Last week, the Studios Unlimited Trampoline and Tumbling team traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee for the United States Tumbling Association National Championships. More than 2,500 athletes from 146 teams came from around the country to compete in this year’s event (22 of the 46 Studios Unlimited team members competed).
Nine members of the Studios Unlimited team were recently named to the United States Tumbling Association’s all-star team. Those members are: Amanda Back, Carlee Arnett, Kadence Mullins, Ian Montgomery, Owen “Moose” Montgomery, Jaden Noble and Michael Jones.
The STU team came away from the event with nine national titles, led by Ian Montgomery’s three gold medals. The teams also had 1 runner-up silver medal, four 3rd place bronze medals, along with placing in the top ten 31 times.
The team also captured a couple of team awards. Madisyn Farler and Alyssa Sizemore brought home 3rd place nationally in the sub-beginners tumbling event, while Molly Baker, Carlee Arnett, Ian Montgomery and Kadence Mullins were crowned National Champions in the intermediate double-mini event.
Tumbling ,Double-mini ,Trampoline:
Carlee Arnett National Champ 10th
Amanda Back National Champ 10th
Molly Barker 6th National Champ 15th
Kailyn Collins 5th flight 5th flight 6th flight
Natalie Combs 8th 3rd
Libby Cornett 6th flight 8th flight 6th flight
Alyssa Dixon 8th
Kailey Dixon 5th flight
Madisyn Dixon National Runner up
Michael Jones National Champ 7th
Zoe Karelis 17th 11th 6th
Braely Kersey 4th 6th
Ian Montgomery National Champ National Champ National Champ
Owen Montgomery National Champ 3rd
Sophie Moore 4th flight 4th flight 5th flight
Kadence Mullins 10th 3rd 14th
Jaden Noble 5th flight 13th
Kinley Parsons 5th 5th flight
Alyssa Sizemore 8th
Aerial Smith 10th 8th
Tasia Stacy 9th 6th 8th
Malley Vermillion National Champ 3rd
Next stop for the team will be the Junior Olympics in Houston, Texas July 26th through 31st.
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.