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icon03/20/2021 - Level 8-10 State Championships

On the evening of Friday, March 19, 2021 the Eagle Gymnastics Boys Team started our championship season at the 2021 Texas State Championships. To start things off we had the JE's Level 10 Jack, Level 9 Kaeden, and Level 8 Simon compete their Technical Sequence Routines. These routines are designed with specific skills and are used as a combined score not an individual placement. the individual score would then be accounted for on the second day where they competed their optional routines. All three boys had a very respectful showing, and the coaches are proud of their accomplishments. 

On Saturday morning and it is now the start of the optional part of the competition. In the first session, Eagle was represented  by the Level 9 group consisting of Ryland, Tyler, Joshua and Kaeden. Kaeden won silver on floor and 8th on pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and all around. Teammate Joshua tied with him for 8th on parallel bars, while Tyler grabbed a 4th on high bar. it was a great meet for all the boys.

The next session was our 15-16 year old, Level 10 group of men. Caleb, Elia, Landen, and Matthew made up this team. Elias earned a 6th on floor, while Matt grabbed 9th on floor and high bar and Caleb podiumed with bronze on floor and rings and 4th on pommels and AA. The last session of the day was the 17 year old and older athletes in Level 10. This includes- Chase, Jack, John, Luke, Max and Paul. The hero of the session was Chase standing tall on the podium with gold on pommels, rings, and the all around! He also earned bronze on floor and parallel bars. Earning silver for the all around was John. He also took home bronze on the rings and vault, 6th on floor and 8th on high bar. Max was the champion on parallel bars, silver on vault and 5th on rings and 4th AA. In the 1-91 year old division, Luke placed 8th on parallel bars and Paul tied for silver on vault and parallel bars and 5th AA. 

After a good night's sleep, it was time for Level 8, Simon, to shine. He had an amazing showing walking away with gold on pommel horse and rings, silver on floor and all around and bronze on parallel bars, 4th on high bar and 6th on vault. 

This meet was a great event with many personal high scores and skill that were mastered. The coaches could not be prouder of not just the accolades but of the effort that each young man put forth each day on each event. Go Eagle!

icon03/27/2021 - Level 4-7 Men's State Championships

The Level 4-7 State Meet was held on the weekend of March 27-28, 2021 in Saginaw, Texas. The boys had an outstanding performance. The Level 4 boys started the weekend off by taking EIGHT State titles. Josh was the State Champion of floor, pommel horse, vault, parallel bars, high bar and was the All Around State Champion. Teammate, Miky also took TWO state titles, one on pommel horse and the other on high bar. Miky also finished second All Around. Carson had a great day as well finishing 3rd on two events and 4th on 3 events as well as 4th All Around. The team placed second over all! 

The Level 5 boys had a great day as well taking SIX State titles. In the 8 year old age group, Matthew was the State Champion on rings, parallel bars and high bar. He was also the All Around State Champion. John Michael took the State Title on pommel horse with a fantastic routine. He also took 3rd on floor, 2nd on rings and high bar as well as 2nd All Around. Matthew and John Michael also made the Level 5 State All Star Team. Mason had a good day finishing 4th on rings and high bar. All three of the boys qualified for the Regional Championships. 

In the 10 year old age group, Aeden and Josh turned out great showing as well. Josh finished 4th on rings and both boys qualified for Regionals. In the 11 year old age group, Camden won a State Title on rings. He also placed 2nd on floor, 5th on pommel horse, 3rd on parallel bars, 2nd on high bar and 2nd in the All Around. Ryan took 5th on pommel horse, 4th on vault, 3rd on parallel bars, 5th on high bar and 6th All Around. Both boys qualified for Regional Championships. In the 12 year old age group, Travis had a season best meet. He had his highest scores of the season on 4 different events. The team finished 2nd overall by just 0.4.

The boys next meet will be the Region 3 Championships held in Yukon Oklahoma over the April 24th weekend. Good luck!. 

icon03/21/2021 - State Champions and Regional Qualifiers

Our Eagle Gymnastics Level 9 athletes competed at State Championships on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Lubbock, TX while our Level 8 competed on Sunday March  28th in Frisco, TX. Both weekends had similar outcomes.

Event specialists Madison (Level 9) and Taryn (level 8) became State Champions on the floor exercise and uneven bars respectively. Both athletes were up first for the entire session and maintained the highest score on the event to land at the top of the podium. As a level 9, Madison secured a spot as a specialist at Level 9/10 Regionals in Lubbock, TX the weekend of April 15-18th. 

All arounders Ryan (Level 9) and Lia (Level 8) also qualified to their respective Regional Championships. Ryan placed 3rd on beam and top 10 on floor & AA, while teammate Lila finished top 10 on vault and AA. Lila will compete in Overland Park, KS the weekend of April 23-25th.

Congratulations to Madison & Taryn and good luck to our Region 3 Qualifiers! 

icon03/19/2021 - 2021 National Team Camp

The month of March was very busy for our Senior Elite Tumbling, Double Mini and Trampoline athletes. Tumblers- Hope Bravo, Drew Collins and Brandon Kryznefski along with Double Mini Trampolinist Weston Sitz attended National Team Camp at Wasatch Trampoline and Tumbling in Draper, Utah on March 19-22, 2021. Eagle athletes joined other Junior and Senior Tumbling and Double Mini National Team members for the first in-person camp since November 2016. Participating athletes attended five training sessions as well as several educational lectures over the course of the three day camp. They were also able to compete pass verifications within a competition atmosphere and connect with National Team staff on individual progress and goals. Gymnasts worked on finessing competition passes and developing new skills ahead of the upcoming competitive season and 2021 National Team selection later in the year. 

The following weekend Trampoline National Team Members, Isaac Rowley and Alyssa Oh joined the other Junior and Senior Trampoline National Team members for camp on March 26-29, 2021 at T & T Express in Lafayette, LA. Participating gymnasts attended  training sessions and educational lectures and were able to connect with National Team staff ahead of the upcoming competitive season. Athletes verified routines on Saturday evening and some new synchro pairs  were tested on the final day of camp. The athletes focused on performance consistency throughout the camp with more than two-thirds meeting a routine consistency challenge set out for the verification evening, a great outcome so early in the season. 

Way to go to everyone who participated! 

icon04/09/2021 - State Champions and Regional Qualifiers

Our Eagle Gymnastics Level 7 athletes competed at State Championships the weekend of April 9-11, 2021 in Katy, Texas. At the end of the weekend, we celebrated 2 All Around champions and 4 Region 3 Championship qualifiers.

Emilia (Sr B2) recovered from a fall on the uneven bars to become STATE CHAMPION on beam and the All Around. She also finished 2nd on floor and top 5 on vault. Amelia (Jr D3) was our second STATE CHAMPION of the weekend placing 1st on floor and the All Around. She also took 2nd on vault and 3rd on bars. Brynlee (Jr B3) finished 2nd on beam and top 10 on vault, bars, beam and all around, while teammate Lindsay (Jr D3) lands top 5 on vault and floor and top 10 AA. Makenna (Sr D3) rounded out the squad finishing top 10 on vault and bars. 

Congratulations to Emilia, Amelia, Brynlee and Lindsay who qualified to Level 7 Regionals in Aurora, Colorado the weekend of April 30 through May 2nd. Dare to Soar!

icon04/09/2021 - Men's Team Regional Championships

The level 8-10 Optional Boys team competed at the Regional Championships April 9-11, 2021 in Lubbock Texas. Region 3 is comprised of some of the strongest gymnasts in the USA from gyms in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Louisiana. We would like to congratulate the following seven athletes who qualified to the USA Gymnastics National Championships to be held in Florida in May: Simon Ponchinka, Kaeden Nelson, Paul Blair, Matthew Donnelly, Jack Ablett, Chase Conner and Caleb West.

Highlights of top 10 finishes from Regionals include: 

Competing Level 8, Simon placed top 10 on all events earning 2nd place on pommels, rings, 3rd on high bar and 4th all around. He also qualified for the Region 3 Training camp toe be held in June. 

Competing Level 9, in the 13-14 year Junior Elite division, Kaeden placed 6th on floor and finished with a 68.50 AA. In the 14 year old division, Tyler had his personal best meet and earned the Region Title on high bar with his first place finish and also placed 3rd on vault and 6th on pommels. Zach H. took 3rd place on high bar and 8th on vault. In the 14 year old Senior division, Josh S. also  had a consistent meet and placed 8th on pommels. 

Our Level 10 men really worked hard this year to have a strong competitive season and really shone at Regionals. In the 15 year old division, Elias (Jr) placed 10th on rings and Caleb (Sr) earned 3rd on parallel bars, 6th on high bar and 7th on pommels and all around. In the 16 year old Senior division, Matthew earned 4th place on floor and pommels. 

In the 17 year old age group, John earned the Regional Title on vault, Luke H. placed 4th on parallel bars, Max H. placed 2nd on parallel bars and 7th on vault. Chase placed 5th on pommels, 7th on floor and his consistent work on the other events gave him a 71.05 to earn his spot to Nationals. 

In the 18 year old division, competing in their final season before they graduate, Paul and Jack fought hard to earn their spot to Nationals. Jack took Region 3 Title on vault and placed 4th on high bar, 3rd on rings, parallel bars and the all around. Teammate, Paul placed 3rd on vault, 4th on high bar, and 6th on pommels, parallel bars and the all around. 

Congratulations Boys!