Claudia DiBenedetto is a Level 10 athlete training at Head-Over-Heels Gymnastics where she is coached by Toni Borden and Sonny Smoljan.
She resides in Eatontown, NJ with her parent’s Joe and Carla.
In the fall, Claudia plans on attending Quinnipiac University to study Health Sciences.
Gymnastics Achievements: Verbally committed to Quinnipiac University
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2014 Level 9 Regionals: 4th Vault
2014 Level 9 NJ State: 2nd Vault
2011 Level 8 NJ State Qualifier
2010 Level 7 NJ State Qualifier
2009 TOPs National Qualifier
2008 TOPs “B” National Team
Words of Wisdom: “When you’ve got something to prove, theres nothing greater than a challenge”
The first Class of the USA Gymnastics – New Jersey Hall of Fame were honored at a Gala Event held on November 5th at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, NJ.
Over 100 members of the NJ gymnastics community were in attendance along with family members of honorees.
Brant Luska and Mary Peters were Co-Chairs of the event with assistance from Jeanne Devenney, Bonnie Synol, Barbara Sullivan, Jennifer Spering and Dianne Farrell.
Special Thanks to sponsors IGC, Mancino Manufacturing, Plum Leos, DGS, Robin’s Fund and Mr & Mrs Gerald Domanski & Family.
You don’t want to miss this Inaugural Event…. The USAG-NJ Founding Fathers Fundraising Gala
Forsgate Country Club
November 5th 7-11pm
$100/Plate w/ Cash Bar (Tax Deductible)
Celebrating the Founding Fathers of gymnastics in New Jersey.
All profits will be used for NJ athletes, coaches and judges.
This is a new annual event destined to become the NJ Gymnastics Hall of Fame induction affair.
Looking for representation from all NJ Clubs.
Purchase your Tickets Now – Buy up to 10 per Transaction Bring your Receipt to the Gala, it’s your Ticket
Levels 8, 9 and 10 only need to have 1 qualifying meet (with a 32.00 A.A. score) 21 days prior to the State Meet. All NJ meets that have level 8’s, 9’s & 10’s are qualifiers. This meet must be in state with a minimum of 2 clubs presents. MUST have two teams present to use that score to directly qualify for States.
The NJ Gymnastics Community presented Tony Hernandez and his family with a check for $4,450 raised through a pre-olympic t-shirt sale.
The funds are to help cover their family’s travel expenses to the Olympic Games.
NJ showed their pride in Laurie’s accomplishments by purchasing over 500 shirts in less than a week of sales. Buyers were gymnasts, coaches and judges from nearly every town in the state.
Mike & Mary Milchanowski organized the fundraiser and presented the check to Tony Hernandez and Laurie’s sister Jelysa at the USAG-NJ State Clinic. Laurie and her mom Wanda are “dancing with the stars” in California.