Three YMCA Victoria Point gymnasts to compete in state teams

WINNER: Jayde Beutel will compete in the Queensland team at the national championships next month.

WINNER: Jayde Beutel will compete in the Queensland team at the national championships next month.

SEVERAL YMCA Victoria Point gymnasts have taken to the podium at the Gymnastics Queensland Women's Artistic Gymnastics state championships.

Gymnasts showed off their bars, beam, vault and floor routines between April 11 and 14 at Sleeman Sport Complex in Chandler.

Three athletes will now progress to the national level of competition.

Jayde Beutel placed second overall in Level 10 and will compete for the title of Australian champion in Melbourne arena from late May.

Beutel was named state champion on bars and won silver on beam and bronze on vault.

She also received an artistry award for her floor routine.

Beutel, who trains about 22 hours per week, said she loved the new skills she had learned through the sport.

"To be a good gymnast you need self-motivation and persistence," she said.

"Gymnasts get injured so you need to stick with it. You also need to be hardworking and resilient."

She will compete in her third national championship in May.

YMCA Level 7 under 13 gymnast Keeley Wilson also placed second overall, having won gold on bars, second and beam and fourth on vault.

Charlie Banks placed fourth overall after winning second on bars and sixth on vault.

Wilson and Banks were also announced as Queensland representatives for the Border Challenge in June.

The challenge will see athletes from New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria competing in Caloundra.

Kayla Geros was named state champion for Level 8 Under 14 on bars and Level 8 gymnast Jaime Rule placed fifth overall.