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Region 5 Roll UP- Meet Recaps | January 2024

Our first Region 5 Roll UP of the 2024 season features invitationals that took place around the region in the month of January. There were a few more invitationals around the Region, however they didn’t meet the requirement of multiple age groups or more than 10 AA’s in an age group from a variety of gyms (several where more like intra-squad sessions). ** Meets that the Insider covers onsite are also not highlighted in the post.

Windy City Invitational hosted by Midwest Elite (Illinois)

Results: Level 10 Junior | Senior

The junior age group was very close only separated by .1 between the top 3. Makenna Brooks of Kokomotion won the all around with a 36.875 and took the bar title with this 9.675 routine which features a beautiful piked deltchev.

Charley Laufer from R-Athletics finished 2nd with a 36.85 and won vault with this 9.55 Yurchenko full (you get some other highlights as well including her signature Shushunova release on bars)

Alexis Kemper from Lakes Shore Mt Prospect was 3rd with a 36.775. She won beam with a 9.275. video of her floor (9.25).

The senior age group was won by Carley Stalder (my favorite name in Region 5) from Moceanu Gymnastics with a 35.9. Carly won vault 9.5 with a nice Yurchenko Full and took the floor 9.575 title as well.

Rachel Fike from Premier West finished 2nd AA with a 35.675 and won bars with her big Geinger and this 9.475 routine as well as beam.

Born to Fly hosted by Hunts Gymnastics (Michigan)

Results: Level 10 Junior | Senior

2023 DEV National Qualifier Ava Mickey from Hunts won the junior all around title with a 36.075, vaulted to the top with her 9.375 and balanced her way to the beam title with her very nice triple flight for a 9.475.

Ava’s teammate, Khilee Morris Kraus finished 2nd all around with a 35.5 and won floor 9.075. Alexandria Stevens from Eurostars finished 3rd with a 35.425.

Audra Butler from Eurostars won the bar title 9.05.

The senior age group was won by 2023 DEV National Qualifier Claire Donahue from Bay Valley with a 35.55. Claire also won bars which includes a Ray and half in half out dismount for a 9.225.

Alisia Murray from Hunts was 2nd all around 34.525 but rocked her unique front aerial to side aerial series for a 9.6. Alisia also won floor with a 9.275. Bay Valley’s Madison LaRue was 3rd with a 34.275.

Laila Crespo from Michigan Academy won vault with a 9.15.

Xtreme Challenge hosted by Gym Xtreme (Ohio)

Results: Level 10 Junior A | Senior A

Maggie Waterstreet (Gym Xtreme) swept the JRA podium winning all four events and the all around totaling a 37.875. Her very dynamic Yurchenko full for a 9.65 and a very solid beam routine with her aerial to two feet for 9.525 highlighted her performance. Check out her vault, bars, beam and here is floor

Gabby Schubert from Youngstown 2nd AA with a 36.3 and Riley Sheppard (Universal) rounds out the top 3 with a 35.525

In the senior age group, three 2023 DEV National qualifiers toped the podium. Ava Wellmeier (Universal) won the all around with a 37.45. Her teammates Layla Bobek (37.15) and Karleigh Reutzel (36.925) finished 2nd and 3rd. Karleigh always finishes amongst the top on floor, no different here winning floor with a 9.65.

2024 Nastia Cup Qualifier Gabby Van Frayen (Gym Xtreme) won the vault, bars and beam but unfortunately was injured (not serious) on floor and didn’t finish her routine.


Bravo Classic hosted by Phenom Gymnastics (Illinois)

Results: Level 10 Child | Junior | Senior

Phenom’s 2024 Seniors and Coaches

Antonette Baker from GymKinetics won the child age group with a 36.15. Antonette has a very nice layout Yurchenko that went 9.4 for 2nd place. I am look forward to her upgrading that vault hopefully in the near future.

Libby Tobias (Aspire) finished tied for 2nd in the AA with a 35.9. Libby a 2023 DEV National Qualifier and 2022 DEV All Star on floor won the event in this age group with a 9.475. Raegan McCarty (FlipStar) tied for 3rd AA 35.9 and took the vault title with her very nice layout Yurchenko for a 9.425.

The gold medal on the beam went to Bridget Karl from BIG with her 9.35. She was very solid throughout the routine and can blast a big switch side into the air that is for sure.

Bridget’s teammate Emma Becker finished 2nd AA in the junior age group with a 36.35. The 3rd place spot belonged to Aspire’s Peyton Pech with a 35.85. Her 9.65 on vault was the top vault score amongst all the level 10’s in the competition.

Beam was big for BIG at Bravo… That’s a lot of B’s…. Nicole James won the junior beam title with a 9.525 along with the floor gold with a 9.35.

The senior age group was dominated by Alexis Holmes from Aspire who posted the highest all around score across all age groups with her 37.975 as well as the highest bar score of 9.8. Nora Sherman from BIG took 2nd AA with a 37.05 and Aspire’s Viviana Campuzano who is on the comeback trail after elbow surgery in 2023, finished 3rd with a 36.775.

It was senior night for Phenom’s Ariana Goodwin in her final Bravo Classic, she tumbled her way to the floor title with her 9.325.

St. Jude hosted by GymNasti Gymnastics (Illinois)

Results: Level 10 Junior JRA JRB | SRA SRB

Junior A was won by Energym’s Avery Schlichting (2023 DEV National Qualifier) with a 37.85 and swept all four events including this 9.775 on bars. Carly Fronc from Crystal Lake was 2nd with a 36.275, and 3rd went to Jillian Luif from Gym Nasti with a 34.975.

Isla Lazzari tied Avery for the vault title with a 9.2 (meet highlights vault is a bit far away)

Junior B was won by 2023 DEV National Qualifier Cameron Tassone from IK with a 37.525 and won vault 9.525 (now competing a Yurchenko 1 1/2 as of FEB), bars with this 9.6 routine and floor 9.35 which feature a front double full front tuck. 2nd went to CPD’s Lulu Ton That (2023 DEV National Qualifier) with a 35.4 and 3rd was Carly Musschoot from Energym with a 34.425.

Senior A was dominated by Gabrielle Gauger from IK with her 38.3 and claimed all four events including this 9.7 bars routine which features an upgraded dismount and 9.65 on floor with the double Arabian back into her routine.

In Senior B, Aliyah Kelly (2023 DEV National Qualifier) from UGA was 2nd all around with a 36.7 and won bars with this 9.55 routine and floor 9.375 which she opens with a full in.

Peter Gueorguiev Memorial hosted by EuroStars (Michigan)

Results: Level 10 Junior | Senior

Ava Mickey from Hunts won the junior all around with a 35.75 as well as beam with a 9.275. 2nd all around was Alexandria Stevens with a 35.175 and won floor 9.1, and Khilee Morris Kraus was 3rd with a 35.15 and won bars 9.225 with a nice piked Jaeger bail combo.

The junior vault champion was Laila Issac with a 9.375.

Annabella Alber from Mid Michigan won the senior all around with a 36.7 and won bars with a 9.025. Jozie Armos from Bounce was 2nd with a 35.95 and 3rd went to Madison Harvey (2023 DEV National Qualifier) 34.55.

EuroStars Christina Zhang won the vault (9.225) and Clare Frantti won beam (9.375). Alisia Murray from Hunts won floor with a 9.35.

Athlete Warrior hosted by Olympia Gymnastics (Michigan)

Results: Level 10 Junior | Senior

Eurostars level 10’s Alexandria Stevens (36.475) and Audra Butler (36.275) finished 2nd and 3rd in the junior all around.

Vault was won by Laila Isaac from Euro Stars Michela Cuppari from Olympia caught her Jaeger for the first time in competition and won bars with this 9.3 routine. Jozie Armos of Bounce won beam with a 9.35.

In the senior age group, Bay Valley took the top 2 spots with Olivia Dittmar winning the all around with a 36.725 while also grabbing the gold on vault with this very Yurchenko Full for a 9.525. Claire Donahue, Bay Valley finished 2nd with a 36.175 with All American Flames Annie Schneider grabbing third with a 35.775.

Olympia’s Emma Brookins, 2023 Region 5 Floor Champion won the senior floor title with this 9.675 routine.

Check back for February meet and individual highlights from invitationals around Region 5.

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