Around the Gym

Xcel Bronze State Championships have arrived!  This 2017 event took place on April 1-2 at Byers Gymnastics Center.  Our Bronze gymnasts have worked so hard this season and have come so far! 
Gymnasts, thank you for a great season.  You have impressed us so much and we know you will go far in the sport of gymnastics.  We are proud of you as a Team and as individuals.  Each of you worked hard and you were determined to accomplish big things.  Keep that mind set and you will continue to grow and improve!  Congrats again on a great season.
State Champs:
Mina-1st Floor
Emilia-1st Bars
Anusha-2nd Vault
Mina-2nd Beam and AA
Mina-3rd Vault & Bars

March 24-26th, Pacific West Gymnastics hosted the 2017 NorCal Xcel South Silver-Diamond State Championships.  544 gymnasts registered for States and WVGS had 54 awesome athletes compete. Accompanied by Coach Justus and Coach Jessica, our unstoppable gymnasts performed well with much determination.  We are amazed and impressed by our Xcel Silver-Diamond ladies!  Congrats on a job well done at States!

State Champs:
Vault- Vera, Iris, Deanna, Juliette, Olivia, Sara, & Megan Curran
Bars- Iris, Daniela & Abigail
Beam- Nithila, Angelina, Suzie and Nina
Floor- Oracia, Aki, Pelin and Hazal
AA- Oracia, Nithila, Angelina, Pelin, Iris, Nina and Jalyn

The final meet of the 2o17 Xcel season took place on March 11-12th at Technique Gymnastics.  367 Xcel athletes competed at Flower Power and we are proud to announce our team placements:

Silver: 2nd
Gold: 3rd
Platinum/Diamond: 2nd

This season was filled with personal growth, individual high scores and some of the hardest working Xcel teams our coaches have experienced.  We are simply amazed at their level of perseverance towards the sport of gymnastics.  
Gymnasts and Parents, thank you for a great 2017 season.  We look forward to many seasons to come!

WVGS Parents and Families: If you have gym classes today, 3.13.17, Dell Ave is closed due to a gas leak.  Please plan accordingly for extra time and parking.  You may park at Kaiser on Hacienda or on the street, however street parking will be very limited.  Dell Ave is closed until further notice and we will update you as we know more.  Classes are STILL in session!

The Xcel Teams were back in action this past weekend at “Girl Power” in Burlingame. Held March 4-5th, 2017 our coaches, gymnasts and parents were in for an exciting weekend.
Bronze-1st in Team, Silver-2nd in Team, Gold/Platinum-3rd in Team!

February 18th, Stockton CA. The Delta Classic featured 335 registered gymnasts and West Valley's Level 6 team! Our fantastic five ladies continue to master competitions each week by performing at their best and growing stronger each time they take the mat.  We work hard in practice and continue to strive for personal bests in everything we do.  Level 6, we know you are determined and we continue to be impressed with your determination. 

A shout out to Isabella on her 1st Place accomplishment on Bars, Beam and All-Around-Great work!

An exciting meet that our qualifying gymnasts always look forward to being a part of is the Brestyan's Invitational held in Las Vegas!  This was a weekend of fun, competition and personal growth.  This was also a National Elite/Hopes qualifier meet.

Described from the website:
"You will see close to 4,000 competitors representing over 165+ teams from around the world. The list of teams in attendance reads like a “Who’s Who” of women’s gymnastics with 50 sessions of Level 2 through 10 & Xcel; as well as 10 sessions of Elites/Hopes Compulsory & Optional. We are very proud of our venue here at the Westgate Hotel and hope you enjoy your experience with us."

Let's congratulate the following gymnasts on their individual placements!
Dylan-1st on Floor, Terra-2nd on Floor, Megan-2nd on Beam
Level 8
Sophia-2nd on Beam, 1st on Floor, 1st All Around, Kelly-2nd on Vault, 1st on Bars, 2nd All Around

We are also proud to announce that Sam qualified for HOPES and Ciena qualified for JUNIOR ELITE!!!  Amazing accomplishment by these ladies, we are very proud of them. 

A BIG congratulations to Level 10 gymnasts Megan and Samantha for finishing the 2017 State competition strong!  These 2 ladies are both excellent gymnasts who come to practice every day full of energy, a great work ethic and a mind set that says they are ready for any challenge. We are proud to announce that both ladies stood on the winners podium receiving Silver medals for their accomplishments.  
Megan placed 2nd on Vault and Samantha took 2nd on Floor!

The 2017 NorCal State Championships were held March 19th at Edge Gymnastics in Pleasanton, CA.

Level 6 showed up at the Novato Classic on March 12th and they were ready.  Our small team of 6's were very impressive in all areas and brought back a 1st Place Team win!!! Out of 83 registered Level 6's, WVGS shined through and through and we are so proud.  Here are a few spotlights on placements:
Vault: 1st Place Ashley, 2nd Place Jana & Isabella
Bars: 1st Place Isabella & Ashley, 1T Victoria, 2nd Place Jana
Beam: 1st Place Isabella, 2nd Place Ashley
Floor: 2nd Place Ashley, 3rd Place Victoria & Isabella
All Around: 1st Place Isabella & Ashley, 2nd Place Jana and Victoria
Congratulations WVGS!


Our Level 6-10 gymnasts are at it again, this time competing in Elk Grove, CA at Gym Fest. This meet hosted 511 registered gymnasts and was held at the Byers Gymnastics Center on March 3-5th. The WVGS coaches continue to be amazed at what these girls are determined to accomplish, their progress thus far and their every day dedication to gymnastics. 

Here are the Team placements:
Level 6-1st Place
Level 7-3rd Place
Level 10-3rd Place

Let's spotlight a few of our individuals placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd:

Level 5-Kaitlin-1st on Vault, Bars, Beam, All Around, 2nd on Floor
Level 5-Ava-2nd Beam
Level 6-Ashley-1st Vault, Bars, All Around
Level 6-Jana-2nd Vault, Bars
Level 6-Isa-2nd Vault, 3rd Beam, All Around
Level 6-Victoria-1st Vault, 2nd Beam, All Around
Level 8-Kelly-2nd Vault
Level 8-Yuval-1st Floor
Level 10-Megan-3rd Vault
Level 10: Samantha-1st Floor
Level 10: Emily-2nd Vault, 1st All Around
**We want to congratulate Level 6 gymnast ISABELLA on a CLEAN SWEEP!! 1st on Bars, Beam, Vault, Floor and All-Around!

It's aways an exciting weekend when it's a competition weekend.  It's even more exciting when you get to travel to another state.  From the west coast to the east coast, WVGS took on the City of Lights Invitational.  Hosted by Orlando Metro is Kissimmee, Fla, this 2-day weekend began with our Level 7 gymnasts. The following gymnasts brought back individual medals:

Gold Accomplishments:
Junior Elite-Ciena-1st on Vault, Beam, Floor and All-Around
Hopes-Samantha-1st on Vault
Level 7-Dylan-1st on Beam

Bronze Accomplishments:
Level 10-Megan-3rd on Vault

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