Did you know that the 2009 YMCA National Level 8 All-Around Gymnastics 1st place champion is from Prescott, Arizona?
It's true, her name is Becca Kepner, and she's just one of the outstanding gymnasts being trained at the Prescott YMCA. Last year, at the National YMCA Gymnastics Tournament held in Pennsylvania, Kepner took 1st place in her division. And she's not the only one: Maya Garcia Guest also took first place in her meet for her beam and floor performance, as well as the All-Around score. Kyle Merrell got top honors for her vault, bars and also won the All-Around score in her division.
And, tonight (sorry for the late notice, we just found out!) you can go to the YMCA gymnastics building and watch the team perform in an "in-house" meet. It's not fancy, and you need to bring your own bottle of water to sip, because they're not offering any kind of snacks or treats to purchase this time, but it is free! And you'll have an opportunity to see the some of the finest gymnasts in the country - and the best part is that they're all home grown right here in Prescott and our surrounding communities.
By the way, this year they'll be going San Diego for the National Meet. They'd love to have some extra folks from Prescott there to cheer them on! Watch for more news here on Prescott eNews in the upcoming months. In the meantime, hop in your car and zip on down to see the girls perform.