Wildfire Gymnastics is the 2014 SoCal Level 10 State Team Champion. Successfully defending that same distinction earned in 2013, Wildfire has been Level 10 Team Champions three of the last four years. Ranked first among Orange County Level 8 Teams, Wildfire by accumulating a 9.55 team average, did by a margin of one half tenth, finish 2nd as the 2014 State Championships runner up. There were 422 gymnasts competing at these championships, they representing together Levels 8, 9 and 10. Wildfire is one of just three teams from an accumulated total of 61 participating to have at least one gymnast win an All Around Championship at every level. Wildfire was unique, so far as being the only team from this group having residence in Orange County.
2013 J.O. National AA Champion Maddy Stover, is the 2014 Level 10 Senior D State All Around Champion (38.525). Maddy (2014 University of Utah/ PAC 12 Champions) has repeated this achievement four times now, having won the Level 10 State All Around title every year since, and including 2011. This season she finished too as State Champion on Bars (9.625) and Floor (9.70). Maddy was also the highest scoring gymnast among Seniors ( incorporating four age groups: A - D). 2013 J.O. Level 10 NIT National Bar Champion, Jill Van Mierlo (BYU 2014) was the second highest scoring Level 10 athlete of the 77 total competing, including the four groups of Juniors: A - D. Placing 3rd AA as a Senior D. Jill culminated her final J.O. State Championship competition becoming the State Champion on Vault (9.750) and then placing 2nd on Bars (9.50) and Floor (9.65). Junior standouts include both, Junior B 2nd place All Around and new State Floor Champion, Erin Weisel and 2013 J.O. National qualifier and current Junior D competitor, Grace Kramer. Grace finished at 3rd All Around from which she supplemented that result with a 2014 Level 10 State Vault Championship (9.625). Grace’s AA score ranks 4th among the entire roster of 45 Level 10 Junior Division athletes. Lauren Weisel (UNC 2014) after scoring a 9.60 on the event, Lauren became the Senior C - 2014 Level 10 State Floor Champion. Following was a fine Silver Medal effort on Vault bringing her, an accomplished graduating senior, one step closer to her future gymnastics experience at the University of North Carolina.
Junior 13B State All Around Champion Kara Lussier (State Champion AA - 38.225, Vault - 9.60 and Floor - 9.70) was Wildfire’s leading Level 8 athlete of the weekend. Her AA score as it turned out was the third highest of the 201 Level 8 gymnasts who participated spanning every age group and including every session. Ranking right behind Kara was Junior 13B 2nd Place AA winner Logan McBain (State Champion Bars - 9.70 and Beam - 9.75). Madison McIntyre, a 2013 Level 7 State AA runner up, produced again, another stellar performance in 2014 for a 37.775 Level 8 State Championship Bronze Medal result. Additionally, Alison Rannalli became the 2014 Junior 13B State Bar Champion after totaling the second highest Level 8 Bar score in the three day of competition.
Wildfire Gymnastics wishes to extend congratulations to 2014 Level 9
State All Around Champion, Lindsay Riggs. Lindsay, the 2013 Senior B Level 8 Region 1 All Around Silver Medalist, strengthened this year’s Level 9 AA victory with an outstanding individual event State Bar Championship. Her All Around total ranks Lindsay among the top 4 of 60 Senior Level 9 athletes participating. Teammate Caylx Hampton emerged as the Junior D - State Vault Champion, executing well enough to rank by score the 5th highest on the event of a total roster that included 135 Level 9 athletes.