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The Spotlight State Fair Tumbling Team places fourth

Published: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 11:46 a.m. CDT

Twenty-eight tumblers from The Spotlight State Fair Tumbling Team competed at the Iowa State Fair Tumbling Meet Aug. 16 at the Youth Inn on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. More 400 tumblers representing nearly 20 gyms and studios participated in this event.

Contestants were divided among gender, age, and skill level. Each challenger demonstrates a 10-stunt compulsory, choreographed specifically for his or her gender, age and skill. At the conclusion of each compulsory, the tumbler receives a score based on a 10-point scale. More advanced tumblers are invited to participate in the optional round, which allows the tumbler to perform 10 tricks of choice.

Many Spotlight tumblers placed in the top 10, helping the team earn the fourth-place trophy.

Tumblers' placements and scores are: Josslynn Benge, age 4: 7th, 8.35; Oakley Benge, age 6: 5th, 8.9; Madeline Bevington, age 7: 4th, 9.1; Aubri Carroll, age 11: 7th, 8.0 for compulsory and 10th, 8.6 for optional; Sidney Crill, age 6: 7th, 8.75; Riley Fleharty, age 11: 4th, 8.95 for compulsory and 5th, 9.2 for optional; Olivia Fox, age 4: 1st, 9.05; Aunica Harvey, age 17: 1st, 9.45 for compulsory and 1st, 9.55 for optional; Jurneé Harvey, age 11: 1st, 9.25 for compulsory and 1st, 9.35 for optional; Zaina Harvey, age 4: 2nd, 8.45; Grace Hockett, age 8: 6th, 9.0; Camryn Johnston, age 10: 1st, 9.5 for compulsory and 2nd, 9.35 for optional; Chloe Keefe, age 15: 6th, 7.6 for compulsory and 5th, 8.0 for optional; Daile Keeler, age 9: 9th, 8.6 for compulsory and 4th, 7.35 for optional; Kiersten Latham, age 15: 1st, 9.45 for compulsory and 1st, 9.7 for optional; Brittany Linch, age 12: 4th, 8.65 for compulsory and 3rd, 9.15 for optional; Ada Lund, age 6: 3rd, 9.15 for compulsory and 1st, 9.5 for optional; Norah Lund, age 10: 2nd, 9.45 for compulsory and 1st, 9.4 for optional; Hallie Orr, age 10: 4th, 8.55; Emaleigh Piersenbacher, age 8: 8th, 8.6; Braylee Pokorny, age 6: 2nd, 9.15; Danica Pokorny, age 8: 5th, 9.0; Megan Ramsey, age 8: 7th, 8.65; Maya Struhar, age 15: 2nd, 9.45; Candace Zollman, age 5: 7th, 7.85; and Carley Zollman, age 7: 14th, 8.25.

Adonica Struhar, director, with Richelle Lane and Brandy Wheatley, tumbling instructors, all coach The Spotlight State Fair Tumbling Team.

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