Docksiders Level 8, 9 & 10's competed in the State Championships on March 19 & 20 in Churchville, Maryland. After 7 years of walking away with 2nd place, the Level 10's captured the Team Championships title! Has been a long time since they stood at the top of the State podium and that made it that much sweeter! Senior, Alexis Gross won the Senior All-Around title with the high score of 37.95. Lex also took Champion status on Uneven Bars with 9.60. She placed 2nd on both Balance Beam with 9.30 and Floor Exercise with a 9.65. There were several individual awards taken by Docksiders gymnasts at the State Championships.
Also in the Level 10 Senior age group, Krystal Welsh placed 2nd in the All-Around with a 37.725. She placed 1st on both Vault with a 9.70 and Floor Exercise with a 9.725, and 2nd on Uneven Bars with a 9.50. Brianna Guy placed 2nd on Vault with a 9.60 and 3rd on Uneven Bars with a 9.40. In the Junior age group, Alex Zois placed 2nd on Balance Beam with a 9.175. Contributing to the team victory were teammates, Chelcie Rosborough, Miranda Telmanik, and Brittany Ricardo.
At Level 9, in the senior age group, Emma Staisloff placed 2nd in the All-Around with a 36.40. She placed 1st on Vault with a 9.55 and 3rd on Floor Exercise with a 9.15. In the same age group, Elana Spiegler placed 3rd in the All-Around with a 34.975. She finished 2nd on both Uneven Bars with a 9.025 and Floor Exercise 9.20. In the Junior Age group, Katie Korvin earned Champion status by placing 1st on Vault with a 9.25. The squad of 3 Level 9's placed 3rd in the Team Competition.
At Level 8, Abby Herschman placed 2nd on Uneven Bars with a 9.175 and 2nd on Balance Beam with a 9.425, in the Senior B age group. In the same age group, Courtney Boyle placed 3rd on Vault with a 9.275. In the Junior A age group, Ronni Binstock placed 3rd on Vault with a 9.425.
The Docksiders girls who advanced to Regionals will be training the next few weeks to perfect their performance for the Region 7 Championships. Level 8 Regionals will be held in Sewell, New Jersey on April 2 & 3. Level 9 Regionals will be held in New Carrolton, Maryland on April 9 & 10, and Level 10 Regionals will be held in Allentown, Pennsylvania on April 16 & 17. Best of luck to all the Docksiders gymnasts. For more information about Docksiders Team and the programs offered, go to www.docksidersgymnastics.com or call 410-987-8780.