Two gymnasts, from Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center of Portsmouth, NH, earned the right to represent their gym, the State of NH, and Region 6 (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York) at the Level 9 Eastern National Championships held in Virginia Beach, VA April 29th through May 1st.
To qualify to Level 9 Easterns a gymnast must place in the top 7 in their respected age group at Regional Championships.
1st year level 9 Ayla McKean competed in the Junior 3 age group logging score over a 9.0 on each event. She places 15th All Around in her age group and helped Region 6 take second place in the team competition.
Kirsten Sweetman competed in the Senior 7 age group. She upped her skill level on bars and competed a solid beam routine, earning one of her highest beam scores of the season, 8.875. Kirsten will continue her career in gymnastics at Brockport College in Brockport, NY.