Wilton Y gymnasts compete at state championships
The 2018 Connecticut State YMCA Gymnastics Championships were held April 21-22 in Southington, with eight teams battling it out.
The Wilton Y gymnastics team displayed team spirit and rallied, despite unfortunate technical difficulties. Overall, the Level 6 team narrowly missed winning the division title, placing second all-around. Wilton’s Level 8 team also placed second all-around, while the Level 4 team placed sixth.
For ages 7-8 , Tess D’Andraia scored a 9.15 on bars (sixth).
For age 9, Grace Jeanes scored 9.0 on floor (fourth), and tied with teammate Mia Decore for fifth on vault (9.1). Evy Theriault scored 9.04 on bars.
For age 10 Junior, Alyssa Duarte earned a 9.1 on bars.
For age 10 Senior, Rowan Morse scored 9.3 on bars and placed fifth on floor (9.075) and vault (9.0).
For age 11, Abby Jones earned fourth on vault (9.14), fifth on floor, and scored 9.175 on bars. Lia Carusone earned the title of vault champion with 9.275, and scored 9.35 on bars. Winnie Quigg placed sixth on vault.
For age 11, Kaelyn Talisse was the floor champion with an impressive 9.55, and scored a 9.05 on beam. Lauren Condon scored a 9.35 on floor (fourth).
For age 12, Ella Arghirescu took home the fifth all-around trophy, with fifth on vault, fourth on bars, and fifth on floor (9.3). Elizabeth Fahey was the vault champion with a score of 9.0, the silver-medal winner on floor (9.5) and the bronze-medal winner on beam (9.075). Ella Mancuso scored 9.05 on beam (fourth) and 9.0 on floor. Isabella Silverstein won the silver medal on vault.
For ages 13-over, Simona Gheorghe placed third on vault and scored 9.0 on beam (fourth). Nina Ferrucci scored 9.0 on floor and placed fifth on vault. Maddie Mosquera earned the silver medal on floor (9.3) and placed third on beam (9.05).
For ages 11-12 , Ashley Umhoefer held strong to take the title of all-around champion, earning the title of bars champion (9.2), and placing second on vault (9.425), third on beam (9.5) and fifth on floor (9.6). Sofia Blessing performed a beautiful floor routine to place fourth in the event (9.65). Alyssa Smeriglio scored 9.25 on beam and 9.4 on floor.
For age 13, Alyson Scheurkogel won the third all-around trophy, scoring 9.05 on vault (fifth) and taking third on bars. Kaylie Berghaus was fourth all-around, winning the silver medal on bars, and placing fourth on floor (9.2). Donna Stepnowsky scored 9.1 on vault (fourth), 9.0 on beam (fifth) and 9.15 on floor (fifth), and placed fifth all-around. Grace Condon was the floor champion with a 9.4, took the bronze medal on beam (9.15), and placed sixth all-around.
For ages 14-over, Michaela Kane earned the title of bars champion, scoring 9.05 on vault, 9.0 on beam (fifth) and 9.375 on floor (third), and placing third all-around. Ava Walker took home the silver medal for floor (9.4), bronze for beam (9.3), scored a 9.0 on vault and placed sixth all-around.
For ages 15-17 , Isabella Jureller placed fifth all-around, taking third on floor (9.0) and vault (9.35), fourth on beam, and fifth on bars.
For ages 11-13 , Mia Karlehag handily earned the title of floor champion with a remarkable 9.85, placing third on beam (9.425), fourth on vault, and sixth all-around.
For ages 14-15, Emma Daughtery came in fourth all-around, placing second on floor (9.375), third on beam, fourth on bars, and fifth on vault. Sarah Collias placed fifth on beam.
For ages 16-over, Kate Ginsburg crushed the competition with her floor routine for a score of 9.5 to walk away with the event title, while also taking the titles of beam champion (9.0) and vault champion, and brought home the trophy for second all-around.
Sam Huffman was fifth all-around, coming away with the title of vault champion, and placing third on beam, and fourth on floor and bars.
Wilton Y gymnastics team members celebrate their successs at the recent state championship meet. From the left: Isabella Jureller, Kate Ginsburg, Mia Karlehag, Olivia Mannino and Sarah Collias.