Strivers Excel Teams Tumble to Victory

The Door County YMCA Strivers gymnastics team hosted its annual Flipping in Door County Meet Feb. 29 – March 1 at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA Gymnastics Center. The Excel Silver and Excel Gold teams took first-place trophies by tumbling past seven other YMCA teams from around the state. 

Competing on the Strivers Silver team are Madison Voight, Shylee Asher, Jozlynn Burlo, Alexa Jimenez-Seyfer, Elloise Bloniarz, June VanLieshout, Delaney Wilke and Savannah Guilette. Members of the Excel Gold team are Lauren Pratt, Taylor Newton, Eliana Kersher, Abby DeClark, Anna Gallardo-Ibarra and Amira Anschutz. 

The Strivers will compete in the state YMCA gymnastics meet April 4-5 in Kimberly, hosted by the Heart of the Valley YMCA.    

Laci Lautenbach. Submitted.


Top-five finishers

Level 1     

Shalyn Asher: first floor, third bars, fourth all-around (AA)

Estelle Duerst: second bars, third beam, third AA

Megan Quarderer: fifth beam and floor

Level 4    

Sophia Sternard: second vault, floor and AA; fifth bars

Level 6 

Laci Lautenbach: first bars, floor and AA; second vault and beam

Level 8 

Miya Eliyha: first beam, fourth floor

Excel Silver  

Savannah Guilette: second vault and AA; fourth floor

Madison Voight: first beam and AA; second vault and floor

Shylee Asher: first bars and floor; third AA

Jozlynn Burlo: third floor, fifth AA and bars  

Alexa Jimenez-Seyfer: fourth floor  

Elloise Bloniarz: fourth vault   

June VanLieshout: third vault

Excel Gold

Abby DeClark: first AA, floor and vault; second beam  

Eliana Kerscher: third bars, fifth AA

Anna Gallardo-Ibarra: first bars, third floor and AA

Amira Anschutz: second floor, fourth AA, fifth bars 

Abby DeClark. Submitted.