Two teams from the West Coast Soccer club advanced to their age group finals at the US Club Soccer National Championship in Waukegan, Ill.
The U16 West Coast Kryptonite earned a spot in the national championship tournament by winning NorCal's National Premier League (NPL) and the NPL College Showcase. This marked the second straight year Kryptonite competed for a national title, as after it won the national championship last year.
Kryptonite beat CKF Black (Fla.) 1-0 in its first game, as Regan Smithers converted a penalty kick for the game winner. Ebony Ezeji, Sara Peterson, Cailie Chayrez and Kate Lipman also played well, and goalkeepers Tayler Lennier and Haley Crook preserved the shutout. Next, Kryptonite beat Match Fit Chelsea (N.J.) 2-1. Trailing 1-0, Kryptonite got goals from Regan Smithers and Stephanie Pawek. Playing well were Amber Lennier, Mireya Magana, Ally Lou, Mady Souza, Rachel Leonard, Jessica Hopkins, Ebony Ezeji. In the third game, Kryptonite tied Washington Premier 2-2 to advance to the national final. Adaurie Dayak scored both goals for Kryptonite on assists by Pawek. Playing well were Jessica Hopkins, Sarah Peterson and goalkeepers Tayler Lennier and Haley Crook.
Kryptonite played Internationals 95 (Ohio) in a hard-fought final, but lost 2-0.
The U14 West Coast Wild earned a spot in the national tournament by winning the US Clubs Regional event. The Wild started the tournament with
Pleasanton's Jackson Butler, 11, competed in the Junior Olympic Judo Championships in Dallas from July 20-22. Jackson, who competes for Tri-Valley Judo, earned gold medals in the National and International divisions. By placing first, Jackson has secured the No. 1 ranking in the United States for his age and weight. Jackson will have the opportunity to represent the United States in the Pan American Championships in Queretaro, Mexico and has been invited to participate in a training camp in Cuba. Jackson will then represent USA in a dual-meet, USA vs Cuba.
Tumbling and Trampoline
Fifteen athletes from Livermore's Springtime Tumbling and Trampoline traveled to Long Beach last month to compete in the 2012 Junior Olympics Tumbling and Trampoline National Championships.
In the 11-12-year-old division, Ruben Padilla won the national title in Trampoline, Double-Mini Trampoline and Synchronized Trampoline. She also third in Tumbling. Top 10 finishes were also achieved by Kendall Aasen (Double-Mini), David Davisson (Trampoline), Josh Erickson (Trampoline, Double-Mini, Tumbling, Synchronized), Delaney Foote (Trampoline, Tumbling), Miranda Harries (Trampoline, Double-Mini), Rob Harries (Trampoline, Double-Mini, Synchronized), Emma Petersen (Double-Mini), and Nicolai Petersen (Trampoline, Tumbling).
Level 5 Age 10: Megan Wong 22.2 (35th); Level 5 Age 13-14: Miranda Harries 22.5 (9th); Level 6, Age 7-8: Emma Petersen 22.6 (13th); Level 6 Age 9: Sabra Wilson 23.4 (14th); Level 6 Age 11-12: Nicholas Chan 22.4 (16th); Level 7 Age 11-12: David Davisson 23.3 (6th); Level 7 Age 13: Megan Contarciego 21.4 (28th); Level 8 Age 11: Kaitlyn Clevenger 49.9 (14th); Level 8 Age 11-12: Nicolai Petersen 48.3 (9th); Level 8 Age 13-14: Jeremy Pigford 28.0 (17th); Level 9 Age 11-12: Ruben Padilla 89.3 (1st), Josh Erickson 82.4 (6th); Level 9 Age 14: Delaney Foote 84.6 (5th); Level 9 Age 13-14: Rob Harries 80.4 (7th).
Level 5 Age 13-14: Miranda Harries 55.6 (10th); Level 6 Age 7-8: Emma Petersen 58.1 (7th); Level 6 Age 9: Sabra Wilson 57.5 (14th); Level 6 Age 10: Megan Wong 55.6 (55th); Level 7 Age 11-12: Nicolai Petersen 57.3 (17th); Level 7 Age 13: Megan Contarciego 57.6 (21st); Level 8 Age 11: Kaitlyn Clevenger 57.5 (27th); Level 8 Age 11-12: Josh Erickson 59.0 (6th); Level 8 Age 13-14: Jeremy Pigford 29.7 (21st); Level 8 Age 17&Over: Kendall Aasen 58.9 (8th); Level 9 Age 14: Delaney Foote 59.2 (21st); Level 9 Age 13-14: Rob Harries 91.10 (6th); Level 10 Age 11-12: Ruben Padilla 125.3 (1st).
Level 5 Age 9: Sabra Wilson 50.8 (37th); Level 6 Age 11-12: Nicolai Petersen 51.1 (10th); Level 6 Age 13: Megan Contarciego 51.5 (25th); Level 8 Age 11-12: Josh Erickson 55.3 (4th); Level 8 Age 14: Delaney Foote 56.4 (7th); Level 8 Age 17&Over: Kendall Aasen 50.5 (14th); Level 9 Age 11-12: Ruben Padilla 53.5 (3rd)
Level 9 Age 11-12: Ruben Padilla 26.1 (1st), Josh Erickson 23.0 (2nd); Level 9 Age 13-14: Rob Harries 34.7 (3rd).
The Pleasanton Seahawks Swim Team swam to a first place team finish at the Far Western Championships in San Jose Aug. 1-5 at the Frank Fiscalini International Swim Center. These swimmers qualified for the meet under certain time standards and competed against swimmers from California, Nevada, Arizona and Canada.
Special highlights from the Pre-Junior group include new PRTs by Alex Ren and Nicole Stiles. In addition, Stiles swam in the 10-and-under girls 200 freestyle relay that set a new team record. From the Pre-Senior group, the 11-12 girls of Sofia Barrera, Alexandra Hernandez, Nja Zuniga, and Miranda Heckman finished in the top 10 for their three respective relays.
Miranda Heckman finished eighth in the 400 freestyle and 1500 freestyle and sixth in the 800 freestyle. For the 11-12 boys, the 200 and 400 medley relay of Jonah Cooper, Timothy Yao, Drew Kobayashi, and Christopher Jhong finished second in both races.
In the 200 and 400 free relay, Jonah Cooper, Drew Kobayashi, Christopher Jhong, and Wolfgang Lachance also swam to second in both races. Individually, Jonah Cooper was the second place high point winner for 11-12 boys by placing first in two of his races, second in two of his races, third in three of his races, and fifth in the 800 freestyle. Christopher Jhong also contributed to the points by placing seventh in the 200 backstroke and fifth in the 100 backstroke.