#Smiles: Local gymnastics teams place in top 3 at state competition

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    (Riverton, WY) – The three competitive teams from the Next Level Gymnastics Club attended the Wyoming State Gymnastics Championship held in Gillette on March 19-20th.

    The Xcel Bronze and Xcel Silver Teams brought home the 2nd place team trophies. The Xcel Gold Team brought home the 3rd place team trophy.

    “The girls had an amazing season,” shared Sarah Hutchison, NLG owner and head coach. “All 3 teams competed in 7 meets around the State of Wyoming and one in SLC before attending the state competition.”

    This season, the Bronze Team (beginners) placed in the top 3 at all their meets; taking first in 2 of the meets. The Silver Team (intermediate) placed in the top 2 at all their meets; first-place in 4 of the meets. The Gold Team (advanced) placed in the top 3 at all their meets and brought home the first-place trophy 4 times. 

    The three teams have a combined total of 31 gymnasts (Bronze – 7, Silver – 18, and Gold – 6) who are coached by Sarah and assistant coaches Alexa Nowland, Codi Jarvis, Jeremy Hanson, and Tara Cottrill.

    At the state competition, all 6 members of the Gold Team qualified to attend Regionals in Galveston, Texas.

    In order to receive an invitation to Regionals, each gymnast is required to score a minimum “all-around” score of 34.0, according to Sarah. The Regional competitions are only for Gold Teams and higher.

    Fundraising efforts are now underway to help offset the cost of travel and entry fees for Regionals. Click here for information on how to support the team!

    Featured Image:

    Back Row (L-R) –  Coach Alexa Nowland, Coach Sarah Hutchison, Lily Miller, Brooklyn Casper, Morgin Adams, Hallie Weber, Stella Pfisterer, Savana Vargas, Tristyn Casper, Maddi Marshall, Caroline King, Melanie Oruillian, Mary Witzel, Brooklynn Cunningham, Coach Codi Jarvis, Coach Jeremy Hanson.

    Middle Row (L-R) –  Scarlett Jordan, Brenna Hawker, Lizzy Keene, Corbin Marshall, Kaeli Hancock, Audrey Killinger, Kamerie Clark, Brookie Emerson, Natalie Gilbertson, Macy Kasper.

    Front Row (L-R) –  Averie Jarvis, Natalie Hanson, Peyton Arnhold, Baylee Casper, Chole Newberry, Moya Hutchison, Sawyer Arnhold, Halie Adams, Kylee Byerly & Mayce Jarvis.  

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