WG Gymnastics Pink Invite News Post

Published: 02/24/2023 - 8:00 AM

The Willow Grove YMCA girls team won seven event titles at the Pink Invitational by Unite for Her. The Pennsylvania Convention Center hosted over 4,000 athletes from local and national USA Gymnastics teams. The Pink Invitational enables gymnasts to find new and fun ways to promote solidarity and display their determination to care for women and families affected by breast and ovarian cancers.

Xcel Gold

  • Eva Buchakjian, who competed in her first USA Gymnastics meet of the season, won all-around (37.175), bars (9.575), and beam (9.250) titles.
  • Avery Godburn continued her strong season performances on her signature events with titles on bars (9.550), floor (9.525), and third place finish in the all-around.

Level 8

  • Hannah Winters, powers her way to her fifth vault title of the season and second place all-around (35.450).
  • Remi Sasson won the Strength of Character Award for her overall performance during the Level 8 session.

Level 6

  • Averi Brady, scored a 9.65 on beam for the title and her season high on the event.

Top 3 Fnishers

Xcel Gold

14 & Over

  • Eva Buchakjian: 1st Place All-Around, 1st Place Bars, 1st Place Beam
  • Tori Bell: 3rd Place Beam
  • Avery Godburn:1st Place Bars, 1st Place Floor, 3rd Place All-Around

Level 8

Age 13

  • Sydney Jones: 2nd Place Floor, 3rd Place Beam

Age 15 & Over

  • Hannah Winters: 1st Place Vault, 2nd Place All-Around, 2nd Place Bars

Level 6

10 & Under

  • Averi Brady: 1st Place Beam

Level 7

Age 12

  • Olivia Lee: 3rd Place Bars

Age 13

  • Marianny Bisono: 3rd Place Vault, 3rd Place Bars

Age 14 & Over

  • Amira Wardlaw: 2nd Place Bars, 3rd Place All-Around

Routines of the Weekend

Vault Highlights: Reagan Gates, Payton Hinkle, Roxanne Spector, Averi Brady, Hannah Winters

Payten Sullivan - Beam

Julianne Rudgunas - Beam

Alexandrea Krawczyk - Bars

Aubrey Smith - Beam

Addison Bae - Beam

Adrianna Carleo - Floor

Grace Burenga - Floor

Peyton McQuade - Floor

Simisola Mabogunje - Floor

Level 7 Vault Line-Up: Olivia Lee, Jaclyn Seitter, Katelyn Lyons, Delaney Mook, Marianny Bisono-Cumba, Amira Wardlaw)

What’s Next?

The Twisters next competition is the Eastern Pennsylvania YMCA Girls Gymnastics League Championships hosted at home at the Willow Grove YMCA March 18th & 19th.



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.