Pacific boasts experienced judge

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For years, Pacific has been the home to many athletes and experts alike. Jayme Vincent is no exception.

“I currently coach and judge rhythmic gymnastics and have been involved with the sport my whole life,” said Vincent.

With that involvement, Vincent has six years of judging and five years of coaching under her belt.

As the Oregon State Chair for rhythmic gymnastics, Vincent had the privilege to attend the national judging course in Houston, Texas this January. While there, Vincent learned more about her craft with the help of the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique.

After success on the written exam given during the course, Vincent attended the USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Invitational and Challenge at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in February.

“I am very excited to have passed the practical portion of my exam also,” said Vincent, “which allows me to judge every level of competition within the United States.”

And she has judged many levels of competition.

Thanks to completing and passing these judging exams, Vincent now has experience with judging many local competitions, state championships, regional championships and the 2011 Open National Championships.

One of the greatest opportunities being provided to Vincent during this experience, is the honor to coach alongside and learn from the currently No. 1 ranked judge in the country, Nadine Davies.

“It has been such a privilege to work with and learn from Nadine for the past four years,” said Vincent. “Her knowledge, experience and passion for rhythmic gymnastics is extraordinary.”

When it comes to Vincent’s future, she gathers inspiration from the example Davies has set.

“It is my hope to follow in her footsteps,” Vincent shared, “becoming internationally ranked and possibly even judging the world championships or Olympic games someday.”


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