Everest Gymnastics athletes Savannah Goveia and Amber Lowe already have something to celebrate for 2019. These young gymnasts have been invited to and will be recognized at the National Gymnastics Banquet in Las Vegas on February 9th.
Savannah and Amber recently received the news of their invitation following the 2018 HOPES Qualifier. The event, which has been held each year since 2006, was created to honor young gymnasts. The HOPES competition can be best described as a pre-elite program for adolescents not quite ready to commit to an Olympic or professional path. It should be noted, however, that the competition is just as intense and is an excellent entry into professional sports for these talented athletes.
Hosted at the same time as the 2019 Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational, the National Gymnast Awards & Banquet celebration is the only event of its kind. Here, talented up-and-coming gymnasts are recognized at a national level and have an opportunity to meet and mingle with their peers. According to Everest Gymnastics coaches, the event is not just about glory or praise. The banquet is a night of fun and a rare opportunity for coaches, parents, gymnasts, and their families to come together to celebrate a new generation of athletes.
Everest Gymnastics founders Qi Han and Yiwen Chen are beyond excited for the event and praise Savannah and Amber for their dedication to the sport despite their young ages.
13-year-old Amber Lowe is a level 10 gymnast with Everest Gymnastics. She is known for her skill on both the bars and beams, with an America’s Top 100 personal best of 9.5 and 9.55 respectively. Amber, who is originally from Kennesaw, Georgia, first began gymnastics classes when she was five years old. She recently ranked first place All-Around at the Atlanta Crown Invitational. Amber is a dedicated and hard-working athlete and one day hopes to qualify for the USA National Gymnastics Team. She has thrived under the guidance of coaches Han and Chen, who remain impressed with Amber’s ability to stay focused while training. Amber is well-rounded and, in addition to excelling in sports, she is a top student.
Savannah Goveia entered the world of recreational gymnastics as a toddler. It was apparent from her first mother/daughter class that Savannah had a natural talent and unwavering interest in the sport. Shortly after her first competition at age seven, Savannah was suddenly and seriously injured. With a fractured and dislocated elbow, doctors believed she would never regain full range of motion in her arm. However, she was determined to prove them wrong and went on to compete and place in dozens of events. By 2015, she was a level 6 gymnast. That same year, she entered the Texas State Championships, taking the title on the beam in her age group. Savannah has been training at Everest Gymnastics since 2016.
Both of these outstanding young ladies deserve this honor, and the entire Everest Gymnastics family is proud of their accomplishments.