By Julee Graham
Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies, rocked out their first optional meet of the season this past weekend. Gymnastics Unlimited of Northglenn was the host of the 2013 Rocky Invitational. Premier’s Level 7 Team took first Place and the Level 8 Team took second Place. Levels 9 and 10 had impressive individual Placements as well.
Level 7 Top 5 All-Around Finishers:
In the Child Division; Lauren Thomas placed first, Abby Stoops placed third and Abbie McCrimmon placed fourth. In the Junior A Division; Moira Dillow placed second, Nikki Sims placed third and Kaiya Lindhardt fifth. In the Senior Division; Kathryn Eggerling placed fifth.
Level 7 Top 5 Individual Event Finishers:
In the Child Division; Thomas placed first on Floor and second on Vault. Stoops placed third on Floor, fourth on Beam and fifth on Bars. McCrimmon placed first on Bars and fifth on Beam. Kira Sanchez placed second on Floor and third on both Beam and Vault. Katie Parsons placed first on Beam and fourth on Vault. In the Junior A Division; Dillow placed second on both Bars and Floor and third on Beam. Sims placed first on Floor and second on both Vault and Beam. Lindhardt placed fourth on Beam and fifth on Bars. Jayde Minnis placed fifth on Floor. Reagan Ball placed fourth on Floor. In the Junior B Division; Zoe Beard placed fifth on both Vault and Bars. In the Senior Division; Eggerling placed fifth on Bars. Kelsey Knuth placed second on Floor and third on Vault.
Level 8 Top 5 All-Around Finishers:
In the Child Division; Sidney Strizki placed first, Tatum Graham placed third and Kairey Vela placed fifth. In the Junior Division; Aryn Archambeau placed third.
Level 8 Top 5 Individual Event Finishers:
In the Child Division; Strizki placed first on both Bars and Floor, fourth on Beam and fifth on Vault. Graham placed third on Vault and fifth on Bars. Vela placed third on Bars. Jaxin Melby placed second on Vault and fourth on Bars. In the Junior Division; Archambeau placed second on Floor, third on Beam and fourth on Vault. Morgan Adams placed second on Bars. In the Senior Division, Alyssa Strong placed third on Floor and fourth on Beam.
In the Junior Division; Rachel Rost placed fourth on Vault and fifth on Beam.
In the Junior Division; Kaitlyn Holley placed first in the All-Around. Holley placed first on both Bars and Floor, third on Vault and fourth on Beam. In the Senior Division; Bailie Holst placed third in the All-Around. Holst placed first on Vault, second on Floor and fifth on both Bars and Beam.
Next Optional Meet will be The 2013 Pikes Peak Cup, January 18 and 19, at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Aerials Gymnastics will be hosting.
Pictures by Shannon Renke
Back row: Zoe Beard, Abbie McCrimmon, Kathryn Eggerling, Jayde Minnis, Kelsey Knuth, Abby Stoops, Katie Parsons, Nikki Sims, Lauren Thomas and Reagan Ball. Middle: Kaiya Lindhardt and Kira Sanchez. Front: Moira Dillow
Back row: Jaxi Melby, Morgan Adams, Tatum Graham, Alyssa Strong and Sidney Strizki. Front: Aryn Archambeau and Kairey Vela
Kaitlyn Holley, Rachel Rost and Bailie Holst