Docksiders Has Two AA Champions

at Maryland Classic!

      All levels of the Docksiders Gymnastics girls’ teams participated in the Maryland Classic held over Martin Luther King weekend, January 18-21st. The four day competition took place at the PG Sports & Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland. Two of Docksiders Level 10 gymnasts, Lilly Siems and Chelsea Perna, had stand out performances and won All-Around titles in their age groups. Several other Docksiders gymnasts also took top honors in the individual events.

      In the Level 10 18+ age group Lilly Siems hit her routines on all four events to win her first All-Around title at Level 10 with the score of 36.725. She was also crowned Champion on both Uneven Bars, with a 9.225, and Balance Beam, with a 9.15. Lilly took second place honors on both Vault with a 9.40 and Floor Exercise with an 8.95. Lilly has committed to Brown University for the fall of 2008, where she will study biological sciences and international relations as well as competing for their gymnastics team.

      In the Level 10 15 year old age group Chelsea Perna hit an all time personal high score to win her age group with a 37.30. Chelsea took home 2nd place awards for both Vault, with a 9.70, and Floor Exercise, with a 9.40. On Uneven Bars she took 3rd place with a 9.025. Competing in the same age group, Stephanie Ouellette was crowned Uneven Bar Champion with a 9.35 and her teammate Alexis Gross finished 2nd place with a 9.25 making it a clean sweep on Uneven Bars for Docksiders with Ouellette, Gross, & Perna finishing 1-2-3!

      In the Level 10 14 and under age group Heather Atwood was named Floor Exercise Champion with her Rockin’ floor routine to John Cougar’s Jack & Diane with the score of 9.20. Heather also took a 3rd place finish in the All-Around with a 35.825.

      In the Level 9 13 year old age group Meghan Rotondo took 3rd place on both Vault, with a 9.0, and Uneven Bars, with an 8.90. Chelsea Rosborough took 3rd place on Balance Beam in the Level 9 14 year old age group, and Michelle Patricelli received another vault title for her winning Vault with a 9.0 in the 18 + Age group.

      Several Docksider gymnasts competed in event finals on Sunday night for additional awards and spot light moments. On Vault Lilly Siems, Toi Garcia, Chelsea Perna, Stephanie Ouellette, Michelle Patricelli, and Meghan Rotondo. On the Uneven Bars Lilly Siems, Toi Garica, Melanie Brother, Stephanie Ouellette, Alexis Gross, Chelsea Perna, and Heather Atwood. On Balance Beam Lilly Siems, Chelsea Perna, and Betsy Zander. On Floor Exercise Chelsea Perna, Heather Atwood, Betsy Zander, and Sara Miekljohn represented Docksiders. Congratulations girls!!

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