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November 8, 2012

Transform Academy’s gymnasts whoop up at the Harvest Hoedown


The Oskaloosa Herald

WAUKEE — The Transform Academy gymnasts JO (Junior Olympic) Compulsory Team competed on Nov. 3-4 at the Harvest Hoedown at the Sportsplex West facility.  

For gymnastics scoring placement/achievement awards they go out half the number of competitors plus one in each age division.

Level 4

• Lydia Van Veldhuizen — 10th place All-Around out of 17 competitors — Age 7 & under

• Rylee Ebelsheiser — 6th place AA out of 11 competitors — Age 8b

• Faith DeRonde — 9th place AA out of 17 competitors — Age 9a

• Mallory Vander Meyden — 10th place AA out of 20 competitors — Age 10

Level 5

• Emma Dawson — 6th place AA out of 13 competitors — Age 9a

• Emily Schutz — 11th place AA out of 17 competitors — Age 10a

Level 6

• Chloe’ Sarver — 3rd place AA out of 9 competitors — Age 9 & under

• Collette Edwards — 4th place AA out of 8 competitors — Age 11

• Kennady Klein (Pella) — 3rd place AA out of 8 competitors — Age 11



The Level 6 girls placed thirrd as a team. In order for a team to place, they must take the top three scores from each gymnast at their level. Considering the Level 6’s had to use all three scores, this is a great achievement for them.

Gymnasts must receive an All-Around score of 31.000 in order to qualify for the state meet in December. All the girls from Transform have now qualified for the state meet which is also a great accomplishment for the girls and their head coach, Meghan Slay.

The team’s next competition is this weekend Nov. 10-11 at the Blackhawk Classic Celebration of Stars Meet in Waterloo,  hosted by Blackhawk Gymnastics. For details and more information on Transform Academy gymnastics, email transform.gymnastics@gmail.com, call (641) 295-1434, or by stopping by the facility at 2209 Park in University Park (former Vennard College gym). Transform also offers other activities such as dance, cheer and tumbling.



                    Vault        Bars        Beam        Floor        All-Around

Lydia Van Veldhuizen            8.725 (10th)    7.375 (14th)    7.425 (9th)    8.100 (9th)    31.625

Rylee Ebelsheiser            9.200 (5th)    8.675 (6th)    8.525 (6th)    7.325 (6th)    33.725

Faith DeRonde            8.750 (14th)    8.550 (11th)    8.159 (10th)    8.900 (7th)    34.350

Mallory Vander Meyden         9.150 (8th)    7.625 (12th)    8.150 (11th)    8.900 (5th)    33.825

Emma Dawson            8.350 (8th)    8.000 (11th)    8.900 (2nd)    8.275 (9th)    33.525

Emily Schutz                7.950 (14th)    8.550 (12th)    9.125 (4th)    8.550 (13th)    34.175

Chloe’ Sarver                8.750 (5th)    8.725 (1st)    8.700 (5th)    8.750 (3rd)    34.925

Collette Edwards            8.550 (5th)    8.125 (2nd)    8.200 (4th)    7.775 (4th)    32.625

Kennady Klein            9.200 (1st)    7.950 (4th)    9.200 (1st)    8.500 (3rd)    34.850