Mountain Gymnastics Academy steals the show at Huntington meet

HUNTINGTON — The girls representing Elkins’ Mountain Gymnastics Academy had great success at the recent Tumble in the Jungle gymnastics meet in Huntington.

Several of the academy’s girls won individual honors in their divisions. Bryleigh Tice, of Elkins, competed in the Xcel Bronze division and won first place on Uneven Bars, second on Beam, and third overall. 

In the Xcel Silver division, Claire Kniffen, of Beverly, won first place on Vault and Beam, second on Floor, and first overall. Pepper Arbogast, of Montrose, won first place on Beam and second on Vault and Uneven Bars, on her way to a second place overall finish. 

In the Xcel Gold division, Kenadi Carte, of Elkins, took second place on Vault and third overall; Mady Hurst, of Elkins, placed second on Uneven Bars; Makenzie Phillips, of Philippi, took second on Vault; Elizabeth Jones, of Elkins, won third overall; and Brianna Hollen, of Belington, placed second on both Beam and Floor.

In the JO Level 5 division, Lily Hayes placed second on Beam and third overall.

In the JO Level 6 division, Emma Sharp won first place on Beam and second on Uneven Bars on her way to second place overall.

The Mountain Gymnastics Academy operates out of a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art gymnastics facility in Elkins. For more information about gymnastics training for kids from age 18 months to 18 years, contact MGA at (681) 298-5077, at, or on Facebook.


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