Gold Medals Earned by the Dozen by Auburn Gymnastics Center Teams



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The winning third-place girls team from Auburn Gymnastics Center dominated the award stand and left with necks full of medals and a team award, from left Holly Hansen, Annaliese Nobile and Rebekah Durham.

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Gavin Otis at just 8-year-old was star-struck meeting two-time Olympian Jake Dalton from Reno, Nevada.

AUBURN - It was opening weekend for the women’s and men’s gymnastics squads from Auburn Gymnastics Center and the talented young kids came out strong earning 22 gold medals and two team awards.

Leading the pack on the men’s side was Level 5, 8-year-old Gavin Otis who attended the Jake Dalton Invitational in Reno, Nevada where two-time Olympian and gymnastics superstar Jake Dalton was on hand as the meet host.

“Meeting an Olympic gymnast was great,” said Gavin Otis. “He was really nice and signed my 1st place all-around medal.”

Dalton’s home gym is Gymnastics Nevada. He returned home during the holidays to host his first invitational competition.

Inspired by the brush with gymnastics greatness, Gavin Otis celebrated his 1st place medals with a simple smile.

“I’m really happy,” he said.

He won pommel horse and parallel bars as well as the all-around for his age division.

Level 5, Miguel Solivan, 11, and Level 6, Kannon Rector, 8, also won 1st place in the all-around while Parker Steinmann, 10, dominated the level 5 division on the high bar and Christopher, 10, came in 2nd in the all-around and the parallel bars for level 6 but won 1st on the pommel horse.

Jonathan Lyda, 11, was 1st place on the high-bar and came in 2nd in the overall.

While the men’s team was in Nevada celebrating, the women’s team was in Rancho Cordova where Level 7 Maya Thrasher and Rebekah Durham, Excel Platinum came in 1st at the girls Golden State Classic competition.

“We had results coming at us from everywhere,” said coach Jennifer Christenson who was with the women’s team in Rancho Cordova both Saturday and Sunday. “It was a big weekend for Auburn.

The 12-year-old Maya Thrasher delivered strong performances on bars and beam that helped her clinch the win while Rebekah Durham at 14-years-old won bars, beam and floor for a landslide win in the all-around.


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