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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Flip-Flop brings home plenty of awards

  • End season at USAG Junior Olympic Missouri State Championship.
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  • All 18 gymnasts from Flip-Flop Gymnastics finished the season through competing at the USAG Junior Olympic Missouri State Championship.
    Each of the three levelss for Flip-Flop brought home nothing less than a third-place team trophy from all six competitions and the championship was no exception.
    The Level 5 team score of 115.525 cinched their undefeated season and earned them the first-place trophy over 40 other competing teams at the Missouri State Championship. Team members Annie Lonning, Addison Maynard, Lorynn Pearson, Ukara Saxton, and Taylor Stevens also collected 14 individual gold medals, four individual silver medals, and two individual bronze medals.
    The Level 4 team placed third out of 35 teams with a score of 115.075. The team collected 16 individual gold medals, 6 individual silver medals, and six individual bronze medals. Team members are; Riley Brown, Abby Harrison, Charley Leonard, Julie Pettijohn, Dawn Shepherd, Riley Slowensky, and Kendall Woolman.
    The Level 6 gymnast Lacey Squires collected four individual gold medals including the individual All Around at the championship.
    The Level 7 team placed second out of 27 gymnastics clubs with a score of 114.450. Team members Courney Colench, Elizabeth DeNoon, Emalee Grooms, Lillie Scheffer, and Erin Wilson collected nine individual gold medals, two individual silver medals, and two individual bronze medals.
    Congratulations to the following nine gymnasts who scored a 38.000 or above in the individual All Around at the championships: Elizabeth DeNoon, Erin Wilson, Annie Lonning, Lorynn Pearson, Taylor Stevens, Abby Harrison, Julie Pettijohn, Dawn Shepherd, Riley Slowensky.
    The teams are coached by Meredith Flint Sowers, Lori Flint, and Amy Lynn.
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