Kiana Villa took fourth place all-around in her age division, as well as first on bars, third on floor, fifth on vault and sixth on beam.
Ms. Edwards, Ms. Edson and Ms. Villa advanced to the Regional Championships in Las Vegas, held April 14-15.
In the level seven competition, Jessica Broderick took the all-around title in her age division. She also took first place on beam, second place on vault and bars and third place on floor.
Teammate Abigail Fawcett took second place in the all around. She also placed second on bars, third on floor, sixth on beam and seventh on vault.
Carter’s Gymnastics level four and five men’s teams competed in the Arizona Men’s State Gymnastic’s Championships held March 10-11 at Basha High School in Chandler. The Carter men took home a total of 31 medals in the state meet.
Level four team members Elijio Ledesma and his brother, Luciano Ledesma, both took first place on the rings in their age divisions, naming them both State Rings Champion. Elijio also took sixth place on floor, pommel horse and vault. Luciano took home a total of six medals, including fourth on pommel horse and sixth on vault, high bar, floor and all-around.
Tres Walker took home the floor championship title. He also took seventh place on rings and high bar and sixth place allaround. Teammate Ryland Wilkins took home a total of seven medals, including third on parallel bars, fourth on rings, fifth on floor, seventh on pommel horse and high bar, eigth on vault and sixth place allaround.
Other team members competing and receiving awards were Nate Broderick, taking fourth on rings, fifth on pommel horse, eighth on parallel bars and floor and fifth all-around; Broq Robinson, winning second on rings, fifth on parallel bars and sixth allaround; and Aidan Leoni-Rook.
In the level five competition, Trey Crook took second place on high bar and teammate Brian Carter took home the fifth place award on floor. Crook’s and Carter’s allaround scores qualified both men for the Regional Gymnastics Championships to be held April 14-15 in Reno, Nev. Also competing for the level five team was Avery Johnson.
The Carter’s women’s teams are coached by owners and head coaches Jack and Erin Carter and Master Coach Zena Stewart. The Carter’s men’s teams are coached by Coach York Parris, who is the director of the men’s program and assistant coach of the women’s teams.
Carter’s Gymnastics Academy boasts the Olympic and World Class Coaches and award-winning choreography team of Jack and Erin Carter, who are the owners and head-coaches of the academy. Over the years, Jack Carter has coached many Olympic, World and National Team Members. The Carter’s have produced over 85 fullscholarship winners to accredited colleges and universities, including Denver, Washington, UCLA and Stanford.
Carter’s Gymnastics Academy is located in Mesa on Pecos Road between Power and Ellsworth, and provides classes for all age groups and skill levels from Mommy/ Daddy and Me to Olympic Level Team competition.
Written By Denise Claire who works at the Carter’s Gymnastics Academy in Mesa.
Trey Crook, a resident of Queen Creek who trains at Carter’s Gymnastics Academy in Mesa, placed second in high bar at a competition March 10-11.
Jessica Broderick took home the title of Level 7 State Champion at a state meet March 24-25.