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Gymnastics Team Competes at National Competition


gymnasticsR4YMCA of Bucks County is proud to announce the results of their Quakertown-branch gymnastics team at the recent 2019 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  The event, this year entitled “Discover Excellence” was held June 19-23 with gymnasts competing and representing over 90 Y’s nationwide. 

gymnasticsR7This year for Level 3, placing for Quakertown were:  Giada Arcade (4th on vault, child age group), Ava Diehl (4th on vault, 5th on floor, junior age group), Alexandra Jensen (9th on vault and 8th on floor, child age group), Olivia Horner (9th on vault and 10th on floor, senior age group).  

In Level 4, Sophia Balcavage placed 2nd on beam, 7th on floor and 11th in the all-around in the Junior age group.  Victoria Angelino placed 6th on vault and 2nd on floor in the Senior age group.  Emma Balcavage placed 8th on beam and 11th on floor in the Junior age group.  Ellie Brown placed 2nd on bars, 7th on beam, 2nd on floor and 2nd in the all-around for the Junior age group. 

gymnasticsR9In Level 7, Galina Reilly (5th on floor, senior age division) and in Level 8, Amanda Zajdel placed 1st on vault in the senior age group.

amanda RIn the Xcel Silver Division, placing for gymnasticsR6Quakertown were:  Morgan Fox (5th on vault and 6th on bars, child age group), Kiera McComsey, (6th on vault, 5th on bars, 4th on beam, 3th on floor and 3rd all-around, child age group) Mikayla Irvine (6th on bars, junior age group), Anaya Daye (1st on vault, 4th floor and 2nd in the all-around, child age group), Lauren Ryan (2nd on beam, 6th on floor, child age group)

gymnastics xl goldIn the Xcel Gold division, Hannah Braun placed 5th on vault, 3rd on bars, 8th on beam, 7th on floor, and 5th in the all-around for the senior age group.  Emma Gane placed 3rd on vault, 6th on bars, 1st on beam, 4th on floor, and 1st in the all-around for the Junior age group.  Melanie Rose Wentum placed 4th on vault, 2nd on bars, 2nd on floor, and 6th in the all-around for the Child age group.

The YMCA National Gymnastics Championships began in 1938 and welcome more than 2,000 Y gymnasts from across the country annually. Each summer in a new location, gymnasts compete over a 3-day period.  Competing athletes will represent USAG levels 1 through Championship (levels 9 & 10) and must qualify with a specified all-around score at a competition with a USAG sanctioned judge.  Next year’s event will be held in Long Beach, CA.

The Y wishes to congratulate all competitors and recognize their coaches and volunteers for all their dedication and hard work.