December 6, 2012

Transform Academy’s gymnasts’ flipped and jingled

HIAWATHA — It was the last meet before state this coming weekend. The Transform Academy gymnasts JO (Junior Olympic) Compulsory Team competed on Dec.1-2 at the Jingle Bell Gymboree hosted by CRAG Gymnastics.

Again at this past weekend’s meet, all of the girls improved one or more of their scores to record a season best.

This coming weekend, Dec. 7-9, is the Iowa State Championship Meet competition held in Clive at the 7 Flags Event Center and hosted by Triad Gymnastics of Ankeny.  All 10 of the Compulsory gymnasts have qualified for the state competition which is a great accomplishment in itself both by the gymnast and their coach Meghan Slay.

Gymnasts must score a 31.000 in the all-around at a season’s competitive event to be eligible or qualify for the state competition. 

This will be last scheduled meet for the compulsory team, but the girls will still be working on skills, strength and routines already for the next year as soon as they are done.

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.

                Level/Age    Vault        Bars        Beam        Floor        All-Around Place/No. of gymnasts

Lydia Van Veldhuizen        Level 4/6-7    9.350 (2nd)    7.250 (9th)    7.875 (5th)    8.475 (5th)    32.950 7th/13

Rylee Ebelsheiser        Level 4/8    9.000 (7th)    8.750 (2nd)    8.025 (4th)    8.675 (5th)    34.450 2nd/12

Faith DeRonde        Level 4/9    9.200 (6th)    9.175 (2nd)    8.175 (10th)    8.450 (10th)    35.000 8th/18

Mallory Vander Meyden    Level 4/10    8.800 (8th)    8.500 (3rd)    9.050 (1st)    8.925 (1st)    35.275 2nd/11

Emma Dawson        Level 5/9    8.200 (4th)    8.650 (4th)    8.425 (4th)    8.550 (6th)    33.825 4th/10

Emily Schutz            Level 5/10    8.800 (7th)    8.500 (9th)    8.800 (4th)    8.250 (9th)    34.350 9th/15

Chloe’ Sarver            Level 6/8-9    9.200 (2nd)    8.650 (2nd)    8.600 (6th)    9.150 (1st)    35.600 1st/9

Collette Edwards        Level 6/11    8.450 (5th)    7.200 (7th)    8.550 (4th)    8.000 (5th)    32.200 5th/9

Kennady Klein        Level 6/11    9.250 (1st)    8.100 (4th)    8.725 (2nd)    9.150 (1st)    35.225 2nd/9

Pyper Yahnke            Level 6/13+    8.400 (5th)    7.000 (6th)    8.625 (4th)    8.850 (3rd)    32.350 4th/8

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