Team Vidalia Competes In Athens
Twenty-five gymnasts of Vidalia Gymnastics & Cheer’s Team Vidalia competitive gymnastics team spent their Valentine's Day in Athens competing in their first meet of the 2021 season. The 2021 Made-In-The-USA Invitational is an annual competition held at The Classic Center and was born from a passion to help military families.
The event gives athletes not only an opportunity to compete, share, learn and grow in their sport but also raises awareness and benefits two fantastic organizations, The Wounded Warrior Project and The Fisher House. These two wonderful causes are dedicated to supporting those who give and sacrifice so much for our very way of life and our liberty.
Team Vidalia competing gymnasts and results on Vault / Bars / Beam / Floor / All-Around were: AAU LEVEL 1; Cohen Johnson: 9.35-3rd / 9.15-1st /
9.325-1st / 9.55-1st /
37.375-1st; Kinsley Park:
9.90-1st / 9.00-4th /
8.75-3rd / 9.225-2nd /
36.875-2nd; EmmaKate Lindsey: 9.20-6th /
9.05-4th / 35.975-3rd; Natalie Harris: 9.45-2nd
/ 8.90-8th / 8.525-6th /
9.075-3rd / 35.95-4th; Emma Grooms: 9.20-6th
/ 8.975-5th / 9.15-2nd /
8.425-10 / 35.75-5th; Blakelee Stokes: 9.15-8th
/ 8.725-9th / 8.75-3rd /
8.875-5th / 35.50-6th; Ella Grooms: 9.05-9th /
8.925-7th / 8.525-6th /
8.475-9th / 34.975-7th; Laney Martin: 8.75-12 /
9.10-2nd / 8.325-9th /
8.725-6th / 34.90-8th; Kenlee Bryant: 9.25-4th
/ 8.95-6th / 8.40-8th /
8.075-12 / 34.675-9th; Kenley Hurley: 9.25-4th
/ 8.525-10 / 8.20-11 /
8.60-8th / 34.575-10; HeidiGrace Miles: 9.00-
10 / 8.425-12 / 8.325-9th
/ 8.70-7th / 34.45 / 11; Bailey Brown: 8.55-13 /
8.45-11 / 7.65-12 / 7.85-
13 / 32.50-12; Emma Bell: 8.85-11 / 7.85-13 /
6.90-14 / 8.275-11 /
31.875-13; and Blythe Kirby: 7.50-14 / 6.75-14
/ 7.15-13 / 6.725-14 /
AAU LEVEL 2: Annison Hightower: 8.75-
3rd / 8.65-3rd / 9.40-2nd
/ 9.15-1st / 35.95-1st; Maycee Guin: 8.90-1st /
8.675-2ns / 9.10-4th /
9.00-2nd / 35.675-2nd; Ansley Williams: 8.625-
4th / 8.85-1st / 9.325-3rd
/ 8.70-3rd / 35.50-3rd; EllieGrace Wall: 8.50-5th
/ 8.325-4th / 9.525-1st /
8.00-5th / 34.35-4th; and Calleigh Bell: 8.80-2nd /
8.20-5th / 8.65-5th /
8.35-4th / 34.00-5th.
AAU LEVEL 3: Katie Lee Brodnax: 9.25-1st /
8.55-2nd / 8.225-1st /
8.10-2nd / 34.125-1st); and Chloe Beck: 8.95- 2nd / 8.75-1st / 7.30-2nd
/ 9.00-1st / 34.00-2nd.
AAU LEVEL 4: Maggie Mitchell: 9.25-2nd /
9.15-2nd / 9.35-1st /
9.425-1st / 36.25-1st; Teagan Allen: 9.45-1st /
9.55-1st / 8.60-4th /
8.70-3rd / 36.25-2nd; Lynzie Dasher: 9.075-3rd
/ 9.10-3rd / 8.875-2nd /
9.05-2nd / 36.10-3rd; Zoey Fields: 8.675-5th /
8.30-4th / 8.55-5th /
8.575-5th / 34.10-4th; and Gabby Betsill: 8.82-
4th; 7.80-5th / 8.675-3rd
/ 8.65-4th / 33.925-5th.
Team Awards: AAU Level 1 Placed third at their first competition ever with a score of
110.95; AAU Level 2 placed fourth with a team of five scoring 107.725; AAU Level 3 was unable to compete in the team division with only two competitors; and Team Vidalia’s AAU Level 4 Team brought home the first place banner with a score of 109.60.
“We are so proud of our gymnasts,” said team coach, Courtney Allen. She added, “Our girls have trained without knowing if they would be able to compete, so seeing them out there enjoying their hard work paying off means everything to us coaches.” Gym owner, Robin Nance stated, “It was a risk to move almost our entire team up a level from last year’s cut-short season knowing they had missed out on gaining competition experience, but these kiddos showed they were up for the challenge and made us proud.”
The gymnasts of Team Vidalia will continue to train and compete in several other competitions throughout the state, qualifying and preparing for the upcoming Georgia AAU State Championship and Nationals.
Team Vidalia – Level 1 Team: (Front): Blaklee Stokes, Kenlee Bryant, Emma Bell, EmmaKate Lindsey, Kenley Hurley, Natalie Harris, Laney Martin, Kinsley Park, Blythe Kirby, Emma Grooms, Ella Grooms, Cohen Johnson, HeidiGrace Miles, Bailey Brown; Levels 3-4: (Not Pictured): Katie Lee Brodnax, Lynzie Dasher, Teagan Allen, Zoey Fields, Gabby Betsill, Chloe Beck, Maggie Mitchell, EllieGrace Wall, Maycee Guin,Annison Hightower,Ansley Williams, and Calleigh Bell.