Whitewater Warhawks and Gymhawks Youth Gymnastics Team Up for Spring Fling

Members of the UW Whitewater Warhawks and Gymhawks Youth Gymnastics Competitive Team in Whitewater teamed up to host a Spring Fling mock meet for gymnasts currently enrolled in the Gymhawks recreational gymnastics program. The event held on May 11 was organized by UW Whitewater gymnast and graduating senior, Abby Helmke. Abby and her teammates volunteered as judges and coaches for the 40 gymnasts who registered for this event. Held in the Warhawks’ state of the art gymnastic facility, the participating youth were able to perform their skills in a just-for-event in front of friends and family to experience a taste of competitive gymnastics. The Gymhawks Youth Gymnastics team assisted with event set up, photo booth creation, and helped guide the participants throughout the event. All participants were awarded T-shirts, award certificates and event ribbons.

The Gymhawks Gymnastics program is a developmental gymnastics program run by the UW-Whitewater Gymnastics team. Young gymnasts learn in state-of-the art facilities with professional and caring staff and train in the same facilities as the five-time NCGA Division III National Gymnastics Champions Whitewater Warhawks. The Gymhawks Head Coach, Allison Annala, was recently named 2019 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association West Region Assistant Coach of the Year by the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA). Gymhawks offer recreational group sessions, private and semi-private lessons, gymnastics camps, birthday parties, and has a USAG Competitive Team.

The Gymhawks competitive team currently consists of 21 team members, competing at Levels 3 – 7. For more information about the Gymhawks gymnastics program, contact Head Coach Allison Annala at gymhawks@uww.edu or 262-472-1454, find them on Facebook under “Gymhawks Gymnastics” or at the University of Whitewater’s website.

Related photos all courtesy of Tara LeRoy:
Elizabeth Miller.Spring Fling – Gymhawks Gymnast Elizabeth Miller, a student at Jefferson Middle School, competes on uneven bars during the “Spring Fling” mock meet held at UW Whitewater.

Jocelyn S and Sophie Lonsdale – Gymnasts Jocelyn Sveom and Sophia Lonsdale proudly share their awards for participating in the Spring Fling mock gymnastics meet recently held as part of the Gymhawks Gymnastics program.

Emersyn Brock – Gymhawk Gymnast Emersyn Brock performs a routine on the balance beam during Gymhawks Spring Fling gymnastics event

Gymhawks and Coaches Spring Fling – Members of the Gymhawks Competitive Gymnastics team pose after Spring Fling: Top Row – left to right: Courtney Knox (from Milton), Halee Peters, Trinity Wilson, Isabella Perez-Emory (from Watertown); Bella Grassi (from Milton), Carmen Gresens (from Edgerton) and Warhawk Senior Kateyln Turek. Bottom Row, left to right: Head Coach Allison Annala, Rihanna Pena (Elkhorn), Bailey LeRoy (Palmyra), and senior Warhawk Senior gymnast Abby Helmke

Bailey LeRoy and Coach Allison at Spring Fling – Level 4 Gymhawk Gymnast, Bailey LeRoy- a 4th grade student at Palmyra Elementary school- poses at the Spring Fling with the Gymhawks Head Coach, Allison Annala. Allison was recently named 2019 National Collegiate Gymnastics Association West Region Assistant Coach of the Year by the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA).

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