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.

State Championships Summary

This weekend was the culmination of Compulsory Season in Southern California. 900 athletes from around the state gathered in Pasadena to show there stuff.

Paramount Elite Gymnastics had a great weekend. Our team placed 2nd for level 4, level 5 Mini Team and Level 6. That’s 2nd in the State. It’s pretty amazing for a new gym.

Over all we had:
9 First Place Finishes
34 Top 3 Finishes
28 Top 5 Finishes
81 Top 10 Finishes
That is 233 times PEG stood on the podium. Great work ladies – we are so proud of you!

Let’s start with our State Champions:

Sara East – Level 6 State Champion on Bars!
Kayleen Gordon – Level 6 State Champion on Beam!
Natalie Ramirez – Level 5 State Champion on Floor!
Kayla Phillips – Level 5 State Champion on Vault, Floor and All Around!
Kaelyn Diaz – Level 4 State Champion on Vault!
Madison Durham – Level 4 State Champion on Floor!
Jennifer Parandian – Level 4 State Champion on Beam!

For Level 6, 12 year olds – PEG swept the bar podium. 1-4 place were all from Paramount.
Level 4 6 year olds also went 1,2,3 on Vault!

Here are the rest of our top 10 finishers:
Kayla Phillips – 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 5th Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Sara East – 3rd Vault, 1st Bars, 5th Beam, 4th Floor, 2nd All Around
Jennifer Parandian – 3rd Vault, 8th Bars, 1st Beam, 6th Floor, 2nd All Around
Taylor Krauss – 8th Vault, 3rd Bars, 5th Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
Lana Bazik – 4th Vault, 4th bars, 5th Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
Kennedy Church – 5th Vault, 2nd Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Amy Pham – 7th Vault, 4th Bars, 9th Beam, 2nd Floor, 3rd All Around
Kayleen Gordon – 10th Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 3rd All Around
Natalie Ramirez – 8th Vault, 9th Bars, 4th Beam, 1st Floor, 3rd All Around
Priya Torres – 3rd Vault, 5th Bars, 8th Beam, 5th Floor, 3rd All Around
Lexi Schloessman – 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam – 4th All Around
Madison Durham – 6th Vault, 3rd Bars, 1st Floor, 5th All Around
Ashley Peykar – 5th Vault, 4th Bars, 6th Beam, 6th Floor, 5th All Around
Jayme Drapkin – 7th Vault, 8th Bars, 5th Beam, 8th Floor, 5th All Around
Skylar Payab – 3rd Vault, 3rd Bars, 10th Floor, 5th All Around
Kaelyn Diaz – 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 6th Beam, 6th All Around
Kira Bolden – 6th Bars, 3rd Beam, 6th All Around
Sierra Starkman – 2nd Vault, 9th Beam, 7th Floor, 7th All Around
Ayda Madani – 9th Vault, 4th Bars, 9th Floor, 7th All Around
Masha Tunik – 6th Vault, 3rd Bars, 7th All Around
Anahit Cholakyan – 4th Vault, 9th Bars, 10th Floor, 7th All Around
Grace Shuck – 6th Beam, 5th Floor, 7th All Around
Sydney Smith – 8th Vault, 10th Bars, 8th Beam, 5th Floor – 8th All Around
Ava Martzke – 2nd Vault, 9th Bars, 10th Beam, 7th Floor, 8th All Around
Stephanie Probert – 3rd Bars, 6th Floor, 9th All Around
Isabella Lamoureaux – 5th Vault, 6th Beam, 9th All Around
Chloe Chevalier – 3rd Vault, 7th Bars, 10th Floor, 10th All Around
Lizzie Zacky – 5th Bars, 8th Beam, 10th All Around
Sabrina Smith – 5th Vault, 6th Bars, 9th Floor, 10th All Around
Mary Waugh – 5th Vault, 10th Floor, 10th All Around
Hayden Henderson – 8th Vault, 10th Bars, 10th Beam, 10th Floor, 10th All Around
Isabella Welsh – 3rd Vault, 8th Beam, 5th Floor
Nikki Imera – 8th Vault, 10th Beam
Mikayla FIgueroa – 4th Beam, 6th Floor
Regina Knoll- 7th Beam, 6th Floor
Sadye Lackman – 9th Vault, 10th Beam
Amanda Marzano – 10th Vault, 9th Bars
Destinee Trahan – 10th Vault
Maddie Amen – 7th Vault
Sarina Ross – 8th Beam
Kristen Fernandez – 10th Floor
Kylie Zaring – 8th Vault
Sabrina Starkman – 7th Vault
Samantha Figueroa – 9th Floor
Raina Miglas – 7th Bars
Grace Nasser – 10th Vault
Kyla Kapner – 10th Bars
Alex Shellow – 7th Vault
Carly Kliewer -10th Bars

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!

Out of this World Summary

This weekend PEG headed to Coach Patty’s in Camarillo for the Out of this World Invitational. Coach Patty always hosts excellent meets and this was no exception. Many of the top gyms in the area were in attendance, making for a great competition.

Congrats to first time competitor Katelyn! You did such a great job!

Level 4 – Top 5 Finishes (2nd Place Team)
Lana - 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Kennedy – 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All Around
Kira – 4th Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Chloe – 2nd Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd All Around
Madison – 4th Vault, 1st Bars, 4th Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
Priya – 3rd Vault, 4th Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
Lexi – 4th Beam, 4th All Around
Amanda – 4th Vault, 4th Bars, 5th All Around
Kaelyn – 5th Vault, 3rd Bars, 5th Floor, 5th All Around
Ava – 5th Vault, 3rd Beam, 5th All Around
Mikayla – 5th Vault, 3rd Bars, 5th All Around
Sadye – 2nd Beam, 5th All Around
Sierra – 4th Beam, 5th Floor
Taylor – 1st Floor
Tiffney – 2nd Vault
Alex – 4th Vault
Sydney – 5th Floor

Level 4 Personal Bests -
Priya – Vault, Floor and Beam
Kennedy – Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor and All Around
Kaelyn – Floor
Ava – Vault, Beam, Floor, All Around
Carly – Floor
Mikayla – Vault
Amy – Vault, Bars
Kyla – Vault
Kira – Bars, Floor, All Around
Sierra – Beam
Sabrina – Vault, Beam, Floor and All Around
Berlyn – Beam
Madeline – Vault, Beam, Floor, and All Around
Sadye – Vault, Beam and All Around
Chloe – Bars, Beam
Lana – Vault, Bars, Floor and All Around
Lexi – Vault,
TIffney – Vault
Madison – Vault, Bars and All Around
Ayda – Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor and All Around
Masha – Vault and All Around
Nikki – Vault
Taylor – Floor
Alex, Vault, Beam and All Around
Lauren – Vault

Level 5 – Top 5 Finishes
Katya – 1st Bars, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
Grace – 3rd Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd All Around
Sabrina – 4th Vault, 4th Bars, 4th Beam, 4th All Around
Skylar - 1st Bars
Lizzie – 3rd Bars
Ana – 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 5th All Around
Natalie – 4th Floor
Kailey – 4th Beam

Level 5 Personal Bests
Grace S – Vault, Bars and All Around
Sabrina – Vault, Bars, Beam and All Around
Ana – Vault
Katya – Floor
Grace N- Bars, Floor
Kayla – Bars
Lizzie – Bars
Kailey – Bars

Level 6 – Top 5 Finishes (2nd Place Team)
Ashley – 2nd Vault, 5th Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st All Around
Sara East – 4th Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Floor, 2nd All Around
Journi – 5th Vault, 1st Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All Around
Kayleen – 1st Bars, 4th Beam
Samantha – 4th Beam
Sarina – 2nd Bars
Kylie – 3rd Vault
Destinee – 4th Bars
Mary – 4th Vault, 4th Beam
Isabella – 3rd Vault
Hayden – 4th Vault, 5th Floor

Level 6 Personal Bests
Hayden – Floor and All Around
Isabella – Vault, Beam and All Around
Mary – Vault, Bars
Destinee – Vault, Bars and All Around
Kylie – Vault, Beam, Floor and All Around
Samantha – Vault
Journi – All Around
Sara – Bars, Floor and All Around
Ashley – Vault
Amy – Vault and All Around
Sarina – Bars, Floor
Carolina – Beam
Nikki – Bars, Floor and All Around
Jorie – Vault