Competitive gymnastics team to go to nationals

| April 9, 2014
Gymnastics: Several girls from Flip-N-Out Gymnastics will be competing at nationals in Florida this summer. Photo contributed to The Beacon

Gymnastics: Several girls from Flip-N-Out Gymnastics will be competing at nationals in Florida this summer. Photo contributed to The Beacon

PLAINFIELD – When Flip-N-Out Gymnastics opened in Plainfield last April, Wendy Guilliams never imagined that all 16 of her competitive class members would qualify for nationals, which will be June 11 – 15 in Florida and broadcasted on ESPN.

“I didn’t expect all of them to qualify,” said Guilliams. “This is our first year, a building and growing year. I thought it would be nice for just one or two of the girls to qualify.”

To qualify, the team placed in the Top 12 all-around at championships in Canton, Ohio. Due to various factors, eight of the 16 girls will be making the trip to the National Championship in Florida to compete. The girls will be doing their routines on the beams, bars, and floor. Each age level will perform their own unique routine.

The team plans to start fundraising soon with a chicken dinner and also by participating in the Yellow Flag Days in West Lafayette with a food stand. They will also be having a bake sale at Buehler’s the Saturday before Easter, April 19.

One gymnast has decided to start her own fundraiser for the team. Alivia Maurer started selling sub lunches to area businesses to help support her team. Although the deadline for ordering subs has passed, people may still donate money for the team through Home Loan Savings Bank.

Alivia said she is very excited about her trip to Florida. She just recently started gymnastics and enjoys it.

“You can do fun things like compete and do flips and stuff,” she said.

The team is hoping to raise $2,700.

[email protected]

Tags: ,

Category: Sports, Youth

About the Author ()

I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

Comments are closed.