Published 11:48 am, Saturday, July 1, 2017
Photo: Contributed Photo / Hearst Connecticut Media
A total of 36 members of the Wilton YMCA Gymnastics Team travelled to Readfield, Maine recently to compete in the 2017 NorthEast Regional Championships.
With almost 1,100 gymnasts from 35 YMCA’s in attendance, the three-day event from May 12-14 was packed with excitement, fun, and team spirit. Gymnasts brought home multiple All-Around trophies, numerous medals, and the priceless experiences that come from competing at the next level.
In age 9C, Cailyn Cruickshank scored 9.150 on vault, 9.350 on bars (3rd), 9.125 on beam and 9.20 on floor.
In age 10A, Teagan Stengrim scored a 9.125 on vault.
In age 10B, Kaelyn Talisse was the 5th AA winner, taking 1st on vault (9.525), 2nd on bars (9.40) and 3rd on floor (9.050).
In age 11A, Sofia Vitti took home the 2nd place AA trophy, placing 1st on bars with a gorgeous routine (9.575), 2nd on floor (9.3) and 3rd on vault (9.3). Geneva Southworth was 2nd on vault with 9.350. Isabella Silverstein was 5th on vault with 9.175.
In age 11B, Jennifer Von Bartheld had a strong round of events, placing 3rd AA, 1st on bars (9.350), 4th on floor (8.925), 5th on beam (8.875) and scoring 9.1 on vault. Elizabeth Fahey was 3rd on vault with a 9.20. Ella Mancuso scored a 9.10 on vault.
In age 12, McKayla Iacoponi came in 4th AA, with 9.4 on bars (2nd), 9.2 on floor and 9.150 on vault. Madeline Mosquera scored a 9.125 on floor.
In age 9, Alyssa Mariani placed 5th AA, with 9.175 on floor (3rd), 9.025 on beam (5th) and 8.9 on vault (5th).
In ages 11C, Alyssa Smeriglio nabbed the 2nd place AA trophy, with 1st place finishes on floor (9.075) and beam (9.2), and 2nd on bars (8.9). Ella Arghirescu took home the bronze medal for her steady beam routine (9.0).
In ages 13+, Isabella Giordano scored a 9.0 on bars to take 4th.
In ages 8-10, Ashley Umhoefer was unstoppable, taking the well-deserved title of AA Champion and winning 1st places on floor (9.375), bars (9.3) and vault (9.250), and placing 4th on beam (9.150).
In ages 12, Donna Stepnowsky scored a 9.0 on vault. Alyson Scheurkogel took 3rd on vault (9.150).
In ages 13+, Ava Walker placed 4th on beam.
The Level 5 girls placed 6th All Around.
In age 13, Emily D’Onofrio scored a 9.2 for 5th on beam.
In ages 9-11, Mia Karlehag’s was 2nd on floor with her beautiful routine (9.4), and 5th on vault (9.050) and beam (9.050).
In ages 13, Sarah Collias scored a 9.225 on floor and placed 3rd on beam (8.725).
In ages 14, Emma Daugherty was 2nd AA champion, with 2nd on bars (8.6) and beam (8.8), 3rd on floor (9.325) and a 9.1 on vault.
In ages 15+, Katherine Ginsburg had a fabulous meet, placing 2nd AA and coming in 1st on beam (9.2), 2nd on floor (9.150), 3rd on vault (9.0) and 5th on bars.
The Level 7 girls placed 6th All Around.
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