KMC Gymnastics racks up wins at states, worlds

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The KMC USAIGC girls’ gymnastics team.

KENNETT SQUARE — The KMC USAIGC girls’ gymnastics team from Kennett Square finished up their 2017 season with a number of impressive wins at the State, Regional, and World Championships. Leading KMC to victory were coaches Iryna Aliyevska, Jerry Fix, and Don Furrer. Below are the results from each of the championship meets.

States Championships, Sunbury, PA   May 13-14

Forty-eight KMC gymnasts competed against 16 other gyms. KMC won the following team awards: Copper 1 (2nd), Copper 2 (1st), Bronze (2nd), Bronze Diamond (1st), Silver (2nd), Gold (1st), and Platinum (1st).   The gymnasts competed on four events: balance beam, floor, uneven bars, and vault. The following KMC gymnasts placed either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place on one or more of these various individual events and/or all-around:

Copper 1: Mallorie Carter, Julianna Igo, Catie Curtis, Katie Slawter, and Rebecca Reda

Copper 2: Sophia Armandi, Gayle Reyburn, Sarah Wood, Abigail Smith, Leah Pellegrino, Saige Pfeifer, and Kendall Rybarczk

Bronze: Allie D’Angelo, Abigail Smith, Isabella Albers, Peyton Burrell, Katie Ogurcak, Kendall Rybarczyk, Clare Cotter, and Caitlin Klein

Bronze Diamond: Alena Kurtz, Cassidy Bonura, Victoria Chiusano, Mackenzie Deming, Hannah Wilcox, and Larissa Leach

Silver: Jenna Lamberth, Lauren Fenstermacher, Meghan Dunlap, MaryEllen Roberts, Carly Rutledge, Stephanny Gheen-Regouski, Ashley Torrey, and Mary Tuley

Gold: Leah Lipsman, Mercedes Mathews, Natalie Scheuer, Rebecca Stoltz, and Anna Lipsman

Platinum: Leanna Pfeffer

 

Regional Championships, Wildwood, NJ May 26-28

Forty-four KMC gymnasts competed against 53 other gyms. KMC won the following team awards: Copper 1 (2nd), Copper 2 (5th), Bronze (1st ), Bronze Diamond (2nd ), Silver (4th), Gold (8th), and Platinum (7th ).   The gymnasts competed on four events: balance beam, floor, uneven bars, and vault. The following KMC gymnasts placed either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place on one or more of these various individual events and/or all-around:

Copper 1: Abby Livingston, Mallorie Carter, Julianna Igo, and Catie Curtis

Copper 2: Gayle Reyburn, Sophia Armandi, and Abigail Smith

Bronze: Allie D’Angelo, Abigail Smith, Isabella Albers, Katie Ogurcak, Clare Cotter, Caitlin Klein, and Eva Tryon

Bronze Diamond: Alena Kurtz, Larissa Leach, Hannah Wilcox, and Victoria Chiusano

Silver: Jenna Lamberth, Lauren Fenstermacher, Hannah Wilcox, Larissa Leach, Ashley Torrey, and Mary Tuley

Gold: Leah Lipsman and Rebecca Stoltz

 

World Championships, Reno, Nevada Jun 26-30

Fourteen gymnasts represented KMC and traveled to Reno, Nevada where they competed against over 49 gyms from NJ, NY, CA, PA, DE, and even the UK. KMC won the following team awards: Copper 1 (3rd), Copper 2 (2nd ), Bronze Diamond and (1st).   The gymnasts competed on four events: balance beam, floor, uneven bars, and vault. In these various final events and/or all-around, the following KMC gymnasts placed either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place:

Copper 1: Catie Curtis (1st Vault, 2nd Beam, 2nd All-Around), Julianna Igo (3rd Bars, 2nd Floor)

Copper 2: Sophia Armandi (1st Beam, 3rd Floor), Leah Pellegrino (1st Vault), Abigail Smith (1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All-Around)

Bronze: Abigail Smith (1st Beam, 1st Floor)

Bronze Diamond: Alena Kurtz (1st Vault, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All-Around), Victoria Chiusano (2nd Beam, 2nd Floor, and 3rd All-Around), Larissa Leach (3rd Bar), Peyton Torrey (1st Beam)

Silver: Jenna Lamberth (2nd Beam), Ashley Torrey (3rd Bar)

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