Auburn gymnasts win team gold!


AUBURN - The Auburn Gymnastics Center girls’ optional season got underway in Rancho Cordova at Technique Gymnastics at the 2013 Golden State Classic this weekend with strong starts from the girls’ level 7 and X-Cel Gold teams.
Head coach Jennifer Christenson believes the girls have the skills necessary to once again be one of the area's best contenders for state event titles.
“The teams brought home four first place event medals and won first place as a team at their first showing of the year. I would say we are off to a great start,” Christenson said. "They have the skills and talent to do well this season, but we have to work on being consistent at practice.”

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Madison Candler

Madison Candler was the first to compete over the weekend. Candler is a level 7 and won the bars with an 8.85 and floor with a 9.225. She placed 3rd on vault with a 9.425 and 5th on beam with an 8.5. She was 3rd in the all-around.
Allyson Osborn, Emily Esteban, Aneesa Perez, Kara Christensen and Emily Benson competed together as X-Cel Gold and won first place team beating out four other gymnastics facilities. Individual first place awards went to Osborn on bars with a 9.125 and Esteban with a 9.4 on beam.
Christensen placed in the top 5 on the bars with an 8.85 and on floor with an 8.875, Peres won 3rd on floor with a 9.0, Esteban placed 5th in the all-around and Osborn placed 2nd on vault with a 9.175 and 4th on floor with an 8.9 and 4th in the all-around.
The teams will be traveling to San Diego, Calif. On Jan. 27 expecting to defend their 1st place win. The boys’ level 4 and 5 gymnastics teams compete at Stanford on Saturday, Jan. 19.

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

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

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