Five Isle gymnasts earn honors at nationals
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Five gymnasts from Hawaiian Island Twisters earned All-America honors by placing in the top 10 of their respective national meets.
At the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic National Championship in Oklahoma City, April 29 to 30, two gymnasts earned the honor at the Level 10 meet.
Rebecca Cardenas finished third in the beam and eighth in the vault to earn All-America honors, and Becca Pang finished eighth on the beam to take the honor.
Tamara Rapp, Jenna Frowein and Tiara Rapp earned All-America honors at the Western Level 9 Nationals, April 21 to 23 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In the Junior A Division for 12 and under, Tamara Rapp placed third on the uneven bars, scoring 9.50. She also tied for 11th in the all-around with 36.850 points.
Frowein tied for seventh on the uneven bars (9.35) and Tiara Rapp tied for eighth on the beam, with 9.35. Frowein placed 28th in the all-around, and Tiara Rapp placed 23rd.
The gymnasts qualified for the nationals after advancing through state and regional championships.
USA JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONALS LEVEL 10 RESULTS
COMPETITOR (SCORE, OVERALL PLACE)
Rebecca Cardenas: vault 9.65, bar 8.125, beam 9.5, floor 9.3, all-around 36.575 (25th place)
Madison Cole: vault 8.8, bars 8.5, beam 8.325, floor 8.2, all-around 33.825 (56th)
Dominique Cooper: vault 9.0, bars 7.55, beam 8.2, floor 8.825, all-around 33.575 (57th)
Megan Harada: vault 9.55, bars 8.7, beam 9.275, floor 9.1, all-around 36.625 (27th)
Sarah Leong: vault 9.05, bars 7.85, beam 8.675, floor 8.35, all-around 33.925 (57th)
Kara Mun: vault 9.025, bars 8.7, beam 9.075, floor 9.1, all-around 35.9 (41st)
Kahoku Palafox: vault 9.050, bars 9.325, beam 8.925, floor 8.1, all-around 35.4 (45th)
Becca Pang: vault 9.025, bars, 9.1, beam 9.425, floor 8.9, all-around 36.45 (28th)
Keolamau Yee: vault 9.25, bars 8.4, beam 9.275, floor 8.4, all- around 35.325 (51st)
WESTERN NATIONALS LEVEL 9 RESULTS
JUNIOR A DIVISION (SCORE, PLACE)
Tamara Rapp: vault (8.975, T15); bars (9.50, 3); beam (9.125, T15); floor (9.25, 12); all-around (36.85, T11).
Tiara Rapp: vault (8.825, T20); bars (9.10, T15); beam (9.35, T8); floor (8.750, 24); all-around (36.025, T23).
Jenna Frowein: vault (8.90, T18); bars (9.35, T7); beam (8.675, 24); floor (8.80, T23); all-around (35.725, 28).
Jasmine Padeken-Pasigan: vault (8.825, T20); bars (8.95, T17); beam (8.825, 21); floor (9.0, T19); all-around (35.675, 29).
JUNIOR C DIVISION (SCORE, PLACE)
Terris Harrison: vault (9.0, T27); bars (8.90, 36); beam (8.35, 46); floor (9.225, T27); all-around (35.475, 41).
JUNIOR D DIVISION (SCORE, PLACE)
Dayle Akamine: vault (8.70, 44); bars (8.8, T26); beam (9.05, T14); floor (8.45, T48); all-around (35.0, 40).
TWO FROM STATE PLACE AT CANADIAN MEET
Nani Vercruyssen and Kelsen Onigama were the only two non-Canadian competitors at the 2006 Canadian National Gymnastics Championships at Laval University in Quebec City.
Vercruyssen, a Kaimuki Middle School student, won the 17-and-under trampoline event and finished third in the double mini-trampoline.
Onigama, a Kalihi Waena Elementary student, was second in the 10-to-14 novice boys category in the double mini-trampoline and was 15th in the trampoline.
Vercruyssen and Onigama were invited by the Canadian Gymnastics Federation, which has close ties with the Hawai'i Trampoline Association.