Last Thursday, April 9th, the Zone suffered a great loss - Mr. Paul Johnson, founding partner of the Gymnastics Zone passed away.
For those of you that knew Paul, you realize what a devastating loss this was for both the gym and its members.
Paul worked tirelessly with Margaret to make sure that all of our gymnasts got whatever it was they needed to be successful. When the gym needed new equipment, he made sure we got it. When we needed more space, Paul secured the space next door to allow us to expand into one of the largest gymnastics training facilities in northern California. If we needed it, Paul worked with Margaret to make it happen and for this we are infinitely thankful.
Paul loved the Zone, it was his second home and he truly enjoyed watching the gymnasts progress and have fun - you could often find him standing by the bleachers drinking in the action. The team girls loved Paul, and it was not uncommon to hear entire teams of girls yelling "Hi Paul!" from across the gym - and he loved it, responding with a wave and a smile.
Our staff have put together a small memorial on the window of the pro-shop with photos and memories of Paul and how much they will miss him - please stop and take a look next time you are in the gym.
Thank you, Paul for all you have done for each and every one of us - without you, gymnastics could have never been a part of Napa as it is today. Without your unending support and dedication to our community, we could not possibly become the world-class facility that we are. You will live forever in our hearts. You are greatly missed.
The Levels 8 and 9 Junior Olympic Optional Teams from
the Gymnastics Zone competed at their state championships last weekend and one
of their members came home with two new state titles to her name.
The results are as follows:
Level 8 Team
Child B age division Katy
Cordiero – first on vault (state champion), fifth on bars, fifth on beam,
third on floor and first all-around (state champion) with a score of 37.425.
Senior A age division Savannah
Nied – eighth on floor and fourteenth all-around with a score of 35.450.
Both Cordiero and Nied qualified
for Regional Championships to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center April
17, 18 and 19th.Cordiero
qualified to compete as a part of the Norcal State Team and will represent
Northern California in a special session of the event.
Level 9 Team
Junior B age division Thea
Michovsky – second on bars, eighth on floor and eighth all-around with a
score of 36.075. Blake Gozashti – (scratch on vault
and bars due to an injury early in the season) ninth on beam, tenth on floor
and seventeenth all-around with a score of 17.950.
Junior C age division Maya Uemura – fifth on vault, ninth
on bars, ninth on beam and ninth all-around with a score of 36.250.
Senior A age division Olivia Stewart – eighth on vault,
(scratched bars), seventh on beam and fifteenth all-around with a score of
Uemura and Michovsky qualified to compete in all-around competition
during Regional Championships to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center April
17, 18 and 19th and Gozashti and Stewart qualified to compete as
event specialists and will compete up to three events during the competition.
The Level 7 team will compete in their State
Championships on April 11 and 12 at Folsom High School hosted by Technique
Gymnastics of Rancho Cordova.The Xcel
teams will be competing at their State Championships on April 11 and 12 hosted
by Byers Gymnastics in Roseville.