Rising Star Gymnasts Bring Home Gold From State Competition


Level 4's, back row from left: Calista Schardt, Jaycee Cross; middle row: Zoe Randall, Elektra Coughran, Addison Taron; front row: Abby Modlin, Blakely Howard.

The athletes at Rising Star Gymnastics attended their AAU Advanced State Championships in Oklahoma City recently. Athletes Levels 4 and Platinum competed for the state title "Champion."

Blakely Howard, Level 4 8-10 year olds, came back to Shawnee as All Around State Champion as well as State Uneven Bar Champion and State Beam Champion. Blakely also placed second on Floor and third on Vault for the 8-10 year old age group.

Jaycee Cross, Level 4 age 10-11 division, came back as All Around State Champion as well as State Vault, Beam, and Floor Champion

Calista Schardt, Level 4 age 11 and older division, returned with a first place on Floor. She placed second on Vault and Uneven Bars and third on Balance Beam.

Abby Modlin, Level 4 age 7-9 yr olds placed 1st on Beam and 1st on Floor

Addison Taron Level 4 10-11 yr olds placed 1st on Uneven Bars and 2nd on Floor Exercise.

Elektra Coughran Level 4 10-11 yearr olds, placed second on Beam and third on Floor.

Optional Platinum Athlete Bella Koepke came home as All Around State Champion with a first on Uneven bars with a 9.775, first on Beam with a 9.45, first on floor with a 9.35 and second on Vault with a 9.3.

Abby Modlin and Addison Taron will be attending the AAU National Championships in June at Disney World in Orlando.

Platinums, right to left: Rebekah Hanna, Bella Rose Koepke


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