HICKORY – The LaKova Gymnastics Xcel Bronze team, based in Cornelius, won the first-place trophy at the Harvest Hoedown Invitational on Nov. 2 in Hickory.

The Bronze team is coached by owner Amanda Proschuk-Landay and includes Amelie Acton Yanez, Emily Mumford, Sophia Zent, Samantha Wilson, Sydney McLennan, Hannah Mierzwa, Carrie Griffin and Emma Merritt.