The Door County YMCA Striver Gymnastic Team competed in the eight-team Pink Gymnastic Invitational this past weekend. It was hosted by the Marinette/Menominee YMCA. Teams competing were Door County, EauClaire, Fond Du Lac, Green Bay, HOTV, Manitowoc, Marinette/Menominee, and Wausau.
Starting the competition for the Strivers were the Level 7 and Platinum gymnasts. The Level 7 Team captured a third-place Team trophy scoring 106.45. Edging out the Strivers by five-hundredths of a point was Green Bay scoring 106.50. Taking First in Level 7 Team competition was Kettle Moraine with a score of 106.80. Estelle Duerst (14 and under) won gold on floor and vault, grabbed silver in the All Around and bronze on beam. Amira Anschutz (14 and under) won gold in the All Around, silver on beam, bronze on vault, and fifth on bars. Portia Hah (15 and up) placed 4th in the All Around and fifth on beam and bars. In Platinum competition, Shaylynn Asher (one age group) won gold in the All Around, floor, vault beam and bars.
In round two for the Striver Team, the Excel Silver Team won gold in the Team competition scoring 111.65 outscoring the closest competition by 2.4 points. Medaling for the Silver Team were:
Ellie Kelsey: (9 and under) Gold on floor, vault, beam, bars and All-Around
Delaney Allen : (10 & 11) Gold in the All Around and floor, silver on vault, beam and bars.
Greta Virgin : (10&11) 3rd on beam, 5th on floor.
Sawyer Soukup : (10 & 11) Gold on vault and beam.
Destiny Romero: (12 and up) silver on beam, 5th on vault.
Evelynn Kelsey: (12 & up) Gold on floor, silver on vault, bronze in the All Around snd 4th on bars.
Lauren Gaida : (12 and up) Gold in the All Around, beam, and vault, silver on floor, bronze on bars.
The Striver Gymnastic Team will be hosting their “Flipping in Door County” Invitational on January 27, 2024. The Striver Team is coached by Nikki Pollman, Gerrit DeJonge, and Stacy Berghuis.