Level 6 YMCA Regional All-Around Champion Quin Wolters competes on the beam during the meet in Kents Hill, ME.
Darien YMCA gymnasts continued their successful season at the YMCA Northeast Regional Championship meet May 3-5 in Kents Hill, ME.
Competing against more than 20 teams from throughout the region, the combined house and travel team gymnasts captured the 1st place team trophies for Levels 6 and 8, and Prep Op Platinum and took 3rd in Level 4 and 4th in Level 5.
Individual gymnasts winning all-around titles for their age group and level were Holly McGoldrick and Skye Greene in Level 4, Natalie Parker in Level 5, Gianna Cardini, Quin Wolters and Aisling Brock in Level 6, Nicole Carlo in Level 7, Adnerys DeJesus in Level 9 and Ellie Lufkin in Prep Op Platinum.
In recognition of the championship level of the competitors, awards were given only to 6th place in each age group.
In the Level 4 age 7 group, Wells Fischer placed 2nd on vault, 3rd on beam and 5th on floor and all-around (AA). Addie Hewitt was 3rd on bars and 6th on vault and AA. Melina Cardini was 4th on vault.
In the 8A group, Kate Wolters won the beam title with a 9.45 and was 5th on vault. Megan Mitchell was 5th on beam. In group 8B, Tori Ware was 3rd on beam and 6th AA. Dillan Aysseh won the group 9A beam title with a 9.55 and was 6th AA. Lindsay Hall earned 6th on beam while Lizzie Canelli took 3rd on vault. In group 9B, Holly McGoldrick won the AA with a score of 36.9 along with the beam and floor titles. Skye Greene placed 2nd on beam, 3rd on floor, 5th on bars and 6th on vault on the way to winning the 9C AA title with a 37.325.
Charlotte Frank placed 2nd AA in the same group, took 4th on beam and won the bars and floor titles with 9.650 and 9.625, respectively. Lindsey Wallach placed 3rd on vault and AA, 2nd on floor and 5th on beam in the age 12 group. Also contributing to the Level 4 team’s success were Sommer Schmidt, Maisie Stewart, Megan Cutler, Maggie Russell, Kate Reeves and Katharine Glassmeyer.
In the Level 5 9A group, Natalie Parker was the AA champion with a score of 36.375, and also won the floor title, placed 2nd on vault and beam and 3rd on bars. Christina Pizzani was 2nd on bars, 4th on beam, 5th on floor and 3rd AA.
In group 10A, Lana Schmidt was 3rd on floor, 4th on beam and 5th on bars and AA. Tess Keating placed 4th on bars. Montana Osinski won the bars title for group 10B with a 9.050 and placed 4th on vault and 3rd on floor and AA. Stella Kamensky placed 5th on bars. Dorothy Browning won the floor title with a 9.2 and placed 5th on bars and 2nd on beam and AA in Group 11B.
In the age 12 group, Jane Ogden placed 2nd on vault, beam and floor and 3rd AA. Also contributing to the success of the Level 5 team were Meghan Sisk, Alexa Carrero, Emma Koerner, Kerry McDermott, Lily Fairleigh and Carson Halabi.
For the Regional Champion Level 6 team, Juliana Jordao placed 4th on beam in the age 8-10 group. In the age 11 group, Gianna Cardini collected the beam and floor titles along with scoring 35.975 to win the AA and took 3rd on vault and 5th on bars. Lucy Holzinger earned 2nd on beam, while Kaitlyn Moussignac was 4th on bars and 5th on vault. While winning the age 12 AA title with a 35.5, Quin Wolters also placed 2nd on vault and bars and 4th on beam. Elena Savas won the bars title with a 9.175, placed 2nd on floor, 6th on vault and tied for 5th AA with Alexandra Nason, who also placed 2nd on beam, 6th on bars and 5th on floor.
Isabel Hansen won the beam and floor titles with scores of 9.175 and 8.8, respectively, and placed 5th on vault and 6th AA. Toni Cardini won the floor title in the age 13 group with 8.925, took 6th on vault and 2nd on all other events and AA. Laura Germishuys earned 4th on both vault and floor and 6th on bars. Lydia Groves placed 6th on floor. Aisling Brock collected the age 14 and up AA title with a 35.55 along with the beam and floor titles and placed 4th on bars and 5th on vault. Fiona Brock was 2nd on vault and beam, 3rd on bars and 5th AA. Also contributing to the Level 6 team’s success were Emma Hunter, Wren Stewart and Nathalie Bravo.
The Darien Level 7s were led by Nicole Carlo, who won the AA with a score of 36.650 along with the beam title and placed 4th on floor and 2nd on vault and bars in the age 10-11 group.
In the age 12 group, Kelsey Fedorko won the beam title with a 9.5 and earned 2nd on bars before she was unfortunately injured and unable to continue competing. Charlotte Henry also put in strong performance in the 14-year-old group.
For the Regional Champion Level 8 team, Kellie Arevalo was the bars champion for the age 11-13 group with a 9.05, placed 2nd AA and 6th on vault and beam. In the age 14-15 group, Perri Mirabile won the vault and floor titles with scores of 9.0 and 9.35 and placed 3rd on beam and AA. Samantha Karpenos won the bars title with a 9.1, earned 2nd on vault and 5th AA. Christina Brandt won the vault title for the 16 and up age group with an 8.6 and placed 2nd on floor and 5th AA.
Once again the sole competitor for Darien at Level 9, Adnerys DeJesus, continued to dazzle, winning 1st place on all events and scoring an impressive 35.225 AA and a 9.4 on beam.
The Regional Champion Prep-Op Platinum team was led by Ellie Lufkin, who won the AA for the 14-15 age group with a score of 34.87 as well as the bars and floor titles and placed 2nd on vault and 3rd on beam.
In the 16-and-up age group, Kajsa Lundeen was 2nd on vault, 4th on bars, 3rd on beam and AA and 6th on floor. Marya Von Schmidt was 2nd on bars and floor and 4th AA. Caroline Congdon won the beam title with a 9.5 and placed 3rd on bars and 6th AA.
Darien YMCA Level 9 gymnast Adnerys DeJesus with her first place All Around trophy won at the Northeast Regional Championship meet in Kents Hill, ME.