The compulsory level 3, 4, and 5 competition season is underway as Wildfire Gymnastics completed its third of six meets of the 2015 season. The Winners’ Cup Invitational was held the weekend of October 11. By day’s end, Wildfire emerged as Winners’ Cup Team Champions. Of all athletes participating including every session and age division, seven Wildfire athletes ranked among the top 10. Level 3 Kristina Newton was Wildfire’s highest scoring at 37.850.
Three Wildfire gymnasts ranked among the top 6 of the entire roster of Level 5 athletes competing, including all age groups. The lead scoring Level 5 gymnast of the competition as a whole, was Wildfire’s Kaitlyn Tran, she accounting for a 37.500 (1st AA, Beam and Floor). Of the eight Wildfire Level 5 gymnasts competing, five of them placed as part of the top 3 in their respective age groups. Winning separately their related age divisions was 8 - 9 year old AA Champion, Avery Byun (1st Bars - 9.650, 1st Floor) and twelve year old AA Gold medal winner, Brisa Mariano (1st Vault, Beam and Floor).
Fifty eight Level 4 gymnasts participated here and among them, Wildfire athletes ranked six times inside the top 3 All Around. The top 2 leading scoring Level 4 gymnasts of the day, including all age groups were both Wildfire’s Dominique Oertel, the 9 - 10 year old AA Champion, she posting a 37.750 (1st Bars - 9.700) and 11 - 13 year old Champion Sydney Leach by her 37.675 (1st Vault and Floor - 9.600). Most outstanding performances were additionally delivered by 11 - 13 year old All Around Silver Medalist Skylar Ruffner (1st Bars - 9.700), AA Bronze Medalist and Beam Champion Emily Tjon and 3rd place All Around winner, Kaitlin Boutros.
During the course of the meet, in total, 58 Level 3 gymnasts competed from which four Wildfire girls ranked among the top 6. Five Wildfire girls finished as top 3 divisional All Around medalists including Wildfire’s lead scoring gymnast, Kristina Newton, nine year old All Around Champion Gillian Burrows (37.775), AA Silver Medalists both, Lauren Stephens and seven year old Arianna Espinoza (1st Vault). All Around Bronze Medallist and Floor Champion (9.700) Ashley Ables completes that group of five. Notable Gold Medal individual event performances were presented by Kathryn Bayles (Beam - 9.525) and Makena Jarrett (Vault - 9.400).