Our Junior Olympic competitive team ended their season last weekend at the State Championships, but our Xcel team still has a month to go! This weekend, they competed at the annual Tune-Up Meet, hosted by Phantom Gymnastics. This meet was a unique opportunity to get specific feedback from the judges. Normally, coaches and gymnasts are not permitted interaction with the judges, but at this meet, the coaches and gymnasts talked to the judges on where they were getting their deductions, and things to work on before States next month. The requirements for Xcel routine construction tend to be more open-ended than those of the Junior Olympic program, so hearing from the judges what is getting credited vs. what isn't is helpful to coaches, and for the gymnasts, hearing the form and technique corrections from a judge, rather than just their coaches, helps to hammer the point home. Overall, it was a great meet with some stiff competition and we received a lot of great feedback to take back to the gym and work on. We also had some SUPER high scores, personal bests, and new gym records!
Platinum - 109.3 team score, new platinum team score gym record!
Heather - 5th vault. 4th bars, 2nd beam. 2nd floor, 2nd AA
Janiah - 2nd vault. 5th bars, 4th floor, 5th AA
Kat - 3rd vault, 2nd bars, 1st beam, 2nd floor, 2nd AA
Lindsey - 5th vault, 3rd bars, 3rd beam, 4th floor, 4th AA
Jordan - 4th floor, 12th AA
Katie - 3rd vault, 1st bars, 1st beam. 3rd floor, 1st AA
Nicole - 10th AA
Quinn - 12th AA
Tyla - 8th AA
Abby - 12th AA
Caroline - 11th AA
Chloe - 11th AA
Jess - 10th AA
Maddie - 11th AA
Skye - 11th AA
Victoria - 13th AA
Bronze - 113.575 team score, highest gym bronze score AND highest team score in Spectrum history!
Addison - 5th vault, 4th bars, 5th beam, 6th AA
Anna - 4th vault, 1st floor, 2nd AA
Ava A. - 2nd vault, 5th bars, 2nd beam, 4th AA
Ava G. - 11th AA
Ava R. - 11th AA
Cami - 13th AA
Ellie - 11th AA
Gwen - 14th AA
Katie - 14th AA
Keira - 12th AA
Kiara - 10th AA
Leah B. - 2nd vault, 3rd bars, 3rd beam. 5th AA
Lola - 4th vault, 4th bars, 2nd beam, 4th AA
Maya - 12th AA
Victoria - 9th AA
Way to go Xcel team! We are so proud of you!
Peace, love, and gymnastics,
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Coach Sarah is a former Rhode Island College gymnast, NCGA National qualifier, All-American, current gymnastics coach and judge, and contributor for the gymnastics news source, The Gymternet. Find out what's going on at Spectrum and learn more about the incredible sport of gymnastics!