Eight sessions… 470 gymnasts… two full days of back-to-back competition–this was the scene at the Wilton Family YMCA on March 30-31, as Wilton hosted the CT State Gymnastics Championships. The red, white and blue theme carried throughout, from gymnast leggings to the giant American flag that once hung proudly at the scene of 9/11 during cleanup efforts displayed. Standing at attention to this flag (a gift to one of the Wilton coaches) for the National Anthem truly brought a patriotic sense to the event.
Overall, Levels 7 and 8 placed 2nd AA; Level 5 placed 3rd; Level 6 placed 4th; and Levels 3 and 4 placed 6th.
For ages 6-8, Lauren Crisafulli took home the trophy for 4th AA, placing 4th on beam (9.1) and floor (9.075) and 3rd on vault (9.175).
For age 9, Gabriella Martin proudly represented Wilton and won the 2nd AA trophy, earning silver on bars (9.3) and beam (9.275), and bronze on floor (9.2).
For age 10, Evy Theriault won the silver medal on floor with a score of 9.275, placed 5th on beam (9.0) and scored 9.250 on vault. Kyra Doran placed 4th on floor (9.225) and scored 9.3 on vault and 9.2 on beam.
For age 11, Lilli Todd was victorious as Vault Champion with a score of 9.575, and scored 9.05 on floor. Alyssa Duarte earned the bronze medal on floor (9.3) and scored 9.175 on vault.
For ages 12+, Abigail Schmitt placed 2nd on vault (9.4) and 3rd on floor (9.125).
For ages 8-9, Tess D’Andraia placed 5th on bars.
For age 10, Mia Decore earned the title of Bars Champion (9.05), placed 3rd on beam (9.1), 4th on floor, and won the trophy for 3rd AA.
For age 11, Rowan Morse was 5th on vault with a score of 9.0.
For ages 13+, Alyssa Greenlaw placed 4th on beam.
For age 11, amidst a strong playing field, Cailyn Cruickshank won bronze on floor and beam, scoring 9.2 on both events.
For age 12, Teagan Stengrim placed 4th on bars and 5th on floor.
For ages 13+, Ella Arghirescu was the undisputed Beam Champion with a score of 9.025, winning silver on bars, bronze on vault (9.05), placing 5th on floor, and narrowly missing the Championship title via a tie-breaker rule to take 2nd AA. Ella Mancuso was miles above the competition and easily earning the title of Bars Champion, placing 4th on beam, 5th on floor, and taking the 3rd AA trophy. Elizabeth Fahey was crowned Floor Champion with a score of 9.05, taking silver on vault (9.4) and bronze on beam, placing 5th on bars and finishing 4th AA. Jeni von Bartheld won the bronze on floor, and finished 4th on bars, and 5th on vault, beam and AA.
For ages 10-11, Taylor Archambeau was the undeniable All Around Champion, snagging the titles of Bars Champion (9.3) and Beam Champion (9.65), taking silver on vault (9.15) and finishing 3rd on floor (9.0). Alyssa Mariani scored 9.1 to earn silver on floor, placing 3rd on vault and finishing 4th on bars, beam and AA.
For ages 14+, Chloe Jureller took home the 3rd AA trophy, winning silver on floor with a score of 9.325, placing 4th on bars, 5th on beam, and scoring 9.0 on vault.
For ages 13-14, Alyssa Smeriglio earned the title of Bars Champion (9.1), placed 2nd on vault (9.325) and beam (9.225), and scored 9.0 on floor to stand on the podium for 2nd AA. Alyson Scheurkogel was crowned Floor Champion with a score of 9.350 for her crowd pleasing routine, winning bronze on vault (9.3) and bars, and taking 5th AA. Sofia Blessing scored 9.275 for her beautiful floor routine to win the bronze medal. Kaylie Berghaus placed 4th on bars and scored 9.0 on floor for 5th. Grace Condon had a 4th place podium standing for her score of 9.05 on floor. Donna Stepnowsky earned a 9.1 on vault all while wearing a smile on her face from start to finish.
For ages 16+, Michaela Kane was crowned Bars Champion, while placing 4th on vault, bars and floor, and taking home the 3rd AA trophy. Isabella Jureller earned the title of Floor Champion with a 9.2, winning bronze on vault (9.05) and bars, and finishing 4th AA.
For ages 12-13, Mia Karlehag was Vault Champion, placing silver on floor (9.3), 4th on bars, 5th on beam, and finishing 3rd AA.
For ages 14-15, Olivia Mannino earned silver on bars (9.2) and beam (9.475), placed 4th on vault (9.025), 5th on floor (9.1) and won the 3rd AA trophy.
For ages 16+, senior Sam Huffman took silver on bars, bronze on beam, placed 5th on floor, and finished out her last YMCA States competition with a 2nd AA finish. Kate Ginsburg’s charismatic floor routine scored 9.45 to earn her the title of Floor Champion, placing 4th on beam and 5th on vault. Senior Alyssa Jarrett placed 5th on bars. Emma Daugherty placed 5th on beam.
Next stop, Regionals in Maine!