Local Gymnastics Team Competes at Pikes Peak Cup Meet

Top Row: Rebecca Henderon, Alyssa Splitter - Middle Row: Kady Bierbaum, Malea Martinez, Myranda Duarte, Kaitlin Baca, Morgan Widener - Bottom Row: Cassidy Rigsby, Benisa Ellis, Caitlyn Lancaster, Lauren Crotinger, Macy Rowan

The Wranglers Gymnastics Team competed at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Cup on Sunday, Feb 5th. This event was the largest gymnastics event that Colorado will see for the next 4 years. Because this is an Olympic year, there are Olympic National Qualifiers held all around the United States. Colorado Springs was honored to be a host where there were over 2000 gymnasts fly in from over 21 States to participate. Friday, Feb 3 & 4 were upper level gymnasts and Sunday, Feb 5 were compulsory level gymnasts. The Wranglers competed in a division with 73 gymnasts from Colorado & Missouri.

The level 3’s were Macy Rowan of Wiley, Malea Martinez of Lamar, Cassidy Rigsby of Wiley, Benisa Ellis of Springfield, & Lauren Crotinger of Tribune. Rowan did well especially considering that this was her first competition ever. She scored a 9.05 on Bars and received the Silver medal. Martinez’s highest score was a 8.20 where she was 5th on floor. Rigsby had an amazing meet where she took the gold medal on vault, floor, & in the all around & took reserve champion on the bars. Ellis’s highest score was an 8.70 on bars where she was the bronze medalist and took reserve champion on Beam. Crotingers highest score was an 8.10 on bars and she took the bronze medal on vault, beam, & floor.

The level 4’s were Kaitlin Baca of Granada, Kady Bierbaum of Rocky Ford, Myranda Duarte of Lamar, Morgan Widener of Lamar, & Caitlyn Lancaster of Granada. Baca recieved 2 “Judges choice awards”, took Reserve Champion on bars with a 9.15. Bierbaum took the Reserve Champion medal on Floor where she scored a 9.00. Duarte’s highest score was on vault with an 8.10. Widener’s highest score was a 8.20 on vault. Lancasters highest score was a 7.90 on vault.

Rebecca Henderson of Lamar & Alyssa Splitter of Sheridan Lake competed in the Optional A division. Henderson took the Gold medal on bars with a 8.75 & the Bronze medal on floor with a 9.05. Splitter did especially well since this was her first optional competition. Her highest score was an 8.70 on floor.

Henderson, Baca, Bierbaum, Rigsby, & Ellis qualified for the State competition at this meet, even though it was the first meet of the season.

The Wranlgers Gymnastics Team from Wild West Athletics will be hosting the Stars Gymnastics Team from Garden City, Kansas on Saturday, March 24th @ 10:00 am. Communtiy support is welcomed.

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