Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Compete At Monopoly Meet

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers competed Valentines Day weekend in the Monopoly Meet at Boardwalk Gymnastics in Belen.  

In the Xcel competition, Chantal Biebeault was the highest scorer of the day, taking the gold all-around medal in the bronze junior competition with 37.05.
 
Biebeault also took gold in all four events with a 9.5 on bars, 9.45 on beam, 9.10 on floor and and a 9.00 on vault. Her sister Colette Biebeault won the younger bronze division, taking the gold with 35.25. She also took gold on vault (8.70), silver on bars (9.30) and floor (8.75). 
 
In the older bronze division, Aria Warner took bronze with 35.15. She also took silver on beam with 9.50 and bronze on vault with 8.65. Evelyn Williams took took bronze on beam in this division with 9.025.
 
In the silver division Sara Gardner was the high finisher for Los Alamos with a 34.55 for sixth.
 
Kaeley Bustos took bronze on bars with 9.25. Milan Vigil took bronze on bronze on vault with 8.45.  
 
In the gold division Cherie McCreary took silver on bars (9.05) and bronze on vault (8.60). Addie Richie’s high finish was fourth on vault with 8.45.
 
In the Junior Olympic competition Ashley Bustos won the level 6 competition. She took gold in the all around with 35.85 and on vault (9.10), bars (8.80), and beam (8.95). Her floor score of 9.00 won silver.
 
In the level 4 competition Danielle Bellamy was 6th with 32.25.
 
About Los Alamos School of Gymnastics

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) at 555 North Mesa Road in Los Alamos is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, run by a Board of parent volunteers. Financial aid and in-kind donations are tax-deductible. United Way contributions may be designated to LASG and are eligible for matching funds.

Philosophy

LASG is a “Member Club” of USA Gymnastics (USAG) and totally supports the USAG philosophy of “Athletes First, Winning Second.” We teach gymnasts (children), not gymnastics (the sport).

At LASG, we believe learning takes place best in a stress-free, fun environment. For this reason, we coach with a positive approach, rewarding performances rather than outcomes, and efforts on the way to success. We believe that mistakes are a natural part of the learning process, not “failure.” We believe that success must be seen in terms of athletes improving and exceeding their own goals, and not in terms of surpassing the performances of others. Therefore, to ensure a reasonable degree of success, one must set realistic goals. For this reason, our staff makes it their responsibility to help gymnasts set realistic goals and expectations.

Athletics should teach one to cope with pressures, adapt to changing situations, exhibit discipline and maintain concentration. Contests are periodic tests along the way, which need to be kept in just that perspective. We do not expect perfection or even near perfection in competition. It is the nature of the young gymnast to be inconsistent. It is also the nature of the young to want new challenges and to continue progressing. We will advise gymnasts of the level at which they could work and compete, but once the criteria have been met, the ultimate decision rests with the gymnast and parents. As the great Vince Lombardi said (though he is often misquoted):  “…winning isn’t everything, but striving to win is…”

The entire program at LASG is under the direction of Louise Janecky, BS (Physical Education), MA Ed. Janecky competed as a National Level gymnast and has coached gymnastics for more than 35 years. She has been LASG program director and head coach since 1982.

For more information, visit http://lagymnastics.net/home. 

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