AUBURN – The Auburn Gymnastics Center boys and girls teams marched into their seasons claiming event awards for both squads.
   The level 5 boys team of David Hunt of Meadow Vista, Joshua Hartman of Grass Valley, Drew Strange of Nevada City, Rhett Miller of Grass Valley and Brady Turner of Penn Valley competed against 13 all boy teams in Berkley on Saturday placing 5th overall and 3rd on the pommel horse collectively.Top individual competitors were 8-year-old Rhett Miller and 12-year-old David Hunt. In addition to having a high all-around score from six stellar performances Miller won second place on floor with a 14.4 and fourth place on pommel horse with a 14.2. Hunt took second place on pommel horse with a 14 in his age division. Miller, Hunt and Turner were all in the top 10 for their age divisions out of more than 20 competitors their age. Hartman had his day on the pommel horse where he placed second out of more than 20 competitors with a 14. “We definitely saw what events were are strong on - the team did well on pommel horse and the parallel bars,” said Coach Dylan Etievant. “Our season is just beginning so we will take this experience and work to make the routines better for our next competition.” The Berkley competition was the second for the level 5 team – they season began in December with the 12-person boys level 4 and 5 gymnastics teams in Petaluma, Calif. and will continue into mid-April for boys that qualify to the Regional Championships.

AGC    The Auburn Gymnastics Center girls’ team began their competitive season on Sunday in Sacramento at California State University Sacramento. Level 7 and 8 female gymnasts started their season strong with Level 8 Kellie Oesterling of Loomis winning vault and placing second on floor with a 9.125. Level 7 Haley Christenson of Rocklin also had a stand-out perfomrnace on bars placing forth overall in her division and starting her season strong on floor with a 8.8. Coach Natalie Otis said she was pleased the teams were off to a good start but expects better gymnastics as the girls head into their next competition in Oroville in two weeks. “I was extremely proud to take these girls to this meet they represented our gymnastics facility very well,” said Otis.


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curriculum based gymnastics instruction offered at Auburn Gymnastics Center

where little ones as young as 6 months can enjoy movement in a gymnastics setting.

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