World Championships 2016



Competition Rules 2016:
Changes in Competition Rules for 2016

30 November 2015

For the upcoming World Championships 2016 in Cincinnati the IRV has changed some aspects of the current Competition Rules. The new version will be valid for the World Championships 2016. Most important changes are e.g.:

  • rules for new competition Senior All Around Final
  • qualifying scores for Gym Wheel individual finals are the same for juniors and seniors
  • changes in the Cyr Wheel All Around Competition and Final
  • registration formalities for judges
  • pocket cards

Competition Rules 2016

New Team Member:
Sibylle Müller becomes Finance Officer

27 November 2015

Sibylle Müller from Switzerland will take on the post as IRV Finance Officer. Sibylle is a trustee and an accountant specialist in Switzerland and has considerable experience in building sustainable financial strategies.

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Belgian Open 2015:
International Competition in Eupen

25 November 2015

For the second time the Belgian Wheel Gymnasts organize the International Competition Belgian Open. Achim Pitz and his team are very happy to welcome more than 60 gymnasts from Norway, Austria, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. "We would never have thought that it is such a success", said Achim Pitz in an interview with IRV media officer Gerlind Vollmer.

Interview Achim Pitz [de]

Agenda 2020:
IRV discusses future of Competition Formats

24 November 2015

The IRV Board discussed last weekend in Frankfurt (Germany) the future development of IRV competition formats, taken into account the international development and new trends in wheel gymnastics. IRV President Henning Henningsen: "It is necessary to discuss changes and improvements for our events. It is our ambitious goal to develop actively new ideas and innovations for our sport." All ideas will be summarized in an overall strategy and presented at the World Championships 2016 in Cincinnati.

Danish Championships 2015:
International Event in Sonderburg

23 November 2015

For the second time, the Danish Wheel Gymnastics Federation organized its Danish National Championships. Clubs from denmark and northern germany sent 48 gymnasts to compete in 7 different categories. The next event in 2016 will take place in Ringsted.


Austrian Championships 2015:
Fantastic Event in Salzburg

11 November 2015

Congratulations to Hans Pichler and his team for a fantastic event in Salzburg, Austria. IRV President Henning Henningsen and Vice President Ruedi Hug attended the 4th International Austrian Championships ‪#‎IÖM‬ last weekend and were enthusiastic about the performance of all participants. "Salzburg is a beautiful city at the foot of the Alps. It was great to see all the wheel gymnasts from Europe coming to Salzburg to compete", said Henning Henningsen. "I will definitely come back again!"

Results Interview Alexander Müller [de]

Preparation for WC 2016:
IRV supported Wheel Weekend in Chicago

22 October 2015

The IRV gave financial support for courses at the Wheel Weekend of its member country USA beginning of october 2015 in Chicago. IRV president Henning Henningsen: "It is one of our goals to support the development of Wheel Gymnastics in North- and South-America. Therefore we gave financial support for the organisation of the Wheel Weekend beginning of October in Chicago."

IRV members can apply for subsidies for the organisation of international courses. Further details are available in our membership regulations.

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Changes in Code of Points:
Changes 2015 are available

10 October 2015


After the World Championships 2015 the IRV Judging Officer evaluated and analysed the development of the excercises. This results in Changes to the Code of Points, which will come into effect at the World Championships 2016 in Cincinnati.

Changes in Code of Points

Agenda 2020:
The Future of International Wheel Gymnastics and Cyr Wheel Sports

20 September 2015

Letter of IRV President Henning Henningsen:

Dear Athletes,
The IRV has grown up. The accumulated experience of many years of international wheel gymnastics is valuable to set the course for the future.
The IRV has to become more attractive in its events and structures for everybody - starting with athletes, judges, coaches and fans, and moving on to spectators, sports officials and TV broadcasters, who do not know wheel gymnastics yet. We want to summarize our visions, strategies and initiatives under the heading “Agenda 2020” and lead international Gym and Cyr Wheel Gymnastics, with the corresponding structures, into the future.

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Closer Cooperation:
CSIT and IRV agree to continue cooperation

28 August 2015

IRV President Henning Henningsen and Vice President Ruedi Hug, responsible for International Relations, met CSIT President Harald Bauer in Vienna, Austria. The IRV hosted its world championships 2015 within the CSIT World Sports Games in Lignano. "The World Championship 2015 in Lignano was an excellent Event and has advantages for the CSIT and the IRV. I'm looking forward to a close cooperation between the CSIT and the IRV in the future", said IRV President Henning Henningsen. The CSIT will host its next World Sports Games in Riga (Latvia) in June 2017. A member of the IRV Board will attend the CSIT Congress in October 2016 as well.

World Championships 2016:
Cincinnati will host next championships

30 July 2015

The IRV General Assembly decided to give the next World Championship to Cincinnati, USA. It will take place end of june 2016.

UPDATE  The World Championships will take place from 19th to 26th of June 2016 at Mount St. Joseph University. The IRV Board will discuss further details regarding the WC 2016 at their annual meeting in Hamburg (Germany) beginning of september.

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New IRV President elected:
Henning Henningsen will take over

14 June 2015

The IRV General Assembly has elected Henning Henningsen as new President of the IRV. He will take over the tasks from Paul Sieler, who announced his resignation for end of june 2015. Henning announced some changes and reforms to the structure of the IRV.

World Championships 2015:
Successful event in Lignano

13 June 2015

After 5 competition days 19 gold medals has been given to the gymnasts.


IRV Report 2013/2014:
Paul Sieler announces resignation

09 May 2015


For the first time the IRV publishes a report of activities of the last two years. Paul Sieler, President of the IRV, summarized the reports of the IRV board members and added information about future projects of the IRV. Furthermore he announces his resignation for mid of 2015.

UPDATE: English Translation available!

Report 2013/2014 (english) Report 2013/2014 (deutsch)

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