Meet Kelly Brady – 2018 Graduating Senior

Kelly Brady is a Level 9 athlete training at Paramount Gymnastics where she is coached by Ben Dungee and Katya Orlova.
She resides in Hillsborough, NJ with her parents James and Stacey Brady.
In the fall, Kelly plans to attend college to study Biology.

Academic Achievements:
Honor Roll

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 8 Regional Qualifier 2016
NJSIAA Central 2 Sectional Champion Vault and Bars Champion 2016

Words of Wisdom:
“I never lose. I either win or learn.”

Meet Mariella Miele – 2018 Graduating Senior

Mariella Miele is a Level 10 athlete training at North Stars Gymnastics where she is coached by Tony Gehman and Ashley Umberger.
She resides in Basking Ridge, NJ with her parents Lisa and Valentine.
In the fall, Mariella plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to study Speech Therapy.

Academic Achievements:
Honor Roll
President of the USA Pride Club

Gymnastics Achievements:
Full Athletic  Scholarship to the University of New Hampshire
2014 Level 9 State Beam, Floor & AA Champion
2014 Level 9 Eastern AA national Champion
2015 Level 10 State & Regional Qualifier
2016 Level 10 State & Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 10 State & Regional Qualifier

Words of Wisdom:
Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.

Meet Stephanie Tripodi – 2018 Graduating Senior

Stephanie Tripodi is a Level 10 athlete training at North Stars Gymnastics where she is coached by Tony Gehman and Ashley Umberger.
She resides in Doyestown with her parents Christine and Pete.
In the fall, Stephanie plans to attend Arizona State University to study Film and Media Production.

Academic Achievements:
Honors Student
Deans Scholarship for Arizona State University

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 8 State AA Champion
Level 8 Regional Qualifier
Level 9 Regional Qualifier
Level 9 Regional Floor Champion
Level 9 National Qualifier
Level 9 National Floor Champion
Level 10 NIT Qualifier

Words of Wisdom:
“Great moments… are born from great opportunity.” -Herb Brooks

Meet Kaylee Quinn – 2018 Graduating Senior

Kaylee Quinn is a Level 10 athlete training at North Stars Gymnastics where she is coached by Tony Gehman and Ashley Umberger.
She resides in Rockaway, NJ with her parents Jeff and Lisa.
In the fall, Kaylee plans to attend the University of Nebraska to study Pre-Med.

Academic Achievements:
High Honor Roll
4.0 GPA
Academic Scholarship to University of Nebraska

Gymnastics Achievements:
Full Athletic Scholarship to University of Nebraska
Level 8 State AA Champion
Level 8 Regional Qualifier
Level 9 State Vault, Beam & AA Champion
Holds Level 9 State Beam Record (2013)
Level 9 Regional Qualifier
Level 9 Regional Vault & Beam Champion
Level 9 Eastern National Qualifier
Level 9 Eastern National Beam Champion
Level 10 State Vault, Beam & Floor Champion
4 Time Level 10 Regional Qualifier
Level 10 Regional Beam, Floor & AA Champion
4 Time Level 10 National Qualifier
Level 10 National Beam & Floor Champion
Region 7 Allstar Team Member
2-Time Region 7 Allstar Team Alternate

Words of Wisdom:
“Success is an attitude, a mindset, a decision, a commitment, a belief.  A belief that it can be done, should be done, and will be done”….George Akomas

9 Easterns Ad Book Opportunity

Coaches/Gym Owners.

We are proud to be hosting the Level 9 Eastern National Championships this year.
We will be distributing a booklet/program to all COACHES at the meet which can/will showcase the upcoming meets for 2019.
This will give them early notice to meets in the upcoming season, to help better plan for their competitive schedule.
If you would like your meet published in this program, please see the attachment.
Kind regards and all the best in your preparation for Easterns       
Barry Coss
Rochester Gymnastics Academy

Attachment

Mei Li Costa – 2018 Graduating Senior

Mei Li Costa is a Level 10 athlete training at Arena Gymnastics where she is coached by Ann and Valdi Kolasa.
She resides in Lawrenceville, NJ with her parents Shu Shu and Chris Costa.
In the fall, Mei Li plans to attend Brown University to study International Relations.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Honors and AP Student

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 9
2013 Eastern National Bar Champion
2015 State AA Champion
2015 Eastern National Qualifier
Level 10
2016 State AA Champion
2016 Regional and JO Nationals Qualifier
2016 JO Nationals 9th Place AA
2017 State AA Champion
2017 Regionals and JO Nationals Qualifier

Words of Wisdom:
“Refuse to be defined by someone else’s vision of what’s possible.” – Gail Lynne Goodwin

Meet Samantha Davis – 2018 Graduating Senior

Samantha (Sami) Davis is a Level 10 athlete training at North Stars Gymnastics where she is coached by Tony Gehman and Ashley Umberger.
She resides in Cranford, NJ with her parents Sue and Jeff Davis.
In the fall, Sami plans to attend the University of Georgia to study Pre-Med Physical Therapy.

Academic Achievements:
Honors & AP Student
Honor Roll & High Honor Roll
NJ State Teen Arts Program

Gymnastics Achievements:
2013 NJ States Level 10 – 4th AA, 2nd Floor, 3rd Beam
2013 Hopes National Qualifier 1st AA
2013 American Classic Qualifier 1st AA
2013 US Secret Classic Hopes Challenge – National Beam & Vault Champion, 2nd AA
2014 WOGA Classic Jr International Elite Qualifier – 3rd place Vault
2016 Region 7 Level 10 Regionals – 2nd AA
2016 Region 7 All Star Team Member
2016 JO Nationals Level 10 – Floor Champion, 4th AA
2016 JO National Team Member
2017 NJ States Level 10 – Uneven Bars Champion, 2nd Place Beam & Vault
2017 Region 7 Level 10 Regionals –  AA Champion, 1st Floor, Beam & Vault
2017 Region 7 All Star Team Member
2017 JO Nationals Level 10 – 4th AA
2017 JO National Team Member
Full Scholarship to the University Of Georgia as member of the Georgia GymDogs

Words of Wisdom:
“Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.”

Meet Tess Muir – 2018 Graduating Senior

Tess Muir is a Level 10 athlete training at ENA Gymnastics where she is coached by Craig Zappa, John Wojtczuk and Amy Ramadani.
She resides in Woodland Park, NJ with her parents Jim and Edwina Muir.
In the fall, Tess plans to attend Bowling Green University to study Accounting.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society
Superintendent’s Commended List all 4 years of high school
Italian Honor Society

Gymnastics Achievements:
Full Athletic Scholarship to Bowling Green State University
2017
JO Nationals: 8th Vault
Regionals: 6th AA, 2nd Beam, 9th Vault
States: 4th AA, 5th Beam, 6th Vault, 7th Bars
2016
JO Nationals: 5th Beam, 7th Vault
Regionals: 4th AA, 2nd Beam, 3rd Vault
States: 6th Beam
2015
JO Nationals: 9th Beam
Regionals: 7th AA, 3rd Vault & Beam
2014
NIT: 6th Vault
Regionals: 4th Vault
States: 2nd AA, 3rd Beam & Floor

Words of Wisdom:
“Hard work may not always result in success, but it will never result in regret.” -Moneyball

Meet Alexsis Rubio – 2018 Graduating Senior

Alexsis Rubio is a Level 10 athlete training at Arena Gymnastics where she is coached by Ann and Valdi Kolasa.
She resides in Berlin Boro, NJ with her parents America and Emir Rubio.
In the fall, Alexsis plans to attend college to study Kinesiology.

Academic Achievements:
Honors and AP student
Interact Club

Gymnastics Achievements:
Level 7
2013 AA Champion
Level 8
2014 State & Regional Qualifier
Level 9
2015 State Vault Champion & State Record Holder
2015 Regional Beam Champion
2015 Regional AA Champion
2015 Eastern Vault Champion
Level 10
2016 State, Regional & J.O. Nationals Qualifier
2017 State & Regional Qualifier

Words of Wisdom:
” Never let any mistake cause you to stop believing in yourself. Learn from it and go on.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

Meet Nicole Storbeck – 2018 Graduating Senior

Nicole Storbeck is a Level 8 athlete training at Northern Elite Gymnastics where she is coached by Jackie & Sergio Estrada and Kim Forest.
She resides in Landing, NJ with her parents Lynn and Jim Storbeck.
In the fall, Nicole plans to attend Desales University to study Nursing.

Academic Achievements:
2 Year Member of the National Honors Society
High Honor Roll all four years of high school
Academic Scholarship for College

Gymnastics Achievements:
State Qualifier levels 4-8
2016 and 2017 level 8 Regional Qualifier
2nd on Bars at Level 8 States
4th on Bars at Level 8 Regionals
USAIGC Silver All-Around, Bars and Beam State Champion

Words of Wisdom:
“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who’ve pushed you, is the little girl who fell in love with the sport and never looked back… perform for her…” ~ Unknown

Meet Stephanie Vaccaro – 2018 Graduating Senior

Stephanie Vaccaro is a Level 8 athlete training at All American Gymnastics where she is coached by Jan Smith and Courtney Bodley-Orriss.
She resides in West Long Branch, NJ with her parents Teri and Chris.
In the fall, Stephanie plans to attend Georgian Court University to study Nursing.

Academic Achievements:
AP Scholar Award
High Honor Roll all 4 years
4.0 GPA

Gymnastics Achievements:
Varsity Gymnastics Captain
Varsity High School Gymnastics all 4 years
USAG Level 8 States 2018
5th place Silver USAIGC/IAGC World Championships 2016
USAIGC Regionals 2015, 2016
Silver USAIGC States 2015, 2016
Level 6 JOGA States 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Words of Wisdom:
“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise” ~Frank Ocean

Meet Alexandra Cucich – 2018 Graduating Senior

Alexandra Cucich is a Level 10 athlete training at Action Gymnastics where she is coached by Magdalena During, Valeri & Tatiana Tcheremnykh and Yuir & Natasha Tokareva.
She resides in Aberdeen, NJ with her parents Steve & JoAnn Cucich.
In the fall, Alexandra plans to attend University of New Hampshire to study Health Science.

Academic Achievements:
National Honor Society 2 Years
Honor Roll
Academic Excellence
National Latin Examination Award -Magna Cum Laude

Gymnastics Achievements:
2017 NJSIAA Individual AA(State Record holder), Floor(State Record holder), Vault & Bars Champion
2017 NJSIAA Individual Beam Silver medalist
2017 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 10 State Qualifier
2016 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2016 Level 10 Regional Floor Bronze Medalist
2016 Level 10 State Qualifier
2016 Level 10 State Floor Champion
2015 Level 10 Junior Olympic NIT Qualifier
2015 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2015 Level 10 Regional Vault Champion
2015 Level 10 State Qualifier
2014 Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2014 Level 10 State Qualifier
2013 Level 9 Regional Qualifier
2013 Level 9 Regional Floor & Vault Silver medalist
2013 Level 9 State Qualifier
2013 Level 9 State Vault Champion (State Record Holder)
Continuing gymnastics career at University of New Hampshire

Words of Wisdom:
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do!” –  Derek Jeter

Meet Shannon Gregory – 2018 Graduating Senior

Shannon Gregory is a Level 10 athlete training at Head Over Heels Gymnastics where she is coached by Toni Borden and Sonny Smoljan.
She resides in Edison, NJ with her parents Coleen and Marc Gregory.
In the fall, Shannon plans to attend Eastern Michigan University to study Neuroscience.

Academic Achievements:
Member of the Italian club, Italian Honors Society, and National Honors Society
Honor Roll freshman and sophomore year
High Honor Roll Junior and Senior year

Gymnastics Achievements:
Founder of JP Stevens High School Gymnastics Program
4 Year Varsity gymnast
2 Time NJSIAA Beam State Champion
State Qualifier Levels 4-10
2 Time Level 9 Regional Qualifier
2014 Level 9 Eastern National Qualifier
3 Time Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2016 Junior Olympic National Qualifier

Words of Wisdom:
Sometimes its the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.

Meet Abigail Karolewski – 2018 Graduating Senior

Abigail Karolewski is a Level 10 athlete training at Head Over Heels Gymnastics where she is coached by Toni Borden and Sonny Smoljan.
She resides in Hillsborough, NJ with her parents Brian and Kristine Karolewski.
In the fall, Abigail plans to attend Rutgers University to study Biology.

Academic Achievements:
Honor and AP student
Honor roll member

Gymnastics Achievements:
2009 and 2010 National TOPS Team B Member
2011 Level 8 State Championships Qualifier
2012 Level 9 State Championships 2nd Bars
Level 9 Regional Championships Qualifier
2013 Level 9 State Championships 3rd Bars
Level 9 Regional Championships 3rd Bars, 6th AA
Eastern National Championships 5th bars, 6th AA
Member of Eastern National Championship Team
2015 Level 10 State Championships Qualifier
2016 Level 10 State Championships 4th Bars
Level 10 Regional Qualifier
2017 Level 10 State Championships 4th Bars, 3rd Floor
Level 10 Regional Championships 6th Bars
Signed to Rutgers University for Full Athletic Scholarship

Words of Wisdom:
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with the sugar and spice.”
~Bethany Hamilton- Soul Surfer.