Transform Academy Junior Olympic gymnasts competed at Chow’s meet

Transform Academy

Transform Academy

The Oskaloosa YMCA Aerials JO (Junior Olympic) Compulsory and Optional Teams competed on Friday, January 18th and Sunday, January 20th at the 10th annual Chow’s Winter Classic Invitational in Des Moines at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

This was the first meet of the season for the Level 7 Optional girls.  Coach Slay said, “The girls did a great job for their first meet of the season.  We know where we need to focus to improve for the next meet.”  Teammate Jensen DeJong showed up to support her team, but was unable to compete due to a knee injury.

One of the differences between the Optional and the Compulsory levels is that Optional gymnasts make up their own routines and have to complete certain difficulty requirements in order to achieve a 10.0 Start Value.  Compulsory gymnasts all perform the same routines (according to their Level) and all routines start at a 10.0.  The girls compete next at the 2013 Premier Invitational, this Friday and Saturday, February 1st and 2nd, in Omaha, NE.

 

Name/Hometown

Level/Age

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

AA (All-Around)

Lydia VanVeldhuizen

Oskaloosa

Level 4

7 & under

9.175

3rd

8.025

8th

7.750

8th

8.400

T-6th

33.350

8th

Mallory VanderMeyden

Oskaloosa

Level 4

11 & up

9.275

2nd

8.700

4th

8.900

1st

8.725

3rd

35.600

2nd

Emma Dawson

Oskaloosa

Level 6

9 & under

7.950

13th

7.050

12th

8.200

10th

8.075

12th

31.275

13th

Collette Edwards

Oskaloosa

Level 6

11

8.625

7th

7.500

T-10th

7.950

13th

8.150

12th

32.225

11th

Jensen DeJong

Oskaloosa

Level 7

Unable to compete due to injury

Ruby Johnson

Oskaloosa

Level 7

13

8.500

11th

8.600

T-4th

8.100

9th

8.650

13th

32.850

8th

Meredith Wheeldon

Sigourney

Level 7

16

8.825

4th

4.650

12th

8.575

5th

8.150

9th

30.200

12th

 

 

 

 

Chow’s Gymnastics is famously known as the home gym of Shawn Johnson and Gabby Douglas.  While they did not make an appearance at the meet, Coach Chow himself was there and some of the girls were able to get their picture taken with him.

For details and more information on Transform Academy gymnastics, please email transform.gymnastics@gmail.com, call 641-295-1434, or by stopping by the facility at 2209 Park in University Park (former Vennard College gym).  Transform also offers other activities such as dance, cheer, & tumbling.

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