The Dover Atlantic Xcel Platinum gymnasts traveled to New York City over the weekend of January 28th. The Platinum team has been practicing their hardest skills in preparation for this epic competition. This is the first time Atlantic Dover has traveled to NYC to compete in a meet that hosts gymnasts from all over the country. Atlantic’s Platinum team competed against teams from many states including Tennessee, Vermont, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Sarah Bieniek, part of the Junior A age division, had a successful meet after lots of hard work in practice. Sarah took 4th place on vault scoring a 9.1, 5th place on bars with a 9.1, 5th place on beam scoring a 9.15. Sarah also nabbed 2nd place on floor with a 9.35 and 4th in the all-around with a total of 36.7 In the Senior A age division Alexa Nelson took 8th on vault scoring a 8.95, 3rd on bars with a 9.1, 7th on floor with a 9.0 and 3rd in the all-around with a 36.575. Alexa also performed a near flawless beam routine earning her 2nd place with a 9.525. Tori Downey earned 7th place on beam with a 9.0. Bethany Howard placed 5th on beam with a 9.075, 6th on floor with a 9.1 and 6th in the all-around with a 35.625. These four girls put on an amazing performance and will compete next in Biddeford, Maine at the Frostbite Invite.
Platinum Team (from right to left): Sarah Bieniek, Bethany Howard, Alexa Nelson and Tori Downey