STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford-based Arena Gymnastics started its competitive season with a big win at the Muriel Grossfeld Invitational held at Southern Connecticut State University.
Arena took top honors in the Level 4 competition with a score of 182.525, outdistancing second place Gymnastics and Cheer of Connecticut at 179.75 and third place finishers New England Gymnastics Express at 176.625.
Natalie Parker, 10, of Westport led the Arena team winning the Junior age division with an all-around total of 35.85. Parker also won the vault and balance beam events, scoring 9.45 on both.
The gold medals on bars (9.275) and floor (9.05) went to Arena teammate Montana Osinski, 10 of Darien, who also finished third all around with a 35.975 total.
Brynn Spingola of Stamford won the silver medal on bars, scoring 9.2. Rounding out the junior age division for Team Arena with a sixth-place finish on beam (8.9) was Lindsey Muldoon of Cos Cob.
In the children’s age division, Arena’s Maisy McAllister of Westport won the all-around scoring with 36.425. The 9-year old also won silver medals on bars (9.375) and floor (9.0).
Teammate Wells Fischer, 8, of Darien finished second all around (36.05) winning gold medals on bars (9.4) and vault (9.0). Stamford’s Lindsay Hodges, also 8, won the floor title (9.25) and finished second on balance beam (9.275).
Maggie McKenzie, 9, of Cos Cob won the silver medal on floor (9.0) and Bailey Petrizzi, also 9, finished third on bars with a 9.1 score. Also contributing to the Arena team was Emmie Thaw, 8, of Westport, placing sixth on both vault and floor.
The Level 5 competition saw Norwalk’s Gaby Dinisoe, 9, win the children’s division with an all around total of 36.75. Dinisoe also won gold on balance beam and floor exercise scoring 9.45 on both events.
Darien’s Julia Servas, 11, finished second all around in the junior division (35.175) winning the floor title 9.35 and silver medals on both vault and balance beam.
Three-time Olympian and USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame member Muriel Grossfeld presented awards at this meet that helps fund a scholarship in her name for SCSU gymnasts.