Gruendler, Leinonen, Kirchner – AGSA


11-16 Women’s Group
2015-16 National Team 11-16 Age Group

Club: AGSA
Coached by: Vladimir Vladev, Michelle Merwarth, Jennifer Banowsky
Years together: 2
Regional/National Results: 2015 National Silver Medalists, 2015 Region 3 Champions
International Results: 2015 Pan American Championships Gold Medalists
Group’s goal in Acro: To compete at the 2016 World Age Group Competition. Long term, this trio hopes to one day achieve Senior Elite status and compete together for many years to come.

Top: Jordan Gruendler
Age: 12 years
Years in Acro: 3
Background before Acro: Jordan came to gymnastics wanting to do recreational classes. Her flexibility and strong work ethic have made her an ideal top.
Goal after Acro:   College and a future career working with animals.

Middle: Alexis Leinonen
Age: 14 years
Years in Acro: 3
Background before Acro: Alexis started gymnastics at age 4. She competing in artistic gymnastics through level 7 prior to transitioning to acrobatics.
Goal after Acro:  College then a future career in a medical field.

Base: Elizabeth Kirchner
Age: 14 years
Years in Acro: 6
Background before Acro: Elizabeth began gymnastics in artistic, but within a year discovered her love of acrobatics.
Goal after Acro:  Acrobatics in college; pursuing a career helping people, possible through the law.