Phoenix Gymnastics Club Takes Over Valentines Invite

Phoenix Gymnastics members at Antigo include (front, from left) Kelsie Koehler, Ava Story, (back) Taylor Revoir, Lydia Nayes, Jazmin Wensel, Jessica LaGesse, Lauren Ruff, Cicely Kiecker, Kendra McElroy, Maya Larson, Izzy Wolf, Gracie Culver and Isabel Rubenzer. Missing from photo: Lauren Allison.

Phoenix gymnasts came rocked and ready for the Antigo Valentines Invite held at Antigo High School Saturday, Jan. 28. Fourteen out of the 20 team members competed at this meet (a couple had to compete in the Rope Jump Finals.)

In the Xcel Division, Team Silver, consisting of Lauren Allison, Gracie Culver, Kelsie Koehler, Kendra McElroy, Jessica LaGesse and Lydia Nayes, brought home first place as a team.

Team Gold, consisting of Isabel Rubenzer, Maya Larson, Jazmin Wensel and Taylor Revoir, also took the top as a team. The Platinum team, consisting of Lauren Ruff and Cicely Kiecker, weren’t able to compete as a team as they did not meet the three-team member requirement.

This competition saw personal bests for some of the gymnasts and many received first place on individual apparatuses as well as individual all-around (a combination of scores from all four events) finishes.

Xcel Silver individual results include Kendra McElroy 1st Ages 7-10; Gracie Culver 2nd Ages 7-10; Lauren Allison 3rd Ages 7-10; Izzy Wolf 4th Ages 7-10; Jessica LaGesse 4th Age 11; Ava Story 5th Place Age 11; Kelsie Koehler 6th Age 11; and Lydia Nayes 1st Age 12 and up.

Xcel Gold individual results include Isabel Rubenzer 4th Ages 11 and under; Jazmin Wensel 3rd Ages 11 and under; Maya Larson 1st Ages 11 and under; and Taylor Revoir 1st Ages 12 and up.

Xcel Platinum individual results include Lauren Ruff 4th place and Cicely Kiecker 2nd place.