Cuero gymnasts compete at regionals
May 21, 2010 at 12:21 a.m.
The South Texas Elite Starz gymnastics team from Cuero competed at the Region 3 Trampoline and Tumbling Championships in Ft. Worth on May 14-16. Region 3 is made up of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas and Nebraska. This competition served as the second opportunity to qualify for the 2010 USAG National Championships.
The STARZ Chant Parker, 12-year-old level 10 from Cuero finished 1st on trampoline in the 13 and 14 year old males age group.
With this win he earned a spot on the Region 3 All-Star team that will compete at Nationals to see who the best Region in the USA is. He also finished 5th on level 10 double mini.
Katie Crain, 10 year old from Cuero, finished 1st on level 5, 9 and 10-year-old double and 2nd on level 5, 9 and 10-year-old trampoline out of 65 girls.
Kennedy Dudley, 6 year old from Victoria, finished 1st on level 7, 5 and 6-year-old tumbling, 1st on level 6 5 and 6-year -old double mini and 2nd on level 6, 5 and 6-year-old trampoline.
Desirae Flessner, 5-year-old from Meyersville finished 1st on level 4 5- and 6-year-old double mini and 5th on level 4, 5- and 6 -year-old trampoline.
Gracie Howard, 10 year old from Cuero, finished 2nd on level 7, 11 and 12 year old trampoline.
Kaleigh Patek, 11 year old from Cuero, finished 7th on level 8, 11 and 12 year old trampoline and 5th on level 7, 11 and 12 year old tumbling.
Lauren Parker, 11 year old from Meyersville, finished 6th on level 10, 11 and 12 year old trampoline and 8th on level 9, 11 and 12 year old double mini.
Haley Van Slooten of Cuero, finsished 4th on level 5, 13 and 14 year old tumbling and 5th on 13 and 14 year old level 7 double mini.
Mackenzie Blain of Meyersville finished 5th on level 4, 7 and 8 year old double mini.
Also competing at Regionals for the Starz were Brandy Cole, Desalyn Eldridge, Abigail Kainer, Annabel McLeod, Alana Stern and Haley Wendel. All the Starz athletes qualified for Nationals and will compete in Virginia Beach, Virginia June 26- July 2.
The Starz are coached by Chad Ganaway and Jessica Hale.