2018 Level 8, 9 and 10 Regional Championships - Seven Earn Spots to J.O. National Championship Events
The Level 8, 9 and 10 Region 1 Championships were conducted this year at the Reno - Sparks Convention Center during the weekend of April 13. This competition, a culminating event for Level 8, served as the qualifying vehicle to USAG J.O. Level 9 Western Championships (Sandy, Utah) and USAG J.O. Level 10 National Championships (Cincinnati, OH). Region 1 is an association of five state entities including SoCal, NorCal, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.
Wildfire’s last team competition prior to the SoCal State Championships was a three day event; that being, the Long Beach Open held at the Long Beach Convention Center. Appearing were 2734 gymnasts representing some 98 teams. Wildfire entered 26 athletes who participated in the Level 7, 8, 9 and 10 competitions. From this competition, these girls brought 11 top three All Around championships with an additional 37 individual event top three award rankings. This included 16 Gold Medal finishes, 5 for All Around.
Wildfire Gymnastics continued its 2018 competitive optional level season in Louisiana at the New Orleans Jazz Invitational. Held during Super Bowl weekend and right in the middle of the ongoing Mardi Gras celebrations, all together, it was quite the encompassing event. Wildfire, listed a roster here naming 26 gymnasts in total and 19 of them competed All Around. What emerged was 16 top three AA finishes from which came 9 All Around Championships. These wins included victories, at every level entered, these being 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Wildfire Gymnastics began its 2018 competitive optional season at the California Grand Invitational on January 11th, the meet site being the Anaheim Convention Center. Coming from across the United States and Canada were some 60 teams bringing with them 1643 gymnasts competing for honors. And perhaps too, include a trip to nearby Disneyland as well. By competition’s end however, Wildfire finished with at least one All Around Champion at every level entered, these being 7, 8, 9 and 10.