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NAWGJ Life Members

Mission: To honor a twenty year or more NAWGJ member who has been a major clinician, provider of judging education information, provided support for NAWGJ or held NAWGJ office.

Judy Dobransky headshot photo
Judy Dobransky - 2019
National Librarian
Carole Ide
June Moreland
Pat Panichas headshot
Pat Panichas - 2010
Region 6

Pat has been involved in many aspects of gymnastics, as a gymnast, coach and judge. She coached at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT for 28 seasons. NAWGJ Regional Judging Director and the USAG Regional Technical Committee Chair for Region 6. Judged the Beijing Olympics.

Joanne Aschenbrenner
Joanne Aschenbrenner - 2010
Dale Brown
Dale Brown
Delene J. Darst photo
Delene J. Darst

Inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1985
Born: February 19, 1940, Atlanta, Georgia.

Delene is also a Lifetime Member of NAWGJ.

Read more about her extensive list of judging accomplishments at the following link:
Inducted into the USAG Hall of Fame in 1985

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Jackie Fie-Klein

Fie bars

Born: July 11, 1937.  Chicago, Illinois. Only American to become the President of FIG. Honored American Judge.

Started gymnastics at age four at the Lincoln Turners. U.S. National Team member 1955-1956. Olympian 1956.
Retired because of back injury.

Inducted into the USAG Hall of Fame in 1979.

Varina French photo
Varina French

Involved with 1976/1980 Olympic Games – Gymnastics Rep to the IOC.

NAWGJ – Judges Certification Coordinator

Hit by a drunk driver 1994.
Pacific U, Oregon Hall of Fame Inductee

Varina French – Pacific Olympian
Gabrielle Williams

Kitty Kjeldsen
Mary McLellan
Audrey Schweyer
Cheryl Hamilton
Cheryl Hamilton
Betty Sroufe
Greta Trieber