State Gymnastics

State+Gymnastics

Hailie Schramm, Reporter

Gymnastics is a tough, grueling sport both physically and mentally. This year’s gymnastics team has had a very successful season. The Valor Gymnastics team has attended 10 meets throughout the year, from Casper to Rapid City to Montana and everywhere in between. Coach Katie Dallman says, “ This season we have brought home 21 team trophies spread out between 10 meets. That’s a lot to be proud of!” The team is very proud of how far they have come this season and hopes to bring another trophy home after the State meet. 

After a long, hard season, the team will finish up with State Gymnastics in Cheyenne. Depending on the level of each gymnast, they will compete on different days, from Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20. The team is getting very anxious and excited for the meet this weekend. “I’m looking forward to seeing all of the teams at state compete and watching my team compete the best they can and having fun,” says seventh-grade gymnast, Bella Nieman. Halle Robinson is also looking forward to state, “ I am looking forward to everything state. I’m pretty confident in all events so I think I will do well.”

Next year, lots of the gymnasts will be moving up a level because they met mobility. A mobility score is a score that each individual gymnast has to reach in order to move up to the next level. Eighth-grade gymnast, Cali Holeman has scored out to be a level 6. She states, “I feel really happy about it, it was really exciting and a great goal to accomplish.” There are many middle school gymnasts and lots more incoming next year. One of the sixth graders, Oaklee Smith is also going to be moving up to level six next year. She says she is very excited and happy she made it. 

Here is a quick fact about gymnastics, if you don’t already know. In USAG Gymnastics, gymnasts for each level have a certain routine to compete with, these are the compulsory levels. Once you reach level six through ten, these are optional levels and you get to make up your own routines with your own music. 

In this last week of practice, the girls are anxiously getting ready for state. They’re going through routines and making sure everything is perfect. They have all felt that they have put in the work this season to make it this far. They’ll be ready to kick it at state. Good Luck girls!

Team Roster:

Level 2:  Kymber Asay, Liv Ellsbury, Raegan Pond, Bostyn Richardson, Peyton Schumacher, Londyn Viles

Level 3: Autumn Kleinfeldt, Emma Pfaffenroth, Kacyn Rooney

Level 4: Kylan Bower, Jayden Dallman, Kaiah Mills, Bella Nieman, Halle Robinson, Kara Sanders

Level 5: Cali Holeman, Oaklee Smith

Level 6: Paige Sanders, Kinzie Schramm

Level 7: Lauren Seibert 

Coaches: Katie Dallman, Kassie Smith