Courtney Driscoll/Level 9 ENA Paramus Gymnastics Coaches: Craig Zappa, John Wojtczuk, Amy Ramadani, Lou Levine Home Town: Oradell, NJ Parents: Dan & Jennifer Driscoll Courtney plans to attend college to major in Business.
Academic Achievements: Honor Roll all four years of High School National Honors Society Member
Ariyana Agarwala/Level 10 Action Gymnastics Coach: Magdalena During Home Town: Edison, NJ Parents: Dr. Atul and Zenith Agarwala Ariyana plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania to major in Health Sciences.
Academic Achievements: -Distinguished Honor Roll -First Honor Roll -AP Student -Chinese Honor Society -Member of NSHSS -Donor and member of American Red Cross Society -Maintained above 4.0 GPA
Gymnastics Achievements: -2018 Level 10 Regional Qualifier -2018 Level 10 NJ States: 4th Bars -2017 JO Nationals Beam medalist -2017 Level 10 Regionals: 6th AA, 7th Bars; Beam -2017 Level 10 NJ States Beam Champion and 5th AA -2016 Junior Olympic National Qualifier -2016 Level 10 Regionals: 2nd AA; Vault, 3rd Beam, 4th Bars, 6th Floor – 2015 Level 10 Regional Qualifier – 2015 Level 10 NJ States: 3rd Bars -2015-2018: “Fall Athlete of the Year” -2015-2018: NJSIAA GMC Champion -2015-2018: NJSIAA Sectional Champion -2015 and 2018 NJSIAA Bar Champion -2014 Level 9 Eastern National Qualifier -Level 4 State Champion and Record breaker -Level 5 State Champion -Level 8 Beam State Record holder -2016, 2017 & 2018 High School Varsity Gymnastics Captain
Words of Wisdom: “The key to success is through hard work and self-determination, not always by luck.”
Samantha Kelly/Level 10 TNT Elite Gymnastics Coaches: Todd Weiss, Tom Krupa, Kristine Keppol and Chris Fennell Home Town: Mullica Hill, NJ Parents: Barbara & Gerald Kelly Samantha plans to attend West Chester University to major in Kinesiology.
Academic Achievements: National Honors Society World Language National Society Tri-M Musical Honors Society
Gymnastics Achievements: 2019- Level 10 State Qualifier 2018- Level 10 State and Regional Qualifier 2016- Level 9 State and Regional Qualifier 2015- Level 8 State and Regional Qualifier Committed to West Chester University for Gymnastics
Words of Wisdom: “It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.” ~unknown
Amanda Cashman/Level 10 Arena Gymnastics Coaches: Ann and Valdi Kolasa Home Town: Belle Mead, NJ Parent: Cecile Cashman Amanda plans to attend the University of Georgia to major in Business.
Gymnastics Achievements: Full Athletic Scholarship to the University of Georgia 2009 level 4 state AA champion 2012 level 8 regional qualifier 2013, 2014 level 9 national qualifier 2015, 2017, 2018 level 10 national qualifier 2015, 2017, 2018 region 7 all star team member 2016 Nastia Liukin Cup qualifier 2016 Nastia Liukin Cup 3rd AA, 1st FX 2017, 2018 level 10 regional AA champion 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 level 10 state AA champion
Shelly Katz/Level 8 Northern Elite Gymnastics and Cheer Coaches: Jackie & Sergio Estrada, Kim Forrest, and Sue Fellini Home Town: Long Valley, NJ Parents: Andrea and Jason Katz Shelly plans to attend Quinnipiac University to major in Physical Therapy.
Academic Achievements: Honor and High Honor Roll throughout High School National Honor Society Spanish Honor Society Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish
Gymnastics Achievements: Level 4 GFA National Champion team member Level 5 Floor State Champion; State Record Level 6 Floor and All-Around State Champion; New Floor State Record Level 8 Floor State Champion; New Floor State Record Commitment to Quinnipiac University’s Acrobatics and Tumbling Team
Words of Wisdom: “Trust the process” and always show your “true colors.”
This camp is for JO gymnasts in Region 7, planning to compete Levels 8-10 in 2020. It is a sanctioned event, and all athletes must attend with a coach.
New: The Level 9/10s are scheduled for Fri/Sat and the Level 8s Sat/Sun.
The schedule is listed in the brochure. We will accept the first 100 per camp registered, with payment, on a first come, first served basis. We are excited about this outstanding event, and anticipate it filling quickly.
The registration deadline is June 1, or sooner if the camp fills. There are no refunds after June 1.
Thanks all, and best of luck with the rest of your season! Linda Johnson/Region 7 JOCCUSA Gymnastics Cell: (443) 569-9412 email@example.com
Level 6/7 Vaulting With all the new optional changes this year, the one that we seem to have the most discussion about is the Level 6/7 vault. Whenever a new concept comes along, there is a period of adjustment as we all strive to determine what the key components are and how they translate into a score – what makes a vault a 9.0 as opposed to an 8.0. During this time of adjustment, unfortunately as a result, sometimes scores may fluctuate. The same was true when the flat back vault was first introduced.
The USA Gymnastics website has two great educational webinars on the Level 6/7 vault. The first is Tom Koll’s presentation, “Women’s Junior Olympic Vault – Levels 6/7, where he discusses the expectations of the vault, shows a number of vaults in regular and slow motion, and states the deductions that would be taken in each phase. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/S2jxgZHzGos
Sophie Eichler/Level 9 Go for the Gold Gymnastics Coach: Tim Rajkumar Home Town: Short Hills, NJ Parents: Robin and Joel Eichler Sophie plans to attend the Washington University in St Louis.
Academic Achievements: Graduating with Honors
Gymnastics Achievements: 2013 Level 6 States: 1st Place Bars, 4th AA 2014 Level 7 States: 2nd Place AA and Vault 2017 Level 8 States: 2nd Place Vault, 3rd Place Beam and AA 2017 Level 8 Regionals: 2nd Place AA 2018 USAIGC Gold States: 1st Place Vault, Bars, and AA 2018 USAIGC Gold Regionals: 1st Place Bars 2018 USAIGC Gold Worlds: 1st Place Bars, Beam AA 2019 Level 9 State Qualifier
Words of Wisdom: “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”– Confucius
Colleen Addario/Level 10 Premier Gymnastics Coaches: Jen and Austyn Fobes Home Town: Lincroft, NJ Parents: Ellen & Jim Addario Colleen plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to major in Primary Education.
Academic Achievements: National Honor Society High Honor Roll
Gymnastics Achievements: 2018 Level 10 States 2nd Beam; 6th Vault Regional Qualifier 2017 Level 10 States 3rd Beam; 5th Vault Regionals 3rd Beam JO National Qualifier 2016 Level 10 State Qualifier Regional Qualifier 2015 Level 9 States 4th Vault; 5th Floor Regional Qualifier 4 AA; 2nd Beam Eastern National Qualifier 8AA; 2nd Beam; 3rd Floor 2014 Level 9 States 4 AA; Beam Champion; 5th Vault 2013 Level 8 States 5 Vault 2012 Level 7 States 5th Floor 2011 Level 6 States 2nd AA; Beam and Vault Champion 2010 Level 5 States AA Champion ; Beam and Floor Champion 2009 Level 4 States Floor Champion High School Gymnastics Captain 2 years 1st Team All Shore; 2nd Team All State School Record Holder AA 38.9; Vault, Bars, Floor
Words of Wisdom: Don’t compare your life to others. Theres no comparison between the sun and the moon, they shine when it’s their time.
Molly Stauffer/Level 8 Rettig’s Gymnastics Coaches: Kaitlyn Schulz and Jon Corbitt Home Town: Bernardsville, NJ Parents: Amy and Chuck Hendershot Molly plans to attend college to major in Physical Therapy.
Academic Achievements: National Honors Society 4 Year Honor Roll Freshmen Year Academic Excellence 4 Year Scholar Athlete
Gymnastics Achievements: USAG Levels 4-8 State Qualifier JOGA Levels 3 & 4 State Qualifier 2016 JOGA Level 3 States: 2nd Bars, 5th AA 2013 JOGA Level 4 States: 6th Beam
Alexandra Karpousis/Level 10 TNT Elite Gymnastics Coaches: Todd Weiss, Tom Krupa, Kris Moulder, Chris Fennell Home Town: Voorhees, NJ Parents: Karen and Tom Karpousis Alexandra plans to attend University of Pennsylvania to major in Bio-Chemistry.
Academic Achievements: National Honor Society French National Honor Society Eastern Student of the Month Gifted and Talented Award Recipient
Gymnastics Achievements: 2019 – Level 10 NJ State Qualifier 2017 – Level 10 NJ State Qualifier 2015 – Level 9 NJ State and Regional Qualifier
Words of Wisdom: While this sport can be challenging, remember the invaluable lessons it taught you. Even when your years of gymnastics are long behind you, the dedication, work ethic and friendships it provided will stay with you forever.
Savannah Jenks/Level 8 Madison Area YMCA Rosettes Coach: Ellen Gavin, Christina Lopez and Vladimir Peleksic Home Town: Chatham, NJ Parents: Sue and Ken Savannah plans to attend Saint Joseph’s University to major in Elementary and Special Education.
Academic Achievements: -National Honor Society -Spanish National Honor Society -Bell Award recipient -Honor Roll
Gymnastics Achievements: Boxes of medals, trophies, and ribbons will be put up into my attic, but the memories and accomplishments I achieved with my teammates and coaches will stick with me forever.
Words of Wisdom: “Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.” -Mary Lou Retton
Ariana Agrapides/Level 10 Premier Gymnastics Coaches: Jen and Austyn Fobes Home Town: Bayville, NJ Parents: John and Danielle Agrapides Ariana plans to attend the University of Iowa.
Academic Achievements: National Honors Society 4.0 GPA Honor Roll
Gymnastics Achievements: 2013 Level 10 States: 1st Vault, 2nd AA – Regional Qualifier: 1st Vault, 3rd AA – JO National Qualifier: 2nd Vault, 9th AA – 2013 Junior National Vault Champion 2014 Junior National Championship Qualifier 2017 States: 3rd AA – Regional Qualifier: 2nd Vault, 3rd AA – JO National Qualifier 2018 States: 3rd AA – Regional Qualifier: 1st Vault, 4th AA – JO National Qualifier: 6th Vault Attending the University of Iowa on a full gymnastics scholarship
Words of Wisdom: “Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard” – Serena Williams
There will be a Level 9/10 Clinic/Practice Meet for those gymnasts who qualified for Regionals on Sunday, March 31st at Devlin Gymnastics. See attached flyer.
There will also be a Clinic for the NJ Level 8 Super Eight team on Saturday, March 30th at Devlin beginning at 2 pm. The Super Eight Team will be comprised of the 8 highest AA gymnasts from the Level 8 State Meet.
Forms can be given to Bonnie Synol at your state meets.