Local girls compete in gymnastics invitational
Four gymnasts, representing the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department, competed in the U.S.A. Gymnastics 2014 Winter Wonderland Invitational Sunday in Iowa City.
The event was sponsored by Iowa GymNest and held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
Ashland Elmore, Bryanna Popejoy, and Danae Drish competed in the 10- to 14-year-old age group; Juliette Pohren competed in the 7- to 8-year-old age group. All of the girls brought home multiple medals.
Elmore placed seventh on vault, fifth on floor exercises, fourth on bars and fourth all-around. Popejoy and Drish tied for second on vault; Bryanna scored eighth on floor exercises and Danae placed fifth on beam. Pohren placed second on bars and 12th in all-around.
The team is coached by Brighton residents Jeff and Jeanne Ide. Trampoline season, which begins in two weeks, will see the gymnasts traveling every weekend for several months to compete in Iowa as well as Nebraska.