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!

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!

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

Athlete Profile – Grace N

Grace Nasser

Grace competing on beam.

Name: Grace/Gracie Nasser
Nickname: Grace Nascar
Age: 10
Level: 5
Favorite Event: Beam
Favorite Gymnastics Memory: Making her round off, back handspring, back tuck on the floor!
Favorite Leo brand: GK
Short term goal: Is to make a perfect back walkover on the beam and make higher than a 36 on her next competition.
Long term goal:  is to move to level six.
Favorite NON- gymnastics activity: Swimming.

2012 National TOPs Testing

The results are in – PEG will be sending 6 girls to the 2012 National TOPs testing.

2012 TOPs National Testing Qualifiers

The 6 girls headed to the 2012 TOPs National Testing:
Bella, Bog, Izzy, Amari, Katelyn, & Journi

The girls will travel from Sept. 27 – 30 to the middle of the San Houston National Forest.  This testing takes place at the famed Bela Karolyi /National Team / Olympic Training Center.

Let’s meet the girls!

Bella (8) – this will be her first National testing, although she did attend the TOPs invitational campin May.

They had just been told they qualified.

Bog (10)- She’s a seasoned pro at this TOPs stuff. This is her third National testing. She’s also been to A camp, B camp and was top 3 in physical abilities at the May Invitational Camp. You can also see her featured in the Ontario stop of the Kellogg’s Tour!
Izzy (10) – This is Izzy’s second time at National testing. She will also be headed to ranch in early September for developmental camp.
Amari (10) – This is also Amari’s 3rd National testing. Amari attended A camp last year and will be joining Izzy at developmental camp in September.
Katelyn (10) – This is her first trip to the ranch. We’re sure it won’t be her last! She will be featured at the Anaheim stop of the Kellogg’s Tour.
Journi (9) – Although she qualified for testing last year, she was unable to attend. This trip will be her first time at the National Team Training Center.

What is TOPs you ask?  It stands for Talent Opportunity Program.  The girls participate in local tests and are evaluated on strength, flexibility and basic skills.  The scores are sent to the National Office and compared against the rest of the country.  The top percent of testers are invited to the National Team Training Center for National Testing.  National testing involves much more difficult skills, but the same flexibility and strength tests.  The girls are judged by the National Staff.  The highest ranked girls are invited to the National Team (or A Camp) and the next group of highly ranked girls are invited to B camp.  Not everyone makes national testing or camp, it is a huge honor.

Inspired by McKayla Maroney, the girls are not impressed!

PEG is very proud of all the hard work and dedication the TOPs girls put in over the summer.  Here’s to a great testing in September.

Bring on September

September represents the one year anniversary of our opening, and it is going to be a crazy month at Paramount Elite Gymnastics.

Everything kicks off with a bang on Sept.8 & 9 for the NAWGJ-SC’s Judges Cup. This Fiesta themed competition will the first held at PEG. There are over 300 athletes from 15 gyms participating over the weekend.  We can’t wait to get the season started!

US Olympic Training Center

The girls head to a morning workout at the National Team Training Center in Huntsville, TX.

That same weekend, Amari, Izzy and Caitlin will be heading to the National Team Training Cente/ US Olympic Training Center in Huntsville, TX.  The girls have been invited to participate in the Sept. Developmental Camp.  The ranch is always a cool experience – a bizarre mix of intense gymnastics and peacocks, camels and donkeys.  The girls are excited because they get to stay in the motels and not the cabins this trip.  Check back to hear their thoughts on the trip.

The following weekend is the Kellogg’s Tour.  PEG sold the most tickets of any club in SoCal.  As a result, Anna, Sierra, Betsy, Stephanie, Amy, Amanda, Maddie and Kyla get to participate IN the show. It will be such a cool experience.  On top of that Shayla, Elizabeth, Katie and Mary get to meet and greet the cast.  The girls are all super pumped to meet the fab five!  We will be blogging about the experience at the show, but you can check our Facebook for quick updates and pictures!

The next weekend we are heading to Coach Patty’s in Camarillo for her famous Out of This World Invite.  Everyone loves competitions at Coach Patty’s.  There’s great food for the coaches, great goody bags and awards for the kids, and a wine tasting shop right next door for the parents!

Finally, the last week of September is National TOPs testing.  While results are not out yet, we expect to be sending coaches and many athletes back to the National Team Training Center for the test.

Keep checking back for updates on all of these amazing experiences.