Wilton Y gymnasts excel at championship qualifier

Last Sunday, the Wilton Y gymnastics team, along with teams from Westport, Darien, Rye, Farmington Valley, Meriden and Trumbull, filled the Wilton Family Y gymnasium with nearly 200 competitors flipping, twisting, leaping and swinging towards championship qualifications.

Every Wilton gymnast competing at the meet is now qualified for both the league and state championships. Many have also qualified for the regional championships.

With Wilton High School students ineligible to compete due to FCIAC rules, not every level was able to post full team scores, but Wilton still managed to have great team results, with Levels 4, 6 and 8 finishing first and Level 3 finishing second.

Individual gymnasts excelled as well. Below are results for individual Wilton Y gymnasts falling in top five of their divisions or having scores of 9.0 or higher:

Level 3

In the youngest age division, Sienna Morris was the all-around winner, placing first on floor (9.6), vault (9.55), and bars, and second on beam (9.1). Ashley Umhoefer finished third in the all-around, and first on beam (9.4), third on vault (9.4), fourth on bars, and fifth on floor. Lauren Condon was third on both bars and floor and fourth on vault (9.05), beam and in the all-around. Alyssa Mariani placed second on floor (9.3) and fifth on vault and in the all-around.

There were more than 50 competitors in the 9-11 age group, so top-five places were extremely hard to come by. Never the less, Gillian Lipsky finished third in the all-around and on floor (9.4), fifth on beam (9.3), and scored high on vault (9.4) and bars (9.1). Maddie Rosa placed fourth in the all-around, with a first place on vault (9.8), and high scores on bars (9.3) and floor (9.25). Chloe Jureller scored 9s in all events — 9.35 on bars, 9.3 on vault, 9.2 on floor, and 9.1 on beam. Grace DiBuono-Krafick took first place on floor (9.55), and scored 9.25 on bars and 9.1 on vault. Peyton Ricco finished third on floor (9.4) and scored high on beam (9.25) and vault (9.15). Donna Stepnowsky finished fifth on bars (9.4), and scored well on floor (9.1), beam (9.0) and vault (9.0). Alyson Scheurkogel placed fifth on vault (9.65), and scored 9.15 on bars and 9.0 on floor. Sofia Blessing scored 9.2 on floor, 9.1 on beam, and 9.0 on bars. Becky Arnowitz scored 9.45 on vault. Emma Incao scored 9.0 on vault.

In the oldest age division, Lindsey Jarrett was the all-around champion, winning first place on floor (9.4), second on bars (9.25), third on beam (9.1) and scoring 9.35 on vault. Michalea Kane finished fifth in the all-around, with first-place finishes on bars (9.45) and beam (9.25). Anna-Bea Yoon finished fifth on bars (9.05) and beam (9.05) and scored 9.1 on floor.

Level 4

In the 9-11 age group, Olivia Mannino was third in the all-around, with a second-place finish on floor (9.35) and a fifth place on beam. Katie Franco took fourth in the all-around and first place on beam (9.3). Emilia Riina was fifth in the all-around, with a second place on bars (9.2), third on vault, and fifth on floor (9.0). Maeve Burke had third-place finishes on floor (9.05) and vault.

In the 12-over age division, Peyton Gildersleeve garnered second place in the all-around, with a first place win on beam (9.3), a third place on bars (9.2), and fifth place on floor. Emma Daughtery finished fourth in the all-around with a second place on vault (9.0) and fifth place on beam. Erin Daughtery finished fifth in the all-around, with a first place on vault (9.4). Dillon Loud won first place on bars (9.3). Nicole Beecher took fourth place on floor (9.0).

Level 6

In the youngest age division, Lilly Byrnes and Sarah Collias tied for the all-around champion spot. Byrnes also took first on floor (9.35), second on beam (9.05), and third on vault and bars. Collias took first on bars, second on vault (9.0), and third on beam and floor. Mia Karlehag finished third in the all-around, with a first place on beam (9.1), a second on floor (9.3) and fourth on vault and bars.

In the 12-14 age group, Rachel Esslinger finished third in the all-around, floor (9.25) and beam (9.1), and was fifth on vault (9.1). Kayla Heber took second on floor (9.25), third on bars (9.0), and fourth on vault (9.3). Kate Ginsburg finished fifth on bars and beam.

In the 15-over division, Casey Redcay was the all-around champ, with wins on vault (9.2), beam (9.0), bars and floor.

Level 7

Marra Woodring was the all-around champion of her division, placing first on vault (9.1), beam and floor, and second on bars (9.1).

Level 8

With all age groups combined, Lizzie Berta was the all-around Level 8 winner, taking first place on vault (9.0), bars and floor, and third place on beam. Grace Breen was second in the all-around and on floor, beam and bars, and third on vault. Sam Huffman was first on beam, second on vault, and third on floor and bars.