Gymnastics Team & Alumni

Competitive Gymnastics Team

Arizona Sunrays currently coaches gymnasts at the Compulsory, Xcel, Optional and Elite level. We are proud to have placed gymnasts on the U.S. National Team, and to have helped over 48 gymnasts sign collegiate scholarships. Our Competitive team continually wins State, Regional and National awards.

Trinity Herwig

Xcel Diamond | Graduating 2024

2024 Xcel Diamond

California Grand: 2nd BB

Rally in the Valley: 5th V, BB Champion

2023 Xcel Diamond

Regionals: 2nd BB, 5th AA

St. Paddy’s Invitational: 3rd BB

Victory Classic: 3rd BB

Fiesta Bowl: 2nd BB, 4th FX, 2nd AA

Winterfest Invitational: 3rd V, 3rd BB, 2nd FX

USA Invitational: 2nd BB

Classic Rock Invitational: 3rd BB, 5th AA

2022 Xcel Diamond

Arizona Xcel State Championships: 3rd V, 3rd BB, 5thFX

Fiesta Bowl: 3rd V, 3rd BB, 2nd FX, 3rd AA

Classic Rock Invitational: 4th BB, 5th FX, 4th AA

Eliana Pandelakis

Xcel Diamond| Graduating 2024

2024 Xcel Diamond

Classic Rock Invitational: 4th FX

2022 Xcel Platinum

St. Paddy's Invitational: 6th BB

Fiesta Bowl: 5th BB, 6th FX

Classic Rock Invitational: 5th V, 4th BB

2020 Xcel Gold

Valley of the Sun Challenge: 6th V, 2nd FX

Sun Devil Classic: 5th BB, 4th FX, 6th AA

Classic Rock Invitational: 4th V, 6th FX

California Grand: 5th BB

Maya Taylor

Xcel Diamond | Graduating 2024

2024 Xcel Diamond

Classic Rock Invitational: 4th V, 2nd UB, 4th FX, 3rd AA

Rally in the Valley: 4th UB, 2nd FX

 2023 Xcel Diamond

Region 1 Xcel Championships: UB Champion

Arizona Xcel State Championships: 1st UB, 2nd FX

St. Paddy's Invitational: 1st V, 2nd UB

Victory Classic: 4th V, 3rd UB, 1st BB, 2nd FX, 3rd AA

Fiesta Bowl: 2nd UB

Winterfest Invitational: Bars Champion

Arizona Grand: 1st V, 2nd UB, 4th BB, 2nd FX, 1st AA

Classic Rock: 1st V, 3rd UB, 4th BB, 1st FX, 1st AA

 2022 Xcel Diamond

Fiesta Bowl: 2nd UB

Classic Rock Invitational: 3rd UB, 1st BB, 1st FX, 2nd

Winter Sun: 3rd V, 1st BB, 1st FX, 3rd AA

Arizona Grand Invitational: 2nd FX


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Jade Carey

USA Olympic Gold Medalist and World Team Member
  • Oregon State University
  • 2021 Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan - Floor Exercise Champion, Gold Medalist, Team Silver
  • 2021 Winter Cup - VT silver medalist
  • 2020 Melbourne World Cup, Melbourne, Australia - VT, FX Champion
  • 2019 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany - Team Champion and VT silver medalist
  • 2019 U.S. VT & FX exercise silver medalist
  • 2019 Swiss Cup, Zurich, Switzerland - Team Champion
  • 2019 Doha World Cup, Doha, Qatar - VT, FX Champion
  • 2019 Baku World Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan - VT, FX Champion
  • 2018 Senior Pan American Championships, Lima, Peru - Team, VT, FX Champion
  • 2018 U.S. FX exercise silver medalist and VT bronze medalist
  • 2017 World Championships, Montreal, Canada - VT, FX silver medalist
  • 2017 U.S. VT champion and FX exercise silver medalist

 Collegiate Athletes

1980 to Present

Elite & USA National Team Members

Jade Carey:  2019 World team champion and vault silver medalist, 2019 U.S. vault & floor exercise silver medalist, 2018 U.S. floor exercise silver medalist and vault bronze medalist, 2017 World vault & floor exercise silver medalist, 2017 U.S. vault champion and floor exercise silver medalist

Riley McCusker: 2019 Pan American Games, Lima, Peru – 1st-Team, UB; 2nd-AA; 3rd-BB; 5th-FX, 2019 Birmingham World Cup, Birmingham, Great Britain – 2nd-AA, 2018 World Championships, Doha, Qatar – 1st-Team

Heidi Hornbeek: USA Team JR and SR International Elite, 7 international meets, Including competitions in Japan, Hungary, Bulgaria, and the USA. Scored a perfect 10.00 2 times, Winner of many international medals, World University Games team, NCAA Champion and All American.

Lea Carver: USA Team SR National, SR. National All Around Champion, International competitor, Guatemala.

Nikki Beyschau: USA Team SR National, SR. National All Around Champion International competitor, Sweden. Jr. Olympic National Team Arizona’s Most Improved Gymnast.

Cody Moore: USA Team JR and SR International Elite, International competitor, World University Games team, NCAA All American

Misty Black: USA Team SR National, International competitor, Guatemala

Lisa Vincijanovic: Jr. Elite competitor

Krissy Voss: Elite competitor, Jr. Olympic National Team, Arizona Gymnast of the year