Gympups fare well at Wichita

By Amber Potter
January 24, 2018

WICHITA — The McPherson Gympups recently competed at the JAG 2018 New Year’s Invitational in Wichita. 

The girls competed against teams from Wichita, Hays, Newton, Kansas City and Oklahoma. In the team awards, Level 7 took home top honors with 1​st,​ Level 4 placed 4th, and Level 2 and Level 3 placed 5th.

In the Level 2 Group 1, Averie Church took home top honors on vault with a score of 9.1, on bars with a score of 9.05, on beam with a score of 9.15, on floor with a score of 9.1 and placed 1​st​ in the All-Around with a score of 36.1.

In the Level 2 Group 2, Avah Parkins placed 3rd on vault, bars, beam and floor and placed 3rd in the All-Around.

In the Level 2 Group 3 Audrey Weimer took home 2nd ​on bars and floor, 3​rd​ on beam, 5th on vault and placed 1st ​in the All-Around with a score of 36.1. Harper Rierson also competed in the Level 2 Group 3 and took home 1st o​n bars, 2nd on vault, 4​th​ on beam, 5​th on floor and placed 3​rd ​in the All-Around.

The Level 2 Group 8, Jayden McWilliams placed 4​th​ on vault, bars and beam, 8th on floor and placed 6​th ​in the All-Around.

Amelia Lawrenz competed in the Level 2 Group 9, and placed 7th on beam, 8​th on vault, bars and floor and placed 9​th​ in the All-Around.

Level 3 Group 6, Dolly Rodriguez took home a 1​st​ on vault with a score of 9.65, 2​nd​ on beam, 3rd​ bars and floor, and 2nd​ in the All-Around. Lilly Robinson also competed in Level 3 Group 6 and placed 2nd​ on vault and bars, placed 8th ​on beam and floor, and 5t​h​ in the All-Around.

Level 3 Group 8, Stella Robinson took home 2​nd ​on vault, 3​rd on beam, 5th​ on floor, 6​th​ on bars and placed 3​rd​ in the All-Around.

Level 4, Makyna Munoz took home top honors on vault with a score of 9.15 and on floor with a score of 9.15, was 2​nd on beam, 3​rd on Bars and 1st​ ​ in the All-Around with a combined score of 35.45.

In Level 4 Group 5, Aislyn Soukup placed 5th on floor. Alex Henry also competed in Level 4 Group 5.

In Level Platinum Group 2, Allanah Austin placed 3r​d on beam and 4​th​ on vault. Hannah McGowan also competed in Level Platinum Group 2 and placed 4th ​on bars.

Level 7 Group 1, Andi Buschbom took home 1​st​ on vault with a score of 9.25, 2​nd on bars, 3​rd ​on beam and floor and took home 3r​d​ in the All-Around. Haely Hagemann placed 2​nd on vault. Amber Smith placed 3​rd​ on vault and bars. Larissa Queen also competed in Level 7 Group 1.

Hannah Wuertz competed as a Level Open Optional, and took home top honors on vault with a score of 8.35, bars with a score of 9.0, beam with a score of 8.8, floor with a score of 8.6 and placed 1​st​ in the All-Around.

The Gympups will compete again at the Winter Wonderland the weekend of Jan. 27-28.


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