Reyata Ortiz of CRAG captures 4 Jingle Bell gymnastics golds

Youth notebook: Gymnastics results from Moser. Kids First

Carter Phillips, attempting to make national team. (Mosers School of Dance and Gymnastics)
Carter Phillips, attempting to make national team. (Mosers School of Dance and Gymnastics)

Reyata Ortiz of the Cedar Rapids Association of Gymnastics won four events at the Jingle Bell Gymboree last weekend.

Ortiz, competing in the Xcel Silver division, won the vault, beam, floor exercise and all around.

Teammate Megan Doyle won three events in Level 4, capturing the vault, bars and all around, and Hannah Neudigate in Level 4, Aniyah Lederle in Level 5, Emmalyse Bordingnon in Silver, Megan Kiesey in Gold and Carly Mark in Diamond were double winners. Neudigate captured the beam and all around, Lederle won the floor and all around, Bordingnon the bars and all around, Kiesey the floor and all around, and Mark the beam and floor.

Other winners were Shayla Comstock (vault) in Level 3, Jules Miskel (vault) and Geniva Bann (vault) in Silver, Lauren Miller (beam), Grace Noring (floor) and Lanie Wood (beam) in Gold, and Alivia Foster (floor) and Lexie Goldsmith (bars) in Platinum.

Top three placewinners were Addison Goody and Rilynn Dolezal in Level 3, Asia Russell in Level 5, Kylie Cushman, Liana Thye, Jayden Umstead, Ella Huber, Danielle Clayberg, Londyn Stoffel and Mackenzie Blake in Silver, Isabel Osterhaus, Bethany Young and Amara Isaac in Gold, Emersyn Secora, Kori Lyle and Maddie Tumilty Platinum, and Maanasa Chinnnakonda in Diamond.


Carter Phillips of the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics is trying out for the United States Tumbling Association’s 2018 National team.

An “elite athlete” for Mosers, the 16-year-old Phillips of Dyersville placed seventh at the first of three team trials in Salem, Ill. The next trial is in January in Belvidere, Ill., and the final leg is in Hammond, Ind., in February.


Brianna Bell of Kids First gymnastics won the bars at the Peppermint Twist meet last weekend.



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