VERSSAILLES — Flying J’s gymnastics had their opening meet in October at Dayton Academy in Huber Heights. The girls enjoyed the Hallowbeam invitational with Level 3, 4, Gold and Platinum competing in this completion. It was a good opening meet with Arianne Garrison, Gold, scoring a 9.0 on beam and Emily Marchal, a Platinum, scoring a 9.5 on her vault.
The second competition was a demo and competition held at the Flying J’s gym. It was a chance for some high school girls to compete and get judged along with the Flying J’s gymnasts.
The third competition was held at Twigs in Miamisburg in December. This reindeer invitational is a fun meet of competition. The girls showed a lot of improvement in their all-around scores from the prior meets. First year, Briana Baker had an increase of 1.25 points and Erin Leensvart had a 1.50 increase. Second year, Chloe Steinbrunner had an all-around score of 34.05 – her second best score of the entire season. For Level 4, Miriam Gehret had 2.70 improvements in her score. All the Gold levels showed improvement with Kassondra Weyant having an increase of .60, Arianne Garrison with 1.45, Reagan Dietrich with 2.75 and Josie Pothast with 3.35 increase. Scoring impressively for the Golds in this meet were Arianne Garrison with a 9.20 on floor, Josie Pothast with a 9.15 on floor and Kassondra Weyant with a 9.00 on floor. Level 9, Kara Steinke, competed and scored a 9.10 on floor.
For their fourth meet of the season, the gymnasts competed at Rainbow in Troy. Level 3, Chloe Steinbrunner, had a 9.0 on vault and she also had her best all-around of the season with a 34.15.
Working hard to finish their season for the last meet, they competed at the championships, which was held at Twigs recently. The gymnasts worked hard the last two weeks to clean up their routines and most finished with their very best scores. For Level 3, Briana Baker had her best all-around (AA) with a 32.25 as did Cheyenne Doan with a 32.40 and Erin Leensvart with a 32.05. Both Cheyenne Doan and Erin Leensvart did excellent scores on floor with 9.10 and 9.00 consecutively.
Scores for the Level 3’s in their age group were Briana Baker- ninth AA; Gracie Dietrich – 10th AA; Cheyenne Doan – sixth on vault, fifth on beam, second on floor, and seventh AA; Erin Leensvart – fifth on vault, fourth on floor, and eighth AA; and Chloe Steinbrunner – fourth on vault, fifth on beam, and fifth AA.
Scoring for the Golds were Reagan Dietrich- sixth on beam and ninth AA; Arianne Garrison- fifth on bars, third on floor and seventh AA; and Josie Pothast – third on vault and fourth AA. Arianne Garrison scored 9.30 on floor.
For the Platinums, Emily Marchal placed 12th AA and Eliza Smith placed third on beam, seventh on floor and sixth AA. Eliza Smith also had a 9.15 on floor.
They gymnasts wrapped up a great season and look forward to working on new skills and getting ready for the next season that begins in August.
The Flying J’s Gymnastics is located outside Versailles, Ohio, offering a full range of classes from beginner to advanced including cheer tumbling as well as private lessons. The Flying J’s hosts a competitive gymnastics team competing Level 3 through Level 8. For more information call 937-526-4125, email [email protected] or like them on Facebook at FlyingJs (Jess Pothast).