Gymnastics 25 gymnasts to watch

December 21, 2018

Chloe Ashton, Staples: The sophomore impressed in the uneven bars, beam and floor exercise for the Wreckers in the Class L meet.

Emily Baktis, Oxford: The senior shined in vaulting and floor exercise while competing in all-around as Oxford took third place in the Class S meet.

Madison Bradbury, Wethersfield: The senior finished fourth in floor exercise while competing in all-around as Wethersfield took fourth place at the Class M meet.

Catherine Burns, Jonathan Law: The sophomore was consistent (all scores 8.0 or higher) in her all-around performance as she led Law to its eighth place team finish at the Class S meet.

Lily Byrnes, Wilton: The sophomore was runnerup behind teammate Jessica Olin in floor exercise as Wilton won the Class M team title.

Nicole Carlo, Darien: The senior was consistent in her all-around performance as the Blue Wave took sixth place in the team standings at the Class M meet.

Jenna Chasse, Oxford: The senior should be a force in the all-around this year as she builds off her Class S meet performance.

Allison Crescimanno, Woodstock Academy: The senior was second in the uneven bars and third in the floor exercise as Woodstock captured its sixth consecutive Class S title. Crescimanno was fourth on bars at the State Open.

Morgan Donnelly, New Milford: The senior was a solid contributor on vault and floor exercise as New Milford took fifth place at the Class M meet.

Kelsey Fedorko, Greenwich: The senior was runnerup on floor exercise to fabulous GHS teammate Adnerys DeJesus at the Class L meet, and won floor exercise at the State Open as Greenwich captured the team championship at both meets.

Arianna Gauthier, Norwich Free Academy: The sophomore should move forward this season coming off a consistent outing at the Class L meet.

Grace Gronski, Woodstock Academy: The sophomore impressed on floor exercise at both the Class S meet and the State Open (fifth place).

Blakely Hale, Ellington: The senior won the Class S vaulting and was consistent in her other three events there. Ellington was fifth in the Class S team standings.

Hannah Jojo, Newtown: The junior was consistent in her three events at the Class L meet where Newtown took fourth place.

Alaina Karp, Pomperaug: The sophomore was solid in three of her four events (scored 8.225 or better) as Pomperaug took third place at the Class M meet.

Mia Lawrence, Mercy: The junior was runnerup on vault and beam at the Class S meet where Mercy was second in the team race behind Woodstock Academy. Lawrence was third on vault (9.225) at the State Open.

Ellie Marino, Greenwich: The senior scored 8.9 or higher in three of her four events as Greenwich earned its third consecutive Class L crown. Marino was third on beam at the State Open.

Ava Mancini, Ludlowe: The sophomore is poised to move forward after her all-around performance led Ludlowe to a third place finish at the Class L meet.

Jessica Olin, Wilton: The senior won both vaulting and floor exercise at the Class M meet to lead Wilton to the team crown. She was third on floor exercise and fourth in all-around at the State Open where Wilton placed fourth.

Natalie Reeves, Southington: The sophomore was consistent (scored 8.0 or higher) in all four events to lead Southington to a sixth place finish at the Class L meet.

Grace Rogers, Daniel Hand: The senior was a key contributor to Hand’s undefeated regular season and its 10th straight SCC title. Will lead the charge as Wilton snapped Hand’s streak of five consecutive Class M titles.

Schylar Saliba, Daniel Hand: The senior scored 8.475 or higher in three events at the Class M meet. Will step up with the graduation of Erin Naclerio.

Merritt Stevenson, Trumbull: The senior was a key factor as Trumbull was runnerup at the Class L meet and third at the State Open. Her leadership will be needed this season.

Katya Torruella, Stonington: The sophomore will be an important cog as Stonington looks to improve on its fourth place finish in the Class S meet.

Tess Vincent, Warde: The junior will lead as Warde looks to make its mark in the FCIAC and in Class M this season.

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