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State Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting was held on 6/20/2014

Meeting Minutes

Xcel Updates

Updates for the USAG Xcel Program for the 2014-2015 Season


Powerpoint presentation of the updates.

Danny Warbutton

Danny Warbutton needs our prayers and support!


Danny is in need of our support in prayer and has mounting medical bills. Danny is battling bladder cancer.  He is currently undergoing chemotherapy, with surgery planned later this summer.  Danny has had many set-backs, complications and suffered a lot of side effects from the chemotherapy.  A fund has been set-up that Danny and his wife, Sue can access directly to help relieve some of their financial stress.  Danny has helped so many people over the years that his Gym Dandy family is hoping that some of you will find it in your heart to help Danny now. For those that didn’t know Danny , below is a brief biography.

            Danny Warbutton was a 3 time All-American gymnast at Georgia Southern. He was a four time National Sokol Champion and placed 10th in the AA at the 1972 Olympic Trials.  Upon graduation, he returned home, to become co-owner of the B.G’s along with Bud Giannini.  In 1976, Danny started his own gym, Warbutton’s Gymnastics Academy, home of the Gym Dandys in Washington, Pennsylvania.  Danny was one of the original coaches in Pennsylvania to help pave the way for the level of gymnastics that it is today.  He believed that the more he helped others, the better the sport of gymnastics would become.  Gymnastics was his passion!

Danny ran numerous local clinics for judges, athletes, and coaches-many on holiday weekends!  He would do anything to better the sport of gymnastics for the children.  Danny also spoke at numerous state (Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Alabama) and regional clinics for both Region VII and Region VIII.  He was also a guest speaker at the USGF National Congress and USAIGC National Convention.  Danny was well known for his uneven bar innovations!

            Danny produced 8 Elite gymnasts, 2 of which were on the National Team (Patti Rice and Linda Kardos). Linda was on the 1979 Pan American team and the World Championship Team.

Danny was the USA teams coach for meets in South Africa, East Germany and England from 1978-1980. He has coached well over 50 Junior Olympic National Competitors, 15 State Championship teams (back when there were only 3 levels!), and many individual state, regional and national champions.

            Danny served as Pennsylvania Age Group Chairman for 14 years from 1984-1998; was the Region VII Age Group Chairman from 1989-90; served on both the Regional and National Elite Board; was the Founder of the Pennsylvania Women’s Coaches Association; was a Founding member of the Elite Coaches Association; and founding member of Tri-States Gymnastics Association.

            Danny was the first recipient of the Pennsylvania Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, recipient of 30 year Tri-State Service award in 2002, Inducted into the Mid-Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 and also was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Washington/Greene County Chapter in 2003.

            Danny and Sue moved to Myrtle Beach and semi-retirement a few years ago. Golfing is his favorite past time. 

            If you are interested in helping with Danny’s medical bills, you can access this fund by going on or click on the Gym Dandy Facebook page to make a donation and offer words of encouragement.  The account was created on the website!

            Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and support!

                        Karen, Scotty and the Gym Dandy family!           

Women's Techinical Committee update - May 12, 13 - 2014

Region VII Xcel Survey Results

Here are the results of the Region VII survey that went out about the Xcel Program.