Big Isle athletes score big in gymnastics meet

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)

 

 

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)

 

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 – 

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