2013 Colorado State Women Gymnastics Championships Levels 8, 9 and 10
By Julee Graham
Gymnastics Colorado State Championships for Levels 8, 9 and 10 were held March 16 and 17 at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood. Jet Gymnastics for Kids was the host. Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies made a great showing in all levels. The Level 8 Junior Team consisting of Tatum Graham, Kairey Vela, Sidney Strizki and Jaxi Melby placed sixth. The Level 8 Senior Team; Morgan Adams, Alyssa Strong and Aryn Achambeau, placed eighth while the Level 8 Team combined, placed seventh out of 27 teams.
In the 10C Division, Bailie Holst was both Beam Champion with a Score of 9.425 and Floor Champion with a Score of 9.700. Holst also tied for Vault Champion with a Score of 9.650. Holst placed second in the All-around with a Score of 37.500. Kaitlyn Holley placed fifth on Bars and sixth on Beam. Holley also placed sixth in the All-Around.
Both Holst and Holley qualified for Level 10 Regionals in Wichita, Kansas on April 12-14, 2013. They will represent Colorado in Region 3 and hope to advance to Junior Olympic Nationals, held in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 10-12.
In the Senior A and BA Division, Rachel Rost placed 11th on Bars.
In the 8-11-year-old Division, Jaxi Melby placed sixth on Vault. In the 12-year-old Division, Tatum Graham placed fifth on Floor and Tied for sixth on Vault. Kairey Vela placed fourth on Beam and 10th on Bars. Sidney Strizki placed second on Bars. In the 13-year-old Division, Aryn Archambeau placed third on Beam, fourth on Vault and sixth on both Floor and All-Around. Morgan Adams placed ninth on Bars, 11th on Vault and 12th on Beam. In the 15+ Division, Alyssa Strong placed third on Beam and tied for eighth on Vault.
The following gymnasts qualified for Level 8 Regionals in Norman, Oklahoma, to be held April 20-21. They will represent Colorado in Region 3:
- Jaxi Melby
- Tatum Graham
- Kairey Vela
- Aryn Archambeau
- Alyssa Strong
Photos by Shannon Renke
Missing from photos is Sidney Strizki