Individual Medals were taken six times by the clan on the boys and girls Auburn Gymnastics Center competitive travel team over the weekend.

 

AUBURN - Individual medals were taken six times by the clan on the boys and girls Auburn Gymnastics Center competitive travel team over the weekend.

 

Auburn Gymnastics Center

Zeph Thomas, a level 6 competitor form Auburn Gymnastics Center turned up 6 stellar performances this weekend to qualify to State Championships.

“We were all smiles from ear to ear,” said boys’ coach Natalie Otis. “The kids look so clean and polished – watch out State Championships. It is now time to go back and see if we can add some tricks and take some risks the next two meets before state. This is what we work all year for and these kids aren’t afraid to win.”

The boys’ teams traveled to Ranch Cordova where Zeph Thomas hit his routines to qualify for the state meet in mid-March. He earned an 8.2 on floor, 9.1 on pommel, 9.4 on rings, 9.4 on vault, 9.1 on high bar, 9.1 on parallel bars for a state qualifying score of 54.3 landing him in the top 10.
 
Level 4 Kohen Rugg had the meet of his season making it easy for him to qualify for the state meet. He scored a 9.2 on floor, 9.8 for 3rd place on pommel, 9.5 on rings, 9.2 on vault, 9.5 on parallel bars, 9.6 on high bar for a 56.8 in the all-around. Teammate, Carson Medlyn scored a 8.9 on floor, 7.6 on pommel, 7.2 on rings, 8.7 on vault, 8.4 on parallel bars, 7.4 on on high bar for a 48.2 in the all-around.

Level 4 Kyle Verweij scored an 8.1 on floor, 10.1 on pommel, 9.1 on rings, 9.8 on vault, 9.3 on parallel bars and a 10.1 on high bar for a 56.5 in the all-around. While Beck Thomas scored a 9.6 on floor, 10 on pommel, 10.4 on rings, 9.6 on vault, 10.3 on parallel bars and a 10 on high bar for a 59.9 in the all-around. Teammate, Christopher Otis scored a 7.9 on floor, 9.9 on pommel, 10.2 on rings, 9.2 on vault, 10.2 on parallel bars, and 9.6 on high bar for a 57 in the all-around.

The girls’ team was in Oroville where level 7 Emily Esteban scored a 8.5 on the vault, 7.975 on the bars, 8.2 on the beam and a 8.5 on the floor for a 33.175 while teammate Allyson Osborn, scored a 8.775 on the vault, 8.075 on the bars, 8.425 on the beam and a 8.225 on the floor for a 33.5.

Level 6, Finn Thomas scored an 8.7 on the vault, 8.375 on the bars, and put up a huge 9.45 for 2nd place on the beam and an 8.45 floor for a 34.9755.

McKayla Susic took the meet by storm she scored a 9.0 for 1st place on the vault, 8.75 for 2nd on the bars, 8.55 for 2nd on the beam, 8.75 for 1st on the floor for a 35.05 and the al- around gold. Teammate Brittany Mouck went 8.175 on the vault for 3rd, 8.975 for 1st on bars, 8.10 for 3rd on beam, 8.325 for 3rd on beam for a 33.575 for the all-around bronze.


In a hard-earned effort Kara Christensen finished of the weekend and went, 9.35 for 1st on vault, 8.575 on bars, 8.575 for 2nd on beam, 9.0 for 3rd on floor for a 35.5 and the all-around silver.

“Kara (Christenson) is a gymnast you can’t help but root for because Kata has been reaching and pushing herself to have a meet like this one and the whole gym is excited that she came up so big,” said Otis. “The sky is the limit – but in gymnastics we work in that place anyway.”

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 www.auburn-gymnastics.com for more information.