Congratulations to Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio for being named Best of San Antonio in the Gymnastics Facility category! This is the third consecutive year the gym has received that designation. AGSA is known for it’s strong acro program, receiving numerous awards at the Junior Olympic and Elite level of USA Gymnastics competition.
Watching the athletes and clinicians of the Level 9 & up athlete clinic hosted by Boerne Gymnastics Center last weekend, it was obvious that the 2015 season is just around the corner! Still months away from their first local meet, teams across the state are clearly making steady progress towards the season.
Clinicians worked with athletes in small groups, focusing on skills, choreography and dance. Groups from Boerne Gymnastics Center, Gymnastics of San Antonio, and Acrobatic Gymnastics of San Antonio were in attendance, with groups ranging in skill level from level 9 through senior elite. At the conclusion of the day, Texas Acro president, Michelle Merwarth, reminded the attendees that as competitors at the highest levels in the sport, they are the leaders in the Texas Acro community and encouraged them to be positive role models.
“It was fun working with the clinicians and getting to see friends from other teams,” said 12-year old trio base, Abigail Rosilier. Many of the athletes in attendance have competed in the sport for many years and have developed friendships with fellow acrobats across the state, region and country through training camps and competitions.
Here are a few fun factoids about how much Texas Acro rocked the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships!
- Of the 165 Gold/Silver/Bronze medals awarded, 45 went to Texas Acro (that is just over 27%)
- Texas was the state with the second highest number of athletes sent to the championships: 142 acrobats representing 22% of the field
- In the Jr and Sr Elite category, Texas is home to 11 of the 52 athletes, which is 21% of the field
- Texas had 5 pair/groups named to the Acrobatic Gymnastics Development Team
- Texas is home to the 2014 JO Coach of the Year
- Every one of the 8 Texas clubs represented at the championships finished in top 3 of at least one event
Congratulations on a great showing!