Transform Academy’s gymnasts’ flipped and jingled

Pictured above are the four Level 6 competitors. They received the 3rd place team award out of nine eligible teams. Front row left to right, Chloe’ Sarver, Pyper Yahnke, Kennady Klein, and Collette Edwards. (submitted photo)

It was the last meet before state this coming weekend. The Transform Academy gymnasts JO (Junior Olympic) Compulsory Team competed on Saturday December 1st and Sunday December 2nd at the Jingle Bell Gymboree hosted by CRAG Gymnastics in Hiawatha, IA at their home gym.

Level/Age Vault Bars Beam Floor AA (All-Around) Place/# gymnasts

  •  Lydia Van Veldhuizen Level 4 6-7 9.350 (2nd) 7.250 (9th) 7.875 (5th) 8.475 (5th) 32.950 7th/13
  • Rylee Ebelsheiser Level 4 8 9.000 (7th) 8.750 (2nd) 8.025 (4th) 8.675 (5th) 34.450 2nd/12
  • Faith DeRonde Level 4 9 9.200 (6th) 9.175 (2nd) 8.175 (10th) 8.450 (10th) 35.000 8th/18
  • Mallory Vander Meyden Level 4 10 8.800 (8th) 8.500 (3rd) 9.050 (1st) 8.925 (1st) 35.275 2nd/11
  • Emma Dawson Level 5 9 8.200 (4th) 8.650 (4th) 8.425 (4th) 8.550 (6th) 33.825 4th/10
  • Emily Schutz Level 5 10 8.800 (7th) 8.500 (9th) 8.800 (4th) 8.250 (9th) 34.350 9th/15
  • Chloe’ Sarver Level 6 8-9 9.200 (2nd) 8.650 (2nd) 8.600 (6th) 9.150 (1st) 35.600 1st/9
  • Collette Edwards Level 6 11 8.450 (5th) 7.200 (7th) 8.550 (4th) 8.000 (5th) 32.200 5th/9
  • Kennady Klein Level 6 11 9.250 (1st) 8.100 (4th) 8.725 (2nd) 9.150 (1st) 35.225 2nd/9
  • Pyper Yahnke Level 6 13+ 8.400 (5th) 7.000 (6th) 8.625 (4th) 8.850 (3rd) 32.350 4th/8

Again at this past weekend’s meet, all of the girls improved one or more of their scores to record a season best.

This coming weekend, December 7, 8, & 9 is the Iowa State Championship Meet competition held in Clive, IA at the 7 Flags Event Center and hosted by Triad Gymnastics of Ankeny. All ten of the Compulsory gymnasts have qualified for the state competition which is a great accomplishment in itself both by the gymnast and their coach Meghan Slay. Gymnasts must score a 31.000 in the All-Around at a season’s competitive event to be eligible or qualify for the state competition. This will be last scheduled meet for the compulsory team, but the girls will still be working on skills, strength, and routines already for the next year as soon as they are done.

State bound!! Pictured from left to right: Pyper Yahnke, Kennady Klein, Lydia Van Veldhuizen, Emily Schutz, Emma Dawson, Ruby Johnson, Collette Edwards, Mallory Vander Meyden, Rylee Ebelsheiser, Faith DeRonde, & Jensen DeJong. Not pictured, but also competing will be Chloe’ Sarver. Ruby & Jensen will begin their competition season next month along with Meredith Wheeldon. (submitted photo)

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