YMCA gymnasts earn medals at nationals


Back row (left to right): Taelen Unger, Lydia Knepshield, Samantha Short, Alex Matchett, Kristen Short, Kyrie Unger and Coach Madison Myers. Front row (left to right): Sophie Mills, Alia Hunt, Sara Loudy and Claire Royer. Not pictured: Acacia Wilson and Patience Wilson.

Back row (left to right): Taelen Unger, Lydia Knepshield, Samantha Short, Alex Matchett, Kristen Short, Kyrie Unger and Coach Madison Myers. Front row (left to right): Sophie Mills, Alia Hunt, Sara Loudy and Claire Royer. Not pictured: Acacia Wilson and Patience Wilson.


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The Darke County YMCA gymnastics team brought home six medals from national competition held recently at Seagate Convention Center in Toledo.

Ten gymnasts qualified for the event to represent the YMCA of Darke County. A total of 105 teams competed, comprising approximately 2,300 gymnasts.

The competing gymnasts for the Y were Acacia Wilson, Patience Wilson and Sara Loudy in Level 3; Kyrie Unger, Alia Hunt, Claire Royer and Sophie Mills in Level 4; Lydia Knepshield and Taelen Unger in Level 6; and Samantha Short and Kristen Short in Level 8.

In Level 3, Patience Wilson earned fifth place on vault.

In Level 4, Claire Royer earned 10th place on bars. Kyrie Unger placed 10th on floor and third on vault.

In Level 6, Lydia Knepshield placed sixth on balance beam.

In Level 8, Kristen Short placed third on balance beam.

The team coach is Madison Myers, and Tessa Schatz has been assistant coach.

Back row (left to right): Taelen Unger, Lydia Knepshield, Samantha Short, Alex Matchett, Kristen Short, Kyrie Unger and Coach Madison Myers. Front row (left to right): Sophie Mills, Alia Hunt, Sara Loudy and Claire Royer. Not pictured: Acacia Wilson and Patience Wilson.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/07/web1_Gymnastics-team.jpgBack row (left to right): Taelen Unger, Lydia Knepshield, Samantha Short, Alex Matchett, Kristen Short, Kyrie Unger and Coach Madison Myers. Front row (left to right): Sophie Mills, Alia Hunt, Sara Loudy and Claire Royer. Not pictured: Acacia Wilson and Patience Wilson. Submitted photo