2019 Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships Super Team title goes to Region 1
posted on 05/12/2019

SPOKANE, May 12, 2019 – The 2019 Women’s Junior Olympic Level 9 Western Championships at the Spokane (Wash.) Convention Center wrapped up with the naming of Region 1 as the Super Team winner. A total of 16 champions – eight senior and eight junior – were determined over the three days of the championships. The championships featured the nation’s top Level 9 gymnasts in the Regions 1-4.

Region 1 won the Super Team title with a total of 53. Region 3 was second at 37 points, with Region 4 in third (34). Region 2 placed fourth (22).

The champions for each of the sessions are listed below. Click the links below for individual and region team results from that session.

  • May 10: Juniors 1 – Taylor McMahon of Flower Mound, Texas/Texas Dreams Gymnastics, 37.800; Juniors 2 – Ella Murphy of Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics, 38.050; Juniors 3 – Jadin Brown of Albany, Calif./Head Over Heels, 38.075; Juniors 4 – Amelia Rock of Enumclaw, Wash./Auburn Gymnastics Center, 37.975; Juniors 5 – Kelsey Slade of Vail, Ariz./Arizona Dynamics Gymnastics, 38.375; Juniors 6 – Delaynee Rodriguez of Henderson, Nev./Gymcats Gymnastics, 38.175.
  • May 10: Regional Team champions: Junior 1, Region 3, 150.500; Junior 2, Region 3, 151.125; Junior 3, Region 1, 151.450; Junior 4, Region 2, 150.425; Junior 5, Region 1, 151.425; Junior 6, Region 1, 152.475
  • May 11: Junior 7 – Katie Johnson of Champlin, Minn./Twin City Twisters, 37.825; Junior 8 – Ayumi Oshiro of Belmont, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics, 38.225; Senior 1 – Katie Park of Simi Valley, Calif./Wallers GymJam Academy, and Riley Howlett of Temple City, Calif./West Coast Elite Gymnastics, 37.950; Senior 2 – Marii Yonemoto of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Azarian U.S. Gymnastics Training Center, 37.775; Senior 3 – Rilee Gibbs of Folsom, Calif./Technique Gymnastics, 37.675; Senior 4 – Yuval Mazor of San Jose, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics, 37.800.
  • May 11: Regional Team champions: Junior 7 – Region 4, 150.075; Junior 8 – Region 1, 151.125; Senior 1 – Region 1, 151.350; Senior 2 – Region 1, 151.600; Senior 3 – Region 1, 149.875; Senior 4 – Region 1, 151.375.
  • May 12: Senior 5 – Trinity Johnson of Riverside, Calif./SCEGA Gymnastics, 37.575; Senior 6 – Ellery Werner of Rhinelander, Wis./Twin City Twisters, 37.475; Senior 7 –Tia Ravara of San Leandro, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics, 37.925; Senior 8 – Morgan Applegate of Olathe, Kansas/Kansas Gymnastics and Cheer Center, 36.900.
  • May 12: Regional Team champions: Senior 5 – Region 1, 149.650; Senior 6 – Region 1, 149.425; Senior 7 – Region 1, 150.675; Senior 8 – Region 4, 148.600.

The Level 9 Eastern and Western Championships are the culmination of the Junior Olympic Level 9 competitive season, and each. The Junior Olympic Eastern and Western Championships are two of USA Gymnastics’ championships events. Both championships feature the top seven gymnasts in the all-around in each age division from the respective regional championships and will have competition in 16 age divisions, which are determined by birth date.

The Western Championships, which showcases the top gymnasts from Regions 1-4, is hosted by Spokane Gymnastics and the Spokane Sports Commission. The states that comprise each region are: Region 1 — Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah; Region 2 – Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington; Region 3 – Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming; and Region 4 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

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