Extreme Gymnasts Win More Hardware at Level 1-4 State Championships

Jun 06, 2018
Courtesy of: Extreme Gymnastics Extreme Gymnastics racked up multiple state titles and the Level 2 squad placed second overall at the recent Jersey Optional Gymnastics Association Level 1-4 State Championships.

Coach Kim Lisowski at Extreme Gymnastics knows a thing or two about churning out successful gymnasts. The Gymdawgs recently added more hardware to the pile when they captured the Level 2 floor exercise title at the Jersey Optional Gymnastics Association (JOGA) Level 1-4 State Championships.

As a team, Extreme’s Level 2 crew combined for a score of 73.025 to place second overall, following scores of 18.550 on the vault, 17.325 on the uneven bars, 18.850 on the balance beam and the winning 18.850 on the floor.

Little Egg Harbor’s Eva Pollak was the lead Gymdawg, registering an all-around score of 36.675 in the 11-14 age group, scoring 9.250 on the vault, 8.750 on the bars, 9.175 on the beam and a first-place 9.500 on the floor. Meanwhile, Manahawkin’s Hailey Klimas, also in the 11-14 group, contributed a 35.250 behind scores of 9.0 on the vault, 7.775 on the bars, 9.125 on the beam and 9.350 on the floor.

Another Manahawkin gymnast, Gabby Conforti, delivered a 35.375 in the 17-and-over group, recording scores of 9.125 on the vault, a first-place 8.575 on the bars, 8.5 on the beam and another first-place of 9.175 on the floor. Holgate’s Autumn Shackleton, also competing in the 17-and-over field, scored a personal-best 9.3 on the vault, 7.350 on the bars, 8.675 on the beam and 9.050 on the floor for an all-around score of 34.375.

Extreme’s Level 1 squad, featuring Barnegat’s Kylie Picaro, finished sixth overall with a score of 72.925. Picaro tied for first on the beam with a personal-best 9.650, grabbed third place with a 9.075 on the bars, and swiped fifth (9.3) and sixth (9.250) on the floor and vault, respectively, to finish with a 37.275 all-around score. Teammate Lizzy Karu posted on all-around tally of 35.650 by recording scores of 9.475 on the vault, 8.1 on the bars, 8.725 on the beam and 9.350 on the floor.

Picaro, headed to UNC-Charlotte in the fall, ends her gymnastics career as a three-time state champion and Extreme’s record-holder on the floor with a 9.7, while her 9.65 on the beam in the state championship competition also tops the chart for an Extreme gymnast, as does her personal-best all-around score of 37.6. She also recorded a 9.0 or higher on the vault in 32 of her final 33 competitions covering nearly six years.  —D.B.


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