The Phoenix Gymnastics team took to the road this weekend and headed for Baraboo, Wis., to compete in the Under the Big Top meet sponsored by EPG Gymnastics.

Aydin Bjork was the first to hit the gym at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Aydin, Xcel Bronze level, had a great finish and her first 9.05 on floor. She placed fifth all-around.

Next up were our Xcel Silver gymnasts. Competing at the Xcel Silver level for Team Phoenix was Harper Bohl, Violet Summerfield, Lilli Culver, Kinley Schindler and Elizabeth Bromberek. Team Silver took first place as a team. Individual all-around placements were as follows: Xcel Silver, age 8, Harper Bohl, first place; ages 9-10, Violet Summerfield first place; ages 10-11, Lilli Culver, second place, Kinley Schindler, third, Elizabeth Bromberek, fifth.

Our Xcel Gold team rounded off the Saturday competition. Competing at the Xcel Gold Level was Reegan Nelson, Kenlee Bjork, Ryley Babbitt, Veronika Leavens, Ava Baker and Emma Summerfield. Team Xcel gold placed second as a team and earned the following all-around placements: Ages 9-10, Reegan Nelson, third, Kenlee Bjork, fourth and Ryley Babbitt, sixth. Ages 11-12: Veronika Leavens, first place, Ava Baker, fifth place, Emma Summerfield sixth place.

Our JO Level 6 and 7 gymnasts competed on Sunday afternoon. Competing at Level 6 for Team Phoenix was Ella Nelson, Taylor Anderson, Gracie Culver, Kendra McElroy and Isabel Rubenzer. In the 12-13 age bracket, Gracie Culver placed first all-around with Kendra McElroy finishing fourth and Taylor Anderson, sixth respectively. At age 13-14, Isabel Rubenzer took third all-around and Ella Nelson fourth place.

Our JO Level 7 gymnasts finished out the day. Competing at Level 7 was Celina Hess, Taylor Revoir and Lauren Ruff. Celina Hess took second place all-around in the age 13-14 bracket. In the 15+ age bracket, Lauren Ruff placed fifth and Taylor Revoir, sixth all-around. Both of our JO teams took second place at the team level.

The team gets a weekend off and then continues their competitive season with meets in Sparta and Medford in March.

Have someone interested in gymnastics or ninja classes? We are currently accepting registrations for sessions starting in March, beginner, advanced, ninja warrior, teen classes. Signups are March 9 and 11 from 6-8 p.m. or contact Coach Shanna McMullin at 715-226-2551.