Recruitable Athletes

CLASS OF 2019

KYLA PODGES

** Kyla is verbally committed to Texas Woman’s University as of September 2018.

Athlete Information

Date of Birth: 10/08/2000
Parents/Legal Guardians: Julie Bennington and Keith Podges
School: Lafayette High School
Expected Graduation Date: May 2019
GPA: 4.0
Academic Interests: Physician’s Assistant or Registered Nurse Practitioner (specializing in sports medicine)

Skills

Vault: Yurchenko Full On-Tuck Off; Upgrade: Yurchenko Full On-Pike Off
Bars: Swing 1/2, Pak, 1/2 Pirouette-Toe Shoot, Double Back Dismount; Upgrade: Toe-Hand, Blind Straddle Jaeger, Blind 1/1-Double Back Dismount
Beam: 1/1 Squat Turn, Switch Leap-Switch 1/2-Sheep Jump, Front Kickover, Back Handspring-Layout Stepout-Back 1/1 Dismount, Switch Leap-Switch 1/2-Back Tuck; Upgrade: Back Handspring Layout 2 Foot, Front Kickover-Sheep Jump, 1.5 Squat Turn, Side Aerial
Floor: Double Pike, Back 2.5, Front Layout-Front 1/1, Rudi, Switch Ring-Switch 1/2, 1.5 Free Leg Turn; Upgrade: Back 2.5-Front Tuck, Front Layout-Rudi, Rudi-Split Jump

Career Highlights

2010-2013 and 2015 Regional Qualifier (L8, L8, L9, L9, L9)
Coaches Spectacular Finals Competitor
Arnold Classic Finals Competitor
2015 Level 9 State Meet — 1st Place Beam, 3rd Place AA
2015 Level 9 Regional Qualifier — 8th Place Bars, 3rd Place Beam, 6th Place AA
2015 Level 9 Eastern Nationals Qualifier — 3rd Place Beam
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier — 3rd Place Beam
2017 Level 10 State — 2nd Place Beam, 4th Place AA
2017 Level 10 Regionals — 3rd Place Beam

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CLASS OF 2020

EMMA GAYLE

Athlete Information

Date of Birth: 06/20/2002
Parents/Legal Guardians: Michael & Susan Gayle
School: Lexington Christian Academy
Expected Graduation Date: May 2020
GPA: 4.3
Academic Interests: Pharmacy

Skills

Vault: Yurchenko Full on Competition Surface; 1 1/2 to 8″ in Pit
Bars: Ray, Bale to Toe Shoot, Double Layout Dismount
Beam: BHS Whip, Side Aerial, Standing Whip, Round Off Double Full Dismount
Floor: Full In from Floor to Resi; Double Layout from Floor to 8″; Front Full to Front Layout; Front Double Full

Career Highlights

2016 Level 10 — R8 JO Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 10 — R8 JO Regional Qualifier
2018 Level 10 — R8 JO National Qualifier

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CLASS OF 2021

ALEXA BEREZOWITZ

Athlete Information

Date of Birth: 03/03/2003
Parents/Legal Guardians: Dan and Jane Berezowitz
School: Henry Clay High School
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
GPA: 4.0
Academic Interests: Medical Field

Skills

Vault: Yurchenko 1/1; Upgrade: Yurchenko 1.5
Bars: Pak, Toe Shoot, Toe Hand, Blind 1/1, Swing 1/2, Double Tuck Dismount; Upgrade: Jaeger, Double Layout Dismount
Beam: Front Aerial, Front Aerial-Front Aerial, Front Aerial-Back Handspring-Layout, Front Aerial to Arabesque, Side Aerial, Split 3/4, Split 1/1, Free Leg Turn, Straddle 3/4, Roundoff 1.5 Dismount; Upgrade: Onodi, Roundoff 2/1 Dismount
Floor: Front Layout-Rudi, Front Layout-Front 2/1, Front 2/1, Rudi-Split Jump, Rudi-Layout Stepout, Back Double Pike, Switch Side-Popa, Tourjete, Switch 1/2, Split 1/1, Switch Ring, 1.5 180° Split Turn-1/1 Inward Turn; Upgrade: Double Layout, Piked Full-In, Front Layout-Rudi-Back Layout Stepout, Front Layout-Front 2/1-Front Tuck, Back Double-Double, Back 2.5, Back 2.5-Front Tuck

Career Highlights

2016 Level 9 State — 1st Place Beam
2016 Level 9 Regionals — 7th Place AA, Eastern National Qualifier
2016 Level 9 Eastern Nationals — 4th Place Beam
2017 Level 10 State: 2nd Place Vault, 1st Place Beam, 1st Place Floor

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ELAINA MCGOVERN

Athlete Information

Date of Birth: 05/17/2003
Parents/Legal Guardians: Sean and Bridget McGovern
School: Madison Central High School
Expected Graduation Date: May 2021
GPA: 4.0
Academic Interests: Graphic Design and Industrial Engineering

Skills

Vault: Yurchenko Layout and Yurchenko 1/2; Upgrade: Yurchenko 1/1
Bars: Clearhip Gienger, Bail, Full Out Dismount; Upgrade: Blind 1/1, Gienger to Immediate Bail
Beam: Back Handspring-Layout Stepout, Front Kickover, Cat Leap-Switch 1/2-Wolf Jump, 1/1 Turn, Front Tuck, Front Kickover-Back Handspring, Roundoff-2/1 Dismount; Upgrade: Gainer Front Kickover, Arabian, Back Handspring-Layout-Layout
Floor: Front 2/1-Front Tuck, Double Back, Rudi-Split Jump, Rudi-Layout Stepout, Back 2.5; Upgrade: Full-In, Back 2.5-Front Tuck

Career Highlights

2017 Level 10 State Meet — 3rd Place Vault, 3rd Place Bars, 3rd Place Beam, and 3rd Place AA
2017 Regionals — 9th Place AA
2017 Level 10 Eastern Nationals — 2nd Alternate

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CLASS OF 2022

ELLA HAYES

Athlete Information

Date of Birth: 02/06/2004
Parents/Legal Guardians: Ben & Corry Hayes
School: Veritas Christian Academy
Expected Graduation Date: May 2022
GPA: 4.0
Academic Interests: Biology/Medicine

Skills

Vault: Yurchenko Layout, upgrade Yurchenko Full
Bars: Blind-Jaeger, Clear Hip-Pak, Pirouette- Toe-Shoot, Giant, Giant, Double Back Dismount. Upgrade: Blind Full
Beam: BHS-layout, Front Aerial-Split Jump -Split 3/4, Full Turn, Round Off back layout 1.5 dismount. Other skills not in routine: side Aerial scale, front Aerial- BHS, Side Aerial. upgrade: Split Full, Dismount Round Off Back Layout 2/1.
Floor: Back Double Pike, Front Layout Front Full, Rudi, 1.5 turn, Switch Leap-Tourjete 1/2. Other skills: Back 2 1/2, Front Double Full. Upgrade Back Full-in, Front Layout – Rudi.

Career Highlights

2018 KY State Beam Champion
2018 KY State Vault Silver Medalist
2018 R5 L9 Regional Championships — AA Champion, Vault Bronze Medalist
2018 L9 Eastern Nationals — Vault Bronze Medalist, 6th AA

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CLASS OF 2023

SARAH LAMBERT

** Coming Soon!

CLASS OF 2024/2025

AMELIA ULMER

** Coming Soon!