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Somersaults' Josalyn Demorest, CRAG's Carolyn Elliott win gold at Chow's

Youth notebook: Eastern Iowa Swim Federation shines at invitational

Carly Cronbaugh of Somersaults Gymnastics competes during the Chow’s Rising Stars gymnastics meet. (Somersaults)
Carly Cronbaugh of Somersaults Gymnastics competes during the Chow’s Rising Stars gymnastics meet. (Somersaults)
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GRIMES — Josalyn Demorest of Somersaults Gymnastics in Cedar Rapids won the Junior Olympic Level 3 vault at the Chow’s Rising Stars gymnastics meet last weekend.

She also placed second in the balance beam.

Teammate Addy Sobaski placed second on the bars and third in the all around, also in Level 3.

Carly Cronbaugh placed second in the vault and third on the balance beam in Level 4, and Elly Pfab was second on the beam.

CRAG’S ELLIOTT WINS AT CHOW’S

GRIMES — Carolyn Elliott of the Cedar Rapids Association of Gymnastics won the beam and placed in two other events at Chow’s Rising Stars gymnastics meet last weekend.

Elliott placed second in the vault and third on the floor exercise.

CRAG’s Liana Thye finished second on the beam.

EISF SHINES AT FALL INVITE

MARION — Nine members of the Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation won 12 races at the Lions Fall Invitational Oct. 7 at the Linn-Mar Aquatic Center.

Lilly Anctil, Maddie Fischer and Forrest Frazier each won two events and Emma Dascher, Lilly Adams, Elizabeth Severson, Max Macho, Colin Millage and Hayden Hakes also won gold.

Anctil captured the 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke in the 12U division, Fischer the 50 free and 200 free in the Open division, and Frazier the 50 free and 100 butterfly in the boys’ Open.

Dascher won the 50 free in 10U, Severson the 100 free in Open, Adams the 100 back in Open, Macho the 50 breaststroke in 10U, Millage the 50 back in 12U and Hakes the 100 free in 12U.

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Other placewinners were Cooper Lenz in 8U; Caite Schaffel, Tenley Michael, Peter Wittnebel and Amelia Thomas in 10U; Christian Carleton and A.J. Miller in 12U; and Hadley Hilbrant, Diggory Dillingham, Mason Turner and Jacob Mohrfeld in Open.

EISF’S OESTING HONORED BY ASCA

DALLAS — Megan Oesting, head coach and owner of the Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation, was named age group swim Coach of the Year at the American Swim Coaches Association World Clinic.

Each year the award starts with the 50 best age group coaches in the nation, and then is narrowed down to 10 finalists. Nominees are selected based on the number of swimmers in the top 20 of the USA Swimming’s national age group rankings for swimmers in the 9-10 age group and the 11-12 age group. Nominees are also evaluated based on the number of No. 1 rankings, number of different individuals ranked and the total number of top 20 rankings.

Oesting coached two swimmers — Mason Turner and Parker Macho — to a total of five No. 1 rankings in 2019. The swimmers appeared 23 times among the nation’s top 20 for 2019. No other coach had more than 19 top 20 times.

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