2011-12-03 / Sports

Cutting Edge Gymnasts compete


Enjoying success at their debut in Bloomsburg were these Optional Team members of Cutting Edge Gymnastics (l. to r.): Madison Miller, Kelsey Payne, Karlee Haskins and Courtney Newhouse. Enjoying success at their debut in Bloomsburg were these Optional Team members of Cutting Edge Gymnastics (l. to r.): Madison Miller, Kelsey Payne, Karlee Haskins and Courtney Newhouse. Cutting Edge Gymnastics of Coudersport made history, sending a team to a competitive show in Bloomsburg.

All of the hard work by the gymnasts in regular practice sessions was rewarded with 46 medals and trophies.

Head coach Jonnie Geiger could not have been more pleased.

“Our ‘Team Edge’ consists almost entirely of first-year gymnasts and they really made their mark and put Coudersport gymnastics on the map,” Geiger noted.

Cutting Edge Gymnastics is a USA Gymnastics Member Club. Members include 26 competitive gymnasts, 15 of whom made the trip to Bloomsburg.

The organization, which trains at the Gunzburger Building gymnasium, opened in March, offering both recreational and competitive gymnastics. Most of the approximately 100 participants are from Coudersport, Port Allegany, Shinglehouse, and Bradford.


These are the Level 3 and Level 4 representatives of Cutting Edge Gymnastics during the organization’s first competitive show. Shown, from left, are: front -- Laci Miller, Autumn Gagliardo, Bri Foy and Mackenzie George; back -- Shelby Barr, Hannah Elenchin, Paige Hackett, Emily Laurore, Torrie Foy, Mikaella Corah and Jordan Shaffer. These are the Level 3 and Level 4 representatives of Cutting Edge Gymnastics during the organization’s first competitive show. Shown, from left, are: front -- Laci Miller, Autumn Gagliardo, Bri Foy and Mackenzie George; back -- Shelby Barr, Hannah Elenchin, Paige Hackett, Emily Laurore, Torrie Foy, Mikaella Corah and Jordan Shaffer. It’s open to boys and girls ages 3-18 and trains USAG competitive levels 3-9.

Manager Pam Payne and coach Jonnie Geiger see Cutting Edge as an opportunity for area children to develop interaction, friendship, dedication, and determination. Gymnastics improves motor skills and spatial awareness and instills self-confidence and discipline. It also provides a quality athletic experience that emphasizes having fun.

More information is available at the website, cuttingedgegymnastics.com

At Bloomsburg, the Level 4 team placed second overall and the Level 3 team took third.

Placewinners in the all-arounds were:

Level 3 -- Paige Hackett, first; Mikaella Corah, second.

Level 4 -- Torrie Foy and Emily Laurore, first; Shelby Barr, second.

Level 8 -- -Kelsey Payne, third.

In individual events, placewinners were:

Vault -- Jordan Shaffer, second; Paige Hackett, first; Mikaella Corah, third; Torrie Foy, second; Shelby Barr, first; Kelsey Payne, second.

Bars -- Jordan Shaffer, third; Paige Hackett, first; Mikaella Corah, second; Torrie Foy, first; Emily Laurore, first; Shelby Barr, second.

Beam -- Jordan Shaffer, third; Paige Hackett, first; Mikaella Corah, second; Torrie Foy, first; Emily Laurore, first; Shelby Barr, second; Madison Miller, second; Kelsey Payne, first.

Floor -- Jordan Shaffer, third; Hannah Elenchin, third; Paige Hackett, second; Mikaella Corah, first; Torrie Foy, first; Emily Laurore, third; Shelby Barr, second; Karlee Haskins, third; Kelsey Payne, first.

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