Crosstumblers performing well

Crosstumblers gymnasts have been experiencing plenty of success in their spring competition season.

The boys' team began the season in January in Central California where Level 5 gymnast Malik DePasquale and Ryan Walker competed in the West Coast Team Challenge in Bakersfield. DePasquale received the highest vault score of the session with a 9.55, earning him first. He also placed fifth on floor exercise (8.7) and seventh in the all-around. Walker placed 10th in the all-around.

The same weekend, Crosstumblers Level 7 girls competed in Visalia, Calif., at the IceBreaker Invitational. Gina Gallo placed 12th in the all-around in her age group and Michelle McDonald placed 10th.

Both the boys' and girls' teams then competed in Reno in February at the Gymnastics Nevada Challenge.

DePasquale dominated the session with a first place all-around finish (51.35). He also took first on floor (9.15), rings (8.2), and high bar (9.3) and second on parallel bars (8.9).

Walker placed ninth in his division and Level 4 gymnast Mason Logan placed 11th in his first competition.

In the girls' competition, Gallo placed sixth in the all-around (33.95) with fifth

place finishes on bars (8.6) and beam (8.2). McDonald placed 14th while receiving the qualification score for level 8.

The team is competing this weekend in Boise, Idaho. DePasquale and Walker will

be joined by 6 year old Mowgli McKeon in their last meet before competing in the State Championships on March 16.

This will be the last Level 7 competition for Gallo and McDonald as they focus on competing in USAIGC competitions where they intend to qualify for the National Championships to be held in Florida in June.

Crosstumblers offers gymnastics, tumbling, and performance dance classes for boys and girls ages two through competitive team.

For more information, call Steffany Walker, 883-5477. Crosstumblers is located at 940 Mallory Way No. 3 in Carson City.


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