Away with 2 All-Around Champions and a 2nd place Team Win!
Saturday November 17th officially kicked off the 2007-08 competitive
gymnastics season for the Teams of Docksiders Gymnastics. While the
Level 7–10 teams traveled to Fredericksburg, VA for the Commonwealth Cup
the compulsory girls hiked up to Churchville, MD for the Harvest Fest
and our boy’s teams competed at the Tim Weaver Invitational in Hanover,
Pa. The weekend was very successful for Docksiders who walked away with
3 All-Around Champions, first, second, and third place team Victories,
and numerous individual Champions.
Docksiders walked away from the Harvest Fest with two All-Around
Champions. Rebecca Beal won her first Level 5 All-Around with a combined
score of 32.50 in the 7&8 year old age group, and Level 6 gymnast
Chelsea Marciniak won the 13 year old age group with a score of 34.05.
Rebecca also placed 1st on Vault with an 8.10, 2nd on both Balance Beam
and Floor Exercise with an 8.25 and an 8.40, and 3rd on Vault with a
7.75. Chelsea was crowned Champion on Floor with a 9.10 and also took
2nd on Balance Beam with a 9.0. Chelsea’s scores helped the Level 6 team
capture 2nd place in the Team competition.
For the Level 6 girls their 2nd place team win felt like first. This was
a very exciting win this early in the season. In the 9 year old age
group individual honors were awarded to Camryn Rosen who gained Champion
status on Vault with an 8.95. Colleen O’Brien placed 2nd on Balance Beam
with an 8.10 and Alex Swann-white placed 2nd on floor Exercise with an
8.90. In the 10 year old age group Jordan Collins took home 3rd place on
Floor Exercise with an 8.95. Amy Milligan, who was competing in the 11 &
up age group, took 3rd place on both Balance Beam and Floor Exercise
with an 8.75 and an 8.85.
The Level 5 girls also received several individual honors. Lindsey
Gehring was crowned Floor Exercise Champion with an 8.85. She also
placed 2nd on uneven Bars with an 8.55, 3rd on Balance Beam with an 8.45
and 2nd All-Around with a combined score of 34.05. Her teammate Jacy
Kuhlman tied for first on Vault with an 8.10. This was her first event
Champion title. Also in the Level 5 competition, Rachael Ward took home
3rd for her awesome floor routine, which scored 8.35.
The Docksiders Level 4 team made their big debut at the Harvest Meet.
None of the girls on this team had ever competed before and they all did
a fabulous job. Madeline Nesbit took 1st on Uneven Bars with an 8.25,
1st on floor Exercise with an 8.35, and 2nd on Vault with a 9.05, and
her teammate Katie Poma took 3rd place on Balance Beam with an 8.6. All
of the girls on the Level 4 Team had a fantastic first-ever meet!
The next stop for all of the Docksiders girls will be our own meet,
Christmas on the Chesapeake, which is being held at the Baltimore
Convention Center from December 14th-16th. Over 1,700 gymnasts from
across the east coast will be participating in the 3 day event that will
bring tons of excitement to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.