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USA Gymnastics Sanctioned
2014 Stars & Stripes
Coed Gymnastics Invitational
1. Stars & Stripes is almost Full - 1,300+ Athletes. Some Levels are full. We can accommodate some levels, so please call or email first.
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3. Schedule will be posted as soon as it is complete. Please no Parent calls to gym inquiring about schedule. Schedule will be released to coaches as soon as it is complete.
January 10th - 12th 2014
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Programs Offered at EGC
for Boys & Girls
* Mom & Tot's (18mo. to 3 yrs)
* Preschool Gymnastics (age 3 & 4)
* Kinder Gym (age 5 & 6)
* Adv. Kinder (age 5 & 6)
* Beginner Gymnastics (age 7+)
* Intermediate Gymnastics (age 7+)
* Advanced Gymnastics (age 7+)
* Cheer Tumbling Classes (age 7+)
* Autism & Special Needs Classes
Competitive Programs Levels 4 thru 10
EGC is the Proud Home of
Stars & Stripes 2013
Team Lightning Highlights
A list of all Gold / Silver / Bronze Medalist
2013 Stars & Stripes
Lev. 10 Senior All Around Champion
Stars & Stripes Champion
37.35 All Around
Team Lightning had a great
weekend at the Stars & Stripes!
32 Gold Medals
27 Silver Medals
28 Bronze Medals
17 All Around Trophies
Level 10 Senior -
Chelsea Cowan - 1st Vault - 9.35 / 1st Bars - 9.15 / 1st Beam 9.35
1st Floor / 1st All Around 37.35
Peyton Schuller - 1st Beam 9.1 / 2nd Floor 9.35 /
3rd All Around 34.05
Intermediate Prep Optional
Lauren Zemenak - 1st Vault 9.025 / 1st Bars 8.8 / 3rd Beam 8.2 / 3rd Floor 9.1
1st All Around 35.125
Sammie Benovic - 2nd Floor 9.3
Beginner Prep Optional
Haley Little - 3rd Vault - 9.1 / 2nd Bars 8.75 / 1st Floor 9.35
3rd All Around 34.875
Jaidyn Knight - 3rd Bars - 8.6 / 1st Floor 9.40
Level 5 -- 2nd Place Team
Age 8 -
Emma Revak - 2nd Vault 7.85 / 2nd Bars 8.45 / 1st Beam 8.65 /
2nd Floor 7.8 - 2nd All Around - 32.75
Gracie Kinnear - 3rd Vault 7.15 / 3rd Bars 8.3 / 3rd Floor 7.35
3rd AA - 29.725
Amelya Bretz - 3rd Beam - 7.15
Age 9 All
Desiree Cubero - 1st Vault 9.075 / 1st Bars 9.0 / 1st AA 34.90
Allie Pellitier - 3rd Beam 8.65 / 1st Floor 9.0 / 3rd AA 34.05
Delaney Nystrom - 2nd Vault 9.05
Kailee Olowinski - 2nd Beam 8.9
Age 10 All
Lexi Bretz - 3rd Bars 8.85 / 2nd Beam 8.75
Lauren Bush - 2nd Vault 8.95
Sasha Gibson - 1st Vault 9.125 / 1st Bars 9.0 / 2nd AA 34.875
Lienne Su - 3rd Beam 8.75
Level 4 -- 2nd Place Team
Kennedy Olowinski - 1st Vault 8.9 / 1st Bars 8.6 / 2nd Beam 8.2 /
1st AA 33.35
Lily Emanuele - 3rd Bars 7.925 / 1st Floor 8.275 / 2nd AA 32.725
Nicole Batista - 2nd Bars 8.025 / 1st Beam 8.4 / 3rd Floor 8.20
3rd AA 32.525
Adysen Mazzoni - 3rd Vault 8.5 / 2nd Beam 8.2 / 2nd Floor 8.25
Kayla Forsythe - 2nd Floor 8.65 / 3rd All Around 34.05
Savanah Thompson - 3rd Bars 8.4
Rylee Vogt - 3rd Floor - 8.6
Kadence Skrbin - 3rd Beam 8.65
Age 8 All
Chloe Sotus - 2nd Vault 9.45 / 1st Bars 9.2 / 3rd Beam 8.4 / 2nd Floor 9.05
1st All Around 36.10
Gabriela Batista - 1st Vault 9.5 / 2nd Beam 8.475 / 1st Floor 9.2
2nd All Around 35.025
Avery Blackmer - 2nd Vault 9.1 /
Age 9 All
Kseniya Tischenko - 3rd Vault 9.35 / 1st Bars 9.425 / 1st Beam 8.975
1st Floor 9.50 - 1st All Around 37.25
Abby Ferraro - 1st Vault 9.55 / 2nd Bars 9.175 / 1st Floor 9.20 /
2nd All Around - 35.675
Anabella Burchanowski - 2nd Bars 9.025 / 3rd Beam 8.7 / 2nd Floor 9.0
Age 10 All
Naomi Lamb - 3rd Floor 8.4
Caitlyn Plyler - 2nd Floor 9.075
Isabella Emanuele - 3rd Bars 9.025 / 3rd Floor 8.95
The atmosphere at the Stars & Stripes Main Event was electric. You could feel the audience, and they came to see "big gymnastics". The audience was heavily weighted for the home team Team Lightning with many Alumni, Recreational & Team Athletes from Erie Gymnastics in the audience.
The big story of the night was Team Lightning's Level 10 Chelsea Cowan. Chelsea is great in the gym, and a great role model for the team. She works hard all the time, but, Chelsea has been known to sucumb to pressure at critical times. "Not Tonight"!
Chelsea has been working a new vault into her repertoire. Its a Yurchenko Layout with a Full Twist which has a start value of 10.00. It's good, but she is inconsistent with the landings. As a stratagy, we started out playing safe, with her consistent Yurchenko Layout (without the twist). The athletes compete 2 Vaults, and get to keep the better score. Chelsea nailed her 1st Vault, so with a decent score in the bank, we gambled with her "big vault". The gamble paid off and she crushed the Vault and nailed the landing. The cheers exploded from the stands. The judges posted a 9.35 and the audience approved.
Next event was the Uneven Bars. Chelsea has reworked her bars, and with difficulty and combination bonus, her start value for the routine should be a 10.00. That is of course if she makes the skills. In her routine, she has a huge release move that is worth a lot of points. Unlike the other equipment, the warm-up bars were visible to the audience. Chelsea missed the release in warm-ups with a big "crash" to the mats loud enough to get everyone's attention. However with another attempt, she honed in on her timing.
Chelsea saluted the judges and jumped for the bar. You could hear the audience hush as she jumped to the high bar for her big release move. Everything slowed down at that moment, as she flipped 12 feet off the floor. When her hands came back securely on the bar, the crowd erupted. Not visible to the audience, a smile broke out across her face as she continued 2 back to back release moves from the High to the Low and back to the High bar. Last thing was her dismount which is also a bonus combination. She did a full twisting giant to an immediate double flip off the bars, and the audience went nuts. The judges posted a 9.15 for a score.
Next it was off to the beam. Chelsea is good on beam, and won the State Gold on that event at Level 9, but it is still beam. It is 4 inches wide, and with any amount of nerves, it is so easy to fall off. She however was not phased. She was in what we call "the zone". She starts off with an impressive plange mount which is both a demonstration of strength & balance. Perfect. Next, it was the "Acro-series" which is typically the most nerve wrenching part of a routine, and where most trouble starts with athletes. She went for a very risky triple series which is 3 flips in a row. Bang, Bang, Bang, there wasn't even a flinch. From there it was another impressive bonus dance/jump series - again not a flinch. Then the dismount - a double twisting layout off the beam, and the crowd erupted again.
Perhaps the funniest moment of that event was an unofficial official. Team Lightning parents are given official positions with the judges to time the warm-up and the routines. They are to report overtime errors to the judges. Our parent timer was so caught up in the routine that when she landed he jumped up - fist held high and screams "Yessssss!!!" as she landed. He just lost himself for a moment, but it was funny.
Last it was off to floor, and if she didn't have anyone's attention before, she had every eye in the audience on her now. She has a brand new floor routine this year, and the choreography suits her well. It is also loaded with huge tumbling that she made great improvements with this year. It was literally flawless. As Chelsea landed her last pass, her face lit up with a smile, and she knew this was her night. The judges posted a 9.50
Chelsea easily swept the division with all Gold and an impressive 37.35 All Around.
Although Chelsea stole the stage, she was beautifully accompanied by Level 10 Junior - Peyton Schuller. Peyton almost (as good teammates do) set Chelsea up. Peyton as well made great improvements in the Vault. She had been injured for 3 long years prior to joining Team Lightning. So, she was behind. She worked extra hard to catch up on this event. She sported her new upgraded Layout Yurchenko Vault (9.70 SV) and posted a 9.00 her best effort to date.
Bars is Peyton's nemesis, and with her shoulder injury, this took the biggest tool on her come back. Although it is vastly improving, she can be very inconsistent on her skills. She was doing pretty good until a body position error forced her to drop from the bar. That alone sucks your stamina, and she had another fall right after trying to finish. You could here the audience try to help her along, and a collective "aweeee" when she fell.
It would have been easy to allow that to destroy her, but Peyton was approaching her 2 strongest events. Peyton jumped on the beam and squashed her disappointment from bars. Peyton is so strong on beam, she has more difficulty points in her routine that pass the required 5 tenths of bonus. The rules however don't allow her to collect more, however the judges to reward this in other areas. Peyton was solid as a brick on beam and posted a 9.1 to win the Gold on Beam.
It was off to floor which is also a strength of Peyton's. Peyton, nailed her newly choreographed routine and posted a 9.35 winning the Silver Medal.
Despite the low score on the Uneven Bars, she hit 3 of 4 routines giving her enough to come back and take 3rd in the All Around.
2012 Championship Awards
Team Lightning - 44 State Qualifiers / 13 Regional Qualifiers /
60 Total State + Medals - 10 Gold / 9 Silver / 13 Bronze = 32 Podium
See Details at page bottom
<-- EGC's Hannah Walters
secures 8th at San Jose National Championships
and now National Sr. Team Member!
Some Cool Youtube Videos put up from EGC
EGC Show 2010 Standing in Motion - Intro
EGC Show 2012 - British Invation Olympic Tribute - Opener
EGC Show 2012 - British Invation Olympic Tribute - Filler
EGC Show 2012 - British Invation Olympic Tribute - Finale
EGC @ Bayhawks Game 2012
Team Lightning Harlem Shake
EGC Show 2009 - Chapter 1 Once Upon a Time - Opener
EGC Show 2009 - Chapter 2 Once Upon a Time - Opener
EGC Show 2009 - Chapter 3 Once Upon a Time - The Rescue
EGC Show 2009 - Chapter 4 Once Upon a Time - Finale
Team Lightning Sophie Mazza Bar Video
Team Lightning Chelsea Cowan 2013 Floor Routine
Team Lightning Chelsea Cowan 2013 Bar Routine
Team Lightning Britney Vasile Floor Routine
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