Transform Academy Junior Olympic gymnasts competed in Nebraska

The Oskaloosa Transform Academy JO (Junior Olympic) Compulsory and Optional Teams competed on Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd at the 2013 Premier Bowl Invitational at Premier Gymnastics in Omaha, NE.

Name/Hometown

Level/Age

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

AA (All-Around)

Emma Dawson

Oskaloosa

Level 6

8 & 9

7.900

8th

7.700

7th

7.425

7th

8.200

7th

31.225

8th

Emily Schutz

Oskaloosa

Level 6

10

7.700

12th

7.750

9th

7.350

10th

7.750

11th

30.550

11th

Chloe’ Sarver

Oskaloosa

Level 7

9-11

8.775

12th

8.600

6th

8.725

11th

8.525

10th

34.625

8th

Jensen DeJong

Oskaloosa

Level 7

9-11

8.675

13th

7.500

11th

8.550

12th

8.500

11th

33.225

11th

Ruby Johnson

Oskaloosa

Level 7

13-14

8.850

7th

7.950

7th

8.300

5th

8.100

10th

33.200

7th

Meredith Wheeldon

Sigourney

Level 7

15+

8.650

1st

7.150

1st

8.125

1st

7.900

2nd

31.825

1st

 

Pictured above clockwise are Ruby Johnson (standing), Meredith Wheeldon, Chloe’ Sarver, and Jensen DeJong. (submitted photo)

Pictured above clockwise are Ruby Johnson (standing), Meredith Wheeldon, Chloe’ Sarver, and Jensen DeJong. (submitted photo)

Both Level 6 competitors Emma & Emily are just starting to compete at this level.  Emma has qualified to move up to Level 6 Optionals for next season by securing a 31.000 All-Around.  Emily just missed the cut-off due to a couple of falls on the beam and bars but still has a couple of meets left to qualify.  The duo just began learning the Level 6 routines after the level 5 state meet in December, so in the short amount of time they have already accomplished a lot.

This was Chloe’ and Jensen’s first meet at the Level 7 Optional level and Chloe’ too has just moved up from Level 6 in December, worked really hard, and really gained a lot of momentum.  Jensen has been battling a knee injury, but you wouldn’t have been able to tell it based on how she performed.

Last year Ruby was injured for most of the season, but has healed and is performing well.  Meredith had an outstanding meet and her scores were improved immensely from the last meet.

These girls all work so hard putting 10-12 hours per week to get in there exercising, conditioning, skills, and complete routines.

Next Saturday February 16th, the gymnastics group will hold a mock meet at their home gym.  The girls would love to see friends, family, and community support and also for you to check out what it’s all about.  If you are trying to decide if recreational team or competitive team is right for your daughter, come check it out between 9:00 – 1:00 on the 16th.

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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