Level 2 Vest Breaks 38-mark in AA
Jan. 22 — Level 2, Peyton Vest, reached an AA total of 38.050 in route to four individual titles including the AA at the Meet Me Under the Sea competition. Her mark is the highest of a Level 2 team member this season.
Vest set personal bests on each event. Vault proved to be her best with a score of 9.70, followed by scores within a 9.5 on beam (9.550) and bars (9.50). Her performances on vault, bars, and beam earned her a gold medal on the events while her score on floor (9.30) was good for silver.
Three fellow gymnasts achieved 37 AA scores in addition to event titles. Lilly Nutter posted a 37.650 claiming third in her division. Her score of 9.650 on bars was the top mark for the team and earned her a gold medal. Sophia Barker tallied a 37.450 in route to a second-place finish overall. A pair of 9.60s on vault and bars placed Barker atop the podium in her division. Savvy Cox also tallied an AA above a 37 with a total score of 37.350. Her best performance came on beam where she led the team with a 9.60, earning first place.
The team achieved a team score of 113.90; an improvement of over two points from their opening meet at the Spectacular.
Sons, Adams Lead L3 Team to Season-High Score
Jan. 22 — Ainsley Sons and Haylee Adams tallied the top two AA scores to lead the Level 3 team to a first-place finish at the Meet Me Under the Sea (MMUS) competition. The team earned a season-high mark of 112.825.
Three of four events of Sons’ counted towards the team total*. Vault (9.375) and beam (9.450) which earned her top honors in her age division, along with floor (9.375) good for third. Adams earned a collection of medals earning gold on three of the four events in addition to AA. Her scores on bars (9.425) and beam (9.350) contributed to the team total.
Floor proved to be the team’s strongest event, improving their team-best by four-tenths at the Spectacular. Lainey Morgan was the team’s top performer with a 9.575 earning an event title. Followed closely by Addisyn Peck at a 9.475 also good for first in her division. Sons rounded out the event. Another multi-event contributor for the team was in Addison Miller. She earned the top mark for the team on bars with a 9.550 taking home a gold medal. Her score on beam (9.10) also counted towards the team’s score while her and Rhiann Helpingstine’s score of 9.350 on vault ranked third for the team. Five team members placed first overall in the respective age divisions. Setting season-highs for Sons 37.475, Adams 37.350, Morgan 36.750, and Addeline Deaton 36.150 in addition to Piper Schalk’s winning mark of 36.625. *Team score is calculated from the top-3 scores on each event.
L 6&7s Earn Beam Queen Status at KY Winter Classic
Jan. 8 – The Level 6 & 7 teams competed at the Kentucky Winter Classic (KY Classic) hosted in Louisville, KY where they shined on the balance beam!
The competition awards athletes with beam queen status if they earn a score at or above 9.0. Every member of the Level 6 & 7 team reached such status in route to improving their team event score by over one and a half points. For the Level 6s, Jemima Dominguez and Amarie McCormick led the team with a 9.60 and 9.550, respectively. Each earned first-place in their division. Janella Green followed with a 9.30 for third while Sam Norwood managed a 9.0 counting a fall. As for the Level 7s, Ari Bordenkircher earned the top-mark for the team with a 9.525 for first place. Morgan Lincoln put up a solid performance earning a 9.30. Hannah Ludwig and Maddie Chandler rounded out the team’s performance with a 9.250 and 9.050, respectively. Ludwig’s mark was good for first in her division while Lincoln and Chandler garnered second-place honors. The Level 7s team beam score of 28.075 was the highest team mark of the event.
L4, Gold Reach New Highs at Flip 4 A Cause
Jan. 30 – Multiple teams in our program competed at the Flip 4 A Cause competition ending January competitions on a high note. Both the Level 4 and Gold teams set season-best team scores of 112.275 for second-place finishes.
After a slow start on the beam, the Level 4 team rallied achieving best marks on the remaining three events. A handful of athletes brought home gold medals for their performances including Emerson Cecil (UB/AA), Makayla Kent (VT/UB/AA), Kylie Lewellen. (FX/AA) & Mia Wilkenson (VT/UB). Amelia Hillman contributed with solid scores on vault and bars, the team’s top two events of the day. For the Gold team, improvements on the bars and floor led them to their best performance yet. Jillian Pickering led the team on floor with a 9.60, followed by Morgan Kreutzer (9.55) and Katelyn Dospital (9.450). The trio went 1-2-3 on the podium for the event. On the bars, a group of athletes found success for the team. Journee Pirtle led with a 9.60, earning first place. Katelynn Collingwood close behind with a 9.575 for second, while another trio of athletes in Jillian Pickering, Arie Berryman, and Ayveri Jones all contributed with a 9.50 score. The team’s performance on bars was the best of the competition tallying a 28.675. Both teams will look to improve these marks at their next competition, Money Madness in February.
Bronze Bar Team Strong in Season Start
Dec. 11/Jan. 22 — In their first two opening meets, SIGS Spectacular (SS) and Meet Me Under the Sea (MMUS), the Bronze team proved strong on bars. The team’s highest mark came at MMUS with a 29.050.
Hayleigh Underhill and Lucy Jett led the way with a pair of 9.70s, followed closely behind was Josie Bowman scoring a 9.650. Underhill’s score earned her a gold medal on the event in her age division while Jett placed second and Bowman third, respectively. Every member of the Bronze team earned a mark over 9.0, an impressive feat for the 13-man team. At SS, Underhill and Bowman post two of the three scores for the team once more while Dorothy Sargent contributed with the highest mark for the team at a 9.575. The team tallied a 28.475 at the event, thus improving their recent score by half a point.