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Darien YMCA Gymnasts First at Flippers

Darien YMCA gymnasts captured eight All-Around(AA) titles and three team championships at the Flippers Invitational in Glastonbury. The Level 5 squad set the pace, sweeping the AA and team titles.

In the Junior age group, Kayla Koproski placed second on vault and topped the podium on bars, floor, AA and beam where she tied with Emily Rizzi. Rizzi was also fourth on vault, sixth AA and seventh on bars and floor where she tied with both Elsa Del Bene and Katie Primmer. Del Bene also placed seventh on beam and fifth on bars.

Primmer also tied Tess Hennigan for fifth on vault. Hennigan earned sixth on bars, second on beam and fourth on floor and AA.  Stella Nehro vaulted to third and was fourth on beam and second on all other events and AA. Alexandra Kuras placed fourth on bars, fifth AA and third on beam and floor.

Olivia Davis swung to third on bars and was fifth on beam and seventh AA.  Madeleine McGivney placed seventh on both bars and beam while Ava Telgheder earned her meet high score on vault.

Reilly Costello was the AA champ in the Senior group and was third on vault and second on bars and floor where she tied Penelope Arredondo.  Arredondo was also sixth on vault, seventh on bars and third on beam and AA.  Bella Koproski never wavered in winning beam with a huge 9.4 and was second on vault and AA and eighth on bars and floor.  

Chloe Sernick took fourth on vault, second on beam, seventh on floor and sixth AA.  Mia Macdonald placed fifth on vault, fourth on bars, sixth on beam and seventh AA.  Sofia Geffner earned fifth on beam and sixth on bars and floor while Annelise Enters was seventh on vault.

The first place Level 6 team was paced by Ava Licata, who captured first on bars and AA with 37.25 in the 10-12 age group. Licata was also third on vault and second on beam and floor where she tied Emily McKee. McKee was also fifth on vault, third on beam and AA and tied Ali Kolman and Sophie Root for fourth on bars.

Root was also sixth on vault, fifth on floor and fourth on beam and AA.  Ellie Davies was champ on beam and floor with 9.6 and 9.4 and placed fourth on vault and second on bars and AA.

Alexa Bell was the AA champ in the 13-14 age group with 36.25 as well as third on beam and second on all other events. Tanner Generoso swung to first on bars and was fifth on vault, sixth on beam and third AA.  

Darien’s Level 7 dynamic duo of Anna Primmer and Lauren Smith captured two titles with Primmer winning on beam and Smith on floor. Primmer was also third on vault, second on floor and second AA.  Smith also scored second on vault.

The youngest Darien competitor for the second place Level 3 squad was Elsa Keehlwetter in the 6-7 age group, who scored scored second on beam and third on all other events and AA.  Sabina Molnar captured four titles in the 8s group, taking first on bars, beam, floor and AA and second on vault. Alina Khilko placed sixth on vault, third on bars and second on beam, floor and AA.  

In the 9s group, Kate Whitticom had four of a kind, placing fifth on vault, bars, beam and AA and tied Grace Creanza for third on floor. Creanza was also third on vault, fourth on bars and sixth AA.  Heili Jalakas scored sixth on vault, fourth on beam and floor and seventh on bars and AA.

Carrie Coughlin was a four-time champ in the 10s group, winning bars, beam, floor and AA with a huge 36.95 and placing third on vault. Isabelle Noel earned fifth on beam and ninth on floor.  In the 11s group, Evelin Arreguin swung to first on bars and was fifth on vault and floor and second on beam and AA.  Elise DeGennaro earned fifth on beam, sixth on floor and eighth on vault while Sloane Kosowsky was eighth on beam.  

The Level 4 team champs were led by Avery Hanson, who swept the titles in the 10s group including the AA with an impressive 37.15.  Molly Zengo had a full house with thirds on vault and bars and seconds on beam, floor and AA.  Lily Royce vaulted to fourth and was sixth on bars while Hannah Reyna earned her meet high score on beam.

Jacquelyn Coppola topped the podium on bars, beam, floor and AA with 35.95 in the 8-9 group and tied Violet Peroni for second on vault. Peroni was also second on bars and fourth on floor and AA.  Eve Calio was the vault champ and placed second on beam, floor and AA.  Courtney Timmeny had a trio of thirds on bars, beam and floor while Taylor Davies was fourth on beam and third on floor.

Katie Cutler flipped to first on floor in the 11s group, took second on vault and third AA and tied Shayna Moeller for third on bars and fourth on beam. Moeller was also fourth on floor and seventh AA.  Tatum Jaroch scored second on floor, third on beam, fourth AA, fifth on vault and eighth on bars.

Tanner Shanley earned eighth on vault, sixth on bars, ninth AA and fifth on beam and floor.  Rhea Rai was eighth on floor and ninth on bars and beam. Hannah Dudek swung to seventh on bars and was ninth on floor. Annabel Class scored seventh on floor while Kaia Woodman earned her meet high score on bars.

Emma Bookless never wavered in winning beam for the 12s group and was second on all other events and AA.  Jahnavi Orr vaulted to third, placed fourth on beam and was fifth on all other events and AA.  In the 13 and older group, Olivea Rosenbaum was the vault champ and placed fourth on bars and AA and third on beam and floor where she tied Brooke Wallace. Wallace was also fourth on beam and second on vault, bars and AA.

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