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Recognition of a “Lower Phase” in Straight-Line

Recognition of a "Lower Phase" in Straight-Line - technical clarification and example - Dear judges, coaches and gymnasts! After having received a few questions about the handling of STL structure group IX “moves with difficulty in lower phase”, we decided to publish a clarification regarding the recognition of difficulty: On page 75 of the STL difficulty catalogue you will find the following text: “If one of the following lower phases is performed directly after an upper phase with D difficulty, the difficulty of the upper phase will be counted and not the difficulty of the

Updated Regulations for Cyr Technical and Artistic Programmes

Updated Regulations for Cyr Technical and Artistic Programmes - Version 4.2 - The IRV technical team for Cyr Wheel has updated the regulations for the Technical and Artistic Programmes to version 4.2, whereby only minor changes have been made to improve clarity. These regulations will be used in the upcoming 2024 World Championships in the Netherlands together with the recently published Difficulty Catalogue version 4.2.1. All documents can be accessed and downloaded from the Cyr Wheel Code of Points page under the Regulations tab above or by following the link below: Cyr Wheel Regulations

[Cyr] Difficulty Catalogue 2024 Update – Version 4.2.1

[Cyr] Difficulty Catalogue Update - March 2024 - Version 4.2.1 - After a call for new elements in February, the IRV technical team for Cyr Wheel has revised and updated the Cyr Wheel Difficulty Catalogue to Version 4.2.1. Exciting new skills have been added and some of the existing descriptions have been improved. This updated version (4.2.1) of the Cyr Difficulty Catalogue will be used in the 2024 World Championships. Download the updated Cyr Difficulty Catalogue from the Cyr Wheel Code of Points page under the Regulations tab above or by following the link below:

Huge success for the the International Belgian Open 2024

Successful International Belgian Open 2024 Eupen - Belgium - 23 March The International Belgian Open and Eupen Pokal took place the weekend before Easter (23-24 March) in the East-Belgian city of Eupen. More than 250 gymnasts from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Ukraine and the United States, took part in the competition weekend. The competition was divided into two events; the International Belgian Open on Saturday and the Eupen Pokal on Sunday. The International Belgian Open is an IRV Certified competition, an all around competition at the highest international level. More

April 7th, 2024|Latest News|

The IRV is growing – France becomes a Bronze Member

France becomes IRV Bronze Member - The IRV is growing - ‌The IRV is delighted to welcome a new country into its federation. In March 2024, France joined the IRV with Bronze member status. ‌The driving force behind the new member country is seven-times World Champion, Achus Emeis. The former German wheel gymnast and event manager is now living in France and has joined Association Feelethik, a club in the small town of Andernos-Les-Bains, not far from Bordeaux in Southern France. In January this year, the club managed to buy 13 gym wheels

April 4th, 2024|Latest News|

Evaluation of Submitted Spiral Moves and Elements

Evaluation of Submitted Moves and Elements in Spiral 26 February 2024 The IRV judging team has reviewed and categorised all submitted new moves and elements in spiral. This categorisation will be valid for the upcoming 2024 World Championships. IMPORTANT: Please note that this is a preliminary categorisation for the next world championships and may change with the new difficulty catalogues that are currently under revision. New vaults and straight-line elements vaults will be published with the new difficulty catalogues after the 2024 World Championships. New Spiral Elements - FEB 2024 UPDATE:

March 4th, 2024|Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

IRV Academy Hollywood Days – new “how to” videos

IRV Academy Hollywood Days - Season 2 New "how to" videos from 26 February 2024 After the success and high demand for the “how to” videos resulting from the first IRV Hollywood Days organised in Belgium in 2022, we decided to repeat the experience with the IRV Hollywood Days 2023. This time nine coaches from five different countries met in Fallersleben / Germany. Hauke Narten and his Cyr crew were fantastic hosts, providing three different gyms, an ingenious cooking machine and entertaining side events. No one was allowed to leave Fallersleben without having at least tried

February 18th, 2024|Academy News, Latest News|

[Cyr] Call for Elements – Submission Deadline 29 February 2024

[Cyr] Call for Elements - Submission Deadline 29 February 2024 - The technical team for Cyr Wheel at the IRV is accepting new elements for the 2024 Cyr Difficulty Catalogue. The new elements and the corresponding difficulty catalogue will be published by 15 March and will be used in the World Championships 2024. Upload your videos until February 29th using the link below: New Elements Upload If you have any questions, please send an email to mhanisch@wheelgymnastics.com (Melanie) or hnarten@wheelgymnastics.com (Hauke) We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Membership Regulations 2024 – New Starter Bonus

IRV Membership Regulations 2024 Updated with new EURO 1000 Starter Bonus - valid from 1 January 2024 - Except for the annual membership fees, special contributions, and voting rights, all of which are decided by the General Assembly, the Membership Regulations may be amended by the IRV Executive Board at any time to fit changing circumstances. In this context, the IRV is offering additional financial support to all new Bronze, Silver, or Gold member countries and countries that have become Bronze, Silver, or Gold Members of the IRV since 2018. IRV Membership - Website Information IRV

January 14th, 2024|Latest News|

New IRV Judging Officer: Katharina Heymann

IRV Judging Team New IRV Judging Officer - Katharina Heymann From 1 January 2024, Katharina Heymann will take over from Miriam Kaufmann as IRV Judging Officer and leader of the IRV judging team. Miriam will continue as a judging team member. Katharina has been part of the IRV judging team for many years, and alongside Alexander Müller, she has had an instrumental role in the developing and writing of the new IRV Code of Points. Known as KC in the wheel gymnastics family, Katharina has been part of the judging team at many World Championships. She has

December 3rd, 2023|Latest News|

The World Championship key has a new home – in the Netherlands

2024 Individual IRV World Championships The World Championship key has a temporary new home – in the Netherlands It was a cheerful moment. At the beginning of the Austrian Open – an IRV certified competition – IRV President Henning Henningsen solemnly presented the huge World Championship steel key to the Netherlands. Roy van Zwienen from the 2024 Dutch Organising Committee accepted the key and with it the responsibility for hosting the next Individual World Championships in Almere at the end of July 2024. In the past, the key ceremony has taken place during the previous World

December 2nd, 2023|2024 World Championships, Latest News|

Cyr Wheel at the 2024 World Championships

Cyr Wheel World Championships 2024 Almere - The Netherlands The IRV Executive Board is happy to confirm that the next Cyr Wheel World Championships will take place alongside the Individual World Championships in Gym Wheel in the Netherlands. The IRV hopes to be able to welcome Cyr Wheelers from all over the World to participate in the competition. Updated Code of Points for Cyr Wheel An updated version of the Cyr Wheel Code of Points will be published in mid-January 2024. There will be only minor changes because the Code of Points has

New IRV Head of Cyr – Hauke Narten

New IRV Head of Cyr - Hauke Narten The IRV is very happy to announce that Hauke Narten has been appointed IRV Head of Cyr, a position that has been vacant since early 2022. Hauke is a skilled Cyr Wheeler and holds several World Championship titles, including the 2022 World Men’s All Around championship title. He has demonstrated his organisational and technical capabilities in connection with IRV online competitions, the IRV Academy Hollywood Days and the upcoming (soon to be announced) IRV Club Trophy. Hauke has already invested a huge amount of time and effort

September 23rd, 2023|Latest News|

Gym Wheel Code of Points Version 2.1

Code of Points 2023+ Gym Wheel Code of Points Version 2.1 - available now - The updated version of the Code of Points 2023+ provides further definitions on specific sections as well as corrections of minor errors. A list of all differences between version 2.0 and version 2.1 can be found on page 3 of the document. Version 2.1 will be the valid version for the 2024 individual world championships. More information and link to version 2.1

September 2nd, 2023|Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

IRV Academy Hollywood Days 14-15 Oct: Call for Coaches

IRV Academy Hollywood Days 2023 Call for Coaches Do you like coaching gym wheel or Cyr? Do you like sharing your knowledge and love the idea of a building a strong wheel gymnastics community? If your answer is YES to both these questions, we've got the right opportunity for YOU! The IRV Academy is looking for coaches to participate in the IRV Academy Hollywood Days 2023, where we will create new video material that shows how to teach certain wheel gymnastics elements. The Academy covers all disciplines and all levels, so you don't have

August 16th, 2023|Academy News, Event News, Latest News|

Henning Henningsen: An honour to serve as IRV President for 9 years

A personal note from IRV President Henning Henningsen An honour to serve as IRV President for 9 years Dear member country representatives, Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics, Dear respected colleagues, My international career as a Wheel Gymnastics athlete started 2005 in Bütgenbach (Belgium), where I competed as part of the German junior national team. It has been an incredible journey since then and I have made lots of new friends and unforgettable experiences, which I will never forget. However, the time has come for new endeavors. Let me give you a brief overview of

August 2nd, 2023|Latest News|

TWC 2023: Stunning routines and excitement right up until the end

Team World Championships - 15 July Chicago 2023 Stunning routines and excitement right up until the end After almost exactly 10 years, the IRV returned to Chicago, this time for the Team World Championships. Although many former participants were returning to Chicago, this time as coaches or judges, there were also a number of "firsts". For example, it was the first time for the IRV to organise a Team World Championship for juniors, with participating teams from Germany, Israel, Switzerland and the US. The gymnasts in this junior team event showed excellence at a very

August 1st, 2023|Event News, Latest News|

Danish Open in Sonderburg – 4 November 2023

IRV Certified Competition Danish Open in Sonderburg - 4 November 2023 Sonderburg and the Humlehøjhallen sports hall will once again be the setting for what will be the 10th International Danish Open in Wheel Gymnastics. On 4 November 2023, the club of TS Sonderburg will welcome gymnasts, judges, coaches and fans from the international wheel gymnastics community to take part in this popular event in Southern Denmark. The Danish Open has been awarded preliminary status as an IRV Certified Competition. Follow the link below for more information about the event. DANISH OPEN 2023 - more information

Submission of new elements and vaults for difficulty catalogues

Have you been working on a new element or vault? Following the publication of the new Code of Points 2023+ earlier this year, the IRV is now ready to receive submissions for new element and vaults. Please see the following guidelines for more information. Code of Points 2023+ Guidelines for submission of new difficulty elements and vaullts Gymnasts are encouraged to submit new elements and vaults that are currently not in the IRV difficulty catalogue(s). The following rules apply (May 2023): Timeline The new element or vault must be submitted by the

May 29th, 2023|Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

USA Wheel Gymnastics Website for Team World Championships and WheelFest 2023

Chicago, 10-15 July 2023 Information about Team World Championships and WheelFest on USA Wheel Gymnastics website USA Wheel Gymnastics (USAWGF) will be hosting the World Team Championships on July 15 and its own WheelFest from 10-14 July. Information about workshop participation, spectator tickets, accommodation packages and more can be found on their dedicated website: USA Wheel Gymnastics - Team world Championships and wheelfest website IRV information relating to the Team World Championships 2023 can be found on the IRV event page: IRV event page for Team World Championships 2023

May 19th, 2023|Event News|

IRV Academy – Presentation of Possibilities and Potential

IRV Academy Possibilities and Potential for Community Involvement In mid-April, the IRV Academy hosted an online community event to reach out to the wheel gymnastics community. Academy team members used the event as a platform to present the aims of the IRV Academy as well as to listen to the thoughts, expectations and needs of the community. The intention was to inspire members of the community to contribute to future Academy activities. As you might have already seen, the IRV Academy releases a "How to…" video each Monday. These videos are made by the wheel gymnastics

May 18th, 2023|Academy News, Event News, Latest News|

First IRV Certified Competition – Belgian Open 2023

Belgian Open 2023 - First IRV Certified Competition Successful International Belgian Open 2023 On Saturday 1 April 2023 (the weekend before Easter), the International Belgian Open and the Eupen Pokal took place in the East Belgian city of Eupen. More than 150 gymnasts from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Luxemburg, Norway, Switzerland and Ukraine took part in the competition weekend. The competition was divided into the International Belgian Open on Saturday, and the Eupen Pokal on Sunday. The International Belgian Open is an IRV Certified competition (LINK), which makes it an all-around competition at the highest international

Change of Venue for World Team Championships 2023

Team World Championships - USA 2023 Venue Change from Madison to Chicago In agreement with the IRV and qualified delegations, the USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation (USAWGF) has announced a change of venue for the Team World Championships (TWC) 2023. The event will now take place in Chicago, Illinois. Faced with unforeseen changes at its planned location in Madison, Wisconsin, USAWGF asked the IRV to conduct a survey on a possible change of location from Madison to Chicago. Our survey concluded that none of the qualified countries would suffer financial disadvantages of such a decision and that some

Judges for Belgian Open needed | Practice opportunity for new Code of Points 2023+

Judges for Belgian Open 2023 needed! Practice for new Code of Points 2023+ Dear friends! The Belgian Open 2023 is a well established annual high-level gym wheel competition in Eupen, Belgium. It will take place on 1st April this year. Competition judges needed The organisation team is currently looking for judges who are willing to judge at the competition. The competition will be judged based on the “old” gym wheel code of points. If you are interested in supporting the organisers as a judge, please contact Achim Pitz directly. Practice opportunity for new Code

March 10th, 2023|Latest News|

First judges passed IRV judging exam

New Code of Points 2023+ First judges passed IRV judging exam On 25th February 2023, the first IRV judging exam took place virtually. This was the first of 3 exam dates prior to the 2023 IRV Team World Championships. Participants from 5 different IRV member countries took part. We congratulate the first IRV certified judges who are now qualified to judge international competitions based on the new IRV gym wheel code of points 2023+. All Judging Exam Events in 2023

March 9th, 2023|Latest News|

IRV Judging Exam Dates in February, March and May 2023

IRV Judging Exam Dates in February, March and May 2023 Gym Wheel Code of Points 2023+ The IRV judges exams in 2023 will take place virtually on Saturday 25 February (2-4 pm CET), Thursday 16 March (6-8 pm CET) and Saturday 6 May (2-4 pm CET). The exams will be held via Zoom and will include theoretical and practical questions on the IRV gym wheel code of points 2023+. A successfully passed IRV judges exam will qualify judges to judge at IRV championships. Information on how to register for the exams will follow soon. NB: A

February 3rd, 2023|Academy News, Code of Points, Event News, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

NEW Initiative – IRV Certified Competitions

UPCOMING IRV Certified Competitions PAST IRV Certified Competitions New Initiative 2022 IRV Certified Competitions We have visited a number of international events organised by our member countries during the last year. Competitions such as the Belgian Open, Danish Open and Austrian Open have become established events attracting international participation. The IRV would like to offer its support to such events, with the aim of promoting their status and attractiveness for local organisers as well as gymnasts, coaches and judges. We are therefore happy to announce our brand new "Certified Competition" label.

First IRV Meet & Exchange shows potential for the future

First IRV Meet & Exchange shows potential for the future On Sunday 22 January, the IRV hosted its first virtual Meet & Exchange session with invited member country representatives. These sessions are a new initiative to provide an informal arena to exchange ideas on between the IRV and member countries. The plan is to hold them on a regular quarterly basis. Several countries had registered to participate in the session, but in the end Columbia (represented by Oscar and Nicolas) was the lucky country to receive our undivided attention. We look forward to more country

January 27th, 2023|Event News, Latest News|

Upcoming Judging Course and New Protocol for IRV Judges

Upcoming IRV Judging Course and New Judges' Protocol Gym Wheel Code of Points 2023+ With the introduction of the new Code of Points for Gym Wheel in January 2023, the first IRV event of the year will be a virtual judging course to be held over two weekends at the end of January and beginning of February. Furthermore, a new judges' protocol that describes the path to becoming an approved IRV Judge will also be introduced. See the links below for more information: IRV Judging Multiplier Course 2023 Protocol for IRV Judges 2023

December 29th, 2022|Academy News, Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

Thank you to Éric Deschênes – IRV Head of Cyr 2013-2022

Cyr Wheel Thank you to Éric Deschênes - IRV Head of Cyr 2013-2022 Looking for a new Head of Cyr Wheel 2023+ At the beginning of 2022, after nine years as IRV Head of Cyr, Éric Deschênes decided that it was time to pass the baton on to the next generation. With increased responsibilities in his professional life, he was no longer able to commit enough of his time to follow up further development of IRV Cyr activities. Cyr Wheel was first included in the IRV World Championships in 2013 in Chicago, USA, where

December 20th, 2022|Latest News|

IRV Initiatives: What we have worked on in 2022

IRV Initiatives 2022 What we have worked on in 2022 The IRV Executive Board wants to get more clarity and transparency into its own work and objectives. We have worked during the last months of 2022 on a new website page “IRV Initiatives”, where we aim to provide more context about the work of the IRV team. In the first overview of our main initiatives in 2022, we have included: Code of Points 2023+ New Online Competition Formats Improved Communication Processes IRV Academy: How to Videos You can find a detailed description of these

December 11th, 2022|Latest News|

Team World Championships 2023 officially awarded

Team World Championships 2023 Team World Championships 2023 officially awarded The 2023 Team World Championships have been officially awarded to USA Wheel Gymnastics. The event will take place in Madison, Wisconsin (USA) on 15 July 2023. The IRV Executive Board is happy to announce that the competition contract has been signed with USA Wheel Gymnastics President Ken Nagel. IRV President Henning Henningsen commented: “We really look forward to being back in the USA for the Team World Championships next year. After the cancelled WC event in 2020 - cancelled due to the pandemic and associated

December 6th, 2022|Latest News|

Hans Pichler honored for achievements for Austrian Wheel Gymnastics Federation

Austrian Open 2022 Hans Pichler honoured for achievements for the Austrian Wheel Gymnastics Federation (ÖRHÖV) The Austrian Open 2022 in Salzburg marked a new milestone in Austrian Wheel Gymnastics history. 81 competitors from seven IRV member countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and The Netherlands) and 12 different clubs competed in Salzburg on 26 November 2022. The “Sporthalle Alpenstraße” has been a showcase for other international Wheel Gymnastics events in the past. In 2007, the World Championships were held at the same venue, followed by the 2017 Team World Cup. All events have been

December 4th, 2022|Competition in IRV member countries, Event News, Latest News|

Code of Points 2023+ Version 2.0 now available

Code of Points 2023+ Version 2.0 now available The updated version of the gym wheel CoP 2023+ is now available. In cooperation with the IRV Athletes’ Commission, the IRV CoP 2023+ team has adapted the original version published in August 2022 based on feedback and comments from members of the international wheel gymnastics community. The main differences between the previous and the current version are listed at the beginning of the document. The new gym wheel CoP 2023+ will be valid for all IRV gym wheel championships from January 2023 onwards. Code of Points 2023+

November 30th, 2022|Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

160 comments on new Code of Points 2023+ received

#Code of Points 2023+ 160 comments on new regulations Dear gym wheel enthusiasts, We would like to give you an update on the current status of the CoP 2023+ reviewing process. We have received more than 160 comments on the new regulations, whereby the majority relate to the Code of Points and some to the difficulty catalogues. The CoP 2023+ team is currently meeting with the Athletes Commission regularly to discuss the feedback. We are grateful for all responses and assure you that all comments will be acknowledged and discussed. Some

November 10th, 2022|Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

Meet & Exchange: IRV Vice Presidents visited Danish Open in Sonderborg

Meet & Exchange IRV Vice Presidents visited Danish Open in Sønderborg Sønderborg and the Humlehøjhallen sports hall were once again the setting for an international Wheel Gymnastics event. On 5 November almost 100 gymnasts from Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland revived the wonderful atmosphere of the World Championships held at the same location earlier this year and filled the sports hall with rolling wheels, happy faces and great routines. Two Executive Board members of the IRV, Vice Presidents Maria Sollohub and Günter Fischer, used their visit for a Meet & Exchange with the organisers as well

November 9th, 2022|Latest News|

Wheel Gymnastics 2022 – Flashback and Outlook

Wheel Gymnastics in 2022 - Flashback and Outlook Let’s roll together – after three years of waiting this was finally possible again in 2022. The first international competition was the Belgium Open in April 2022. A final check-up for the elite athletes before the main event of the year, the first World Championships in Wheel Gymnastics since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. World Championships in Sønderborg, Denmark (May) This on-site IRV event was a big success, with 93 athletes from 13 nations qualified for the competition. A week full of action with an impressive

November 4th, 2022|Latest News|

Upcoming competitions in IRV member countries

Upcoming competitions in IRV member countries We are happy to announce next season's competitions in our member countries. With the Danish Open in Sonderborg, the Austrian Open in Salzburg, and the Belgian Open in Eupen, three exciting competitions are awaiting you. Use these excellent opportunities to get international competition experience and make friendships within our wheel gymnastics community.

Gym Wheel Code of Points 2023+

Presentation of CoP 2023+ The new Code of Points for Gym Wheel (CoP 2023+) will be implemented in 2023 and contains changes aimed at promoting the variation and creativity of gym wheel routines and simplifying the overall judging process. These changes mainly affect the calculation of difficulty, the composition of routines and the evaluation of artistic impression in straight-line routines performed to music. The new regulations will be published on or before 15 August 2022 and the IRV Team World Championships 2023 will be the first IRV competition using the new system. A

July 2nd, 2022|Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

Almost 100 wheel gymnasts from 13 countries to be represented in Sønderborg

#World Championships 2022 The wait is over. After four years, the IRV is finally able to organise a World Championships in Wheel Gymnastics again, and it is now only a couple of weeks until the Opening Ceremony. Almost 100 wheel gymnasts from 13 countries at the upcoming World Championships in Sønderborg Despite difficult and very challenging training conditions, 93 athletes have qualified for the championships and will travel to Sønderburg / Denmark. In the aftermath of Covid conditions and its lockdowns, no nation is able to send a full contingent. of participants, but with 22 gymnasts the German delegation

Open Cyr Battle at World Championships 2022

Open Cyr Battle in Sønderborg 2022 CYR BATTLE IN SONDERBURG OPEN TO ALL CYR WHEELERS The Cyr Battle at the 2022 World Championships in Sønderborg is now open to all Cyr wheelers, whether or not they are competing in the Cyr or Gym Wheel world championships. 16 places available: 8 places reserved for Cyr world championships competitors 8 places OPEN TO ALL - first come first served ● This event is in addition to the official Cyr World Championship competition ● The Cyr Battle is open to all Cyr Wheel gymnasts (female and male) - minimum age (born

CYR Wheel Regulations – Updated January 2022

CYR Wheel Regulations - Updated January 2022 This information is important for all Cyr Wheel gymnasts, coaches and judges attending the World Championships in Sonderburg, Denmark, in May 2022. An updated set of regulations was published in January 2022 and will be used to judge the World Championships in Sonderburg. There are no major changes to the regulations that were prepared for the 2020 World Championships, but we would like to clarify a few significant details.   OVERVIEW OF UPDATES Artistic Programme Regulations: Current Version 4.1a - published January 2022 2022 IRV CYR Artistic Programme Regulations Version 4_1a [Previous Version

March 11th, 2022|Cyr Wheel, Latest News|

Cheyenne Rechsteiner (SUI) appointed as new IRV General Secretary

Cheyenne Rechsteiner (SUI) appointed as new IRV General Secretary The IRV Executive Board is happy to announce the appointment of Cheyenne Rechsteiner from Switzerland as new IRV General Secretary. The position has been open since former General Secretary Reto Meier moved on to other commitments in June 2015. IRV President Henning Henningsen: “We are extremely happy to have Cheyenne on board. She has been part of the international Wheel Gymnastics family for many years. As gold medalist at multiple World Championships, Cheyenne brings a huge amount of expertise to the team and already has a broad network and

February 27th, 2022|Executive Board, Latest News|

COVID-19 Policy for upcoming IRV World Championships

#World Championships 2022 COVID-19 Policy for upcoming IRV World Championships The IRV World Championships will be carried out under the official Danish Government Covid-19 rules valid at the time of the championships. Please inform yourself here and remember that the situation/rules can change: Rules and regulations (coronasmitte.dk) Corona-safe travel in Denmark - VisitDenmark The IRV places high priority on the health and safety of all participants and accompanying persons. The IRV World Championships 2022 will therefore be staged within the official Corona Rules of the Danish government valid at the time of the event. These rules will count as

February 14th, 2022|Event News, Latest News, World Championships 2022|

Open Positions: IRV General Secretary & Head of Cyr Wheel 2022

Open Positions: IRV General Secretary & Head of Cyr Wheel 2022 The IRV voluntary team is growing and we are looking for new members of our team, to support the development of our sport. Are you interested in working with us in one of the following positions? IRV General Secretary IRV Head of Cyr Wheel 2022

December 16th, 2021|Featured|

Competition clothing in wheel gymnastics

Competition Clothing in Wheel Gymnastics - flexible rules allow for personal preference - All images © Bart Treuren Recently, the female German Artistic Gymnastics team made headlines when they decided to perform in long leotards; first at the European championships in April 2021, and then again during the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021. The gymnasts wanted to make a statement against the sexualisation of women in sports. In international wheel gymnastics competitions for Cyr and Gym Wheel, full-body unitards or leotards with tights have always been permitted. It was important from the very beginning that gymnasts should not

July 31st, 2021|Code of Points|

New Gym Wheel Code of Points will be implemented in 2023

New Gym Wheel Code of Points will be implemented in 2023 Letter from the IRV Code of Points Team Dear gymnasts, coaches and judges, During the last weeks we have received numerous questions regarding the new Gym Wheel Code of Points. We are aware of your strong interest as many of you are starting your preparation for upcoming events. It is therefore important that we provide clear information on how we will proceed with this project: First of all, we want to share the most important information with you: For the next world championships in Denmark 2022,

July 28th, 2021|Code of Points, Cyr Wheel, Latest News|

Senior Team Trophy – Joint 1st Place for Austria and Germany

Joint 1st Place for Austria and Germany There was a sense of euphoric joy in Salzburg, where the entire Austrian team had gathered together in the gym to watch the livestream of the IRV Senior Team Trophy. A joint 1st place for Austria! Austrian national trainer Tanja Stöllinger and delegation leader Johann Pichler were overwhelmed: “This is the first time ever we won a medal in gold”, said Johann Pichler with a huge smile on his face! The achievement was even more exceptional given that the Austrian team had stepped in at short notice to replace the qualified team

May 26th, 2021|Featured, Team World Championships 2021|

Team Germany wins the Junior IRV Team Trophy in a tight contest with Team Israel

Team Germany wins the Junior IRV Team Trophy in a tight contest with Team Israel   Teams sitting together next to their national flags, solemnly decorated gyms and more than 400 virtual spectators. This IRV Team Trophy was a special one – with many first times: First time for a Junior Team Trophy First time for a team from Israel First time for gymnasts performing with masks AND First time for a virtual international team competition The IRV would have loved to organize an on-site competition during the Leipzig International German Gymnastics Festival as originally planned, but the

May 17th, 2021|Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

IRV Team Trophy competitions will be streamed on May 16 and May 23

IRV Team Trophy competition will be streamed on two consecutive sundays Juniors: Sunday, May 16, 18:00 CEST Seniors: Sunday, May 23, 18:00 CEST We really look forward to our 1st IRV Team Trophy competition after this long time of abstinence. It will be the first competition of its kind for the IRV, so we cannot rely on experiences from the past. Especially the technical requirements and processes have a big influence on our work. We realized in the last days that it is not possible for our small team to stream two competitions for juniors and seniors on the

May 12th, 2021|Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

The Toughest Decision in the History of the IRV

Cancellation of 2021 World Championships The Toughest Decision in the History of the IRV Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics, Dear Wheel Gymnastics representatives in IRV member countries, It is with an extremely heavy heart that the voluntary IRV Executive Board has decided to cancel the postponed 2020 Wheel Gymnastics World Championships planned to be held in New Jersey in July 2021. This is the toughest decision we have had to make in 25 years of IRV history. The IRV team has held regular online meetings during the last few months to discuss the challenges

March 24th, 2021|Latest News, World Championships 2020|

IRV Team Competition 2021 will be virtual event

IRV Team Competition 2021 will be virtual event Letter by IRV President Henning Henningsen Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics, Dear Wheel Gymnastics representatives in IRV member countries, We would all like to go to our training sessions again, meet friends and prepare for the upcoming sports events in 2021. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic still holds us in suspense. At the end of March 2020 I recorded a video in my living room to share the message about the postponement of the planned 2020 World Championships in New Jersey, USA. The postponement was the result

February 3rd, 2021|Event News, Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

#WheelGymnastics Holiday Style

Happy Holidays to all our #WheelGymnastics friends out there   Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an   Ein Beitrag geteilt von IRV (@wheelgymnastics.sport) Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an Ein Beitrag geteilt von IRV (@wheelgymnastics.sport) @gyrowheelgymnasticsGyro Bear for Christmas! #gyrobear #wheegym #wheelgymnastics #happyhannukah #marychristmas #rhoenrad #foryou #cute♬ All I Want For Christmas - Tosh Alexander   Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an   Ein Beitrag geteilt von IRV (@wheelgymnastics.sport)

December 23rd, 2020|Event News|
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The History of Rolling: 25 years IRV

The History of Rolling: 25 Years International Wheel Gymnastics Federation (IRV) It is 25 years since the IRV was founded in Switzerland. We would have liked to celebrate this anniversary during the World Championships with a great Wheel Gymnastics performance on Times Square in New York. But… as you all know we are living in a pandemic and have to cope with the “New Normal”. Nevertheless, this date is a landmark and our federation has definitely grown up. We have come a long way. From Finnentrop (Germany) to Akita (Japan), from a group of easy-going wheel enthusiasts to

December 18th, 2020|Featured|

Competition Rules 2021 available

Dear members, dear gymnasts, the Competition Rules 2021 were approved by the IRV in October and are now ready to be used. There are some major changes which include the already announced news that from 2021 on the Competition Framework lists Junior Team World Championships (together with the Senior Team World Championships - see point 1.4) and also Junior All Around Finals (within the Individual World Championships - see point 1.3.6 a). Another change affects the Cyr Wheel Competitions at the World Championships, where no longer two separate Cyr Wheel World titles will be awarded (see point 1.3.7 and

November 8th, 2020|Code of Points, Cyr Wheel, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

Online Competition exceeded expectations

1st IRV Online Competition exceeded expectations The global COVID 19 pandemic is affecting millions of sports enthusiasts around the world. New lockdowns have recently been announced by governments in Europe, including wide-ranging restrictions for non-professional sports facilities and club activities - also for wheel gymnasts. As an international sports federation, we are committed to a healthy and sustainable performance development. We are aware that weeks without training are a challenge for all of you who are aiming to participate at IRV World Championships or other competitions in the future. In these uncertain times, we understand that some

November 3rd, 2020|Latest News, Online Competition|

Open Letter of IRV President Henning Henningsen

We need to talk about the "new normal" for our sport Letter of IRV President Henning Henningsen The COVID-19 pandemic influences a wide range of activities of our personal, business and sporting lives. IRV President Henning Henningsen has discussed with his team about the "new normal" for the sport of Wheel Gymnastics, how the IRV as federation need to adapt its structures for the future and if the 2021 competitions can take place. Dear Wheel Gymnasts, We all are facing a challenging time at the moment. Championships have been cancelled or postponed; training sessions have had

September 20th, 2020|Event News, Featured, Latest News|

Welcome India: New IRV Member

Welcome India: New Member approved by IRV General Assembly The IRV General Assembly 2020 has approved the membership application of the Indian Wheel Gymnastics Federation, represented by Mr. Rupak Debroy, Executive Council Member of the Indian Olympic Association (NOC- INDIA). We welcome India as new member country in the IRV and are happy to share our knowledge with our new friends in India. Wheel Gymnastics has not yet grown that much in India, nevertheless to establish connections to the best team in the world offers a wide variety of possibilities to learn and exchange knowledge and experiences. Henning

July 18th, 2020|Latest News|

IRV World Championships 2022 in Sonderburg, Denmark

IRV World Championships 2022 in Sonderburg, Denmark The IRV World Championships 2022 have been awarded to Sonderburg in Denmark. The city in the south of Denmark, close to the german border has a Gym Wheel Club, which organizes the Danish Open regularly. The next Danish Open is planned for october 31, 2020. Date World Championships 2022: 23th - 28th May 2022 Event Place: Humlehøj Hallen, Sonderburg, Denmark Accommodation is offered in the nearby Danhostel Sonderburg. It is a cozy and familiar place to meet and exchange. The above 5-minute video includes a welcome message in different languages

July 13th, 2020|Code of Points, Event News, Latest News|

wheelgymnastics. sport becomes new IRV online address

The IRV is taking the next steps towards a professional appearance in online channels. We are seeking to improve the IRV's brand image under the common branding "wheelgymnastics.sport", to make our sport even more visible internationally for people, that don't know what the german name "Rhönrad" is about. This new brand name for online channels also includes all our activities, from the roots of our federation with the "Gymnastics Wheel", "Rhönrad" or "Gym Wheel", up to the relatively new discipline of "Cyr Wheel". Henning Henningsen | IRV President wheelgymnastics.sport is already replacing the old domain rhoenrad.com for the official

July 5th, 2020|Latest News|

New Wheel Gymnastics Academy starts with Video Workouts

New Wheel Gymnastics Academy starts with Video Workouts Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics The COVID-19 situation has greatly challenged all athletes around the world in the last couple of months. Events needed to be postponed, trainings had to be cancelled. However, the IRV has noticed an inspiring movement towards video-based home workouts, which we very much welcome. In an effort to canalize those videos and make them available for as many wheel gymnasts as possible, we have created a new area “video workouts” within our academy for wheel gymnastics on the IRV homepage. You will find the first set

June 12th, 2020|Academy News, Latest News|

4 Senior & 5 Junior teams qualified for 2021 TWC

Dear friends of #WheelGymnastics, Due to the postponement of the World Championships 2020 in the USA, the IRV decided to use the results of the 2018 World Championships in Magglingen to determine the teams for the Team World Championships 2021. The International Wheel Gymnastics Federation is therefore very happy to invite following teams to the 1st Team World Championships in Leipzig, Germany. Qualified for the JUNIOR TEAM WC: Germany Israel the Netherlands Switzerland & Austria (joint 4th place) Qualified for the SENIOR TEAM WC: Germany Japan Switzerland the Netherlands The date for the competition is Saturday 15th May 2021,

April 3rd, 2020|Event News, Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

Postponement of 2020 World Championships

  Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an   Ein Beitrag geteilt von IRV (@wheelgymnastics.sport) am Mär 23, 2020 um 10:46 PDT transcript of statement, IRV President Henning Henningsen: Dear wheel gymnasts, The coronavirus is keeping the world in suspense. People are living in lockdown, training facilities are closed and countries have issued travel bans. We thought we could wait until the end of April to make a decision about the World Championships due to take place in New Jersey in July this year. As it turns out, with the virus progressing so fast and the situation

March 24th, 2020|Featured, Latest News, World Championships 2020|

Corona Virus and the 2020 World Championships in Wheel Gymnastics

Dear athletes and friends of #WheelGymnastics, the IRV and USA Wheel Gymnastics are working together to monitor the current virus situation and its increasing severity across the globe. We will reach a decision at the latest by 30 April regarding how to proceed with plans for the IRV World Championships and USAWG WheelFest. A possible cancellation is one of the options being discussed. The health and safety of all involved parties will be our first priority. Keep safe. IRV & USAWG teams Send E-Mail to IRV

March 13th, 2020|Featured|

Straight-Line Regulations 2020: NEW PUBLICATION

The IRV Code of Points team has produced a "one-stop" document containing ALL relevant information for straight-line routines without music. This is a new and complete publication of existing documentation. It is essential reading for judges, coaches and gymnasts preparing for the 2020 World Championships and is available in English and German. A supplementary document for routines to music will follow. This version of the General Regulations for Straight-Line builds on the German Code of Points 1997 (WB-97) together with the IRV changes from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. It replaces all previous documentation. All descriptions use

February 15th, 2020|Code of Points, Gym Wheel, Latest News|

“We need to shape our future together!”

An open letter from IRV President Henning Henningsen Dear friends of #WheelGymnastics, In the last couple of years, the voluntary members of the IRV board have worked towards a modern and attractive future for our sport. Openness, transparency, cooperation, equality, and effectiveness have become decisive factors for us, even if we are not yet able to cover all points completely. We are working on it! With the “Agenda 2020” and its adjustments in the “Next Level 2020”, we have laid a foundation for the future of #WheelGymnastics. This foundation is based on an adaptation of the World Championships

December 24th, 2019|Featured|

10th Team World Championships will be hosted in Leipzig / Germany on 15th of May 2021

After the successful Team World Championships (TWC) in Akita / Japan in spring 2019 the next TWC will take place 2021 in Leipzig / Germany. For the first time IRV organizes also a Junior Team World Championship. The competition format and the qualification mode will not be altered. Both competitions will be held in during the International German Gymnastics Festival (12-16th of May 2021) in a suitable venue at the Leipzig Trade Fair. Participants will receive a festival pass, which allows them free use of public transport, access to all exhibitions halls and competition venues for other sports. If

December 17th, 2019|Event News, Latest News, Team World Championships 2021|

Preliminary Registration for 2020 World Championships

The preliminary registration document for the 2020 IRV World Championships has been published to the IRV Website. The 2020 World Championships #WheelGymnastics will be held at John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center of  the New Jersey City University. The event period has been reduced to 6 days (2018: 7 days), starting on tuesday, 14th july 2020 with scheduled warm up sessions. The first competition is planned for wednesday, 15th july 2020. Cyr All-Around Final takes place on thursday, 16th july 2020. Gym Wheel All-Around Finals for senior and junior competitors are planned for

December 15th, 2019|Event News, World Championships 2020|

Update to 2019 IRV Cyr Wheel Regulations

Dear Cyr Wheelers, After an international CYR meeting in Austria in November, two minor changes were made to the 2019 regulations: “Prevention of a fall” (0.2 deduction per occurrence) was moved from “execution deductions” to “independent deductions” (for both technical and artistic programmes) Calculation of the maximum score for the technical programme was changed from (DIFFICULTY) + (2 x EXECUTION) = maximum 15 points .... to → 1.5 x (DIFFICULTY + EXECUTION) = maximum 15 points We also ask gymnasts to be particularly aware of the regulations for measuring the length of the artistic programme: "Maximum length of routine: 3

December 11th, 2019|Code of Points, Cyr Wheel, Latest News|

Changes in the 2020 Judges Registration Formalities

Dear friends of Wheel Gymnastics and IRV member countries, We were informed that the changes in the Judges Registration Formalities as recently published within the Competition Rules 2020 have led to some misunderstandings and unexpected challenges. Countries have already planned for the World Championships 2020 in New York and the changes in the “new” Judges Registration Formalities would have affected them a lot. The Competition Rules 2020 should have been published in September 2019, but extensive discussions beyond our annual meeting made this impossible. We apologize for the delay and have now changed the new regulations back to the

Competition Rules 2020 published

The IRV 2020 Competition Rules document has been finalized and published. The competition rules are the foundation for the 2020 IRV World Championships in New Jersey (USA), as well as the 2021 IRV Team World Championships in Leipzig (Germany). Major alterations are: the renaming of the All-Around Competitions to Semi-Finale. Addition of an All-Around Finale for Juniors new regulations regarding the number of judges rules for qualifying for the Team World Championships new Cyr competition format new Code of Conduct 2020 Competition Rules

Publication of Cyr Wheel Code of Points 2019

The IRV is pleased to announce the publication of the 2019 CYR WHEEL  Code of Points, including an updated Difficulty Catalogue (bilingual English-German), as well as regulations for the Technical Programme (in English) and Artistic Programme (in English). These documents will be valid for the 2020 World Championships. The format of the regulations has been simplified since 2018 and we hope CYR competitors preparing for 2020 will welcome the changes. Video links to skills from the difficulty catalogue will be published in the next few months. Cyr Wheel Regulations The publication of updated documents for the GYM WHEEL straight-line

October 3rd, 2019|Cyr Wheel, Latest News, World Championships 2020|

New Code of Points for Gym Wheel by January 2022

Dear friends of wheel gymnastics, As you might know a working group of the IRV is currently working on substantial changes for the code of points in gym wheel. The aim of the new regulations is to guarantee a fair and transparent scoring system for future gym wheel competitions.

September 14th, 2019|Featured, Gym Wheel|

Gym Wheel, Cyr Wheel, Beach and summer in Tortosa

A personal report by Hauke Narten (Germany) for the IRV Wheel Workshop Week during the CSIT World Sports Games in Tortosa (Spain) Gym Wheel, Cyr Wheel, Beach, summer and great People all together in one place. Sounds awesome? All of this and even more - that was the IRV Wheel Workshop week in Tortosa 2019, and it was awesome. Indeed! Many years have passed since the last International IRV training camp in Ede, Netherlands. I always hoped that the Idea of an open training camp could be revived. An entire week in which the wheel family comes together, trains together,

July 29th, 2019|Latest News|

Thank You – 2019. Akita

“An amazingly well organized event with an incredible audience!” Simon Rufener, Switzerland “It was amazing to compete in such a big hall with so many spectators”. Martine van den Boogaard, the Netherlands These are only two reactions to the 2019 Team World Cup in Japan. Athletes and Trainers were overwhelmed.

April 30th, 2019|Latest News, Team World Cup 2019|

Highlights of 2019 Team World Cup

The 2019 World Team Cup in Wheel Gymnastics in Japan was an outstanding competition and a milestone in the history of the IRV. For the first time, the international Wheel Gymnastics Community came to Japan for an international competition. Round about 3.000 spectators watched the 2019 Team World Cup with the local competitors Yasuhiko Takahashi and Aya Horiguchi. A short video with all highlights of the competition is now available. Event Page with Results Blog Post: "Team Germany wins 2019 Team World Cup in Akita"   Partner Videos @BTVrhoenrad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUvwnC-IF84

April 27th, 2019|Event News, Latest News, Team World Cup 2019|

Germany wins 2019 Team World Cup in Akita

The German team wins the 2019 Team World Cup in Akita. With a total of 21 points the athletes Kira Homeyer, Sarah Metz, Carsten Heimer and Luca Christ from Germany got the gold medal in the competition in Akita, Japan. Second place goes to Japan, with the local "stars" Yasuhiko Takahashi and Aya Horiguchi and their team mates Yuki Matsuura and Daisuke Mori. Bronze medal goes to Team Switzerland with Cheyenne Rechsteiner, Leonie Botta, Simon Rufener and Matthias Reich. Team Netherlands got 4th place, with excellent routines of Martine van den Boogaard, Sanne Romijn, Ilse van der Ham and Sannah Boer.

April 21st, 2019|Event News, Latest News, Team World Cup 2019|

Video Livestream of 2019 Team World Cup in Akita, Japan

The 2019 Team World Cup on Sunday, 21st April will be streamed through the official IRV youtube channel "IRV Wheel Gymnastics". The livestream is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. (April 21) local time in Japan (GMT+9). This means a local time in central Europe of 05:00  a.m. on Sunday, April 21. more information about 2019 Team World Cup Youtube Livestream 2019 Team World Cup

April 20th, 2019|Event News, Team World Cup 2019|

#RollingChallenge for 2019 Team World Cup in Akita

#RollingChallenge No. 1 How do you prepare for the competition? Put your phones on camera mode and press the button. +++++++++ Retrospective #RollingChallenge2018 / Magglingen / World Championships During the World Championships in Magglingen you put yourself into your plane’s overhead lockers, you hung down from signposts and bridges and you put the most incredible team photos together. All this to compete for the #rollingChallenge trophy. And the winner was: the team of the Netherlands. Sieh dir diesen Beitrag auf Instagram an Ein Beitrag geteilt von Dutch Wheelgymnastics (@rhonradnl) am Mai 6, 2018 um 12:58 PDT Now it’s time to

April 19th, 2019|Event News, Team World Cup 2019|

Huge succes for the 5th edition of the Int. Belgian-Open

A report by Achim Pitz: On the weekend before eastern the 5th edition of the international Belgian-Open & the Eupen-Pokal took place in Eupen, a city in the east of Belgium. More than 200 Gymansts from Austria, Belgium, Brasil, Denmark, Germany, Israel and the Netherlands took part in the competition weekend.

April 16th, 2019|Latest News|

Chicago Big Wheel Weekend in March 2019

A report by Wolfgang Bientzle: Everything is leading to the World Championship and Wheel FEST July 13-19 2020 in New York. Fun at Willye White Park and Gale School- Instructors of top level like at no other Wheel event in the Americas. Two days of intensive workshop for performers , athletes, coaches and judges. 10 new judges registrations at this wheel weekend which is going to next developed area for USA Wheel to present as well a comfortable solid TEAM USA judging panel at Worlds 2020. The goal has to be that TEAM USA is going to be represented by

March 20th, 2019|Latest News|

USAWGF and IRV sign contract for 2020 World Championships in New York City

Ken Nagel (President USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation), Henning Henningsen (President IRV) and Günter Fischer (Vize-President Competitions IRV) signed the contract for hosting the 2020 World Championships in New York City. The international Wheel Gymnastics family will travel to the USA for a third World Championship in only 10 years. "You can see the Wheel Gymnastics community in the US growing rapidly after our events 2013 in Chicago, 2016 in Cincinnati. We are happy about the commitment of the USAWGF and their supporters to host around 200 delegation members in this metropolitan city. More about this event: 2020. New York City

October 3rd, 2018|Event News, Latest News, World Championships 2020|

Athletes’ Commission: Representatives elected

The athletes and coaches of the 2018 World Championships in Magglingen have elected 5 representatives for the IRV Athletes' Commission. Simon Rufener (SUI), Yasuhiko Takahashi (JPN), Svea Hüning (GER), Tami Linvy (ISR) and Katja Homeyer (GER) can make proposals to the IRV Executive Board and serve as a sparring partner for new ideas and approaches. The members of the Athletes' Commission can be contacted via athletes@rhoenrad.com

October 2nd, 2018|Featured, Latest News|

Int. Judging Seminar 2018: Japan invests in judging education

The IRV has organized its first international judging seminar in Japan. Miriam Kaufmann - IRV Judging Officer - has teached 24 people in the disciplines of Straight-Line, Spiral and Vault. For the Team World Cup in Akita in April 2019, the Japan Rhoenrad Association (JRA) has applied for this judging seminar, to educate judges on an international level.

October 2nd, 2018|Latest News|

Next Level 2020+: Shaping the future of Wheel Gymnastics

In Cincinnati in 2016 we presented our ideas for the future of wheel gymnastics. Our “Agenda 2020” described proposed initial measures and visions for the future of our sport. With this as our point of departure, we have worked hard in the last 24 months to further define our vision, strategic directions and concrete plans of action. A process of change is never linear, a fact that our discussions around Agenda 2020 have shown. The exchange of ideas with you – the wheel gymnastics community – provides us with valuable input. We summarized our joint plans and actions for the

October 1st, 2018|Executive Board, Featured, Latest News|