WISC gymnasts soar to success in Maryland

The Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex gymnasts traveled to the Sportsplex Team Classic in Landover, Md. on Jan. 24, achieving success against 829 gymnasts from 22 different gyms around the country.

WISC's Xcel Bronze team won the team title as well as garnering the highest team score of the meet with a 114.450.

The Xcel Gold and Silver teams also won the team titles and the Level 3 and Level 5 Junior Olympic compulsory teams won third-place trophies.

The WISC team was led by Alexis Brender'a Brandis of the Xcel platinum team, who earned the highest vault score of 9.750 as well as the highest all-around score out of all the gymnasts competing at the meet with a 38.575.

The WISC teams also garnered the highest scores for the meet with standout performances from Megan Geehan with a 9.8 on bars and Kimberly King with a 9.7 in floor.

The Xcel Bronze team dominated the competition to earn the seven-highest individual scores in the Xcel Bronze level.

Leading the Xcel Bronze team with an impressive performance was Maya Kapij (Junior A Division) with a first place on balance beam, second on bars and floor to win the first-place trophy with an all-around score of AA 37.5. That was the highest of all Xcel Bronze competitors at the meet and the second-highest score of all the WISC competitors.

Close behind Kapij was Mila Kenney (Junior A Division), who was first on vault and second on balance beam for an all-around score of 37.2, earning the second-highest Xcel Bronze score at the meet.

Right behind Kenney was Lizzy Porter in the Child Division. Porter led the WISC in balance beam scores, earning the WISC's highest balance beam score of 9.65. Porter earned first on bars, balance beam and floor, winning the all-around competition for her age group with a score of 37.150.

Jasmine Shelton won the all-around title for the Junior B Division with a first on balance beam, second on bars and floor for an all-around score of 37.050.

Emmy Males in the Junior B Division exceled with a first on vault, bars and floor and a second on balance beam taking the second all-around trophy with a score of 36.850.

Ellen Gulden's second on vault and third on balance beam in the Junior A Division garnered her the third-place trophy with an all-around score of 36.850.

Anna Paige Yaugo earned a first on balance beam, second on floor, and a third on vault, winning the all-around title in the Senior A Division with a score of 36.8.

The Xcel Bronze also had strong performances from Madalyn Males with a second on floor and a third on balance beam, Megan Geehan with a of 9.8, winning first on bars and first on floor, Elly Porter earned a second on balance beam, a third on bars, and won the third-place trophy in the Child A Division with an all-around score of 35.775.

Emily Stefanick achieved a second on vault and won the third-place trophy in the Junior B Division with an all-around score of 35.7.

Acadia Massie was third on floor, Chiara Goldman was second on vault and third on floor, Briana Rowsey won third on bars, Lilianna Greene won the second-place vault and third on Bars, and Abigail Glasgow was third on vault. Also competing on the Xcel Bronze team was Ashlyn Stallings and Sidney VanSickel.

The Xcel Silver team won the first-place team trophy led by Gisele Duval with a first on both balance beam and floor to win the all-around title for the Junior A Division with a score of AA 37.05. Alannah Jarrell won the Child A Division with a first on balance beam and asecond on both floor and bars for an all-around score of 37.

Margaret O'Connor earned second on vault, bars and balance beam to win the all-around title for the Senior A Division with an all-around score of 36.825. Isabel O'Connor won first on both vault and bars, and second on balance beam to win the Junior B Division with a score of AA 36.650. Ashleigh Glessner was first on bars and second on floor to earn the second-place trophy for the Senior A Division with a 36.575. Cailin McCummings earned second on floor. Also competing on the Xcel Silver team was Katherine Proffitt.

The WISC Xcel Gold team won the team trophy with a standout performance from Kimberly King, who won first on bars with a 9.75 and a 9.7 on floor, third on both vault and beam winning the all-around title for the Senior A Division with a score of 36.9. King was followed by Charlotte Gravel who won first on balance beam, second on floor and third on both bars and vault to win the all-around title for the Child A Division with a score of 36.450. Rylee Vinson was second on bars and earned the third-place trophy for the Junior A Division with an all-around score of 36.150. Madison Walk achieved a second on both bars and beam. Emma Wolfe was third on FX.

The WISC Xcel Platinum's team of two was led by Alexis Brender 'a Brandis, who won every event in her division with a 9.750 on vault, a 9.650 on floor, a 9.625 on balance beam, and a 9.55 on bars for an impressive score of 38.575. Petyon Blanding was second on vault and third on both bars and floor to win the third-place trophy with a score of 36.725.

The WISC Level 3 team was led by Campbell Rudders, who dominated the competition by winning three of the four events by taking first on vault, beam and floor to win the all-around title for the Junior A Division with an all-around score of 37.350. Olivia Michaels earned a second on bars and a third on vault to win the third-place trophy for the Child C Division with a score of 36.2. Harper Wagner won the balance beam and won the third-place trophy for the Junior B Division with a 35.075. Vivian Lappas was third on vault. Also competing on the Level 3 team were Abigail Dale, Elizabeth Wolfe and Mia Wood.

The WISC Level 4 team won the third-place trophy led by Laurel Ho, who won first on vault, bars, and floor and earned a second on balance beam to win the all-around title for the Child A Division with a score of 37.1. Grace Gallagher was second and won the third-place trophy with an all-around score of 35.125.

Grace Getkin placed third on vault and Alyssa Krejcarek placed third on bars. Also competing for the Level 4 team were Madeline Sipe, Brielle Kelso, and Tea Iverson.

The WISC Level 5 team won the third-place team trophy led by Zoe Wallace who had the highest all-around score of the WISC Level 5 team with a score of 36.35 followed by Emma Doherty, who placed third on balance beam. Carlie Lackey placed second on beam. Also competing on the Level 5 team were Caitlyn Day and Hannah Overholt.

WISC had seven gymnasts competing in the Junior Olympic Optional Division ranging from levels 6 to Level 8.

The Level 6 team's top performances were by McKenna Vischer, who won first on balance beam and Louise Herman, who placed second on bars. Also competing on the Level 6 team was Madison Toney.

WISC had two Level 7 competitors: Emma Lobash and Alaina Godoy.

Lobash won the floor competition and earned second on bars to win the second-place trophy with an all-around score of 36.1.

WISC also had two gymnasts competing Level 8 with Mikayla VanHoose, earning the highest all-around score for the Level 8 team followed by Jocelyn Covaney who took first place in the floor competition. VanHoose qualified for event finals on vault and floor winning fifth place on both and Covaney qualified for finals on floor and won fourth place.

On Feb. 13-15, the WISC gymnasts will be competing in the Excalibur Cup, which is a part of the Nastia Liukin Cup series. The Excalibur Cup is an international competition in Virginia Beach featuring 3,000 competitors from more than 25 states and 10 countries.

 

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