Area Moser students who excelled at the Woodhull, Ill., USTA Meet included; front from left, Kyla Ries, Miya Pitz, Ella Davidshofer and Katie Lueck; second row, Elyse Konrardy, Ella Digmann, Savanna Lehman, Madelyn Troester, Kaley Polfer and Chloe Smith; back row, Melanie Lutgen, Izzy Lutgen, Kennedy Collins, Annie Gulick and Asanti Britton.

Seventeen students from the Moser School of Dance and Gymnastics opened the season by taking first at the USTA Power Tumbling Meet in Woodhull, Ill., Oct. 20. There were 12 teams entered in the season-opening meet with 225 athletes competing throughout the day.

Annie Gulick, Melanie Lutgen, Allysa Sadewasser, Kyle Sadewasser, Lucas Sadewasser, Megan Pierschbacher, Madelyn Troester, Ella Davidshofer, Elyse Konrardy, Savanna Lehman, Kaley Polfer, Chloe Smith, Madilyn Payne, Lainey Payne, Jessica Kracke, Carlee Batterson and Canaan Corcoran all earned first-place trophies.

Additional place finishers for the Moser School included: second — Kennedy Collins, Izzy Lutgen, Claire Jaeger, Kendall Wagner, Asanti Britton, Caleb Crane, Destiny Barnhart, Hayden Reimer, Vivian Clar, Griffan Ostrander, Alyvia Snavely, Lindsay Ruchti and Kyla Ries; third — Kennedi Bevans, Ella Digmann, Miya Pitz, adalyn Ostrander, Kaja Johnson, Kena Johnson and Scarlett Benesh; fourth — Addison Norton, Makenna Payne, Kylee McElmeel, Kennedi Benesh and Katie Lueck; fifth — Mylie Elliot, Laura Pierschbacher, Kallyn Henney, Kadee Batterson, Dagny Kuhlman and Paislee Hansel; sixth — Kirsten Farmer; seventh — Aaliyah Corcoran, Sutton Smith and Adalyn Monk; ninth — Hannah Crane.

The Moser School is coached by Carmen Moser Payne, of Edgewood, Debbie Moser, of Dyersville, Bernita Moser, Kattie Payne Schulte and Luka Marie Schulte, of Strawberry Point.

“It was a really well organized, on time, great confidence builder meet,” the coaches said. “Moser athletes will continue to train and work hard to achieve to the best of their ability for the upcoming meets.

“We are so appreciative of our very loyal, hard-working, and dedicated Moser team members and their families, sub-beginner through elite levels.”