STAMFORD, Conn. — Arena Gymnastics of Stamford won the Level 6 Team Title at the second annual Muriel Grossfeld Invitational at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven this past weekend.
The competition, named after three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic coach Muriel Grossfeld of Connecticut, featured teams from throughout New England. Arena won the title over New England Gymnastics Express of Glastonbury by more than 3 points.
Arena’s Level 6 gymnasts swept the all-around in the senior age group, with Sarah Klein, 11, from Old Greenwich, leading the way by scoring 37.85. Klein also won titles on floor exercise and balance beam and finished second on uneven bars. New Canaan’s Whitney Bryant was second all-around. Bryant tied Klein for the floor exercise title while winning the vault title. She was also third on the uneven bars.
Sophia Casino, 11, of Stamford, rounded out the all-around sweep for Arena. She won the uneven bars and was second on the beam and fourth on the floor.
Riverside’s Ellie Marino, 12, finished fourth all-around and third on the floor, while Stamford’s Kate Janik was fifth all-around and fourth on beam.
In the children’s age group, Stamford’s Carlee Reid, 9, won the all-around title. She also took top honors on the balance beam and floor exercise, second on the uneven bars and fourth on the vault.
Jessica Olin, 10, of Wilton, finished second all-around in the junior division, winning gold medals on vault and floor while taking silver on beam. Also contributing to the Arena team victory was Nathalie Radtke, 12, of Rowayton.
In the Level 5 team competition, Arena finished second to Connecticut Gymnastics Academy of Wallingford. Darien’s Julia Servas, 10, led the Arena team finishing first in all-around, floor exercise and beam.
In the senior division, Arena gymnasts Loni Foodman, 11, of Redding, finished second and Tessa Fieldman, 10, of Wilton, finished third all-around. The two girls shared the victory on the balance beam, while Foodman won floor and Fieldman won bars.
In the level 5 children’s age group, Gabi Dinisoe, 8, of Norwalk, finished second in all-around, floor and bars, while Megan Chun of Rye, N.Y., took fourth all-around and third on beam.
The Arena Level 4 team took second. Stamford’s Lindsay Hodges, won the all-around crown along with titles on floor, beam and bars. Francie McKenzie of Cos Cob was third on bars, and Darien’s Chloe Humphre was fourth on beam.
Maggie McKenzie took third all-around in the junior division. She was second bars and fourth on beam. Lindsay Muldoon of Cos Cob was fourth on the bars and sixth on the beam.
Stamford’s Brynn Singola tied McKenzie for second on bars. Stamford’s Bailey Petrizzi took third on the vault, and New Canaan’s Jade Lowe was fourth on the bars. Also contributing to the Arena team effort were Stamford girls Kathryn Persico and Kendall Richmond.