Grand County Gymnastics Team excels at Foothills meet
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The Grand County Gymnastics Team earned a sackful of medals during its latest meet.
Competing at Foothills Gymnastics Center in Littleton on Saturday, June 7, the local gymnasts were pitted against six other teams.
“It was a small but very competitive meet,” said coach Jenny Krieg. “We earned a ton of first places at Foothills. Almost everyone of our gymnasts got some kind of award.”
In the Optional 2 category for ages 7-12, which was for the most highly skilled gymnasts, Grand County Gymnastics took all but one of the top six spots.
“We almost swept the victory podium,” Krieg said.
The local team’s Peyton Bodemann won the all-around first place in the Optional 2 competition. She took second places in the uneven parallel bars and balance beam, third in the floor exercise and fourth in the vault.
“Peyton’s scored well enough for her to move up to the more difficult Optional 3, which is an open-age class, and she’s only 10 years old,” Krieg said.
Ashley Matney was the Optional 2 all-around runner-up. She won the balance beam and took second in the floor exercise.
“Ashley continues to lead on the beam,” Krieg said. “Her routine is so good that it makes everybody stop and watch.”
Taking an all-around fourth in Optional 2 was Olivia Butrymovich. She won the vault and took third places in balance beam and floor exercise.
“Ashley and Olivia are close to moving up to Optional 3,” Krieg said. “If they do well at our next meet, they could make it.”
Mary Acord earned an all-around fifth place in Optional 2 with an outstanding performance that won the uneven parallel bars event.
“Mary continues to lead the Optional 2s on the bars,” Krieg said.
Also on the victory podium with her teammates was Jenna Curran, who took the all-around sixth place in Optional 2. She earned it with a second-place finish in the vault and a fourth place in the floor exercise.
Another all-around first-place victory was earned by a Grand County gymnast in the next lower Optional 1 category for ages 11-12. Brianne Eatough won it with a first place in the balance beam, second places in vault and bars, and a third place in floor exercise.
“Brianne continues to be very strong on the beam as well as being strong all-around in all of the events,” Krieg said.
Hava Roloff earned an all-around fourth place in Optional 1. She won the balance beam event.
Scoring an all-around seventh place was Erin Coatney. Her performance on the balance beam earned her a third place.
In the Compulsory competition at the Foothills meet, the Grand County Gymnastics Team picked up more medals.
“Our Compulsory 4 and 5 gymnasts are getting better and better and better with each meet,” Krieg said. “Their all-around scores keep going up.”
Topping the list for the Grand County team was the all-around first place won by Kierra Barr in the Compulsory 4 category for 7-year-olds. She won first places in the uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise. She placed third in the vault.
An all-around second place was taken by Katrina Quinn in the Compulsory 5 competition for ages 9-10. She placed second in the vault, third in bars and fourth in beam.
Talise Hansen picked up an all-around third place in Compulsory 4 for ages 11-12. She won first places in vault and beam, a third in bars and a fourth in floor exercise.
An all-around third place was taken by Mallory Milstead in Compulsory 4 for 9-year-olds with third places in bars and floor exercise, and a fourth in vault. Her sister Madison earned a third place on the balance beam in the same category.
Erica Weimer scored an all-around third place in Compulsory 4 for 7-year-olds. She took second places in vault and floor exercise, and fourth places in bars and beam.
First places in the vault were taken by Haley Weimer in Compulsory 4 for 8-year-olds and Mackenzee McRoy in Compulsory 4 for 10-year-olds.
Darby Howard was awarded an all-around fourth place in the Compulsory 4 for 7-year-olds. She earned third places in bars and beams, and fourth places in vault and floor exercise.
Also earning an all-around fourth place was Erin Acord in Compulsory 4 for 9-year-olds. She placed second in bars and fourth in floor exercise.
Delaney Howard placed second in the vault for 9-year-olds in Compulsory 4.
A third place was taken in the floor exercise by Jaide Smith in Compulsory 5 for ages 9-10.
Other results earned by Grand County team members include: Madison Dicicco, C-4 for age 8, fifth in uneven parallel bars; Reilley Weimer, C-4 for age 10, fourth in vault; Hannah Bray, C-5 for ages 9-10, fifth in balance beam; Jessica Kemp, C-5, sixth places in balance beam and floor exercise; and Kandace Conroy, C-5, 11th in balance beam.
“We still have a few of our younger gymnasts who need to qualify for the regionals,” Krieg said. “We have one more qualifying meet on June 28 at Silverthorne.”
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