On October 27th, the 3rd prelim marked the last pre championship competition of the 2013 compulsory season for Wildfire. Next will be Sectionals; and following that, SoCal Southern Section State Championships.
Competing alongside 25 Level 3 teams in all, Wildfire's Level 3 gymnasts completed their 3rd prelim sectional qualifier as Team Champions putting together an individual event team average of 9.55 (191.270). There were 241 Level 3 gymnasts competing during the course of this weekend event. Widlfire's Kenzi Arnold, while winning her session with a 38.225, ranked 4th among them all, these 241. And then too from these same athletes, Wildfire's Makayla Hoyt (38.175, 1st Vault - 9.80), Laurel Jin (38.125, 1st Floor - 9.60) and Emily Tjon (38.050) placed in ranking order among them: 5th , 6th and 7th. Five age groups were contested, and Wildfire entered four. Winning these four were Judith Burke: 7 yrs AA Champion (36.875, 1st Bars, 1st Floor), Brianna Nguyen: 8 yrs AA Champion (37.825, 1st - Bars 9.70, 1st Floor - 9.675), Sydney Leitch: 9 yrs AA Champion (37.70, 2nd Bars - 9.650, 1st Floor - 9.4750) and 10 yrs AA Champion: Kenzi Arnold (Bars - 9.70, 1st Beam - 9.6, 1st Floor - 9.6).
Competing alongside 17 Level 4 teams in all, Team Wildfire Level 4 finished out this sectional qualifier at 2nd after putting together an individual event team average of 9.50. The complete roster of Level 4 gymnasts participating in this two day affair numbered 100 in total. Emerging from the top 5 of this group of 100 gymnasts, were Wildfire's Makenzie Stanton (2nd All Around - 10 yrs: 38.025, 1st Bars - 9.80, the high Bar score of the meet) and Ryley Hamilton (2nd AA - 11 yrs: 1st Vault - 9.575, 2nd Bars - 9.70). The third part of this trio of Level 4 top three Wildfire scoring leaders was Audrey Easter (37.70, 1st Beam, 1st Floor - 9.70)
Thirteen Level 5 teams participated and by the end of the competition, Wildfire ranked 3rd among them accumulating a 9.30 team individual event average. The complete list of Level 5 gymnasts involved indicated 96 competing. Thirteen were Wildfire girls. Eight of these culminated their meet finishing in their age group inside the top 6 All Around. Four of these 8 placed 1st or 2nd AA. Wildfire's Level 5 scoring leader was All Around champion and four event winner Rachel Baxter (37.70). In so doing, Rachel produced the top scoring Level 5 vault of the meet (9.850). Her Bar result (9.50) proved to be the fourth highest of the day on that event. Sara Cargile and Morgan Langseth both finished as 2nd place All Around medalists. 2012 Level 5 (currently designated Level 4) State AA Champion, Jenna Schindele closed out the final session of the meet at 3rd AA, winning two events (1st Vault - 9.75, 1st Floor) on the way.