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North Suburban YMCA Gymnasts Excel at State Meet

YMCA Gymnasts Took Second Place in Level 4’s at the State Meet

YMCA Gymnasts Took Second Place in Level 4’s at the State Meet

The North Suburban YMCA Gymnastics Team had an outstanding showing at the State Meet held at Edwardsville YMCA on May 20th. The Level 4 and 5 teams both earned second place trophies, as well as second place in the Super Team category.

The Level 4’s were represented by Carly Anderson, Tess Benson, Emily MacDonald, Molly Fraser, Brianne Barbakoff, Katie Kempff and Christine Jablonsky. In the 9 & 10 year old division, Carly Anderson had a clean sweep of 2nd place awards on all 4 events and 2nd place all-around with a score of 37.250. Tess Benson came in 2nd on beam, 3rd on vault and 4th all around with a 36.50. Emily MacDonald tied her teammate with a 2nd place finish on vault and came in 8th all-around. Molly Fraser was on the podium with a 6th place finish on floor and 11th all-around.

In the level 4 senior division, Brianne Barbakoff finished her YMCA career as the State Floor Champion with a score of 9.5. She also came in 2nd on vault, bars and 3rd all-around.

In the Junior Level 4 division, newcomer Katie Kempff, placed 3rd on floor, 4th on beam and 6th all-around. The other newcomer Christine Jablonsky followed with a 2nd place beam and 8th all-around.

The Level 5 team was represented by Katie Brownlee, Bridget Billig and Liat Berkowitz. In the Junior Division Katie became the new State Bar Champion, as well as 2nd place finishes on vault, beam and all-around. Bridget is the new State Champion on Beam, as well as 2nd place on floor and 6th all around. In the Senior Division Liat won dual state championships on vault and beam, with 2nd place on floor and all-around.
Their lone Level 6 competitor was Kara Tyner and she did not disappoint. Kara impressed the judges with a 2nd place floor routine, 3rd place beam and 5th place all-around.

Next up for the North Suburban YMCA is the National Gymnastics Meet held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 29- July 2, 2012. Representing the NSYMCA will be Carly Anderson, Tess Benson, Molly Fraser, Liat Berkowitz, Bridget Billig, Riley McCarthy and Shea McCarthy. The North Suburban YMCA Gymnastics Team is coached by Carol Sassorossi, Jenna Norman, Eleni Kartsimas, Kerry Stinchcomb, Rachel Elfant and Maggie Kopp.

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