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Brianna Freyer led the way for the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers at the Cottonwood Invitational in Rio Rancho Oct. 20-21.
More than 130 athletes, representing six teams took part.
The Atomic Tumblers brought home 20 gold medals, 21 silver, and 26 bronze, led by Fryer.
Freyer dominated the Bronze Level in the USA Gymnastics Xcel program, earning four gold medals in each of the four events, bars (9.50), beam (9.30), floor (9.05), and vault (8.80). She also earned a fifth gold for her top all-around score of 36.65.
The Xcel program is an alternative to the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics program, allowing gymnasts the opportunity to perform routines choreographed to fit each individual.
For the Atomic Tumblers, six gymnasts competed in the Xcel Program, while 15 are in the Junior Olympic Program. Fryer and Anna Clark, competed in both.
Clark stood strong as the all-around champion in the Silver Level Xcel, with an all-around score of 35.15. She earned a gold on beam (9.25), silver on bars (8.80) and floor (9.00), and a bronze on vault (8.10).
Also for the Atomic Tumblers, Suyanna Ferreira took third in the all-around Silver Level Xcel with a score of 34.35, earning a gold on bars (9.00).
In the Bronze Level Xcel, Milan Vigil placed second in the all around (34.05) and earned three more silver medals on bars (8.90), floor (8.65), and vault (8.70). Anna Batista earned a silver on beam (8.00) and bronze on bars (8.50) and vault (7.60), finishing third in the all-around with a score of 32.30.
Sarah Hutchens placed sixth overall, earning an 8.0 on her floor routine, for a sixth place.
In Junior Olympic Program, the top scorer was Lilly Bueck from the Level 5 Junior B Division. Bueck swept her division with five gold medals, 9.25 on bars, 8.25 on beam, 8.85 on floor and 8.70 on vault. Her all-around score was 35.05.
Also in Level 5 Junior B, Ramya Stevens earned silver medals on bars (8.90), vault (8.35) and all-around (32.10). Ashley Bustos brought in four medals for the Atomic Tumblers, with a silver on beam (7.30), a tie for silver on floor (8.40) and bronzes on vault (8.20) and all-around (31.70).
Elyse Phillips earned a tie for silver on floor (8.4) and bronze on bars (8.35) and beam (7.15).
In the Level 5 Junior A Division, Charolette Ulrich was the all-around champion, with a score of 33.375. Ulrich earned five medals, including the all-around gold, a gold on floor (8.95), bronze on vault (8.10) and bars (8.1) and bronze on beam (8.225). Close behind Ulrich was Anna Clark, who had a strong third place finish in the all-around (33.025), also earning a gold on bars (8.35), silver on vault (8.25), bronze on floor (8.20) and a bronze on beam (8.225).
Clark won 10 medals at the event.
Katie Wingo, in the Level 5 Child Division, won three golds, including bars (9.05), beam (8.15), and all-around (33.95). She also earned silver on vault (8.10) and floor (8.65).
Paetyn Miller took the bronze in the all-around as well as on vault and bars, while Brianna Fryer placed fourth all-around, and earned a bronze on floor.
In the Level 4 Senior Division, Nicole Aldaz took bronze in her floor routine (8.85) and placed fourth all-around with a 33.00.
Zoe Mathis earned a silver on beam, with a 8.30 and received an 8.80 on her vault.
Jazmine Tuning, in the Level 4 Junior A Division, vaulted to a gold (9.35) and brought home three more medals with a silver on beam (8.80), silver in the all-around (34.40) and bronze on bars (8.20).
Allison Warner earned a bronze on beam with an 8.475 and placed fourth in the all-around with a 32.525.
In the Level 4 Child division, Nyla Lee brought two more golds for the Tumblers, with a 9.05 on vault and a 9.05 on beam. She placed fourth (34.35) all-around.
Addie Richie gave a strong performance on beam (8.35), adding one more silver medal to the team’s tally, and placed fourth on vault with an 8.95. Kaeley Bustos placed sixth in the all-around (30.65), with a notable 8.65 on vault and a sixth place.
Elizabeth Lockhart, the only level 6 Tumbler to compete at the meet, earned a bronze in the all-around (31.825), a silver on vault (8.95), and bronze on bars (7.15), beam (7.825), and floor (7.9).
The Tumblers will host the Los Alamos Invitational Saturday at their facility on North Mesa.