Top Gun Team Challenge at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (February 8th)
The Boys Team went to McMinville for their second time this year to attend the Top Gun Team Challenge put on by OMEGA Gymnastics! Such a great venue and fun meet! They boys had a great time and showed some really good performances. Level 4’s placed 1st, Level 6’s Placed 3rd and the Level 7’s came in 2nd. Strong work boys.
IFC Coaches Cup at Metropolitan Gymnastics (Kent)
Last weekend (January 25-26) both the Ballard and Columbia City boys attended the ICF Coaches Cup at Metropolitan Gymnastics in Kent. This competition is a fundraiser for the Iron Cross Foundation scholarship fund. ICF helps defray competition-related expenses for JO athletes for level 5 and up who would otherwise not be able to compete. We are happy to support this foundation! Our boys had a great time and had some great results!
Columbia City Team placements: Level 4’s placed 2nd, level 6’s and level 7’s both placed 1st! Congratulations boys, keep working hard!
Ballard was back in action after a 6-week break. Shaking off some of the cobwebs we brought our game to ICF! Although we had some falls, the boys’ routines were all pretty clean. The next month and a half leading to States we will be working on making consistent, clean routines to push our way to the podium.
Level 4’s – 4th place (only 0.6 off of 3rd!)
Level 5’s – 5thplace; we know what to work on to improve!
6’s – 4thplace (only 0.7 off of 3rd!)
Junior Developmental – No team Score
Level 10 – No team Score
Jr Rocky Mountain Open in Colorado
Last weekend was the first time our boys attended the Jr Rocky Mountain Open. This competition was held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. We had a blast! A portion of the proceeds from this meet directly support the AFA men’s gymnastics program. The boys performed well and went up against some really tough competition! Aside from competing, they got to watch a college meet on Saturday with some of the top collegiate teams in the country along with some members of the National Team who were trying to qualify to this years’ Winter Cup in Las Vega, Nevada. As a team our level four’s placed 2nd, level six’s placed 4th and the level seven’s placed 3rd.
Washington Open at University of Washington
Cold Turkey 2019
The Columbia City and Ballard boys team had their first competition this weekend! The annual Cold Turkey. It’s a great pre season meet to get out all the competition nerves and get back into the groove of competing! They had a pretty great start to the season!
From Columbia City, Level 4 and Level 6 teams took second place and the level 7 team placed first! We only have one level 5 gymnast, Eleazer, so there is no team award, but he took first place in his division. As for our Level 8’s, Hammet Lear placed first in his division and Tom Young placed third in his! Nice work team!
From Ballard, Level 4, 5 and 6 teams all landed in fourth place, but were so close to snagging third! We are proud of the way the Boys overcame some some falls and challenges, and as we continue to work on routines for the season, our goal is to hit 100% of our routines by the end of the year for State and Regionals!
Ballard’s Junior Developmental did not place due to only two athletes, but they very clean routines, and are working hard on new skills for the season.
Ballard’s Level 4’s enjoying their first meet of the season (below)