Girls Inc. Gymnastics Win 1st Place In NE Regional AAU

Front row (from left): Coach Linda Brown, Jessica Lovejoy, Gianna Polzella, Shimera Estes, Marykate Bunce, Coach Kerry Doty. Back row: Coach Michelle Rinaldi, Denize Torres, Alia Te, Jaydeh Rivers, Mia Giordano, Mattea Polzella.

    The Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut gymnastics team was victorious at the American Athletic Union’s 2011 Northeast Region Gymnastics Competition at Paramount Gymnastics in Swansea, MA. Competing against 180 girls from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Girls Inc. of SWCT’s Prep Gymnast team won First place, with the Girls Inc. Novice Gymnast team placing Second in that category. Coached by Linda Brown, Kerry Doty and Michelle Rinaldi, the Girls Inc. gymnasts placed near the top of their divisions in the individual events and all-around.

   In addition to the team awards, individual trophies were won by the following Girls Inc. of SWCT gymnasts:

Prep Division: 10 years old
First place all-around: Jaydeh Rivers
Second place: Mattea Polzella
Third Place: Mia Giordano

Prep Division: 8 and Under
First place all-around – Denize Torres

Novice Division: 11 & 12 years
First place all-around: Gianna Polzella
Fifth place: MaryKate Bunce

Novice Division: 13 years old
Third place all-around : Alia Te

Intermediate Division: 15 and Up –
First place all-around: Shimera Estes

  The Girls Inc. of Southwestern Connecticut gymnastics program is open to all area girls, ages 3 – 18, and includes beginner instruction through cheer-tumbling and competitive team programs. Summer classes begin 6/27/11, and class size is limited. Call (203) 756-4639 or email lbrown@girlsincswct.org to register for Girls Inc. Gymnastics.