Optionals Save Best for Last…Finish 5th at State Championship

The Optional Team at NGTC had it's highest team score of the season with a 111.525, good enough for 5th place out of 19 teams.  The championships were held March 19, 20, 21, 2016 at The Hoop in Salem, Oregon.  Many teams were present from all over the State, but only 19 had enough gymnasts to form a complete Optional Level 6 Team.  

Individual highlights included:

  • Meagan    2nd Place on Uneven Bars, 4th on Vault and Balance Beam, 2nd Place All-Around (37.475)
  • Allee        2nd Place on Balance Beam, 4th Place All-Around (36.750)
  • Claire       2nd Place on Uneven Bars (36.575)
  • Zorya       4th Place on Vault  (36.475)
  • Savannah Personal bests on Balance Beam and All-Around  (35.325)
  • Sophie     Personal Bests on Balance Beam and All-Around  (35.425)
  • Mary        Personal Best on Vault and Floor  (35.675)
  • Renee      A big contributor all season, she unfortunately had to miss State due to a school trip to Mexico.

All of our NGTC Optional Gymnasts had at least 8.2 or higher on every event and, as a team, we had NO FALLS on Balance Beam or Bars for the entire State Meet!  

While we have a long way to go, we are very proud of this group of girls that have come so far in such a short period of time!  

Congratulations to Coach Dawn Allen for a great job!  This year marks her first full-season in Oregon (moved from Minnesota to Gresham to Coach at NGTC) coaching at NGTC.  Thanks in large part to her efforts and expertise, this performance marked the first time in HISTORY that an NGTC Optional Team has finished in the Top 5 at the State Championships dating all the way back to 2008 when NGTC was formed!