Christmas City Classic News Post

Published: 12/15/2022 - 8:00 AM

The Willow Grove YMCA Twisters gymnastics Diamond team won first place and the level 4 team placed third at the Christmas City Classic this past weekend at the Moravian University in Bethlehem, PA. This was the first team title at a USA Gymnastics (USAG) invitational in Twisters history. The Christmas City Classic was also the first USAG state qualifier of the season. The Twisters qualified twenty-five gymnasts to the 2023 USAG Pennsylvania State Championships.


  • Diamond: Toni Dallas won two individual titles on floor(9.350), bars(9.550), and first place all-around (36.525). Dallas also placed 2nd on vault (9.025) in the junior division. For the senior division: Kiera Bruton placed third on floor(9.175) and beam(8.8). Alexandrea Krawczyk placed third on bars (9.3)
  • Level 4: Senior division: Cersei Pfeffer placed third on bars (8.950) and the all- around (34.775). Aubrey Smith placed third on floor (9.375). Junior Division: Lena Coleman won the vault title (9.150) and Peyton Achilles placed third on bars (9.2)..
  • Level 7: Senior B Division: Marianny Bisono won the vault title (9.0), third on bars (9.075), and floor (9.275)
  • Level 8: Junior Division: Payten Sullivan won the floor title (9.350). Sydney Jones placed third on floor (9.150). Senior Division: Hannah Winters placed first on vault (9.3). Remi Sasson placed second on vault (9.025).
  • Xcel Gold: Senior A Division: Avery Godburn placed second on floor (9.175) and third on bars (9.325).
  • Xcel Platinum: Marissa Woodling placed second on floor (9.3).

By the numbers

Thirty-four Willow Grove YMCA Twisters competed at the Christmas City Classic.

Routines of the Weekend

Peyton Achilles - Bars

Toni Dallas - Bars

Emily Wagner - Beam

Sydney Jones - Beam

Marianny Bisono - Bars

Vault Line-Up (Lena Coleman, Payton Hinkle, Remi Sasson, Hannah Winters

Payten Sullivan - Floor

What’s Next?

The next competition for Willow Grove is the Star Struck Invitational at the Atlantic City Convention Center January 14th-15th.

USA Gymnastics Pennsylvania State Qualifiers

Reagan Gates - Level 6
Skye Williams - Level 6
Olivia Lee - Level 7
Marianny Bisono - Level 7
Katelyn Lyons - Level 7
Amira Wardlaw - Level 7
Emily Wagner - Level 7
Julia Fiorentino - Xcel Gold
Avery Godburn - Xcel Gold
Tori Bell - Xcel Gold
Sydney Jones - Level 8
Payten Sullivan - Level 8
Hannah Winters - Level 8
Juli Rudgunas - Level 8
Remi Sasson - Level 8
Toni Dallas - Xcel Diamond
Kiera Bruton - Xcel Diamond
Alexandrea Krawczyk -Xcel Diamond
Marissa Woodling - Xcel Platinum
Payton Hinkle -Xcel Platinum
Cersei Pfeffer - Level 4
Peyton Achilles - Level 4
Lena Coleman - Level 4
Angelina Raysor - Level 4
Aubrey Smith - Level 4



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.