The Gymnastics Revolution (TGR) girls competitive gymnastics team competed at the Excel Florida State Championships at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland on April 6-8.
Under the direction of head coach Mariellen Wagner, along with assistant coaches Rebecca Wentling and Suzanne Tonietto, TGR came home with 22 state championship titles. As a result, 27 of the 37 TGR athletes present qualified for the Region 8 Championships to be held in Daytona Beach on April 27-29.
Nine-year-old Hailey Sawyer topped all competitors with a perfect score of 10 on the uneven bars, giving her the state champion title. Sawyer also earned state champion titles with a 9.9 on floor, 9.8 on balance beam, as well as second place on vault with a score of 9.675. She completed the competition with a first place all-around score of 39.375, the highest all-around score of the meet for all levels.
State championship titles were also earned by: Alana Murphy (age 7) with scores of 9.5 on balance beam, 9.775 on uneven bars and 37.875 all-around; Ava Sedlacek (age 7) scoring 9.6 on vault, 9.65 on balance beam and 38.375 all-around; Adelaide Reibling (age 8) scoring 9.525 on floor and 38.3 all-around; Olivia Nocera (age 8) scoring 9.625 on balance beam; Morgan Bertisch (age 8) with a 9.45 on vault; Morgan Patrie (age 9) scoring 9.85 on uneven bars and 9.7 on balance beam; Brayli Cottom (age 10) scoring 9.35 on floor; Charlene Creighton (age 14) scoring 9.6 on floor; Meagan Costello (age 9) scoring 9.5 on uneven bars; Isabela Penaranda (age 11) scoring 9.425 on uneven bars; Alexa Jaffe (age 12) scoring 9.575 on uneven bars; and Julian Milord (age 10) scoring 9.7 on uneven bars.
Additional placements were Jordyn Besse, third on uneven bars (9.625); Isabella Delaney, second on vault (9.5) and floor (9.4); Melania Ferreira-Caraballo, second on uneven bars (9.35); Caitlyn Davino, second on balance beam (9.475) and third all-around (37.3); and Mia Chang, second on floor (9.55) and second all-around (36.925).
The Gymnastics Revolution Silver Team placed second overall. For more information, visit www.thegymnasticsrevolution.com or call (561) 848-4577.