Transform Academy’s gymnasts whoop up at the Harvest Hoedown


Pictured above in front row Left to Right, Kennady Klein, Lydia Van Veldhuizen, Emma Dawson (back), and Mallory Vander Meyden. Back Row, Chloe’ Sarver, Emily Schutz, Pyper Yahnke, Rylee Ebelsheiser, Faith DeRonde and Collette Edwards. (submitted photo)

The Transform Academy gymnasts JO (Junior Olympic) Compulsory Team competed on Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th at the Harvest Hoedown at the Sportsplex West facility in Waukee, IA.

For gymnastics scoring placement/achievement awards they go out half the number of competitors plus one in each age division.

Vault Bars Beam Floor AA (All-Around)

Lydia Van Veldhuizen 8.725 (10th) 7.375 (14th) 7.425 (9th) 8.100 (9th) 31.625

Rylee Ebelsheiser 9.200 (5th) 8.675 (6th) 8.525 (6th) 7.325 (6th) 33.725

Faith DeRonde 8.750 (14th) 8.550 (11th) 8.159 (10th) 8.900 (7th) 34.350

Mallory Vander Meyden 9.150 (8th) 7.625 (12th) 8.150 (11th) 8.900 (5th) 33.825

Emma Dawson 8.350 (8th) 8.000 (11th) 8.900 (2nd) 8.275 (9th) 33.525

Emily Schutz 7.950 (14th) 8.550 (12th) 9.125 (4th) 8.550 (13th) 34.175

Chloe’ Sarver 8.750 (5th) 8.725 (1st) 8.700 (5th) 8.750 (3rd) 34.925

Collette Edwards 8.550 (5th) 8.125 (2nd) 8.200 (4th) 7.775 (4th) 32.625

Kennady Klein 9.200 (1st) 7.950 (4th) 9.200 (1st) 8.500 (3rd) 34.850

Level 4

* Lydia Van Veldhuizen—10th place All-Around out of 17 competitors—Age 7 & under

* Rylee Ebelsheiser—6th place AA out of 11 competitors—Age 8b

* Faith DeRonde—9th place AA out of 17 competitors—Age 9a

* Mallory Vander Meyden—10th place AA out of 20 competitors—Age 10

Level 5

* Emma Dawson—6th place AA out of 13 competitors—Age 9a

* Emily Schutz—11th place AA out of 17 competitors—Age 10a

Level 6

* Chloe’ Sarver—3rd place AA out of 9 competitors—Age 9 & under

* Collette Edwards—4th place AA out of 8 competitors—Age 11

* Kennady Klein (Pella)—3rd place AA out of 8 competitors—Age 11


The Level 6 girls placed 3rd as a team. In order for a team to place, they must take the top 3 scores from each gymnast at their level. Considering the Level 6’s had to use all 3 scores, this is a great achievement for them.

Gymnasts must receive an All-Around score of 31.000 in order to qualify for the state meet in December. All the girls from Transform have now qualified for the state meet which is also a great accomplishment for the girls and their head coach, Meghan Slay.

The team’s next competition is this weekend November 10-11 at the Blackhawk Classic Celebration of Stars Meet in Waterloo, IA hosted by Blackhawk Gymnastics. For details and more information on Transform Academy gymnastics, please email, 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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