Sizemore Gymnastics Academy gymnasts open season with solid showings
Gymansts at Sizemore Gymnastics Academy in Tryon have been busy of late with winning performances in regional competitions.
On Nov. 4-5, SGA gymnasts competed in the Pink Power Invitational in Florence, S.C. Irie Marlow-Halterman represented SGA at the AAU Xcel bronze level. Kendall Medina, Hadley Pereira, and Aria Springs represented SGA at the AAU Xcel Silver level. Genevieve Ard and ScottLynn Whiteside participated at the AAU Xcel Gold level. Sherlyn Trejo and Kylie Whitinger competed at the AAU Xcel Platinum level.
On SGA’s Bronze team, Marlow-Halterman raised her all-around score to 33.225 from her 8.8 on bars, 8.15 on vault and 8.15 on beam.
For SGA’s Silver team, Medina earned 33.55 all around from her 8.925 on vault, 8.4 on bars and 8.325 on floor. Pereira received 35.275 all around from her 9.05 on bars, 9.075 on beam and 8.7 on vault. Springs achieved 33.2 all-around from her 8.725 on vault, 8.4 on floor and 8.225 on beam.
In terms of SGA’s Gold team, Ard earned 35.775 from raising her beam to 9.250 as well as earning 9.025 on bar and 8.9 on floor. Whiteside achieved 32.75 from her 8.7 on beam, 8.4 on floor and 8.1 on vault.
For Xcel Platinum, Trejo earned first in her division with 35.625 from her first on beam with 9.2, first on bar with 9.15 and second on floor with 8.875. Whitinger achieved 32.025 from her third on bar with 8.550, and 8.15 on vault.
The teams earlier competed in their first meet of the season, Pretty in Pink: Judges Cup, on Oct. 22 in Charlotte.
Neysah Engle, Marlow-Halterman and Josephine Wallace represented SGA at the AAU Xcel Bronze level. Medina, Pereira, Springs and Alia Vorbe represented SGA at the AAU Xcel Silver level. Ard and Whiteside participated at the AAU Xcel Gold level. Trejo competed at the AAU Xcel Platinum level.
For SGA’s Bronze team’s first competition, gymnasts put forth a strong effort. Engle earned 35.35 all around from her fourth place on balance beam with 9.05, 9.2 on vault and 8.8 on floor. Marlow-Halterman achieved 32.55 all-around from her 8.6 on floor and 8.4 on bars. Wallace received 35.45 all-around from her fourth place on vault with 9.3, 8.8 on bars and 8.75 on beam. SGA’s coaches were proud of how the Bronze team overcame their nerves and supported each other.
From SGA’s Silver team, Medina earned 34.7 all around from her second place on vault with 9.45, 8.65 on floor and 8.5 on bar. Pereira tied for fourth all-around with 35.35 from her second place on bars with 9.1, third place on beam with 9.05 and 8.7 on vault. Springs achieved 34.7 all-around from her 8.95 on bars, 8.9 on vault and 8.45 on beam. Vorbe received 35.95 all-around from her first place on beam with 9.4, 9.35 on vault and 8.9 on bars. SGA’s coaches were proud of the Silver team’s achievements.
For SGA’s Gold team, Ard earned third all-around within her division with her 36.15 all-around from her 2nd on beam with 9.05, 9.1 on bar, 9.0 on vault and 9.0 on floor. Whiteside achieved 34.0 all-around from her 9.2 on floor, and 9.0 on vault.
SGA gymnasts will compete next on Dec. 10 at the AAU 1st State Qualifier Competition in Fletcher.