Kremmling will host first home gymnastics meet in years on Saturday
May 9, 2008
Grand County Gymnastics is beginning another competition this Saturday, May 10, in a home meet at Kremmling.
The local club will be host its season-opening meet in the gymnasium at West Grand High School. The competition begins at 11 a.m. Admission is $1.
“We’re encouraging everyone to come out and see our girls perform in their first qualifying competition,” said coach Jenny Krieg of Grand County Gymnastics.
Teams from Grand Junction, Greeley, Hyland Hills and Fraser will be competing against the host Grand County Gymnastics team. More than 90 gymnasts are expected to compete.
The Grand County Gymnastics team will have 26 gymnasts ranging in age from 7 to 12 years old in this meet. Their names and the level of competition they will be competing are:
Optional ” Josie Quinn, Mary Acord, Jenna Curran, Ashley Matney, Peyton Bodemann, Olivia Butrymovich, Erin Coatney, Brianne Eatough and Hava Roloff
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Compulsory 4 ” Kierra Barr, Erica Weimer, Darby Howard, Madison Decicco, Delaney Howard, Madison Milstead, Mallory Milstead, Haley Weimer, Mackenzie McRoy, Riley Weimer, Talise Hansen and Erin Acord
Compulsory 5 ” Katrina Quinn, Jaiden Smith, Jessica Kemp, Kandace Conroy and Hannah Bray.
“Most of our Compulsory 4 girls are first-time competitors, but some of our 12-year-olds have been competing for four or five years,” Krieg said. “We’ve been practicing since last September and put together our routines in January. I feel all of our girls are in pretty good shape and ready for competition.”
Grand County Gymnastics, which has been in existence for about 35 years, conducts its weekly practices in the gym at Granby Elementary School. It competes every spring and summer in a series of Colorado Association of Recreation Activities-sponsored gymnastics meets, culminating in the state championships.
In preparing for the team’s first home meet in several years, Krieg praised the hard work done by the parents from Kremmling in getting the gym ready at West Grand High School.
“Our Kremmling parents have spearheaded this meet,” she said. “They’ve done a great job and have been preparing for this for the last six months. We really appreciate all the leg work they’ve done to get this meet ready.”
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