Peppermint Twist

Red River Valley Gymnastics Girls JO Team opens their season

The RRVG Girls JO Compulsory and Optional competitors began the 2013-14 season with a trip to Minneapolis and attended the Peppermint Twist competition held at the Minneapolis Convention Center the weekend of December 7-8. RRVG had 23 girls competing in Levels 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 10.

Coach Steve Murray; “I am extremely happy with everyone’s efforts in this early season competition. Many of the young ladies moved up a level and showed a tremendous amount of poise. The veterans that have competed before displayed a growing maturity in their performances, did an outstanding job and everyone had a great time while they did it”.

It was the Level 3’s first meet ever and they did an awesome job. Alena M. did a great bar routine and scored a 9.35. Lily G. and Madison D. had great vaults. Jill F. and Taya S. performed very well staying on the beam and Nyla B. rocked her floor routine.

The Level 4 girls had a lot of new skills in their routines this year. Ainsley H. stuck her beam routine and scored a 9.0. Kelsey S. and Halle G. did great fronthandsprings over the vault. Lilly H. and Ashley G. performed beautiful floor routines and Brynn F. made both of her kips during her bar routine.

Kate B. and Sydnee S. competed the Level 5 routines for the first time and did a great job making all of their new skills and received a 32.10 and 31.075 respectively for their all-around scores.

Two athletes, Molly and Maddie competed for the first time at level 8 and performed their routines with great courage on all four events as they nursed sore backs.

Three Level 9’s, Brittany, Abbie and Faith competed their routines with many new skills, most notably back flips on the beam, and fulfilled all of the team goals. The fourth level 9, Emma, injured her leg in practice a few weeks ago but came to the meet and supported her teammates.

Two ladies, Sophia and Bailee competed at Level 10 for the first time. Sophia unfortunately injured her knee landing her Beam dismount on the first event. High School Senior Bailee, coming back off an ACL injury from last January, put together four complete sets including all of the skills she previously competed and added a couple of new ones on Beam and Bars. Bailee scored 31.25 in the All Around.

Congratulations to all of the young ladies, we are proud of