Youth sports

NAGA gymnasts compete at MIT and Kennebunk

By Staff | Mar 20, 2014
Courtesy of: Performance Photography Members of the North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy girls gymnastics compulsory team (Levels 3-5) competed at the Spring Fling March 15-16. The event was hosted by GymNation in Kennebunk. The gymnasts include, front from left, Gabby Genthner, Malaya Moores, McKenna LaBrozzi, Lea Zwecker, Camden Contakos, Britta Denny and Ella Graffam; and back, Julia Peasley, Genevieve Tempio-Wilson, Haley Black, Audrey Scott, Eleanor Greer, Lauren Schenk and Elise Condon. Not pictured is Kelsee Brown.

Members of the North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy girls gymnastics team had exciting weekend of competition March 15-16. The compulsory girls team (Levels 3-5) competed at the Spring Fling hosted by GymNation in Kennebunk.

The Level 3 team placed second, just one point behind the host team, GymNation.

The individual NAGA results were:

In the 9-10-year-old division, McKenna LaBrozzi of Owls Head finsished second all-around with a 36.1, just 0.25 behind the first-place finisher. LaBrozzi also won the vault with a score of 9.2 and uneven bars with a score of 9.35. She placed third on the beam with a 8.8 and fifth on floor with a score of 8.75.

Elise Condon of Owls Head placed fourth all-around with a score of 35.1. She also was third on the floor exercise with an 8.9 and fourth on vault with an 8.9.

Malaya Moores of Camden placed third on the uneven bars with a score of 9.2 and Kelsee Brown of Friendship finished third on vault with a 9.0.

Julia Peasley of Lincolnville tied for seventh with a 3.3 (apparatus not noted) and Gabby Genthner of Camden was 11th in the all-around with a 30.7.

In the 7-8-year-old division, Ella Graffam of Rockport and Britta Denny of Rockport tied for fourth all-around with a score of 33.95. Graffam also was second on vault with a 9.1 and fourth on floor exercise with an 8.6. Denny placed third on bars with a 8.55, fourth on vault with an 8.8 and fourth on beam with an 8.5.

Camden Contakos of Rockport placed seventh all-around with a 32.15. She also placed third on the floor exercise with an 8.65 and fifth on beam with an 8.45.

Lea Zwecker of Rockport placed eighth all-around with a 28.85. Zwecker also placed fifth on vault with a score of 8.6.

The Level 4 team finished third behind Leaps and Bounds of Fairfield and the Central Lincoln County YMCA.

The individual NAGA results were:

Haley Black of Rockland finished third all-around with a score of 35.2. Black placed second on the uneven bars with a 9.0, second on beam with a 9.15 and fourth on vault and floor exercise with an 8.5 and 8.55 respectively.

Eleanor Greer of Rockport placed fifth all-around with a score of 34.15. Greer also was third on the uneven bars with an 8.55 and fourth on balance beam with an 8.8.

Genevieve Tempio-Wilson of Hope placed sixth all-around with 32.75. Tempio-Wilson also placed fourth on vault with a score of 8.5. She also received the judges' award for "Best Save on Balance Beam."

North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy also had two girls compete at Level 5. Three individuals are needed to compete as a team so Lauren Schenk of Rockport and Audrey Scott of Hope compete individually.

In the 8-10-year-old division, Schenk placed third all-around (35.725). She also placed third on vault (9.1), uneven bars (8.6), balance beam (9.05), and floor exercise (8.975). Schenk also received the judges' award for "Best Cast on Bars."

Scott won the all-around in the 11-plus age division with a score of 33.9. She also won the uneven bars (8.4) and placed second on the floor exercise (8.6). Scott was third on vault with a 9.0 and third on balance beam with a 7.9.

Level 7

The Level 7 NAGA girls competed in the 2014 Starlight Invitational hosted by MGC at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

NAGA was the only Maine club to be represented at this meet, which attracted hundreds of competitors.

Among the highlights for the local girls, Marta Denny of Rockport placed fourth on the uneven bars (8.6) in the senior division.

The NAGA gymnasts next will compete in the Maine state championships on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6 at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

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