The CherNastics Gymnastics sanctioned USA Xcel Gymnastics team recently qualified for the Missouri State Championships held at Union Station in Kansas City Mo. on March 30-31. Team members shown above are, l to r, Lauryn Brooks, age 14; Presley Weldon, age 12; Angel Caudill, age 13; Emma Stewart, age 12; and Katie Brooks, age 10. 70 Missouri gymnasts qualified in the 12-year-old and 14-year-old divisions; team members Emma Stewart took 5th place on beam, and Presley Weldon, 6th place on floor. 68 Missouri gymnasts competed in the 11-year-old division, which included Angel, and 73 gymnasts were competing in the 10-year-old division against Katie Brooks who qualified for regionals. Gymnasts had to make an All Around Score (AA) to qualify for state, and a 35.5 to qualify for regionals.
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