Auburn Gymnastics Center had seven boys qualify to their state championships in Visalia, California.

  AUBURN-Auburn Gymnastics Center’s level 4 boys held their own over the weekend earning top spots on the rings, parallel bars and vault as well as the all-around.

    Seven-year-old Zeph Thomas from Auburn lead his team earning a second place finish on the rings against 39 of the best level 4 boys in the state in his age division. Thomas also placed on parallel bars (4th) and high bar (7th). Thomas took 6th overall in his age division. Fellow Auburn Gymnastics competitors in Thomas’ age division were Kyle Verweig and Kedin Etievant. Verweig performed best on parallel bars while Etievant had his day on the vault.

    Austin Schmitt and Bryce Dunnigan were in with 40 other 7 and 8-year-old boys from California. Schmitt was 13th on the pommel horse and Dunnigan was 20th on the high bar.

    Austin Richards was the only Auburn Gymnastics Center competitor in the 9-year-old division – he was 6th out if 14 on the vault. Finishing off the competition in the 12 and older division was Chas VanMiddlehoop who won 2nd place on pommel horse, rings, vault, high bar and in the all-around and third on floor and the parallel bars.


  Auburn Gymnastics Center specializes in teaching gymnastics to children of all ages and

abilities and features a special needs gymnastics program that offers scholarships.

Call (530) 823-2031 or go to for more information.