SOLOMON — The McPherson Gymnastics Club recently traveled to Solomon for the Winter Wonderland Meet.
The meet was hosted by Salina X-treme. Other competitors were from Dodge City, Garden City, Hutchinson, Inman, Salina and Wamego. This meet was for Levels 1 through Open Optional Division. The girls all participated in both team and individual competition.
The Level 3 team took fourth place. The Level 2 team placed eighth. There were a number of strong individual finishes at all levels and age groups.
At Level 2 Age 7A, Audrey Weimer placed 5th on beam, 6th place on vault, 7th in bars and floor, and placed 6th All-Around. Averie Church competed in Level 2 Age 7B and placed 6th in bars, 7th on beam and floor, 8th in vault and 8th in All-Around.
In the Level 2 Age 8C, Harper Rierson took home 2nd in bars, 7th on beam, 8th in vault and floor and 8th in All-Around.
In Level 2 Age 9, Lucy Bowman took top honors with a 1st on beam and a score of 9.2, 3rd on bars, 4th in vault and floor, and 1st in All-Around with a combined score of 36.05.
In Level 2 Age 10A, Jayden McWilliams placed 4th in bars, 6th on beam, 8th in vault, and 9th in All-Around.
In Level 3 Age 9, Makyna Munoz took home top honors in vault with a 9.1, 3rd in bars and beam, 6th in floor and 3rd in All-Around. Level 3 Age 9, Ellie Paulsen placed 1st on vault with a 9.5, 4th in bars, beam and floor, and took top honors in All-Around with a combined score of 36.85.
In Level 3 Age 10A, Savannah Souder placed 2nd on beam and floor, and 3rd place in vault, and 2nd in the All-Around. Kiara Heizelman competed in Level 3 Age 10B and took home 2nd place in vault and 10th in All-Around.
In Level 3 Age 11A, Aislyn Soukup took home top honors on vault with a 8.9, beam with a 9.4, and floor with a score of 9.35, bars with a 9.45, 2nd on bars and placed 1st in the All-Around with a combined score of 37.1. Payton Soden also completed in Level 3 Age 11A and placed 8th in All-Around.
In Level 3 Age 13, Abbey Paulsen placed 2nd in vault and bars, 3rd on beam, 5th in floor, and placed 2nd in All-Around. Alex Henry took home 3rd place on bars and beam, 4th place on vault and floor, and placed 4th in All-Around. Sailor Peterson placed 3rd on vault and 8th in All-Around.
Allanah Austin competed in Level 4 Age 13-14, and t0ok 1st on beam with a score of 9.2, 2nd place in floor, 3rd in vault, and placed 5th in All-Around.
In the Level 5 Age All, Andi Buschbom took home top honors on vault with an 8.9, on bars with a 7.5, beam with an 8.8 and floor with an 8.9, and 1st in All-Around with a combined score of 34.1. Haely Hageman competed in Level 5 Age 9-12, and placed 2nd on vault, 3rd in bars, beam and floor, and 3rd in All-Around.
In the Level Gold Age 12, Amber Smith placed 11th in All-Around. In Level Gold Age 15-17, Hannah McGowan took home top honors on vault with a 9.15, 3rd in floor, 4th on bars and beam, and 4th in All-Around.
In Level 7 Age All, Ashlon Stanford placed 2nd on vault, bars and floor, 3rd on beam and 2nd in All-Around. Larissa Queen took 2nd place on beam, 3rd on vault, bars and floor and placed 3rd in the All-Around.
In Level 9 All Ages, Hannah Wuertz placed 2nd on vault and bars, 3rd on beam and floor, and 3rd in All-Around.
The girls will compete this weekend at the Heart of Gold Classic in Wichita.