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February 20, 2012

SCGA gymnastics team goes three-for-three, prepares for Smokey Mountain Gymnastics Classic in Tennessee

AMERICUS — On February 11th, the SCGA team gymnasts traveled to Tifton, GA to compete in the Dream Believers Classic. Gymnasts from three levels represented the gym and each brought home a trophy.

The Level 2 team brought home the second place trophy and many medals. In the 9 year old division Halley Kate Turner placed first on beam with an 8.9 and first all around while Hailey Howard brought home first on bars with a 9.0 and second all around. In the 7 year old group, Macie Deriso brought home first on vault with a 9.0 and Madison Smith brought home third on floor.

The Level 3 team brought home the third place trophy.  In the 9 year old group, Passion Thomas finished first on vault with a 9.357 and first all around while Jade Sellars finished first on beam with an 8.875 and second all around. In the 8 year old group, Georgia Torbert finished third on beam and Elizabeth Law finished fourth on vault. In the 7 year old group Jadie Burrell placed first on bars with a 9.1.

The Level 4s finished third as a team. In the 9 year old group there were 13 gymnasts participating. Perri DeVane placed first on bars with an 8.825 and first all around and Rene Rix placed third on bars and third all around. Lauren Holloway placed second on floor and beam, Sarah Murphy placed second on vault, and Emma Griffin placed seventh on vault. In the 10 year old age group, Savanna Goodin placed 12th all around. In the 11 year old group, Ashleigh Estes placed second on bars, vault and all around, and Candice Wiggins placed third on beam and all around.

“Our gymnasts worked very hard leading up to this meet and we are very proud of how they performed. Many of our girls had their highest all around score this season and have been working non stop to get their scores even higher. We are going to a meet in Tennessee at the end of the month and we are very excited to see how well they perform against the competition there,” said coach Melissa Singley.  

The team is already hard at work preparing for the Smokey Mountian Gymnastics meet in Sevierville, Tennessee. The Smokey Mountian Classic will take place from the  24th to the 26th of February. The SCGA team will account for 16 of the 1300 expected kids from all states and levels at the competition.

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