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Atlantic- Portsmouth. Level 7 State Meet Results

Level 7 Gymnasts Achieve New Heights

Kingston, NH—April 1. There was no foolin’ the Level 7 Gymnasts from Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center, Portsmouth (AGTC) as they captured second place in the 2017 New Hampshire State Championships. Competing among 70 of the state’s top Level 7 competitors, Atlantic gymnasts achieved a combined team score of 111.725 placing them second in a field of sixteen teams. As with all competitions, individual achievements were divided into equal age divisions.
Representing the eleven-and-under age division was Madeline Brandt (North Hampton) who placed second on balance beam with a personal best score of 9.575, fourth on floor, fifth on bars and eighth on vault. She achieved fourth-place all-around in the age division with a combined score of 37.25. She placed tenth among all Level 7 gymnasts in the state which earned her a spot as an “All-Star” in the Division 6 Regional Competition to be held in Springfield, Massachusetts on Sunday, 23 April.
Gabriella Verno (Lee) captured gold on vault in the twelve-year-old age division scoring a near perfect (9.650). Ms. Verno placed seventh on both bars and beam and placed seventh all-around in the division as well.
Teammates, Grace Schwaegerle, Francesca Toracinta, Katherine Weathersby and Madison Zadravec boldly represented Team Atlantic in the fourteen-year-old division. Ms. Schwaegerle (Rye) place third all-around in the division with a combined score of 35.20. Her achievements included placing third on bars, fourth on beam and vault and fifth on floor. She will also be representing New Hampshire in Regionals as an “All Star”. Ms. Toracinta (Kittery) impressed with a fifth-place bars routine, sixth-place beam and vault placing her fifth all-around in the division. Katherine Weathersby (Portsmouth) performed consistently on beam, floor and vault placing seventh with a solid bars routine. Madison Zadravec (Portsmouth) took gold on vault with a personal best score of 9.70. Additionally, she placed fourth on bars which resulted in a seventh-place finish all-around.
Successfully representing the fifteen-year-old age division was Gillian Croteau. Ms. Croteau captured first place on vault, third place on bars, fifth place on floor and seventh on beam. She placed fourth all-around in the division.Level 7 Team.JPG


Atlantic- Portsmouth Level 6 State Meet Results


The Level 6 AGTC team had a great state meet, finishing fifth as a team overall. The team had many standout performances. In the eleven-year-old division, Cameron Zadravec finished seventh on bars and beam, tenth on vault, eleventh on floor, and ninth in the all-around.  Ava Lindsay finished fifth on vault and eleventh all-around. Teammate Avery Dinges captured tenth on beam. In the 12B division, Zoe Rahn finished second on bars, third on vault, and fifth on beam, placing her third overall. Teammate Sinead Dolan captured fourth on floor. In the 13- year-old division, Julia Hackley finished second on bars, fifth on beam and floor, and sixth on vault, placing her third in the all-around. Isabelle Balfour placed second on vault, sixth on beam and floor, and fourth all-around. Maren Hennessy took eighth on vault, and teammate Anya Bakin showcased solid performances on vault and floor.

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Atlantic – Portsmouth Level 4 State Championships

Congratulations to the Level 4 AGTC team on their strong competition at States! Fantastic 1st place AA finish for Lindsey Lee (37.550) and super 3rd place finish to Malaya Brisson (35.875) in each of their age categories. Hadley Prewitt and Eliza Penfold each earned a 1st place spot for Bars in their age categories (9.625 and 9.250 respectively). Also hitting solid bar routines were Kendall Prewitt (4th place 9.375), Teagan Wilson (2nd place 9.1) and Bella Trinceri (2nd place 9.4). Maddie McMahon (9.025), Rachel Khoury (8.825) and Ava Burness (8.35) all performed strong on the floor exercise. Tori Liedecke stuck beam and scored a 9.1. This team worked so hard all season and we are very proud of them!!!



Atlantic Qualifies 2 gymnasts to Level 8 Regional Championships

Team Atlantic Level 8 gymnasts had a strong performance at NH State Championships. Sarah Craft competed in the 13,14 year old age group and finished in 7th place in the all round. Also in the same age group, Anya Cunningham finished in 8th place in the all around. Both gymnasts earned a coveted spot on the NH Regional Team. New Hampshire has 48 Level 8 competitors and the state is only allotted 16 spots to the regional meet. The pair will compete in Springfield, MA on Saturday, April 22nd a the Region VI Regional Gymnastics Championships. Dominique Chasse and Heidi Fortin competed in the 15 and over age group. Dominique finished in 9th place over all and also finished in 9th on balance beam. Heidi finished in 8th all around and performed a strong bar routine for a 7th place finish in a competitive age group. The team finished 4th over all in a field of 8 teams.



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Kingston, NH—April 2, 2017, Level 5 gymnasts from Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center (AGTC) of Portsmouth, New Hampshire are the New Hampshire Level 5 team state champions. Thirty-three Level 5 gymnasts from across the state competed on Sunday at the state championship meet, which was held at Sanborn Regional High School and hosted by Gymnastics at Brentwood Commons.

In the 9-10 age division, Marin Morrison (Northwood, NH) earned personal best scores for the season on the balance beam (9.325) and in the all-around competition (36.1) and captured medals for her performances on the beam (second place), uneven bars (third place), floor exercise (third place), and all-around competition (fourth place). Eva Hersey (Elliot, ME) put in a personal best performance of the season on the floor exercise (8.825) and took home fifth place medals on both the uneven bars and the balance beam.

In the 11 year old age division, Sydney Andrews (Hampton, NH) executed consistent performances on all events at the state championship, earning medals in each event and the all-around competition. Andrews took home second place on the uneven bars, fifth place on beam, sixth place on floor, eighth place on vault, and fourth place in the all-around competition, including personal best scores for the season on floor (9.15), balance beam (8.95), and uneven bars (8.95). Shea Graham (Hampton, NH) is the 11 year-old Level 5 state champion for vault (9.4) and floor exercise (9.45), earning personal best scores for the season in each event, which contributed to her fifth place finish in the all-around competition. Maggie Friel (Rye, NH) put in personal best performances of the season on the uneven bars (8.675) and floor exercise (8.6), earning a sixth place medal for her bars routine.

Lily Buono (Newmarket, NH) is the 12+ year old Level 5 uneven bars state champion, with a personal best score for the season of 9.2. Buono led Atlantic’s Level 5 team with a personal best score of 36.25 in the all-around, which earned her a third place medal in the highly competitive 12+ age group. Avery Cole (Hampton, NH) executed a personal best performance for the season on the floor exercise (8.95) and earned a fourth place medal for her high-flying uneven bars routine.
The State Championship marks the end of the competitive gymnastics season for the Level 5 gymnasts. The girls are excited to return to the gym to work on new skills for next season. They are coached by Alexis Nault and Tony Retrosi.

About Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center
Founded in 1994 by Tony Retrosi, Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center (ATGC) has trained
hundreds of gymnasts. From parent and child recreational classes to a competitive USA
gymnastics team programs. With locations in Portsmouth and Dover, ATGC offers classes fit for all levels starting at 6 months old all the way up Elite competitive gymnasts. Proven to be a great base sport for any child, gymnastics is often used to increase strength and coordination.


10 Best States To Live In. I dispute NH (at least the seacoast) # 3 ranking. 

Life satisfaction in a given state is often based on highly subjective measures — whether the climate is nice, whether friends and family are present, and other factors. While a connection to a place can often be based on intangibles, a good quality of life in a given state is largely predicated upon a few key factors. The levels of poverty, education, and health can largely capture living conditions in a state, which tend to vary considerably across the country.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed statewide social and economic measures to rank each state’s living conditions. Neighboring Massachusetts, home to one of the nation’s wealthiest and most highly educated populations, leads the nation. New Hampshire came in THIRD.


3. New Hampshire

10-yr. population growth: 4.3% (7th lowest)

2014 unemployment rate: 4.3% (8th lowest)

Poverty rate: 9.2% (the lowest)

Life expectancy at birth: 80.3 years (8th highest)

According to 24/7 Wall St: Relative to some other best states to live, like New Jersey (REALLY?! you’re comparing us to NEW JERSEY?!) or Massachusetts, New Hampshire lacks the attractions and facilities that people look for. The state has among the lowest concentrations of restaurants, bars, and hotels in the country. (I am not sure the author has ever visited Portsmouth which consistently ranks one of the best places to eat in the USA and we certainly have a lot of bars. It seems like a new hotels are growing faster in downtown Portsmouth than weeds in June. I guess if you take into account that as a state we do not have a lot of bars, restaurants and hotels in the beautiful White Mountain National Forest then the author could be correct) Still, the state is one of the best in the country based on fundamental factors such as income, poverty, and employment. New Hampshire has the lowest poverty rate in the country at 9.2%, relative to the national poverty rate of 15.5%. A typical home in New Hampshire is valued at $236,400, well above the national median home value of $181,200. A typical household earns $66,532 each year, the 7th highest annual median household income in the nation. As in most states with low poverty rates and high incomes, the average New Hampshire resident will enjoy a relatively long life. The life expectancy at birth in New Hampshire is 80.3 years, versus the national life expectancy of 78.9 years.

I had a group of gymnasts visiting Portsmouth last winter. Here is the article I wrote to help them. Visiting Portsmouth. It is in need of an update but it does point out some great places on the seacoast.

Source: 10 Best States To Live In