Gymnast Jessie Schnarr, a sixth grader at North Middle School, recently competed in a regional championship event for USA Gymnastics and finished fifth overall for her division.
Schnarr faced some of the toughest competition in her division from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and her home state of Tennessee.
However, Schnarr was still able to finish fifth overall with a cumulative score of 37.25 across four events.
She finished second in the vault, third in the floor routine, fourth on the beam and ninth in the bars event for her level.
USA Gymnastics events are divided into levels based on skill with age and competency requirements to be met before advancing to the next level.
Schnarr is currently at Level 7 with the highest point in the sport being at Level 10.
Schnarr qualified for the regional competition after finishing second overall for her level in the Tennessee championship meet.
Her performance in the state meet included first-place finishes in the vault and the beam events.
Schnarr is the daughter of Dr. Chad Schnarr and Janet Schnarr.
Janet said that Jessie had three goals for the season and met all of them.
Her goals were to perform the giant maneuver on the high bars, qualify for the regional meet and earn an all-around score of at least 37 at regionals.
Schnarr trains at Elite Energy Gymnastics in Murfreesboro with her parents driving her there three to four times per week for training.
The regional meet marked the end of the 2019 season with Jessie now preparing for the 2020 season while looking for even more success on the big stage of gymnastics.