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LOUISIANA CUP INVITATIONAL
FEBRUARY 10 - 12
Jax Gymnastics Competitive Team Gymnasts, Levels Four through Ten, spent this past weekend in Shreveport, Louisiana, along with thousands of others who were there enjoying Shreveport Madi Gras events. Nearly 275 gymnasts from twelve Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas teams competed in the two-day Louisiana Cup Invitational Meet that was held Saturday and Sunday at the LSU Shreveport college gymnasium. The meet was hosted by AcroSports of Shreveport. Jax Gym has attended several meets in Shreveport over the past eight years or so.
The Louisiana Cup Invitational began for the Jax Gymnastics Level Four Team Saturday morning at 11:15 as they competed with 64 gymnasts from eight Louisiana and Arkansas teams. Competing for Jax Gym were Ariana Barrett, Kylie Belew, Kaitlin Beratto, Molly Boroughs, Chandler Dean, Kayla Goldsmith, Katie Groff, Hannah Heflin, Samantha Stephens, Madison Weeks and Carson White. The team proudly won the Second-Place Team Banner.
Posing immediately after winning the Second-Place Team Banner, front row gymnasts, from left to right, are Hannah, Molly, Kylie, Kaitlin and Chandler. Back row gymnasts, left to right, are Katie, Carson, Samantha, Kayla, Madison and Ariana.
The Level Four Team is also shown here on the Awards Stand after the meet. Way to go, Gymnasts!!!
Winning top honors (first, second or third) were the following Jax Gym Level Four Gymnasts.
Jax Gym Optional Levels Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten warm up before their competition.
The Optional Gymnasts - Levels Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten competed in the late afternoon session.
Competing Level Seven for Jax Gym were Sabrina Barger, Madison Cresswell, Emma Faulkner, Joshuline Gaynor, Briyana Isaac, Skylar Martin, Madi Spears, Allison Tubbs and Caytee Wright. The Level Seven Team won the First-Place Team Banner.
Jax Gym Level Seven Team Gymnasts are shown here with their First-Place Team Banner. Standing, from left to right, are Allison, Madi, Caytee, Briyana, Sabrina, Skylar and Joshuline. Seated are Emma and Madison.
The Jax Gym Level Seven Team won the following top honors:
Allison Tubbs, First-Place Individual All-Around Winner - Level Seven
Briyana Isaac - First-Place Individual All-Around Winner - Level Seven
Coach Lindsey and Briyana
I took this picture of Madison Cresswell Sunday morning to show how tall the vault table was the night before when she scored a 9.6 on the event (as a Level Seven!!!!!) Way to go, Madison!
Competing at Level Eight Saturday night were Hollyann Beckner, Taylor Butler, Tonie Butler, Jessica McDonough, Allison Ramsey, Jordan Rogers and Stephanie Singleton. The team won the Second-Place Team Trophy.
Shown here with their Second Place Team Banner, the Jax Gym Level Eight team members, from left to right, are Jordan, Taylor, Stephanie, Hollyann, Tonie, Jessica and Allison. Congratulations, gymnasts!
The following are the top honors won by the Jax Gym Level Eight gymnasts:
Katelin McLain, Jax Gym Level Nine Gymnast won the following honors:
Jax Gymnasts Katelin McLain, Level Nine; Taylor Rai Johnson, Level Ten; and Haley Edgin, Level Ten
Haley competed Bars and Beam and won third place on beam. Taylor Rai placed Third on Vault and Second on Bars.
Team gymnasts are not usually wild about having an early 8:00 session but the Jax Gym Level Five Team gymnasts had a great time Sunday morning as they won the First-Place Team Banner. Competing for the Jax Team with 56 Level Five gymnasts were Lyndi Brown, Alexis Clouser, Jordan Cooper, Makenzie Cresswell, Brenna Frandson, Scarlett Frederic, Rani Heinmiller, M'Lynn Johnson, Autumn Klein, Clara Scott, Sydney Spillane, Mayla Spoon, Elizabeth Thornhill, Alexis Truesdail and Alex Wargo.
These Jax Gym Level Five gymnasts happily and proudly pose after winning the First-Place Team Banner. Lower level gymnasts, from left to right are Rani, Alexis, M'Lynn and Lyndi. From left to right, standing, are Alex, Brenna, Makenzie, Clara, Elizabeth, Scarlett, Autumn, Sydney, Alexis, Jordan and Mayla. I honestly don't know who were most proud - the gymnasts, their parents, their coaches or me - just know that we all were!!!! The Mardi Gras parades had nothing on us when it came to having and exciting day!
Winning top honors were:
Makenzie Cresswell won First-Place Individual All-Around honors for her age group, Level Five.
Scarlett Frederick won Level Five First-Place Individual All-Around for her age group.
Brenna Frandson won First-Place Individual All-Around Honors for her age bracket, Level Five.
Competing in the noontime session on Sunday were seven of the 12-member Jax Gym Level Six Team - Miranda Chambers, Sara Heil, Cami Kita, Jenna Mecca, Danielle Sheesley, Kaitlyn Sheesley and Ainsley Robinson.
Jax Gym Level Six Gymnasts pose here after their competition. Seated front row, left to right, are Miranda, Cami and Ainsley. Back row gymnasts, left to right, are Kaitlin, Danielle, Jenna and Sara.
Top honors were won by:
The next meet for the Jax Gym Levels Two - Six will be held at Dorsey's Gym February 17 - 19th.
Health and Physical Education Building
|LEVEL FOUR & EXCEL BRONZE|
|11:15 - 11:35||General Stretch|
|11:35 - 11:45||Presentation of Teams|
|11:45 - 2:15||Competition|
|2:15 - 2:45||Awards|
|OPTIONAL LEVELS 7 - 10|
|AND EXCEL PLATINUM|
|3:00 - 3:30||General Stretch|
|3:30 - 3:40||Presentation of Teams|
|3:40 - 7:00||Competition|
|7:00 - 7:45||Awards|
|SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012|
|8:00 - 8:25||General Stretch|
|8:25 - 8:30||Presentation of Teams|
|8:30 - 10:45||Competition|
|10:45 - 11:15||Awards|
|LEVEL SIX & EXCEL SILVER/GOLD|
|11:30 - 11:55||General Stretch|
|11:55 - 12:00||Presentation of Teams|
|12:00 - 3:00||Competition|
|3:00 - 3:45||Awards|
Host Hotel - CLARION
1419 East 70th St
Shreveport, LA 71105
*Be sure to mention Louisiana cup Invitational to receive discounted rate.
Directions (according to Mapquest)
Health and Physical Education Building, LSUS Campus
Take I-440 W.
Merge onto I-30 W via the exit on the left toward Hot Springs/Texarkana
Merge onto Ark-549S/Loop 245 via Exit 2 toward us-71s/ Airport/ Shreveport LA
Merge onto AR-549S S Via Exit 1 toward Shreveport
Take the US-71 exit, Exit 4, toward Shreveport/Dodd Ridge.
Keep Left to take US -71 ramp toward Shreveport
Turn Left onto US -71S (42 miles)
Stay straight to go onto LA-1S/ Market St
Turn Left onto Millicent Way
Turn Left onto University Pl
The Meet will be held at
LSUS Campus in the Health and Physical Education