Thank you to all the hard-working Olympica parents, families, students and staff who made our own Olympica-hosted Pacific Classic a big success in so many ways. We had a great turnout and tons of support for our girls! Check out below what the Aliso Laguna News had to say about some of our Optional Team highlights at the meet. May the luck of the Irish be with you at State Champs on St. Patty’s Day weekend, girls!
Olympica Gymnasts Enjoy Success at Pacific Classic
“Olympica Gymnastics Academy of Laguna Hills hosted the 2019 Pacific Classic this past weekend at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, and the Olympica gymnasts earned numerous top awards. Level 9 gymnast Natalie Bray of Dana Point took home the gold on beam with a 9.450, the silver on floor with a 9.275, and the silver All Around with a 35.875 in the middle division. Teammate Jessica Wright (Lake Forest) earned the silver on beam with a 9.000 in the older Level 9 division.
The Level 8 team had some amazing performances. Kaitlin Driessen (Rancho Mission Viejo) earned the gold on vault (9.500), silver on bars (9.400), silver on beam (9.375), tied for the bronze on floor (9.150), and took the gold in the All Around (37.425). Samantha Hayes (Ladera Ranch) earned the gold on beam (9.400), gold on floor (9.450), bronze on bars (9.350), and silver in the All Around (37.250). Julia Rojas of San Clemente was the bars champion with a 9.600 and earned silver on floor with a 9.400. Regan Johnson (San Clemente) earned silver on vault scoring a 9.125, Ella Proctor (Ladera Ranch) took the bronze on vault with a 9.075, and Madison Thrall (Lake Forest) earned the bronze on beam (8.975) and tied for the bronze on floor (9.150). Holly Carter (Aliso Viejo) was the bronze medalist in the All Around with a 35.075.
Level 7 gymnast Misha Parsons of Dana Point was the beam champion with a 9.450. She also took the silver on bars (9.075) and the silver on vault (8.850). Teammate Cameron Craycraft of Ladera Ranch brought home three bronze medals, scoring 9.350 on beam, 9.150 on beam, and 35.475 in the All Around. Kylie Phillips of Laguna Niguel was the beam champion in the Level 6 Junior A division scoring a 9.600. She also took home the silver medal on bars with a score of 9.225. These gymnasts now head to the State Championships in Palm Desert, March 15-17.”