South Tahoe gymnasts score well at Flips Meet in Reno |

South Tahoe gymnasts score well at Flips Meet in Reno

South Lake Tahoe's Inversion Gym girls gymnastics team competed Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, in Reno.
Provided / Amy Thompson |

South Lake Tahoe’s Inversion Gym girls’ gymnastics team had a strong showing Jan. 20 and 21 during the 2018 Flips Invitational at Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort.

The Inversion Gym team fielded competitors from ages 8 to 17 in levels 2 through 6. Inversion’s Level 3 and Level 4 girls each brought home third-place team awards, out of six and 10 teams, respectively.

There were many individual highlights as well, with personal bests and numerous trips to the awards podium. Athletes received scores in four events; floor exercise, vault, balance beam and uneven bars, plus the all-around.

Highlights for the third-place Level 4 team include: Rosie Friedrich first place in bars, second place on beam, third in vault and was third in the all-around; Sophia Allen was third in vault and beam, fifth in floor and third in the all-around; Izabella Giunta first on bars and Jasmine Quincy was first on the beam.

Highlights for the third place Level 3 team include: Abigail Sandorff who was first place in vault and second in the all-around; Kylie Beahan was first on bars; Gabriella Lancelotti was second on floor, third on bars, fifth on the beam and fifth in the all-around; Lola Cochrane fourth on the beam and fifth in the all-around; Scarlett Hart was fourth on bars and Ally Win was fourth on the bars.

Also competing at Level 3 for Inversion Gym were Madaline Giunta, Ella Schweitzer, Alexandra Sokulsky, Madison Gallup and Hazel Bugarske.

Savanah Alexander earned fourth place on floor for Level 2. Also competing at Level 2 were Ava Selger, Daisy Cochrane, Gwen Bergner, Madelyn Stearns and Kamryn Potts.

Christa Alviso came in third on beam for Level 6 girls.

The Inversion Gym girls are coached by Amy Thompson, Haley Christenson-Sain and Susan Arkell.

The team next will compete in the Deltchev Invitational on Feb. 17 and 18, also at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.

Inversion Gym’s competitive gymnastics team began in 2014 with six athletes. Over the three years since, the team and development program, has grown to 45 athletes. Inversion Gym also trains a competitive trampoline and tumbling team, with their first meet scheduled for Feb. 10.