There are three meets that the board is considering – UNC-Chapel Hill on February 9, JMU on February 15, and Penn State on February 23 – but we can only go to TWO of these.
This post contains information on all three competitions; please read it carefully then VOTE for the TWO you would prefer. The two competitions that receive the most votes will be the two that we attend.
Please vote HERE by Saturday, January 19.
Please be sure to check your syllabi (i.e. midterm schedule) and calendars for your other commitments before voting.
Information about each meet:
UNC-Chapel Hill Jersey Floor – February 8-10, 2013
Date and Time: Competition on February 9 at 12:00 PM – PCG will travel on Friday, February 8 to North Carolina and return to Penn on Sunday, February 10
Competition: For women and men – UNC has all women’s events and all but rings and high bar for men
Travel time: 6.5 hours
Host team: UNC – Chapel Hill
JMU Duke Dog Classic – February 15-16, 2013
Date and Time: Competition on February 16 at 10:00 AM – PCG will travel on Friday, February 15 to JMU and return to Penn on Saturday, February 16 after the competition
Competition: For women and men – JMU has all women’s and men’s events
Travel time: 4.5 hours
Host team: James Madison University
Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational – February 22-24, 2013
Date and Time: Competition on February 23 at 8:00 AM – PCG will travel on Friday, February 22 to Penn State and return to Penn on Sunday, February 24
Competition: For women and men – Penn State has all women’s and men’s events
Travel time: 3.5 hours
Host team: Penn State
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/483706875001049/
Here are some factors you might want to consider:
Schedule: These meets are three weekends in a row in February. Please consider your exam schedule and other commitments, as well as other concerns like traveling two weekends in a row.
Equipment: JMU and Penn State both have full men’s equipment, but UNC does NOT have rings or high bar. There is a varsity meet at Penn State immediately after the club meet, and we would be competing on the varsity equipment in the big arena.
Time commitment: UNC and Penn State are two night trips; JMU is one night
Cost: Because JMU is only one night, it is about half the cost (for team members) of UNC and Penn State.
Social and other events: Penn State and UNC have mentioned post-meet socials. We would not be staying the night after the competition at JMU. Additionally, Penn State has the varsity meet to watch after the club meet!
Other factors: Penn State is a very large and successful club. As they wrote in their invitation email, their equipment, judging, and facilities are second only to Nationals. Because we won’t be attending Nationals this year, you may want to take this into account.
Please vote HERE by Saturday, January 19 at midnight.