'10' just another step closer to perfect

Kingman gymnasts excel in 2014

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->These four gymnastic girls have reached the coveted Level 10 in their sport. Clockwise from bottom are Sydney Tribbett (black), Briana Mecom (green), Maddy Tribbett (blue), Brooke McFarland (orange).<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->These four gymnastic girls have reached the coveted Level 10 in their sport. Clockwise from bottom are Sydney Tribbett (black), Briana Mecom (green), Maddy Tribbett (blue), Brooke McFarland (orange).<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

KINGMAN - It was a successful 2014 season for Kingman's four Level 10 gymnasts.

Maddy Tribbett, 14, Brooke McFarland, 16, Briana Mecom, 18, and Sydney Tribbett, 18, each had quality showings at the 2014 AZ Optional State Meet in Chandler.

Maddy Tribbett competed at Level 9, but she has since moved up to Level 10. She placed third overall in the JrB division. Tribbett was second on the floor, third on vault and fifth on bars and beams. Her scores qualified her for the 2014 Region 1 Championships in Anaheim, Calif.

She finished in 29th place in California, placing as high as 22nd in both the vault and uneven bars.

"It wasn't my best meet, but I did pretty well," Tribbett said. "It felt like I accomplished a lot. It made it a great year."

Mecom was sixth at the state competition with her highest place coming in the vault. She scored 9.05 for sixth in the event and her overall score of 35.15 qualified her for region. Mecom chose not to attend the meet in California.

Sydney Tribbett and Brooke McFarland both came in ninth place at state. Though neither qualified for region, each has a positive spin they can put on the season.

"It wasn't my best, but it wasn't my worst," McFarland said. "I liked the summertime when I went to Illinois and worked at a camp there for a change."

Tribbett has accepted an academic scholarship at NCAA Division III Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. Tribbett is expected to help the Pipers strive for a National Women's Gymnastics Association national championship.

"I see Sydney contributing right away," said Hamline gymnastics coach Doug Byrnes. "She's a talented kid. I expect her to come and be a strong contributor for us."