Around the Gym

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are quickly coming to a close.  The final Artistic Gymnastics competitions are complete and Team USA proved that their hard work was medal worthy! 
The Women's Gymnastic team, who called themselves the "Final Five" in honor of Marta Karoli's last year as USA's Team National Coordinator, brings home GOLD in the Team competition!!   
Simone Biles: GOLD-All Around, Floor and Vault, BRONZE-Beam
Aly Raisman: SILVER-All Around and Floor
Madison Kochian: SILVER-Bars
Laurie Hernandez: SILVER-Beam

The Men's Individuals:
Danell Leyva: SILVER-High Bar and Parallel Bars
Alex Naddour: BRONZE-Pommel Horse

 

The next Summer Olympic Games will be held in 2020 in Tokyo. GO TEAM USA!!!  
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**Photo Cred: NBC OLYMPICS-nbcolympics.com

Just a friendly reminder: ALL make-up classes MUST be completed by the end of August!  Our computers will reset on September 1st, 2016 and all remaining make-up classes on your account will be removed.  You can schedule a make-up class by calling our front office.  Remember, make-up week during the summer months is every week!  
This is for current WVGS gymnasts that are enrolled in Preschool or Recreation gymnastics. 

 

We were honored and thrilled to host Olympic Gold Medalist Carly Patterson at WVGS on June 23, 2016!  Carly took home Gold in All-Around at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.  She holds several Silver Olympic medals and a Gold from the World Championships.  Following Carly's presentation at WVGS, she hosted a Q&A and meet & greet session, which our gymnasts...and coaches are still raving about.  She is an inspiration and true role model.  Thank you for sharing your expertise and training tips with all of us Carly!  **Photos coming soon**

The 2016 Hopes Championship took place June 3, 2016 in Hartford, CT.  This was a big event for WVGS Level 10 gymnast Ciena, her coaches and her family!  Ciena proved she had what it takes to compete with some of the top young athletes from across the U.S. at this prestigious meet! She was exceptional in every competition, showing no fear and accomplishing her goals every time she stepped on the mat.  Congratulations to Ciena for placing 1st on BEAM and 2nd ALL-AROUND!! 


Ciena along with her coaches Paul and Judy work hard every day, every practice, and all their hard work paid off at the Hopes Championships.  WAY TO GO CIENA, you are an amazing up and coming athlete!

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The 2016 West Valley Classic was May 15th at West Valley Gymnastics School.  We had 3 sessions of competition and 181 gymnasts competing on Bars, Beam, Vault and Floor.  Ribbons, scores and goodie bags were given to each gymnast following the competition.  These young men and women work very hard leading up to the Classic to learn their routines and perfect their skills for this big event!

We would like to thank all the parents/guardians, family, friends, gymnasts and coaches who made the Classic such a success.  This annual event is a wonderful experience and growing opportunity for our super star athletes and it is because of your support and help this event is possible.  

Thank you for participating, we hope to see you next year!

 

On Friday May 13, 2016 Emily competed for Elite Qualifier and placed 4th on Floor and Bars!  The next day, Ciena competed at the Hope Classic and took 1st on Bars, Floor and All Around!  Both of these competitions took place at the U.S. Olympic Training site.  Ciena and Emily are currently Level 10 gymnasts at West Valley Gymnastics School, training under Coach Paul Duron and Coach Judy Zhou.

We are extremely happy for these ladies and their amazing accomplishments!

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We continue to be impressed every time our gymnasts compete, and this past weekend was no exception.  Coach Paul and Coach Judy accompanied Level 10 gymnasts Ciena, Emily and Briana to Nationals on May 6-8th, 2016 in Fort Worth, TX.  Their hard work and dedication to the sport of gymnastics is incredible and we love watching these ladies develop and master skills each and every day.  WVGS is very proud of our Level 10's!  
We would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to their parents and families.  We know those early morning practices, countless hours of lessons and time on the road driving meet to meet can sometimes take a toll but we thank you for supporting your daughters, for being their biggest cheerleader and role models and most importantly for allowing them to follow their dreams!

Nationals:
Briana: 11th on Beam
Ciena: 9th on Bars, 2nd on Floor
Emily: 6th on Beam, 8th on Vault and the NATIONAL CHAMPION on Floor!

June 24th and 26th, 2016 in St. Louis, MO was the P&G Championships!  This national championship is held annually since 1963 for Elite-Level gymasts.  WVGS elite gymnast Emily was a superstar all weekend, competiting with the best gymnasts across the country.  We are VERY proud of Emily for placing 7th on BEAM, what an outstanding perfromance in the Junior Division.  She continues to improve and amaze us every time she takes the mat.  

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The P&G meet was held alongside the USA Olympic Trials for the Men's Gymnastic Team and the 2016 Men's USA team was announced June 25th, 2016!

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Only the top gymnasts throughout the country qualify for the Secret U.S. Classic and that is exactly where WVGS Elite gymnast Emily was this weekend!  Live from Hartford, CT, this meet served as the final qualifier event for the P&G Classic.  Emily held her own in the Junior Division and was strong in every event!  And...we are proud to announce that Emily qualified for the 2016 P&G Championships!!!  This is such an honor and we know Emily and her coaches are elated at this amazing opportunity.  Congratulations Emily!!!

Be on the lookout for Emily as she competes in St. Louis, MO on June 24, 2016.  We wish her the best of luck!  
*Check back soon for her results and scores from P&G.

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We would like to congratulate the SENIORS of 2016!  We are so honored to have coached these young ladies or to have them on our staff.  We wish them the best of luck as they head off to college this Fall.  

* Amanda graduated from Leigh High School and will attend college at the University of Northern Arizona.  She has been a gymnast at WVGS since the age of 3!

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* Allison graduated from St. Francis High School and will attend college at the University of Colorado-Boulder.  She was a gymnast at WVGS from preschool classes up to our Xcel Program.  She is currently coaching at WVGS.

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* Lily graduated from Monta Vista High School and will attend the University of Vermont.  Lily is an Xcel Platinum gymnast at WVGS.

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* Clare gradtuaded from Leigh High School and will attend the University of Oregon.  Clare is a coach at WVGS.

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* Briana graduated from Westmont High School and will attend BYU on a FULL-RIDE scholarship for gymnastics! Briana is currently a Level 10 gymnast at WVGS!!

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Congratulations Class of 2016, GOOD LUCK!

We just wanted to inform our members we will have a slight rate increase starting July 2016. We take great pride being one of the top gymnastics facilities in the country. We have big plans for West Valley Gymnastics; we’re planning on adding some great additions as well as minor renovations for 2016.

See our new class fees HERE.

Thank you for your constant support of West Valley Gymnastics and for allowing us to be apart of your children’s lives!

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