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Cheyenne Gymnastic teams dominate at State Championship

The teams won over 50 1st place titles.

(Photo from Cheyenne Gymnastics)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne Gymnastics competitive team dominated the 2023 Wyoming State Championship held in Sheridan, Wyoming, from March 17 through March 19.

The team earned 51 individual first-place State Titles and competed against 14 other teams from around the state, totaling more than 400 athletes.

The Cheyenne Gymnastics Xcel Bronze Level Team took home first place, becoming the Xcel Bronze State Champions of Wyoming for the third year in a row. In the Child A division, Meadow Walduck earned first place on Beam and Floor. For her effort, Walduck also earned first place All-Around. In the Child B division, Bella Hognason and Kinley Mikowski tied for first place on Beam. Mikowski also earned first place on Vault, Bars, and Floor. For her effort, Mikowski received first place All-Around. In the Child C division, Avery Womack won first place on Vault and Jaycie Callison claimed first place on Bars. Finley Cralley placed first on Beam and Floor. For her effort, Cralley earned first place All-Around. In the Junior A division, Brielle Scholl claimed first place on Bars, Beam, and Floor. For her effort, Scholl took first place All-Around. In the Junior B division, Payton Hoard placed first on Bars and Floor. In the Junior C division, Alli Anderson claimed first place on Bars, and Nicole Cozad earned first on Beam. Alaina Rodgers took first on Floor. Through their combined efforts, the Bronze Level Team also took home 15 second-place medals and 11 third-place medals.

The Cheyenne Gymnastics Xcel Silver Level Team took home first place, becoming the Xcel Silver State Champions of Wyoming for the third year in a row. In the Junior A division, D’Saitrya Woody earned first place on Bars while Raechel Newsom placed first on Floor. In the Junior B division, Kimber Allen earned first place on Vault, Bars, and Floor. For her effort, Allen also received first place All-Around. In the Junior C division, Kaylee Reffler claimed first place on Vault. Zoey Salas earned first place on Bars and tied for first place with Charlie Soules on Floor. For her effort, Salas also received first place All-Around. In the Senior A division, Sophia Malatesta claimed first place on Bars and Floor. For her effort, Malatesta also placed first in the All-Around. In the Senior B division, Jadyn Martin earned first place on Bars. For her effort, Martin took first place All-Around. Through their combined efforts, the Silver Level Team also took home 14 second-place medals and 10 third-place medals.

The Cheyenne Gymnastics Xcel Gold Level Team took home first place, becoming the Xcel Gold State Champions of Wyoming. In the Junior A division, Ayla Crystal earned first place on Bars, Beam, and Floor. For her effort, Crystal placed first in the All-Around. In the Senior A division, Marcie Novak earned first place on Beam. Through their combined efforts, the Gold Level Team also took six second-place medals and one third-place medal.

The Cheyenne Gymnastics Xcel Diamond Level Team took home first place, becoming the Xcel Diamond State Champions of Wyoming for the second year in a row. In the Junior division, Ella Reed claimed first place on Floor. For her effort, Reed also earned first place All-Around. In the Senior Division, Abbie Mickelson took first place on Beam. Hannah Pollock earned first place on Floor. Ciarra Vigil took first place on Vault and Bars, and for her efforts also received first place All-Around. Through their combined efforts, the Diamond Level Team also took home eight second-place medals and five third-place medals.

Through her hard work and determination, Kinley Mikowski earned the highest All-Around score of the entire Wyoming State Championship, regardless of level and division, with a score of 38.6. Brielle Scholl claimed the second highest All-Around of the weekend with a score of 38.575, and Finley Cralley earned the third highest All-Around with a score of 38.425. Way to go, girls!

Based on the results of the State Championship, 12 gymnasts will move on to compete against the top gymnasts from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming at the Region 3 Championships. Ayla Crystal, Aviah Edwards, Paige Hensley, Marcie Novak and Kaitlyn Ochsner will represent Cheyenne Gymnastics at the Xcel Gold Regional Championship in Spring, Texas, from April 28 through April 30. Isabelle Deal and Bridget Dillow, both Xcel Platinum gymnasts; and Grace Dillow, Hannah Pollock, Ella Reed, Ciarra Vigil, and Abbie Mickelson, all Xcel Diamond gymnasts, will represent Cheyenne Gymnastics at the Xcel Platinum and Diamond Regional Championship in Aurora, Colorado, on May 5–7. Good luck, ladies!

A big thank you to Program Coordinator Shannon Mitchell, the program coaches, and the Cheyenne Gymnastics Parent Booster Club for their commitment and support of the program!


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