ATLANTIC JUNIOR OLYMPIC GYMNASTS PUSH PAST OPPONENTS AT
Gymnasts earn bid to Eastern and National Championships
SPRINGFIELD MA—April 2016– The Junior Olympic (JO) Level 9 and 10 gymnasts from Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center (AGTC) recently competed at the Region 6 Championships in Springfield, MA. In order to qualify for Regional Championships, a gymnast must earn one of the top overall combined event scores during State Championships.
The Level 10 competitive season culminates at the JO National Championships and Level 9 at the JO Eastern Championships.
Level 10 Gymnast Qualifies to National Championship
AGTC Level 10 gymnast Annie Christman had a fantastic meet. Christman placed 4th on bars (9.025), 5th on floor (9.175), 5th on vault (9.225) and 6th in the all around with a total score of 36.175. Her all around score qualifies her for the coveted JO National Championships to be held in May in Fort Worth, TX
Level 9 Consistency Pushes Two Girls to Eastern Nationals
Meanwhile, The AGTC Level 9 team qualified two gymnasts to Eastern Championships and another as an alternate.
Ayla McKean had a superb meet placing 5th on bars and beam scoring 9.150 on both, and earning a 7th place spot in the all-around (36.025) qualifying her for level 9 Eastern Championships in a very tough age group. Kristen Sweetman had a very consistent meet and tied for 3rd on floor (8.950), 6th on bars (8.75) and beam (8.625), and placing 4th in the all-around (34.750) which moves her on to Eastern Championships with teammate McKean. The girls will compete in Virginia Beach in May.
Dover’s Sydney Caro placed 11th on bars (8.075), 7th on floor (9.175), 5th on beam and 9th in the all around with a 35.175 making her an alternate to the Eastern Qualifiers for her age group.
Jillian York had a good meet overall, accomplishing a big goal of hers, placing 8th on bars (8.8), 11th on beam (8.7) and 13th on the all around (34.625). Portsmouth’s Sarah Morin was selected to compete only on balance beam and floor exercise, in the Regional Championships.
The athletes are coached by Matt Yellis, Cori Cunningham, and Allison Brisson.