Peyton and Giovanna to Compete at State Championship

Peyton Sylvester and Giovanna Williams will be competing Sunday, April 26 in Eugene. 

The pair are shooting for a great finish after both enjoyed successful seasons.  The Oregon State Championship Meet marks the end of the 2009 Spring Season and provides a chance for the girls to shine once again.

They have worked really hard and we wish them the best of luck!  Do Well…We know you will!!

PreTeam Wows the Crowd at the NGTC Mini-Meet

The girls of the Northwest Gymnastics Training Center Pre-Team performed beautifully today to a significant crowd of family, friends and onlookers! 

The event marks the first time competing in gymnastics for all the girls.  Designed to provide them great experience, it is held to the same standards that a multi-team competition adheres to.    Each of the girls, from Level 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and even level 4 took their turns on each of the four events.   Complete with judges, coaches, scoring tables and all the "stress" of future meets, each of the girls did a great job.

"This is a chance for us as coaches to determine whom will be invited to join the (competitive) team," stated Coach Danita.  "We have the opportunity, with this meet, to get a sense for how each of the girls competes under pressure, and it’s a fun-filled event for all.  And I have to say, each of the girls this year did an excellent job!"

Great job to all the girls and their families!   We are very proud of all of you and look forward to much more fun ahead!


Optionals Compete at State…Gain Valuable Experience…Some Hardware

The optional girls of NGTC added to the young and already colorful history of Northwest Gymnastics by competing at the Oregon State Gymnastics Championships for Optionals on Sunday, March 29.  The event, held at the Tualatin Hills Recreation Center in Beaverton, saw top gymnasts from around the state that had pre-qualified for this chance of a state championship. 

The girls each went in with high hopes and aspirations of the "fairy tale" ending to an already great season.  However, it wasn’t to be this year as a combination of mistakes quickly faded any hopes of an overall championship, for the team or for individuals.

Abby Lian won top honors for the NGTC crew with an overall 10th Place finish!   Not bad considering she turned in one of her worst scores of the season on Beam and Vault.   Still, she came away with an 8th place and 3rd place State Finish.  

Kelsey Harnar also came away with a couple medals for her work on Beam and 10th Place Overall. 

Shelby Hannsman gave it her all as did Kirsten Smith during the earlier session, but it just wasn’t to be this day.

Despite the dissapointing finish, all the girls are to be commended for their enthusiasm, support of their teammates, and overall improvement during this season! 

A complete scoring overview and wrap-up will be available later this week online, or at the gym!


Oregon State Championships

Photos December 2008


Congrats Sarah for a 4th place finish at State on vault.
The girls visualizing their routines right before their turn.   These girls all did well at State Kaitlyn and Adair both tied with a 9.425 on beam.  Placing them 2nd and 3rd for that event.
Congrats Kaitlyn for a great 2nd place finish at state on vault. 
Congrats Sarah for a 4th place finish at State on vault.

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