Area gymnasts win medals

Area gymnasts recently competed in the 2010 USA Gymnastics New Mexico State Championships with more than 50 teams and 1,200 competitors. Gymnasts ranged from ages 5-25 and varied in experience. Categories included trampoline, synchronized trampoline, double mini, and tumbling.

Eleven athletes from the area competed at the state Championships in their age and level for the right to be named State Champion.

The competition was also the first qualifier for the National Championships for levels 5 and up to be held in Virginia Beach, VA this summer.

The team brought home 17 State Champions as well as seven silver and four bronze.

Nine of the athletes also qualified for competiton in national championships.

The team also won the state champion team title in trampoline.

The team competes in the regional championships in Dallas later this month before starting their training for the nationals.