By Tamas Mondovics
Coaches and parents could not have been more proud of their young athletes from Golden City Gymnastics who participated in a recent competition.
“Our girls did awesome,” said Golden City Gymnastics Coach (GCG) and Spokesperson Shauna Swartz, who explained that 21 out of 24 of the girls have qualified for Regionals, seven won State All-Around Gold and several others finished in the top three.
“Our Level 6 team also won the team title placing first in the state,” she said. “We are so excited for our girls to head to regionals. They had an amazing season and we are so proud of them.”
Level 6, regional qualifiers and State All-Around Champions included Emerson Fisk, Gianna Johnson and Keeley Bynun, while Hayden Rosania was first alternate for regionals. The team also won the state title.
Level 7 regional qualifiers included Stephanie Estrada, Sidney Yoder, Emma Sadler, Hannah Weatherford and Nhi Nguyen, who also won the level 7 State All-Around Championship title.
Level 8 regional qualifiers were Carrington Crobons, Megan Dunbar, Hailey Norman, Kiara Jenkins along with Sydney Taylor (level 8 All-Around Champion) and Sophia Bonebrake (level 8 State All-Around Champion). Level 9 regional qualifiers were Hannah Drielick, Valerie Huber and Cierra Koehring. Level 10 regional qualifiers were Rayna and Ariana Light.
GCG’s level 6-8 team has been working hard to prove itself in Ashville, North Carolina, while competing in Regionals scheduled for this month. The gym’s level 9-10 team also competed in Orlando this month.
“Once the season is over, we will begin training the girls for the next level,” Swartz said, adding summer is an important season for gymnasts as it is then that the girls get to develop new skills which they will use during the upcoming season. “Every year our team is getting stronger and I cannot wait to see what our girls can accomplish this summer and next season.”
Golden City Gymnastics is located at 930 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon and is a training facility dedicated to training the whole athlete, mind, body, and spirit as it is offering a variety of classes for boys and girls from 18 months old to 18-years-old. For more information, visit www.goldencitygymnastics.com.