Spring in the Sierra Gymnastics Competition 2016


Spring in the Sierra Gymnastics competition was expected to be a turning point for some young budding athletes, and it was. The next generation of stars from Auburn Gymnastics Center looked strong as they finished out their season.

Arie Celio and Gracey Fisher won their respective age divisions. Celio won the young age division with a 36.5 in addition to winning the bars and floor. In the older age division, Fisher took 1st in the all-around and 1st on the bars and floor.

“They did really great and I am proud all of them,” Coach Hannah Brocke said. “They are young and fairly new to competitions and they were nervous and excited - but did very well.”

The 13-person Level 2 team of beginning competitors train the routines for six-months at a time and attend two competitions and then return to train for six more months either at the same level or advancing to level 3.

The coach said this was the last of the two meets the season for the team.

The teams youngest member at just 5-years-old held her own earning a 9.3 on the balance beam and earning a 1st place medal as well as a 2nd place on the bars, floor and in the all-around. Teammate, Angelina White, came in 3rd in the all-around but took vault 1st place with a 9.5. Maya Basque won 3rd place on vault with a 9.1 and 3rd on beam with an 8.75.

In the older age division, two Auburn Gymnastics Center girls tied in the all-around for 2nd behind Fisher. Paulina Spencer and Phoebe Appert earned a 36.5. Spencer took 2nd on the vault, bars, and beam and 3rd on the floor. Appert was 1st place on the vault and beam.

The coach said when all was done, every gymnast made improvements.

In the older division, Maggie Phillips had her best day on the bars with a 3rd place with a 9.05. Aryana Albert was 3rd on the vault with a 9.25 and Keira Bradley also had her best day on vault with an 8.7.

In the younger division, Amelia Vandermeer had her best score of the day on vault with a 9.05 while Katie Rector and Lyla Bradley did their best on the bars.

The level 5 team also competed with Kyla Rector taking 1st place in the all-around with a 34.45. Grace Douden won bars with an 8.6, Delaney Stetka took 2nd on the vault, beam floor and the all-around and Ana Hamilton was 2nd on bars and 3rd on vault and floor.

The season ended for these teams, however, Regional Championships for the X-Cel and Level 7 teams remains as they travel to Chandler, Arizona for the weekend to represent Auburn.

The level 2 team will be taking on new students in May and June. The coach is open to new students.

“It will give kids a chance at competitive gymnastics over a 6-month period,” Brocke said. “The new squad will form in May and June and compete two meets in September and October. The commitment is two days a week practice and it is open to all-ages.”


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.