2019 AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL on June 14-15th
We are so proud of our gymnasts who competed at the AAU National Championships held in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex last weekend! With over 2600 athletes competing, our girls did great! Many girls posted personal best individual event scores, as well as all-around scores.
Ryleigh, Level 3, won Silver on bars, just missing the Gold by 0.025!
Allie, Level 3, placed 4th on both Bars and Beam (both personal best scores), 5th on vault, and with her personal best all-around, earned 6th overall.
Other notables: Level 3 - Abigail - 6th on Floor and 7th overall, Kara - 6th on bars (personal best score), and XCEL Gold - Hailey - 6th on Floor.
Congratulations to all who competed and for representing not only GTFL, but the state of Florida so well!
Spring State Championships in Tampa, FL on May 11-12th.
Competition was tough with about 1500 competitors. Our young ladies have been working hard, and had a great competition! Most of them achieved personal bests on individual events as well as in the all-around. We are so proud of their dedication and determination!
Hena - All-Around Champion, 2nd on Beam, 3rd on Bars
Aubrey - Bar Champion and 2nd All-Around
Hannah - Beam Champion, 2nd on Floor
Katie - Vault Champion
Allie - 2nd on Bars and Beam, 3rd All-Around
Kara - 2nd on Vault and Beam
Hailey - 3rd on Bars
Fall State Championships in Estero, FL on December 15-16th.
So proud of these ladies, overall we had a great meet at the State Championships!!
Liv - Balance Beam Champion, 3rd on Floor and the All-Around
Tessa S. - 3rd on Vault
Milena - Vault and Bar Champion, 3rd on Balance Beam, 2nd All-Around
Riley - Balance Beam Champion, 2nd on Floor, 3rd All-Around
Cloe - Vault Champion
Hena - 3rd on Vault
Allie - Balance Beam Champion
Bridgette - 3rd on Vault
Anna - 2nd on both Balance Beam and Floor
3RD PLACE TEAM
Ryleigh - Vault Champion
Abigail Y. - 2nd on Bars, Balance Beam, Floor, and the All-Around
Kara - 3rd on Vault
3RD PLACE TEAM
Level XCEL Silver:
Tessa W. - Vault, Bars, Balance Beam, Floor, and All-Around Champion
Hailey - 3rd on Bars, and 2nd on Floor
Natalie - 2nd on Vault
2ND PLACE TEAM
Our gymnastics teams had a great showing at the AAU State Championships held in Daytona Beach in April. The theme of the competition was Super Girls, and they made Venice proud! Many of the girls scored personal bests on individual events, as well as overall. We had 7 individual event State Champions, 1 All-Around State Champion, 6 second places, and 9 third place finishers. We had more girls place in the top 3 All-Around than in any year prior!
Below are some of the standouts in their divisions:
Kara - State Champion on Balance Beam and Floor Exercise, placed 3rd on Vault, and 2nd All-Around
Haley - placed 3rd on Bars
Ryleigh - placed 2nd on Bars
Natalie - State Champion on Vault and Balance Beam, placed 3rd All-Around
Tessa - State Champion on Floor Exercise
Chloe - placed 3rd on Vault and Balance Beam, and 2nd All-Around
Viviana - placed 3rd on Vault and 3rd All-Around
Abigail - placed 2nd on Floor Exercise
Abigail, Chloe, Natalie, Viviana
Level XCEL Silver:
Asiah - State Champion on Vault, Balance Beam, and All-Around!
(she's the small one in the middle)
The AAU State Championships were held at the Tampa Convention Center on May 6-7th, and the girls did an amazing job! All of our competitors did a great job and most had individual personal bests.
We had FIVE individual event State Champions, FOUR second places, and TWELVE third place finishers:
Chailynn - Level 2 - Vault Champion, 3rd place Floor and All-Around
Natalie - Level 2 - Balance Beam Champion & 3rd place Vault
Emma - Level 2 - Vault Champion
Jorja - Level 2 - 2nd place Vault & 3rd place Bars
Paige - Level 3 - 3rd place Bars
Asiah - Level 3 - 3rd place Bars
Macy - Level 3 - 3rd place Vault
Maddie - XCEL Silver - Bars Champion & 3rd place Vault
Kamryn - XCEL Silver - Bar Champion & 3rd place Balance Beam
Lola - XCEL Silver - 2nd place Bars & 3rd place Balance Beam
Eleonora - XCEL Silver - 2nd place Floor
Lilliana - XCEL Silver - 2nd place Balance Beam
Hailie - XCEL Silver - 3rd place Bars & Floor
Abigail – Level 2 – 6th All-Around
Viviana – Level 2 – 6th All-Around
Elliette – Level 3 – 4th Vault
Jozlynn – Level 3 – 4th Balance Beam
Lily F. – Level 3 – 4th Balance Beam
Claire – Level 3 – 5th Vault
Savannah – Level 3 – 5th Bars
Olivia – XCEL Silver – 5th Bars & Balance Beam
Several girls earned their Elite pin, a prestigious honor for scoring 90% or better in the All-Around during the season: Natalie, Tessa, Maddie, Lola, Kamryn, and Lily K.
We are so proud of the hard work and dedication these young ladies put forth each week in practice. They represented the Venice area well with class as well as with their accomplishments.
***What a great meet at the 3rd AAU Qualifier held in Estero, FL on March 25-26th. Level 2 gymnasts Tessa, Natalie, and Abigail won 1st All-Around in their divisions! Tessa also placed first on Bars and Floor, while Natalie placed 1st on Balance Beam. Level 3 gymnast Lily F. won Vault, and XCEL Silver gymnasts Olivia won Uneven Bars and Hailie won Vault. All of our young ladies keep improving, and are working to make the State Championships in May a great competition!
Other gymnast notables:
Level 2: Isabel placed 3rd on Bars, Natalie placed 3rd on Vault and 2nd on Bars, and Tessa placed 3rd on Vault
Level 3: Asiah placed 2nd on Floor and 3rd on Bars, and Paige placed 3rd on Bars.
XCEL Silver: Lola placed 2nd on Vault, Maddie placed 3rd on Bars, and Lily K. placed 2nd on Vault, Bars, and the All-Around
***Congratulations to our Level 2, Level 3, and XCEL Silver gymnasts! They competed at the Second AAU Qualifier here in Venice on March 4th. Level 2 gymnasts Isabel, Natalie, Chailynn, and Tessa all placed 1st on Vault. Chailynn also placed 1st on Floor exercise. Isabel and Chailynn placed 1st in the All Around as well!! Almost all of our Level 3 girls received personal best all around scores. XCEL Silver gymnats Maddie and Kamryn won Uneven bars, Olivia won Balance beam and Floor exercise, and Lola won Vault and the All-Around! Everyone gave a fantastic effort, and GTFL is so proud of all our team gymnasts!