Greetings from Rhode Island! We have officially reached the half-way point of the 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships. Lily, Andrew, Jessica, and Delilah kicked of Fairland’s participation Wednesday evening with synchro competition. Andrew once again paired up with Casey from World Elite and brought home the gold medal in men’s open elite synchro. Lily and Alyx (Novak’s) paired up for women’s L-10, 17+ synchro winning the silver medal. Jessica paired up with Isabel from Gymagic and secured the silver medal for junior elite women. and Delilah paired up with Courtney (ETA) officially capturing the bronze medal.
Thursday and Friday were long days and included all preliminary competiton for all level 9, 10, junior elites, and open elites. Athletes placing in the top 8 in preliminary competion have earned a spot in Saturday’s finals competition. Neomie is currently 1st in L9, 11-12 DMT, Jessica is in 3rd in JR TR, Andrew is 4th in OE TR and L-10, 17+ DMT, Lily is 4th in L-10, 17+ TR, Megan is 4th in L9, 15+ TR.
Friday evening we actually managed to get pretty much everyone together (athletes, parents, judges, coaches) outside of the gym! We had a great time eating dinner and socializing. The athletes looked great being all dressed up! It was a lot of fun!
Good luck to all our athletes competing in finals! Saturday evening is prelims for senior elite trampoline. Good luck and congratulations to Delilah–how exciting to be able to participate in the final Olympic Selection competiton!
Sunday starts level 8 competition and well as Senior elite finals. Monday wraps up the USA Gymnastics Championship with the last of the level 8 competitors. Go Fairland. (more pictures to follow-upload speed is just too painful to handle)