Wilton gymnasts compete at NorthEast Regionals
Thirty-six members of the Wilton YMCA gymnastics team traveled to Readfield, Maine, over the weekend of May 12-14 to compete in the 2017 NorthEast Regional Championships.
With almost 1,100 gymnasts from 35 YMCAs in attendance, the three-day event was packed with excitement, fun and team spirit. The Wilton gymnasts brought home multiple all-around trophies, numerous medals, and the priceless experiences that come from competing at the next level.
Nineteen team members now prepare for the next big step — the 2017 national championships in Savannah, Ga., from June 29 to July 2.
In age 9C, Cailyn Cruickshank scored 9.15 on vault, 9.35 on bars (third), 9.125 on beam and 9.2 on floor.
In age 10A, Teagan Stengrim scored a 9.125 on vault.
In age 10B, Kaelyn Talisse was the fifth in the all-around, taking first on vault (9.525), second on bars (9.4) and third on floor (9.05).
In age 11A, Sofia Vitti took home second place in the all-around, placing first on bars with a gorgeous routine (9.575), second on floor (9.3) and third on vault (9.3). Geneva Southworth was second on vault with 9.35, and Isabella Silverstein was fifth on vault with 9.175.
In age 11B, Jennifer Von Bartheld had a strong round of events, placing third in the all-around, first on bars (9.35), fourth on floor (8.925), fifth on beam (8.875) and scoring 9.1 on vault. Elizabeth Fahey was third on vault with a 9.2, and Ella Mancuso scored a 9.1 on vault.
In age 12, McKayla Iacoponi came in fourth in the all-around, with 9.4 on bars (second), 9.2 on floor and 9.15 on vault. Madeline Mosquera scored a 9.125 on floor.
In age 9, Alyssa Mariani placed fifth in the all-around, with 9.175 on floor (third), 9.025 on beam (fifth) and 8.9 on vault (fifth).
In age 11C, Alyssa Smeriglio nabbed second place in the all-around, with first-place finishes on floor (9.075) and beam (9.2), and second on bars (8.9). Ella Arghirescu took home the bronze medal for her steady beam routine (9.0).
In ages 13+, Isabella Giordano scored a 9.0 on bars to take fourth.
In ages 8-10, Ashley Umhoefer was unstoppable, taking the well-deserved title of all-around champion and winning first places on floor (9.375), bars (9.3) and vault (9.25), and placing fourth on beam (9.15).
In age 12, Donna Stepnowsky scored a 9.0 on vault, and Alyson Scheurkogel took third on vault (9.15).
In ages 13-over, Ava Walker placed fourth on beam.
The Level 5 girls placed sixth all around.
In age 13, Emily D’Onofrio scored a 9.2 for fifth place on beam.
In ages 9-11, Mia Karlehag was second on floor with her beautiful routine (9.4), and fifth on both vault (9.05) and beam (9.05).
In age 13, Sarah Collias scored a 9.225 on floor and placed third on beam (8.725).
In age 14, Emma Daugherty was second in the all-around, with second on bars (8.6) and beam (8.8), third on floor (9.325) and a 9.1 on vault.
In ages 15-over, Katherine Ginsburg had a fabulous meet, placing second in the all-around and coming in first on beam (9.2), second on floor (9.15), third on vault (9.0) and fifth on bars.
The Level 7 girls placed sixth all around.