The competition in Rancho Cordova included over 400 gymnasts from around the state.



“This has been a great season for our team,” Christenson-Sain, said. “They came to state determined to win, and came up big.”

Top all-around for the team came from Alli Herbert with a 37.1 winning her age division and qualifying her for the California state team at Regional Championships. She placed 1st on floor with a 9.4, 1st on bars with a 9.8 and 2nd on beam with an 8.85 and 3rd on vault with a 9.0.

Alyson Osborn earned a total score of 36.95 earning her a 1st place in the all-around and qualified her to represent California on the state team at Regional Championships. She placed 1st on vault, 1st on bars with a 9.575, 2nd on beam with an 8.95 and 2nd on floor with a 9.4.

Emily Esteban came in 2nd place in the all-around with a 36.4. Esteban won floor in her age division with a 9.5, came in 2nd on vault with an 8.87 and came in 2nd on beam with an 8.875.

Aneesa Perez came in third in the all-around with a 35.55. She won floor with a 9.45 and earned silver on the vault with an 8.85.

Kara Christenson placed 2nd on the floor earning her silver with a 9.35. She was 4th over-all with a 35.375 and qualified for Regional Championships.

Brittany Mouck earned a 33.475 making it into the top 10 on the vault, bars and floor for her age division.

At the 2013 NorCal Level 7 State Championship meet on April 6 Madison Candler from Auburn Gymnastics Center also qualified to compete at her Level 7 Regional Championships. Candler came up against tough competition placing in the top 10 with a 36.25. She scored a 9.15 on vault, 8.67 on bars, 9.025 and a 9.4 on floor.


The Auburn Gymnastics Center boys’ team finished their season at the Regional Championships in Reno on April 7.

Zeph Thomas and Bryce Dunigan performed six events in two different age divisions. Thomas total score was a 56.8 and Dunigan scored a 56.55.

Top placement came from Dunigan who beat out more than 60 kids to earn 3rd place on vault with a 10.35.

“It was a real complement to Bryce (Dunigan) because Region 1 gymnastics routinely has the best gymnasts in the nation - winning 3rd there means you can call yourself one of the best in the nation,” said Coach Natalie Otis.

The Regional Championships for the girls’ team includes athletes from Northern California, Southern California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. The team will compete April 26 and 27 in Henderson, Nevada.


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