Doggette perfect at Buckeye and Rivers flows through the competition in Houston, just two of the headlines Around the Region this past weekend.
The Buckeye Classic hosted by Buckeye Gymnastics was the big invite that took place in our region with some of the best level 10 gymnasts from around the country vying for one of the 2 spots to the 2016 Nastia Liukin Cup. Buckeye is a great meet to compete in and features a fun opening ceremony introducing all the teams competing. Here is a video clip of R-Athletics really getting into it (notice Bre Showers at the end).
Already qualified to Nastia Cup, Buckeye’s Makarri Doggette let it all out in front on the home crowd and scored her first perfect 10 on her Yurchenko 1 1/2 on vault. Here is the video thanks to FloGymnastics (notice her reaction when Christian tells her).
After winning the AA with a big 38.675 she talked to FloGymnastics about her meet the perfect10.
Fellow Buckeye Level 10 Jenna Swartzentruber along with Leah Clapper from Gym America were also all around champions in the All Around at Buckeye Classic. Here is a link to the full results from the Level 10’s
Twistars competed down in Houston at the Houston National Invite. This competition features a Team Cup competition which Twistars won over national team athletes from Brazil by more then a point.
In the level 10 AA competiton, 2015 JO National AA champion Kai Rivers from Twistars topped all with a 38.025. Here are the top 5 combined scores from the level 10 competition. Full results from the HNI can be found on the MSO Website
Alyssa Al-Ashari competed in the elite division as she prepares for this years elite season. She took 2nd place on beam with this 14.05 routine. Video by Cordelia Price.
Region 5 was well represented at the 2016 Classic Rock Invite in Phoenix Arizona with UGA, BIG, Libertyville, and Queen City competing in the desert. UGA won their session with Amelia Mohler taking 2nd place AA in her age group. Check out the results from the Classic Rock on the MSO Website.
(Missing from the photo is Emili Dobronics)