Level 6 Girls Team
CHAPPAQUA, New York, November 15, 2012 –World Cup Gymnastics girls teams kicked off their meet season at home this weekend during the I Love Gymnastics State Qualifying Invitational Meet held November 10th and 11th at World Cup Gymnastics in Chappaqua, NY.
The girls were exciting to start the meet season, although they were concerned about other competitors who were unable to attend due to transportation and other issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. They look forward to seeing those competitors later in the season.
There were plenty of stand-out performances at the event. Ardsley native, Kate Michelini who competed in the Level 4, Age 9 Competition was on top of her game taking home the all-around trophy with a score of 38.00. She also took home 1st place medals for Vault with a 9.400, Bars with an incredible score of 9.650, Beam with a 9.300 and a 2nd place medal for Floor with a 9.650. Following close behind was teammate, Karen Sasakura of Mt. Kisco who won 2nd place all-around with a 37.400 and gave an exception Floor routine earning a 9.700 and the 1st place medal. She also took home a 2nd place medal for Vault with a 9.400 and a 3rd place medal for Bars with a 9.050. Marni Chernis also from Mt. Kisco helped the team with a great routine on Beam where she took 2nd place with a 9.300.
In the Level 4, Age 5-7 group, Lily Feldman of Armonk made her mark also taking home the 1st place all-around trophy with a 35.350. She also took home 3, 2nd place medals for Bars, Beam, and Floor with scores of 8.450, 9.100 and 9.300 consecutively. Pleasantville native, Sara Wilson secured the 2nd place all-around trophy with a score of 35.00 and took home a 1st place medal for Beam with a 9.200, 2nd place for Vault with an 8.900 and 3rd place on Bars with a 7.600 and 3rd on Floor with a 9.300. Kayla Tatarian of Yonkers achieved on Bars earning the first place medal with an 8.500. In the Level 4, Age 8 Competition, Mackenzie Adair of Pleasantville took home a first place medal with an outstanding score of 9.550 on Floor.
Katherine Colella of Pleasantville, NY competed in the Level 5, Age 11 Competition and nearly swept first place in all events. She won the all-around trophy with a score of 37.450. Her best performance was on Beam where she earned a 9.550 and took home the first place medal. She also took home first place medals for Vault with a 9.400, and Bars with a 9.300 and 2nd place for Floor with a 9.200.
In Level 6, Age 10 Competition Justine Valentino of Ossining was the all-round winner with a score of 36.275, she too collected a few 1st place medals with her work on Vault earning a 9.275, on Beam earning a 9.450, and on Floor earning a 9.300 and received a 3rd place medal on Bars with an 8.250. Her teammate, Brooke Giardina from Waccabuc was the 3rd place all-around winner with a score of 34.150. She also won a 1st place medal for her work on Bars earning a score of 8.600 and 3rd place on Floor with an 8.850. Chappaqua native, Sophie Dorst took home the 2nd place medal on Beam with a 9.050 and 3rd place medal on Vault with an 8.750. Level 6, Ages 8-9 competitor, Jessica Shar of Mt. Kisco came in 1st place all-around with a 34.100. She also earned 3 1st place medals on Vault with a 9.250, on Beam with a 9.200 and on Floor with a 9.000. In the Level 6, Age 11 Competition, Brianna Ferrari of Valhalla finished 3rd all-around and earned 3, 1st place medals for Vault with a 9.025, Beam with a 9.000 and Floor with a 9.150. Teammate Aubree Glover of Millwood won a 3rd place medal on Bars with a 7.350.
Pleasantville native, Angelina Criscuolo who competed in the Level 5, Age 10 Competition was the 2nd place all-around winner with a score of 36.050 and took 2nd place on Vault and Bars with a 9.300 and 9.000. Her teammate, Madison Higgins of Armonk took home a 3rd place medal on Bars with a 9.000 and Elizabeth Salamida of Chappaqua won 3rd place for her work on Beam earning a 9.150. Level 5 age 9 competitor, Talia Fritzhand from Chappaqua earned 3rd place on Bars with a 9.100 and Level 5, Age 6-8 competitor Presley Kmeta-Suarez from Briarcliff earned 2nd place on Vault with a 9.000. Level 7 gymnast, Caitlyn DeMichele of Croton on Hudson earned 2, 2nd place medals for Vault with a 9.100 and Floor with a 9.250.
The Level 8-10 Competitions were most affected by the last minute scratches having only one competitor in Level 10 and 3 competitors in Level 9. In the Level 8, Age 14+ there was only one other gymnast in the competition outside of World Cup. “We still want to acknowledge their accomplishments especially since they surprised most of us by performing better than in our recent practices,” said Jason Hebert, director World Cup Gymnastics. Emily Dugoff of West Harrison led the Level 8, Age 14+ Competition with spectacular performances that gave her 1st place, all-around trophy with a score of 37.025. She also took home 1st place medals on Vault with a 9.225, Bars with a 9.275, Beam with a 9.300 and received a 2nd place medal on Floor with a 9.225. Her teammate, Rachel Marderstein from Cross River came in 2nd place all-around with a score of 34.500 and also received 2, 2nd place medals on Vault and Bars with scores of 8.725. Ryan Finkelstein of Chappaqua secured the 3rd place all-around trophy with a score of 34.050 and received 2, 3rd place medals for Bars with an 8.500 and Beam with an 8.900. Briarcliff native, Heather Schneck did her part earning the 1st place medal for Floor with a 9.325 and Elle Smyth of Stamford took home the 2nd place medal for Beam with a 9.200, a 3rd place medal for Vault with an 8.575 and 3rd fro Floor with a 9.150. In Level 8, Ages 8-13, Claudio Cappa of Mt. Kisco took home the 3rd place all-around trophy with a score of 33.350 and finished 1st on Floor with a 9.300 and 3rd on Bars with a 7.900. In Level 9, Roxy Holden who only competed on Floor because of a back injury took home the 2nd place medal with a score of 9.250.
Level 4, Age 9 Kate Michelini was the all-around winner with a 38.000. She won 1st place on Vault with a 9.400 on Bars with a 9.650, on Beam with a 9.300 and 2nd on Floor with a 9.650. Karen Sasakura was right behind earning the 2nd place all-around trophy with a 37.400 , a 1st place medal on Floor with a 9.700, a 2nd place medal on Vault with a 9.400 and a 3rd place medal on Bars with a 9.050. Marni Chernis did her part earning a 2nd place medal on Beam with a 9.300.
As a team, Level 4 took home a 2nd place trophy, Level 5 took home a 2nd place trophy, Level 6 took home a 2nd place trophy and Level 8 took home the 1st place trophy.
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