Bethel High School sophomore Kiana Lewis qualifies for state, regional and national Junior Olympic Championships in gymnastics
Congratulations to Kiana Lewis, a 10th grade student at Bethel High School. She has qualified for the state, regional and national Junior Olympic Championships in gymnastics.
Kiana qualified to compete in the Virginia USA Gymnastics Level 10 State Meet in March in Chesapeake, VA. She is the Virginia state champion on vault and floor exercise scoring first on vault (9.8) and first on floor (9.625).
Kiana qualified to compete in the 2018 Level 10 Region 7 Gymnastics Championships in April in Landover, MD. There are six states that participate in the regional championships: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia. Kiana scored first place on vault (9.65), first place on floor (9.5) and second place all-around (AA) in the competition earning her the regional champion on vault and floor exercise.
Kiana then became a Level 10 national qualifier for the 2018 Junior Olympic National Championships in Cincinnati, OH in May. This event is a culmination of the gymnastics season. There are eight regions in USA Gymnastics, and only the top seven gymnasts in each age division from the regional championships advance to nationals. This year more than 680 of the top level 10 gymnasts participated in the national competition. Kiana currently ranks 4th in the nation on floor exercise (9.575) and 16th overall in the nation in her age group (37.725).
“As an honor roll student, Kiana works extremely hard to balance gymnastics and school,” said Valencia Lewis, Kiana’s proud mother. “She has learned the more competent you become, the greater the challenge to keep it all balanced.”
To view a video of her floor exercise at Nationals, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsEos4hIHDU.
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