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Truckee gymnasts wrap up season in Rancho Cordova

Lucia Lake
Special to the Sun
Annika Johnson, Natalie Lang-Ree, Kira Thomas and Paige Wilcox (left to right) of the Truckee Gymnastics competitive team wrapped up their season with success at the Flower Power Invitational in Rancho Cordova.
Courtesy Laura Bronstone |

The Truckee Gymnastics competitive team closed out its competitive season March 21 at the Flower Power Invitational hosted by Technique Gymnastics in Rancho Cordova.

With more than 900 competitors between Saturday and Sunday’s sessions, Truckee Gymnastics approached the meet focused and fierce. Although many teams field a dozen competitors, Truckee’s team had no more than three competitors in a single session.

Despite its small size, the Truckee Gymnastics training prevailed, ending the meet as the highest scoring Uneven Bars team and the third strongest Vault team in the competition.

The Truckee Gymnastics competitive team is comprised of Annika Johnson (Level 4), Kira Thomas (Level 4), Natalie Lang-Ree (Level 4) and Paige Wilcox (Level 3).

Johnson was the overall winner of the Level 4 session, earning four gold medals including Vault, Uneven Bars, Floor Exercise and All-Around. She received the silver medal on the Balance Beam and attained personal bests on all events.  

Thomas received personal bests on Uneven Bars, Floor and All-Around. She took home the bronze medal on Vault and placed fourth on Floor.

Lang-Ree received personal bests on all events with over a one-point improvement on Uneven Bars. Her phenomenal improvement on Uneven Bars was strong enough to place her fourth.

Wilcox received personal bests on Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and All-Around.  She took home the silver medal on Floor and had the second highest All-Around score of the Truckee team.

The Truckee Gymnastics competitive team was established in 2014. The team is coached by Christina Milke, a former USA Gymnastics Level 10 gymnast from Rochester Gymnastics Academy in New York, who joined the coaching staff after moving here from Peninsula Gymnastics in San Mateo. 

For more information about Truckee Gymnastics, stop by the gym at 11410 Deerfield Drive, call 530-587-7404 or go to www.truckeegymnastics.com. Truckee Gymnastics is also on Facebook.


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