Sophia Pollman of the Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team returned home from the YMCA Gymnastics National Championships in Milwaukee with a gold medal. Pollman competes in the X-cel bronze level and captured the title scoring a 9.35 on the vault. Nikki Pollman is the head coach of the Strivers and she said that they didn’t know that Sophia had won the title until the awards ceremony…..[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/n1.mp3|titles=Nikki Pollman- Sophia Wins National Championship] Pollman also captured 4th on the balance beam and 4th in the All Around. Teammate Abby Thiede, who competes in level 7, came home with a silver medal on the balance beam…..[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/n2.mp3|titles=Nikki Pollman- Abby Thiede runnerup]Thiede also took 4th in the All Around and 4th on bars. Coach Pollman added that the entire team did great this weekend……[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/n3.mp3|titles=Nikki Pollman- Everyone did great]Striver X-cel Silver gymnast Demi Ploor placed 4th on vault and 7th on floor. Level 3 gymnast Alexa Nelson placed 5th on floor. Xcel Silver Kayla Counard placed 7th on the bars and Ellie Helm who is also a Xcel Silver placed 8th on vault. Level 3 gymnast Reetika Jandu placed 9th on bars. Teams representing 105 YMCA’s from 19 different states were at the 2012 YMCA National Championships in Milwaukee. The 2013 event will be in Savannah, Georgia.