Article submitted by John Wojtczuk
New Jersey Gymnasts Take National Titles at J.O. Nationals and 9 Easterns
Alicia Boren from North Stars won the AA for the Junior B Age Group at the Junior Olympic Championships in Norfolk, VA with a 38.325 score. She was also the National Champion on the Floor Exercise as well, scoring a 9.70 there. Nicole Medvitz from ENA Paramus repeated as National Champion on Balance Beam winning with a 9.50. Nicole also placed 4th on Uneven Bars and is committed to Penn State at the end of the 2013 season.
In the National Invitational Tournament, Zaahira Muhammed from TNT won the AA in the Junior C division with a 37.75. She also won the Balance Beam (9.425) and Floor (9.575).
At the Level 9 Eastern Championships, Mikayla Waddell from Zappa’s Athletic Center won both Vault (9.80) and Beam (9.475) in the Junior 7 age group, while Kelsi Kuprats form North Stars won Beam in the Junior 8 competition. In the Senior 6 division, Diya Uthappa from Head Over Heels won Beam with a 9.175.
Congratulations to our National Champions from New Jersey!