Gympups fare well at Wichita

By Amber Potter
January 23, 2017

WICHITA — The McPherson Gympups competed in the JAG 2017 New Year’s Invitational on Jan. 15. 

The Gympups competed against teams from Wichita, Hays, Newton, Garden City, Concordia and Pittsburg. In the team awards, Level 3 took home top honors and Level 2 placed fift​h​.

Here is a summary:

• In the Level 2 Group 1, Averie Church took home a 3r​d​ on beam, 5​th​ in bars, 6​th in vault and floor and placed 6t​h​ in All-Around.

• In the Level 2 Group 2, Audrey Weimer took home 2nd ​on beam, 3r​d​ in floor, 6th in vault, 7t​h​ in bars and placed 6t​h in All-Around. Harper Rierson also competed in the Level 2 Group 2 and placed 5t​h​ on beam, 6th in bars, 7th​ in vault and floor, and placed 7th in the All- Around.

• Lucy Bowman competed in Level 2 Group 4 and took home 2nd​ in bars and floor, 8th​ on vault and beam and placed 6th​ in the All-Around.

• In the Level 2 Group 5, Jayden McWilliams placed 3rd​ on vault, bars, beam, floor and she took home 3r​d ​in the All-Around.

• Level 3 Group 2, Ellie Paulsen placed 2n​d​ in vault and bars, and took home 2nd​ in the All-Around.

• Level 3 Group 3, Makyna Munoz took home a 1st​ in floor with a 9.15, 2n​d​ on bars, 3rd vault and beam, and 1s​t​ in the All-Around with a combined score of 35.9.

• Aislyn Soukup competed in Level 3 Group 6 and took home top honors on beam with a score of 9.5 and floor with a score of 9.3, placed 2​nd ​in vault and bars, and 2nd​ in the All- Around.

• Level 3 Group 7, Abbey Paulsen took 1st​ on vault with a score of 8.8 and bars with a score of 9.4, and placed 3rd​ in the All-Around. Alex Henry placed 3rd ​on vault, bars and beam, 4th ​in floor, and 2nd ​in the All-Around. Sailor Peterson also competed in the Level 3 Group 7 and placed 4t​h​ on beam and 7t​h​ in the All-Around.

• Level 5, Andi Buschbom took home top honors on vault with a score of 8.9, bars with a score of 8.1, floor with a score of 8.75, 2​nd ​on beam and 1st​ ​in the All-Around with a combined score of 32.7. Haely Hageman also competed in Level 5 and placed 2nd ​on vault, 3rd ​in bars, beam and floor and placed 3rd ​in the All-Around.

• Amber Smith competed in the Level Gold Group 2 and took 1s​t ​on beam with a score of 8.8, 2n​d​ in vault, 3rd​ on bars and floor, and placed 3rd​ in the All-Around.

• Hannah McGowan competed in Level Gold Group 3 and took home top honors on vault with a score of 8.95, and was 2nd ​in bars, beam, floor and placed 2n​d ​in the All-Around.

• Level 7, Larissa Queen placed 1st​ in vault with a score of 7.9, bars with a score of 8.25, beam with a score of 7.6, and floor with a score of 8.6 and took home 1st​ in the All-Around with a combined score of 28.35.

• Hannah Wuertz competed as a Level 9, and took top honors in vault with a score of 7.85, bars with a score of 8.75, beam with a score of 8.7, and placed 2nd​ in floor and 1st in the All-Around.

The Gympups will compete again at the Winter Wonderland this coming weekend in Solomon.


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