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Erickson lands top honors at state gymnastics meet

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Commerce City gymnasts wrapped up a successful season at the Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics state championships Aug. 3 and 4. Twenty-five of the 36 program gymnasts competed in the state meet.

“The Commerce City gymnastics team practices year round in order to display their talents during the summer competition season,” said Misty Gowdy, gymnastics coordinator for the city’s parks and recreation department. “It’s so great to see their hard work pay off.”

Gymnast Jocelyn Erickson took the title of “Best Level Four Gymnast” in the CARA Gymnastics League with an all-around score of 37.4. Erickson has been part of the city’s program for two years. This was her first year on the team.

“In my 15 years working in the gymnastics program, I have not witnessed an individual earning an all-around score of 37.4,” added Gowdy. “The score is a true testament to Jocelyn’s talent and the dedication of our instructors.”  

Other winners include:
Optional Level 1   (ages 7-10)
Briel Jenkins placed fifth on bars
Zoie Martinez placed second on balance beam

Optional Level 1   (ages 13-18)
Keyton Siler placed second on bars
Willow Neilson placed second on vault
Savannah Edelen sixth all-around

Optional Level 3 (ages 14-18)
Lindsay Webb placed first on vault, second on beam and second all-around

Optional Level 4 (no age groups)
Hayley Owens placed first on vault, sixth on beam, second on floor and third all-around.

Level 4 Compulsory Division (Entry Level)
Maya Hebert placed second on floor (age 7 group), with a score of 9.55 and sixth all-around
Fabiola Sanchez placed third on vault in the age 10 group
Cheyenne Clazada placed first on vault with a score of 9.5 and fifth all-around in the age 10 group
Annel Borbon placed fifth on vault and bars in the age 11 group

Level 5 Higher Compulsory Division
Regan Waltenburg placed third on bars in the age 7-8 group
Olivia Hebert placed third on beam in the age 10 group
Jade Fuglestad placed sixth on vault, fourth on bars, and second all-around in the age 10 group
Morgan Lightfoot placed fifth on beam in the age 11 group

For more information on the city’s gymnastics program, contact Misty Gowdy at mgowdy@c3gov.com or 303-289-3660.