Hard work pays dividends for Motions gymnasts

L-R: Kaleb Woolaver, Karthik Adapa, Igor Magalhaes (submitted)

The Motions Unlimited boys’ gymnastics team recently returned from a Judges Cup Competition in Atlanta, Georgia (Nov 10-12).  This season, Athletes Kaleb Woolaver, Karthik Adapa and Igor Magalhaes were selected to compete in new, more difficult levels. Each proved to the judges that their hard work ethic in the gym payed off.

Level 6 gymnast, Kaleb Woolaver, had a few falls but managed to get up every time and complete all six routines well. “It was a great opportunity as I made a lot of friends that share a common interest and love for the sport of gymnastics. I also benefited a lot from what the judges had to say during their critique of my routines,” he said.

Among the highlights was Woolaver taking third place on Vault, performing a Front Handspring and sticking the dismount.

Level 7 was the most competitive at this year’s Judges Cup; Karthik Adapa represented Motions Unlimited at his level and earned numerous top-3 places.

Senior gymnast Igor Magalhaes competed in Level 8. “This opportunity was great for me as I love to travel and show my new skills abroad. Although there were not many competitors in my category, I feel as though I performed my best and look forward to the season ahead,” Magalhaes said.

As he continues to hone new routines for the upcoming season the Judges Cup competition provided the stage necessary for a dress rehearsal.

“I am proud of all three gymnasts as preparations for the Judges cup included practicing nearly 20 hours per week, being discipline in and out of the gym, and staying healthy,” said Coach Doran Zimmerman.

“We have an exciting competition season ahead and I look forward to watching these boys make improvements, increase strength, and take advantage of more travel opportunities. The future is bright for the Motions Unlimited Boys Gymnastics Team,” he added.

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