Sizemore Gymnastics Academy shines at Drop It Like Its Hot Invitational

Published 12:20 pm Friday, February 17, 2023

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Sizemore Gymnastics Academy (SGA) competed in the Drop It Like Its Hot Invitational on February 2 in Greenville, SC. 

The competition was hosted by Katelyn Ohashi, a 10-time UCLA All-American that had scored 11 perfect 10s in her career. The competition celebrated the beauty of being yourself, the confidence to embrace it and always light the fire within, while donating a portion of the proceeds from the competition to Project Heal.

Neysah Engle and Josephine Wallace represented SGA at the AAU Xcel bronze level. Hadley Pereira, Aria Springs, Alia Vorbe and Emma Whitehurst represented SGA at the AAU Xcel Silver level. Genevieve Ard and ScottLynn Whiteside participated at the AAU Xcel Gold level. Sherlyn Trejo and Kylie Whitinger competed at the AAU Xcel Platinum level. 

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On SGA’s Bronze team, Neysah earned 36.1 all-around from her tie for 1st on bars with 9.3, tie for 3rd on floor with 9.2, and 9.0 on beam. Josephine received 35.4 all-around from her tie for 3rd on bars with 9.2, 8.9 on floor, 8.65 on beam and 8.65 on vault.

From SGA’s Silver team, Hadley achieved 1st all-around in her division with 37.150 from her 3rd on bars with 9.45, 3rd on beam with 9.35, 3rd on vault with 9.2 and 9.15 on floor. Aria received 35.6 all-around from her 4th on beam with 9.05, 9.05 on floor, 8.85 on bars and 8.65 on vault. Alia earned 1st all-around in her division with 37.45 from her 1st on floor with 9.5, 1st on beam with 9.45, 9.35 on bars and 9.15 on vault. Emma received 35.05 all-around from her 9.2 on bars, 8.7 on floor, 8.6 on vault and 8.55 on beam. Silver team earned 3rd place team award.

In terms of SGA’s gold team, Genevieve improved her all-around to 36.65 from her 2nd on vault with 9.35, tie for 3rd on beam with 9.25, 9.05 on floor and 9.0 on bars. ScottLynn continued to raise her all-around score to 36.75 from her 3rd on floor with 9.4, 3rd on bars with 9.24, 3rd on beam with 9.1 and 9.0 on vault.

For Xcel platinum, Sherlyn earned 1st place all-around in her division with 36.35 from her 1st on beam with 9.65, tied for 2nd on floor with 9.251st on bars with 8.85 and 8.65 on vault. Kylie raised her all-around to 32.7 from her tie for 4th on bars with 8.0, 8.5 on floor, and 8.3 on beam.

The gymnasts will compete next on February 18 at the Lucky Charm invitational in Concord, NC.


Submitted by 

Sharon Ard