Mar 01

2014 Victorian Championships

The 2015 Victorian Championships lived up to every expectation with a standard higher than we have ever seen at this level before.  Our level 4 team performed magnificently and Tahlia, Jasmine, Grace, Caitlyn and Alexis were proudly announced fourth placed team.

At level 5, Lisa progressed through to the All Around Finals. Jasmine and Caitlyn also progressed to the level 4 All Around Final where Caitlyn placed 1st on beam and is now also the 2015 Victorian State Level 4 Champion.

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Aug 24

Geelong YMCA competition results

The level 4-5 girls started their competition season at Geelong YMCA on August 10th and came home with wonderful results. The main aim for this competition was to set a baseline for the rest of the season and to gain the all important pass score for level testing. I’m happy to report that everyone achieved the required pass score and the following girls are our newest level 4 gymnasts:
Courtney Mason, Ally McLean, Alexis Stergiopoulos, Chloe Maricak, Tahlia Houghton, Jasmine Kuerschner, Grace Scott-Thomas & Nicola Scarso.

GracieSpecial congratulations to Grace Scott Thomas. In her first event at this level, Grace was the all around champion for her session, and achieved the highest score of any level 4 gymnast on the day! Grace is nearly nine years old, she trains 9 hours per week at MDG and is a very consistent worker. I’m very pleased to see her efforts rewarded.

Here is a long list of more top ten results achieved on the day:

Level 5 –
Lisa Horn – 8th All Around, 5th Bars, 10th Beam, 8th Floor

Level 4 Team Blue –
Courtney, Abbie, Ally, Alexis, Chloe
4th All Around Team
Courtney Mason – 2nd All Around, 1st Bars, 1st Beam
Abbie – 8th All Around, 5th Bars, 6th Floor

Level 4 Team Yellow –
Nicola, Grace, Caity, Tahlia, Jasmine
2nd All Around Team
Nicola – 9th Floor
Jasmine – 5th Bars, 8th All Around
Caity – 9th Vault, 1st Bars, 10th Beam, 6th All Around
Grace – 3rd Vault, 4th Bars, 3rd Beam, 4th Floor, 1st All Around

MDG team

We are now preparing the girls for the following events:
Eclipse – AUG 23-24
BTYC – SEP 6-7
JETS – Sep 20-21
VICTORIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Oct-Nov

Best of luck to Nicola and Courtney who have both set a goal to achieve level 5 at their next event!

Oct 21

Vic State Championships Level 4 Results

Well, the preliminary for the Victorian Championships level 4 is over, and it was an incredibly tough competition!  Congratulations to Lisa, who came 9th overall and is off to Geelong on November 9th for the finals.

Congratulations also to Caity, Miranda and Jane, who all worked really hard and put in some excellent performances on the day.  Quite a few personal best scores there.

Vic State Championships L4

Overall the team came 13th, which is something to be enormously proud of at State Championship level.

Thumbs up of the day goes to Jane, who noticed during the medal presentations at the end of the session that an injured girl in another team had joined her team late and missed out on getting a medal. Jane told the official handing them out, to make sure the girl didn’t miss out.

It was also great to see the girls not just cheering each other on, but also the girls from Jets competing in the same group.

Well done – that’s the sort of club spirit that makes Mountain Districts such an awesome gymnastics club!

Oct 07

Jets Diamond Creek “Learn to Fly” Invitational L4-10

A busy weekend for Mountain Districts, with competitors in 5 different levels!

Grace got the club off to a great start, winning gold on Beam in the level 7 competition.  Jess also put in a solid performance in level 9.

Jets2013Lisa Horn followed up with a gold on Bars in level 4, and the level 4 team of Lisa, Miranda, Caity and Jane won silver overall. Well done, girls!

In the same section, the team of Amy, Yanna and Keeley performed well for their debut.  Who will forget Keeley’s face when she finally got over on her vault for the first time ever?  One of the biggest cheers from the crowd for the whole session, which was a great example of sportsmanship!

Stephanie and Jackie competed in the same session in level 8, and gave us all a great example of how to enjoy competing, even if things don’t go quite how you plan.  I’m sure we all hope Jackie’s ankle is back to full strength soon.

Our level 5 team of Shaniah, Rachael and Brittany did well, with Shaniah managing 6th on floor.  Great effort!

Sep 22

Acromat Waverley Classic 2013

The Acromat Waverley Classic is for Levels 4-10, and is a big event – it covers 4 days!

Saturday started with solid performances from Stephanie in level 8 and Jessica in level 9 – well done both of you.  Grace also put in a strong performance on Sunday in level 7.

Tuesday saw our level 4 team competing in a strong field.  Lisa, Caity and Miranda all did well, with some personal best scores.  Miranda managed equal 4th on beam, and improved her score by over 1.00 from the last competition – all that hard work paid off!

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Sep 01

Eclipse Gymnastics Invitational 2013 – Levels 4-10

A couple of very early starts for some of our teams, but they managed to perform well anyway!  We had competitors in levels 4,5 8 and 9.  A great effort from all of them, with the gymnasts turning in some excellent performances.

MDG Level 4 Team

The level 4 team continued their winning ways, with the team placing 2nd overall.  Well done, girls!  There were also some individual medals, with Lisa equal 1st on vault and 3rd on floor, and Caity 3rd on beam.

Aug 15

Eastern Gymnastics Invitational 2013 – Levels 4-10

A busy weekend for Mountain Districts, with girls in levels 4, 5 and 8.  All the girls worked really hard and turned in some great performances.

The level 4 team, consisting of Lisa, Shaniah, Miranda, Jane, Caity and Tahlia excelled  themselves on the day, coming 1st overall.

Lisa, after coming 3rd on bars, 2nd on vault and 3rd on beam, won the all-around gold – well done Lisa! Miranda scored 1st on bars, and Shaniah was 2nd on floor.

One of the best things about our level 4 team was that they didn’t just cheer on their own teammates – they were also very supportive of the other girls in the same group from Endeavour Hills.