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Extreme Gymnastics Squad Places Ninth at Level 6 State Championships

Apr 13, 2018
Courtesy of: Extreme Gymnastics The Level 6 Gymdawgs from Extreme Gymnastics finished their season placing ninth in the Jersey Optional Gymnastics Association State Championships.

In 13 of the past 14 years, Extreme Gymnastics in Cedar Run has placed teams within the top 10 at the Jersey Optional Gymnastics Association State Championships. Most recently, Extreme’s Level 6 youngsters placed ninth, tallying a combined score of 91.60, just .1 behind the eighth-place squad.

Extreme’s youngest Gymdawgs, with an average age of 8½, finished second in the balance beam with a team score of 24.30 and tied for eighth on the floor exercise with a 23.20. They were 13th in both the vault (23.60) and uneven bars (20.50).

Individually, four Gymdawgs snagged state titles. Shae-Lyn Guido scored an 8.2 on the beam, added a second-place 5.950 on the bars and a third-place 7.7 en route to the 8-year-old all-around crown with a score of 29.500. In the same division, Extreme teammate Kira Skiedzielewski finished third overall with a 28.450, taking third on the bars (5.7) and beam (7.650).

In the 10-year-old Junior division, Kirsten Revaitis grabbed the second spot with a 30.575, snagging first on the beam with an 8.2 while taking second on the vault (7.950) and floor (7.625). Keira Reilly placed fourth overall with a 30.150 after tying for second on the vault (7.950), swiping third on the beam (7.9) and fourth on the bars (6.850).

Ryleigh Tietjen placed third overall in the 7-year-old division, using a 7.550, first-place position for the floor exercise to end up with a 28.450 all-around score, and becoming Extreme’s youngest-ever state-title winner. She also was second on the beam (7.9), third on the bars (5.7) and fourth on the vault (7.3). Kaci Zoladz placed fourth overall with a 29.975 in the junior division, scoring a first-place 7.825 on the floor while adding a third on the vault (7.650) and fourth on the bars (6.9).

Competing in the 10-year-old Junior division, Adriana Ziztner scored a 27.9 all-around score to help the Gymdawgs, as they combined for 34 top-nine awards and recorded 10 personal-best scores. Since Kim Lisowski opened Extreme, she and her staff have coached 113 state-title winners.

The JOGA Championships continue April 28-29 with the Levels 1-4 competition in Trenton, where the Gymdawgs will be represented by 10 gymnasts as the season concludes.  —D.B.


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