LOCAL GYMNASTS on level 9 and 10 include, from left: Adeline Rieder, Mackenzie Black, Calista Marzolino (middle), Grace Amico (top middle), Emma Firmstone (bottom), Julia Firmstone (right middle), Tayler Osterhout (top right).
Gymnasts from the United State Sports Academy, located in Dunmore, have received new awards. Ten-year- old Level 4 gymnast, Maura Michalczyk, recently competed in the Springtime Meltdown and took home first place on Vault, Balance Beam, Floor and All Around.
Level 10 gymnast, 16-year-old Mackenzie Black, had two more winning competitions.The first one was the Heartland Spring Classic where she won first place on Floor, Vault and All Around as well as third place on Balance Beam. Mackenzie and her teammate, Emma Firmstone, both made it to the event finals in which they only take the top six scores of all ages and competed against 59 other level 10 girls. At the event finals, Mackenzie came in first place on Vault, second on Floor, and sixth on Beam.
Mackenzie just competed in the Level 10 State Championship and finished first on Vault and third place All Around. In two weeks she will be competing in Regionals at Virginia Beach.
The academy’s Tumble Team State Champions include: Veronica Matthies and Monica Fonaszewski – Level 5, Leslie Major – Level 6, Madelynn Perfilio -Level 7.
Level 5 girls have been undefeated this season and won the First Place Team Award at States. Cara Martinez became the Level 5 All Around State Champion and finished first on Vault, first on Beam, first on Floor, second on Bars. Luciana Toczdlowski became the Level 5 Floor champion and also came in second place on Beam and second All Around. Camryn Thomas became the Level 5 Bars Champion and tied for second place on Vault and third All Around.
Anna Clifton is Level 8 Vault State Champion. Donna Howell is Level 9 All Around State Champion as well as first place on Bars, third on Vault and first on Beam.
Other champions at States were: Anna Clifton – Level 8 Vault State Champion; Donna Howell – Level 9 All Around State Champion as well as first place on Bars, third on Vault and first on Beam; Emma Firmstone and Mackenzie Black – Level 10 State Champions. Emma came in second place All Around and won first place on Beam (Beam Champion). Mackenzie came in third Place AA and first place on Vault (Vault Champion)
Level 10 gymnasts from the United Sports Academy in Dunmore include from left: Mackenzie Black, a sophomore at Dunmore High School; Emma Firmstone, a senior at Honesdale High School; Adeliner Rieder, a sophomore at Scranton prep; and Taylor Osterhout, an 8th grade student at Abington Heights.
Two Dunmoreans in the Junior Olympic team program at United Sports Academy, located in Dunmore, who participated in competitions over the weekend of February 12-14 brought home honors.
Ten-year-old, Maura Michalczyk, a fourth grader at Dunmore Elementary Center, is a level 4 gymnast who competed in the Dalmatian Classic in Wales, Pa., over the weekend and took home first place on Vault, first place on Bars, first place on Beam, second place on Floor, and first place All Around.
The second gymnast is 16-year-old Mackenzie Black, who is currently a sophomore at Dunmore High School., She is a level 10 gymnast at United Sports Academy and just competed in the Presidential Classic in Disney World. Mackenzie took home first place on Vault, first place on Floor, third on Beam and third place All Around.