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Mid-Ohio Valley Odds and Ends

Members of the Yo Yo Elite Twirlers who competed in the International Competition sponsored by Twirling Unlimited at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton are, back to front, Danika Williams, Taylen Wells, Rosalyn Morehead, Olivia Williams, Avery Wascom, Natalie Inman, Harper Haddox and Addie Inman. (Photo Provided)
Posing in their tiger outfits are Yo Yo Elite members who competed in the Novelty section are, from left, back to front, Layleigh Fordyce, Emree Vannoy, Ella Shingleton, Katherine Moyers and Lakin Haddad. (Photo Provided)
The unicorn costumed members of the Yo Yo Elite Twirlers, back to front, from left, Madisyn Wilson, Kenadi Calhoun, Avery Guice, Corah Haddox, TarynKay Wells and Evelyn Paff. (Photo Provided)

Yo Yo Elite Twirlers

PARKERSBURG — The Yo Yo Elite Twirlers of Parkersburg are the newly crowned international champions in seven baton twirling events at the International Competition sponsored by Twirling Unlimited at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton.

The Fab 5 are International Champions in three events, the Juvenile Small Dance Twirl, Juvenile Small Novelty and Juvenile Small Pom Pom. The Sassy 6 are International Champions in Tiny Tot Medium Novelty. The Tinies are International Champions in two events, the Peewee Medium Novelty and Peewee Medium Pom Pom. The last International Championship routine was a combo of 19 members for Tiny Tot Large Pom Pom routine.

Yo Yo Elite competed in 14 routines during the event including members in the Peewee, Tiny Tot, Juvenile and Junior teams. The competition attracted groups from around the United States and Canada. Judges selected the winners.

Yo Yo Elite is directed by Kim Vannoy and Chelsea Shingelton. The team consists of 33 members age from 3 to 18. The group will perform in the Parkersburg Homecoming parade.

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