5/23/22:: LWRG will be closed Monday, May 3oth for all classes and team workouts to honor Memorial Day.
5/17/22:: BREAKING NEWS LWRG Has been named the 2022 FLORIDA XCEL CLUB OF THE YEAR!!! We are so proud of our gymnasts & coaches! Congratulations to all on an outstanding season!
5/15/22:: Congratutions to Level 10 Alyssa Orgen on a great performance at DP Nationals. Alyssa took home 5th Place in the country on Floor with a 9.65 and 15th in the nation on Bars with a 9.60! Congratulations Alyssa!
5/8/22:: Congratulations to Level 9 Eastern competitors EmmaGrace Kelly and Isabella DuCharme on their great performances at Easterns in Rochester, New York. EmmaGrace finished 4th on Vault, 9th on Floor and 10th All-Around. Isabella finished 3rd on Vault, 2nd on Beam, 5th on Floor and 2nd All-Around. She is also an alternate for the Region 8 All-Star Trip. Great Job Girls!
5/1/22::!!!!!CHAMPIONS!!!!!! Congratulations to Team Florida for dominating the Level 6 State Team session at Regionals! These girls brought the HEAT! Amazing team win & an amazing day for our LWRG State Team girls- Izzy H., Kirsten & Izzy S.
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Izzy H. for having the highest All Around score of the entire State Team session & of all level 6s with a whopping 38.80! That is a big accomplishment!
4/30/22:: The BEST of the BEST! Level 7 Regional STATE TEAM session was ! We had so much fun representing the state of Florida in the Region 8 Team finals session! Congratulations to our 4 LWRG girls and our Florida teammates on an awesome competition!
4/12/22: Level 6 STATE MEET SUCCESS! WOW WOW WOW! What a weekend! Our Level 6 Team had a record breaking weekend at the State Meet. They were crowned Division 1 Team State Champions with a HUGE score of 117.875. Not only was that the highest score in the State of Florida, it is also the highest level 6 team score in the NATION! This is the 4th time in a row that LWRG has won the Level 6 State title! LWRG brought home 27 individual GOLD medals in level 6, with each gymnast becoming an individual State Champion as well. We also had every gymnast qualify to Regionals. We had 11 All Around scores above a 38.0 (two of which were above a 39). We have the highest scoring Level 6 All Around gymnast in the state and in the Nation, that also scored a PERFECT 10.0 on vault. LWRG also has 3 gymnasts on the State Team (composed of the top 8 AA gymnasts of all competitors), that will represent Florida at Regionals. That is the most of any club. Congratulations to all of our gymnasts & coaches on a great competition!
4/11/22:: XCEL GOLD- State meet SUCCESS! Congratulations to our gymnasts and coaches on a terrific showing at the State Meet! The weekend was full of personal best performances and scores. Our XCEL golds won 28 individual GOLD medals and placed 2nd as a Team! All gymnasts qualified to Regionals, with 2 gymnasts being on the prestigious STATE TEAM (top 8 AA of entire meet)!! We are so proud! Foley, Alabama here comes LWRG!
3/29/22:: State Meet Success! Congratulations to our Level 7,8,9,10 & XCEL Platinum gymnasts and coaches on a fantastic State Meet! LWRG gymnasts won a total of 55 GOLD MEDALS over the weekend, which is more than any other club. Our level 8&9 Teams were crowned STATE CHAMPIONS! LWRG is the only program in the State of Florida to have gymnasts on the Level 7&8 Florida State Teams that will represent our state at Region 8 Regionals.
3/22/22:: LWRG had a fantastic time at the Charity Challenge Cup! Our Optional and XCEL gymnasts competed for more than just themselves and our team; we supported the Love McKinley organization in raising awareness and support for pediatric cancer. Money is earned towards each charity with every first place victory (both individual and team), fan attendance, and team spirit. Our collective efforts earned $2,501 for Love McKinley. And for the second year in a row, LWRG was announced the WINNER of the Charity Challenge Cup Series. The results are based on the combined performances from our Compulsory gymnasts at the Fall Charity Challenge Invite and our Optional and XCEL gymnasts at the Spring Charity Challenge Cup. Together LWRG raised $4,279 for our charities (All Hands and Hearts & Love McKinley). We are so proud to have raised money for our charities and for our gymnasts to compete for something greater than themselves. GO LWRG, GO All Hands & Hearts & GO Lovey McKinley!
3/10/22:: Congratulations to our level 10 standout, Kelsey Lee, on committing to the University of Georgia! After receiving the phone call last Friday, it has been an exciting few days watching it all come together! We are SO excited and SO proud of you Chippy! We have loved watching you grow as a young athlete, perform on several big stages, and develop into an exceptional young lady and leader in our program! We cannot wait to watch you compete as a gymdog! #GoDawgs
3/9/22:: Drumroll please… CAMP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! Our campers will be road trippin’ around the USA! Spots are LIMITED!! Call or stop by our office to sign up! We can’t wait to see our happy campers soon! Details our on our camp page.
2/9/22::LWRG had a fantastic weekend at the Suncoast Sports Fest in Tampa! Check out meet highlights below:
2/8/22:: Come spend Spring Break week with us! Camp spots are now open but limited. Call 941-753-3547
2/2/22:: What a great day celebrating our two seniors, Lily and Izzy as they signed their NLI. We are so proud of you and are thankful for the great examples you have set to all of our young gymnasts! We cannot wait to watch you embark on this new adventure! Congratulations to Lily, Izzy, their coaches and families!
1/28/22::LWRG had a successful & fun showing at the 2022 Sandollar Invitational! The weekend was full of awesome gymnastics, personal bests, lots of cheering and great competition! Check out these results:
1/21/22::Our Optional and Xcel gymnasts kicked off the 2022 season with a bang! We had such an awesome time traveling to Hilton Head, SC to compete at the Hilton Head Invitational! Check out these results:
1/18/22: Congratulations to Level 10 Senior, Lily, on committing to Southeast Missouri State University! Lily’s been a gymnast at LWRG since 2014, spending 5 years as a level 10. Lily, we’re so proud of your hard work, dedication & tremendous grit! We cannot wait to watch you compete & shine as a Redhawk gymnast! #LetsSoar
12/28/21: LWRG is the 2021 Florida Compulsory Club of the Year! We have earned this honor for the 7th consecutive year! HUGE congratulations to our compulsory gymnasts and staff on this outstanding achievement!!
12/27/21:: CONGRATULATIONS to LEVEL 10, Isabella Crane, on her commitment to Long Island University Gymnastics! Izzy has been at LWRG for 8 years.. starting off as an XCEL gymnast and working her way up through the optional levels and becoming a strong level 10! Her strong work ethic, determination and leadership do not go unnoticed! We are SO PROUD of you, Izzy and cannot wait to watch you compete as a Gymshark! #FinsUp
12/20/21:: LWRG will be closed Thursday, January 23, 2021 through Wednesday, January 5, 2022 for all preschool and recreational classes. We will not have any open gym Saturday, December 25th or Saturday, January 1, 2022. We will have our Wednesday Open Gym Playtime from 11:00-12:00 noon on both Wednesdays 12/29 and 1/5. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
12/14/21:: Save the date, January 26, 2022 3pm for our Team Tryouts! Come be a part of the best Compulsory Team in Florida. Call 941 753-FLIP to sign up now!
12/13/21::CLEAN SWEEP!! Our Level 1, 2, and 3s finished off the compulsory season by completing our goal of winning all the levels that we entered! We had 104 Individual Event State Champs and 30 All Around State Champs, which is more than any other club in Florida. Out of our 47 athletes that competed, we had 16 athletes score over a 39 in the All Around and 28 athletes score over a 38 in the All Around!!!
12/6/21:LWRG Level 4s are the 2021 Florida Division 1 Team State Champions with a 116.775, which was the highest score of the meet regardless of divisions! This is the 9th year in a row that Lakewood Ranch has won the Level 4 State Team Title. Our amazing athletes are bringing home 4 All Around Titles and 16 Event Titles! Special congratulations to Kinsie R. who is the highest scoring Level 4 in the country with a 39.225!! Kinsie also had the highest Vault score of the meet with a 9.825 and the highest Floor score of the meet with a 9.80. Anna R. had the highest Beam score of the meet with a 9.825. Great job to the Level 4 coaches, Caroline, Dali and Jenna, on an UNDEFEATED season!
11/22/21:: LWRG will be closed Thursday 11/25 & Friday 11/26 for Thanksgiving. We will be open Saturday 11/27 for all classes, team workouts and open gym playtime. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
11/22/21:: Our compulsories had another undefeated weekend at Wheel of Fortune in Largo. Our girls spun the wheel 70 times for each first place finish! Huge congratulations to Level 1 Cedar for earning a perfect 10.0 on her bar routine!! Now to prepare for State Meet. Go LWRG!
11/9/21:: Did you know that we are having a Thanksgiving (November 22-24) and Holiday (December 27-30 & January 3-5) day camp? Spots are filling fast. Please call the office at 941 753-FLIP for all of the details.
11/8/21::Pumpkin Patch Invite LWRG Compulsories had another undefeated weekend in Wesley Chapel. Special congrats to Level 1 Avery, Level 2 Jordyn, Level 3 Jasmine, and Level 4 Kinsie for having the highest All Around score of their level in the entire meet! Way to go LWRG
10/4/21::🥁 DRUM ROLL PLEASE….. 🥁🌟💙 LWRG is the winner of the Charity Challenge Cup! Huge congratulations to our compulsory gymnasts, coaches & parents for earning $889 for our charity of choice, All Hands and Hearts! 💜. Shout out to our level 2 team for posting the highest team score of the weekend, regardless of level, with a 116.275!
9/20/21::🌺 Aloha! 🌺 Congrats to Compulsory Athletes and Coaches on an amazing first competition! All four levels took home the first place team trophy and had the highest team score regardless of team size. This is the 7th year IN A ROW that LWRG has won all four levels at Aloha!! We had 11 girls score over a 38.0 in the All Around and 83 individual scores above a 9.5! Special congratulations to Level 1 Macee, Level 2 Elli, Level 3 Sophia, and Level 4 Anna for having the top All Around score in their level of the entire meet. Go LWRG!
9/6/21:: LWRG will be closed Monday, September 6th to celebrate Labor Day!
6/25/21:: LWRG will be closed June 28- July 3rd for all classes, team workouts, camps and open gym playtimes. We will reopen on July 5th. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
5/19/21:: 2020 Florida Compulsory Club of the Year! This is the 6th year in a row that LWRG has earned this honor and is the only club to ever receive this award! Congratulations to all of our gymnasts and coaches on another phenomenal season!
4/30/21: May is bring a friend to our Wednesday Open Gym for free! Don’t miss out on this great deal.
4/13/21:: Congratulations to our Level 6 gymnasts on a stellar performance at the Florida State Meet! Their amazing performances totaled 43 Top 3 finishes, 21 of which were GOLD medals! LWRG had 9 athletes score above a 38+ in the All Around!! 100% of our gymnasts qualified to the Regional competition coming up in Montgomery, Alabama. LWRG has 5 gymnasts that are on the prestigious Florida State Team and will represent our state in the highly competitive state team session! We are so proud of our athletes!
4/11/21:: LEVEL 6 FLORIDA TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS! #1 in the State of Florida and #1 in the USA! Our Level 6s took home the Level 6 Division 1 State Team title this past weekend in Coral Springs. Amazing job by our Level 6 Athletes and Coaches!
3/29/21::LEVEL 9 FLORIDA TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS! Our Level 9s took home the Level 9 Division 2 State Team title this past weekend in Orlando. All of the gymnasts qualified to Regionals next month in Alabama. Congratulations to the girls and their coaches!
3/27/21: LEVEL 8 FLORIDA TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS! Our Level 8s took home the Level 8 Division 2 State Team title this past weekend in Orlando. Congratulations to the girls and their coaches!
3/24/21:: Congratulations to LWRG Alum, Derrian Gobourne, for becoming the SEC Co-Specialist of the year!!
3/21/21: LEVEL 7 FLORIDA TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS! Our 4 Level 7s took home the Level 7 Division 4 State Team title and all of the athletes qualified to regionals in Alabama! Awesome job to our athletes and job well done to their coaches!
1/16/21:: LWRG will be open Monday, January 18th for all classes and team practices.
12/20/20:: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! LWRG will be closed for all classes December 21st- January 2nd. We will be having all of our normal open gym playtimes throughout the break as well as our holiday camps.
11/23/20:: LWRG will be closed Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Saturday 11/28 for all regularly scheduled classes and team workouts.
9/21/20:: CONGRATULATIONS ASHLYNN! Ashlynn received an athletic scholarship to Converse College in Acro & Tumbling!
9/1/20:: LWRG will be closed Monday, September 6th for the observance of Labor Day for all classes and team workouts.
8/19/20:: Daytime Open Gym Playtime is back! Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 noon. $7 per child.
7/11/20:: OPEN GYM PLAYTIME IS BACK! Saturday evenings 6:30-8:30pm. $12 for members or $15 for non members.
6/28/20:: Congratulations to LWRG Level 10 gymnast, Omer Danenberg, on receiving an athletic scholarship to Iowa State University this morning! We are so excited to watch you continue your gymnastics in college!
6/1/20:: SUMMER CAMP has started. Call 941 753-FLIP for more details. Come for the Day, Week, Month or the whole Summer!
5/16/20:: We are so excited to be reopening Monday, May 18th. Please call or email us with any questions or concerns! 🙂
5/11/20:: LWRG is preparing to reopen very soon. Please make sure to check out our Covid 19 Updates section for details on our reopening.
3/18/20:: LWRG is currently closed for all preschool and recreational classes as well as team practices and open gym playtimes. We are hoping to reopen very soon and will keep everyone updated.
3/15/20:: Hi LWRG Parents!
We at LWRG would like to give you an update on our gymnastics training status.
Due to the coronavirus and CDC guidelines, some changes are being made to our spring break schedule and routines. We are rearranging schedules to limit the number of gymnasts sharing the gym at the same time. All of our teams will be coming at staggered times throughout the day as to not overwhelm the gym in our afternoon/evening hours.
Each child will be encouraged to wash their hands or to put on hand sanitizer that we will provide before entering into the gym. We will not be using carpet squares for our preschool classes or giving hand stamps. We will also be doing fist/elbow bumps instead of high fives. We are requesting your child bring his/her own water bottles and if you can drop off your child that would be a tremendous help. 🙂
The gym is being cleaned by our professional cleaning company every morning. We have had all carpet steam clean and all mats and equipment have been disinfected.
Please if your child is not feeling well, has a low immune system, or has a family member that is ill(or has low immune system), keep them home. We have instructed our employees to do the same.
Our goal at LWRG is to provide some normalcy for our gymnasts in this very abnormal situation. Fortunately, children are the least susceptible to the virus. That being said we completely understand if you do not want to bring your child to class during this time. We have several options for your child’s membership moving forward. Please call the office at 941 753-FLIP or email us at email@example.com for more details.
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we are all navigating this for the first time. Stay happy and healthy!
Sincerely, Laura & David Parraga
Sign up today! As with every summer very limited space. 🤸☀️
2/24/20:: Congratulations to our Level 7, 8, 9, Xcel Bronze, Silver and Platinum Teams for taking home first place trophies at the Worlds Largest Gymnastics Competition, the Gasparilla Classic. Our Level 6s and Xcel Golds took home second. It is always such a fun meet as the girls get to donate to their favorite charities and being on the field of the Trop is exciting for everyone. Thank you to Lightning City Gymnastics and their staff for putting on such a great event every year! Check out the results.
2/18/20:: LWRG’s Optional and Xcel teams had a great Presidents Day weekend spent in Panama City Beach at the Edgewater Classic! ❤🏆
Our Xcel Bronze, Xcel Silver, Level 7 and Level 9 Teams took home Team First Place! Our Levels 6, 8 and Xcel Gold teams took home Team Second Place and Xcel Platinum Team Third Place.
A special Congrats to the following gymnasts who received Highest Scoring Grand Champion Banners for their prospective session/level.
Kelsey Lee Level 10
Kenzie Jakubauskas Level 7
Lianna Rugg Xcel Gold
Madison Obando Xcel Silver
Karina Petkov Xcel Bronze
1/15/20:: Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics is the 2019 Florida Compulsory Club of the year! This is the 5th year in a row that LWRG has won this prestigious award! Congratulations to our gymnasts and coaches on this amazing achievement! ☝🏼💙🏆
12/9/19:: LWRG Level 4s are the 2019 Division 3 Team State Champions with a 117.2, which was the highest score of the entire State Meet regardless of division! And currently third in the country!
This is the 7th year in a row that Lakewood Ranch has won the State Team Title. All of our amazing athletes are Individual All Around State Champs, bringing home 7 All Around Titles and 24 Event Titles!
Special congrats to Khale D. who is the highest scoring Level 4 of the meet with a 39.0 and highest scoring Beam of the meet with a 9.9. Khale was a Level 2 last season and skipped Level 3! Sawyer A. had the highest Bars score of the meet with a 9.775 and Tatum B. had the highest Floor score of the meet with a 9.85. All 7 of our athletes are first year Level 4s and only practice 13 hours a week. Great job to the Level 4 coaches, Caroline and Dali, on a undefeated season! 💙
11/24/19:: Level 2 Division 1 State Champs with a huge score of 118.3!! All 15 of our Level 2s scored over a 38.0 in the All Around, including 5 athletes that scored over a 39.0! LWRG had 24 Event State Champs and 8 All Around State Champs, which was more than any other team. Special congrats to Anna R. for scoring a PERFECT 10.0 on Bars and Maddie G. for having the highest All Around of the entire meet with a 39.4! We are so grateful to their coaches, Caroline and Chi, for finding a way to get the best out of each gymnast. Such an amazing season with a great group of girls 💙
10/29/19:: Congratulations to Tatum B. on making Tops B National Team Camp! 💙❤️
10/1/19:: 🏴☠️ Ahoy matey🏴☠️ Congrats to our Compulsory Athletes and Coaches on a great weekend at the Gasparilla Invite! We had 16 girls score over a 38.0 in the All Around and 76 individual scores above a 9.5! Special congratulations to Level 2 Cora, Level 3 Lila, and Level 4 Chloe for having the top All Around score in their level of the entire meet! Go LWRG! 💙
Level 2 Team: 🥇FIRST PLACE (116.025)
Level 3 Team: 🥇FIRST PLACE (116.775)
Level 4 Team: 🥇FIRST PLACE (116.45)
9/15/19:: Aloha! LWRG Level 2, 3, & 4 teams had a great start to the season at the Aloha Invite in Tampa this weekend. All three levels took home the first place team trophy and had the highest team score regardless of team size! This is the 6th year IN A ROW that LWRG has won all three levels at Aloha! Special congrats to the following gymnasts that scored a 38.0+ in the All Around: Madison G., Cora H., Kinsie R., Alexa S., Anna R., Dani M., Addi B., Sawyer A., and Tatum B. Amazing job to our athletes and hard working compulsory coaches. Life is good at the Ranch! 💙
8/5/19:: Congratulations to 7 year old(who turns 8 in December), Tatum Browne, on qualifying to National TOPS testing in Indianapolis in October.
7/21/19:: We had a great weekend hosting Beam Queen Boot Camp. Coaches Sam Peszek, Kaitlyn Ohashi, Bridget Sloan, Dali Burton, and so many others made this weekend so special for so many.
4/10/19:: Another State meet & two more state titles! Our Level 6 Team had the highest team total of all 92 competing teams and won the Division 1 Florida State Team title. All 11 girls qualified to Regionals, 5 of which are on the Florida State Regional Team(a new record for LWRG). Athletes Gabbie, Olivia, Emma Grace, Kenzie, & Ava will represent Florida against 7 other state teams at Regionals at the end of the month in Tennessee. Coached by Dali, Caroline and Antonio this team of talented athletes peaked at the right time and had a stellar weekend. After a long compulsory then optional season for our coaches they kept up the energy and dedication and helped our gymnasts come up on top! Many of the gymnast also did a dual season competing Level 4 in the fall! What an amazing 9 months they have had.
Our Xcel Platinum took home the Division 2 Florida State Team Title. This team of 5 gymnasts coached by Jill and Antonio had a great weekend and performed some amazing routines. Four of them will be attending Regionals next month in North Carolina. Platinum gymnast Brooke, will represent Florida against 7 other state teams at the regional meet as well.
3/31/19:: So excited to announce that we will be a host for Beam Queen Boot Camp July 19-21st this year!!! 💗🤸🏽♀️🏝 Check out www.beamqueenbootcamp.com for all of the details and registration.
3/18/19: Level 7 Team STATE Champions! Congratulations to our Level 7s who had the highest team score out of 52 teams entered. Level 7 gymnast Madison V. had the highest all-around in the state out of 355 competitors. She will represent Team Florida at Regionals! Level 8 gymnast Lauren P. will also represent Team Florida in the Level 8 Regional Competition next month.
1/4/19:: Congratulations to LWRG senior, Jaden Haley, on committing to a full athletic scholarship to Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Jaden who is a Level 9 Eastern National Champion received the 4 year scholarship to compete on their acrobatics and tumbling team. We are so proud of her! 💙
1/3/19:: Compulsory Club of the Year! For the 4th year in a row LWRG was awarded Florida Compulsory Club of the Year. Our girls had a spectacular season with our Level 4 team becoming the highest scoring team in the country and our Level 3 team becoming the third highest. Our Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 teams all won the Division 1 Florida State Team Competition and we had more individual gold state champions than any other club in the state. Awesome job to our amazing coaches and athletes!
12/17/18:: Clean Sweep! The Level 3s finished off our season by completing our goal of winning all the compulsory levels that we entered (Level 2, 3, and 4)!! LWRG Level 3s won the Division 1 Florida Team State Title with a score of 117.8. We had 28 event state champs and 7 all around state champs, which is more than any other club in Florida! Congrats to all the girls and their coaches, Caroline and Dali.
12/12/18:: LWRG will have team tryouts Saturday 1/26/19 at 3pm. Preregistration is required and the cost is $20 per gymnast. Please call the office at 941 753-3547 to sign up and for more information.
12/10/18 :: Not only the best in the STATE, but also the best in the COUNTRY! Our Level 4s won the Division 1 Florida Team State Title this weekend scoring a huge 117.625. This is the 6th year in a row that LWRG has won the Team State Title! All of our amazing athletes became Individual State Champs, bringing home 37 individual titles! Special congrats to Jayden V. who is the highest scoring Level 4 in the Country with a 39.175 and Natalia F. who is the highest scoring floor in the Country with a 9.975. Great job to the Level 4 coaches, Caroline and Dali, on an undefeated season!
12/4/18: We are so excited that our new cheer gym is now open. Located at 3115 Lakewood Ranch Blvd Suite 101, we are excited to give our area another option for activities for our youth. Give us a call at (941) 755-FLIP to set up a free trial practice and take advantage of our grand opening deals.
11/18/18:: Level 2 Division 1 State Champs with an awesome score of 118.075!! LWRG had 26 event state champs and 6 all around state champs, which was more than any other team. We are so grateful to their coaches Caroline, Chi and Antonio on finding a way to get the best out of each of these athletes! Such an amazing season with a great group of girls!
9/10/18:: LWRG is once again hiring! We are in need of team, preschool and recreational instructors. Please call 941 753-FLIP or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for all of the details. If you are looking for a fast paced, detailed, high energy work environment we may be the perfect place for you! Background check must be completed prior to hire.
8/10/18: A huge congratulations to LWRG little gymnast, Tatum B, on making the National Tops Diamond Team. Tatum who turns 7 in December is one of the top 50 7 year olds in the country. Congratulations!
5/15/18:: Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics is celebrating massive wins at national competitions with gymnasts qualifying to compete at both the Eastern National Championships and the Junior Olympic National Championships.
In early May, six Lakewood Ranch gymnasts qualified to compete at the 2018 Eastern National Championships in Rochester, New York. The Eastern National Championships is a competition between the best level 9 gymnasts from 26 individual states representing Regions 5, 6, 7, & 8.
The gymnasts walked away with impressive wins. Jaden Haley won silver on vault and was named Eastern National Bars Champion. Isabella Crane won a silver on floor and Calista Hildago won bronze on vault. For the first time ever, Region 8 was crowned super team champions by placing the highest in all team sessions combined. Margarita Lopez, Sienna Pezzella, Calista Hidalgo, and Isabella Crane’s scores contributed to the Region 8 Championship team.
Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics continued it successful streak later in May when five gymnasts qualified to compete in the prestigious Junior Olympic National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio. This competition showcases the best level 10 gymnasts around the country, representing all eight regions and twelve age groups. All five Lakewood Ranch gymnasts had outstanding finishes in the Top 20 of gymnasts in their divisions.
Morgan Denofa, age 13, was a first year Level 10 and a first time competitor at the event. She earned an 18th place finish on vault and in the all-around competition, in the Junior A division. Kelsey Lee, also in the Junior A division finished with 12th place on uneven bars. Lily Pierson, a first year Level 10 and a first time qualifier, finished with 17th place on vault in the Junior C division. Sandra Elsadek, a second time national qualifier, finished with a 12th place on bars in the Senior F division.
Derrian Gobourne, a six time national qualifier and now two time JO National Team Member, finished the event with 7th place on vault, 6th place on beam, 4th place on floor, 3rd place in the all-around and is the new National Champion on the uneven bars. Derrian also had the second highest bar score & tenth highest all-around score of all competitors at the championship event.
Both Derrian and Sandra will be attending college in the fall with full athletic scholarships to Auburn and Ball State respectively.
11/9/17:: LWRG had three gymnasts sign National Letters of Intent for gymnastics athletic scholarships. Derrian Gobourne (Auburn), Sandra Elsadek(Ball State), and Jasmine Kauffman(Towson) will all graduate in the spring of 2018. LWRG had the most gymnasts of any club in Florida sign full rides this year!
10/28/17:: The LWRG team family had a great morning at Benderson Park walking for the fight against breast cancer. LWRG had the largest team(170 participants) walking and even flipping for a cure.
9/6/17:: HAPPY 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Thank you to our staff, parents and especially gymnasts for an amazingly successful and fun 6 years! We love being a part of the Lakewood Ranch development and are so excited for the continued growth of our community!
8/25/17:: Come spend National Gymnastics Day, September 16th, from 4:30-8:00pm with us! Our parents club has joined with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer to hold this awesome event. Check out all of the details on the LWR Gymnastics Parents Club Facebook Page and come flip, dunk, jump and shop for two great causes!
8/17/17:: NOW HIRING!!! Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics is currently hiring instructors for part time coaching in the afternoons and/or evenings. Experience is preferred but not mandatory. Love for children is! If you have any experience in childcare, education, dance or cheerleading we would love to talk with you. We are looking for high energy people who love a fast paced environment. Background check to be completed prior to hire. Please call 941 753-FLIP or email us at email@example.com for more information.
5/7/17:: A Junior Olympic National Team Member, our gymnasts hitting 8 for 8, and several special moments made in Indianapolis, capped off an amazing jo season for LWRG!
A huge congratulations goes out to our own Derrian Gobourne. Derrian was 3rd on vault(9.825, with a huge yuerchenko 1 1/2) , 8th on Floor(9.575) and 4th in the All-Around(38.225). By being top 4 in the country this makes her a member of the Junior Olympic National Team! It has been a goal for Derrian & LWRG for many years, and we are so excited that we have reached this goal!
Level 10, Sandra Elsadek, in her first trip to nationals had a solid competition hitting all 4 of her events. The highlight was a great floor routine scoring a 9.425.
Both girls future NCAA coaches(Auburn & Ball State) were thrilled with their performances and we are so excited to have them as strong team leaders going into their final club season next year! LWRG is so very proud of them!
4/30/17:: A huge congratulations to Level 9 Jaden on becoming the Eastern National Champion on vault(scoring a 9.55) in Lansing, Michigan.
4/28/17:: Congratulations to Lily P. on being 8th on vault and 11th all-around at Eastern Nationals! What an outstanding job she did this season!
4/17/17:: Summer Camp Registration is now underway! Our summer camp theme this year is celebrating a festival of cultures. We will have 8 weeks of summer fun which includes, gymnastics, crafts, games, “Water Wednesdays”, open play and even MORE GYMNASTICS. The cost is $199 per week or $45 per day. We offer sibling and multiple week discounts. Space is very limited so call the office to reserve your campers spot today!
4/12/17:: Congratulations to our awesome Xcel Gymnasts and coaches on another amazing season. Our teams all finished in the top 3 in the team competition(Silver 1st, Gold 2nd, Bronze 3rd), we had 27 athletes qualify to regionals in Myrtle Beach next month(three of which will represent team Florida), and 21 individual state titles.
4/9/17:: Eastern Nationals Bound! Congratulations to Lily, Luca, & Jaden on qualifying to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals Championships later the month. Also congrats to Morgan who is an alternate and is the regional vault champion!
4/8/17:: A huge congratulations to Level 10s, Sandra and Derrian, for qualifying to JO Nationals in Indianapolis next month.
4/3/17:: LEVEL 8 FLORIDA TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to all of the LWRG Level 7 & 8 athletes on a spectacular weekend at the Florida State Meet. Our Level 8 team took home the team title Sunday in Coral Springs. We had 17 individual state champions, 18 regional qualifiers(2 Florida Team Members Ava & Bri), and it was a great finish to our optional state meet season!
3/28/17:: Mark your calendars for our annual Spring Gymnastics Showcase Fiesta! This event will showcase our preschool and recreational gymnasts as they perform on May 27,2017. Please make sure to have your gymnast signed up for his/her performance by april 15th. The cost is $55 for girls and includes a leotard and $40 for boys and includes a t-shirt.
3/21/17:: We are beyond thrilled to announce that our Level 9 team with only 5 gymnasts took home the third place team title at the Florida state championships! Competing against teams with more than double the number of athletes our tiny but mighty team had a great competition in which every athlete contributed greatly to the win. Awesome job girls!
3/21/17:: Congratulations to our Level 6, 9 & 10s that qualified Regionals! Good luck to the 9/10s as they compete in NC and our Level 6s that compete in Alabama in the upcoming weeks.
3/20/17:: We are so excited to announce that our Level 6 team won the second place state team title at the Florida State Meet! This team made up of ALL first year optional athletes(many who did Level 4 this past fall) missed out on first place by the most minimal margin possible .025. Twelve athletes are headed to Mobile, Alabama for regionals. Their coaches Dali and Andy did an amazing job moving so many kids up and preparing them so well. We are so grateful to them for doing such an amazing job.
3/1/17:: LWRG is currently looking to hire additional front office help. A fast paced, friendly, multi tasking personality would be a perfect fit. Afternoon/evening weekday part time help is needed. Please call 941 753-3547 or send us a resume at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/20/17:: LWRG had a magical weekend at the Magical Classic this weekend in Orlando! Our Level 6,9,&10 teams all post their highest team score of the season. Our Level 6s finished first with a team score of 115.85 and our Level 9s and 10s finished second. A special congrats to Level 6 Madelyn D(38.35), Level 9 Morgan D(38.20), and Level 10 Derrian G(38.875) all on scoring season & team highs this weekend!
2/12/17:: The LWRG optional team has had so much fun at the Brestyans Invite in Las Vegas this weekend! Our Level 6, 7 & 9s all finished 2nd and our Level 8s finished 1st! Our Tops team member Maddie enjoyed the banquet and Kelsey attained her Hopes Optional Elite Score and won beam! It was an amazing competition competing against many of the best clubs in the Country!
2/13/17:: Congratulations to our Xcel Bronze, Silver & Golds on taking first place at the Gasparilla Classic Meet at the Trop this weekend! Awesome job to coaches, Zevi, Jill & Ali on their hard work with all of our amazing athletes!
1/19/17:: So grateful to all of the athletes that turned out for our 2 days of team tryouts. They went great and we are so excited about welcoming so many new team members to LWRG.
1/23/17:: LWRG had their best showing ever at the competitive Sanddollar Invite! Our Level 6s and 8s took home first place and we had several teams in the top 3! A special congrats to Level 8 Kylie Cohn on winning the snow globe award for having the highest all-around in her age group!
1/15/17:: The LWRG Xcels and Optional Teams had a great start to their meet season at the Tampa Bay Invite this weekend. LWRG was excited to win the prestigious optional superteam prize. Great start for our athletes and coaches!