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Georgetown College acrobatics and tumbling team enters a season of practice and demonstration work as first-year head coach Alicia Castagneto builds excitement for the developing sport.
"We hit the ground running in January but ran into a snag with so many seniors having already committed to colleges," Castagneto said. "I have laid the ground work with coaches and athletes to have a competition squad next year. This year we will get to showcase what this sport is all about and hopefully get even more people excited."
The Tigers A&T have five members with true freshman Madi Webster and junior cheerleader Kaya Kelly being joined by current Georgetown students Leah Pederson, Aarica Parker and Nicole Miracle.
Christina 'Madi' Webster becomes Georgetown College's second acrobatics and tumbling team signee. The Odon, Ind. native has been part of the USAG national trampoline and tumbling teams from 2011-14. She competed with the junior squad for the first two years and the senior team in 2013-14.
"I'm really excited to have Madi join our Tiger program," said GC coach Alicia Castagneto. "I really feel she is the right fit overall. She is comes in with a strong trampoline and tumbling background. She excels in the classroom and has her feet solidly rooted in her faith. Those are three components I think are most important for any student-athlete with which I want to work."
Georgetown College Acrobatics & Tumbling team is starting to take form with the exciting announcement of the first signee in program history.
"It is a great day for the program," said Tiger coach Alicia Castagneto. "We know exactly what Kaya Kelly brings to the table as she moves from the cheerleading squad to our team. She is extremely competitive and well recognized for her skills as the 2014 Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year and the 2015 Mid-South Conference Cheerleader of the Year."
Castagneto says the junior-to-be will starting in six of the eight events this coming season.
Come flip your way into Georgetown College athletics history through open tryouts for the first ever Acrobatics and Tumbling team. The Tigers will be full varsity A&T for fall of 2015 and coach Alicia Castagneto is ready to watch what area athletes bring to the table for a unique opportunity to make the team.
All high school seniors and current college students of all abilities are encouraged to come to United Talent, 101 Spring Court, Georgetown, Ky. Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm.
Georgetown College decided in the fall of 2014 to start an Acrobatics and Tumbling team. On January 1, Alicia Castagneto joined the Tiger staff as head coach for A&T, bringing her vast knowledge and experience in the gymnastics world to Georgetown.
The California native understands the competitive drive involved, starting her gymnastics career at age two. She competed on the regional scene from age seven to 14, stopping at level 8. She took two years off from the circuit before starting to compete again nationally in Trampoline & Tumbling.
Castagneto did that until age 19. At her final nationals, she placed second in tumbling, fifth on double mini trampoline and eighth in trampoline.