WG Twisters Recap News Post

Published: 11/28/2023 - 8:00 AM

The Willow Grove YMCA Twisters girls and boys gymnastics teams demonstrated their exceptional skills and dedication in their recent competitions, leaving their mark with impressive performances.

Girls Gymnastics Team at the 2023 West Chester Fall Fling (November 18th, 2023):
The girls' team continued to make waves in the gymnastics world as they competed at the West Chester Fall Fling hosted by West Chester University's gymnastics team. The level 5 and level 8 teams displayed exceptional teamwork and individual talent, earning them the coveted first-place spot. Additionally, the Xcel Gold team and level 7 gymnasts showcased their skills, securing a well-deserved second place as a team.

Boys Gymnastics Team at the Tim Weaver Battlefield Invitational (November 19th, 2023):
The Willow Grove YMCA Twisters boys gymnastics team had a remarkable start to their season at the Tim Weaver Battlefield Invitational hosted by Hanover YMCA at the York Expo Center. In particular, the level 3 D1 team secured a well-deserved 3rd place as a team. Among the individual achievements, Jason Raysor from the level 4 D1 team stood out, winning two events and the All-Around competition.

Next up for the Willow Grove YMCA Twisters, they are set to compete at the Liberty Cup, scheduled for December 1-3, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Additionally, the EPYGGL Showcase awaits them at the Quakertown Branch of YMCA of Bucks & Hunterdon Counties.

Click here to view the routines of the weekend.

Top 3 Finishers:

West Chester Fall Fling

Level 4:

  • Kaitlin Bullick: 3rd Place Bars

Level 5:
1st Place Team

  • Aubrey Smith: 1st Vault, 1st Floor, 2nd Place All-Around
  • Cersei Pfeffer: 3rd Bars, 3rd All-Around
  • Angelina Raysor: 2nd Floor
  • Abigail Hromisin: 2nd Bars

Xcel Gold:
2nd Place Team

  • Adriyah Clark: 1st All-Around, 1st Floor, 2nd Beam, 2nd Bars, 3rd Vault
  • Aniyah Pringle: 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor
  • Brenna Miller: 1st Beam, 3rd Bars

Level 6:

  • Peyton Achilles: 3rd Floor

Level 7:
2nd Place Team

  • Roxy Spector: 1st Vault, 2nd All-Around, 2nd Floor
  • Mia Walinski: 3rd All-Around, 3rd Bars
  • Marianny Bisono: 1st Vault, 2nd Floor

Level 8:
1st Place Team

  • Hannah Winters: 1st Bars, 2nd Vault, 2nd All-Around
  • Kiera Bruton: 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd All-Around
  • Juli Rudgunas: 2nd Floor, 3rd Beam, 3rd Vault
  • Sydney Jones: 2nd Bars
  • Payten Sullivan: 3rd Bars

Xcel Diamond:

  • Katelyn Lyons: 1st Vault, 1st Floor, 1st Beam, 1st All-Around, 2nd Bars
  • Allie Krawczyk: 1st Bars Xcel Platinum:
  • Gianna Loss: 2nd Beam, 3rd All-Around
  • Avery Godburn: 1st Floor

Tim Weaver Battlefield Invitational

Level 3 D1:

  • 3rd Place Team
  • Benjamin Coleman: 2nd Floor, 3rd Pommel Horse
  • Luca Sarullo: 3rd Vault
  • Lucas Sims: 2nd Floor

Level 4 D1:

  • Jason Raysor: 1st All-Around, 1st Rings, 1st Parallel Bars, 2nd High Bar
  • Robeson Frey: 2nd Vault
Routines of the Weekend

Addison Bae

Adriyah Clark

Angelina Raysor

Benjamin Coleman

Emma Mihok

Gianna Loss

Jason Raysor

Jayden Silva

Julianne Rudgunas

Katelyn Lyons

Lena Coleman

Michael Bullick



About the Author

Mubarak Simmons

Gymnastics Director, Willow Grove YMCA

Mubarak has over two decades of expertise in gymnastics and acrobatics. He coaches young athletes to achieve their dreams while having fun in the sport. His career includes tenure as a stuntman at Walt Disney World Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Show, and a key role in winning the 2005 NCAA Gymnastics Team Championship for the University of Oklahoma. Mubarak is a graduate in Political Science, and he enjoys motorsports and quality time with his family.