The atmosphere was electric this past weekend as our Women’s Artistic Squad showcased their skills at the Regional Classic Challenge. Months of dedicated practice and meticulous preparation culminated their performances in the main arena.
A bright Saturday morning brought our Copper girls, Maiya, Ella, Layla, Lillian, Zofia, and Indie onto the stage. Despite the nerves creeping in, the girls commenced their warm-up, with beam being their first rotation. Displaying remarkable composure, they delivered graceful and skilful beam routines, albeit with a few falls and wobbles. Nevertheless, their overall performance was strong, setting a positive tone for the competition.
After the conclusion of their rotations, the girls exited the arena with heads held high, proud of their achievements. They delivered excellent performances and garnered valuable lessons from a few mistakes made. Highlights from their individual routines include Layla finishing in 4th place overall, securing a commendable 3rd place on vault. Zofia claimed the 7th spot overall, showcasing her talents on the bars with a 3rd place finish. Lillian secured the 9th position, while Maiya and Ella claimed 13th and 15th places respectively. Lastly, Indie displayed her prowess by finishing 5th overall, with an impressive 2nd place on the bars. A huge congratulations to each of these remarkable girls!
Following a brief intermission between rounds, it was Nevaeh’s turn to grace the arena for the Tin 10-hour max round—the first regional championships in her career. Remarkably composed, Nevaeh exhibited a calm demeanour, showing no signs of fear as she confidently stepped onto the beam for her first rotation. Nailing her routine with precision, Nevaeh seamlessly transitioned to the rest of her events, delivering a stunning floor routine, two highly dynamic vaults, and a beautiful bar routine. Ultimately, her exceptional performance earned her a coveted spot on the podium, securing first place in the Tin category.
Not only did Nevaeh attain the title of Tin Regional Champion, but she also received the esteemed shield for achieving the highest overall score across all Tin age categories. Nevaeh’s remarkable achievements serve as a testament to her hard work, We extend a congratulations to Nevaeh for her outstanding accomplishments.
Early on Sunday morning, Skye and Livvi prepared themselves to enter the arena for their Silver competition. With nerves naturally heightened, they started their competition on beam too, the most psychologically challenging apparatus. Skye executed a graceful routine, although unfortunately she experienced a fall. Livvi also demonstrated confidence with an entirely upgraded routine, although she also had a few falls, necessitating a renewed focus for the remainder of the competition. Transitioning to the floor, both girls heightened their intensity and delivered excellent performances. They followed it up with stunning vaults and impressive bar routines, successfully completing their competition.
Upon the announcement of the results, Skye proudly stood on the podium in second place overall. She secured first place on vault, third place on beam, and first place on floor. Additionally, Skye’s outstanding performance earned her a spot on the South East Regional squad for the upcoming National finals in December.
Livvi placed sixth overall, achieving third place on vault and fourth place on floor. Congratulations to both girls on their excellent achievements!
In closing the competition for team Pegasus, Amber and Ella J took to the stage for the Bronze round. Starting their competition on beam, the girls displayed composure and confidence, delivering two nearly faultless routines. Transitioning to the floor, they showcased beautiful routines with dynamic tumbling and exquisite artistry. After a brief rest rotation, they moved on to vault, demonstrating remarkable dynamics. The competition concluded with lovely bar routines, despite a few minor mistakes and falls. Overall, it was another well-executed competition.
At the end of it all, Ella secured the 14th spot overall, and Amber achieved the 12th spot overall. We commend both girls for their unwavering positivity throughout the competition, especially considering that Amber was the youngest competitor in her age category by a significant margin. Congratulations once again to both girls on their performances.