OLYMPIAD News & UPCOMING EventS
Our Competitive Gymnastics teams took top honors this year at State and Regionals. Here is an overview of some of their highlights.
Olympiad Ellisville had 33 girls attend State and 12 girls attend Regionals. Olympiad Manchester Xcel Silver finished their season 7th in the State (out of 33 teams) BUT 1st in the entire state on BARS! Olympiad Festus had 21 athletes qualify for state and 53 medal placements. They also had 8 athletes qualify for Regionals and had 29 medals including 5 first place finishers. We want to congratulate all our athletes who qualified for State and Regional Championships.
Olympiad Gymnast Places 2nd in USA Gymnastics Ninja Challenge
USA Gymnastics unveiled the USA Gymnastics Ninja Challenge this summer at three of its premier events. st. Louis was one of the cities picked to host this new event. One June 24-26, gymnasts/ninjas from all over St. Louis were invited to attend the Ninja Challenge course.
This course gave children the opportunity to jump, hang, swing, run and perform other basic movements, utilizing all of the different body parts. The Ninja Challenge had three age divisions: 6-7 year olds, 8-9 year olds and 10-11 year olds. The top gymnasts in each age division were recognized as the Ninja Challenge champions during the final day of competition in that city.
Our own Brianna B from Olympiad Chesterfield placed 2nd in the St. Louis City Finals as well as Cory S placing 4th, Ella M placing 9th, Ava Riegeosberger placing 7th, and Tucker E placing 9th overall. We were so proud of our athletes making gymnastics history with the first year of Ninja Challenge by USAG
Dance Fever had several dancers compete at the Stage One National Championships in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this past week June 22-26th. They competed in areas of hip hop, open dance, duet, tap, and acrobats. Soloist, Emilynn Marnin walked away with a double platinum award, Juliana Basch won the platinum award and 1st place in the Hip Hop category and CJ Whitehead won platinum award and 1st place in the Hip Hop category.
The mini groups won awards in the Hip Hop dance, platinum award and 1st place in the Hip Hop category. Their Open Dance routine won the platinum award. The Juniors received the platinum award in their Duet and Hip Hop dance.
Senior soloist Lexi Alford received for her open dance routine, platinum award an 1st place in the open category. She also received platinum award for Tap.
Take Flight Family Event at Olympiad Chesterfield: On Saturday May 14th, Olympiad Chesterfield hosted it's first Take Flight Family Event to coincide with the Chesterfield Spirit of St. Louis airshow the weekend of May 14 & 15th. They hosted open gym, carnival games, had food and drinks, bounce house and tons of fun. They had about 38 families there to enjoy the fun and watch the airshow from the comforts of Olympiad Chesterfield's parking lot. Check out their Facebook page for more pictures.
SHAWN JOHNSON COMES TO OLYMPIAD & TC: On Tuesday February 16th, Shawn Johnson former Olympiad Gymnast came to Olympiad Chesterfield and Team Central Gymnastics Academy to talk about her success as a gymnast, the upcoming Olympics, promote the upcoming Olympic Trials and P&G Women's Championships June 23-26. She also took questions from gymnasts and signed autographs and posed for pictures with the gymnasts.