Four Head Over Heels Athletes Qualify for USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Nationals

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — Head Over Heels Athletic Arts (HOH) is pleased to announce that four of its young athletes have qualified for Junior Olympic Nationals after successfully qualifying at Regional Championships on April 11th through 13th in Anaheim, CA.

“For any gymnastics program sending four girls to Nationals is quite an accomplishment,” says Katreece Stone, HOH’s Executive Director and Girls Competitive Program Director. “Our athletes train really hard and we are enjoying the success they’ve achieved these past few years due to their effort. It is truly exciting.”

At the Regional Championships, in the Junior Olympic Nationals hosts the most elite young athletes in gymnastics in the US. Those who compete in this competition are one of the top seven athletes in the country from each age division. The event is highly scouted by colleges looking for talent for their teams making the pressure to perform well very intense.

In the Junior B Division, Cairo Leonard Baker won 1st place in her age division with a 37.90 and secured the All-Around title. Also in Junior B Division, Talia Brovedani came in 4th place and won the beam title with a score of 9.75. In the Junior C Division, Nina Schenk came in 4th and won All Around with a 37.825 in her age division and Katelyn Lentz came in 3rd winning All Around as well with a 38.05.

The 2014 Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship will be held on May 8th – 12th in Jackson, Mississippi.


Diedra Bassel

Katreece Stone

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