2013 North Sectionals

2013 North Sectionals are over. All in all it was another good weekend for PEG. The girls are now focused on State Championship, which will be in two weeks!

Level 3 – 4th Place Team
Ellorie – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Amy – 2nd Vault, 5th Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Alyssa – 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 2nd Floor, 3rd All Around
Kaylee – 2nd Bars, 4th Floor, 4th All Around
Lauren – 1st Bars, 5th Floor, 4th All Around
Ali – 3rd Vault, 4th Beam, 5th Floor, 5th All Around
Katelyn – 4th Beam, 5th All Around
Ava SJ – 2nd Bars, 5th Vault
Nancy – 3rd Bars
Samantha – 3rd Bars
Carly – 4th Beam
Oona – 4th Vault
Sage – 5th Vault
Dani – 5th Vault

Level 4 – 1st Place Team
Maddie - 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Katya – 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 3rd Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Kira – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Ayda – 1st Vault, 5th Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Kennedy – 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam, 5th Floor, 2nd All Around
Kailey – 5th Bars, 2nd Beam, 5th Floor, 2nd All Around
Lana – 2nd Vault, 5th Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Jennifer – 5th Vault, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 3rd All Around
Priya – 1st Bars, 5th Beam, 1st Floor, 3rd All Around
Levi – 5th Vault, 4th Bars, 5th Beam, 4th Floor, 4th All Around
Lexi – 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam, 5th All Around
Tatum – 5th Bars, 1st Beam, 5th Floor
Kaelyn – 3rd Vault, 5th Bars, 5th All Around
Ava – 1st Beam
Michaela – 2nd Beam
Alex – 3rd Floor
Acaila – 3rd Bars
Chloe – 5th Bars

Level 5 – 2nd Place Team
Kayla – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Samatha – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Grace – 5th Vault, 3rd Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Jorie – 3rd Bars, 2nd Beam, 4th Floor, 2nd All Around
Kristen – 3rd Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd All Around
Emma – 4th Bars, 4th Floor, 3rd All Around
Nikki – 1st Vault, 5th Bars, 5th Floor, 4th All Around
Hayden – 4th Bars, 2nd Beam, 4th All Around
Jayme – 1st Beam, 4th Floor
Skylar – 3rd Vault, 4th Floor
Taylor – 4th Beam
Ana – 4th Bars
Raina – 4th Vault
Sabrina – 4th Vault
Natalie – 5th Beam

Alexa Fancett – Award of Excellence Nominee

Paramount’s Alexa Fancett has already had quite the year, and the season hasn’t even started! Alexa took part in a choreography workshop this summer and had Olympian Alicia Sacramone create a wonderful floor and beam routine for her. Through Precision Choreography, Alexa received a custom piece of music (titled Alexium), a one on one session with Alicia and a take home package of videos, tips and reminders. It was an AMAZING experience for Alexa, and we are thrilled with her routines.

To put icing on the cake, Alexa has been nominated for the Award of Excellence from Precision Choreography. “Nominees for this award displayed an exceptionally strong work ethic and dedication to artistry during their session with Precision Choreography. They strived to bring their routines to a level of excellence that exceeds regular expectation.” We are so proud of Alexa for representing Paramount so well, and for receiving this nomination. The winner will be announced in December.

Team OC Challenge 2013

This weekend the girls competed at the 2013 Team OC Challenge. They were up against some tough competition but did another great job! We took 1st Place Level 5 Team, 1st Place level 4 Team and 2nd Place level 3 Team.

Here are our top finishers:
Amy – 2rd Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 1st All Around
Lauren – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Grace S. – 4th Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Alyssa – 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 1st All Around
Samantha F – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 4th Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Nikki – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Ellorie – 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd All Around
Madison – 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Raina – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 3rd Beam, 4th Floor, 2nd All Around
Kira – 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd All Around
Ayda – 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
Kayla – 4th Vault, 3rd Bars, 5th Beam, 5th Floor, 2nd All Around
Isabella – 2nd Vault, 3rd Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Taylor – 5th Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
Skylar – 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 3rd Beam, 5th Floor, 3rd All Around
Kailey – 5th Vault, 3rd Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
Samantha – 2nd Beam, 2nd Bars, 3rd All Around
Tatum – 5th Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd All Around
Priya – 4th Vault, 3rd Beam. 3rd Floor, 4th All Around
Madison – 4th Vault, 4th Bars, 5th Beam, 2nd Floor, 4th All Around
Jorie – 4th Vault, 5th Bars, 5th Beam, 1st Floor, 4th All Around
Chloe – 5th Beam, 4th All Around
Ana – 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 4th All Around
Mikayla – 3rd Vault,1st Beam, 5th All Around
Cassidy – 3rd Bars, 4th Floor, 5th All Around
Grace N. – 4th Vault, 4th Floor, 5th All Around
Hayden – 5th Vault, 3rd Bars, 3rd Beam, 5th All Around
Kristen – 5th Vault, 5th Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 5th All Around
Sabrina – 1st Vault, 5th Bars, 2nd Floor
Jayme – 4th Vault, 1st Floor
Amanda – 5th Vault, 5th Bars, 5th Floor
Katya – 2nd Bars, 1st Floor
Lexi – 4th Bars, 5th Floor
Kaelyn – 2nd Vault, 4th Bars
Natalie – 1st Beam
Dani – 2nd Vault
Ava S.- 4th Vault
Lizzie – 4th Bars
Sofi – 4th Bars
Sydney – 4th Bars
Kaylee – 5th Bars
Sage – 5th Vault

Great job ladies!

2013 – First Prelim

PEG kicked off the 2013 Compulsory Season with a bang!  We didn’t know what to expect, as this was our first competition with the new routines.  The girls did great!   Everyone is qualified to sectionals!

PEG took first place for level 3,4 and 5 Teams.

Congrats to first time competitors Annie, Kaylee, Nancy, Oona and Ali.  You all did great!

Below are some of our top 5 results:

Level 3
Alyssa – 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Ellorie – 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Kaylee – 4th Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Amy – 4th Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd All Around
Lauren – 1st Bars, 5th Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
Carly – 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Dani – 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 5th Floor, 3rd All Around
Nancy – 3rd Vault, 3rd Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All around
Ali – 1st Vault
Oona – 4th Vault
Charlotte – 5th Vault, 5th Beam
Level 4
Lana – 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Kira – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 5th Beam, 4th Floor, 1st All Around
Isabella – 1st Vault, 4th Beam, 3rd Floor, 1st All Around
Ayda – 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Katya – 1st Vault, 4th Bars, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Maddie – 1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 4th Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd All Around
Tatum – 3rd Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Floor, 2nd All Around
Grace – 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Lexi – 3rd Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
Mikayla – 4th Vault, 5th Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 3rd All Around
Priya – 3rd Bars, 3rd Floor, 4th All Around
Kailey – 3rd Vault, 5th Beam, 2nd Floor
Grayce – 2nd Beam, 4th Floor, 5th All Around
Alex – 5th Vault, 1st Floor
Sydney – 5th Vault, 4th Floor
Ava – 1st Beam
Chloe – 2nd Vault
Kaelyn – 3rd Vault
Cassidy – 4th Floor
Tiffney – 5th Beam
Level 5
Nikki – 1st Vault, 5th Bars, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Kayla – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Natalie – 2nd Beam, 1st Beam, 1st All Around
Jorie – 3rd Vault, 3rd Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Sam – 1st Vault, 3rd Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd All Around
Kristen – 4th Vault, 2nd Bars, 5th Beam, 2nd All Around
Jayme – 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 3rd All Around
Emma – 4th Vault, 4th Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
Hayden – 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 5th Floor, 4th All Around
Kylie – 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 4th All Around
Maddie – 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, 5th All Around
Sabrina – 3rd Vault, 5th Bars
Anna – 3rd Vault, 1st Bars
Lizzie – 4th Vault, 2nd Bars
Grace – 5th Bars, 4th Floor
Taylor – 2nd Floor
Raina – 3rd Vault
Skylar – 4th Vault

Great job ladies! What a fantastic start to the year!

TOPs Diamond Team

After a summer full of TOPs training and testing, Ava, Kaelyn, Levi and Priya have all been named to TOPs Diamond Team.  This team consists of the strongest 7 year olds in the country.

The girls are tested on rope climb, splits, handstand holds, leg lifts, press handstands and cast handstands.

The girls will all receive a National TOPs Team Jacket and have their names listed along side many talented gymnasts who were once TOPs National team members.  Former TOPs team members include Chellsie Memmel, Carly Patterson, Samatha Peszek, Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber and many others!

Congrats ladies – we are so proud of you!

Secret US Classic

Caitlin Smith traveled to Chicago, Illinois from July 24- 28 to participate in the US Secret Classic.  This was her first time competing on Podium and in such a large arena.  She did a great job, placing 11th over all against a very talented field.  She placed 7th on bars and 8th on bars.

Directly following the competition, she headed off to the US Olympic Training Center for another developmental camp.  There she worked with the National Staff in preparation for next season!

Kayla Phillips – 2013 TOPs National Qualifier

8 year old Kayla Phillips has qualified to represent PEG at the TOPs National Testing. The testing will take place Oct.11 – 13 at the US Olympic Training Center in Huntsville, Texas.   This will be Kayla’s first trip to the ranch.

TOPs National testing is a two day competition.  One day tests physical abilities – which is a fancy way to say strength and flexibility.  The girls perform leg lifts, rope climb, presses, handstand holds, cast to handstands, sprints and dynamic kicks.  On the second day the girls show the national testing routines on vault, bars, beam, floor and dance.  The athletes are evaluated by the National Staff.  The goal is qualify for the TOPs camps in December!

Click to learn more about USAG’s TOPs Program.

Good luck Kayla!  We are proud of you!

Caitlin Smith qualifies for the US Challenge

12 year old Caitlin Smith has been putting in some long hours at the gym lately.  Last week at the US Olympic Training Center it paid off when she qualified to the Secret Classic for the US Challenge. Caitlin qualified during the June developmental camp.  Under the watchful of Valeri Liukin and Chelle Stack she competed new upgraded routines successfully in order to earn a berth to the Chicago competition.  She placed 2nd on Beam and Floor during the verification.

This developmental camp was also memorable because all of the power at the training center was out for an evening.  The girls stretched in the dark waiting for the power to return, but were later dismissed to go hang out and be kids.   Caitlin says it was a lot of fun getting to hang out and play ping pong!

She looks forward to perfecting her routines and strutting her stuff at the Sears Center on July 26.

Caitlin Smith qualified to the US Challenge, July 26 in Chicago.

2012 – 2013 Banquet

Now that the 2013 Season is over, the booster club hosted an amazing banquet for us to celebrate the year.  On May 19th the team gathered at the Sportman’s Lodge in Studio City.  It was a beautiful venue and perfect for the event.  Brittani McCullough was our guest speaker.  She spoke to the girls about hard work, dedication, overcoming injuries, and setting expectations for yourself.  Coach Liang and our senior gymnast Shayla also spoke.  You can view a photo album of the event here.

We gave out many awards over the course of the evening!

We recognized our Nationally ranked TOPs ladies:
Amari Evas, Bogdana Kadashevich, Isabella Martin and Kayla Phillips.

For each level we recognized the MVP on each event. This is the athlete that had the highest event score all season long.
Level 10 MVP – Shayla Barnett -Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, AA
Level 9 MVP – Samantha Goldman -Vault
Level 9 MVP – Olivia Thomas – Bars
Level 9 MVP – Katie Chamberlain -Beam & All Around
Level 9 MVP – Caitlin Smith – Floor
Level 8 MVP – Amari Evans – Vault, Bars & All Around
Level 8 MVP – Bogdana Kadashevich – Bars
Level 8 MVP – Katelyn Searle – Beam
Level 8 MVP – Isabella Martin – Floor
Level 7 MVP – Sara East – Vault, Bars & All Around
Level 7 MVP – Ashley Peykar – Beam
Level 7 MVP – Amy Pham – Floor
Level 6 MVP – Sara East – Vault & Bars
Level 6 MVP – Kayleen Gordon – Beam
Level 6 MVP – Jaquelin Cane – Floor
Level 6 MVP – Samantha Figueroa – All Around
Level 5 MVP – Anahit Cholakyan – Vault
Level 5 MVP – Raina Miglas – Vault & All around
Level 5 MVP – Skylar Payab – Bars
Level 5 MVP – Grace Shuck – Beam
Level 5 MVP – Natalie Ramirez – Floor
Level 4 MVP – Isabella Lamoureaux – Vault
Level 4 MVP – Masha Tunik – Bars
Level 4 MVP – Taylor Krauss – Beam & All Around
Level 4 MVP – Madison Durham – Floor & All Around
Xcel Silver MVP – Dara Reyblat – Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, AA
Xcel Bronze MVP – Kayla Sayble -Vault
Xcel Bronze MVP – Jennifer Fox – Bars
Xcel Bronze MVP – Carolina Ivchenko – Bars
Xcel Bronze MVP – Betsy Bass – Beam & Floor
Xcel Bronze MVP – Molly Cole – Floor
Xcel Bronze MVP – Alyssa Hanuscin – All Around

We recognized our State and Regional Champions: Kaelyn Diaz, Madison Durham, Jennifer Parandian, Kayla Phillips, Natalie Ramirez, Kayleen Gordon, Sara East, Jennifer Fox, Dara Reyblat & Amy Pham.

The last set of athlete awards we gave out were very special. Every girl on the team voted for who they thought should win each category. These awards are based 100% on peer review. We gave one award for the Optional, Compulsory and Xcel levels.

Most Inspirational:
Shayla Barnett, Nikki Imera & Isabella Fontal

Most Improved:
Sophia McClelland, Kaylee Cheek & Kayla Sayble

Best Sportsmanship:
Michaela Bove, Jorie Taylor & Molly Cole

Most Dedicated:
Caitlin Smith, Kayla Phillips & Betsy Bass

Best Attitude:
Katie Chamberlain, Madison Wolf, Madison Richman & Carolina Ivchenko.

Best attendance were Jesslyn Fernandez & Lexi Schloessman.

We recognized our graduating senior, Shayla Barnett. She will be going to UC Davis in the fall.

Finally, we honored Coach Yannick as PEG Coach of the year!

Lady Luck – Las Vegas!

Friday through Sunday, Jan 18th – 20th, Over 2000 gymnasts from around the country, Canada, and Australia competed at the Lady Luck Invitational held at the South Point Casino.  There were 92 gyms represented from 31 states around the USA.

PEG started things off strong, with our level 6 team defending the title they won last year.  Other level 6 highlights include:

  • Nikki – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
  • Sam – 3rd Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
  • Ana – 5th Vault, 1st Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd All Around
  • Jax – 3rd Vault, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd All Around
  • Kristen – 3rd Vault, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd All Around
  • Jorie – 4th Vault, 2nd Bars, 4th Floor, 3rd All Around
  • Sabrina – 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 2nd Floor, 3rd All Around
  • Skyler – 1st Vault, 2nd Beam, 5th All Around
  • Kylie – 2nd Vault, 4th Bars
  • Grace S. – 1st Floor,
  • Raina – 5th Beam

The next morning the level 3′s competed bright and early! They did a great job, especially first time competitors Ava and Vine!  Following that we had level 4s, who did a great job!  They took 5th Place as a team. Highlights:

  • Ava – 2nd bars, 1st beam, 3rd All Around
  • Sabrina – 1st Vault, 5th All Around
  • Kaelyn – 1st Vault, 3rd Bars
  • Carly – 5th Bars
  • Maddie – 5th Vault
  • Amy – 3rd Vault, 5th Beam
  • Lauren – 4th Bars
  • Shellow – 4th Floor, 5th All Around
  • Masha – 5th Vault, 1st Bars

Level 5 was exciting as we had only 2 returning girls.  Everyone else was competing level 5 for the first time!  They took 2nd place as a team.  Highlights were:

  • Kira – 1st Bars, 5th Floor, 3rd All Around
  • Maddie D – 1st Vault, 1st Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
  • Lana – 5th Vault, 2nd Beam, 5th Floor, 4th All Around
  • Taylor – 3rd Beam, 5th Floor, 5th All Around
  • Maddie R – 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 5th Floor, 5th All Around
  • Sierra – 2nd Floor
  • Grace – 3rd Vault
  • Kennedy – 5th Beam
  • Bella – 4th vault

Lady Luck was the first time PEG’s Xcel team competed!  They did great!

  • Dara – 1st vault, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
  • Alyssa – 2nd Vault, 5th Beam, 5th Floor, 4th All Around
  • Jennifer – 4th Bars
  • Carolina – 5th vault, 4th Bars, 4th Beam
  • Sophie – 3rd Vault
  • Betsy -5th Floor

For the optionals, Shayla competed level 10.  She got 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor and 4th All Around!

Level 9 took 3rd place as a team.  Caitlin, Mickey, Katie and Sammy all competed level 9 for the first time!

  • Caitlin – 2nd Bars, 1st Floor, 3rd All Around
  • Katie – 5th Vault, 5th Beam, 1st Floor, 4th All Around
  • Mickey -5th floor
Every girl on our level 8 team was a first timer.  They took fourth place team.  These girls were complemented on their floor choreography and dance by the judges and other coaches! Highlights:
  • Bogdana – 3rd Bars
  • Izzy – 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, Landed her first Yurchenko ever!
  • Sophia – 5th Floor
  • Amari – 3rd Bars
  • Veronica – 5th Beam, 2nd Floor
  • Alexa – 2nd Beam, 5th Floor
Level 7 repeated last year’s performance and won 1st Place Team! Everyone except Lara just finished the level 6 season, making this their first full level 7 competition. Highlights:
  • Sara – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 4th Floor, 1st All Around
  • Ashley – 4th Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
  • Bella – 5th Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd All Around
  • Amy – 3rd Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
  • Lara – 4th Vault, 5th Bars, 2nd Floor, 4th All Around
  • Sarina – 1st Beam, 3rd Floor, 5th All Around
  • Carolina – 1st Beam, 5th Floor
  • Stephanie – 1st Floor
  • Destinee – 3rd Vault
  • Mary – 4th Vault
  • Kayleen – 4th Bars
This was a great start to the season!  Keep up the hard work ladies!