Wonder Girls

PEG participated in the 3rd Prelim hosted by Waller’s. It was dubbed the Wonder Girl cup, and our athletes lived up to the name. The girls came home with 40 first place finishes, 50 top 3 finishes and 30 top 5 finishes. Great job ladies!

We are very excited to head to sectionals in Bakersfield this weekend. Our entire team is qualified and ready to go!

Team OC Wrap Up

Paramount Elite Gymnastics - Level 6 Team

Paramount Elite Gymnastics takes 1st Place Team at the OC Classic

This past weekend the girls went to Costa Mesa to compete at the beatiful Team OC Gym.  It was a great weekend, and PEG had a strong showing.

Level 4 took 3rd Place as a Team!
TOP 5 Finshes:
Madison – 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor and 1st All Around
Kennedy – 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor and 1st All Around
Taylor – 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor and 1st All Around
Sadye – 5th Vault, 1st beam, 3rd Floor and 1st All Around
Lana – 4th Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor and 1st All Around
Amanda – 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 3rd Floor and 1st All Around
Priya – 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Kaelyn – 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 5th Floor, 3rd All Around
Chloe – 4th Vault, 3rd Bars, 1st Beam, 5th Floor and 3rd All Around
Kira – 2nd Vault, 4th Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
Sierra – 4th Vault, 3rd Beam, 3rd All Around
Ayda – 1st Beam, 3rd All Around
Lexi – 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 4th All Around
Ava – 5th Vault, 5th Bars, 3rd Beam, 4th Floor, 5th All Around
Sabrina – 3rd Vault, 5th All Around
Carly – 3rd Beam
Lauren – 4th Bars
Mikayla – 4th Beam

Level 5 took 3rd Place as a team!
TOP 5 Finishes -
Sabrina – 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor and 2nd All Around
Lizzie – 1st Vault, 5th Bars, 4th Beam, 3rd Floor and 3rd All Around
Raina – 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 5th Floor and 4th All Around
Kayla – 5th Vault, 4th Beam, 5th Floor and 4th All Around
Ana – 4th vault, 3rd Bars and 4th All Around
Katya – 2nd Floor and 5th All Around
Jayme – 3rd Beam, 1st Floor
Natalie – 2nd Floor
Maddie R – 3rd Vault

Level 6 took 1st Place Team!
Sara – 3rd Vault, 1st Bars, 5th Beam, 3rd Floor and 1st All Around
Bella – 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 5th beam, 3rd Floor and 2nd All Around
Amy – 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 5th beam, 1st Floor and 2nd All Around
Hayden – 4th Vault, 3rd Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor and 4th All Around
Mary – 3rd Vault, 4th Bars, 2nd Floor and 4th All Around
Carolina – 4th Bars, 3rd Floor and 5th All Around
Sarina – 2nd Beam
Destinee – 3rd Beam
Stephanie – 4th Floor

On top of the great placings, many had personal bests this competition! Great job ladies!

National TOPs Testing

Some of the signage at the Olympic Training Site

The Olympic Training Site – Athens 2004 and Londong 2012

Over the last weekend in September, 6 of the PEG girls traveled to National Training Center for National TOPs Testing. Despite a challenging day of travel that included flight delays, broken planes, lost luggage, getting lost – the girls had a great time and did a great job!

National testing is a pretty cool experience. PEG chooses to keep our athletes on the ranch for a couple of reasons.

1. If TOPs, HOPES, Elite is a path they want to stay on – they will be spending many, many nights at the ranch. The girls learn to stay there and still be able to perform.

2. Practicality – the girls are always there. You don’t have to worry about traffic, time mix ups, getting lost. When it’s time to test they are already there.

3. It’s just really cool. Aside from all the animals (peacocks, camels, goats, turkeys, donkeys, horses, dogs…) you can find the signature of America’s most successful gymnasts on the very same bunk beds the girls stay in. The whole experience of the ranch is something every Olympic Dreamer should experience.

Testing happens all weekend long from Friday – Sunday evening. The girls are broken up by age and region. They test physical abilities (leg lifts, ropes, splits, etc) on one day and skills on another. The ten year olds were all done testing by Saturday morning,while the 9 year olds finished last on Sunday night. It makes for a crazy weekend for the coaches, but gives the athletes lots of time to explore. The PEG girls spent time by the lakes, chased frogs and played in the rain (it never rains in California). Amari reported that the food was pretty good – and that breakfast was WAY better than at developmental camp.

After testing, everyone flies home and awaits the scores. Luckily the flight home was slightly less of a disaster. Everyone arrived home safe and happy with the testing. Check back soon for results!