Meet Lauren Eng – 2019 Graduating Senior

Lauren Eng/Xcel Diamond
MFuture Stars Gymnastics
Coach: Tatyana Godenko
Home Town: Allentown, NJ
Parents: Diana and Michael
Lauren plans to attend Virginia Tech to major in Human Development.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Honor Roll Grades 9-12

Gymnastics Achievements:
2017 Xcel Platinum 2nd Place Vault
2017 Xcel Platinum 2nd Place Bars
2017 Xcel Platinum 6th Place Beam
2017 Xcel Platinum 2nd Place Floor
2017 Xcel Platinum 2nd Place All Around
2016 Level 7 State Qualifier
2015 Level 6 5th Place Vault
2014 Level 5 State Qualifier
2012 Level 4 2nd Place Vault
2012 Level 4 1st Place Bars
2012 Level 4 2nd Place Beam
2012 Level 4 2nd Place Floor
2012 Level 4 2nd Place All Around

Words of Wisdom: “A champion is not defined by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” ~Serena Williams

Region 7 Team Edge Clinic Info

Attached is preliminary information about the Team 7 Edge Clinic scheduled for Sunday May 5 at Apollo Gymnastics, VA.  This clinic will replace the JO Qualifiers meeting at Level 10 regionals.  Region 7 will pay for entries to JO Nationals for all athletes who attend the clinic.  JO Nationals apparel will be distributed at the clinic.  

View Info HERE

Thanks!
Linda Johnson/Region 7 JOCC/USA Gymnastics
Cell: (443) 569-9412r7jocc@gmail.com

8 States 2019 – Results

Level 8 States were hosted by Rutgers Gymnastics at Rutgers University in East Brunswick, NJ on March 17th.
Congrats to the 2019 Team Champions –  MG Elite with a New State Team Record of 116.875

7 New State Individual Records were also set.

Congratulations to all 35 Clubs who participated.

116.875 MG Elite
115.375 US Gym II
114.400  EnVision
113.775 ENA Paramus
113.100 Arena
112.900 Will-Moor

Team Results
Individual Results
Meet Records

9 States 2019 – Results

Level 9 States were hosted by Rutgers Gymnastics at Rutgers University in East Brunswick, NJ on March 16th.
Congrats to the 2019 Team Champions –  Will-Moor Gymnastics

1 New State Records set.

Congratulations to all 28 Clubs who participated.

111.475 Will-Moor
110.875 Atlantic Coast
110.200 North Stars
110.150 Arena
109.725 Action
109.275 US Gym II

Team Results
Individual Results
Meet Records

Meet Ciara Hunt – 2019 Graduating Senior

Ciara Hunt/Level 8
Madison Area YMCA Gymnastics
Coaches: Ellen Gavin, Christina Lopez, Vladimir Peleksic
Home Town: Madison, NJ
Parent: Sharon
Ciara plans to attend college to major in Nursing.

Academic Achievements:
High Honor Roll
Spanish National Honor Society
Honors Student
AP Student

Gymnastics Achievements:
2016 YMCA National Championships Finalist – Level 8
2017 YMCA National Championships Finalist – Level 8
2018 YMCA National Championships Finalist – Level 9

Words of Wisdom: “You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.”

Meet Caili McShane – 2019 Graduating Senior

Caili McShane/Level 8
Madison Area YMCA Gymnastics
Coaches: Ellen Gavin, Christina Lopez, Vladimir Peleksic
Home Town: Madison, NJ
Parents: Suzanne and William
Caili plans to attend college to major in Physical Therapy.

Academic Achievements:
Honor Roll and High Honor Roll
Chinese Language National Honor Society
Honors Student
AP Student

Gymnastics Achievements:
2018 YMCA National Championships – Championship Division (level 9/10) – 4th UB, 2nd BB, 8th AA – All-American Gymnast
2017 YMCA National Championships – Level 8 – 6th UB, 3RD BB, 6th FX
2015 YMCA National Championships – Level 8 – 6th VT, 5th BB, 3rd FX, 10th AA
2013 YMCA National Championships – Level 8 – 1st UB, 2nd BB

Words of Wisdom: “A day without laughter is a day wasted”

Meet Delaney Sniffen – 2019 Graduating Senior

Delaney Sniffen/Level 9
North Stars Gymnastics
Coach: Ashley Umberger
Home Town: Sparta, NJ
Parent: Pam Sniffen
Delaney plans to attend college to major in Health Sciences.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Russian National Honor Society
Russian Speaking & Essay Contest gold medal winner
Principal’s Honor Roll
4.3 GPA

Gymnastics Achievements:
3x Eastern National qualifier
2018 Level 9 Regional Bar Champion
2nd Floor 2018 Easterns
2nd Bars 2017 Easterns
7th Beam 2016 Easterns

Words of Wisdom: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Who is Responsible for Success

Going into the Regional/National qualifying meet portion of the season, the following quote seems to be something gymnasts, parents and coaches might want to think about realizing that there are very few things you can control and that most things are outside of your control.

“Success isn’t actually your responsibility.
Your responsibility is to be the very best at what you do as you possibly can manage.
That doesn’t necessarily guarantee success, but it’s absolutely worth risking for.”

– Sean Tucker

Meet Upasna Parikh – 2019 Graduating Senior

Upasna Parikh/Level 9
Henderson’s Gymnastics Academy
Coaches: Mark and Annmarie Henderson
Home Town: Edison, NJ
Parents: Prachi and Malay Parikh
Upasna plans to attend college and major in Business – Finance.

Academic Achievements:
Latin National Honors Society 
Magna Cum Laude
Honor Roll Grades 9-12
Honor and AP Student
Peer Leadership

Gymnastics Achievements:
2018 Varsity Gymnastics Captain
2017 Level 8 States: 6th Place Vault
2017 3rd Place All Around NJSIAA Greater Middlesex Conference 
2016 & 2017 Level 8 Regional Qualifier 
2016 Level 8 Regionals: 11th Place Beam
2011 Level 5 States: 2nd Place Bars
State Qualifier Levels 4-9

Words of Wisdom: “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” 

Meet Kiley Schaefer – 2019 Graduating Senior

Kiley Schaefer/Level 10
Twilight Gymnastics
Coach: Yvette Pechanec
Home Town: Clinton, NJ
Parents: Nell Schaefer and Frank Schaefer
Kiley plans to attend Cornell University.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society
World Language Student of the Month
Community Service Award 
Academic Achievement Society
English Student of the Year
Obtained The Seal of Biliteracy
High Honor Roll
GPA: 4.0875

Gymnastics Achievements:
2018 Level 10 Regionals: 5th Uneven Bars
2018 Level 10 NJ State: 7th Uneven Bars
2017 Level 10 Regionals: 11th Floor, 13th Beam, 18th AA
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2016 Level 10 NJ State: 3rd Bars, 6th AA
2015 Level 9 Regionals: 7th floor, 9th AA
2015 Level 9 NJ State: 2nd Beam, 3rd Bars, 3rd AA
2014 Level 8 Regionals: 4th Vault, 9th Floor, 10th Bars, 9th AA
2014 Level 8 NJ State: Uneven Bars State Record Holder
2014 Level 8 NJ State: 1st Bars, 1st Vault, 2nd Floor, 3rd AA
2013 Level 7 NJ State: 1st Bars, 3rd AA
2012 Level 6 NJ State: 1st AA, 1st Bars, 2nd Floor

Words of Wisdom: If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Meet Amanda McPeek – 2019 Graduating Senior

Amanda McPeek/Xcel Diamond
Madison YMCA Gymnastics
Coaches: Ellen, Christina, Vladamir (Professor)
Home Town: Andover, NJ
Parents: Ryan and Leslie
Amanda plans to attend NC State or the University of Vermont to major in Animal Science-Vet Science.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society
High Honor Roll
AP student

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 6 State Beam Champion
YMCA level 8 Beam Champion
YMCA level 8 Finalist
Xcel Diamond State Floor Champion
USAG level 9 Rated Judge
Having Fun

Words of Wisdom: Appreciate the simple things…”Let It Be” – The Beatles