Faces In The Gym - March 2011

Mackenzie Kirsh, 6 years old from Midlothian, Va., is a Level 4 gymnast at Virginia International Gymnastics. Her favorite gymnast is Nadia Comaneci, so she dressed up as Nadia for Halloween. She is looking forward to competing at the Virginia state meet in May.

Shyanne Milne, 12 years old from Indianapolis, Ind., is the Level 7 State vault, floor and all-around champion from Sportastiks Gymnastics. At the Indiana State Meet she scored a 37.825 in the all-around, including a 9.6 on vault, 9.375 on bars (third), 9.35 on beam (second), and a 9.5 on floor. Shyanne is coached by Carie Minshell, Dianne Roland, and Shelly Niswonger.

Eagle's Wings Athletics Level 5 team (Allen, Texas) swept the all-around in their respective age groups and took first place as a team at the Magical Classic. Maleah Ross swept all events 9.45 vault, 9.35 bars, 9.65 beam, and 9.6 floor to take the all-around with a 38.05. Catherine Constantini won bars 9.225 and beam 9.725 on her way to an all-around win. Allison Moring completed the sweep winning bars 9.5, floor 9.7, and the all-around. Just one month later, the girls again swept the all-around and team title as Level 6's at the Zenith Spring Invitational. The girls are coached by Mandy Glucroft.

Ignacio Yockers, from Tulsa, Okla., is the boys Level 4, 6-year-old 2010 and 2011 All-Around State Champion for Oklahoma for the second consecutive year. He was also State Champion on floor (15.200), and parallel bars (15.300). Ignacio is a member of Tulsa Boys Gymnastics and is coached by Jacob Blanco (pictured).

Sydney Leonard, 10 years old from Lake in the Hills, Ill., won the beam title at the Level 6 Illinois State Gymnastics competition. She is a member of Huntley Unlimited Gymnastics School (HUGS). Sydney won beam with a 9.65 which also makes her the new record holder at HUGS. Sydney won three all-around titles and three bar titles throughout her season as a Level 6. She is coached by Dennis Breit.

Lacey Squires, 10 years old from Waynesville, Mo., trains as a Level 4 at Flip-Flop Gymnastics and is coached by Meredith Flint Sowers as well as Lori Flint. At the 2011 State Meet, Lacey scored 9.600 on vault, 9.700 on bars, 9.600 on beam and 9.525 on floor. Her all-around score was 38.425. She is the 2011 State Runner-up on vault, bars, beam and all-around and she placed third on floor.

Isabelle Weiler, 11 years old from Oak Park, Ill., trains at Oak Park Gymnastics Center and competed in the Level 5 State Meet on April 3. She earned first place on beam with a 9.7, fourth place on floor and fifth place in the all-around.

Cristal Isa, 10 years old from Henderson, Nev., is currently a Level 6 gymnast with Gymcats. She has won the Nevada State Championship in every level since she started competing three years ago. Cristal remained undefeated on bars throughout the entire 2010-2011 meet season, and was just named bars state champion with a 9.8, the highest Level 6 score among all age groups. Cristal is coached by Cassie Rice and Jill Enrietta Preston.

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