

Happy Flipping!



Idaho Level 7 All Star's 6th Place

Congrats to the level 7 All-Star's who represented Idaho!  

Level 7 All Stars 6th Place!!! Congrats!

Idaho Committee Meeting


Mark Kindelspire: Idaho State Committee Chairman

Shalynn Garner: East Rep

Erin Jacobsen: East Rep

Jesse Dowell: South Rep

Barb DePasquale: North Rep

Brandon Paine: South Rep 

Judges Rep: Marian DeWane

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Kindelspire at 6:45

1.  Jesse Motions for State 2021-2022 to be March 25th 26th and Xcel State to be on March 18th and 19th for 2021-2022.

Erin Stone Seconds.

All in favor.

1.  Erin motions to accept the judges survey as is, can review next year if needed.

Jesse Seconds

All in favor.

1.  Erin proposes for a judge to be considered for Xcel Regionals the minimum criteria need to be met, Judge the Xcel State meet 2 times, have a level 10 or higher rating, along with 4 Xcel meets throughout the season. 

Jesse Seconds

All in Favor

Motion to adjourn at 7:16 

Jess Seconds 

All in favor 

Idaho Committee Meeting

February 3, 2021


Mark Kindelspire: Idaho State Committee Chairman

Shalynn Garner: East Rep

Erin Jacobsen: East Rep

Jesse Dowell: South Rep

Kristen Morris: Xcel Rep

Barb DePasquale: North Rep

Suni Crawford: North Rep

Guest: Kelly Riley

Absent: Brandon Paine

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Mark Kindelspire at 9:00 am PST.

  1. Discussion on head tax for the 2020- 21 season was discussed.  

Recommendation for the 2020-21 season, Idaho competition fees (head tax) for in season meets will not be collected. 

Motion: Barb DePasquale

Second: Kristen Morris


The State Meet will still be assessed competition fees, both state and regional.

  1. Discussion on judge selection to the Regional Meets

The regional form is going to be evaluated for use in the state selection process as well as a survey to evaluate professionalism, consistency, and fairness. Both of these items will be used by the committee as data for voting on judges to represent Idaho at the regional meets. (2 for 8/9/10, 1 for 7, and 1 for Xcel). The committee is allowing the judging community to suggest survey questions and format to the committee.  These will be due February 22nd. The first time to use the survey will be at the state meet. 

  1. Discussion on drop back dates.

Recommendation for the 2020 - 21 season to have March 7th as the drop back date. 

Motion: Jesse Dowell

Second: Barb DePasquale


  1. 9:45 am

Recommendation to adjourn.

Motion: Suni Crawford

Second: Jesse Dowell


USAG Idaho State Board Virtual Meeting

November 16th

Meeting attendees:

Mark Kindelspire- State Chairman

Marian DeWane – Judges Representative

Erin Jacobson – East Rep

Shalynn Garner – East Rep

Kristen Morris – Xcel Rep

Suni Crawford – North Rep

Jesse Dowell – South Rep

Barbara DePasquale – North Rep

Brandon Paine -South Rep

Mark Kindelspire called the meeting called to order at 10:10 am.

Discussion was held about the status of the season. 

Recommendation to allow one judge panels to qualify for state through the 20-21 season at levels where one judge panels are allowed (DP levels 1 through 5 and all Xcel).

Motion Marian DeWane

Second Kris Morris


Recommendation to allow athletes to qualify at in house meets with one team to meet the qualifying score to the state meet for the 20-21 season.

Motion Barbara DePasquale

Second Kris Morris


Motion to adopt the same language for the state as the region follows for state entry fee refunds in the event it is canceled. (No refunds should be expected for regional meets.  Should the host be able to cover all expenses, the host will make a good faith effort to refund part of the entry fees.) 

Motion Brandon Paine

Second Suni Crawford



Recommendation that we accept virtual qualifying meet scores through the 20-21 season.

Motion Marian DeWane

Second Barbara DePasquale



Recommendation to use the regions Xcel qualifying score at any meet throughout the year but athletes must compete at the state meet through the 20-21 season.

Motion Jesse Dowell

Second Brandon Paine



Recommendation to adjourn 11:16

Motion Marian DeWane

Second Shaylynn Garner


Respectfully submitted by

Shalynn Garner

Meet Dates for 2022/23

 3/24 - 3/25 DP State - Pocatello

4/1 - 4/3   Xcel State - Hailey



Mark Kindelspire

Mark Kindelspire

State Chairman