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Mid day Awards Ceremony. Photo by Martha Hutchens
 
Contenders wait in the wings. Photo by Martha Hutchens

LASG News:

The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) played host to eight other teams Nov. 8 for its annual Veterans Day Patriotic Invite at which 192 gymnasts competed from three Albuquerque teams (AGS, Gold Cup, and Precision), two Rio Rancho teams (Rio and Eagle Ridge), Zia of Santa Fe, Katz of Clovis and High Altitude of Taos.

Los Alamos’ Ashley Bustos had the highest all-around total of the day with a personal best of 36.925. Bustos, who competed in the older platinum division of the Xcel competition, also took gold on bars (9.325), beam (9.05), and floor (9.275). Her 9.25 on vault was good enough for the silver medal. 

Teammate Carley Stilwell took the gold on vault (9.45). Stilwell also took silver on floor (9.10) and bronze in the all-around (34.95). Ramya Stevens took bronze on vault (9.15) and beam (8.30).  Suyana Ferreira took bronze on floor (8.60).In the younger platinum division Anna Clark took gold in the all-around with a 35.95. She also won gold on bars (9.15) and beam (8.80). She took the silver on floor with 9.10. The Platinum division is coached this season by Lynne Taylor.

In the older gold division, Cherie McCreary took gold on bars (9.45) and bronze on vault (8.35).

In the middle gold division, Allison Warner took silver on bars (9.00) and bronze on vault (8.05). Colleen Gurule won bronze on bars with an 8.80.

In the younger gold division, Addie Richie took silver on bars with 9.225 and Brianna Fryer took bronze with 9.00. The gold division is coached this season by Jessica Allen.

In the silver older competition Emilee Maestas took gold on bars (9.10) and beam (9.00).

In the silver younger division, Kaeley Bustos took bronze in the all-around with 34.50. Bustos also took gold on beam (8.90) and bronze on vault (8.30). Andrea Chapman took bronze on beam with an 8.50. Sara Gardner’s high finish was fourth on beam with 8.30. The silver division is coached this season by Janice Miko.

In the bronze older division, Sarah Hutchens and Cyra Bishop tied for the silver in the all-around with 35.20. Hutchens also took the gold on floor (9.10) and beam (9.00) and bronze on bars (9.10). Bishop also won the gold on vault (8.50 Tie), the silver on floor (9.10) and bronze on beam (8.60). Evelyn Williams tied for the gold on vault (8.50) and took silver on bars (9.15). Aria Warner tied for fourth on beam (8.50) and was fifth on bars with an 8.95. Katya Friedland tied for fourth on beam (8.50). The older bronze division is being coached this season by Amy Casson.

In the middle bronze division, Anika Lovato took gold with 35.20. Lovato also took silver on beam with 8.80. Deeanna Foster took bronze in the all-around with 35.00. Foster also won gold on floor (9.10) and bronze on bars (9.20) and beam (8.70). Chantal Biebeault took bronze on vault with 8.80.

In the Bronze younger division, Alexandra (Sasha) Vinyard won the all-around with 35.40. She also took gold on both vault (9.00) and bars (9.40) and silver on beam (8.40). Megan Brown took silver in the all-around with 35.05. Brown also took gold on floor (9.30), silver on bars (9.35), and bronze on beam (8.20). Mia Nuckols took bronze in the all-around with 34.55. She also took bronze on floor (8.80). Danielle Trellue took silver on floor (8.85) and bronze on on bars (9.30). Alexandra (Sasha) Simikov finished fourth on floor (8.70). Colette Biebeault finished fifth on bars (8.80). Claudia Jablonski finished fifth on beam (7.80). The middle and younger bronze teams are coached by Svetlana Skurkhin.

In the Junior Olympic competition, Katie Wingo took gold in the level 5 division with 34.375. Wingo also took gold on floor (9.00), bars (8.85), and beam (7.85). She won silver on vault (8.675).

In the level 4 younger division, Kayli Lincoln took bronze on floor with 8.85.

In the level 4 older division, Hannah Gram competed in her first meet of the season. Claire Garnett is coaching the JO team this season.

Nov.14-15, LASG travels to Rio Rancho to compete at Eagle Ridge in its fifth meet of the fall season. Nov. 22, the team travels to Rio Rancho for the NAWGJ Meet at Rio Gymnastics. This meet wraps up fall competition and begins a winter break until mid-January.

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