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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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March 2016 The Junior Olympic (JO) gymnasts from Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center (AGTC) recently competed at the NH State Championship held in Dracut, Massachusetts. The Level 3, 9, and 10s competed first, with JO levels 5-8 competing later in April. Level 3, 9, and 10 below:

Level 3 Team State Champions
The team categories for Level 3 were split into large team and small team divisions. Large team consisted of 10 gymnasts or more and small team comprised 9 gymnasts or under. AGTC JO Level 3 competed hard and earned an impressive 112.425 and were named Level3 Small Team State Champions!
The first JO Level 3 session kicked off with the 6-8 year old division with Brooklyn O’Neil (York, ME) and Harper Huskey (Rye, NH). O’Neil placed 4th on vault with a 9.4 and Husky performed a fluid and graceful uneven bar routines which placed her 12th in her division.
The 9-10 age division was represented by Orla Burke (Portsmouth, NH),Teagan Wilson (Portsmouth, NH), and Lindsay Lee (Portsmouth, NH). Burke brought in the silver on balance beam with a 9.175 and 6th on vault with a 9.275. Her all around score of 36.225 put in the 9th place spot. Wilson had one of her best outings and placed on each event—3rd on vault (9.425) 5th on bars (9.15) 6th on balance beam a (8.95) and 3rd on floor (9.50). Wilson’s all around score of 37.05 earned her the 4th place title.
Teammate Lee was a top performer in her division and named the NH State Champion on bars, beam, and floor all with the score of a 9.60. Lee’s impressive high score of 38.10 earned her the all around state champion title.
In the Level 3 9B age division, Eliza Penfold of Kittery, ME placed 8th on vault with a 9.10 and 7th on beam with a 8.925. In the 10+ age division three gymnasts represented AGTC, Ava Burness (Hampton, NH), Rachel Khoury (Stratham, NH), and Isabella Trinceri (Hampton, NH).
Trinceri was a top competitor placing on each event– 4th on vault with a 9.35, 5th on bars with a 9.25, 12th on beam with a 8.775, and 2nd on floor with a 9.5. Trinceri secured a 5th place standing in the all around with a 36.875. Meanwhile Khoury earned herself the 12th place spot on bars with a 8.70.
Level 9 Team Named State Champions
The AGTC Level 9 team secured a solid first place win and were named Level 9 NH State Champions with a total score of 176.44. Teammates include: Kristen Sweetman, Ayla McKean, Jillian York, Sarah Morin, and Sydney Caro.
High school senior, Sweetman took the top spot in the all around scoring and was crowned Level 9 State Champion complimented by 1st on bars (8.85) and 2nd on floor (9.175). Ayla McKean was not far behind with a second place all around score of 35.525. McKean was crowned NH State Champion on floor exercise with a 9.150, and took 3rd on bars (8.250), and on beam (9.025).
Teammate Jillian York produced a silver medal on vault (9.250) and beam (9.10), and earned the bronze in the all around with a 35.325. Meanwhile, Portsmouth’s Sarah Morin placed 2nd on bars (8.750) and 3rd on floor (9.125). And Dover’s Sydney Caro brought home 1st on vault crowning her the new vault NH State Champion (9.3), Caro also tied for 2nd on floor (9.150).
Level 10
Fellow high school senior, and sole AGTC Level 10 competitor, Annie Christman walked away as Level 10 NH State Champion with a combined score of 36.975. Christman had a remarkable day being crowned as a NH State Champion on bars (9.275), beam (9.3) and floor (9.250) and secured a 2nd place silver on vault. The teams are coached by Jennifer Pelland, Ryleigh Osborne, Matt Yellis, Cori Cunningham and Allison Brisson; the Level 9 and 10 athletes return to the gym to prepare for regional competition to be held in April.