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Strivers at Nationals

Gymnasts competing at this year’s national competition are: (back row, left to right) Miya Eliyha, MaKiala McCambridge, Kelsey Christiansen, Reetika Jandu, Laci Lautenbach, Emma Reichel, (front row) Tiani LeMieux, Kendall Christiansen, Jenna Barnaby. Photo by Nikki Pollman.

Nine talented gymnasts from the Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastics Team traveled to Wichita, Kansas for the 2015 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships, June 24 – 27. This event features YMCA gymnasts from all over the United States.

Gymnasts will have the opportunity to showcase their talent and hard work during this competition. The competition begins with an Olympic style Opening Ceremonies on June 24, which has been officially recognized as an Olympic Day Event by the United States Olympic Committee.

Gymnasts competing for the Strivers Team are: Jenna Barnaby, Tiani LeMieu (level 2); Kendell Christiansen, Emma Reichel (level 3); Kelsey Christiansen, Miya Eliyha, Reetika Jandu, Makiala McCambridge (level 6); and Laci Lautenbach (xcel silver). Amy Gamble is coaching this year’s national team.