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Wilton YMCA Gymnastics
Wilton Holds Its Own at USA Gymnastics Invitational
On Feb. 16-17, 14 gymnasts from the Wilton YMCA Gymnastics team flexed their toes in a pool of deep talent at the Chelsea Piers USAG Invitational in Stamford CT. While competition was fierce and judging was strict, Wilton gymnasts held their own against the USAG gymnasts, taking home a total of three All-Around placements and 14 medals.
For Level 5, Jeni von Bartheld took home a bevy of medals with an AA placement and medals on floor (4th), bars, and beam. Teagan Stengrim walked away with medals on bars, floor and vault. Ella Mancuso’s medal earning performances on bars and beam were enough to place her on the AA podium. Elly Fahey earned medals on beam and floor and narrowly missed an AA placement due to a tie-breaker rule. (pictured above: Cailyn Cruickshank, von Bartheld, Stengrim, Mancuso and Fahey)
For Level 8, Olivia Mannino placed 3rd on beam and 4th on vault and won the honor of 4th AA. Mia Karlehag’s strong vault execution landed her the title of Vault Champion, while placing 3rd on floor. (pictured here: Karlehag is vault champion; teammate Mannino takes 4th)
Come cheer on the Wilton gymnasts at the next competition, the CT Southern League Championships from March 2-3, at the Wilton YMCA.
Wilton Youth Basketball
Wilton 7/8 Boys Victorious Against Kings-Kids Bridgeport 52-38
Wilton 7/8 Boys Basketball got back in the win column this past weekend, traveling up to Bridgeport to take on Kings-Kids in a non-league game. From the onset the Warriors played up-tempo at both ends of the court, pressuring Kings-Kids on defense and being aggressive at the offensive end as well. Griffin Turner played a complete game with 8 points, 2 rebounds and great distribution of the ball. The Warriors, who had difficulty putting points on the board in their last outing, came out shooting. Thomas Burkhart paced the Warriors (12 points), followed by Luke Umphred (8 points) and Declan Brokaw (8 points).
Defensively the Warriors were strong on the boards, limiting Kings-Kids second-chance opportunities. Led by Nick Bologna (6 rebounds, 4 points), Andre Weist (4 rebounds, 3 points) and Tim Martin (3 rebounds, 2 points) Wilton was able to play strong defense and quickly move to scoring points at the other end. The score at half was 35-9 Wilton.
The hosts settled down more in the second half and started to generate some offense to bring the game closer. Continued pressure by Michael Wall (3 points, 2 steals) and Jackson Duncan (4 points, 2 rebounds) allowed Wilton to keep a comfortable lead in the second half to finish off the game.