On March 4-5, the Wilton YMCA Gymnastics Team competed in the Southern Connecticut League Championships, held in Trumbull. During this two-day event, the gymnasts were guided by coaches Tom Jagelka and Todd Bucaro, and many took home All Around (AA) titles and trophies.
Overall, the Level 5 team placed second AA, narrowly missing the Championship by one single point. Levels 3, 6 and 7 placed third AA, and Level 4 placed fourth AA.
For Age 10, Kaelyn Talisse collected silver across the board, with scores of 9.5 on vault, 9.150 on bars, 9.4 on beam, 9.2 on floor, and finishing in second place AA. Teagan Stengrim placed fourth on vault (9.3) and bars (9.050).
For Age 11, the title of AA Champion went to Jennifer VonBartheld, winning on bars (9.6), beam (9.55), and floor (9.1), and taking second on vault (9.3). Ella Mancuso came in fourth AA, placing third on bars (9.2), fourth on floor (8.9) and scoring 9.050 on vault. Ellie Fahey placed fifth AA, with fifth place for vault (9.2) and beam (9.0). Isabella Silverstein was the vault champion with a score of 9.4, and placed fifth on floor with 8.9. Fiona Walsh scored 9.150 on vault.
For Ages 12-13, Nina Ferucci placed first on beam with a 9.5, fifth on floor with 8.750, and came in fourth AA. Mckayla Iacoponi took first on bars (9.350), third on beam (9.250), fourth on vault (9.150) and was fifth AA. Maddie Mosquera scored a 9.1 on vault.
For Ages 8-9, Alyssa Mariani was the second place AA winner with fourth place standings on vault (8.8), bars (8.4) and beam (9.2).
For Ages 11, Alyssa Smeriglio placed first on beam (9.550), second on bars (9.0) and floor (9.2), and brought home the third place AA trophy. Ella Arghirescu placed third on beam and fifth on floor with scores of 8.9.
For Ages 13-14, Simona Gheorghe grabbed second place AA, with 9.0 on vault (2nd), 9.3 on beam (2nd), 8.250 on floor (5th) and 7.8 on bars (2nd).
For Ages 10-11, Ashley Umhoefer was crowned AA Champion, taking first for her performances on vault (9.4), bars (9.6), and floor (9.0), and placing fourth on beam (9.250).
For Ages 12, the title of AA Champion went to Alyson Scheurkogel, coming in first on beam (9.3) and bars (9.0), third on vault (9.1), fourth on floor (8.6). Chloe Jureller won on floor (8.8), and placed second on vault (9.2), third on beam (8.750), fourth on vault (8.250) and was third AA. Donna Stepnowsky was fourth AA, placing third on floor (8.650) and bars (8.550), and fourth on vault (9.0) and beam (8.550). Grace Condon took second on floor with 8.70 and fifth on bars.
For Ages 13+, Michaela Kane placed fifth on vault (8.750) and bars (8.550), and Ava Walker placed third on beam (9.0).
For Ages 13, Emily D’Onofrio was the fifth AA trophy winner, placing third on bars (8.7) and beam (9.3), and scoring 9.2 on floor. Peyton Gildersleeve took third on vault with 9.2, and scored 9.1 on beam. Emilia Rina placed fourth on bars (8.650) and scored 9.150 on floor. Jessica Wu placed fifth on bars.
For Ages 14-15, Isabella Jureller was second AA, winning both the vault and floor, and taking second on beam, all with scores of 9.3. Katie Walsh came in second on vault (9.2), fourth on beam (8.5) and floor (8.650), and fifth on bars.
For Ages 16-17, Jenna Smeriglio was second AA, coming in first on floor (9.1) and second on vault (8.4), bars and beam (8.2).
For Ages 10-12, Sarah Cross took third AA, scoring 9.0 on bars (3rd) and vault, 9.4 on floor (3rd) and 9.1 on beam. Mia Karlehag was the winner on floor with a 9.6, and placed third on vault with 9.5. Olivia Mannino scored a 9.250 (fourth) on floor, 9.1 on vault and 9.0 on beam.
For Ages 13, Sarah Collias placed fourth on vault (9.0) and beam (8.150), and fifth on floor (8.6), bars and AA.
For Ages 14+, Kate Ginsberg took home second AA, winning floor (9.3) and vault (9.2), and placing fourth on bars (8.350) and beam (8.7). Emma Daugherty followed suit, taking third AA with second on floor (9.2) and bars (8.7), third on vault (9.0) and fifth on beam (8.6). Alyssa Jarrett placed fifth AA, taking third on bars (8.550) and beam (8.9), and fifth on vault (8.8).
Level 5 girls with 2nd place team win (including Allyson Scheurkogel- 1st AA winner)