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Success Snowballs For Darien YMCA Gymnasts

Darien Level 8 gymnasts Perri Mirabile, Jessica Freiheit and Sam Gunn won the first place team trophy at the Snowflake Invitational meet in Wilton. Mirabile also won the All Around title for her age group.
Darien Level 8 gymnasts Perri Mirabile, Jessica Freiheit and Sam Gunn won the first place team trophy at the Snowflake Invitational meet in Wilton. Mirabile also won the All Around title for her age group. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stephanie Fairleigh
New Canaan resident Leah Wall won the Level 5 All Around title for her age group at the Snowflake Invitational in Wilton, with Darien YMCA teammate Tori Ware taking second.
New Canaan resident Leah Wall won the Level 5 All Around title for her age group at the Snowflake Invitational in Wilton, with Darien YMCA teammate Tori Ware taking second. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stephanie Fairleigh

DARIEN, Conn. -- Success is like a snowball for the Darien YMCA gymnastics team this season -- growing with every meet.

At the Snowflake Invitational in Wilton, the team won four team championships and 11 gymnasts won All Around (AA) titles for their age groups and levels, including Sofia DeStefano, Jamie Santella, Leah Wall, Holly McGoldrick, Nicole Thompson, Lindsey Wallach, Sydney Steele, Allie Trotman, Kaitlyn Moussignac, Perri Mirabile and Adnerys DeJesus.

The third place Level 3 team was led by Anna Primmer, who won the vault title with 9.4 in the 6-8 group. In the 9s group, Grace Nash was the floor champ with 9.05. Treasa Brown scored 9.0 to win bars in the 10s group.

The team champion Level 4s were led by Sofia DeStefano, who was third on beam and runner up on vault, bars and floor on the way to her 35.85 AA win in the 8-9 group. Gabriela Pye won the vault with 9.25 and tied for the bars title with Isabella DeStefano. Caterina Pye won the floor title with 9.1. Jamie Santella led the Level 4, 10s group, adding the bars and floor titles to her 35.75 AA championship and placing second on vault and fourth on beam.

Jane Tortorella won the beam title scoring 9.0. Sofia Fea and Tetyana Banaryk tied for the floor title in the 12+ group.

The Level 5s were also team champions. Leah Wall placed second on bars and beam and captured the vault and floor titles on the way to her AA win in the 9-10s with 36.25. Tori Ware won the beam title with 9.35. Paige Domenici earned her meet high score on beam. Thompson won the bars and beam titles. Sofia Pye won the vault title with 9.3. Also in Level 5, Alexa Carrero scored 9.25 to win the vault title for the 12-13s. Lindsey Wallach added the floor and beam titles to her AA championship in 14+.

The Level 6 team title effort was boosted by Sydney Steele’s wins on vault, bars and AA in the 9-11s. For the 12-13s, Allie Trotman added the vault, beam and floor titles to her AA win with 36.55. Jane Ogden tied Trotman for the vault title with 9.25. Maeve DeGulis earned her meet high score on vault. Kaitlyn Moussignac swept the podium in the Level 7, 12-13s, winning all four events and the AA with 34.70. In the 15+ group, Kajsa Lundeen was the beam champ with 9.45.

Another team title went to the Level 8s, with Perri Mirabile leading the way, adding the beam and floor titles to her 35.30 AA win. Freiheit also won vault with 9.1. Adnerys DeJesus swept the titles on all four events and AA as the sole competitor for Darien at Level 9.

The team will next compete at the Flippers Invitational in Glastonbury in January.

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