The Hi-NRG Gymnastix Acrobatic team has qualified for the 2014 USA Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Although Hi-NRG, located in Chesterfield, is only in their second year of competition, coach Tony Palmasanohas developed a strong competitive team with gymnasts ranging in age from 6 to 22. They all have qualified for and are headed to the U.S. National Championships.
In addition, two of the teams – the mixed pair of Sloane Roper and Chris Trager and the women’s trio of Lauren Knoll, Jordan Christian and Addison Fastenau – are being considered for the Junior National Team.
Knoll, 12, attends Wildwood Middle as does Fastenau, 11. Roper, 9, goes to Green Pines Elementary. Christian, 14, attends Lafayette High. Traeger is 22.
Others going to the national championships are Ava Wood, 6, of Oak Brook Elementary; Lily Ceresia, 12, of Wildwood Middle; Baily Stinehagen, 10, of Kehrs Mill Elementary and Ellen Resek, 12, of Crestview Middle.