Atomic Tumblers Win State Championship Medals

Elizabeth Chapman on a balance beam at the Level 3 State Meet. Photo by Josh Landon
Colleen Gurule on the beam at the Level 3 State Meet. Photo by Josh Landon
First place winner Nyla Lee and third place winner Aaliyah Walker of Los Alamos at Excel States. Photo by Josh Landon


Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Level 3 Junior Olympic Gymnasts competed in the 2013-2014 Season New Mexico State Championships March 8-9. The Atomic Tumblers entered nine gymnasts in the competition and eight of those scored over a 34 all-around.

Three also scored over a 36 all-around. The team took nine event medals totaling two gold, two silver and five bronze. It was a great end to the Level 3 season!

Elizabeth Chapman won the silver medal in the all-around for the junior division with 36.025. She also won the silver on the beam with 9.00 and the bronze on the bars (9.125) as well as the floor exercise (8.85). Also competing in the junior division and taking fourth with a 35.475 was Hannah Gram. Gram also took the silver medal in the floor exercise with 9.025. Colleen Gurule took sixth in this division with a 34.875.

In the child’s division, Kaeley Bustos took fourth with 36.25. She also took bronze on beam with 8.95.  Milan Paris Vigil was fifth with 35.275.

In the youth division, Kayli Lincoln was fourth all-around in her division with 36.125. She also took gold on the vault with 9.35, and bronze on the floor exercise with 9.15. Danielle Bellamy was also fourth in her division with 35.25. Bellamy took gold on the bars with 9.35.

In the senior division, Faith Koh placed sixth with 34.675 and Charolette Gonzales placed eighth with 32.25. Gonzales also received a bronze medal for her 8.75 beam routine.

In the New Mexico Xcel State Championships, Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers brought home six all-around medals, (a gold, four silver and a bronze), as well as 27 individual event medals (11 gold, six silver, and 10 bronze). As a team, they placed second in the state at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels, and third in the Platinum level.

Nyla Lee competed in the Silver child’s division and struck gold. Lee brought home four gold medals: one for a 36.65 all-around, one for a 9.20 vault, one for a 9.60 bar routine and one for a 9.10 beam routine.  Lee also received a bronze for her 8.75 floor exercise routine. 

Aaliyah Walker also competed in this division and took the bronze in the all-around with 35.50. Walker also won silver on beam (9.05) and bronze on both vault (8.75) and bars (9.1).

Faith Koh competed in the Silver seniors division finishing fifth with 34.70 and winning a gold on bars (9.30) and a silver on the beam (8.95). 

In the child’s Gold division Addie Richie took silver with a 34.60. Richie also won three event medals, gold on floor (8.60), and bronze on bars (9.00) and beam (8.55). Also in this division, Brianna Fryer took gold on beam with 8.85. Allison Warner was fourth on vault with 8.50.

In the Gold junior division, Suyana Ferreira took silver with 36.65. She also won gold on three events: bars (9.35), beam (9.25) and floor (9.20).

In the Gold senior division, Cherie McCreary was seventh.

In the Platinum child division, Anna Clark won silver in the all-around with 35.80. She also won gold on floor with 9.10, silver on vault with 9.20 and bronze on beam with 8.70. Elyse Phillips also competed in this division. Phillips took gold on beam with 9.00.

In the Platinum senior division, Ramya Stevens took bronze on floor with 8.80.

In the Bronze child division, Andrea Chapman took silver on vault with 8.80.

In the Bronze senior division, Hannah Mullen took silver on bars with 9.10 and fourth all-around with 34.60. Sarah Hutchens was sixth all-around.