NEW BRITAIN – Hundreds of medals were awarded to young gymnasts of all ages at New Britain High School on Saturday as the Nutmeg State Games returned one final time to Hardware City.
Kinetic Kids of the West region took first among the four teams and at the end of the day with 227,650 points, followed by Wilton of the South region (222,200 points) and Marvel and Grace of the East region took third place (220,350 points).
Kinetic Kids won the all-around competition in 15 of 22 age groups, including nine of 10 younger age groups, who competed in the first of two sessions of the day. The team only had gymnasts competing in 20 different age groups, meaning they won the all-around in 75 percent of the groups they competed in.
Kinetic Kids’ Janae Rodriguez-Reid scored 35,800 points to win the all-around in the younger age group of Level 5 women, finishing first on uneven bars and beam while taking second on vault and fourth on drills. on the ground. Her teammate Katherine Dunn won the vault and Cali Ingalls of the northern region won the floor exercises.
Macie Montaina of the Western Region finished second or better in each event to win the all-around gold in the older age group of Level 5 women. Montaina finished first in vault, beam and floor exercises while taking second place on bars behind Ella Hafey.
Kinetic Kids’ Izzy Leonard finished Level 6 Women in first place in the all-around (37,200) after a pair of first-place performances on uneven bars and floor exercises while taking second place on vault and beam, which were won by Gabriella Martin from the South Region.
The Western Region had three of four competitors in the middle age group of Level 4 women and Josey Oloff won all events except the floor exercises to claim the all-around title with 35.250 points. Her teammate Ava Zaloski was the winner on floor.
Kinetic Kids also had the only three gymnasts in the XL Platinum age group and the only two competitors in the XL Gold age group. Madyson Scioscia (35,400 points) won the all-around XL Platinum against her teammates Sadie Chagnon and Gabriella Argonese. . Scioscia finished first in vault, uneven bars and floor exercises while Argonese won the beam and was second in the all-around.
Lexi Cieslinski edged teammate Isabella Muzzio-Martins by three tenths of a point to win the XL gold all-around, 36.800-36.500. Cieslinski won the floor exercises by five hundredths of a point, but her all-around victory came on uneven bars, which she won 9.300-8.400. Muzio-Martins won the beam and vault by four tenths of a point and a quarter point, respectively.
The West Region dominated early in the session, winning the all-around in nine of 10 age groups, starting with Lyla Schoenherr (37,700) in the younger division of XL Silver. In addition to her victory on uneven bars, Schoenherr was the only gymnast to score more than nine points on vault. She was second in her other two events, as Sophie Gorton of Wilton won the beam and Kinetic Kids Chelsea Leary won the floor exercises.
Audrey Bonheim dominated the older XL Silver division, winning all events except floor exercises. Bonheim had a combined score of 37.600 after winning the beam, vault and uneven bars while tied for third on floor. All-around winner Bonheim finished behind teammate Lauren Onorato and Sweet Weinstein in the floor exercises.
Although she didn’t win a medal on vault, Madison Schlesinger still won the Level 3 Women’s Jr A all-around with her first place on uneven bars and beam. She took second in the floor drills behind Brooklynn Robinson of the South Region and finished fifth in Vault, which was won by Emily Sprouse of the West Region.
A pair of first places for Riley Mullen earned her the all-around title in the Level 3 Jr B women’s age group with 36.150 points, beating the field on beam and floor. Mullen was second behind Wilton’s Emery Amero on vault and clinched a fourth place on uneven bars. Kinetic Kids’ Olivia Bombero won the uneven bars with 9,250 points for her best performance of the day.
The Level 3 Sr A female age group saw three Kinetic Kids take all three places on the all-around podium, led by Layla Zawistowski’s 37,300 points, who slipped her former teammate Emily Traverso, who scored 37,200. Zawistowski and Traverso faced off in more than one event, highlighted by Zawistowski’s 9.350-9.300 victory in the floor drills. Traverso took a win over Zawistowski on uneven bars, edging her teammate 9.550-0.150, but Zawistowski took a 9.700-9.500 victory on vault. Wilton’s Teagean Kosche had the highest score on beam (9.300) and was followed by Zawistowski (9.100) while Traverson took fourth.
Only the Western and Southern regions had gymnasts competing at Women’s Level 2 with Westerners Sofia Yimoynes (35.650) and Megan Daniels (35.250) taking the first two places in the all-around. Yimoynes won first place on beam and vault while finishing second behind Ashley Gampel of the southern region on uneven bars and floor drills. Gampel finished third in the all-around.
The Kinetic Kids were the only gymnasts to compete in the older and younger divisions of the XL Bronze age group, with Addison Marks finishing first among her teammates in the younger group at 36.950. Marks took first place on bars and beam while finishing second behind Annie Badaracco in vault and floor drills. Badaracco finished second overall.
The XL Broze age group consisted of three girls swapping places on the podium while Sophia Larivée, Samantha Lockshier and Ava Bourdoulous were the only three gymnasts in the group. Larivée won the general classification with 35,200 points, 0.150 points ahead of Lockshier and eight tenths of a point ahead of Bourdoulous. Larivee took first place in vault and beam while Lockshier won the uneven bars and floor exercises.
Wilton’s Emman Moher won the all-around for the older division of Women’s Level 6 with wins on uneven bars and floor drills. She was second on vault behind Kaelyn Talisse of Kinetic Kids and placed behind Emma Sander of Kinetic Kids on beam.
Brianna Shiue of the southern region swept through the older age group of women’s level four, winning each event and posting a total score of 37.500 to win the all-around. Her teammate Jane Carroll finished second in the all-around with 35.700 points.
Alyssa Smeriglio’s victories on uneven bars and beam earned her the gold medal in Women’s Level 7, scoring a total of 35.700 points. Kinetic Kids’ Ava Taylor and Lauryn Alagno took the top two spots in vault with scores of 9.300 and 9.250, respectively, while Smeriglio did not win a medal. Smeriglio took third place on floor behind Taylor and Alagno.
Only two gymnasts competed in the level 8 female age group, with Wilton’s Katie Tomasheski posting 33.800 points to win the all-around against Marvel and Grace’s Maya Hathorn. Tomasheski won vault, floor exercises and uneven bars while Hathorn won gold on beam.
Isabella Roncaioli of the north region won the all-around gold in the Sr. B female level 3 age group with 36.400 points, just ahead of Abigail Deane of the south region (36.100 points). Roncaioli finished on the top step of the podium on vault and beam while taking second place on floor behind her teammate Ava Paradis. Deane won the gold on uneven bars while Roncaioli was fifth.
Camryn Schrager only needed to win one event to win the all-around gold medal for the younger half of the Level 4 women’s age group. Schrager scored 34.500 points after winning the medal. or at floor exercises with Miley Laferriere. Schrager won bronze medals on beam and uneven bars, won by Laferrière and Lily Scheckner respectively.
Marvel and Grace’s Hannah Wojik won gold in the XL Diamond age category, beating teammate Maddie Hathorn 36.200-36.100. Wojik won gold medals on uneven bars and floor exercises, in which she beat Hathorn 9,500-9,400 to decide the all-around gold. Hathorn clinched a gold medal on vault while Juliana Scioscia beat her two competitors on beam.