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Nearly 100 Gymnasts Score Top Honors At Chesterfield Meet

Some1,500 athletes from eight states competed in the "2012 Meet Me in St. Louis" Open Invitational, sponsored in part by Patch.

Nearly 100 gymnasts from St. Louis Gymnastics Centre (SLGC) took home first-place wins in last weekend's "2012 Meet Me in St. Louis" gymnastics competition held at
The two-day event featured nearly 1,500 athletes from eight Midwestern states. Patch was one of the major sponsors of the mega-event.

"We (the SLGC gymnasts) did pretty well," said Paul Hollis, a member of the parent organization, which charters the event. "But I don't think we did as well as in year's past. We had some really tough competition, especially from the other states."

Hollis estimated that between 6,000 and 6,500 spectators attended the event. In years past he said, the competition drew between 4,000 and 5,000 fans.

"I think more people attended because we didn't charge admission to the event," he said. "The stands were filled with new people, and every seat was taken."

Established in 1973, SLGC is the oldest, private gymnastics club in the St. Louis area. It is an official member of USA Gymnastics (USAG) and hosts the co-ed event each year. It's located in Webster Groves.

Here's a list of all of the SLGC gymnasts who won first-place medals and trophies at the competition.

Click here for full results of the contest.

Editor's note: A "sanctioned" gymnast is a competitive gymnast who spends up to 20 hours a week, year round, training for "sanctioned" gymnastics events. Sanctions are requested by meet organizers such as SLGC and sanctions are given by the USAG organization.

SLGC SANCTIONED TEAM WINNERS       
MEN'S TEAM    FIRST PLACE   
Level 5       
   Luke Anderson       
   Connor Benbow       
   Kaleb Dentinger       
   Jerid Enyard       
   Payton Kasper       
   Noah Kelsch       
   Logan Mosier       
   Connor Thomas       
Level 6    FIRST PLACE   
   Liam Gunn       
   Nicholas Kelsch       
   Scott Kress       
   Sebastian Lawrence       
   Oliver Lloyd       
   Fitz Lodes       
   Robbie Schaefer       
   Oliver Schrader       
Level 7    FIRST PLACE   
   Max Datillo       
   James Hastings       
   Billy Hollis       
   Angelo Marcallini       
   Logan Sheehan       
   Sam Teare       
        
WOMEN'S TEAM       
Level 5    FIRST PLACE   
   Ally Grapsas       
   Marcie Kasting       
   Mallory Klutho       
   Kylan Lane       
   Claire Lynn       
   Lily McClendon       
   Cece Nourie       
   Hannah Shelby       
   Chloe Vitale       
   Madeline Walters       
   Aubrey Wooten       
Level 7    FIRST PLACE   
   Grace Adams       
   Ellie Lunte       
   Katey McIntosh       
   Molly Nash       
   Abby Socha       
   Meagan Talbert       
   Sydney Taylor       
   Veronica Zapiain Luna       
Level 8    FIRST PLACE   
   Claire Calhoun       
   Gracie Hesser       
   Meredith Loui       
   Camille McClendon       
   Allie Niemann       
   Bridget Rickey       
   Shelby Rickey       
   Hadley Roberts       
   Abby West       
   Regab Wood       
Level 9    FIRST PLACE   
   Molly Jozwiakowski       
   Mara Meneely       
   Rebecca Meyer       
   Sarah Mink       
   Caroline Moore       
   Kelly Nash       
   Madeline Nester       
   Cameron Niemann       
   Maria Ries       
   M.E. Schultz 

Editor's note: "Unsanctioned" gymnasts are usually classified as "recreational" athletes. While they do not have the strict rules as sanctioned competitors do and are not required to be members of USAG, they do compete against other unsanctioned teams.
      
SLGC UNSANCTIONED TEAM WINNERS       
MEN'S TEAM    FIRST PLACE   
Level 5       
   Adam Dempsher       
   Benjamin McMeley       
   Nathan Schaack       
   Ben Sylar       
   James Williams       
WOMEN'S TEAM    FIRST PLACE   
Level 3       
   Rosemary Bass       
   Kreighton Bluette       
   Audrey Dino       
   Chase Doctor       
   Evie Doles       
   Brooke Forsberg       
   Alexandra Gunn       
   Kendra Howard       
   Anna Johnson       
   Danielle Kern       
   Annika Kline       
   Claire Long       
   Lexie Reeb       
   Emily Rodriguez       
   Isabel Roman       
   Lily Rupinski       
   Sophie Schnieders       
   Maggie Schoemehl       
   Olivia Stuber       
Level 5    FIRST PLACE   
   Abby Carpenter       
   Bridgette Grimm       
   Samantha Kuebler       
   Alison Leinauer
      
SLGC INDIVIDUAL ALL AROUND WINNERS       
MEN'S SANCTIONED TEAM       
   Ronin Wobbe               Level 4, Age 7    FIRST PLACE
   Logan Mosier               Level 5, Age 8    FIRST PLACE
   Sebastian Lawrence     Level 6, Age 9    FIRST PLACE
   Max Datillo                 Level 7, Age 12+    FIRST PLACE
WOMEN'S SANCTIONED TEAM       
   Sara Kate Busch         Level 4, Age 7    FIRST PLACE
   Annie Fox                  Level 4, Age 8    FIRST PLACE
   Hannah Shelby           Level 5, Age 8    FIRST PLACE
   Grace Adams             Level 7, Age 10    FIRST PLACE
   Abby Socha               Level 7, Age 11    FIRST PLACE
   Bridget Rickey           Level 8, Age 11    FIRST PLACE
   Gracie Hesser            Level 8, Age 12    FIRST PLACE
   Meredith Loui            Level 8, Age 13    FIRST PLACE
   Maria Ries                 Level 9, Age 14    FIRST PLACE
   Michelle Burns           Level 10, Age 16+    FIRST PLACE
MEN'S UNSANCTIONED TEAM       
   Daniel Brewer           Level 7    FIRST PLACE
WOMEN'S UNSANCTIONED TEAM       
   Kreighton Bluette      Level 3, Age 8    FIRST PLACE
   Isabel Roman           Level 3, Age 9    FIRST PLACE
   Kendra Howard         Level 3, Age 10    FIRST PLACE
   Irene Cornett            Level 5, Age 10-11    FIRST PLACE
   Samantha Kuebler     Level 6    FIRST PLACE

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