Our level 2's started us out strong as our only level to bring home a team win. Placing 3rd team and bringing home a shiney, silver Christmas wreath as their prize which help brighten up our gym during the holiday season was just the start of a great first meet for these little cuties. Zara killed it taking 1st place beam with a (9.5), 2nd vault, 8th bars & 3rd floor & AA. Lily also brought the fire taking 2nd floor, 7th vault & 4th bars. Penelope was cute as a button standing on the podium for 8th bars, 4th beam & floor. Violet stole 5th & Stella 6th on beam. What a win for their first ever USAG meet.
Second up on the schedule was our level 3s. These girls have been anticipating their first meet of the season. When the time finally came they were ready for it. Amazia took 1st bars, 8th floor & 6th AA. Genevieve made it up on the podium for each event taking 5th vault (9.0), 7th bars, 4th beam (9.175), 5th floor (9.0) & 4th AA. Isabella snuck in there with a 5th place win on bars. Xavia was smiling as she placed 7th floor, 8th vault (9.025) & bars. Esa had a nice wins on floor & bars. Great job girls!
Nicole & Lauren stood solo but strong & confident. Level 6 gymnast, Lauren had great presentation taking 7th floor (9.175), 8th beam (9.25) & AA. Although, Level 8 gymnast, Nicole came up short of placing she put up some of her best scores especially on beam making her coaches very proud.
We were definitely the underdogs of the level 4 & 5 session. The competition was fierce with other teams putting up scores like 9.9 on bars but our girls never gave up. They put up a good fight increasing their individual AA scores from their last meet, scoring out of their current levels and qualifying for States. We couldn't be more proud of their efforts and determination. Level 5 highlights; Jolie coming out on top taking 1st vault (9.425) & floor (9.35), 7th beam & 2nd AA. Nia had to rush out to a dance showcase but not before putting up a (9.0) on vault landing her in 5th, (9.125) on floor taking 3rd & 6th AA. Fellow injured teammate, Layla gladly accepted her awards on her behalf. Frances snuck in there with a win on bars (6th) & Riley on vault (7th). Level 4 highlights: Ainsley shined taking 6th on bars & 5th floor (9.1). Lainey proudly stood in 3rd on beam (9.175) & 4th vault. Jordin stole 7th on floor (9.15) while Skye slid in 9th for beam.
Xcel Gold have been putting in the work on vault lately and it showed with Joey receiving her highest vault score to date (9.0) & Laylah coming in 4th with a (9.15). They both killed it on bars with Joey taking 5th (9.425) and Laylah 3rd (9.525). Laylah also proudly stood in 6th AA.
Last but certainly not least our level 7's finished us out strong. We started the session telling them not to be discouraged but the competition here is very competitive. Just go out there have fun, do your best and give it your all. I'm proud to post not only did each gymnast place respectively on their strongest events but personal goals were achieved on their weakest events. Leah hit (8.0) on bars an event she physically struggles on. Ameena hit a (8.4) not having any falls on beam an event she mentally struggles on. Savs received compliments and some very good presentation advice fro a fellow coach of another team. Hopefully she puts to good use going forward. Highlights: Save took 3rd bars (9.4), 6th vault, 5th AA> Ameena found herself in 1st on bars (9.2) & 6th A. Leah stole 5th on floor (9.175) & Renee slid in 3rd for bars.
Our 4s were certainly nervous yesterday at our first meet of the season. But that didn't keep them from bringing home the bling. We are so proud of their hard work which lead to their achievements. New teammate, Ny'Liyah just got her kips less than two weeks ago and learned her floor choreography a month ago and she took 7th place on both. New teammate, Isabella had impressive flight on vault takinghome 2nd. Ainsley had a great meet taking 3rd bars, 2nd beam, 3rd floor (9.0) & 3rd AA. Lainey proudly stood in 1st on beam, 3rd vault, 4th bars & 3rd AA. Onna was all smiles when her name was called 4th for vault. 6th bars, 4th floor & AA. New teammate, Skye beamed with confidence taking 3rd floor (9.225), 4th bars & 5th AA.
What a group of outstanding young ladies we have in level 5 who took 2nd place team. They swept the top 3 spots for floor & almost swept the entire podium for beam. Frances achieved a bigger goal than stepping up on the podium in 1st place on bars, 4th on beam & AA. She executed her back tuck by herself for the very first time with the positive attitude of " I'm just going to go for it!" Riley proudly took 2nd floor (9.0), 3rd vault & beam. Nia shined taking 1st floor (9.05), 2nd bars, 5th beam & 3rd AA. Layla was excited to hear her name called 4th beam & 3rd floor. Anna happily took 3rd floor (9.05) & 2nd bars. Jolie Killed it taking 3rd bars, 2nd vault & beam (9.0), 1st floor (9.1) & AA.
A huge congratulations to our level 7 team who proudly home 3rd place team. Their excitment over this acheivement when their team was called is the best feeling for a coach. Not only did they excel as individuals but worked together as a team to acheive greatness. Savs was on fire tying for 1st on vault with teammate Ameena (9.05), plus taking 1st bars (9.325), 3rd floor (9.35) & 2nd AA. In additon to her 1st place win on vault, Ameena also took 5th bars. Leah making her acro connection for the first time landed herself in 3rd place on beam. Renee shined on bars taking 2nd place (9.125). Level 6 gymnast, Lauren killed it taking 4th vault, 3rd bars (9.0), 6th beam, 5th floor (9.2) & 2nd AA.
We had a fabulous final session at Fall Fling. Level 8 gymnast, Nicole had lots of silver around her neck because 2nd place is where she landed for vault, bars, floor (9.025) and AA. Xcel Gold gymnast, Joey proudly took 3rd vault, 2nd bars & 4th AA. New Xcel Gold teammate, Laylah had a great first meet and a beautiful smile when taking 3rd bars, 2nd vault & floor. New to the Xcel Platinum level gymnasts, Lorelei & Marge did awesome! Lorelei took 4th vault & 3rd bars. Marge was on fire taking 1st beam, 2nd bars, floor (9.2) & AA. That's how we do!
Level 7 wrap up! We are very proud of our level 7 team for going the distance and doing their best against the best in the Sate. Ameena put up some nice scores to include 9.0 on FX and 9>1 on vault. Leah put up a season record high score on FX 9.35 coming up only .05 hundreths of a point short on placing. Savanah put up a good fight competing through the pain of a pulled hamstring but that didn't stop her from getting 9.075 on bars. Finally a huge shout out to Renee our level 7 State Champion who placed 3rd on bars 9.225 & 9th AA.
We could be more proud of level 6 gymnast, Lauren. She was all heart as she competed at level 6 States receiving her highest all-around score of the season (35.05) and putting up a 9.1 on beam & 9.0 floor. Congrats on a fantastic season, Lulu!
We brought home 4 level 4 State Champions. Frances is the 1st place bar Champion to include a 9th place All-Aorund win. Anna is a 4th place All-Around State Champion with a 3rd place win on beam & 4th on floor. Jade also took 4th place All-Around State Champion in her age group with a 6th place win on vault & 8th on bars. Riley proudly stood in 5th for floor champion. Words can't express how proud I am of this team; gymnasts & coaches. Congratulations everyone! Hard work and determination will always prevail.
Congratulations to our level 3 team for putting up some record high scores at States. Extra shout out to our State Champion on beam, Lainey who came in a tie for 4th place with a score of 9.5.
We did it!!!! We took 4 Xcel Gold gymnasts to Regionals and came home with 4 Regional Champions! These girls were hungry and competed like savages. Joey boosted a record high score on bars with a 9.7 taking 3rd place champion. Jolie is Region 7's 3 rd place All-Around Champion taking 1st place beam (9.625), 1st place vault (9.5) & 5th floor (9.35). Lorelei proudly is Region 7's 8th place All-Around Champion taking 1st place beam (9.525) and 6th bars (9.55). Mia is Region 7's 8th place All-Around Champion taking 7th on bars (9.55). We couldn't be more proud to have stood next to these 4 incredible athletes as they performed like the champions they are inside/out. Please join me in congratulating Kendrick Kippettes first Xcel Gold Regional Champions.
Congrats to our level 8s for not only earning ribbons on their favorite events but for also placing. Jules took 4th floor (9.025) and Nicole proudly stood in 3rd on vault (9.225) & 6th bars. Way to start us off ladies.
Kudos to our 6s for a great session. Kennedi killed it earning herself 3 ribbons for vault, bars & floor to include 3rd place wins on bars (9.2), vault (9.175) & AA (35.85). Lauren had a nice win on beam with a 8.9. Marge won the strength of character award for her performance on floor. Woot woot!
Our 7s brought their “A” game with them today with all 4 girls earning ribbons for receiving 9.0 or higher on several events. Leah placed 4th floor (9.25). Ameena taking 3rd bars (9.175). Renee proudly stood in 2nd beam (9.0), 3rd for bars (9.225) & AA (35.875). Savanah snagged 4th floor (9.35), 5th vault (8.925), 6th bars (9.025) & AA (36.35). Way to bring it girls!
Congrats to Xcel Silver gymnast, Katie for receiving a ribbon and placing 2nd on bars (9.350). Extra shout out for receiving the strength of character award for continuing her floor ex with a smile on her face & without missing a beat when her music malfunctioned.
The 4s meant business when they competed last night.All 7 ladies receiving 9.0s or higher on beam with teammate, Nia hitting a team record high score of 9.625 putting her in the top spot of the podium. Nia also placed 8th AA. Anna placed 5th beam (9.375) & a nice win on bars. Kelsea came 4th on vault & bars with a 6th AA win. Riley proudly came in 4th AA with wins on vault 5th, floor 6th & beam 3rd with a 9.350. Teammates, Jade & Frances took turns in the top spots on the podium. Jade took 1st on vault, floor (9.25) & AA (36.6) with a 2nd place win on bars & 3rd on beam (9.3). Frances took 1st on bars (9.35) & beam (9.425). She also took 3rd vault & AA. Teammate, Layla had some nice scores including a 9.175 on beam.
Our Xcel team came in hot putting up record high scores and going home with a 3rd place team awardand earning ribbons across multiple events. Jolie killed it with record high scores on floor 9.6 (1st) & beam 9.55 (1st). She also placed 6th vault & bars (9.25) with a 3rd place AA (37.15). Mia took 2nd vault (9.35), 5th bars (9.3), 4th beam (9.45) & 4th AA (37.1). Angelina proudly placed 6th floor (9.35), 7th beam (9.25) & 8th AA (36.1). Lorelei snagged 4th AA (35.8 ) with wins on bars 7th (9.05) & beam 2nd (9.35). Joey came in with a nice win on beam (9.05). Talk about dropping it like it’s hot!
The 3s finished us out strong. All 4 girls received several ribbons. Jordin killed it hitting 9s on all 4 events putting her in 2nd place AA. She stayed in 2nd place for bars (9.15), beam (9.25) & floor (9.375) with a 5th place win on vault (9.175). Ainsley came in 3rd place AA to include a 3rd place win on bars (9.2) & 2nd on floor (9.275). Lainey proudly stood in 5th for vault (9.05) & Onna snagged 6th on floor (9.15). Great job for first timers!
Congrats to Our very own, Kathy Ciesielka on being the recipient of the John Pancott Heart of Gold Award for her positivity & inspirational coaching approach. No one deserves it more! We are so honored to have her as part of the Kendrick family. Thank you for all your years of dedication!
Our Level 2s headed to the Dalmatian Classic this weekend and came home with a 3rd place team banner. Teamnates Amazia & Jaya placed across the board. Highlights: Amazia took 1st bars (9.45) & 2nd floor (9.4) with a 3rd place win in the AA with a 36.75. Jaya took 2nd on beam (9.25) & 3rd floor (9.125). Esa placed on vault, bars, beam & AA. Genevieve found herself on the podium for vault, floor & AA. Teammate, Isabella proudly took home wins on bars & floor.
Our Level 3 team were pawfect at the Dalmatian Classic bringing home a 4th place team banner! Ainsley shined in 1st place for the AA with a 36.05. She took 2nd on bars (9.175), 3rd on beam (9.0) & 3rd vault. Lainey received 3rd on floor with a well deserved 9.3 plus 4th on bars & AA. Jordin stood proudly up in 1st for bars (9.225). Plus snagging wins on vault, floor & AA. Onna came in crushing it with wins on bars (9.025), floor (9.175) & in the AA.
Our Xcel Gold Team plus Level 8 gymnast, Nicole started us out strong at the Dutch Classic. Xcel Gold took home a 1st place team trophy. Jolie received special recognition for having the single highest AA score of the entire session with a 36.65. She crushed it placing 1st on vault (9.1) & beam (9.0). She received 2nd on floor with a well deserved 9.45 & 3rd on bars (9.1). Mia took 1st on vault (8.95) beam (8.85) floor (9.325) & AA. Lina found herself at the top of the podium with 1st for bars (8.75) & 4th vault. Joey proudly stood in 1st for bars (9.3) & 3rd on beam. Lorelei snagged 2nd on bars (9.175) & 4th on floor (9.025). Level 8 gymnast, Nicole is back on her game increasing all her scores by over 1pt & proudly taking 2nd on vault (8.825).
Our 6/7 teammates marched in all smiles ready to take on the Dutch Classic. Kudos to newly upgraded level 6 gymnast, Lauren who placed across the board receiving 2nd on floor (9.125), vault (8.675) & AA. She took 3rd on bars & beam. Fellow level 6 gymnast, Kennedi shined on floor taking 2nd (9.125) & vault (8.925). Also, with a 4th place win on bars & AA. Level 7 teammate Renee, stood proudly in 1st for bars (9.0). Also snagging wins on beam, floor & 4th in the AA. Fellow level 7 teammate, Leah rocked her floor ex. receiving 2nd place with a 9.25 & coming in 3rd on beam. Level 7 gymnast, Savs brought home 2nd on vault with a 9.175
Our Level 4 team plus Xcel Silver gymnast, Katie gave their all at the Dutch Classic. The level 4 team brought home a 3rd place team trophy. Jade crushed it placing across the board taking 3rd vault, 2nd on bars (9.175), beam (9.325), floor (9.325) & AA (36.475). Riley pulled 3rd place on beam (9.25) & floor (9.125) with wins on vault & AA too. Frances had a nice win on bars & AA. Anna proudly took 4th on beam (9.2) plus wins on bars, floor & AA. Nia snagged wins on vault, floor & AA. Xcel Silver gymnast, Katie won 5th on vault with a well deserved 9.0.
They came and they conquered. Our level 2 team killed it at the CEG Classic in State College winning first place team. Esa swept the top spot of the podium across all events with a 36.4 All-around score. Jaya took home two 1st place wins on beam (9.25) & floor (9.5) among other wins. Amazia came in 2nd on bars, beam & floor with a 9.45 not too mention a 1st place AA with a 36.275. Genevieve found herself in 2nd for vault & beam. Isabella proudly placed 4th on bars & floor. They just might be the next fierce five.
Xcel Silver gymnast, Katie brought home 4th on floor with a 8.875.
The CEG Classic was Lauren’s level 6 debut meet & Nicole’s first meet of the season due to an injury. Both girls stood solo & proud during their meet sessions. They both also surprised themselves with some lucky wins. Lauren took 4th vault (8.8)with her first ever tsuk timer & 6th on bars. Go LuLu! Nicole put everything she has into landing her tsuk pike on her feet for a 2nd place win & a 3rd place win on bars. Way to make a comeback Nickles!
Our level 7s had a tough session at the CEG Classic but through it all they kept smiles on their faces, encouraging each other & applauding others. So in my mind, although, we can’t win them all. All four of these young ladies proudly represented the Kendrick Kippettes. Congrats to Savanah with her 2nd place win on vault (9.25) & Renee for placing 1st on vault (9.1) & wins on bars, beam & AA.
The level 3s brought home a 4th place team win at the CEG Classic. The girls put up some nice scores & some nicer wins. Ainsley stole 1st place win on bars (9.475), floor (9.2) & in the all-around. Jordin stepped up to the podium with 4th place wins on beam & floor. Lainey proudly took 3rd on vault & bars & 2nd on beam & in the all-around. Onna snagged wins on vault, beam & 3rd place all-around. Way to go girls!
Congratulations to our level 4 team for bringing home a 6th place team award from CEG Classic. This is a remarkable group of young athletes who show up to win. Jade pulled a 36.325 all-around for a 1st place win. She also took 1st vault & floor & 2nd place bars with an impressive (9.45). Riley snagged 2nd on vault & beam (9.125), 4th floor (9.05) & 3rd AA. Kelsea proudly took 3rd on beam. Layla also stood proudly on the podium with wins on vault, beam & AA. Frances received a nice score bar score of 9.1 landing her in 3rd with wins also on beam, floor & AA. Anna put up a 9.25 on beam stealing 2nd & wins on vault & AA. Last but certainly not least, Nia took at exceptional 1st place win on floor with a 9.15 & other wins on vault, bars & AA. You girls are rockstars!
Our Xcel Gold team crushed the game at the CEG Classic bringing home a 2nd place team win with a record high team score of 110.125. These girls are resilient! They fight, fight, fight to earn their wins. Mia putting up a record high scores across the board to include a 37.6 AA took 1st place. She also took 1st on bars (9.525) & beam (9.35) with 2nd place wins on vault (9.4) & floor (9.325). Jolie has a well deserved 1st place win on vault (9.2), 5th of floor (9.025) & 3rd AA. Angelina put up some great scores with a 4th place win on bars (9.125), 2nd beam (9.2) & a nice win on floor & AA. Lorelei held it down on bars with a 1st place win (9.2) with wins on vault & AA too! As always Joey snagged a win on bars.
Finally, what better way to spend some free time in State College than taking a campus tour at Penn State!
Our Xcel team plus Lauren from Level 5 had an awesome session at the Holiday Invitational. Lauren had a stunning beam routine (9.35) landing her in 2nd place. She also took 3rd on bars (8.8 ) & 5th AA. Mia was on fire hitting a 9.45 on bars (2nd), 9.4 on FX (3rd), 9.175 on vault (2nd) & 36.625 AA (2nd). Jolie killed it with a 9.225 on beam (2nd), 8.9 on vault (2nd) & 9.15 FX (4th). Joey stood at the top of the podium with a 1st place on bars (9.175), 3rd on beam (8.95) & 2nd AA.
Our Level 7s performances shined like all the medals around their necks. Another great session at the Holiday Invitational. As small as she is Savanah stood tall at the top of the podium with a 1st place AA win (36.35). She also took 1st on vault (9.4), 3rd bars (8.8 ) & 4th beam (9.0). Renee placed across all events vault 2nd (9.15), bars 5th (8.95), FX 3rd (9.2), AA 3rd & a nice win on beam. Leah took 5th on FX (9.15) & a well deserved win on vault (8.85).
Our Level 6s showed a tremendous amount of team spirit at the Holiday Invitational. They cheered each other all the way to victory esp. teammate Marge who put up some nice scores bars (8.65) & FX (8.7). Kennedi nailed it placing across all events 3rd on vault (8.9), 2nd beam (9.1), 5th FX (9.0), 2nd AA (35.45) & a nice win on bars. Ameena took 2 well deserved 1st place wins on vault (8.85) & bars (9.15) with a 3rd place win on FX (9.25). She boosted a 35.85 AA landing her in 4th.
Our 4s got a lot of exercise going up & down from the top of the podium at the Holiday Invitational placing across multiple events. Some highlights: Nia took 1st on vault (8.95) & beam (9.075). Anna stood tall in 1st on beam (9.1), 2nd on FX (8.8 ). Layla was all smiles in 2nd on beam (9.0) & FX (8.75). Frances proudly stood in 1st on FX (8.75), 2nd on bars (8.65). Riley shined in 3rd place on vault (8.65) & FX (8.9). Jade swept the board to include 1st for FX (8.875) & 2nd on beam (8.55). Kelsea snagged 3rd on beam (8.75) & 4th on vault (8.55). 5 out 7 girls also placed in the AA to include a 1st place win for Jade.
Our 3s finished us out strong at the Holiday Invitational. Lainey swept the board placing across all 4 events to include a 1st place win on beam(9.125), 2nd on bars (9.15) & AA (35.85). Jordin was all smiles up there in 5th place for bars (8.85) & 7th on floor (8.9). Onna proudly stood in 3rd for beam (8.875) & floor (9.05) among other win.
Way to represent the Kippettes!
It was our season opener at WCU Fall Fling and our level 2/3s first USAG meet ever! The girls came in strong and ready to leave their mark. All gymnasts placed across multiple events to include the all-around category and a 2nd place team trophy for level 2 & a 3rd place team trophy for level 3. Some other highlights level 3 team member, Ainsley hitting a 9.0 (1st) on bars & 9.125 (1st) on floor. Level 2 gymnasts, Amazia & Esa getting 9.375 (2nd) on beam with Jaya right behind them with a 9.35 taking 1st in her age group.
Round 2 at WCU Fall Fling the level 4s came in hungry & left full. All team members placed across multiple events and together they took home a 2nd place team trophy. Extra shout out to Jade who snagged a 35.2 all-around score. Riley who took 1st on beam with a 9.425 with Kelsea close behind in 2nd with a 9.25. Anna also landed in 2nd on beam with a 9.25 & took 1st on floor with a 9.2. Frances nailed bars with a 9.0 (4th).
Round 3 at WCU Fall Fling with our level 5s. Lauren & Lorelei did great at their first meet of the season with both girls qualifying for states. Lorelei brought home a 4th place win on beam and Lauren snagged wins on bars, vault & beam with a well deserved a 9.025.
It’s was a long day at WCU for the coaches but for our final session of the day the level 6/7s finished us out strong. The girls crushed it on bars & floor with our level 6 team taking a 1st place team trophy. The highlights: Savs hitting a 9.55 (1st) & Ameena a 9.45 (2nd) on bars. On floor Kennedi killed it with a 9.35 taking 2nd close behind Savs at 3rd with a 9.3 & Ameena 4th with a 9.25. Teammate Marge brought the fire scoring great for her first level 6 meet. Level 7 gymnast, Renee took a first place win on bars with a 9.1 with teammate Leah winning 4th. Leah also snagged 4th on floor with a 9.1. Renee went home with a 2nd place win on vault & in the all-around.
Our last session at the 2018 WCU Fall Fling is one for the books. Our Xcel Gold team killed it bringing home a 2nd place team trophy. Never underestimate the power, determination & pride of these 4 ladies. All 4 girls placed across all events. Highlights: Mia put up the highest all-around score of the entire session with a 36.325 landing her in 1st place. She also won 1st on bars with a 9.35. Angelina hit a 9.0 on beam for 4th place & 5th on floor with 9.125. Joey snagged 2nd on bars with a 9.025. Jolie stood proud in 1st place for beam with a 9.15.
“What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” ~ unknown
After suffering a foot injury while warming up her tsuk vault at states. Level 8 gymnast, Nicole displayed enormous amounts of strength, courage, passion n the will to not go down without a fight. She pushed through tears of pain streaming down her face while competing & fully executing 2 vaults & a bar routine. Although, the injury eventually caused her to have to scratch beam & head to the ER. Today, Nicole defined herself with the heart of a true champion. We couldn’t be more proud of her journey this season.
This girl did us proud last night at Level 7 states. Renee boosted a personal record high vault score of 9.125 & all-around score of 35.15. What a way to finish out the season!
Leah was all heart as she competed at level 6 states today. Although, she did not bring home a medal she gave it her all. We are so proud of her representation & performances at states. As well as the incredible season she had that got her here.
It was a great day at level 4 states. Lauren & Lorelei boosted their highest beam scores to date, Lorelei 9.575 which landed her in 2nd & Lauren 9.4 putting her in 4th. Lauren also placed across all events to include a 2nd place All-Around win. That's right we have a 2nd place State Champion on our hands. Congratulations to these two well-deserved state champions
Kudos to the level 3 team, gymnasts & coaches on a fabulous season. They finished strong at states with all gymnasts coming home as state champions. A huge Congratulations to Francis Mitchler (3rd), Anna Arnoldi (4th) & Mia Patete (1st) who finished their season at level 3 states as All-Around champions. What an accomplishment
Congratulations to gymnasts Savanah, Kennedi, Margaret & Ameena who started out the season as level 4s while being fast tracked for level 5. Today, at their first ever level 5 meet they all scored out & won 3rd place team. A huge accomplishment with only a few short weeks to prepare. We couldn’t be more proud.
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