ATLANTIC CAPTURES SILVER IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
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.