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Big Isle athletes score big in gymnastics meet

The Kona Aerials gymnastics team 2008

The Kona Aerials gymnastics team 2008

A host of Big Island gymnasts traveled to Oahu over the weekend for the 2008 Hawaii Compulsory Gymnastics Championship and came home with top scores.

Kaili Yuen, of Kona, earned a first place in the floor exercise, and coupled with her scores on three other disciplines, brought home the first place all-around title.

 

 

Kaili Yuen, of the Kona Aerials, performs a leap on the beam. (Photo by Susan Dabritz/SeaPics.com)

Kaili Yuen, of the Kona Aerials, performs a leap on the beam. (Photo by Susan Dabritz/SeaPics.com)

 

 

Hadley Beach, of the Kona Aerials, prepares to dismount from the uneven bars. (Photo by Susan Dabritz/SeaPics.com)

Hadley Beach, of the Kona Aerials, prepares to dismount from the uneven bars. (Photo by Susan Dabritz/SeaPics.com)

 

Other first place finishes went to Shannon Carvalho on the bars and Bryana Smith for her floor routine.

Compulsory is levels 4-6 and all levels do the exact same routine for their level.

Next month, the Optionals start competing – Levels 7-10 – and the athletes must make their own routines that incorporate a certain level of skills.

The weekend meet was at Kailua District Park on Oahu and hosted by Island Tumblers Gymnastics. Friday, Dec. 5 showcased Level 6 and Saturday, Dec. 6 featured Levels 4 & 5.

Results for Kona and Hilo gymnasts:

Level 6 – 10 year old age group

Kaili Yuen – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
9.325 – Vault – 2nd place
8.675 – Bars – 3rd Place
9.4 – Beam – 2nd place
9.4 – floor – 1st place
36.8 – All Around – 1st place

Shannon Carvalho – Pantheon Gymnastics, Hilo
9.225 – Vault – 6th place
8.825 – Bars – 1st place
8.225- Beam – 12th place
8.975 – Floor – 8th Place
35.250 – All Around – 6th place

 

Tianna Morimoto performs a dismount off the beam. (Photo by Susan Dabritz/SeaPics.com)

Tianna Morimoto performs a dismount off the beam. (Photo by Susan Dabritz/SeaPics.com)

 

Hadley Beach – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
8.65 – Vault – 11th place
7.9 – Bars – 9th place
9.150 – Beam – 5th place
8.525 – Floor – 10th place
34.225 – All Around – 10th place

Sharis Banasan – Pantheon Gymnastics, Hilo
8.825 -Vault – 10th place
8.15 – Bars – 8th place
8.9 – Beam – 6th place
8.275 – Floor – 11th place
34.150 – All Around – 11th place

Level 6 – 11 year old age group

Kacie LaGuire – Pantheon Gymnastics, Hilo
8.975 – Vault – 5th place
8.9 – Bars- 4th place
8.6 – Beam – 6th place
8.675 – Floor – 6th place
35.150 – All Around – 5th place

Tianna Morimoto – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
9.3 – Vault – 3rd place
8.25 – Bars – 6th place
8.25 – Beam – 8th place
8.9 – Floor – 3rd place
34.7 – All Around – 6th place

Allena Shimabukuro – Pantheon Gymnastics, Hilo
9.4 – Vault – 2nd place
7.725 – Bars – 9th place
8.3 – Beam – 7th place
8.475 – Floor – 7th place
33.9 – All Around – 7th place

Level 6 – 12 year old and up age group
Nohealani Martin – Pantheon Gymnastics, Hilo
9.05 – Vault – 7th place
8.625 – Bars – 4th place
8.850 – Beam – 6th place
8.6 – Floor – 7th place
35.125 – All Around – 5th place

Keao Nonies – Pantheon Gymnastics, Hilo
8.6 – Vault – 9th place
7.325 – Bars – 8th place
7.65 – Beam – 9th place
8.45 – Floor – 8th place
32.025 – All Around – 9th place

Level 5 – 10 year old age group

Hannah Hewitt – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
9.0 – Vault – 3rd place
9.075 – Bars- 3rd place
9.15 – Beam – 5th place
9.35 – Floor – 2nd place
36.575 – All Around – 3rd place

Grace Fincher – Pacific Gymnastics , Hilo
8.75 – Vault – 8th Place
7.0 – Bars – 8th place
8.125 – Beam – 8th place
8.5 – Floor – 6th place
32.375 – All Around – 8th place

Level 5 – 11 year old age group

Reiko Ikeno – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
9.225 – Vault – 3rd place
8.775 – Bars – 4th place
8.9 – Beam – 4th Place
9.2 – Floor – 3rd place
36.1 – All Around – 4th place

Keely Shigenaga – Pantheon Gymnastics, Hilo
8.45 – Vault – 9th place –
7.175 – Bars – 10th place
8.175 – Beam – 10th place
7.3 – Floor – 10th place
31.1 – 9th place

Level 4 – 7 year old age group

Ilenna Hinchcliff – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
9.25 – Vault – 2nd place
7.25 – Bars – 5th place
8.4 – Beam – 2nd place
7.2 – floor – 8th place
32.1 – All Around – 6th place

Level 4 – 8 year old age group

Bryana Smith – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
8.85 – Vault – 6th place
8.25 – Bars – 7th place
8.425 – Beam – 8th place
9.225 – Floor – 1st place
34.75 – All Around – 6th place

Demetria Scofos – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
8.7 – Vault – 9th Place
7.975 – Bars – 8th place
8.375 – Beam – 9th place
7.575 – Floor – 10th place
32.625 – All Around – 9th place

April Wong – Kona Aerials gymnastics, Kailua Kona
9.325 – Vault – 3rd place
6.0 – Bars – 10th place
9.15 – Beam – 3rd place
8.9 – Floor – 5th place
33.375 – All Around – 9th place

Level 4 – 11 and up age group

Jordan Bilotti – Kona Aerials Gymnastics, Kailua Kona
9.25 – Vault – 4th place
8.525 – Bars – 6th place
8.5 Beam – 6th place
8.0 – Floor – 9th place
34.275 – All Around – 6th place

The girls belong to the following clubs:

Pantheon School of Gymnstics
Coached by Pattie & Gerry Walkabout
484 Kalanikoa St.
Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: 808-961-2502
E-mail: vwalkabout@aol.com

Pacific Gymnastics Flippers
Coached by Quinn & Candice Nelson
215 B Railroad Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: 808-934-0642
E-mail: gymnastdevel808@yahoo.com

Kona Aerials Gymnastics
coached by : Nanette Guiffrida and Sierra Davis
73-5563 Olowalu Street
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
E-mail: konaaerials@aol.com

 

Kona Aerials Gymnastics Team - Level 6 -
Kona Aerials Gymnastics Team – Level 6 – 

Coach Nanette Guiffrida with Kaili Yuen, Hadley Beach and Tianna Morimoto. (Photo by Susan Dabritz/SeaPics.com)

 

 

— Scores, photos and information provided by Susan Dabritz/SeaPics.com

One Response to “Big Isle athletes score big in gymnastics meet”

  1. Danni H says:

    I am so glad you posted this info about gymnastics on the Big Island. Our family is considering moving from Northern Colorado to the Big Island, but we didn’t think there would be gymnastics schools for our three kids, 2 girls level 8+, and 1 boy level 5. I also am a gymnastics coach, so good to know that there are at least 3 gyms to choose from! I will research them more to see if they are a good fit for our family. Thanks!

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