Boone meet brings out best in Moser competitors

Area Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics winners from the Boone Invitational, first row from left: Savannah Freese, Gabrielle Guilford and Ella Glawatz. Second row: Ella Vaughn and Ingrid Vaughn. (Photo submitted)

     Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics area athletes recently competed and placed well in the USTA Power Tumbling meet held in Boone, Iowa on Feb. 15.

     There were 23 teams entered with around 350 athletes competing throughout the day. Moser area gymnasts who placed well are as follows:

     First place: Hannabelle Erickson, Kyle Peck, Elizabeth Recker, Megan Pierschbacher, Kendall Wagner, Kaleah Belinsky, Tucker Erickson, Memphis Peyton, Ella Vaughn, Kadee Batterson, Myra Peyton, Kaia Engelhardt, Aaliyah Rosenthal, Laura Pierschbacher, Ava Seevell, Kael Peck, Tenleigh Uthoff, Adalyn Fette and Lainey Payne.

     Second place: Annie Gulick, Cheyenne Varner, Isabella Barrett, Taylor Mullis, Kennedi Bevans, Kylie Belinsky, Kennedy Bulman, Allie Esmann, Aubrey Wilson, Gracyn Fangman, Josi Munger, Makenna Payne, Ella Frieden and Madilyn Payne.

     Third place: Makayla Gasper, Gabrielle Guilford, Isabel Lutgen, Ava Nolan, Kreighton Peck, Maddesyn Demmer, Ella Glawatz, Ingrid Vaughn, Baileigh Uthoff and Avery Fette.

     Fourth place: Melanie Lutgen and Hadlee Erickson.

     Fifth place: Michelle Stelken, Savannah Freese and Hannah Seevell.

     Sixth place: Alaina Mead and Madelyn Bockenstedt.

     “Moser athletes are setting goals and working hard to achieve to the best of their ability for the upcoming meets,” said Debbie Moser, who co-coaches the team with Carmen Moser Payne, Bernita Moser, Kattie Payne Schulte and Luka Shulte.

     For information, contact the Moser school at


Phillips competes

in Team Trials

     Carter Phillips from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics competed in his third USTA Team Trials, and placed seventh. His journey has proven beneficial in setting the goals necessary to obtain the skills he was working for as well as new routines, new experiences, and challenges.

 He will learn from all those experiences and challenges and put to great use to re-try for the Elite USTA National Team in 2020.

     “We as coaches are very proud of Carter and we know he will now focus on 2020,” Moser co-coach Debbie Moser said.



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